19 November 2009

a debut giveaway. (hurrah!)

as a means to generate a bit more income for adoption expenses, i am now offering my handstamped jewelry and fine art photographs in my shop.

both these stamped silver pieces and the photographs make excellent presents, and will arrive nicely packaged and ready for gifting.

to celebrate these new offerings, i'm giving away a custom stamped sterling disc necklace, adorned with a lucite flower or a pair of freshwater pearls, your choice. the silver disc may be stamped with up to five names or a short inspirational phrase, like so:

ann10

love10

to enter, just tell me which item from my shop most strikes your fancy. tweet, facebook, or blog this giveaway and i'll throw your name in an extra three times (just be sure to stop back to let me know you've done this).

i'll close the entries at midnight EST on tuesday, november 24th.

:)

happy weekend, friends.

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updated nov 26th: we now have a winner! congratulations to JEM (jessica); i will contact you this weekend to discuss your custom necklace. thank you all so very much for the enthusiasm and kindness in your comments.

107 comments:

Laura said...

I just found your blog and started following. After looking at your shop, I can't decide what I like best. If I had to choose, I'd say the "precious in his sight" necklace. Your photos are awesome. "All things new" is so simple and beautiful.

Have a great day!

FUDGE! said...

I love the simple, Love Deeply.
And yes, I will tweet this to the mountain tops!

Michelle said...

I adore the the mama necklace. It's just fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Well, I really like "merry" for obvious reasons but I like "redeemed" and I will buy it if you'll bring it to church. I want to wear it on the mission trip to Nicaragua and give it to a friend that I have yet to meet.
:-) See you Sunday. I will share on facebook!
Mary G.

Angel said...

Congratulations on starting the journey to your next child. That's so exciting!

I love all of your jewelry and "Redeemed" is my favorite.

Jen said...

What exciting news! Blessings to you as you follow God's call. I love the "redeemed" necklace.

MrsMama said...

I like "cherished" or Merry. The little snowflake detail is to die for!

Lisa said...

I love the Christmas one, with the snowflake best, but if I were BUYING one I'd get the You + me because I could wear it year round.

Debbie B. said...

OOOOHHH! Too hard to decide on just one - I love the 'Precious in His sight', 'Redeemed' and 'Bushel & A Peck' necklaces. Would love to have any one of these!

ellen said...

I love blessed: a hand stamped flower necklace. It's really cool.

Nik said...

I love your pieces. I espscially like the sentiment... precious in his sight. A great everyday reminder to all of us.

Lilly said...

The je t'aime necklace is my fave. It is so pretty!
Thanks for the chance.

simplysewn said...

To be brutally honest, my absolutely most favorite thing in your shop is that little girl model! I realize that she isn't for sale which is such a shame since I only have boys at my house!

All of your "for sale" items are beautiful. I just wanted to send over some prayers for your adoption journey. I worked for a Christian adoption agency here in PA for a few years and so I know what kind of a journey you really are on. God will guide you (as He already has been) down this path. Beth

Michele said...

I love all your stamped stuff! Very pretty! The mama necklace would remind me to love my teenagers! LOL! I do love them, but they give me gray hair.

Marie said...

so beautiful! how exciting to begin the journey to adoption! my favorite is the "redeemed" necklace b/c that's what we are, redeemed by the blood of Jesus.

Blessings!

Nicole said...

My favorite is the love deeply, but all of them are fabulous! I also blogged about your giveaway. Good luck with the adoption journey.

Leah said...

Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh...MY VERY MOST FAVORITE is the "A bushel and a peck"....BECAUSE, you don't hear that from everyone...but my daddy used to sing us the song when we were little and to this day, will sing "a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck, that's how much I love you-ooo!". He's 70, I'm 39! :) However, you KNOW, I love all your stuff, the clothes, the jewelry and the photos...I'm SO glad you decided to sell your "art"...you have such a gift!!!

Leah said...

Oh yeah...I'm FACEBOOKING your site and EMAILING it to everyone I know! :)

Lisa said...

All of them are fantastic, but I think that the mama necklace is my favorite! Good job and good luck!

Courtney said...

