Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Last Bit of the Holidays for 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Hello Everyone:)
Well here it is December 27th, and Christmas and Boxing Day have come and gone already! It seemed like it took forever for the
Holidays to arrive and if you blinked, they were done!
I hope you all have had a Fabulous Christmas Weekend
and are looking forward to this coming 
New Years Weekend!

I've particularly had a Wonderful time of it this
December with all the wonderful successful
Blog Post Giveaways!
I've been thrilled to participate with these 
Fabulous Internet Businesses of

Retro Cafe Art Gallery:)


Melissa Samuels:)


Shabby Cottage Studios:)

Along with many other Wonderful Shops
that I have been able to bring to your attention
for their great selection of arts and crafts goodies, and all the 
Fabulous Artists and their Products!

I've only had my blog here at
Birdnuts Mixed Media
since April of this year, and I'm
at how quickly and how many of
you all have signed on to 'Follow'
and I really appreciate all your
Fabulous Comments!
You have no idea how much it
all means to me!!

This December was a Special one for me this year
as I had my 55th Birthday this year and have
had a Wonderful time of it with all sorts of
Fabulous 'Friends' on Facebook showing me
so much love and attention!
Kristin Hubick 
Retro Cafe Art Gallery 
even made me a 'Discount Coupon' for the
Day on my Birthday in her Shop!
What a Hoot!!!
Not many people can say they were
a Coupon! LOL

My Wonderful Husband also totally
made this Birthday a Fabulous one for me:)
All the cake I could eat!!!
(Chocolate of course!)
A Fabulous new Glass Topped
Drafting Table!
All Powder Coated Steel with slots and
drawers and even the matching rolling cart...

and matching chair:)
What a Wonderful Guy!!!

And socks too!
These are Artists Socks 
from Wonderful
Paper Whimsey!
(Picture is linked:) LOL!
At 55 years old I nearly put my back out taking this
shot in the Art Room, but wanted you to see
how cool these socks are!! LOL.

Anyway, in Honour of this being the 
End of the Year
and it being such a 
Fabulous Successful one!
Here's my last 
Project for the Season.
Just a quickie, as Starting on my next Blog Post on 
January 5th, 2012
There is Exciting News 
and a Flurry of
Blog Posts and Giveaways
for the next few months!!!
(I'm going to be a very busy blogger!!)

So here is my last 
Seasonal Project for 2011~

Retro Cafe Art Gallery
Sorry, at this time of year, near the end,
I'm not 'baking' a cake! LOL

You'll have to make due with a 
Paper Mache Cupcake!
New at Retro Cafe Art Gallery!
Granted, on the Christmas Paper Cake
I used the Ballerina's from 
Retro Cafe Art Gallery,
but she just looks so cool 'dressed' in 
Red and Glitter!
The Top of the Cupcake I used a 
DecoArt Snow Writer and
Melissa Frances Mica Flakes from
Retro Cafe Art:)
Even sprinkled a bit of Real Glass Glitter 
over the top:) 

And you KNOW I love to 'bake'! LOL
So I'm looking forward to more 'Cakes'
in 2012!!

Well all my Blogger Friends and Followers
I 'Wish' you all a Fabulous 
New Years

 I'm so looking forward to all the
New Opportunities that are 
Currently in the Works
Birdnuts Mixed Media!

So Please check back on 
January 5th, 2012!!!
Lots of Fun and Surprises
in store:) :)

Happy New Year!!!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

$25 Gift Certificate to Retro Cafe Art Gallery Winner!

Hello Everyone:)

Can you believe it?
It's already December 18th!
Only 7 more days until Christmas!
But also, it's the day I'm 
Announcing the Winner
of the
Retro Cafe Art Gallery
$25 Gift Certificate Giveaway!!!
But first I want to 
Thank all of You for
Signing on as New Followers
and Entering the Giveaway 
as well as all of my 
Regular Followers who
know I adore them already!!!

So here we go!
The Winner is!
(Confetti is flying all over the place!)
(Hip, Hip, Hurray!!!)

I will be Emailing 'Jenny' to tell her the wonderful
News that she is the Winner of the
$25 Gift Certificate to 
Retro Cafe Art Gallery!!!
Big Congrats Jenny!

As always, I Thank and Appreciate
Kristin Hubick
Retro Cafe Art Gallery
for all her Wonderful Support and Friendship!

So it's only 7 More Days Until Christmas!
and I've been floundering all this past
week in the Art Room!
Hard to concentrate when you're excited about the upcoming
Holidays! And in my case a Monumental Birthday too!
It's my 55th Birthday on the 22nd, and I'm relishing
the fact that I may be becoming a 'Senior' on that
Day, but I will Never Grow Up! LOL.

And here's some proof of that point! LOL!!

Here's an Christmas Ornament 
I made of Kristin's wonderful dog
What a fabulous little face!!!
Couldn't resist even though I have no idea what
Zeus's take is on the whole Holiday situation! LOL!

And also a Project I made from one of Kristin's
Fabulous Paper Mache Hands!

Everything I used in this project came from
Retro Cafe Art Gallery

All the graphics, alphabet beads, paper mache hand,
trims, tapes, and butterfly die-cuts!

