Friday, December 10, 2010

It's Giveaway Time!

Well, almost! Technically I'm 3 hours early, but just want to have this up and open for comments! I am so excited to be taking part in Tina's 25 Days of Giveaways once again this year! It blessed me last year in that I met some really wonderful women and created some lasting friendships. Truly a great thing to try to spread some cheer throughout a season which is so difficult without our babies. So, here we go!

Hannah inspired in me a love of crafting and creating and I am always trying something new! My most recent project is etching glass. I'd like to offer a custom etched glass candleholder to the winner of my giveaway like the one pictured below. I can put any name and any symbol (butterfly, ladybug, rose---you name it!) on it that you like!


And just so you know, I've been known to throw in a couple runner-ups here and there to win things! It does my heart good to try to help someone elses! So, leave me a comment---say anything! Has Hannah affected your life? Are you new to this journey? Is this your first Christmas or your fourth? Tell me about your baby. I'd like to get to know each and every one of you, or if I already do, learn something new about you.

Lots of love---and good luck!

40 comments:

  1. katy!!! You are SOOOOO generous!!

    You know me & Alyssa so well.....Hmm? Something you dont know...Lots of people know butterflies remind me of Alyssa. But everytime I am out of the house I look into the sky and I see the 'smoke streaks' of a jet. BUT I never see the jet. I never noticed them as often as I have after she passed. I feel like she is sending me a little kiss and letting me know she is right there watching me too. What is crazy is I never said this out loud and in the past 2 weeks 2 other BLMs have mentioned them and I thought "wow other people think this too!!"

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  2. Thanks to you and your fabulous work my dear Genesis has her own plaque and blessing ring! Your work is beautiful! I'm going on 4 yrs without her...I really can't believe it.

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  3. The glass is so pretty! Do you use the Cricut?
    I am Grant's mommy, of course- I think you remember us-?; my neighbor actually first told me your story. I wish I could get on here more-do try to follow you as best as I can with all I have going on too. =) This will be our third Christmas without little man-and I hate it just as much as the first one. I try to implement something different each year in our Christmas cards to remember him by.
    Lambs & butterflies --but especially lambs. Everything he had had lambs, and he was buried with a tiny little lamb. xx

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  4. I would love to win that - how beautiful! You are very talented - I put your store as one of my favorites a little while ago :) I also have an Etsy shop "Crafty Creations" it's in my blogs left column. I have had 2 miscarriages 2/11/10 & 8/19/10 - I just found a surgery and found out what some of the issues could be (I blogged about it today). This is both my babies first Christmas in Heaven.
    Thanks for the giveaway mine is on the 18th :)

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  5. Wow, I just realized the connection to your etsy shop. I just purchased a few things from you for another BLM for the FOLFOH exchange and when I saw this candle I realized it was you!

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  6. These are so pretty!

    Something you don't know...hmmm...I associate dragonflies and pink gerberas with Shyla and hearts and lions with Jakin, but you might have not known ladybugs were my thing growing up. I even have one tattooed on my ankle that I got when I was 19. I always think of Hannah now when I see my various ladybug items scattered through my home.

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  7. So pretty, Katy! You know my story, and I am so blessed to have met you this year. This is my second Christmas without my babies, and it is much harder this year. I don't miss them or hurt any less with this new little one on the way, and I know you feel the same. I miss them so much and some days I feel those baby-sized holes in my heart more than others.

    I have always loved ladybugs, and now whenever I see them, I think of your Hannah. I don't have anything in particular that reminds me of my babies, but my favorite remembrance of them is my forget-me-not necklace and anything that says Hope.

    And I am so stinkin' excited for little miss Ellie to arrive!! :)

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  8. This is beautiful! I guess you know if I win I would love Meredith & a rose on it. You know my story - 36 years without her , but the loss never goes away. Yes, it gets better but I still have my days. My rainbows are great adults now - I thank the Lord for them every day. I'm so looking forward to the birth of your Rainbow! xoxo

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  9. That is gorgeous.

    I know I always think of your sweet little ladybug. I hope to take more ladybug photos this spring :)

    Unfortuneatly this is my second and my first Christmas as I now have two little dragonfly angels.

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  10. This is our first Christmas without Juniper (2/3/10) I would love a candle holder with a juniper berry or tree or something like that on it.

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  11. Lovely giveaway! This is my third without my daughter Hope. She was stillborn at 40 weeks 5 day on 19 August 2008.
    I'm always looking for ladybugs as they certainly remind me of her.
    xo

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  12. What a beautiful giveaway! Thank you for doing this. This is the second Chistmas my two angels are in heaven together. This Christmas I will be 38 weeks pregnant in the hopes of bringing this rainbow baby into this world. I wish my three children were all here on earth, but I know my two angels are looking over us as we are soon to welcome their brother into this world.

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  13. This is our second Christmas without our beautiful angel Ava. It doesn't feel much easier than last year even though we have her gorgeous younger twin sister with us. Thanks for the opportunity to take part in your lovely giveaway. x

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  14. That is beautiful!! This is our first Christmas without Janie Beth. Pink Roses are my symbol of Janie. :) Thank you for being a part of the giveaways!

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  15. Hi Katy! Hope you are feeling well!! I love the candle cup - it would look great sitting on Gracie's shelf (with her name on it!) right under her wooden name plaque. :-)

    You already know us, too. This is our second Christmas with out Gracie, but our first with Miss Jenna Bean. Looking forward to Christmas much more than last year, but a part of my heart will always be heavy because our first born is not with us in earthly form for our holiday celebrations.

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  16. You are so talented Katy! Glass etching is way too cool! The plaque you made for Vincent last year is amazing and will forever be treasured.

