And the third batch of winners are….

no beating around the bush tonight folks ….

… some absolutely amazing gifts at stake here

is it you? ….

… drumroll please

yes, i finally caved in and went for the youtube drumroll….

Here’s the scoop:Winners need to contact me by January 6th, 2009 (wow!) by emailing me at khryctee[at], or leaving another comment here – with the correct email to notify them. I’ll need your mailing addies by then or else the beloved prize in question gets shipped off to the runner-up. And, just in case the runner up has a bad case of not-claiming-giftitis, then I will merely redraw a name. Someone, somewhere will want it badly enough -)  If you don’t truly want that day’s prize let me know, or pick someone to pass it on to.

Didn’t Win?Keep trying! Really, there are even more amazing prizes heading your way… and there may even be days where everyone – yes like every single person – who enters who will be a winner. How’s that do for something to look forward to? I thought you’d like it! I will be taking a hiatus while I am travellign though… more on that later, in another post…

Ok, the hard part — and also the kind of fun part — the prize recipients! Doesn’t that sound nicer? We’re all winners, even if the prize eludes us. 

“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.” -Albert Einstein

Oh! In case you were curious; receipents are not-so-scientifically-selected using one of those handy generator thingies found online. Noone has found a way to bribe me yet. Not saying it can’t be done, but ya know — it’s gotta be a realllllllllllllllllllly good offer. An in with the technology gods would be great… felt foods, art supplies I don’t have… the list goes on…

Even though the drawings on these drawings are closed – I still think they are worth a read – especially the comments. Amazing discussion, laughs & communities have been forming. Join In! It’s a wondrous feeling! Start from Day 0 and work your way up!

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Day 10–  Click here  to read all about it !
Prize: 1 Les Petit Dolls Membership – an amazing online Suzi Blu workshop!
Purchase one by clicking here!
Prize Recipient 1: Marula -claimed
Prize Recipient Back-Up 1: Joyful Artist-claimed

Low Res Pic, Pro Quality prints. Other Choices for Winner too!

Day 11–  Click Here to read all about it
Prize: Winners Choice of Prints from my store! – when emailing me be sure to tell me your first choice, and second choice set please!  an 8 x 10 set, or 5 x7 set – up to you!
Purchase one by clicking here.
Prize Recipient 1: Jennifer W.
Prize Recipient 2: Mary Lee -claimed
Prize Recipient 3: Jennifer Rogers-Daniels -claimed
Prize Recipient Back-Up 1: Karina -claimed
Prize Recipient Back-Up 2 : Lauri
Prize Recipient Back-Up 3: Cat -claimed

Visual Journalism 101 Workshop taught by Pam Carriker

Visual Journalism 101 Workshop taught by Pam Carriker

Day 12–  Click Here to read all about it
Prize 1: 2 Lush 5 x 7 Prints – winners choice from Pam’s Store!
Purchase one by clicking here
Prize 2: Visual Journalism 101 Online Workshop taught by Pam Carriker
Purchase one by clicking here
Prize Recipient 1 (Prints): Donna Cook -claimed
Prize Recipient 2 (Workshop): Letha Richardson -claimed
Prize Recipient Back-Up 1: Ginny
Prize Recipient Back-Up 2 : Roc Nicholas

Photo by Splityarn used under a Creative Commons License

Photo by Splityarn used under a Creative Commons License

Day 13–  Click Here to read all about it
Prize: A OOAK Chrystified Fancy Fiber Bulb Ornament! – Winners tell me if you want it plain (like shown) or embellished in my way – not shown. Also let me know your 3 fav colors.
Purchase one by emailing me if interested, and I’ll create one just for you. $7.95 + Shipping.
Prize Recipient 1: Kellie -claimed
Prize Recipient 2: Jennifer Law
Prize Recipient 3: Paula Bogdan -claimed
Prize Recipient 4: Robin Krieger  -claimed
Prize Recipient Back-Up 1: Susan G (linked to family fun) -claimed
Prize Recipient Back-Up 2 : Dunielle
Prize Recipient Back-Up 3: Janice-claimed
Prize Recipient Back-Up 4: Chris Weiss-claimed

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Day 14– Click Here to read all about it
Prize: 3 people will each win 1 Jon Troast CD
Purchase one by clicking here – you can ALL get a FREE CD too at his site!
Prize Recipient 1 (a person & a heart CD): Kim Mailhot -claimed
Prize Recipient 2 (with,to, from CD): Regina -claimed
Prize Recipient 3 (second story CD): Vicki -claimed
Prize Recipient Back-Up 1: Erin Glee -claimed
Prize Recipient Back-Up 2 : Katie
Prize Recipient Back-Up 3: Nicole Austin

Day 15– Click Here to read all about it
Prize: 1 Digital Collage Sheet of mine -claimed
Purchase one by clicking here to see if I added them yet or emailing me prior to that.
Prize Recipients:Everyone who left a comment on that post! The last batch will eb emailed out tonight — it’s now closed.

