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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I won A treasure Trove of Ideas from Cindy Adkins!


 I'm sure many of you know the talented Cindy Adkins from her blog Whimsical Musings, and her online magazine Whimsical Musings Magazine.  If you don't know her yet be sure to stop by her blogs.  To celebrate the release of her newest book 
Mixed Media Art: Living your Passion, she had a giveaway, which I was so fortunate to have won.  
This book includes:~Numerous original projects to create
Where to find myriad items for mixed media work
How to get your art displayed publicly
There are lots of projects you may also want to make as Christmas gifts too.  
I bought the book, it is awesome!  You will never go shopping the same way anywhere after you read this book!  So many helpful insights, great ideas on how to get your art out there and recognized!  There is a Kindle for PC version available so you don't even have to own a Kindle to read it.  The Kindle for PC is a free download and the book is only $2.99, a real steal if you ask me.  Great way to jump start your art for the new year too.
This is the “A Treasure Trove of Ideas” Prize Package I received.
~A gorgeous vintage locket (to create a “Remembrance Piece” like the one discussed in the book.)
~Hand-stamped seam binding with French writing to use in my own art.
~The original ATC created especially for the book which is signed and dated.
~A beautifully embossed “Creative Journey” journal embellished with Tim Holtz Ideology images.
~The original “Wish” Tag Book created especially for Mixed Media Art: Living Your Passion.
~12 tags to decorate and make tag books of my own.
I must say I am totally blown away!  Cindy's work is rich and gorgeous.  The awesome leather journal is going to take some real thought into what I will use it for, it is so elegant, I have never owned a journal this fine!  I want to keep it for something truly as special as it is.   These are all such beautiful keepsakes, the wish tag book and signed and dated ATC will find a special place of honor in my craft room.  And I can't wait to create my tags, locket and to use the gorgeous hand stamped seam binding!
About Cindy Adkins, she is a talented artist and writer, I love reading her books.    Her EBooks right now, "Blogging: It's a 'Woman' Thing" and "Blog from the Heart: A Woman's Guide to Blogging" hold the #1 and #2 spots respectively in women's blogging on Amazon!!!  That is amazing!  Cindy is  such a go give supporter of all of us in the blogging community.  She is the first one to promote and help other artists, featuring their work on her blogs and sharing links to them, I have met many of you through Cindy.  Thank you Cindy for the awesome win and thank you for all you do for all of your fellow artists.  Thanks for looking.  ~Diane

23 comments:

  1. How lovely, you have really received a wonderful package! I am so happy for you! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Hi Diane, Congrats on your wondeful win from Cindi. She is so talented and inspiring. I am sure you are enjoying your goodies.
    Hope you are enjoying the season and Merry Christmas.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  3. Congrats! Cindy is such an amazing talent and generous blogger.

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  4. Hi Diane,

    I'm so glad that everything arrived--and I hope you enjoy it all! Thank you for this beautiful post and for letting people know about the book! And congratulations on winning the giveaway--You are such a special and creative person and I know that you will have so much fun with it!
    XO
    Cindy

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  5. Congratulations!! Looks like a lot of fun stuff you won! I hope you're enjoying the holiday season so far!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  6. Oh, Diane, these goodies look to be right up your alley! Congrats and I know you'll enjoy figuring out just what you'll do with each treasured piece!!!

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  7. Oh wow there is so many wonderful things there in your prize Diane, have fun with them all. x

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  8. Hi Diane, thats brilliant Cindy is such an inspiration,
    I hope you are having a lovely week my friend
    hugs June x

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  9. Oooh, you lucky lady, congratulation!

    :)

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  10. Congrats, looks like some lovely bits and pieces.
    Sandy

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  11. congrats on an awesome win, diane!
    couldn't have happened to a nicer person:)

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  12. You're a lucky girl and what a great bunch of goodies!

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  13. Wow, what a nice Christmas gift, Diane. Enjoy!

    Hugs,

    Monica

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  14. Diane! What a beautiful post about Cindy! She really is special, and so are you!! Congratulations on that amazing prize!!! I know you will use it well, and make great art with it!!
    xxDaniella

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  15. Hi Diane,
    Thank you SO much for coming to visit~ I was so excited when I heard that news--and I am so happy that you like the book!! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend~I am crafting and wish we could move Christmas 2 weeks ahead! lol Then, I'd be done, I'm sure!
    XO
    Cindy

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  16. oh my gosh, Diane...what a lovely cashe of wins. congrats...
    Hugs
    Carole

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  17. Hi Diane, just popped over to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas, and a happy new year. Congrats on your win!
    hugs
    Enfys xx

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  18. Congrats on your wonderful win!!!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Wish you the best in 2012.

    Gaby xo

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  19. Oh you lucky, lucky lady! What a bounty of treasure.

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  20. Hi Diane, Just wanted to stop back by and wish you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year.
    Big hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

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  21. Diane..I received the most beautiful handmade Christmas card from you! Your cards are always amazing, full of detail and truly one of a kind! Thanks my sweet friend :) Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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