Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Creative Giveaway...

finally the CREATIVE giveaway is here!!

sheesh...please don't judge on my lack of getting anything done by a certain time! ;0)

the one thing i enjoyed about SPARK was the range of creative mediums offered to the students...i'm telling you they had a little something for everyone...

while reverse applique and wool felting just wasn't my thing...{again no judging please!!} ;0)

the junk journal and mixed media classes made me *smile*...i could have spent the entire two days in those classes!

i hope with this little giveaway you *smile* and whomever the winner is i hope they can get a taste of what i enjoyed at SPARK and can let their creativity soar...

The CREATIVE giveaway will include:



a package of vintage ephemera for all your mixed media creations...

Mindy Gledhill's cd {Anchor} as well as the sheet music for the song...

i *adore* mindy and her vintage style...her music is something that i always have accompanying me on my creative days...


a 6 x 12 signed Prairie Girl Art created by yours truly during Christy Tomlinson's class...


a dainty and petite SPARK necklace to help remind you of the small spark of creativity and all the possibilities...

{this necklace was created by the *uber* talented canela of cinnamon sticks designs}


i was SO lucky to have chosen a table near hers in the artisan market and we became fast friends!! the end of the post brings a little something else from dear canela!! :0)

a 24 piece paper pack from pink paislee and the house of three...

{daily junque} was designed by the *fabulous* rhonna farrer who rocked the Luella dress at SPARK...


a set of 5 vintage inspired rub-ons and one pennant stamp from jenni bowlin...

as well as a set of {daily junque} stamps and 3 jenni bowlin ink pads...




still with me??...we are NOT finished yet!! :0)

canela, who is unbelievably sweet and unbelievably talented is also offering a capture life hand stamped sterling silver and gem stone necklace as well as 10% off any order from her two shops


just use the code fadedprairie...offer good through November 6th! {can you say just in time...uhm...holidays!}

sigh...*love*...


{winner will have choice of gem stone in the charm}

did i tell you she was *FABULOUS* or what!! *thank you* dear canela!!

so...how to enter...

~GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED~

1~ leave a comment telling me how you keep your creative spark alight..

2~ visit cinnamon*sticks fan page and like!! be sure to tell her how ever.livin. fabulous she is or some such love! leave an additional comment telling me of your visit...

3~ tweet, blog, you know the third entry drill kind of thing...please leave a link here letting me know!

giveaway ends November 6th 5:00 p.m. MST..

that's it and good luck to you all!!

oh, and i do believe this has been the llloooonnngggeeessttt post i have EVER done!



69 comments:

Farmgirl Chaos said...

Holy buckets, Prairie Girl! This giveaway is awesome! You can go ahead and close it now, and send everything to me. :)
On a side note...can you be bribed or hired to make me a farmgirl {with cowgirl boots!} piece of art?
Oh, I wish I could attend one of these things. I have an idea...you need to make your way to Iowa and host a class. I'll line up people to attend. Yup. That would be fun. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

What a sweet and generous giveaway, Kristin!! Very generous. Mu creative spark gets lit just by visiting the blogs of you creative ladies. Someone is always working on a project and that inspires me!!

I am a follower and I "Liked" Cinnamon Sticks on their Facebook page.

Have a wonderful week!!

XO,
Janie

Wendy said...

Kristin~what a wonderful giveaway! I love to browse blogs or Pinterest for creative ideas and get together with my girlfriend and craft. Ü

Wendy said...

I "liked" her on FB. ♥

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Fabulous giveaway!! I try to keep my creative spark going by making sure to get in my studio at least a few nights a week, even if just for a few minutes. It's harder for me to do this when dusk arrives sooner in the winter but I do try. Thanks for the chance!

xo,

Abby

LizlovesVintage said...

That's ok!
That's a very hard question. It's like a roller coaster. Highs and lows! But, I think the seasons help!
Thanks for such a great Giveaway. FYI: Mine is on WHERE WOMEN CREATE the BLOG. Check it out when you get a chance.
xxx Liz

christel said...

wow, what an awesome giveaway. I have one of Canela's necklaces and it's gorgeous.

I am always looking for something new to make. Inspiration is sometimes hard though!

christel said...

Since I already liked Canela's page on FB, I commented on her link to your page. Hope that works!

LeAnna said...

What a pile of lovelies! My spark of creativity involves photography, and I keep it alive by keeping my camera turned on. That might sound cheesy, but I've learned that there is nothing too insignificant to capture, and some of the most beautiful images are the ones I don't see until my eye is behind the lens.

Molly said...

Wow! What a fabulous giveaway! I keep my creative spark going by listening to one Christmas song a day! It calms me and makes me think of twinkle lights and glitter!
~Molly P

Molly said...

