Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Two Lovely Giveaways!

A very happy hello to you, lovely friends!
I hope you are well on this beautiful Wednesday.
I want to thank each and every one of you
for blessing me with your kind comments and private emails
while I was under the weather.
Oh, you ladies are just the sweetest!
How could I not feel better after reading such heartfelt words.
Thank you for thinking of me
and please know that I seem to be on the mend.
The kittens and I did a lot of snuggling and sleeping
which, in my opinion, is wonderful medicine!




Now onto the giveaways. . . 
Joy, a kind and gracious lady, contacted me sometime ago
and shared with me that she found my blog through a Facebook page 
that had shared my tea cup coasters tutorial.
She wrote the sweetest note and in that note she offered to give away two items 
from her Etsy shop on my blog - what a doll!
I knew you, my dear readers and friends, would enjoy the two items
so of course I took her up on her offer {{smiles}}

One blessed winner will receive a gorgeous 11 x 14 hymn print.
The hymn is "His Eye Is On The Sparrow."




And the second blessed winner will receive 
a set of 4 tea time note cards.




To enter the hymn print giveaway:

Leave a comment 
with your favorite hymn.

* * * * * * * *

To enter the set of 4 note cards giveaway:

Leave a comment 
with your favorite kind of tea 
or share a fond tea party memory.


To earn extra entries for the giveaways
please visit both of Joy's Etsy shops and favorite them.



You can earn a third entry by "Liking" Joy's Facebook page:

So, my sweet friends, if you leave a comment,
 favorite Joy's shops,
and like her Facebook page than you will have your name entered 4 times
which of course gives you a higher chance of winning.

If you do any of the options for the extra entries
please let me know in your comment.

This giveaway is open to US residents only.

The two lovely winners will be announced next Wednesday, May 17th.

I would encourage you to visit Joy's shops
as she has some beautiful hymn and Scripture prints
and her note cards are one-of-a-kind.

Thank you for visiting, dear friends!
And again, thank you for the prayers and encouragement 
while being under the weather.

Much love and sweet hugs to you!

81 comments:

Ashley said...

What a sweet giveaway! Thank you, Joy, for sharing your creations.
May I enter both giveaways? I have so many favorite hymns, but I really like "Deeper Deeper", and "I'd Rather Have Jesus".
My favorite kind of tea is iced tea. :)

Have a splendid day!

Love
Ashley

Ashley said...

I love the notecard! I just took a look through Joy's shop- what beautiful cards she makes! And I love the hymns as well.

Angela B. said...

What a wonderful giveaway!My favorite hymn is "In The Garden". I visited Joy's shops and she has so many lovely things. Thank you Joy giving us the opportunity to win one of your lovely items. :)

Anonymous said...

What a nice giveaway! I checked out her shops and I love everything. I really like the note cards! They are beautiful! My favorite hymn is hard to pick. I like so many! I will say The Old Rugged Cross and Be Thou My Vision.

My Favorite kind of tea is usually a mint flavor. Again, I like others too! My favorite tea party memory is when our church went to a Tea House years ago around Mother's Day. It was a bus trip because it was fairly far away. I invited my mother along too. It was one of the last Mother's Day I had with her. Two years later she passed away. I had a picture of her with her hat on. She looked so nice in her hat. We had a wonderful time! I am glad to this day for this memory! I am also glad I took several pictures at the Tea!

Glad to hear you feel better!
Jo

Anonymous said...

I think I goofed! I will enter for the note card giveaway! I realized it is one or the other! Sorry about that!

Jo

Elizabethd said...

I'd love to enter for the note cards, but this may not be open to UK.

Cynthia said...

Joy's photographs are lovely. I just visited her Etsy shops, and she has some very nice notecards and bookmarks. I would have to say that my favorite hymn is "In The Garden". . .and I don't know if that is because my Father loved it so much, but the words always have a way of touching my heart, and calming my mind and soul.

Mrs. White said...

What a great giveaway! I would love that hymn print. It is one of my favorite songs. God bless!

Mrs. White

Maudeen said...

