Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

It was so much fun traveling around the world, via blogs, and I'm so glad I participated as a stop! Thank you to everyone who visited, left me a comment, and entered! Surprisingly, my OWOH winner is actually and old friend, Maryanne from Scrappy Gifts! I did a double take, when I checked the number came up with against my comment list!
One World One Heart
Welcome One World One Heart participants to my blog! I'm Katie, a former teacher turned SAHM to a sweet four year old. We are expecting our second child in August; while my favorite job is being a mother and wife to Brad, my husband of ten years, crafting is one of the great passions in my life. I also enjoy traveling and took advantage of my six years in Northern California to explore that wonderful state. Some of the day trips my husband and I went on there are my favorite memories. I am also an avid amateur photographer. I am thrilled to be a participant and not just a traveler for the first time this year.

Project Collage
Here are some examples of my projects. My favorite creative outlets are memory keeping related, specifically papercrafts. I was introduced to scrapbooking after going to Hawaii for my belated honeymoon and a whole new world of creativity opened to me. I think I was drawn to scrapbooking because I have a tendancy to forget things unless they are written down. Plus I take so many pictures, I needed something meaningful to do with them! I especially like making minibooks and enjoy making them from scratch, like interactive accordian fold pocket books with tags. They make great gifts.

Another favorite project is the 10 Reasons Why You're A Great Daddy book I made with my daughter. It incorporates her handwriting. Making custom and personalized home decor is another thing I do frequently. I'm always interested in learning new techniques, and am teaching myself to sew and how to expand my skills through digital and hybrid scrapbooking. I invite you to look around, the pull down menu under my blog header will help you navigate my blog by categories.

For my readers who are unfamiliar with One World One Heart, here is the description from the organizer's site My Life as a Whimsical Bohemian:

One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way. Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a "door prize or prizes"....just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world. It's really that easy.


As a thank you for coming by my little spot in the blogisphere, I'd like to offer an altered frame to one lucky winner. It will be the frame shown above, minus the picture of my little cutie pie☺. I painted it a pretty sage green and decoupaged fruit patterned paper onto it.
It's decorated with several embellishments like fabric and paper flowers with brad centers. There's a cute charm that says "Growing Up" attached so it looks like it's hanging from the bow. Plus an epoxy button and chipboard heart all in this corner.

The corner of the pink heart has been intentionally left blank so that a monogram or year can be added to personalize it more. I will add the letter for the winner before mailing it out, if he or she indicates what they'd like it to say.Chipboard letters spell out "Sweet". The second half of the title was stamped in green and then embossed so it has a raised and shiny finish. Put together the frame's title is "Sweet Memories".
In the opposite corner I added two more chipboard accents, a decorative bottle cap, and more ribbon. It is a very cute and cheerful frame and I hope the winner will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. Altering unfinished frames is one of my favorite projects.

To Enter:

To win the Sweet Memories frame, please leave a comment on this post.

I would love to know one of your favorite memories or perhaps you favorite fruit and way to eat it. You can also just say, "Hi," or tell me something about yourself in your comment too.

Important Giveaway Details:

Winner will be chosen via on February 17th and have 48 hours to respond to my notification email. The winner will also be announced on my blog.

Please make sure you leave a email address in your comment, if it's not part of your profile. If the winner does not respond to my email notification, I reserve the right to choose a new winner after the 48 hour period.

If you would like to join One World One Heart, please visit this link to find out the details on how! If you are visiting from One World One Heart, please leave me your number on the list (I'm #137) so I can be sure to come see you too!

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting me. I hope you will stop by again and visit often so we can become friends. I love meeting all the talented artists from around the world through this event and have been lucky enough to win handmade treasures from participants twice in the past. The first time was a lovely amulet necklace from The Colour Guru and last year we received a beautiful soft sculpture doll from Kaerie Faerie. Both are displayed proudly in my home. If you haven't taken part in One World One Heart before, I encourage you to spend some time visiting and meeting new bloggers, you won't regret it!


