Friday, May 17, 2013

The Perfect Gift,Career Day and a Super Duper Giveaway!

It's been so gosh darn beautiful around here lately.Hubby gave me the perfect gift for Mother's day..an outdoor swing..and I am so loving it!!
Every night after dinner I go out there and sit and listen. I'm so thankful for it. Lately I've noticed a group of birds clustering by my Confederate Jasmine.As I was walking by it yesterday,I could hear why...


This week I was also asked to speak at my sons school on Career Day! It was so much fun and I think the kids enjoyed my casting demonstration...


I am also so excited to announce that I have a new post on Paper Whimsy...


I gave  a quick tutorial on how to work with embossing powder...


you dont want to miss it so be sure to stop by the Paper Whimsy Inspire Blog and check it out!!
Plus..
today I am offering a

Super Duper Double Decker Giveaway!

Enter for a Chance to win one of these!! 
1- $25 Paper Whimsy Gift Certificate
Courtesy of Gale from Paper Whimsy.
2-Four $5 dollar off Coupons with a $25 Purchase.
and
3-One of my Soldered Pendants
That's 6 Winners!
Holy Smackeroonies!!

Here is what you have to do to Enter:
  • Leave a Comment here on my Blog with a Way to Reach You if you Win. (Email)
  •  Sign Up for the Paper Whimsy Newsletter For Current Specials, PW Inspire Tutorials, and Giveaways. 
  • You can Also  Like the Paper Whimsy Facebook Page to Learn More about Current Whimsy News.
The Winners Will Be Announced May 24th
Is this exciting or what!!!

"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

70 comments:

Francine Morano said...

What a wonderful giveaway your work is gorgeous!!!

BahamaDawn said...

WOWSERS!!! what an awesome giveaway!! Your pendant is stunning!!

L said...

SHAZAM !!! :-)

Michelle said...

Beautiful!! How exciting to be able to share with your son's class!! Love your pendant - all your work is fantastic!!!

Tarnished Rose said...

Oooohhh! A chance to win one of your awesome pendants? Sign me up!

Smiles~
Marilyn

Leslie said...

Wow Cat, what an awesome giveaway. I LOVE your soldered pendants....beautiful!

D Fritz said...

Wow, great give aways

Christine said...

What an awesome Give away! Your work is always beautiful and inspiring.
yahoowahoo@aol.com

Christine said...

Forgot to add, I liked Paper Whimsy on Face Book and signed up for their news letter.

Romancing The Bling said...

Holy smackaroonies is right! Thank of the opportunity to enter your fabulous giveaway Cat:). Your work always brings a smile to my face...love it all!

Doojies said...

Gorgeous pendants!!! So happy to have found you on facebook. I'm already a fan and friend of Paper Whimsey (not to mention that my my money has a direct link to them!). Thank you for this opportunity!!! doojies@comcast.net

Leila West said...

You are always so generous with your giveaways! ...and I wanna see the swing, so jealous, haha.
Have a fantabulous weekend!

Mary Anne said...

I would love to enter this Giveaway...thanks for your generosity!

Mary Anne said...

I signed up for the newsletter!
flesch1234@gmail.com

Barbara Mason said...

Yowsa! This is a great generous giveaway! I have been following Paper Whimsey and now signed up for the newsletter and liked them on FB!
masonb60@gmail.com

Dorthe said...

How wonderful to have the nest and those screaming "babies" near your new swing ---congratulations with it, dear Cat- what a! wonderful gift to you!
And the giveaway OHH ,you know I love your jeweleries, --I would so love to be entered -will also go see your tutorial ,thanmyou :-)
Hugs,Dorthe

Jane Rhoades said...

I'm so glad I discovered your blog - so many beautiful things! I would love to be a giveaway winner!

Lupe Meter said...

You always have such awesome giveaways!! Ok...did all three for a chance to win! Love outdoor swings!! I had one once and loved it! Hugs!

Francy said...

crossin my fingers!

Julie Panusis said...

This is a fantastic give away. Thanks for your wonderful imagination and creativity.
You are an inspiration.

Lizzie said...

Hey there Cat! Your art demo at a school career day was so what we, as artists, need to offer to young children. I believe we need to spread the word that myriad lifetime careers in art are more than possible. You go girl :)

Colleen said...

