Giveaway – Altered Ornaments and Thankfulness


I recently received my vintage cookie cutter ornaments back from Stampington (these pieces are published in the current issue of Somerset Holidays and Celebrations).  Now that I have them back, I thought I’d pass them on again…this time to one of you as a gift (one person will win all three ornaments).

To enter a chance to win, please leave a comment to this post between now and next Saturday, November 17th and I’ll add your name to the hat.  I’ll be back the next morning to announce the random winner.  Oh, and if you like, with Thanksgiving coming up, I’d love to hear about your thankful thoughts.  For me, this would have to be about Bill and Brook.  They are the light of my life, and the sparkle in my everyday.  So thanks to them my everyday shines with love.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it’s all about recognizing and celebrating the things we’re grateful for, both big and small.  I’m guessing that you probably feel the same way.

May your hearts be filled with thankful joy.



66 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Ellette

    You are so sweet to give these away! I loved them when I saw them in the magazine and so appreciate your creativity. So much to be thankful for…loving family, health, special friends, work, freedom and I could go on and on. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    November 9th, 2012

  2. Thanksgiving is also my favorite holiday….and I too, am so thankful for my family. Husband, children and grandchildren. This year I’m especially thankful for a new grandbaby due next May. Blessing upon blessing…..

    AND…I’m also thankful for you Becky, and your sweet giveaway!

    November 9th, 2012

  3. those are beautiful and festive – I especially like the tree shape!

    November 9th, 2012

  4. Dorothy C.

    Becky, these are so beautiful. I have looked high and low for vintage cookie cutters but haven’t come across any yet. My favorite of these is the tree – so pretty.
    I’m thankful that my Dad is still with us. A year and a half ago he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
    And also thankful for you and all bloggers who give their time to share their creativity. A blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    November 9th, 2012

  5. Oh, these are beautiful! you are so talented. what am I most thankful for? like you, it’s my babies, and my husband who helped me bring them into this world. they are my heart.

    November 9th, 2012

  6. laura huffman

    awesome giveaway. but, whenever you give something away, it’s always awesome. love these. thanks so much for sharing them. if I don’t win, I can still look at them.
    so thankful for my family. just celebrated 25 years of marriage to the greatest man. he makes me laugh, I like to laugh. the health of my children, and the well being of my dad, sisters, brothers, and their families. also in laws, and oh so many more.
    each day is a blessing. enjoy them and make sure you laugh at least once.

    November 9th, 2012

  7. So much to be thankful for! My friends, family, job, house, dog, car…I’m thankful for everything in my life!

    November 9th, 2012

  8. H Becky, I adore your ornaments! And how generous and kind of you to share your published work with a lucky winner. Have a wonderful weekend.

    xo, abby

    November 9th, 2012

  9. Denise

    Becky, I love these ornaments! In fact, i bought the magazine because of them. Last year you featured them on the blog and I fell in love with them, then i saw the magazine and was so thrilled to “know” the creator of the ornaments. Beautiful and by far my favorite ornaments.

    November 9th, 2012

  10. peggy

    Thanks again for the wonderful generous giveaway. I am thankful for my family and friends.

    November 10th, 2012

  11. rush

    i am thankful for the generosity of others. for my girlfriend for putting up with me at times, for my mom who raised me and put up with me at times and for all of the people who perform service type jobs, like check-out clerks, who have to put up with me at times. we are generous, and we get generosity from others. i think this is the same as passing it forward, whatever IT is.

    November 10th, 2012

  12. Karen Hawkins

    These are wonderful, so simple and elegant. I loved them the first time you showed them, and I would just adore to win them. :)
    I am so thankful for my son. He has been the light of my life for 28 years and continues to be so. I never knew why I was so lucky to get such a wonderful son, but I am thankful everyday for him.

    November 10th, 2012

  13. So lovely, I would love to win these! I am so thankful for living near my girls and grandkids. I thank my lucky stars each day for my hubby. Di@Cottage-wishes

    November 10th, 2012

  14. Love, love hearing about your thankful thoughts ladies…thanks for sharing!

    November 10th, 2012

  15. I am always so inspired in your ability to take everyday objects and make something magical! What a gift. Thank you for sharing that piece of you with all of us.

    November 10th, 2012

  16. Your ornaments are pure creativity. You are blessed with such a wonderful imagination and inspire all of us who know your work, to look at objects differently. Your creations have awakened dormant parts of my brain and helped me. Thank you for that!

    As I was born and raised in Western Canada and now live in Massachusetts, I have the good fortune to enjoy two Thanksgiving celebrations. Thank goodness for a holiday that gives everyone, regardless of religion, or race, the opportunity to take a break from our hectic lives and come together in celebration.

