29 Days of Giveaways for you!


You heard me correctly – I’m giving away some amazing things for the next 29 days & YOU could be a winner! Books, Classes, Magazines, Art, and oh-so-much-more.

Read on….

A few months ago my friend Lia turned me onto the 29 Days of Giving  project and almost instantly I knew it was a perfect fit for me. Though I’ve never been what one would call wealthy or rich with material things I’m always eager to share what I have. As a child, I used to drive my mother nuts by giving away my beloved toys and books to friends, schools, neighbors or anyone else my little mind thought could benefit from said object. Each of my belongings all had their own voices to me, and if i felt someone else could provide them with a better home, or appreciate them – well I gave it away, and often without permission.

As I grew older, I loved surprising people with an unexpected care package, spoiling them on holidays and other occasions, sending a card with an appreciative note out of the blue.. the list goes on and on and on. I suppose at heart, I’m a sap. (Though I won’t often admit it).

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill

It wasn’t until I was an adult, that the real value of giving started sinking into my brain. What others called generous, I saw as selfish – because at the end of the day, I loved making people happy. Why? Because It made me feel good. I liked the optimism I’d attain, I relished the satisfaction that someone else’s day may just be a brighter, and in turn maybe they’d pass that kindness on. One by one, step by step.. the world becomes just a tad bit nicer as a result of that small, single action. I dunno, I kinda love that the universe is so much bigger than all of us and yet we are all a part of it. No deed is too small. No life is worthless. All that we touch, becomes a part of us. Kind of amazing when you really think about it.

“There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else.”
– Peyton Conway March

I’ll spare you a long, thought out analysis of it — and get to my point. The last few years have been amazing, but I have become SO very overwhelmed creating my business, I began cutting out all the lil things that took away from that time – and somehow, giving (though always present in my head to do).. got pushed down to the bottom of the list. That proverbial ‘tomorrow’ I’d do it on, never came. The thing is… I had no idea how that would also rob me of small joys, human connections, and even how it’d take away a bit of my hopeless optimism. Gotta wonder what all I’ve missed as a result of letting that slip.

So, upon discovering the 29 days of giving site – I decided to make giving ( of myself, and of things ) a priority again. I promised myself, I’d find ways to make it work within my world again vs. convincing myself that I didn’t have time. Really, we always have room for goodness in our lives, if we let it in.

So here we are.

For the first 29 days — I recruited some friends along with myself to bring you some amazing giveaways; right here, through my lil’ blog. You simply have to check in daily, and leave a comment — or whatever instructions await you that day. Winners will be drawn using a handy generator online, and announced here. It starts tomorrow (or tonight if I am impatient).. and I hope you are as excited about it as I am.

It won’t end there either… but you’ll have to stay tuned to see what all is in store. True to form, I’ve altered the challenge a bit, and am doing my take on it.. as a permanent part of my life.

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Will you spread the word about my giveaways? There’s plenty to go around, and the more people we can touch – the better.

  • If you promote this online – leave me a comment, on THIS post with a link to where you announced it; and you’ll be entered into a special contest that will run throughout the duration of this project. The winner will receive a whopping $100.00 gift certificate at my new site!  
  • Everyone who particpates in this will be receiving a small, surprise something from me in the new year too.

If you’d like to be a part of this, and have something to giveaway – leave a comment, and I will get back to you – Even if it won’t fit this first part, it may fit into the next installment!

While you’re at it – let me know what you wish for on the comments. Who knows, it just may come true :-)

Adding on the links to each day, so those who come to this post directly don’t miss it!

Closed, But some awesome conversations to peruse:
Day 1/29   Day 2/29  Day 3/29  Day4/29  Day 5/29 Day 6/29   Day 7/29  Day 8/29  Day 9/29 Day 10/29  Day 11/29  Day 12/29  Day 13/29  Day 14/29  Day 15/29 

Giveaways Still Open: This one (Day o), & Day 16 & Day 17  & Day 18 & Day 19 !

Are you a Winner?  Batch 1 Winners  Batch 2 Winners  Batch 3 Winners

Warmly, Chrysti

427 Responses

  1. I love giveaways and who doesn’t, so I am sending this to my friends at: urbanreviews@yahoogroups.com, distanctladiesandgents@yahoo.com,goodreads@goodreads.com,shelfari@shelfari.com

  2. What a great idea! I will spread the word. Good for you, Chrysti!

  3. Wow ! this is an awesome idea :)
    This should surely get a great response!

    I’ll be sure to mail round all my friends to let them know,
    and let the fun begin!

    x x

  4. What an amazingly generous gesture, Chrysti! I can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve.

    What do I wish for? Creativity, inspiration and beautiful things in all our lives — which your blog and art already brings us!

  5. Reading this post i just had to chuckle–I was the same kind of kid (always in trouble for giving away things I actually needed!)

    big hugs sweet girl–I posted your awesomeness on my blog.


  6. By the way,

    I’ve added your link to my own blog ! :)


    Good luck and well done !

  7. […] is having not one, but 29, days of giveaways on her blog! Sounds like some awesome prizes, so hop over to join the fun. (By the way, if […]

  8. Wow – this sounds amazing! I always donate a few items during the holidays and I am pleased to meet another soul who takes kindness to heart. Keep up the good work.

    I wish for the spirit of creativeness to touch upon all people, may they experience true joy when viewing art in all forms.

  9. Hi Chrysti,
    What a fun idea! I posted it on my personal blog – http://craftyblogger.com/art-by-chrysti-giveaway/

  10. I have a son who was like that growing up – actually his is grown and has a daughter of his own and he is still like that – helping others, defending those who can’t defend themselves, giving of himself and his “things”.

    I’m not sure what you are thinking of when you talk about for me to give away – I don’t have 29 things, but I have little art pieces I’ve made that I would be happy to give as part of this.

    I’ll be posting again to my blog tomorrow and I will surely mention your “crusade” and will provide a link to this page.

  11. You know, of course, that sentence should say “he is grown…..”

  12. What an awesome idea!!

    I’ve posted your link on my blog here –


    cheers and merry xmas to you and yours.

  13. I love your philosophy. I appreciate it. looking forward to the excitement this brings

  14. Congratulations.!

    It looks like you are attempring…what we have all been hoping for: CHANGE.
    If we all follow this tack, who knows what might happen?

    I am passing this on to my ATC-USA International group.


    I know everyone there will appreciate what you are striving for.
    Thanks, and I hope this will be followed through by many more of us!

    I started this sharing, with my knitting efforts and today mailed off items to Scarves from the Heart, for cancer survivors and Wee Woolies; hats a nd vests for kids.

    “It takes so little, to change much.”
    Thanks, Barb

  15. Hi Chrysti! What a wonderful child you were! And what a beautiful adult, too! Just from reading your post, I love you. I will definitely be participating. I just started Round 2 of it on Thanksgiving Day and have been planning to do this very thing (a round of giveaways). I have TOO much stuff in the way of craft supplies and it’s blocking my creative flow BIG TIME. So I know exactly what you’re talking about there. I will also post your link to my blog but I must first take care of my next post (which is my 100th) and I have set up a giveaway for that. I intend to get that up tonight. So right after that one, your link is going up!

    Sorry for the longish post. Just had so much to say! Lots of Love! Serena

  16. Drats! I should proofread before posting! That “Round 2” is on 29 Days of Giving. What I was trying to say is that I’m also on the 29 Days of Giving site and I just started on Round 2 on Thanksgiving Day.

  17. ok try number two to posting a comment

    I posted a link to your blog here:


    I wish for happiness for the season and health to a few friends and family at this time that are not in the best of health

  18. What a lovely idea. Thank you for doing this.

  19. Chrysti, you are an inspiration! i’m going to post to my own blog, http://www.thesefauxwalls.blogspot.com, now with a link to all who might be curious! peggy

  20. great idea and thanks
    Posted it on my blog

  21. Wow Chrysti! I think what you’re doing is so beautiful! The world would be a much better place if there were more people like you!
    My daughter, who is almost 9, is exactly the same way you were as a child. She wants to give everything away. She is so generous. I try to let her give “some” things away but sometimes she gets really carried away! I don’t want to squelch her giving heart so I usually say yes to her. I so admire your giving heart and I know your generosity and thoughtfulness will go much farther than even you will realize!

    Hugs to you! <3

  22. Hey Chrysti!
    I just got back from taking a carload of pots and pans to the Salvation Army… I hate to throw away something someone else might use. My hubby thinks I’m nuts… like you, though, it feels selfish because I enjoy it so much! In fact, I insisted that I get a mini station wagon so I’d have plenty of room to tote things in! LOL This sounds great, so I posted it on my webpage:
    Thanks for sharing!

  23. Hi Chrysti, I”m on my way to post about your great 29 day Christmas giveaway….I was much like you as a child, and grew up to being the same…I still give away even new things if someone loves it!!! hehehe!! Bevie

  24. I’ll link to this post and your contest on my blog tomorrow.
    I’ll be watching for your dailys posts, can’t wait to see what you are going to come up with.

  25. “Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”–Karen Ravn

    I thought of you and had to look on my blog for this post as you have dreamed and reached far! I have been touched by how giving you are with all your flickr sites and postings..I appreciate all your creativity and how open and what an awesome artist you are…hugs and prayers, cheryl

    I will put your 29 days on my blogs…


  26. What a great idea – a true giving holiday! Thanks!

  27. What a divine idea Chrysti! Have fun with it! I don’t have my own blog to post it to though!

  28. Chrysti, how generous! I posted to my blog that your birds were my most inspiration when I began this altered art journey. I couldn’t stop looking at them! You are an amazing artist with a great big heart! Thanks so much for sharing.

  29. How sweet and very cool! Thanks for spreading the holiday joy.

  30. forgot to give you my blog url…whoops..

    Sweet dreams sweetie!!!

  31. Fabulous!!! I can’t wait to check in daily. Kudos to you for your kind and generous spirit.

  32. I announced it on my blog: http://www.cparmelee.blogspot.com.

    And if you are interested, I can giveaway an 8×10 print of my work for your later installment. You can view my prints at http://www.cparmelee.etsy.com


  33. RAKs…random acts of kindness…such wonderful things in this day and age of of me, me, me. I, like you, love giving things away or doing nice things for others. in the end, it does me way more good than it does them. LOL

    I’m in, please. I love your art and can’t wait to see what goodies you have in store!

