Thursday, January 28, 2010

One World One Heart Giveaway


This stop on your magic carpet ride brings you to Southwest China....
a world of beautiful mountainous landscapes & densely populated cities


smiling faces

&
colorful people

25 of China's 56 nationally recognized minority groups reside here. Representing unique cultures and traditions; many of these minorities have excelled in the creation of vibrantly embroidered handwork.

This year, Chinese New Year (which is based on the Lunar Calendar) falls on February 14th, Valentine's Day. The people here will be celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Tiger with fireworks, family meals together (which may or may not include spring rolls, dumplings, sweet sticky rice balls, and New Year's cake), and trips home to their loved ones. Some may also go on day outings. School children will have about a month or more of holiday and their parents a week off from work. Countless small shops and markets will close for 3-7 days. In remembrance of your visit, one of you will receive a silver Fú (foo) 福 charm which means "Blessing." Doors and windows all over the country will be decorated with red paper cuts, children & tiger figures, or banners containing this character. Some hang the 福 upside down encouraging the blessing to pour out. Red is the color of Chinese New Year and also the color of the envelops filled with gift money that the children happily receive (hóngbāo s 红包). You will also receive a locally made small hand embroidered purse.

As you depart southward on your carpet ride, please be sure to linger long enough to look down and see the lights of Hong Kong.

Remember to leave a comment to enter your name in the giveaway. I will randomly pick the winner around 12midnight EST and make the announcement on February 15th 2010.
Thank you for dropping in.
一路平安!

181 comments:

  1. Okay, this is just wonderful! Thank you for offering such a neat and beautiful giveaway! And thank you for sharing a bit about your area!

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  2. Fantastic giveaway! I love it.
    Your work is brilliant.

    Please enter my name! Pop over to my blog (#59 on the magic carpet) for a chance to win, too! :D

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  3. What a beautiful blog. Thanks for the tour of Hong Kong. Great to meet you. Please stop by my blog to enter. I'm number 796 on the list and please do enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

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  4. What a wonderful prize! I love this contest, which has given us a chance to 'meet' so many new bloggers all over the world! Thank you for taking part.

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  5. Hello Steph, what a pleasure to meet you! Your offerings are so very wonderful. Thanks very much. Please come and journey with me upon my magic carpet: http://www.faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/01/one-world.html
    Sincerely, Theresa #263

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  6. what a great giveaway! i'd love to win :)

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  7. Hi Steph, It's so nice to meet you! I have always wanted to live in other countries and get to know other cultures but so far I've had to be happy with just moving around the US. OWOH is such a neat way to connect with people all over the world. Now that I know I can see China through your eyes and I will definitely be back to see more!

    Come by my blog and see what I'm giving away. www.taffetamoon.com

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  8. Such a great giveaway - count me in, please!

    Pirjo from Finland; an OWOH giveaway #338

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  9. Thank you for the visit to Chine. Some of my cousins were born in Hong Kong.
    Looking forward to the year of the tiger. Your giveaway is soooo pretty and thoughtful.
    carolalhansen(at)comcast(dot)net

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  10. Wonderful to meet you! Great giveaway! Thanks so much for having this- please add my name to the hat. And don't forget to pop over to my blog for chances to win prizes, too! :) #318 on the magic carpet...

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  11. Oh, how pretty! I love tigers :-)

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

    Please enter me in your drawing.


    ohow2010@ymail.com
    http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love your photo's of china, makes me wish i really could fly there, right now.

    Please come and visit me :) http://natureswhispers.blogspot.com/

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  14. Charming! Thank you for participating in the giveaway. I would love to be entered in your drawing. You can visit mine too; I'm #404 on the list. :D

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  15. 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.

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  16. How lovely. You are so lucky to be able to see other cultures and different worlds. Please count me in and be sure to come visit me too.

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  17. Hi from the Netherlands.
    Love your blog and wonderful giveaway!
    Come fly with me to my OWOH blog (#7) at Loose Ends and take a chance on winning my giveaway too!

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  18. Thanks for the wonderful and generous giveaway. I would love to be entered.

