Sunday, February 14, 2010

One World One Heart

This post will remain at the top of my blog until February 15th!! Please scroll down for NEWer posts!! :) Thanky :)

owoh

Hello! I am honored to be your next stop as you travel the blog world on your magic carpet! Please come in and have a look around! Although I am a fairly new crafter and blogger, not even reaching my one year blogaversary yet, I do hope you will find some pictures or prose that will inspire you :)

(Note: I swear there is a giveaway, but first, a little about me… :))

My name is Julie Ann and I’m 28. I was born in South Korea, in Seoul, and was adopted when I was 13 months old. I was raised in Rochester, NY but currently live in Buffalo, NY where I am completing my Master’s degree in Behavioral Neuroscience. However, I’m done with my coursework and am working on my Master’s project- exploring cocaine addiction and a possible treatment called Neuropeptide Y (NPY).

But this blog hasn’t had too much to do with my school or personal life… I began this blog to connect with like-minded people who were into papercrafts. I actually began my love affair with crafting back in February of 2009. It was all sparked by getting engaged! My boyfriend, now fiancee, proposed to me in January and in thinking about ways to have a budget friendly wedding, a lot of the sites were recommending making your own invitations and gifts. So, I actually began my journey with card making. However, I quickly found out how hard it was for me to do!! I don’t know why, but there is something so intimidating about a blank card! I never knew where to start or what to do… I looked all over the internet and saw gorgeous cards I’d love to be making, but I always felt guilty for copying someone else’s idea- so I didn’t.

Soon after, I found unfinished wood, in the form of birdhouses and jewelry boxes. I loved to decorate birdhouses with scrapbook paper and transform them from plain wooden houses to something “uptown” birds would love to live in! My jewelry boxes were covered in gorgeous scrapbook paper and then I quickly moved to luxurious flocked vintage wallpaper.

And then I decided I needed a Cricut so I could customize things and cut out whatever shapes I wanted. Soon after I bought the Cricut, I found a Yahoo group called SCAL Hints. I had no idea what SCAL was, so I joined to learn more about it. There, I began to see that people on the list had blogs and I would visit any one who included their blog within their signature.

That is how I found Penny Duncan. :) She was always so friendly and helpful in the group and her work on her blog was amazing! A very short while after I had joined SCAL Hints, Penny posted that she was going to start her own group called ArtHaven Creations Friendships. I never posted on the list- I am very shy in Real Life and didn’t ever really know what to say- but something told me to see if Penny would let me join her group, so I did. And she did! And I am SO GLAD that I did!!! With ArtHaven, Penny has created a family type atmosphere where we are free to talk about anything and everything! This is a group created around art, but the motto is Friendship first! It is so incredible to me that I have met so many wonderful people through this group which is still rapidly expanding.

Upon exploring blogland, I used to lurk all over the place! Even if I thought something was totally mind blowing, I would still never leave a comment because I was afraid I would be saying something dumb. Everyone whose blog I visited seemed so established, so why would they care about little old me over here, crafting on her kitchen floor (hence the name of the blog!)? However, that all changed one day when Jan Thomason mentioned something about her lurkers and told us to comment on her page! So I said hi- and that I was sheepishly admitting to reading her posts daily, but never saying a thing. And then something happened- she wrote back to me! And here I was, this nobody, being written to by someone else I’d never met before! And that’s the story of how I got over my fear of commenting :) Now I usually don’t give it a second thought- even if this person has published in 40 magazines and is considered one of the greats. My problem now is that my blog roll has grown so big that I don’t have time to comment on every single post! :)

For me, this blog is a record of my personal successes in crafting. I don’t consider myself an artist because I don’t feel like I am creating something brand new. I am more of an embellisher, modifying things and trying to pretty them up :) I usually don’t post all the things I start to create and give up or mess up, but there are a lot of those!! I haven’t expanded this blog too far into my personal life, but I may get there some day. But for now, it’s just usually about completed projects, swaps, and goings on in blogland!

I am a huge lover of all things shabby chic. Well, ok, maybe that is a little big much. I find myself more on the chic side of shabby chic. I love whimsy and pink. I very much appreciate vintage, well kept things, but don’t mind a chip here or scratch there. I love pink and light blue and aqua, white and cream, bright and pastel. I am a complete girly girl and loooooove fouf!!! My favorite things to use when I’m embellishing are feathers, rhinestones, pearls, flocking and glitter.

Whew! That’s a lot of text. LOL! There was supposed to be something about a giveaway in here, right? Well, if you’ve managed to read along this far (or scroll past!), I finally have a picture for you :) Oh. And a GIVEAWAY! :)



Hmm, now that I think about it, I’ve never named a piece before. But I am going to name this one!! It’s called Wish- bet you didn’t know how I came up with that! Lol :) One World One Heart means to me a coming together of a group of people who want to share and connect. Each of us is bringing ourselves to the table to try to better ourselves and reach out to others. We all have hopes, dreams, and wishes. My piece reflects this wish of Peace. Fouffy white feathers surround the wooden star trinket box as if supporting the star on a cloud. The star reflects the light from iridescent pink sequins dancing along its’ edges and glitter plays with the light reaching the tips of the crepe paper medallions. A white dove, with pink glitter tipped wings, sits atop a pink pearl in the heart of the medallions, representing Peace. The top is held in place by magnets which opens up to reveal a star shaped cove in which to put a small but prized treasure.

