Sunday, January 20, 2008



Don't you just LOVE to learn how to do something NEW? & a GIVEAWAY


I'm doing just that this week. I'm off to Florida this week to learn how to design with Polymer Clay. It's actually a certification and I'll learn quite a bit about the product, how to create home decor items with it and how to teach others how to use it!





I hemmed and hawed about it until all the cards just fell into place and it worked out where I was able to go, hubby could be here for the dogs and boys and I found a hotel for 1/2 the rate of what I thought I was going to have to pay. Plus, I get to visit with one of my friends from England that I haven't seen in way too many years! She lives about an hour away and is going to drive up to have dinner with me on Tuesday. I am really excited to that my friend Charlie from North Carolina is going to the same certification and we'll get to catch up with each other. I haven't seen her in a couple of years and it will be fun to see each other again. Click on her name to go by and visit her blog! She is super talented.



I am looking forward to sharing what I learned when I get home with you all! I'll be away from blogland until next Sunday. Have a fabulous week and I hope you'll let me know you came by to visit.




I got some painting done this week too - finished (FINALLY I KNOW MOM) a pitcher and glasses for my moms friend in Germany. Will get it mailed soon! Hoping to get some other things done before I mail it.




I started on my Feb. paint class projects as well and am really looking forward to those projects and the projects that are swirling around in my head that I will teach in the next couple of months.

Lisa is hosting the 2nd annual Blogwide One World One Heart Giveaway and I participated last year and met some of the most amazing people! Click on her name to go and visit her amazing blog.
I'm participating again this year and have decided that my giveway prize will be my Strawberry tray!

All you have to do is leave a message and I will draw a name from all comments left between now and Feb. 14th. Let your friends know and tell them to reference you and I will add your name into the pot that many more times.
EDIT: Go on over to the M&E blog by clicking HERE to see what we are giving away there!


Blessings,
Sandy

116 comments:

Robyn said...

Sandy! That is so beautiful! Count me in...I am hoping I can join in the 2nd annual Blogfest. I just have to think about what I want to put up for the giveaway! I will think about it and the post it soon!
hugs,

joan said...

Sandy,
I love the pitcher and glasses, they are so pretty. Hope you enjoy your time in Fla. and the tray is so beautiful.

justabeachkat said...

Have a fun and safe time Sandy. The glasses and pitcher are so pretty!

Hugs!
Kat

KarenHarveyCox said...

Thanks for the link to this fun event. I just visited her blog and read about the give away. Have a wonderful time learning about clay and enjoying your old friends. Blessings, Karen

Alison Gibbs said...

Sandy thanks for stopping by my blog.
Have fun while you are away.
Alison

Sharon said...

Sandy, Your week sounds exciting. Learning new stuff is always fun and then getting to see old friends is just a bonus. Love the tray....hint hint hint
Oh yes, and thank you for coming to my paper doll party. Lots of fun!

Sandi McBride said...

have a great time and learn lots! Finally posted a picture of my lovely pansie tray...it's so pretty, again I thank you, Sandy
hugs
Sandi

Mary Isabella said...

I hope you and your friends have a great time. You know I love the pitcher and glasses and of course the strawberry tray.....Smiles

Rosemary said...

Have a fun time. Sounds like a great class.
Rosemary

judie said...

Hmmmm, I'll try again. Wouldn't let me post before. I was saying..before Blogger so rudely interrupted me....LOL....that you can tell your students love your classes by their happy smiles, and I really like Kim's seabox. And...your glass painted set is wonderful!

Linda said...

The glasses look great. I am sure mom is glad that you did them for her friend. Have fun on your trip and I want a picture frame like the one in the picture so make sure you really listen and take notes!hehe
Love ya,
Linda

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Your mother's friend is one lucky woman! That pitcher and glass set is absolutely beautiful! If I moved to Germany, would you send me one, too? lol

Love your strawberry tray as well. I'm always so impressed with your artwork, though. (Just like the rest of Blogland is).