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  19. Beautiful post and pictures, I would love to be entered into your draw, I was born in The year of the Horse. :)
    Do drop in as you fly by, I am looking down, and waving
    http://artwolfs-briar-rose-gate.blogspot.com/

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  20. OMG I get to be first! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for the lovely opportunity! please visit my part of the ride too: #783
    Tracy
    TX, USA

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  21. I am sure I'm not spelling it right, but "Ni How!" How lovely! I would love to show my children the paper cut from China! I had a roommate from near there - Taiwan, and several friends from Hong Kong. I would like to say I learned "Ni How" from them but I actually learned it from Ni How Kailan, a kids show my children watch. :-) They did teach me how to say "Please speak English" in Cantonese, but I've forgotten now.

    Anyways, please take a stop by Texifornia - Ticket #745 on the carpet-ride. :-)

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  22. Every year we celebrate the Chinese New Year with friends. Our host is the most amazing chief and the celebration is a highlight of our year. Please include me in your wonderful giveaway. I would love to win your fantastic and thoughtful prizes.
    jodaeodesign@gmail.com

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  23. That's a great giveaway! Perhaps you'd like to visit my OWOH too?
    Hugs, Caro

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  24. Looks like I am the first... hope that's good luck! I would love to win your giveaway, so please enter me.
    Also please come and take a look at mine #3.

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  25. Hello,
    it is so nice to meet you. This is a great giveaway! Please enter my name! Pop over to my blog (#724 on the magic carpet) for a chance to win, too! :)

    Rosie from Germany

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  26. Great to meet you Steph. Please enter me for a chance to win and visit my stop #541. Julie

    Beautiful pictures.

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  27. Fantastic!

    Deborah
    comfortjoydesigns AT gmail DOT com

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  28. What an awesome giveaway! Please include my name!

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

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  30. HI!
    Thanks for offering such sweet candy!
    It is a BEAUTIFUL purse!
    You have an AWESOME blog!
    I am now a follower. I would love it if you followed me too!
    I am #458 on The "Carpet Ride".
    Hope you will come check out my blog candy too!
    You could win a high-end, handmade, artists greeting card plus surprise crafting goodies. I also have a $50.00 shopping spree to Embellish-Online blog candy going right now!
    Hugs,
    True :)
    TrudySjolander@yahoo.com

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  31. I have some new Chinese New Year postage stamps,
    And wish that I could see this year,
    This country woven with good people
    of talent and smiles and cheer...
    The charms and colors,
    Peaceful scenery,
    Decorative costumes
    Fascinate me!

    Blessings from the USA,
    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  32. Gorgeous purse, I'd love to own it.
    I’d love to be entered in your drawing. Stop by my blogs to be entered in mine.

    WW
    http://www.thefrogprincess-ww.blogspot.com/
    http://www.weinkswonders.blogspot.com/

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  33. Oh, thanks for the beautiful ride!
    Greetings from Ohio
    Gabriela
    treasuregab@yahoo.com
    OWOH #322

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  34. What an interesting blog. Thank you for a little glimpse of China. I have never been out of the US except to Canada...so it was fun while it lasted :-)

    I also checked out some of your other posts....and love that you are learning to crochet! I love to crochet. I signed up to follow your successes.

    Please visit me at http://pawsn2stamp.blogspot.com. I am #515 on the carpet ride!!

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  35. That sounds like quite a celebration, I bet it amazing to see in person. The charm sounds nice and the bag is beautiful.

    Thanks for the chance,
    Grace
    #268

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  36. Please enter my name in the drawing for your lovely pieces. I am enjoying my ride on the Magic Carpet and I hope you are doing the same!!! Please stop by for a chance to win my beaded bracelet.
    Sharon (#52)

    http://shardonexclusives.blogspot.com

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  37. blog celebration & great giveaway, count me in!

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  38. What a wonderful and clever creation! Thank you so much for your giveaway!

