Sunday, June 21, 2009

Giveaway Winners. . .

OK...don't laugh too hard! I decided to do a video of the winners for fun. I don't know what is getting into me in my old age...SERIOUSLY...but, I guess I'm just getting more brave and calm as time goes on. After sharing for 16 months...I told myself, Lisa...these are friends and you shouldn't feel funny or that everything has to be can do this. I can talk and laugh with you all online...but if you only knew how shy I really'd be amazed I would do this at all! I AM AMAZED that I would say let's just do it, my family was amazed, and for those of you who know a bit about me...I'm sure you are surprised too! It seems the older I get, the more I'm just accepting that what is...IS!!! ;-)

Anyhoo...I thought it would be nice to say hi face to face! It's pretty funny...I/we have never done a video on our camera that was pretty fun in itself and don't you dare look too mascara on today...but, again, what is...IS!*

It took three blooper right off the get go and a few laughs from us all! In hindsight, it certainly would have been better taking the video in the shade than in the bright sun. But, least my eyes are *open*, Grace!!! ~wink~ When Grace and I met, she found out how bad I am about closing my eyes every single time a picture is taken when I am included. It doesn't matter if there is a flash or not! I am *THE WORST* and you'd be lucky to find 1 in 30 pictures that my eyes are open! Truly, it's been a family joke forever... is the beginning and a blooper off the get go!!! ;-)

I feel terrible because I forgot to mention missing Monica too! You were missed and I wish you could have had the chance to swing by. But I totally understand that it's hard to get around and visit everybody and live too! Okay, so here we go. . .

Oops...the video stopped!!! Trying one more time to pick up where we left off!

So...the winners were:

2) Timaree of Freebirdsings
3) Kathy of Beady Zoo
5) Grace of Gracebeading
6) Diana DBA The Lone Beader

I'll email each of you in the order chosen to pick your gift. Once I've spoken to you all, I will mail off your gifts!

This was really fun! If you girls make something with your gifts, I'd love to see!!! I hope you've had a nice weekend. I'll catch up with you all and talk to you soon! ~Lisa

Friday, June 12, 2009

My Leap...;-)

I've been wanting to do a giveaway for quite some time and missed my first Blogiversary (February 29th) let's have some fun! I wish I could share with you something I've made, however, right now my plate is full. So for now, I put together six gifts that I would like to share and I tried to include a few things that everyone might enjoy. It is my way of thanking YOU for taking the time to swing by and say hi and see what I've been up to! The friendship, support and encouragement that you share with me... means so much! I know I don't post as often as I should or would like to, but I am always grateful to my friends that accept that and still swing by to see what I have to share when I do post. I am very grateful to have met the friends that I have through are all very special ladies and are so all inspire me!!! And, a special thanks to Monica, because if it wasn't for her push...I would not have made the *leap* and I'd still be stitching...but in my own world!

I will accept comments until midnight (PST), next Saturday, June 20th. I will have my husband draw six names (first through sixth) out of a hat next Sunday, June 21st, and I will post the winners on Monday, the 22nd. After I post the names on my blog, I will contact you by email. The first person that is drawn will be able to choose what gift they would like...whomever is the second name drawn can choose what gift they would like, etc. The sixth person will have to accept the last gift available. Sound like fun???

So this is what you have to do to play:

1) You have to have a Blog.
2) See that *FOLLOWERS BOX* on the right hand side of my blog that I just added? It would be a *HUGE* boost to my morale if you would click the follow button and let me know that you are following me! To those that are...THANK those that may...THANK YOU! I would like to host other giveaways, now and then, to those that are following my blog in the future!
3) Leave a comment on this post by midnight, Saturday, June 20th, and tell me three things you love to do in life when you aren't creating your art.
4) If you know I have your email address...great...but if you aren't sure that I do...please leave your email when you make a comment so that I can easily get in touch with you if your name is drawn! That's it!!!

So here are the six gifts:

1) Package of Princess Mirah's Batik Fabric Fat Quarters from Bali. NOTE: KATHY CHOSE GIFT #1...PRINCESS MIRAH'S BATIK FABRIC FAT QUARTERS!

2) Another Package of Princess Mirah's Batik Fabric Fat Quarters from Bali. NOTE: DOT CHOSE GIFT #2...PRINCESS MIRAH'S BATIK FABRIC FAT QUARTERS!

3) One Czech Glass Light Blue/Aqua Dragonfly Button with Metal Shank...41 mm or 1-5/8". NOTE: DIANA WON GIFT #3...CZECH GLASS DRAGONFLY BUTTON!

4) One beautiful 5" art doll made by Monica...Girl Gone Thread Wild! All her art dolls are amazing and they are just the BEST!!! They are firmly stuffed and ready for beadwork, embroidery, paint, gesso, or found objects. Included is a polymer face cabochon (sorry picture is a bit dark) by Dottie...Face to Face. Dottie's faces are amazing and the detail is outstanding.

5) Another lovely 4" art doll by Monica. Included is a polymer clay cabochon by Jen...Graphix Outpost. Jen's faces are amazing and the detail is outstanding. NOTE: LYNN CHOSE GIFT #5...ART DOLL WITH GRAPHIX OUTPOST FACE!

6) Another 4-1/2" art doll by Monica. Included is a polymer clay cabochon by Dottie...Face to Face. NOTE: GRACE CHOSE GIFT #6...ART DOLL WITH DOTTIE FACE!

The Pink Artist Block Party/Drawing is beginning to get underway. Monica, of Girl Gone Thread Wild, is hosting this event and is calling for all artists to help out and participate in raising funds for breast cancer research. If you would be interested in donating your art towards the Pink Artist Drawing, please read about it and sign up here. Monica does a beautiful job hosting a party, it's a lot of fun and so rewarding!!!

One of my most favorite flowers (Oriental Poppies) are blooming again and I thought I'd share a snap with you! I hope you are all well and life is treating you well! I'm looking forward to seeing whose home these gifts will go to! Have a great weekend and I'll talk to you soon!
Hugs from Oregon...~Lisa ;-)