Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart Event

And the winner is Cindy! Congrats and I'll be mailing your package on Monday. Thanks to all that stop by and left some lovely comments.
This event is an awesome way to connect with other bloggers from around the world. There is still time to sign up and participate. Click here for more information: One World One Heart .

So let me tell you a little about myself. I'm a crafting domestic goddess, who has 5 adopted children ranging in age from 12 years to 2 years, 4 boys and 1 poor stuck in the middle girl, but don't feel to sorry for her, she knows how to play the daddy's girl card quit I've been married to my wonderful and supportive husband for almost 25 years (come this September).

I've been paper crafting for several years, started off making cards at a local stamp camp, and have evolved since then. Since my kids are all adopted and most were adopted at an older age, I find that I do a lot of scrapbooking pages for them so when the get old they feel like they have a past. I still make cards, but really enjoy doing collages, ATC, and altering anything I can get my hands on. At this point my kids are afraid to sit still for the fear that I might break the modge podge out to use on I love all things vintage, grunge, steampunk and shabby chic. I'm very "shy" about my art but still try to put it out there for feedback so I can see where I can improve. So that's pretty much me in a nut shell. Thanks for sticking with me.

Now for the goodies (aka: door prize) I've decided to put up a few of the magnetic bottle caps and scrabble tile pendants that I have made. All you need to do it leave me a comment with your email in your comment so I can contact you. Drawing will be held on Feb. 17, 2011. Here they are, I went with a vintage women theme:

Door Prize

 Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win the door prize.


  1. What adorable charms and pendants Jamie. You shouldn't be too shy about your work. It's great!

  2. Hello Jamie,

    you must be a proud mom of these five children ! I guess it is a lot of work to raise 5 children, but so worthy, even more knowing they are adopted and you and your husband give them a chance in life, they maybe not would have had with their biological parents.
    Loving them is what makes you their real mom !

    Nice bottlecaps and pendants you have !

    greetings from belgium

  3. I love your pendants and bottle caps, great job.

  4. How wonderful of you and your husband to adopt five children! I bet they keep you busy! Your pendants and magnets are lovely.

  5. Your tiles and pendants are gorgeous. I'm just getting back into scrapbooking now that my kids are a little bigger. Stopping by from OWOH and think your blog is gorgeous.

    Have a great time through the event.

  6. Thank you for offering this item up!
    Heidi #259

  7. Greetings from Virginia. Lovely pendants. Thanks for this giveaway. Please feel free to visit my blog and enter my giveaway. avennett AT verizon DOT

  8. Such fun to visit. Happy travels. Jan

  9. Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

  10. What a nice story about you and your family! Thanks for letting us in to peek at a little bit of you.

  11. Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

    Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

    Hugs, Gayle
    my blog:

  12. Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

  13. Hello,
    I'm hopping around the world tanks to OWOH !!!
    Love your prize, and I would looooove to win.
    Thanks for the chance.
    Lots of greetings from Belgium.

  14. Wow! You're so creative! Your magnets and pendants are so unique! Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your lovely give-away... I can only dream it's me! :)

    OWOH is a great trip around the (blog)world! I enjoy it!

    Sweet greetings from Belgium,
    Saskia :)

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    How lovely! I would love to win it!
    Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
    Be well & wish well,

  16. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Love your creativity. Count me in please.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  17. Hello From Ky!Please put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize!
    Thank You,Tee

  18. Hi from Georgia. It's so nice to visit your blog.

    Jeanie Callaghan

  19. I really enjoyed looking at your art. Thanks for sharing it with me.

  20. Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
    Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
    ~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

  21. I'm glad you put your shyness aside to share your art and blog with us! I hear you about the Mod-Podge- my family has learned to hand me the Mod Podge and the E-6000 adhesive quickly and quietly when I'm in the zone and I need more!

    If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll drop by both of my giveaways (at Twigs and Tulle and Kindergarten’s 3 R’s: I’m giving away a mini bunting and some pattern blocks) during this awesome blogging event! Happy OWOH!



  22. I'd love to win your charming items!

    Please stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway also! I'm #590.

    hoerauf at comcast dot net


  23. What a great creative idea. Please include me in your drawing.

  24. 5 adopted children.
    Bless your heart!

    I love meeting you and all the gals in OWOH.
    This has been an amazing adventure for me!

    Thank you

  25. Ohno, this is another new art form I can't wait to try, will it never end. They are so pretty, like 18th century minatures

  26. Hi Jamie, I`m your newest blog follower... what a fabulous giveaway :))) Please include my name in your draw and it would be terrific if you could drop by my blog for a visit too.
    Martina from Stuttgart/Germany ♥♥♥

  27. I enjoyed visiting your KEWL blog

    Please stop by mine OWOH 2011

  28. Great giveaway! Fun magnets and pendents, I'd love to win. Please throw my name in the hat for your drawing. And, if you are out and about in blogland, drop in #521!