    Amy, OWOH #680/681
    artsyrockerchick@aim.com
    BackseatWriter.com

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

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  40. very cool!
    thanks from Tucson,
    robin
    heaphywest@gmail.com

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  41. awesome giveaway! stop by mine - 772 - queendragonfairie at yahoo.com

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  42. Thanks for offering this great giveaway and Thanks so much for a chance to win! chiggerlane@aol.com

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  43. Lovely gifts, thanks for the chance to win. fly over to my blog and enter mine.

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  44. very very cool! please come visit my blog too :0)

    http://thisishowiroll-susan.blogspot.com/

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  45. I love your presents, the colors of the embroidered handwork is amazing. Please count me in . Here is my giveaway
    http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/

    Greetings from France

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  46. Hello, there! It's nice meeting you! Please enter me in your fantastic drawing and stop by my blog for a chance to win, too. #56

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  47. love your offerings! many thanks!

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  48. ok this is great-and you have made it very intresting too
    so i am saying oh yes please :D
    many thanks for sharing your ohow with us
    tabby

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  49. Well this is very cool, how fun. I would love to be entered in your giveway. Your blog is very interesting.
    debby

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

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  51. what a generous gift to giveaway.
    I am so enjoying this carpet ride and meeting everybody

    Take a ride to my blog I would love to enter you in my draw

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  52. i could use a blessing right aboutnow, too.

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

    http://wondrousstrangedesigns.blogspot.com/

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

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  54. What a great prizes! Please enter me in your drawing and stop by my blog to get a chance at my beautiful hand dyed silk scarf!
    Beth

    QuiltersStitchTogether
    #224

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  55. I am left smiling again. How wonderful for you to post those photos. It sounds so inviting....and I love the photos of the smiling faces the best.

    Smiles,
    Kelly
    #636

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  56. Thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing giveaway! Please enter my drawing. I'm #387 on the magic carpet!

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  57. Ohmigoodness, what a wonderful giveaway item! Thank you for being so generous! :)

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  58. Fabulous giveaway!! The embroidered purse is gorgeous!!

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  59. Great giveaway!!!
    http://vintagewil.blogspot.com/

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  60. What a lovely intro to this event. I even learned a bit about China in the process. I would be delighted to win something from China. I love the joss paper made there, as well as these darling money envelopes. http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/

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  61. What an amazing prize! I love seeing your photos..a beautiful country! I'm going to enjoy visiting your blog! Please enter my name and visit me soon! ♥
    http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/

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  62. Thanks to count me in your draw and do visit me at #5.

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  63. beautiful! please count me in!!

    jeanzosss (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  64. Oh, Steph, I love it all! You feed my dreams of faraway places . . .

    very nice giveaway!

    Please stop by and see my OWOH offerings, too--
    #480, easily amused, hard to offend
    :)
    sandtneal at mfire dot com

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  65. Yes! This is what I'm looking for, a taste of something far away, something a little unusual to me, so much a part of life for someone else...and wonderfully made, too! You have such a good eye for the precious! Glad you joined the Ride!
    carapacenator(at)gmail.com
    www.caramakes.blogspot.com
    OWOH Ticket Holder #21

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  66. Wonderful and interesting traditions, thank you for sharing them with us! Fun things to win too.
    Blessings to you as well!

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  67. Double holiday, woop woop! :-) Thanks for being part of the ride and giving such delicious flavor to it! You are quite generous. Happy New Year! :-)

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  68. Wonderful blog- Great giveaway- I would LOVE your handcrafted purse! Fantastic Magic Carpet Ride!
    Shelly #890
    Shellymc2@comcast.net

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  69. Please include me in your drawing. Thank you so much for this opportunity to join in on the fun.

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  70. great stop on my travels! lovely giveaways!

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  71. Wow I love the pictures!! I've already decided 2010 hasn't been working out for me so well--so On Valentine's Day --I will celebrate the Chinese New Year and I will try this again. Hopefully the year of the tiger will be good to me! Thanks for the chance to win something wonderful.
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  72. Lovely blog and giveaway!!! I would love to be a winner! Please include me and come enter my giveaway too!

