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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"Pay It Forward" using your talents....



Thanks to Cortney Lyon from Living and Loving in California,  I found out about a great way to promote handmade gifts through a project called Pay It Forward (PIF). Here is how it works:

1.) Cortney will be sending me and 2 of her other readers a handmade gift.

 2.) In return, the 3 of us will post about it on our blog and host our own PIF for 3 of our own readers.

 3.) Then those people will continue the PIF from their blog. Confused?

Here are the official "rules" of the PIF:



1. The first 3 people to visit my blog & leave a comment here on this post saying they want to participate will receive a handmade gift from me. You are allowed 1 year (according to the rules) in which to send out the gift.


2. You must have a blog of your own to participate in the PIF.


3. You must post about the PIF on your blog & you must offer the challenge of a PIF.


By accepting my PIF, YOU agree to host a PIF on your blog, you will agree to send a handmade gift (within 1 year) to the first 3 people who sign up on your blog to participate in your PIF & so it continues.



My stipulation is that I will only accept bloggers within the U.S. because of the shipping rates. (Sorry, I just have to do this.) The PIF rules say that you have up to 1 year to send out your handmade gifts...so you have plenty of time to participate and to create!
 When bloggers receive a handmade gift, they should post it on their blog for everyone to see. I think this will be so much fun.


If this sounds like something you would like to participate in, just leave me a comment and mention that you are interested in participating in my PIF. I'm not going to tell you what I'm making, you'll just have to sign up in blind faith.
  So someone, anyone, and at least 3 people, please sign up! I think this will be so much fun.

Shirley

5 comments:

Cortney Lyon said...

Welcome aboard friend!

debbie said...

GOOD EVENING SHIRLEY,
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DROPPING BY TO SEE ME. I ENJOYED HEARING YOUR MEMORIES OF SCHOOL. I READ YOUR PAST 7 POSTS. I LOVE YOUR MEME, MEET ME ON MONDAY. YOU REALLY LEARN A LOT ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS ANSWERING THOSE QUESTIONS.
I LOVE THE IDEA OF PAY IT FORWARD BUT I WILL HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT A COUPLE OF DAYS FIRST.
I PRAY YOU ARE DOING WELL. I THINK OF YOU OFTEN AND PRAISE THE LORD FOR YOUR HEALING.
HUGS TO YOU MY SPECIAL FRIEND
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e) said...

What a wonderful idea. I'm only now learning to knit and doing a scarf for the Red Scarf Project. At 49 I'm learning it's fun to give of myself--to give something I've made.

www.ellieisanewthing.blogspot.com

Purple Cow said...

This sounds a bit like Amway! I just missed the first three but I still wanna say HELLO!

I found you from Java's blog hop. Nice to meet you.

http://australianinathens.blogspot.com/2010/08/no-hop-is-hopeless.html

Cortney Lyon said...

Hi Shirley! I just wanted to stop by and tell you that I'm almost done with my 3 PIF goodies. Can you e-mail me your snail mail address? Or, if you don't think you can participae anymore just let me know via email...I know we are busy ladies. Oh-and don't worry of you don't have 3 people signed up under you yet, I plan on doing a post soon to help generate people for the PIF. Thanks!

cortneylyon@gmail.com