"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Thursday, June 3, 2010

My Very First GIVEAWAY!!!

I am in the process of creating items for my 
new Etsy store which will be opening very soon.
I thought I would give you a peek at an item I will be adding
to my store by giving it away to one of YOU.
is in honor of all of the new friends I have met since
starting this blog in August 2009.
Truly, YOU have each added so much JOY to my days
along with inspiration.  Your encouragement
through comments and emails, has blessed
me beyond what you could ever imagine.
Thank you!
I only wish that I had something to give each of you
in this giveaway.  Although if I did that, I would never
get my Etsy store opened!!

 8 Watercolor Note Cards
printed from my original paintings
onto 4  1/4" by 5  1/2"  fine linen card stock
with linen envelopes.
Blank inside so you can use however you wish.
4 different prints/ 2 of each
  Packaged inside of clear sealed cello sleeve
with decorative ribbon.

This insert is in the back of the package 
so you can see what prints you are receiving.  

I've even named each flowerpot for you on the
back of the note card.
(Left to Right) 
~The Poppy Dance
~A Pot Full of Posies
~Posies in Blue for You
~Passion in Bloom

To enter to win,
leave me a comment telling me
the name of your favorite flower or plant, and if
you don't know the name of it, describe it.
(I'm easy to please)
For extra chances to win,
blog about my giveaway, sign up to follow my blog, 
tweet, facebook it, tell a friend,
then leave me a comment for each one.
I will announce the winner next Wednesday, June 9th.

Thanks for making this
so exciting for me!
Now go and name your posie!

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on blogs, just click on the word 
below and then you can leave me
a message.


Bren said...

This is exciting! A give away and you opening your Etsy shoppe. You go girl. Well I'm off to post this great news on my blog and Facebook.

PS: Until you asked LeeAnn it never occurred to me to offer a give away of anything I've created! Hmm something to consider :-)

Bren said...

Shoot I forgot to tell you that my favourite flower is the rose, just love the smell and feel of them.

Mary said...

LeeAnn, this is a beautiful collection of your watercolors.


Butterfly Works said...

I was excited to open your blog to see what your giveaway was going to be and the cards are beautiful and I really hope I win..it would be hard to use them because they came from you but maybe I would frame them and have a reminder of what a sweetheart you are....
I have many favorite flowers but I guess at the top of my list would be floxgloves...they are amazing to me. I just wish they stayed around all summer.....
Hugs and blessings

Tina said...

Oh Lee Ann, I know that I feel the same way about you. What a blessing and inspiration you are and the note cards are soooo beautiful. My favorite flowers are Hydrangea. They make me happy.
Peonies run a close second.
Blessings to you

Anonymous said...

My favorite flower is a sun flower. They always make me smile. And if I was to pick a second, it would be a daisy. So simple and sweet. I am so excited to see your beautiful art work. I just know this adventure of yours will be a winner!
Your cousin, Vicki

marigoldzz said...

Hey Lee Ann!! Congrats on the new Etsy Shoppe!!! My fav flowers right now, are poppies!!! Luv them!!!

GardenofDaisies said...

Your cards are beautiful!! I would love to win! Do I have to pick just one? I have a whole bunch of favorite flowers, including shasta daisies, pink/purple zinnias, purple coneflowers, apple blossoms, sunflowers, black eyed susans, lavender, forget me nots, wild roses, pink peonies, lilacs, sweet peas, daffodils, violets, siberian iris, honeysuckle, blue hydrangea, lily of the valley and forsythia . :-) I love flowers.

Traci Michele said...

I love roses.

Traci Michele said...

I'm your newest follower!

Sharon Sloan - Joy In The Truth said...

Wowzie -- your blog is looking so awesome! You are amazing!

My heart is tickled! God is good!


deborahspalette said...

I am so excited for you and I love them all, It is so hard to choose, Sooo, Passion the purple blooms. The Best of luck with your new Etsy shop, When you get it open I will put an item on my favorites mini on my blog. Have a beautiful day. Deborah

Farmgirl Paints said...

Those are beautiful Leeann!!! You are sooo talented. I can't wait to see your store up and runnin'. Definitely throw my name in the pot:)

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

LeeAnn, I'm SO excited for you!! I can't wait to see your official Etsy store opening. Your giveaway is sooo pretty! I love the watercolor, you are such a beautiful artist!

I opened my Etsy shop but haven't "announced" it yet. I wanted to get my feet wet and see how to upload new items. I'm going to add a few more then have a giveaway myself. :) Baby steps, but steps all the same!

Thank you for your encouragement my friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cheering you on!


P.S. When I was my born my daddy took me to the woods and declared that Wild Ginger was my plant. Makes my heart happy to see it growing wild in the woods where I grew up. xoxo

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

You know I'm a follower! :)

cool rita said...

So adorable, LeeAnn. Hoping for the best and lots of fun for you. Love those blackeyed Susans. Wish for you many contacts on Etsy!!!!!

Jeanneoli said...

So exciting! I can't wait to see your shop and all your creations. Have a wonderful weekend.

Lissa said...

how happy that you're having a giveaway! Do I even need to tell you my favorite flower? I'm sure you already know that it's peonies! congrats on this new adventure!

Lori said...