Hope you have a great time down in Florida. Have a safe and happy trip!
Kari

Angela said...

How beautiful! Your mother will just love them!
The strawberry tray is wonderful! Your sooo talented! :)
*HUGS*

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Have a safe trip and relax!!!
You will come back refreshed, recharged, and super artistic.
Can't wait to see what you learn.

zUzU said...

=^..^=

Oh! just stopped by to say hello ...
and lookie what I spy! Posh and Becks!

My neighbor has four of the little dickens ...
The littlest guy, Peanut can squeeze through the
fence and visits us. I find him sitting, waiting for someone to let him inside (where he runs for the cookie jar ::grin:: of course).

Oh I do so hope you will place my name in the hat
for the gorgeous strawberry tray. It is beautiful.

Also hoping you will stop by to say hello ... Come the first of February I will post something special to share too ...

Not tellin' what ... It's still a SECRET!

=^..^= love, zU

Gail McCormack said...

Oh goodness Sandy I just found you through Alison Gibbs blog, I love your Pitcher set, so so beautiful, well done

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Sandy! The polymer Clay sounds interesting, we look forward to seeing what magic you can weave with it! Have fun while you are away catching up woth your friends :) Jenn and Jacqui

Grace said...

Have fun in the class, that's something I'd love to learn.

Your tray is beautiful, I was so happy to find your blog through One World One Heart, this is my first year to participate.

Sandra Evertson said...

These are just Gorgeous!
Sandra Evertson

craftyhala said...

Love the strawberries.
Mahala

Terri and Bob said...

Yikes!! Really!?!?

Bonnie said...

Hi Sandy! Just popping in to say hi! i love those seahorse box's! so pretty. Take care! will pop in again some time soon! Bonnie

bj said...

Have fun on your trip and pls add my name to your giveaway. It's a lovely tray.....
bj

freebird said...

Hi. Like the strawberry tray. Really enjoying your music. How did you get it on your blog?

Jenna Z said...

Oh, so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win it!

~Izabella said...

lovin your playlist!! I think I shall leave your page open while I play on the computer ;)

I would love to win your beautiful giveaway!! thanks for sharing!!

still trying to figure out what I am going to giveaway~

xo ~Izabella

Miss*Laurence said...

Sandy,
I bet you'll have an amazing time! I had a go at polymer clay a couple of years ago, I can understand how people can get addicted to the stuff- it is strong, fast and you can do anything with it!

Somehow though I wasn't very happy with the heavy health warnings on the packs, so I never let the children play with it because I am always worried about skin contact contamination... Anyway, you'll have all the info you need about that..
and lucky you to get arty for a few days all by yourself!!
Take care!

Kim said...

I can't wait to hear about certification! I just love the strawberry tray. It is one of my favorite projects we've painted. See you at class on Monday! Hugs ~ Kim

Terry Richey said...

I can't wait to hear how your clay certification went. I am SO busy working two jobs that my craftroom seems like a figment of my imagination! Hopefully after tax season I can get caught up - maybe you could fly up for a weekend and paint with me?? Hint Hint.... :0)

Naturegirl said...

The tray is simply beautiful! Count me in please!I'll have my gift posted by the weekend! Nice meeting you! NG

carolsue said...

Very nice contest! Please enter me.
I also posted your contest on my Blog.
http://bloggycontests.blogspot.com/

Pam Bennett said...

Beautiful tray.. count me in!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Beautiful! Please add us as well!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Jo Anne O. said...

Your tray is lovely as are the other items you have painted...I just wish I had the ability to paint!

Please come over and see what I have made on my blog!

Wanda H said...

A gorgeous tray!!

artbrat said...

The tray is beautiful. Please enter me for the event.

altered melissa said...

I too am in the OWOH challenge!! Count me in!! Come on over to my blog for a chance!

artfully yours,
melissa
alterediva@verizon.net
http://alterediva.blogspot.com/

Angie(quillysilly) said...

