Sunday, January 17, 2010

Love ~ the giveaway & the donation

Here it is...my newest sign and the first giveaway of the year...



'Amour' ....I know, it's not Italian...it's FRENCH!

(forgive me Dean, but French is the language of love, oui?)

and just in time for Valentine's day!





Completely handpainted...it measures 18"x8" and has been adorned with silver german glass glitter for yummyness & twinkle!
The giveaway rules are the same...

1. become a follower (if you aren't already)
and leave a comment on this post....maybe you'd like to share what love is to you??

=(1 chance)

2. post about this giveaway on your blog, then come back here and let me know in another comment...

=(2 chances)

and the winner will be chosen via random.org on

Friday, January 22....hmmmm...about 7pm.

Now, part two of this giveaway takes me to a more serious subject. I've done a second one of the 'Amour' signs and listed it on ebay.

This is a special listing with 100% of the profit going to Save the Children

here is my description from the auction page....

This auction is listed for the sole purpose of supporting "Save the Children" with 100% of the sale price going to their emergency relief efforts in Haiti. With nearly 4 million children, almost half of Haiti's population is under the age of 18. Before the devastating earthquake, it was hard for them to imagine a life that was free of violence and hunger. Now, their desperation is beyond anything I can imagine.
Small efforts on the part of people like you and me may make a difference
.





I felt compelled to do something, and like many people it is so hard to find what one can do, (unless you have an unlimited amount of funds!)

But here was something I could do, and I know it works because I've listed before with 100% profits going to the 9/11 foundation back in 2001...that was a very successful auction which raised $150.00 for a sign I painted...I was soooooo pleased!

I am hoping this auction is successful as well, and know perfectly well there will be some who will comment that my 'offering' isn't politically correct, but to them I say phooey! This is about saving children and they don't give a hoot about politics. There, I've said it, just in case I hear from Pat Robertson or some other completely ignorant fool.

You can visit the auction here

LOVE sign for Save the Children

(and bidding on it will make me squeal!!!)

Thanks so much to all ... I love you!

41 comments:

Fonville Farm said...

I love it! The sign is beautiful! And the ebay auction is a wonderful idea!
To me love is family and as long as you have them you will always have love! I have a great family! And great friends!
Robin

Fonville Farm said...

I blogged about it over on my blog!
Robin

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, of course, I'm in for this gorgeous thing, Paula! It's just lovely and I can think of at least two places I might like to put it.

What love is to me? Love is my hubby trying to be quiet in the morning so as not to wake me when he has to leave really early; love is my 19 year old son emptying the dishwasher for me; love is my soon-to-be 23 year old daughter, who shows me the new sonogram picture of my first grandchild; and it's even my Husky who snuggles up to my leg even when I've just called her an "idiot".

Charlene said...

Your sign is adorable!!!!!!!!!! I hope you have a great response for your sign on EBay. It's cool that you have done this for raising money for this terrible crisis! Have a great week! Charlene

Julie Harward said...

PAULA, WHAT A GREAT IDEA! I WOULD DO IT BUT WE JUST GAVE A HUGE AMOUNT TODAY AT CHURCH. THIS IS A GOOD IDEA AND I KNOW IT WILL FLY! AND YES, ANYONE WHO HOLDS IGNORANT IDEAS LIKE HE DOES IS JUST AN "OLD FOOL!" GOD BLESS YOU FOR USING YOUR TALENTS FOR GOOD! :D

sissie said...

What you are doing to help the people of Haiti is wonderful. I'll be sure and check out the ebay auction.
Love to me is when my husband makes me dinner, empties the dishwasher, puts the dishes away, does a load of laundry and brings me dessert.
It's the little things. A touch, a look, a hand squeeze. A card from my son with a written note inside, a smile, a little hug.

My kitties cuddling up beside me. It's all love.

Speaking of love. I love your sign, it's so devine.
I'm excited about the giveaway. So wonderful.

Preppy Mama said...

I love that sign! Love is unsolicited hugs and kisses from my babies!!

wendy said...

I am a follower of your blog and to me love means unconditional acceptance.

madamerkf at aol dot com

Tracey said...

I am in love with this sign! I have the perfect place for it. Good luck on your E-Bay auction. I'm sure it will do great as all of your signs are amazing.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

As usual, this is a beautiful sign. Please add my name to your giveaway. Great idea with your eBay auction! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful amount to donate.
Blessings,
Patricia :o)

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

This is stunning Paula! I would love to be included in your giveaway. The detail on this piece is remarkable!! How kind of you to do a second one for a charity auction. It's so nice to see on so many blogs, that many are trying to do something to help the people of Haiti.

icandy... said...

Paula,
That is such a gorgeous sign and thank you for the heartfelt post~~ your auction to aid the tragedy in Haiti. You are a blessing!
Now that's love.
OX
Christina

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful thing to do, (the e-bay sale) and I think that just about sums up what love is. Caring about strangers as well as friends and family. In fact, your gesture is all love. Blessings Lesley Walker

My name is PJ. said...

You may commence squealing. K8KC is me when you go to ebay. I bid your magic number, so you are guaranteed at least that. And if I win, I would love it if you delivered it and came to tea or lunch. Deal?

Renee McCrory said...

Love is...thinking of others before we consider ourselves. Beautiful sign!renee9558@yahoo.com

Life In My Nest said...