I love everything! However I think I like the mama necklace with my kids names :) I also facebooked about it! Love ya & I can't wait to see what child God has chosen for your family!

Jen M said...

Your work is exquisite! I totally adore so many pieces it was hard to choose, but I narrowed down my very favourite to the Blessed necklace.

The Oppold Family: said...

Nick,
This is a friend of mine's blog on her adoption process and the blessings that have come. Praying for you & T.:) http://www.samuelmay.com/

Maura said...

The je t'amie necklace!!! I LOVE it!!!!

Jen M said...

I totally had to blog about your giveaway to up my chances ;o)

Tanna Clark said...

would love the mama necklace!

Raechel said...

all of your hand stamped pendants are beautiful! I have one for each of my children on a necklace, but now that I am expecting our third in a few months it would be great to add to the necklace - maybe you could help me out with a pendant that matches the other two!

*JEM* said...

Beautiful work! Love the custom stamped necklace.

jessical50 at hotmail dot com

Kristin said...

Beautiful jewelry, Nicci! (I cannot remember how you spell your name!!) I especially love the {merry.} necklace- makes me more than ready for Christmas!

Kristin said...

On my FB: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=626215322

Kristin said...

And I tweeted... http://twitter.com/smallmoments

Kristin said...

And I blogged about it.

http://lifessmallmoments.blogspot.com/2009/11/sweet-tea-shoppe-shiny-jewelry-gorgeous.html

SnoAngel said...

Oh man, pick one thing?? That is difficult!! I love all of you hand stamped jewelry!! I do love the "bushel and a peck" one...reason being, this was a song my grandma used to sing to all of the new babies when they were fussing and she would dance with them!! She passed away 3 1/2 years ago and I miss her so VERY much!! So this reminds me of her!!

Sarah said...

I found your blog & shop after Kristin posted a link on facebook. Such beautiful things! My favorites are "a bushel and a peck" and "merry" necklaces and the "morning light" photograph.

Brooke said...

My favorites are the "redeemed" and the "be the change" necklaces--too hard to choose between them!
I will blog, fb and tweet and come back to let you know.

Brooke said...

I tweeted!

Brooke said...

I posted on FB: http://www.facebook.com/#/profile.php?id=726805802&ref=nf

Sarah said...

I LOVE the "bushel and a peck" necklace. I sing that song to my kids everyday and that necklace would hold so many precious memories. Beautiful work!

Jodi said...

Adore the tiny custom initials necklace - gorgeous stuff!!

Jenn said...

My favorite is the photo "Hopeful" without the text. This just sums up perfectly how I have felt all year after my son suffered a birth injury. I am so hopeful that both my boys have happiness in their life. And this beautiful photo would remind me every time I looked at it.

The Oppold Family: said...

You know I'm dying for a piece with my kids name on it. I love the blessings that come daily in being a mommy:) I'm putting this post on each my blog and facebook. The extra entries are great, but the gift of getting to the finish line a little sooner then later and holding your gift of a child will be priceless for you & T! Prayers are coming!

Desiree said...

Beautiful work! I had a hard time choosing just one but I narrowed it down to the "you plus me.a winning equation" necklace. Thanks for the chance

Leslie said...

i love "a bushel and a peck"!

CurlyGirlD said...

Nic,

Great giveaway, but SO hard to choose. I think my favorites (today :) are the "canopy" photo & the "merry" necklace. Both are just perfect!

Anonymous said...

I love the "you plus me, a winning equation" piece from the jewelry collection. All of them are such nice pieces. I'm going to post on facebook right now!

--Katie B.

Jenny said...

I love these pieces and thought of my sister when I first saw them. She would love "family" with her family nickname stamped on it for sure!

fleetfeet said...

I don't tweet. But I did Facebook. And I think you know which one is my fave because I already purchased it. However, if I do happen to win, I would love to have one with the name of my kiddos.

Love you, your talent, your resourcefulness, your heart, your desire to please the Almighty. Thanks for sharing this with the world.

Diane said...

How could I even choose? They are all darling! I guess I'm feeling the holidays, so I love the one that has the snowflake and reads "merry." Love your blog as usual! Thanks for the fun opportunity! :-)

Casey said...

it's hard to choose a favorite! I love the "love deeply" one :)

Kaycee said...