    Peace & Love,

  34. What a wonderful thing to do. Am anxious to see how it all turns out.

  35. What a great idea! Thanks for your generosity- I’m with you, the happiest I’ve ever been is when I’ve been doing something for someone else. I spread the word on my blog.
    I’ll think of what I can give away in the coming days.
    Can’t wait to see what you give away- isn’t life fun?
    Best wishes,

  36. Give-aways are so much fun, thank you Chrysti. I belong to a few Yahoo Groups & will post the link to your blog on those, two of the groups are Australian so expect some Aussie visitors.

  37. Chrysti, what a fantastic thing to do! It sure IS exciting and I hope it brings you as much happiness as I’m sure it will bring to others. What a great start to the holiday season!

    I posted it to my friends:

  38. Beautiful and generous……everyone loves getting
    something……I wish for “peace” in the world…..now
    I’m off to give something to someone.

  39. This is soooooooooooo great!!!!!!!!!! I love that you’re doing this!

    I posted this on my blog.


    My wish is Peace…peace for myself; peace for the world.

  40. Chrysti, I have always admired your generous spirit…sometimes life just takes us down a different path. Good luck with your new adventure. I just posted this at the PAO group…paperartistsonline.com.

  41. You can count on my checking in to see whas’up!! Thanks for such a super idea!

  42. Thank you for the chance to possibly win surprises. How intriguing and generous of you! I haved posted on my blog, http://jillsjunktojewels.blogspot.com/ about your 29 days of giveaways.

    Not sure what to say about what I wish for? Hhmm? How about world peace, to quote “Miss Congeniality”!


  43. Thank you Chrysti for your inspirations!! I will blog about this later tonight~

    I wish for….

    that you could forgive me, for the rotten way I treated you

  44. wonderful, super kind, idea! my wish is that i didn’t have this terrible cold. if i didn’t feel so badly i could be doing something much more worthwhile. but i did manage to make a small stuffed toy with my son. in spite of coughing i showed him how the sewing machine works. so that was the high point of my day to make that with my little dude. rambling. back to bed…

  45. Julie posted your link at PAO. As for a wish list….I wish you the best on your journey!

  46. What a wonderful gesture Christy, I have posted this on my blog and will email all my friends so that they may join in.

    What I wish for, well since this season is the first one in 11 years that I have found the joy of the holidays again I wish that everyone who is looking for that special feeling that this time of year brings so many is brought to whom ever wishes for it. I know how special it is for me to feel this joy once lost forever I thought, now back like it’s never been gone.
    What would I wish for if I were wishing for myself, well I adopted a family, a disabled young lady who is an artist and her Mom and Grandma,not for the holidays but for as long as they need my help. She could use any type of art supplies, ink pads, resin moulds, resin dyes, things I can’t seem to find. And American art magazines. It just cost so much to send the smallest thing to France that it’s been difficult for me to send much lately. If anyone is interested in donating to a fellow artist who in her country doesn’t have the opportunities to buy the supplies we have here that would be my wish.
    Thanks Christy and Happy Holidays to you

  47. What a wonderful thing for you to do. I am so new to this blogging world but am amazed by all the creative people I have been able to meet. I will definately let my friends know.

  48. Chrysti,
    You are a very special person to do this for other people. Merry Christmas!

    I will post this on myspace page.

  49. What a fun generous thing to do! Thank you! I’ll be back with a link to my blog post.

  50. what a wonderful idea !

  51. I have added your link to my yahoo group:

    I wish you much luck with this!!

    I too enjoy sharing but lately I can not afford to- merely due to no income= no postage but I have LOTS of OLD encyclopedia and other old book pages for peeps’s altered art. but would share with anyone interested in sending an sase.

    if you are looking for wishes…the only thing i can think of right now is WHITE beeswax.

    Thanks, Susan

  52. What a wonderful idea Chrysti!

  53. Super great idea.. I’ll be sure to post a link to your site tomorrow on mine.. and I’ll do a tweet for you also.. :) Good luck!

  54. http://dreamsofblueacadia.blogspot.com/

    I added you to my blog. What a great idea this is .
    Robin Krieger

  55. You are too kind. Thanks for accepting my entry. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  56. Hi Chrysti,

    What a wonderful thing to do! I’ve been know to give away my grocery money and my mortgage money when there was someone with a bigger need. I hope nothing but good comes back to you for your generousity, Pat H

  57. Girl friend! you always amaze me! You are the ultimate generous spirit! Truly, I only know a few like you!

    My wish… if you can help Bernie Wagnitz…I will do anything teamed with you to do that…Bernie is another kindred spirit for sure! And inspires me as well…you know where to email me! Would love to be a part of it.
    ; D

    AND I of course put this on my blog with OUR photo! snort! I know you hate your photo but I love you! YOU are beautiful inside and out!

    I love you more than words can say, your Gypsy

  58. What a great idea, Chrysti! I’ll be sending this notice to all my gal pals at the Bad Baby Art Group and the Zetti Zoo….

    My wish is for anyone who wants to make art this year to be able to do it–no matter how little spending money they have! We all need more art–it’s what keeps us sane!



  59. Girl friend! you always amaze me! You are the ultimate generous spirit! Truly, I only know a few like you!

    My wish… if you can help Bernie Wagnitz…I will do anything teamed with you to do that…Bernie is another kindred spirit for sure! And inspires me as well…you know where to email me! Would love to be a part of it.
    ; D

    AND I of course put this on my blog with OUR photo! snort! I know you hate your photo but I love you! YOU are beautiful inside and out!

    I love you more than words can say, your Gypsy

  60. This is a lovely idea Chrysti. and si generous of you. I will post this to a group that I moderate and then many people will be able to see it.
    I also have one wish
    I wish I could be in another Skinny Book of yours. I learned so much from you in the Cloth Paper mag. and had such a great time doing this project that I would LOVE to do another.
    Hugs to you

  61. Girl, you never cease to amaze. I got lucky the day I bumped into you in cyberspace; you inspire me repeatedly. Thanks so much for all you do, the friend you are… not just to me, but the world around you. Blogging about you in 5…4…3…2..

  62. Wow Chrysti!
    What a wonderful idea!
    I love to send or deliver unexpected surprises too.
    I was having trouble figuring out a charity I could afford to help this year as money is tight but once you get into it there is alot I could do – lot’s of organizations need cards to send to soldiers or deliver to sick folks, etc. And I can make ALOT of cards with the supplies I already have! I’ve found a few other things too.
    And I love what you are doing. I’ll check my yahoo groups and if they haven’t been told yet, I’ll tell them.
    Thanks Chysti!

  63. It is a wonderful thing to give. I am spreading the word out to the milliandecreativityclub@yahoogroups.com. Thank you.

  64. This is such a nice thing that you are doing. It takes a really generous kind person to give away for 29 days! At the moment I can’t think of anything that I wish for. Take care.

  65. This is really great of you Chrysti! I passed the word along to to all my fellow swappers at Swap-bot http://www.swap-bot.com/forums/topic/24100

  66. Maybe your sweet and generous spirit will flow into other’s hearts, as well. Many Blessings to you!

  67. Chrysti you inspire. What a thoughtful thing to do. I wish for
    everyone to have peace, health, and prosperity in this magical season. I would like to help along with your generous give
    away and donate a pair of sterling hammered earrings. Let
    me know what I need to do.


  68. Lovely, generous, and gracious. You are quite an inspiration.

  69. What a generous, “Christmas Spirit” thing to do! I’ve posted a message to one of my Yahoo groups:

    Hope you ahev a wonderful festive season!

  70. You are a kind, and inspiring woman! I’m off to post on my myspace page.

  71. How very sweet of you Chrysti!! I will pass the word on also and thank you for your generosity!

  72. Chrysti, you are an amazing inspiration! Thank you for uplifting my spirits today (more than you could imagine). You have such a beautiful heart.

  73. Hi Christi — Wow, what a great idea. I am sending this post to my meetup group of ATCers and SoulCollage artists — http://www.meetup.com/artist-trading-cards-and-soulcollage

    Thanks so much for inspiring all of us. May you be blessed with adundance!

  74. How inspiring you are! I don’t have a web site but I will pass it along to all I know. Happy Holidays!

  75. What a fabulous way of spreading & promoting good deeds =) I love these sentence:

    **No deed is too small. No life is worthless. All that we touch, becomes a part of us.**

    Let me know if you need me to contribute something ;)

  76. Yay for Chrysti! Reconnecting with that special joy that makes you the most happy. I loved reading this post and will be glad to contribute to your 29 days of giving! Not sure what you’re looking for, but I’ve got LOTS to share. :)

    Looking forward to checking in and will be blogging about your 29 days of giving tomororw when I’ve got a head a bit more clear. Foggy and groggy doesn’t make for good blog postings.

  77. Chrysti, we just posted about it on our blog. Thanks for sharing at DIY City Mag Community.

    Deb & Wendy

  78. Chrysti what a generous person you are!
    Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us!

    I was sure to put a post up on “allthingstim” yahoo group.


  79. What a lovely idea! I saw this on another yahoo group, so your word is definitely spreading.
    What do I wish for? Something inspiring!

  80. Thanks Chrysti — I’ll cross promote!

  81. What a great spirited idea! You have already spread a lot of joy just based on these comments alone! Wonderful!

  82. What a beautiful and loving idea!!! What a movement this could start! If we all could take focus off of what we don’t have and reach out to another in real need. When my father died…after a period of morning I embraced my sadness and let it go and then found ways I could be of service to others in need and I found it to be very healing.

    My wish would be to help animals who are suffering…there are many animals who have felt the effects of the troubled economy and are in basic need of food and a forever home. Many people have surrendered their pets simply because they could not afford to feed them. Maybe just a donation of food to your local animal rescue group would make me soooo happy!

  83. This is nice! I’ve blogged you at http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2008/12/sweet-prizes.html :)
    Happy December!

