Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fabulous Finds

  1. Journals and Pens
  2. Journal 
  3. Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens
  4. Faber Castell Gelatos
  5. Totally Me Stationary Set by artist Bella Pilar
  6. Planner
  7. Dylusions Mixed Media Journal
 Did a little weekend shopping and found some great new treasures.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Triple Celebration Giveaway with God's Growning Garden

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3 Reasons to Celebrate , 3 Prize Packs & 3 Winners!!! 
Lasting 3 weeks long - starting June19th, 2014 until July 9th, 2014
Celebration#1 – God’s Growing Garden turns 3 on June 19th, 2014
Celebration#2 – Canada Day on July 1st – Canada turns 147 years old
Celebration#3 – July 4th – USA turns 238 years old!!

To help celebrate - the following amazing Bloggers have joined forces to provide you with this great Giveaway:
Angel @ Sew Crafty Angel |  Nannette @ Hope in the Healing  |  Laura @ Mice in the Kitchen  |  Anna @ Cuddlebug Cuties  |  Cathy @ A Peek Into My Paradise  |  Vidya @ Interior Design Principles  |  Marilyn @ Marilyn's Treats  |  Jenn @ Enter Here Canada  |  Lanaya @ Raising Reagan  |  Debra @ Ms Moozy  |  Natasha @ Epic Mommy Adventures  |  Debbie @ Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains  |  Beverly @ Eclectic Red Barn  | Katherine @ Katherine's Corner  |  April @ 100 lb Countdown  |  Angie @ God's Growing Garden

Since God's Growing Garden is 3 years old we thought that it would be fun to share childhood pictures of the cohosts - please click on each picture to see who it is! & have fun!!  
(NOTE - those cohosts who were unable to make it for picture day (hahaha) are represented by a flower from God's Growing Garden)
Hope in the HealingA Peek Into My ParadiseMarilyn’s Treats
Enter Here CanadaRaising ReaganHeartbeats Soul StainsEclectic Red BarnKatherine’s CornerGod’s Growing GardenMice in the KitchenSew Crafty Angel
Cuddlebug CutiesInterior Design PrinciplesMs Moozy
Epic Mommy Adventures100lb Countdown

3 Different Prize Packs & 3 Winners!!
(one prize pack per winner!!)
The first winner gets to choose which Prize Pack they would like, then the second winner chooses from the remaining 2 prizes & then the third winner receives the last remaining prize.
(IMPORTANT - if the third winner does not qualify (for example - if the third prize is the Ad Space Prize Pack but the third winner doesn't have a blog then that winner forfeits any prize & a fourth winner will be chosen) 
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Please visit all cohosts to see the details of each Ad Space

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Gifts included in the GIFT Prize Pack are:

- STAR STUDDED - Beachstone Links, Sterling Silver Starfish, Gunmetal Fishing Swivels, Stainless Steel Findings, Nautical Charm Bracelet

by Cynthia Tessmer from ShorelineDesigned

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Cindy's description:  "I had a lot of fun making this pretty and nautical charm bracelet. It is studded with sterling silver starfish charms and interlocked with beachstones and gunmetal fishing swivels as connector links. A stainless steel lobster clasp and findings complete the put-together look of this bracelet.  The three beachstones are ones I found in Lake Michigan and have double drilled with 2.1 mm holes. They measure about 1 inch x 3/4 inch.The bracelet is almost 8 inches long. I can shorten this if you like.  It is clicky, lightweight, and fun to wear!"
- $25 Gift Card to Angie's Etsy Shop "Gourdonville"
- 3 ebooks by Angie Ouellette-Tower

Giveaway Rules
- You must be 18 years or older to enter
-This is open worldwide HOWEVER to win the GIFT Prize Pack you must live in the lower 48 of the USA 
- This Giveaway is open from June 19th, 2014 until July 9th, 2014
- Only 1 Prize pack per winner
- There will be 3 winners
- To win the CASH Prize Pack you must have a Paypal account
- To win the AD SPACE Prize Pack you must h ave a blog
- To win the GIFT Prize pack you must live in the lower 48 of the USA
- If you are the third winner & do not qualify for the last remaining prize then you forfeit your winning & a 4th winner will be chosen
- Each winner must respond within 48 hours or a different winner will be chosen
- Giveaway entries will be validated
- Giveaway Hosts & Co-hosts can NOT enter this Giveaway! 
- you must enter a valid email address to win
- correspondence is done through email and the winner's email addresses will only be used to deliver or set-up e-prizes.  Email addresses will NEVER be sold or shared.
- a shipping address will be requested should you win the GIFT Prize Pack
- Angie from God's Growing Garden is responsible for delivering the CASH Prize Pack
- CASH Prize Pack will be given in US Dollars.  Any fees or currency exchange associated with this Prize Pack will be the sole responsibility of the winner.
- all other prizes will be delivered/setup by the participating Giveaway Bloggers/Cohosts
- if you have any questions or concerns about this Giveaway please email Angie:

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Making a Plan

I've begun to realize that I need to plan out my blog and art time a little better.
Anything that equals me time usually comes last in the day.
So, I've been putting together a little summer plan to multitask and stay creative.

