Monday, October 11, 2010

Friends supporting Friends - A giveaway

One of the things that I love about blogging is the community that forms.  I have made wonderful friends through my blog.   These women start as online acquaintances and morph into real life friends somehow along the way. And this community is incredible supportive of one another and they encourage others to be supportive too.  And lets face it, women need a few more communities of support and fewer places of competition.

So when I was searching for a few giveaways recently of people that I wanted to support my sister mentioned that she wanted to support a friend with her etsy shop.  So my sister went out and bought a $10 gift card to AnnabelleArt for me to giveaway here.   I've spent some time searching her site and her cards and pendants are super cute.  See for yourself:



More importantly I happened to read her profile and felt even better about telling you all about her.  This is what she writes about her shop AnnabelleArt:
I'm Ninon, and I'm running this Etsy shop with my 11 years old daughter Annabelle.

Anna is a beautiful special needs little girl. I had the privilege to welcome her into my home at birth, as a foster family before being able to become her permanent mom recently. Anna has many health issues; ADHD, severe learning disabilities, dysphasia, ARND (Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder), tactile defensiveness and attachment disorder. She faces many challenges every day, and requires special care because of her condition.

Annabelle LOVES arts and crafts, and shares my passion for paper art, knitting and stitch markers making. I already had my other shop opened for a while (http://tricotsducoeur.com), and Anna used to love making stitch markers for my personal knitting usage, and for my knitting community friends. Those friends loved Anna's markers so much that they suggested we open a shop featuring Anna's work. So we did! Annabelle's Art was born.

Some time after the opening of Annabelle's Art we added the handmade greeting cards to our inventory. And now most of the time you'll find Anna and I happily paper crafting in my corner of the basement, which we call our studio.

Anna and I hope that you will enjoy your visit to our little shop, and that we'll have the pleasure of counting you as a new customer!

All profits from the sales will go directly towards Anna's therapeutic care.
I love that she and her daughter have this to do together.  And I hope you like it too.  And so the giveaway.  My sister has purchased a $10 gift card for her etsy shop, and I've decided that I'm going to offer a $10 gift card too! So we are going to draw TWO winners for this giveaway!

How do you enter you ask?  Simple:  Leave a comment mentioning what your favorite piece is on Annabelle's Art.  Is it one of the adorable cards?  A pendant?  The knitting markers?  Be sure to leave an email too so I can get a hold of you if you win!

That's it. We'll keep this giveaway simple.  No extra entries, just the joy of participating in a community that cares a lot about each other!

This giveaway was my sister's idea and she bought one $10 giftcard.  I bought the other card myself.  Just because I wanted too. Oh, and the giveaway runs until 9pm CST on Monday October 18th.

22 comments:

Brenda said...

My favorite is "Set of 6 Animals All Occasion Handmade Greeting Cards." Great idea!

Brenda said...

Oh, email is hly.grnd@gmail.com. :)

Melinda said...

I love the Wizard of Oz Halloween card! (Melinda - melinda.d.ott@gmail.com)

Amy said...

I love the glass pendants. Especially the do what you love

This is really a great post. I love that she does it with her daughter.

Emma said...

Cute stuff! I like the monster birthday cards for kids!

Amelia Sprout said...

Thank you so much for doing this, I am always looking for new Etsy obsessions. I love the Ninja girl card, or any of the stitch markers. With the right stich markers I am sure I would knit more. ;)

Kristie said...

I love the glass pendant that say Live the Life you have Imagined. What a great site!

kmabernathy32@msn.com

Vaughnde said...

This is a wonderful thing to do to support Anna! I personally like the clay heart pink stitchmarkers not only because they are hearts and pink but also in support of Breast Cancer month for October. My email is: vaughndelee@gmail.com

Anne said...

My favorite is the "respect" pendant. Beautiful! agwinfrey at hotmail dot com

Alexa said...

It's a tough choice, but I believe my favorite is one of the hedge hog charms. SO cute!

Michele said...

Too many sweet cards to choose just one. :) Love this.

Challenge:1yearnorestaurants said...

These cards are sooo cute!

cobalt said...

I love the pendants that say "love what you do" and "do what you love" ...
I bought a butterfly pendant for my niece this year, and she wears it nonstop. :-)

-cobalt
(email remotelycobalt at ciar dot org)

bmom76 said...

My favorite is the Live love Laugh pendant
chelsreb(at)aol(dot)com

Lisa (JeepGirl) said...

Everything is just adorable!

Chris said...

I love the Handmade Owl Square Tile Glass Pendant. My daughter has just started to have an interest in owls and this would be a perfect gift for her.
chrissatko7@gmail.com

Tori said...

I love the owl pendants. I'm a bit obsessed with owls and am always looking for ways to add to my collection!

Tori (yesterdaysroses@gmail.com)

Wendy said...

This is sooo cute!! WITH CHAIN Centipede Couple Critter Round Glass Pendant Necklace

wendyhines at hotmail dot com

ape2016 said...

i love the winter silver snowman card
ape2016(at)aol(dot)com

myfirstbaby said...

Love her story:
My favorite is the:Winter Silver Snowman Embossed Handmade Christmas Card


mjcommets at embarqmail dot com

coriwestphal said...

Oh I like the Green Spider Critter Round Glass Pendant Necklace! Cute!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Melanie said...

I love the box gift set of five thank you cards that you have a picture of. melaniechurchill@yahoo.com