Friday, March 27, 2009

Tokens of Appreciation...Follow Your Bliss Ning Network...

i adore illustrators...
3 years ago, i fell in love with Emily Martin's Inside a Black Apple blog + shoppe, you name it...
one day, i hopped over to her shoppe and was swooning with delight...
my lil' fingers did all the talking and well...
i soon found myself with a collection of Black Apple prints, buttons, cards...
you name it!
emily is a sweetheart and because i was such a great customer, she sent a few extra goodies for me...
i just love her button felt pin she sent to me...i wear it a lot!
i created this collage of the above picture to peek just a bit into my Black Apple world...
you see, my sis, Mary Ann, 's ning group called Follow Your Bliss Network...
was created as a forum for creative bloggers who love to swap, create + learn new + exciting things...we have a new group called Membership Appreciation and my sis + i are hosting a Membership Giveaway...(she's also doing a 'Promo-Special in flickr...if your one of the 6 people that made a comment on her flickr-you'll be able to see what i'm talking about and join the Network for 3 months free!) this all started when my sis found another Rachell Ashwell's book called The Gift of Giving...and GAVE me one too!!!!! (she bought about 3 just incase...she's also donating one of her newest artblock creations) it's a very special book and i love reading about what inspires great designers (kindred spirits) and how random acts of kindness can be quite contagious!
this is my very 1st giveaway and i'm donating a few items to show our deepest + heartfelt appreciation to our lovely members!
the first item i'm donating is ONE print from my Emily Martin collection. i think the print is called 'Luna' for a fairy...thought it would be perfect to giveaway during our 1st week into Spring...i am also including a Birdcage Girl button and a postcard sampler of Emily Martin's sweet illustrations...i thought the cards were simply adorable and also perfect to WELCOME SPRING!
this is my second donation: a Pink Easter Bird Card Holder...isn't it adorable?! you could put cards, papers, pencils, lil' flags, lollipops, lil' bags of treats...oh the wonders of this cute
lil' Easter bird holder...but that's not all...

this is part of my 2nd donation: a Lily Waters' purse, Green Cosmetic Bag, bunches of lotions, sprays, soaps, clock + tray...PLUS...

a purplish sign: that says "Meet me in the Garden"...
that purse is made out of oilcloth material for easy cleanups...
i love the colours, dark blue, splashes of colours, and the robin's egg blue polka-dotted purse straps...it's quite roomy inside and i added the Green Cosmetic Bag to help keep the inside of this gorgeous purse somewhat organized, right?!

coconut + lime verbena soap, lotion, rainkissed leaves sprays/splashes, cool citrus basil lotion and the vintagey-inspired clock + tray are all for the lucky #4 receipiant...
sunday night's the deadline: midnight 03.29.09...so far we've about 11 interested kindred spirits
that want to join in the fun...after a day or two, we'll be picking out (via random.org) the lucky 4 winners in our Follow Your Bliss Ning Network...
so exciting...i've never given anything away via the internet...and hope someone in our group will like them...
looking forward to finding out who the lucky hearts are!
bonne chance...
thank you for visiting and stopping by my part of the world...

hmmm. what's up next?
my sweet+new kindred spirit, Dionne, wrote a wonderful question and answer post a couple of days ago...hopefully in a couple of days, i'll be able to post it here...would love to find out more about all of you...

bonne nuit
xoxo jo ;)

4 comments:

Dionne said...

I saw Emily Martin on Martha Stewart once by accident. She was making dolls, so I checked out her Etsy site through that, and you are right, her art is so cute!

And Oh my Gosh! What a great stash you are giving away! Dang!

mary ann mck said...

hey loon,

i meant for SUNDAY 3/29/09 to be the deadline....oopsie! i made the changes in the ning site. thanks for posting about it & for giving away all that stuff!!!! om, lol!

la la reya xoxoxoxoxoxo

Labour of Love said...

bonjour, Dionne! yes, i saw that episode on Martha too...her dolls are always purchased so quickly but Emily has a pattern that you can make your own doll for your own personal use (not for commercial use, though...) and her art is simply adorable too! ps...glad you like the lil' giveaway items...there'll be more to come soon...my 100th post will be coming up soon...i'm working on my Springtime swap and having a sweet time putting it all together for Joy, my sweet partner...we're going to keep it a surprise until we receive our package...maybe a lil' sneak peek in a few days...so exciting!!! hoping you enjoy your beautiful weekend! xoxo jo ;)

merci beaucoup, Reya!!! glad you liked the prizes...now hoping our lovely members will too! thanks for the update on the correct deadline date...fixed it here...all better now! LOOOOOOVE your new itty bitty vintage teacup badge design...simply MAGNIFICENT!!! you're becoming quite the digiartist!!! talk with you soon, Reya-Mom+Pop are coming over tonight for dinner...thinking of sugarfree dessert to make for them...xoxoxo ;)loon

Miss Eve said...

These decorations are look fantastic. That Pink Easter Bird Card Holder just look so adorable...I love doing hand made things as well and lately I fell in love with cross stiches (or thapestry, I'm not sure about the correct english expression). I will post soon what I'm doing right now...I can spend 10 hours with it in a day :-)...Wonderful things...thanks for the post dear Jo. Love: Evi