Monday, January 25, 2010

One World One Heart Giveaway Event

Lisa from A Whimsical Bohemian is the creator and host of an international giveaway event.  Bloggers from all over the world (including me - so read on to find out what you can 'win' here) will participate by announcing their giveaway today, January 25, 2010.  Lisa can better explain the origin and purpose of this One World One Heart Giveaway Event:


I (Lisa) created this event in 2007. The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way. 2007 had roughly 85-90 participants and many connections were made because of it......friendships that are still going strong.

We had a strong showing the first year for sure, and then in 2008 we had just about tripled that number. In 2009 there were 911 participants, to say I was amazed is an understatement. 28 countries were represented in the 2009 event as well.

This is more than wanting to win something.......that is only the the end it's about finding kindred spirits. Someone who may be fairly new to blogging, not sure how to navigate, find others and have others find them....Some are long time bloggers and in some cases well known in the blogging community. Whatever the case it brings all of them together. This is an INTERNATIONAL event that has and had participants from the US, Canada, France, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Malaysia, Brazil, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, England,Wales, Slovenia and more. It transcends geographical location, socio economics, political affiliation, religious's a coming together like the giant community we are on this planet. If only it took a simple giveaway to create PEACE everywhere, in the mean time here we give from our hearts. We are not solving the worlds problems nor are we curing anything nor are we changing the world. We are merely generating a closer community between humans through blogging. What more could I ask for, my little idea has surpassed my wildest dreams of what it could become."

I (Bonnie) have decided to throw my hat into the ring, or perhaps I should say on the 'magic carpet' by offering the print below as my giveaway.  It is an 8 x 10 inch print and you will receive it in a minimalist black frame, under glass.  You can display it immediately with this frame, or reframe it with mats if you choose.

To enter the giveaway you must leave a comment on this post and include your e-mail address so that I can contact you should you win.  That's all you have to do!  The winner will be selected randomly on February 15th and announced at 9:00 a.m. EST on that day.  If I do not hear back from you to confirm your acceptance and give me your address within 24 hours after sending you notification of your win, I will draw another name.  To be entered, your comment must be received by 8:00 a.m. EST on February 15th.

Good luck to all and thanks to Lisa for creating and hosting this event.  You can link to her site here and discover  the 500+ other bloggers who are hosting giveaways for this event.


  1. Count me in! What a fun thing to do. I might join the effort in a couple of days (since I already posted today). But I'd love an opportunity to win this beautiful print. :-)

    Thanks also for your post below. I just checked out his site and love it! You are a wealth of awesome resources Bonnie!

  2. Thanks for the giveaway!


  3. what a cool idea. count me in...

  4. I love the photo Bonnie! It is really quite breathtaking!! Thanks for a chance to win!


  5. Great giveaway! Please enter my name! Pop over to my blog (#92 on the magic carpet) for a chance to win, too! :)

  6. wonderful print! thanks for including me. lovely blog!

  7. You know what is so funny - I cannot take a picture to save my life. My 7 year old got a new camera and took pictures that resemble yours - they are really beautiful. The picture you have here looks like one that she took that I absolutely love ! I think you both must have a good eye for nature :)

    If you get a chance, stop by my blog also. I am participating too but have not been listed yet.


  8. Count me in your lovely giveaway please

  9. Thanks for offering this great gift and Thanks so much for a chance to win!

  10. Bonnie, a beautiful print. It would look beautiful in my newly cleaned office! My email is on my blog.

  11. This is a creative, generous and all-around wonderful idea! I may have to join in! ;)I'll see if I can come up with something!

    Count me

    I love this print, Bonnie! Such a whispy feeling!

    Now, I must read further and catch up.

  12. I love the perspective on this print! Gorgeous! It would look fantastic in my home! Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!

  13. Great giveaway!

  14. fantastic!!! count me in please!!

  15. Hello Bonnie, It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance! Your offering is so lovely. The print is so beautiful!I hope that you will come join me on my Magic Carpet:
    Sincerely, Theresa

  16. Beautiful photo!

    Hope you are having a wonderful day.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    =) melanie
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

  17. Please enter me in the draw and don’t forget to enter mine.

  18. What a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win. - Krystal (

  19. Such interesting lines and colors!

  20. what a gorgeous print!!! thank you for this amazing giveaway, count me in! xo Mendy

  21. I love that print! Beautiful!!! :)

    thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

  22. Bonnie it is beautiful and I would love to have it on my wall.


  23. Please enter me in your draw! Also pop over to my blog, have a browse around and enter my give away. I’m number 303 on the magic carpet :)

  24. WOW!!! Gorgeous pirnt. would love to be entered in your giveaway. have fun on the carpet ride.

  25. This is an amazing print. You must have an awesome camera.

    I'm # 79 on the magic carpet ride.

