Tuesday, January 13, 2009

 Payin' it forward

I love winning things! It's just such a fun little surprising treat. Especially for one, such as myself, who seldom wins anything. What's even more fun for me though is crafting and giving stuff away. So, that is the lead in to this post... A while back (probably can be measured in months by now...) I won a bloggy give away that was extra special. Rachel @ Musings of a Future Pastor's Wife had won a pay it forward give away and kept the goodness going in her own crafty giveaway. With a pay it forward give away you enter to win on the premise that if you are the winner you will, at some point (maybe even months later), do a give away of your own. I was one of several who won Rachel's give away. She was pretty generous. Rachel has an Etsy shop with all kinds of crafty goodness. Go to her blog and from there you can find a link for her Etsy shop. She makes the neatest pendants from scrabble tiles! As neat as they look in pictures, I have to say that when I received mine in the mail it was even prettier. :) She does a lot of different designs, colors, and fonts. I picked a brown cross. Isn't it fun? So, I have finally gotten some crafting of my own done so that I can keep the give away fun going! I made this little sign as a reminder to keep a thankful heart in everything. It just happens to look pretty good in my house and it just so happens to be a reminder I need so much each and every day. :) I will be making an identical one to keep. 'Cause I am generous like that. Or selfish, or some thing.

All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and you will be entered to win the sign. Be sure to have your email address included in your comment so I can contact you if you are the wonner. I sense that some of you are nervous now. You think that if you enter you will have to come up with some crafty project and have your own give away. Well, I am going to make this easy for you. Because I like you, and I don't want any one to have bloggy give away anxiety.

If you enter and happen to win I would love it if you just kept the pay it forward idea some where in your mind. You don't have to do anything crafty, do a bloggy give away, or post about it, jut look for opportunities to give some thing away some time in the next few months. You do not even have to have a blog to enter. Now if you win, you really enjoy crafting, and have just been waiting for an opportunity to make some thing to give away then please do! :) If that is the case you will just come up with your idea and compose a blog post similar to this one, keeping the pay it forward give away on a roll.

This give away will be open until Monday, January 19th, at which time a random winner will be drawn. Go on now, enter to win and then go tell your friends all about it! :) On a different note, I want to sincerely thank every one for their incredibly kind comments during the anniversaries of J.D. s birth and death. It means so much to me!

25 comments:

Smilingsal said...

I love your new necklace.

Katarina said...

It can't hurt to comment...right :)
The necklace is beautiful btw.

Rachel said...

Wow! Don't enter me (obviously) but that sign is gorgeous! I LOVE it!

And the necklace looks great on you - it goes very well with your coloring. :)

Thank you for your sweet words on my blog. I am going to move forward with the project and I will keep you posted. Any ideas for a name? Kristen @ Exemplify has offered to do all the techie stuff for me (like the html and css codes, etc.)

Sara@I.Sass said...

I loving seeing all the crafty goodness out there. I think though that I stretched myself out over the holidays making 5 quilts. ARGH, I still can't believe I did that. Insane. You don't have to enter me I just wanted to say I thik your sign is perfect. A simple reminder for all of us.
Love Rachels necklaces, she is so sweet!

Amanda said...

wendi...i LOVE that necklace...LOVE it! and your sign...beautiful AND a great reminder!

Stacey said...

Cool idea, I just wrote an article for the newspaper about Random Acts of Kindness.

Rachel said...

Hi Wendi :) You are making me want to be all crafty!!! Love the neclace and the sign.

Anne Elizabeth said...

Love the sign:)

Mel said...

Crafty people amaze me!! Creativity in something tangible.

Cindy said...

What a wonderful idea! How fun!

Arlona Mc said...

I like the random acts of kindness. You are a very kind person and I love you. Mom Mc

Elizabeth said...

great necklace...love the pay it forward sentiment! I'd love to enter!

Rissa said...

Love the necklace & the sign.. you sure are crafty!!
let us know who the winner is soon!!
GOD BLESS!!

Dawna said...

Your necklace is beautiful, and I love the idea of paying it forward. I would love, love, love to win your crafty little sign - so very pretty. Love you, girl!

dani said...

wendi, your necklace is simply lovely:) and your sign is thought provoking and darling!!! i love the idea of paying it forward... after a minister touted the movie, i bought the book in an airport and read it while on my trip. it was wonderful (the movie not so much)!!! it's a good read if you've never read it.
much love,
dani

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

I have given you an Award! Come check it out!

And as for the give away... SIGN ME UP! My e-mail? You got it! :)

Lezlie said...

The sign is beautiful (and a good reminder!)...I love the pay it forward idea!!
Blessings!

Rachelle said...

Love the necklace and your blog!!!! Rachel is so talented and so are you! The sign is lovely! ;)

Heather said...

Completely unrelated to your post, but I gave you an award over at my blog. Please stop by to pick it up: http://heathershodgepodge.blogspot.com/2009/01/award.html

AmandaHoyt said...

That necklace is beautiful and so is your sign :)
Hope you all are having a great week.
Hugs and prayers,
Amanda

Juanita Ruby said...

How special to promote paying it forward. I love it! And you are so crafty! I signed up to follow your blog and added a picture of Grandma and I(even though I follow your blog anyway when my days aren't packed full - but Grandma is quarantined because of the flu, so I have extra time this week!)
Aunt Juanita

Becky said...

I made a comment...love you!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

That is truly beautiful - both the necklace and the adorable little sign, which I would greatly love to display in my house! As you know I am sadly lacking in the crafty department, but I will take the challenge to pay forward kindness, whether I win or not. :)

Kristina P. said...

I'm so happy you commented on my blog because now I can enter your awesome giveaway! That pendant is also beautiful.

I will be back to visit!

Cindy said...

I love paying it forward - it is such a wonderful way to live!