Wednesday, April 29, 2015

For Mothers BY Mothers: Some of my Favorite Artists and a Lovely Giveaway

I'm really excited to share with you the lovely work of some very talented artists, just in time for Mother's Day.

And they have each generously offered to give away a little something to one of YOU. Give it to your mom, or keep it for yourself. I'll never tell.

There will be five lucky winners!

But back to our lovely featured artists . . .

Let me introduce them . . .

1. Jenna of Call Her Happy



Jenna creates tiny embroidered hoop necklaces, with an adorable variety of tiny designs.


Her Mother's Embroidered Rosette Necklace is custom-made to feature a pink rosette for each daughter and a blue rosette for each son. Perfect for Mother's Day.

But . . . the giveaway winner gets to choose anything in the shop.

You can also find Jenna on Facebook, and her blog.

2. Jennifer of Studio JRU{inspirational & scripture art}



Jennifer designs amazing prints in a variety of sizes, each one sure to inspire you and your family to be your best selves.

Check out her shop for prints featuring scripture verses and whimsical inspirational sayings.

The giveaway winner gets the print of her choice. But everyone gets a coupon code . . . CatholicAllYear can be used at checkout in the shop for 15% off all prints and original paintings. The offer is good for 2 weeks, until 13 May.

You can also find Jennifer on Facebook, or on Instagram.

3. Heather of Audrey Eclectic



Heather is an extraordinarily talented artist. She paints unique works of folk art, featuring great saints, beautiful families, and heroines of classic literature. They can be ordered as originals, prints, or postcards from her shop.



The giveaway winner will receive an 8x10 print of Madonna in Blue.

You can also find Heather on Facebook, on Instagram, and on her blog (where she's offering a lovely discount on your entire purchase).

4. Elizabeth of Blessed Beans Boutique



Elizabeth creates unique and delicate jewelery featuring beautiful vintage Catholic images.

I have the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel earrings myself, and they are awesome. Your mom would love these, but you'll probably want a pair for yourself, too.

The winner will receive the earrings or necklace of her choice from the shop.

You'll also find Elizabeth on Facebook, offering a generous Mother's Day discount.

5. Katrina of Hatch Prints



Katrina's shop is opening TODAY! It features her lovely hand-painted and hand-lettered prints, or inspirational phrases mom is sure to love.

The winner will receive the print of her choice from the shop.

You'll also find Katrina on her blog, and on Instagram (where, if you're willing to check out the captions, you just might find a discount code).

To be entered to win, just leave a comment below telling me why you'd like to win one of these lovely items for your mom (or aunt, or neighbor, or self). The winners will be announced HERE ON THE BLOG on Sunday (when I just might have another little something to give you). Good luck!
The giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered and to our talented artists!

Happy Mother's Day to my mom and to yours, and to all mothers everywhere.



One last thing . . .

I am super excited about a new radio show featuring my friend Bonnie of A Knotted Life.



WHAT: THE VISITATION PROJECT

WHEN: Sundays at 7:30 p.m. PST on Catholic Broadcasting Northwest (KBVM) premiering May 3rd

HOW: Listen live via the Tune in radio app or online. Shows will be archived on KBVM’s new website (launching May 1st) for download and later listening.

WHY: Catholic women should be able to chat about real life challenges while living faithfully and joyfully.

I got to hear a little sneak peak and it sounds like it's going to be a blast.


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191 comments:

  1. I don't "deserve" to win one...but I would love to win one! And yes, I would probably keep it myself. Happy mothers day to me:)

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  2. My mom deserves to win a prize because she always supports all three of her girls, and all three of her boys (her sons-in-law!), in everything we do! She has made it a priority to visit us at each assignment, even though she never thought of visiting Japan or Korea before we moved to those places. Our current assignment to Europe is her reward, she gets to go to Rome and Prague when my parents visit next month. :)

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  3. I'm not going to claim I deserve one, but I'd still love to win one! Though, I can say I would be sorely tempted to pass it along to my mother. :)

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  4. My mom is a creative and artistic woman in many, many ways. She would love to own beautiful religious pieces by other creative women. I am not at all creative, (however, I did grow two kids inside me...) but I'd still love to win a couple for myself!

