Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart Giveaway (CLOSED)

Hello everyone, welcome to my post for One World One Heart, a fun event where bloggers around the world post giveaways and share a little bit about themselves.  You can see all the participants here or click here to find out how to join in if you blog.

If you happen to be visiting from Asia, Happy New Year!
Now a little bit about me:  

I'm a Christian.  I start with this because knowing Jesus is more important than anything else that has happened in my life.  I won't go into my whole story here, but if you'ld like to know about it you can read more here

I'm a Mom.  I have three little boys, who inspire me in many ways, and make my life both more challenging, and more full.

I'm an Artist.  And, as you can tell, that's what this blog is mainly about.

I'm a "Texifornian".    Yes, I made up that word...though I'm not the only one who ever thought of it.  I am originally from California, USA, but live in Texas now.  If you'ld like a postcard from Texas, I'm giving that away for OWOH on my other blog, Texifornia.  Oh, and one more interesting thing I thought I'd add...when I was a kid I lived on a boat!  Yep, until I was 10, then we moved to the California mountains.  If you happen to have seen a 50 foot yellow tug boat named SNAFU (it used to be a Navy parents didn't name it that) chugging around let me know.  I'd love to find out what happened to it.  :-)


First, if you like my heart up at the top, I have  free coloring pages
with the same design that everyone is welcome to print.

And, I will also be giving away the following to one person:

One of Each of the Following Bookmarks

Heart Bookmarks profilecardLady Red Bookmarks profilecard

Plus Two of Each of the Following Stickers
In Beauty sticker
Scribbleprint Shamrock sticker
Can your inner child come out and play? sticker

To win, leave a comment and a way to contact you (your e-mail, or your blog link is fine so long as you allow comments).   If you really want to make my day, share your favorite quote or poem (but you don't have to).  Giveaway ends Feb 17 at around 9:00 pm CST and is open worldwide!  Must be at least 18 to enter.  Winner has one month to claim their prize after the giveaway ends.

My Other OWOH Posts
(on my other blogs)


Such Fun to Give


  1. Love your prints! and I enjoyed looking around your blog.

    I collect quotes - have books of them, and copy them to a word doc when I find them online. The one I'm using right now for my email signature is:
    "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun." (K. Hepburn)


  2. Gale, I love these! Please enter my name in your drawing. I entered at your other blog too.


  3. What joy to meet your acquaintance Gale. And such creativity. Thanks for offering these giveaways. It would be nice to be part of your draw. Please do include me. On my part I have two draws. It would be a joy to have you visit them
    and You can contact me on chen_e04 at hotmail dot com. Blessings to you and yours

  4. Hello from Oregon!..It is always a pleasure to meet another force of nature! I was named Gale after a huge storm hit the town I was born in. Have lived up to it ever since!
    I enjoyed peeking around your blog and checking out your art. Thanks for visiting my blog and he Chance to win on irs

  5. You're so creative! Your designs are so unique and beautiful! 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 :)

  6. Greetings from Virginia, US. Lovely prints. Thanks for your giveaway. If you'd like, you can enter mine at: - listed as participant #523 for OWOH
    avennett AT verizon DOT net

  7. Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

  8. I love reading, I love bookmarks, I love colouring (will click your link in a minute) and I love your art! I'm glad you participated in this OWOH-event too, so I got a change to get to know you a bit! Thanks for stopping by at my blog too this afternoon (in Holland it was afternoon, LOL) Enjoy the next days filled with comments, love and excitiness!

  9. Hello,
    I'm hopping around the world tanks to OWOH !!!
    Love your prize, and I would looooove to win.
    Thanks for the chance.
    Lots of greetings from Belgium.

  10. "much madness is divinest sense" Emily Dickinson
    Thanks for the chance!

    goodasgoldie at yahoo dot com

  11. I would love to win your doorprizes. I have enjoyed looking around your blog. Thank you so much for sharing.

  12. Thanks for visiting my blog,Gale! I love your pretty paper bookmarks and stickers! It's so nice to find so many creative bloggers through the One World,One Heart event!