The sign is beautiful, but since I was the lucky recipient of one of your signs, I don't want to be included. (I don't want to take the chance away from someone else.) I will put it on my blog and I will bid on ebay for our selfless contribution to the relief efforts in Haiti. Bless you!!

Helen said...

Your sign is a beauty! I'm now a follower. (Don't have a blog :( )

Lynnette said...

Love the sign and would love to win it!!

Lou Cinda said...

Did you say german glass glitter? I SO love glitter!! I am already a follower!

It is beautiful! Just beautiful! And what a kind gesture to auction one off on e-bay! I am going over!

Lou Cinda :)

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

What a wonderful giveaway and I would love a chance at winning one of your fabulous signs. You are one clever and talented lady!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Deborah said...

"...when the moon hit your eye like a big pizza pie: that's amore!"

Oh, you probably wanted something original.

To me, love is when you're willing to work at the relationship.

I'm following your blog. asthenight at gmail dot com

kakihara said...

What a lovely and kind person you must be! I appreciate your generosity with both your giveaway and your auction. I would love the chance to win your gorgeous sign.
To me love is an overwhelming positive feeling.
I'm a follower.
kakihararocks@gmail.com

Jenny said...

I'm a follower. Love is sharing your talents. I will go look at the auction now!

Jenny said...

Oh darn, I feel bad. I did three bids under my e-bay name up to 50 dollars but then it was out of my budget. I'm sorry. I tried to help!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Oh, Paula! I love the new sign. I am so keeping my fingers crossed that I'm the lucky winner! You are an Angel to help out in your own way in helping the Haitian people - bless you for that.

I'm off to add your great giveaway to my sidebar. Be back . . .

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Done! I've added your giveaway to my sidebar. Also a big thank you for placing an order from me yesterday. That was very nice of you. You know, I would have sent you that very garland for nuttin' just for commenting. You're too sweet!

Good luck with the Ebay auction!

Lisa said...

That is a beautiful sign! You do very good work, you probably know that though:)

I'm following!

Sandy Michelle said...

Your so generous with your give-aways and I am so happy that your auction to save the children- was a success!! Have a great week!

Sandy xox

Cheryl said...

My thoughts are with the Haitian people.
Please count me in for a chance to win.
I'm a new follower.
Thank you

rustybug said...

Love is so many things. It's excitement about someone or something, being totally cozy and comfortable around someone, sharing, caring, passionate about someone or something, proud, happy, trusting, etc.

Nita Jo said...

Please enter me for your lovely sign. Love is so many things... I keep replaying a scene that was on the news last night...

In Haiti, a man was so convinced his wife was still alive under a mountain of rubble that each time the equipment stopped digging, he ran up and called for her. It took some time, but he finally heard her calling to him. Finally they could see her face, and she told him that even if she died, to remember she loved him. It was beautiful and heartbreaking. They did get her free finally. One more miracle where there is so much pain and sorrow. Bless you for donating a sign to help!

Ticking and Toile said...

What a beautiful sign! How sweet of you to donate proceeds to the Haiti earthquake victims....I love the story left by the comment right before mine! That is very touching & sweet.
Please enter me for your drawing. Thanks
Shellagh

shopgirl said...

Beautiful sign and wonderful idea for auction....

Pink Princess said...

LOVE the sign. Love for me is talking to my brother in Thailand through Skype. He is my only living relative and we talk almost daily. He gives me advice (often wanted, sometimes just given, lol) we laugh, we cry and we cyber hug. Eventhough he is thousands of miles from me, we connect this way.

Hugs from a new follower :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Paula Sweetie...
You have a heart as BIG as Texas. I love it.
Amour is just beautiful. I have the perfect place for that sign. Now I am already a follower and I am leaving you a comment. I have also been to my blog, and already posted your giveaway in my scrollbar. I love it sweetie. I thank you so much for sharing and for giving me an opportunity to have something so beautiful in my home.

Have a gorgeous day sweetie. Country hugs and so much love...Sherry

Cynthia K. said...

Hi there! Sign is gorgeous and I would love to win it - I signed up as your follower.

Love is when you care about another's welfare more than your own.

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Suzanne said...

what a beautiful sign...really lovely

BellaRosa said...

Hello Paula, what a beautiful thing you are doing donating the proceeds of your sign to such a wonderful foundation. I hope it goes for amazing amounts :) Your Amour sign is just beautiful...you do gorgeous work! Amor, amour, amore...in the end it means the same...to love someone soo much that you don't know where you stop and they begin...but you know when they aren't with you, that it hurts with every breath you take until there are besides you again....oh yeah that and the smell of a new bebes neck when you nuzzle and kiss them...it is pure love at its best :) I became a follower...but not just because of your giveway...I love your blog and want to come back and see what new beauties you create :) Besos, Rose

please visit my lil blog anytime :)

Paula said...

{adding Pat's comment for her...left on the post below, thanks Pat!}
LOVE makes it all worthwhile! Thank you for the opportunity to win something so beautiful.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi there you left a comment about my banner on my blog, I think your talking about my background which I got from The cutest blog on the block.com. If your talking about the pic on my banner its my own kitchen, I wasn't sure which one you were asking about. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit (;
Hugs~Kelly

Molly C. said...

Love to me, are my kids.