In honor of One World One Heart, I am offering Wish to one of my commenters. If you would like to enter to win this piece, please leave me one comment on THIS post. You don’t have to have your own blog to leave a comment here, but if you do not have a blog, please leave your name and email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner!! This giveaway will end at 6pm EST on February 14th,2010, and I will post a winner on February 15, 2010.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and visit! I hope you will come by again and often! Have a wonderful week :)

283 comments:

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Scrapping Mom said...

This is absolutely beautiful. As usual Julie you have out done yourself. Thank you for the chance to win.
Celeste

Shirley said...

I'm traveling with the OWOH project...beautiful giveaway Julie and nice of you to share your journey into the crafting world! Penny has made a lot of friends with her group...I'm glad we are in it together. shirley

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Thanks for visiting me and entering my giveaway. Please enter me in yours too.

You have such a lovely blog with so many beautiful creations. I will be back to visit some more. I have also enjoyed reading your post and learning about your very interesting life. So glad to have met you.

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...
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Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

I'd love to win your lovely Wish artwork :-) It's gorgeous! So please include me in your drawing!
Have fun riding that Magic Carpet!

Greetings from Germany
Dagmar
http://quiltmoose.blogspot.com/
quiltmoose(at)gmail(dot)com

Kathy Sprinkle said...

Wow this is lovely and I liked reading your story!
Outrageous joy, Kathy over at Everyday Bliss http://www.blisspot.blogspot.com/

Martina2801 said...

Gorgeous artwork!
Please enter me in your give-away! Thank you!
Greetings from Stuttgart/Germany.
Cheers
MARTINA :-)

Jingle said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story! That is so wonderful! And your 'Wish' giveaway is beautiful!!!

Diann said...

Fabulous ART! Please include me in your OWOH giveaway. Diann

Donna said...

Very pretty! Thanks for offering this great gift and Thanks so much for a chance to win! chiggerlane@aol.com

Mrs Moen said...

Oh, I would love to win Wish; it's beautiful:-)

Moriah said...

LOVE IT! So sweet! Please add my name to the hat!

Annie said...

What a pretty addition this would be to my birdie collection. Please count me in.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Very Pretty!

Please include me in your wonderful giveaway. Thank you for this opportunity to join in on the fun!

Kelly said...

Great giveaway! Please enter my name! Pop over to my blog (#92 on the magic carpet) for a chance to win, too! :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Great giveaway, please count me in and if you have time and have not yet done so,come and visit mine (#154)
Greetings from bonny Scotland

artrato3 said...

Thankyou for visiting my Blog.It is a joy to meet new people.Please enter me in the draw for your
fabulous give-away!
Lee
Greetings from Australia

Whimsical Creations said...

So pretty!!

Hope you are having a fabulous day.
Thanks for the chance to win!
=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Deedles said...

What a beautiful little box! Please add my name to the drawing.

Heidi said...

This is so beautiful!

Toronto Girl said...

So pretty! Please include me.

~~Carol~~ said...

What a beautiful creation Wish is! I would love to win this box, and put my wishes in it! Thank you for the chance to win!
Happy Monday!
Carol

Katie said...

Beautiful Julie!

I am also adopted from Korea, but I'm a little older at 32 and also love papercrafts. I'll have to poke around a bit☺

Whimsey Creations said...

First of all, there is no question or comment that is dumb - we can all learn something new everytime we connect with someone. Your creation is absolutely beautiful - great job! Hope you'll visit my blog too.

Delilah said...

It's SO pretty! I have no idea how I came across this blog. LOL! This is the first time I've seen it. I love it! I loved your post. You sound like a girl after my own heart. I am addicted to scrapbooking paper and using it for all manner of crafts. I have way more of it than any sane person should. :)

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Beautiful Wish!

Deborah
comfortjoydesigns AT gmail DOT com

carylsrealm said...

Gorgeous! I'd love to be entered!

Debby said...

WOW!!! What a beautiful, whimsical box you have created. I would love to be enterered in your draw.
debby

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I actually enjoyed reading about how you got to art. Now I hope you won't be afraid to leave comments on other blogs. And yes, I love your giveaway, too. Good luck with your degree.

Michaele said...

Wish is a beautiful creation- and the fact that you included a dove of peace just touches my heart.

Hope you can drop by my blog as well where I'm giving away paper banners/bunting: http://kidney-garden.blogspot.com/

Michaele

michaelek1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Beadwright said...

This is so pretty. What a beautiful piece you have to offer.
Please enter me in.

Please visit my blog as well #350 on the magic carpet
Nicole/Beadwright

quiltcrazygal said...

