Saturday, June 6, 2009

Okay, girls, I am getting nervous about these giveaways!


I am in totally "VIRGIN" territory here! I have never done a giveaway on my blog & I am getting concerned that I "haven't got a clue" what I have gotten myself in for!!! The thing that makes me most nervous is that you won't like what I have created? There are so many wonderful, talented, beautiful, gorgeous creators out there. I feel like the little girl who brings an apple that has a worm in it, to the teacher. I guess you may realize that I have an identity crisis going on. I have made these three things with so much love and class that I could muster up. I want you ALL to just love them! There have been soooo many lovely, yet humbling, sweet comments about my work. For each comment I have received, I want you to know that they are each heartfelt...thank you so much. Do you realize that the devil sets upon my shoulder and whispers awful things in my ear? "who do you think you are?" "there are so many people out there that are SO much more talented than you" "you can never ever compete with those other professional people". Well, tonight I am having a heart to heart talk with that awful voice! I am going to graciously and sincerely send the winners their gifts with the same love that I made them! They may not be perfect but they are made with the talents that the Lord has so graciously given me so who am I to find fault with HIS work in me? Now, I don't want to be too "spiritual" or freak you out with my religion but I sincerely have prayed over each piece and for the person who is receiving them. I pray that the Lord will bless you in your life and talents as you receive the gifts from me. So in anticipation of the winners, I am excited for those who will be just three of the first of many giveaways that I will be hosting!
This point system leaves a lot to be desired. I have gone back and visited all of your blogs. (Not to check but to find out "who" you are individually) I have visited a lot of beautiful and creative posts. I love each one of you, the familiar as well as the newbies to me. I have added several new blogs to my list and look forward to getting to know each one of you better.
I have also decided to add a couple of runner ups to the mix. So be SURE to respond ASAP if your name is drawn! (I want to get your packages out EARLY this week before all of my family comes to town and I go on vacation.)
Good luck to each one that has entered and God richly bless you! I must get to bed so that I can go to church in the morning as I will be out for the rest of the month after June 12th. Goodnight, ya' all...Sharon
P.S. Heads up!!! The next giveaway will be coming very soon!! I have a china doll that was given to me in 1980 when I had a hysterectomy. The baby doll had a raggy dress that I made for her back then. (Goodness gracious she is 29 years old already!) Lynn of Lynn's Lovelies felt very sorry for her and is making her a new dress!!! Maybe a hat! The dress is about done. I am very very excited to have my baby home. I love her so much & she has been a lot with me. Now, you say, IF you love her so much "why doesn't she have a "real" name"? I have always just called her "baby" but with her new look I thought she should have a real name. Well, that is your job! Yep! I will post about her homecoming then I will let someone out there give her her first "real" name. I will then make the winner a very very special piece of jewelry! I will even let you pick the colors! So put your thinking caps on and think of a name for "baby"!!! Then drop me a note with your name choices! (then baby will be legitimate for the first time in her 29 years!) It is about time!!

10 comments:

Sheri said...

Sharon, I personally think you're a very talented artist who needs to give herself a nice pat on the back for creating such beautiful work. Please don't ever doubt yourself. Your work is really BEAUTIFUL!
Keep saying that over and over...
And I'm on post 97 and I am going to have a 100 post giveaway too! Please look up my blog and enter to win also!

Betty said...

Hi Sharon, just found your blog from the feathered nest..absolutely love the work you do. I have looking for the last 2 hours at some of your older posts and you are truly talented...I'm new to blogging myself and still trying to figure it all out. I'll be back often to check your things out. Whoever wins your giveaway will be pleased with your gift.......they are awesome.

Barb said...

Sharon,
I think we are a lot alike.
I am the same way about giving my things away. Are they good enough? And I also feel like a cheapskate sometimes when i give one little thing and other bloggers give a dozen nice things in one giveaway.

Then I think I should not be comparing myself, and this is true.

We are using the gifts the Lord has given us, and we share in a lot of ways other than just 'giveaways'.

Speaking of which, I am looking forward to yours being drawn. I think i signed up anyway. I'm sure i must have. Oh, I hope i did!!
Throw my name in the hat if i did not already. I think your prizes are wonderful and would be blessed to have any of them.

Take care, and I'll mail you or write again about the selling blog.

blessing,
Barbara Jean

bj said...

Hi, i'm bj and just came over from Barbara Jean's. Your jewelry is just beautiful.
I would love to be entered in your generous giveaway; and thank you for the chance at winning a lovely piece of your art.
The doll ? My favorite doll's name was LUCY. There's a blogger with the name LUCY BLOOM...isn't that so cute?
Come by to see me sometime...
xo bj

Nadine said...

Dear Sharon,
Oh, I can relate with you 100% on your giveaway!!! When I just did my first one a few weeks ago, I had many of those same thoughts as you! You are so talented and anyone who receives one of your giveaway prizes is truly blessed!
Have a wonderful weekend!
~Blessings!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Oh my, who would not love your creations! I have read your newest and older posts and cannot believe how talented you are :-).
Absolutely beautiful creations...!
Oh... and...Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comments :-).
Lucy

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

Hi Sharon,
Please don't let the enemy beat you up. I think we all wrestle with the same thoughts you have mentioned. I'm reminded of a quote I heard once. Be kind everyone is fighting a hard battle. I appreciate the courage it takes to share your creative heart with us.
Blessings, Gerri

SharDon Exclusives said...

Oh, thank all of you for your lovely comments. I was just writing from my heart. I am really looking forward to this evening...around 12:00AM! Blessings to you alllll..sharon

Missy said...

Whomever wins your giveaway will certainly be delighted with their new treasure!

We call our youngest child, aged 4, "Baby" still. Aunts, Uncles, Nonni...they all call her Baby. So in honor of her I suggest Laurel Elizabeth for your sweet dolly's name. Somebody might as well use my daughters given name as she isn't :-)

blessings,
Missy

The French Bear said...

You giveaways are beautiful!!!! I love the doll!!! I can't wait to see who gets what, I am sure they will be delighted!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

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