  84. What an exciting idea! I have a car trunk load of clothes to go through and take to the Clothes Closet in our town.
    One wish- scrapbook papers for my students. We’re making “ology” type books and many can’t afford to go buy extras that would make their books better.

  85. I put you on my blog at http://suziblu.ning.com/profiles/blog/list?user=1ra4qus748n1z and I really, really do want to meet you. I’m just down the road in Zebulon – you intrigue and amaze me! I would offer to meet for coffee or tea, but paint and STUFF would be so much better…. LOL!


  86. Chrysti,
    And Happy Holidays to you, too! what a perfect time of year to do this. I suspect you’re like most “givers”, and you don’t think about or expect anything in return. Would that there were more like this in the world! Ido admire your art, which is explained by your personality. Can’t have one without the other!

    Thank you for your generousity. And count me in on spreading the joy.

    Rev. Ruth

  87. What awonderful idea! I totally agree with you that giving has benefits that far outweigh keeping “things” Thank you for reminding us all of that.

    Rene’ Mewes

  88. Perfect for the season…will pass it (29gifts.org) on. And, yes, I too want to be gifted. How awkward and selfish that looks and sounds. It’s so much easier to give something than to be the recipient. Namaste

  89. More people like you are needed in the world. I’ll be following. I don’t have anywhere to post about you except my blog and will – but I only have 3 followers so I don’t know if that’s very helpful…

  90. Sorry, link is airgoogoo.blogspot.com.

  91. I’m not surprised by how your biz has grown. You were inspiring to me some time back, by your sweet personality, generosity, and talent! You are definitely a special peson.
    I can only wish for peace in families, marriages and ofcourse the world.
    Though I don’t have a bog, I will share your act of kindness to art friends. Your blessing will be returned to you.

  92. It’s wonderful to see how you can take such a lovely idea and really run with it. It’d share the news if I had a blog!

  93. I love the whole “pay it forward” idea, and try to live my life that way. I will pass the word around about your giveaways!!!


  94. wow great giveaway!! =)

  95. Chrysti, what a great post – much more than the typical blog candy giveaway – generous and thoughtful and affirming all at once! I reposted on my blog:


    Also, I can donate some goodies for a giveaway – let me know; I’ll put together something special from my large and varied stash of vintage ephemera and found objects. I’m kind of a kindred soul that way – I enjoy giving it away just to share the goodness.

  96. Hi Chrysti…what a wonderful and generous idea! I’ve posted about your giveaways and the 29 Gifts Challenge on my blog here: http://lambworld.blogspot.com/2008/12/29-day-giveaway.html

    My wish is that everyone who reads about your giveaways is inspired in turn to give of themselves. What a chain reaction that would be!

  97. What a blessing you are! Thank you.

  98. This is a wonderful idea, I will post a comment on my blog and spread the word! Thank you for the chance to win something…who doesnt like getting surprises.

  99. I´ll post a link to my blog immediately about your project – thanks for brightening our dark December days, Chrysti!

  100. WOW I love you. I have been in trouble all my life for giving things away. I am 56 and I still give away things. We didn’t have much growing up but if I thought you needed it more than I did I gave it to you.


  101. […] Days Of Giveaways December 3, 2008 — Clau Chrysti is having an awesome 29 days of giveaways on her blog! All you have to do is check out her blog for instructions and spread the […]

  102. What a wonderful idea! You are so generous. I posted it on my blog http://msscrooby.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/29-days-of-giveaways/

  103. http://dreamingofcastles.blogspot.com/2008/12/29-days-of-giving.html

    I posted a link on my blog and made the commitment to give with intention…. as by nature I am a giver.I have decided to take the challenge and give intentionally for the next 29 days… I consider myself a giver, but now I want to give with intention… to brighten someone’s day, to help someone, to have some meaning.


  104. Hi Chrysti

    What a lovely and incredibly generous act. I have posted a link to my blog.

    And to top it off, you have inspired me to have a giveaway on mine…. but it will have to wait until next year when I have time to make something worth giving away lol!

  105. Chrysti, you have a very kind heart. All the best for the festive season.

  106. Thank you for letting me know and charing your generosity with so many people! I’m sharing this on my blog right now and hope I win (because I’m selfish like that)! Glad you’re so kind though. :-)

    Happy Creative December!


  107. Wow!! I just saw this on my friends plaxo as an invite and I am so excited. It sounds like a lot of fun. This is what the spirit of Christmas and giving, love, friendship and fun is all about. I am new to this but look forward to reading on in here everyday to see what new and exciting things are in store .

  108. such beautiful quotes and heartfelt project! Count me in and I wish for world peace and happiness, and any kind of prize from your will be Lagniappe!

  109. This is a wonderful idea. I admire people with a generous nature very much. It is something I have to work at, along with receiving. I hope it will inspire many more people to be generous. I shall pass on the word via my blog and groups :o)

  110. Chrysti, Your opening story about giving away your things as a child touched me. It reminds me of my 12 year old daughter who often does the same. For me the holidays have always been more about the giving than the recieving. I love your attitude! Ps I am posting this on my blog to spread the word.

  111. Hi Chrysti, I’ve never” blogged ” before, if that indeed is what I am doing. I’ve just read about your 29 days of giving, through your email to me and then I scrolled down to find this comment box…hope this is how it is done. It’s funny how, as I read all the other comments, how we all think alike!! I also am very much a “giver” I always buy 2 or 3 of the same item whenever I can , because I know that when I show it to a friend, they will want one too, and behold! I hand it to them!! I also just like to surprise people in line at the craft store with extra coupons that I am not using…I guess creative minds think alike….share the wealth, and make a friend!! I’ve even given the jewelry off my body if someone admires it..my husband says he feels like he has several wives to take care of!! Truly he donesn’t mind…he enjoys the look of surprise and delight on someone’s face when I just hand something to them! We are all brothers and sisters here on earth, so we might as well share with each other. Bless You for your sharing.

  112. Hi Chrysti! What an amazing woman you are…thank you for the 29 days of giveaways…just watching it and reading all the happy comments are enough for me…I love your “Wish” piece, too.

    I have posted a link to your blog on mine, so hopefully, some folks will be wise enough to come over here and visit.

  113. This is such a wonderful and generous idea. Although I may not give things away online, I’m constantly making donations to local schools and spend a lot of my time trying to generate donations for AIDS Foundation. It sure does make a wonderful warm fuzzy, doesn’t it!

  114. What a wonderful idea! I have published your idea as a new topic in the Flickr Altered Domino & Other Altered Game Pieces group.


    Also, if you need a giveaway I could put together a supply package for altered art.

    Take care! joAnne / takeabreak

  115. Hi Chrysti,
    what a grat idea! I saw this at my yahoo group, looks like it works !!
    Thanks for sharing with us, who doesn’t like giveaways?

  116. Such generosity! Such kindenss! Thank you and I will pass the word along.

  117. Hi Chrysti!

    This is such a fantastic idea and I will create a blog post about 29 Days of Giveaways with a link to you…you always inspire me and bring out the best in those around you =)

    Big hugs, Peggi

  118. I give of my time, at different times of the year. During the Christmas holidays, my family helps at the local food bank. During th spring, I run an art club for kids at a local school.
    And during the summer I help at the children’s progam at my local library.

    Being able to share with others, espcially chidren, fills my soul with joy.

  119. Thanks, Chrysti!
    Your generous giveaway is posted on my blog.
    Happy days,

  120. What a great way to end the year. I too, have always given, even when I should not have. I don’t have a blog, but I will tell everyone about the 29 days of giving site. Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful Christmas.

  121. That’s such a great idea. What are you giving away? Maybe I can add to your stash. I have many things I no longer use
    and it would be great to find good homes
    for them.

  122. […] Chrysti, an art friend from The Latest Trends in Mixed Media, is starting TODAY her 29 day gift challenge.  You can read all about it on her blog. […]

  123. what a wonderful idea!!

  124. What a lovely idea. When I get home from work today, I’ll put it on my Facebook page.
    I work in retail (lg. dept. store) and this time of the year has gotten so out of hand. It’s nice to see someone just gifting people with handmade and useful things. I’d rather give than receive any day.

    Regards, Nancy
    Muscatine, IA.

  125. The greatest joy is always in the giving.

    I’ve popped a heads up into my blog for you at

  126. This idea, and what you wrote, really touched me. I too have the love of giving, and I’m not just saying that to toot my own horn. I love to surprise people with gifts esp. when it’s no where near their birthday…it really is, as you said, a selfish thing cause it makes me happy at the same time. And I love listening really closely to what they say so the surprise, if I’m able to afford it, is that “how did you know that’s just what I wanted” kind of moment :)
    I will be back with a link to my blog post…this whole idea is treally inspiring :)
    Have a lovely day!!

  127. wow, a lot of comments :) This is a wonderful idea Chrysti. I mentioned it and your site on my site http://www.dragonsglass.com/

    this is so fitting with my personal belief to do good and right because it is the right thing to do. thank you for sharing this with the world.


  128. What a sweet, fantastic and inspiring idea. I will post on the following art groups that I’m in. The Girls will love this.
    And for my wish…. I really want a Cricut machine. Hint, hint to all of my friends…tell my Hubby, hee, hee.
    Thanks Again


  129. I’m glad you are doing this Chrysti. It will be fun. I blogged about it on my blog here http://fatedfolliesstudio.blogspot.com/2008/12/isnt-this-sweet.html because I really enjoyed reading your post.

    Hmmm… at this point in my life I wish for new clothes, especially jeans, lol. But really I pray for a larger apartment because we going to be having another baby next year. It’s crazy but life is good.


  130. I love this whole idea. How very generous. I could relate to being so busy you forget what is truly important. I think I need that one banged into my head daily. I am going to put that wish picture on my blog with a link back to this post. Keeping my fingers crossed that you have a wonderful 29 days of giving!

  131. you are an inspiration!

  132. you are an inspiration! I’ll be spreading the word.

  133. One of my Mother in Law’s favorite quotes is “The Gift is for the Giver”. Wishing you a Lifetime of the Joy of Giving, and allowing others the same Joy as you recieve.

  134. Thanks so much Chrysti,,I am so excited that Jill turned me on to your blog. I posted a link at my blog to send others to your great site.