  26. Thank you for a chance to win such a great offering!!
    OWOH #473

  27. Love this print!!!! Please sign me up! Thanks!!!

  28. That is beautiful. I would love to display that in my home.

    Please drop by my blog #16 on the list...

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

  29. What a way to travel the world. I am having a blast discovering all the new blogs. :)

    Gorgeous print! Please enter me in your drawing.

  30. Hi from Coaldale, Alberta, Canada. What a beautiful photo! I'd love to win your giveaway, saying a little prayer :) If you have time please visit my blog #450 all about Pretty! and my shared blog #534 The Vintage Chicks for my giveaways.

  31. Wowee what an awesome print, sooo beautiful, oooh I have the perfect spot for it!!!

    thanks for sharing a wonderful giveaway

    Stop on by


  32. i'm glad my carpet stopped by your home! what a beautiful photo! i am another who sees life through a lens...feel free to visit if you're in the neighborhood.

  33. Hi- I'm nancy from cold and snowy michigan. I love the print- looks like summer to me! and a cool perspective too. Please add my name to your generous drawing. Thanks

  34. Love your blog and inspiring giveaway!
    Fly to my OWOH blog (#7) at Loose Ends and take a chance on winnning my giveaway too!

  35. beautiful!
    please count me in!!
    jeanzosss (at) yahoo (dot) com

  36. Your photos look great, thanks for the chance to win. my blog

  37. This picture is so pretty! I grow that pampas grass in my yard too!
    Please join me on my magic carpet ride too!

  38. What a lovely print and a great prize! Please enter me in your drawing and stop by my blog to get a chance at a beautiful scarf!



  39. I adore this! I have pic of the same "weeds"! You have captured them perfectly! Thank you for entering my owoh..and pleasseeee count me in here!! Have a great night!

  40. How do you think to take that angle? Fantastic. It immediately made me want to get my dog out to hunt! (I'm sure not intended reaction but it did invoke an immediate reaction.)

    Please enter me in your giveaway and thank you for the opportunity.

    Cheers! Beck

  41. Beautiful print. The light is lovely. #276

  42. So beautiful. Love the perspective! Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

  43. Thanks for including me....I look forward to hearing from you (that I'm a winner)...heehee!

    Take care,

  44. Hello, pleased to meet you on this magic ride. I love your picture, full of earthy goodness and the joys of being out doors.

  45. Lovely,lovely! I would love to be entered to win your wonderful gift!

    Please stop by and enter my give away as well! I'm number 290

  46. LOvely picture!
    Please, count me in too!

    Greetings from Barcelona!
    my blog:
    email: scrapblogpelusa (at) yahoo (dot) com

  47. I LOVE this photo.....what a lovely giveaway you are offering. Please count me nice to meet you!

  48. It is a gorgeous photo - it reminds me of the grasslands around my grandparents farm on the prairies of Alberta. Someone is going to enjoy owning your giveaway prize very much.
    I hope you have a wonderful OWOH. It is always great to read about all the creative things people are doing around the globe.

    Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,

  49. Your print is gorgeous! Thanks so much for the chance to win! (I'm #811)

  50. What a fabulous giveaway! Please enter my name, thank you.

  51. Amazing photograph. The light you captured makes it seem magical.
    Thank you for hopping aboard this magic carpet ride. I hope you get a chance to visit my blog #258 on your journey.
    hugs from ON, Canada

  52. Exquisite photo! Come visit my blog for a giveaway prize, too.

    Kathy V in NM
    Artful Muse (#513 OWOH)

  53. I would so love to win your beautiful print! Please add my name to your giveaway and if you haven't already, make sure you come over to enter mine, I'm #116! Thank you:-) xox

  54. What a great give-away event! You make beautiful things!

    greetings from the Netherlands

  55. What a great print - I love the feeling of impending discovery it gives.

    My giveaway is for one of my fine art photographs too - stop by and see what strikes your fancy.

  56. Such an unusual photo! I like it!
    OWOH 537

  57. what a stunning print! thanks for the chance to win!
    My blog is # 650 on the magic carpet if you get a chance to visit

  58. stunning photograph

    i'd love to hang that on my wall

    please count me in; my magic carpet number is # 397

  59. Thanks for the chance to win. Your offering is lovely. Trianna from Victoria Canada.

  60. Nice to meet you and visit your blog! Love this giveaway! I am having so much fun looking at all the wonderful blogs. I don't have a blog, due to arthritis I cannot type much at all but I enjoy surfing the net. Thank you for a chance to win.

  61. Hi Bonnie, what a lovely idea and post you have. I love the gorgeous Print. I'd love to win. I absolutely love your gifts. Please take time to visit my blog, too, for a chance to win my book, 16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood. I'm working on getting all the country flags. I promise to revisit your's too.


