Thursday, July 14, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Little flower Garlands and EBRU Art

This Giveaway is now closed. (edited 7/30/2011)
I feel so privileged to be doing this giveaway; this giveaway is for all of you who are following/subscribing to my blog in some way. I want to say thank you for being a part of this journey with me in Turkey.  This is my way to support my friend and to celebrate Turkish art and creativity. Enjoy and have fun.
(If you are not following/subscribing yet and want to be apart of this giveaway, just become a follower or subcribe by e-mail or one of the other options on the right side of my blog.)

There are 2 giveaways. 
1) Two little red crochet flower garlands ~ made by my dear friend Ayten.

2) An original piece of 'Paper Marbling' art ~ by: Mehmet, who lives right here in our town.

You can sign up for both giveaways!!!(please do) :)
This is an international giveaway.

Here is the 1st Giveaway~

There are two red flower garlands. The longer of the two is 5.2 ft with the slightly bigger flowers. The shorter of the two is 4.5 ft. and has a small flowers.  They are both a vibrant red.  They would bring energy to any little girls room or a sweet splash of color to any room. ~ These sweet things were made by one of my dear Turkish friends here.  She lost her job and has started trying to sell her crochet items to help bring in some funds for her family.

Win it: in order to win these sweet crochet garlands:
1) Leave a comment below.
2) Leave a way for me to contact you and tell me how you are following/subcribing (ex: blogger/e-mail/google etc.)
Optional~ share this link (by facebook or e-mail) and you will win a 2nd vote. Just let me know what you did.
(My hope is for my friend Ayten to benefit from this Giveaway ~ please help me help her!)
Buy it:
If you would like one of these fun garlands in a certain color and would love to buy from someone who you know it would benefit here in Turkey this is how to do it. :)  We are selling 10 extra flower garlands.  The price is $7.00 for the short one and $8.00 for the long one through paypal. You pick the size of flower and the color out of the 5 color options we will give. Please contact me by leaving a comment or via my e-mail which is at the top of the page and more details will be sent. We ship internationally! Cost for shipping $1.50.
  *** ALL proceeds will go to my dear friend Ayten. I would love to see all 10 get sold!

Here is the 2nd Giveaway ~
I have this fascination with paper marbling. In Turkish it is called EBRU.  Every piece of art is unique and the process of Ebru is mesmerizing to watch.  Check out this post (click here) for some wonderful pictures of Ebru in action, it is created in water.  I want this  Giveaway to be a way for me to give into the culture I am living in and to give to you who are following, a piece of Turkish art and creativity.  This piece of art was made right here in my little town by an Ebru artist.  I LOVE this one and wouldn’t mind keeping it for myself.
Description:   An original piece of paper marbling art (Ebru) Tulips on a light green and white background.  Also included is a description of paper marbling and where and how it originated. The picture above does not do it justice.(remember it was created in water)
Win it: In order to win this orignal piece of Ebru art:
1.  Leave a comment below sharing with us which country you have always wanted to visit.
2. Leave a way for me to contact you and tell me how you are following/subcribing (ex: blogger/e-mail/google etc.)

Optional~ if you would like to win a 2nd vote please share this link (facebook /e-mail) and let me know you did :) Thanks

WIN BOTH: If you want to sign up for both giveaways: just state that in your comment and make sure you share with us which country you have always wanted to visit and follow the rest of the instructions given above.
Giveaway ends: July 29th, 2011at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be chosen randomly. The winners have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
What I might do with the items:
(if they were mine :))

~ Again thanks to each of you for being a small and big part of my life. It is joy to have gotten to know new friends through blogging as well as having friends and family from afar be able to keep up with me. Much care and love to all of you, can't wait to see who wins. :)
All for now from my west corner of Turkey ~Becky


Unknown said...

You know, I've been needing a little more red in my life! This is such a generous giveaway, Becky!

I love them both! I'm pretty sure you have my email address, if not, I'm easy to find. Oh, and I believe I follow you on GFC.

P.S. I've always wanted to visit Sweden, or live there. My husband once asked asked, "Isn't living next door close enough?"

Unknown said...

I also posted this giveaway on the Vibrant Serenity Facebook page and Twitter

Stacey said...

I am a new follower and would like to entered in the giveaway! Those garlands are so pretty! Thanks!
Stacey of Embracing Change

The Joyful Thrifter said...

Just became a follower and I would love to join in on both giveaway because they are both lovely!!!

The Joyful Thrifter

Unknown said...

I love to read your blog! You have such creative ideas! I would love to win either item. That marble art is so beautiful! There are many countries I would love to visit! I would love to make it back to Turkey some day to see Ephesus. I'd also like to go to Greece, Switzerland, and Ireland.

My email is
I follow you via google reader.

Dave Ferguson said...

Sweet giveaway, keep up the good work!

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said...

Cute giveaway! I am a follower of your blog though Google...


Katie Erickson said...

I check your blog from time to time through Facebook and just saw this one. Wow, those are some unique pieces of work. The marbled paper looks especially incredible! It must be wonderful to get an inside look at a whole other culture and the beauty it brings.
Not sure if you still have my email address, so just in case it's
I love hearing from you and reading what all you and your family are doing. Blessings!

Beth K said...

hi becky!
i love your blog! your ideas are splendidly creative and so do-able, and it is especially fun that i can almost "hear" you telling about them...:)
would love to be entered for the ebru art giveaway--so beautiful. may have to investigate learning how to do this art myself!
blessings, beth
bethersparker at yahoo dot com
p.s. i follow via email, and would love to visit ireland someday.

Jami Nakamura Lin said...

Just became a follower and I'd like to be entered in the crochet garland!!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I'm an awesome GFC follower of your awesome blog :) I love this giveaway!

Btw, I have a blog party called Market Your Biz and Giveaways. Please feel free to link up your business and giveaways here.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I'm hoping to visit Italy one day :)

Natasha said...

I'd love to be entered for both. :) The garland is adorable and the picture beautiful. I couldn't just pick one place I'd love to go, so I'd like to visit Scotland and India. :) I follow through GFC.

Anonymous said...

Becks, I love reading your blog and all of your creativity!
I would love to be signed up for the giveaways. I would like to go back to Turkey someday. Blessings to you :)

Vicky said...

I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU BUNCHES! So proud of you and your blog!!! This is a great idea. Let me know if there is any way I can help your wonderfully creative Turkish friends sell anything in the states:)

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