    Blessings Abundant to Everyone reading this post and Safe Travels during the holidays!

    November 10th, 2012

  17. Wendy

    Good morning friend! I am thankful for family, friends and health but also grateful for the time and space to create. I’m also thankful for the artist who made the two lovely necklaces I wore this week! Have a blessed Thanksgiving. W

    November 10th, 2012

  18. Cathy

    How could one resist the charm of your creations. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. The theme of sharing is one to practice and celebrate always. Although my dad is not here to celebrate with us any more, my memories of him at Thanksgiving singing all the while preparing a fabulous meal together with mom remind me happiness is found always in the simple gestures and things.

    Thank YOU for sharing, again, another of your lovely creations!

    November 10th, 2012

  19. ann marie

    Who can not enter a contest where they have a chance to win a Becky treat? I’m all over that!

    I am thankful for the internet. Because through rediscovering my art, I have made such great friends. Such positive, wonderful warm people that I would not have otherwise ever met. So thanks to the cosmos!

    November 10th, 2012

  20. Patricia Wolf

    So happy to see your ornaments again. And you’re giving them away! I am thankful for you and all the people like you that are so giving!!! I’m thankful for my children and my grandson too. Have an awesome Thanksgiving Becky!

    November 10th, 2012

  21. Your ornaments are beautiful.
    Today I am thankful for family home for the weekend.

    November 10th, 2012

  22. a heARTful life

    Like so many others, I loooove these ornaments…they make my heart sing with gladness! I am so grateful for the the countless people, like YOU Becky, who share their gifts with the world; who enliven and embrace and share love and make our home a bright place to call live. Thank you!!

    November 10th, 2012

  23. Thanksgiving Greetings: Wow, what an honor…cover of a magazine! I know you feel amazingly blessed! I just love the ornaments. You have a God given talent…
    I have many blessings, but my husband and son (who just turned 18 yesterday) are my true blessings)…My blessing of being saved by the blood of Jesus Christ ranks up there also!
    Please put my name in the hat…way too excited. Tiffany Steers

    November 10th, 2012

  24. Tracy

    These are just beautiful! I’m so very thankful I have my wonderful Husband and incredible Mom. I’m also thankful for awesome artists, like YOU, that have such a talent and gift in making wonderful memories that last forever Ü
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 10th, 2012

  25. Just a quick reply to clarify a bit regarding Tiffany’s comment – These ornaments are not published on the cover, but you’ll find them inside (my article includes the instructions). And a big thank you to all you lovelies who’ve left such kind comments regarding my little creations.

    November 10th, 2012

  26. Hi Becky…I loved your ornaments in the magazine and now for a chance to win them is just “over the top”! Every week i have a feature post about being thankful…sometimes big and sometimes small…but all so importanta!

    November 10th, 2012

  27. I really love these ornaments. I’ve been collecting cookie cutters for a while with something like this in mind. I want to create some of my own. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration and the chance to win them.
    Angela

    November 10th, 2012

  28. Sue

    Morning Becky:
    The first real frost has hit and my Dahila’s beautiful flowers are sad and droopy, but I am thankful they put on quite the show for their last ditch effort before Winter.
    I love your work and have for a very along time and am thankful for the chance to have a “piece of you” in my home. Thank you Becky and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. We have had ours in Canada already. Funny how they are different days months.

    November 10th, 2012

  29. Mindy

    Beautiful ornaments Becky!! I’m thankful to be cancer-free, thankful for my family and friends, thankful for inspiration, and thankful for art that takes me to another place! Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings.

    November 10th, 2012

  30. Cindi

    Hi, I saw these beautiful altered ornaments in the magazine…
    I feel in love with them!
    Many thanks for this lovely prize giveaway.
    I am so blessed with a wonderful family which includes
    two very kind and loving grown sons, a loving husband
    and my extended family and I are very close. I am still
    fortunate to have my dad, who is 94, and a WWII Veteran.
    Also, our oldest son just got engaged and I am so excited
    about it. Again, many thanks to you!
    Cindi

    November 10th, 2012

  31. Jani Howe

    Becky, my heart overflows with thanks! This year we’ll have a family Thanksgving with our beautiful daughters, first one in years, all together! And I’m thankful for my husband’s 3 years of good health, after a few scares. I am also thankful for my art, and for the grain of talent I have discovered within myself, and that I’m learning it brings joy to others! And, as always, I am thankful for artists like YOU, who are willing to share their insight and talent and ‘tips’ for all us learners out here! Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 10th, 2012

  32. These are so stunning! I love the handwritten note…and the beautiful touches! Thanks for being so inspiring :D
    Thankful…I’m thankful for my family and for still being able to see them grow up~ I celebrate that I’m here to witness all the beauty.. Sometimes it hides behind dark clouds and rain, but it is there! We just have to look….
    for rainbows, every day! @>——————

    November 10th, 2012

  33. Linda K

    you know how I love these Becky but since I do happily own one already from a previous giveaway and don’t want to be selfish, please omit my name so that someone else may have the pleasure and joy of these ornaments.

