Saturday, June 30, 2012

They're finally here!!!

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Some of you steampunk fans may remember way back in February that I had a french company purchase some of my designs and had them made into rubber stamps. Part of the agreement with them was for me to receive some of the sets so that I could "share the love" with all of you. After begging numerous times for the owner to please send me the sets she finally mailed them and they are here.

Sooooooooo.... without further ado I am doing a give away. (YEAH!) I have one of each of the above sets and I will be giving them to 2 different winners. I thought about doing the usual "leave a comment to win" scenario but I wanted you guys to work for it a little bit.  So the first 2 people that email me with the answer to this question get one of the above sets of stamps. (If you can answer the bonus question then you get both sets.) hint- the answers are in previous blog posts.

What is the name of the company that I am currently working freelance for making punchart flowers?

Bonus question - What is the name of the scrapbooking company that I used to be lead designer for?

Email your answers to me by clicking here. 

Update- Thanks to everyone who gave me the right answers. I already have my 2 winners... actually 4 winners because the third and fourth person to email me knew the correct answer to the bonus question so I just had to send them something. (They are only ones to get the second answer right.)

The answers in case anyone was wondering are McGill and Kinetic Scrapbooking. And the winners are Lisa Hall, Nancy Stone, Melissa Groenink and Sarah Hemphill. Thanks everyone for being such loyal followers. You make everything I do worth while and make me feel like I am not alone in the art world.

Mail Love and Art Abandonment

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So the Mail Love group I belong to has decided to keep going after the first year of mail art goodies. It was originally started as an offshoot of the Key 4 Art retreat as a way to send and receive something in the mail other then bills. The idea was to collect all the "love" and we would make a project to house it all at the retreat. (Click here to see the original blog post of the finished project plus other art that I mailed to the rest of the group.) I had to post the bottom photo because when I saw all the tags sitting on my desk I just loved the way all the fibers made this lovely pile of colors.


I am also trying something new that I heard about on my friend Eileen's blog. It is called the Art Abandonment Project and was started by Michael deMeng on Facebook. (Click here to be taken to the FB address. If you are not a member of FB then you can go to Michael's blog to read about how it works by clicking here.)  He is not the first artist to do this but it was enough to make me actually join Facebook to see what it was all about. The above picture was my first abandonment at a local restaurant that my husband and I eat at every Saturday morning. These are the chairs that sit outside the front of the place for people to wait in when all the tables are full. I don't know if anyone will pick it up or if they will email me back to let me know they took it. After being there an hour I saw a few people glance at it but it was still in the chair when we left. Since I had made more of the above tags then I needed for Mail Love I decided to give one of them away. (It is the one on the right hand side of the last tag photo.)

It's Just Calcium Carbonate

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Better Get Pretty

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Paint By Number Flowers

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Some lovely black and white photos to practice your hand at colorizing on your computer.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Knock Me Over With A Feather

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Imported From The Orient

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Monday, June 25, 2012

The Rip Roarin' Twenties

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday Digital Download

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Here are a few more papers that I did a while ago and somehow missed posting for the Sunday Digital Download. 

The Sweet Smell Of Success


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