What a lovely story. I'm so impressed with your studies, your history and career, very fascinating. Thank you for stopping at my blog. Oh I think you could learn to sew very easily. Their are GREAT books to help you get started especially in quilting:) I create with fabric and paper...the possibilities are endless. You are an artist, don't sell yourself short. Your creations are splendid and your creativity shines. Please enter me in your drawing. I will be back to your blog...you are now on my Google list:) Happy Creations! So nice to meet you:) Jenna Louise

paperqueen said...

Hi Julie! Ah, so this is what you meant by your wish bird! It is just beautiful, and a lovely story as well.
Count me in!
Eileen eyeleeeen@optonline.net
Visit me too, I'm #156
http://artsaveslives-paperqueen.blogspot.com/
Oh, and I'll be out of the country from the 14th-20th, so if I should be lucky enough to win your prize, PLEASE wait for me to return to claim it! PRETTY PLEASE!!! LOL! Thank you!

samsakara said...

What a beautiful wish and would love to be entered.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Sue said...

"Wish" is beautiful! I wish for you to include me in your drawing.

*smiles*

Sue

Janice said...

What a fabulous giveaway. Please enter my name, thank you.

Lori said...

Oh Julie Ann your adorable! I loved your story and what awesome graduate study, hoping to enter a master program myself in Social Work and Counseling!!! Now for the birdie, Love It!!! I too am alot like you in my likes!!! I can't wait to keep up to date with your site, your a doll!!!! Hope I win, gotta run, have to add you to my sidebar!! Lori at rufflesribbonsandroses.blogspot.com

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

this is fun! super giveaway! would love to win! please enter my name in your drawing.

AlwaysInspired said...

Such a pretty little piece! Please enter me!
Come and visit my OWOH giveaway!
http://inspiringadventuresofalwaysinspired.blogspot.com/

tanya904 said...

Very Lovely :)
Thanks so much for this generous giveaway I would be delighted to win
tanyainjville@yahoo.com

danit said...

Thank you for taking the time to write your story, oh yes, and for the lovely giveaway.

toscania-art-life said...

This is so sweet! Please count me in. Feel free to visit my blog as well #153 on the magic carpet.

Ksenia said...

Greetings from Moldova!
Nice dove!!
Thanks!
OWOH #138
http://miawoo.blogspot.com/
fancyscrap[at]gmail.com

geni said...

Your wish is beautiful and worth coming true!
Thank you for the chance to become a happy owner.
And thank you for taking the time to visit my OWOH blog yesterday!

Tamara Dozier said...

What a wonderful giveaway you're offering! I'd love to enter and you can enter on my blog as well. #227 on the list.

Linda said...

Hi Julie, Beautiful blog, and such a lovely giveaway, Please drop my name into the Hat.Linda :) and Please come and visit too..
http://artwolfs-briar-rose-gate.blogspot.com/

Yvonne said...

Please enter me in your draw! Also pop over to my blog, have a browse around and enter my give away. I’m number 303 on the magic carpet :)

Kris Henderson said...

Julie Ann, your blog is delightful. I too am a big chabby chic fan. I am glad you are participating...and not just because I want your wish box!
Your giveaway is adorable. Please count me in. Come see mine #287

Elyse said...

hi julie ann,

what a wonderful read and what an interesting person you are!

i feel very much like you do about my creations, that's why i say i "tinker" because i don't feel like i'm blazing any new artistic trails, but having fun and making a mess with the pretty materials i have.

your artwork is always so lovely; i love the touch of sparkle you add.

so glad you jumped into blogging. it's so much fun. congratulations on your engagement, too.

xo
elyse

Lululiz said...

I love the whimsical sparkly little bird on top of the pretty box. Would love to win it of course.

Candy said...

Thank you for a chance to win such a great offering!!
OWOH #473

nfmgirl said...

Very sweet! Please count me in. Thanks so much!

http://heatherseden.blogspot.com/

#273 on the Magic Carpet tour!

Caitlin said...

Such a pretty piece! Loved your bio too. :)

-Caitlin
caitlin_thalken@yahoo.com

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Great giveaway! Please enter my name! Pop over to my blog (#431 on the magic carpet) for a chance to win, too! :)

Bee said...

what a fab giveaway, please count me in. Why not pop over to my blog now and join in my giveaway.

xx

Digital Misfit said...

All of your creations are wonderful, and filled with magic. This sweet birdie treasure is beautiful!
Thanks for hopping aboard the magic carpet ride. I hope you have time to pop by my blog #258 on your journey.
hugs from ON, Canada
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

Diana said...

I would love to win your pretty wish box. Please PICK ME to win in your giveaway drawing! thank you.
I will back to visit after the event.

Janny said...

Gorgeous give away, please count me in. I have something on my Blog also;o)

sassypackrat said...

Oh the wish box is lovely! Sign up up for your giveaway. I'm #390 if you'd like to take a peek at mine.

sewfunky said...

Please enter me in the draw and don’t forget to enter mine.

Linda K. said...

Beautiful little box! Thank you for a chance to win. I see we love the same background! Nice blog!
Linda #415

Tina Wilson said...

super giveaway!so very pretty. love birds. thanks so much for the opportunity to enter your drawing. this is such a fun way to meet other folks. I hope you'll stop by my blog and enter my giveaway as well. So nice to meet you.

karenm said...