  135. You rock and you are so very generous! Thanks you!

  136. And, I pput a link to your giveaway on my blog!

  137. this sounds like so much fun, what inspiration you provide. I am posting a link on my blog, thanks!

  138. Chrysti – your story above truly touched me! I too gave things away and my children (some of them :-) are the same. Too often the material things are held too tightly and often clutter up our lives. What you’re doing is wonderful and an inspiration! I will post a link to your blog on both of my blogs.

    Ahh the spirit of giving, it can warm us all!!!!


  139. Thank you for this amazing chance to receive and the inspiration to give! Love that!

    I’m including a note about your 29 Days on our blog (will be published soon) today. And, just wanted to let you know that we have a few freebies that we always give away (including digital art journal stuff) — here: http://www.illustratingstories.com/isstore/freebies/

    As for me, if my name were drawn for your giveaways, I’d love a piece of art created (and signed) by you! You work is AMAZING!

    And, I wanted to tell you thanks for running this kind series. It is the thing that brought me to your blog. I Googled and there you were. Now, I have another AWESOME site to visit for inspiration — THANKS AGAIN!

  140. PS: I forgot to mention where I’ve posted about your giveaways…it’s here: http://www.illustratingstories.com/home/2008/12/so-many-good-things.html

  141. Crysti, you are so cool to be doing something like this, especially the way the economy is right now. I’m not sure what to “wish” for. Money is tight this year, so all I’m really asking Santa for is a nice pair of thick, warm slippers. LOL! ;-) Take care, and have fun giving. xo Linda

  142. truly generous and inspired idea, gal! love it!! count me IN!! wendy

  143. Hello, Thank you for you generousity, I like to do things for people to. I make dolls and plan on donating to Comfort DOLLS. They take donations of small stuffed dolls and give them to abused women all over the world. They are at http://comfortdolls.blogspot.com/ I also plan on doing Random Acts of Kindness with My dolls And Some Paper Art Dolls that I Make. What I ReallY want On my wish list are 2 books Taking Flight By Kelly Rae Roberts and Beyond Paper Dolls by Lynne Perrella and other things that are not that steep are . basically trinket like stuff to make my dolls like charms , old jewelry , laces, beads,fabrics, tulle,brocade,velvet,ribbons,fibers, old watch parts,cardboard.ineresting papers and ephemera………

    I have so much fun making dolls, my joy is when someone receives one from me and is happy with what Iv’e made.

    I have placed the link to your website on my blog. for your 29 day goody give away

    Brenda Moss

  144. […] Art by Chrysti 29 Days of Giveaways! […]

  145. I wish there were more people like YOU!

    Your post and your project really touched my heart and it is people like you that give me faith in this world. With the economy and everything in an uproar, you still find the time to think about other people. You are truly a great person!

    I will most definitely be posting about this project on my blog!


  146. […] the word about the 29 days of giveaways, or enter to win the $100.00 Gift Certificate! Just read here, and comment there to […]

  147. I am happy to join in! Sharing is the best part of art for me! I have a long time friend who taught me alot…1 of the things she would do was to give things of hers to those who would make a comment…like, “I really love that pin you are wearing”!
    She would then give the person the pin!
    I love smiles and surprises!!!

  148. I too love your philosophy! If each person whose life you touch through this act of kindness were to follow suit in their own act of generosity, and on and on, imagine the changes we could bring about in the world. Thank you for your generosity. I am sending your link to my niece, who likes scrapbooking, at secnarf2@hotmail.com. Terry

  149. I forgot to say…I just posted this link on my blog!

  150. This is a fantastic idea! I hope you share with us what magic happens in your life as a result of doing this.

  151. what a fun thing to do! i just posted a link on my blog…

  152. Thanks for such great & fantastic giveaway ! 29 Days Giveaway !

    I’ve place your mink to my blog,

    I wish my work will get published.

  153. Hi Chrysti, so nice of you to offer such a nice giveaway. Puts me right in a holiday mood! I’ve added “the news” to my blog, here” http://bearbluzart.blogspot.com/

    Crossing my fingers that I’m a lucky winner!!!
    Gina Lighton

  154. Hey Chrysti,

    Thanks so much for your wonderful generousity, I have posted a message on my blog to spread the word.


    Have a great day everyone,


  155. Thank you, Chrysti, for reminding all of us of the true meaning of Christmas.
    Gloria L.

  156. […] i wanna tell you about this awsome 29 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS that CHRYSTI from ART BY CHRYSTI is putting on.  please go check it out… its a very cool […]

  157. This is such a wonderfull idea! i’m in! i’ll spread the word!

  158. Amazing idea. It’s always great to see people doing good deeds! Happy holidays!

  159. Aren’t giveaways fun! You have inspired me to put a giveaway on my blog–and what I wish for is the end to my procrastination –so that I can get it accomplished!
    brenda bliss

  160. What a wonderful idea! I wish I had thought of it (maybe I will borrow for the New Year) I will share this with my readers soon, and give you a track back.

  161. i have somthing to give away for your 29 days of giveaways as well…. if it can help :)

  162. Great idea. Love giveaways! I’ve posted the information on my blog: http://carol-creative-expressions.blogspot.com/

  163. This is a terrific idea!!! I’m going to post it on Twitter and Facebook, my personal blog (http://wizzyswandrings.wordpress.com), and my business blog (http://www.pikewaynepablog.com) .

  164. I posted this at one of my favorite places to keep up with a small circle of online friends – friendsoflinda@yahoogroups.com

    I think you are a wonderful inspiration Chrysti and a special thanks for the reminders of some great quotes on giving!


  165. oops – what I wish for – well – I wish your idea spreads!

  166. I guess I’m proof that Christine (directly above me) distributed the info, because here I am!

    You’re extremely lucky to be in a position to be able to do this. I used to, as you described, give things to people for small accomplishments whereas no one else put a thought to it. It brought me great joy.

    I’ve had quite a downfall in my life, and for the past 15 years have not been able to afford doing so. I lost all my stuff (furniture, car, clothing, etc.) in 1995, and have been struggling ever since.

    What do I wish for? I honestly don’t know. I have big wishes… but too big for these purposes. Maybe a Subway gift card, so I could get a treat now and then??

    You’re a truly beautiful person. I hope your holidays are as joyful and warm as you obviously deserve!!

  167. Posted to SharedYes. May your spirit set an example for all those around you!

    I have a giveaway or 3 to add as well. As soon as I read your post, I immediately started thinking of stuff that I could share. (And remembering those childhood days of easy generosity, when we didn’t know what our stuff was “worth”, but knew absolutely the value of making a friend happy.)

    Good luck with spreading this meme, it’s a great idea.

  168. Wishing for the coming year to bring peace of our lives – have a great holiday, everyone!

  169. Giving to others is what a life well lived is all about, whether it be in material goods or in a physical ,spiritual or emotional sense. Your example is already reaping rewards in that it has at least encouraged all of us here to re-think our own lives & the way we live them, & to tell others. I’ll pass this on to my 2 Yahoo groups here in Australia, ATCoZ & Stamphappy.

  170. I love this idea of giving. I have sent this message to Cute Stampers list

  171. This is the true spirit of Christmas and I have sent this link to the ATC Angel group.

  172. What a fantastic idea this is….I enjoy giving and am looking to see how I can adapt this to my circumstances!

  173. I am a member of 29 gifts too, what a fabulous way to live! Thanks for sharing your experience.

  174. i am also a member of 29 gifts. what a wonderful way to give, you are so thoughtful!
    blessings and happy holidays,
    rebecca drew

  175. What a thoughtful,caring person you are. You have learnt life’s lesson very well i think.
    Congratulations and i will pass on this website to others to come visit, and hopefully learn from

    God Bless!

  176. Hi Christy. Thanks for your inspirational blog and your wonderful 29 days of giving project. Count me in! I posted announcements of your giveaway on:




    a couple of sites where I hang out with my artist pals.

    Much success,

  177. Hi Chrysti. I found your blog from the random link WordPress places on my page! I have made a short entry on my blog, which you can check out at http://wtflolomgrofl.com/?p=72

  178. Love the idea! Glad you decided to not only take the challenge but also get your readers in on it. I’ve also decided to join in and take the challenge. I promoted not only the idea but also your blog on my website.


  179. What a great idea – love it! I’ve posted a comment on
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alteredbooks/ to let others know about this! Thanks for encouraging us all to be givers!


  180. I feel like we have had a similar journey – my re-awakening began with a fourtune cookie earlier this year – it said a’A new beginning will put you on the right path’ – I assumed this meant my work – I was wrong, seems it was my ‘life’ – I’m back on track, sharing, creating and connecting with other people and am much happier because of it. So great initiative Chrysti – I’ll be checking back and have added a link to your site on my blog :O)

  181. I wish for peace, love and understanding. Thanks for an inspirational blog!

  182. Dont have a website or blog – but will share this site with some friends on my email list.

    I think this is a great thing you are doing – sharing your creative self with others.

  183. I’ve posted about, and linked to, your giveaway tonight on my blog!


    Thanks for this amazingly generous gesture! May you be blessed a hundred-fold for your big heart! xoxo Serena

  184. I’d be happy to contribute something to give away – perhaps a pendant or charm. Let me know! Best, Kim

  185. Fabulous!!!!!!!!! Awesome to learn of the 29 days giveawys. i will definately spread the word on my forums at

    also other groups i belong to.
    thanks so much for the inspiration.
    blessings of 29 days of giving and recieving.

  186. What a loving thoughtful, caring person you are! I think this is totally awesome.

    I will post this on my site: http://www.creationsbydebbiejean.blogspot.com

    My wish is that the world would catch on and learn from this.



  187. I love the Winston Churchill quote you used early in the post; your idea for giving is so cool – hard to find much original these days. I saw the post on Last Door… Down the Hall and will add it to my blog. Glad to find you!

  188. I’ve linked to your giveaway here:

  189. what a great thing to do!! I posted about it and linked back to here:)

  190. Crysti, I am touched by your generosity and message of giving. I am posting this to my blog.

    My wish is that more people follow your lead. In these trying economical times, it is good to be reminded of the true meaning of these Holidays.


