Saturday, November 6, 2010

Friendship Blog Hop

Edited to add: Last call to enter the friendship blog hop give-away! I'll be drawing the winner tonight (Sunday) at 9:00 p.m. California time and will post the winner about noon on Monday.
The bird a nest,
the spider a web,
a man friendship.
Wm. Blake
Welcome to the Friendship blog hop!  I've been blogging for a little over a year, and I have made so many wonderful connections and friendships all over the world!  I made this art journal page to let you know how much you all mean to me.  Thank you for your friendship, stories, artwork and inspiration.  In gratitude, I am giving away a prize today.  After much thought, I've decided to give away a spot in Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas class, since Shimelle is the woman who got so many of us started in blogging.  It's also a bit of a "pay it forward" prize, since I recently won a spot in Shimelle's True Stories class and am thoroughly enjoying it.
To enter, simply leave a comment.  If you've already taken Journal Your Christmas, don't despair! You can assign the free spot to one of your friends or choose one of Shimelle's archived classes which you haven't taken or hold onto the pass for a future Shimelle class (though I ask you to use it by March 2, 2011).  
From here, you should hop on over to Liberty Cottage at this link (http://libertycottage.blogspot.com/).  Be sure to carry the following letter with you:  "O", as in Ontiveros!  How  convenient is that?

43 comments:

Bernice said...

What a generous giveaway.

JO SOWERBY said...

what a clever prize idea, maria. love the beautiful quote, blake was a gr8 man.
Jo xxxx

nancy said...

What a lovely prize! And what a lovely page... love the wings and crown!

Sian said...

Rinda, I hope you know how much I enjoy my stop here every day - it's always fresh and always enjoyable. It has been a real pleasure getting to know you over the past year and I'm hoping we have many more years of blogging ahead of us x (And of course I continue to hope that we might entice you back over here at some point in the future)

Maya said...

Great post and gorgeous page. Just beautiful!

Lizzie said...

Lovely journal page, Rinda! I really like to see your Art Journal - it's so different to the sort of stuff I do.
It's been such a pleasure for me, to meet so many new people over the past year and especially to make some really great new friends - I hope you are happy to be counted among them!

I do enjoy your blog. I love to read about the interesting happenings in your life - your family, your job teaching Law and what it means to you, your great crafting classes, where you live and what it's like, the Football and Baseball matches.... I especially enjoyed the video you posted, of yourself speaking about your job. It was great to hear your "real voice" and to see you in "real life", not just as a static photo on a blog screen.

Great prize idea - I'm sure the winner will be delighted!

Melissa said...

Wow, what a wonderful pay it forward. I would love to win the spot in Shimelle's JYC class as I've never taken it before. Thanks for sharing your art journal page.

Lee Currie said...

I love that quote! And such a generous prize offering. So lovely getting to know you :)

Lee Currie said...

I love that quote! And such a generous prize offering. So lovely getting to know you :)

K said...

I'm a big fan of William Blake and that quote fits perfectly for the blog hop.

Keeping my fingers crossed that I win the generous prize your giving away :)

furrypig said...

Your art journalling is always an inspiration Rinda, I really need to visit more often! xxx

Amy said...

Rinda your blog is really one of the most inspiring places to visit - it is a pleasure to visit here each day. Thank you for the wonderful support in the last 12 months or so, I appreciate all of your wonderful comments and have loved getting to know you and your family :-)

The Scrappy Tree said...

That's a very generous prize Rinda :) Shimelle's classes always put a smile on my face!
Beautiful page for your friends, love your artwork :)
Gayle xx

jennifer said...

That page is beautiful. I love the bubble wrap stamping (well, I'm assuming it's bubble wrap!).

Thanks for the chance to win a JYC spot, I really want to do this class and have been trying to find the funds! xx

Miriam said...

Hello Rinda, I am a new visitor to your blog, I have come over on the friendship blog hop. I love your artwork, it's just something I can't do, but love to see. I also really liked the letter you wrote to your house on Shimelle's True Stories class. i think I have the same weather conditions in my house! :)

Miriam said...

p.s. sorry I forgot to say what a generous and brilliant giveaway this is x

Nat said...

