Monday, January 31, 2011

One World, One Heart! ReAllY CoOL!!! Win an Altered Book Journal!


 I am participating in One World, One Heart this year!!
"What is that?? "
"One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way. Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a "door prize or prizes"....just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world. "

Hello!! I am an artist, a former educator,
a writer and  worship dancer.
I love cooking ethnic food-
I have started a Foodie blog. ( See right column)
I am also a digital scrapbook product designer. 
I have two grown children, 
and a dear 10 year old once-adopted-daughter
in Honduras, Central America. :/  
I love:
  making ATC's,

Altered books,


Mixed Media art, making Artist Books,

watercolor painting 

I have just begun to integrate my Art blog with my Design blog-
If you would like to see my paintings and sketches,

please visit
my original Art blog "Life Unbleached".
My friend Elsina of EMSArts introduced me to One World, One Heart.
I think this is a wonderful idea, as I love world cultures and travel!
My first door prize is an altered book journal: Random Meditations
Its pages are ready for
you to personalize, embellish and make it your own.
sample page:

My Second door prize is LadyofHope:
She has a clay face 
and looks out through life's shadows with hope! 

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Leave a comment here, with your email address or 
make sure it is available via your blog profile.
I will choose the winners with
Can't wait to see who wins!!

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And for everyone who has stopped by:
I have some original art for you:
 I am offering  one of my favorite art projects:  Art Tags !
I made each of these by hand and have scanned them for you.

To DOWNLOAD: You can click on them to enlarge them,
and then right click and Save Image As... 
Please leave a comment so that I can go and see your blog! 

HINT: I do a lot of giveaways,
especially digital things, ATC's, kits, collage sheets.
SO, become a "follower" and don't miss them!


  1. Beautiful tags! Thank you for sharing, and for introducing me to the concept of One World One Heart :)

  2. It's so nice to meet you, I love OWOH, I'm so sorry it's the last one. I enjoyed visiting your blog, and I hope you will visit me, too!

  3. I happened here through OWOH. Your work is lovely. I think the altered book journal is a Fabulous idea. Thanks for participating and introducing yourself.

  4. cool prizes. and, I love the tags! I am visiting from California and am also participating.

  5. In love with your blog...wonderful giveaway!
    I would love for you to come to mine and follow new followers but most of all I love new friends!


  6. Oh Amanda, what gorgeous doorprizes! Love the journal! You know I love your blog and following, but so nice to see you at OWOH too. Too bad it's the last time Lisa is organizing it.

  7. I love your creations. Please feel free to call in on me at #100 if you get a chance.

  8. Altered books are something I've always wanted to try; they're so tactile and tell a lot about the artist.

    Your tags are wonderful and a nice giveaway!

  9. I so love the journal! Your creations are beautiful!

    here's my entry for OWOH

    hope you can drop by!

    *laetriciajaniel (@) gmail. com

  10. 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:

  11. You're so creative! The journal is very unique and beautiful! And the clay work is so gorgeous!! 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, thanks! Ooh... and thanks for the tags!

    Sweet greetings from Belgium,
    Saskia :)

    nr 214 on the list

  12. Such wonderful door the book and your LadyofHope, either would be such a treasure. I'm have a great time visiting OWOH blogs. Visit me #656 if you get a chance.

  13. Great! A wonderful Giveaway and very nice blog.
    Also I have a Giveaway. Show, nevertheless, sometimes past #646

  14. Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

  15. I´d love to win that book so wonderfully prepared by you! Please enter my name in your drawing and hop over to my blog for a visit.

  16. Hello,
    I'm hopping around the world tanks to OWOH !!!
    Thanks for the chance to win your great prize.Your book is fab and love what you did with the clay.
    Lots of greetings from Belgium.

  17. Fantastic prizes, always great to meet other artistic bloggers.

  18. Hallo, nice to meet you
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
    Yout tags are really beautiful.
    Please count me in.
    Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
    Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

  19. How adorable, I can feel the OWOH love!!! Anyway, so pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle by the way)! Now I want to ask you to please, please come comment at my OWOH post too :) I'm number 120 on the list yey! (oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere) Now let's keep enjoying this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :)

  20. What beautiful work you do! I simply adore all of it.

  21. Beautiful work you do! Thank you for your generous giveaway.
    Don't forget to visit me too!

    OWOH #340

  22. What a great give away You have !

    Thanks for participating in
    One World One Heart

    check out my blog

  23. What lovely work, the journal page is so pretty,
    Happy owoh.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    OWOH giveaway

  24. Greetings from Virginia, US! Thanks for your giveaway. I would love a chance at your pretty prizes. Please feel free to enter my drawing at
    avennett AT verizon DOT net

  25. I love altered books, that journal is awesome!

    OWOH is so nice since it gives us all a chance to meet and see a lot of artists work that we might not have otherwise.

