Then I did a lot of blog-hopping today, riding the One World-One Heart Gypsy Caravan (I'm #566 out of 660...so far....)and saw so much beautiful art work. This evening when I revisited this card, it seemed rather blah, in an unfinished sort of way. so I took it back to the table for some alterations. Now what do you think about it:
Thanks to all of you who visited my blog during this event. I hope you will come back often. As for me, I have 'met' some wonderfully creative bloggers that I will visit again and again!
This is my first time to participate in the One World-One Heart Giveaway event. I have enjoyed meeting people and making friends in the blog world and this seemed like a perfect way to meet even more! If you came by my blog because of this event, I hope you will look around while you are here--maybe we can get acquainted. If you are a regular visitor--welcome back! I'm always happy when you stop by.
I enjoy paper art, especially altered books and collage. Lately I've been dabbling with ATCs and cards.
I am giving away this little card, handmade by me. It is 5"x5" and blank inside so that you can use it for any occassion you wish. Also in the giveaway are two original ATCs and a bit of blog candy--a package of 34 epoxy stickers in black and white.
The giveaway is open to all active bloggers and is open until Midnight (CST) February 11th. The winner will be chosen and announced on February 12th.
Please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win! I will contact the winner via a comment on your blog. It's as easy at that!
Click on the logo at the top of this post to get to the event blog to see all the other participants. Be prepared--there are many!!
This whole exercise was a search for my muse, so I decided to dedicate this page to her. This lovely black and white image spoke to me. The letters are cut out of antiqued music. Before glueing anything down, I added another layer of stamping, this time in white. Can you see the writing and the Greek columns?
Then came the embellishing. Jewels, beads, cord, puzzle pieces........more stamping.....
I must admit I have been remiss in posting the first one, as I received it while my poor little laptop was convalescing, but that in no way reflects on how pleased I was to receive it! Elizabeth over at The Last Door...Down the Hall graciously awarded me this one:
This award states:
"This blog invests and believes the proximity - nearness in space, time, and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of the prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award."
I like what this award stands for. I'm honored that Elizabeth felt I met this criteria. If you visit Elizabeth, you will see that she exemplifies this. Her blog is delightful.
In the spirit of the award, I pass it on to:
Ann Kroeker. Ann writes a genuine and intelligent blog from a Christian perspective, with varied and useful topics.
Cindy aka Nigel's Mom. Cindy and her cats will make you smile.
Linda at Linda's Stuff. I don't remember how Linda and I got together, but I have truly enjoyed getting acquainted with her. I enjoy her art journals.
Sam at Family Blog with a Difference. Liver disease brought Sam and I together. Although we are separated by an ocean, I count her as a dear friend.
Tammy from Tammy's Studio. Tammy introduced herself to me via my blog about a year ago. I am so glad she did. She has truly followed through on her desire to form an online friendship.
The second award I received was from Amy. Thanks, Amy for considering my blog lovely!
I believe the beautiful badge speaks for itself.
Here are the rules:
Link to the person who gave you the award.
Pass it on to deserving recipients of your own.
I offer this award to these lovely blogs and the ladies who create them:
Barbara at Artiphy the Heart. Barbara's art blog is truly good for the heart.
Tammy at Tammy's Studio. Tammy is always whipping out something cute and whimsical.
Kathy of Vintage Snaps & Scraps. Kathy always has lovely things to see.
Kelly at Collagevisions. Kelly creates my favorite kind of collages.
Lynn from Her Creative Spirit. This is a fairly recent find for me, but I bookmarked it right away, as I expect Lynn's site to become a favorite.
Thank you Elizabeth and Amy for showering me with these blog awards. It makes me feel special. I hope each person I have passed them on to feels the same way!