Saturday, February 19, 2011

OWOH Thank You Gift

Here is a little Thank You offering for making this event so successful.  It is a altered image that you can use in your art.   
I have to thank my friend Marion for this angel picture. It was actually on a piece of old film she sent in packet of ephemera. It had turned orange  and brittle with age and was scratched and pitted.  I held it up to the light and could see that there was were images on it.  
So I scanned it and began to play with it digitally.  The more I played the better it got, and this beautiful angel emerged.  Then, because it was not perfect - had lots of dings and scratches - I decided that I would give it a grungy border. 

I think it turned out quite well and hope you will enjoy using it to make something pretty.  I would love to see what you do with it if you will send me a link.  

Thanks again for joining me in the OWOH event.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

OWOH Winners!

Comments are now closed for the One World One Heart giveaway. Thank you every one for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments. I have enjoyed this adventure and was able to visit each one of your blogs as well. It was a wonderful journey. 

And now...drum roll please....

We have a winner...well, actually TWO!

First is #49  Toni of 3AM Designs


Secondly is #94  Barbara of Blossom's Bloomers

Thanks everyone for joining the fun!  I have bookmarked a ton of blogs to revisit for a more in depth look.  I hope you participate again next year when Lisa rolls out the new event!

Middle Ages Tech Support

I saw this video on a friend's blog and just had to share it. Any of you that have ever had problems grasping new technologies will enjoy this peek back in time.

One World One Heart 2011

Hello! Welcome to my little blog.  
I hope you are enjoying your journey on the worldwide One World One Heart event.  First, I want to thank Lisa Swifka, the organizer and hostess of this amazing event which brings bloggers together all across the world. 

Now let me introduce myself.  I am Stampgram (Connie in real life!) from the Wild & Wonderful state of Wyoming!  I am a wife, mother, and doting grandmother of six.  I am an active member of my church where I work in the Family History Center helping people trace their ancestors.  

As a mixed media artist I am a lover of all things crafty.  I am also a co-moderator for a Yahoo group of mixed media artists called Paper Traders.  Much of the art found here is from my submissions for Paper Traders' Projects.  I have participated in One World One Heart in the past and have had so much fun with this event, meeting so many wonderful people  and finding some truly lovely blogs as well.

I hope you will take a moment to browse around my little blog while you are here.  Please don't forget to leave a comment with a link to your blog and way to contact you if you want to enter my giveaway.  Thanks, Connie

This drawing is open to all active bloggers worldwide!  I am offering the following two books for the event.  They will go to two different winners. First we have Wreaths 'round the year by Dawn Cusick and Rob Pulleyn.  This is a lovely book that has dozens of designs for making your own wreaths for just about any season or occasion.

Next we have In the Kitchen with Rosie, Oprah's Favorite Recipes.  This recipe book is chock full of good foods to prepare for those you love from the soup clear to the dessert.

If you have a preference please indicate that in your entry.  When I draw the names for the winners on February 17th the first person will get their preference.  Thanks for entering my drawing, and be sure to include a link to your blog and a way for me to contact you. 

And when you are done here hop over to the Paper Traders Art Blog and register for an awesome  giveaway there too!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

An Award - For Me?

I was nominated for this award!
I was nominated by Quincy at Quincy's Art for the Stylish Blogger Award. This is so exciting, especially since she is my lovely granddaughter. 

Thanks for the honor, Quincy!

As part of being nominated, there are some conditions involved:
  1. That you thank and link back to the blog that nominated you.
  2. Share seven things about yourself.
  3. Award other recently discovered bloggers
  4. Contact said bloggers and tell them about the award!
So, now, seven things about me.
1. I am a doting grandmother.  I love my kids but grandkids are the best!
2. I love paperarts and all things crafty.
3. My favorite movies are Ladyhawke, the Princess Bride, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Calendar Girls.
4. My favorite books are mysteries.  Crime solver stories are my faves.
5. I love to go on vacation by myself to my daughter Beckie's because I can just sleep, read, and play with relaxing.
6. I lost my mother 7 years ago and there is hardly a day that goes by that I don't miss her.
7. I love to play games, especially Catan, even though I never win.

Now on to the awards. Here are some blogs that I love:
1. Number one goes to Keron at The Colourguru because she inspires me and lifts me and makes me want to stretch myself.
2. Number two goes to my daughter Beckie at ArtBeckons. Who is an inspired artist in her own right and because she knows that I am human, flawed, and imperfect - but she loves me anyway.
3. Number three goes to Hermine at Hermine's Place Because she is an awesome artist and such a giving caring person.
4. And number four goes to Colette at Tea Rose whose art is poignant and expressive and "speaks" to me.