Monday, May 7, 2012

Cartridge Winner & My Gift from Barbara Stewart

So much to share!  I received a gorgeous mixed media book today from Barbara Stewart... but before I share photos of that, my Master of Ceremonies has graciously agreed to draw the winner of The Good Old Days Imagine cartridge!

I want to thank you all for your kind comments on that post.  Heck, you would have been in the drawing even if you typed, "Sign me up, Chick-o," but instead, I received many unexpectedly sweet messages! 

OK- here's the thing:  we are old-fashioned here at the Glittering Eyes blog.  We don't do random.org, we instead find a child who will work for Reese's Cups and ask her to draw a name from a hat.  Yep, it's a little bit Mayberry, but that's just how we like it.  (Mostly, I have just convinced Piper that she is the star of the blog when she helps me and that is enough to tip random.org out of the boat.)

Well, Ms. Impatient is ready to get going with this!So... without further ado....the lovely Master of Ceremonies takes her bow....



Reaches deep into the hat... makes a comment about Lidsville.....tells me she is glad she didn't have to wear the paper hat like I wanted her to do....mixes up the entries....


....and pulls out.....


Congrats Noreen!  I will email you shortly for your mailing address!  


And now.... I want to share a very special gift that Barbara Stewart (barbarastewart1 on the Cricut Circle message board) sent to me! 

Barbara has posted some of her incredible Smashbook mixed media creations on the Good Morning thread and I have drooled over them.  For this book, Barbara was inspired by the Ryan Gosling "Hey Girl" posts that we laughed about on the message board.  What I love about this is that Barbara's personality, sense of humor, paper crafting skills, energy, and style all shine through!   This book is characterized by shaped, heavy board-like pages layered with multiple papers, textures, and embellishments.  She has found a way to magically keep the mood and palette continuous throughout while using dozens of different elements.  The way she has put this together is pure magic to me and has touched my heart!  I wanted to share with you some pictures.  









I love the weight and organic shape of the pages, the tactile quality of the project, and the spirit and humor that is all Barbara!  Thank you, Barbara, for sending me such a fabulous gift!  I just love it! It is pure treasure!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  This was fun!  If you are lost on what this "Hey Girl" and Ryan Gosling stuff is all about, click here to check it out.  (I promise it will make you laugh!).  I am still working feverishly on challenge projects from the past weekend on the Cricut Circle Blog, hoping to have one to post soon!  

20 comments:

Michelle said...

What a fabulous gift from Barbara!!!!Wow!

Lizzie said...

Its wonderful

Carrie said...

This is soooooo totally AWESOME!!!! Love it!!! and congrats to the winner!!!

Diane said...

Wow that book is incredible and must have taken her hours to finish. Wow wow wow...you're a lucky girl!

LindaV said...

Amazing work of art.

Sis Patterson said...

Fabulous work, Barbara! The pages are so well decorated (and that includes the "facers" without Ryan?!

Piper - nice to "see" you again!

pooky said...

Love the book!! Piper did a fabulous job picking the winner:) She looks like a natural!

Sunshine said...

What an awesome book, I have missed out on the whole Ryan G. thing, but I just looked at it all and it was a fun laugh, thanks for that!

Renee

Sandy from Ukiah said...

congrats to Noreen... i am sure she will enjoy her new cart. AND what a wonderful gift from Barbara.. it's is just fabulous.. i love it. Have a wonderful day.. hugs from ukiah

Cindy@ Scrap-obsessed.blogspot.com said...

What an awesome gift. I love it. So much work and detail. Way to go Barbara! What a sweetie.

Nana Donna said...

Awesome gotta love that Barbara Stewart. You are lucky to have received this keepsake

Anonymous said...

Wow, wonderful gift.
Love the way you pick a winner. A winner does the drawing.
Illene

Lori said...

Congrats Noreen!

Hey girls, I thought it would be a great project and it was!

Debbie said...

congrats to Noreen for winning. And congrats to Barb for doing such a fabulous job on the mini album...so fun !!

LindaW said...

Wow how wonderful to receive a precious gift from one of your mentor's....You are so lucky...but most of all we are lucky to have such talent like your too. Maile

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful gift!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Ellen said...

Congrats to the winner! and congrats on your wonderful gift!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

I use the same style of random generator...just don't have the adorable name-picker-outer! :0)
What a fabulous album that Barbara sent you! I know you are enjoying this little beauty!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

RockinRenee said...

Barbara did such a ROCKIN job!!! The book is wonderful! They you for sharing your special gift!

Cindy said...

Oh, Fabulous mini book that Barbara sent you. What a sweetie!!! TFS

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