Monday, January 14, 2008

What's in Your Heart ATC Giveaway!!!

I recently won a darling Artist Trading Card from Kate Reitz's ATC contest. Her request was that I carry on the spirit of giving and give away 3 ATC's of my own.

For some reason, when I set out to create my ATC's I struggled to come up with a clever idea for the giveaway. I was stuck and uninspired. As I moved papers around, I kept thinking, "What's in your Heart?"

Huh, What's in my heart? When I actually stopped and listened to my voice, it sparked a little idea, a seed for my ATC creations. It was all I needed to take off running. I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning cutting, pasting, painting and giggling. Scraps of paper were flying, scissors were snipping and hearts were multiplying. I couldn't stop myself, I just had to finish bringing my creations to life. I won't tell you what time I ended up going to sleep.

Needless to say, I discovered what was in my heart and from that discovery, I created 3 heart themed ATC's with decorated envelopes to store them in. I fashioned a peek a boo heart on each piece, either on the envelope or on the actual ATC. Inside of each heart is a little hidden message to the winner. It's your hearts disposition, kind of like your fortune. I found some of the messages from my stash of fortune cookies and some messages I just whipped up in my own little head.

So, dear friends here is your chance to own one of my 3 original heartfelt ATCs. Please leave me a comment and a link to your site or email and I will randomly pick 3 winners in 3 days.

(I will pick winners at the end of the day on Thursday and post the lucky 3 on Friday.)

Also, each winner will randomly receive an ATC. We'll leave it up to fate to decide what you hold in your heart.

If you are a chosen winner, I also ask that you be willing to carry on this wonderful give away and share 3 art-related pieces of your own in a contest.

Thanks and bless your little hearts for stopping by and visiting me!


Alison Gibbs said...

Debbie, wow no wonder you were up until the wee small hours of the morning. They are beautiful.
It's funny how once you start on some things you just have to keep at it until you finish.

Michelle said...

Oooohhhhh!! They are allll soooo pretty!! WoW! I see a little dolly peeking out of one! Be Still My Heart!


Jen r. said...

As usual Debbie, those are totally amazing!!
Jen R

Kate said...

Wow, Deb, these are beautiful! I hope to win one from you!! You are so creative.

Funky Finds said...

Beautiful work (as usual)!


Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie~
Thanks for visiting my site:) I love your blog and your shop! The door alone would stopped me and lured me into your store and from what I can see ,it's my kinds place! Your work is lovely and I do hope I win one of those Valentines:) I shall be back often..have a wonderful week.

ps...we have the same likes in movies and music (excellent taste I must say..hehe)

Perriette said...

Debbie! Thanks for the invite. I would LOVE to own one of your beautiful hearts. They look utterly gorgeous and I love the idea of a little mystery with each one. Sign me up!

Sandra Evertson said...

These are Beautiful!
Sandra Evertson

dec0r8or said...

Well look at you go! Sometimes that all we need, right? A little inspiration! I've been wanting to do some little ATC's...this could be the impetus I need...even if I DON'T win! It's about time I had a giveaway anyway, don't you think? I love visiting's always a feast for my creative soul. Thanks for blogging! :)

Laura Zarrin said...

Your ATCs are beautiful! Let us know what the messages are after the drawing.

somepinkflowers said...

anOTHER give-a-way!

your ATCs are indeed heartfelt,
i must say...


my little heart is ever-so hopeful!

[[ just in case i don't win this one either,
that will be OK as i am a good non-winner ]]

Cindy Dean said...

These are adorable. I think that is such a great idea. Pay it forward!

tracy Fandl said...

Hi Debbie

I loved visiting your beautiful shop today and chatting with you - inspired me! Thanks for telling me about this blog - It's awesome ;0) ...Of course I love the hearts you created - with all my HEART AND SOUL! I would love to win one! said...

OH!!!!! Those are wonderful! Love them! xo

bleeding espresso said...

Ooh! Ooh! I hope I'm still in time. Soooooo gorgeous, as is everything you create.

And thanks so much for your kind words at my place :)

carylsrealm said...

Wow! I love them!

rochambeau said...

Found you through SPF. Your work is beautiful!