Sep 15, 2010

Fabulous Finds! TWO prizes today!

I am posting a little early tonight. This is really for Thursday. But, I'm off to get a few other things done.

Before I get to the prizes and the rest of the party agenda, I'll share a little digital collage I got done today. It's about talking to you know who, which I've been doing a lot of this year.

The Conference


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 9/15/2010. All rights reserved.
Just goofing off with this idea. 8 x 10 digital collage. Image credits: grass is from Spring Fairies of Holliewood Studios at DeviantScrap.com; frame is from designer Lorie Davison of Studio Lorie at Scrapbookgraphics.com; textures from flypapertextures.blogspot.com and DistressedJewell. Everything else is from my stash or my images in my etsy.


You might notice the body came from the new image set I have in my Etsy. Here are two new sets, A Hint of Odd and A Hint of Odd Extras . . . Please note! At the time of this posting, Etsy is having listing issues, so if I run out of images, I'll be restocking as soon as Etsy works again!





Okay, here's the Fabulous Finds part . . . and the prizes!
I ordered the cutest little cosmetic bags from Susi Trenery of SusiCreates. I just adore them and am going to order gobs of them as gifts. It's your lucky day because one of the prizes you could win from today's post is one of her bags! Thank you, Susi, for helping me celebrate this week! I'm showing you the bags I have purchased so far, but the winner's will be a surprise for now. Susi's flickr is here and her Etsy shop is linked to the pictures below:


copyright Susi Trenery. All rights reserved.


copyright Susi Trenery. All rights reserved.

To win an original Susi bag, just leave a comment on this post. One lucky randomly drawn winner will be announced Saturday, September 18!

Now for the next prize! How about a poem written just for YOU?! While visiting one of my favorite blogs today, as often happens, I was lead to another cool site from there. And I found Poem Store. I wish I could show you pictures but I have not got permission to do that. (you can see some in the next link I show you in a minute though) This lovely lady sits on the sidewalk with her typewriter and writes poetry on demand with the slogan, "your subject, your price". So, I thought I'd commission a poem for one lucky winner. I will spring for the "authentic" version, actually typed on paper and mailed to you! Just comment this post and see if your name is drawn on Saturday.

Other Finds
So, I found Poem Store on one of my favorite blogs, Paul Murray. I've not met Paul and I'm not sure he really knows I exist but I stop by his blog when I can. He has the most amazing collections of things. Reminds me of one of my long time blog buddies, Linda Crispell if you are familiar with her swanky yummy collections. And he goes to the coolest places and shares the best pictures of things. It's good to get out of the familiar neighborhood for a stroll, so maybe you'll meander over and visit his lovely blog. You can see pictures of his encounter with Poem Store!

And, here's another cool site I stumbled across after watching Project Runway. Philip Treacy is an incredible hat artist, of all things. Not just a milliner but an artist that happens to make art for the head. These are not your mama's hats for Sunday services. I wish he would make collage sheets! Take a peek and brace yourself, you're about to be blown away!


Let's review the prizes . . .
Gray Area Challenge - make a gray scale collage or art piece and post to your blog and post the link here on the Gray Area Challenge post that will be available late Friday night and Saturday. One of the lucky participants will be randomly drawn to win a free print of their choice from my Etsy. You can read more about it here.

Post a comment on Monday's post here to possibly win free tuition to Slelagh Duffett's Sensational Snap Society Course, which you'll be taking with me!

Post a comment on Tuesday's post here to possibly win a one of a kind collage sheet with images from my private reserve stash!

Post a comment on today's post to enter the drawing for either a cosmetic bag from SusiCreates or a poem from Poem Store commissioned just for you!

Come back late Thursday or early Friday for the next prize! Saturday is the big day!

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34 comments:

Stephanie said...

Yay! More prizes! Love the gifts!

Audrey said...

That cosmetic bag is so cute! I'd love to win that!

Andrea said...

These are all wonderful prizes!! LOVE your new collage!!

Boot ~C said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog yesterday, Juls raised enough $$ overnight for her pup!I read Paul M too & I thought that was such a fun post about the poet & her typewriter. Those bags are so cute~what a fun week you are having

Yvonne said...

These prizes are awesome! Thanks so much for the chance to win, Marsha!

Leila Gervais said...

Oh my, your image is touching and made me think of my grandma who left us back in March. Always love your images! Looking forward to the grayscale challenge, I have one in mind just need to find time!! Hope I make it...

Wendy said...

LOVE the Halloween collage sheets...OMG! You've been a busy (and happy) little camper!