  191. So, here I am again to let you know I have an item to giveaway! Just give me instructions!

  192. What fun! I’m spreading the work here:

  193. I left a link and message on an Altered Books site.

    I probably have things to give away also. I have to go through my art room and make a pile.

    I love your philosophy of giving!


  194. I forgot to include my wish list – Asian images, back issues to Sommerset Studio and SS Workshop, rubber stamps with cool sayings


  195. what an awesome thing to do….how inspiring. I will pass the word on my blog. I’ve been divorced for 7.5 years and I’m afraid I will be signle the rest of my life ….without ever having that special “love of my life” – so I wish for that all elusive love have a wonderful single man up your sleeve? haha

  196. Forgot to tell you…I’m putting a link to this on my blog…


  197. I love the idea of giving for 29 days! I’m going to go to the site and start my own cycle. Thanks for the ideas- and Merry Christmas!

  198. Ou! What fun and how generous!

    I’ve spread the word about this on my blog here:


  199. All have I to say is you rock!! This is such an awesome idea. I posted on my blog about what you are doing. I love this. Hopefully this can continue through the whole year; with enough people anything is possible.


  200. […] Chrysti joined the challenge […]

  201. Looks like this great idea will be inspiring a lot of us to be more generous in our everyday lives! I will post a link on my blog: somewhereonsanjuan.blogspot.com

  202. I love this idea and I would love to donate some items. I have a whole basement full of anything crafty. Paper, embellishments, beads, stamps, collage items, jewelry. The list goes on and on. Just let me know. Thanks! Jan Freeman

  203. Wow – what an awesome project – have fun with it!!!

  204. I found your post through a random google search for fabric! Wow! I love your site. Great idea!

  205. […] not only an incredible giveaway, but it’s inspiring, as well.  Make sure you read the post! https://chrysti.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/29-days-of-giveaways-for-you/ Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)A Little Milestone….Something Big from HP is on […]

  206. i’ve been kind of gray and rainy for a couple of weeks, but over the past few days of sunshine and brisk wind have come back to life … and things have started happening. my creativity got kicked into high gear. (supposedly all those fast moving molecules in the air when the weather’s like this.)

    so, whereas 2 wks ago i was sure all the things i’d made for etsy were amateurish and ordinary, i can’t stop the ideas now. have to keep notes to remember all the little changes i can make in the things i’ve already made to turn them into magical creations. it’s really astonishing.

    i was at a friend’s house today and fell in love with these tiny collage Christmas tags she had hanging on her refrigerator. asked if she got them on etsy. no. ebay? finally, she told me: i made them and gave them to her 3 Christmases ago! maybe the first time my own work inspired me!

    anyway, Chrysti, this is a long way of saying that your project has the potential to create that kind of turnaround for who knows how many people and to reconnect them (if they’re disconnected) to their source of inspiration and their belief in themselves and the power of looking at and making art. i’m in!!!

    xoxo — Lynn

  207. Hello Chrysti…I posted a link again today to another yahoo group that I belong to….here is the link…sunject line….Check this out!


  208. I have sent ur link via e mail to all my frinds and family :)

  209. I love this idea behind your generosity! I will definitely share this with others!

  210. What a wonderful idea! Tis the reason…but it should always be the season for sharing.

  211. You are so kind and generous. I’ve followed your work on flickr for awhile. I twittered your giveaway and will keep retweeting it!!

  212. P.S. I have an altered domino Christmas ornament to add to the giveaway if you would like it.

    Also my wishes are for better health and no more pain, to learn more about myself as an artist this year, and for peace of mind.

  213. Hi!

    I posted a link on my blog and told my friends all about you. Find it here:http://inspirationeveryday1.blogspot.com/2008/12/inspiring-find.html

    My wish: Love, peace, joy, family, fun, blessing, and new scrap and mixed media supplies:)

    I would LOVE to do a giveaway on your site, I could do Christmas cards, mixed theme cards, a scrapbook supply giveaway, or if you have an idea for something I could see if it is something I could do. I would really love to participate, this is such a good and inspiring idea, and the perfect time of year for it too! good luck to you!!


  214. Hi Chrysti! I love your idea of doing giveaways. I have linked to you from my blog. Hugs………….Martha

  215. What a wonderful, generous idea!

  216. btw, my wish is that kind of turnaround for everyone.

    land i’m passing along your info to several friends.


  217. It’s the little things (or I should say in your case major things) people as kind as you, who make our world so much better place to live. Congratulations on making this huge step in bringing back that little girl again. But, if I were you I’d stop at giving away your house or car (LOL). Thank you for your inspiration to take a look at our own situation to see how we can help others. I don’t have much but if there is something you need let me know. You have my email address and I have added you link to my blog: http://everythingeverybodyandeverythingelse.blogspot.com/ Maybe you will enjoy some of the art I have been doing. It’s coming up on one year since I started arting.


  218. What a lovely generous idea!!

  219. Wow, what a great and generous idea. I wish you and yours the best for the festive season.

  220. Thank you for your thoughtful words and kindness – always a welcome gift!


  221. What a nice gesture! I wish for more time for art and the continued health of my family. Happy holidays! Sally

  222. I’ve added your link to my blog. You are too generous and I hope to have a giveaway on my blog soon, too. Thank you for being so generous.


  223. what i wish for: um, right at present my oldest son to have a job that fits his giftings. i’ll check back; came through way of elizabeth’s blog

  224. Oh I love this! I love to give as well. I find the energy it creates is priceless for the giver as well as the one blessed by the gifts. I will pass this along to all my friends. Blessings to you, Lore

  225. Chrysti, I look forward to checking this blog daily to find out how you and your project is blossoming. I know that you will be rewarded for your generosity in amazing and surprising ways.

  226. Going to post the link on the TN Stampers yahoo group right now!


  227. Wow! You express yourself so beautifully! One by one, I like that. Need to add it to my step by step, day by day motto. Thanks for letting the light shine thru. You are amazing. Hope to spend more time here. Came to you thru Creative Expressions.

  228. I announced this giveaway on
    thanks Lillian

  229. Thank you for doing this.

  230. Thank you for making us all aware of the really important things….I work for a non-profit organization, and I am very in tune with what comes from a giving spirit.

  231. What a blessing!!! To get a blessing one must be a blessing and you are that!!! Please enter me into the 29 days of giving. I do not have a blog to add your link to or I certainly would!!! Thank you!!

  232. Wow what a great gift for christmas. Thank you and hope you pick me! Merry merry Christmas.

  233. I’ve just started my second 29 days of giving and love that you are doing this also! There are so many ways to give – they don’t all have to be tangible or have monetary value! I love that you have so many people interested and hopefully starting to think about ways of giving! I don’t have a blog, but have passed along a link to your site to a bunch of friends. Thank you for doing this! I hope you’re enjoying the giving as much as I am!

  234. Giving begins at home and with your circle of friends and family, thus friends of mine will pool our money this season and make someone else’s Christmas a little brighter.

    My wish is is to practice random acts of kindness all year long and to keep passing that feeling along. I will post your kindness to my friends via email.

    I too, have no blog, but belong to one that this message has already been posted to! That’s how I found you, Chrysti. Keep up the great work!

  235. I’ll definitely pass this idea on …… I read abt your good spirit on The Charmed Life blog…. I’ve always tried to do an Act of Kindness anonymously every day but now I can add to that! My wish is for anything red or with pigs, or even Red Pigs! Ha!
    Happy Holidays, Chrysti!!!

  236. Check out my blog at http://www.heartwriting.biz/blog/acts_of_kindness.html.

    Thanks for the idea. I also love the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation website.


  237. Wow quite a response. I don’t think you will get through all the emails. Incredible. I like how so many people have been inspired to give away, and the Rak. Just goes to show we are truly a tribe of good people.

  238. Wow! This is the most amazing act of kindness I’ve seen and would love to take part! It reminds me of the movie, “Pay it Forward”. If through your example, everyone would consciously commit an act of kindess…for no reason at all…with no expectations of reciprocation…..what a wonderful world we would have!

    I’m posting a link on my blog now for you!

  239. this is so much fun
    thx :)

  240. I will post a link on my art blog.Your very sweet and oh so creative.Thanks, Laurie
    I like suprises and give aways and give away a lot of things too. Mostly my creations. Namaste’

  241. What a fantastic idea.. I will definitely add a link to my blog at http://www.soularts.typepad.com

  242. You are a wonderfully generous and giving person, I know your love will come back to you 1000 fold!

    I’m posting about your giveway right now on my blog too. I meant to do it yesterday but was having a grump day and didn’t get much done.

    Can’t wait to see what you put up next!!!


  243. Wow, how generous of you, I make cards for charity so giving is in my nature too, you sound like my kind of person, so here’s looking at you kid, as a great man once said..and I will promote your blog on my blog…..lol ..
    Thank you for caring xx

  244. I also do not have a blog….but it is my goal in 2009 to do a R.A.K. each and every day….this site is really getting me in the mood! I am sharing this site with my Yahoo group advancedartiststradingcards.uk
    thanks for the awesome inspiration!Sue

  245. Hi there, What an excellent, generous idea to have this give away. I haven’t made any self portraits but have thought about it, I guess it’s always about beginning. I’ve always had a hard time starting, I almost have to force myself to start anything, but once I do I can usually get things going. So I guess I need to set a deadline and get started…Sharon

  246. Wow! 29 Days! Well I posted at my blog about your insight and this give-a-way! You can see it here: http://prpldy15.blogspot.com/2008/12/29-days-of-give-ways-wow.html

    And if you do another round…I would love to donate something for it.

  247. you are an inspiration! I’ll be spreading the word to all my friends too. Gets me in the holiday spirit! Thanks

  248. Great idea !!
    posted on my blog here


    Hugs Pattie

  249. Ah, Chrysti, what a wonderful inspiring woman you seem to be. I’ve just come to visit your blog via an Aussie group where I got the address, and I am humbled. I’ve been feeling hassled and a bit miserable because of family issues, and here you are, giving yourself and things as well, whilst you deal with health problems constantly.

    You are a brilliant example of what this sad world needs more of. Thank you for reminding me of where my priorities should be.

    What would I like from you? To be more like you! So wave your magic wand for me please! Thank you.