Julie Ann, I too am a lover of birdhouses. I make them from paper generally but have been thinking about altering wooden ones for a while. Your blog is great and I have become a follower as of today. I am also a bit of a lurker, so don't expect too many comments from me. my blog is http://paperfanatic.blogspot.com/

Melinda Cornish said...

it is beautiful and i love your blogging story.....please include me in your drawing and thanks for entering mine! Melinda

Baroness Bijoutery said...

That little box is Beautiful...your work is very very nice....please enter me

Pop into my blog and enter my giveaway #280

CJ

Monica said...

Nice to meet you! Thank you for a chance to win one of your creations! It's wonderful. Don't forget to visit me too, I'm giving away a Xryon 5" Creative Station. I'm #391 on the OWOH page.
Thanks! Monica
http://giddygreetings.com
giddygreetings@yahoo.com

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Hi Sweetie!
Thanks for visiting my blog! I loved learning more about you and I'm so impressed with your studies! Way to go!
I love the story of how you became to love crafting...and the world of blogs....so nice to get to know more about you! Your "wish" gift is really sweet!
XO
Robin

Chris in Oz said...

WOW, your gift is beautiful, please count me in.

This a wonderful and exciting event, with so many participants to keep track of, I hope you get a chance to visit my blog too (if you haven't already).

Have fun and enjoy the ride!!!

Hugz......

Whimsical Creations said...

It is very nice to meet you!! I, too, live in Buffalo, NY. (I moved here in 1994 to go to UB.) I also lived in Rochester as a child.

Your creations are amazing!!
Thank you so much for the chance to win.
=) melanie

Judy said...

You sure have a wonderful talent! I would be very happy to win your work of art!
Blessings~Judy
saltboxgatherings@comcast.net

http://seasonsoftheheart2ndgeneration.blogspot.com/

Marie said...

I love it! Thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing giveaway! Please enter my drawing. I'm #387 on the magic carpet!

WondrousStrange said...

Lovely,lovely! I would love to be entered to win your wonderful gift!

http://wondrousstrangedesigns.blogspot.com/

Please stop by and enter my give away as well! I'm number 290.

Linda said...

What a lovely giveaway and such a treat to visit your blog. Be sure to come visit (#663) and enter my drawing.

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Julie Ann! Nice to meet you! Your giveaway is fabulous! I would love a chance to win. Please add my name to your lovely drawing! Lisa :)

Joanne said...

Hi Julie Ann! Reading your post reminds me of myself haha... One of my hobbies is baking and I love to read food blogs. However, I never dared to comment on the posts for fear that the person might think, "What a stupid question that is!".
:D

I love your box and would really love to have it, so please add me to your draw!

Thanks for the lovely giveaway (:

:)
Joanne
Singapore
spinningpandas@gmail.com

becky said...

Nice to hear all about you.I totally enjoyed it.The box is beautiful,count me in please!

mandapanda said...

I just loved reading your story of how you came to craft and then became a blogger! What a fabulous journey you've been on! And how could you be so shy when you create such beautiful things! You are an artist! Someone else might have made the sequin, but you're the one who knows how to use it!!!
Put my name in the hat for a chance at winning this beautiful "wish" come true!

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

Oh MY!~~~Complete bliss!~~~XXOO, Beth

www.elizabethholcombe.typepad.com

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Julie Ann, thanks for visiting my blog :)
Congratulations on your engagement!
Your creation is so beautiful! You've done a wonderful job :)

LYNDY WARD said...

Greetings & Salutations,
Fabulous OWOH Giveaway!
A Wish For Peace "Wish", Really Beautiful!
Fly by my blog when you get a chance...
Forbidden Planet Giveaway #242 On The List @:
http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/

Cosmic Blessings, Lyndy Ward

P.S. Your blog is beautiful too!

Lisa said...

lovely whimsical giveaway! please count me in and thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Holly said...

Really beautiful! Thank you so much for the chance to win! HBKHotie1@msn.com

Shazza said...

gorgeous work enter me please4 and visit me #631 to enter mine
x

Snap said...

Wish is beautiful and I'd love to give it a good home! Thank you for your gorgeous work!

The Strawberry Mallard said...

What a sweetheart you are! What a blessing to hear about your career pursuits ~ the world needs more caring people in the health fields! Please pop over to my mom's as well, # 524 Helen's Vintage Wisodm!
Hugs, Nancy

Donna said...

Nice to meet you and visit your blog! Love this giveaway! I am having so much fun looking at all the wonderful blogs. I don't have a blog, due to arthritis I cannot type much at all but I enjoy surfing the net. Thank you for a chance to win.

Stephanie said...

Really wonderful to meet you! You are very generous in your giveaway and in your post...

rochambeau said...

Dear Julie Anne,
What a lovely piece!
I Wish I will win your Wish!
Sending YOU a happy magic carpet ride!

Constance

Deborah said...

First, you are so beautiful! Wishing you lots of luck on your Masters. Love your creations. Count me in please. **blows kisses** Deborah

PEA said...

