Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Artisan Headpin Challenge

I am a huge fan of  Art Jewelry Elements.

It is a bonus to have so many talented artists all sharing in one place.

It is one of the few blogs I subscribe to and always read.

When they suggested an art headpin challenge, I was intrigued and emailed right away to sign up.

Just one problem....

I did not actually own any art headpins.

Which leaves me 2 options: buy some or make some.

Well, I am a making kind of girl.

So here is what I came up with this weekend.

Well that is just the first half of the story.

Want to see some of the designs I came up with using those headpins?

Ok, here they are....

Which is your favorite?

Leave a comment below for a chance to win this pair.

Just tell me your favorite pair shown and your email address so I can get in touch with you if you win.  

I will choose and announce a winner September 17th.

This is a long contest...

Tell all your friends

And good luck.

Want to see more fabulous art headpins?

Visit each of these blogs for more fabulousness.


AJE Team Members:

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment with your favorite pair from this post and your email before September 17th for a chance to win....

Sunday, August 28, 2016

GreenCraft Magazine...And a Giveaway!

Have you seen the newest issue of GreenCraft magazine?

It is fantastic.

So many fantastic projects.

I love green crafts...

Reusing, up-cycling and recycling are so important to all of us.

I am tickled to have a couple projects in this issue.

Here are my Stubby Pencil necklaces.

 I love how a little clay and some paint can change something that would get thrown away into something so cute to wear.

My dear friend Melinda Barnett used some stubby pencils too.

Check out her adorable earrings.

My tiny shampoo bottle reliquary is in this issue.

One of my favorite projects is the cuffs made from shampoo bottles.

Ella Wilson uses candy tubes to make some really cute ways to store change for laundry.

One of the new articles is a round up of projects all made from the same material.

This issue has a round up of things made from sweaters.

See that bag with the red heart?

That was mine.

I so loved those cupcake pincushions and that sweet little dachshund (also from Melinda Barnett).

Melinda Barnett's amazing plant markers made from old spoons are on the cover.

I am so excited to tell you that I am giving away this issue of GreenCraft.

To win, leave a comment with your favorite recycling project you have done.  be sure to leave your email so I can get in touch with you to let you know you have won...

Contest is open to U.S. residents only

I will choose a winner from the comments on September 4th and announce the winner on the 5th.

Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Create Your Own Rainbow Giveaway

As you may know, I am delighted to be a part of the Susan K. Weckesser Design team this year.

Susan has such a fun sense of style.

Her stamp sets and papers are bright and playful.

And her new stamp pads from ColorBox....????

Well, those are fabulous.

And I am thrilled to let you know that generous Susan has allowed each of the design team members the chance to give away one of these sets of pads.

Susan is giving away a set too.

And so am I.
 For your chance to win a set from me, please leave a comment below telling me your favorite thing to create.

You can increase your chances by liking my Facebook page Artistic Endeavors 101 and leaving a comment there as well.

If you share on Pinterest or Instagram, let me know and I will throw your name in another time for each of those shares as well.

The winner will get all 8 mini pops stamp pads.

But don't wait.

The giveaway ends Monday, August 15th at midnight.

Want to have even more chances to win?

Visit each of my teammates to see how to win on each of their blogs.

Joyce Shaulis

And, of course, do not forget to stop by

 Susan's blog (My Sweet Earth) for another 

chance to win.

Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by....