Saturday, January 16, 2010

My 300th Follower... 200th Post, ... and 40,000th Hit Giveaway!

I know. I'm gobsmacked, too! That's a lot of followers! That's a lot of posting! That's a lot of hits! That's a lot of new and treasured friends! I'm just stunned.
I am so excited that I have met so many totally cool, talented, generous, kind, and wonderful people as a result of blogging my life away! And I'm doubly grateful and honored to have so many artists and crafts(wo)men as followers. We all know how much recognition from your colleagues means!

I have decided to make this a giveaway a stash-for-the-greedy-artist prize! Face it. We all want to own every art and craft product made - and would appreciate a heads up when new things are going to be available so we can decide what we need to survive before they even exist!

So ... here's my collection of terrific treasures that I just never got around to using. And somebody really SHOULD be using them!
First up is a set of 30 luscious, pigmented Caran d'Arche water-soluble crayons. These are the best blending crayons I've ever used. And the colors are so wonderful I want to just eat them!

Next is a set of 24 Prismacolor Premier colored pencils. These are also highly pigmented with thick heavy cores and very rich ... and they blend like a dream, as well!
For those who just love distressing the heck out of everything, this is a fun distressing kit by Making Memories. I assume it was meant to use for scrapbooking ... but I have several of these, and use them when I'm making ATC's, collages, mini-theatres, etc. It's kind of amazing how old you can make your new stuff appear!
Don't all altered artists need every shade of every color of stamp pad manufactured? This collection of 24 is by Anna Griffin. As silly as it sounds, these are the 'juciest' stamp pads I've ever used - and the colors are especially nice for vintage style work. The shades are muted and dusty, but high quality and give clear, crisp images. I love these.
And, finally, a ten color set of Pebeo Setacolor transparent fabric paints. I have found these to be the most versatile for painting fabric - and the fabric doesn't get hard! I also like the transparent color that allows original colors and patterns to show through.

And, of course, I'll add in some papers and ribbons and little surprises - and some sparkles and glitters because ... well, because it's me! - to get you inspired to make something beautiful!

To enter, if you're a follower, just leave a comment on this posting. If you're not a follower, become one and join!

If you'd like to double (oooooooooooooh!) your chances, write about this giveaway on your blog, and then comeback and leave the link here in a second message.

I hate to be stern LOL, but, as I want to use the automatic number generator, please only leave one post if you're not going to mention this giveaway on your blog. I'd have to delete the second message to make it fair for everybody. And I don't want to do that. Because this is a happy giveaway!

Good luck! I wish I could make each and every one of you the winner. But, well, we all know how that goes!

Again, I can't begin to tell you how much your visits and comments and emails brighten and enrich my day!

Enjoy your day, stay warm if you're living in the cold zone, and pray for the survivors of the Haiti earthquake ... and, you know what you have to do now ...

... go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan

Edited to add: Ooops! Forgot to post an ending date! As "One World, One Heart" begins on January 24th, I think I should end this on Friday, the 22nd. (Thanks for pointing that out Gypsy Lulu!)
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