Friday, November 26, 2010

My First Year Blog Anniversary Celebrating with 2 Giveaways!!

I  hope  everyone  who  celebrated  Thanksgiving  yesterday   had a good one.  We sure  did--it was fun  for  our  family  to  get  together.  It's  so  hard  anymore  to  find  the time  to do this.   The  only one  who  couldn't  make  it  was  my one  son  Nick  : (   But  he  was  happy  enjoying himself  at  home.  He  decided to get  out  and  take  a  walk in  the  morning,   and  while  he  was  walking,  he  ran  into  a  parade  that  was  going  on.  It's  called  the  Macy's  Day  Parade--ever  heard  of  it?   ; )   He  sent  lots  of  pics,  via  facebook,  of  a  lot  of  the  floats,  and  even  some  celebs--very  fun!

So,  yes,  it's  my  first  year  anniversary  of  blogging.   It  is  downright  scary  how  fast  time   just  FLIES!!   This  blogging  idea  all  started  in  my  head  after  my  first  online  class  with  Mystele's  Gut  Art.  To  this  day,  it's  my  favorite  class  that  I  ever  took.   It  was  a  small group,  but  alot  of  us  are  still  in  touch  each  other  through  our  blogs,  and   I   think  that  they  would  agree  that  this  class  was  a  very  special   one  because  of  the  bond  that  we  made  with  each  other.

And  my  one  friend  from  that  class,  Buffy  is the  one  who  encouraged  me  to  start   my  blog.  We've  supported  each  other  all  year.  Go  check out  her  blog--she  has  a  new  piece  up  that  she's  putting  in  her  Etsy  store, and  it  is  very cool!  Plus  I  just  read  that's  she's  going  to  be  a  grandmother  for  the  3rd  time,  BUT  with  her  1st  granddaughter--Congratulations  Buffy!!   Buffy,  aren't  you  glad  that  Mystele  started  this  Gut  Art  class last  October?  Maybe  we'll  meet  each  other  someday--Florida  isn't  that  far  away,  you  know.

Okay,  I'm  rambling---on  with  the  giveaways.
I  still  have  these  pieces  from  my  shows,  and  I  feel  that  they  need  homes.  So  my  first  giveaway is  this  original  collage--


And  the  second  winner  will  receive  this  box--


So  for  those  of   you  who  have  entered  my  giveaways  before--you  know  the  drill.   First  of  all,  just  leave  a  comment  (and  you  don't  have  to  be  a  blogger).  To  have  your  name  entered  twice,  be  a  follower  (make  sure  to  tell  me),   And  to  have  your  name  entered  for  a  third  time,  mention  my  giveaway  on  your  blog  (and  tell  me  this  also).  I'll  be  drawing  the  names  on  Dec.  6--good  luck!!

So  what  are  your  plans  for  this  black  Friday?   I  was  planning  to  just  stay  home  and  putter--that's  such  a  cute  word,  and  I  never  do  it.   But  plans  have  changed.  My  daughter  wants  to  go  out  and  brave  the  mall  later  on  this  afternoon.   I've  always  liked  a  challenge,  so  I'm  going  for  it!


121 comments:

Peggy / Blissfactory said...

Happy birthday Diane !! Your box or GORGEOUS and the collage too.
I would love to be their new mummy ;o)
And of course I am a follower. XX

Serena said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, Diane. Happy Blog Birthday too and what a fantastic giveaway to celebrate. I would love to own one of your gorgeous pieces of art so please put my name down. OH and yes, I'm already a Follower ~ ;)

Have a great weekend,
Serena

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

I am glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving ! I am looking forward to Christmas, when we all get together for good food, wine and laughters ;-) I just love this time of year ! And, congratulation, happy happy blog-birthday ! Although I would love to win, I do realise it might me hard, and expensive to get your art to my little country ... In case I do win, I am sure we can work it out ! Lots of love, and thank you for your wonderful blog ;-)

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Forgot to say, yes, I am a follower !

Yvonne said...

Happy "B" Day, Diane!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Yvonne said...

Oops, I am a follower already :)

donna!ee said...

happy happy blog birthday to you diane...your creativity & skills never cease to amaze! count me in for your drawings AND i am a daily follower ... love your twinkle & shine! ;)

rebeca trevino said...

congratulations Diane! First anniversary, that is a milestone!
as i was typing this i went to my blog and realized i recently had my 1st anniversary also - time flies when you are making art!
anyway, congratulations again, and may you have many more. it's been fun 'knowing' you in 'blog-world'

Maggie Ruley said...

Beautiful work as always.

