Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Blog Hop Newby


blog hop

Yep, I'm a newby at this! ... Some of you have asked if I'm participating in the Blog Hop, and yes! I am. I'm a wee bit late to the party (sorry!), plus I've been a bit unsure how to proceed. But I'm going to give it my best shot, so, here we go! ....

Here is a list of the amazing and talented group of artists who are participating in this blog hop. You should visit each blog to be entered into each artist's drawing. Hey! There are 7 chances to win, and some artists are choosing a winner everyday!

My plan is to give away two items from my Handmade shop (YEA!), and one selection of sparkle topcoat nail polish so you can have some crazy bling nails, just like this:


I will be giving away one of my most popular prints, Be Strong and Soar, pictured here:

Plus, one of my Mr. Toasty pillows, which is the cutest dang Toast pillow you have ever laid eyes on!


You can enter the giveaway by doing one or more of the following:

- Like me on my Facebook page, to do that go here
- Become a follower of my blog, by clicking on the Follow button on the left sidebar
- leave me a comment on my blog

Each action item will give you one entry into the giveaway. The blog hop lasts for one week (until next Wednesday, Dec 14 at midnight). I will be selecting the three winners from the comments, and I will announce the winners on my blog on Thursday, Dec 15th, so be sure to check back next Thursday to see if you are a winner! Also, if you commented in my last post, you will automatically be entered into the drawing, never fear :o)

**Remember to leave a note in the comments which actions you chose to do, maybe even all three!

Ok, time to get blog-hopping. Good luck!

x, Val

71 comments:

Georgene Lockwood said...

What a fun blog and I love your artistic style. I got here via Lori Anderson's blog. Thanks for doing this!!!

Cindy Cima said...

Hopped here from Lori Anderson's blog.
Now following your blog.
Liked your fb page.
I don't use fingernail polish myself but my daughter or 8 yr old granddaughter would love it!
Love the print and the pillows are too cute!

Charlie said...

Oh so great to meet new people thanks for the opportunity to win!

Michelle Mach said...

My niece would totally love that toast for her tea parties! :)

debb said...

Love your fun style!

Charlie said...

Iiked your fb page too

One Woman said...

Love the pillows! A new time follower. Will like your Facebook and follow your blog!

Rose Red said...

What fun ideas :)

judy c said...

what a great way to see new blogs! I'm finding fun new people and learning new things, wonderful!

moonlitfantaseas said...

cool give away! would love to win

Mary K. McGraw said...

Thanks for a chance to win some of your goodies.

KayzKreationz said...

This looks like so much fun. You've got a cute blog. I LOVE the nail polish! I'm always into bling for my toenails and fingernails. Thanks for the opportunity.

Cillaw said...

Found you Via Lori Anderson. What a great idea. I love all your prizes.
Hope to win.
Thanks!
Cilla
www.tellyourgirlfriends.com

cw said...

Thanks for being a part of the great giveaway. I'm following your blog now.
Happy Holidays to all!
Chris

Polly Barker said...

How fun! Thanks for the chance to enter!

pupton said...

I really love Mr Toasty! I am now a follower of your blog, and I liked you on FB.

Bonita Bead said...

The toast pillows are adorable.

Claire Selby said...

Pretty artwork and so cute toast, I love mustaches!

wingrovesmith2010 said...

such a cool idea, i hope you enjoy blog hopping.

Noemi said...

That toast pillow sure is fun!!

Noemi said...

And I am now a fan of your FB page.
By the way I came here via Lori from Pretty Things

Natasha said...

new follower to your blog! love it! so fun to find new artists, thank you, lori!

Natasha said...

also liked your facebook page :)

Tycialk said...

Love Mr Toast. Cute

TanyaMcGuire said...

So much fun thanks for playing. I so love the art print.

Its All About Creating said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would love a surprise package to open. Great idea. - Marlene arteveryday(at)msn.com

Doreen said...

What a great idea! I just love the toast!

Amy B. said...

I LOVE that you are all doing this blog hop !
What fun !!

I'd love to join in & play !!

Amy AT BeadAndGlass DOT com


#1 - Facebook "Liked"
#2 - Following your blog
#2 - leaving you this love note in your comments :)

Nancy said...

I have very long nails and would love this nail polish! Of course everything else is quite wonderful too. Either or will suit me just fine!

DonnaD said...

Toast pillows are so cute! I am now following your blog.

Mari said...

Hola Valerie! Mari from Puerto Rico! yo soy una fanatica tuya desde hace mucho tiempo. Tu trabajo en felpa es hermoso!! Feliz Navidad! Bendiciones, paz, amor, properidad para ti y toda tu familia. Soy tu seguidora, me gusta tu facebook page y nuevamente...Feliz Navidad hermosaaa!

Valerie said...

Oh my goodness....I LOVE your owl pillows! I may have to hop on over to etsy and buy one. I'm excited about the giveaway and the chance to meet new artists. Thanks!!

LJeanCreations said...

I liked yea, I'm following yea and I'm posting...now where do I go?? lol

stephanie_mcginley said...

