And the Spotlight Series Giveaway winners are…….

winnersOk… here is the list you have all been waiting for…. first off congrats to all of the winners…. and commiserations to those of you that didn’t win THIS TIME.

There are still more chances to win ..I still have a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens and a Set of Ocean themed Gina Marie dies up for grabs…. so be sure to enter those if you haven’t already done so.  If you aren’t already subscribed to the blog, or a follower on Facebook… you may miss out on future giveaways.

Oh and you missed out on THIS too….  I decided to have a random Subscriber pull for the heck of it..sooo… just for fun and to say thank you I wanted to pull a subscriber and invite them to  show off their crafting skills….AND …. answer the Spotlight Questions we just saw all of the guests complete.  I had to laugh when I saw who Random.org pulled for this one…I love this lady, both as a crafter and a person-ality…and boy does she have personality.   I can’t think of anyone who is more perfectly suited to this that YOU….. Shannon Abblitt.  

Now the question is …. Will you do it? will you be our first Crafter Spotlight Guest?  I will email you later today when I send out all the winner emails for the giveaways…I hope you say yes  🙂

Anywho.. bring on the winners !!!!!

Winners were picked using the Random.org widget

Emails will go out later today ( about 12 hours from now ) and you have 48 hours from when I send them to respond and claim your prize and then your claim will be forwarded to the sponsor for prize delivery…. so consider this a head start because I got through picking/verifying winners faster than I anticipated.

A Huge Thank you to all of the spotlight guests who took part in this fun series and to any future Spotlight Guests who want to join in and keep the series going….  bust me a message on Facebook  🙂

Big, BIG  Thank you to: 

Crafting Ability / Ziggyboard

 Chameleon Pens

NanaDonna

for sponsoring prizes.

****Unclaimed Prizes will be repicked with random.org****

ALL PRIZES ARE NOW CLAIMED!!!!

Spotlight Series Day 1: Amanda Byron – Faery Ink – $25 Gift Cert. to Faery Ink

WINNER: Shannon Abblitt  ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 2: Janice – Scrapper’s Delights – $15  Store Gift Voucher

WINNER: Heather B  ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 3 – KennyK Stamps 3 digis of winners choice

WINNER: Heather Brow  ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 4 – Carol Clarke, CUP Designer  £15/ $20 CUP Gift Voucher

WINNER: Tee Hall ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 5 – Betty, Simply B Stamps  a $10 Gift Cert

WINNER:  #1  DEE ** CLAIMED**
WINNER:  #2  2nd Chance Drawing winner Victoria Rowson 
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WINNER:  #3 2nd Chance Drawing winner Kemly Sc 
** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 6 – Heidi, 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps  6 month Stamp Club Subscription

WINNER: Dee ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 7 – Rick St dennis MFA – Original piece of artwork

WINNER: Donna M Cervantez ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 8 – Gina Marie Designs – $20 Gift Cert

WINNER: ****2nd Chance Winner – Joyce  ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 9, Lisa- Bloobel Stamps  Small Mystery Paper Craft pack

WINNER: Donna M Cervantez  ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 10, Samantha – My Little Paper World  Small Mystery Paper Craft pack

WINNER:  ****2nd Chance Winner – shartl  ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 11, Naz- Sasayaki Glitter 3 stamps of winners choice

WINNER: Jenn ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 12, Jodie -BugabooStamps  $30 gift certificate

WINNER: Lucy Gregg  ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 13, Julia Spiri – Stamps By Julia Spiri 2 image of winners choice

WINNER: Donna M Cervantez ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 14, Conie Fong – Conie Fong Art

 

50% coupon off entire store

WINNER:  2nd Chance Drawing Winner JaneyG ** CLAIMED**

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$10 gift certificate

WINNER: Kate  ** CLAIMED**

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1 digital stamp  of their choice.

WINNER: KT Fit Kitty  ** CLAIMED**
WINNER: Nicky  ** CLAIMED**
WINNER: Victoria Rowson ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 15, Francesca -Cute As A Button 2 free digis, 1 clear rubber stamp & craft goodies.

