Thursday, March 1, 2007

Easter Art Squared Give away!!

 
 
I'm no fan of lingering seasons. If it feels like September at Christmas I'm bummed. If winter goes too long and doesn't offer any significant snowfall then I say be gone you slushy cold gray skies and bring forth my favorite season...SPRING!!! So as a little kick in the pants to the worn out your welcome winter I'm gonna do our Easter giveaway now! Just like our Valentine giveaway I'll be drawing a name out of a mixing bowl and the name will come from a pool of blog comments. Again, I'm encouraging any of you that have not tried to leave a comment already to give it a shot now. AOL blogs are a bit tricky with the logging in process, but trust me, it's easy and painless. You only have to come up with a unique user name and password (word to the wise...write it down...we all have so many passwords already). The winner, drawn this Sunday will win our brand new Easter 4" x 4"! So please leave a comment if you want a shot at this little cutie. The little image of the Easter cupcakes is a downsized version of our 8"x 10" edition. The chick and bunny cupcake toppers are directly inspired by a set we own and you can sorta glimpse them on the left in the photo.
 
Ok, now for my little project. This sweet house shaped shadow box is exactly what I had been looking for to use as a display case for my mini handmade sweets crafted by the AMAZING Grace! I'm sure she doesn't refer to herself in that way but over here we only call her Amazing Grace. She is quite possibly the most talented teen on the planet. She can do anythingwith those crafty hands...On family day trips she'll quickly prop up an easel and render watercolors of the local flora and fauna. And her mom Vicki has an awesome blog called turkey feathers . There are some great winter wonderland photos there and she had 'em posted way before anybody I know even got a flurry. So, yeah, Grace. I really have a thing for old souls in young bodies...kids that aren't defined by the times they live in but yet they have zeitgeist qualities that allow them to not only fit right in, but dazzle us all. Imagine Beatrix Potter with a cell phone.  : )
 
Now, about my shadow box, I have to give big credit to Teresa McFabulous and her " A Very Fine House" which she just taught to a very lucky class at sweetpeas & snapshots out in Cali. In my mind I traveled 3000 miles and with that California inspiration I put my hands to work under the gray skies of Jersey. It really is a great way to "house" a bunch of your fabulous smalls! I picked it up at a craft store...no price tag...last one on the shelf with totally unrelated items...and a little bit broken...so it was a fixer upper! A handful of favorite vintage and new papers, some paint and mod podge was all I needed! I'm super happy with it. I think I may have seen a tiny version at A.C.Moore...if so I am totally into having a few!!  (Start "baking" Grace!)
 
I want to thank you all so so much for the awesome comments on the last entry...so sweet! I just knew that so many of you probably felt the same in your lives. Every artist has "the gift and the curse" complex. And when I say artist I'm not referring to what one can do with their hands, but what one see's and feels. There is not one of us in blogland that can even grasp the idea of not being totally obsessed with this stuff. We would have no idea how to exist in a vanilla world...strangely, we sometimes wish we could...but then we look around our room or wherever and meet eyes with a sawdust filled Easter bunny from the 1940's, his felted fur in the perfect shade of pale turquoise...and we say to ourselves: no way am I giving THAT up!
 
 
Oh, one more thing...February is too short! We're extending it til the end of Saturday by having an End of February Sale...15% off any purchases over $40 through Saturday. We're working on an email to our list but for any bloggers interested just mention the February Sale in a note with your purchase.
 
  Oh boy, I really do have good photos to put up soon. I promise. xoxo Jenny
 
ps..Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered into our Easter 4x4 give away!! : )


Don't forget to give an email address :  )


71 comments:

  1. Wow. It looks like I'm the first to comment here!  Am I the only one who sits and works in front of a computer day (and night?)? LOL  I love your Easter Art Squared!  The colors are so cheerful, just what we need for these days of winter, when we want days of spring!  Spring will come!  Anyway, back to the art... The bunnies are just too cute!  The art is so real that I want to reach over and grab a cupcake and take a bite!  I love your painted house with mini objects, too.  I'll have to keep an eye out for one of those!  I do have an old Cola bottle box that could possibly be used, but then I probably shouldn't paint that!  Happy March!

