Thursday, January 3, 2008

It could be your lucky day!

I was inspired today by an invitation from Kim Hughes for people to visit her blog ( So in honor of her blog, I am going to offer someone an opportunity to get lucky today. If I receive 10 or more comments on my blog today, I will draw a name, and send out a prize to some lucky person (who lives within the continental U.S.). Winner will receive something handmade and something new (can you tell that I haven't decided on a prize yet?).
Well, this being an art related blog, it is only fair that I post a picture of something, is a sneak peak at an upcoming class. This picture really doesn't do the colors justice, but this is part of a Valentine Accordian Gift Card I will be teaching January 26th in Salem, and February 9th in McMinnville. The stamps I used are from some of my favorite sets, Crillon I and Crillon II, by Li'l Davis Designs.

I visited my local stamp store today, so I am off to play with my new supplies.
Thanks for visiting!


Lisa said...

So far, it's fabu! I love the class teasers! And of course your great designs. Here's to many blog visits!

Kim Hughes said...

Hello :)
Your blog looks great! I hope you get tons of visitors :)

I lived in Milwaukee, OR for a year which I don't think is too far from you.

KiniArt Studios said...

Hi Neighbor! (I'm next door in WA state). I saw your comment on Kim Hughes' blog and thought I'd stop by and say HI.

Oh and I think PRIORITIZE should be MY word this year too! Well, that and BALANCE... I'm in desperate need of both.

I'm not a stamper or scrap booker (My sister is though) but I do occasionally use them in my art - stamping a single object and adding my puppy cartoons to build an illustration around it.

You're more than welcome to check out my blog (

Anonymous said...

hi val,
i cant be in your drawing but i thought id let you know id been here to look around. is looks great and it is so "you".

Elisha said...

Love your professional, well thought out blog! Now I can view your beautiful artwork anytime!
Elisha :)

heidi said...

Hi Valonda,

I thought I would let you know how awesome I think you are and am glad to see you have taken your arts to a new level.
Hope to see you soon...maybe for some pepper.

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Glee-scrap said...

Hi Valonda!
I just posted on Tim Holtz' blog, and you were the comment right above mine. Enjoy your new blog-I'll be checking back!
Happy New year, Erin : )

Deanna said...

So glad you are finally online! Everyone needs to see your beautiful work! You impress me constantly!


Valonda L. said...

Hi everyone,
We are getting close...I had a comment from a friend that I somehow lost, so I am pasting it in from my email...

Hi Valonda,

I'm so glad you started a blog. You have so much creativity, and I'm glad you are using another outlet. Good luck!!


Kathy Eddy said...

Hi. Great start on your blog. I love the Texture Tiles Sampler!!! Kathy Eddy

Alyce said...

I will add your blog to the list of blogs I visit. I live in Milwaukee, WI so I'm not close enough to take your classes. Disappointing, because they look interesting.

Vernell said...

I saw your post on the Ranger Inklings group and wanted top pop ove and say congrats on your blog!! It is just great so far. Good luck and I hope you gets lot of traffic and comments. Beautiful work too, btw.

ScrappyPam said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! Good luck in your new venture, and I look forward to seeing your artwork!

~wenhether~ said...

Congrats on the new blog! i just bookmarked ya!

Anonymous said...


I love the accordian albums! Those are gorgeous stamps! I wish I lived closer; I'd take your classes!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful blog - I love earth colors. My brother is in Portland - is that far from you? When I visit I'd love to take class if the timing was right. Best wishes!

Far North said...

Terrific class samples...which I lived in the area!