Closed-Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #28


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All good things must come to an end. I’ll be continuing my Weekly Wednesday Giveaway through the last week of August, but the 28th will be the last one. Sorry to say, budgets are getting tight all around! I’ll still have the occasional giveaway, but they’ll only occur as I get goodies for them.

But for now:

To Enter: This Giveaway is OVER

Answer the question below, at the Life Imitates Doodles blog Giveaway post (answers on Facebook & Instagram don’t count as an entry.

We all lose things – sometimes they’re found and sometimes they aren’t. If you could recover one thing that you’ve lost in the past, what would it be?

One Winner will receive this Prize Package

  • one pkg Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media sample sheets
  • one Zebra Sarasa Clip 1.0, 9 Shiny / Metallic Color Set 
  • one Denise Soden World Watercolor Month pouch – no longer available for purchase. You have to hope to win it!
  • just for grins – one tea bag with bookmark cat tag

Thank you to Hahnemühle_USA for the mixed media Bamboo sheets and to ZebraPenUS for the pack of Sarasa Clip Retractable Gel Pens.

This Giveaway Ends Monday, August 12, 2019 at 11:59 PM PDT.

Last week’s winner was:

Donald Wilka says: July 31, 2019 at 08:25

Not sure how a wish for the world would not benefit me as well. I guess my wish would be for everyone to have the discernment to realize they have the choice to decide how they respond to situations.

The winner has until Friday 11:59 PM PDT to send mailing information to the email list in the right sidebar. Please put ‘Weekly Wednesday Winner ‘ in the subject line so I’m sure to see your email.

There is a giveaway here each Wednesday. You don’t have to follow my blog to enter, but it will help you to remember to do it!

Want to buy some of this stuff RIGHT now?

Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media pads

Zebra Sarasa Clip 1.0, 9 Shiny / Metallic Color Set 

Gongdreen Cat Hibiscus black tea 6 designs pack-in

Sorry, the Denise Soden World Watercolor Month pouch can no longer be purchased!

39 comments

  1. That would be a ring which i had got for my 18th birthday! My mum had worked for it so hard, it was gold and it had a very little diamond in it and i was so happy with it, because in the inside of the ring was written “forever my diamond daughter ” (i am Dutch i don”t know the word for it, it was not written by a pen but the goldsmith did that) I had have a eating disorder which was gone at the age i got hat ring, but when i was 23 it came back because a lot of people said that i was getting fat! (i wasn’t but i thought it was true) i was married and just gave birth to a beautiful son, so yes i had more flesh on my hips but it normal. i started to take diet pills, and even throw up sometimes, and one time when i did that , i must have lost my ring somewhere because i was so sick that i putted my fingers in my throat to get everything out, (i did that when we had to eat somewhere else (mother inlaws house for example) she was 1 which always said, when i was having my kid (he was 3 months old) i was already on my old weight and could wear everything! i have searched the whole house (our house) even payed a plummer to check the toilet. nothing and my mum wasn’t alive anymore! My sickness i gone already for years my son is 20 now and i havent found my ring never again! I am so sad and mad about that how stupid i could be to do that. I have a beautiful son which doesn’t know nothing about this (the ring) even when i write this i feel such a misserable, selfhate that i did that just because i wanted to be perfect. I am accepting that it can’t and i can live with that and i can look forward. but when someone is bringing me that ring back, ( a plummer, or may’be it felt in a hole in our house were we still live) That will be the biggest relief i will ever have to not feeling guilty against my mum anymore and that i can show my precious ring for getting an adult..(in the Netherlands you are adult at 18). i am not materialistic but i see everytime my mums proud face when she gave me that gift on my 18th birthday which i lost,!

  2. If I could recover one lost thing, it would be my mother’s wedding band. Her final illness, at age 94, came on suddenly, and she removed the ring before going to the hospital. She told me she dropped it in her dresser drawer. In fact, she had dropped it on the floor, where it must have been vacuumed up by the housekeeper in her absence. She died 3 weeks later, and of all her possessions, that was the one I truly wanted.

  3. If I could recover one lost thing, it would be my mother’s wedding band. Her final illness, at age 94, came on suddenly, and she removed the ring before going to the hospital. She told me she dropped it in her dresser drawer. In fact, she had dropped it on the floor, where it must have been vacuumed up by the housekeeper in her absence. She died 3 weeks later, and of all her possessions, that was the one I truly wanted.

  4. I would wish for two lost rings. One is my original wedding band, didn’t lose the husband, thank goodness, just the band. The other is my high school ring, long gone.

  5. My grandmother’s travel journals. She kept a journal of every trip she took to visit us, complete with photos, bits of memories, leaves, etc. They were especially dear to my mother, and when my grandmother passed away, they disappeared. We have never been able to find out what happened to them – if they were thrown away, or if someone else in the family took possession of them. Would love to get them back for my Mom…

  6. My mind! Not kidding! A drug prescribed by my doctor has caused issues for me and I’m hoping it is reversible. Trying to get my creativity back and using tangles to do so😊

  7. I lost a camera memory card the other day. My grandchildren were here and the card I was using was filled. Luckily we take so many photos with our phones too! I did find the card – after they left. It was in the suitcase I take to visit them. With a 2 year old and 3 month old grandchildren, I take LOTS of photos!