Jumping up and down, pick me, pick me!! hehe Please add my name for your giveaway, I'd so love to win Wish:-) Make sure you come over to enter mine, I'm #116. Thank you! xox

Bunty said...

So nice to meet you Julie Ann and thanks for stopping by my blog! Please put my name in the hat for a chance of winning your fabulous giveaway. Thank you.

Barbara

http://vintagebunty.blogspot.com/2010/01/one-world-one-heart-giveaway.html

CreativSpirit said...

I really enjoyed reading how your got started and would love to be included in the draw for your lovely gift.

I am stopover #70 on the Magic Carpet Ride, please stop on by for a visit and to enter into my draw too.

Rob

Sandra said...

Suweeet! Love this artwork!

Adventures in Alice Land said...

How beautiful! Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway. It's so fun to travel the 'Magic Carpet Ride' visiting such wonderful and talented people. If you have time, pop on over. I'm #395 on the list.

maggiegracecreates said...

Hey sweetie, the box is beautiful. You are precious. and Poca sends a sweet puppy kiss and an extra thank you for cajoling mom into extra treats.

Merry said...

Love your story of how you started crafts. Very impressive for someone who has only been crafting for a year. I was like you about commenting when I first started blogging. Now I just type how I feel. Thanks for the chance to find your blog

Patricia said...

Thank-you so much for visiting my blog for the One World One Heart Giveaway. Please add me to your lovely give-away and have a wonderful rest of the week.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I love to make cards also. Your creation is so beautiful. Please add me...m...

Nancy Lee Malay said...

Your giveaway is as lovely as you are, Julie! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and website, and for leaving such nice comments.

Count me in!

Gammie said...

Julie...thank you for visiting my blog. I think I will follow yours and see what you are up to in the future. Your work is lovely...and your are very talented from what I have seen so far.

Jeanne - look for email from me on the other topic...

Scrolls Work Rubber Stamps said...

Thank you for offering this giveaway. What fun. Please enter me.
stamps@scrollswork.com
Thanks,
Jacque

caren said...

Ooooh! I love your giveaway! The dove is beautiful - she looks so pretty protecting the box. I would be honored to win. Thank you very much for stopping by my blog. From your story it sounds as if you have and had a very busy life.

Betty Boogie said...

I would write my wishes and put them in the box. It is a beautiful box!!!

vesna said...

beautiful!thanks for stopping at my blog!

Sherry said...

Hi Julie Ann. You have a lovely blog and I like the title and the reason for it! I must admit I used to be the same about leaving comments but there's no stopping me now!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'd love the chance of winning your lovely creation and I think all your bird houses are delightful too.

Mendy said...

oh goodness, this is such a treasure.. I love how soft and pretty and charming this is. I would LOVE to have it!! Thank you for this amazing giveaway! count me in, xo mendy

Just Jenn Designz said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous trinket box. Please enter my name into your wonderful drawing.

Also, I would love for you to stop by my blog to enter my giveaway - #548.
Thanks,
Jenn

Shelly said...

Too Cute Lisa! Glad to have found your blog we do similar things don't we?? Thanks for stopping by my blog as well, I've added to your followers list too.
My Blog isn't very old either, I started it last spring,,met some great gals though!

I'll be in touch! Have fun.

Shell

WW said...

Very cute.
I’d love to be entered in your drawing. Stop by my blogs to be entered in mine.

WW
http://www.thefrogprincess-ww.blogspot.com/
http://www.weinkswonders.blogspot.com/

Julie G. said...

I Wish I could win this beautiful gift! Julie Ann, my birth name is Julianne, but everyone has always called me Julie, except when I was getting in trouble! :) Thanks for stopping at my blog on this magic carpet ride....#541.

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I would love to have your WISH box. Thanks.

Carol Mae said...

Your bird houses are adorable. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Would love to be entered in your giveaway. smiles, Carol Mae

Donna said...

Thanks for the intro, it's like we are old friends now....please enter me in your giveaway.

Blessings from Maryland,
Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Greetings from Michigan!

Your little bird box is lovely! I would love to be the winner!!! Please enter me and be sure to come enter my OWOH giveaway too!

(#185 A Vintage Cottage Home)

Thespa said...

This is gorgeous! I very into altered and vintage birds right now. I just adore them.
Your creation is so pretty. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Hope you have a great day!

It's good to meet you!
Thespa
#611
www.vintiquitiesworkshop.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

What a lovely story about how you came into crafting. I have been constantly amazed at how giving and loving people have been within our little blog community. Thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog and I did want to add that I love your creation.

susanscraps said...

WISH is very pretty! I loved reading about you and your journey!

I am your newest follower :)

I am new to blogging (blog being built) but not to art. I hope you will include me in this wonderful giveaway!

Best of luck to all your visitors :)

Greetings from the New Jersey Shore,USA

Gina said...

Such a pretty box and perfect to stash some wishes in so I see why you named it that. Thank you!

Marie S said...

What a beautiful box. I love it.
Please put my name in the hat!
Thank you for playing in OWOH.
It is very nice to meet you.