    I am thankful for so many things but mostly for my hubby, and son, my family, and my friends who mean the world to me. I am also so thankful for the inspiration I get from nature, and all living creatures.
    Blessings my friend.

    November 10th, 2012

  34. Oh Becky, these are so wonderful! I have all 3 of them that belonged to my Mother. She would bake sugar cookies every Christmas with them. I am thankful I still have them and can use them each year. I could never decorate them as lovely as you have here, and I enjoy using them to bake and remember Mom. I would be thrilled though to have such lovely set of decorated ornaments! I am STILL pinching myself, and SO thankful that our dream has come true and we LOVE living here in Washington, in our new home.
    Blessings to you…

    November 10th, 2012

  35. Jeanette in Illinois

    What lovely ornaments! Thanks for the opportunity!
    I am grateful to have my elderly Dad living with us, what a blessing and treasured time together!

    November 10th, 2012

  36. I love your work! These ornaments would look fabulous on my tree, heeheehee! I am most thankful for my daughters and granddaughter. They truly put meaning in my life.

    November 11th, 2012

  37. The ornaments are stunning, and your generosity is just amazing! I wish you happiness and love. :)

    November 11th, 2012

  38. Last Minute Lynn

    You are always so clever and creative, with a bit of sweetness thrown in to make your work just perfect! The ornaments are precious and will make a perfect addition to a Christmas decorating scheme. Iam most thankful for family and good health. Thanks for asking…

    November 11th, 2012

  39. Denise Howard

    Becky, these ornaments are beautiful. I would be honored to hang them on my tree this year. Their sparkling beauty would shine joy into the hearts of the viewer! I am so thankful for being alive, for creativity and for health, for family and friends for food and shelter and God’s grace and prescence in my life. Thankful for generous hearts and souls like yours Becky!

    November 11th, 2012

  40. How sweet of you to share your beautiful art, Becky :) I’m thankful every day for my family who are healthy and happy and wish this always for them. There are so many things to be thankful for and I love this time of year :)
    Hugs,
    Tami

    November 11th, 2012

  41. Rachael H.

    These ornaments are adorable!

    November 11th, 2012

  42. Susan Wasmer

    Becky, I have admired your creativity for some time. I loved the ornaments when I saw them in Somerset Life. It’s great to see larger images. I have my own collection of cookie cutters handed down from my mother. I am
    thankful for my family. So many families have conflicts and arguments at this time of year. I feel blessed that Thanksgiving is just a time to get together and enjoy each others company. I spend it in Bellingham, MA
    now but I grew up in Ashland and have fond memories of it. Susan

    November 11th, 2012

  43. sharon campbell

    Unbelievable sweet, as is the artist who created it. Please keep these great creations working for those of us not not so clever!!!!!!!!!!!!!Have a blessed day!

    November 11th, 2012

  44. Shirley Barrera

    Becky, I love♥ these ornaments. So creative and one of a kind.
    I love the color white, so pure and clean, so my home is filled with it all around. I’m a baby-boomer, so I am thankful for my good health.
    Also for family and friends. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Shirley

    November 11th, 2012

  45. These are sooo sweet! What a great giveaway! I’m very thankful for my family and our baby granddaughter! God bless you, Becky!

    November 11th, 2012

  46. I love these ornaments – so much, in fact, that I’ve been snapping up every old ornament I’ve found in hopes of making some for family members. If I win, I’ll keep yours just for me!

    I’m so thankful for my wonderful husband who encourages my creativity, and for every beautiful day.

    November 12th, 2012

  47. Terra McMinn

    I would be honored to have the ornaments hanging on my tree. I have admired them for the past 6 months. Love them!!!

    November 12th, 2012

  48. Georgina Diaz

    Well, Becky, I can’t help but throw my hat into to the bunch. The ornaments are just lovely and I remember my mother having those cookie cutters. I don’t remember my mom being much of a cookie maker, but she had all the equipment!! LOL

    November 12th, 2012

  49. I’m thankful for the abundance of family and friends and for their love. I’m thankful I have lived to see my children as young adults, and that I continue to find joyful pursuits in my life.