The 'house kit' was so much fun to play with
that as you can see, even the inside has been
all embellished with Kristin's Graphics!!

And I love the little Masonite Windows
made by Coffee Break Design at
Retro Cafe Art!

I had a Fabulous time making this project, and
as with the Paper Cakes, plan on making some
more of these hand projects in the future!
They lend themselves to so many ideas!!!
And as you all know, I'm full of those! LOL!!

So before I let you go!
On January 6th, 2012
Big News here on 
Birdnuts Mixed Media!
But here's some hints, (grin).....


and of course, a little cake maybe?

January and February 2012
are Jam Packed with
Fabulous Giveaways and Fun!!!
With lots of Surprises in store!!!

So here's to you all, hoping you have all of your
Holiday Arts and Crafts Projects all finished,
and ready for the Holidays!

This is one of my Christmas Season Projects
that I was thrilled to have finished to use
for my Facebook Profile for the Holiday Season
(check it out, and send me a Friends Invite! Denise Phillips)
I call it 'Oh Deer, Tiny Dancer'
This Journal Page I used the Fabulous Graphics from
Marsha Salyer Jorgensen 
Tumble Fish Studios
Deviant Scrap. Com!
(Link attached to the photo:) and in my Favourites List)
and my Original Photo of my favourite deer Bubbie:)

So there ya go!
Proof I'll never grow up! LOL

Listen Everyone,
I wish you all with all my heart a
Fabulous Holiday Season
to you and yours!

And don't forget to check back often as
you never know what's going on here on

Happy Holidays!!!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Happy Holidays Gift Certificate Giveaway!!!!

Happy Holidays!!!!

Hello Everyone!!!
(Can you tell I'm excited! LOL)

As I told you before, here's another 
Fabulous Gift Certificate Giveaway!
Hook up those Reindeer, get that sled, and we're off!
Lets get the Holiday Season under way!!!

Here we go again!!!

Coffee Break Design

Has again Honoured me with another Wonderful
$25 Gift Certificate Giveaway!!

I always enjoy doing these Giveaways with 
Retro Cafe Art Gallery!
And here's some 
Fabulous News!
Kristin, the absolutely Clever Girl that she is,
has created an entire 
New Product Line of
Coffee Break Design Products!
She's added over 100 New Products to chose from
all before the Holidays!!!
So do go by 
Retro Cafe Art Gallery
and check out the Fabulous Selection of

So to Celebrate the Latest
$25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

I just had to do something to Celebrate, so
I Baked Cake!
Yup! That's right, I baked another Paper 'Cake'
in Honour of 
Retro Cafe Art Gallery!
Using many of Kristin's Fabulous Products:)
(Front View)
( Happy Holidays Side:)
With all of Retro's Ballerina's, (which were a blast
to repaint and glitter:), German Dresden Foils,
Stand-Up Number Cut-Outs, 
Masonite Window Frames:), (a personal favourite!),
Mini Light String, Alphabet Beads,
(and you all know I'm all about the Beads! LOL)
Even used No-Prep DecoArt Metal Paints 
Retro Cafe Art:)
(Back View)
And I always have to incorporate somewhere
in my Paper Cakes
Bus-Stop Lady!
(Halloween She was 'Victim':)

Now she's 'Sugar Plum":)
( Back View)
Seasons Greeting Side:)

I just love making these cakes!
But then, when it was all 'Baked',
I just couldn't stop there!

So I made a matching
Retro Cafe Art Gallery
Shrine Kit too!

Had an absolute blast making this with some
of Kristin's Fabulous New Products!!!
Check out those feet!!!!
As you can see from previous posts, these
kits are so much fun to be creative with!
Any idea can be used with them!
And again!
Bus-Stop Lady! Ha Ha!!
'Stage Mother'
( I never seem to run out of ideas for her!! LOL)

So here's the skinny on how to 
Enter the 
$25 Gift Certificate Giveaway!
Sign on as a Google 'Follower' here on my blog
and leave a 'Comment' telling me that you're
signed on and that's your Entry!
But wait!
That's your Entry on my Blog 
Here on 
Birdnuts Mixed Media
Win the $25 Gift Certificate to 
Retro Cafe Art Gallery


Head over to 
Retro Cafe Art Gallery and
Leave Kristin a 
'Comment' on her Blog Post
and you'll be 
Entered to Win
$25 Gift Certificate Giveaway!!
That's right!
2 Chances to Win!!!!
Deadline for Entries is set for
December 17th with the
Winner Announced 
December 18th!!!!

So there you go!
2 Chances to Win
Gift Certificates to
And 'Cake' to Boot!
Bring your own Forks!!!

I wish you all a
Fabulous Holiday Season!
Now get those Entries in!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holidays are Coming!!! More Giveaways too!!!

Hello Everyone:)

Ok, It may be only November 30th, 2011
But to me since  Thanksgiving is past,
that always means 
It's the beginning of the
Holiday Season

Yes I am shouting, doing a Happy Dance, and all

Now as you know from the previous blog post I have
an Up and Coming Giveaway happening 
but have kept quiet on who it's going to be with so
here's the skinny:)

December 5th, 2011
(That's just 5 days from today!)