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  5. I don't know about deserve (I mean, I work hard as a mom, but who doesn't?), but I would love to win one of these! And if it's something my mom would love, I'll gift it to her. She's the most selfless, warm, and caring person I know.

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  6. My mom is just simply awesome. The very best "Ama" (as my kids call her) and the kind of mom that shows up at my door and says "I'll watch the babies. Go take a long shower."

    And all those giveaway pieces are amazing - thanks for putting together such a collection, Kendra!

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  7. My mom deserves one of these lovely gifts because she (and my dad) moved across the country to live where their adult daughters now live, so they could be close to us and to their grandchildren, and do things like drop everything to watch our kids when our nanny is sick and we have to work. SHE IS THE BEST!

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    1. How awesome. I've been trying to convince my parent sto move from San Diego to LA, but so far nothin' doin.' San Diego IS pretty great, but I wish they were closer to us.

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    2. I think the key is to get your sister to move to LA too! Then, with all the grands in one spot, it will be irresistible.

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  8. My mother has given up her home and most of her possessions to go work on the Africa Mercy, with Mercy Ships. She has always wanted to do missions work, and now that all her children are out of the house she and my dad are serving the poor in Madagascar, offering up their talents and abilities to make a lasting difference in people's lives. So I guess you could say that she deserves a super nice present for Mother's Day, yes (although there's not a lot of room in their ship's cabin, and so I'm not promising to give it to her if I win!). :-)

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  9. Oh, I would love to win one of these for my precious mommy! She is such a strong, beautiful example of Catholic womanhood for me and my sisters, and her granddaughters just love her to pieces. She and my Dad are going through a big transition during the month of May (moving from Chicago to Dallas!) and I'm sure seeing this in her mailbox would cheer her right up. Thanks for hosting yet another wonderful giveaway, Kendra! :) (And Happy Mother's Day to you, as well!)

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  10. My mom would have LOVED the teeny embroidery, so I'd like to have one to remind me of her.

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  11. My mom would love the mother's rose necklace -- I could totally see my grandma loving one too. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  12. My Mom deserves one of these beautiful items because my Dad passed away unexpectedly on March 4. I am sure one of these gifts would brighten her day as she adjusts to being a widow.

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    1. Wow. I will say a prayer for her. How difficult that must be.

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  13. Those tiny hoop necklaces are awesome. I've been wanting one for a long time.

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  14. My MIL's last "baby" graduates from high school the weekend of mother's day, and I think she's having a bit of a hard time with that. I know any of these would really cheer her (though I'll have to struggle mightily to be able to pass it along and not keep it for myself 😉).

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  15. Love the Studio JRU art. Catholic art/ decor is so important!

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    1. I have admired Jennifer from Studio JRU's work for years having seen it featured on a Protestant missionary friend's blog as well as {in}courage. Jennifer is certainly a Christian and a talented artist, but she may not be a Catholic. That could always change, though! It did for me. ;)

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  16. We just had a new baby, so one of the embroidered necklaces with a new little pink rose would be perfect for this year.

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  17. I would love any of these for my mom. My mom is a Marine wife and did a lot of solo parenting due to some long deployments. I'm now a military wife too and she flies down or makes the long drive to spend time with us and help us out. I have learned so much from her.

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  18. I can see my mom loving one of the hoop necklaces! I would love to give hat to her!

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  19. All of these items are so beautiful and meaningful! I would love to win any of them!

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  20. My mom has the strongest faith of anyone I know. She would love one of these - they are so meaningful and beautiful.

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  21. I have admired the work of many of these artists before, and I would be quite torn between keeping a prize vs giving it to my mom! But I think some of these are definitely more my style ... ;)

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  22. What a great giveaway! I love the beautiful art and the inspirational phrases. Not to mention the lovely jewelry :) Happy Mother's Day!

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  23. I would be so excited to win any one of these things to give to my mom for Mother's Day. They are all so unique and beautiful, and everyone loves to get something handmade.

