Thursday Giveaway: Winner of Michaels Crafts giftcard

Woo Hoo! We have a winner! 

With help from random.org, today's winner of the $10 Michaels Craft Store gift card is....

Cathy Kennedy from CuriousAsACathy.com

Congratulations, Cathy! I will contact you with instructions for claiming your prize.

Many thanks to all of the crafty folks who entered this random drawing. While you didn't win today....

Guess what?! You are still in luck! 

I am about to announce a new giveaway for one more $10 Michael's Gift Card.... And you will all be automatically entered in this new random drawing happening on January 1st! I will also be adding a few more prizes to the January 1st drawing, so be sure to pop back over the next couple of weeks to check those out as well.


Monday Music - Christmas....Star Trek Style

I'm a bit late to the MM party today. Sharing a little holiday spirit for the Trekkies - tho' it has been around a while & they have probably enjoyed before. (Of course if a true Trekkie they will enjoy it again.) 


For a more traditional Christmassy tunes pop over to XmasDolly's & check out her Musical Monday blog hop. There is always something fun playing over on Dolly's jukebox.


By the way, if it is not yet 12/11, any comment left enters the writer in a random drawing for a $10 gift card to Michaels Craft Stores. And who doesn't need some last minute holiday cheer or extra glitter? For details, click here.


Illustration Friday - Light

Veiled Dreamer ATC
Sharing an old art trading card for today's Illustration Friday prompt, Light. This 2.5" x 3.5" doodle was made with ink, markers & watercolor. She's from a 2009 series of ATC scribbles, Fever Dreams.

Do you feel inspired by this challenge? If so, share your take on Light and link up over at IllustrationFriday.com

By the way, if you are visiting before 12/11/14 be sure to leave a comment here. You will be entered into my latest random drawing for a $10 Michaels craft stores gift card. On Dec. 11 one winner will be selected from all who left blog commented since 11/28. Click here for additional info.


Musical Monday - Dropkick Murphys "The Season's Upon Us"

Hop aboard the Monday Music train! Our conductor, Xmas Dolly is suggesting "Christmas songs and/or anything pertaining to Christmas." I'm not quite ready for a bajillion hours of Frosty and Rudolf  just yet, so the Dropkick Murphys are my ticket to ride today.


All aboard! Share your holiday tunes and link up over at Xmas Dolly's latest blog hop.  While you are there, check out what everyone else is listening to while they are cyber-shopping. 


By the way, if you haven't entered the new Thursday Giveaway yet be sure to comment here. Everyone who leaves a note on my blog before 12/11 will be entered in a random drawing for one $10 gift card to Michael's Craft Stores.  Click here for details.


Enter to win $10 Michaels Gift Card - ends 12/11

Feeling crafty?

With December almost upon us, it is time to get your holiday crafting on! I have heard that there are folks who finished all of their projects months ago, but I am so not one of them. If you are anything like me, there are still lots of tasks to do and supplies to buy.  Well... if you are the winner of this Michaels Craft Stores gift card, there will be $10 more in your wallet to help fund those projects. 

Not into handmade? You can find ornaments, toys, retro candies and other goodies at Michaels too.  Click here to find a store near you. You can also shop online at Michaels.com.

On Dec. 11 one random winner will be selected to take home this $10 gift card. To enter this drawing, simple leave a comment on my blog before 1 a.m. (EST) on 12/11/14. It is that easy - no jumping though hoops here. Just remember to leave an email address if there is no contact info on your profile. I need to be able to contact you if you win! Prize ships free to winner... and just in time for some last minute craft store shopping.


Tutorial Tuesday - free Thanksgiving / dinner table printables

Behold Blessings Printable
Free Printable from Snazzy Little Things

Loads of fab free printables today! 

I'm super into the whole chalkboard vibe lately. Wouldn't these look great on this year's dinner invitations, placemats or decorative banners? Simply click the links below each image for downloading/printing instructions.

4 free Chalkboard Thanksgiving Printables to decorate simple and quick for the holidays! via Uncommon Designs
4 Chalkboard Thanksgiving Printables from Uncommon Designs Online

Have a favorite phrase but need some help bringing your vision to life? Here are a few free fonts to play with.

Favorite Pretty Free Fonts from Peter Loves Jane

And how fun would it be to  print your own "fancy" paper napkins? This DIY is crazy easy.

printed napkins DIY - great for Thanksgiving or other family gathering
A Subtle Revelry's How To Print On Paper Napkins

I wish I had a long hipster farmer table so I could feature a repeated print of this vintage silverware pic on a table runner!

Vintage kitchen clip art from Graphics Fairy

On a fun final note, when I first saw this lego download I had visions of kiddie-table placemats. Now I'm thinking even the grumpy grownups might like doodling on this guy. Scatter some crayons on the table and you might even catch cranky Uncle Joe coloring between courses. 

Blank Lego Person.  Oh the possibilities...
Lego minifig drawing template


We have a winner of Barbara Lewis's Craftsy Class!

photo via craftsy.com

Woo Hoo! It is finally the day to pick the lucky winner of Barbara Lewis's online workshop: Torch Fired Enameling, the immersion method! I decided to do some old-school randomizing today. Each commenter was assigned a number and random.org picked the winner:

#33 is Sherrie Brittig - Congratulations! 
Sherrie, I will email you with instructions for claiming your prize!

Many thanks to everyone who entered this random drawing! It is always encouraging to prize sponsors to read all of your comments and see that folks really are interesting in what they have to offer. Also, it is your interest that keeps the giveaways coming. Be sure to pop back here next Thursday for a new prize announcement. 

I also want to squeeze in another big thank you to Barbara Lewis, for sponsoring this fantastic random drawing! I hope your Craftsy.com class is a huge success and that you share many more! 

Want to know more about this talented artisan and her books, workshops and creations? Visit any of the following links for more information:

Painting With Fire Artwear blog
Painting With Fire Facebook Page
Barbara Lewis on Etsy
Barbara Lewis books on Amazon

Barabara's Enamel Jewelry class on Craftsy
Craftsy.com - all classes