Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

Last night was the official kickoff of One World One Heart 2011. I am excited to participate this year and want to thank Lisa Swifka for hosting this wonderful event. I'm anxious to blog hop all over the world the next couple of weeks, meeting other bloggers and peeking into their worlds. We are all alike in one way or another, and it's fun to uncover those similarities and learn from our differences.

Oh, silly me... introductions....

Hello, and welcome to my blog! My name is Dianna but my friends call me Di. I live in central Iowa, USA. Having worked in the corporate world my entire adult life, I decided a few years back it was time to nurture the other side of my brain/self. When I could make time in my schedule, I started dabbling in various creative areas, starting first with silk flowers & greeting cards and more recently playing around with mixed media, jewelry, essential oils, a wee bit of photography, etc. I've been having a blast! The biggest challenge has been finding time & energy while working a full time (plus) job. That issue is being resolved for me, as I'm one of 1,500 being laid off at our company. My last day will be 2/15/11, so while I've been busy & will continue to be busy finding a new job, I intend to find one that affords me more time to enjoy life & express myself through creative activities! One of these days I hope to land on one or two creative outlets that truly make my heart sing AND bring joy to others. My dream is to take that creative outlet and turn it into career in some way (hey, a girl's gotta have goals, right?). In the meantime, I want a job supporting someone else reaching their goal. When I'm not working, I'll continue learning, practicing & sharing various art & crafts.

The on-line creative community (bloggers, yahoo groups, etc.) has become an important part of my life, just like creating/crafting is now integral to who I am.

Anyhoooo, I encourage you to roam around my site. If you have a question, comment or suggestion about anything, please let me know.

Oh, and as a thank you for visiting my blog, if you are an active worldwide blogger & leave a comment on this OWOH post between 1/30/11 and 2/17/11 (with a way for me to contact you in the event you win), you name will be entered in a drawing. One lucky blogger will win this bookmark I made along with her/his choice of one of the following books (just three of my favorites, and don't worry, the winner will receive a new book and not my marked up, written in, tabbed version).

  • Life is a Verb by Patti Digh
  • I Can Do It by Louise L. Hay
  • The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

I'll draw the winning name on 02/17/11.



Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Di!

I got it together and got on board with this too so stop by and sign up!
Love your bookmark (and actually, the tabbed books are the interesting ones...heehee!)
Off for more OWOH~~have fun!


Karen Taylor said...

Great Blog!
Fantastic giveaway...look forward to new friends...come and visit..or even follow if you like...


Amy said...

Greetings from Virginia, US. Thanks for your giveaway. Please feel free to check out mine.
Listed as participant #523 on OWOH list
avennett at verizon DOT net

Femmy said...

such a beautiful giveaway!! count me in please.

Saskia said...

Wow! You're so creative! Beautiful bookmark and some lovely books (I think I prefer Liven Is A Verb)! Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your lovely giveaway...I can only dream it's me! :)

OWOH is a great trip around the (blog)world! I enjoy it!!

Sweet greetings from Belgium,
Saskia :)

(nr214 on the list)

Hermine said...

Great give away!!

Deci said...

Very nice giveaway! I like the Artist's Way. Enter my OWOH

Micki Wilde said...

A wonderful giveaway :)

Fingers crossed

Micki x
owoh #207

vintage wil said...

Fantastc giveaway!!

Ellen said...

Greetings from Canada. Nice giveaway!
Visit me at #336 at Shimmer and Tulle.

Cherry said...

Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

Janine said...

Hallo Di, nice to meet you
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
This is really cool.
Please count me in.
Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

gpc said...

The bookmark is lovely! I enjoyed visiting your blog, and I hope you will visit me, too!

Ellie said...

Great giveaway. The book mark looks fantastic! Would love a chance to win. Please enter me.

Kristin Dudish said...

Hi Di,
This is a wonderfully inspirational giveaway! Such a lovely bookmark to accompany the books :)

Krissy said...

I LOVE Louise L. Hay!


Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

Hugs, Gayle
my blog:

Connie said...