88 Friends Said:

Saskia said...

Wow! You're so creative! Your photo-frame is so unique and so sweet!

Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with this beautiful give-away... I can only dream it's me!!

I'm enjoying this OWOH trip around the world, thanks!!

Greetings from Belgium,
Saskia :)

AlwaysInspired said...

What a sweet little frame! I love pretty much all fruit, exept raisins!
Come visit my blog to see my OWOH giveaway! I'm #50

Heidi said...

What a wonderful fluttering of items of creativity you have to show. It has been fun to admire your work and thank you for sharing so much of yourself. I do hope you will stop over and see me on my blog as well as I am participating in the OWOH as well.


Crafty Mommy Diva said...

Loved seeing your collage of items you've made.
Favorite memory - Prom with the man who is know my husband
Favorite fruit - strawberries, kiwi sound good right now. I have been eating a lot of apples with this pregnancy though.
I love all your creations so I'd love to win.
Thanks Katie!
scrappydiva2129 at yahoo dot com

Java Venus said...

Great prize. Thank you for the opportunity to win! Please stop by my blog, too, ok?

gpc said...

Sweet, indeed! I enjoyed my visit with you. I hope you will visit me, too!

Jessica said...

That is lovely and I would love to put a photo of my daughter in it if I won!

Blessings from Jessica in Colorado

Karen said...

In love with your blog...wonderful giveaway!
I would love for you to come to mine and follow new followers but most of all I love new friends!


tim.jessi said...

The frame is so cute!! I lived in Northern California too for only a year and a half. I loved it though...went camping by the Pacific and LOVED the redwoods!!

tim.jessi said...

forgot my email address :)

Unknown said...

Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the oppertunity to win!

Shawkl said...

Hi from Alabama! Happy OWOH! When you have a moment, come visit with me...and I'll be back here again too!

Maggi said...

Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

What a sweet frame! I just love altering frames, they're such fun, yes? Your cutie pie is the cutest! Congrats on your upcoming new baby, I'm due with our second in May! lol

You're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

Happy Blog Discovery!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. Everything you make is so lovely. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

I am having so much fun meeting all the wonderful artists participating in OWOH.

It is a pleasure to meet you!
I love this sweet cherry frame! So perfect for my cherry kitchen!

Please include my name in the drawing!

Smiles, Dolly

Janine said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Mixed Media/ Altered Crafts said...

Count me in for your OWOH Door Prize Please! This is my first time participating in this great event! So Many Creative Bloggers Out Here!

Sunshineshelle said...

Katie, cute blog, great frame! By the way I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too :) One World One Heart... It's exhausting BUT SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Micki said...

Thanks for giving the altered frame as a prize. I love to alter things too, and would love to win this.
Please enter my Irish giveaway at my blog. Here is the post link:

danit said...

Hi Katie, I absolutely loved the 10 Reasons Why You're A Great Daddy book! I think we might try making one ourselves (me and the kids that is).

Carole Burant said...

Hi Katie, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your gorgeous frame:-) I'll put a picture of my 2 year old grandbaby Lily in it if I win!!

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

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Digital Misfit said...

Lovely to meet you, Katie!
Your altered frame is so sweet.
Thank you for participating in OWOH this final year.
Please stop by my blog, #51 on the list, if you get a chance.
hugs from ON, Canada

Christina Lytle said...

Your frame is gorgeous!! One of my many favorite memories would be the birth of our first child. The feeling of just starting your family is the best.. Now we have 2 babies and a family of 4, with our furr babies.
Ok you asked for a memory not a story... LOL
I am also participating in OWOH #502

Mimi said...

I would love to win this charming frame!

My favorite fruit is a nectarine & I love it blended with vanilla ice cream.

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

hoerauf at comcast dot net


Mia J. said...

Hi Katie- It has been nice to find your blog. I live in Northern California and it is one of my favorite places too. Your frame is wonderful and I would like a chance to win it. Thanks!

Antonella said...

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

Aimee Jeffries said...