WINNER: Linda Tagg ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 16, Rae – CUP Designer  Cut File  of choice

WINNER: MichelleVata  ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 17, Andrea – SheepSki Designs 3 Digis of winners choice

WINNER: Donna M Cervantez ** CLAIMED**

 

 Spotlight Series Day 18, Nikky – Polkadoodles  3 digital stamps of winners choice

WINNER: Nicola Gold ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 19, Nikki – Limited Run Stamps $10 Store Gift Cert

WINNER: Linda Tagg  ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 20, Sherri- My Besties  signed Coloring Book

WINNER: Farrow Mascoe ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 21, Amy – Chomas Creations Mystery Craft Kit Box

WINNER: thealteredpaper ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 22, Michelle- Pink and Main $15 Store Credit

WINNER: Erica Bruton ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 23, Bennett Klein –  Prima Say it in Crystals Border Mega Pack

WINNER: shartl ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 24 –  Alyce, Kit and Clowder $15 gift Certificate to Kit & Clowder

WINNER: Lucy Gregg ** CLAIMED**

 

 Spotlight Series Day 25 – Christine, Penny Blossom 6 digis of winners choice

WINNER: Geesje Boutkan ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 26, Me, Myself & I  Shaker Windows and game card accessories

WINNER: 2nd Chance Drawing Winner Maranda M. 
** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 27 – Sarah, StarStampz 2 digis of winners choice

WINNER: Dee ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 28 , Marcella – Power Poppy $20 gift code

WINNER:  2nd Chance Drawing Winner Holly Stahly ** CLAIMED**

 

 

I will be compensated for purchases made through affiliate links on this page

 

End of Series Giveaway Main Page

Well here we are… finally the end of Series Giveaway is about to kick off.

CLOSED 

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Now  you are going to wish you had commented on the spotlights when you read them..I dropped enough hints to sink a battle ship, not that I should have needed to *cough.

Anywho….  There are a lot of different prizes on offer, some US only, but most are worldwide.. please be sure to read the eligibility on each one you wish to enter.

I would like to thank the spotlight guests  and sponsors for  such a fab series.  It all started off with a crazy idea in the wee hours one morning and snowballed from a maybe once a week or month thing to..all of a sudden daily. It’s been a lot of work and a lot of fun.. and for sure has been an eye opener for me.  Trust me  when you have a month of 5am bedtimes.. an eye opener isn’t always bad thing lol.  AND .. we have more guests who want to play along..so look forward to more spotlights in the coming weeks and months 🙂

Thank you everyone ..and GOOD LUCK !!!

Chameleon Pens – New Skintone 5 Pack Giveaway

chameleon_logoChameleon Pens have joined us as a End of Spotlight Series Prize Sponsor.  If you missed the whole spotlight Series  last month…. you can find all of the Spotlight Series Guests & their fun Q&A’s as well as the main post for the Spotlight Series Giveaway with all the fab prizes up for grabs HERE.

Chameleon Pens; as you know if you are a regular blog visitor are one of my top two preferred pens for cardmaking and coloring my stamps & digital stamps.  I got a set of these skintone pens to play with from the recently released new color palette…and I am “in luuuuurrrv” You will have seen these used in my recent projects..shame on you if you haven’t been following my blog *grin.

I have to say I was and still am extremely impressed with the new skintone palette, specially NU00 Nude .. LOVE  that pen….. and now you have a chance to try them too.

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If you aren’t lucky enough to score a set for free….  these pens are available for purchase at Chameleon Pens and I’d be  a happy lil clam if you considered purchasing them through the links below, or throughout the  blog.

.. I earn commission on purchase made through my affiliate  links….every lil helps…. but even if you don’t …. here’s the run down anyway.

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The new expanded range comes in a gorgeous carrying case.  I was well impressed with the packaging on my original 22 pen set… but the new one  * sigh… one day you will be mine !!

 

 

 

If you already own the 22 pen  set, you can buy the expansion… I know all you online gamers just love that word “expansion”  which includes the new colors in the awesome carrying case.. with room to add in your original set …. totally rockin idea there  Chameleon 🙂
* may not be available everywhere just yet, check your region.

 

 

 

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If you are on a tight budget … of course you can always just grab the  new palette range in 5 packs.. either individually..or in the bundle deal they have available.

and if you are REALLY REALLY strapped for cash but still would love to try these.. guess what.. you can buy these pens individually too….. so that NU00 can still be yours.

 

 

 

 

But …. in the meantime, I have a set with someone’s name on them and you don’t even have to  leave a comment…unless you want to and that would be really cool too.  It helps me and the sponsors see which of the posts/offers are popular and whether it’s worth repeating similar offers/giveaways or not in the future.

So if you want to see more offers and giveaways…. say now, or forever hold your piece!!!

Big Shout Out to Chameleon Pens, not only for a fantastic product which I love…. but for giving me a chance to share this fab product with one of you!

I know, I know..get on with the giveaway details….  It’s very simple…………..

 

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click here and enter your email address and one lucky person is gonna be getting an email from Chameleon in August congratulating them on their new Skintone 5 pack.

