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!