    (#185 A Vintage Cottage Home)

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  73. hello there! what a beautiful prize - please enter me into the giveaway
    feel free to fly on over to my blog here and i hope you enjoy your magic carpet ride :)

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  74. Love this! I love to learn about other cultures! I was just thinking today (Groundhogs Day) that most cultures probably do not celebrate Groundhogs Day and have no idea why we would!

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  75. *•: -:¦:-**•: -:¦:-**•: -:¦:-*

    How Marvelous!

    Please count me in!

    Hugs,

    Gina Luna

    http://inginasworld.blogspot.com/

    *•: -:¦:-**•: -:¦:-**•: -:¦:-*

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  76. Hi Steph, what a lovely idea and post you have. I love the gorgeous charms. 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.

    #784
    http://blog.barbaracagle.com
    www.barbaracagle.com

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  77. Beautiful and such a unique idea! Please enter my name and I'll keep my fingers crossed that my name is picked ;o) Thank you.

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  78. That's a new foreign language learned = Fu :-) I like it too :-)

    I see the bag is cross stitched. I haven't been crosstitching for the longest time LOL And like you I too want to be more creative and that was what I promised myself for this year :-)

    Li
    (I'm participating this year too. Here's my link: OWOH 2010: A Little Friend For You Too)

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  79. Great giveaway. Please include me.

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  80. I think everyone could use a little luck! Count me in!
    Please stop by and join my magic carpet ride too!
    http://inspiringadventuresofalwaysinspired.blogspot.com/

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  81. The woman's costume and the paper cuts are spectacular. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to participate in your giveaway.
    Please stop by (#607)if you get a moment.
    http://designsbynico.blogspot.com/

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  82. I love the picture of the cat at the beginning of your blog....please include me in your giveaway....

    Greetings from Maryland, USA
    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  83. What a wonderful giveaway! Please enter me in it.
    Thank you and have a lovely day!

    Mari
    marilavado (at) gmail.com

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  84. *´*•.¸ ★•*´*•Superb!•*´*•★¸.•*´*•

    Please count me in!

    XOXO

    Rich Witch

    Please visit me for a chance to win a Most Magical Prize at:

    http://rich-witch.blogspot.com/

    *´*•.¸ ★ ¸.•*´*•*´*•.¸ ★ ¸.•*´*•

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  85. I have a cat that looks exactly like the one in your header! :)

    Really nice giveaway!
    Please enter me in the draw and don’t forget to enter mine.

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  86. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

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  87. How nice to read about your experiences in China and to share those beautiful gifts. Do drop by and visit my New Hampshire blog.

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  88. What a fantastic idea! My husbands family is Chinese. It's always a fun time this time of year when you get surprise red envelopes!

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  89. I did find it all very interesting! I love the way you described the chinese traditions :)
    Count me in your draw and come and visit my blog too.
    Warmest regards
    Susan, Sweden nr 821

    susanlotus@gmail.com

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  90. Hi Steph, I like your take on China too and your giveaways sound lovely! Thanks for the chance of winning, I hope you can come see mine here (if you haven’t already!)

    Sherry from England, UK (ticket #251)

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  91. How many comments to this post? The answer is the same as the one to "how many people can fit into a Chinese public bus?"

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  92. Hi dear!!! I like your idea! It’s very Awesome! I wish to ALL who will participate in this wondefull give-away, Big Good Luck! Yohooooo! ;)

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  93. I'm a kindergarten teacher in Canada and we will be celebrating Lunar New year for a week! Ill be ginving the chocolate coins in their red envelopes! It's one of my favourite holidays. I'm a dragon, my students are monkeys and sheep!Please enter my name in your draw -- thank you!!
    ~martha (#180)

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  94. Thank you for flying by to visit me, it's nice to meet you. Could you please enter my name in your draw for the beautiful purse. The picture of Hong Kong is beautful also and I love your little dog.

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  95. 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

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  96. What a beautiful blog header photo! Please add my name to the hat. :o)

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  97. What a fantastic giveaway, I'd love to win it! I’m also participating in One World One Heart. Please come by my blog and leave a comment to have a chance to win what I'm giving away.
    Cheryl
    http://cheryl-comfort.blogspot.com/

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  98. what a great giveaway. thanks so much for the opportunity to enter the drawing. so delighted to meet you through this event. I hope you'll stop by my blog as well.