That stemware set is stunning! Man I wish I could paint like that!!
What a lovely giveaway! Count me in and I'd love to have you take a peek at my OWOH giveway too! Thanks...Angie
my blog is quillysillyvintageboutique.blogspot.com

christine_wasankari said...

Count me in! And if you are so inclined come on over and see my offer too! :-)

http://heather-sky-studio.blogspot.com/

Warm regards, Christine

Cheryl said...

I love your work, very talented. Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you! Cheryl @ http://cheryl-comfort.blogspot.com/

mspeegle said...

Beautiful! Please count me in! Thanks!

Angela said...

Strawberries! yum!

-Angela
funkycatstudio.com

Gemma said...

Hi! Love strawberries...
Please enter my name!
:-)

Jan said...

I love the strawberry tray. Sign me up.

artsyfran said...

count me in! I'm also participating! artsyfran.com

Sherry said...

Your painting is beautiful!! I would love to win your giveaway!!

I'm also participating!

Lisa said...

Count me in! Would love to have one of your items. Come and enter my giveaway. :-)

Janine said...

What beautiful paintings! I'm also participating in OWOH - please drop by my blog too!

Janine
http://janinea.blogspot.com/2008/02/one-world-one-heart-1.html

Diana said...

Hi Sandy, please enter my name in your giveaway and stop by to enter mine.

Angela said...

This is so cute! Please enter me! I'm participating on my blog at:

http://gavemyheart3162.blogspot.com/2008/02/one-world-one-heart.html

The Chatty Housewife- said...

I would just love to win your tray, it is so so beautiful! Please enter me! Thank you for the giveaway. nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

sandee said...

This is a great idea! However, I just moved across country and have most of my stuff in storage. What I would like to do, is go into as many of the blogs as I can and sign in. If my name gets pulled by anyone as a winner, I will donate $100 to AIDS Foundation in memory of my brother. If my name gets selected more than once, I will up the ante an additional $10 every time it gets pulled (greedy I know, but one can dream!!!) If my name is not pulled by anyone, I will still make a $50 donation. Tis way, everyone is a winner.

valerie said...

this is gorgeous and would look lovely in my kitchen here in england

Lisa S. Oceandreamer said...

THANK YOU Sandy for participating again this year! I WANT that tray so please add my name!! Isn't this fun?
XO
Lisa Oceandreamer

Evelyn said...

Your tray is BEAUTIFUL! I just LOVE strawberries, and have several different pieces in my kithcen. This tray would look spectacular! Thanks for offering a chance to win this great prize.

Debby said...

Have a great time! Love your work!!
Would love to enter the draw.
Debby

Debi said...

Great blog, please enter my name in your drawing and come visit my blog.

PEA said...

Such a gorgeous tray you've painted!! Please enter me in your draw and if you haven't stopped by my blog yet, please do so to enter my giveaway:-) xo

vintagecollage said...

Love the tray! Would love to be included. Debbie another OWOH participant!

Deb Lewis said...

What a beautiful and generous gift! Please add me to your list and then drop by and see what I have to offer! Deb Lewis

newcreationart said...

I really like your painting! Please enter me. I've joined, as well.

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

Please enter me!
I'm also part of the OWOH giveaway!

What a fun trip you have planned! Have fun!

Sandi said...

Would love to win. come visit me at VictorianGypsy

toscania-art-life said...

Beautiful artwork. Please count me in and stop by my blog to enter mine.
Thank you.

nici said...

How beautiful! Such talent!!Please add me, and please stop by my offering for the event! http://artshapedworld.blogspot.com/2008/02/one-world-one-heart.html

Summer Gypsy said...

I love the pitcher set, and I LOVE the strawberry tray!! Put my name in the hat, please. Visit me at unshelvedwords08.blogspot.com to enter my giveaway for February.
Blessings,
Marilyn

CoffeyHouse Collection said...

