Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Luck of the Irish!

Breathtaking Journals from Land of Nod Studio

I celebrated my birthday one month ago today. I mention this only because on that same day, One World One Heart ended it's three week celebration, and giveaway winners were announced all over Blog Land. . . It seems appropriate that now - one month to the day - I have everything in my hot little hands (got the last piece in the mail yesterday ;) and can finally share with you how very lucky this birthday girl was . . .

The first parcel came from Deborah at Land of Nod Studio. You probably think that this was the prize. Nope. These beautiful boxes and handmade papers (envelope & card) were what they came in. Not kidding. Breathtaking, I told you. . .
The prize included this beautiful necklace with delicate details and gorgeous cream beads . . .
As well as this striking piece with black shimmer beads, metal work and a charming vintage photo.
In addition to the beautiful necklaces and breathtaking (really, even the husband mentioned how "awesome" and intricate they are ;) journals, she also sent these bird stamps (did she know how much I love birds and birdcages? Yes. She must have) for my future creations . . .
Thank you Deborah. I am really blown away. Did I mention how breathtaking everything is? Just sayin'.

The second prize came from Nancy at The Evolution of Nancy. This elegantly constructed metal heart with key and crystals (yes - crystals!) is so beautiful in person. It's a large statement piece and will absolutely make an outfit. I'm so grateful to have it and am enamored by the talent it took to make it. Thank you Nancy, I will wear it with pride!

Speaking of wearing with pride, looky here! This beautiful bracelet from Vintage Soul was made to measure with stunning beads in a warm amber, a brass ID centerpiece, a bird charm (she must have known too ;), a crystal Swarovski bead and gold leaf clasp. This is such a unique piece that I can't wait to show off. Thank you Deborah, you've made me so happy!

But wait: There's more! Heidi from My Hiding Place in Cyberspace sent along the most charming package with this petit canvas in bold colors (a girl after my own heart) and a beautiful subject. I love the details here with those gorgeous stands of hair and collaged heart. I really admired this during my OWOH tour and am so happy to have it grace my home. In addition to that, she also included this . . .    
Handmade gnome & mushroom pincushion! Is that not the cutest thing you've ever seen!? I know. Me too. Thank you Heidi, I really appreciate you.

Last (but not least), I am honored to have won this adorable print from Karen at Art X 365. I got to choose between six pieces and decided upon this little kitty with bluebirds. I'm really impressed with her work and am inspired to do some whimsical pieces of my own because of it. Really - I can't wait to try my hand at some of those tiny bluebirds - thank you so much Karen, it has already found a home in my studio . . .

A big thanks to all of you! Your generosity and talent is inspiring. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

On another (lucky) note, Happy St. Patrick's Day! May today bring you as much luck and pleasure as the last month of checking the mailbox has brought me . . .

Kristin xo

19 comments:

missy k said...

What wonderfully wonderful creations! They couldn't have a nicer person to go too!

Happy belated birthday!

Love Karenx

Nicola said...

WOW!!!!!!! You won so many beautiful pieces congratulatins Kristin and thank you for sharing :0)

Louise said...

Wow Kristin. How generous everyone has been! I adore those journals - they're incredibly beautiful.

Mandy said...

woohoo....how lucky are you...so many gorgeous prizes...what a lovely experience it all was...hugs...xxx

Diane said...

Kristen--wonderful gifts--I'm always amazed at all of the talent that's in the world, and how these artists share it with us!

Elle said...

These are all so gorgeous and the craftsmanship is superb! So happy for you

Digital Misfit said...

Wonderful gifts - so many beautiful pieces of jewelry! Lucky gal (though I was also a very lucky gal during OWOH).
You are a most deserving blogger. I am glad you like your canvas and gnomey pinkeep.
Hugs!
Heidi

JessiVille said...

WOW!!! What beautiful goodies! Happy birthday Kristin! I have to say that the talent out there stuns me. I wish I had joined blogland sooner, can't believe I was missing all this!

Happy St. Paddy's too...! Jess xox

scrapwordsmom said...

Holy Cow!! Beautiful pieces!! I must say I am envious of the necklaces and bird stamps;)

Happy St. Pats Day!!!

jenny said...

Oh my gosh Kristin... GORGEOUS gifts... they are all divine... good on you winning such deliciousness... and to coincide with your birthday was just fabulous... loving the bird stamps too...

Hugs
Jenny x

Karen Kay said...

Hi Kristin- I am so glad you like my print. Thank you for posting about it and thank you for the kind comment you left on my blog. You won so many nice things!

Now back to my faces- I am close to 500 now- almost a quarter of the way done!

Amy said...

WOW..you were certainly lucky to have won so much amazing stuff. I don't think I won anything-LOL....
Everything is super gorgeous..what fun to have gotten so much fun stuff in the mail!! AWESOME..

eMiLy ChAnG said...

OMG. THESE ARE SERIOUSLY BREATHTAKING! They're really amazing. And you have photography skills too. I love the picture you took of the gift Heidi gave you. The background colour suits the package! :)and the girl's red dress is made out of papers? I assumed so because i saw the wordings and all! lol. x

Deborah said...

Oh girl, you realy got lucky!! What amazing prizes you won:) You did a great job of showcasing them too. I have been so busy lately, it has been hard to do my usual blog rounds so thanks for stopping by and letting me know about your post. Happy Belated Birthday to you!!

Emakesart said...

YAY!!! You hit the jackpot!!! Good for you, you totally deserve it! I STILL have to post all the goodies I won. Just took photos of them earlier.

Ok, Deborah from Land of Nod studio..wow...she is sooo generous!! Look at all those goodies she sent! And it's all so darn beautiful. I'm drooling over those journals! I need to see them in person.

And the other jewelry and art you won..WOW!! It's all fantastic. And of course you photographed it beautifully!!! Love all the props...the rusty thingy...fantastic!! And I LOVE that lemon pot (or whatever it is).

xoE

Carin said...

Fantastic! What beautiful goodies you've won! Well done you, you deserve every single beautiful thing you've won! Gorgeous stuff!

landofnodstudios said...

Kristin you really cleaned up on the One World One Heart giveaway blog fest, and such beautiful goodies too. How serendipitous that it all came on your birthday, what a perfect ending to a wonderful story. Your pictures of your winnings are mouthwatering, I have to admit my offerings look very much at home in your care enjoy. Hugs Deborah

em.me.ma said...

happy belated! what beautiful presents :)!

joanna said...

Happy Birthday! Wow Kristin, they're all beautiful! come over to my blog for my give away, since you're on a lucky streak! lol
xoxo