Buffy said...

Awwww thanks Diane for mentioning my blog and saying all those nice things about me. And yes I have to agree with you about Mystelles class, I really enjoyed it but mostly for the people that I bonded with and all their support. If it wasnt for you I probably wouldnt have continued to post on my blog. So thank you for being such a great friend.
I would love to win a piece of your art and you know I'm a follower.
Glad you had a nice family day,we did too. Have fun shopping,I'll be at my store all day,hopefully i'm busy.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Congrats on your one-year anniversary! It's been such a pleasure getting to know you and your art. :) Enjoy your day! Theresa

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I do indeed follow your wonderful blog. :) Theresa

Marlene said...

You are brave to go shopping, last year my daughter got her hand gouged by some lady that was digging through a bin of socks. Scary stuff.

Beautiful prizes that are just dying to be part of my home. I also am a follower.

Snap said...

What fun! I love your give-a-ways. They are always so clever and colorful! I'm a follower, too! Happy Day!

Janine said...

Ok Diane, I will give it a go and because Dec 6th was my father's birthday I could not pass this up! I am a follower as you know! smiling here!

Janet Ghio said...

Hi Diane-here I am and I'm a follower also. Love your blog give aways and would love to win one!!Congratualtions on your blogiversary! You are brave--I am not leaving my house today!!!

Welli Designs said...

happy blogaversary !!!!
love this place, very inspirational !!

Terri Kahrs said...

Happy Blog Anniversary, Diane!!! May there be many, many more!!! I hope a lucky star is shining overhead when you pick the winners. BTW - I'm a follower too! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Joanna said...

Oh yes, I'm a follower and I just love your blog! Happy Blogiversary! I'm off to put you on my sidebar, I'll be back when it's done......

GERI CENTONZE said...

What lovely giveaways! Happy Blog Anniversary to you! I'm a follower too!

Joanna said...

Ok, You're now on my sidebar! Thank you for putting me in your draw - I love them both!

(and the draw is just before my birthday so it would be a wonderful birthday present too!!)

x

gail said...

your work is lovely! the box is sooo cute what a great idea with the blocks. The collage colors are my favs! congratulations on one year. and i also follow your blog. gailjefts@aol.com

Becky said...

happy blog birthday to you.Your giveaway is so precious.Love both of them.Today Im going to start my holiday baking.its a cold and windy brr kinda day so its just the kind for baking.

Please count me in for your giveaway!

Becky said...

Ive been a follower as well!

WrightStuff said...

Happy Anniversary. I just realised I'm getting close to my 500th post!! Can't believe it.
Best wishes Lisa (already following of course)

Micki said...

Wow Diane that year just flew past didn't it!!?
I remember when you were first talking about starting a blog and look at you now, millions of followers and friends, good for you :)
I'm so glad we 'met' in Mystele's class it was an awesome group and for sure the best class I ever took to this date!!

Please enter me into your giveaway and of course I am already a follower ;)

Micki x

PaperPumpkin said...

Have fun today!!! I don't like the crowds, but I have o admit I'm now in the mood to shop! I have 8 people coming over for dinner, so I'd better clean instead...♥ Thank you for the great giveaway, and happy Blog Anniversary, too! I LOVE the friendly and encouraging Blog WOrld!

PaperPumpkin said...

Oh! And I'm a happy Follower of your blog!♥

Dianne said...

Love the prizes! Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving... and I've been a follower for a while!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Congratulations! I think we are the lucky ones to have a chance to own one of your wonderful pieces. I am a follower, so I'm lucky to get two chances! Have a great weekend. Connie

Lynn said...

Congrats on your first blog year!!! It's a thrill I know!
Enter me twice please as a follower and a commenter!!! ;-)
Good luck finding a parking place at the mall! LOL

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet of you to think of us! I LOVE your boxes and all of your beautiful art! Would be THRILLED to win!
I'm a follower...and friend!

And I went for a bike ride this morning...not sure what I'll do this afternoon! It's so nice to have another 'free day'!

Hugs, Diane ♥

wanda miller said...

okay...you ARE brave...going to the mall on black friday...you're my hero! and i am already a follower!
i hope you score, but i know you will, you're like a little hound dog when it comes to good finds! xo

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Happy blogaversary! You are very generous to be giving away your beautiful works of art!
What a blessing you are. I am a follower already.
Hugs and many blessings to you.

Manon said...

Well done Diane!!! I am looking forward to seeing you around many more years. I am still a follower and will mention your giveaway in my next blog post.
Thank you!!!