Contest Ends July 31st 2016.
Winner will be notified via email on Aug 1st 2016

…and it’s open Internationally..yup that’s right Internationally 🙂

Prize is sponsored and furnished by Chameleon Pens
I will be compensated for purchases made through affiliate links on this

 

 

Spotlight Series Day 26 – Me, Myself & I

Well my day 26 Spotlight guest had some technical issues… so we have no Day 26 Spotlight Guest….

Soooo .. you got me instead.  I guess it’s only fair if I am going to ask everyone else to answer all these questions…I should probably do it too.  Now  there is the small fact that I’m not an artist, I’m not a designer…. and I’m not a small craft business owner.

… and only a handful of people really care what I  think,or who I am …. but if you ignore those facts…. LOL

anyways.. for anyone  who just wants to follow the series anyway…. here you go 🙂

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Who are you? MsWipz  – CraftingCircle.com/Bloggit <<that’s here in case you didn’t know lol

Where are you? Scottish, living in Texas, US of A

Would you go cave diving with sharks?  Can’t swim.. so no.. but I would love to Kayak with the Orcas up in the San Juan Islands.

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?  Never, first off I can’t draw a stickman…and secondly…I don’t do serious  🙂

What was the first product you ever had for sale?  I don’t sell my work, I am too self critical and I am a relative newbie  at this whole handcoloring card making shenanigans. I’ve given projects away and I have done a huge project for the cost of materials… but that is as  close to “business” as it gets.
I did do a Christmas note set for a friend and she sent me a Michaels GC as a thank you… but I don’t think that counts either.
The Shaker windows I sell are practically at cost when you add in supplies and shipping and driving them to what I like to call my  “miracle worker ” post office who can  usually deliver in 2 days haha.. gotta love them…it is worth the drive…so I don’t class that as a business either.

If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be? I have 3 VERY old tattoos…..if I were to get another one it would most likely be a bullseye on my butt cheek… I always wanted one of those for when I wear my worn out Levis …. *grin

What is your best and worst personality trait?   I’m honest.. it has its up and downsides

What’s your favorite horror movie?  without a doubt.. the original Hellraiser..Pinhead was the hottest piece of dead flesh a girl could lust after back in his day

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What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

No store, but if I had to pick a favorite piece since I started making cards and such…. it would still have to be my KennyK Capt Locke card.

This was my first real outside the box  project and my first attempt at 3D Decoupage and foam padding.  My neighbor keeps trying to steal this one lol.

If you were a Cluedo Character, who would you be?   way my life goes… probably whoever is dead lol ..

When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?  No idea.. must have been a long time ago.  I sure could use one though.

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes? Absolutely heck yeah…  I was always one of those “I’ll believe it when I see it kind of people”

… and then I saw it.. them.  I’ve had a few “encounters”

If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?  Tinkerbell..  but they reserve that role for a man in tights apparently  lol..or at least they did.   But flying off the top of the Disney Castle would be hella cool.

If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life?   hmm  I dunno, but you can bet it wasn’t someone demure and ladylike.  I’d have been someone like Calamity Jane.  I’m not a girly girl.

Who is your inspiration/muse?   My warped humor….I think.  When I see an image I like I let my humor kick in and see if it’s something I can work with.

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How many people work with/for you?

Just me and my son, he is 4 and hijacks my craft space and projects.  He is my art critic and director too LOL

You may see references to him at times on my project posts… like my recent Scrapper’s Delights DT project ..where he photobombed my card  picture taking session with an angry bird ..I literally got photobombed by Bomb.

Name your favorite cartoon? Betty Boop, not that I ever see it…  all I see nowadays is Curious George, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers lol

Favorite quote?  “Best friend or worst enemy, pick a side” … by me  LOL

What’s your guilty pleasure?  hahaha .. how long  do you have?

Foodwise… It would have to be Bacci Chocloate, fresh unsliced bread smothered in real butter…. with Heinz Tomato Soup which I rarely ever get anymore now I live in the US…  and slices of REAL salami from a whole sausage .. not the pre sliced stuff you get in the store…I’m talking 1/2  inch chunky slices lol… my ex FIL was Italian and we used to get whole salamis from the restaurant he worked in. *sigh…

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?
Well.. I don’t .. but anywho lol

 I’m a stay at home mom nowadays.. previous job was working as a claim asst. in claims for FMLA and disability etc .. handling them for large corporations.  Before that I worked as an admin in an oil & gas company… I’ve also worked in Distribution and done voluntary work,   webmistress, and back in the early days fun things like produce packaging

… I  can trim and  wrap a mean Cauliflower I tellya !