Another Fabulous
Gift Certificate Giveaway
Co-Hosted with
Retro Cafe Art Gallery!

Yes with 
Kristin Hubick 
Retro Cafe Art Gallery
who I dub the 
'Queen of Contests'
and the 
'Woman who's gone Bonkers for Giveaways' LOL
We're at it again!
Kristin has come up with a 
Fabulous New Line of Products
Coffee Break Design
So come Celebrate with Us!!!

So in the meantime since there's 5 days until the
New Gift Certificate Giveaway,
I realized that last Holiday Season I didn't have my Blog!
It's only since April 2011 that I started Blogging!
And look at all you 
Fabulous People 
who have
signed on with me for this Ride!!!
I am so Humbled and Excited that you are all Interested!
And I Thank You! 
Believe me, when I say I really Appreciate it!
I also have ideas 'cooking' for my 
1 Year Anniversary
So keep checking in, throughout the coming Months as
you KNOW my  
Anniversary is going to be 
Over the Top!

Anyway, since we have 5 days, I thought as most of you
have not seen what I made last year at Holiday time,
and to share a few of my Tags that I made last year,
(as I'm busy making this year's but won't get to post yet)
and some
'Shout Out's' 
for some of my other 
Favourite Graphics, Stamps and 
Arts and Crafts Supply Shops
I would post some of them for you now:)

The following Tags I made are produced using 
a plethora of Graphics and Stamps and Supplies from
the Following Favourite Shops!
Their Links are listed in my Favourites Listing.

Many Big Thanks to
Ceremony, Paper Whimsey, 
 Land of Enchantment, 
Tumblefish Studio @ Deviant Scrap, 
Art Tea Life,
and many more!

And Melissa Samuels, 
Shabby Cottage Studios,
French Kissed, Red Lead, 
Frantic Stamper,
Blue Moon Scrapbooking,
Blockhead Stamps, 100 Proof Press and
Many, many More!!
I hope they all have a 
Fabulous Holiday Season 
do check them all out for your 
Holiday Arts and Crafts Supplies!

So here's some eye candy to inspire you to go 
'Hand Made this Holiday Season'

And see you on the 
December 5th!!!!


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Shabby Cottage Studio Gift Certificate Winner!

Greetings Everyone:)
Hope you all had a Fabulous
Thanksgiving Holiday to
all of my Followers in
the U.S.!
And a Wonderful Weekend for 
all the Rest of Us! 

So here we are!

Well these are always the blog posts I love and hate.
I alway enjoy passing out the Giveaway Treats
but always hate to see a Giveaway come to an end
as I enjoy doing these Giveaways with such
Wonderful Shop Owners like 
Gail Schmidt
Shabby Cottage Studio!
And if you don't mind my saying again,
boy do I want that dress form in your shop!!! LOL!

So here we are, Announcing the 
of the
$25 Gift Certificate to 
Shabby Cottage Studio!

'Creative Grammie'
(Band is playing, confetti flying, dogs barking!! LOL)

Big Congrats 'Creative Grammie'!
All the Way from Hawaii!!!!
I'll be sending you an email with contact information
to put you onto Gail Schmidt at Shabby Cottage for
your Gift Certificate!

I am so pleased to see so many of you signing on as 
Google Followers from all over the World!!
I'm really humbled and excited!
( A weird combination for sure! LOL)
I'm doing Happy Dance's All over the Place!! (grin)

I want to Thank All of You so very much for 
Entering the Giveaway, 
and to also remind you to head over to 
Gail's Blog Post
at Shabby Cottage Studio to see who the
Winner is on her Blog Too!!!

But before you go.......
I have another 

 Gift Certificate Giveaway
coming on
December 5, 2011

And I'm not telling who with!!! 

For my regular Followers you'll know what the hint is
and for my Newbie Followers, you'll have to have to do
a little dig into past blog posts to figure this out....

Here's the Hint...

I've been 


(So Now the Newbie's know what the rest of you
have been putting up with! LOL)

So between today and December 5th, 2011
Here's a couple of other Projects I've been
currently working on, some of my dabbling
in Journal Pages....

I am finding that I just love this medium as
it's something you can do at a spur of the moment or
to make it a major project. 
This one is 8 x 10 hand inked, used vintage dictionary paper,
water colour painted,
cut-paste, and loved using the tapes!
Had great fun with this:)
But next is someone I want you to meet:)

The Lovely
Dyan Reaveley
Creator of
'Dylusions' Stamps
and a Plethora of Other Exciting Products!

Art From The Heart
Is Her Shop:)

(Attached a link to my Journal Page)

I absolutely love her Stamp Line 

and here's an example of one of my Journal Pages
using Dyan's Wonderful Stamps

They are a Blast to Play with!!!

So there ya go Everyone:)
Giveaways! Winner's! and 
Eye Candy!
And New Friends!!!
Thanks so much Everyone!!!
And Keep an Ear out for the New Giveaway
on December 5th!!!!

Now get on over to Gail's and See Who Won!!!