Oh, I can still see my Grandmother and my Dad (playing the piano) and Grandma enjoying her favorite hymn, His Eye is on the Sparrow. Wonderful memories. Tea? I love all tea, but really enjoy a cup of peppermint tea just before bedtime. Smiles.

Debbie said...

your spirit and your soul are so very generous stephanie!! these beautiful items to share with friends and followers!!

hobbyloes said...

Glad you feel better!
Beautiful give-aways, I like the sweet note cards.

Daniela said...

This is the amongst the hymns I do prefer, darling, it would be truly a blessing to win it printed and in frame !!!

So glad that you're back with all your inner joy,
I'm sending blessings on the remainder of your day,
may it be filled with peace and wonder,
cherished, precious Stephanie

XOXO Dany

June Chapko said...

My favorite morning tea is English Breakfast Tea. A fond memory of teatime was when my daughter and I picked her 7 year old daughter up from school on her birthday and took her to a local tea room. It was a memory maker. She is now a mommy with an almost 3 year old daughter!

June Chapko said...

I forgot to mention in my comment that I'd love to win the teatime notecards.

Karen said...

"O love that wilt not let me go" is one my very favorite hymns.

Karen said...

I favored both of Joy's shops and left a comment above. I don't have a Facebook account.

Grace H. said...

My favorite kind of tea is peppermint, and my fondest memory of a tea party is certainly when I turned fifteen and had a tea party to celebrate. We had a wonderful time! We played lots of games and had lots of good food. (:

Grace H. said...

Oh, and my favorite hymn is definitely 'There Is a Fountain'!

Rebekah said...

There is a fountain <3

Rebekah said...

My favorite tea is chai but anything with cinnamon is a plus!

Candy Chilcoat said...

Wonderful giveaway thanks for sharing with us!
Hard to pick a favorite but I would say either Amazing Grace or The Old Rugged Cross.
Liked both etsy shops and Joys FB page too.
Blessings,
Candy

GrammaGrits said...

The framed hymn is one of my favorites. Also 10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman! Love both the items since I'm also a tea drinker. Blessings.

Colleen said...

favorite hymn Amazi9ng Grace

Candy Chilcoat said...

Beautiful tea cards! I love having small teas and will be having one soon with my little granddaughter. My favorite tea is Vanilla flavored or Spearmint flavored.
Blessings,
Candy

Colleen said...

favorite tea; I drink mostly iced tea

Anonymous said...

My favorite hymn is Amazing Grace! I like both of her shops!
Very nice giveaway! Oh, I love your kittens, too! We have had kittens in the past, but our cat is now getting older

Janae

Debbie Harris said...

Such a beautiful and thoughtful give-away, Stephanie and Joy!
I went and visited Joy's two beautiful Shoppe's, oh she has some lovely items for sure. I purchased some gorgeous greeting cards. :-) favorited her Shoppe's and would love for my name to be entered, thank you!
My favorite hymn is "Day by Day" followed by "Is Your all on the Alter"
Lately I have had the joy and pleasure of hosting some wonderful tea parties, but yesterday's Mother/Daughter Tea with my two daughters was quite special. I was blessed having the opportunity to honor them as mother's to my four handsome grandsons.
Sweet fellowship over a cup of tea...

Have a lovely day as you enjoy those precious kitties~

Cheryl said...

Oh, I am SO thankful you are feeling better, sweet friend. :) Kittens and sleep...sounds like a winning healing combination to me! How sweet! Okay, so I favorited both of the Etsy shops! What lovely things she sells!!! How exciting to be entered into the giveaway. May I enter both? If so, my favorite hymn is...oh, my, I have SO many! But, my all-time favorite, I do believe is "Come Thou Fount". And, my favorite kind of tea is peppermint flavored. We don't do tea parties in our family, per se, but some of my favorite tea memories are during the months before my precious Mom passed away. She and I drank lots of peppermint tea together that winter....oh, I think of those memories now and just can hardly bear the thought that we will never do that together again! It is so hard. Those memories are very precious to me, even more so now. Lately, the dear Lord has blessed me in that our dear son is starting to like to drink hot tea, so we have been drinking tea together. What a dear blessing that now we can share those precious moments together over tea! Thank you for the opportunity to win the giveaways!

