Thursday, June 12, 2014

We Have Winners!!!!

It is always a pleasure for me
to Co-Hostess with 


All of Mary Jane's Workshops
past and present,
have been Full of Fun and Inspiration.
And Mary Jane is a Fabulous Teacher!

So it's a Total Win 
for Any of Us 
Signed up for Mary Jane's Workshops!

So it really is 'icing on the cake'
for a chance of Winning in this
Giveaway of
One of Two 
Special Workshop Kits

With Embellishments to boot!!!

That Mary Jane has so
kindly put together for
this Giveaway for the Students
of the Workshop
'The Imaginarium' 
Anthologies of an Art Doll!!

So let's get to it!

We have 2 Winners!!!

Using the Random Generator
to choose from the Great Turn Out
of Entries!!!!

The 2 Winners are.....

Elizabeth Barrow
Yvonne C.

Woo Hoo!!!!

Being that you both are Students
in Mary Jane's Workshop,
she should already have info
on how to contact you, but
give her a shout just in case
so she can make arrangements
to get these Fabulous Special Kits
mailed out to you! 

I'm also taking Mary Jane's Workshop
so I'll look forward to seeing you all 
in class!
Looking forward to seeing all of your
wonderful creations!!

Thank You All 
for participating in this 
Fun Giveaway
And a Huge 
Thank You  

(to bits Girlie :)


Monday, June 9, 2014

Thought I'd Play Catch Up
with You All so Bring Coffee!!

Well it's been busy here on 
Birdnuts Mixed Media for
quite some time!
Just finished the 
Wonderful Giveaway
with Joanna Grant 
of her Workshop
at Artful Gatherings 'Gelli-Jam'
and Congrats to the Winner!
And, I still have the
 Giveaway Post of 2 Class Kits
For the Students in her
 Wonderful New Workshop

The Post to Leave a Comment
to be Entered to Win is a 
couple of posts down, so 
make sure you stop by and
Leave that Comment on
that post!!!

So the 2014 Workshop Season
is in full gear over at 
And there is still time for you
to go check out the plethora
of Fabulous Artist Teacher's
Workshops! I believe Session One
has begun, but Session Two is
still Open so please do have a boo!!!

I'm keeping busy recently, 
doing a few projects and collecting
art, one of my favourite things to do :)
I love Artists, and love to surround
myself with their talents.
Recently I purchased a 
Wonderful painting by one
of my Facebook Artist Friends
Who graciously allowed me to
purchase one of her lovely creations.

Maggie's a Fabulous Artist, 
Musician, Photographer, Pet Lover,
All Round Fab Girlie in my Book :)
I just love this painting of 
Frieda and the Monkey.
So do check out Maggie on Facebook
as you never 
know when she'll be offering more
of her wonderful art!!

And the Wonderful

Has her current Kit
'Dreams-Odd Show'
for Sale in Her Shop

Which includes this Fabulous
Background Kit 

And later this Week,
 Marsha's Releasing 
A Brand New Kit!
So you never know what 'buzz'
is happening around here with 
such Fun and Fabulous New Graphics
coming!!! go check it out and stay tuned!

Well there you go!
Oh wait!
Here's a fun little project I've been
working on as I'm a bit of a nerd
for organizing in my art room

If you're a customer of

Then you know about Kristin's Wonderful
Selection of Stencils her Company

Anyway, I was wanting some sort
of organized way of having my
huge assortment of Stencils
from Retro Cafe Art and this is
what I came up with.

Using Chipboard that I covered
with one of my Gelli Plate Prints
I made a Stencil File Book
just for my 

Front of the book
I made it as a 5 x 8 book
and using one of Ranger's 
Tim Holtz idea-ology
3 Ring Binder inserts....

Back of book....
And using 
that I stained with Tim Holtz
Distress Stain and Stamped
to bind the cover together...

I then took the insert file cards
from those great photo boxes
that you can purchase all over
for storing photo's, as I end up
not using the file cards and end up
with tons of them, so putting them
back to back, I ran them through
my sewing machine to make a pocket.
I then punched holes using 
that line up perfectly to the Binder Rings,
and Walla!!

A quick ( ok, it took a while to make :)
solution for storing and using

I think I'll be using much more of
my Gelli Prints

And will be making more of these
binders to store many other

So there you go!
This was a catch up post! LOL!!!

Will see you all later this week
with the Winner's of 
Mary Jane Chadbourne's



Friday, June 6, 2014

We Have a Winner!!!

Well I always feel a bit sad
when we get to the deadline
for a Giveaway...

But this time, 
I'm so excited for You All
You have made such a Fabulous
Turn Out for this Wonderful
Giveaway of a Seat in 

Joanna Grant's

Fabulous New 
Online Workshop
Art Journal Workshop

And an 8 x 10 Gelli Plate!!!!

Where Joanna will be teaching at

And for those of you who haven't 
won a seat, Please do go sign up
for Joanna's Workshop as it really
is going to be a Fabulous one, and
there's still time to Sign Up!!!

So let's get to it!!!

The Winner of 
a Seat in 
'Gelli Jam' 
Art Journal Workshop
the 8 x 10 Gelli Plate is......

Woo Hoo!
Kim Jolley!!!!

Congrats Kim!!

(I will pass on your Email
Address to Joanna to Contact 
You Kim to set up your Seat in
Gelli Jam Art Journal Workshop
and to mail out the Gelli Plate 
to you to have in time for the Class!)

I think really 
BIG Thank You's 
should go to 
Joanna Grant

For such a Generous
Giveaway Package!
All Success to You Joanna
for Your First
Workshop with 
Artful Gatherings!
I am sure of many more to come!
And Thank You for sharing 
all this Fun with 
Birdnuts Mixed Media!

And Thank You Everyone
for Joining in the Fun!!!