Greetings from Connie on Kauai. I really enjoyed exploring your blog. terrific giveaway too!
come visit my blog too!

Donna said...

Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Hi Di!! What a wonderful giveaway!
I too, am from Central Iowa..this week is a good week for books!! Thank you for your fantastic offering for OWOH. Sharon

Rein said...

Nice to meet you!

great give away!

ANGIE said...

Hi Di. Thank you for welcoming me to your Blog! This is so much fun. Please feel free to join in my drawing also. Just click on the kitty icon, or I'm #625.

The Altered Paper said...

Hi from Ky! So many creative bloggers out here! Put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

Jeanie Callaghan said...

I love your gorgeous bookmark! So glad to visit today.
Please drop by to see the bead woven necklace I am giving away.

Jeanie Callaghan

Tattin' Kat said...

Your bookmark is gorgeous...and I need a new book to read :P

Martina2801 said...

This is a gorgeous giveaway Di, would love to win!
If you have time, please come and visit mine.
Martina from Stuttgart/Germany!

Dragonfly Creations said...

Hello from a chilly UK. Your bookmark is wonderful and an interesting selection of books. Would be hard to make a choice I am the original bookworm! Love books ...

Tumbleweed Trails said...

I love your artistic talent and creativity. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years seeing all of the wonderful blogs and meeting everyone. Thanks for your participation in the event.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Dawn said...

Hello from Alberta, Canada ~
I hope you'll visit my blog too (Art of Humungous Proportions) when you get a chance.
Cheers ~
OWOH #602

Stitchety Grub said...

Cool giveaway - please include me and do come see my blog and enter my giveaway (I'm also giving away bookmarks LOL) if you haven't already - I am #139 - Cheers Britt in Australia :-)

MarieNeige said...

Lovely, please add me in and do pop over to visit my blog as well (#218)

Fat Dormouse said...

I've enjoyed browsing your site - and will come back to it another time. I make cards too and it's great to see the many different ways people design & make cards.

I'd be thrilled to receive your giveaway gift. I am involved in OWOH for the first time. It's great visiting different blogs and finding so many talented people!

Please visit me (if you haven't already!) at (N° 688 on the list!)


Mom of 3rd Culture Kids said...

Hello from Thailand!

So sorry to hear about the lay off..I hope all things will work together for good and you'll find yourself a great job with a lot of time for your creative outlet. :)

Your give away is great and would love to join too.

Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

Jingle said...

This bookmark is gorgeous and two of those three books are already on my list...I'll have to check out the third, because I bet I'll need it! LOL! Thanks for a great giveaway! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

Mimi said...

What a great giveaway. I've been wanting that Patti Digh book!

Come by my blog to enter my OWOH giveaway also. I'm #590.

Have a grand OWOH journey,
hoerauf at comcast dot net

Shirley said...

Lovely bookmark! Great books!

Hoopie said...

Great bookmark

Wonderful to visit your blog and meet you. Put my name in your draw, then take a minute to visit my blog, and I will add your name to win one of three prizes.


Cheryl said...

Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

Jodaeodesign said...

What a thoughtful gift. Please include me in your drawing.

Susan Burgess said...

I hardly ever read but these books look interesting. Maybe I was meant to read them? Your book mark is coolio! Sanna

Anonymous said...

I love your gifts. I want the artist's way. Bless you. XD
Have your best OWOH ever.

Christina said...

A wonderful giveaway.. I love to read!!
OWOH #502

Sara said...

Really like you giveaway. I've never read Life is a Verb...and your bookmark is lovely.

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Nanbon44 said...

So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
Bonnie in Florida

Visit my blogs
# 566 and # 567

Healing Woman said...

Thanks so much for joining OWOH. I love the books you are offering and the bookmark is really sensational. I read a lot so this will be a good gift for me. Also, if you have time, fly on over to number 92 for a visit.

BabesbyBarb said...

what a pretty book mark and the books all sound interesting. I hope that you will visit my blog if you have time,

Belinda said...

