Thursday, February 3, 2011

Creativity Invitation- WHITE and a Give-Away!!

Each month June at has a Creativity Invitation.  I missed a couple of months and I sure did miss it- so I had to make sure I did something for January.  The theme was white and the rules are that there are really no rules- interpret the theme in any way or medium that you choose.  I managed to get two items done for the challenge.  I just received "Making Handmade Books" by Alisa Golden in the mail.  I am in love with this book-it is well written and has so many different projects to try in it- and I really love making books so I'm really itching to learn some new techniques.
  I chose a project with a coptic stitch binding since I have never done that before- and here are my results!

The front cover, back cover and a side view:

Here's a close up of the beaded felt flowers on the cover:

This was so fun to make and the best part was that every single thing I used to make it came from my "hoard" of craft supplies- so I'm using up supplies I already have ( hooray- right Eileen?)
My second item for the white theme is  two vases of white flowers in  dollhouse miniature 1/12th scale.  I really love making miniature flowers- and these were also made with items I had in my "miniature hoard"- so double points for me on not shopping at all for these projects.  I'm going to see if I can do the same thing with February's challenge too.
So, I would like to give these items away to two different people.  The first giveaway will be for the journal and the second giveaway will be for both vases of flowers.  If you would like to be included in the giveaways please leave a comment saying which giveaway you would like to be included in or if you would like your name put in for both of them.  I'll draw winners on February 15th :)  If you would like to play along next month please visit June at .  The theme is LOVE and my head is already spinning with some ideas :)


FabShabbyRoses said...

You did a wonderful job Kim! Both of these projects are so creative and it's wonderful to use materials we already have! Super! I'd love to join your drawing....I can't decide which one tho. I love them both. I do like to keep a journal tho and I absolutely love the beaded flowers on the cover so I have to go with that drawing I think. Thank you Kim for offering this giveaway! Good luck to all that enter!

Zlatica said...

I´m in love with the journal! You made a great job. It looks like you made dozens of them already. :)
I wanted to buy a book about book-making as well. So I see you would recomend this one...
Thank you for this giveaway.
Have a nice day!

TINK-SONIA said...

Hi Kim, I love to see your beautiful work, I think you have a very creative and very skilled hands, so the result is always wonderful.
I really love to join your drawing miniature plants.
A warm greeting from Spain.

Doreen said...

Both projects are wonderful Kim. I would love to be put in the draw for the flowers. They are great - espeially the lillies.

Laura said...

Great job! I love those flowers but since I don't do mini's... I'll keep my name out of that one. ;p


Ascension said...

Un proyecto precioso y un resultado brillante.
Me encantaria participar en tu sorteo.
No importa lo que me toque, cualquier cosa me encantaria.
subo el aviso a mi blog.
besitos ascension

Maia's Twinkle Miniatures said...

They are both beautiful and it's such a great feeling to make things with what you already have. :)
Please enter me in the miniature plants draw. Thank you for this beautiful giveaway!

Eileen Bergen said...

The book - definitely that gorgeous book made using your stash.

Hooray, hoo-rah and woohoo!

We have to keep egging each other on. We'll get through this stash, one project at a time.

I can't wait to see what's up for February.

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Lovely Kim. I'd like to be in the journal drawing. How exciting. I'm going to have to look out for that book. You flowers are wonderful. Kudos to you for using what you have.

Sans! said...

OMG, impossible to choose!!! I LOVE THEM BOTH! You did an amazing job, my dear ! I am unlikely to win with so many participants but if I do, I will have whichever one the other winner is not taking! :)

Julia said...

Your projects always inspire me!

Karin F. said...

Beautiful, just beautiful & I've love to win either one ....or all of them LOL
hugs Karin

Minnie Kitchen said...

Kim, I knew it was you the minute I saw the beautiful self-portrait of yours! and yes the ham is polymer clay :) Thanks so much for being my friend!

Lataina said...

Your journal is really lovely and I love the mini flowers. The best part is that you didn't even have to buy anything to make them and that's just fabulous! =)

kibbygirl said...

Oh kim, I don't know how I could pick. both are so lovely! Don't you love it too when you can use found things in your own stash to craft with :)

A Creative Dream... said...

Kim... you combined two of my most favorite things.. book making and all that creative collage! My goodness didn't it turn out just GORGEOUS! I'm so glad you played along with the prompt...I'll see if I can't come up with something else inspiring if it's going to lead to such beauty as this!!!

Rosa-kreattiva said...

Thanks for a chance to win your yummy blog candy!
sorry for my english spero di vincere perchè entrambe le tue creazioni sono fantastiche quindi entrambri ;-) un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa
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Hugs, rosa
i am new follower
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Rosella said...

Your job is great! I love those mini flowers!
Thank you for this giveaway! I put it on my blog.
mini hugs

malu2 said...

Me gustaría participar en tu sorteo,
es una iniciativa preciosa,felicidades.Besos.

Susi said...

Primero que nada, espero que el traductor funcione bien.
segundo, me encantaria poder participar en tu sorteo, no se bien que has querido decir, he entendido como que debia elegir, pero no se bien el que...asi que espero que eso no sea un problema, lamento que el traductor no haya sido muy claro, pongo tu sorteo en mi blog, muchos besos y muchas gracias.

Kim said...

Hola Susi, sí, usted todavía puede participar en el sorteo - gracias por visitarme! Voy a sacar un ganador de la próxima semana. ¡Buena suerte! He estado teniendo problemas con el traductor-Esperamos que este traducir bien para usted también. abrazos!

Ani said...

Hi kim! Great!!! I love your job so much!! and I am happy to know more about you..thanks for the comment!
( I need the flowers :P)
a big hug! ani

Flor said...

¡Hola Kim!!
Me gustaría mucho participar ( =
Cualquiera de los dos regalos son hermosos!! Bueno fuera tener suerte
( ;
Ahora lo pongo en mi blog!!
Un abrazo

Lyssa and James Bowen said...

Those flowers are amazing and I love the journal! How to choose, how to choose??

I will go with the flowers! And I invite you to participate in my giveaway too.


Lara said...

Great job! I would like to be included in the drawing for the miniature plants. Thank you for offering this giveaway.

Katiana said...

Seus trabalhos são fantásticos!!! Gostaria de participar do sorteio.Vou colocar o link no meu blog. beijos!!!

Britt said...

I like to be a part of your flowers give-away

Lainie said...

Sorry it's taken me soooo long to post here! This has been the week we visited Hades! Lol Everyone at work is saying that! But it's over now and it's the weekend! I think the journal is absolutely gorgeous and would love to win it! But you know me being a mini lover, I can't resist the flowers either! They're very nice. I'm just no good at making my own mini flowers!
Hope you have a blessed weekend!

Fabiola said...

They are both wonderful. Count me in both. I hope to win one of two or both.

Pilar Jabon said...
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Pilar Jabon said...

Hola, las dos cosas son fantasticas, me gustría participar en los dos sorteos. Besos