Friday, February 01, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway Carnival: The Winners!!!

This has been a crazy, crazy weekend. Work has been crazy! Family life has been crazy! My emails have been crazy! But it's all been a good kind of crazy, if you know what I mean!

Having said that... I'm stepping out on a limb to announce that I do indeed have a blog where I have some jewelry for sale. I'm scared to death to announce this... and I'm having second thoughts even as I type this, but many of you have expressed a desire to purchase some of my necklaces, so I thought I'd stop keeping it a secret! If you are interested in purchasing a piece of jewelry, you can go to GiBee Designs (or click on the button at the bottom of this post). I have limited inventory, but will work hand in hand with you to create a beautiful piece.

Now... as I made each piece of jewelry, I prayed over them, asking God to bless the recipients each time they wear it. Yes... I really did... and when I went to the website to draw the numbers for the winners, I prayed for each person again. And as I sent out each email notifying the winners, I prayed for each person again. Each piece was truly a labor of love, my hope is that you will enjoy wearing your piece of jewelry frequently! Because I've invested so much prayer and time into this, if it isn't too much trouble, I would love to hear from the winners about how they're doing and how God is blessing them!!

Anyway, I've selected the winners by using Random.org, a random integer generator... sounds so professional, doesn't it? And, without further delay... here are the winners of all six of my giveaways:

1. The Remembrance Necklace: #124 -- Kat (no blog, but email is wisdomseekers [at] verizon...)

2. The Mother's Necklace: #37 -- Aimee at A Day in the Life

3. The Silver Cross Necklace: #113 -- Queene of my Domain at Enjoying Life One Juice Box at a Time

4. The Crystal Cross Necklace:#70 -- Celly B at Busy at Home

5. The Bubble Cuff Bracelet: #135 -- Lisa Osborn, and she has three adorable blogs: Osborn Odds 'N Ends; Little Bits of Lindy; and Make Room for Mei Mei

6. The Cross Watch: #12 -- My friend, Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie!!!

Whew!!! I think I matched all the right names to the right numbers! I'll be getting these pieces out in the mail within a week after I receive your addresses and make any requested adjustments or personalization (mother's necklace). Please let me know when they arrive.

Finally, I just wanted to share that each time I would go to write a post this week, I found myself completely overwhelmed by all the comments I was reading on the Remembrance Necklace Giveaway. My heart goes out to each and every single person that has suffered a loss... whether it be a miscarriage, a loss during pregnancy, a stillborn child, a loss of a young child, a loss of an older child... it doesn't matter what stage or age your child was at... what matters is that you have a special bond with so many women that understand your heart. If you are struggling with healing, please reach out for help! Contact me any time via my email. I would be happy to pray for you, chat with you, or point you in the right direction for additional help! Blessings to all of you dear ladies!

Here is where you can find my jewelry (more pieces will be added around spring time):

12 comments:

Queen of My Domain said...

GiBee,

I just emailed you and am so excited about your cross and all of your prayers. I will definetely go visit your new blog.

You wanted to know how God has blessed your winners. Well, I have been blessed by His love by having the most amazing husband. Four beautiful healthy children and a strong Catholic faith. I truly wonder how it is that I have so much when it seems that others just struggle to get by. It's then that I am reminded that even if I didn't have alot monetarily, I am wealthy beyond words with Him.

You are always so quick to share your faith with others and I really enjoy that about you and your blog.

Blessings.

Tiff said...

No you can't keep that talent a secret. What a labor of love!! I definitely will be buying something!!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog! I appreciate you stopping by. In case you don't win the tile, but are still interested, I charge $35.00 and that included my supplies and labor. Thanks agin!

Jessica : )

Aimee said...

I just sent you all of my info. Thanks again so much! I'm really excited about getting the Mother's necklace!!

Pam said...

I am so, so proud of you for stepping out like this, GiBee.

Your talent is obvious and the compensation is essential for such great creativity and time invested.

I will be praying right alongside you for the success of this adventure. Do not fear, for God will carry you every step of the way.

Can't wait to see how God blesses you and those who receive your precious and lovely jewelry. I know I've received tons of compliments on the bracelet you made me!

Congrats on the secret being out!

Celly B said...

Gibee,
I am so excited! Thank you so much. I am looking forward to receiving that beautiful crystal cross necklace. I'm sending an email your way.
Thank you again,
Celly B

Org Junkie said...

I can't even begin to tell you how excited and honored I am. Thank you so much Gibee!!

MrsJoeB said...

I love your jewelry-I collect corsses! I will be back when I have more time. God Bless!
In His Graces~Pamela

Susanne said...

Congratulations to all your winners.

And congratulations to you on your new site. How lovely. I'm so excited for you!

Celly B said...

GiBee,
I just wanted to let you know that I posted about winning on my blog and left links to your website and store.
www.cellybbusyathome.blogspot.com

I would be happy to post your sidebar button for GiBee's design on my blog if you would like.

Thank you again for such a special giveaway.

BrineS said...

G' Day! Greetings from The Land Down Under! I stopped by your blog today to say "thanks" for participating in my Bloggy Giveaway! Tomorrow I will post the winner.

I also stopped by GiBee Designs. Wow! Great jewelry! Beautiful! Lovely work!

Aimee said...

Hi! I just wanted to check in, and let you know that I didn't receive my necklace yet. :( I'm not trying to rush you or anything, but I just want to make sure it's not lost in the mail. Thanks!