Hi Im Belinda Nice to meet you .Love your Blog!!
Please visit mine.My door prize is a OOAK polymer bunting baby
hugs Belinda
I hope this is not a double post if it is please for give me

Brandy said...

Neat bookmark! Would love a chance at winning.

Aimee Jeffries said...

Pretty bookmark and great books! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

AlwaysInspired said...

I've been wanting Artist's Way for a long time!
Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

Micki said...

I would love to win your prizes as I am an artist and an avid reader. Please visit me at Irish Muses #678.

Birgit said...

Hi Di,

First of all, good luck in finding the right job for you which leaves you plenty of time to create and allows your inner muse to shine! :) I am sending lots and lots of positive energy and trust that everything will fall in place for you.

Your prize for OWOH is awesome -- thanks for offering such goodies. I just love bookmarks, and then you even offer the choice of one book. I have heard only good things about LIFE IS A VERB, so that would be my choice. :)

Happy creating,
# 66

trisha too said...

Oh, yes, this is wonderful--thank you for sharing!!

Happy OWOH to you--stop by and say hi if you get the chance--I'm flying along with you in the OWOH journey!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Love your bookmark and these great books! I have Life is a's incredible, isn't it! Have you read her latest book?
Thank you! Visit me soon, I'm #389 ! ♥

Antonella said...

Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - your bookmark is fantastic and the books well how do you chose?!! Glad to meet you as I take my slow journey around the world...
Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

Lynn Stevens said...

One can never have enough art books can they? Sign me up please
Lynn (#65)

Atypical Girl said...

First of all, I'm sorry that you're losing your job, but hope that many wonderful opportunities will come your way!

Second, I think that LIFE IS A VERB book looks INCREDIBLE. If I don't win it (fingers crossed) I just might have to buy it.

I love seeing all the neat things that people create!

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Amy from Pennsylvania (OWOH #520)
artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

Sam Bonney said...

Greetings from Cornwall, Wow! I just love your bookmark, as a avid reader this would be a treat. Lovely givaway!

cottageprims said...

Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

PEA said...

Hi Di, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your gorgeous bookmark and one of those books:-)

Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Gabriela said...

hello from Ohio! It is great getting to know your blog! Your gifts are great!I love Patti Dighs so I hope I get it!
Gabriela #439

Thistle Cove Farm said...

The best part of OWOH is traveling to wonderful blogs and visiting. Love the work of your hands; when you've time, please visit Thistle Cove Farm.

Mervi said...

Nice to meet you!
Please count me in on the draw for this fabulous prize.
Greetings from... Finland,
number*451* OWOH;-))m

leikkaan AT

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful bookmark! Please include me in your giveaway. I hope you can stop by my blog at #331 and enter my giveaway, too! said...

What an awesome giveaway. Your bookmark is lovely!

Please look at my blog for my OWOH giveaway.

Seattle WA

Tess said...

Greetings from Kansas, OHG, I would love to read Life Is A Verb by Patti Digh. That would be my choise. What a pretty bookmark you've created.

Karla Rosendall said...

Beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

lovely giveaway. i have read The Artist's Way but not the other two. maybe i will be the lucky reader! thanks for adding me to the hat.

Jennifer Pride said...

What a cool giveaway!
Please, stop by my blog!


Keisha said...

Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you! Keisha

Brenda said...

Everything happens for a reason - sometimes when life gives us lemons - we make lemonade. Sounds like you have the perfect opportunity to pursue your dreams.


Hello Di, I think that we all wish we could live our dreams, I hope that with one door closing the next oppertunity will knock! Thanks for joining OWOH, it's awesome to meet everyone from around the globe. Your give away books and book marker are wonderful. The only one that I have is the Artist's Way. come visit me too if you get a chance. Wanda from Ohio #220
needlewings (at) mac (dot) com

Donna said...

Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

Diana said...

Hi Di. I'm Diana with one n - from Ohio. I love the book mark. I JUST bought Life is a Verb. I can't wait to dig into it. but I don't have the other 2 - I've got my eyes on one. fingers crossed for luck.

