Wednesday, August 8, 2007

It's Party Day at Artsy Mama's...and...exciting news!




Hi, friends! Today is the day of Artsy Mama's party! I am so excited that I finally get to be a part of one! Sadly, despite hours of puttering around muttering to myself, I could not think of any crafty lessons. I'm a little intimidated, truth be told. As a friend is fond of saying, "Well don't I feel like the hill billy that just wandered into town!" So, I decided to bring some music to the party! This is an artist I have been really into lately, Colbie Caillet. And have found that she is fabulous to scrapbook to! In this link, you can play one of her songs. You can listen while you marvel at the artistic talents of Artsy Mama's friends! Click here or here !


There is one thing I thought of to share - using a blank calendar from an office supply store - I decorated the outside...and came up with this! Cute, huh?





I was, however, inspired to share what is probably my most favorite crafty thing right now - my journals. They are near and dear to my heart; made of old photos and lots of great paper and ribbon. See what you think!










Now for the exciting news! I finally decided to take the plunge and put a couple of my journals in the ETSY shop!! Today is the day! They will be there this afternoon - promise! And ...in honor of this grand occasion...a drawing and free give away! Leave a comment today, and I will put your name in a lottery style drawing for a free journal! Fun, fun, fun! Talk to you soon, and enjoy the party!

22 comments:

linda said...

Your blog is delightful and I am so glad to have found it. Your calendar is beautiful. LindaSonia (baddabinda@yahoo.com)

Sandy McTier said...

Beautiful calendars! Lovely post, pictures and blog. Heading over to check out your etsy shop.
Have an ArtFULL day.

Laura said...

HI! Just found your blog courtesy of artsymama! I love the journal and the Nancy Drew post! I'll be back.

katydiddy said...

I love making journals too! Yours are wonderful! Good luck in Etsy!

Sugar Bear said...

Your journals are lovely! Best of luck with Etsy.
Karla

Charity said...

You're no hill-billy! LOVE your style and great taste. Beautiful things and best of luck on Etsy.

dawn said...

Your journals are lovely! Good luck with Etsy!

BonnieRose said...

love that altered calendar! so happy to meet u.. hugs

Judy said...

What great journals. This is my first visit via Kari and I'm planning on visiting often. I'd love to have one of your journals, that are wonderful. I'm checking out your shop.

Fiona said...

Journals are the best. They are my favourite thing and so full of possibilities.

KagedFish said...

How brave to put your journals out there!! I'm applauding you!!!! great blog!!

Barbara H. said...

I love the journal pages! I'm just starting paper crafts, and these are so inspiring.

Anu said...

lovely blog. nice to have discovered it!

Laume said...

Thanks for turning me on to Colbie Caillat - I really like her - reminds me of Lisa Loeb or Corinne Bailey Rae. Oh, and in a previous post - love your heads.

Alison Gibbs said...

Your journals look great.
Maybe you could have done a tutorial on one of them.
I think we are all a bit scared of showing our stuff, because hey our stuff can't be as good as everyone elses.
It really is as good as everyone elses but we don't want anyone to look at it and think its not good.

liz elayne said...

beautiful journals! good luck with your shop...

The Rose Trellis said...

Beautiful Blog, I love all your pretties!

Michelle said...

I make alot of altered journals too! Yours are so lovely and vintage looking! I like them alot!

Contessa Kris said...

Ohhh, you journals are so beautiful! I love each one and can't pick a favorite! I'm off to check out your shop!

nicol said...

So nice to meet you at the party! wasn't it fun!

Jessica said...

What beautiful journals! Congrats on the big etsy endeavor. I've always dreamed of starting my own etsy shop, but never had the gumption. So, you go girl!

Linda said...

I absolutely love your journals. I never thought of using old photographs to decorate them, but they certainly make for a nice touch. Great work!