NicNacManiac said...

WOW...the feathers and the beautiful dove are just the perfect place to keep all of my wishes..so romantic and dreamy!
Thank you and have some fun!!
xOxO Nerina

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Julie Ann, Your wish is so special,beautiful and delicate in every way. now my Wish is you draw my # for it! LOL. Thank you for your kind words on my blog. Your so sweet.
hugs Lynn

Undaunted said...

Thank you so much for explaining a little bit about yourself, it was very interesting, and I know exactly what you mean about a blank card!! But I'm glad it didn't suit you, because your boxes are gorgeous! Thank you for popping by my blog, and please enter me into your draw too :)

ps. you're not the only one who has to try to find space in the kitchen for her craft!

Sharon said...

Thanks for visiting me. Your giveaway is so sweet.

vivian said...

Hi Julie Ann! that was quite an entry you posted! I'm looking forward to meeting you next weekend! I'm going to email you nats address and my phone number. She is excited about you coming too.
hugs
vivian

Marina said...

Lovely giveaway! Thanks for visiting my blog!
xx

Sandy Michelle said...

That's a terrific give-away girl! You have come a long way and are very talented! Isn't blog land great?!

Sandy xox

Regina said...

Julie Ann....thank you so much for flying by my blog on your magic carpet ride. I LOVE visitors!!

I love your blog...and your creations are wonderful. Please put my name in the hat....

Hugs,
Regi

Congrats on your studies and your future wedding!!!!

Nanabarb said...

Gosh! I don't know which to be more excited about: your beautiful box or the possibility of a cure for cocaine addiction!!!! The advances in neuroscience are truly amazing. Your birdhouses are so sweet, too. I am going to follow your blog.

arlette said...

Wow, love "Wish" to come to live with me, I had the chance and I have been in Buffalo, it's an interesting city

Anonymous said...

Please enter me
Melba
melbaks(at) yahoo(dot)com

Linda said...

Greetings from California! Good luck with your studies and many, many happy wishes for your marriage!

Thanks for visiting my blog (#755)

Your birdhouse is adorable! Take care,

Linda

Nereashop said...

thanks for your partecipation to my giveaway


Please enter me in the draw thisis a very nice piece!!
OWOH #598
Monica from Italy
http://nereashop.blogspot.com/2010/01/il-mio-primo-giveaway-my-first.html

Kathy and Carrie said...

Your "Wish" box is beautiful. I would love to have it sitting on my desk. I'd add my wishes to it everyday...LOL!

Good luck on all of your schooling.

Please be sure to check out my giveaway with this OWOH event at http://calkatthejewelryjunkie.blogspot.com/2010/01/take-part-in-this-exciting-global-event.html

Bright blessings from Las Vegas, NV
calkat_etsy@live.com

Cecilia said...

WOW! Your giveaway is beautiful! Thank you for your offering :) and thank you for visiting my blog!
~Cecilia
thegreenestmermaid@gmail.com

Kathy L said...

Hi Julie

WOw your introduction was really interesting. I think many of us were at the same place as you when we began our journey. I still have a hard time calling myself an artist but after I sold my first mixed media and collage work, I decided I had no choice :). I think deep down when we look at other accomplished artists like really famous ones, we compare ourselves, subconciously, to them. I finally learned to stop that and just enjoy my process. The creative process keeps me going even though it can be intimidating at times. Your work is lovely and I would be proud to display it. It came from your heart afterall!

k
http://artful-musings-of-kathyl.blogspot.com/

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

greetings from vermont
thanks for sharing of yourself. Hey...how about your beautiful birdhouses as center pieces for your wedding?? just a thought.
please sign me up for your drawing.
thanks
michele

Gina Luna said...

How Marvelous!

Please count me in!

Hugs,

Gina Luna

http://inginasworld.blogspot.com/

Bevie said...

Oh wonderful giveaway plz add me, then if you haven't already come by mine to enter #717

Cathy said...

139 Comments. Oh my goodness, is there room for me to enter this contest? lol

This will be like winning the lottery!

xo Cathy

altermyworld said...

A Wonderful gift, thank you pls stop by mine
http://altermyworld.blogspot.com/2010/01/its-that-time.html
altermyworld@gmail.com

Judy said...

This little box is beautiful! Would love to be included in the drawing. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

Judy B.
OWOH #656

Linda said...

Oh My!!what a great giveaway.I love it....please enter me!

Nanbon44 said...

Beautiful work, Please enter my name in the drawing, then
come visit me in Florida and enter my drawing #649

alteredbits said...

thank you so much for visiting my blog. your birdy is so sweet. nice to "meet" you. :)

Angie said...

I love your first named piece!! I love the little birdie crowing the top!

Thanks
Angie
rennieangie@gmail.com

Melissa said...

Thank you for the giveaway!!

Cheryl said...

What a fantastic giveaway, I'd love to win it! I’m also participating in One World One Heart. Please come by my blog and leave a comment to have a chance to win what I'm giving away.
Cheryl
http://cheryl-comfort.blogspot.com/

Sherrie said...