Debra said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Rusted Wings said...

your bookmark is beautiful and your offerings so lovely! i'm familiar with 2 of those books....what a great give away!
please come visit my blog #30 on the list!
warm hugs & blessings from Montana!

Loralynn said...

Fantastic giveaway! It is so much fun seeing all the different types of things being given away and meet new(to me) bloggers! Please enter me in your giveaway!

CathyH said...

Hi Di! Love your gifts! The book mark is wonderful! I hope you can pursue your dreams, it is so worth it. I only run the heat in my house the days I teach lessons, some days I wonder how I am going to continue doing what I love..but something always comes through and I wouldn't change a thing! Believe!
cathyguitarteacher-77 at

Anonymous said...

I hope you are having as much fun with One World One Heart as I am this year!
Thanks for the opportunity to come and visit your blog
If you get a chance stop by my blog and check out my giveaway
I am number #25
trinaxxl (at) yahoo (dot) com

Shar said...

Greetings from Massachusetts! Love your blog! Awesome prizes! Thanks for the chance to win.

I hope you will come and visit my OWOH post and check out my blog!

illtemperedink AT msn DOT com

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Louise Hay is my mentor! Me and the zillions of others in this lifetime trying to make their way. Boy I would love to have that book. Please enter my name in for a chance to win! Norma (95)
Reading about your process makes me *smile* and think about how the muses call us. Namaste friend.

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely blog. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

Gracie "Neky White" said...

Your giveaway is so beautiful!!! I would love to win something so special!
Thanks for the chance to win :D

Come to enter my giveaway if you haven't already!

Hugs !!

Noemi said...

Great giveaway.
A big hug from Spain.

mary helen said...

Super idea for a giveaway! Love the texture of your bookmark and your selection of books, they're some good ones. Going to go and poke around your blog now. Please hop on over to mine if you get a moment. ~mary helen

jonaks said...

I love books and bookmarks!!! Happy owoh!

Caroline said...

Wonderful giveaway! Please enter me--thanks :) OWOH #318

SLucy said...
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SLucy said...

Nice Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by my blog is #809

Dianne said...

This is a neat giveaway-your bookmark is different!
Please but my name in the hat for your giveaway and come over to mine-#348 and enter your name there! Thanks and Good Luck!

Annie said...

Your selection of books looks like great reading!!!! It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819

Sherry Edwards said...

Hi Di, it's lovely to meet you and read a little bit about your life. I'm sorry to hear about your current job, but on the upside you may be able to find another which fits in better with your arts and crafting - and hopefully pays well too! Good luck x

Thanks for the chance of winning your prizes.
I hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

Sherry from England, UK

Lorri Lennox said...

Great giveaway, I would love to win one of your prizes.
I'm loving OWOH and if you get a chance pop by my giveaway. I have prints of my artwork, jewellery & a tote bag to give away to someone lucky :)

Cameron said...

What a great giveaway to nurture the creative side in is all! Thanks, Di :)


Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for inviting me to peek around your blog and enter your giveaway. Your bookmark is beautiful and a book is always a wonderful prize.
I would love it if you could find time to come to my blog and enter for my door prize also.
:) Gale

sasa said...

Lovely work and a generous giveaway! - count me in. Enjoyed your blog - thanks for sharing! Hope you can visit me at 662


Rayna said...

Awesome giveaway! Please include me :)

Rayna - Minnesota
northstarshetlands AT
OWOH blogger #836

danit said...

Thanks for the book and good luck finding a better job. You deserve some time to yourself.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a very warm and inviting blog. I really enjoyed the visit. I always wanted the book "Life is a Verb." Please enter me in your giveaway and visit me, if you haven't already. I'm number 11 and my information is on my profile page.

Electra said...

Hello from Canada Di! I really love your bookmark, it's unlike anything I've seen. You are obviously very talented!
I would love to have you stop by and visit, if you haven't already- Thanks for the opportunity to win!

baglady said...

