I feel just terrible that I have been ill, and the giveaways have been pushed aside the last few days. If it makes you feel any better, everything in my life has been set back a bit as well. I’m actually doing this post, before the stuff that pays me… though, that comes next! Has to!
It genuinely bothers me when I am pushing a deadline, or can’t meet an expectation I have set for myself (including the giveaways), or has been set for me. I am learning to not be quite as hard on myself, though I still have plenty of growth in that department. I think the difficulty lies in the fact my entire business – every aspect– shipping, web design, accounting, listing, copywriting, art, articles, photography, mentoring… to name a few … are all solely on my shoulders. Missing one day of ‘work’ is equivalent to someone with a ‘typical’ job missing 2-3 weeks. I hope to get to a point this year, when I can get some help. My head is always a crazy storm of ideas.. and I just need a bit more time, and yes… help .. to bring them all to life!
I think the remainder of the giveaways will be every other day, to allow me some time to get caught up and meet the plethora of deadlines I have at the end of this month, and into February. It’s a good compromise, and I on my ‘off’ days I can simply practice giving in another way. Win/win! I may just host a few extra giveaways as well … why stop at 29?
All the prizes have been shipped out to date – except for the bulb ornaments – as I need to order boxes to ship them in – super fragile!
Enough of my rambling today… I am sure you are anxious to see the winners!
Here’s the scoop:Winners need to contact me by January 27th, 2009 by emailing me at khryctee[at]bellsouth.net, 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!
“The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better” – Barbara Pletcher
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.
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!
Day 16– Click Here to read all about it !
Prizes:2 Michelle Beschen Courage to Create DVD’s, Signed Belt Buckle & Leather Cuff Bracelet!
Purchase your own by clicking the above photo links, or click here to visit Michele’s Store!
Prize Recipient : Arlene Mobley -claimed
Prize Recipient Back-Up : Regina -claimed
Day 17– Click Here to read all about it !
Prize: Prize: a copy Mixed-Media Self Portraits (with my project signed )by Cate Coulacos Prato
Purchase one by clicking here
Prize Recipient : Connie Williams – Claimed
Prize Recipient Back-Up : Letha – claimed
Day 18– Click Here to read all about it !
Prize: a copy Acts of Kindness: How to Create a Kindness Revolution
Purchase one by clicking here
Prize Recipient : MaryAnne – claimed
Prize Recipient Back-Up : Janet Allen
Day 19– Click Here to read all about it
Prize # 1: 10 Laser Printed Collage Sheets from my store (my choice) & 1 Color Digital Collage Sheet (winner’s choice except inching along)
Want a Free Color Digi Collage Sheet too? Donate at least $1.50 to help Save the Sawmill Strays and I’ll send you a collage sheet of your choosing – see the blog entry for more details. Donate now just by clicking here!
Prize # 2: a HUGE!!!! Digital Scrapbooking Kit to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
Pllleasseeee Purchase one by clicking here – such a touching story, and good cause.
Prize Recipient 1 (Collage Sheets): Corrinne – claimed
Prize Recipient 2 (Digital Kit): Pam Carriker -claimed
Prize Recipient Back-Up 1:Lyneen -claimed
Prize Recipient Back-Up 2 : Susan G – claimed
What if we ….
Check back on Friday for the next giveaway!