Wednesday, December 1, 2010

1st GIVEAWAY & my 200th post!

Yay! It's my 200th post today! I've been blogging for a while but I don't post everyday so this is exciting for me. My 100th post kinda came and went without me realizing it, so I wanted to do something special for this milestone.

I've been going back and forth as to what to offer in my giveaway. I want it to be something nice and also something that people will actually want to receive and that is what has stumped me. I've won a couple things myself and have always been so pleased with the gift, that I feel I have some big shoes to fill. Since I don't make jewelry and I don't have anything for sale in my shop that you can wear I wonder if people will actually want anything I've got. So I've thought since it's the Christmas season and December 1st and who couldn't use another decoration. Plus, that isn't too taste specific well maybe a little, it's not traditional colors. I've decided to give away my mixed media "Blue Santa" 5x7 framed print. I also will send along some other goodies that I want to remain a surprise.  (see the Santa before it was finished here). This is just the right size for display on a counter or side table or the mantle, tucked in the tree, even the bathroom sink. It stands on it's own and also hangs. It is ready to display.

I was inspired to draw this Santa because of my grandmother, Elma, who is 94. She had an incredible Santa collection, I mean thousands. I was mesmerized as a child with her carefully laid out collection and many Santa trees throughout her warm and inviting home where I spent every Christmas Day. It is such a warm and fuzzy memory for me now. Her favorites were always a little bit quirky and she is going to love this one, since I plan to give her my original framed for her gift this year. She now has had to give up most all her earthly possessions because she lives in an Assisted Living apartment.

If the Santa isn't your thing, then you'll have a gift to give to a last minute drop in or a "Dirty Santa" party and at the very least you'll have a white frame with matte. ;)

I offer this Santa as an ACEO right now in my Artfire shop and my Etsy Shop and will be adding this larger size as soon as possible, hopefully this evening. What does everyone think about offering it for sale with the matt and frame?

Blue Santa 5x7 framed mixed media signed print
Deadline for entry is Friday, December 10th 2010 6 pm Central time. Winner will be picked by random and be notified by email so please make sure you have a way for me to contact you. I will mail it out right away so you can enjoy it displayed for Christmas. If you have trouble posting just contact me (my email is under my profile picture in "about me" along right side bar)

Here's what ya gotta do to enter (Rules of participation):

  1. Leave a comment on this post; and
  2. Follow me :)
  3. For one additional entry, become a fan on facebook (like)
While it's not necessary to tell others about via twitter or on your blog or elsewhere, I'd appreciate it! I always like to return favors ;)

You need to have a place where it can be delivered, no post boxes unless you can receive a parcel there. Good luck!

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  1. i wanna win, i wanna win, with goodie goodie gumdrops on top :)

  2. Congratulations on the milestone, Jaime! I think the original looks lovely in that frame! And it's a really great gift to offer as a giveaway.
    Obviously I (a) am leaving a comment (b) follow you and (c) follow you on Facebook. It would be an honor to win one of your little creations. :) Theresa

  3. Yay 200 posts! I would love a chance to win your lovely Santa print!
    This will give me some incentive to finish setting up my facebook =)

  4. What a sweet little giveaway and a perfectly blue Santa! Love the reason it came into existence... family history is such a wonderful thing. Congrats on your 200th post, Jaime! Good luck to everyone in the giveaway!

  5. Jaime, that is just such a beautiful giveaway :)

    Pop over and check out mine too :)

    Have a Lovely day T. :)

  6. I got so wrapped up in the beauty of your piece, I forgot to congratulate you on your 200th, CONGRATS :) T.

  7. Grats on your milestone- I forgot mine and it came and went....
    I LOVE your Santa and would love to have him in my home. I too collect Santas!

  8. Hi Jamie, I found out about your blog and giveaway through Theresa (Faerie Moon Creations)I'm so happy that she did--I'll be happy to follow your blog, because I LOVE your art, and I collect SAntas--this would be perfect.
    Come over to my blog--I have a giveaway that ends tomorrow night.

  9. Congrats on your 200th post! -And thanks for inviting me for this, even though I live across the Atlantic.
    Your Santa is very nice, and he look just like a Santa Claus shall look!
    Have a nice day :o)

  10. Wow, Jaime, love your blog thing! I'll have to get into this a bit more! Just wanted proof that I visited and my techie skills are still sharp!!! =)

  11. Thank you all for entering my first giveaway!


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