Monday, October 29, 2012

inspiration monday.....and a giveaway!!



welcome to my cyber-celebration....
the doors to my new online class, "life stuff" open today!!
  woo hoo!!

to get things started,
i'd like to share a little sneak-peek of what's going on in the classroom:







first, we'll take some large sheets of watercolor paper.....







and tear it up.







then we'll fold it in half......







and we'll create some whimsical artwork using all our favorite supplies.....
(i'm providing this "life stuff" design to get you started, 
and there's lots of video instruction devoted to 
creating the front and back cover artwork, as well as making the journal!)






and then we'll sew everything together!






⬆front                                                               ⬇back

but the celebration doesn't stop there, because
i'm giving away this life stuff journal!
it's filled with yummy blank watercolor pages.....
and lots of love, hugs, and gratitude for all of the wonderful ways
you inspire me through your heartfelt notes, comments, and visits to my blog!
thank you SO much, dear bloggy sweeties!!


***
this giveaway is for a blank watercolor "life stuff" journal!  to participate,
all you have to do is leave a comment (just one, please!) on this post by 
wednesday, october 31st at 10:00 p.m. (EST)!  
once the comments are closed on wednesday, i'll randomly choose a name 
and announce it on thursday, november 1st!
please make sure your comment either links back to 
your blog, or you leave your e-mail so i can contact you if your name is chosen!
(this giveaway is open to all those who are 18 years of age or older.)

***


and.....if you'd like to learn how to create your very own coptic journal,
  please join us in class!


{this class is hosted by creative workshops.  all those who are registered will receive an invitation to the class,  and all of the videos and printouts will be available right away.    the class is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can work at your own pace and you'll have access to the class whenever you want.  this class will be offered for at least one year (and most likely much longer), so you'll have plenty of time to finish viewing all of the videos.  for registration, please click here!}

**edited:  comments are now closed.  thanks SO much for participating!!




141 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

Would LOVE to win a spot in this class, definitely something I would like to learn! Thanks for the chance!

Dolores said...

What a great looking journal and I love the saying.
I noticed you seem to be getting into the spirit of the season with the dark nail polish. Will you be going out to 'trick or treat?' ;-)
How's the weather? We are bracing for more rain and there is a wind warning up here.

MyLittleBlueDog said...

The class looks great, thank you very much for the chance to win a place in the class.

Erin Fish said...

Thank you Lori for this great opportunity. I'm really becoming interested in creating books/journals and this one is simply beautiful.

S said...

Thanks for always giving me a reason to look forward to Mondays!

EvilBlackSheep said...

This journal is so so lovely <3 Would love to fill it with watercolors since I just finished my last watercolor notebook

Sarah Martin said...

This would be amazing to win! I love your style!

Claudine C. said...

I would LOVE to win this journal, what a great giveaway, thank you SO much for the chance tow in!!! I am in the way of this hurricane so if I win and don't reply for awhile that means our power is out.

Tammy B said...

sadly, the class is just not in the cards right now but i would be thrilled to get this happy little book in my mail!

Inge (Belgium) inge.limpens@edpnet.be said...

I would love to win a journal like this, created with lots of love and care.

Miranda said...

Great to see how you create this journal and it must be a joy to work with it! Always enjoying your beautiful photo's and inspiring stuff! Of course would like to take a chance on this......
creative greet Miranda

Unknown said...

I've enjoyed seeing the entries in your walls notebook. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely journal.

nwilcox95@comcast.net

KrissyB said...

I would love to win your journal, Lori! Thank you for always thinking of us out here in blogland!

Sandi said...

Lori, I am registered for this great class and can hardly wait, I am such a fan of your journals and this one is a treasure, thanks for all your sharing, hugs

Bibi said...

This is great! Thank you for the chance to win...

Marji said...

Thank you for this chance to win your beautiful watercolor journal. It's one thing to be able to make our own, but it's so much better to have your art work on the covers.

Marji said...

Thank you for this chance to win your beautiful watercolor journal. It's one thing to be able to make our own, but it's so much better to have your art work on the covers.

Debbie said...

I would love to win your little art journal. I signed up for your class, the first day it was open for registration. I'm waiting to for my welcome e-mail, so I can get started with the class!

debbiejanelle@yahoo.com

Mary said...

Lori, thank you for the opportunity to win one of your beautiful journals. I have long wanted to learn how to make a Coptic bound journal. I think I must take your class!

xxoo

Michelle Gregory said...

i haven't been inspired in a long time. maybe this would help. it's lovely.

Sandra said...