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  24. I'd love to win since these are perfect, meaningful gifts to make a mom feel special on mother's day!

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  25. My MIL is graciously traveling with me and the two littlest chickadees on the plane to San Diego, and I would to gift her with something lovely.

    I am super excited to hear the radio show! I'm a lover of talk radi It will be nice to hear something other than NPR.

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    1. That's great Ashley. When we moved from Northern CA to Chicago with two kids we all drove, but two years later, when we moved from Chicago to LA with three kids, my mom flew with me and my dad drove with Jim. It's WAY better that way.

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  26. I would love to win one to give to my mom!

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  27. They are all so beautiful! I would definitely give my Mom Jenna's embroidered hoop necklace. She has always loved jewelry, but is blind now. She would be able to feel that necklace and see it in her mind's eye. I would keep the rest as a lovely Mother's Day gift to myself in honor of the Blessed Mother!

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    1. That is so sweet. What a lovely thought.

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  28. I think my Grandma would love a hoop necklace with a rose for each of her kids! What a great idea. Also, I have been eyeballing Heather's art for a while now :)

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  29. ooh! pick me! pick me! Several of these I'g gift to my mother, but I'd probably hang onto the Madonna in Blue. I love Heather's artwork. (thanks for the heads up on her sale :) )

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  30. I'd love to win one of the beautiful works of art. They would all be wonderful ways to bring daily inspiration into my life.

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  31. I would love to win any of these beautiful items for myself. As I grow in my faith, I continue to look for ways to express it through art and these would be perfect.

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  32. Oh Ive been wanting several of these items forever! What a wonderful mothers day gift to myself to have any of them! Im making a little payer area in our home and would love some art to hang!

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  33. Madonna in Blue is breathtaking!

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  34. I'd like to win one to honor our Mother who was there for me at my last delivery. My daughter came out blue and didn't breathe for four minutes. My husband told me he was praying to Mary to take care of her child and she started breathing that very moment! So grateful she was an intercessor for my family yet again.

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    1. Wow Leatrice. What an amazing experience.

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  35. My Mom watches my girls two days a week while I work as a nurse at the Children's Hospital. It allows me to save some money to send them to the Catholic school I love, and I would love to give her one of these beautiful gifts!

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  36. I absolutely love the Madonna in Blue. We are always on the lookout for more Catholic art to hang up in our house!

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  37. I would love to win any of these items for my mother in law…just her style. But because I can't wait, I am going to hatch prints RIGHT NOW and ordering a little something for myself and my mom. Honestly, what woman doesn't need a hand lettered print on her wall?

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  38. I should not win. But my dear friend, Sonia, should. She is about to leave to live in a different state for a month in order to adopt her 7th child. Sonia and her husband are incredible examples of generosity and trust in God's plans for our lives. They were blessed with four boys in quick succession (oldest is 12) and one of those boys has Downs syndrome. They decided to adopt their only daughter (now 3) who also has Downs. During the adoption process, they realized they were pregnant with number 6 (another boy!!). So, they basically have twins. Now, Sonia is preparing to relocate her homeschooling family for a season in order to embrace another child who also happens to have Downs syndrome. Sonia loves her life and loves her family. She is a wonderful friend and her kids are INSANE (fun insane) and kind and loving. I would just really love for her to receive one the gifts as a special reminder of this incredible time in her life. Thanks for letting me gush about her, regardless ;)

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing her beautiful story with us.

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  39. I would love to give my mom something beautiful and unique for Mother's Day! I already own one of callherhappy necklaces and I love to hear about other moms creating beautiful things to share with the world.

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  40. I don't have any icons or saint artwork and I love that Madonna! I think my mom would love Katrina's work too.

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  41. I would love to support these awesome ladies by giving one of their items to my Mom or Grandma!

