Saturday, January 31, 2009

Queen & Co. Giveaway

Queen & Co have some great new stuff just released at CHA...and they are giving some away. Go check it out! Totally awesome new products to make you drool.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Awesome Altered Book Discovery

Today in checking out some of the One World One Heart blogs I happened upon one of the participants other sites...and the most wonderful Asian altered book. If you like this kind of thing as much as I do you will want to spend some time checking it out...she has posted tons of pages and they are wonderful! See it here

One World - One Heart

UPDATE: The OWOH giveaway is closed
...And the Winners are...

#59 Christine, #10 Tina, #91 PawsN2stamp, #126 Fannie, #175 Janet, #133 Elizabeth, and #193 Banna.
If you are a winner please email me back as soon as possible as preferences on the paper assortments are on a first come-first served basis. Thanks!
And thanks to everyone for playing.


I am jumping on the "g ypsy caravan" and joining the One World-One Heart blog giveaway event.

Lisa "oceandreamer" Swifka created this event in 2007. The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way. This is more than wanting to win something.......that is only the the end it's about finding kindred spirits. This is an INTERNATIONAL event with participants from all over the world. It transcends geographical location, socio economics, political affiliation, religious's a coming together like the giant community we are on this planet... generating a closer community between humans through blogging.

I have had so much fun blog hopping with this that I decided to join the fun...late as it is.

What am I giving? Three winners will each have a chance to win one of these great hard cover books from my personal library. All of the books are in new or nearly new condition. I will be adding a few little surprises with each book as well.

1. WINNER - #59 Christine Glorious Christmas Crafts. This one had tons of things to make for the, gifts, decorating, etc. There are lots of techniques offered from sewing, wood crafts, paper crafts, knitting, etc.2. WINNER - #10 Tina Blue Ribbon Baazar Crafts. This has lots of fun things to make for Baazars, Craft Fairs, or just as gifts. Many of these projects are quick and easy to do.3. WINNER - #91 PawsN2stamp Quilt Designs in Cross-Stitch by the Vanessa-Ann Collection. It has beautiful patterns for samplers, linens, stockings, dolls, etc.
How to win....It is easy AND you DO NOT have to have a blog to enter.
Just add ONE comment to this post before Feb 11 at midnight EST. (You can leave as many comments as you wish on my other posts). Be sure to link to your blog - or - if you don't have a blog, leave your email address in the post so I can contact you if you win. You will have 24 hours to respond after I contact you to claim your prize, then I will draw for a second-chance winner, so be sure you leave a valid email addy.

If I get more than 100 comments I will add more items to my giveaway.

Since I am
nearly to 100 entrants, I thought I had better add my next two giveaways. These are scrapbooking assortments. All of these items are unused scrapbook supplies that I pulled from my stash for you.

Each of these two assortments contain:
  • 18 sheets of scrapbook paper
  • 1 set (3 sheets) of scrapbook letter diecuts
  • 1 set of diecut frames
  • 8 diecut tags
  • 1 set of diecut circles (see inset for view of diecut items)
4. WINNER - # PAPER ASSORTMENT #1 - this one also includes a Jolee's by You & a handmade sticker
5. WINNER - #175 Janet PAPER ASSORTMENT #2 - this one also contains 2 sets of MM wire & bead alphabetsThis brings the number of prizes in my contest to five, so I will have at least 5 winners on February 11th. I hope one of them is YOU! If I get to 150 comments, I WILL add even MORE!

Since I am nearing 150 comments I am adding two more prizes. If I pass 250 I will add even more prizes. These paper collections are like those above including all the items on the list plus one bonus each. I have not punched out the tags and such as I felt it would be easier to mail them in a sheet.

6. WINNER - # PAPER ASSORTMENT #3 - this one also contains a large sheet of Americana stickers 7. WINNER - #126 Fannie PAPER ASSORTMENT #4 - this one also contains 2 sheets of Christmas stickers
Visit this link to see a list of participants for 2009 One World One Heart 2009 Participants

COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED - Check back later for winners.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Echoes of White Journal Page

I have been working on more journal pages. These are for Letha's Monochromatic Me journal...we were to choose a palette of one basic color to build on. I chose white as I know she loves white on white art. I hope she likes it.

Giveaway - Surprise Prize

Lorri from Scrappindipity is having a contest. You can read about it on her blog here

It is a most generous gift! She is giving away over $100 (au retail) in supplies from her paper art store...what it is will be a surprise. This is all in honor of her birthday on February 5th. What a great way to celebrate, Lorri! I hope I win! :-)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Eye Candy

I just discovered MB Shaw's blog the Common place! Check it out here.