Janie Husband said...

i want to win this... i am a follower and i posted on my blog....good luck to me... ;-)

Lynda said...

Congrats on your blogoversary :) Sorry to hear that your son couldn't make Thanksgiving. Mine couldn't make it either because it was his dads holiday :( We made the best out of a sad situation though, didn't we? :) Have a good day Diane! :)

Lisa said...

Congrats Diane! How fun...I think I'm almost at 3 years on my blog. Time does have a way of flying by.

Hope I get win something of yours : )

Happy day to you

Lotus said...

Hi Diane!
This is awesome! Congratulations on making a year! Blogging truly does change your life, yeah?
Please add me to your drawing! I love your work! I'm a follower and I will blog about this too!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Lotus

Dorthe said...

Dear Diane, I wish you a very happy blog aniversary day, dear.
I would love to be entered in your beautifull giveaway,to have a chance to win a piece of fantastic art from you,- thankyou.
Hugs, Dorthe

Dorthe said...

Sweet, I am a happy follower, for long :)
XO, Dorthe

Dorthe said...

And dear friend, your gaveaway, will be on my sidebar, ofcourse.
XOX, Dorthe

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Well....I am a follwer and you just know you really, really, want to give me your giveaway. Really you do. :) Because I really love both of them.

Sadie Inspired said...

How wonderful...one year! Congrats to you! Thank you for a chance to win your beautiful pieces. :) You are brave to hit the mall....I was out this morning at 6:30. I survived! :)

Sadie Inspired said...

I am a Follower of course!

Rita A. said...

I found your blog through Lotus and I'm so glad. I love your work and really hope I have a chance at winning.

I just became a follower and look forward to seeing much more of your work in the future.

Leila West said...

How wonderful! Happy Blogaversary!!
Thank you for the chance to win. :-)

Leila West said...

I've also had a blast being your follower and checking out your amazing art!

Leila West said...

I also mentioned your giveaway on your blog! Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Suzie Button said...

How sweet a giveaway! I am a new follower! I hope your putting around home was relaxing this Friday! Suzie purrpage3[at]verizon[dot]net

Suzie Button said...

I am a follower too! Suzie purrpage3[at]verizon[dot]net

Elizabeth C. said...

How fun to have such an anniversary! I'd be SO excited to win either of your fantastic pieces of art. Your blog was one of the first I started Following, and it is still one of my favorites. Glad the holiday was a good one for you.

roc said...

happy birthday! hope you had a great holiday! i am a follower and would love to be in your drawing!

simplydelicious said...

I would love a chance to win either one of your gorgeous creations!!! Of course I'm a follower too!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Karen

Debbie said...

I'm glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! I'm a follower, and please enter me in your contest! I love your art, so here's hoping I win! :)

Isabel said...

Yay 1yr!! Glad I found your Blog this past summer:O) I hope i win!!! And Im also a Follower!!!:O) Isabel

Leone said...

Please enter my name for the draw of your beautiful artwork. I have become an official follower - I have been an unofficial follower for some time - and I am mentioning the draw on my blog. Have a great weekend.

CJD said...

Hi, I love your blog I follow you on Google Reader. Thanks for your giveaway I really like the collage.

Margriet said...

Congratulations on your first blog anniversary!!!
Count me in for this beautiful give-away!

Margriet said...

And I am a follower of your blog!!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Your Thanksgiving sounded lovely - wonderful! Please enter me in your giveaway and I am a follower for sure! Thank you! xxoo

KerryFelter said...

I would love to be considered for the giveaway! It would lovely on the wall here in Ireland! We had a lovely ex-pat Thanksgiving here and now are in the middle of our first snowfall. Hopefully something nice to brighten our walls...I am blogging a year and a half. Time flies!
Kerryfelter

Tammy said...

Hi Diane! Happy 1 Year Blogiversary! How fun! Your art is always such an inspiration to all of us. I am so thrilled that you decided to start blogging so I could "meet" you and see all of your creativeness.

I would love to provide a nice cozy home to a piece of your art. It is always so much fun to look at all of the details you put into a piece. The textures the layers and the mix is always just right.

As you know I am a follower and I certainly will blog about this giveaway (even though it reduces my chances of wining one of your wonderful pieces, I'll do it for youuu, cuz that's the kinda' girl I am).lol =)

Tammy said...

Okay, I did it. I didn't like having to share in the chance to win one of your art pieces but I did it anyway. Hope my post sends some new followers your way, sweetie! Have a lovely weekend. I'm off so I will.

Christa Irell said...

Happy Blog Birthday!
Glad to know you had a nice Thanksgiving!

