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Friday, February 20, 2009

February Giveaway!




Better late than never--I'm here to announce my February Giveaway! My original intention was to post a giveaway the first of every month but this month has been a little out of the ordinary, I've been sick as a dog lately and then unfortunately I've had a death in my family. My dear stepmother (her name was Jodi, too) passed this week. So, needless to say my creative energy or any energy has been slim to none. Thanks to the many who have sent me mesages via email, facebook, and phone...I really appreciate your concern and loving thoughts. It really has been a great source of comfort to me.

Okay so on to my giveaway. Last month I gave away a $20 dollar gift certificate to my Etsy shop and one of my magnets. What's the prize this month?

I'm giving away a $25.00 gift certificate AND a print. Oh wow....the pot keeps getting sweeter!! Well it is February, the month of love so what the heck!

How to enter?

Tell me what is your new LOVE that you've discovered. Maybe it's a book, maybe a cool new art supply. Maybe it's yoga or an awesome new singer you discovered. Spread your love and I'll reward you with some of my goodies!

What are some of my Loves this month?

Love my new laptop I bought with my art money a few weeks ago!!
I love Amerciano coffee with hazlenut that I get at Swank, in Southern Pines, NC
Dove Chocolate (treat for myself on Valentine's Day)
I loved the book The Shack. I finished reading that a couple weeks ago and it is VERY GOOD!
I Love Panera Breads Fuji Apple Chicken salad....MY FAVORITE

Okay, those are just a few things I love. I could go on and on, but I wanna hear yours!

Contest ends February 25th!!


42 comments :

Linda Hardy said...

I love my daughters, with every breath I take. And I miss them the very same way.

I love the friends I've found in the Mixed Media & Collage forum on ETSY.

I love the Fingerprint Friday I discovered in the blogs.

I love Jodi's work! LOL

Mamapainter a/k/a Linda

Kathy said...

I love my hubby of 29 years.
I love my family and miss them whom live away from me, about as much.
I love my furries.
I love my joy of creating.
I love white mochas.
I love cheesecake.
Oh, I could go on an on.
And I love you Miss Jodi, and again I am thinking of you!
I love that you are in my very special circle of art friends...who know who they are.
~xx~
Kathy

Kathleen said...

Whoo Hoo! Stewart Gill paints - fabulous - they are definately my new love!

Regina said...

Hi Jodi,
after the obvious - my super Hubby of 28 years and our huge extended family & friends...
I love my bloggy friends,
painting,
the inspiration and support that comes from bloggy friends,
chai tea latte,
coffee (but my tummy doesn't like it),
making jewelry,
surprise packages in the mail.

whyte said...

I love stormy days.

I love "Out of Africa".

I love 4 AM when the house is quiet.

I love the woods.

I love a cup of hot coffee.

I love when my husband just turns in bed and puts his hand on my back.

Beth Jaffe said...

I love happy anything.
I love my art and creating my art and being an artist.
I love my wonderful, spectacular family.
I love friendly etsians.
I love my first cup of tea in the morning.
I love love.
Happy day!

QueenBe said...

I love more than anything, above all, my family

After that I love every creature great and small

But on a more original note, I am really enjoying getting ready for the 2 workshops I will be teaching in April

I am also enjoying backing off on some spending my family and I had gotten too accustomed to. We are feeling the pinch of this new economy just like everyone else, and I think it's time we all pull the reins in and put more emphasis on the important things in life, rather than the material things.

I am enjoying listening to the song on Jodi's blog right now :)

PCarriker said...

I obviously love my family and the blessings we share.
I love teaching online, a new and wonderful experience.
I love Art Journals!
I love my online friends:-)
I love trying new art supplies, Pan Pastel's and Copic Markers are two new ones for me.
I love the smell of the cinnomon rolls that I need to go and get out of the oven!
xoxo
Pam

Patti said...

um, well, after reading the beautiful, inspiring comments, I hate to say.... charcoal! thanks to Pam C I never go anywhere without my new charcoal pencils!

you don't need to include me in the drawing, since I'm already lucky enough to have a piece of your art. I'll give someone else a chance!

Heidi said...

I love the book "Three Cups of Tea" that I recently read for my book club. It was so, so good--very uplifting and inspiring!

Jodi, I'm sorry for the loss of your dear stepmother. I wish you peace. Hugs!

Michelle L Sutter said...

I love my family

I love sunsets

I love walking in the rain

I love cuddling on a Saturday morning with my handsome hubby!

