Saturday, February 12, 2011

Planting Love Giveaway is here!!

The day we have all been waiting for is finally here! The blogging and crafting community is rallying around Amy and her family to raise some much needed funds to cover funeral and medical expenses. I highly encourage you to go read their story so you know what an awesome family we're helping. You can read David's (Captain Snuggles) story here and here. You can get to know Amy here. And I just had to share these sweet pictures of David and his brothers (Jonathan, Jacob, and Zachary) with you:

Here's how this giveaway will work. There are 26 prizes and 26 winners. The giveaway will be open from today to Saturday, Feb. 19th. After entries are verified, winners will be chosen, announced, and emailed on Sunday, Feb. 20th. All proceeds go directly to Amy. All transactions are conducted through Paypal and are in no way affiliated with

Ready to see what awesome goodies are up for grabs?

First up, we have a Scentsy Gift Basket, generously donated by Nancy McKinney!

It will include a Full size, Hugs & Kisses Warmer ($30 Retail Value), a Lenny the Lamb Scentsy Buddy (Retail Value $25) including a Newborn Nursery Scent Pak (Retail $7), Berry Blush Bar & Camu Camu Bars (Retail value $5 each). Total value of the basket is $72! 

Do you know Sandy A La Mode? She has the sweetest shop, and she has offered these beautiful "Abigail and Olivia hairpins" to one lucky winner!

Next, we have a $15 iTunes gift card up for grabs. Whether you're exercising or crafting or studying, sometimes, we all just need to rock out!

Next up, Gina from Hiyaluv is generously donating a $25 gift certificate to her lovely shop! (You can also follow Gina on twitter - she hosts the #setupshop twitter chat every Monday at 8PM EST). Check out all the lovely goodness you can get with $25: 

Next, the lovely Alely from Oh, Sweetlee Me has offered this gorgeous hand stamped "Blessed" necklace from her new shop!

Next, Jennifer from Bubble Bee Creations is generously donating Personalized Wine Glass/Goblet from her delightful store! You get to customize it!

Next up, I'd like to donate THREE MONTHS worth of advertising on this here blog (The Teacher's Star Pupil package) - worth $29!

And next, Alyson from Eisley Rae is donating a Mr. Man Tie shirt (little boys size 18 months). Isn't it absolutely adorable? She has such fantastic items in her shop!

Next up, Jacqui from Craftee McGee's is generously donating a $20 gift certificate to her sweet shop! Just look at all of the handmade bling you could win:

And next, we have the lovely Mandy who has offered this sweet key fob! Never lose time digging through your purse again!!

Next up, Andrea (who will be opening up her first shop soon!) is giving away three eternity scarves! Match any outfit with these sweet colors!

Next, sweet Moriah from Josiah's Nest has generously donated a $20 gift certificate to her shop!! Just look at all the gorgeousness you could win:

And next, the lovely Christa from C. Jane Create (who makes the most darling journals, notebooks, and notecards) has offered this sweet item from her shop!

Crystal from Domestic But Not Martha, has graciously offered THREE MONTHS of advertising on her blog! I also need to give her a big shout-out and cyber hug for helping me coordinate this event!!

Next up for grabs is this darling "Little Pink Bike Rides" set of 6 cards from the talented Ms. Megan and her Moonbeam Wishes shop! How adorable!

Have you heard of Military Handbag? Their mission is to CHANGE THE WORLD ONE HANDBAG AT A TIME by honoring Military and giving back to organizations and individuals related to the Military. They have such lovely customizable creations for sale! They are generously offering the "Prosperity" wallet (worth $25) pictured here: 

Next, the wonderful Laura from Along for the Ride has sweetly offered a $25 gift certificate to her drool-worthy shop! Just look at all the goodness you could win:

Next up, Jacqueline from So Cute it Hurts is offering this gorgeous "I  believe...." brooch from her CUTE shop! This would be so perfect to dress up any cardigan or purse!

And sweet Katie from Life Experiences is offering this gorgeous set of 5 notecards (6x8) that showcase her artistic photography!

Next up is the awesome Alison from aPearantly Sew! She sells the most wonderful clutches, pouches and pins in her lovely shop. Alison is generously offering this celery dots clutch!

Next we have the talented Wendy from MackleyEngraving offering FIVE personalized bag tags! One lucky winner will be able to tote their stuff in style! (You can follow Wendy on Facebook and on Twitter!)

And finally, April from Funky Vintage Kitchen is generously donating a $25 gift certificate to her shop! If you're not familiar with this fabulousness, take a peek at some of the goodies you could win:

**UPDATE! We now have 4 last minute donations to add:

Brighten up that blog of yours with a custom header design by Designs By Dana Sears! $30 Value!

Next, you could win a $50 Gift Certificate to Red Rabbit Studios Jewelry by Cathy! Check out all the cute goodies you could get:

Next, you could win a darling tutu from Baby Bundles Boutique! Kristen is donating one tutu in up to 3 in-stock colors (up to a 3T size).

And last, Tara is donating a $25 gift certificate to Thirty One Gifts! Check out this awesomeness:

Are you drooling over all of these great prizes? I know I am!

Here's how to enter:

*Please fill out the form below (all responses private and confidential) indicating your name, email address (the one linked to your paypal account), and donation amount.

If 250 people give $10, we can raise $2,500!! If 125 people give $20, we can raise $2,500! Just remember: the more you give, the more you bless Amy and her family!


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This giveaway will close on February 19th. The 26 winners will drawn and announced/emailed on Sunday, Feb. 20th! Sponsors will mail the prizes directly to the winners.


  1. I am so very happy to help and I LOVE what you did with my wine glass pictures ... I need to learn how to do better pictures! But the framing you put around them looks so wonderful!

  2. Thanks so much for giving those of us reading a long something to do to help. You've put on an amazing giveaway and I hope that you garner a ton of support. Made my donation and will continue to amplify through facebook and twitter.

  3. Bubble Bee Creations has Facebook'd to over 1,290 fans! I have also blogged & tweeted!


    Hope this helps!

  4. Joining in. Absolutely.

  5. this is such a sweet thing you are doing! so glad to be a part of it! :)

  6. This is so awesome!! I have been reading about Amy's journey with Capt Snuggles and it just breaks my heart. You and everyone that donates is such a blessing to this family. God Bless all of you.

  7. so amazing! I love how the blog community can come together to help another----you and Crystal are amazing for coordinating this! Hugs to you luv:)

  8. This is such an amazing way to bring a handmade community together!

  9. Great event - happy to be a part of it - wish I had more to give!

  10. Thank you for doing this. I don't even know the family, but my heart is breaking for them. God bless them, and you, too, for putting this fundraiser together!

  11. Thank you for this opportunity to help such an amazing lady. Love to you and you family Amy.

  12. Thank you so much for sponsoring this for Amy and her family! I entered and donated!

  13. Thank you for doing this and I am so blessed to be a part of it!


  14. Just thought you should know that

    Next, you could win a darling tutu from Baby Bundles Boutique! Kristen is donating one tutu in up to 3 in-stock colors (up to a 3T size).

    Never sent me my prize. I had contact with her before June as I wanted the tutu for my daughter's birthday. Sadly June came and went and we got nothing for her birthday party :-(
    I would suggest never doing business with her again.
    Shannon C