Hello LeeAnn. Your watercolors are absolutely beautiful. You have quite a talent there. I love yellow roses with red tips and I also love mums in the fall. Congrats on your Etsy and your first giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Love your site LeeAnn... It is so encouraging. You are such a blessing to others and especially to me. The music is beautiful and so are your paintings.
Love you,

Amy P boyd said...

The notecards look beautiful. My favorite flower is peonies. My mother-in-law panted some in the front of their first house. When I married my husband we ended up tearing down that small house and building ours. Those flowers survived the construction and have been the only flower I have been able to get to bloom in our yard. Now that my mother-in-law has passed away that small bunch of flowers is an annual reminder of her.

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Those are beautiful!! You are so talented! My favorite flowers (I have a tie) are zinnias and hydrangeas.

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Hi LeeAnn,
Thanks for stopping by Eternity Cafe today! And congratulations on your new Etsy shoppe. Your artwork is just beautiful!

My favorite flowers are hydrangeas and peonies, although it is hard to narrow it down :)


Jennifer Richardson said...

am I ever late for the party! Just wanted to encourage you in opening your etsy shop....your art is beautiful and will attract other juicy hearts:) Thanks for spreading so much grinning and gladness. And with your new venture, cool runnings:)
Pulling for you,

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this blog site!
...my favorite is The Poppy Dance. Thanks for the encouragement today! Sarah Stoffel

Anonymous said...

I love freebies. My favorite flower has to be lilacs. When we lived in the country we had two big lilac bushes close to the kitchen windows, in the spring the house would be filled with their wonderful aroma. Good luck with your cards.
Love, Aunt Jean

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

Hi LeeAnn!

I hope you are having a lovely weekend. Just wanted to let you know I blogged about your giveaway (and sweet site) today at A Cupcake for Moose. I'm SO excited for you and have been keeping you in my prayers! You are going to have a fabulous etsy shop, my friend!

xoxo, Rachel

Sharon said...

Wow these are so neat.
About that faux window. Thank you for your comment. I had to paint the scene twice, I did not like the first one I did. It is only paint so go for it!

Marie said...

Fabulous giveaway. Your artwork is so beautiful! Congrats on the Etsy shop. I wish you great luck!! First time commenter and hopped over here from A Cupcake for Moose.

Robyn Buxton said...

Absolute beauty!! I want in!!! Posted a link to my blog too. Thanks fot sharing.:-)

Jackie said...

I can't wait to see what you have in your Etsy shop. My favorite flower is Hydrangea and I plant more of them every year. I haven't been able to log in to my blogger account for two days...glad to know I'm not the only one having problems.


Angie Mae said...

Wow, those look amazing!

Beetle said...

My favorite flower is called Dutchman's breeches. The name is absolutely perfect because the flowers really do look like miniature old-fashioned pantaloons hanging from a line (with buttons, too). I'll check back to see if I'm the lucky winner!

Beetle said...

I'm a new follower!

Anonymous said...

Lee Ann,
Your blog is just beautiful. God is really blessing your talent. Thanks for the encouragement. I needed to read some of your comments this week. There was so much new added since I was here last.

I am sooo thankful for you...


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Exciteed for you....I love the font you are using...I am following....and will send some folks your way..I love hydrangas....

Anonymous said...

Beautiful paintings. My favorite flower is the daffodil.

Traci Michele said...

YOU WON the Tiny Little Tots giveaway! Email me at curly2880(at)yahoo(dot)com and I will forward your info to the right person to get you your gift certificate. YahoooooooO!!!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Hi Leanne, found you via A Baby Changes Everything. I'm always on the lookout for finding people with common interests to add to my Blog Family. Very nice to meet you. Please enter me in your Giveaway for those beautiful notecards. I have signed up as a follower...please come by and visit with me when you have a chance.

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

I have posted your Giveaway on my Sidebar...hope you get lots of good traffic.

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Favorite flower is a Hydrangea with a rose running a close second.

Deborah Ann said...

You are one busy gal!

Let's see, I guess the lilac is my favorite flower. We used to have a lilac tree, but it died. sniff, sniff.

Your artwork is amazing!

Deborah Ann said...

I'm a follower!

Anonymous said...

LeeAnn...it just occurred to me that your posy drawings are like a metaphor of your life...remember that season when you,as the clay pot, felt very broken...it is now being restored, even to the point of being more beautiful than before. It now serves as a beautiful container to hold colorful flowers for the joy, delight, and encouragement of others. LeeAnn, as I can see it, the breaking of the clay pot must have been necessary for you to truly fly-using the God given talents you have had all along...by looking at the comments, seems like a very facorable response to your drawing notecards, AND so beautifully packaged...don't forget, I bought the first box and by the way---where is it???? catch you later dear friend...Love Sue G.

Marydon Ford said...

Oops! I follow ...
Have a beau-TEA-ful week.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Marydon Ford said...

What a fun giveaway Lee Ann.

My favorite is a rose & lilacs.
Beautiful artwork & designs.

Have a beau-TEA-ful week.
TTFN ~ Marydon

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

To my special friend Sue (who posted anonymous) If it weren't for you, I would still be that broken clay pot! God put YOU in my path that season because he knew YOU were just the lovely soul I needed to help me along to better things in my life. I will forever be grateful for you!

Oh and I didn't forget to save your packet of posies! I have them ready to give to you at our next Ya Ya night.

Love and Hugs,
Lee Ann