"The more you trust and rely upon the Spirit,
the greater your capacity to create."

~Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Thursday, April 18, 2013

It's Blog Hop Time!


I am excited to participate the First Paper Traders Blog Hop. I hope it will be a way for you to get to know me and a few of the other group members better, see our art, and get a chance to win some nice prizes that are being offered along the way.  Maybe you'll even be inspired by what you see and want to join the group.

If you're new to my blog then let me introduce myself.  I'm Beckie and I live in San Diego.  I am one of the group moderators for Paper Traders.  I am a mixed media artist who is still learning a lot and interested in trying new techniques.  If you have some time, feel free to browse my blog to see some of the things I've created.  Or you can check out my Flickr as well.  I work full-time as an office manager for an insurance agency and I am definitely a detail-oriented, uber-organized type of person.  That's why art is such a welcome change of pace for me but also such a challenge.  I am trying very hard to get outside of the box and just be messy!  I think art is a great therapy for me.

For this blog hop, I am offering the following handmade folder filled with 8 coordinating ATCs that I created.  I have cherished these for some time now but am finally willing to share them with someone else.  I hope whoever wins them will enjoy them as much as I have.

Just comment below and provide a way for me to contact you and I will pick a randomly drawn name from those who leave a comment.  One entry per person, please.

The Blog Hop will be open the entire weekend of April 19-21, 2013.  Be sure to start at the Paper Traders Art Blog and follow the blog hop list of participating members below:
  1. Paper Traders Art Blog
  2. Bockel24
  3. Art and Soul
  4. Sunshine, Lollipops and Butterflies
  5. Creative Solace
  6. Art Beckons  <== You are here
  7. Scrap Panda
  8. Creative Musings
  9. A Surcee Life
  10. Textile Delights
  11. Stampgram's Studio
  12. Glenda's Art Escapes
  13. FairyRocks
Have fun on your journey and I hope you'll come back to visit soon!


Donna B. Miller said...

No wonder you haven't wanted to part with the ATCs. They are gorgeous, Beckie.

Glenda said...

It will be hard to part with your ATCs. Loving the blog hop.

fairyrocks said...

Beckie, Good Friday Morning, You are the reason I joined Paper Traders. The things you do are always so inspirational. I love this art base group. Always something new and fun to try. I will see you at Paper Traders, Keep smiling and creating.

bockel24 said...

Haha, Beckie, I´m a good example for a person that´s uber-organized (in my job) and messy (at home and in my art) at the same time! Who needs to be put in a drawer?

Jo Murray said...

Oh Beckie...a lovely collection of ATCs and so beautifully packaged. If only...... Well, good luck to all.

Pattie McClimans said...

What a beautiful set of ATC's. I have just started doing ATC's myself and really like them. I love the Paper Traders group.

Sam Bonney said...

I also love Atc's I promise to cherish them if I win!1!!!

joy said...

Hello, Beckie! I love your beautiful ATC's and would love to own them!! Sounds like this group has a lot of fun.

Lisa Zimmerman said...

Hi! Those are gorgeous ATC's! I, too, would love them! Green and purple are my favorite colors (what I am wearing now, actually!), and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, dragonflies! Enjoying this blog hop!

michelle said...

Hi Becky, what a wonderful collection who ever wins these will be very lucky ! love your blog and inspiration glad to be part of paper traders ! have a great weekend !

paintedlady89 said...

Wonderful art posted here on your blog.
And what a great collection of cards!

redjanfan said...

Love the quote from Pres Uchtdorf on your blog, and I adore your ribbon dolls. What a wonderful, dreamy idea, can't wait to make some of my own. I think they'd be wonderful on cards with the ribbons trailing down off the card! Can't wait to give it a go! Thank you for the inspiration.

Amanda Evans said...

Hello Beckie,

I love your blog and all the creative art you have here. I also appreciate all you do for our Paper Trader's group. The blog hop is such a fun idea. Thanks so much.

Beverley Baird said...

What a gorgeous foklder and ATCs! I can see why you wouldn't ant to part with it. Such a wonderful giveaway!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Hey Beckie!!SO glad to be sharing this art journey with you and Paper Traders. PT changed my art life and I love working with you. Your ATC's and folder are stunning. Not sure I could give them away. :))

Cathee said...

HI!! so much fun hopping around..love your atc and holder!!!

JoAnne said...

I'm so enjoying this blog hop! Wonderful giveaway and I love your ribbon dolls Beckie!

Gill said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Thank you!
I'm new here and I'm enjoying discovering new blogs on this hop!

stampgram said...

Great blog! Love your artwork, and your lovely blog. Thanks for joining.

Letha Richardson said...

Great blog! I love seeing your art :)