Anonymous said...

well it is so hard to pick a favorite hymn as i love so many, but i will have to say What a Friend we have in Jesus, is one of my very favorites, without Jesus as my friend i really don't know where i would be....and for the tea cards, would have to be English Breakfast, and sitting at the table for breakfast at my favorite B&B in Cornwall England ....

such a delight to read your blog so encouraging...Sue

Cheryl said...

Oh what a lovely and sweet give-away. I would love to enter for the print. My favorite hymn was just sung this Sunday at church - The Lord Is My Shepherd. Cheryl

Lauren at Wonderfully Made said...

What a wonderful set of give aways - thank you! Glad you are feeling better and enjoyed "kitten" time :) My favorite hymn is The Love Of God. Such unbelievable words! I actually made a piece of artwork with the last verse on it: Could we with ink the ocean fill, And were the skies of parchment made, Were every stalk on earth a quill,And every man a scribe by trade;To write the love of God above would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,Though stretched from sky to sky.

Now the really cool part? That verse was according the writer of this hymn was found written on the wall of a patient's room in an insane asylum after the patient had died!

I do love the contemporary songs a lot but you just can't beat the theology in the old hymns!

Rose L said...

My favorite hymn is one learned as a child--The Old Rugged Cross. Not many have heard of it.

Kerin said...

Glad to know that you are feeling better, and better :)

Sweet and thoughtful giveaways... please exclude me however from the giveaways. I will give my chance to another :)

Have a great rest of your week.

~K.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I'm sure sleeping next to those sweet kittens helped in your recovery, dear Stephanie. I'm so glad that you're feeling better!
My fond memory was taking my three granddaughters to a princess tea several years ago. How I would love to take them again sometime.
That is so kind and generous of Joy to share this giveaway with us. Thank you for showcasing her talent! Love and hugs to you, sweet friend.

Mrs.T said...

So thankful you are feeling better, Stephanie!

I visited both of Joy's shops and they are filled with lovely things. Very inspiring!

I would like to enter for the note cards. I have many favorite tea memories, but one of the nicest is when I went to a tearoom for lunch with my daughter when she and her hubby lived in SC. It was April, but so lovely and warm that we ate outside on a brick patio. We saw the little elderly lady who worked in the kitchen come out and snip parsley from the herb garden to garnish our plates. Now that was fresh parsley! It was a delightful experience and a memory I will never forget.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Thank you for offering these prizes. My favorite hymn is so hard to narrow down, but I must choose He Giveth More Grace by Annie Flint. The chorus says, "His love has no limit, His grace has no measure, His power has no boundary known unto men; for out of His infinite riches in Jesus, He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again!"
Wow.

Anonymous said...

My favorite Hymn is "O Lord I Am Not Worthy". Thank you for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

My favorite tea of choice is black decaffeinated. Those note cards are lovely. Thank you for the opportunity to win these note cards.
Marilyn

Debby Ray said...

Oh, be still my heart...those little kitties are so precious and I'm so glad to hear they helped you to feel better! :) What a wonderful giveaway and how lovely that Joy wanted you have these things for it...both are wonderful gifts! My favorite is the framed sheet music, which happens to be one of my favorite hymns, right along with "It is Well". Have a blessed Mothers Day weekend, my friend! ♥

Anonymous said...

My favorite hymn is Ave Maria
Joan

Anonymous said...

My favorite tea party is during Christmas I get to use my Christmas tea pot.
Joan

Anonymous said...

My favorite tea party is at Christmas when my friend visit and I get to use my Santa Claus teapot.
Marion

Anonymous said...

My favorite hymn is o Lord,I Am Not Worthy.
Marion

Alicia said...

What nice giveaways! :-) The hymn print is gorgeous. One of my favorite hymns is, "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus" ~ a Christmasy one and so beautiful. For tea, I will always choose peppermint! :-)
I liked Joy's Facebook page and favorited both of her shops.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

This is so nice of Joy to gift your readers with a couple of lovely giveaways.

annie said...

My favorite hymn is Victory In Jesus!
But there are many more too.
The one on her art is a favorite of our song leader at church and we sing that often.