Hi Cat, What a great post and wonderful giveaways! You and Paperwhimsys rock!!!!
moonfaerie!@gmail.com
xox

Dawn Renee ' said...

Your work is beautiful and inspiring thank you for the give-away and ideas.

jaci said...

cat.. so excited to see you some day for real... we are so close .. .. also would be thrilled to win..love this giveway .. good luck to everyone out there:)... xx

Nancy said...

What a wonderfully assorted Give Away, and your Pendent is just Breathtaking!! I just signed up for your Blogpost to come to my email so I don't ever miss a awesome read!!
Have a truly Blessed Week!!
Huggs, Nancy

studiorose said...

Those kids looked like they wanted to jump in and help! Beautiful jewelry; what a nice giveaway, thank you!

6f603edc-c098-11e2-afdf-000f20980440 said...

Hello Cat.....I am trying to leave a comment in AOL and Google Chrome but don't think I am being successful. I will try one more time. What a beautiful gift to give to the world (one of us)one of your pendants. I love your house pendants too and the entire concept behind their development. I am afraid of the torch without being in person with you in a class but if you are near to where I ever am I will be there. Thank you Gail for also being a beautiful person to host the give away. I hope I win a pendant. HUGS! Sojna
Tatesis@aol.com

Jann said...

Thank you for the generous giveaway! I am delighted to discover your blog--I'm a Paper Whimsy fan from way back, and am a subscriber to the newsletter and also a FB fan. Have a great day!

smokeysmom said...

WOWSA, what a terrific giveaway! This is my first visit to your blog site, very cool! I've bookmarked it so I can return and check out all of your wonderful work. I'm thinking about subscribing because I like what I see so far :) I already receive the Paper Whimsy Newsletter and I Like Paper Whimsy on Facebook. Thanks for the great giveaways:)

lordblessu said...

I love your giveaway!! Your work is to die for! thanks for the chance to win and I liked Wimsey a long time ago
moose2bear@msn.com

Tami said...

Happy May, Cat! I'm excited about your beautiful give-aways - always loved your jewelry style too!! It's so cool to go to school with your kids and they love having you there and I bet they were thrilled to see you demonstrate your techniques too :) I keep looking forward to more of your Paper Whimsy creations, keep them coming!
Hugs,
Tami (rotht@windstream.net)

April said...

So thrilled to have discovered your blog and your lovely jewelry! Thank you for the chance to win, your blog full of eye candy, and the many hours of future perusing!

Stephanie said...

hello GF! Love you!!!!!!
joyuslion@gmail.com

McStamper said...

Your pendant is gorgeous. I have never been to your blog but signed up to follow and see your fantastic art. I already subscribe to PW and like them on FB. Thanks for a chance to win.

khess136 said...

You have been SO busy, dear Cat! Your creations and talent are inspiring and I'm so happy you're appreciated by so many. This is such a generous giveaway, and I thank you for the opportunity to enter. xoxo

khess136 said...

I forgot to mention that I'm a follower of Paper Whimsy on FB, subscribe to their newsletter, and have happily been a contributor to their financial well being over the years!! xo

Boni said...

thanks so much for the tutorial ...love your work mamadragon6@msn.com

craftirn said...

I would love a chance to win one of your pendents. I have taken classes at Paper Whimsey and am already a facebook fan. This is a huge giveaway. Thanks for hte chances.
craftirn@cox.net

Elaine Parsons said...

I discovered you from a post on Paper Whimsey.. Thanks for the opportunity to win .Elaine

Sandie Luck said...

I so so so love the details of your pendant designs, Cat!
What fun to share your creativity in your son's class. Surely he is so proud of his mum!
What a generous give-away!!!
Fragrance sweet blessings.......~Sandie

Chris T said...

Love all of your creative ideas! Would love to win something from your giveaway-thanks for offering!

angiesuez said...

I would so love to own an original Cat piece! I am really enjoying your Paper Whimsy art. You have been a great addition to their team!

jasann said...

What lovely work you do!! Thanks for sharing!!! And thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies!!!

Diana said...

Great tutorial. Beautiful layered necklace finished off with the resin collage photo.

Karen said...

Amazing giveaway ~ keeping my fingers crossed!!!

Debbie Keady said...

Beautifully generous! Thank you!

Mary said...