If you could hang out with ANYONE in the world ….  who would it be?….and what is the one question you would want to ask them?

My stepdaughter.. she lives in Australia now and  I haven’t seen her  face to face in  just over 10 years  :/  and have only met my son in law  once…and never met my granddaughter.   I may not be with her dad nowadays but she’s still my kid to me… even at 35 lol.

hmm what would I ask her….  “can I have your combat boots… I had to leave mine in California?” lol

What’s your favorite color?  Black

What was your favorite subject in school…?  Phys Ed I think .. school was not a fun time for me…

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?
heck no….   my own kid used to pretend to be asleep so I would stop singing to him… nope I don’t even wanna hear me sing.

If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?  
I’d love to be a storm chaser.. but is that a real job??  maybe an independent photographer/storm chaser… I love photographing lightning.  But I wouldn’t give up my current job for anything… my son is my fulltime 24/7  and you can’t beat the benefits of this job.

What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?

lately…. my Kuretake pohoto Tape.… that stuff is fab and is the best tape I have tried so far for my foam sheets.

What is the one question you are really glad I didn’t ask ….and dare you answer it anyway? Lol   Hahaha  No..  not happening… not because I am shy,  .. far from it .. I will answer almost ANYTHING but some things are best left unspoken and not archived for eternity on a search engine haha

.. and I have discovered over the years  that a warning should come attached to questions aimed at me… and I quite often do issue it…  “be careful what you ask, you may well get the honest answer…. are you SURE you want it”

If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with?  Someone funny… as long as they aren’t a secret agoraphobic…  It would be just my luck to spend 6 hours trying to keep someone else calm and not strangle them lol.

I’d probably pick..Eddy Izzard, Jo Brand, Graham Norton, Rowan Atkinson… old school comedians

…… you know what.. no I wouldn’t I’d pick a president or  royalty or something…. you know there aint no way they leaving  someone important stuck in no elevator for 6 hours.

But wait… what if it was impossible to get them out and I got trapped with say… Camilla Parker Bowles or Charles or something… at least give me Kate, Harry…. or Prince Phillip.. he has no filter… at least he’d be fun lol.

When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?  depends on my mood…and what’s at hand… cheetos, cereal, toast, pop tarts, ice cream.. I’m not fussy

What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year? All of them now I have my son…. before that.. holidays weren’t my thing.. my family put the ‘strange in estranged’… and sadly; I am  actually the normal one in my family….aint that some scary Stuff!

If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked?  I always wanted to be called Penelope, after Penelope Pittstop in the Wacky Races Cartoon…. Now I am older.. not so enamored with her, she was a bit of a useless chick LOL

What should be written on your gravestone when you die?  “so.. you gonna sleep now?”

Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around?  Used to watch it back in the day when Hulk Hogan and the Warrior were around… haven’t seen it in years

If you were offered a trip to the moon, would you go..and if so .. which of your images/products would leave on the moon??  I don’t know that I would… motherhood has made me less of a daredevil .. If I was single and not a mom..hell yeah in a heart beat.

I remember  back in my teens watching the Jean Michel Jarre, Rendez Vous Houston concert and thinking how amazing  it would have been if they had actually got to record that first music in space as planned. Me and my friends at the time were huge Jarre fans… The tribute to the Challenger Crew  is something I don’t think I will ever experience  the likes of in this lifetime… I don’t think a concert nowadays will ever have the impact of this one.  He closed down Houston Freeways and brought over a million people together for something beautiful.  I never thought 30 years ago I’d be sitting here in Texas myself lol.

“The last track on the album was originally scheduled to include a saxophone part recorded by astronaut Ron McNair on the Space Shuttle Challenger, making it the first piece of music to be recorded in space, but on 28 January 1986, 73 seconds after lift-off, the shuttle disintegrated and the entire Challenger crew were killed. The track was dedicated to McNair and the other astronauts on board Challenger.” Wikepedia

His Laser Harp and choir have to be one of the coolest things I have seen and heard.  Since then.. Rendezvous will forever be one of my favorite albums of all time.  It’s worth a listen 🙂

If you think you have never heard his music, check out the video links. You may be surprised to know you actually probably do recognize his work from  things like  the penguin and antarctica special.

Which decade do you think had the best music?  I’m very eclectic in my taste in music… I would have to say anything from the 50’s on would have something I like…. but I also love some classical and opera. .. so anything from Slade and The Bay City Rollers, to Britney Spears and  Rhiana, Pavarotti to  Buddy Holly..

Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so..  was it fun, or a nightmare?  Nope was married at 17 .. the first time.  I don’t think I ever had a blind date so to speak..I’ve had a few blind drunk ones… does that count *grin

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?  World of Warcraft, not that I have time to play lately.

Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?   I never planned to grow old …  so I can’t answer that one ..I’ll have to wait n see.

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If you were a classic car…. what would you be?  Elvira’s 58 T bird 

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?  anything with a good beat … rock pop, reggae, rock opera…If it got beat I’m shaking that thing!

Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man?  the person named on my birth certificate as father.. .. the boogey man was a pussycat  in comparison.

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?  I’ve met so many cool people through crafting…the variety of backgrounds and characters is fabulous…. all with a common thread.  I’ve also met some not so fun, or cool people… but that is one of the joys of the internet.

🙂

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Spotlight Series Day 24 – Alyce, Kit and Clowder

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Who are you?  

Alyce from Kit and Clowder Online Colouring Classes www.kitandclowder.com

Kit & Clowder Facebook Group

Kit & Clowder Blog

 

 

Where are you? 

Australia!

 

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously

Just over two years ago when I turned Kit and Clowder from just my blog to our online colouring class website. Well, I was probably taking it still seriously before then making many many design team cards but I never dreamed that I would be doing this now with our classes 🙂

 

If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be? 

I am so chicken! I would be like Phoebe in Friends where she went to get a tattoo and only got a dot before she pulled out hahaa! I don’t even know what I would get – a cat?

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale? 

Our Skin and Hair class although both the content and the format has changed drastically since the launch!

 

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Who is your inspiration/muse?

My inspiration is everyone who forms Kit and Clowder. I would not be doing this if it weren’t for all of the Clowdies that are part of our group. When I am feeling down I know that I can feel inspired and uplifted by flicking through our Facebook Group and seeing everyone’s work, and also when people post non-craft related stuff. It makes me feel excited that people like to share their lives with us and makes me want to share back.

 

How many people work with/for you ?

Just me 🙂 But Jon, Mr Clowdie, is my sounding board behind the scenes. I also have some really close friends that I have met since doing this that I know I can discuss about any topic/run through any idea and they 100% support me and tell me if my ideas are bad! 🙂

 

Name your favorite cartoon?

Oh my… everything Disney? Does Pixar count as cartoon? If we are going movie I would say Wall-e.. but if it’s cartoon tv it is Pokemon

 

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If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?

ELSA! Or Anna! Or Belle! Or Cinderella! Or Rapunzel! Or Pin Manager!

 

 

 

Which decade do you think had the best music?

90s!!! Spice Girls! hahaaa!

 

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax

I like to read, sing, or play computer games with Jon 🙂

 

If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life.

Cat – fluffy cat wanting lots of cuddles and food

 

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?

I sing in the shower, not in the shower, and frequently get caught out by the postman.

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What is your most popular item in the store/shop? 

Our Skin and Hair Class

 

 

 

Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them? 

Probably Angel from Buffy hahaa! No I haven’t drawn him hahaa!

 

If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with ?

Joss Whedon and we would talk all things Buffy/Angel/Firefly/Avengers 🙂

 

What’s your favorite color?

It changes all the time! I like Purple and Aqua at the moment 🙂 But I really love all colours and having bright colours around makes me feel happy 🙂

 

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Would you go cave diving with sharks?

Uh not this question!! I am currently being persuaded into this for our Honeymoon O_O Sharks are one of my big fears and I think if I saw a Great White I would pass out in the water. I would say no but I think if I don’t say yes I won’t be getting married haha.

 

 

 

What was your favorite subject in school…?

English – I wanted to be a writer and I looove reading

 

When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?

Disneyland! We went last year while teaching our US Retreats and it was the BEST!

 

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes?

Yes but I would be so scared! hehe! It really intrigues me because I feel there are so many stories and encounters for there not to be some sort of truth?

 

When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?

I have a bad habit of getting the coffee/chai latte sachets and halving them so I can get more drinks to keep me full! So I have many many of those to try and stop me eating everything in the house. But I usually still do – biscuits and chocolate 🙁

 

What is your favorite piece in the whole store? nature

Our new Elements of Nature class – I think it is our most professional class and also flowers and nature are really forgiving for people to colour. Skin and Hair is our most popular class but the actually topic itself is much harder so I think sometimes it’s nice for people to take a break and colour some flowers for some great results 🙂 I also love our Monthly Colouring Class as I feel that it really challenges me to come up with the content and I see the best results in this class. I see people improve the quickest here as they are challenging themselves.