And there ya have it… the third round of giftees! Recipients – Don’t forget to contact me  with your mailing address within by January 6th, 2009 – emailing me at khryctee[at], or leaving another comment here – with the correct email to notify you! Extra Credit if your email contains lots of OMG’s, squeals of rampant delight especially on the prizes that contained submissions of my own.
Still time to enter Day 0 & future giveaways upon my return!
Even though there’s no giveaway on this post  … I have enjoyed all our ‘talks’ in the comments, it’s actually been my favorite part of all this….  so if ya feel like chatting with me, why not play a lil game with me?
It’s easy – I promise!
Just finish this sentence

Happiness lies in ….

The giveaways are on hold until I return — I plan (hopefully) to post more about that tomorrow!

Happy Holidays!


43 Responses

  1. Congrats to all the winners, including me – I’ve received my digital collage sheet already. THANK YOU Chrysti. You are so wonderful.

    Happiness lies in believing in yourself, miracles, and angels.

    Happy holidays Chrysti

  2. Happiness lies in… having won the amazing Suzi Blu workshop! I have been wishing I could draw faces and people and now I have the opportunity to learn! Wow! And also, the digital collage sheet is fabulous! Thank you!

    Happiness also lies in… being snowed in but having a nice warm safe house with electricity & a fireplace & Christmas lights outside & enough food & hot cocoa inside… We’ve had a lot of very un-Seattle-like snow here, well over a foot at my house!

    Thank you again, and enjoy your holiday!!!

  3. Happiness lies within you. It is a choice to open this gift and use it or to leave it sealed up and lose the richness it can add to your life.

  4. BTW, thanks for the collage sheet gift! It was awesomely beautiful!

  5. Happiness lies in…making cherished friends in the most unexpected places. Like you…whom I didn’t know from Adam 2 weeks ago, and now can’t get through a day without checking your blog a few times – and reading your old posts. I’m really glad we’ve “met” and your positivity has impacted my life in ways you can’t imagine.

    The collage sheets were stunning – thank you for that generous and beautiful gift! Now, can I please request a pound of your talent to go with that? ;)

    You have a safe and wonderful trip – and enjoy every single second. Come back relax and refreshed – you so deserve it. I hope all your Christmas wishes come true – you’ll be in my thoughts!

    Katherine :)

  6. Happiness lies in being with family…I miss mine very much :(

    I am back up winner for the yarn ornament…it says “linked to family fun”…what’s that mean??

    Have a safe and joyous trip :)

  7. OOOOPs…forgot…
    CONGRATS to all the winners :)

  8. Happiness lies in – the face of a sleeping dog (after it has run you ragged round the park, rolled in something untoward and had to be bathed).

  9. Happiness lies in seeing a smile on the face of someone you love, and is even sweeter when you know you have put it there !

    Happy Holidays, Chrysti ! You have made lots of happiness during your gift-giving !

  10. WOW! My name is on the list of winners! WHOOHOO!

    I have sent you an email with my addie.

    Thanks so much Christy.

  11. Oh, goodness, I won! I love bright tropical colors…you pick. I promise to be happy if it’s bright and cheerful! Here’s my email:

  12. Happiness lies in… the little things. Different things for different people but it’s important to enjoy the passing moments and cherish the memories. Too many people work too hard trying to reach some future point of happiness when it could be all around them if they just took the time to partake of it.

  13. Happiness lies in the fulfillment of giving of one’s self and time to someone in need.

    And Merry Christmas everybody!! Hope those blizzards and cold temps don’t stop you from getting where you need to be!! I live in Texas now but up until 2 years agoI spent my whole life in New Hampshire…I still have contacts up there, family, etc. I don’t know how they are standing it!! But when you are native to somewhere, it just seems natural!! Well Hang in and keep warm!! HO HO HO!! Janice Helt

  14. Happiness lies in the face of children on Christmas morn. Happiness lies in holding the hand of your honey on an ordinary day.
    The collage sheet give-a-way it fabulous!!! Fantastic!!! Wonderful!!!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Have a wonderful holiday with friends and family.

  15. To me happiness lies in the happiness of my family and my friends. As long as they are happy, I can’t help but be. After that, I love to be in my studio creating and/or curled up with a good book and Mitzy (one of our cats) asleep on my lap. My idea of heaven!

    Have a wonderful holiday Chrysti, and thank you so much for the collage sheet. I can’t wait to use it! Merry Christmas!

  16. Happiness lies all around you. In yourself, your home, your art work and what you create to be traded, given or sold.
    Happiness is what you bring to others when you do wonderful things like you are doing now. Several people are spreading happiness with give aways which many can’t afford to buy.
    Happiness is in prayer also. Thank you Cindy W.

  17. Wow! Day 14 CD recipient. I’m looking forward to hearing the new tunes.

  18. Oh. I see Kim Mailhot will be getting some HOT MAIL, ( or is it hot MALE?)! I was the back-up recipient if she didn’t claim that Jon Troast CD I wanted, but it’s all good~ I won a beautiful digital collage sheet of the cutest Toddlers (besides my own, when they were that age). Thank you Chrysti!
    Congratulations to Kim and all the lucky winners, and to Chrysti, for really stepping out there to shine in her glory of GIVING….because…
    Happiness lies in Giving.