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  99. Wonderful giveaway! Please count me in:)
    (love your banner pic)

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  100. You are SO truly Unique! How wonderful to be here on this Ride, I Really Hope I win your Giveaway, My daughter is really into Asian Culture right now & i'd LOVE to foster that in Her. #601 on the Ride!

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  101. What a lovely post Steph - and I'd love to win a Fu! Chinese culture is always facinating so I will be following your blog.

    Greetings from Wales.

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  102. How pretty! I too am overseas because of my SO's work.

    OWOH 537

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  103. What a fantastic giveaway! Please enter me into your drawing. I hope I win! :]

    briannarocko@yahoo.com

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  104. Hello what a beautiful blog and giveaway. Please count me in.

    Nicole/Beadwright
    #350 on the magic carpet ride
    http://beadwright.blogspot.com

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  105. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Donna
    sodapop@ptialaska.net

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  106. Oh my gosh, what a wonderful idea...to spread blessings through art. Thanks for offering up this generous giveaway! Crossing my fingers....

    I invite you to enter the drawing on my blog: http://newport2newport.livejournal.com/222050.html

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  107. What a wonderful giveaway - please enter my name! Thanks so much,

    Cindy :)
    #159

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  108. Oh yes, please enter me in your lovely giveaway, I would so love to win!! How I'd love to visit China one day, it sounds like a fascinating country. If you haven't already, make sure you come by and enter mine as well, I'm #116. Thank you:-) xox

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  109. What an amazing adventure to live in China! I believe that learning about different cultures really brings us more together. Please enter me into your giveaway and thank you for being a part of this amazing magic carpet ride! Hugs, Tamara :)

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  110. What a fantastic giveaway! Please add me to your drawing and thank you for your generosity.

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  111. What a lovely giveaway, and what a beautiful cat on your header. If you haven't already, please include me in your draw and pop by my blog and visit my giveaway. I have some art cards (atc/acceo's) to share.

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  112. Please count me in Steph, this is a wonderful giveaway!
    When you get a chance, please fly by my blog on your magic carpet, I am OWOH #907.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH.
    It is so very very nice to meet you.

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  113. Please count me in! Feel free to drop by my blog to check out my giveaway!Hope your having a fab weekend :)

    Thanks
    Much Love
    Rach

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  114. What a gorgeous giveaway - I love that embroidered purse! Please count me in and I hope you get a chance to fly on by my giveaway #999 xxx

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  115. Cool! I was just in Hong Kong for a holiday. I love that place so much!

    Thank for the giveaway!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  116. What a fun post. Love the giveaway! I would be honored to win. Please enter me in the drawing isastephanie @ yahoo dot com

    come by and enter my giveaway:
    luluscottage.blogspot.com

    Have a great day!

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  117. what a great blog and gift. Please add my name and then hop on over to my blog as well.
    Cheers
    Heather
    OWOH #978

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  118. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win. Trianna from Victoria Canada. tricklestogether@hotmail.com

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  119. Please count me in...:) You are more than welcome to stop by and take part in our giveaway too...#81 Thank you! samjerus(at)yahoo.com

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  120. Great giveaway item! Please enter me:) Thanks. I can be reached at beenebag@yahoo.com or my blog: http://betweenassignments.blogspot.com

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  121. Beautiful and charming blog!
    A beautiful and stunning treasure !
    I am traveling on my magic carpet from Connecticut.
    My blog #937
    Thanks
    matternu@gmail.com

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  122. Beautiful! angelandspot(at)yahoo.com

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  123. Lovely giveaway! Enchanting post! Please enter me!

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  124. Loved you OWOH post! And what a great give-away.

    Please add my name to your OWOH growing giveaway list, and do take a moment to stop by my blog and enter my OWOH give - Nice meeting you!

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  125. please enter my name in your lovely drawing #649

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  126. What beautiful prizes! Please count me in!
    Micki
    #123

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  127. Hi Steph,

    What a magical post -- and lovely prizes, too! :) Thanks for this special visual treat.

