giveaway! {whoop, whoop}

i'm super excited to introduce you to my friend aneta, creative genius behind the etsy shop, give with JOY, fellow blogger, and denver-ite! 

she's here to share some of her goodness with us today...
Hello lovelies, 
 Faith is my foundation, art is my passion and being married to my high school sweet heart is my fairy tale. Yep, those are just a few of the things that bring me joy! 

But there are so many tangible and intangible ‘things’ in my life that I am grateful for. 

For instance my job; not many people can say they love what they do – but I can! I work for Denver Rescue Mission as the public relations coordinator. Check it out here – it’s a great place!! 

 My husband and I moved from Wisconsin to Colorado last summer out of sheer faithfulness. Steve (my husband) was offered a position in Golden, and in about a month we were packed up and ready to go. The best part of it all was that I applied and was offered a position with the Mission a week before we moved!! Nuts, huh? 

 Enough about me and who I am, but if I left you intrigued you can learn more about me by visiting my blog here.

I am also here writing to you because Hannah was kind to allow me to tell you about my shop and the inspiration behind it! 

Hopefully it will leave you feeling inspired.
This past June, my husband and I traveled to Cambodia with eight other people from our church to serve alongside an amazing ministry – In His Steps International

The trip was quite the financial investment, so we started to save money – creatively! We enforced no dining out months and put that money toward Cambodia, and then I started to stitch into cards to sell to family and friends. 

 I was stitching cards for five months before we left for Cambodia. Lots of stitching, but I enjoyed every minute of it. I'm a strong believer in the whole concept of "do what you love - love what you do." I love making beautiful things, so I officially launched give with JOY on Etsy in July! 

 If you’re anything like me, then you love getting a ‘hello’ card on a Wednesday! I even hoard the mail key from my husband so I can check the mail first (I know, a bit over the top).
That’s it – it’s simple. I created give with JOY because I love making beautiful things for others. I love the fact that a simple, beautiful card can bring so much joy because we all need reminder that we are meant to live a life of JOY in our happiest and worse times!
well, you all are lucky ducks because aneta has decided to giveaway 2 of her handmade cards to one lucky reader!

wanna win? 
it's pretty simple.

all you have to do is...

-be a follower of .heart to heart.
-visit her etsy shop, give with JOY.
{you should probably like her fb page too!}
-come back and leave a comment with your favorite item.
-cross your fingers.

i will pick a winner randomly {using this website} on monday, september 17th. 

also, because aneta is so awesome, she has decided to give 10% off to all my readers through september 30th. just enter the promo code HEART when you checkout! 

good luck everybody! 


  1. That Psalm 30:5 card is amazing! You're one talented/creative lady Anita. Great guest choice/giveaway Hanbone xo

  2. Hi! So I've been reading your blogs but just became an official follower :). Anyways, I like them all but love the hello stitch card w/the heart!

  3. Love the art print "you are my sunshine." Also, seems like a lovely person, and am encouraged by her faith. Thanks for sharing!

  4. You're like, a big time blogger with giveaways.

    I really like the "dear friend I miss you a whole lot" card. I could use some of those for my besties in faraway lands, like Kentucky and Virginia.

  5. "You are my sunshine when skies are grey" LOVE this print. All the stuff is super adorbs. :)

  6. such cute designs!

    i love that you're hosting giveaways. almost as much as i love that you ended this post with a "good lucky."

  7. Aneta, love the "Let all that you do be done in love" card. Really sums it up!

    Hannah - I love that you teach 6th grade. A wonderful, fun age of changes and sometimes insecurities. Thankful positive people like you are investing into kids!

  8. I love the hand stitched "JOY" cards. I've bought them in the past and think they are so beautiful and unique. I have a love/hate feeling about giving them away!

  9. Love the stitched "hello."

  10. You are my sunshine is the BOMB dot com!!!

  11. I love the custom wire letters!

  12. Absolutely love the "Oh,Hello" card - perfect for any occasion! Give With Joy is my new official card shop! :)

  13. Thank you everyone for your sweet, sweet comments! Remember to use your promo code now through Sept. 30 -- Heart!

    You all rock!!!

  14. I love the stitched "JOY" card the best because you could also frame it for a cute decoration. Love these cards!