    Have a wonderful Holiday and break from routine/travels and shopping in you store for myself (if there is any $ left)…hugs, Erin

  19. Hey Chrysti!! Don’t know if you’re on your way home for the holidays yet but just stopped by to say Merry, Merry!

    Also, congrats to all the winners so far in your fantabulous giveaways!! I haven’t participated much but hope to get in on the next batch after you’re back up and running.

    Happiness lies in……loving & being loved, giving from your heart, connecting with kindred spirits, sharing your time & talents freely, and unending HOPE for PEACE in a world that so desperately needs it.

    Cheers & hugs you my friend!

  20. For me happiness lies in that moment when I suddenly remember that I am loved by the best person I have ever known. It usually comes when I’m walking along the beach and looking out to sea thinking about how big the world really is.

  21. Congrats to everyone that won! It looks like I got a runner up, but was claimed already :)

  22. To me happiness lies in giving.
    Happy holidays to Chrysti and everyone here.
    Hugs to all

  23. happiness lies in the pages of my art journal, calling to me on a cold, wintry night! and in the summer sun, barefoot walks on the beach, strangers being kind to one another, surprise gifties…gosh, you name it! happiness is all around, everywhere, always.
    Peace and Holiday Wishes,

  24. Happiness lies in a giving spirit, a peaceful soul, and an open mind. It’s not as hard as it sounds…We all know others who will always need more than we do, we all learn how to calm ourselves in times of human uproar, and an open mind? Well, let’s just stay alive and aware, and the possibilities just keep flooding in…Eternal possibilities! Peace to all this holiday season and always…

  25. Happiness lies in acceptance. I am here at this moment to live in this moment and be one with the universe. And when that doesn’t work; happiness lies in chocolate!

  26. Happiness lies within… without it you cannot give it!

  27. Happiness lies in those seemingly random and completely out-of-the-blue moments triggered by a smile, a scent, or a even the way the light is hitting something just so, where I’m suddenly filled with a powerful feeling of the goodness and rightness of that moment. And in that moment I think to myself and really believe it, “Life is beautiful. All is well.”

    Congratulations to all the winners! Enjoy enjoy enjoy your prizes! Happiest of holidays to all, and be safe and well.


  28. Congrats to the winners!

    Happiness lies in learning to be content. I’m not saying you shouldn’t strive for a better life, but I know people who spend their whole lives being unsatisfied, no matter how wonderful their homes, jobs and families are.

  29. Happiness lies in…A good book curled up in bed on a cold wintery night with my cat by my side……..

    Congrats to all the winners,if i,m not here tomorrow HAPPY CHRISTMAS Chrysti and everyone !

  30. Hello. I am an aspiring artists, just saw your site and love it. I like to draw a lot and my dream is to teach art. Does anyone here know how that can be achieved (other than just going to college, which is currently in progress :) )

    Congrats to the winners, by the way!!!


  31. Happiness lies in this very moment :) What I choose to do in this moment brings me all the happiness I need. Hi Chrysti, I wish you all the best for the festive season, & I`m embarrassed to say that I forgot to give you my email address for the gorgeous digital clip art (I had chosen Passion For Purple 2 in B&W) but I`d be more than happy with any of your beautiful images…My email is vickyfernando194(at) Thank you so much & enjoy the holidays :)

  32. Happiness lies in having food on the table, a roof over our heads, a job, my son and his family, and a wonderful husband to spend my life with. Nothing else matters.

  33. Thank you for your 29 days of giving, and I just got my Pam Carriker prints….WOW!!!!! Thank you!

    Happiness is being fully engaged in the moment, and loving every second of it. Then off to the next one with great expectations for more happiness….

  34. Chrysti,
    A note of sincere thanks for permitting us to be a part of your incredible life. We will never be the same…..

    Happiness lies in being loved….and returning that love….

  35. I couldn’t find an email for you…. so I am leaving a comment unrelated to this post (sorry :)

    I just read your article on digital art in Cloth, Paper, Scissors… it is fantastic, a good, swift, helpful read. I have been looking for an article like this one and am off to try some out. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your methods.

  36. Congrats to all the winners!!

    Happy New Year Chrysti!!!

    Many Blessings,


  37. Chrysti – hi and Happy New Year!!! I hope all is well with you. Just read your article in CPS too – well written, clear & concise, love it! Can;t wait to try a few of your tips.


    p.s. I’m having a giveaway on my blog, ends Jan.14th. Pop on over when you get a chance ok?

  38. Hi Chrysti!!! I hope you had wonderful holidays! Just wanted to stop over and wish you a Happy New Year :).

  39. Happiness lies in…..time spent with my fur babies! They make me laugh and laughter is one of the best medicines, just as creating art is too one of the best medicines!

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