    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,
    Birgit
    swappinghowdies@yahoo.de
    # 849

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  128. How lovely! So glad I found this blog (thanks to OWOH)...it's great!
    Thanks for the beautiful selections for the event!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  129. What a great giveaway. Would love to win that purse! Thanks for the chance to win.
    *smiles* debbi
    hockman1(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  130. Please enter me for a chance to win! Thanks! Amanda

    amanda31gifts@gmail.com
    amanda31gifts.blogspot.com

    p.s. - please visit me at #1031, thanks!

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  131. Great! Thanks for this nice giveaway. I'd like to win. Long live OWOH:)

    http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/
    http://sweepstakelover.blogcu.com/

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  132. Hello, I have been enjoying your blog and think that your giveaways are so pretty!! Thank you for some great facts about China;)
    I am looking forward to visiting again~
    Cheers from Cleveland,Ohio USA

    cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

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  133. Great giveaway, would love to win. I love your blog too. Please stop by my blog for my giveaway
    www.alteredpaperarts.blogspot.com

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  134. I have been snooping around your blog tonight and enjoying your posts. I also have three boys but they are abit older than yours (23,20, and 16). They still are all living at home with me which is usually a good thing. i loved your pictures of china. Please add my name to your generous giveaway and I hope you are finding time to check out all the creative people and blogs on the magic carpet ride.

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  135. so glad I was able to visit you in China! Please enter me in your drawing and stop by my blog for my ATC giveaway!

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  136. I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing.
    Sandra

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  137. That will be a wonderful gift for Chinese New Year! Please count me in....
    And do pop by my home to see what i put on my magic carpet!*wink
    I am no.950

    Have a safe ride, dear...it's quite far! :)

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  138. Hello Steph from Victoria, Australia.
    Happy Chinese New Year.
    How wonderful to be celebrating in the country itself. I would love to be included in your celebration by winning this prize.
    Please enter me into the draw.
    Thanks Lynda
    http://taylormadeinoztales.blogspot.com/

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  139. Greetings & Salutations,
    Enchanting OWOH Giveaways!
    Lovely Blog.

    My hubby was born during the Chinese Sign Of The Tiger. He is very excited about this Chinese New Year. All Tigers should do well this New Year.

    HAPPY EARLY VALENTINE'S DAY TO YOU & YOURS...

    For a little Glitter & Magic fly by my blog
    #242 On The List @:
    http://todaysgold.com

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

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  140. Hi from Minnesota(U.S.)
    Wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win! (I'm #811)
    HBKHotie1@msn.com

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  141. Very cool giveaway. You blog is wonderful!

    Please enter me.
    k
    http://artful-musings-of-kathyl.blogspot.com/

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  142. great giveaway - i love all things asian! thanks for playing along - if you have a chance, i hope you can stop by my blog too =)

    OWOH #866

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  143. Hello Steph, I'm so happy for you to have this lifetime experience living in China, wish I could join you for that. So thank you for bringer us a little closer to far away lands and the treasures too! The people look so beautiful there! With lots of love from Tennessee USA #1035

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  144. Greetings from Virginia.

    Oh wow... what absolutely wonderful gifts! 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.
    Thanks,
    Jenn

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  145. Flying in from Wisconsin...

    Your Chinese giveaway is heavenly! Please enter me to win, and stop by my blog to win my necklace, if you haven't already (#922). Well, I'm off to the next magical destination!

    Hugs and Happiness,
    Heavenly Humor
    hippiehello@live.com

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  146. How fascinating that you live in Asia! It must be such a wonderful experience for your boys to grow up there. I would love to be included in your drawing, it was so interesting to read of the Chinese holiday and it would be great to have something all the way from Asia!

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  147. What a great giveaway. I would love a chance to win!

    http://leslie-mylifeandtimes.blogspot.com/

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  148. Great giveaway! Very special! Please count me in.
    Come to enter my giveaway if you haven't already (i'm #481) =D

    Let's continue the ride on the magic carpet!