Hi Rinda! I'm so glad I found your blog tonight, lovely to meet you :) Your art journal pages are so beautiful & inspiring.
Nat x

Lesley said...

Hello -what a great blog - so glad I found it via this blog hop

Lesley

humel said...

Love your quote, so apposite! And love your page :-) It's been great getting to know you through our blogs, Rinda - I'm thrilled to count you as one of my friends xx

Becky said...

Hi Rinda
I can't believe it's been a year since we all met through Shimelle's class. I love visiting your blog and seeing all your wonderful work. Thank you for sharing it with us :)

Deb said...

My dear Rinda ~

I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you this past year through our blogs. I love visiting over here and seeing your amazing artwork and reading about what your kids are up to! Here's wishing you many more successful posts in the years to come! With love and admiration,

~ Deb

Elizabeth said...

I am really surprised you haven't been blogging longer. I did enjoy your house blog hop.

Anonymous said...

How fun!!! pick me! pick me!! :D love the page, Rinda.. you missed a fun class with the West Coast ladies today.. hope you have a great trip!

Mariana

Liberty :) said...

thanks for linking to me rinda! so glad to have met you xx

Enjoy the Ride Today! said...

Art journaling is something I have yet to delve into, but your page completely inspires me. Thank you for sharing!!

Karen said...

Rinda, your blog is a source of such inspiration every day! I have learned a lot by visiting and soaking up your beautiful work. An email is on its way to you, and I hope we'll be able to connect in a couple of weeks! That would just be so lovely. What a generous give-away. (I'll be back to catch up with all I missed while I've been away.)

Miss Smith said...

I've never tried art journalling - your page looks amazing!

*fingers crossed to win!*

Amanda said...

I love your art journal page! Purple is one of my favorite colors! :) I've never heard of the poem either! Both are beautiful!!

melissa said...

Rinda, your art is just gorgeous. The poem is lovely, and so fitting.

Amy said...

Your blog is lovely! I have found so many great blogs on this hop! I joined Shimelle's class quite late but have had so much fun looking at all your blogs!
Thank you for offering such a wonderful giveaway, quite fitting!

Cheryl said...

Rinda I have love following you, your art work is stunning and always so special x

Xnomads said...

I love that quote - short yet says so much. Love the imagery. And a beautiful art journal page. Thanks for sharing. : )

Xnomads said...

I love that quote - short yet says so much. Love the imagery. And a beautiful art journal page. Thanks for sharing. : )

scrappysue said...

Beautiful art page, this is also something I would love to have a go at. I need to come back and have a good old mooch when I'm all partied out, LOL!

Who ever wins will be very luck to win one of Shimelle's classes; she's the best!

scrappyjacky said...

A perfect giveaway,Rinda....have really missed your blog over the last week...hope to be able to get back to daily reading now.

sharyncarlson said...

What a beautiful page, Rinda! And I do love the quote, as well. Can you believe it's been an entire year since BFS?! I am so grateful for my BFS blog friends like you. Thank you for all your visits, encouragement, and inspiring posts. Here's to another successful year of blogging :)

Lou said...

I love your art journalling...I am a novice but love seeing what you do. I need to pick up my journal and complete the pages for our trip here to the UK...thanks for the inspiration. (don't worry about entering me into the draw...I am signed up for jyc and have a few archived classes yet to do too!!!

S said...

Pretty page; I see I'm going to have to give art journaling a try. And it's not surprise that blog friends are generous as well as creative.

Lisa said...

what a perfect quote. I need to remember that. The page is so pretty - gorgeous colours.

debs14 said...

It's been so great to meet a true artist via your blog, you are such a talented lady and I love to visit! Once again, a beautiful page at the top of this post!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Love your page! What a great giveaway!

Tracy said...

That is such a pretty background. Love it.

Cal said...

Lovely blog x