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  42. Mother's Day is so bittersweet for me because I struggled with infertility for years. But now I have three beautiful children through adoption who call me Mommy. :) It is such a beautiful day now for me, but I know it's still a painful day for many. On Mother's Day, I especially remember the loving sacrifice our kids' birthmothers made by placing them in our family and all of those women struggling with infertility who long for a child to call their own. The necklace would be perfect for me as my husband and I just adopted our third! But really, all of them are beautiful. Anything with Mary reminds me of how she's "adopted" us as her children, and the Bible verses remind me of having hope and trust in God's plan for you. Thank you for hosting a great giveaway! And Happy early Mother's Day to you! -Jess
    Sweet Little Ones

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    1. Jess, I do know how hard this time is for so many women. Mandi at A Blog About Miscarriage also has a giveaway going for one of Jenna's necklaces, and she'll put yellow rosettes in there for mothers who have lost babies to miscarriage.

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  43. These are great items. We are trying to get more art in our home so these are great options!

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  44. I would love to win any of these beauties for my sister. She sets the most beautiful example of love and patience with her autistic 3 year old.

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  45. I would love to win any of these, but especially the adorable hoop necklace. It would be difficult to decide if I would keep one of the prizes or give to my mom or grandmother!

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  46. These are beautiful, I know my mom would love any of them!

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  47. What great gifts! I love the traditional catholic art pieces. I think I'd share my gift with my mom or mother-in-law. Or not! :)

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  48. Oh please pick me! My momma converted to Mormonism when I was 16 and I converted to Catholicism. Since then, we've had trouble talking about spiritual matters. I want her to know I love her no matter what religion she is and to give her something that helps her see my faith instead of just hear it. As the first Mother's Day as a mother myself, it's been a big year and no better time than now to give her something more meaningful than flowers! Thanks!

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    1. So sweet Ali. Yes, hopefully Mother's Day is something that crosses all divides. :)

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  49. I would love to win any of these beautiful things! And share with my mom. Thanks for the chance!

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  50. What a beautiful set of gifts and prizes! I lost my Mama when I was 17, and feel like connecting with the Blessed Virgin Mary on Mother's Day helps me grieve while sharing the day with my littles.

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  51. I've had my eye on an Audrey Eclectic print for a while, as I start to plan out our little oratory!

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  52. I love Ali D.'s response above mine!
    I like the idea of having a beautiful reminder of my faith and vocation made by another Catholic mother. Whenever motherhood is particularly challenging I think about the other mamas that are dealing with the same thing and all the mothers that have come before me. (Sort of the Mother's Regiment of the Church Militant & the Church Triumphant.) It is a tremendous comfort to think of the community of mothers that are or have faced the small and large challenges of motherhood.

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  53. I would love to win one because they are all so fabulous! I'd like to think I'd share with a great Catholic mom friend, but I'm selfish and I'd probably keep them for myself because...how cute!

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  54. I would love to win one for my mother-in-law who is always willing to come and help my family whenever I ask!

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  55. I'm moving my sewing room to the basement, I'd love the prints to hang on the walls!

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  56. I just had my first baby, so my mom is a new grandma! I'd love to give her a extra special present this mother's day.

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  57. I get the double whammy this year of my birthday on Mother's Day. I tell my husband that he gets out of celebrating two separate day and gets to combine them into one. Isn't that cheating? It's all good. Not sure that makes me deserving, but I would still love any of these!

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  58. I have a hard time finding things for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day (and now I'm wondering why my husband doesn't shop for her...) but I think she would love any of these beautiful gifts!

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  59. I would love to win so I could honor one of the many mom figures in my life.

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  60. All of the gifts look beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. These are all so beautiful. If I won I would love to gift it to my sister when ends just a little nudge and support in her daily decision to live out her Catholic Faith. Her husband is a convert and is still on journey. I wish that our families lived closer so we could be a stronger support system for her.

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  62. These are beautiful! I'd love to win something lovely to inspire me in this vocation of Holy Motherhood:)

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  63. As a mom of six little ones who likely won't be shopping for me, I'd love the Madonna in Blue!!

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  64. I just ordered Hatch prints for my mom and MIL, but I'd love to win something for me! Last year's Mother's Day was our first without my foster daughter and was an incredibly hard day. Even though contact with us remains severed and we're struggling with infertility still, I'm hopeful it'll be a better day this year :)

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    1. Oh Annery, I'm so sorry. I think about your family often. Mother's Day must be bittersweet for you, and so many others.

