Thursday, August 28, 2008

It's TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY!! WOOP, WOOP...Brighton Earrings

Well, I have been talking about it for some time....and the time has finally arrived. I am giving away a pair of Brighton Earrings. I am not asking you to link to my blog, or anything like that...because frankly I don't quite understand all of that yet. But just leave me a comment with your email or blog and I will randomly select a winner, and will announce on Monday. So let's say I will take your comments until noon on Monday and select someone Monday evening.
So....this is what they look like

I'm sorry I know this is not a very good picture....but it was the best my camera would do.....and I couldn't find any other pics on the internet.
They are pierced hoops with a beautiful design of hearts and scrolls.I will send them to the winner with the Brighton tin. The design is called Dream Token.
So....you might ask...why am I doing this?? I love to give things away....and because I believe in paying it forward....I won some awesome knives from the Pioneer Woman recently...so I can't think of a better way to pay it forward.
So....please only one entry per person. I will draw the winner at random. And please play nice....back in May before I started a blog I wanted to give away a pair of George Michael concert tickets that I received by attending a Ellen DeGeneres show...I created a post on CraigsList and on Ebay...at the end when I gave them away I had one person that threatened to sue me and several others that wrote me emailss asking why they didn't win....geez
And the one person I chose...I shipped the tickets overnight to and only asked that she send me pictures..I never heard from again....not even to confirm that she received them....I'm guessing she did...fed ex said she signed for them.
Oh well....didn't mean to go off on a tangent there.....sorry bout that...
So let's make this fun....I have alot of other stuff I want to give away so please stay tuned....WOO HOO

67 comments:

the real working women said...

Hey Tammy!

First of all - it was GREAT to see you guys too... it had been too long!
For the editing, I actually have photoshop, but like you, haven't even figured it out yet (who has that much time on their hands? I know I don't...) so I just use Kodak which is the stuff my camera came with. It's not a super nice camera (like yours - I was eyeing it when we saw you guys) but the editing is extremely simple. As in, push sepia and it's sepia or black and white etc. Really easy. You might be able to get it online. Or if you figure out photoshop before (which will probably be the case) fill me in!!
I'd love to know how to do it, but it's really time consuming even when you do.
Love you guys!!!!

Take care!

Brandy

Buki Family said...

those are cute earings and sorry -crazy how your first giveaway went. Here is to hopeing a better one comes.

Laddie said...

Hello, I'm new to your blog. I also love winning and giving, it makes me feel good. And wow, that's some earrings! I wish I could win them. :)

mlcmateo@yahoo.com

Naomi said...

Sorry your generosity went unrewarded... but karma does, eventually, come around!

Molly said...

I love earrings! I need a pair like this that aren't too dangly. There's always the danger that my baby might grab the dangly ones!
momabr at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

Pretty earings.
I'm new to blogging and I love all these creative great people!

Carrie said...

I'd love to wear those. I can tell they are pretty. Thank you for the chance!

readingtoknow (at) gmail (dot) com

EJW said...

What a nice giveaway!

Amanda said...

Nice earrings!

I'm SO jealous! I wanted a set of those knives!!! grrrr.... i better win this to make up for it! :P

Jona said...

Ohhh my gosh those are so pretty!!

Alice H said...

Thanks for the giveaway - those are beautiful earrings! afdr3d@umkc.edu

The Mommy said...

Hi Tammy! Yay! Those look lovely. I'm going to post a link here from my giveaways page, alright? Goodluck to ME!!

Blessings Abound said...

Those are pretty! I'm sorry your first giveaway didn't go so well. If I win, I'll be sure to forward you photos.:) Thanks!

akblessingsabound[at]gmail.com

1215656559s20768 said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

It is so funny that you are having a giveaway for these earrings. Six months ago, I was at an airport with my sister and I happened into a Brighton store. I had never heard of it before, but I wound up buying us matching bracelets that said "sister" on them. These earrings would match perfectly.

I hope your cake is delicious!