    In case I'm lucky enough to be your winner, my e-mail address is in my blog profile. Please visit my blog again anytime -- Thanks!

    Pat in NYC

    OWOH #312

  13. I love that last one! My inner child comes out to play all the time. I'm having so much fun on the OWOH! I love your blog and I'm so happy to meet you! Hope you have a most wonderful and happy day! Hugs!

    Vintiquities Workshop

  14. Hallo, nice to meet you
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
    This is really beautiful.
    I love "can your inner child come out to play"
    Please count me in.
    Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
    Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

  15. 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:

  16. Love the book marks! thanks for stopping by my blog!

  17. I happened here through OWOH. Your work is lovely. Thanks for participating and introducing yourself.

  18. Ha, ha... can my inner child come out and play? Why, yes, I can! Absolutely! :-)

  19. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Love your creativity. Count me in please.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  20. So many creative bloggers! Put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

  21. These are wonderful! So pleased to meet you. Do drop by when you have a moment. #645

  22. I would love to win. My favorite quote is, "It's never to late to be wildly fulfilled, or to find euphoric happiness. ~ Mike Dooley

    Please come by my blog and my OWOH giveaway as well. I'm #590.

    hoerauf at comcast dot net

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

  24. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm so glad that this even has allowed me to find great blogs like yours.
    Your giveaways are wonderful as is your artwork!

  25. 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

  26. Cool prints! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

  27. Hello from Maple Valley, WA! I really enjoyed reading your intro and as a fellow Christian, am inspired by how you listed that as #1 about you! You go, girl! *Ü* I would love to enter the giveaway for you lovely bookmarks and stickers.

    If you have time, please stop by my blog on your OWOH travels. *Ü* I'm #347 on the list.

    ashlyndesign (at) comcast (dot) net

  28. Hi, it is nice meeting you, it sounds like fun living on a boat as a child. I love bookmarks as I am an avid reader and always seem to be searching for a bookmark. I hope you can pop by my blog for a short visit if you get time

  29. Very nice blog! Great giveaway! Thanks for sharing your blog.
    Come by and visit me at

  30. thanks so much for introducing yourself on my blog!! i lived in oklahoma for four years, it was a tough time...hoping you like texifornia.
    here's my newest favorite quote, found in a book i read called Come Sunday:

    Except I had held nothing in my hands, just the tremble of something akin to hope. Isla Morely

    thanks for entering me in your draw!

  31. hello from Thailand! THe bookmark looks gorgeous! What material did you use for that?

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

    laetricia (@) gmail (d0t) com

  32. Looks like FUN! ♥ Thanks! Visit me... I'm # 389 ! ♥

  33. Hi Im Belinda Nice to meet you .Love your Blog!!
    Please visit mine.My door prize is a OOAK polymer bunting baby
    hugs Belinda

  34. Found my way here from the post you left on my blog. How wonderful that you spent part of your childhood living on a boat! You must have many stories to tell. Beautiful work! Love the bookmarks best, maybe it's the reader in me. You asked what I teach. I've taught kindergarten all the way through 8th grade. Middle school is my current love and I am back to school to get my credential in special education. I'm drawn to working with that population for the rest of my teaching career.

  35. That is funny. I used to live in the Woodlands in Texas but now live in Ireland. I would love a chance to win your prizes.
    Irish Muses

  36. Hello again Gale:-) I've just left a comment on your other blog! I would love to be entered in this giveaway as well, please!!

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xoxo

  37. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win one of your beautiful bookmarks!!
    Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
    wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
    Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

  38. Hello. It is so very nice to meet you. You certainly have a wonderful place here :) and your artwork is beautiful.

    Please stop on by my blog for a visit... I would love to see you there. I am #78 on the OWOH list.