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  65. I'd love to win. Some of those items are so lovely and I've been hankering after them for quite some time. It would be a total me thing. None of us feel like we deserve it but it would be lovely to be thought of and gifted as such. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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  66. Do we just comment to enter? I am LOVING all of these ideas. Going to shop now for my mother, mother-in-law and the woman who leads my Bible study, then if I win, I get to keep that for myself!

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  67. I really love the Madonna art from Audrey Eclectic. As a former Protestant with basically no relationship at all to the Blessed Virgin, I'm just now, as a mother, beginning to develop a devotion to her. This is a piece I would love to have in my home for my prayer corner.

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  68. Well I'd like to win just because it's all so dang pretty!! Is that ok? ;)

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  69. Would love to have any of these pieces by such talented artist. They are all nice ways to bring symbols of our faith into the home.

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  70. I'd love to win any of these for myself or my mom. Each is so beautiful!

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  71. I would love to win for my mom (or myself ;-p) as she has always been agreat Catholic role model and loving mother!

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  72. I love everything Audry Eclectic after Carrots turned me on to her. My mum is far away and I wish we were together more.

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  73. Because, my goodness! Such beauty!

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  74. I have wanted an Audry print for sometime . Happy Mother's Day !!

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  75. I cannot decide what to get for my mom and MIL this year, so I would love to win something to give to them! Although if it's one of Jenna's necklaces, I might keep it for myself. ;)

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  76. I would love to win for the simple reason that it.is.fun. :)
    If I could find something that suited my mum I would give it to her.

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  77. What lovely gifts, all of them! My mother who is an artist herself would love any of these... Although if I won the Audrey Eclectic print, I can't promise that I wouldn't keep it for myself -- I have admired her work for a long time! I don't think my mother would mind! ;)

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  78. I am always on the lookout for beautiful Catholic art. I love the scripture art from a couple of the artists. I also have been on the lookout for a Blessed Mother necklace. Thanks for having these giveaways!

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  79. They are all so beautiful. I don't deserve to win but I would probably keep it for myself!

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  80. I love knowing who it is that is behind artwork in my home!

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  81. Ooops... I hit the wrong button and had to delete my first comment.
    All this inspired work is beautiful, but I think the Offer It Up from Hatch Prints is what would be necessary around here...

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  82. I would love some Catholic art for the dining room/kitchen! The "God is in the pots and pans" quote is so great :)

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  83. All of the work is lovely, but I think the Madonna in Blue would be my choice. Unfortunately, The jewelery would not last too long for me (my kids are hard on my stuff).

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  84. I love the Offer It Up print from Hatch Prints! What a great reminder that would be to have hanging in our house!

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  85. All of these look lovely! I would love the prints for my photo studio! - sorry if this is a repeat post, I've tried like four times lol

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  86. My mom deserves to win because she is the best mom ever :) Also, she likes pretty things and these are pretty!

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  87. so happy to be part of this amazing group of artists! thank you so much for sharing our work! if i am able to still be part of the giveaway... i would love to be able to give my mom something special from one of these ladies for mother's day! it has been a rough couple of weeks and i know she would love something unique like this!

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    1. yay! thanks! and i have to say, i have loved reading through the comments here. you really have a special group of encouragers here!

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  88. I would love to win something for my precious mama! Thanks!! Love your blog!

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  89. Oh my, I love them all. I am really excited about Katrina's shop opening. I would love to win one of her beautiful prints, but really I love all of these beautiful handmade items.

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  90. I selfishly would love to win for me! This is my first mother's day although our baby won't be ex-utero until September. I love the Madonna print in blue!

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  91. Oh, I would love the "Madonna in Blue." I just love "Audrey Eclectic's" folk art! The earrings from Blessed Bean's boutique are gorgeous, too.

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  92. If I won, it would be special. My husband and I never gift things to each other. We set money aside, but it is nice to get gifts..

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  93. I would love any of it for myself, but I bet my sister, a mom of 4, would love to receive it. So I'd probably give it to her. :)

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  94. Such a generous giveaway! What I'd do with the item depends on the item. For example, the rosette necklace would be perfect for my mother in law while my mom would really enjoy the earrings. I don't know if I could give the Madonna print as a gift; it's so beautiful and we don't have anything like it!