I signed up for the newsletter, have already liked PW's facebook page, and am leaving a comment here. Hopefully that will get me 3 chances! ;)

LynnF said...

What gorgeous work!!!! I already get the PW newsletter, and like them on FB and now to leave a comment about your extraordinary art! 3 is the charm?

Corinne Marie said...

Amazing work..... :)

Debbie K. said...

Love your work, Cat. Please count me in for your give-away. Thanks much and have a great week!
DebbieK
d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

kimber said...

What fun! A swing, career day and a giveaway! I alread get the PW newsletter and LOVE it!

Jackie said...

Cat! how cool to have a chance to win your gorgeous pendant! count me in please! and I love the fact that you got to demonstrate for your son's class- that is awesome! xoxo

loudowning54 said...

Your pendant is stunning. I love the Paper Whimsy newsletter. I have been a subscriber for several years. Fingers crossed that I will be a winner.

Lizzie Lou's said...

Thanks for the great opportunity to possibly be a winner. All the items are wonderful!

Lizzie Lou's said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these wonderful prizes! Just love paper whimsey and hopping onto your blog as well.

Gaby Bee said...

Dear Cat, your pendant is absolutely stunning! I would love to own an original'Cat'creation:) Keeping my fingers crossed!
Please enter me in your wonderful drawing. Thanks for the opportunity to win such lovely prizes!
I already receive the Paper Whimsy Newsletter and like them on FB.

Gaby xo

Glenda said...

Fantastic giveaway.The pendant is stunning. Cheers Glenda

Thoughtfulhands said...

Wow what a great giveaway!!!
Love your work Cat :)

Theresa
outofwackk@aol.com

Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

Hi!! Just came across your Blog from my Paper Whimsy Newsletter and love what I am seeing. Definitely becoming a follower. Thanks so much for a chance to participate in such a great Giveway.

Take care,
Diane

Toni Elaine Tuck said...

I think your work is awesome..would love to one of your classes..we shall see.I will keep watching your work.Beautiful....Toni Tuck

Marie-Andrée said...

Great giveaway!
Thank you

Claudia Mora said...

Hi Cat,

I found out about your blog through Gail's Paper Whimsy Newsletter! I have liked her fb page through my Claudia Mora Castro account. I enjoyed paperwhimsy collage sheets very much and have created some pretty soldered jewelry with them in the past.

I think it was awesome that you had the opportunity to participate with career day at your kid school.

I would love to participate in the giveaway too!

Thank you
Claudia
anticatreasures@hotmail.com

Lisa said...

I saw your blog several weeks ago and it caused me to order Belle Amoire Jewelry mag (arriving any day). Your work is fabulous. You are hosting a very generous give away and I would love to win -especially the pendant. I loved the tute on Paper Whimsy and will subscribe. th.3.bears@hotmail.com

Jackie said...

Cat, and Gale.....what a wonderful basket of giveaways. Would love any one of them. Thanks for the chance.

~*~Patty S said...

Such a lovely post full of joy, promise and creativity.

Many thanks Cat for the chances to be a lucky winner (thanks to sweet Gale too ♥)

Brightest of Blessings always
oxo

Astrid Maclean said...

Loved reading your beautiful post and what a great give away, I'll throw my name in the hat, thank you for the chance to win! All your work is amazing!

6f603edc-c098-11e2-afdf-000f20980440 said...

Cat I love your work. I also love Gail's site. I learned a new skill by watching your video on embossing. How gererous of the two of you offering a give away. I have tried 3 times to leave a post. I hope this time it works and it isn't too late to enter.
I would love to win one of your pendants and show it off to everyone.
Hugs....Sojna

Doojies said...

Of course I love Paper Whimsey on facebook and in real life. I also love your art and your post on the PW blog!

Kyle4143 said...

I was just visiting the Words and Pictures blog and I'm so glad I followed to check out your art not to mention an amazing giveaway! I'll be following you and PW for sure! Thanks or the chance to win!

Cindy said...

Cat, I always enjoy stopping by to see what you are up to. And you are ALWAYS up to something new and wonderful! Way to go speaking to the kids on Career Day! I wish I weren't so gosh darn shy or I'd love to share what I do with a classroom full of kids! I know you inspired every one.
Your Mother's Day gift is perfect. Nothing like a swing to feel like a kid and to give you reason to stop and simply enjoy. And oh those baby birds - so cute!!