By the way, I love to fish, too.

moushka said...

I hope this giveaway will go better then your last....thanks for giving it another try for those of us that would enjoy and be thankful for the win.

Staci said...

So cute! That's a bummer that past people have been such sore losers. I hope it doesn't happen this time. Good luck and thanks for the giveaway.

AmandaSue said...

Thats very nice of you to have a giveaway, and sorry that people have been rude in the past! I'm super jealous that you got to see the ellen show, I love her show it would be so fun to be in her audience!

jessleigh said...

I love the earrings!!! I do not have pierced ears, but I would LOVE to give them as a gift for my mother. She has been down lately because my grandmother passed away in June and also she is having financial difficulties. I know she never buys any nice things for herself, so I love to treat her on occasion, when I have the money to do so. I hope I win these beautiful earrings for her!

Kimberly said...

I'm so sorry that your first giveaway didn't go so well. The nerve of some people to be like that!!!!

It wasn't anything you did. Some people are just so miserable that they go out of their way to make others miserable too.

The earrings are beautiful and the picture turned out good.

Thank you for a wonderful giveaway. I'm sure whomever wins them will be very appreciative of it.

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Lissete said...

I love Brighton. But my daughter loves their stuff even more. So if I am lucky enough to win, they will go to her!

I cannot believe that someone actually threatened to sue for not winning! Unreal!

What a pity that the person that won your generous giveaway couldn't take a few moments to not only send you pictures, but at the least say thank you!

Oh, and since this is turning out too be my longest comment ever, I would love to hear about your experience on the Ellen show. I would love to go to one of her studio shows!

Jenny said...

These are pretty! I've been meaning to do another giveaway too, but haven't gotten around to it...

the_other_alice_(at)yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

These are beautiful earrings. I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance!

samsakara said...

I would give them to my uncles girl girl friend for Christmas. She is the nicest lady I have ever met. She is a very caring individual.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Hayley said...

Sorry about your previous negative experience- sounds like you're due for some good karma :-) Oh, and the earrings are adorable!

oreo89 [at] gmail [dot] com

Stacy said...

Those are beautiful earrings.

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kimberly B. said...

Pretty! Thanks for holding this giveaway!

Natasha said...

Thank you for being so generous again, and I am so sorry about your first giveaway experience, how rude! Oh well, I like to think that karma has a way of working things out. I think the earings are adorable, and would be very excited to win - if i'm eligible that is (I'm from Canada). If not, it's still a wonderful giveaway that i'm sure someone will enjoy very much (and hopefully have a better follow up than your last try)
natasha_sacopaso[at]hotmail[dot]com

Roxy said...

I'm sorry to hear that too, but I'm sure things will be better from this point forward

hockiemack@hotmail.com

Kristy said...

Those earrings are beautiful. Would love to win.
ksieker(at)hotmail(dot)com

janetfaye said...

Please enter me for the pretty earrings!

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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Hosehaed said...

First of all, the earrings are so pretty! Thanks for offering them in a giveaway! Secondly, you won something from PW!!! That's so cool! I love her blog, and I always try to win something, but her recent giveaway had something like 18,000 entrants, so...that is way cool that you won. Plus, the knives she offered were so nice! Also, if I did win the earrings, I would give them to my sister-in-law. She loves Brighton jewelry and I KNOW she'd love these earrings! Thanks again for having a giveaway despite your earlier experience! :o)
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

Lessa said...

Very sweet giveaway--and good karma must come your way after that ticket incident!

cherise420 at yahoo dot com

Sundi said...

These are really pretty earrings! Thanks for the giveaway!

judybrittle said...

The earrings are really pretty. Here's wishing you better contest results. Thank you!
judybrittle at aol dot com

Denise Malia said...

The picture looks fine on my computer. Thanks for hosting this contest.

Rita said...