  8. My birthday is in October and in high school I received a beautiful opal ring, with the stone set in a pile of bamboo stalks. I had the ring for years and wore it everyday. In my 20’s I lost it. I used to take it off to put hand lotion on when I was at work, and I believe I left it on my desk…the next day it was gone. I have had other opal rings over the years, but that was my first “grown-up” piece of jewelry and I wish I still had it.

  9. When I was a kid I was in love with all things Pokemon. A friend of mine gave me my very first card to start my collection. Sometime that year a kid “borrowed” my trading card folder and when he finally gave it back it was missing almost every single one of my best cards, including the one my friend gave me. I was so upset by it because it had been special and he flat out refused that he took them (he’d replaced some of the slots with cheaper cards and left some completely blank. How obvious can you get!). I’m still really fond of Pokemon as an adult and would love to have that original card back that started it all!

  10. So many things misplaced over the years, its almost hard to choose. My husband and I met as pen pals almost 50 years ago and we wrote everyday during his time in the service. We even had to # the letters because mail to his ship was only delivered monthly then. All the letters notes pictures etc lost after we were married and moved. Would love it if we had those to share with our daughters now. It was a special time in our relationship.

  11. An earring from a pair that I “borrowed” from Mom in junior high. I didn’t ask to borrow them, wore them to school and lost one of them out on the track while running laps. I don’t know what I felt worse about – losing the earring or the fact that I borrowed them without permission (which she would have gladly given, had I just asked).

  12. Some opportunities that I was too afraid to take when I was younger. No a big lose but I feel wistful at times.

  13. I too lost my wedding ring,I had lost some weight and it slipped off who knows where… I wore it foe 40 years. My sweetheart tried to replace it but it’s just not the same.

  14. Rather than something tangible, I would love to recover the energy I had when I was younger, before the AI illnesses I have took it away.That would be something!

  15. Such an interesting series of prompts/questions — Hate for the giveaways to taper off just for the loss of the questions!
    My first thought was also about a family ring, and I’m fascinated there were so many of those stories.
    Mine was an antique white gold engagement ring from one of my grandmothers who I never got to meet — amazing you-have-to-look-at-it-under-a-microscope pierce-work detail with a few small sapphires and diamonds — so a part of my also lost family history/connections.
    But — physical stuff — you can’t take it with you, right?
    So I would have to say that childlike sense of wonder/play/creativity and the belief in magic/possibilities we are born with and basically programmed out of later by caring but more “practical” adults — playing with that again now as a senior!

  16. One of the many times we moved houses when I was young, (I’ve moved over 30 times in my life) I lost my most precious childhood memory box. It had my stuffed bunny and also the ceramic bunny my mom had as a child. Id love to have those things back. I find it sometimes hard to not have anything left from my own childhood and since my mom was raised so poor, she only had one or two things, one being that ceramic bunny. I hate that some stupid mover made a colossal mistake and some other family opened a box, realized it wasn’t theirs and probably threw out all my baby stuff.

  17. The loss of being able to ask my parents and brother questions that are now coming up when I look at the old photos or think of times in the past. They are all gone and I am the last of my family.

  18. Wow, there are some heartfelt answers to this question. Actually I look at the pencil case in the giveaway and I am reminded of trying to save as many sea turtle babies as we could from being hit by cars as they tried to cross A1A from our garden to the ocean.

  19. I know exactly what it would be! I was visiting my dad’s family in North Dakota when I turned 4. I can’t remember how long we were there but I think it was a few months. I earned $5 from my great grandpa by picking potato bugs. That was a lot of money in 1950! I recently found a photo of me and a kitten in that potato patch! That $5… the ladies of the family – my grandma, auntie, mother and myself all went to town and we went to the jewelry store in Oakes and I bought a small gold locket with two hearts engraved on it. I wore it a lot – especially as I got older and had to replace the light chain many times. One day in high school, I had a sense that it was gone. I checked and I only had part of the necklace hanging on my neck. I spent a lot of time looking for it but it was gone. This is the one thing I would LOVE to find again. People, on the other hand, I have a long, long list of people I have lost and would love to find again!

  20. If I could recover something I’ve lost it would be an inexpensive wind up Christmas music box with ice skating Mr & Mrs Santa. They would spin and rotate atop a mirror as the music played. My kids grew up enchanted by this every Christmas season and then my grandchildren. I had promised this to my adult daughter and it just disappeared one year. A lot of memories in that silly little music box.

  21. If I could recover one thing I lost, it would be a special drawing a friend gave me (made up completely of dots) of two ballet dancers. It was beautiful and meant a great deal to me. I hope to still find it…

  22. The much-loved stuffed green and yellowish-green striped tiger I had as a child which my mother had carefully repaired for me with hours of careful darning on the back. My grandmother gave it away to a family up the street with a bunch of other stuffed animals when we left them temporarily at her much larger house (on a shelf in the basement) because the place we were living in was so small. She just did it, didn’t ask my mother in advance or mention she had done it, and totally devastated two elementary school-aged children who would have willingly given away some of our animals, but not the precious ones. We discovered what had happened when we ran downstairs to play with them and they were gone. I’ve always wondered if the kids got it and destroyed it because it was so worn (and I never forgave my grandmother, who was a mean person in many other ways as well).

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