What a great beautiful journal you made. Your class sounds great too! Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

Jeni Yantis said...

Love your inspirational work!!! Would love to win!!!!

Sr. Dorcee said...

I love anything you make!

PatriciaKutz said...

I would absolutely love to win this journal. Your creativity and lettering are so inspiring!

teri said...

I'm such a fan. I'd love to have one of your journals!

Sara said...

Lori!! It has been so long!! Looks like you are staying creatively busy....awesome! Your little journal is just beautiful. Those pages are just begging to be filled with color!
xo

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Love love love..usual! You are such an inspiration..I even have a folder in Pinterest of "Elvie Love"!

tipsygirl said...

it would be wonderful to win a journal made by you. I am a fan of your blog and a great admirer of your art.

thanks for making an inspiring and bright spot in my days!

Jeanette said...

Lori, Yippeee, your class begins - I can hardly wait!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win your fabulous journal! What an exciting start to the week! Hope your week is filled with chocolately goodness! XooX, Jeanette

kindredspiritspartdeux.blogspot.com said...

I love, love, love your journals and would love to own this one!!! I'll cross my fingers - thanks for the opportunity, Lori!!!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Would so love to win this journal!! Thank you so much for a chance to do so. I love coming over to your blog and looking and finding inspiration.

mooneyequalsmc2.com said...

What a treasure this would be to win!

Cheryl Gebhart said...

I'm enrolled in your class, so I'll be making my own journal, but I would LOVE to win yours!

Marie aka Grams said...

Hello, my friend. So glad you're still offering your lovely work and workshops. They are great. I've given away all the treasures I've bought from you (except the ME journal). Everyone loves them all. Happy creating, and have fun.

Amy said...

Thanks for the chance to win a cute journal!

Ellie said...

I just adore your booklet, would LOVE to sea it in real life!

Jackie said...

I love your classes!I'm going to check that one out. Thanks for the chance to win ;)

Meghan Thimjon said...

Love the journal! Love your style! Need to put your class on my list to take! It just keeps getting longer and longer!

Irene said...

Would love to win a place in your class! Enjoyed your last class

Pavla said...

I can only do coptic stitch with one needle - and I always struggle with the nodes on the sides - I guess I need this class...

Colleayn said...

I would love to win this journal. I love it. I am going to take the class after the holidays (or hopefully sooner if my schedule allows for it.) Thanks!

Mindy Lou Hagan said...

I always love checking in to your blog. There's always something fun and pretty to look at or to make me feel creative! <3 You have made Monday into a day to look forward to. ;)

maryh said...

I would very much like this journal. It is awesome . . . and I do want to learn how to make it,

B @ Sweet Limes said...

Who could say no to one of your journals?!

Ivonne said...

I love your artwork, so inspiring! Would also love to win, thank you for offering this!

angela said...

Hi Lori! What a great gift! Thank you so much :)

Gramma Sue ~ Grampa Max said...


I love your work and would love to win the homemade journal. Can't wait to see my name drawn...

Bridget said...

I love your journals, Lori! I would love to fill one of my very own :) Good luck with the class...sounds so fun.

Shelly said...

I LOVE it! How fun it would be to fill the pages with oodles and oodles of doodles and more! Thanks for the give away.

iHanna said...

Oh a work of art indeed!

Juniper Goods said...

It's great to see the way you make this journal, the class looks fabulous! I love your covers :)

Createology said...

You make Mondays wonderful. Thank you dear...

Käthlini Käsitöö said...

I just watched first two lessons, I already love this! It would be nice to win your journal.

pambelina said...

I can't wait for things to calm down here so I can take your class!

Käthlini Käsitöö said...

I just watched first two lessons, I already love this! It would be nice to win your journal.

Traceyr said...

How fantastic is that journal? VERY!!! is the answer hahaha Wishing you well with the classes.

♥ :)

Lourdes said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I'm an old follower.

Your work is absolutely gorgeous and very inspiring!.....

Regards

Katt aka LaLa said...

What a fabulous journal, it just makes me smile! Thanks for a chance at winning it. your class looks super fun, ill have to add it to my Christmas wish list :)

Twirly Bird said...

I've heard super amazing things about coptic journals and would love the chance to work in one. Thanks!

Darlene said...

I love reading your blog, I love all of your artwork and I LOVE this journal! Thanks for your generosity.

Isabel said...

Es un proyecto fantástico. Gracias por esta oportunidad. Besos.

vonnyw2b said...

