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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Giveaway Day!!!

Hello All!
I have missed you all being away these past two weeks!
Today is my Birthday! 
I am 53 years young
I am thank Full for each and every year
And I am eager for more!

Art and Soul was fabulous!
Meeting up with friends and soldering with Sally were the highlights of the trip.

 Dear blogging friends Jan from A Journey and Marlynn from Honeysuckle Breeze  and I attended together.
I had never met Jan in person before, even though we have known each other for about 3 years now.
We thoughouly enjoyed driving to get there and sharing a room. Marlynn and I met online at about the same time and at the same place as Jan and I...Paperwhimsy, but we have been lucky enough to meet up already and spend a fab day together last year.
Even though we all took different classes we had tremendous fun!
We made time for fun afterwards as well! Here we are at vendor night......vendor night!
Wow! Seriously good stuff!
Art and Soul is a really creative space, so many interesting classes, and so many wonderful people to meet!
I am hoping to attend next year as well.

I have admired Sally Jean Alexander's Style of art for a few years now, it was a pleasure to meet her!
She taught us the basics of soldering and I didn't even burn a finger!
I am ready to practice, practice and practice some more to improve!

I could not believe the tiny little chair we were to begin with.
It is just over two inches high! But I did it! Yay!
We created tiny collages to go between the glass,
I used some old foreign money that my class mate Michelle so generously shared.

I have worked on several pieces, but I can assure you....I need more practice Lol!

It is time to announce my Giveaway!!!

I put everyone's names into a hat (who wanted the same prizes, the different prizes did make picking the winners more difficult!lol!)......And here is how it came out....

 Of the three gifts, the bracelet, the Crafty Secrets CD and the free Altered Domino Book Class....
Here are the winners!!!!!  Yay!

Congratulations to Carmelina for winning the fabulous CD!!!

Congratulations to June for winning the Spring Bracelet!!!

Congratulations to Linda for winning the Altered Domino Book Class!!!
(I have linked up their names to their blogs so you all can go and visit them!)
As always, I wish I had one of these for each and everyone of you!
You are all dear to me, and I appreciate all your very kind comments.
Welcome to all the new visitors too!
Thank you for participating in my Giveaway!

 I have so much to share this week. I will be back tomorrow for Tea Cup Tuesday, and then an artist share, and I will be sharing some more jewelry too.

Have a beautiful and creative week!


BECKY said...

So glad you had a great time, and Congrats to the winners!!

Sweet Pea said...

Such lovely post. Enjoyed hearing about your time with friends.
And what pretty giveaways. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Micupoftea said...

SOunds like a fun time...my daughter & I just saw little chairs (Like you made) in a gift shop~

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Welcome back.

GREAT job on the crafting.

Big congrats to the winners.



Farah said...

Hope you will enjoy a visit at
With love

Anonymous said...

What a darling little chair! Love your post Terri. I am in awe of your pretty paper creations.
Glad you had a lovely time.

Sonya Badgley said...

Congratulations to the winners! I love the soldered chair! Awesome! I would love to try that! Looks like you had a wonderful time.
Thank you for sharing your fun time with us and for the chance to win your giveaway.

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Terri congratulations to all the winners and for giving us a chance to be in it! So very kind of you.
Looks like you had a wonderful time - the soldered chair is neat!

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had such a fun time and congrats to your winners! Valerie

Unknown said...

happy birthday terri...so glad you had a lovely time and had a go at soldering..not so sure id give that a go..well perhaps once but good on you for trying congrats to the winners of your stunnign candy have a great day hugs sassyxxxxxxxxxx

Dorthe said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR-AND -Congratulations to the hAppy winners- -------
I love the photo of you 3sweet girls, and the soldered chair is fabolous Terri-
belated birthday hug from me.

Lotta said...

Happy Birthday!

I realy like comming to your blog reading and getting inpired. Thanks so much fore all inspiration.


iReneM said...

Happy birthday, Terri

Wendy Aspinall said...

Terri I'm really excited about about to art and soul now.... you look like to had fun and wow .... the chair is wonderful darn it I wish Id sign up for one one jean's classes now maybe next year.... and Happy birthday maybe you have a cupcake filled day

Hugs Wendy

Netty said...

Happy Birthday Terri and glad you had such a great time. Loving that beautiful chair. Congrats to all the winners. x

highheeledlife said...

Happy Birthday Terri!!! Looks like a wonderful time... to meet a friend from BlogLand is such an exciting time.

Congratulations to the winners!
Welcome back!!! xo HHL

JoAnne said...

Happy Birthday Terri! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Can't wait to see what else you have to share.
Enjoy your day! xo

Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

Nice to see you back Terri. It's funny because I have been learning to solder these past few months with Terri Brush's on-line workshop. It takes a lot of practice! But it's fun to test new skills. Have fun with it and I am sure we will see some beautiful new art from you. Loribeth

Anonymous said...

