Sunday, May 16, 2010

Summer Jewellery Contest


Here are the new earrings for the Summer contest. I have titled them 'Sparkle' because of how shiny and sparkly they are. Believe me when I tell you these earrings are stunning in person.

As usual, the contest is open to everyone. Only one entry per person please.

These earrings are made with top quality faceted glass beads in light green, opal, and smokey gray. They are adorned with real silver plated ear hooks. They measure 2 1/4 inches in length. The glass beads measure 6mm x 8mm and 8mm x 10mm.

To enter your name for a chance to win just send an email to joanniel.contest@gmail.com - Please include your first name, city, and contact email. If you are from outside Canada and the United States please mention your Country. I always find it so fascinating to see people from around the world participating in my contests.

I have set up my account so that it sends an automated message, so you know your entry has been received. If this is your first time entering in one of my contests, please let me know if you would like to be added to the mailing list. This way you can stay up to date on sales, contests, and more. You do not need to request to be added every time you enter in my contests. If you have asked to be informed of future contests and/or sales previously, you can be certain that you are already on the mailing list.

Contest ends on June 30th, 2010. The winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be notified via email on July 1st, 2010. Good luck!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Easter Jewellery Contest Winner


The winner of the Easter contest is Michelle from Ottawa. Congratulations!

A huge thanks to everyone who participated. I will be announcing my new contest within the next day or two, so stay tuned for my next giveaway!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Meet my beautiful daughter


I became a Sponsor through World Vision to this precious child in October of 2009. Her name is Nzuzi and she is from the Africa. I prefer not to say any more for her own safety.

When I saw her face I just melted. I couldn't really afford to sponsor a child at the time, or so I thought. In reality, I couldn't afford not to. I know I am making a difference to a little girl, her family, and an entire village. There are no words to describe the pride that I feel when I think about the hope and possibilities that I am giving her. She has a very large family and her parents do everything they can to take care of them. Little Nzuzi is not in school even though she is 7 years old. Hopefully, that will change in the near future.

I strongly believe that my son will be a better person just by having the knowledge that some children really do have nothing. Hopefully, he will think of Nzuzi and her family as he grows up and appreciate everything that his father and I work hard to give him.

Nzuzi writes me letters with the help of a neighbor and sends me adorable drawings. She is an adorable little girl who says she loves to eat chicken and rice. She also loves dolls, but what little girl doesn't?

Sponsoring a child is a wonderful gift. In fact, her birthday is the day after mine, which is also part of the reason I was drawn to her. When I think of her I think about my son. What if my son was born into her life? She is as much my child as my own son. She was brought into my life for a reason, and I will help her for as long as I possibly can. Why? Because I cannot turn my back on who she could become.

Sponsor a child if you can.