Love your blog- hope you find a new job but not too soon- take some time to relax and create before you jump back in. Love your give away- please add my name to your generous offer and come visit mine at lucky #777 on the ever growing list.

mitz said...

..this is ** book-tabulous ** thanks for the opportunity

Miriam said...

As a collector of bookmarks, I should like to win your price very much! Thanks for adding my name to your draw, greetings from the Netherlands, Miriam OWOH#781

JBlanton said...

Greetings from western North Carolina.
You have an awesome blog and giveaway. I am having such fun checking out all of the OWOH participant's blogs.

jacque4u2c said...

Greetings from Louisville, KY – USA
Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

Beckie Holso said...

Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119
OWOH #132

Lauren said...

Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

Carolyn Phillips said...

What a great giveaway. Please enter me, the bookmark is a gorgeous accompaniment to any of those books.

Lovely to meet you during this event, and I'm going to come back and explore at more leisure after owoh is over. In the meantime do feel free to visit at:

Sonja said...

Hi Di,
Sorry to hear about your job, but I do believe everything has a reason and difficult things like this usually lead to something good (like finding a job that give you more time for the things you love). Sometimes we need faith to make us take steps we otherwise would not take.
I wish you luck, health and wisdom while you find your way back to a new job.
By the way I love Louise L Hay, but the other books I am not familiar with.
Hugs, Sonja (#785)

Sandy said...

OWOH is so cool. Nice to meet you through your blog. We have similar tastes in books.

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello, Di! i love the name of your blog! i would be delighted to win your giveaway! if you haven't yet, i hope you can drop by my blog at (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. blessings from peggyapl(at)!

Digital Misfit said...

I am sorry to hear that tomorrow will be your last day of work. I did not really start to develop my creative side until I was no longer able to work, so it may be a blessing to you as well.
Your bookmark is beautiful, and Life is a Verb has been on my wish list for awhile now.
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. I hope you get a chance to pop by my blog, #51, on your journey.
hugs from ON, Canada

Leslie H. said...

Hi from Colorado, love this OWOH meet and greet. Life is a verb looks interesting. Come for a visit sometime. Leslie

Leslie said...

Great giveaway...your bookmark is lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

TuscanRoad said...

Greetings from Clovis, California
I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog and your work is wonderful! Stop by and visit mine, if you haven’t already, for a chance to win my door prize. In the meantime, I hope this journey is as fun for you as it is for me.
Best, Holly
My blog:

joe said...

your work is just beautiful and i've enjoyed your blog so much! thanks for being a part of OWOH so that we could find you! thank you for the marvelous gift offer...if i win, i would love the life is a verb book along with that fantastic bookmark you made!

i hope you will have a chance to stop by my blog and enter my give away, too!

joe in montana

Deirdra Doan said...

Love books! smile..come say hi...
Deirdra Doan blog giveaway

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Great giveaway!

Please enter my name tooooo..

Warm blessings,

Teri said...

Wonderful Blog!! How generous are your giveaways.
Please include me in
your giveaway.
Come visit me at

Thanks Teri

LamoreAllure said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA
I'm glad to meet you. I'm #509

I'm a jewelry artist, watercolor painter, and over all creative adventurer! And...I'd be honored to have you follow my blog!

Lovely book mark...and I'm a bookaholic!! Please enter me into the OWOH drawing. Thanks!

I hope you get to visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come any time to chat.

Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L

Sussie said...

Fabulous giveaway! I love all three gifts!

Come and visit my giveaway too if you didn´t do it already!

Warm regards
Susan nr 471

Tammy Freiborg said...

I've wanted Life is a Verb for awhile. I've enjoyed your tree pics, quotes, creations, and art/haiku collaboration. Please visit #875 the penultimate.

quiltmom said...

Very nice giveaway- I can see that you have a great attitude and find joy in life.
Your bookmark is lovely and the books are inspiring- I have often thought about buying the book_ The Artist's Way.
Thanks for participating in OWOH.
Regards from Western Canada,

ladybug said...