Happy OWOH! Nice to meet you :)

SusanLotus said...

Your beautiful frame is a wonderful gift and I´ll be more than happy to win and place a photo of my daughter in it!
So count me in to your draw :)

My favourite fruit is berries in all forms! Strawberries, blueberries, cranberries... I love to make smoothies of them! Yummie!

I hope you want to visit my page as well and participate in my giveaway too.
Hugs Susan in Sweden

Cameron said...

Hi Katie!

Congrats on your soon to be new you didn't have your hands full already :)

I have a 4 yr old girl also....I'd love to put her pic in your adorable frame!

Thanks for having me...I had a lovely time,
Cameron #83


Gale said...

Hello from Oregon! What a beautiful blog. I love that your art includes so much of your family. It makes is mean so much more! Thanks for the chance to win in you giveaway.
:) Gale Feel free to visit my blog and enter the giveaway if you get a chance.

Connie said...

darling altered frame. please enter me in your giveaway and come enter mine!

Keisha said...

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

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

hi friend! sooo cute; love the frame:) please enter me and come visit my giveaway, i'm #666 but you know my blog anyway;)

♥ noelle

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What talent you have. I took a long look at your mosaic and was quite impressed. I'll be back after the event, since I love your art AND your frame. I'm # 11, and would love to have you stop by if you haven't already.

Mollye said...

What a sweet frame. We're expecting a new great granddaughter in April. Perfect. Your daughter is adorable. Come visit me!

HippieDog said...

Hello! Love your blog---to cheery. You can't go wrong with family and crafts :) I love pomegranites....they remind me of my dad. He would buy me one each week when they were in season. I miss him :(

Take care, Michelle of Hippiedog #15

stampgram said...

Greetings from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this fun? What a sweet offering. I love that frame and it would be great for my little grandchild. Please enter me in your drawing.
If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

jacque4u2c said...

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.

Gen said...

This is a lovely giveaway!

Please visit my page too:

Holly said...

Hello from central Minnesota! Your frame is adorable, love the bottlecap! My favorite fruit is a mix of peaches and mixed berries by way of smoothies. Thanks for the chance to win!

crafty creations said...

A gorgeous frame

Please add me to your draw

Hilda No 177 UK

Unknown said...

Greetings from Oregon, USA! I would love to win that adorable frame! Stop by and say hi at my OWOH post...I'm # 457 All the best, Susan Faye


How very lovely and a sweet family too! Nice to meet you on OWOH! Waving at you from Ohio #220 needlewings at mac dot com

Rayna said...

Oh, that would be PERFECT for my soon-to-be godchilds photograph!!! Please include me!

Paper Bagley said...

Katie, thanks for stopping by my blog it has been a trip to see all the different arts that are out there!
You are so stable with life it seems and good for you, your children will see that and be the same...
I have to be going for Little Toots is waking and I need to take a break also...Tootsie

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Katie,
Greetings from Australia, it's great to meet you and visit your lovely blog. I would love to be the lucky winner of your beautiful canvas and I have just the perfect picture of my little sweetie to add to it. Please come by #9 and say hello.


Jona Panesa said...

I'm a scrapbooker too!!! loved your altered frame and your minibooks!!! Happy Owoh!

Anonymous said...

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

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Ruth said...

I have been following your blog for quite a while now. I love your blog, and this is a great item. Thanks so much for offering it!

Lubna said...

Hello from India.
I am a first time visitor here and you are so talented and have a beautiful blog
I just learnt of the wonderful initiative of OWOH, am too late to give a give away myself but you are welcome to visit my blog.
You must be a great teacher, you are so creative. Wish you the very best in life.
My email: lukathewriter (at) gmail (dot) com

Danielle said...

A very pretty frame!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh gorgeous love your papercrafting. Nice to meet you and enjoy OWOH 2011. Kim (no. 724)

Teri said...