As for tea, it's Russian tea in the winter, or friendship wtea with slightly different seasonings.
I know you only asked for one response, but like others,
I decided to chime in with an answer to both.
I will visit Etsy!
I follow you around Facebook too!
:)

Olivia Bell said...

Oh, what a lovely giveaway! I would love to enter!

I have favorited both of Joy's Etsy shops.
My favorite Hymn is Amazing Grace.
My favorite tea flavor is *currently* Green tea with Jasmine flowers. :)

Please enter me into the giveaway for both items! A big Thank You to Joy for hosting this!! I look forward to hearing the winners! :)

Paige said...

I'm glad you are feeling some better! :) I would be happy to enter the giveaway for the framed hymn! Well, one of my favorite hymns is Come Thou Found! :)

Paige said...

*Found! ;)

Joy Books said...

Thank you Stephanie and all you lovely ladies for the kind words and beautiful compliments! I would love for each one of you to win!! You are too Sweet!!!

kupton52 said...

Thank you for all you do and all you share...and for the giveaways. My all-time favorite hymn is At the Cross...I've been a church pianist for 6 decades and I still love that old hymn.

kupton52 said...

My favorite tea is Earl Grey....with Lady Grey a close second.

Lynn Bean said...

My dearest Stephanie, I am so glad you are feeling better! Nothing like rest for sure. The babies are growing and so very cute! It is hard to choose a favorite song, but I suppose it is well with my soul is the favorite! Blessings to you my sweet firiend.

Margie said...

What a lovely giveaway. The cute cards are perfect for a tea lover.

Carla from The River said...

Hello,
How fun :-) ... thank you for the opportunity.

My all time favorite hymn is I'll Fly Away.

My favorite tea is Peppermint. Having tea with my friend Angie is always a favorite time of mine. We get together every season, we talk and talk. We do not see each other often, but when we do, we pick up, right where we left off.

I visited both shops. WOW, love the creative works.

The Victorian Girl said...

What lovely notecards! My favorite tea is Pumpkin Cream. kellam.susan@yahoo.com

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

Oh my how wonderful and kind of Joy. Thanks.

My favorite hymn is actually It Is Well.

My favorite tea party memory is when I hosted the very first tea party ever held at our church. It was a splendid day.

Elizabeth M said...

I absolutely love Joy's calligraphy. I didn't know she had another shop. The cards are gorgeous!

My favorite hymn (at the moment) is "Praise to the Lord the Almighty".

My favorite tea is Chai.

Thank you for the giveaway and I hope I win.

jeanniemc said...

Love this giveaway! My favorite hymn is "He Keeps Me Singing" because He does! Liked Joys FB page and her shop is filled with gorgeousness (if that is a word)...My favorite new tea is called Pu-erh--its a light, refreshing tea...Thank you for this giveaway!

Barbara Legener said...

T am so happy you are feeling better. I'm sure the little kittens helped with your recovery. I love the note cards. I've been doing more letter writing, thanks to your exchanges, so I can always use note cards.
I had a tea party for the neighbors children. Little 5yr. old Susie, fell in love with my glitzy napkin rings. I had taken plain silver napkin rings and glued glitzy 1980's earring to them. She was so over the top in her love for all my tea things. They plan to have me over for tea soon. I can't wait.
Please enter me in the postcard giveaway.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello dearest Stephanie! Bravo to the winners! And your kitties are sweet. Nature is what gives me that new-found joy every morning, every day, thanks to the fact that there is something, someone bigger than me. Oh how I rejoice!

Henny Penny said...

Those kittens!!! Well, they say smiling is healthy and makes you feel good. With those sweet little kittens around, you must do a lot of smiling. Glad you are feeling better. I love so many of the old hymns. "I'd rather have Jesus" is one and of course, "How great Thou art". Thank you for doing this, and I will visit Joy's shop.

Tamago said...

Awwww such sweet kittens! Cats are the best medicine for sure :-) Glad you are getting better, Stephanie!
Lovely giveawasys. The note card is really beautiful! My favorite is apple cinnamon tea :-)

I hope you'll make full recovery soon xo

Mary Hutchins said...

What a fun give-away. How can I pick a favorite hymn when I love them all. hmmm..if I must choose it will have to be Victory in Jesus! So glad you're feeling better, Happy Mother's Day!!