    Gail from Oz.

  250. I just learned of your site today & is it ever packed with great stuff! It will takes months to absorb! Can hardly wait to dig deeper into it! Thanks for sharing ~ Ellie

  251. I put a link on my blog craftirn@blogspot.com. How fun these giveaways are. I’m, hoping for some Golden paints for Christmas and I also had some workshop DVD’s on my wish list.

  252. my wish, all new furniture. how nice would that be, lol!

  253. Hi Chrysti!

    What an exciting, fun idea! I will love anything I get. Your site is so inspirational. I plan to visit often!

  254. wow, chrysti, this is so inspiring! i left a note on my blog about the whole idea:
    thanks for all the inspiration!

  255. This is soooooo very nice. I’ll be back soon!

  256. Wow!! I’ve never seen such a response, this is great! I did leave a link on my blog to this post, you can find it here, http://artfuladventures.typepad.com/artful_adventures/2008/12/a-lot-of-linky-love-today.html

  257. I forgot my wish! All I want is happiness for all, in particular my kids & husband. And one more thing, it may sound selfish, but I have an upcoming surgery that I just want to get out of in one piece. If you go read my post about paying it forward, you’ll understand:) And one more thing I’d wish for is that your spirit & generosity rubs off on many people. Your post really touched me, it was so sincere, and obvious it came from the heart. That makes for a very special person!

  258. I love this idea and I love ‘Pay it Forward’. Giving does give you the most wonderful giddy feeling. I forwarded this to my group of girls at: SUTradesTreasuredFriendships Yahoo group.

  259. Oh, my wish- I love surprises!

  260. I’m blogging it :)

    Awesome giveaways – Thank you so much for the chance~

  261. What an awesome project! I’ve got you posted on my blog here:


    What I wish for . . . hmmmmm . . . that’s a tough question. Could get philosophical, but I’m sure that’s not what you’re meaning. Love the altered art stuff!

  262. Here’s my link: http://cettacheese.blogspot.com/2008/12/other-blog-giveaways-for-your-enjoyment.html
    I love blog giveaways! I have one on my blog too!


  263. Checking in again. Happy Holidays. I shared the Winston Churchill quote at the top of your blog with a few friends today. It brought a smile to one friend in particular. Thanks for sharing.

  264. Chrysti,
    super idea…sharing it with many…I wish for ideas to flow in creating -from my Heavenly Father….so we really know it is Him who is giving them to me.
    Debi Nicol at yahoo dot com

  265. I was directed here from another site and just read your post. I was so touched by the generosity od spirit. What a wonderful person you are. I am often lost in the world of art and creativity and also in the wonderful blogging network where i find so many wonderful freinds and kind people. I think even in this medium we can touch the lives of others so very far away.
    You definitely speak the truth with the passing on kindness theory. I have always felt the same too.

    I have added your special link to my page but i live in uk so wont be able to enter this. Just really wanted to say thanks for a wonderful read that lifted my spirits :)

    Love the Altered Abbey too its got some wonderful art items

    Hugs June xxxx

  266. Hello Chrysti!
    WOW! Loved reading your story.. as a child.. well my Daughter who is 5 is just like you were.. :}
    She gives away anything to make another happy;]

    I don’t have a website but I am emailing this link to all of my friends in real life who love to craft and all of my invisible friends.. cyber craft gal pals..

    The kids and hubby call them invisible. Yet I often go to them more as of late than my busy true blood life friends!

    Good Karma shall certianly be returned to you for doing this! Love the Pay it Forward idea.

    Truly I’d like a better economy for all of our good for the Holiday Season and to last forever!

    I’d like everyone who can afford it to add even five dollars to their fuel bill to help a low-income family make sure they can heat their home/apt this winter season.

    I’d love for people to take the time out to go caroling with friends at the Senior villages near-by, to donate the kids out-grown coats and their old ones as well to local Big Brother Big Sister Foundations.

    Don’t forget the womens and childrens shelters. They can use new towels, board games, clothing, bottles and diapers too!

    Blessings to all!

  267. Great idea, we on here are awesome giving people, everyone can make a difference, I joined the challenge and will put it on my websites.

  268. Wow – this is amazing. Here – I’ve linked you up… http://www.scrapwords.com/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=139&func=view&catid=42&id=18249#18249 . Merry Christmas!!!

  269. Checking in today ..forgot about my face book i will try and put it on there too
    Hugs Pattie

  270. This is so much fun, I’m enjoying visiting and answering the questions!

  271. I am posting a link on my blog Write. Create. Be. This is just a wonderful thing you are doing! I am inspired by your generosity and spirit of kindness and giving!!:)

    Here is where I’m posting a link


  272. Oh!! how wonderful and so very sweet may God bless you and your love ones on this wonderful Holiday season and for the sweet kindness and joy that you bring to so many lovely friends, thank you enjoy your blog. take care rm

  273. I wish I could afford to go to ArtFest next year in Washington, and I wish I had the courage to go.

  274. […] chance for a $100.00 Gift Certificate to my new site as well as a chance of your wish being granted go here… be sure to follow the instructions for that giveaway, and post a comment on each […]

  275. what a wonderful idea – I’ve joined myself

  276. I wish I could do nothing but art for any period of time, even a life time and not have to fit it in with so many other things. Would that make it lose its meaning? I wonder, but I doubt it…

    I wish that everyone in the world could become aware of their inner treasure, their inner art work and let it out.

    I wish I had a bigger – or at least a more user-friendly work/play area.

    What fun, Chrysti. Focusing on our wishes is a gift in itself. THanks!

  277. Hi Chrysti,

    I left a comment on this post a few days ago….but duh, I forgot to tell you that I linked you up on my blog:


    I will post a link on my facebook later too. Gotta’ run because we’re celebrating my daughters birthday tonight.


  278. Hi Chrysti…
    I have posted your generous give-away comp on my blog


    Sure would love to be lucky enuff to win something..

  279. Posted this to yet another of my yahoo groups today….link:
    again subject line: check this out

    Thanks so much for doing this.

    I just got a puter virus and it has to go in the shop, so unforunately i may not be able to check in with you daily for a bit…I will try to sneak on at library or daughter’s puter.

  280. I can’t wait to see what you are going to be doing. I told my friends at blindswapatcs@yahoogroups.com about your give away.


  281. here are a couple things I would like to have

    adirondack alcohol inks and distressing solution

    and to be able to use my photoshop…it whips my butt.

    Thanks for everything.



  282. Hi Chrysti,

    You are such an inspiration and like you I love to know that someone smiled by something even small that I may have done for them. As for a wish….hmmm..I’m easy, but it would be really great to be in a swap you host. Thank you for your wonderful story about giving. :) I’ll pass this on..

  283. blogged about self portraits and the 29 days giveaways. http://theviridianmuse.blogspot.com/2008/12/whats-stopping-you-from-taking-self.html

    What a great question, and I’ve now added the book to my Christmas list.

    Thanks Chrysti!!

    I’ll also most likely be twittering it when I read the newest update. :)

  284. Your post really touched my heart. I am making an all out effort to give to everyone that I care about and to those who may not be able to do so for themselves. We don’t have a lot of money so they will be handmade gifts but it is the thought that counts.

    I posted about your giveaway on my blog for all my visitors to read.

    As for my wish. After 5 years of battling with undiagnosed medical problems that felt like it was sucking the life out of me, I finally am seeing a light. And I have hope. So my wish would be for art journal supplies and an online art journal class. I want my children to know I am more than what the see.

    Thanks for this amazing chance Chrysti.


  285. What I wish for are more people like you. Your generosity of spirit to be contagious. Found you through Altered Attic and am very happy I did. All the best to you ~ Sharon

  286. I have posted a link to your project here :

    Thank you very much for being so generous !
    It is a lovely idea for advent time.


  287. This is SO MUCH FUN! And I did post a link to your blog on my blog here:

  288. This is the true spirit of Christmas. I have posted on my blog:
    I’d love to contribute to the giveaways

  289. i JUST WANTED to post about why man hole covers are round….I think because when workers have to go down they dont want to get hurt by sharp corners…Thats what i think..what do I know? I’m a blonde!! lol…well I hope I’m entered into your contest…please let me know…btw..I LOVE your website blog…christmas?? just wanting to be able to make something or get something to be able to make for my small g’daughters and my teenage boys and their g’friends..I love beading..crocheting…all kinds of crafts..my g’daughters are ages 7,5 and a set of 2 yr old twins….Bless all!! Merry Christmas…oh and if anyone has some size 7-12 (me and my son..yes he wears junior size jeans too! lol)junior size jeans and mens 34X30(32)size guys (newer kind..faded..etc)Jeans laying around? lol…

  290. I totally forgot to post about my wish before… not that it makes a difference, because it seems impossible… but I’d like to have my student loans and credit cards paid off. All of it. That’s my wish. :)

  291. Count me in! I’ve gien you my post of the day over at onecreativequeen.blogspot.com. I love a good giveaway – and find you totally royal that you would be so giving! ;)

    And my wish? To spend a day being pampered. One would think that as the Queen, I live a life of luxury. NOT! lol In fact, my life seems…scarily UNroyal. Which doesn’t seem very fair to me. But then again, I don’t recall anyone asking me!

    Good luck with this – and thanks again!

  292. You are an incredibly wonderful and sharing person Chrysti! Thank you for all that you do for the world, we need many many more like you!!
    I’ve posted about your giveaway on my blog …

  293. Love your sweet spirit. As far as a wish list, I love stamps and anything Tim Holtz

  294. I forgot to say I posted your giveaway to my blog

  295. […] Day 0 here, Day 1 here, Day 2 here, Day 3 here in […]

  296. What a wonderful venture. . .29 days of giving! I hope it inspires me to be more liberal with my possessions. Thanks for the opportunity. I’ll share with my stamping “sisters”.


  297. great concept…we have been doing our part buying the extra kids gifts and donating…also challenged my facebook friends to buy a gift…put your url up this time around….thanks for the wonderful thoughts

  298. Chrysti , I just posted a review on you at stumbleupon, I discovered a new site page, as Lilsiso1, I think that you may receive some good input on it, I hope so!, I think that you , your art , talent, and heart are of one of the highest of standards !, Can you hear the applause ? !.