LOVE the hand-stamped jewelry. My favorite from your shop is actually the first one you posted with the little flower. It's gorgeous!

Leslie Craven said...

I found your blog from my cousin's ~ I love all of your work. I agree with the "Precious in His Sight" and the simple - Love Deeply

selphishgirl said...

Of your current listings the "Merry" necklace is awesome. Not only is it a work to celebrate the season but a reminder on how to conduct oneself. I do have to mention one of your sold items "the dirndl skirt" which is amazing! It is how I found you and your blog. Outstanding work and inspiration. May you be richly blessed. Jena
selphishgirl@aol.com

~love said...

oh, great job on all those beautiful things, nic!

please add some doll stuffies! =)

my favorite is the redeemed necklace. AND i featured it on my blog hoilday gift guide today! =)

~love said...

tweet, tweet!!

http://twitter.com/letlovegrow/status/5968528678

fleetfeet said...

Just blogged about it too!

Erin said...

I love the mama necklace!

Skooks said...

So many are lovely. You+Me is so simple, it might be my favorite. I do like the custom family one too . . .

Jaime said...

I LOVE the "precious in his sight" necklace. Beautiful.

Jaime said...

just tweeted it! :)

Kelly said...

I came across your etsy looking for adoption geared, metal stamped jewelry. heheh

I am torn on a favorite... either Love Deeply or Bushel & a Peck.

Kelly said...

I twittered it : http://twitter.com/craftyblah

Jenn said...

seriously? i have to choose? that doesn't seem fair ;) will blog you later tonight too my friend...so proud of your commitment!!

Jenn

Kalee said...

Definitely the A Bushel and a Peck necklace. Sometimes when we're feeling goofy my husband and I start singing that!

sherwoe said...

I love the merry necklace - very original and delicate!
And I put your link on facebook for all of my friends to see :)

Paige said...

My sis Jenn introduced me to your blog. I took a peek at your etsy shop and love your necklace "redeemed". It describes adoption to the t. We are also in the process of bringing a little girl home from Peru. Redeemed, it's what our Savior did for us and what adoption does for a child. Thanks for sharing your story.

The Dunton Family said...

I love the 'You plus me, a winning equation'. Don't you remember when you were a kid saying, "Jennifer and Mike sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G" That is what the necklace reminds me of. The 2 people that love each other and start a family to love even more.. I will blog about it. www.theduntonfamily.blogspot.com/

AnneW said...

You Plus Me is stunning. 15th anniversary coming up. I've already forwarded your blog to my DH.

Krista said...

I love the disc with the lucite flower and the three names! It was the first one I saw, of course, but it's truly my favorite. All of your pieces are beautiful... I think I will add one to my Christmas wish list! I wish you the very best with your adoption!

Lauren said...

Love, Love, Love your work. Thank you for sharing it with us, I have included your link on my facebook page. I really like the mama necklace as well as the "precious in his sight". I really love the Christmas one too. I will be in touch, would love to place an order. God bless.

rachael said...

I love the precious in his sight! My family has been blessed with a wonderful little boy and we are in the process of finalizing his adoption! May God bless you as you wait for your child.

mom2four said...

I love the first one...custom stamped necklace! Best wishes on your journey!

seemommysew said...

Just found your blog via J Cooper Photography. Beautiful jewelry! And congrats on beginning your adoption journey. I would love to adopt someday.

seemommysew said...

tweeted this :)http://twitter.com/SeeMommySew

Chelsey said...

Wow! Beautiful work!!! I know we're supposed to pick a fave ... but seeing everything made me think I need a combo of "blessed" and family ... maybe a custom order, is in order! ha! :) Incredible work!

Chelsey said...

just gave ya a little tweet-shout too ;)
@machC

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE the bohemian skirt for the little girls! I have all boys but would love to get these for my nieces!

jenny said...

I love the Family necklace. So simple yet beautiful!

karin said...

I loooove the "love deeply" jewel!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!!

Karin

Jaidean said...

Love the single initial handstamped heart! Thanks!

chelle said...

