Tuesday, November 30, 2010

25 days of giveaways!!! Day 1

First of all I would like to thank you for visiting and participating in the giveaways this year.  Last year, when I had this crazy idea, I never thought it would turn into something like this.  It was much bigger than I ever thought and it brought a little bit of happiness into some very dark days for so many of us.  It also connected me to many new moms who were on my same path.  This year I am in a much better place.  Oh I still miss my Sophia & Ellie with all my heart, but things are different; easier somehow.  I know those of you who are new to this journey may not believe that things will ever be easier or that you will ever feel better, but you will.  I still have my moments where the pain is so intense, but I am still better.  Better emotionally, but just better in general for having these sweet, beautiful babies in my life.  I really do feel so lucky to be their mommy.

Okay, okay enough with my babbling!  I know what you all came for…

The FIRST day of giveaways!  Today there will be two places to visit and enter to win something special.  Go on over and visit Florence’s mommy, Jeanette, at Lazy Seamstress and look at all the lovely things she makes!  Wow, I wish I could be her for just one day…she is sooo incredibly talented. 

Your second stop is right here…my blog.  I’m not giving away anything from my shop today…you will have to check back later for that.  I have something very exciting…I don’t even really want to tell you what it is!  Maybe I’ll just keep it for myself!  Okay, well I can’t do that because its really not mine to keep. 

I ran across a wonderful site one day, Simply Silhouettes.  I was looking around at all their wonderful items and saw a link to My First Silhouette, ultrasound art.  These wonderful people turn ultrasound pictures into beautiful works of art.  Need I say anymore?  How amazing is this?!?!?  A way to capture a true picture of my girls.  Don’t get me wrong, I ADORE their sketch, but to have a real picture would be amazing!!! 

Okay..back to the giveaway!  I’m really not one who likes to ask people for things, but I thought, “What do I have to lose?” I contacted the company and they so generously agreed to donate an 8x10 gallery wrapped canvas for this giveaway!  (Thank you Angela!!!)  Isn’t that amazing?  (okay I have used amazing way too many times in this post!)  Here are some examples of what they do:

See…I told you they are AMAZING!!!  Go on over and check out their lovely sites.  But, before you do, leave a comment here and tell me how wonderful this artwork is…I will randomly choose a winner soon, so hurry and see if you can think of another adjective besides mine to describe these pieces!

Don’t forget to check back here tomorrow to see where to go for the next giveaway!!

48 comments:

  1. WOW i have never seen these before. i hadnt even thought of getting one of my ultrasound pics put onto a canvas i have been trying to decide what photo's i should put on them. You are right they are AMAZING! there really isnt a better word for it. breathtakingly amazing?

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  2. Beautiful! thanks for finding and sharing!

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  3. Oh my goodness, what a fabby give away!
    (and I'm chuckling to myself at the thought of you being me for the day!)

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  4. Oh, just gorgeous.
    Good luck everyone.
    xo

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  5. how amazing, has made me cry .. such beauty.
    I am a Mama missing her girl Emma Joan, every day, she was born in March of 2005.
    Love, care and respect to all
    x

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  6. Oh WOW! That is so cool (see new adjective) I would love to have one of these of my little peanut that we lost.

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  7. So excited the giveaways are starting!
    This ultrasound art work is beautiful, I would love one of my triplets as it the only picture I have of them together :(

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  8. Oh my goodness! Those are amazing!

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  9. The ultrasound art is just astoundingly beautiful!! I'm amazed at the talents of so many people... So excited that the giveaways are starting!! Thank you so much, Tina.

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  10. Wow Tina! How did you find this?! I love it and such a special way to preserve a piece of our babies that many of us remember them best, their ultrasounds. THANK YOU!

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  11. Those are just precious! What a beautiful giveaway!

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  12. Those are BREATHTAKING! Absolutely GORGEOUS! I would love to have one made of my sweet Ella as I just got a really great profile ultrasound pic of her last week.

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  13. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks again for putting this together again this year, Tina xoxo

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  14. Wow, those pieces are so UNIQUE! :P

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  15. This just brought tears to my eyes - so beautiful!

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  16. Wow, these are just ASTONISHING! I love them so much and thank you so much for sharing this and putting this together!

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  17. these are awesome- what a wonderful thing for moms like us who only have ultrasounds...

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  18. Omgoodness - those are just incredible!!! Whether I win or not, I might just have to go get one!

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  19. Definitely a wonderful way for a baby loss family to celebrate their child.

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  20. What an amazing art form. Thank you so much for sharing it here. I will be heading to their website next!

    What a great giveaway!

    (Please don't pick me as the winner. I feel so blessed to have such amazing photos already of our little Amelia!)

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  21. Those are absolutely amazing!! What a great idea! I know I'd LOVE one for my little man!!

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  22. I think I need to have one of these! I'd love to hand one of these in the house. Thank you for sharing and being so generous. xo

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  23. What a wonderful idea. So many who have lost babies only have ultrasound pictures. Beautiful and sweet way to preserve a memory.

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  24. Wow! These are fabulous!! I still have Sebastion's ultrasound picture hanging on our fridge... a canvas picture to hang on the wall would be AMAZING! (hey amazing is a good word, i use it often too:) )

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  25. Thank you for sharing this!!! These are breath taking and such a beautiful way to remember our babies ♥

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  26. What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you Tina and Simply Silhouette. The artwork is astonishing, remarkable, incredible, breathtaking… adjectives. Yet, amazing is the best description!

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  27. Those are so precious! Thank you for sharing!

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  28. Oh WOW! I love them! Couldnt have picked a better giveaway prize!!! Whoever wins is one lucky gal! (((HUGS)))

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  29. I have never seen anything like this, absolutly amazing!

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  30. Those are beautiful! They make the perfect start to 25 Days of Giveaways!!!

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  31. This made me cry, Im not sure what I would do if I won, because I dont know if we have a good ultrasound pic of Henry, but they are just LOVELY.

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  32. would love love love to have one of these for my sweet girl.

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  33. Wow- just wow- as a mamma who has only seven pictures of Cullen after he was born I can honestly say that I never thought so much beauty could be made from his ultrasound pictures. I will definitely be looking into this site as a beautiful way to have just one more precious photo....
    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  34. I think all the adjectives have been taken, but I just want to say DITTO to all the comments above. The art work is amazing!!! What a way to memorialize our angels!!!

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  35. WOW! That is absolutely amazing.

    I know you had a great giveaway session last year and I hoped to join this year but unfortunately wasn't able to. Maybe next year. In the main time, if you haven't already, stop by for a visit from Patches the Bear. He's traveling around Canada and the US to bereaved parents everywhere.

    Good job planning the giveaway again this year.

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  36. These are absolutely beautiful Tina! Thank you for sharing!!

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  37. This is freakin awesome!!!! I absolutely love what they do! I've never even seen anything like this so I find it really neat. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  38. As a loss "nana", I can still see a perfect image in my mind of my daughters ultrasound. A gift ultrasound photo would be amazing. The sketch of your daughters is lovely.

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  39. I love them they are beautiful. I know a family who has one and was about to ask them where they had it made.

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  40. How incredible! They take my breath away..

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  41. That is way too cool. I am definitely going to check it out. Thanks!

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  42. I love that! I have always wanted a gallery wrap canvas, but so many are expensive. These are so reasonable and are BEAUTIFUL!

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  43. These are just beautiful, Tina.

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  44. Oh wow, these are fabulous, truly. I have never seen anything like it before, thank you so much fo sharing them with us. xxx

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