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  149. Wow! Such a spesial offering - it's a great giveaway! Stop by me, too - if you like.
    Good luck to us all, riding the magic carpet, having fun and enjoying getting to know other's blogs and (art)work!! Greetings from Norway. Hugs, Hege
    hegeas(at)start(dot)no

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  150. What a nice gift! Please enter me in your drawing.

    Grace in California's Mother Lode

    My blog is #1028 on the list - please visit!

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  151. What fuN!! I love exotic surprises! I love to travel too- went to Japan in 2008 and can't wait to visit China someday soon! Please sign me up! And please visit my blog for more OWOH action!

    -Rita #934

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  152. What a great informative post and splendid photos. What fun I had reading it all. I would love a chance to be the lucky recipient of a gift from you. Please add my name to your drawing! Thanks for participating in the OWOH event.

    visionquest2020 (at) msn (dot) com

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  153. FABULOUS offering!! Please enter my name in your drawing :) What a FUN event...enjoy the ride!!

    Angie--Southeast, Texas #57
    www.angiehallhaviland.typepad.com

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  154. Hi Steph!

    Lovely offerings! 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!

    ~Connie
    mrscmc7 at gmail dot com

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  155. What a sweet gift!! I would love to win this beautiful little purse, please enter my name into your drawing! And if you haven't already, please enter mine #135 to win 1 of 3 prizes!!!
    Thank you, and nice meeting you!
    Peace & Love from New Zealand...

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  156. So nice to meet you and visit your blog. Please add me to the drawing for your giveaway. I'd love for you to come visit me when you have the time!

    cherryjane65@yahoo.com

    http://cherryjane65.blogspot.com

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  157. Greetings from Canada! What a lovely post! I would love to be included in your giveaway. Please count me in!
    *smiles*
    Carol

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  158. great giveaway, I'd love to win something from hk!
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  159. Wow! !

    Yes, please enter me in your drawing and feel free to check out mine if you like:

    http://www.ofkells.blogspot.com

    Thanks so much!

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  160. 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!

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  161. Wonderful giveaway! You are so sweet to share the culture of the area you live in.
    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
    Heidi
    heidig@gmail.com

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  162. Nice blog...now following :)

    wonderful giveaway!!...what a great experience for your children to live in other countries :)

    I would proudly wear your shirt!

    Please toss my name in the hat!

    I am NEW to blogging (http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/) but not to art.

    Come visit me #1089

    Greetings from the New Jersey Shore, USA
    Susan

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  163. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! :) Enter mine too!

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  164. It's nice to meet you! Thank you for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway! Don't forget to visit all 3 of my blogs as I am giving away something at all of them!
    Monica
    http://giddygreetings.com
    http://thezenlens.com
    http://www.ggcaa.com
    giddygreetings at yahoo dot com

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  165. Greetings from Juneau, Alaska. I am having a wonderful time visiting all these fantastic art blogs. Fantastic giveaway. I would love a chance to win. Please enter me.

    I am giving away a piece of sea glass jewelry I created on my blog.

    Anji
    anji.gallanos@gmail.com
    http://anjigallanos.blogspot.com

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

    Michelle
    mouse1996@gmail.com

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  167. Hello Steph, what an exciting life you lead! :)

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

    I hope you can also drop by #615 on these last hours!
    http://calej.blogspot.com

    ♥ Blessings! ♥
    calejbitsvyk(at)gmail(dot)com

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  168. What a lovely way to share your celebration.

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

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  169. May your kindness and generosity, and friendliness, come back to you many times ..wishing you blessings!

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  170. How neat! Please count me in to win.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  171. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Jax

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  172. I hope I'm not too late. I would love a chance to win.
    Sophie in Montreal, Canada

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  173. -- what a ** blessing** it would be to own
    this..thanks for the opportunity.. t c
    mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  174. Great giveaway - thanks so much for participating in OWOH :)

    misaacmom at gmail dot com
    #752 OWOH ticket holder

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  175. THE DRAWING IS NOW CLOSED....

    Thank you to everyone for the wonderful Magic Carpet ride!

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  176. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Hello from Coronado!

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