September 4, 2010

Creative Artworks! beautiful handpainted goodies {giveaway}

GIVEAWAY CLOSED - PENDING WINNER VERIFICATION

I like to think that I'm creative, but the truth is there isn't a single "artsy" thing I can do with any kind of talent. I can't draw a straight line, or play an instrument, or write a song, or sew an outfit, or make jewelry, or crochet or knit or cross-stitch or any of that stuff.

And I have a severe case of envy for those who can!

Take Linda Lewis for example. This is one talented woman! She can take an ordinary item and turn it into an objet d'art with little effort. Look at these lovely items Linda sent me to review --


Linda handpainted these items herself. The basket, child's apron, and note cards are Linda's very own creations.

"Envy" is not a strong enough word to describe how much I admire what she does! :)


The child's apron is a lovely design of leaves on a plain canvas apron that would be suitable for a boy or a girl. This would be perfect not only for your little kitchen helpers, but also for fingerpainting and other messy projects. Send this to school with your youngster to protect their clothing. Or grandparents, keep this handy when your grandchild wants to get creative!


The handpainted woven basket is the perfect fall accent piece. Fill it with fruit or pumpkins or squash or even pine cones. Or use it as a bread basket with a fall-colored dishcloth. Or store items on a bathroom shelf. It would look great in any spot in your home!


Linda also sent me a pack of four handpainted note cards with my name on them! They are blank inside and would be ideal for jotting quick thank you notes or just about anything that needs a personal touch. Thank you, Linda! I will definitely enjoy using these.

You won't believe the prices - the basket is just $16.00, the child's apron is $9.00, and the personalized notecards are $5.99 for a pack of 4. AND FREE SHIPPING!! Wow!! So you don't have to wonder how much an order is going to cost you - you only pay for the items and Linda ships free! Can't beat that with a stick!! :)

Linda's website is called Creative Artworks! and she also features the work of other talented artists too. Definitely worth your time to check out some of the fabulous handmade and handpainted goodies! Buying handmade gifts for yourself or someone you love is not only a great way to show your love and appreciation, but it's a great way to support artists as well. Become a patron of the arts! Bookmark Creative Artworks! and browse them first whenever you need a gift or have a spot in your own home that needs some handmade cheerfulness.

Here are a few other beautiful items from Linda's talented hands --

SALT & PEPPER "Ladybug" Hand-Painted Ceramic by Linda Lewis [$11.99 + free shipping]
FRAME - MOSAIC - "Ocean Blue" by Linda Lewis [$14.99 + free shipping]
GOBLETS-Hand-Painted-Pair by Linda Lewis [$16.00 + free shipping]
SOAP - Hand-Painted - One Bar by Linda Lewis [$1.00 + free shipping]
STAINED GLASS - "Star Reflections" #1 by Linda Lewis [$19.99 + free shipping]
MEMORY BOX Hand-Painted by Linda Lewis [$8.00 + free shipping]
VEST - Hand-Painted "Floral" by Linda Lewis [$17.49 + free shipping]
MEMORY-BOX-Hand-Painted by Linda Lewis [$8.00 + free shipping]
TOTE-BAG-Large-Hand-Painted by Linda Lewis [$9.99 + free shipping]
BOOKMARK - Watercolor - "Butterflies" by Linda Lewis [$3.00 + free shipping]
JOURNAL - Hand-Painted - "Doorway to Thought" by Linda Lewis [$9.99 + free shipping]

If you are an artist or know an artist who might be interested in presenting work through Linda's website, just get in touch with her at linda@creativeartworks.cc or lwlca47@gmail.com to talk about it.



~~GIVEAWAY~~
Linda Lewis at Creative Artworks! is giving one lucky reader a set of four personalized note cards in the "Falling Leaves" pattern like the ones I received! Lucky you!! This giveaway is open to US residents only please.

Entering is easy. Please do the mandatory first step before doing the extra entries. Winner will be determined by using Random.org. Entries will be verified before winner is contacted, so please make sure you use the same username, name, and/or email address for each entry, or tell me how to identify you. And PLEASE leave an email address in your comment if it is not publicly visible on your blog! Thank you for adhering to these giveaway rules.



~~Mandatory~~
Visit Creative Artworks! and tell me a gift you found there that would be perfect for someone you love. Please don't copy from someone else's post! :)

Extra entries - please leave separate comments for each:

THREE ENTRIES if you follow Creative Artworks! on Twitter. Then come back here and leave three comments as your entries. Be sure to tell me your Twitter name so I can verify.