I love the stories my kids tell

I love my friends (especially reconnecting with friends like Jodi!)

I love personal creativity

I am just overall...loving life today! :-)

Raesha D said...

OOOHH how fun!
My loves are:
My Family and our new gerbil - Oreo
Mac Hello Kitty lip gloss
A new true crime book by Ann Rule

Tess said...

I love my hubby of almost 20 years.

I love my daughters and their special ways.

I love my family for rallying around during Bobbie's health crisis.

I love the intenet for the ability to have a blog and many blog friends who bring encouragement, comfort and compassion to my daily life.

I love St. Francis Hospital for taking such fine care of not one but two of my dear loved ones in the past year.

I love Chocolate; milk chocolate, dark chocolate, Dove chocolate, Godiva Chocolate, anything chocolate.

I love chocolate milk in my coffee.

I love learning about mixed media artists on the web.

I love Jodi Ohl's ART and Blog!!
:-)

I love my cats too......

Jodi, I am sorry to hear of the death in your family. take time for yourself and hug those boys of yours close. Be well!!

Alisa Nordholt-Dean said...

I love my hubby and my two little girls (even the wild and crazy two year old) with all my heart.

I love the support and encouragement I get from them to pursue whatever I'm crazy about at the moment (my art, soap making, sewing, you name it).

I love the little coffee shop down the street that is the one and only independantly owned coffee shop in my town, thanks to the invasion of the starbucks.

I love Saturday morning family time...even though things get a little crazy sometimes.

I love experimenting with new techniques...especially image transfers.

I love Jodi's work and absolutely adore the piece of hers that hubby got me for Christmas.

Rose said...

I love the LORD!

I love my husband, my daughter, and my son!

I love all my online friends!

I love doing collage, sewing, and crafting!

I love reading others blogs!

This list could go on and on!

Heidi said...

I love my job (teaching).
I love my hubby (who is a great stay-at-home dad)
Most of all, I love my new baby boy, who's already walking!

And I love the generosity of craft bloggers!

scottsgal said...

I love my springer spaniels

I love my kids more than anything

I love peppermint ice cream

I love reading all the blogs out there on the web

cdziuba said...

I love Chloe, my cat that I rescued from certain death.

I love a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.

I love my little boy's smile.

I love my husband's hands, they're so beautiful.

I love a beautiful sunset.

I love seeing lost pets reunited with their owners.

I love my new knitted scarf.

Shara said...

Jodi - I am sorry for the loss of your StepMother - I know that must be very dufficult. ((hugs))

I love my new widescreen monitor andhow much more I can see on it!

I love my blogger friends.

I love having electricity back after the big ice storm.

Thanks Juicy!

Vicki Holdwick said...

Aside from the obvious,

I love my new CD 19 by Adele.
I love my water soluble oil pastels.
I love my Pitt pens.
I love the great big, generous art community I have found online.

divaqueenie said...

I love that I finally found Etsy and have become obsessed! THere are so many lovely items and even lovlier artists! I'm enjoying losing hours in the art /dream world!

thismuseofmine said...

Well, of course I love my husband- he is the love of my life, and my two wonderful daughters.
I love art journaling.
I love playing with new art supplies.
New things I have discovered that I love:
The cool stuff you can do with natural sea sponges.
The amazing connections I have made through blogging.
One of my new favorite loves:
comfort dolls- still working on making my first one, but I love the whole idea behind them as well as the look, and the sensory art form.
And I just discovered Cordial Cherry Hershey Kisses- in the Valentine's clearance which means I won't find them again :( I will enjoy them while I can! (and I don't really like chocolate that much)
~Letha
PS-I love your blog, the background is absolutely adorable!

Pixie said...

My newest love is Creative Paperclay.

I have alos discovered and fallen in love with our local DIY store for all its bits and creative bobs.

Lastly..I love my garden right now...it inspires me daily ass it springs back to life after a long hard winter.

Thanks for your offering this month...I look forward to having a real dig thru your blog!

fromthepines said...

Wel, one of my new loves looks like its gonna be your blog! I just got here from Chrysti's page and lovin it! I am going to go through your archives and visit a bit -kay?

I am NOT lovin this new snow we just got last night - but enough about that...

I'm lovin my puppy
all my new books from the library yesterday
lovin that I'll see my daughter today
all my new magazines to ponder over

And a day today to spend as I wish!

Cheryl from snowy(grr) Canada

cstironkat said...