Pretty!!! Please enter me in the drawing! I'm having a drawing too!

Lisa Cook said...

Oh, Yes! Your tray is just what I need to serve my sweetie his breakfast in bed! haha. OK, maybe snacks by the TV instead. It is beautiful!
Stop by my blog to see what I am giving away as well!
Lisa

~V said...

That is stunning, the look good enuf to eat. Your polymer clay frame is really lovely!

Velda

Nerissa said...

Hi Sandy
Please enter me in your drawing. I'd love one of your pieces. Come over when you have a chance. I just posted my giveaway yesterday.
Take care
Nerissa

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

That is so beautiful!! How wonderful!! Please count me in. Connie cgfoerster@yahoo.com

Connie said...

very pretty. visit my blog too!

Jacie said...

Hi! It seems we have a lot in common...I am also a painter, love to scrapbook, have a daschund, 3 children, a child of God and also a proud A.F. wife! =)

Your goodies are great! =)

This Girl Remembers said...

Oh wow - what a gorgeous tray! I'd love to enter the drawing. :)

And if you like, please do stop by my blog for my own giveaway offer at http://thisgirlremembers.wordpress.com/2008/02/06/one-world-one-heart-giveaway/

Maureen said...

This is really too beautifull...wow!
So offcourse I leave a comment and in the meantime, I keep my fingers crossed ;o))
Please take a look at my OWOH giveaway too!

Courtney said...

Please count me in!

I would love for you to stop by my website and enter for a free pair of sterling silver, ornate Bali beads and korean jade earrings i’ve made.

http://courtneydesigns.ie/blog/index.php
info@courtneydesigns.ie

peace, light & love
Courtney/ Dublin, Ireland

Reeva said...

GREAT giveaway! I hope I'm the lucky winner!! :)

Http://bluedotfrog.blogspot.com

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

Lovely!! Please enter my name in your drawing. Don't forget to hop on over to my Shabby Chic giveaway at:

www.bunnychicboutique.blogspot.com

Bunny Blessings ~

Jayne

CrystalGB said...

The tray is gorgeous. You are very talented. :)

Mary Timme said...

It is so wonderful to see all the really different and beautiful things. Please enter me in your blog OWOH giveaway and come see mine at http://beadfluff.blogspot.com

Carol ~ Spirit's Journey Designs said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Please include me in your drawing. Thank you for the inspiration!

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

That's a beautiful tray! I'd love to win it :) Please enter my name in your drawing!
I am participating also on my blog at: http://quiltmoose.blogspot.com/2008/01/one-world-one-heart.html

Dagmar

Jenny said...

You make such beautiful things!

Farmchick said...

Very beautiful things! I LOVE your giveaway. Be sure to stop by my blog for a chance to win my heavenly smelling OWOH giveaway!

Farmchick

Teri said...

I would love to win that beautiful tray! It would perfectly match my red & black kitchen!

maggie said...

I would love to enter your draw for your lovely tray. It will fit well with my decor.

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

Fabulous work! I would love to win, please enter my name. I'm having a giveaway, too...please stop by!

Best Wishes,
Julie

Rice said...

Please enter me in your drawing. I would love to have you visit my blog and enter mine as well. : )
http://quiltsnmore.blogspot.com/

GardenGoose said...

lovely tray. please enter my name in your drawing. thanks for the opportunity.
Tina
www.gardengoose.blogspot.com

Lisa Alff said...

Beautif painting, love to own it. please stop by and sign up for mine.
LisaAlff

http://lisasfibercreations.blogspot.com/

Natasha Burns said...

What a beautiful painting Sandy. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway! I'd love if you would enter mine too!
Thanks,
Natasha

cookie said...

Very sweet. Please include me in your drawing.

Cookie

Latharia said...