  62. Hi there Bonnie! I LOVE your print, it reminds me of the marshlands around here and pockets of plumes. Thank you for sharing your photography and wishing you much peace, M

  63. I'd love to win!
    Thanks for an enchanting stop on the magic carpet!
    Outrageous joy,
    Kathy over at Everyday Bliss
    #111 on the blog tour

  64. Wow this is so pretty. I would love a chance to win. Please enter me.

    Thanks so much


  65. Could anything be more beautiful than mother nature's splendor? I love this print!
    You can visit me at:

  66. Please add my name to the hat :o)

  67. Beautiful! Please count me in. Thanks so much!

    #273 on the Magic Carpet tour (southwest Florida, USA)

  68. *´*•.¸ ★ Superb! ★ ¸.•*´*•

    Please count me in!


    ★Rich Witch★

    Please come visit me for a
    ★Most Magical Prize★ at:


    *´*•.¸ ★ ¸.•*´*•*´*•.¸ ★ ¸.•*´*•

  69. How Wonderful!

    Please count me in!


    Gina Luna

  70. hoping this could travel to wisconsin.. thanks for the opportunity.. wtg .. .. tc

  71. Enter my name in the drawing Bonnie, it is a beautiful print and would look awesome in my house.
    If you get some time come by and enter my giveaway #907 on the magic carpet.
    Thank you for aprticipating in OWOH.
    It is very very nice to meet you.

  72. such a lovely offering!
    drop by my blog #774!

  73. great print, I'd love to win it!

  74. I am having so much fun riding the magic carpet, hope you are too! Love your print, please enter my name and stop by mine when you get a chance - #234.
    Hugs, Antonella :-)

  75. It's nice to meet you! Thank you for the chance to win one of your wonderful creations. Don't forget to stop by all 3 of my blogs and enter my giveaways too!
    giddygreetings at yahoo dot com

  76. Dear Bonnie....your gift is such a lovely thing! Please count me in! And do pop in my home to see what I put on my magic carpet!*wink
    I am no.950

    Have a safe's quite far!:)

  77. Oh how beautiful! Please count me in :-)
    Thank you,
    Sadie x
    OWOH #962

  78. Your photography and paintings are beautiful. My passion is for photography and your picture is wonderfully captured. Great giveaway!

    Happy travels.

    Please be sure to check out my giveaway with this OWOH event at

    Bright blessings from Las Vegas, NV

  79. Hi Bonnie, Greetings from B.C. Enjoyed exploring your great blog, and your delicious smoothie recipes. Thanks for being part of OWOH. This is my first year and it is an amazing carpet ride. Please grab your carpet and ride over to #593
    I'll be back to visit you later.

  80. Hi Bonnie,

    I would love to be included in the draw for your lovely print. Thanks for the chance. I have had a look around and I will be back. Please stop by #70 on the Magic Carpet Ride, have a look around and enter in my draw. Great meeting you.


  81. I’d love to be entered in your drawing. Stop by my blogs to be entered in mine.


  82. Hi Bonnie,nice blog--I am now a follower :)

    The print you are offering is lovely and reminds me of the bogs and dunes around here.

    Be well and Be warm :)

    I am new to blogging (blog being built) but not to art. I hope you will include me in this wonderful giveaway!

    Greetings from the New Jersey Shore,USA

  83. Thanks for the chance to win!

  84. Stunning Picture!!
    Thank You for offering it.

    restbar2go AT gmail DOT com

  85. Beautiful! angelandspot(at)

  86. Greetings from southern California, one world, one heart. Beautiful images.

  87. lovely photo. please enter me in your drawing and enter mine as well!

  88. Hello from Georgia, USA!! I'm really having fun flying from blog to blog and seeing so much talent!
    I'm new to the art world and overwhelmed by all the different kinds of art I might could learn.
    Please enter me and thank you for your generosity!

  89. Hello from Arizona, USA!

    Thank you for inviting me to stop by your blog and enter your giveaway.

    I would love for you to visit me at (#903) and enter my giveaway (if you have already visited, THANK YOU!)

  90. You have a GREAT eye; this is a fabulous photo!

  91. What a stunning image!
    I would love a chance to win. Thank you for your generosity.

  92. Great giveaway item! Please enter me:) Thanks. I can be reached at or my blog:

  93. Hello Bonnie from Victoria, Australia.
    Lovely photo.
    Please enter me into the draw.
    Thanks. Lynda.

  94. Charming and a beautiful blog with a stunning treasure!
    My first year with OWOH and I love visiting all the amazing blogs! I am flying on my magic carpet ,visiting from Connecticut.
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.
    I am blog #937

  95. Your giveaway is fabulous! I would love a chance to win. Please add my name to your drawing! Thanks for participating and the chance to win a great prize.

    visionquest2020 (at) msn (dot) com

  96. I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing.

  97. Wonderful giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

  98. Beautiful! Count me in #813 x

  99. What a beautiful image! Please count me in! Hugs Rowena

  100. beautiful photo
    ethereal quality

  101. Beautiful photograph. I would love a chance to win.
    Sophie in Montreal

  102. Hi Bonnie!

    What a beautiful print! I would just love it if I won. Please count me in on your giveaway.