I love volunteering for the YMCA and I started college at the age of 45. I love the other students, professors and tutors. I also love that I made the Dean's list and the honor society. Thank you.

starrynightimpressions said...

Hi Jodi,
I'll skip the normal I loves, like hubby, family etc.
and go for my quirky loves, lol

I love:

Vincent van gogh
rain on the roof
anything french
first rose of spring
smell of acrylic paints
ice cream covered in milk

that's me :)
starrydeborah

Cat said...

Hi, I've just discovered your blog via Chrysti, and have to say I love it!

Other things I love are books, chocolate, lizards, old childrens book illustrations, fungi, being creative, David Attenborough, music, and the sea.

julie king said...

my NEW loves:

using photoshop to create custom photos of my granddaughters!

a new LOVE rubber stamp i bought on sale at hobby lobby!

mango peach salsa!!!

life at age 56!!

jodi said...

I love the smell of my boys hair.

watching my husband chop wood

the smell of Sport's tummy in the spring. It smells like green grass.

my kitchen table

knitting

smiles on my preschoolers faces.

auntbrie said...

I have just discovered your art and I LOVE IT!

Love sleepovers with my two granddaughters.

Love the Twilight series and Golden French Toast coffee!

Jeanne Rhea said...

I love...
Frisket!
new ideas for a new piece of art
creating anything
Kahlua Cream Caramel Pudding
sleeping and dreaming

HeArt Collective said...

"I love sunny days with lots of rain and puddles for paper boats. AND watching the March wind take my kite up to the blue. Brown Sugar on my toast..." Jon Troast is one of my NEW favorites. His songs fill my artful days.

I love brown dogs with cold noses and kitties with impossibly long fur.

I love little girls with angelic lilting voices who hand paint my heart.

I love making new friends and glitter and warm coffee and blue anything, but especially eyes.

I love hugs and smooches and wonderful heavy art that makes you laugh a little.

But I love you... THE MOST (the title of that Jon Troast song:)

xoxo
jul

NANCY LEFKO said...

My loves...

of course, my boys and husband
coffee
the newfound joy of art journaling
my online buddies
peace and quiet
did I say coffee?
tidy/organized spaces
my BFF's
time in my studio
old B&W movies/TV series
did I mention coffee?

that's just a start :)

Jill said...

I love Jesus, my boys, creating art, my new SLR camera, my macbook, blogging, m&m's, chunky jewelry, comfy shoes, patterned socks, and purple. I'm going to add you to my "favorites" on our family's art journal. Please come visit us!
Hope to win!

risa said...

So hard to pick, but here are a few things I'm loving right now...

*time in my studio, listening to music and creating!

*time with my hubby and my kids

*blogging

*meeting folks through my blog and the Mixed Media forum on Etsy!

*grapefruit

*sunshine (I need more of it!)

*always, diet coke and dark chocolate

pinkglitterfae said...

well since you asked for new loves, here are some things I can think of:

CPS and Somerset magazines! I've only discovered them a few months ago, now I anxiously wait for each new issue

Ning- for all the incredible artist communities I have joined, and all the great classes to take

rubberstamps- and other scrapbooking supplies, who knew they would work in paintings?

new product called 'panpastels' which is available in a local art supply store, and I am forcing myself to wait before buying.

Art journaling, I did my first pages ever with Pam's class, and am still doing them.

woodburning, I love it!

kathy55439 said...

I love my job and the boys I watch they say the funniest things...

Robin Krieger said...

What do I love .....
I love my life
I love my hubby of 25 years
I love our farm
I love to garden
I love the woods
I love our dogs (all 3 of them )
I love my art
I love to read
Robin Krieger

2ifbysea said...

Hi Jodi!
I love my 2 beautiful boys, Noah & Seth.
I love my wonderful husband.
I also love Dove Chocolate.
I LOVE art and anything that relates to being creative!

ellie said...

I have a couple of new loves in my life.
I started reading The Haunted Bookstore Mysteries by Alice Kimberley and I'm hooked.
Another new love is kind of weird but I bought a bottle of Hawaiian Punch Lemon berry Breeze for my grandson and I'm addicted. I'm drinking a glass right now.
Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

Joyce said...

I love my 5 grand-daughters
I love a strong cup of coffee sprinkled with cinnamon.
I love to create.
I love my journals.
I love clean sheets.,
I love cozy socks.
I love my "crazy cajun"
I love the smell of books.

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