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  2. Alrightythen, I had to try for user name about 6 times so now I'm half blind from looking at those security thingybobs!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that house you painted/papered for your "littles". And your cupcakes are lovely as always. Wait, that sounds kind of weird. Ahem, cupcake picture. Please add me to your drawing. Lori

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  3. I missed the last one although I did buy the cute V-Day 4x4!  I love adding to the collection.  

    Even if I don't win, I am buying one because they make me happy!

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  4. i love all your stuff--the colors are not my usual style but are so refreshing and delicious!! thanks for your inspiration and encouragement for all us "artist" types that think with the other side of our brain.

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  5. I love the Easter Cupcakes - add me to the entry list!

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  6. Come on over to my blog for a Spring swap, girlie!!!
    Love your housie-house, it's just too sweet.
    You know we all love your old spirit!

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  7. How adorable!  I'd love to enter!  I'm having a spring giveaway too; please stop by my blog and enter!  :)

    http://bluebirdroses.blogspot.com/2007/03/spring-giveaway-as-mentioned-i-will-be.html

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  8. Bring on SPRING!!! Your house looks so yummy! Did you make the little chick and bunny picks? They are adorable too.

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  9. oh my gosh, you are filled with endless yummy ideas!!

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  10. I dont know if my last comment went through, but I get such a sweet tooth every time I read your blog! fabulous and yummy.   pink23@aol.com

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  11. Oh you better believe I'm going to leave a comment!!!  Woohoo...just thought I'd stop by to see if there was anything new and I'm lucky enough to enter your giveaway.....Love the dollhouse shadow box.....I'll email you as soon as I get my order...I can't wait!   Stop by my blog if you get a chance within the next week. I'm going to do a giveaway too!!  Karin aka creativechaos

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  12. I have been reading your blog--I love your style.  Your pictures make me crave a chocolate cupcake.  Speaking of chocolate--ever since I saw the bunny box of harry london truffles I've been searching the internet feverishly.  I can't find
    them anywhere.  Where did you get them?  I am in the jersey shore area---thanks
    Geralyn

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  13. Love your Easter craftiness!  Your blog is a joy to read.
    Holly

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  14. What absolutely delicious looking colors on your little houselet!  And the tiny chocolate bunny is just wonderful.  Thanks so much for the inspiration.  I now have a craving for little houses.

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  15. Love your Easter craftiness!  Your blog is a joy to read.
    Holly
    hsabston@aol.com
    http://hollydoodledesigns.com/WordPress/

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  16. Oh my goodness! I forgot the email address - sewprim@gmail.com

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  17. hi, i just found your blog a few weeks ago and have been totally inspired by your art, colors and general attitude towards life. definitely sign me up for the drawing!

    Liz T.
    clairesmama@hotmail.com

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  18. Love you Jenny! Cute Easter stuff.  I love spring too! xo

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  19. Oh and rocketqltr is me, Pamkittymorning!

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  20. I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Michelle www.mosaiccottage.blogspot.com  cre8v.qt@cox.net

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  21. So, I'm Finally de-lurking.  I've been reading you site for months, enjoying all your wonderful craftiness.  I'd really like to have my name in your bowl.  Thank you!

    Carrie

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  22. OOPS!  I forgot my email.  brickergirl@hotmail.com

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  23. Oh...please add me!!!!! I've always wanted a piece of your artwork!!!!
    Nicole
    RaggedyOldAnnies@aol.com

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  24. Jenny,
    Hello there! I'm a first-time commenter! Love, love, love your blog. And love your work! I've turned into such a pink girl lately! I promise to check in and say hello more often... Did you see the blog out there (sorry I can't think where I saw it) that show the Williams Sonoma cupcake pan that makes cupcakes in the shape of ice cream cones? I thought of your blog when I saw the sweet little cupcakes resembling ice cream cones! Keep things sweet...you're an inspiration! Natalea

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  25. I forgot to add my email too! Oops..
    nataleakandefer@braymillerbuilders.com for Natalea's post.

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  26. Oh, yummy! Count me in! You are so creative & talented, Jenny!
    Have a great weekend! xo andrea

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  27. Thank you so much for sharing everything you are up to.  I love to see your creativity at work.

    wendy@tauntonfamily.com

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  28. Due to time, been paring down my blogs-to-visit but yours is right at the top of my permanent list -- I like your style --  art/food/hair -- all -- thanks for such inspiring fun!
    Peggy


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  29. Delurking here.  I read your blog several times a week.  Love your work and would love to own this little beauty.
    You are very talented

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  30. I would LOVE to be entered in the drawing!!! Your shadowbox house is SO ADORABLE!!! I have been wanting to make one of these and you have certainly inspired me to give it a try! Now I just need to find some cool goodies to put inside!!!