Awe how sweet is this frame!! I used to make oodles of frames. Sold them at craft shows. I still have a few left.Sometimes I would add a music button. Especially the Christmas ones!
Thanks for sharing and I hope I win your giveaway.
Please visit me at
Thanks Teri

Noemi said...

Brilliant ideas!!
A big hug from Spain.

martha brown said...

Your frame is so cute! Please enter my name into your draw -- thank you so much!
~martha (#384)

martha brown said...

Your frame is so cute! Please enter me into your draw -- thank you so much!
~martha (#384)

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

Fun blog you have Happy OWOH Go Red

Keshia said...

Hi there!

So pleased to met you on this OWOH journey, whats a fabulous door prize!

If you haven't done all ready, heres an invitation to come on by to met our tribe and enter in my door prize.

Keshia (Australia - OHWH #200) xx

Wendy said...

It is wonderful to meet you. Happy OWOH. I would love to be entered for your giveaway and would love for you to stop by for a visit at mine.
...Those are great Valentine ideas on your sidebar. I cannot wait to use those.
Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

Anonymous said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thank you for your generosity and a chance to win.
Please stop by my blog, I'm #323.
Warm greetings from Mexico ~

Willnnabel said...

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

s hyler said...

I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing. Please visit me I am #809 in the OWOH tour.

Michelle said...

What a lovely giveaway! Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH participant 598

Marie S said...

Hey there Katie, greetings from southern California.
What a wonderful place to land on this OWOH journey.
I love the frame and know a darling little girl's picture I put in it!!
Crossing fingers. Thank you.
If you get a chance come by my blog #442 on your flight and spend a little of your precious time with me.

Lisa W. said...

So nice to meet you. Love your giveaway! Count me in and would love for you to visit me at#597

Anne said...

I love your sweetframe!!!! It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hello. It is so very nice to meet you. I just love your little frame. (and what a cutie in the picture)! 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.

Kristi Parker Van Doren said...

hope i win and love your blog. come see me at #717 Kristi

Azurlin said...

Greetings from Ipswich, Ma.
Thank you for your giveaway offering - it's very special.

Please enter me into the OWOH give away.

I'd love to have you visit my blog and have a look around, too. I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace from my ReStyle Studios designs.

Hugs from Linda L
email -

Lucy said...

Sweet Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

Please visit my OWOH giveaway:

Jblanton said...

My favorite fruit is blueberries and I eat them by themselves-
awesome giveaway- I am having so much fun checking out everyone's blogs! Thanks for the chance to win

SharDon Exclusives said...

I hope you are enjoying your OWOH ride! There are sooo many creative and wonderful ladies out there that it amazes me...

Zoe said...

I would love to win this for my daughter, it would look great in her bedroom and I know she would just love it :)

Deirdra Doan said...

Too too cute!!!

Birgit said...

Hi Katie,

I just took some time to look around your blog and just love it! :) Yeah, now I am your newest follower.

Thanks for offering such a great prize. Your altered frame is just lovely!

Happy creating,

Sean said...

From the Florida Gulf Coast
I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


Lauren said...

Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

Kim Reid said...

I've enjoyed visiting your lovely blog and would love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway!
Thanks so much :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kim Reid said...
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mitz said...

... this is ** photo-tastic ** thanks for the opportunity.. ( fav fruit--
watermelon ) mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

I love to eat bananas in a bowl of cold corn flakes. Yummy! Love th4e cute!

BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
Southern Illinois, USA
prpldy (at) comcast dot net

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Katie, I would love to win one of your beautifully crafted altered frames. 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.

JLaine said...

Hello from Thailand! That's a sweet give away!:) please count me in!

Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

laetriciajaniel (at) gmail (dot) com

janil said...

So funny!!!
Wonderful art!!!

Please pick me up!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Greetings from Spain!

Pixiewinkle said...

Greetings from NY! Please count me in and enjoy your flight. Patricia OWOH #498

Teresa aka Tess said...

You sure do make so fun and pretty things. I love the frame. Count me in please...


Bquiltin said...

Thank you for being OWOH 2011 with pretty giveaways. Have so much fun

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