Mary Hutchins said...

The tea cards are beautiful. I don't drink much hot tea but I sure do love a tall glass of southern sweet iced tea with lemon!

Ida said...

So glad you are feeling better and how sweet do those kittens look.
My favorite hymn is: It is Well With My Soul.

Anne said...

Glad you are feeling better, Stephanie.
One of the older ladies in our church use to always sing this song as a special before she went to be with the Lord. She was everyone's "Granny".
Whenever I hear it, I think of her.:-) Beautifully framed!

Sunshine Country said...

One of my favorite hymns is "My Saviour First of All", by Fanny Crosby.

Lowcarb team member said...

A warm hello from the UK, and so pleased you are feeling a lot better.

All the best Jan

Conniecrafter said...

Oh so sweet, are those precious kittens, nothing better than cuddling with kitties when you are sick, hoping you are feeling so much better now.
When I first saw the giveaway post title and saw the pictures of the kittens I thought now how is she going to give away those kittens through the mail :)
Hope you are well enough to enjoy the weekend!

Anonymous said...

This is such a nice surprise, Stephanie! How sweet of Joy to want to bless someone with these lovely gifts.....I'd like to enter both giveaways if that's alright :)
My very favorite hymn is IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL. I love the beautiful message it gives of God's faithfulness and our need to trust Him because He "doeth all things well".
My favorite tea is country peach~ it's great as a hot tea but marvelous as iced tea with a little "shugah" as we say in the South! :))
I'm so glad you're feeling better and I look forward to finding out who the lucky lady will be!
Blessings, AShleigh

Patti said...

I am new to your blog, having found you through several of my friends who have posted about your recent teacup exchange. I would have loved to be part of the exchange, but I was on a blog break for a few months, so I didn't know about it. I am now following you, and you can bet I will sign up for the next one.

Those teacup note cards are gorgeous. Please include my name in the drawing. My favorite tea is Market Spice's Earl Grey Creme. I also love Harney & Sons Scottish Afternoon.

Blessings,
Patti @ Joy in the Middle

Patti said...

Forgot to say...I adore Etsy and always enjoy discovering beautiful new shops. Thanks for the shout-out about Joy's shops. I am following Joyfully Yours.

Kim said...

Yes, I can think of no better way to recover from sickness than snuggling under a quilt with those pretty kittens, sweet Stephanie!

Grace and Tea For Me said...

Dear Miss Stephanie:

Thank you ever so much for your kind giveaway-that is very sweet of you! My favorite hymn is "How Can It Be" and my favorite tea is Bigelow Organic green tea.

Blessings!
Mrs. B

Mrs. Jane Adeline said...

I'm glad you're better!

My favorite hymn (what a hard question!) is Be Thou My Vision :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, these "tea time" note cards are so pretty, Stephanie. Yes, I would love a chance to win your delightful giveaway. One of the best tea time memories would have to be on the Delta Queen, when me and girls shared a cup of tea and goodies, and each bought a tea cup to take home as a keepsake.

The print "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" is lovely also. You know how much I love those precious birds. I'm not sure if you want us to enter for both giveaways, but my favorite hymn would have to be "Eat This Bread." I get tearful every time I hear it, as I love our Lord so much.

Happy Mother's Day to my very special blog friend. : )

love, ~Sheri

Consider It All Joy said...

My favorite hymn is 'How Great Thou Art'! It always stirs my soul! Blessings to you my dear! Cindy xoxo

Anonymous said...

I love to have tea each and every early morning, I would love to win the note cards with Tea cups printed on the front..I find having some time to gather my mind before a busy or slow morning essential to my life, I like to thank God for his many blessings, no matter what happens I am grateful..Love your blog and Happy Mother's day belatedly as it is may 14 2017 as I type this..God's Blessings always, from mjs at gingercat48@outlook.com!

Christine Mitchell said...

My fave hymn is Amazing Grace! It always brings tears to my eyes. Thank for the lovely giveaways!

sarahissac@outlook.com

Christine Mitchell said...

I love just plain black tea with sugar and cream. I have tea parties with my children and have great memories of that.

sarahissac@outlook.com

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