 

Favorite quote?

If you are not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you aren’t doing anything very innovative – Woody Allen

 

What’s your guilty pleasure ?

Disney. everything.

 

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?

Interior Architect

 

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What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?

Christmas – I love getting presents for people and get so excited to give them 😀 I can’t sleep on Christmas eve.

 

 

 

 

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?

Our Technique Classes take about 2-3 months of straight working on them from concept, writing the material, colouring samples, filming, editing, and putting the actual classroom and graphics together. It’s a really long process! It takes longer now than when I first started as I still do our one on one feedback daily which takes a few hours, plus our monthly class, and all of the admin work. So a Technique class probably takes about 4-5 months now.

 

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?

So many! I love all Taylor Swift 🙂 And anything cheesy hehe

 

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?

I love how supportive everyone is. I feel that people go out of their way to help one another and to make me feel welcome in their lives. I feel that I don’t have customers but I have friends and I’m so lucky to have met so many of our members now and know that we have a real friendship. I feel extremely lucky.

 

Spotlight Series Day 19, Nikki – Limited Runs Digital Stamps

Who are you? 

Nikki  and My Store is called Limited Runs Digital Stamps

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Digital Stamps

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Limited Runs Stamps Facebook Group

 

 

Where are you?

I live  in Toronto

 

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?

Drawing and designing is for fun, if you take it to serious it’s a job and jobs are boring 🙂

 

What is your best and worst personality trait?

Best – adaptable

Worst – I’m a girl, I keep him waiting ( he says it’s a worst one )

 

If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be?

No I wouldn’t get a tattoo, it would have to be a temporary one.

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale? 

These were posted around the same time and were one of the first I came out with.

 

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Name your favorite cartoon?

Calvin and Hobbs

 

If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked? 

Veronica would have been fun, I could be a Roni 🙂

 

What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without? 

I couldn’t live without my pencils and markers

 

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes?

Sure it would be a Scream to go !!!

 

Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them? 

Christian Slater and nope, never drew him out

 

If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?

This is my hobby, so it’s something to enjoy. I don’t think of it as a job.

 

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?

I’m an artist; so I work in a bar lol, just cause I was told that’s what artists do and working behind a desk would drive me insane. I like being on the move.

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Lady Primrose

 

 

 

What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

My favorite changes every time I colour an image in. Lady Primrose is the last one I did, so it’s my fave.

 

 

 

 

 

Who is your inspiration/muse?

Anything and everything, sometimes it could just be a shape I’m looking at

 

How many people work with/for you?

It’s a one lady show

 

What’s your guilty pleasure ?

Chocolate

 

What’s your favorite color?

Favorite colours change with my moods, I would say right now I’m ORANGE 🙂

 

What’s your favorite horror movie?

I love horror, but the one that is the most freakiest I’ve watched American Mary … Totally MESSED UP!!

 

How long have you been in business? 

7 years

 

What is the one question you are really glad I didn’t ask ….and dare you answer it anyway?

Lol

 

When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?

Cereal, I’m too tired to make something.

 

What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?

Halloween cause I can dress up and Christmas cause I love to decorate

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What was your favorite subject in school…?

Math and Art

 

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?

Sing of course, but get busted doing it lol

 

What is your most popular item in the store/shop?
It varies on the time of year

 

When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?

Not a really big traveler, we just staycation alot 🙂

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Shark Bait – Precolored

 

Would you go cave diving with sharks?

Sure it would be amazing

 

Which decade do you think had the best music?

Can’t decide, there is so much good stuff out there

 

Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so..  was it fun, or a nightmare?

Yes and it was fun … ended up he was a great friend in the end, but a lot of laughter

 

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?

Read and Draw

 

What should be written on your gravestone when you die?

Someone else can think of what to put on it, I won’t care too much

 

Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?

Gracefully I hope, I want long hair and a huge hat 🙂

 

If you were a classic car…. what would you be?

Baraccuda

 

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?

anywhere from an hour, till I’m happy with it

 

When you are working, what is the view from your window like?

This is a quick peak of what I see when I turn around from my desk. The shed my DH built with all my stained glass windows in it makes me smile every time I see it

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What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?

Don’t let me down by the chainsmokers

 

Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man?

My dad scared the boogey man away lol

 

Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around?

NO

 

If you were offered a trip to the moon, would you go..and if so .. which of your images/products would leave on the moon??

It would be a blast to goto the moon and I’d leave something up there that was a OOAK

 

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?

How much fun people can be when they finally relax

 

Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection? 