I *liked* her on facebook! Her jewels are amazing!
~Molly P

Farmgirl Chaos said...

I forgot to come back! I got caught up with other things....like making breakfast for supper. :)
I'm now a fan of Cinnamon Sticks!

Farmgirl Chaos said...

And I shared your link on my facebook page. {Even though I didn't want to!} :)

Laura M. said...

Wow! What an awesome giveaway! I am new to your blog and I LOVE it!! I keep my creative spark by browsing different blogs and pinterest for new things that jump out at me. I'll have to go check out Cinnamon Sticks now!

Laura M. said...

I "liked" Cinnamon Sticks facebook page and left a comment. The jewelry is fabulous!

pballard said...

Wow! What a great giveaway. I keep my creativity going through all these amzaing blogs. Thanks for the chance!

pballard said...

I blogged and tweeted this great giveaway!

pballard said...

I dont have facebook but liked on my husbands does that count?

oldgreymare said...

I keep my spark going by lighting my twinkle lights in my studio.... Putting Eva Cassidy on if I'm feeling soulful or Alice Peacock if I need to rock out some emotions, though I would love to try Mindy.
This is a fabulous giveaway- I am so in love with those rub-ons and your piece you did in Christy's class. I have taken two of her on line courses. She is soooo much fun

Please enter me.
xx
z

oldgreymare said...

I went over to her site and started to comment and then remembered I just quit facebook :(
xx
z

oldgreymare said...

I am putting a link on my blog even though it diminishes my chances lol.
Thank you so much for the opportunity.

xxx
z

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

I'm so glad that you had such a great time...your heart needed it! I love, love your creations.

oxox
Lara

lisaroyhandbags said...

What an incredibly generous giveaway! I get my creative spark from lovely blogs like yours xo

SueAnn said...

Fabulous giveaway!!! I read blogs and lots of magazines!! They all help too give me new spark. Also I take my camera everywhere! Never know when inspiration will strike and I want to capture it!!
Thanks
Hugs
SueAnn

Lilly said...

I visit great blogs and I read a lot of books too.
Thanks a lot for this amazing giveaway! And have a great day.

traci said...

what an awesome giveaway. just what i need to push my creative button. thanks sweetie!!!

rychelle said...

i like to host crafting days with my girlfriends, to keep the creative spark alive. in fact, we're getting together this weekend!

kate sade said...

i've never seen such a perfectly meshed give away... bundle of bliss... i keep my spark alive by going back to look at the projects i've already created and feeling that sense of accomplishment just sparks me to do more to leave behind...

Robin said...

What a fabulous giveaway! You've got my creativity sparked just looking at all the pretty goodies.

I like to keep myself in a creative groove but making sure that I plan or work on a project for at least a little bit each day. Most weeks I have two days a week that I can set aside large chunks of time to work on things but the remainder of the week a simple list or sketch is all I can manage.

Michelle Kocher said...

I read blogs that's how I keep my creatvity sparked! just so happened to read yours in the artful blogging may/june/july 11
and checked out your site and found this giveaway! I love Christy Tomlinson,too!

Marci said...

well lady...you've outdone yourself!
i love your little she art...she is just ah so sweet.
and canela...what a lovely girl she is.

Marci said...

i love canela on fb!

Marci said...

and your give-away is on my blog post about *SPARK*

abode said...

I meet people like you and Marci - that keeps my spark alight!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I keep my creative juices flowing by having several projects going at the same time! I can just jump to another one if I get the urge! I don't just like to craft...I NEED to! Thanks! ♥

TrishB said...

My spark stays lit because of the inspiration I get from folks like you:)

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

What a fabulous giveaway!!! *crossing my fingers and toes* I'd love to win this one.

I have never had to search for inspiration, it's always readily available. It's a matter of not just looking at everything around me, but really seeing it. Seeing the magic of it. The beauty. Opening all of my senses to something and breathing it in to my heart. In doing so, something simple and everyday like a cup of coffee isn't just a cup of coffee. It's part of my grandfather's smell when I hug him. It's the smell of my grandparents' house which holds so much love, the good memories provide their own warmth. Breathing the aroma deep into my lungs and taking the first sip of the hot, bitter liquid, it's not just drinking coffee, it's drinking in all the memories I associate with coffee. And when you start doing that with everything, inspiration becomes such a part of who you are, you realize you don't even have to search for it anymore.

Those are my thoughts anyway...

Sorry for the novel, but had to share. :)

Regina

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/reginakayxo

:)

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

I visited Canela's facebook page! :)

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

I keep my creative spark alight by interacting with other creative soles.