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  95. Such a beautiful way to express the truths of the faith - so unique and lovingly created/crafted. Would love to share with a dear friend or my sister who is a young mama. :)

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  96. My mom is now Nana and is an awesome drop everything for you kind of person. She spoils the grandbabies yet still remembers to spoil me a little ;) and she's so hard to shop for! Art or a print would be special!

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  97. I'd love to win these. Each of the artists is so talented and the items are so beautiful. It makes me smile to look at them. My mother is not Catholic, so I guess I's have to keep my prize to myself if I won one ;)

    Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  98. My mom has passed on but I would love to gift any of these to my mother in law, grandmother, aunt, or special friend who is like a mom to me. So many special women in my life to be grateful for!

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  99. Absolutely gorgeous! I would love to win any of them, but that Madonna! Wow!

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  100. All of these would make amazing gifts for the mothers in my life!

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  101. I am absolutely loving all of this!!! Thank you for the opportunity and for sharing such great items. Now I know what to get my mom for Mother's Day!

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  102. I'd love to win one of these beautiful pieces of art! Each one of them shows the God-given artistic talent of the maker. What special Mothers Day gifts any of them would be!

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  103. Would love to win one of the Studio JRU prints. Thanks!

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  104. I'd totally split this 60/40 or maybe 40/20/40 with my mama, a sweet friend, and me. Love Katrina's new prints - they're gorgeous!

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  105. If I were a lucky winner, I could tell my husband and son they're off the hook this year!

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  106. I would love these for me. Especially the Audrey Eclectic painiting and of course I would share with my amazing grandmother. Thanks for this giveaway

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  107. I would love to win any of the beautiful items, I would share with my daughter (mother of 2 of my grandchildren).

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  108. I would gift my aunt with a Marian image. She's struggled with the cross of never being able to have children. Although she and my uncle are active in the church and quite grateful for the many blessings they do have, she has told me that she struggles a bit each year on Mother's day.

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  109. These are all absolutely beautiful gifts! My mom would absolutely love any of them, but I have a feeling I would have a really hard time parting with one since I LOVE them all :)

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  110. I especially love the Madonna print, so I'd probably keep that one to myself. But as for the other prizes, I bet I could find a deserving friend/momma to share with :) thanks Kendra!

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  111. Mothering inspiration is always in need, and these lovely gifts are surely inspiring. I am an Orthodox mother living in Romania...these gifts naturally resonate with me. Thank you.

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  112. I am in awe of the talents of all these amazing ladies! Wow, they are spreading love and beauty in such incredible ways. My mom would love any of these.

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  113. What a lovely giveaway! I'd love to be able to support these women in their amazing artistry! And share these beautiful things with my beautiful mom!

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  114. Wow, what beautiful art. I am in awe of their creativity. I would love something to remind me of my mom who passed on Feb.3rd after a 6 year battle with ovarian cancer. I already have an awesome reminder in my daughter who was born Feb. 28th and named after my mom.

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  115. Wow, what beautiful art. I am in awe of their creativity. I would love something to remind me of my mom who passed on Feb.3rd after a 6 year battle with ovarian cancer. I already have an awesome reminder in my daughter who was born Feb. 28th and named after my mom.

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  116. I would give this to my sister. She is like a second mom and has taught me to surround my family with beauty (and Beauty).

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  117. So I'd really like to win one of these for myself, but I'd like to think I'll be charitable and give it to my mom, because she did a wonderful job raising my siblings and me and giving me a good foundation in Christianity.

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  118. I love handmade items! My mom and I both embroider so I know she would love that piece. This is a beautiful collection!!
    Corrine

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  119. These are all such lovely gifts! I'm getting married in just a few weeks. We're doing a lot on our own for this. My mom has been working every weekend the past few months... making my veil, altering my dress, putting together reception decorations, I could go on and on (who knew how much actually goes into a wedding!?). She has worked so hard; I know she would love one of these beautiful gifts.

