Saturday, March 15, 2014


          Edit: This giveaway is now closed. Please look for the winners names on Mon. march 31. Good luck and thank you for playing and celebrating with me!

   Today I am celebrating both my birthday and 2 year blogiversary and for me there is no better way to celebrate than with several giveaways. This is something I've done each year since the day I began blogging 2 years ago on my birthday day!

  Three packages are being offered and winners will be chosen at random from each category. There are just a few simple things to keep in mind before commenting.
    1. You don't have to become a follower, but if you do or you already are a follower please let me know and your name will be added twice into the one category you choose!

    2. Please SPECIFY WHICH GIVEAWAY PKG. YOU'D LIKE. If you do not I will add your name wherever I choose but would much prefer you get what you'd really like.

    3. Be sure I can reach you by email but also check back on my blog on Monday March 31st to see if you are a winner. I will leave commenting open (one comment per person please) thru Sat. March 29th midnight EST.

  The Three Package Details:

    This very slightly used book (Kaleidoscope) is filled with art journaling ideas and techniques! I had inherited this book and already own a copy. I am including a mini book kit which includes everything you need to make 3 books, and a set of bookmarks for you to art with.

 Package 2:
 A mixed bag of dominoes and bamboo tiles including a kit to make earrings, a kit to make three book thongs and three little plastic stands which perfectly hold the large dominoes. Here are some samples of the pieces I created to give you some ideas:

These are two book thongs-I have included supplies (except for imagery) to make three of these.

  This is a pair of earrings I made from the same kit-you decide what to do for the domino fronts. Here I glued on my handmade marbled paper, used a Krylon Silver Leafing pen on the sides and painted a thin coat of Crystal Lacquer over the paper front.

 Add a photo, a collage image, or use alcohol inks to create a pattern. Add a pin back, a magnet on back, or display it on a stand like this:

Package 3:
  A set of 24 Derwent Watercolour pencils (very slightly used-this was also a set I inherited and already own) and a new 5 1/2" x  3 1/2" Moleskine watercolor journal.

  I will also include a hand made item by me with your packages. Good luck and thank you all for making my blogging experience positively JOYFUL!

   "When I feel the joy of receiving a gift my heart nudges me to join creation's ballet, the airy dance of giving and receiving, and getting and giving again."        Lewis Smedes


  1. Just commenting, Linda, to say how generous you are with your giveaways, I'm sure the lucky winners will be so happy, the all look fantastic items.
    I'm not putting my name in for one of the giveaways, just wanted to express my thoughts on your generosity. I thought I had added myself as a Friend, but it seems haven't, so will do so now.

  2. HUGE congratulations on both significant events and here's wishing you a wonderful day filled with love and laughter.
    And how very generous of you to give us gifts so I'm going to have my fingers crossed in the hope I might win your Domino earring kit. I love them.

  3. I would love to win the first package! I follow you in my RSS reader (RSS Bandit).

  4. Hi Linda

    Happy Birthday to you and your blog :)

    How sweet of you to have such a lovely giveaway. Yes, please include me (I am already a follower) and would love to be included... package 3 is appealing to me very much!

    Hope you have a great weekend.

    Karen x

  5. I enjoy your art and blog, and would be happy to give those pencils a loving home! Thank you for being so generous.

  6. Hi Linda...a very happy birthday to you. Your blog has been on my list for ages and I always enjoy seeing what you are doing, tho' I might not always comment. A very generous giveaway indeed. I love package #1. Am just getting into book making and loving it.

  7. Hello dear Linda
    Firstly I love your new header - it's brilliant!
    You are a very generous blogger with your giveaways.
    I would choose package #2 - I had no idea you could make such lovely pieces out of dominoes!!
    I've got 2-3 more weeks of full time working, after that I'll have time to play again - I can't wait!

  8. Happy Birthday and Blogoversary! I would love to be entered for the pencils! I am a follower, too. Have a great day, Valerie

  9. Hello, dear Linda! Hope your birthday was a very special day! The giveaways are fabulous - you are SO generous! I would love the third package if I am one of the lucky ones.