I came across this through your sis-in-laws facebook (Kindra). You are very talented! I love the "love deeply" phrase.

Susie said...

I love your shop- what cute necklaces you are selling! My favorite is the "merry" with the snowflake and bead, beautiful! I'

Amanda said...

Love the "bushel & a peck" necklace! My dad used to say that to me growing up! I love your blog and think it's awesome that you are going to adopt!

-Amanda H.

Dawn Young-Pavasco said...

I love the redeemed one. May even be adding it to my Christmas wish list for the hubby to buy if I don't win! Beautiful work you do!

Dawn
dawncwho0423@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

I love the little initial necklace the best (I think..... they're all so beautiful and unique, it was hard to choose).
Thanks for giving us a chance to win - these are gorgeous!

Susie said...

i Posted on my blog, too : decorateyoursoul.com

Sue said...

I love the blessed neclace. You do awesome work. I am posting on facebook.

YKnot said...

I love the blessed necklace.

Katie said...
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Summer said...

Your items are beautiful! I cannot decide between "je t'aime", "redeemed" or "a bushel and a peck". I will be sharing your site on facebook! :)

Again...beautiful!

-Summer

Katie said...

Okay I'm not sure if my comment worked earlier but I really like the precious in his sight and the custom stamped necklace. But my favorite is lily. a halter top. I really want to get it for my nieces sometime. Also wanted to let you know that I put a link to your website on my facebook. So excited for you and your family as you start this adventure!

Stephanie said...

LOVE LOVE the merry necklace. LOVE it. Katie Metz sent me here via facebook and your stuff is absolutely adorable!

Good luck on adopting! May the Lord bless your steps!

Jennifer said...

Such beautiful and inspirational jewelry! I love your single initial handstamped heart ... perfect for a newly married woman!

Janssen said...

I LOVE the single initial charm. Beautiful.

YKnot said...

I love the blessed necklace.

Dawn Young-Pavasco said...

I love the redeemed one. May even be adding it to my Christmas wish list for the hubby to buy if I don't win! Beautiful work you do!

Dawn
dawncwho0423@yahoo.com

Sue said...

I love the blessed neclace. You do awesome work. I am posting on facebook.

Leslie Craven said...

I found your blog from my cousin's ~ I love all of your work. I agree with the "Precious in His Sight" and the simple - Love Deeply

fleetfeet said...

I don't tweet. But I did Facebook. And I think you know which one is my fave because I already purchased it. However, if I do happen to win, I would love to have one with the name of my kiddos.

Love you, your talent, your resourcefulness, your heart, your desire to please the Almighty. Thanks for sharing this with the world.

Leslie said...

i love "a bushel and a peck"!

Brooke said...

I posted on FB: http://www.facebook.com/#/profile.php?id=726805802&ref=nf

SnoAngel said...

Oh man, pick one thing?? That is difficult!! I love all of you hand stamped jewelry!! I do love the "bushel and a peck" one...reason being, this was a song my grandma used to sing to all of the new babies when they were fussing and she would dance with them!! She passed away 3 1/2 years ago and I miss her so VERY much!! So this reminds me of her!!

Jen M said...

I totally had to blog about your giveaway to up my chances ;o)

Courtney said...

I love everything! However I think I like the mama necklace with my kids names :) I also facebooked about it! Love ya & I can't wait to see what child God has chosen for your family!

Leah said...

Oh yeah...I'm FACEBOOKING your site and EMAILING it to everyone I know! :)

Nik said...

I love your pieces. I espscially like the sentiment... precious in his sight. A great everyday reminder to all of us.

Debbie B. said...

OOOOHHH! Too hard to decide on just one - I love the 'Precious in His sight', 'Redeemed' and 'Bushel & A Peck' necklaces. Would love to have any one of these!

Lisa said...

I love the Christmas one, with the snowflake best, but if I were BUYING one I'd get the You + me because I could wear it year round.

Laura said...

I just found your blog and started following. After looking at your shop, I can't decide what I like best. If I had to choose, I'd say the "precious in his sight" necklace. Your photos are awesome. "All things new" is so simple and beautiful.

Have a great day!