Thursday, December 17, 2009

Time to Believe and to pay it foward...

I spend alot of time 'believing' these days so it seemed a perfect fit to paint a 'Believe' sign for my next giveaway.




be·lieve ~ to have a firm conviction as to the goodness, efficacy, or ability of something

'Believe' measures 18"x12" ... a darling angel sits at the top with her eyes closed, her wings and ribbon are sprinkled with silver german glass glitter which as we all know will tarnish over time
adding a bronze patina for more vintage charm!

So sweet friends....my plan is this...
starting today and ending on Sunday eve at 7pm...
leave a comment on this post...
is there anything you have a firm conviction about? share it with us....we'd love to hear it....tis the season to believe...for me, I'm believing in miracles...they happen everyday.

and just like my last giveaway, I'd love for you to become a follower (if you aren't already), post about it on your blog then come back and leave another comment that you've posted it (adds you in for a second chance)
I'll be drawing the winner Sunday night (via random.org), then shipping to the winner on Monday morning, priority mail! (be sure to watch for my email or my comment on your blog...I'll need your addy pronto!)
(trying to beat Santa on this one!)
good luck!
***about my nephew...Kirby remains in the hospital, still waiting for him to get stronger and move to rehab. For too many reasons I haven't been able to make a trip up there but my heart remains with my sister and family...thankyou all so much for the emails, kind words left here on my blog and for your prayers...keep praying with me and keep believing.
lots of love,
paula:

40 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful giveaway and the perfect sign, not only for this season, but everyday. I BELIEVE in random acts of kindness...I believe in never taking no for an answer. I believe life is EASY, when we don't put up road blocks....
Hugs,
Penny

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is so pretty, Paula! I would keep this out all year. I believe that everything happens for a reason.

Six divided by two..... said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! I truly BELIEVE in miracles.. I know I am a walking one.

Claudia said...

I believe in miracles - they happen everyday, every hour, every minute. I believe in animal rights. I believe in the Golden Rule...oh the list goes on, Paula! Beautiful sign, my friend!

xo
Claudia

Julie Harward said...

I believe in so many things...that Jesus really is the reason for this season and that he IS real. That there is a Plan of Happiness and that I have a mission to fulfill on this earth. That Motherhood is the most important role ever. That we are all, truly sisters. I believe in marriage and families. I believe this old world will be ok yet, because the Savior is the Lord and Master of it. Now, there are many more..but I BELIEVE I'd better end this...good luck with the give a way and your beautiful sign! (Come say hi :D)

Nita Jo said...

My firm conviction... there is a God, and He still chooses to do miracles; when we don't get our miracle, we carry on in faith because if it happened every day... it would not be called a "miracle"; loving one another is key to making this world a better place; and, I am blessed beyond measure with family and friends that I love, and who love me.

I am glad I became a follower to your lovely blog. Please enter me in your drawing!

Nita Jo said...

I just posted a link to your drawing on my blog, Little Grey Gardens. I hope you don't mind that I used your "Believe" picture...
I thought it would encourage folks to visit! Let me know if you prefer that I take it down.

The French Bear said...

Oh my, that is so beautiful! I love your artwork, and this is just stunning!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Anonymous said...

Oh Paula your sign is stunning. I envy your talent. I believe a kind word and a warm smile goes a long way.

I wish you well.

Anne

Sandy Michelle said...

What a fabulous give-away! I believe that if you always think postitive- that good things will always happen to you!

I am praying for your nephew!


Sandy xoxo

Carla said...

Oh, Paula, what a nice and generous giveaway. I'd love to be the lucky winner of one of your beautiful works of art.

Mmm, I believe in so many things. But I have to say I believe there is an inherent kindness in everyone - even those we may wonder about - it's in there somewhere down deep inside even the most seemingly angry/miserable person. It just hasn't found it's way out yet.

I'm already a follower of your lovely blog, and I'll post a note in my sidebar about your giveaway. I'll be back . . .

Dolly said...

"I BELIEVE"
I beleive in God, angels, santa and the easter bunny, I believe in love at first site and so much more!

Thank you for this wonderful give away!
Merry Christmas
Dolly

Donna said...

How lovely! How sweet of you to do this for Christmas!

I have to admit that this was my year for NOT believing. I had given up hope for us to sell our house. Then it unexpectantly sold in October. So my faith is finally returning. We can get on with our retirement and downsizing plans. And we now can pass on some unexpected blessings to other folks too.

Amy R. said...

I just LOVE this sign and would love to have it!
I believe that we should give in the area of our need and it totally changes our perspective. God provides for us and calls us to bless others with what we have.

Anonymous said...

lovely sign. I am a big believer that you should pay it foward. I like to make someone's day even if it's just a little something small like paying the toll for the next car behind me. Lisa in DE

My name is PJ. said...