  10. Happy Birthday! and Happy 2nd Blogaversary!
    What lovely items you are giving away,Linda. I'm a follower, and package #1 appeals to me, so please do put my name in the hat. Thanks for the chance to win. Hope you have a wonderful celebration.

  11. Happy Birthday to you and your blog Linda- wonderful giveaway.. I would like to win..
    the domono package would be my fav!
    You made fabulous pendants too..they look great!

  12. Well happy birthday to you, dear arting friend! And you are a generous friend too, giving away these wonderful goodies!

    I am a follower (of course) and would love to be entered into the draw for Package 1 - I've had that book on my wishlist for ages!

    Many thanks and I hope you enjoy your birthday weekend!


  13. Well Happy Birthday to you my friend!!!! Hope you had a fantasy filled day ♥ Your give a ways are totally awesome I'm having a hard time chosing which one I like best . It's a toss up between #1 and #3 but I'm thinking #3 is in the lead!!!

  14. Happy birthday! How sweet of you to share with us! Oh, this is so hard! I guess if I won, I would want #1 but #3 is fabulous, too. (I have a small set of the watercolor pencils and love them) Thank you so very much! I'm a new follower! Hope you'll visit me, too! Sweet hugs!

  15. Happy belated birthday, Linda!! What a sweet idea of you to celebrate both your birthday and blogoversary with such a generous give away. I love package #3, the watercolor pencils. I thought I have been a follower for quite some while, but I couldn't find my name in the list, so I added myself as your newest follower!
    I always love the quotes you add to your posts!

  16. You are so generous to have a giveaway on your birthday. The book in pkg 1 appeals to me but truthfully I'd be excited to win any of your gifts. I'm off to become a follower, heck two chances to win is just too tempting.


  17. Happy Birthday to you and your blog Linda!!
    I would love package #1 - GFC follower!

  18. Happy belated birthday. I had intended to stop by on Saturday, but was busy making art and photographing it all day.

    Well you sucked me in with your generous birthday giveaway, Linda. It's #3 for me all the way. No hesitation, as I own Kaleidescope, and I've several doms I've yet to alter. But I have ALWAYS wanted a set of those pencils I have never been able to afford. Thanks again for giving us the choice. So kind and thoughtful of you.

  19. Happy birthday and Happy 2nd blogoversary! Your giveaways are very generous, and I'd like a chance at #1 please.

  20. Thanks Linda! What a great giveaway :) they're all lovely, but I'm in love with the third package! I'm a follower :)
    Your dominoes are gorgeous.

  21. Happy Birthday and Congratulations on your 2nd Blogoversary! I would love to be entered in the KALEIDOSCOPE and bookmaking supply giveaway, since it's something I don't have. Blessings!

  22. What a fabulous giveaway! I would love to win the watercolor pencils. Hugs Emma

  23. Happy Birthday. What a celebration for us. . . . thank you. I would like to win #1 as I am taking part in the Documented Life Journal and so far I've been able to come up with my own pages (I guess because it is MY life afterall). If you have too many for that one.. .my second choice would be the Watercolor pencils and moleskin book (which is what we are 'suppose' to be using) ;) Thanks so much for the opportunity. Enjoy! Blessings, Janet. I've been a follower for some time according to Google!

  24. Happy, Happy all around! Thank you for the opportunity and congratulations on both! I would be so grateful to play along, and if given the chance to choose, I would love either the journaling book or the watercolor pencils. Fun, thank you! xoxo

  25. Linda Belated Birthday Wishes to you. Hope you had a wonderful day. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. If my name is selected I would love to have the Journaling book package or the Watercolor Pencil set package. I'm now following you too.
    Thank you

  26. Linda, you are such a generous person. If chosen I would love the Derwent pencils.

  27. Great prizes - would be super to win the Derwent pencils!

  28. Congratulations on your anniversary and I hope you had a wonderful birthday. What a sweet giveaway - all the prizes look fantastic and if chosen, I would really love the art journalling book as this is one area where I could do with some inspiration. Thanks so much. Margie


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