Congrats, ladies!!!!

Hey, I really like that chair...so cute :)

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness....I almost forgot:


Cynthia said...

Happy Birthday, Terri! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Can't wait to see what else you share with us. The little chair is beautiful. Can you make that into a charm to wear?

OmaLindasOldeBaggsandStuftShirts said...

Congrats to all of the winners...
And a very Happy, Happiest of Birthdays to you Terri.

Holly M said...

Happy Birthday Terri! I absolutely love the little chair you made. Being the daughter of a miniaturist, I am drawn to all things mini. Love it, love it, love it. Holly M.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

It sure looks like you had a great time. That chair is so cool! congrats to your winners..Lucky Ducks!!

Thanks for posting Terri. I always enjoy a visit to your blog.
xx, Carol

Elaine A said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERRI! Wishing you a day filled with lots of family and love. I am so glad you had a wonderful time on your trip. The chair is just adorable. Soldering is something I have been dying to learn to do. Although I have videos that show how to do it, I feel I would be more comfortable having someone show me the first time. Maybe someday someone will hold a class near me and I can attend.

Elaine Allen

P.S. Congratulations to the winners!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Terri,
Congratulations to your Birthday. You look so young. What a fun to learn such artcrafts. I am sure you will use that skills in many pretty ways.
Congratulations also to the winners of your generous giveaways.
Best greetings, Johanna

Linda M. said...

Happy Birthday Terri, Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Congratulations to the winners of your awesome give away. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Suz said...

Congrats to the winners. Such a nice giveaway, Terri. I am so glad you took a class from Sally Jean. I have had one. She was wonderful...and so much fun!

Christine LeFever said...

Oh my! Your class looks advanced to me! That wee chair makes my heart burn bright (to quote Romeo). So happy for you and wish you with all my heart a most happy birthday!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday my friend! Love that photo of the three of us...I am printing it and framing it so I can see you daily!

Congrats to all the LUCKY winners! Now they will all own a treasure from you. Life is sweet.

Warm birthday hugs,

Ivy said...

Happy Birthday!xo

Unknown said...

Do glad you had such a good time! I love your tiny chair it is amazing:) HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I hope it is simply Wonderful!

Marjanne said...

Congrats to the winners and a very happy birthday to you!!
That tiny little chair is soooo beautiful!!

xinex said...

Oh how fun to mmeet up with blogging friends! And leaning something new too. I have always wanter to learn how to solder. I wish I was there with you. You all looks so happy and lovely...Christine

Rella said...

I am so happy you were able to go to Art & Soul!!! I also hope you are now resting up. :) xo

The little chair is soo darling and it looks like you had a wonderful time. This is fabulous.

Thinking of you always xox Rella

Linda Vincent said...

Oh Terri, I'm sorry I'm a day late.......but I hope you had a WONDERFUL birthday yesterday! It certainly looks like you had a great time at Art and Soul; your little chair is so precious.
And I am a winner...woohoo!! Thank you so much, I can't wait to do the domino book class.
I'm so excited!
Linda xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Terri...yes indeed I love what I see here!
Thanks so much, winning is tremendous fun!
You're the best....and I love the post ... With all of the bloggy friends meeting up...Jan is a sweetie!.....but then again everyone is in this bloggy networking of women!

Thanks again.
Do you need my address?
I can't remember if you have it already? .....?

Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina

June said...

Oh my gosh Terri...you can't believe how excited I am right now!!!!!!!! The bracelet is beautiful and I am a bracelet nut!!!!
Art and Soul must have been a wonderful time. I have always loved Sally Jean's soldering. She is such a talent...and I know you will be just a great. I cannot wait to see some of your pieces!
Thank you so much for your sweet note about the G-children, they are the light of my life.
sending hugs...
I will be sending you an e-mail : )

Lucille said...

Happy Birthday, Terri! It's nice to see you back! Hope you enjoyed your birthday day!

When you have a minute, could you go over to this website "Kilmouski and Me" and see the instructions to disable the two-word verification that Blogger has set up. If you do that, your followers will no longer have to type those two words to print their comments. Thanks!

Cinderella Moments said...

Happy Birthday! Make a good wish because it's gonna come true!
Congratulations to the lucky winners! They are soooo lucky to receive your beautiful prizes.
Birthday hug,

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like the perfect way to celebrate it!

Marianne C. said...

Sounds like you had loads of fun! Welcome back, Terri, and congratulations to all the winners!


Jann said...

Oh, Happy, Happy Late Birthday, Terri--I' so glad you had fun--the little soldered chair is beautiful! Congratulations to the winners--I know they must be THRILLED to know they are going to receive artwork created by you! Have a great week ahead!

Pandora said...

Happy Birthday! It sound as if you had a marvelous retreat!

Congrats to all the winners!

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