Friday, May 4, 2012

Gifting Jordin Sparks



I am so honored and humbled to be a part of such a wonderful group as The Artisan Group. In a very short couple months of being a member, I've been able to include my business cards in Earth Day swag bags to 25 high profile celebrities, have an ad in the MTV Movie Awards event guide and now gift the very beautiful and talented Jordin Sparks. I'm still looking around at the corn fields that surround my community and wondering how in the world little ole me is able to have such amazing opportunities. But I'm not going to question it any further. I'm going to accept the opportunities with appreciation and continue riding this train until the wheels fall off...or however that saying goes.

I have to be honest, I didn't know much about Jordin Sparks before this opportunity. I knew she was gorgeous and could sing her heart out. I knew she won American Idol, although I'm not a follower of the show. And I knew she was starring in the movie "Sparkle" along-side the late, and great, Whitney Houston. So I got busy and did my research to try my best at picking a photo from my collection that would best fit her taste. As soon as I read that her favorite color was purple, which is in my top 3 faves too...I instantly knew the photo(s) I'd be using.

I mounted a metallic print of the "Busy Bee" photo to a 5x5 maple board that is ready to hang. I then put together a double-sided pendant with the "Busy Bee" photo and coordinating "Romance" photo. I'll admit the little beads that I added to the pendant, an amethyst and a bee, gave me fits and I'd like to have pinched my fingers off with the pliers. I'm a photographer, not a jeweler, but I gave it my best! I had to include a personal note and it seemed appropriate to print my own note card with the "Romance" photo that only had a small debut on the pendant.



So there it is, a photo block, a necklace & a note card that could easily be framed as art as well. I wrapped it all up with fancy black and white damask paper, attached the pendant in a velour jewelry bag & tied it all in purple ribbon. Sealed it with love and sent the gift on its way...




I made an extra pendant and I'm giving it away to 1 lucky winner! Free shipping to the US.
All you have to do to enter to win is comment on this blog post with your name. You must also be a FB fan (http://www.facebook.com/laughterandlovephotography)
The winner will be selected via Random.org & announced on Sunday May 6th @ 7pm(est).

Thank you for your continued love and support!! Good Luck!!


There were 35 comments, some were duplicates. There were 30 actual entries:
1. Randi R
2. Lori K-Bowen
3. Christina D
4. Peggy
5. R Miller
6. Jennie H.
7. Erika Z.
8. Brandi K.
9. Heather J.
10. Kaitlyn B.
11. Cortney McD
12. Lisa N.
13. Anita M.
14. Sarah
15. Crystal K-T.
16. Jana W-L.
17. Elizabeth H.
18. Stephanie L.
19. Robin R.
20. Tara S.
21. Laurie M.
22. Jenefer L.
23. Karrie E.
24. Crystal R.
25. Sara L.
26. Jenn P.
27. Teresa J.
28. Kelseh S.
29. Jessica A.
30. Amanda H.

AND THE WINNER IS....

 Karrie E. you have 24 hours to contact me to claim your prize!! Congratulations!

Thank you so much to each and every one of you that entered. Many of your comments left me humbled and teary-eyed! I appreciate the love and support more than you can imagine! <3










36 comments:

Randi Reiser said...

That's such a pretty pendant! You are so talented in many different ways!!!

Lori Kreis Bowen said...

It is lovely.

Randi Reiser said...

Beautiful! You are so talented!!!

Christina Davis said...

Beautiful! You did a great job!

Peggy said...

Peggy... Beautiful

RMiller said...

awesome! you are so genourous with your talent!

RMiller said...

awesome necklace! thanks for your generosity to share!

Jennie Hauck said...

Love it! What a great idea and love the presentation!

EZsx5 said...

Good job picking stuff out! Won't you just die if she is photographed wearing your necklace :)

Brandi said...

What a beautiful selection and well presented as well! She will be thrilled! Brandi Kelley

Heather Johnson said...

Amazing

Kaitlyn Beyer said...

Angie, you are so very talented. I love all your work. Kaitlyn Beyer.

Cortney said...

Love the pendant. Cortney McDade

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the pendant! I can tell from your post that a lot ot thought and caring went into the one for Jordan and I would like to be a part of that too!
Lisa Nelson

Anita M. said...

Such a lovely necklace, perfect presentation!

Sarah said...

Even though it wasn't your favorite part, the bee and amethyst really add to it. I think well worth the effort. You always do fabulous work!

crystak kulin techanand said...

u did an amazing job! love it

crystal kulin techanand said...

you did a wonderful job, its really beautiful! so excited to be in the contest, thanks for having it !
crystal kulin techanand

Jana Wolf Lagerhausen said...

It is beautiful and would love to sport it.

Elizabeth Holt said...

I think you did an awesome job, everything is beautiful.

~S~Barefoot&Busy said...

Shoot I think you'd make a fine jeweler! I think you were right with the train saying (until the wheels fall off). But who knows?! Great job though, I can't wait to see the results from this awesome opportunity you have!
xoxo
Stephanie Lewis

~S~Barefoot&Busy said...

Shoot i think you make a pretty fine jeweler! It all looks lovely, and awesome wrapping too!! heh, I'll be checking back for tips come christmas time!
~Stephanie Lewis

Robin said...

Thank you for the giveaway! It is beautiful!
Robin Radzik

Tara Smith said...

What a great gift idea :-) Love the pendant!!!~Tara

Anonymous said...

Laurie Mockler thinks you are amazing and it was an awesome gift for the very talented Jordan Sparks. If I should win it, I would treasure it!

Jenefer Lynn said...

Absolutely stunning!

jenefer lynn

jenefer376 at gmail dot com

Karrie said...

Angie, you have such a wonderful talent, and a exceptional person to be able to capture the moment to live on.... Karrie Evans

Crystal said...

Beautiful work, per usual, Angie! How awesome would it be if she called you to thank you?!? Crystal Rademacher

Sara Nadine Letson said...

SO PRETTY ANGIE!! =)

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Jenn Price

Teresa J. said...

Absolutely adorable!!!! Would love to have this!!!!

Anonymous said...

Cute! Kelseh Shulters

Jessica Allsep said...

Love it! Jessica Allsep

Anonymous said...

I love it.

Anonymous said...

Amanda Hann, loves it!

Tina Marie said...

Hello from a fellow TAG member. I love the gift you sent to Jordin. I am also part of the group gifting her. Love what you did with the gift.