Saturday, December 18, 2010

Little bit...

Little bit Late! (Not unusual :o)
a little giveaway...
and a couple little picture shots of me...

(6 or 7 months old-the earliest photo of me that I have)


(1year old-first birthday)
...not a lot of hair still, so that bow on my head looks ready to fall...
(and I was allergic to mosquito bites...so all those marks on my legs were from mosquito bites)


Thank you to those of you that are here visiting this week...
(I wanted to do this birthday giveaway (yep, I'm another year older...but we won't focus on that. haha) last year, but after this week, I realize the reason why I didnt get to it :o) With work, Christmas functions, art orders needed to be shipped in time for Christmas, Christmas cards, etc...  Hm...I wonder how I didnt remember all that! 

I will be drawing one name for a giveaway for one 8x10 drawing of Your choice of image and Your choice of name. And also for one 8x10 monogram of Your choice. And 2 names for a 20% gift certificate towards any size art order. This giveaway will be open until Dec 31st.  Since I can only manage to post once a week, I will announce the winner on the post the following week.

Also, please do leave a comment when you stop by, even if you are not interested in these giveaways, cuz I do love to hear what you say...and it may take me a bit,  but I do like to return your visits. (if you do not want to be entered for one of the giveaways, please just let me know :o)


Giveaway #1: an 8x10 of Your choice of a single image (This one is just a sample of a celtic cross that was a past order).



Giveaway #2: an 8x10 monogram 

Each of the ones that are chosen will pick their choice of name to be used within the drawing. 

(This does not include cost of shipping. I will let you know what the cost of shipping will be if you live outside the continental United States. Otherwise, the cost for UPS shipping of the 8x10 will be $12)

I am also including 2 giveaways for gift certificates to be used towards YOUR choice of image, with YOUR choice of name, in YOUR choice of size (8x10 or 11x14).

(***This has an expiration date,  so that those drawn can be completed and shipped out in time for Valentine's.  ...but please contact me if you need to extend that time.***)

These are for the drawing only~ matting and framing are not included. Artwork is carefully shipped in a sturdy mailing tube.
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Now here's how to enter (Please leave a comment for each entry):

1. Leave me a comment on this blog post. & if you'd like, I'd love to hear about what you would like drawn (you don't need to have a blog to enter, but be sure to leave your email so that I can contact you)....1 entry.


2. Follow my blog...
1 entry.


3.  Write about this giveaway in YOUR blog (post...a link back to me, please)...
2 entries.


4.  If you grab my button and post it on your sidebar with a link back....
1 entry.


5.  If you are a fan or become a fan of my facebook page.
 (www.facebook.com/PersonalizedSketches)...1 entry.

6. If you left a comment on my last post...1 entry.

7.  If you visit our daughter's blog ~theLuckiestMrs.~
& leave her a comment between now and Dec 31st... 
1 entry.
(...I added this special entry, because without her, I would have never known what a blog even was! :o)
 ***and she has not been able to post, since she has been a dentist working 5 days a week...but I know that she would love to find your comments :o)***

Giveaways will be open for entries until Dec 31st at midnight EST.  

***Also, please leave a contact email, if you are not a blogger or to be sure that I can notify you if you are one of those picked.***

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Joining in with:
Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday meme 
and the Lovely Letter "L".

Here are just a couple of my most recent orders...will be posting more in future posts.

Thank you Susan for your recent request:





"...Not too long ago you designed the major leaf for me to give as a promotion gift.
I was thinking about the holidays b/c they are right around the corner, and I wondered if you had every done a peacock ?..."


Susan's feedback at my etsy shop when the Peacock drawing was received:
"Maria did a WONDERFUL job designing a peacock for my BIL & SIL for Christmas!! I told her what I wanted and she not only had it made, but shipped to me in a matter of days. The final product is beautiful; I know it will be greatly appreciated."


Thank you Tiffany, for this order request: 
"...I wanted to order another sketch/picture from you! I was wondering if it would be ready before Christmas?..."

Her email sent once it was received:
"...I received the sketch today and it looks great! Thank you so much."



Signature for blog

46 comments:

Ames said...

The baby is adorable! And I love your talent. If I won your drawing I would choose to have my "soon to be here" granddaughter's name "Lily" drawn. My daughter has all boys (4). And at the risk of her own health, wanted to try one more time for a girl and she will be born next March. Anxiously awaiting Lily.~Ames

LV said...

As always, I enjoy your family post. You have such a special family that a lot of people would give the world to have. You are blessed in that regard. You certainly blessed me and filled this old heart with joy. I am honored you would include me with one of your great family Christmas cards. I appreciate it very much. It has truly been a pleasure doing business and blogging with with you another year. May the good Lord continue to richly reward you and family with all good things. Merry Christmas and thanks again for thinking of me.

LisaShaw said...

Birthday blessings to you!!! Great giveaway...

I already am a reader (I prefer that word to follower) of your blog and I enjoy it!

You asked what I'd want to see drawn? I'd have to think about that :)

Love and blessings!

xinex said...