Sorry about your previous negative experiences. Hope things will turn around this time! From the name of the earrings and the photo, I can tell they are lovely. I like the fact that your photo doesn't reveal everything. It is good to leave something to the imagination, for the winner to discover!

lucidred1 said...

enter me please. beatiful earrings

Dianne Osmundsen said...

The earings are beautiful and the picture of them is also great. I apologize for some ungratiful people out there. It's sad how people are. You can only change yourself and not others. I would like to enter you contest and appreciate the fact there will only be one winner but one is good enough odds for me. Take care and thank you for not giving up and allowing us the opportunity to win these beautiful earings.
d.fox13@hotmail.com

EDRing said...

I love earrings & these are really cute. I promise I would send you a picture if I won.


Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

megankortepeter said...

Sorry about your first giveaway! That's awful. I love these earrings and hope I win!

socialwork4kids said...

Count me in! And, yes, I'll send you an email if I win with a big THANK YOU! I can't believe that person blew you off after winning concert tickets! Geez!!
m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

Susna said...

Pretty! Thanks for the nice giveaway.

Sara G said...

CUTE earrings! Thanks for the giveaway!

Xenia S said...

It's so nice of you to have another giveaway after the hassles of the last one... thanks for the generosity!

xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

- Marybeth I. said...

Love Brighton so count me in :)

Melissa said...

Sorry you had a bad experience.Glad you are not letting it get you down. I believe in giving back also. These earrings would be an absolutely perfect Christmas gift for my sister.

kaylee8 said...

What a great contest - love these earrings!

katyshops said...

I'm glad you are giving your generosity a second chance! My daughter just go her ears pierced this weekend...she can't wait to get new earrings. Keeping my fingers crossed!

katyshops at comcast.net

Brenda S. said...

I'd love to wear those.

Tisha said...

The earrings are really pretty... thanks for the giveaway!

ticole96(at)msn(dot)com

Diana C said...

What lovely earrings! Would love to win them!

dlcwin[at]gmail[dot]com

BOJESNE said...

I would like them as a door prize for a childrens home fund raiser.

Sandy said...

would love to win them and give them to daughter then I could borrow them and never return them..haha

nihly said...

Wow! Your first giveaway was crazy!! Anyways, the hoop earrings are so cute!! My email is ncoppfer@comcast.net Thank you for a great contest!

Samantha P said...

i'd seriously love these!

lorides said...

really pretty I would love to win something for myself for a change

Just.Me said...

You must be one of the luckiest people ever. First you get to attend an Ellen Show and then you win something from Ree who has thousands of entries. That is amazing. I hope some of your luck comes my way! I love Brighton - especially their purses.

Chris and Julie said...

So cute!

Rachel C. said...

That really stinks that your giveaway with the tickets went so badly...people act so yucky sometimes. Well, thanks so much for offering another giveaway!

myshadow28(at)aol(dot)com

Deb said...

Awww.. don't let a few bad apples spoil your whole barrel of generosity. :) It's karma... it doesn't matter what the recipient did/does with the gift (because that's his/her karma, not yours) the beauty is in your generosity in giving without thought of return. Yeah, I know, I have to remind myself of that now and again. :)

Sonya said...

Thanks so much for the chance. I'm so sorry that first giveaway didn't go well. It's hard to believe that someone would threaten you. That's pitiful

Becca said...

People can be nasty, can't they? I'm so disappointed that sellers can no longer leave feedback on ebay. It puts them at a distinct disadvantage. Well thanks for trying again with this giveaway. I hope it goes better for you.
beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

Lisa said...

people on craigslist can be so kooky. hope this giveaway goes more smoothly! thanks for the chance.

blueviolet said...

Those earrings are just darling! Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Labor Day!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

klp1965 said...

i hear ya my son broke his teachers dollar store cow snow globe so i felt bad and bought her a big glass one on ebay for 20 bucks..NOT A NOTE OR A THANK YOU..well at least i know i did the nice thing :)

gunzie said...

I love these earrings, they are gorgeous! Hopefully I win. Thanks for the great giveaway!
ann dot guns at mac dot com