    I'm #818 Studio 64-Chicago on the magic carpet. If you haven’t already done so, please stop by for a chance at my giveaway too.

    Hope to see you there!

    mrscmc7 at gmail dot com

  103. Hello Bonnie, beautiful photograph. What an angle!
    With love from Tennessee #1035

  104. Beautiful photo!

  105. What a wonderful photograph!!! Please sign me up!

    And please check out my blog for more OWOH action!

    -Rita #934

  106. Your contribution to OWOH is so awesome!


  107. Love your beautiful framed print! Thank you for your generous giveaway. I hope you are enjoying the carpet ride too! Please be sure to visit my blog at #833! Rebecca in Connecticut, USA

  108. Oh that is lovely! I'd love to have that in my room.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  109. I'd so love that print

    Thanks for sharing!

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

  110. What a gorgeous print! I love the perspective. Please count me in and fly on by my giveaway #999 if you get a chance! xx

  111. I love your print, please throw my name in the hat, I'd love to have it, arlettelk(at)gmail(dot)com

  112. Hello from California! :)
    Enjoying your blog.
    Lovely give away.
    Tere Carns

    off on a magic carpet ride! * whoosh *
    #956 - Delightful Whimsy-

  113. Greetings & Salutations,
    Enchanting Photo Print OWOH Giveaway!
    Lovely Work & Blog.

    For a little Glitter & Magic fly by my blog
    #242 On The List @:

    Cosmic Blessings´¨)
    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Lyndy Ward

  114. Very nice Bonnie! You're very talented to capture this! :)

    Christina from Manila, Philippines here!
    Nice to meet you!

    I hope you can also drop by #615!


  115. Greetings from Virginia.
    Oh my goodness, what a beautiful print! Great blog you have too! Please enter my name into your fabulous drawing for a chance to win.

    Also, I would love for you to stop by my blog to enter my giveaway - #548.

  116. How Generous of you ! I'd love to be entered ♥

    Missy ~ Winnipeg , Canada
    seksi_missy at hotmail dot com

  117. Please enter me for the great OHOW giveaway! I would love to win!
    Thanks for letting me visit!
    Stop by to visit me sometime.....

  118. Hi Bonnie,

    Lovely photo -- thanks for the chance to win such a goodie. :)

    If a glass bead necklace sounds good, you might want to visit my blog. It would be a pleasure to welcome you there. :)

    Greetings from Munich,
    # 849

  119. Lovely lovely print. It reminds me of where I grew up in the country. We had lots of cornfields.
    Please add me to your giveaway. I am #26 on the Magic Carpet Ride.

  120. That's an incredible shot- makes me feel a bit like Alice in Wonderland when she's oh-so-small and excited during her adventure!

    Hope you've been able to drop by my giveaway too:

    Michaele (michaelek1(at)yahoo(dot)com)

  121. Please enter my name. :0) I am also having a giveaway and would love for you to stop by and enter. #1025

  122. Hi from England! I'd love to be included in your giveaway, thank you.

    If you haven't already, please visit my blog at #711 on the magic carpet to win a designer Cath Kidston bag, handmade by me!

  123. How pretty. I would love to be entered into you drawing. So glad OWOH brought me to your blog. :-)


  124. What a cool blog. I enjoyed taking a peek at it. Maya is an absolutely beautiful BMD. We had one in our family named Heidi and she, too, thought she was human. Great offering too.

    Regina :>

  125. oh my last day, I am so excited to see if I win any of the wonderful prizes. Good luck on the drawings. visit

  126. oh I have totally fallen in love with Maya, I have three australian shepherds and your maya is just beautiful

  127. Beautiful photo. I'd love to win. Stop by my giveaway too if you like. OWOH #74

  128. OWOH is almost over and I still haven't visited everyone! Maybe that was too ambitious a goal....LOL

    Love your giveaway! If you haven't already made your way over to my OWOH blog posting on my blog, eat write create, please do so asap and enter to win some of my photographic art cards :-)

    alphabetsoupstudio AT yahoo DOT ca

  129. Greetings from Manila, Philippines! Thanks for the giveaway ( :


    A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

  130. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Do visit me at #976 (, if you haven't, to win a personalised tatted nametag!

    munfoong5 (at) yahoo (dot) com


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