FIVE ENTRIES if you follow Creative Artworks! blog with Google Friend Connect. Be sure to leave five separate comments to get all your entries.

FIVE ENTRIES if you "heart" (add to favorites) Creative Artworks! Etsy shop. Be sure to leave five separate comments as your entries.

FIVE ENTRIES if you follow my blog with Google Friend Connect. (see left sidebar) Be sure to make five separate comments to get all the entries.

THREE ENTRIES if you follow me on Twitter @tnshadylady Leave your Twitter id. Be sure to leave three separate comments.

DAILY ENTRY - Tweet this giveaway and leave a link to your tweet. Feel free to copy and paste:

#Giveaway #Win set of 4 personalized handpainted notecards from Creative Artworks! @tnshadylady Pls RT http://bit.ly/bQSzBe ends 9/13

FIVE ENTRIES if you follow me with Networked Blogs. (see right sidebar) Be sure to leave five separate comments.

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TEN ENTRIES - Help me spread the word! Post this giveaway on your own blog or giveaway site or linky or other social networking site. Leave me a link so I can verify. Be sure to leave ten separate comments.

Giveaway closes midnight CST Monday September 13, 2010. Giveaway open to US residents only please. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.

Remember to leave separate comments for each method of entry! For instance, if you follow me on Twitter, leave THREE comments with your Twitter ID. This is the only way to be sure that you get all your entries.

Disclaimer: I was provided samples from Creative Artworks! gratis in exchange for providing an unbiased review of the products. (Thanks Linda!) No other monetary consideration was involved, and my review was not influenced in any way.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

I dearly love Linda, and her work is fabulous. Although I have never met her personally, we often communicate via internet and I have been a registered contributor to Creative Artworks for several years. Linda inspires all of us and gently nudges us once and a while to keep the creative juices flowing. The world needs more leaders like Linda. Thank you so much for showing all of her precious works.

Jill Hunter

CathyB said...

The "Happy Holidays" Hand Painted Glasses by Rebecca Kelman would make a perfect Christmas gift for my friend Debbie.

dancejamboree at gmail dot com

CathyB said...

I follow Linda on Twitter @dancejamboree.

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CathyB said...

I follow Linda at Creative Artworks on Twitter @dancejamboree. (entry two)

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jhitomi said...

My fave item is the Linda Lewis dancing lady earrings, so unique and affordable for gifts.
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jhitomi said...

Following you on twitter
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jhitomi said...

twitter entry 2
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jhitomi said...

twitter entry 3
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jhitomi said...

slso following creative artworks on twitter 1
jhitomi
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jhitomi said...

twitter creative artworks
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jhitomi said...

twitter creative artworks
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jhitomi said...

and I just subscribed to shady lady by email
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Jennifer Mathis said...

I love the glasses and the "Blue Iris" Hand-Painted Glasses - really caught my eye

meandi09@yahoo.com

CathyB said...

I follow Creative Artworks on twitter. (entry three)
@dancejamboree
dancejamboree at gmail dot com

CathyB said...

I follow creaative artworks with google friend connct. (entry one)

dancejamboree at gmail dot com

CathyB said...

I follow creative artworks on google friend connect (entry two)

dancejamboree at gmail dot com

CathyB said...

I follow creative artworks with Google Friend Connect (entry three)

dancjamboree at gmail dot com

CathyB said...

I follow creative artworks with google friend connct.
(entry four)

dancejamboree at gmail dot com

CathyB said...

I follow creative artworks on google friend connect. (entry five)

dancejamboree at gmail dot com

CathyB said...

I follow your blog with Google Friend Connect (entry one)

dancejamboree at gmail dot com

CathyB said...

I follow your blog with Google Friend Connect (entry two)

dancejamboree at gmail dot com

CathyB said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect. (entry three)

dancejamboree at gmail dot com

CathyB said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect (entry four)

dancejamboree at gmail dot com

CathyB said...

I follow your blog on google friend connect (entry five)

dancejamboree at gmail dot com

CathyB said...

I follow you on twitter @dancjamboree

dancjamboree at gmail dot com

CathyB said...

I follow you on twitter @dancejamboree

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Twilight Mom said...

I would get the handpainted glasses for my good friend! (willandwesmomma@gmail.com)

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