Yes time and energy at the two things that I lack to most too! :)
Please include my name in your growing list of hopefuls and come over and visit me when you get the chance:
(#535 OWOH)

Carolyn or Connee said...

Lovely blog and lovely giveaways…I hope I win.
Carolyn Kight Michigan USA
My blogs in OWOH

another email (I like this one the best.)

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Hello from beautiful NW Arkansas! It's nice meeting you! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to enter mine, too (if you haven't already.) #215 on the list.

Warmest Regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

Sunshineshelle said...

Hi Di!! (so does that make me a friend or just a bit presumptuous LOL??? Actually here to say 'Hi' the giveaway was just the catalyst :) Soooo... pleased to meet you chilled out talented babe (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia)! please come comment at my OWOH post too :) My talent lays elsewhere (eating leftovers LOL) Please feel free to drop in ANYTIME if your in the bloggersphere) Now let's keep enjoying this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :)

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hello and greetings from Virginia. I would love to win one of your books along with your beautiful bookmark. Please throw my name in the hat for a chance to win such lovely gifts.

I would love for you to hop on over to my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Greetings from the Philippines! I love books- these are great reads! Patsy.paterno (at) from

Beadwright said...

Hello Di from Florence Oregon. It is nice to meet you. Please count me in on your giveaway

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Wonderful books and I love that bookmark, too! Please enter me into your draw! So nice to meet you here through OWOH! I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog , too:-)


Chelle said...

Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


stampgram said...

Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you. Thanks for participating in OWOH - isn't this fun! Your bookmark is lovely, and the books look awesome...I haven't read any of those but I am intrigued!
Please enter me in your drawing.
( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

What's up Duck? said...

Beautiful bookmark and it comes with a book?! Awesome!

Please include me in your draw.

Ducky Doo
(just replace AT with @ and DOT with . I do this to dodge email grabbing internet bots)

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I hope I win. Best wishes...

annabell_lee_dk (at)

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Dianna, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted book mark art project. How sweet! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

Paula said...

I would love to win the beautiful bookmark and one of the books you've offered. Not only is art an important part of my every day life, but reading is to. A book is the most perfect gift! Thank you so much for the chance to win! Hope you'll stop by and visit with me at my blog if you have a few moments.

All good wishes!

Carmen said...

That bookmark is just beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win and am also a book addict so am drooling slightly here :)

Please feel free to drop by my OWOH post too :)

OWOH #365

fortuitous faery said...

how charming!

greetings from new jersey!

conniechiwa (at) gmail dot com

OWOH #528

Que Bella said...

Hey Di, Sorry to read about your lay-off. Same thing happened to me awhile ago. Your giveaway is fantastic... any of the books would make a great read. Please count me in. ~Michelle, #598

Kim Mailhot said...

What treats ! Thanks so much for the chance to win your generous prizes. I hope you have had a sweet OWOH adventure. Cheers !

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Di!
Hello from New York! Im so sorry to read about your lay off. Hopefully better times are ahead. Your bookmark and book give away is fantastic! It's nice to find your lovely blog. My e-mail address is in my blog profile. I'm an avid reader so I'd be thrilled to be one of your winners!

My OWOH give away:

Susan said...

Great giveaway Di, hi from the Jersey Shore! I would love to win the Artist's way and your lovely book mark, please count me in and please come visit #209
thanks, Susan
(Pieces of Fate)

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hi Di, It's great to meet you through your blog! Thanks for stopping by and saying hi on my OWOH post. I'd love to have a chance at winning your beautiful door prize! Is that copper? I love what you've done to it. And of course the books look wonderful, too.

Great luck to you in landing a fun, fulfilling job that allows more time for you to fulfill your own dreams and creative aspirations. But while you have it, enjoy your time off!

Happy Creating!
Indiana, USA

martha brown said...

Love this bookmark!!! And I have Life is a Verb in my Amazon cart right now... I'll hold off a few days :)Please enter me into your draw-- thank you so much!
~martha (#384)
(from Toronto :)