  29. Hallo , nice to meet you.
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
    This is really beautiful.
    I would love to win that.
    Please count me in.
    Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
    Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

  30. Love the bottle caps!
    Stop by and visit my OWOH! I'm #50!

  31. Hi I enjoyed meeting you and seeing your work, its great. If you have time please stop by my blog for a peep at what I do

  32. Hi Jamie, so lovely to meet you! I have 4 brothers with me, the only girl, born in the middle so I know how your daughter feels! lol

    Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win one of your delightful magnets or pendants:-)

    Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  33. So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

    Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
    Bonnie in Florida

    Visit my blogs
    # 566 and # 567

  34. lovely blog!
    OWOH #502

  35. Your charms are wonderful and I would use them for a journal I have in mind.
    Please visit me at Irish Muses #678.

  36. Great magnets and pendants! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you!

  37. Hi Jamie,
    I would love to be entered in this drawing for your beautiful pendants and magnets.
    Thanks so much! Please visit me too!


  38. your art work is wonderful!
    i understand about being shy, but this is the best place to get some wonderful feedback.
    thank you for for stoppping by and hae fun on this adventure!

  39. Greetings from Pleasanton, California
    Please enter me in your lovely giveaway
    If you have time to visit me

    I am giving away 7 different things 
    & if you want, please join my blog too!
    Thanks for the entry & consideration.

    Blessings ♥ tere

    "Kung Hei Fat Choi!"
    祝┏┯┓┏┯┓┏┯┓┏┯┓ ♥♥(\ /)♥♥
    福┠鴻┠┨兔┠┨大┠┨展┨ *ღ( . .)ღ*
    你┗┷┛┗┷┛┗┷┛┗┷┛ CC(”)(”)))
    Happy Chinese New Year!

  40. Great giveaway! Please enter my name! Thank you for a chance to win such a great offering!!

  41. so cute, please throw my name in the hat!

  42. Your blog is wonderful, I'm glad to have found it and to have met you on my journey. Hope you have a wonderful time on the OWOH, I know I am. Hugs!

    Vintiquities Workshop
    Creep Softly Studios

  43. lovely creations of yours!!
    please come visit my blog #30 on the list,
    warm hugs & blessings from Montana.

  44. Hi Jamie, you made beautiful things! You have a lovely family and great sense of humor!
    cathyguitarteacher at

  45. Thank you for stopping by my blog #25 http://www.artinmybag/ and for inviting me to come see your amazing goodies! Very impressive

  46. Hi there. Nice to meet you and thanks for visiting my blog. Love your prizes and I'd love to be in your drawing.

  47. Hi Jamie, greetings from Australia.
    It's great to meet you,visit your blog and learn a little about you and your family.
    I'll be back to visit again.
    I would love to be the lucky winner of
    your lovely pendants and magnets. Thanks for coming by and your lovely comments.


  48. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - your tile pendants are so pretty!!
    Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
    wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
    Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

  49. You adopted 5 must be a saint!
    Where do you find time to scrapbook? I'm impressed. I'm so happy to meet you here in blogland.
    Stop by my blog giveaway if you get a chance :-)

    Waxela (wa-shay-la)
    aka SpiritMama

  50. I love the bottle caps and they'd look great holding up my kiddos art work on the fridge!

    binafan at hotmail dot com

  51. Hello, thanks for visiting my blog. Love the vintage style charms and bottle caps. I love to scrapbook, but have fallen so far behind these days...sigh.

    Bright blessings,

  52. Hi Jamie,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and entering my give away. I would love to win one of yours. I saw that you have 5 adopted children. We have 2 biological sons (20 and 18) and 2 adopted children from South Africa (girl 7 and boy 5). We cannot imagine our lives without them anymore.
    Blessings from Luxembourg,


  53. Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
    Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
    Winning your give away would be awesome!
    Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

  54. Hi Jamie,

    What lovely pendants and charms -- thanks for the chance to win these treasures. :)

    Greetings from Germany,
    # 66

  55. I would love to win something so cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Come to enter my giveaway if you have time! I'm # 516

    Hugs from Mexico :D

  56. Oh you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! Visit me too #220 needlewings at

  57. Fabulous Giveaway - please include me and do come and visit my blog and enter mine too –if you haven’t already – I am #139 - I will be back for a more leisurely look around your blog after the event :-) – Cheers Britt in Australia

  58. What fun little pieces. So nice you scrapbook for your kids. They will appreciate it when they grow up!

  59. 5 kids? WOW, they must keep you busy...and I thought my 2yr old was a handful, lol.

