HVD…and the Winner is…

Happy Valentine’s Day! One of my blogging friends, Camilla, at Bloom, often uses textures on her photos and they’re so lovely. I’ve never done it before, other than the built-in textures on Photoshop Elements and they don’t look that great. But I found some free textures on Flickr by NinianLif and this is my first attempt at incorporating them with my photos. This is the Valentine I wish I had sent out instead of Plan B which will be at the end of this post. The text is from a poem called, I Want You To Know, by Micere Githae Mugo, a Kenyan/Zimbabwean poet who is now a professor at Syracuse University.

Now the exciting moment that you may possibly have been waiting for…

Google, my helper, is informed of the rules:

With eyes closed, he randomly selects 2 pieces of paper from the official sombrero:

He then methodically places the winners’ names where they can be photographed:

YAY! First prize goes to Pat of Lost and Found and second prize goes to Don of Slackwater! I’ll notify you by email so you can send me your addresses. Your Arizona prize packages will go out in the mail either Monday or Tuesday after work this week and will be winging their way to your homes.

Thank you to everyone for reading my blog and entering. I’ll be having another giveaway in a month or 2, non-Arizona related.

Happy Arizona Statehood Day and Happy Valentine’s Day.


17 responses to “HVD…and the Winner is…

  1. Hail to the official sombrero!

    Congrats Pat & Don 🙂

  2. Thanks Google for picking my name! This is the first (and may possibly be the only) time a cat has ever selected me as a winner in a giveaway.

  3. I’m glad Google was informed of the rules and that he had his eyes closed when selecting the winners, otherwise I would have suspected he cheated… (so funny!). Congrats to the winners!

  4. Google made some great choices!

  5. Happy Valentine’s Day, Candace, and to Google too!

  6. A fine image today. The textures look good. I’m still in shock at having won such neat prizes in your drawing. Thanks again, Candace.

  7. Congratulations to the lucky winners…
    Love your textured image.
    Ninanlif has a great flickr group going too…so many fun textures to find there.

  8. Congrats to the lucky winners and Google is just way too cute! If you want to play around with more textures, you should check out deviantart.com – tons of texture packs to download there. That last shot is especially fantastic.

  9. I apparently am so tired that I don’t know what my name is, but that comment up above is me…Toni…not Teri. 🙄

  10. I think I’m losing my mind. There was a comment posted by me, right above that “I’m so tired” comment and now it’s gone. I said something about congrats to the winners and Google is cute and then something else. Oh well.

  11. Congratulations to the winners… and happy Valentines day a bit late to you, Candace.

  12. Darn I missed the giveaway. Google is very talented I can see

  13. Lol. I love your helper. Awesome idea!
    I’ve got it in reverse. I work for my cat most of the time.

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  16. Zoe @ Pantry and Fridge

    I wasn’t around then, but glad I am now!

    Love the kitty judge. 😀

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