The Painting Queen said...

So much coolness! Love the collage of you holding your wings. The purse is way awesome! Keep adding pages to the Etsy for when I come shopping!!! Fun times!

Kathy said...

First off, thanks for introducing us to a few different blogs! Great finds. Philip Treacy is a little Lady Gaga meets Zetti art, huh?! Fascinating! Count me in to win one of those ultra cool makeup bags. I probably wouldnt keep makeup in it. I can think of a whole host of other things to put in there. What a fun gifty!! - Kathy

Msartist said...

Such a sweet prize the cosmetic bag~
Thanks for stopping by and visiting. I always feel so honored to have you!
I am in love with the Halloween Sheets! ~Theresa

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Georgeous new collage my dear, very thought provoking and touching. Those little bags are a dream just perfect to keep all sorts of little treasures in. Been on a blog hop with the wonderful links you provided, Phillip Treacy Oh what a fascinating blog. Thanks for the chance to win Marsha.

jenny said...

Oh my gosh Marsha, I LOVE Susi's cosmetic bags...so delish...and a poem from the poem store...how fabulous...
And I just adore your new collage, so very sweet...
What fun this is :)

Jenny x

slommler said...

Gorgeous collage!! I just spent some time with Philip Treacy and you were absolutely right. I am blown away!! Totally!! And so inspired!! I have to get out into my studio now...see ya later!!! Ha!
Count me in too!
Hugs
SueAnn

Theresa Grdina said...

Gotta love 2 chances to win!!!!!

Lou Ann said...

OMG the cosmetic bags are about the coolest things I have ever seen - they are just amazing! Can't wait to get over to Esty and do some shopping!

aliceinparis said...

Marsha! You are a veritable whirlwind! Those wee bags are gorgeous! Will pop over to her store.

Linda Crispell said...

I am honored by your kind words once again.

I had the great distinction of knowing you in your infancy here in the blog world. You were an amazing artist then, and you have continued to develop into a true master of collage!!! Congratulations on your countless accomplishments and your creative inspiration to so many of us.
Your pal,
Linda

Terri Kahrs said...

It's such a pleasure coming here, Marsha! I can feel the party atmosphere in the air!!! Your prizes today are unique and creative - oh, and did I mention generous!!!! I'm wishing on a lucky star!!! Hugs, Terri xoxox

Tracey@glitterbugstudios said...

You are too cool for school! Love the Conference piece! Sheer perfection! And adore the new sheet, you never cease to amaze me!

Lizbethem said...

I love the cosmetic bag but all your prizes are fab!

Astrid Maclean said...

So glad your celebrating Marsha and what wonderful generous gifts. Your new collage sheets all look wonderful. Off now to check them all out!

peppapig said...

Hi Marsha i'm loving your pic 'The Conference' it's wonderful and so apt.
Gorgeous collage sheets and those cosmetic bags are so yummy!!

Thanks for the chance to win.
Jayne :-)

chrisg said...

Marsha - You really are spoiling us! More fabulous prizes. Those bags are to die for - Now being a Brit i need to know what are "gobs" of them LOL - Whatever it means it really made me laugh.
Loving you digi pic also - Your work is so inspiring.
Thanks again for your wonderful generosity Marsha

iHanna said...

I was just browsing your lovely images at flickr - love your digital artwork. Wish I could do something like it, but I'm more hands on with my collages (and I get glue all over). Take care!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Hello old friend! I haven't been very diligent in blog visiting. I've been
busy creating & somehow I can't seem to combine the 2 very well.
Your business seems to be BOOMING!
Kudos to you and your art as always makes me SMILE!
Happy blogaversary!
The cosmetic bags are adorable.
hugs,
cathy

karenm said...

Wow how generous you are. I love Philip Treacy too.

roc said...

love all these prizes you are putting up! please count me in!

sharon said...

Wowee!! You are really going all out! These are great prizes Marsha! Sign me up, and thank you sooooooo much!

KimberlyRae said...

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!!!
So amazing gifts....your work is totally thrilling and that lil sweet bag is just right for 'all' my make-up [a girl has to get creative somewhere...hehe]! :]

Melissa said...

This is great! I am so excited for everybody, especially me if I win hahaha!!!!

Kim said...

I love your artwork, and love that you share so much

Kim

PaperPumpkin said...

Art and a bag! I'm in love...♥ Thank you! ~K

CindyB said...

What a gorgeous cosmetic bag. I'm in.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Comments are closed for the prize drawing!