    Your giveaway is beautiful, please count me in. Thanks for commenting on my blog, so nice to meet you!

  60. your blog is beautiful .please visit mine #425
    my giveaway is a ooak polymer bunting baby

  61. Hello Jamie,
    I like the artwork you show on your blog and I also like your giveaways.
    Please count me in and if yget time, visit me on my blog


  62. I love these "goodies" and would love to win anything you make. I'm number 11 and hope you'll drop by. My contact information is on my profile page.

  63. Hello from Oregon! Thanks for joining OWOH and allowing us to peek around in your blog and join in the fun of trying to win your giveaway. Love the altered bottle caps. What a great idea.
    I would be pleased if you could find the time to come by my blog and enter for mine.
    :) Gale OWOH #473
    gizmo01 (at) charter (dot) net

  64. Fabulous work! So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  65. Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!!

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

  66. I love the combination of the vintage ladies with the obviously not so vintage bottle caps.

  67. Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

  68. Very very creative! I love your blog. So whimsical! Your giveaways are fantastic too!
    Glad I found you! Please include me in
    your giveaway.
    Come visit me at

    Thanks Teri

  69. Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  70. Very nice!! Happy OWOH to you!

    If you get the chance, stop by and say hi--I'm OWOHing, too!

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

  71. Hello! I am just flying in from OWOH. Please enter my name in your wonderful prize and pop on by my blog if you would like to enter my OWOH giveaway. You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


  72. I love your Steampunk ATCs! and your door prize is fabulous!

    THank you for finding me via OWOH earlier.

    Janet, Honey from the Bee, #64

  73. Thanks for the chance of winning your prize Jamie.

    I hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

    Sherry from England, UK

  74. beautiful! - fabulous give-away...count me in. Enjoyed your blog - thanks for sharing! Hope you can visit me at 662


  75. Hello. It is so very nice to meet you. Your pendants and magnets are beautiful. Please enter my name into your drawing.

    I would love it if you would stop by my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list. *hugs*,

  76. Lovely giveaway! I also adore using vintage women images in my art.
    Big hugs to you for making scrapbooks for your children. That is such a special gift to their futures. I was adopted from birth, so I am not missing any photographic links.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
    hugs from ON, Canada

  77. Hello. It's so nice to meet you, I would love the chance to win your door prize! Please pop over to visit me if you get the chance!

  78. I am determined to stop by every blog! Glad I made it to yours! Please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


  79. Love your work here. Oh, and THANK YOU for not having music play automatically when I come to your site :)

  80. Hello it is so nice to meet you. I have enjoyed your blog very much.

  81. Hello from Iowa, it's nice to meet you. I enjoyed stopping by your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway.

    ~Donna #792

  82. It is so wonderful to meet you and visit your lovely little part of blogland. I would love to enter your OWOH giveaway. How wonderful. Please drop in for a visit during your journey.
    wishes and whimsy
    WeNdy from WonDErLand

  83. Thanks for stopping by my blog on your OWOH tour!
    I love your little art pieces, both the pendants and the recycled bottle caps, so please do count me in! Your house sounds like a fun place.-)

  84. Jamie, these are adorable, I be happy to own one or any :) please include me in your draw, and come visit me. #209
    Thanks, Susan
    (Pieces of Fate)

  85. I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by my blog is #809

  86. Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

  87. can never have too many magnets lol Sweet Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

    Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

  88. I'd love to enter your beautiful giveaway!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  89. Hello from western North Carolina
    You have an awesome blog and giveaway- I am having so much fun checking out all the OWOH participant's blogs.

  90. Greetings from a tatter in Singapore :) Please include me in the drawing! Thanks for the giveaway!

  91. Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

    Beckie =)
    artbeckons at hotmail dot com
    San Diego, California, USA

    OWOH #119
    OWOH #132

  92. hello! i enjoyed your post and had a laugh about how your kids are afraid to be still, LOL! thank you very much for the chance to win your lovely giveaways. if you haven't yet, i hope you can drop by my blog at (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. hugs and blessings!

  93. Hi Jamie, greetings to you from Australia! Thank you for sharing your awesome vintage lady creations with us on the OWOH trip. I would love to win, please count me in! Bless you for your adoptions. Hubby and I were going to build our family with adoptions, but opted for 'fostering'.... our 18yo blessing has multiple disabilities, and has filled our lives for over 8 years now. I now follow your blog, and will enjoy visiting to see all your crafty exploits. I hope you will visit me, I am OWOH 248!
    hugs and blessings,
    My OWOH blogpost
    Email me!