  299. I have been telling everyone I know to come by and check this out. What a fun idea.

  300. I forgot to let you know that I posted a link to your giveaways on my blog. http://rgrdesigns.blogspot.com/2008/12/sneak-peak-giveaway-alert.html

  301. I have linked your contest to my blog. What a wonderful thing to do.

  302. And here’s my blog address – my fingers were too fast.

  303. Chrysti, I posted a link to your page on my blogger page, http://sharona-theviewfrommywindow.blogspot.com/ , also, as a newly discovered stumbleupon review, which I gave you well deserved raves, and posted at my page as, Lilsiso1@stumbleupon. Sharon

  304. Chrysti: Love this idea and THANK YOU SO MUCH for the GREAT IMAGES you are always sharing. That in itself is amazingly generous of you! :)

  305. Chrysti what a nice idea. While I was checking out Queen Katherine site at http://onecreativequeen.blogspot.com/ I read about your 29 days of giving. I had to check it out for myself. I am putting a post on my blog at http://lindasthisnthat.blogspot.com/ so that even more people will know of this. I hope everyone who reads your post is reminded of what not only this season is all about but what we should all be doing in our lives at all times. Even just a smile to a stranger can mean a lot. Thank you for reminding us.

  306. Gonna list you on Facebook today :)

  307. here’s the link :)

  308. What a wonderful thing to do. I just love Christmas! What fun! Please include me. Thank you so much!

    I am also having a giveaway! Come visit my blog.

  309. This is a wonderful thing to do, so generous. I raised my 2 children to be loving and giving and tho’ they have at times frustrated me with their open-handedness I am very proud of both.When they were young they made me give their summer clothes money to Live Aid. My son supports a charity called Riders for Health which carries on where live aid left off and also raises money for a childrens hospice. My daughter makes cards for terminally ill children, among other things.
    I will put a link to this on my blog. Mayxx

  310. I twittered about the giveaways and your Twitterfeed here: http://twitter.com/miscellaneaarts/statuses/1045350748

    Cheers again!

  311. I didn’t post a link today, but just wanted to say hello :)
    and hope that you are having a better day today!


  312. Thanks for reminding us all of what Christmas is about! I love that Winston Churchill Quote.

    Wishing everyone peace and Joy!


  313. This is such a wonderful thing to do! I am hoping that I will be able to do give aways or have contests on my blog soon. I did link you to my blog
    http://scraplifewithlynnray.blogspot.com/. Thanks for these chances to win!

  314. Hi Chrysti!

    I announced your blog on a german stamping group
    (gibgummi@ yahoogroups.de). Great Idea with the 29 days of Giveaway, I now think about starting something similar here next year!


  315. I posted a link on my blog, Aliogator’s Art.
    The website is http://aliogator.blogspot.com.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  316. I thought I had replied before but don’t see it so just in case – I have posted about your generosity here:

    My wish is to be surprised.

    Thanks for an inspiring endeavor!

  317. I love what you are doing I have always been the type to give and never receive. I have really never wanted for myself only for others. This year I found out that I have a terminal illness so what I want for me is to give as much knowledge to others as I can about arts and my wish is that people go green as much as possible to save our earth for my children to grow in.

  318. […] of time to enter the Day 0 Contest too. As for Days 1-5 …be sure to enter by 2pm EST tomorrow (12/9/08). Cause […]

  319. Hi, Chrysti~
    People like you and Lisa Vollrath, who also has a (annual) countdown, are what really keeps me into art. I am limited as to what I do, but I so enjoy the things, articles, images, tutorials, giftees, as well as group conversations that keep me feeling involved.

  320. Hi Chrysti,

    Found you from a @miscellaneaarts tweet and after reading your blog I’m so glad I did!

    I tweeted about you and your giveaway at http://twitter.com/J9after5 and will blog about it when I get more time…which leads into my wish – more time. I’ve been asking forever, but the days still maintain the same number of hours and I don’t seem to be getting any younger as yet…

    Things are tight financially at my house/studio so I’m hoping to win a giveaway of art supplies or something I can gift to a loved one…but I already got a nice gift in meeting you here, so this is already a winner for me :)

  321. What a great thing to do! I left a comment & link on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/cyberwezz/status/1046992990

  322. forgot to tell you I posted a link! :)

  323. and where! DUH

  324. This is such a warm and caring idea I love it, my personal philosophy is to ALWAYS find the good in people….no matter what there is something special about each person that someone loves (even if it is only their moms) I find it a great challenge to figure that special thing out. It is sometimes surprising what that special thing is. The person Always feels important that I have taken the time to find out about them.

    I would love to add you to my blog, but as I am brand new at blogging my blog is sad. (it is not my special thing) lol. To be honest, I don’t know how to add it.

    Anyway this is great what you are doing-sharing a bit of yourself.

  325. […] the word. Enter Day 0 & Day […]

  326. Hi Crysti! I stumbled upon your site about 1 1/2 yrs ago when you were just beginning (I think) to blog. We did a doodle swap together, which was amazing. You had said something about letting go and letting the art take over. I’ve been trying to do that and have grown so much. Thank you so much! I love seeing what you’ve done and how YOU’VE grown. This sounds like a great giveaway. Thanks for being so generous. ~Sharon

  327. Hi Crysti! I stumbled upon your site about 1 1/2 yrs ago when you were just beginning (I think) to blog. We did a doodle swap together, which was amazing. You had said something about letting go and letting the art take over. I’ve been trying to do that and have grown so much. Thank you so much! I love seeing what you’ve done and how YOU’VE grown. This sounds like a great giveaway. Thanks for being so generous. I’ll post a link on my picturetrail. ~Sharon

  328. Hi Crysti! I stumbled upon your site about 1 1/2 yrs ago when you were just beginning (I think) to blog. We did a doodle swap together, which was amazing. You had said something about letting go and letting the art take over. I’ve been trying to do that and have grown so much. Thank you so much! I love seeing what you’ve done and how YOU’VE grown. This sounds like a great giveaway. Thanks for being so generous. I’ll post a link on my picturetrail. ~Sharon

  329. hi chrysti
    what a fun blog you have!! your way with words make me giggle :)
    how very generous of you to do this
    i am off to put you up on my blog
    enjoy your day
    tabby :)

  330. Hi Christy,
    posted the link today to ARTchix studios yahoo group.

    the subject line is:
    Please check this out…

    Hope you are having a a good day…it is warmer her today at the NJ shore, but rainy on and off. basically a BLAH day…I am at the public library as my puter is in the shop getting a virus removed.

    I am happy and GRATEFUL to say that Christy is granting my wish for some white beeswax. Thanks SANTA CHRISTY!!!

    Big hugs,

  331. What a great idea and lucky us! thanks for the chance.

  332. What a sweet idea!

  333. Great Idea, I also love handmade and most of my things I make myself. OMG Wow, love your stuff…..me wont some.

  334. i wish fir a holiday filled only with relaxation, family and friends for all.

  335. […] I began this journey, I mentioned to you my desire of finding a way to work giving into my life again. To MAKE […]

  336. You have link to a blog about Wii giveaways….it is old (2007)…out of all on the list only 3 even still have the entry form up…I filled them out, but since it says 2007…not sure, if there is actual give-away or not.

    The simple green site has a shopping spree contest…you get to pick the store…that is pretty cool :)

    Just FYI

  337. […] Day 0 & Day 6 & Day 7 & Day 8 & Day […]

  338. I will be announcing this on my websites (http://www.dragonflyriver.com) and my ATC site (http://douatc.aimoo.com).

    I’d love to receive alcohol inks or Chinese/ Japanese papers or text for Christmas- or some boat images….. I don’t think my OH knows where to get things for me anymore!

    Happy Holidays from Cyprus!

  339. this is so great! thanks! I did avertise on my blog:

    Next Year I wish for lots of excitement and creativity! I applied for a study abroad program in the Northern Caribbean so I an very excited about the opportunity to not only live there for a few weeks but all of the creativity and photographs it will produce!!!

  340. I know day 0 is closed, but I wanted to give you my link (I hope I did this right – I’ve spent forever trying to learn how to do it!):


  341. oopsie, I didn’t post my own blog….


  342. WOW – 29 days! very generous of you. I linked to you in my own blog here:


  343. […] Day 0 & Day 6 & Day 7 & Day 8 & Day 9 & Day […]

  344. Here is the link to where I promoted your giveaway:


    And on my wishlist this year is clear stamps- I’m addicted to them!

  345. This is such a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing. I’ve posted about it on my blog:


    What I wish for this year is to take more time to create–just a little every day, even.

    Wonderful Winter Wishes,


  346. […] laughs & communities have been forming. Join In! It’s a wondrous feeling! Start from Day 0 and work your way […]

  347. I’ve posted a link to your give-away on my latest blog post over at GOT ART?

    Glad I stumbled upon your blog!!

  348. Hi Christy,

    I just finished writing a blog in which I am promoting your give away project! Also I posted a link. It’s here:
    Please read it, it’s about you! And about me of course. My perception of you and your project.

    XO, Marion

  349. How generous of you!! I am new to your blog and am having an excellent time going back and reading your older posts too. So much inspiration here, thanks!!!

    I posted a link on my blog here: http://mixing-katie.blogspot.com/2008/12/29-days-of-giving.html

    My wish for the new year is organization :-)

  350. Hi Chrysti!
    Wow! I found you through a link on Pam Carricker’s site, and what you have here is inspiring, AMAZING, and I just want to say THANK YOU, and congratulations!!!

    I will be spending hours, I see, taking in all of the wonderful ideas, etc. I love your work, the quotes, everything!

    I posted a link on my blog: http://artandsoulstudiogallery.blogspot.com/

    My wish for the new year, ironically, is a journal class with Pam Carricker!!!!

    Merry Christmas!!!

  351. What a great idea. I want to do this too…and am shooting for early spring when I (hopefully) finish redoing my art room and have weeded out tons of stuff to share…have a box started already :-)

    You said to tell you what I wish for…well other than a healthy new grandbaby, better economic time for all of us, world peace and all those other things we all deeply hope for, I would love to be able to go to an Art and Soul Retreat … or something similar. I live in rural Wyoming and there is never anything near me like that, and no money to travel to one elsewhere. A smaller wish would be to win one of your awesome prizes…today’s 5 week class sounds absolutely fantastic!