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  120. I know so many lovely women who deserve these gifts! Depending on the gift I know different moms who would appreciate the item. I have some lovely friends suffering from infertility & multiple miscarriage who would love a rosette necklace to represent their babies, and so many mom friends who are moving into new homes who would love to hang some new prints on their walls!

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  121. If I won the Audrey Eclectic print, I don't know that I could let it go! We've been looking for something just like that for our prayer corner (after reading the Little Oratory this Lent). But, my mom is definitely deserving and would enjoy so many of these, especially those jewelry pieces.

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  122. I would love to win because I love Catholic Art! I especially love Audrey Eclectic's work. I listened to her interview on Carrots by Michaelmas lately and found her journey to becoming a "real artist" so inspiring. She inspired me to pick up a paint brush and paint even though I don't have the training of a "real artist." Her work is so beautiful. But all of these would make great Mother's Day gifts for the mothers in my life. I actually already got my mom a necklace from Mary's Prayers, and I think you were the one who introduced me to her shop through your blog, so thank you for sharing these artists with us! :)

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  123. Because I need to make my home beautiful! Thanks for the exposure for these great artists. Just lovely.

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  124. I'd love to win one of the hoop necklaces! So pretty!

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  125. I love the Madonna in Blue. Her shop has been saved as a favorite under my Etsy. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  126. I love Audrey's work. I'd really like to win this because I've never won a blog giveaway. Ever. Ha.

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  127. If it was for my Mom, I think a necklace would be great. But the "What women are" print would be hard to pass up for me.

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  128. Selfishly I would love the beautiful artwork and quotes in my house which needs the constant reminder. But I know my mother in law would be thrilled with any of these! But especially the necklace. 😄

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  129. I would love the Madonna in Blue print for my mom. It is so lovely and she would cherish it!

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  130. I'm in love with the earrings! I'm going to buy a pair for my mother and mother in law, so if I won I'd get to have a pair too. :) But they are all gorgeous and would make excellent gifts for the woman who has paved the way and inspired me in motherhood the most.

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  131. I would love to hang a piece of this beautiful art in our house!

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  132. There are so many beautiful stories about inspirational moms on this thread! But, truth be told, I'd love any one of these lovely things for myself. My husband is a wonderful gift giver, but never thinks about these kind of things, which I love. So a gift to myself for a very tumultuous first trimester with a spastic toddler running around? ;)

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  133. There are so many beautiful stories about inspirational moms on this thread! But, truth be told, I'd love any one of these lovely things for myself. My husband is a wonderful gift giver, but never thinks about these kind of things, which I love. So a gift to myself for a very tumultuous first trimester with a spastic toddler running around? ;)

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  134. I continue to be amazed by how many Catholic/Christian women are doing amazing things with their talents to honor the Lord! Thank you for sharing these five beautiful shops. I would love to win to either decorate my own home or to share the beauty with my mom, depending on which it is. My mom got promoted in January and is doing more traveling than she ever has. She always could have had this promotion but waited until her last child went away to college to accept it so that she would have most of her time to dedicate to family. So proud of her!!

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  135. I automatically think how I would love to have any of these prizes for myself, but honestly, my mother in law has been such a support and help in this last year I would love to bless her with something from this beautiful giveaway.

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  136. Oh yes please! What lovely Mother's Day gifts... running to look at all the fun shops :)

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  137. My mom is a big inspiration, especially with faith. Unfortuantely, she passed away when I was 5. But I know she would love if I would win any of these beautiful items! They are all amazing, I am tempted to buy things for myself :)

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  138. I already have my mom covered, but I would love to give one of Katrina's prints to my sister for Mother's Day!

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  139. These look fun... Thank you!

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  140. Oh my goodness! They're all so talented! If I won the Madonna earrings, I know my mom would love them to go with her necklace.

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  141. Oh my goodness! They're all so talented! If I won the Madonna earrings, I know my mom would love them to go with her necklace.

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  142. My mom instilled the faith in me. All of these are beautiful works of art that show love and faith and something that I'd love to share with mom.