Greetings from Maine. What a beautiful story. I am so proud of your growth both in this wonderful world of creative crafting, and blogging. I just started my blog in November, so I am a newbie blogger myself. So good of you to tell your story. If you have stopped by my blog, you will see that I include the stories as well as the pretty pictures.... it is who I am, this is the whole package. Yes I love pinks and vintage too, that is my give away. Please forgive me if you have been to my blog already, I haven't checked on my comments yet, but let me please invite you to come over and say hi. Also congratulations to you and your fiance. Thanks for sharing.

Angie Hall Haviland said...

BEAUTIFUL Julie!! You know I love your Boxes and all your ART :O)

Please enter my name in your drawing :) What a FUN event...enjoy the ride!!

Angie--Southeast, Texas #57

catieann said...

Thank you for visiting my blog
please enter me in your drawing--your wish box is beautiful.
catie

Bibi said...

Wow, gorgeous work! Thanks for sharing...can't wait to see more of your work :)

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hello Ms. Julie Ann,

WOW! I truly enjoyed reading your post. Studying addiction seems to be so far from paper crafting but what an admirable aspiration. Good luck with your degree and your wedding plans.

Your blog is beautiful as is the box with the foofy, white feathers. I find that as artists we all have something to give and we expand as a whole through the inspiration of others. I know what you mean about not wanting to copy the ideas of others but there is nothing wrong with taking an idea and using it to create something of your own. Who knows, you may even find that you inspire someone else with your creation.

Thank you so much for your visit. I wanted to share the doll I've been working on that has me up so early in the morning but she wasn't quite finished in time for Pink Saturday. I should have her posted this weekend so be sure to check back.

Sending hugs and fairy wishes,

xoxo
~Kitty Kellie

Tamerie Shriver said...

Love your little box! Please enter my name in your drawing. And thanks for already entering my giveaway!

Joy said...

Please add my name to the hat! :o)

Nicks said...

what a generous and beautiful gift to giveaway.
I am so enjoying this carpet ride and meeting everybody

Take a ride to my blog I would love to enter you in my draw

Barbara said...

Julie that is just beautiful! Please enter me into your drawing.
lmoore@flippinweb.com

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Julie Ann, it's very nice to meet you, even if you are shy in real life! Hello from the Philippines! I would be thrilled to win your Wish Box and imagine you making it on the kitchen floor!- Do drop by my blog too!
patsy.paterno (at) gmail.com
http://patsypat.blogspot.com

Nanc said...

What a wonderful piece of art. Oh how I wish I could have "Wish" in my home.

http://usingupallthatstuff.blogspot.com/2010/01/one-world-one-heart-lets-ride-magic.html

Sea Gypsy said...

Hi! It is so nice to meet you! I wish..... I win this fun piece:)

Kath said...

that box is adorable, I'd love to win! thanks for visiting my blog :)
Kath

Top Floor T said...

Gorgeous giveaway! Please enter my name, thank you :)

Please visit my blog at #711 on the magic carpet to win a designer Cath Kidston bag, handmade by me!

Susan said...

Greetings from Salem ! Such fun traveling by magic carpet to visit new and old friends. lovely giveaway please enter me too! Susan
pedolbailey@msn.com
I invite you to visit my blog giveaway I have fresh baked brownies and cinnamon tea prepared for my visitors!
seasonalwhimsies.blogspot.com

Triannas Treasures said...

Thank you for the chance to win, its lovely. tricklestogether@hotmail.com
http://triannastreasures.blogspot.com/

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Julie Ann, what a lovely idea and post you have. I love the gift "Wish-Bet." I'd love to win. I absolutely love your gift. Please take time to visit my blog, too, for a chance to win my book, 16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood. I'm working on getting all the country flags. I promise to revisit your's too.

#784
http://blog.barbaracagle.com
www.barbaracagle.com

Jane said...

Wow! Greetings and thank you for entering your blog into OWOH. This is my first year. A beautiful little box that inspires. Come and visit me at #593
http://janesuper.blogspot.com

Tumbleweed Trails said...

What a lovely creation. Your giveaway is fabulous! I would love a chance to win. Please add my name to your drawing!

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hey Julie Ann!!!!
Oh please please PLEASE count me in!!!! "Wish" is beautiful and right about now, I am totally wishful thinking that I'm going to win this :>)

Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my OWOH post. As always, I love it when you visit!!!
everything vintage

Rusted Wings said...

Lovely offering!
Drop by & visit me #774!
blessings,
abigail

Anna Brookman said...

Please enter me for your gave away. :)

Feel free to enter mine at:
http://annabrookmanjewellery.blogspot.com/2010/01/one-world-one-heart-give-away.html

Becca Holso said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today =)

Adagio Beadcrafters said...

Greetings from sunny but chilly (43) Florida.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, entering my giveaway and leaving such a nice comment.
I would love to win your sweet little treasure box!
Heather

Lorraine said...

Hi Julie!!
Thank you for stopping by my blog..I just convo'd you back. Please sign me up for your give-away!
*magic smiles*

Joanna Rowan Mullane said...