The Little Mini Bird Collection; it’s a first for me to make a bunch of fun images that are all together

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Mini Bird Collection

unless you count all the cupcakes

 

 

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Winner picked on June 28th when I turn 45 this year.

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End of Series Giveaways – Updates

Well… we are, over half way through the Spotlight Series.. so time to start pulling together all of the giveaway prizes on offer.  I will start listing them all here …. this list may change over the next two weeks…so expect edits on this post 🙂  This is just a fun giveaway and an opportunity for  the spotlight guests  and of course myself to thank you, the visitors, crafters, fans and group members for your interest and support of this Spotlight Series.spotlight_giveaway-sneaky

Each one will have its own giveaway page which will be opened for comments on the 1st  of July.

Once it is open for comments… you will need to enter each one you are interested in, individually.   All you have to do is comment on the giveaway post “I commented” AND have commented on the sponsors spotlight post.  So if you haven’t been leaving comments on the daily guest spotlights .. now is the time to play catch up LOL.  Not all spotlight guests are able to offer prizes;  so their spotlight may be sponsored by an external sponsor, but you will still need to comment on the spotlight to enter.

If it’s a non spotlight sponsor,  the giveaway post will have details on what you need to do to enter those.

Winners will be picked randomly and will be posted  here on the blog on/around the 15th of July.

Some are open to the US only, some are worldwide and will be duly noted on each giveaway.. please verify you are eligible to enter.

I reserve the rights to modify this list as needed before the official start date of the giveaways.

Prize list so far

**TBD  – To Be Determined

 

Additional Sponsor Prizes:

Keep checking back to see who & what else gets added to the list as we continue into the latter half of  the Spotlight Series 🙂

 

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Spotlight Series Day 9, Lisa- Bloobel Stamps

Who are you ?

Lisa Graham – Bloobel Stamps

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Etsy Store

New Bloobel Store

Facebook Group :Bloobel Stamps – Digital Stamps Create and Share

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Where are you ?

France

 

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?

I worked as a “serious” artist from 2010 – 2013, I’d never do that again. I prefer art to be fun 😉

 

What  job did you have BEFORE you started drawing/designing for a living?

I was a software developer before I moved to France, and the last time I worked for a salary was on technical support for World of Warcraft, a video game.

 

If you could hang out with ANYONE in the world ….  who would it be?….and what is the one question you would want to ask them?

Stephen Hawking. I’d probably ask him a stupid question and spend my life mortified that I had embarrased myself.

 

What’s your favorite color?

Green.

 

What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

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Thank you for the Flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who is your inspiration/muse?

Cartoons like Sponge Bob, Oggy and the cockroaches, Video Games.

 

Name your favorite cartoon?

At the moment I’m watching Adventure Time, that is pretty cool. I like everything by Miyasaki.

 

Favorite quote?

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

 

What was your favorite subject in school…?

Maths. Funnily enough I didn’t like art at school, I found it restrictive and boring drawing pieces of wood and fruit.

 

If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life?

A spider.

 

What is your most popular item in the store/shop?

I don’t know how long the bunny will be popular now that spring is over, but I think a lot of people who visit my store will like coffee whatever the weather.

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Boingy Rabbit

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Need Coffee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?

Danny Kaye. I never drew him, but I think his goofiness has inspired some of my characters.

 

If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?

Software Developer. Although I’m a bit out of date these days. I do video game design on the side to keep my hand in.

 

What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?

My mechanical pencil, if I don’t have at least 3 in the house at one time, I start to get nervous. I seem to have bought about 20 in the past year. I think my cats eat them.

 

If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked?

Pollyanna. My mum wanted to name me that after the novel.

 

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?

Bob Sinclar – Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now) – oh my. It has the “everybody dance now” sample from the 90s, which makes me forget I’m over 40. I’m going to kill myself one of these days or break something.

 

Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man?

I was nearly never naughty, but when I was it was the “disappointed” face of my mother that scared me the most.

 

Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise

This is me multitasking, I wear lots of hats 🙂

 

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Carmen

 

 

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?

Everyone that I have met so far have been so nice. I think the crafting community really look out for artists and are very supportive. I really like that, rather than creating a “finished” product that people consume, digis are more like collaborating with hundreds of very individual artists all over the world, and I love to see how everyone interprets one image in their own way.

 

If you were a classic car…. what would you be?

I don’t know if I’d be it, but I always wanted to own a Chevy Camaro 69 SS.

 

When you are working, what is the view from your window like?

I’m lucky to have a big garden with trees and birds that play in them. Our garden is a bit unkempt so it’s a bit like living in a forest sometimes.

 

Which decade do you think had the best music?

