Good Friday GIVEAWAY!

As of this afternoon, One Artsy Mama has fifty followers!  That’s super-exciting for me, because I just started this blog a little over a month ago with not other goal than to share ideas and inspiration and hopefully brighten someone’s day along the way.  Soooo….in honor of this milestone, I’m hosting my first ever giveaway!  What’s the prize?  A free photo enhancement of your choice.  When I’m not playing with Noah, blogging, or otherwise crafting, I enjoy working with photos and turning them into works of art.  Here are a few samples of pictures I’ve enhanced:

Sometimes I keep it simple, just adding text and a few effects:
Sometimes I combine a few photos:
Sometimes I get fancy and add graphics too:
And I’ve been known to create announcements and invitations using photos:

The winner of this giveaway will get a custom-edit; you send me one or more photos and tell me basically what you want done, ie: black and white, a particular quote or other text, an invitation, whatever you like.
Sound good?  Here’s four ways to enter…

1. Be my friend!  Follow me!  If you’re not already a follower of One Artsy Mama, become one and then leave me a comment telling me so.  If you already follow {thanks!}, just leave a comment that says “I follow!” {1 entry}

2. Like One Artsy Mama on Facebook.  Then, leave me a comment here on this post telling me you did so. {1 entry}

3. Post about this giveaway on your blog or facebook page.  Then, leave me a comment here on this post telling me you did so. {1 entry}

4. Go to the “Photo Fun” tab on this blog, look at the samples, and pick your favorite.  Then, leave a comment on this post telling me which one you liked best. {1 entry}

So, there are 4 ways to enter, and if you do all 4, your name goes into the hat 4 times, increasing your odds.  Clear as mud?  Just make sure that each time you leave a comment here telling me what you did.  You can leave a separate comment for each action, or if you do them all and leave me a comment that says, “I follow, I liked you on FB, I posted you on my blog, and I like the dancing photo,” I’ll figure it out and count you four times, k?  I hope that makes sense…remember, I’m new to this giveaway business. 😉  Contest is open until 12:00 midnight EST on Monday, April 25.  Good luck!

In the meantime, I want to leave you with a few photos from today.  First, we did get to do my favorite Easter tradition and make some beeeee-autiful brown eggs.  And theh best part was that Noah could really get involved in the dyeing this year.  He had a BALL!  Just ask my parents, who got to clean up after us all.  He was a little egg making machine, and the best part was that he decided he wanted to get in on the “let’s mix the colors and make the ugliest egg” contest.  Here are this year’s lovelies.  My dad gets the credit for the really chocolatey brown one, Dan made the “Ugly Egg,” and my “He is Risen” isn’t too shabby…  Noah did the two on the far left, plus all the ones on the bottom row.  Way to go, kiddo!

Today wasn’t all fun and games, though, we also took time out of our day to remember Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross by participating in a local event where bunches of folks from all different churches and denominations come together to follow a large wooden cross through the main street of town.  A bagpiper plays music and there are stops along the way where different pastors do readings and prayers and we sing a song.  This year, Dan got Noah to help carry the cross part of the way, which was a really special time.
As I reflect on Good Friday, I think Isaac Watts summed it up best when he said, “Were the whole realm of nature mine, that were an offering far too small.  Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.”

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  1. I checked out the “photo fun” tab and fell in love with the pic of you and your son together….so sweet! your work is beautiful! I hope you all have a wonderful Easter!

  2. Hi! I just stumbled onto your blog, and I think we have a lot in common!!! 😀 My son, Tucker is only 8 months old, but in my free time, I MAKE STUFF!!! 😀 It’s just so fun!!
    Well, I am your 51st follower!!! 😀

    I’m also having a giveaway over at my blog if you’d like to check it out!

    Happy Easter! Praise the Lord, He IS Risen!!!

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