You have inspired me to try many new things this past year, and I thank you so much for that- what a wonderful gift and giveaway that EVERYONE gets!

These treasures of yours are a wonderful giveaway, and I would be absolutely delighted to win something!

I blogged about it here: http://happyartgurl.blogspot.com/

And of course I am a follower- I LOVE your work!

Have a great weekend! xo

Nancy said...

Congratulations on your second anniversary....time goes by so fast, uh?

I love both pieces and think you are so generous to give two....I am also a follower of yours....

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Happy Happy Blogiversary Diane!!! I'm so glad your talents here with us! Thanks for your friendship. :)
Please enter me twice as a commenter and happy follower!
♥Jenny

Melissa said...

Hey Diane-
Happy Blog-a-versary! I am a follower. What a nice way to celebrate your 1 year anniversary. I spent Friday, decorating and beading.
Smiles-
Melissa

GEOCACHING WITH GRAMMY AND THE PAPILLON PRINCESS said...

Hi Diane, I just found you blog a few months ago, I am just now getting into the altered art. I did decorative painting for a living before I retired, and had a shop in Volant Pa. not far from you. It was so cool to have found someone close, but now I am moving to Florida. Any way I would love to be included in your give a way.
I love your work! Here is a link to my blog
http://redapplejunction.blogspot.com/

Thanks for including me
Donna

Gloria said...

Hi Diane. Happy 1st. Blog Anniversary. Your work is great. Just stopped by to say I hope your Thanksgiving was great and have a great week ahead.

sharon said...

Congrat's on your wonderful year of accomplishment and friendships Diane! Thank you for your generousity, your work is always gorgeous! Of course I am a follower!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your 1 year of blogging. You have made a ton of friends and lots of wonderful followers and supporters. It didn't take you long to get a great following and I believe that is because you are so generous with your praise, help, information, and support. I will add this to a post today. BTW, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and a stress free Black Friday.

Marjorie AKA Babs said...

Thanks for creating 'My Art Journal'. I just found you! and now will be an avid follower.
Noted that someone else had a December birthday and would enjoy a surprise gift - me too, with a Dec. 13th birthday. Both items you are giving away are beautiful and I LOVE the box. I will keep my fingers crossed but still keep coming back for more.

Cathy Bueti said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Diane!! These look so lovely as is all of your work! Would love to win one! I am a follower already and I will be back to let you know when I add it to my blog! Hope you are having a restful weekend! :)

Kate said...

Just popped over from Lisa's blog. Things look so lovely here, I'll be following as soon as I finish this.Oh please sneter ne in this fun drawing,

Kate

Halle said...

Congrats on another year! Thanks for the chance to win...love the house collage!!

Halle said...

Forgot to mention...I've been a follower for quite some time.

elle said...

Elizabeth has sent me over and I want to learn things and you share wonderfully. I am happy to be a new follower. I'm off to find some of your 'favorite things'- supplies! Thanks

Francy said...

Please enter my name.

Juliette Crane said...

happy birthday! so happy you had a lovely thanksgiving! your artwork is so gorgeous! i am always inspired by your collages and amazed by all of the detail!

best wishes,
juliette

Kristin said...

WOW! Look at all these comments! First of all, thank you for your sweet message about Kendra - we put up our tree today and yes, at 5 she is REALLY looking forward to it!
Secondly, I am so impressed that you have 500! followers in your first year!!!! Your talents have not gone unnoticed and I'm sure you inspire many as you do me - you are such a kind soul and beautiful artist.
Congrats on your first year. I would love to be considered for your giveaway and I am already a follower. Thank you once again,
Kristin xoxo

Manon said...

Hi Diane me again I just wanted you to know that I have linked your giveaway on my post. X

erin carver said...

Hi Diane, happy blog birthday! what an amzing giveaway!! thank you for the opportunity to be in to win some of your gorgeous artwork (I'm a follower too of course)! hope you had a lovely thanksgiving weekend and here's to another fabulous year of blogging ahead xx

Ophelia said...

Wow....what an awesome giveaway Diane!!!

Theresa said...

Hey D! Would love to win your beauties!
Am happy to already be a follower...CONGRATS on your first year Blog Anniversary...looking forward to lots more posts from you!

Diane Duda said...

No post since friday? uh-oh, hope you survived the shopping!
Congratulations on your blog birthday. Hope you have many more. :)
xo
di

Anonymous said...

I love your art and reading your blog. Thanks for your creative tips too!

tina kirk said...

Would love to win a piece of your art!

Jeanne Nelson said...

Congratulations on one year, Diane! You, your artwork, and your blog are beautiful!