70s Disco.

 

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?

Independant video games, board games, gardening, sci-fi films, audible books about space.

 

Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?

This one was quite difficult to get the balance right, and I was quite proud of myself for even attempting the pose 🙂

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Expert Gardener

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What should be written on your gravestone when you die?

Game Over

 

 

 

 

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Spotlight Series Week 1 is complete….

Wow.. what a fab first week… Thank you sooo much to everyone who took part in the Spotlight challenge this past 7 days … all you fab artists and designers ….and  of course to all the visitors who stopped by to check out all the Q&A’s and leave such lovely comments for the artists and designers.
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Soooo ready for week 2? I have some more fab artists and designers lined up and I just added two more artists to the lineup this month. Thanks for  joining in ladies….

Marcella from Power Poppy

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and Christine from Penny Blossomscropped-small-vintageheader

Ok.. let’s  keep this party rolling…. NEXT !!!!!

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If you ran across this post after the event is over.. you can catch all of the spotlight guests, projects and the Intro post in the tab at the top  of the page… or right here.  SPOTLIGHT

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Spotlight Series Day 6 – Heidi, 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps

Who are you ?

My Name is Heidi Arrowood and I am the Owner/Illustrator of 2 Cute Ink2cute


Etsy Store

Digi Stamp Club

Blog

 

Where are you ?

I live in Southern IL with my husband, 2 dogs ( German Shepherd and Chihuahua) and fish 🙂

 

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?

Back in 2010 I decided to start drawing with an intent to create some type of business/freelance work.  But I have been drawing since 5th grade!

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale?

let’s see the very first image I would have to say is “Cat Knit” digital stamp ( which i think still is one of my favorite designs today!

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What’s your guilty pleasure ?

I love Swedish flop cake!  which you can’t get really anywhere lol ( favorite childhood guilty pleasure) now would be angel cream filled donuts 🙂

 

Favorite quote?

right now I think is…If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.  -Dolly Parton

 

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?

I use to work for the Bradford Exchange

 

What’s your favorite color?

Purple

 

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes?

lol ha ha i couldn’t do it!  I would be too scared!  that reminds me when we went to the smokey mountains we went though this haunted castle, which I didn’t think was going to be scary and yes it was!

 

What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

I really Love My doodle digital stamps. Let’s see i would say Octopus doodle

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Who is your inspiration/muse?

Let’s see I am inspired by anything and everything!  I love to participate in monthly doodle challenges which gets my juices flowing with an inspiration word everyday.  ( Doodle a Day- @ellolovey and 365 Doodles- @JohannaFritz on instagram)

 

How many people work with/for you ?

Just me and I have 5 Design Team Members that make card/papercraft samples.

 

Name your favorite cartoon?

Hmm…How about favorite cartoon movie?  Monsters Inc 🙂

 

What was your favorite subject in school…?

Biology I had the best teacher, Mr. Brusa

 

When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?

oh gosh I would say last real real vacation was back in 2001 when I went florida with my aunt/uncle and cousins lol..  though I just recently went to the smokey mountains with my mother/father in law and husband which was pretty cool too!

 

If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?

Anna from Frozen! I love her hair, outfit and personality!

 

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?

oh yes!  lol

 

What is your most popular item in the store/shop?

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Owl You Need Is Love digi

 

 

 

 

 

Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?

Ha ha my first celebrity crush I think was Thomas Ian Nicholas when he played in ” Rookie of the Year”  ha ha I never drew him but I did write him a letter  ha ha… and then there was justin timberlake back when he was with Nsync.. i was obsessed with Nsync and Justin.. made banners drew some caricatures Oh and managed to score front row seats at an Nsync Concert way back when!  ha ha

 

If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?

I am not sure …something from home, and something creative…..maybe jewelry business?

 

How long have you been in business? 

Well I started back in 2010 but I have done different things, not just digital stamps.

 

What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without? 

Right now it is my iPad!  I ink all my digital stamps with it so it is a must have 🙂

 

When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?

cheese its lol the four cheese kind lol

 

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?

I love that people can take my artwork and make it their own little pieces of art 🙂

 

Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise

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well I created this digital stamp called “Heidi and Cosmo” Based on myself and my chihuahua cosmo.. lol doesn’t really look like me but maybe the hair and the version with glasses lol

 

Which decade do you think had the best music?

I love the oldies station- 50’s, 60’s and 70’s!

 

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?

It depends it can take 1-3 hours

 

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?

Right now “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake 🙂

 

Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?

 

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I think Snowman Couple because I love the overall drawing, line widths and concept 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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