Wow! Love your work and your classes... thank you soooooo much for the opportunity to win some of your artwork too! xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Lori,
How generous of you to give away one of your special journals.
I'm participating in your Coptic journal-making class and am thrilled to learn some advanced stitching.

Keep those classes coming!
Sandy in California

karenelr said...

I can't stand it! I love your coloring and design details! Thanks for the chance to win one of you fabulous journals! Thanks for sharing!

Colleen said...

Would love to be the winner! What are you using for your watercolors? Paints or pencils? Love, love, love what you do! :)

Leslie said...

What a neat thing to find waiting and wondering whether I'll have power during Hurricane Sandy! Brightens my day for sure!

Jessie May said...

I hope you run more classes in the future Lori as I would love to take part and learn how to make a journal as wonderful as yours (the timing is not good for me right now). But thanks for the chance to win; super generous giveaway :)

Kelly Warren said...

adorable! Thanks for always being such a great inspiration!

Glòria Vivas said...

Es precioso, me encanta!
Tienes un estilo tan elegante que me fascina.

It's beautiful, I love it!
Have a style so elegant that totally fascinates me!

forcryeye said...

fabulous! I need some inspiration, and this should do it! forcryeye@sbcglobal.net

Bernardine said...

I still love to visit you on your blog!
It would be great to win the journal.
Groetjes uit Nederland!

Jessica Boyer said...

I just signed up for the class and can't wait to make my own journals!! This one is adorable and I would love to win it! Thanks for sharing!!
Juice7558@hotmail.com

Reticula said...

What a lovely journal. You really do inspire me. Thank you. :-) (reticulatedwriter@gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

Hope I'm the winner of this awesome journal. I can't wait to fill it!

Lifeissweetbakeshop@hotmail.com

Vicki Holdwick said...

Oh, Lori,

How I'd love to win your watercolor journal. I love the covers!

xoxo

Steve said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win such a cool book.

sboyer@bdo.com

Carol Bergmann said...

I am just getting started with watercolor pencils and would love to have a beautiful place to put my art work. Thank you for helping to light the fire of creativity in me!
Our email is Traveler6@gmail.com.
I now love Mondays!!!

Pippa said...

I would love to win this beautiful journal. Just looking at it would be so inspiring!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

oh would my handbound book collection LOVE to have a new member...what a beautiful journal Lori....I surely hope I get lucky ....

Christi said...

I would love to win. Thank you!

Else Ljungstrom said...

OH just another beautiful thing you have made..I really would be blessed if I should win this...
My mail is dljungst@online.no

Kate said...

oh wow I love your journals.

Kathie said...

Ooohhhh what yummy goodness! I love following your blog and seeing your creative thoughts put on paper. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity! I need to save some more pennies and I'm all in on the class!

Desi said...

This will be a fabo class!!!! love it!

FloridaBird said...

I want to take your class at some point, but the journal would be wonderful to have in the meantime!

eSeN said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely journal!
n.serene[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Love it!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win :) love visiting your blog!
Sheila
kslkhardie@msn.com

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Oh, lori! I am so thrilled! For you and all the wonderful friends who will learn so much! I will be checking it out next...! Thank you, and I would most certainly LOVE to win this! Hugs to you, kath

Tammy G-D said...

What a lovely journal. It would be fun to play in.

Marjanne said...

Congratulations with the opening of your new class and thank you for the chance to win one of your beauties!

Judy Hackley said...

I would love to get started however have not received my class (that I paid for). Maybe I have to wait until I win

hannah said...

I've signed up for your class because I love your journals and hope to be able to make one that's somewhat similar to yours. Thanks for the opportunity to win a journal and also to take the class! I'm so looking forward to it.

Charmingdesigns said...

I would love to win! your work is so beautiful

Gail B. said...

This looks so fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

kellynewbury.com said...

How fun! I love your work! I am totally going to check out the class, and would love to make and/or win a journal! :D
newburykelly@gmail(dot)com

laurie said...

i love these coptic stitch journals so i will have to check out your class. :-)

Bren said...

Wow, would love to win this. It's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to win the journal. I need to keep all my ideas & watercolor sketches in 1 place. My little watercolors are ALL over the place here.
I also love your style of painting. I have a LONG way to go yet.
Thanks for the chance,
Grandma Nancy Sapp

huntla1 said...

I would love to have your journal to call my own. I love the cover work that you did and I would seriously enjoy filling it up with my own goodness. Thanks for the opportunity!!!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Love it! Think I'll have to sign up for this one looks like so much fun. Would love to be entered in the giveaway :)

Irena said...

This journal is lovely. You make it look so easy to put together.

