Friday, January 14, 2011

Blessed Gift & GIVEAWAY for YOU!

*This Giveaway Is Now Closed*

I was introduced to The Canvas Heart back when Amy did a giveaway on her blog.  I instantly fell in love!  Crystal makes beautiful canvas creations incorporating Amharic, the main language in the capital city of Ethiopia. 

Unfortunately, I didn't win that giveaway {but I'm sure it went to a very deserving and appreciative adoptive mom}.  But I did start a conversation with Crystal....which led me to where we are today! 

Crystal contacted me last week with a gracious offer that has blessed my socks off!  She offered to make me a custom 8x10 piece of artwork for my daughter's nursery!  How could I turn her down?!?  I sent her a picture of the crib bedding we have for Lil Miss along with some sneak peeks of the nursery and she got to work right away.

When I got home today from a meeting at church, my custom canvas was sitting at my stoop to welcome me.  What a SMILE that brought to my face!  I quickly got my boys inside and settled before I ripped open that package!  Oooh...it is sooo beautiful!  The background is a beautiful pink damask {which will work beautifully with the crib bedding and nursery decor} with the shape of Africa.  Inside of that continent I have grown to love is our adoption theme verse {Ephesians 1:5} in Amharic.  It is so beautiful, words to not do it justice...so I guess you will have to just see for yourself!

Our "Lil Miss" dolly with are new artwork

Monkey wanted to jump in and say "cheese"! =)

Look mom, Ethiopia!

I know though, it's gorgeous...right?!?  =)
Pictures DON'T do it justice either.

Well this gets better.  Because Crystal is also offering a custom canvas creation for one of my READERS!!!  The winner of this awesome giveaway will get $35 to splurge at The Canvas Heart!  Crystal loves custom work and will happily include your child's name, a special phrase or verse, or anything else in Amharic and in the colors of your choice!  You could even customize your own Amharic VALENTINE!  This would make a perfect accent in your child's nursery or bedroom, an amazing adoptive baby shower gift, or even a great way to extend Ethiopian culture into your home.  You could go with a custom 8x10 like I did, or a series of smaller canvases, or pool in some of your fun cash for a larger creation - IT'S YOU CHOICE!!!!

This giveaway will close on January 20th at 11:59pm so don't delay!!!  Here's how you enter!!!!

1} MANDATORY before completing any other entries...(only for the sake of I don't want to be used to get free stuff....I actually want to be your friend, okie dokie?!?)  If you haven't done so already, become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling me how much you love me!  {Alright, you only have to tell me you're a follower...but the compliments don't hurt!  =P  Don't increase your chances...but their nice for me =)}

2} Go visit The Canvas Heart and come back and tell me your favorite piece she's made {or what YOU would do with the $35!}

3} "HEART" The Canvas Heart on etsy and come back and tell me that you have!

4} Blog, tweet, or share this giveaway on Facebook and come tell me that you did!

That's a total of 6 entries....so get busy folks!  Please leave a separate comment for each entry {let's try to make this easy on me, okay?} and make sure I can get ahold of you in case your the winner {leave your email please}.  Best wishes to you!!!!!

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54 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would love to win this for Laurie! LOVE the gift you received.

:) Heather

erica said...

I'm a follower! :)

erica said...

I hearted The Canvas Heart on Etsy! :)

Alison said...

I am a faithful follower, and I do LOVE ya, girl!! :)

Alison said...

I am a follower of the Canvas Heart, and I love everything on her blog! But I think my favorite is the one that she made for you!! :)

nikiJ7 said...

Im just gonna comment and tell you how "much I love you" cause i actually do, youre freaking awesome. And If I bring you home pictures of unassigned baby girl do I get entries for that? Ha ha Just kidding, unless....

Annika said...

I'm a follower! And I love you of course Mimi!

Annika said...

I loved looking through the art gallery with the custom pieces. She had a yellow/orange one with Africa that was gorgeous.

Lara said...

I'm a follower !

Lara said...

I love the custom name canvases!

Lara said...

I hearted it on Etsy.

Shawny said...

I am a follower :)

Shawny said...

I like the 8x10 piece similar to the one you got and I'd give it to a friend in ET right now for an undetermined period of time trying to bring her daughter home!

Shawny said...

I hearted it on etsy!

Angela Hunt said...