Oh, please enter my name to win the strawberry platter! I'd love to have something like this to use for the summer!!! :D And your mom's friend is very lucky to have that pitcher & those glasses...wow! :D

katie said...

I would love to be entered into your drawing. Please feel free to sign up for mine. I'm giving away a handmade blank book.

http://www.rusticstains.com/artblog/?p=373

New England Quilter said...

Have a great time in Florida catching up with friends and taking your class! The Strawberry Tray you are giving away is gorgeous! I LOVE it!! Thanks for the chance to win it!
Amy

misspvc said...

What a lovely giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing...and if you haven't already please stop by my blog and enter mine.
OWOH!
Patti V

frstyfrolk/Cyndi said...

Whata beautiful tray and site you have.. I will return, thanks cyndi
I am near the end of the train but I would love to be entered in your contest.

ByLightOfMoon
Http://bylightofmoon.blogspot/com

jayedee/florida, usa said...

whose kitchen will this look wonderfully perfect in? mine! mine! mine! lol
please toss my name in the hat! good luck everyone!

STepahanie said...

this is beautiful. i live in troy, oh and we have a strawberry festival every year...so my kitchen is done in stawberries and this would fit in perfectly.
thanks...email - aunt_rella@yahoo.com

Jodi Barone said...

Sandy,
A gorgeous tray...please include me in your drawing. Look forward to hearing about your polymer workshop...sounds interesting!
jodi
www.wildvines.blogspot.com

Staci Rose said...

Extremely beautiful! Reminds me of the Russian folk-art tray I got for a birthday when I was younger. Truly lovely! :)

I'd like to enter your drawing and invite you to visit my blog and enter mine.

Thanks,
Staci
http://stacirose.blogspot.com

KJ said...

Hi Sandy!

Now, my teenage son would say, "OMG!
Oh please, pretty please include me! I would be honored!

KJ
California

Kristy said...

Please include me in your One World One Heart Give Away. Thank You :)

Faerie Mom said...

Oh! Count me in! I love your work...

ahiltz said...

What a beautiful tray! Interesting about the polymer clay you are learning about, too! Please enter me in your drawing! Thanks for doing this, too!
ahiltzy@yahoo.com

Enzie Shahmiri said...

What a pretty tray!
If you have not already visited my blog, please drop in and sign up for my One World~One Heart giveaway of 'Masquarade'.

Jessica said...

I was really captivated by the pitcher and glass set. It looks like you've mastered the tricky art of recreating pansies and I'm very impressed (having tried this myself and am still on the journey!).

Please enter me in the giveaway and thanks for sharing your talent with us.

fairyhalo said...

I love this OWOH giveaway. So many creative things. Please enter me in your drawing also.

Kimmikat said...

So much talent! please count me in! My link is
http://kimmikat.wordpress.com/2008/02/12/one-world-one-heart/
I will be back to check out your blog once all this excitement dies down! Till then, take care,
Susie.

Kathryn said...

Hi,
Your giveaway is delightful! I just added my giveaway today. I know it is late and didn't make the official site, but I am hoping it is the thought that counts. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you! Artful Blessings, Kathryn


http://kvcreativedesigns.blogspot.com/

jet1960 said...

Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful tray! That's if I'm not too late to enter. My giveaway goes until 8am CST tomorrow morning, if you'd like to drop by and enter.

Thanks again,
Jill
http://jillsjunktojewels.blogspot.com/

Kristina Law said...

Have you heard of Etsy.com? We have a Interior Design Group there and also on FaceBook where we network.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7968938761

We would love to have you if you are interested.

I love your work, please enter my name for your giveaway.

Kristina Law

susan said...

Wow...you do such amazing work. Please be sure to count me in!

ANJIE said...

happy heart day
XOXOXOXO
anjie

Freya said...

Sandy,

Congrats.....

You are the WINNER of my OWOH giveaway ornament! Please email me at Salemagnet28@aol.com to leave your mailing info, and I will get it out to you soon!!

Freya

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.