Hi! I jumped here from Lori Anderson's blog...What a fun blog hop to participate in....Thank you for giving us all the opportunity to win! You Rock!

Stephanie

stephanie_mcginley@hotmail.com

lorraine said...

new follower :) raineoc@yahoo.com

lorraine said...

liked your fb page :) raineoc@yahoo.com

lorraine said...

i love your french toast guys! the little needlefelted mustashes are the best :)

Karen Firnberg said...

Great to meet you! I've commented, liked and followed. :)

Thank you, yes, I would love to win your giveaway!

Susan K said...

Thanks for giving us a chance to win some of your beautiful things.

Rose Red said...

I'd love to win :)
Liked on Facebook and commented here :)

Kim Hil said...

What great creativity you have! Luv your toast pillows...and everything else too! I've liked and commented! Glad to find you from the giveaway hop!
cre8ivespace@yahoo.com

Shirley said...

I'm thrilled to be a new follower, and I've liked your FB page. Mr Toast is adorable, and I love your painting. The nail polish is so fun, I know my daughter would adore it! Thank you for the giveaway!

Claudia said...

Thank you for sharing your beautful work with us.

Marca said...

Of course I'm doing all 3 things LOL, I would love to be entered in the draw, thanx!

Kathleen Conard said...

Thanks for the chance to win one of your amazing creations! xo
I will be checking out the other blogs as well - I love the process of discovering other great blogs!

Karen Firnberg said...

I think we are supposed to visit daily. So, here I am!

Valerie said...

Thanks to all of you for leaving such great comments, and for following me on FB and my blog. Welcome to each and every newcomer!
@Karen, you don't need to visit every day, however you are very welcome to do so! Some of the other women are doing a daily giveaway, or have other rules for their part of the Blog hop. For me, you can leave your comment, but make sure to check back often to find out if you have won. I will be posting the winners names next week. Good luck to everyone!
x, Val

salla said...

I love the Mr. Toasty pillows! Yeah Toast!

Anyway, I have followed, and liked, and here is a comment.

Sarah S on Facebook.

Pookledo said...

I've just followed you on facebook, and here is my comment too :)

www.pookledo.com

DeniseU said...

Love your work, Val!

Thank you for sharing this drawing and all of your creativity with us!

Denise

SueConnors said...

Hi Val,
Thanks for the fantastic opportunity to share with 'An Aussie', some of your fantastic goodies. :) :) :)

CMD said...

Super fun giveaways Val, thanks so much for the chance!! I "liked" you on FB as well. Now to look around some :))

rockcreekcreations said...

What a wonderful giveaway and such a neat idea to have a blog hop now.

Tycialk said...

You guys rock. If you ever sew up anything involving doxies I would love to order from you. I may have to order a Mr Toasty just cause. Have a Merry Christmas & thanks for the chance to win.

KipperCat said...

I love that print!

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Susan K said...

I have done all three things as I would really love to win your giveaways!

Tycialk said...

Happy Sunday. Blog hopping. Love it.

mary me said...

Hi Val-Just found you via Lori or Pretty Things. You are a brave soul venturing into the world of blogs and blog hop partays!!! Good for you! Look forward to your blog!

Just subscribed! :-))
Mary

mary me said...

Also like your FB page! :-))

Mary

mmelam @ gmail dot com

Kathleen Maunder said...

Hi Val,

This is nice! I signed up for your blog a few days--not to win something, just because I find it to be a creative, happy place. :)

But I wouldn't mind winning your lovely print or the toast pillow (who doesn't need one of those?)

I've also just 'liked' you on FB, so you now appear in the left column on my Trowel and Paintbrush page. :)
Kathleen

skittle's mom said...

I would love to win.

Anna said...

Love your owls and toasty pillows! Your work makes me smile. :)Anna
twilightblue30@yahoo.com

Pamela said...

Hopped over to you from Lori Anderson's blog. I was excited to see your artistry! I usually spend all my time on jewelry, so your offers are even more exciting! I liked you on FB, and became a follower on your blog as well!
Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!
Pamela Manley

Marfa said...

How did I miss this? Whew...the giveaway doesn't close until tomorrow! Anyhow, I follow your blog and I "like" you on Facebook! I love that SOAR print and your owls.

SusanKS said...

enjoyed my visit to your blog...thank for entering me in your giveaway!

tinybeads2004 said...

Thanks for being part of this blog hop - you are very generous! Love your work. you are incredibly creative.
Mary Alexander

Jeannie said...

I LOVE the Be Strong & Soar print!

Cyn ~ The Wingedneedle said...

I am so greatful to the Blog Hop! I found your wonderful blog via Marcia! The snowman is adorable! now off to do some more reading! Cheers, Cyn =0)

Kathy said...

I am reading your blog for the first time - what a wide array of talent you have - love that snowman! Have to figure out where you live and teach

Auntie LuLu said...

Love the blog, am a follower now. I love the print!

Auntie LuLu said...

Love the blog, am following now. And I love the print!!!