    Like Susan, this is our second Christmas without Vincent - but first with Lou. We are doing all the things to make Lou's 1st christmas wonderful, but it definitely hurts and reminds us of what last year should have been. At the same time - last year I was 23 weeks pregnant with Lou - a week past when I lost Vincent, so Christmas last year was spent missing Vincent and hoping for Lou. we didnt celebrate at all last year. I am rambling - thanks for a great giveaway!

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  17. This is just beautiful! Thank you for doing this giveaway. It's been just about 4 months since I lost my twin boys. My water broke when I was 6 months pregnant, so they were born extremely premature. Bryston lived for 5 1/2 hours and Colton lived for 70 minutes. My due is coming up...it's rough. Thank you for the opportunity to win this...your work is amazing. God bless you!

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  18. Wow Katy, you talent continues to amaze me! This is our 3rd Christmas without Dylan, and we still miss him so much.

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  19. Katy, this is absolutely beautiful. Seeing Hannah's picture always reminds me of my sweet Jonathan. I think its because she was just about as old as Jonathan when she went to heaven. *hugs* I am sure they play together in heaven.

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  20. This is so pretty!! Good work!! This will be kaels 2nd year in heaven... Sometimes I think year 2 is harder than one. Much.kn l8r to you this holiday season

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  21. Hi Katy! That's really neat that you do the etching now! It is so pretty!! Been thinking about you and Ellie!

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  22. Oh wow, that is so nice! Several months ago you made a box for my daughter Freja, and I want you to know that we love it and have put it to good use - It is where I keep all the creations that my older children make for their sister :) It is a very special and cherished item! Thank you again!

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  23. What a beautiful giveaway Katy. Stars have always reminded me of the boys. Whenever the night sky is clear and the weather is warm I go outside and just sit with the stars and remember my sweet boys who should be here on this earth.

    big *hugs*

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  24. Hi Katy! Thanks for hosting such a beautiful giveaway! I love all the things you do! This is our second Christmas without Alexandra and we still miss her so much. I'm so glad to have you and so many other women as friends this past year! Always thinking of you and your Hannah. XO

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  25. Thanks Katy for doing this! I love giveaways and those etchings are beautiful. I lost my beautiful daughter in September when I was 7 1/2 months pregnant. She had downs syndrome, a heart defect, and wasn't growing. She was a fighter though and I miss her so much. I am so happy to find mothers that are going through what I am.

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  26. I just love all your work, it is amazing. You know me well and you know just how much you and Hannah have affected my life. Your faith in God has really opened my eyes, I can't thank you enough for that gift.
    This is my 2nd Christmas without Sami and although I am in a much better place this year I still long for her and hurt so much.
    Praying and thinking of you always ((HUGS)).

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  27. Katy!! I just put two and two together...I love your creations and I love all the comments you leave me on facebook. You are a dear, dear friend. Hugs to you and your little Hannah. I'd be touched to have something created for Kennedy by you as this is my 2nd Christmas without my little girl, although I think this is the one I feel the loss the most. Thank you for doing this giveaway...

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  28. Hi Katy- thank you for hosting with this beautiful gift!
    My name is Leslie- mamma to four beautiful children- my three C's hold my hand while my youngest, Cullen born still on September 11 this year, will forever hold my heart.
    Our first Christmas without our child is heartbreaking, and yet I am finding light in the community and thoughts of so many other mammas who are walking with us and helping us navigate the path.
    Love and light to you as well...
    Leslie

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  29. Hey friend.... Thank you for hosting this giveaway! You are such a generous and loving person. Thank you so much for being a part of my life!!!

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  30. xavier was stillborn june 4, 2009. i have two living children (5 and 3). thank you so much for being a part of the giveaways!

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  31. Hi, I'm Leanne and we lost our first and only baby, Michael Francis, in August of this year. I was 36 weeks pregnant. This will be our first Christmas. I hate to say without him because, really, he was never ours to begin with.

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  32. This is our third Christmas with out Adison and Lillian and somehow it seems so much different, I guess it is. Every year has gotten alittle easier but there are still thing that get to me, especially since it should be there Birthday. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

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  33. My daughter Chloe was born on August 7, 6 days after her due date. She died shortly after for no known reason. This is my first Christmas without Chloe and sometimes I just wish I could turn Christmas off everywhere.

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  34. This is our first Christmas without Amelia. She has been gone since March, but some days it feel like days ago at the same time it feels like forever since I got to hold her.

    I still can't bring myself to happily listen to Christmas music. . .and hubby set up all the decorations this year with the kids ~ something which I usually do alone (it is my special thing, but not this year).

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  35. How the heck did you learn how to etch glass?? That's awesome!

    This will be my very first Christmas without my baby boy, and it sucks!!! Aiden was my first baby and was born still on 8.13.10, 17 days before his due date. I used to love Christmas but now I loathe it. Our only Christmas decorations this year will be for him at his grave site. Which is so not fair. I love Pray Date, I read the verses every day :)

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  36. I just think you're amazing. You are so talented and I love the many ways you honor Hannah. You are so thoughtful and the pieces I have from you always make me smile. I miss your radio show. xo <3

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  37. This is my second Christmas without my first baby and my first Christmas without my second baby. I miss them so much

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  38. This is my second Christmas without Sydney. She was the strongest little fighter I've ever met and how I wish she was still here with us. I miss her everyday. I have a rainbow now and sometimes I think that mothering my rainbow makes me miss Sydney even more, especially during the holidays when I think of all I should've had with her last year.

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  39. Hi Katy! I just wanted to stop by and say hi! I won your giveaway last year, and it is a gift that has touched my heart. I don't want to be in this drawing, as I have already been blessed with your gifts. :)

    <3 <3 <3

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  40. Thank you so much for hosting today Katy. Your work is beautiful. xx

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