I've been making little travel art kits that can go from room to room, inside to outside, and on the road. I think it'll be helpful to have a handful of useful art materials on hand. That way, if me and my little man are outside and he's happily entertaining himself, I can craft and enjoy myself too. 
So far I have a drawing kit, a mixed media journal kit(my next crafting venture), and a car tote. They've actually been really fun to put together too, I can't wait to put them to use.  
I'll have picture of all my goodies and a supply list later this week.

On top of the art kits, I also purchased a planner. I need a little something to write blogging events in. I still need a little practice actually using it, but I have had tons of fun doodling and embellishing it. I added some drawing paper to it, that way I always have an art journal in my purse. 
I think I might make a little kit for planner goodies too. Sticky notes, stickers, multicolor pens, pretty paper... and anything else I can find.  

Front dashboard.

My tabs came out of an old 2011 datebook. So glad I saved them.

Love this sketch. Think I'll polish her up and make her a Cuddlebug soon.


Monday, June 9, 2014

The Climb Chain Linky

God’s Growing Garden

It's the month long Networking Blog Hop 
With our 8th CLIMB GIVEAWAY!
Networking means helping each other grow!! 
If you want to promote a CLIMB link, then use #ChainLinkyCLIMB on Twitter or Google+ so that we can all help each other grow!
Here's how the Giveaway & Co-hosting works - the co-hosts from the previous month's CLIMB will have the opportunity to participate in a Giveaway during the next CLIMB - that gives co-hosts 2 months in a row of blog growing fun!!  (If you would like to co-host please sign up at the end of this post using the last "Linky") 
Please enter below -one person will win:
- $50 Paypal Cash

- 1 Ad Space on A Peek Into My Paradise for 30 days - $30 value
- 1 Ad Space on Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains - $20 value

- 1 Ad Space on Cuddlebug Cuties - $7 value

- 2 Sidebar Ad Spaces on God's Growing Garden - $20 value
- Ad Space on Sew Crafty Angel
Total prize value over $100!!

CLIMB Giveaway Rules & Conditions:
- this is open worldwide
- You must be 18 years or older to enter 
- You MUST have a valid Paypal account & a blog to enter
- This Giveaway is open from May 31st, 2014 until June 28th, 2014
- Winner must respond within 48 hours or a different winner will be chosen
- Giveaway Hosts & Co-hosts can NOT enter this Giveaway!, however - JUNE 2014 CLIMB blog hop co-hosts ARE allowed to enter this Giveaway (provided they are not also part of the Giveaway)
- correspondence is done through email and the winner's email addresses will only be used to deliver or set-up e-prizes.  Email addresses will NEVER be sold or shared.
- if you have any questions or concerns about this Giveaway please email one of the hosts:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now onto the CLIMB (blog hop):
We have changed it up a bit - instead of linking your homepage you may now link up to 4 of your family friendly blog posts per month!!

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By participating in this blog hop your understand that your link might be promoted on social media.  Also, by participating in this blog hop your email address will be added to our CLIMB list & you will be sent an email reminder next month. 

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Remember - If you co-host you will receive a free Weekly Sidebar Ad and your blog button will appear on both Angie's blog & Angel's blog!!

(The Ad will run live a few weeks after you have co-hosted)

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

I Love Summer Giveaway

Days are getting longer and nights are getting warmer...that means it's time for Summer!!

An amazing group of bloggers have come together to start off your summer with $350 cash in your pocket!! 

Giveaway ends at midnight on June 15th so enter now!!

A GIANT thank you goes out to all the bloggers who made this giveaway possible:

Inspired Kathy @ I Am A Reader
Amanda @ Mandy Jean Chic
Linda  @ Crafts a la Mode
Michelle  @ Ya Gotta Have a Hobby
Nicole @ Peace and Chaos
Darlene @ Darlene Nemeth
Serena @ The Serena Saga

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Must be 18 years or older to participate in this giveaway. Must have a verified PayPal account for monies to be transferred to the winner. The winning entry will be verified. Once the winner is notified they have 72 hours to reply back or a second winner will be selected and the first one will have no claim to the prize.  This giveaway is open worldwide but prize money is valued on the US dollar and any taxes is at the sole responsibility of the winner and not of anyone who contributed to this giveaway.   
If you have any questions please contact Mice In The Kitchen BEFORE entering the giveaway.

Good luck!!

Disclaimer: Prize to be distributed by Laura from Mice In the Kitchen.