Sunday, July 17, 2011

Paying it Forward: Card Giveaway

A long time ago, I received a paying it forward gift from One Woman's Thoughts. Since then, many things have happened. We had two floods. We made two trips to Syracuse New York to work on and bring home a car for our son that was given to him by my son-in-law. We had out-of-town company. The brakes failed on my car, along with the dishwasher, the furnace and the hot water heater. And we sorted more flood stuff (still not done).

Anyway, I finally have made two-paying it-forward gifts. There are two sets of three cards. They are all shown here. Click the image to view them larger. If you would like to participate, leave a comment. A week from tomorrow, on July 25, (assuming my internet is working--that's another problem I've been having--my internet keeps going down), I will use a random number generator to choose TWO "WINNERS." NOTE--if you choose to do this, you must offer a paying-it-forward gift on your blog or Facebook site (etc). It's a sort of "trade" only you don't give me something, you give it to someone else. The first "winner" chooses three cards. The second winner gets the other three. The cards are hand-made by me from prints my artwork on sturdy stock with matching envelopes and have a $20 value for a set of three when you include the cost of materials.

I want to thank Kathy at One Woman's Thoughts for both her gift and her patience.


John said...

Great idea and great work.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Hi John, are you signing up as a pay-it-forward participant?

John said...

Hi Mary

Wasn´t sure if I could or should because of where I live. Delighted to participate though.

One Woman's Thoughts said...

I have some of Mary's original artwork cards and I must say they are beautiful and on very sturdy paper. I have sent them out and have to admit I had a hard time parting with them ,but the recipients were happy to get them.
Her cards will bring a little beauty into your world.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thank you John and Kathy!!!!

John, I am willing to send to you, as long as you in turn will offer something free in the same manner.

IF you win--I will a random number generator to pick the winner. You have two numbers so far, 1 and 3. Kathy is 4.

Thank you Kathy for your sweet kind words. :-D

One Woman's Thoughts said...

Please take my random drawing number and give it to someone else for a chance at the drawing. I love your work And since I already have some) I'd like you to please give the opportunity to another deserving person.

merrytait said...

Perhaps you could pick one of your regular readers from your blog?

Otherwise, I will assign it to a blogger who does book giveaways and I have won many books on her site

merrytait said...

I'm surprised and disappointed that only John has signed up to win cards.

I used to have a fairly good readership before I got too busy to blog daily.

Is it solely the lack of readership?

or, do people not want to give something away?

or, do people not like my art?

or, do they not send letters any more?

:-( I am very sad.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

OK, I wasn't able to get online on Monday, because I had the grandchildren, or on Tuesday because I had to take Piano Boy to the doctor. I will be sending all six cards to John the Healing Seed, once I get his mailing address.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I plan to do another giveaway WITH NO STINGS ATTACHED of any kind and see how that works. It will be in about two weeks, probably, because we will be GONE for a week starting Sunday and camping and off-line.