  94. Hi there Jamie, it's Jaime! Isn't this fun?! I'll bet you are a busy lady with 5 kids! You shouldn't be shy about your art, it's great! Funny comment about the kids afraid to sit still for fear of being collaged.

    Thank you for visiting my little corner of the blogging world and for your nice comment! I do hope you return soon :)

    Happy Creating!
    Indiana, USA

  95. Hello,
    I think it's so great that you are creating the scrapbooks for your kids. They will certainly treasure them forever. Thanks for your visit to my blog too.

    Sharon :-)

  96. Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  97. Lovely giveaways! Please count me in!

  98. Fun giveaways -- thanks for offering them! I cannot believe with a family that size and those ages that you find time to create and blog! I tip my hat! ;) Thank you for coming by my blog and entering my OWOH giveaway. I hope you'll be back to visit, and I also hope you enjoy the rest of the event!

  99. Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you. What a great blog you have - and so many fun things to see.
    Thanks for participating in OWOH...Isn't this fun! Please enter me in your drawing.
    ( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
    If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  100. Adorable charms. I am a charm junkie!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  101. what a wonderful door prize! i'm enjoying browsing through your blog and getting to know you better through your art!

    thanks for the opportunity to win a bit of your world!!

    please stop by my blog (#851) and enter my drawing as well, if you like!

    joe in montana

  102. Greetings from Ipswich, MA
    I'm glad to meet you.

    I'm a jewelry artist, watercolor painter, and over all creative adventurer! Please enter me into the OWOH give away.

    It would be neat to have you follow my blog!

    Also, I hope you can visit my blog. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come any time to chat.

    Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L

  103. Hi Jamie & thank you for stopping by!
    Lovely giveaway! Pls count me in !
    Thank you for the chance to win!
    Hugs from Italy,
    Mila :)

    #58 on Magic Carpet

  104. I love your little pendants and wee gorgeous! Thank you for offering such a beautiful prize, please enter my name in for a chance to win! And if you'd like, please stop by my blog where I'm giving away an original painting, painted by me of course :) Hope to see you there!
    Peace & Love from New Zealand,

  105. The simple fact that you are in the world makes me smile. Thank you so much for being there for your five children and for having the insight to give them as much of a tangible past as possible. One of my dear friends was adopted and I always loved the look on his face when he explained to us that while we were just born in our families he was 'chosen'.

    As for the beautiful work you do, heck yes! I'd love to have a chance to be gifted some your lovlies! :)

    I know it's getting harder to make it to all the blogs in time (the 17th is sneaking up so quickly!) but I hope you can swing by and put your name for my drawing as well.

  106. ...simply a ** charming ** blog and even more ** charming ** give-a-way... thanks for the opportunity

  107. Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


  108. Hi Jamie, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted magnet art project. How sweet! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

  109. Your pendants and magnets are so pretty! Please enter me into your draw-- thank you so much!
    ~martha (#384)
    (from Toronto :)

  110. Hey Jamie, It's lovely to meet you via OWOH. What a generous heart you must have to adopt five children. Your giveaway is wonderful. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

  111. Greetings from Clovis, California
    I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog and your work is wonderful! Stop by and visit mine, if you haven’t already, for a chance to win my door prize. In the meantime, I hope this journey is as fun for you as it is for me.
    Best, Holly
    My blog:

  112. Greetings from the Philippines, Jamie! What a nice collection of pendants! It would be great to win one of them! Patsy.paterno (at) from

  113. Beautiful pendants! <3

    Please come and visit my blog too if you didn´t do it already! Thank you :)

    Warm regards
    Susan, nr 471

  114. Thanks for the great giveaway. I hope I win. Best wishes...

    annabell_lee_dk (at)

  115. Oh those are neat!
    Please include me in your draw.

    Ducky Doo
    (just replace AT with @ and DOT with . I do this to dodge email grabbing internet bots)

  116. thanks for a chance to win! lovely blog and giveaways! right up my alley!


  117. Hi Jamie
    Hello from New York! Your art charmgive aways are very beautiful! It's nice to find your lovely blog. I think it's so nice that you have adopted five children -- what a wonderful amount of love they must give you!
    You will be very blessed for all you do!
    My e-mail address is in my blog profile. I'd be thrilled to be one of your winners!

    My OWOH give away:

  118. Oh Jamie, you had me at Steampunk! I also see that you enjoy TH's products too! So it was no surprise that I've bookmarked you to visit when I'm not flying through but I shall be back again!
    Thanks for dropping by my blogs!



    http://spikescreativeside (#22) (#24)

  119. Loving this OWOH and meeting everyone. Come by for a visit Leslie