I believe in God; miracles; the power of prayer; paying it forward; that small, sure steps get you to the same place that big, hurried steps take you; that each one should teach one; that you can't underestimate the ripple effect of our actions - good or bad....oh, wait a minute! This is only the comment section, not the place for a blog post?!!! ;)

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

I beleive in the goodness of people....Kirby is in my thoughts and prayers....

Take care.....

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Thanks for popping in to my Lavender Hill Studio Blog. I also have a home blog about decorating - I am currently remodeling a home I just purchased a few months ago. So when you have time stop over to

http://www.thecomfortsofhome.blogspot.com

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Paula~ Plese enter me in your giveaway. "Beleive" IS my Favorite one word saying! I use it frequently on my blog posts. Have a great day.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet! I love meditating on this word and having strong beliefs are very important to me. I try to live my life as a Christian and treat others as I want to be treated. I love life and enjoy every day as a gift! Merry Christmas!

Queenmothermamaw said...

It may be too late for the giveaway, but I love that sign. You have done a great job. I believe that I can be as happy as I make up my mind to be. Glad to find this blog.
QMM

Snappy Di said...

It's. So. Sweet.

My first visit here and lo and behold a giveaway. Very nice and would enjoy having it in my home this Christmas season.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Caroline@ FOREVER VINTAGE said...

This is a beautiful sign that I would love to have in my home all year long. So glad I found your blog through a link. Off to read more and I would love it if you visited me!

Caroline@ FOREVER VINTAGE said...

PS I am a follower and blogged about the giveaway.

sissie said...

I've signed up to follow you, not because of your giveaway but because of your lovely blog.
Your sign is gorgeous and yes, I'd love to win it!
I believe that God intevenes in our lives when we need it the most and when HE thinks that we need it. Like when my young son was diagnosed with cancer and was cured. I will never forget the day the doctors told us he was cancer free and in remission.

Thank yo so much for the opportunity to express my feelings.

hugs~~Sissie

stefanie said...

What a gorgeous sign...I believe everyday that it will be a good day, sometimes it's not, but the good thing there is always another. Hope your weekend is going wonderfully and thanks for the chance

Sherry Goodloe said...

That is a very pretty sign that I already have a spot for *smiles*.

I believe instead of complaining when I am overwhelmed to ask God for broader shoulders not fewer burdens.

Sandi said...

I love this sign! It is just beautiful and would be perfect in my home. {lol}
My firm conviction is that there is a God and I am so thankful for Him in my life this Christmas season!!
Please, please pick me!!
Blessings~

The Tattered Cottage said...

I believe in GOD, doing my best to love my fellow man, helping others, seeing the beauty of life and living it in HIS honor, we are all here for a reason, there is light at the end of the tunnel, the list goes on and on. What a wonderful giveaway and a beautiful reminder to believe. I am a follower also. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Toni

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Beautiful sign! I believe people cross our paths for a reason! We just need to figure out that reason and act on it. Thanks for this give away!

luvtoquilt said...

First time on your blog -- I love your style! I believe in the true meaning of Christmas, and have tried to stay focused this year and not get caught up in all the commercialism of Christmas. My two little granddaughters are arriving today and tomorrow, so that makes this holiday all the more special for me. Thanks for the giveaway!

June said...

I think I'm too late to sign up, but I wish everyone else luck. Such a wonderful giveaway!

IsabellasCloset said...

I'm late for the give-a-way.. but I just want to say it's so very important to believe in Angels, your dreams, your hopes, the health of your loved ones, Santa, peace or whatever... just Believe!
The sign & your blogs lovley!! I'll be back...
Keep believing..
Seasons greetings and blessings from
~Mary~ IsabellasCloset

alice said...

Paula, Just found your blog YEA for me! I did an angel blog a few weeks ago. I do BELIEVE! I have wonderful sign in my kitchen "believe in miracles".
Have the Merriest of Christmas! It's Jesus' birthday!
smiles, alice

Toronto Girl said...

I believe in kindness. Be kind to people and it will come back to you tenfold.

Stacey said...

I believe the ability to read changes the course of a person's life and the generations that come after. I believe that most people do the very best they can. I believe that love and sharing love is profound.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

What a beautiful giveaway. Please add my name.
I believe that life is good. I believe that world is a wonderful place to live in. And most importantly, I belive that Jesus Christ died for me. Thank you for the chance to win.
Merry Christmas!
Paticia :o)

someplace in thyme said...

What a beautiful sign, I would love a chance to win. I believe in never shutting the door to ideas that are new. Just because you did not experience something does not necessarily mean it doesn't exsist. I love to live with an open heart which is not easy, but I think well worth it. Char

KeKe said...

I probably missed the giveaway, but it is really pretty~The winner will be so lucky to own such a beautiful piece.

KeKe