Thursday, April 8, 2010

Personalized Pet Portrait GIVEAWAY!

Hello Friends!

I am both nervous and excited about the Personalized Pet Portrait GIVEAWAY because this is my first contest and I hope I get HUGE response....I'll just have to wait and see!

The biggest reason for starting this contest is because I love Paintings By Sandy! Personalized paintings are her specialty; in other words, the winner of this contest can  submit a photo to me and I will forward it to Sandy and she will paint your pet (or TWO pets) on a slate door sign, garden sign, or canvas bag. If you want to get noticed enter this contest today! Before I review the contest rules please view these samples:

Here are a few of our favorites! Aren't they darling?

And these? Sandy is an amazing self taught painter and she has been at it for 20 years!

Molly and Cooper love seeing their face in the front yard! Just look at that smile! 

Don't worry, cat lovers, there are signs for you too! Aren't they purrfect?

And this is what her reusable canvas bags look like! Wouldn't your pet look good on your shoulder?
I will choose a winner at 8:00 pm (EST) on April 15th in honor of two important days: Tax Day (Paws crossed that Uncle Sam gives you a refund) and Broken Kneecap Day (Details will come soon, I promise!) 

To ENTER the Personalized Pet Portrait GIVEAWAY you MUST to do the following:

1. FOLLOW The Teacher's Pets and if I am not a follower of your blog I will follow yours...I promise!

2. Go window shopping on the PAINTINGS BY SANDY website and leave a comment on my blog telling me whether you'd like to win a personalized garden sign, door sign, or canvas bag.

3. OPTIONAL: If you have a blog, please add Daisy's Button to your sidebar, for Daisy's sake because she wants everyone to admire her long, long ears. You'll find her button in my sidebar under "Take Me To Your Blog".... it's an easy cut and paste application.

Thank you for entering the contest and have fun!


  1. Holy crap lady. Of course we want to enter this contest. You better be following us since we follow you. We could see our cute faces right on that garden sign.
    Benny & Lily

  2. Hi April,
    I'm the first! I hope that means I'm lucky. I would love to win a sign painted by Sandy. My only problem would be which of my babies would go on it!

  3. Woof! Woof! GREAT!!! Looking forward to be blog friends. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  4. Woof! Woof! GREAT!!! Would like to participate on the giveaway. Looking forward to be blog friends. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  5. Thank you, Sugar, Benny, Lilly, and Maureen for entering your names in the contest! I forgot to tell you that Sandy is so talented that she can put TWO dogs on one garden or door sign. Isn't that nice of her?
    XOXO-April & Daisy

  6. Hi April and Daisy

    We saw a comment you left on our friend Sugar's blog and come over to saw hi. When we got here, we saw your giveaway, and we would love to enter for a tote bag. You have a nice blog, and we will be back. Our Mommy grew up in Townsend, MA so she says we are practically neighbors, though we live now in Central Mass.

    Come and visit us sometime.

    Tucker and Daisy

  7. P.S. We tried to add your Daisy's button to our blog, but it was just a generic button for banner maker. If you can get it fixed, we will try again.


  8. Hi and thank you for visiting me at my blog and following it. I'm following yours now. What a great contest. It's hard to decide which thing is best, but I think maybe the tote bag so that the Moms can carry stuff I might need it in it when we go somewhere. Anyway, it's lovely to meet you and I look forward to following your adventures in petsitting. What a great job!

    wags, Lola

  9. OMG, Sandy does fabulous work! Our mom is ALWAYS in the garden in the summertime so we would choose garden sign! What a great contest!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  10. Sandy does beautiful work! I would love to be entered in the contest for a garden sign :) Thanks April!

  11. Hi
    I am following you and I will look for you following me :-) Yah I want to enter, I would love the door sign. This sounds like a great contest, gee I hope that I win!!


  12. Hi we just came over from Rocky Creek Scotties blog. We could sure use a garden sign to show those pesky squirrels whose garden this is.

    Mom is updating our blog tonight adding followers and stuff. She doesn't let us help when she does that, but we'll be sure and visit you more. Have fun with your contest. Those are great prizes
    The Porties, Morgan and Tsar

  13. Yes, we want to win it - we'd love a garden sign of our Java.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  14. Hello from Australia and Smudge and Spider. We would love to get a bag with both of us on it. THey are just loevly as is your blog. I am a realief teacher who does pet sitting, child minding, gardening and house cleaning work.

  15. Yes I would love to win a bag with Bambi's picture on it. I'll get Tom to help me cut and paste tommorow, he's a sleep where I should be now.
    Thanks, Fern

  16. To my favorite sitter who brushes my face and pets me nonstop, I'd love to greet you at the front door with my lovely face painted in the flower pot, so to win one of the garden signs by Paintings by Sandy would just make me purrfectly happy and my day oh so dandy!

  17. What a great contest April! Please enter us! Sandy's stuff is beutiful! We'd love one for our new house! I think a "welcome" door sign is in order! Now hmmmm our two pretty mother and daughter cats, Shadow and Fluffy? Or could she do my beloved ferret, Taffy? Or maybe my head hen, Goldie? This would be a big decision and call for a family vote! I brought Daisy over to Transfer To Tranquility, she looks very cute guarding my fish pond! Hopefully she'll inspire me to blog..I've been struggling with inspriation!

  18. This is a cool contest! I would love to win a bag with my cat, Shadow's picture on it! I really like the dogs and cats on the other bags and sighns! I added Daisy on my blog shes sooo cute!

  19. I woul love to win a bag with my cat, Shadow's picture on it! I added Daisy on my blog shes sooo cute! I also love the pictures of the other dogs and cats on the bags and sighns!

  20. Oh Boy, I would LOVE to win the door sign thingy. My mom would go WILD over that. Thanks for stopping to visit me. I love new furends beclaws you can never have enough of those. I don't know how I ever missed your bloggy. We seem to have a lot of the same furends. I hope I win!!!

  21. I'm a Google follower! I'd have to go with a tote with Ollie's portriat. I think it would be cute to put all of his "stuff" in when he visits the Doggie Hotel!

  22. Hi, we saw your comment in one of the blogs that we were visiting (now we can't remember which) and came over to check you out. We just love your giveaway canvas bag. Can Sandy have 3 or 4 of us on the canvas bag? Hope to win!

  23. Oh, Sandy is so talented and now we getz to followz your blog! We would love a welcome sign if we are the winner!!! Our furless faces would look great painted up all fancy!


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