1 Vote, 2 RAK's, 1 Contest and an Award

Seemed to me like a good day for voting . . .

So that's what I did!

I voted for "THAT one" marked below . . .

and don't worry, I can check on-line to be sure my vote got counted! I just didn't want to take the chance of the polls being overly crowded next Tuesday.

NOW FOR 1 RAK and a CONTEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Who made this journal?????

A friend of mine (Sharon) at work went to an arts and crafts event last weekend in Claremont, CA at The Village . Sharon bought the beautiful, handmade journal that you see above and RAKed it to me. I just LOVE the handmade watercolored papers used for the front and back covers!

The first person that can identify the journal maker, will receive up to a 15.00 item (including s&h), of their choice, from my Etsy shop. The contest will end on Saturday at midnight, and a winner chosen (again by the teenage man-child) on Sunday morning, November 2nd.

Visit my etsy shop, then come back and leave a comment on this post to tell me what you would like if you win, and (of course) who made the journal. That's it!

Here are some clues to help you along: First name starts with an "S", 1969, resides in Southern California, May 7th, October 1st

Another RAK . . .

Earlier this week I was (again) RAKed (Random Act of Kindness) with the UTEE gargoyle you see above.

I was visiting Kim Parkinson at Just Kim, and stumbled upon a post that had the cutest gargoyles made out of UTEE. I'm a big fan of the melting pot and UTEE (taught a lot of those classes!), so of course when I saw Kim's creations, I had to e-mail her for additional information.

Well, to make a long story short, the next thing I know, my own personal gargoyle was sitting in my mailbox!

Thank you sooooooo much Kim. I haven't named my gargoyle yet, but he/she is watching over me as I sleep at night.

Post Script: Kim is an artist and instructor that lives south of Boston, MA and teaches some really cool stuff. If you live in and around that area, you should definitely check out her blog for upcoming classes!

And 1 Award %

Also this week, I received a new blog award from a very talented, on-line friend, Gaby Bee from Colorful Adventures. As the recipient of this award, I have to name 6 things that make me happy. Here are 6:

  1. Talking arts & crafts with a friend over a triple Mexican Mocha Coffee

  2. When the creativity just flows

  3. Shopping!

  4. A clean home

  5. Attending a good convention or workshop

  6. Random Acts of Kindness

I would like to give this award to EVERYONE on my blog list! All of you are so talented and worthy of this award!


Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Congratulations on voting, and for the right candidate!! I got to see him today here in Des Moines, along with about 20,000 others! He got my vote a couple of weeks ago-I will be working at the polls on election day. I just hit your etsy shop, and found a bowl for my dd!! She loves pink! Great blog-great tunes!!

Just-Kim said...

I'm so happy to see the gargoyle made it to your house in one piece! Thanks for the shout out, you've got a great blog!

Kim P.

Just-Kim said...

I just noticed you changed your header. I LOVE it!

Great job! Do you make your own?

Kim P.

Anonymous said...

The header is fabulous! I miss the sparkles on the pumpkin, but this is a fabulous replacement!

I voted over a month ago, by foreign mail ballot! That journal is fierce and I am going to start digging to try and find out who did it, because I love a good journal...! Gina

*first time I have an actual word on my word verification...imploy!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Ohhhh Gina, I hate to disappoint you, but the journal is not the prize. Please read again :-(

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Hi Sherry! I'm not sure who made the lovely journal, but it is lovely.
My first choice from your store would be the vintage optical lenses. I've been trying to get some of those for a while.

Anonymous said...

I am guessing Susan made the Journal and although I saw lots of things in the store that I liked, I did think it was strange that you were raking a gift...or at least that is what I thought, initially.

I am hoping to free Prince Albert from his can, lol!

MizSmoochieLips said...

Well this is my first time here, and thank you for visiting and introducing yourself, so I'm going to pull out a wild card and guess YOU made it?
And, I'm slow groovin' to your playlist :)
Wishin' you a happy November!

NJTomboy said...

Yay! Early voting! I think I will take pictures too!

I don't know who made the journal.... um maybe you?

Sherry Goodloe said...
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Sherry Goodloe said...

Sorry, I'm not the "S" that made the journal.

Hey, Gina . . . you think you're slick don't you girlfriend? Yeah, well, good try (and a good start!)*smiles*.

Anonymous said...

I can't help it because I have bad vision!!! I always need to see the larger photos :) ( cain't help what I see in route to creativity, right!?

I laughed so hard, I almost spilled my homemade Starbucks Caramel latte... Gina

Altered Artists said...

I wish I had taken a photo of my ballot! What a great idea! Nice choice for President, my pick too, I can hardly wait for Tuesday!!!!
Have a great day,