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  31. OOOps. My email is smith2236@bellsouth.net.

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  32. seasiderosegardnMarch 2, 2007 at 2:15 PM

    Oh yay! I would love to have that adorable Easter piece!! I've got to start making some Easter things too, now that I have a new printer! :) I LOVE your art- it SO inspires me!!

    Michelle ( bomb-shell@hotmail.com )
    http://rosegardenromantic.blogspot.com/

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  33. How cute is that little house, and all the fun treasures in it...
    Uhhh I love all your little minis, and this one is no exception.
    helle
    pink.latte@gmail.com

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  34. OK - that aol thing was a little wacky.  Love your work, please throw my name into the Easter Art give away.

    dml410 at earthlink dot net

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  35. my3wienerdogsnmeMarch 2, 2007 at 4:54 PM

    Jenny and Aaron

    What a great picture! What a wonderful gift he gave to you! Thanks for sharing! I thought that your new ornament of the lady (with the blond pigtails) holding the cake looked familiar!
    I admire both of you! You are both very talented artists and I visit your site daily to watch for new listings. Your items are absolutely adorable! I want it all!
    I would love to see the inside of your house. I imagine it looks like something out of a fairy tale.

    Thank you for offering these wonderful creations!

    Kathleen  :)

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  36. OOH! How exciting! I love reading your blog! You and Aaron are an inspiration for the rest of us crafties! Thanks Jenny!

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  37. Oops! I belong to amyelisedesign! My e-mail amyelisedesigns@yahoo.com. Thanks again!!

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  38. Oh Jenny, Jenny, Jenny!!!   I just love your stuff!  THose little cupcake toppers are sooo cute!   And your little house is adorable too......I don't know if you noticed, but I used on of those little faux chocolate bunnies in one of my domes. (On my new Etsy site!)  Anyhoo, sign me up for your drawing!!  XOXO Nat

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  39. Very, very cute!  Love reading your blog and seeing all your beautiful things.
    Rosemary
    rosemary720@yahoo.com

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  40. Love your work.  And the shadow box idea is great.  I scout out at Target and get deep frames there for similar but had not thought to do a multiple item one.

    email: kspilsbu@gmail.com

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  41. soooo adorable! love the colors...and the house is great too! blessings, danielle muller {daniellemuller@thevintagedragonfly.com}

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  42. Oh my gosh, I would LOVE to have an easter one to match my valentine's one :)

    How perfect is the little house!!!

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  43. Oooooh!! Jenny, this is absolutely adorable!  Please add me to your drawing!  :)
    :) Heather

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  44. Oooops.. forgot to add my email.  It is info@speckled-egg.com
    :) Heather

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  45. What yummy inspiration you provide!  My dad was a baker his entire life, started washing pans in a small bakery at age 15 and ended up owning his own wonderful shop in Longmont, Colorado which he had for 23 years.  Sadly cancer took him from us almost 12 years ago.  I love all things bakery and have been so pleased to discover your art.  Thanks for sharing with all of us through your blog.

    Warmly, Cassie Anderson






    cassiea@comcast.net

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  46. oohh...throw my name in!  The bunny cupcakes are adorable!

    laurenkelly88@yahoo.com

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  47. You have some of the most amazingly beautiful and delectable pieces of artwork I have seen!  This easter giveaway is gorgeous!  I just want to reach out and take a bite out of one of those pastel cupcakes!

    I really love your style!

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  48. oh I forgot......I no longer use AOL much so my new email address is:

    ohplease.melinda@gmail.com

    thanks much!

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  49. I'll give it another shot! I adore all the gorgeous eye candy you share with us - thanks!

    www.averymarydesign.blogspot.com

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  50. Jenny,
    HOLY COW you're at it again...I just can't keep up with you! I will go broke collecitng your things I swear! :) but at least I'll die happy! surrounded by the things I love most! tee hee!
    Beauiful colors!, it makes me want to munch down a bag of pastel Jordan almonds RIGHT NOW! or my favorite speckled chocoalte eggs with the candy shell mmmmmm or just decorat Eater eggs! Isn't inspiration great?
    I'll contact you soon to order more!
    your Pastry pal,
    Marion

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  51. wrensnestdesignsMarch 3, 2007 at 8:03 PM

    Love the Easter square!! So sweet! I can't wait for my new kitchen then I can get some of your sweet art to hang! The shadow box is TOO wonderful!