    November 12th, 2012

  50. Congratulations on the ornaments being featured! And that’s such a sweet give-away.

    I’m so thankful for my family and friends and all our good health.

    November 12th, 2012

  51. Bean

    These are so lovely, Becky!! I am thankful to have found your artwork & beautiful spirit through a Somerset pub, and for the opportunity to know you more through your posts here! <3 <3 <3

    November 13th, 2012

  52. Erin

    Becky – these are lovely. Thank you for this opportunity to win one of your beautiful creations.
    I am grateful for my family of course, but even more than that I am grateful for being a grandparent. No one could have explained the joy and love that having grandchildren can bring. You simply have to experience it. They are the light of my life and one of God’s most glorious moments.

    November 13th, 2012

  53. Wow, sounds so wonderful Erin…and I hope to get to enjoy this blessing (of becoming a grandmother) when Brook gets older. I’m so happy to know that you experience such joy!

    November 13th, 2012

  54. Hope Amen

    Hello Becky, Your Christmas ornaments are always so beautiful! This year, I am thankful to God for my husband who went through his second open heart surgery with many complications and is now getting a little better every day. I treasure each day…it is a gift! xo

    November 13th, 2012

  55. Becky,
    I knew I had seen these elsewhere. I am starting to identify your style! I love them…love how you put the pearls on the tree…places so perfectly.
    I would love them!
    I am thankful for the love of wonderful friends and family and grateful for my years with Jud.
    Hugs!

    November 13th, 2012

  56. Terry McMullen

    Becky, I LOVE these ornaments. In fact, I ordered some vintage cookie cutters from Etsy sites, and am going to try to make some. I would MUCH prefer yours!!! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas!!

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

    Terry

    November 14th, 2012

  57. Susan

    These beautiful ornaments bring back happy memories of baking Christmas cookies with my mom. I guess that means I’m vintage!

    I am thankful that we made it through Sandy without any damage to our home, just loss of power. It feels so good to be warm again. I am thankful for my family and my lumpy old dog, Emma.

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. We have so much to be grateful for.

    November 14th, 2012

  58. sarah webb

    i absolutely love all 3. it would be hard to pick one!!!
    i am soooo thankful for my son who is the light of my life!
    i would also love to win because my birthday is right at thanksgiving and it would be a gift to myself!!!

    November 14th, 2012

  59. Maria Kelly

    Oh, how charming…LOVE these beautiful handmade ornaments! I am always thankful for family, friends and good health. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving. :-)

    November 14th, 2012

  60. Laura

    What a cute idea. Please enter my name.

    Our Thanksgiving is shared at a local church with sailors from the navy base. They have no close family and do not get more than the one day off. So the church ladies prepare a good home cooked meal.

    November 15th, 2012

  61. NICOLE

    Oh Becky this such a wonderful giveaway! I adore these ornaments when I viewed them in Somerset Life.

    My husband lost his brother on one of the planes on 9/11/01. I am so thankful for family and friends for their continued warmth and support especially around the holidays.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    Huge hugs,
    Nicole

    November 16th, 2012

  62. Have been missing opportunities to enter your wonderful give aways Becky. I love these ornaments! Great to be back here for a visit.

    There is so much that I am thankful for. It is very difficult to say just one thing. I suppose I could sum it up by saying family. My family has always been very important to me. This year I recognize that even more so.

    Angel blessings Becky.

    November 16th, 2012

  63. Amy

    How fun! =) I’m doing a giveaway on my blog, too–a set of Christmas cards from my photos. You’re welcome to hop on over and join in. =) This Thanksgiving, I am grateful to be feeling better. I’ve struggled with chronic pain all year, and I’m so thankful to finally be getting back to normal life.

    November 16th, 2012

  64. Ellette

    Hi Becky,
    Was wondering if you would share where you get your mica? I have some ideas for gifts for friends and have not been successful on locating any.
    Thank you so much
    Ellette

    November 17th, 2012

  65. Sure Ellette. You can buy mica tiles online at Usartquest.com. And try the local craft stores for mica flakes. Usartquest also carries small containers of mica flakes but they might be slightly larger flakes. Or try contacting Absolutely Everything (an art supply store in Massachusetts).

    November 17th, 2012

  66. Robin

    Your ornaments are so sweet, I can see why Somerset published them! I would love to have the opportunity to be in your drawing. It would be so special to treasure these published ornaments. Have a great day.

    Hugs,
    Robin

    November 17th, 2012

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