Monday, January 27, 2014

Winner, winner, chicken dinner

***this give away is now closed***

Wow. 2014 is off to a swift start. January is already done and I am still processing everything that happened in 2013. 

A bit belated, but I had a decent lucky spell with contests last fall but with the new baby I never got around to sharing the goodies with which I was blessed!

In August, I won Lori at elvie studio's drawing for her chickadees stamps, available at Technique Tuesday. Lori is one of my lettering heroes and creates some of the sweetest doodles.

In September, I won Monika at I Love it All's Facebook contest for her DIY Gratitude journals. Monika has come up with some of the sweetest ways to document life and the things we are thankful for with her mini-scrapbooks. Perfect for those of us not willing to make the full-fledged scrapbooking commitment. 

photo by Monika at i love it all

photo by Monika at i love it all

In December, I won Strathmore's Holiday Gift Giveaway of three of their new sketchbooks: 
• One 500 Series Mixed Media Hardbound Art Journal, 8.5” x 11”, 90lb, 100% Cotton
• One 400 Series Toned Gray Softcover Art Journal, 7.75” x 9.75”, 80lb
• One 400 Series Watercolor Softcover Art Journal, 8” x 5.5”, 140lb Cold Press

While I oftenwish I could be a sketchbook snob, the way I go through them, I can't afford it. Strathmore provides very reasonably priced options that don't compromise quality. I often use their basic sketchbook for my daily work and save up for their "good stuff" for commissions. I had not tried their mixed media or toned paper before and am ecstatic to have the chance!

photo by Strathmore

Now, why do I tell you about my lucky streak? I want to share the love with my sweet blog readers! I am giving away a set of four cards to one of you, just in time for Valentine's Day! They are originals, hand-painted and hand-lettered by me.

Two cards are on kraft cardstock and two are on ivory. They have the following phrases and (images) on them:

- you have my (heart)
- love
- (heart)
- I (heart) you

How do you win you ask? Leave a comment here on the blog and tell me to whom you would send your cards. If you share this post, leave a second comment telling me where you shared it (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.) for more chances to win. Good luck! I will draw the winner on Friday.

***prizes not claimed in four weeks will be forfeited*** 

None of the links on the post are affiliates (ones where the author may receive a small commission). Just supporting businesses and products I really like! 


  1. Beautiful cards!! Okay, I would give one to my husband, another would be sent to our daughter/her family (we have 4 grandchildren from her) and then another to our oldest son & his family (3 grandchildren from him), and the 4th card to our younger son (he has no children). They are ALL my loves. My husband and I live 8 hrs away from them and miss their daily visits from when we lived nearby them before we moved 3 yrs ago. Thank you for such a sweet give-away opportunity!

    1. Janet, Congrats you won the drawing! Shoot me an email at with your address and I'll get them in the mail to you! Thanks for entering.

  2. I don't know if my second comment went through. I shared about this sweet Valentine's give-away onto my FB.

  3. beautiful cards and I love hearts. I would give one to my husband and one to my son and send the other 2 to my sisters in Ontario who I miss very much.
    My son is 8 and likes to draw he would think this was pretty cool.

  4. Nice cards!! I wold give them to my Hearts!

  5. One to each of my lovie boys!! My big man will have to get by with a xo!! Beuatilful Mel!!