Molly said...

Hiya Lori! I have been traveling and so haven't been able to register yet but I'm so excited to get started with this class! Thank you for all the inspiration you provide!

Vanessa said...

Thanks for this opportunity! have done your letterlab class and loved it and your style!! Thanks for sharing!

wilmi said...

I would love to win this journal, thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork!

Vee said...

This looks like a great class and the journal looks so cute!

Vonnie's Pie said...

I so love all your work and would be SOOOOO Happy to win your lovely journal!!! thanks for the opportunity! If I win my email is: vonniepie@aol.com

Thanks again, Yvonne

Greta said...

What a beautiful journal. I would love to be the one to receive it...

Mercy Santiago said...

Hi! I just started journaling and found your blogspot while googling for inspirational pages. I went through your blogs for hours and was amazed at the style of your artwork. I was then hooked on needing to start my own journal. You helped me learn on what type of tools I would need to get started. Thank you so much!!!

Chel said...

Oh, how wonderful!! <3

lilotte said...

I'm not very good at binding books, I sure need to learn !

Marleen Derweduwen said...

what a lovely journal; i take my chance to win this, Lori.
I have no blog.
Mail :lieven.vanoverberghe@telenet.be

pippirose said...

Beautiful journal! Thanks for the chance to enter your wonderful giveaway! :o)

pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Paper Love said...
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Paper Love said...

I adore your blog and look forward to it every Monday...Have taken a couple of your classes and I really enjoyed them!! Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your beautiful journals.
Lori
lori@paper-l-o-v-e.com

Linda Kittmer said...

Wow Lori. I love your blog and your work and the inspiration you provide. It would be such an honour to have one of your beautiful journals to work in (although I'd be so nervous...the cover is stunning and I'd want my work to be up to your incredible standards!). Thanks for the opportunity!

Jessica Sporn said...

I love your work and all the inspiration I find on your blog. I would love to win this journal! Thanks for the chance.

linda said...

I love this little book and would so enjoy a copy of my own! Thank you for the opportunity to win - namaste!

Christine said...

Lori,

I love all your classes and I'm sure this one will be a blast! Thank for you the chance to win!

Margaret said...

Ooooh!! what a fab giveaway. I would just love to win this journal.

You know that I love all your creativity and to own some of it would be mega!

Margaret xx

Karen said...

i would love love love this! thank you for the generosity :)

Sherita said...

What a beautiful journal to fill with happy thoughts - THANKS for the giveaway!!

Khadijah Stott-Andrew said...

Excellent giveaway! Watercolours was the very first medium I started used (about 10 yrs old in an Art class). Loved it ever since!

khadalina@live.co.uk

Krista said...

Great post! Your journal is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Wow... it would be so good to win this :-)
Luv,
Neelu

Mail id: contact_neelu@yahoo.co.in

Janine said...

I am such a fan. I'd love to win a spot in your class! I have enjoyed learning about lettering from your other class.

Dawn said...

Oh this is SO cute!! I love it! How fun to take a class like this! My email: williammaurice44@comcast.net Yay!

Marina Padiy said...

your work is a great inspiration indeed!
and thanks for the giveaway!

As Cores do Arco-Íris said...

Great inspiration!Beautifuk work and thank's for the opurtunity.
Cores.arco.iris@gmail.com
http://ascoresdo-arco-iris.blogspot.pt/

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Hi Lori, thank you for the chance to win this beautiful journal. I just love your style and always look forward to seeing each and every post,to see what you're doing next. Love your work.
Hugs, Kyles:D

Yvonne Russell said...

How super. Thanks for the chance.

Stephanie said...

looks great. thanks for the opportunity

Lisa said...

Would love to win your beautiful journal. I am also going to check out the class.

Judy Grupp Studio said...

I would love to win the gorgeous journal as there is no way I could ever do that for myself!

Anonymous said...

Your lettering always makes me smile. I would love to have that lovely journal. Thanks for the opportunity! Rene.jantzi@gmail.com

Daniele Soares said...

Wow, that's a great price!! Thanks for the opportunity!

Diane J. Evans said...

Please do count me in for your giveaway -- love, love, love your work!

Diane

Angela McLeod said...

I would love to win that journal. I just started watching the videos. In the class.

Angela

Ann said...

Ooohhhh!!! This is a lovely little journal! I would LOVE to win it!

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Polly S. said...

I really enjoy your blog and seeing the things you create!

CraftyViolet said...

That's a great looking journal. Throw my name into the hat for sure.
www.craftyviolet.blogspot.com

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