Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Beautiful Giveaway


This week, I have featured some thoughts about why we make beautiful things. 
http://looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com/2015/06/why-make-things-beautiful.html

You can check out this week's posts here:
Granny's Closet- Wearing Vintage Clothing
Love is the Beauty of the Soul- Military Life & Hospitality
Simple Beauty in a Picture- Treasuring Family Photographs
God Cares About Skillful Design- Being Intentional with Graphic Design

I am in awe of the beauty of our world, which always points me to my Creator.  I am blessed to have friends to create and celebrate beautiful things.  And I am grateful for an online (and in-real-life) community like this with which we can share beauty, truth, and goodness.

So, in gratitude for you, dear friends and readers, and in celebration of my birthday later this month, I have collected some lovely donations of beautiful things that could be yours! 

Check out these seven gifts that could make your home and daily life more beautiful.  All the ways to enter the drawing are at the end of the post!

First up, we have some beautiful Scripture prints from Kayla Phillips Design.  She makes the most lovely and unique prints, and I want to hang one of everything that she has created in my home! (Which would be A LOT because of her One Hundred Verses Project!) Check out her three contributions to the giveaway:

You could have this whimsical 4"x6" of Deuteronomy 10:17- "For the Lord your God is God of gods, Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God."
https://www.etsy.com/shop/kaylaphillipsdesign

Or there's this lovely 5"x5" design of Psalm 27:1 on special glimmery paper- "The Lord is my light and salvation."
https://www.etsy.com/shop/kaylaphillipsdesign

And there's the fun design of Ephesians 5:8 on a 8"x10" peach paper- "Walk as children of the light."
https://www.etsy.com/shop/kaylaphillipsdesign


Next up, Steph Zimmerman Photography has sent us two awesome photos. She is known for portrait and wedding photography (like these that I posted last week) but these project shots would look great in your home or at your desk at work!

You could win a unique matted 5"x7" photo to frame, like this one of a Midwestern farm at night (aka- my dad doing harvest a couple of years ago!)
http://stephzimmermanphotography.com/

Or there is this breathtaking photo of the Rocky Mountains, also in a matted 5"x7."
http://stephzimmermanphotography.com/


And finally a personal contribution from [un]common workbasket, my little craft-sale-hobby with a couple of friends.

We have a set of three pretty cards inspired by my girl St. Catherine of Siena, made using an old map.
https://www.facebook.com/uncommonworkbasket


And here is a Scripture print of a favorite verse- Exodus 14:14, "The Lord will fight for you," actually stamped on that page from an old Bible.  It is a ready to frame 8"x10."
https://www.facebook.com/uncommonworkbasket


Show some love, and please follow and like these ladies on social media:

***Kayla Phillips Design***
on etsy     on facebook     on instagram     blog

***Steph Zimmerman Photography***
                   on facebook     on instagram     website

***[un]common workbasket***
                   on facebook     on instagram    

I hope that there is something here that you love or that you would love to give as a gift.  The Beautiful Giveaway will be open until midnight on Saturday, June 20th.  Because I will have to mail the gifts, winners must have a US mailing address.

There are lots of options for how to enter- start by leaving a comment on this post about the beautiful item you would most like to win.  Then make sure to click the "I commented!" in the Rafflecopter widget to unlock five other ways to get more entries.  After the winners are randomly selected, I will contact you on Sunday, June 21st using the email that you share through Rafflecopter.

***I've heard that some people have had trouble leaving a comment on a mobile device.  If it doesn't seem to publish, you may want to try it on a regular computer.***

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43 comments:

  1. It was a lovely week of beautiful posts by 3 amazing, wonderful,creative,and beautiful inside and out young women whom I have been BLESSED to call my daughters. I love you all.

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    1. So...what would you like to win Mama? You can be in the drawing too! :)

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  2. Thank you for the giveaway and especially for the reminder to "stop and smell the roses" and see just how beautiful even everyday things can be when you just take the time to look. I would love to win the Scripture print (so meaningful for my family), the map cards inspired by St. Catherine of Siena, or the "Walk as Children of Light" card. God bless you, especially on your upcoming birthday. - Laura G.

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  3. These items truly are beautiful! I so enjoy popping in and reading blog! I always find wonderful ideas to use in my Catholic School classroom. Thank you for your generosity.

    Angela

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  4. Oh man, they are all beautiful! I think I'd love to have the Exodus 14:14 "the Lord will fight for you" print!

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  5. they are all so beautiful, I love the Rocky Mountains.

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  6. Your blog is inspiring! I love the rocky mountain photo and the "The Lord Will Fight For You" piece.

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  7. What to choose?! I especially like the map St. Catherine of Siena piece and the Walk as Children of the Light card. I love your blog. The latest "beautiful" posts have been a joy to read.

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  8. I love the 5"x5" design of Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my Light and my Salvation. :)

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    1. I love that one, too, Vanessa! It was the item I was most tempted to keep :) Good luck!

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  9. I want the "The Lord will Fight for you!" Love that verse and the way its on top of the scripture! Beautiful!!

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  10. I don't know if this comment showed up already because it doesn't show on my computer, but I love the verse from Exodus!

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  11. I love Steph's photos, although everything is fabulously beautiful!

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  12. I would absolutely love to win the St. Catherine of Siena one! I'm in the middle of reading her biography and am going to Italy in a few short months. That woman is after my heart! The "Walk as children of the light" is also one I would love. What a great reminder to live my life as the daughter of Jesus that I am. Thank you for the opportunity to just see this beautiful artwork. What labors of love :)

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    1. I do love St. Catherine! And can I go to Italy in your suitcase?

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  13. I love Steph's pic of the mountains.

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  14. Thank you for sharing your blog Katie!! I would love any of these amazing items but have to say the farming print would be a top pick :)

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    1. That would be perfect for you, Janelle! Good Luck!

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  15. I love Steph's pic of the mountains.

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    1. Double comment must mean twice the love :)

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  16. 1. St. Catherine cards
    2. Bible print
    3. Deuteronomy print

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  17. I love Kayla's green verse print, but they're all pretty! :)

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  18. Hi friends! I love them all, but my top 3 faves are:
    -Kayla's green print
    -Katie's globe print
    -Steph's black and white print
    Thank you! ☺

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  19. Hi Katie!! I would love to win the Globe print! It is so cute!

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  20. These are all so lovely!
    My favorites are the St. Catherine cards, the peach print, and the Psalm print :)
    Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  21. Katie, what lovely things. I have been skimming your series on beauty--well done. Keep up the good work.

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