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  143. There are a million reasons I'd love to win one of these. It'd be easier to list why I wouldn't! I would be happy to give something to my mom-in-law or pass it on to my husband, so he can pretend to the kids that he got it and they can regift it to me. Is that really lame? We're pretty lame with our gifts around here!

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  144. Wow, all beautiful. Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful mom's out there!

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  145. What lovely prizes!! If I won, I would hand over my little treasure to my husband so he could help the kids wrap it up and give it to me for Mother's Day. They would be thrilled!!

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  146. What lovely treasures! I would love to gift my step-mom with one of the lovely prizes. Thanks for sharing :)

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  147. Too brain-dead at the moment (after spending far too much time on picmonkey, trying to create pretty prayers like you do), to come up with anything witty to write. Maybe just that I'm putting together a box of favorite Catholic mom things for my bestie who is expecting #2, and any of these items would be so lovely.

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  148. So exciting to see some of my personal faves featured! I already have Blessed Beans' earrings and a few of Audrey Eclectic's prints, so I'd love to win some artwork for my walls since we're hoping to move soon - St/ Joseph, pray for us and make this happen! God bless!

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  149. I'd really love the prints for my walls! They are a little bare and lacking in Catholicism.

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  150. Oh my. Everything is so beautiful! I would love any of the items especially the hoop with roses for each child or the Madonna in Blue! I think if I won I would give the hoop with roses to my mom since she is finished with having kids but I really would love it but don't think (God willing) we are finished with having kids.

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  151. Those prints! Such sweet reminders. And I've never seen anything like those hoop necklaces... Love them.

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  152. I would love to win one of these to give to one of the women who helped to become Catholic this year.
    As I stood at the Easter Vigil, looking out at these amazing women it was truly amazing to see how God had worked through others to bring me closer to him. :)

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  153. Would love to win these and share them with the special mothers in my life!

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  154. I've been looking for something like the mother's necklace since last year! I would love to win that! (and everything else!)

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  155. My mother has always shared her love of the holy mother with me, I would love to give her such a beautiful picture!

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  156. I would love to with the Hatch Prints (for myself) and everything else, as gifts for my mommy friends. They are all such lovely gifts.

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  157. I have been blessed with such a compassionate and generous group of mom friends in our new home, Michigan. I was nervous about raising kids so far from all our family in Georgia, but my mom friends provide the community support I desperately need. Whether it's companionship at playgroups, meals when a new baby arrives, or prayers when we're having a tough time, my friends are there for me as I am there for them. I'd love to have some beautiful things to show them how much I appreciate their hard work. Thank you!

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  158. If I won I think I would be tempted to keep it for myself;)though I do have a lovely mother in law who would enjoy these items...

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  159. I was accepted into The Church this Easter Vigil. I have 3 children and I'm praying with God's grace my family will convert to Catholicism. I would consider myself blessed to win. I'd love to have some pieces about me to encourage me in my faith journey. God Bless!

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  160. I love Jenna's sacred heart & Elizabeth's images. My son is 9 years old and was only 2 lbs when he was born. He is our miracle baby, and even though we have never been blessed with more children we are a happy and faithful family. I really enjoy your blog.

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  161. I would live to win Madonna in Blue for my mother who does good and selfless work as a director of Birthright.

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  162. I would love to win because I'm becoming very interested in and comforted by Catholicism, especially right now during a tough time for my family. I especially love the Catholic art pieces and would love to have one to help me remember to keep seeking God and learning about the church. Good luck to everyone!

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  163. I'd love to win for my mom- it's been a rough year for our family, and I'd love to give her a little something special. If I won the Blessed Beans Boutique giveaway, I'd give them straight to my Grandma- I thought of her right away when I saw the pictures!

    Everything's just so beautiful!

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  164. What fun and beautiful items! My sister and I are young moms who LOVE your ideas and are trying to incorporate more visible reminders of our faith into our homes and daily lives. I would love to win something we could share or that I could give her for Mother's Day to thank her for being such a wonderful sister and mama-role-model.

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  165. Would love to win! Happy mother's day to me! How generous!

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  166. I would love to win something . The Blu Madonna is beautiful!

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