Thank you for the generous giveaway.

=) melanie
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

Fan of Cinnamon Sticks on FB, LOVE her beautiful creations.

=) melanie
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what an amazing giveaway! winning it would definitely keep my creative spark alight! and reading blogs and admiring other people's work, and just starting on a piece, even if it's just a background.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/peggyapl/status/131986631455547393

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Wow! Yes please, just send it all here! My creative spark gets going when I just get in my studio and play. I turn on the tunes and after staring at the pieces for a while, I usually get going and then things flow. And if that doesn't work, a glass of wine (or two) does the trick! LOL!

Judy

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh and I liked Cinnamon Sticks on FB.

I'm Toni said...

Amazing assortment of goodies! I get creative by looking at nature - taking a walk, listening to the birds. Also by listening to music. I won't tell if you just go ahead and declare me the winner :)

Barbara Eads said...

Love the give-away---who doesn'?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I found your giveaway through OC Cottage, Kristin. What a generous and wonderful giveaway! I'd love to enter for a chance. My problem is quieting my creative spark. There is so much I want to do and get started on. We just moved from NY to Ohio so my little craft room is low man on the totem pole. I'm hoping to get in there this weekend to at least start to unpack my bins and come up with organization ideas.

Kathie (Krafty Kat) said...

Just discovered you via Little Emma English Home. How lucky of me to stumble upon this swell giveaway! I keep my creative spark by being inspired by my kids. They make me who I am.

Nancy H. said...

What a great giveaway! I keep my creative juice flowing by checking creative blogs daily!

WW said...

I try to join swaps that are different than what I'm used to. I also love reading blogs to see what other people are up to.

Julie Ann said...

Awesome giveaway! Pinterest has been a fan to the fire of my creativity lately! So much yummy goodness there!

Etcetorize said...

Wow! That is one massive and amazing giveaway! I think blogging helps keep me creative. I used to just have ideas that stayed in my head, now I actually make them come to life~

Di said...

Oh my goodness, that is alot of great stuff. Things that keep me creative are the wonderful blogs, my grandkids and nature. Di@cottage-wishes.

Di said...

I went to FB and liked Cinnamon Sticks, which I really, really do! Also, a new follower of you! Di

ANNE said...

oh my goodness, this is the most amazing giveaway ever! I was sent over here by OC Cottage... and glad I came, if for nothing else than finding out about Mindy Gledhill!

I keep my creative spark alight by... creating! I see stories in objects...faces in gnarled branches, history in used tools, and always, wonder what an object would look like with a new color, surface, or use!

ANNE said...

I visited Cinnamon Sticks and like and "like" her!

Lastly, am going to put this giveaway on my sidebar.

Thanks!

ohiofarmgirl said...

Wow, this sounds too good to be true. I am just learning the stamping thing and I would love to start a stash. I love reading blogs for inspiration...and yours in one of them. I am also going over to visit C.S. so I can get another chance to win. Dianntha

Curtains In My Tree said...

Thanks for the chance of winning all that great stuff to play with

I can stay in the studio all one day and create ( if I win LOL)

nice to read your really long post LOL

Janice

Heather said...

Wow! Probably the best giveaway EVER! I keep my creative spark alive by trying out new ideas all the time. transeau(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

licha20 said...

Holy Batman!! What a fabulous giveaway!!Love the acrylic stamps and not gorgetting the darling pendants! Holy Batman and Robin!!!
Thank you! I'll be BACK!

licha20 said...

I 'liked'Cinnamon on FB!

I get my creative spark from all the blogs on my favorites and then some!!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a fabulous giveaway :) I'm always browsing blogs and Pinterest for ideas :)

Judy Z said...

Wow..what a wonderful giveway. I'd love nothing better than to be the winner! What an inspirational blog...I love it! Thanks...Judy

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

I keep my creative juices flowing by visiting wonderful blogs like yours. Please include me in this AWESOME too good to be true giveaway :)

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

I've went to the facebook fan page and 'liked' for the whole world to see. I do likey! I am going to go back now and check out some more of the wonderful jewelry. PLease enter me in the draw again. Thanks for the chance.

moonsword said...

My favorite way to keep my creativity sparked up is to hang out with my little nephew. We play, draw, paint, glue, build, sing, dance, spin around like crazy monkeys...he's a blast of pure laughing energy and he challenges my creativity in a really wonderfully positive way. :)

Mary Ellen said...

I need a little creative spark lately as we have been so busy that creativity has been on back burner. I did pick up a crochet hook and started making a few cute little hats for babies on the way!

burlap+blue said...

what a lovely giveaway!! Music and online inspiration (blogs and pinterest) help me stay creative!

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