That is so beautiful! So exciting to hang it in the nursery.:)

You know I'm a follower!!

Angela Hunt said...

I love the 5x7 pieces with custom names! I love everything actually.

Angela Hunt said...

I hearted it on etsy.

Angela Hunt said...

I blogged about your giveaway!
http://hunts4adoption.blogspot.com/2011/01/2-great-giveaways.html

Future Mama said...

I am a follower!!

Much love,
Future Mama
http://expectingablessing.blogspot.com/

Future Mama said...

I visited the Canvas Heart...and I can't decide what my favorite piece is!! I might want to custom order something to represent our Taiwan adoption, or maybe a bible verse, or maybe the cross piece, who knows ;-)

Much love,
Future Mama
http://expectingablessing.blogspot.com/

Future Mama said...

I hearted it!

Much love,
Future Mama
http://expectingablessing.blogspot.com/

Janet said...

Already a follower, and love your posts/style/playlist. Did ya know the other day I needed to clean the floors and wanted music, so I brought your blog up for some encouraging tunes! Kinda funny, but it was great to mop and daydream about our little girl while listening to your blog playlist. : )

Janet said...

Okay, I LOVE her work! If it were me, I'd probably do an 8x10 custom piece for our child(ren)'s room. Not sure what that will look like yet since I don't know if we'll have 1 or 2... a girl... a girl AND a boy?? The unknowns over here far outweigh the knowns!

Janet said...

Blogged it! : )
www.ethiopiaminus1.blogspot.com

meredith and justin said...

I am now an official follower. I read your blog all the time and love it.

meredith and justin said...

I love the custom name canvases!

The Raudenbush Family said...

I LOVE giveaways! I'm a follower!

The Raudenbush Family said...

I like the cross one she made---but since we adopted from China, I would probably have her make something custom just for us. :)

The Raudenbush Family said...

I hearted her on etsy!

Teri said...

I am happily following!! Woot!!

Teri said...

I "heart" her Etsy shop!!

Teri said...

Canvas Art Etsy shop is great!! My fav is the Africa Canvas...beautiful!!

Teri said...

Shared with my many wonderful friends on FB and asked them to also share!!

Ms. G said...

I'm a follower! It could be any day now, you are so close. Can't wait to see the referral post!

meredith and justin said...

I just blogged about it and I am going to link my blog to facebook.

Abby said...

I am a follower!!! And since we live so close I think we need to do a dinner date with some other adopting mamas:)

Abby said...

I really like the custom name pieces!!!

Laura said...

ok...follower now (don't normally participate in these things..but I love her stuff)

Laura said...

Favorite piece is the "remember Ethiopia"..it has forever changed me, my family and who we are striving to be. I want that as a constant reminder.

Laura said...

we're heart to heart friends now on Etsy

Laura said...

ok...shared with the world..you know my # when I win..okthanks! :)

Michelle said...

Just became a follower...love what I see so far!

Mindy said...

I'm a faithful follower of the "oh, so beautiful" Megan!! :) (Are you sure extra compliments won't increase my chances?!) I don't know how in the world I missed this post but I'm glad I caught it before it was done!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff! (you're looking especially slim, trim and gorgeous today, has anyone told you that yet? :) )

Mindy said...

I "hearted" her on Etsy!

Mindy said...

If I win the giveaway I think I would do the same as you - get a custom 8x10 creation to put in our daughter's nursery. I love that idea and yours turned out SO cute! Otherwise I would use it toward a custom creation for another place in my house.

Mindy said...

I also blogged about it!

Mindy said...

I also spread the word on Facebook! Pick me, pick me!!! :)

Amber said...

I'm now an official follower (although I've been reading for a while).

Such a fun giveaway!

Amber said...

I hearted on estsy : )

Amber said...

What piece would I choose? I'm torn. I liked the 11 x 14 canvas piece but love the idea of doing a custom . . .like 3 8 x 10's similar to what you received. She does such neat stuff.

Amber said...

whoops - I didn't leave my email. : )

raprevo@yahoo.com

Shannon said...

I'm a follower....I thought I was already but apparently not...so sorry!!:)

Shannon said...

Just became a follower of Crystal's blog. Love all her work but I think a custom made piece would be so special!

Shannon said...

Went to Etsy too! Love her photography too!!