Friday, May 29, 2009

Guess What?!

I won this drawing on Scoutie Girl. All 16 prizes from 16 Art Garage person wins them all.....all $614 worth....that person was me.
I got the packages in the mail today. And they just sat there awhile. I was afraid to open them. I'm not sure why, maybe I was just building the anticipation. Then I started peeking inside. Everything was uniquely and creatively wrapped. I had to stop again. It felt wrong to be doing this alone. It felt like Christmas. I called Laura. She said go for it, so I did. I was not disappointed. EVERYTHING is wonderful! Better in person than looking at it online. I'm especially thrilled by the “Birdie Perched” vinyl wall decal from Shanickers - it’s going to go above our bed. The Roll and Tumble Press letterpress posters are going to go in the boys’ room, because they always need to be reminded to “think before speaking” and to “mind your manners!” And the colors will go great in there. (They generously offered that I could pick any two posters from their shop rather than the ones listed, so I took them up on it and picked the two which are perfect for our family!) I think that Dr Kennedy Jones original “Not Quiet Now” will look great in their room too. All of the jewelry is beautiful and everything else is wonderful as well. I can't wait to get everything framed. I'm going to have to investigate the coupons and frame sales at Hobby Lobby and Michael's to get the best deals on frames.

I cannot thank these 16 artists enough for sharing their time, talent, and generosity with me. I'm honored to have something from each of them! "This must be what it feels like to be Miss America!" (Famous quote that reappears at appropriate times. I believe it was first coined by Emily upon receiving her first Cabbage Patch Doll for Christmas. Love you, Em!)

If you've never been to Scoutie Girl, go check it out. Everything those girls feature is wonderful and inspiring!

(If you want to see all 16 prizes and the links to each of their art garage shops, click on the first link above.)


  1. Holy smokes...that would just make my year! Congrats to you!!


  2. congratulations on all of your new goodies! i can imagine that being Miss America would be a very good thing....! :)

  3. Congrats! Now you realize I have to take back the bee stamp, right? It really puts my giveaway to shame. Just kidding. That's an awesome win!

  4. Wow! What a haul :) LOVE especially the bird decal and the reflections print. Too cool.

    By the way...also lovin' the new photos of you guys!

  5. Congrats! That would be awesome! I never win anything, so I'll live this through you! ;)

  6. Oh yay...thanks for the email and for letting me know you were the winner. I was so curious and of course congrats! I am sure it did feel like Christmas..what fun! lovely blog too :)

  7. YIPEE!! I love it that you took your time to open your package. So much fun!