  39. 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

  40. I love your giveaway! Thank you for your generosity and a chance to participate.
    Warm greetings from Mexico ~

  41. Waving hello from NJ. I am enjoying checking out everyone's blog.

  42. Hi from Ohio. love your bookmarks! very cute. please enter me for your drawing. thank you.

  43. love your oodles of doodles! They are so cool! Love your warm talent. Wanda#220
    needlewings (at ) mac (dot) com

  44. Just stopping by on my OWOH journey.
    Please visit my blog too ~ Art of Humungous Proportions.
    With best wishes from Alberta, Canada ~
    OWOH #602

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

  46. Hi Gale! I won a pretty magnet from you last OWOH! Glad to see your are still beautifully scribbling away!
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at

  47. Hello! I am just flying in from OWOH. Please enter my name in your wonderful prize and pop on by my blog if you would like to enter my OWOH giveaway. You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


  48. Hiya from Indiana. Hoping to make it to Texas One day. My favorite quote is by Addison...What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles to be sure, but scattered along lifes pathways, the good they do is inconceiveable. I think I memorized that when I was 10 or so.

  49. I love collecting bookmarks
    chocolate and croissants at yahoo .com

    Please stop by California.

  50. How sweet!
    Please put my name in your hat and come over to my blog #348 and toss your name in my hat if you wish. Thanks and good luck!

  51. Oh what a fun giveaway.
    I have a large collection of inspirational quotes and poems. I'm planning on using some of them in my art work.
    OWOH hugs.
    Carol H.

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

  53. Those stickers are awesome! Please include me :)

    Rayna - Minnesota

  54. Thank you for sharing. Okay I am hooked.
    Have your best OWOH ever.

  55. these are so cute..i am in owoh too.number pop on by....
    please put me in your draw...
    will put you in my favs to download the image for my kids to

  56. You have a very warm and inviting blog. I really enjoyed the visit. Your doodles are incredible! 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.

  57. OMG, fabulous give away! Pop over to my blog if you get a chance :)

  58. Hello from Canada-I love your artwork, especially the OWOH heart you're created! I would love to have you stop by and visit, if you haven't already- Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  59. Your design is artful, thought inspiring, and pretty..all at once! Thanks for the free download granddaughter and I will use it for her Valentines Day hearts!

  60. Love your work, the designs are beautful!!!! 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

  61. 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.

  62. 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.

  63. Very neat! And your bookmarks would go fabulously with my book addiction! Please count me in. Thank you!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  64. Your art is wonderful! I love the free flowing style.
    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

  65. 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

  66. 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

  67. Hello from Florence, Oregon. It is nice to meet you. I love your art. Please count me in on your giveaway.

  68. Me too...What a beautiful Valentines Gift the Lord gave us today and forever!
    Come say hi..
    Deirdra Doan Blog

  69. Lovely giveaway!
    Greetings from Spain!!!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

  70. Greetings from Norway!!! So nice giveaways - thank you for your generous gifts!!

    Please enter me in your giveaway (my email is in my profile) and stop by my giveaway if you like.

  71. 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!

    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

  72. I am all for bookmarks and stickers, so your prizes are just great! :)

    Greetings from Germany,
    # 66

  73. These are so cool, add me to your hopefuls. Love this OWOH meet and greet. Come for a visit Leslie

  74. Always love a chance for stickers! :)
    What fun your drawings are...I might have to print out the heart and grab some crayons once I'm done trying to get to everyone's blog!

    Thanks for being part of this great event. I hope the experience has been grand (and that you'll come out of it with many new friends and inspirations!)

  75. 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!


  76. Scribbles? No way. Great doodles! #875

  77. I'm an avid reader! And, I love your designs....I'm in.

  78. Hi Gale, I would love to win your beautiful coloring book, book mark and stickers. 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.

  79. Just flying in from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this event fun? What an interesting blog you have and so many fun things to see. I will be back to browse some more when the event is over! Please enter me in your drawing. (stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
    If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  80. 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.)

  81. From the Florida Gulf Coast
    I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
    Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


  82. So very lovely! Please count me in!

  83. Thanks for the chance to win. My fave quote is the following: "Life is a painting, fill the canvas".