Oh so very beautiful! I would be honored to be entered! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and studio too!
Hugs,
Joanna

Barbe Saint John/ Saints and Sinners® said...

Wow, gorgeous giveaways! Thank you for offering up such lovely work. I am going to do a giveway on my blog as well tonight!

Christina said...

Beautiful as usual Julie! you are so full of talent.

Bev Coffaro said...

You are not to far away from me, approx 2 1/2hrs. I too became involved through Penny Duncan. Please include me in your drawing.

Alice Stroppel said...

lovely, please enter my name.

I'm giving away a crazy woman face bracelet ticket holder # 807

Liv said...

Hi from Australia!!
What a beautiful giveaway!! That's an adorable trinket box! The dove is cute...
I would love to be entered in the drawing...please? :) Thank you...
And thank you very much for your generosity!

--Liv from Australia--

OWOH Blog # 707

http://livluvsscraps.blogspot.com
gloomy_liv AT yahoo DOT com DOT au

Connie said...

Hi Julie Ann!

WOW! What a gorgeous little box! Your blog is lovely too. Please count me in.

I'm #818 Studio 64-Chicago on the magic carpet. If you haven’t already done so, please stop by for a chance at my giveaway too.

Hope to see you there!

~Connie
mrscmc7 at gmail dot com

Missy said...

What a nice gift ! Please enter me

I'm also very shy in real life.I'll go to a party and people think i'm not having fun just because I'm being quiet.
Missy ~ Winnipeg , Canada
http://misfitmomma.blogspot.com/
seksi_missy [at] hotmail [dot] com

ShellyRaeWood said...

HEy Jules.....I for one am glad you joined Penny's group and "delurked."!! :) THe WISH piece is gorgeous and you know I 'm right there with you on the pink and floofy!! Thanks for sharing you ART with us!! :::Smiles:::
Shelly OWOH #435

Lauren R said...

Hello, nice to meet you and visit your blog! Please enter me in your giveaway, Please visit my blog to enter #865!

vintage wil said...

Great giveaway!!
http://vintagewil.blogspot.com/

Dawn said...

well I loved learning about you - Thank you for sharing... love your wish giveaway and if you have the chance to drop by my blog I would be happy xxxx


OWOH #82

Rich Witch said...

Superb!

Please count me in!

XOXO

Rich Witch

Please visit my Blog for a Magical prize:

http://rich-witch.blogspot.com/

Lola said...

Such a pretty blog! I thought I was IN Lollyshops! What a cute giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. And YES, you ARE an ARTIST!!!! Visit me at www.lolafaloola.blogspot.com (#874) whenever you get a chance.

Regina said...

Julie Ann, I loved reading about you. And your piece is fabulous! Please enter my name into the hat.

Regina :>
jtrt143@aol.com

Lyneen said...

Wish is beautiful... what a wonderful gift for sharing! l!

What a wonderful magic carpet ride this has turned out to be. Stop by my blog and enter my giveaway. GOOD LUCK OWOH. I am #177

Direct link to post!
http://dreamingofcastles.blogspot.com/2010/01/one-world-one-heart-giveaway.html

VintageCrafter said...

I wish I may, I wish I might, I wish I may have this wish tonight! Can you guess what I'm wishing for? Please count me in...I LOVE your beautiful creation!
**smiles**
Carol

Malissa said...

how pretty! count me in!

Dianne said...

This is really lovely-I 'wish to win'! Please enter me in your contest and come on over to mine-#35 and enter mine if you like.Thanks!

Sares said...

You must be one very busy lady! Congratulations on all of your schooling accomplishments, you should be very proud of yourself!

I still have blogs I follow but am too humble to comment on too and I have been at this for a year now.

Your little bird wish box is beautiful, I would love the chance to win! Thanks so much for visiting me at Loveleigh Treasures, it was true pleasure to meet such a special person!today

Jasmine said...

Hello Julie Anne,

Pleased to meet you. Your studies sound wonderful. Are you studying to further psychotherapy and counselling, or more in a criminal/profiler capacity/

My sister became very interested in paper crafts when she was engaged too. But with a little one, no more time to play...
xJ

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Sweet Friend!

What a lovely post and I would love the opportunity to have a chance at bringing your lovely Wish creation to my home! It's absolutely gorgeous!!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

mitz said...

--am WISHING upon a star..hoping my WISH comes true.. thanks for the great read and the opportunity
mitz_zee@yahoo.com

R. Bungart said...

Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win

Jessica [beforethedawn.org] said...

Oh it's beautiful! Count me in please. :)

snowpumpkin @ gmail.com

Deborah Ann said...

Greetings from Wisconsin! Please enter me in your awesome giveaway, and stop by and enter my OWOH giveaway at Heavenly Humor! (#922)

Blessings!

baukje said...

I loved to read your lifestory. Thanks for sharing this with us!
I adore our present. Please count me in.

http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/

Deborah Ann said...

Greetings from Wisconsin! Please enter me in your awesome giveaway, and stop by and enter my OWOH giveaway at Heavenly Humor! (#922)

Blessings!

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