    I left a post about your contest on my blog here:

  352. […] Day 0 &  Day 10 & Day 11 & Day […]

  353. this is wonderful! I love giving also, but sometimes people have the feeling they have to give back in the same “amount”… so I try to restrict me not to be too generous for not making other people feel bad because they cannot return that much. Christmas is perfect for giving, as every day is perfect for giving. I love this idea of the 29 days of giveaways.
    I will post your link on postcrossing.com

  354. So awesome of you to carry out this idea!

    I passed the word out on my blog:


  355. Wow – I am touched by your generosity even if it turns out that I am not lucky enough to become a recipient… I have promoted your giveaway on my blog: http://artbeckons.blogspot.com/2008/12/chrystis-29-days.html

    What do I wish for? For all the winners to be really deserving… to be really needy for the things that they receive – that would be the best! =)

  356. […] Day 0 &  Day 10 & Day 11 & Day 12 & Day […]

  357. I posted a link today to a thread for a swap I am hosting at Splitcoaststampers:


  358. I would love to be able to be part of this. I have never done one of these types of projects before, but I love the idea, and I want to continue the spirit of giving, and I would so love to win this give away!

  359. […] Day 0 &  Day 10 & Day 11 & Day 12 & Day 13 & Day […]

  360. Wow this is a great giveaway….I’m in!!
    Happy Holidays

  361. Posted this on another swap thread I am on at Splitcoaststampers…


    Post #500


  362. Hi, I read about your give-a-way on the Yahoo Artdollz group. You blog is great! I wish I had the time to devote to a blog, but it it to involved for me. I would like the Women with Wings collage sheet if possible.

  363. I’ve posted your link to the 29 days of giving here on your blog – a marvelous idea – on my blog…. http://www.alteredillusions.blogspot.com


  364. […] laughs & communities have been forming. Join In! It’s a wondrous feeling! Start from Day 0 and work your way […]

  365. I have finally had an opportunity to post about your amazing 29 days of giving. Chrysti, you have helped me to remember that I truly do believe in magic and angels and faeries and Santa. I cannot help but feel blessed to have found friends like you in this wonderful world on which we live.
    you asked us to say what we would like. I would like world peace (just joined the facebook group). I would love new floors in our whole house – all necessary resources to make that possible at least – including energy. I would love to interview you! I’m not certain when I would actually like to do this BUT if you are available sometime I’d REALLY like to.
    In the next few weeks I will be getting my book from blurb to check over. I would love to give one or two copies to someone here. Let me know if you are interested and I will let you know more about it when I get it.

    Two links – my blog:
    my flickr:

    As it is so close to Christmas I will probably do another post about this after Christmas. Folks are slightly busy now.

    A random question for now:
    How does Santa get out of your house?
    – through the front door
    – through the back door
    – up the chimney
    – amidst the faerie dust continuously floating bout your house

    Merry Christmas Chrysti

  366. This was great fun
    Everyone really got into the spirit
    Hope Santa was good to you

  367. sorry I haven’t written but I was very ill for 3 days with a kidney stone(I know I am a producer of these little gems) I tried to treat it myself with lots of cranberry juice (the straight kind) water, and vicodin. on the second day the pain decreased dramatically, but I was running a fever (I do NOT run fevers my normal temp is 97.2 approx) over night that night (christmas eve)…I hit 103.6. Hubby took me to the ER around 7:30am xmas morning.

    They did a CT, and immediately admitted me…#1-stone in the ureter down near the bladder -blocking, and I had #2-Hydronephrosis (nasty swelling of ureter, and backfilling of urine into the affected Kidney. #3-Raging infection of left kidney (when they cultured my urine, it showed the bacteria that has invaded my kidney to be ECOLI!!….needless to say, everything hurt, but especially my neck and spine.

    They almost moved me to ICU later that night because my temp reached 104.4, but with my HX of MRSA (now clear, but still i did HAVE it at one time) they decided it was too much risk of me catching something else.

    They wanted to put the stint in in the am… I had only one bag of the Antibiotic(Rosethin–sp?) so around 4am I told the nurse to call the doc and tell him I was refusing the stint til they got my temp down a bit.

    The urologist came in all arrogant, and this isn’t a game etc etc. mean while, i had a short period of time where I had this pain in my lower chest that went straight thru to my back…they put me on cardezem and nitro…the nitro kept giving me headaches,,,,so I was refusing the patch most of the time. the nursing supervisor came in and asked what happened and why I didn’t want the stent…I told her, it wasn’t that I didn’t want it, I didn’t think it was safe for them to put foreign intruments into my body while I had such a high temp. she agreed and said that most doctors will NOT operate on someone with a temp that high, so she said she would deal with it ( my uro was basically signing himself off my case) she got him back on board, but his son did the stent placement on saturday. I do not do well with stents.

    I BEGGED them to remove the stone and the stent before letting me go home, this kept getting avoided and stepped around. they did another CT the day before they discharged me, and it showed the stone was no longer in my tube…they are surmising that it banged itself into pieces against the stent, and for the most part has passed (I Most likely have some gravel to flow out yet) ok, so they tell me no more stone…so I ask please remove stent B4 sending me home, wait a just a couple of days. NO, he wants it in for about 2 weeks.
    so new years eve about 4:30pm I was discharged, feeling like crap, and in pain, and my temp hovering in the 98s.

    Today has been my best day, but it isn’t great. The pain RX they sent me home with isn’t something the pharm. normally carries and has to be ordered…it will be in Monday the earliest. so I am taking my vicodin ( for my spine and wrist, and neck and knees,etc)…but I can’t take it as often as I could the other bacuse of all the aceteominiphin in it. anyway, my temp is back to hovering in the 99s, with highest being 99.9 , and my BP keeps inching up also. so if things continue on this path, I might just end up back at the ER.

    Hope you are all well and that your holidays were enjoyable.



    With me being in the hospital I am missing the last few days of Lisa Vollrath’s Christmas countdown images. (I have the 23rd). I have emailed her, and asked her if she would email them to me (due to the situation) and she said no, but I could purchase the whole lot.

    if anyone could help please email the last few days to me at: DOC23081@aol.com

    thanks so much,

  369. MISTAKE…

    I have up to and including dec 22 08 not the 23rd.
    thanks, Susan

  370. I found someone to send them to me, thanks anyway.

  371. Is this finished, and where did everyone go? I come hear to read faithfully everyday. but it appears most have left. SAD!

  372. […] be sure to keep spreading the word – and to check back Sunday — we have an amazing giveaway that is sure to have y’all […]

  373. A giveaway…what fun. I hope I’m not too late! I’m new to your blog ad love what I’m seeing. I’ll be back!
    Fran W.

  374. hi chrysti
    wow lots of comments!!
    which is a nice thing
    very generous of you this looks like its going to be fun
    enjoy your day
    tabby :)

  375. Hi Chrysti,

    Wow…look at all that traffic! Congrats! I’ve posted again over at my blog….hope it help to spread the word. And I’ve also joined the challenge. And will begin next week of my giving.

  376. Hey Chrysti!

    Wonderful thing that you are doing. I posted about your giveaways yesterday on my blog. See the post here: http://www.lantier.org/2009/01/another-giveaway.html
    It’s my first post from my iPod Touch! Feel honored?! LOL!

  377. I added a link on my sidebar


  378. I added a link on my sidebar


    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  379. […] Day 0 & Day 16 & Day 17  & Day 18 […]

  380. Christi,
    If I had a blog I would have a link to YOU. Great site

  381. […] laughs & communities have been forming. Join In! It’s a wondrous feeling! Start from Day 0 and work your way […]

  382. I posted it on my blog and shared on my yahoo art groups!! spreading the word!!!

  383. oh I can send you soemthing to giveaway too!!!

  384. oh I can send you something to giveaway too!!!

  385. posted again today in my facebook….

  386. […] January 2, 2009 in Photography 29 Days of Giving […]

  387. Thanks for putting on this event! I blogged about it here: http://danikjohnson.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/29-days-of-giving-what-a-great-idea/

    My wish: to be a mommy.

  388. Hi Chrysti I’ve posted about your 29 day giveaway in my blog! Hope I’m not too late, Bevie


    He Lives blog!!!

  389. been visiting here every day! nothing new to report, ‘cept…I am tired of the cold already.

  390. I posted again at my blog:


    about your challenge.


  391. I love being inspired by so many artists that I am finding. I love that the internet can put all of us together in ways that just a few short years ago was unimaginable. I love that there are so many artistis things I can still do even though I have so many health issues. I love that is we look hard enough, we can always find something positive in our day.

  392. If you do another round of this and are looking for co-conspirators I will happily donate an inspiring prize or two. Just email me!

    For now I’ve spread the word about your 29 day extravaganza via email with friends.


  393. Oh yes I’d like to contribute too…my mom was always on me for giving away things…now my hubby is..eheheh!!! No one comes to my house without leaving with something where it be a painting or something saw that the really liked. Makes my heart sore too!!! Blessings my friend…I have this 29 Giveaway in my blog so I’ll just leave it there….I didn’t know I was supposed to come back everyday…DAH!!!

  394. I wish I had stumbled upon this sooner. I would have loved to have been more involved.
    I have posted on my blog here http://myhidingplaceincyberspace.blogspot.com/2009/02/29-days-of-giveaways-ending-soon.html

    Thank you for hosting such a wonderful event!

    aka Digital Misfit

  395. wow. that is just amazing! the insight behind the giving as well as the actual giving. i’m glad you were brought back to the basics. isn’t that how it should always be? :)

    if you are interested in receiving a giveaway, head over to my blog for the tgif feature and giveaway.


  396. that’s truly amazing. giving is receiving. thank you!

  397. Entertaining blog post again. I enjoy being a rusty subscriber to your web site Congrats! i surely will before long substitute my homepage with your web site.

  398. Hi – Love your site! I make fine silver jewelry and would love to post something for you to use as a giveaway. check out my facebook page:


    and pick something out.

    Keep up the good work!


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