*CREATIVE CARMELINA* said...

oh yeah! i'm not too late to enter!
I love your collage and the box...both are wonderful works of art that would embellish any home with your flair and personality!

I have one month to go and I will have officially completed one year of blogging myself! And yes, it really has been a lot of fun...the sharing and the giving...the creativity just is amazing and oh so very inspirational!

Please enter me in this fabulous giveaway!
and soon, I shall have to arrange one for my blogaversary!

ciao bella!
creative carmelina

Victoria said...

I became a follower! I love your art. Thanks for a chance to win some.

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Tina said...

I, for one, and so very glad that you became a blogger. you are an encouragement and a very talented lady. Blessings to you,
T
I'm already a follower and I'm happy to put this giveaway on my blog.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

congratulations on your first year! i can't resist your giveaway but i suppose the second one would cost too much to ship internationally.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

yes, i am a follower

WondrousStrange said...

Would love to have my name entered! I am a new follower as well:)

Sonja said...

Happy blogoversary :) To many more years of creative publishing :)

Sonja said...

Yaps, I'm a follower also :)

Diana said...

Hi Diane...thanks for the Mystele gut art tip. I meant to comment yesterday and got sidetracked on her blog. I see the bond created. I'm a follower, too, and would love to win a piece of your work. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I appreciate it.

The Dreaming Bear said...

Howdy! Happy Bloggy Birthday! Very cool!!! I've been a follower for a few months...and always love to hear what's new. Keep up the good work!

Shelinwa said...

Wou;d love a change to win such great art!!
Thank you
Shel

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Happy Blogaversary! I always love visiting your blog cause there are always nice things to drool over! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Dear Diane, I have been following you for some time now! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Marlynn said...

Okay girlfriend, only 102 comments. Well, sweetie, I am also a follower and I love Bob and Oliver loves Bob so enter for Oliver too! Congratulations on one year of incredible blogging! Hugs!

Cathy Bueti said...

Hi Diane! I am back to let you know that I just added a link on the top of my sidebar about your giveaway! :)

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh Oh! Yes! I would **LOVE** to be entered..and I am a follower...:-) Thanks for the opportunity!

Lindsey Lea B said...

Happy Anniversary, Diane!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hi Diane, so nice to meet you and join your blog! This is a fantastic giveaway! So count me for 2 entries. I will also post on my blog about your giveaway this afternoon but since the giveaway ends tomorrow night, you don't need to count me for that one... I kinda missed the boat on this one. I'll be here for the next ones though! :)

Thanks for entering my 1st giveaway!
Jaime
http://artsyfartsyus.blogspot.com/2010/12/1st-giveaway-my-200th-post.html

Healing Woman said...

Diane,

Congratulations on 1 year of blogging. All of your posts have been so full of advice and tutorials-it's no wonder you have over 500 followers! Congratulations on that as well.

I am amazed that you are giving that fabulous box! I absolutely love it and if I win, it will go straight to my new grandson. He will love putting small items into it and his parents will love it in the playroom....that is...IF..I can part with it.

Thanks again. I have enjoyed being a follower of yours and will continue throughout 2011.

Terri said...

happy blog anniversary!
please enter my name, i am a follower.
your work is beautiful.
blessings,
terri

Lovey said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!!!! Hugs Diane!

Dianne said...

Hi Diane. For a third entry I not only mentioned it on my blog, but linked back here too. I really want to win one of your lovely creations!

noelle said...

Wow, just found your blog, and just in time for a wonderful giveaway i see!!! Noelle x

agnicy said...

I mention my giveaway on my blog . Ag

agnicy said...

Happy Blog Birthday ! Ag

agnicy said...

I am follower! -Ag

Ľubaša said...

These are lovely prizes, worth of any effort.:-) I wish I can win one. Thanks
Lubica
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

I follow your blog
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

sOL santiagO said...

Very beautiful work Diane !!
Happy blog' birthday !
xo

Celeste said...

These are both stunning. How honoured I would be to win one of these. thanks for the opportunity. I follow your blog through google reader only.

Griselda said...

Happy anniversary of blogging Diane, your giveaways are looovely...it is my pleasure to leave a notice on my blog, even tho, it might be too late. In any case, I wish for you more creativity and inspiration so you can share with others the magic of your art. Bright Blessings. Griselda
(for some reason I thought I had subscribe to your blog before, but I did it again this morning)

Griselda said...

oops, I forgot to leave the link to my blog (I have so many)
http://gristello.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-art-journal-giveaway.html
Bright Blessings and Happy Blogging Today. Griselda

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