Monday, January 19, 2009

I am in LOVE

Oh, Oh, Oh, I am so in love! I just happened to stop by T!M Holtz's site and he has a sneak peek of his new stamps. Some of them are to die for. And he is giving some away! Did I tell you, I LOVE them. My B-Day is in one you think, is it possible, could I maybe....sure I could. If only he would draw my name! (sigh)

I gotta
go tell dh what I want for my Birthday! Oh, but how will I choose...and can I wait until they are actually available for sale. It is all so hard. Why do you do this to me T!M, Why, Why, Why?

Check it out here:
T!M Holtz site

New Art

I finished two sets of pages today for journal swaps that I am in. The first is done with hand drawn pictures that I did myself and watercolored. The poem is my own as well. I hope my friend likes them.
The second ones are on hand-textured paper....I painted it with cement paint which has grit in it and makes a lovely stucco texture. Then I sponged on color and metallic gold highlights before adding the collage elements and quotes. The recipient likes birds so I think she will like this too.

Friday, January 16, 2009

You have TWO

Recently my niece Nicki mentioned how hard it is when people who don't know that Jenn has passed away ask how many children she has. Of course, she has TWO. I never think of her and Wes only having James. Just because Jenn is with the Lord does not mean she is not part of their family, now and always.

In tribute to Jenn I am posting this poem by Wordsworth. I loved it as a child and still do. It was in the book of poetry I have had since I was a very young child just learning to read. I hope it touches your heart as it always has mine.

We are Seven
by William Wordsworth

A simple child, dear brother Jim,
That lightly draws its breath,
And feels its life in every limb,
What should it know of death?

I met a little cottage girl,
She was eight years old, she said;
Her hair was thick with many a curl
That cluster'd round her head.

She had a rustic, woodland air,
And she was wildly clad;
Her eyes were fair, and very fair,
--Her beauty made me glad.

"Sisters and brothers, little maid,
How many may you be?"
"How many? seven in all," she said,
And wondering looked at me.

"And where are they, I pray you tell?"
She answered, "Seven are we,
And two of us at Conway dwell,
And two are gone to sea."

"Two of us in the church-yard lie,
My sister and my brother,
And in the church-yard cottage, I
Dwell near them with my mother."

"You say that two at Conway dwell,
And two are gone to sea,
Yet you are seven; I pray you tell
Sweet Maid, how this may be?"

Then did the little Maid reply,
"Seven boys and girls are we;
Two of us in the church-yard lie,
Beneath the church-yard tree."

"You run about, my little maid,
Your limbs they are alive;
If two are in the church-yard laid,
Then ye are only five."

"Their graves are green, they may be seen,"
The little Maid replied,
"Twelve steps or more from my mother's door,
And they are side by side."

"My stockings there I often knit,
My 'kerchief there I hem;
And there upon the ground I sit--
I sit and sing to them."

"And often after sunset, Sir,
When it is light and fair,
I take my little porringer,
And eat my supper there."

"The first that died was little Jane;
In bed she moaning lay,
Till God released her of her pain,
And then she went away."

"So in the church-yard she was laid,
And all the summer dry,
Together round her grave we played,
My brother John and I."

"And when the ground was white with snow,
And I could run and slide,
My brother John was forced to go,
And he lies by her side."

"How many are you then," said I,
"If they two are in Heaven?"
The little Maiden did reply,
"O Master! we are seven."

"But they are dead, those two are dead!
Their spirits are in heaven!"
'Twas throwing words away; for still
The little Maid would have her will,
And said, "Nay, we are seven!"

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Chrysti is doing it again.

29 more days of giving! Chrysti is starting her giving again. Along with some super giveaways, you will also enjoy reading her comments, interviews, and insight on life. She is so awesome, so fun, so generous, .... so jump over to her blog and join the fun....what do you have to lose!??

Monday, January 12, 2009

He's a Trucker!

When the girls gave Sieg the puppy for Christmas Mark was calling him "Trucker". We since have named him "Bailey" well, actually he is "Beetle Bailey"), but his official name will be "Panda-monium's Jei Bai Li", meaning Black and White Beetle because he is cute as a bug! This week Sieg said maybe we should have named him Trucker after all because he sure likes playing with "his" truck! Enjoy the pics.