You were so cute as a baby, Maria. Happy Birthday! Your artwork are beautiful as usual. I can't wait to see my husband's face when he sees his present....Christine

Kel said...

Happy Birthday! What a cute little baby you were! You know I love your artwork and I cannot wait until my father-in-law opens his present to see your wonderful sketch. I'm not sure if you draw people, but I'd love a sketch of mu husband and I. Have a Merry Christmas!

Kel said...

I follow your lovely blog.
betweenthelines-kam@hotmai.com

Kel said...

I have your button at www.betweenthelines-kel.com.

betweenthelines-kam@hotmai.com

Kel said...

i follow you on FB (Kelly M.).

betweenthelines-kam@hotmai.com

xinex said...

That's strange cause I know I have been following you but I entered to follow you and it accepted it again. Please let me know after you post my picture on facebook so I can leave a comment...Christine

Betty Townsend said...

Hi Maria...love the baby pictures. I have one of me taken on my 1st birthday. :)

Wishing you and your family Christmas Blessings...

Jen said...

Very cute baby pics! BTW, did you get your item?

Jen said...

I'm a follower!

Jen said...

And I like you on FB!

H said...

I love that Celtic cross. The patterns within Celtic artwork are so intricate and detailed. They never cease to amaze.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Those photos are so precious! Happy Birthday!

Alicia said...

Aww! You poor baby with those bites!! I bet those were so itchy!!! My youngest always gets mosquito bites!!

And thank you so much for the giveaway!! I'm in!!

Alicia said...

I follow your blog!!

Alicia said...

I didn't know you had a FB page! Yay! I "like!"

Alicia said...

And I just left another comment on your daughter's blog! :)

Jo said...

Oh I do love the pictures of you ... especially of your 1st birthday, what a cutie! And getting older, that's a good thing ... that means your are getting more time on this place we call earth ... as always you art is just amazing!

PERMANENT POSIES said...

I would LOVE to win your drawing. I am torn because selfishly, I would want something drawn with my last name. But, I think I would have something drawn for a friend of mine who is graduating in May from Seminary as a gift. I so love your work.

PERMANENT POSIES said...

I put your button on my sidebar.

PERMANENT POSIES said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

PERMANENT POSIES said...

I found your daughter's blog and made a comment under the one about the pretzel, rollos and pecan treat. Yum!

Debbie said...

Maria, I just wanted to stop by to wish you a wonderful Christmas. I love the photos of you as a baby and child. You were and still are ...simply adorable.

Sending blog hugs,
Debbie

Grandma Becky said...

I would love to win a piece of your art work.
Have been so happy to be in touch with someone whose been at the same AFB at the same time and didn't know it!
Happy Birthday, belated. We have two in our family that's in Dec., hubby and daugher, within two days of each other. And grandbaby, when will he appear, this month or early Jan! Can't wait...so much fun in Dec.

Merry Christmas!

Grandma Becky said...

I follow you on facebook!

Grandma Becky said...

I follow your blog too! :0)

Leslee said...

Happy Birthday Dear Friend Maria!!

I would dearly love to win this giveaway... You did an AMAZING job last year on gifts for my two children! They are both displayed proudly in their homes. It is my desire to have a picture from DH & I renewing our vows on Maui drawn by you! A certainty if I win ♥

I am a follower of your blog, I have your button on my blog and visited your lovely daughters blog :-) titled "Goodness"

Not sure I want to drum up competition, but I also posted a blog about your giveaway!! Hehehe
http://beautea97.blogspot.com/2010/12/just-in-time-giveaway.html

Mrs. V said...

Hi Maria,
Thanks to my Mom I am commenting on your blog :)
I will post each additional entry separate as well!
Thanks for hosting this, we LOVE the photo you did for us.

Mrs. V said...

Hi Maria,
I am now a follower too :)

Mrs. V said...

Hi Maria,
I took your button and put it on my blog as well :)

Mrs. V said...

I also just became a Facebook fan :)

Mrs. V said...

I am posting your giveaway on my blog also!

Leslee said...

I am a follower of your blog :-)

Leslee said...

I proudly display your button on my blog!!

Leslee said...

visited your lovely daughters blog :-) titled "Goodness" and left a comment...

Leslee said...

I have posted about your giveaway here : http://beautea97.blogspot.com/2010/12/just-in-time-giveaway.html

~ Regan said...

Hi Maria!! Thanks for letting me know about your awesome givaway!! I don't know what I would pick yet to have you draw if I won... I have so many ideas! ;)

~ Regan said...

Im a follower! :)

~ Regan said...

I have a linky button on my sidebar for you blog.

Jenny said...

What an adorable baby!

Girl, I am so sorry for my tardiness in visiting this week. The days just slipped away from me!

But I couldn't let it get to Christmas without stopping to say hello and to offer you my very best wishes for a holiday filled with peace, love and joy!

I have really enjoyed the gift of your blog this year.

Thank you.

A+

Cheryl said...

Happy very belated birthday! I think I'd like a sketch of my brother on his Harley.

Cheryl said...

New follower!

Cheryl said...

FB liker.

Cheryl said...

Posted a comment on your last post. Eek! Birthdays everywhere.

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