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  52. Love your work and I especially love my new Halloween piece! Enter me into the Easter drawing, please. rcsanacore@yahoo.com. :)

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  53. I have to say I love your blog! It's such a cute whimsical place to visit each day! And I would absolutely love to be entered into the drawing for the Easter Art.
    jennaleejackson@hotmail.com

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  54. buterflywrestlerMarch 3, 2007 at 9:30 PM

    I left a comment and question under butterflywrestler before---I forgot to add my email &&&&&&&&&&& I hope it increases my chances.  I enjoyed the latest pictures----geralyngray13@email.com.  Enjoy the nice weather ----I'll be at the St. Pat's parade in Belmar.    Spring is coming....woohoo!!!!!!!!11

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  55. I think this little Easter art squared is one of my favorites...not that I'd ever really be able to pick a favorite of yours. They're all fabulous!!! I CANNOT WAIT to see pics of your Easter decor. Please enter me in the drawing, sweetie!
    Thanks.
    Kari
    artsy_mama@hotmail.com

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  56. Your designs and process are truly inspirational.  I would love to have one of your wonderful designs.  I love to read your blog I found about a month ago through Inspirco's blog.  I saw your designs on Ebay last year and was delighted to find a window into your world!!  Thank you...Angie

    my e-mail is nubiannut100@earthlink.net

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  57. Oh... March has finally arrived... and I wake up to a new blanket of snow.  I'm so looking forward to Spring, little buds appearing on tree limbs and warmth.

    Your Easter Cupcake 4 x 4 is too adorable and really needs to journey to Ohio where it will be put on display and admired.

    Sending lots of messages out to the Universe... "pick me, pick me, pick me"

    Angela

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  58. I am already decorating for spring too :)
    I say leave the snowy weather behind and bring on the warm skies and pretty smelling flowers :)
    I even got a new yankee candle for my kitchen called spring bouquet!!! :)
    have a good day
    emily

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  59. lilcottageshoppeMarch 5, 2007 at 1:57 AM

    Just found your blog and oh, my, I love it!  How in the world does someone have such incredible talent!  Now, I'm off to go reading all of your previous posts! I would so love to win your little 4x4!
    Arlene
    lilcottageshoppe@comcast.net

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  60. my3wienerdogsnmeMarch 5, 2007 at 2:43 AM

    forgot to add my email address the first time
    lOVE THE NEW PHOTOS YOU POSTED!
    ksryan1@sbcglobal.net
    3wienerdogsnme
    my3wienerdogsnme

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  61. oh, me me, pick me!!! So cute!!! God I love coming here!!!
    Heather
    heather@bluhmstudios.com

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  62. what fun!  You're too sweet!

    debdamboise@comcast.net

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  63. OOH!!!  It would be so nice to win this!!  xo-Melfie

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  64. This is a yummy little 4 square.  It would look fabulous in my kitchen along with my other wonderful pieces from your collection!  Suzy

    suzyspence@aol.com
    georgiapeachez yummy designs

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  65. Hi again
    I totally forgot to add my email to the comment, my email is
    deeziesunshine@aol.com
    thanks so much and if you didnt' get the comment I love love love all your treasures
    deezie

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  66. LOVE your spring shadowbox house!

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  67. Whoo Hoo, just beautiful!!!!
    Count me in!!!
    Ang
    norththreads@hotmail.com

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  68. Oh please, count me in!!
    mpaecua@yahoo.com

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  69. You do beautiful and unique work.  I'm very impressed!
    MarieAliceJoan@aol.com

    Marie
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

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  70. How fun and you are so sweet to share. Put my name in -pretty please.
    Nancy
    naylork@bellsouth.net

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  71. What beautiful art you make! I am so excited to have found your blog. I am obsessed with vintage images and Putz houses! You have inspired me to get off my butt and do all the projects I put off over the holidays. I had so many ideas and bought so many supplies, only to put them in my craft room and close the door. (the room is unfinished and I lack a table)
    That little 4x4 would be perfect for my small (but growing) Easter collection!

    cheers!
    Jill
    gtcowgirl@gmail.com
    http://littleowly.blogspot.com

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