    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway, I can't wait to take a look at the rest of your blog! :)

    Jennifer Hall

  26. Hello from Ky! Love all your giveaways! Put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prizes Please! Thanks,Tee

  27. Lovely prize...please add my name. I love your blog....and your art.

  28. Oh what a beautiful journal! I could picture myself lighting a candle and adding my thoughts, dreams and inspirations to those pages! Can I ask your lady of Hope to put in a good word for my entry? ;)

    Please stop by for a visit when you get the chance:

  29. Hi :) What wonderful gifs! love the lasy of hope.
    Please enter me in your draw and hop by my giveaway, if you like :)

  30. What a wonderful idea! I have made a few altered books but have found I much prefer just creating the pages....THANK YOU!
    It is nice to meet you. I am enjoying this journey:)This is my first year with OWOH and it is amazing! If you get a chance wander over to my blog #476 on the list

  31. What lovely giveaways! Your art is so colorful and appealing.
    Stop by my blog to see the bead wovennecklace I am giving away.

    Jeanie Callaghan

  32. Hi Nice To meet you ! Love your blog ! I am also participating; hopefully you can visit my blog if you get the chance
    Hugs Belinda

  33. What a lovely and generous giveaway,Amanda! I'm so happy that I stopped by on the OWOH tour. I've bookmarked your lovely blog so that I can visit again. Hugs, Terri xoxox

  34. Love the journal. The tags are just awesome too. thank you

    dot in Ohio #599

  35. I love your artistic talent and creativity. Your ATC's are so inspiring, and the Lady of Hoope is beautiful. Boy do I love that gal. Plus it always helps to have a lot of hope in our lives. Enjoy the OWOH event. I've enjoyed it so much over the years seeing all of the wonderful blogs and meeting everyone. Thanks for your participation in the event.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  36. Just love journals and altered books, and am so pleased to have found your blog via OWOH. Cheers from Australia!

  37. Oh I'm so excited to have found One World One Heart. What a great idea! I'm having a grand time visiting blogs such as yours and hopefully it will help my blog to grow in the process! I'd love to be included in your drawing. Sarah

  38. Great giveaway - I would love to win :) Thanks for giving me the chance.

  39. Happy OWOH to you, Amanda! Thank you for sharing your talents and your blog--I'm playing along, as well, so stop by if you get the chance!

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

  40. Hi and nice to meet you. Thx for stopping by my blog, I'm number 96 on the list and live in CA. Hope you are enjoying the OWOH event, I am. Yes please enter me, it's a great giveaway. Thanks.

  41. Hi from blissangels and my doggy friends Willow and Acorn...It is wonderful to met you and see the beautiful BLOG...wishing, hoping and dreaming of winning your giveaway…. well more OWOH posts to see. When you get time popped over to see me,#364 the kettle is on. Hugs Wendy

  42. I'd love to win any of your fabulous giveaways, so toss my name in the hat please! If you are out and about in the blogshere come on over to #521 to meet me, I've enjoyed meeting you!

  43. Dear Amanda

    Thank you so much for joining me at Create With Joy! I'm so glad we found each other thru OWOH - it's clear that we truly are Kindred Spirits!

    I love your art, your cats, and your beautiful blog, and it is always a blessing to find a sister in faith! I'm delighted to follow you back - I thank you for the opportunity to participate in your wonderful giveaway - and I truly look forward to getting to know you better during the upcoming year!


  44. Both are beautiful, but I would LOVE to win that journal!

    Come on by my blog & enter my OWOH giveaway also, I'm #590.

    Enjoy your journey,

    Hoerauf at comcast dot net

  45. such wonderful give aways! I can only hope to be in the running! #220 needlewings at mac dot com

  46. What neat things you have created! I really like Lady of Hope! I hope you get a chance to visit me at #357! jinglesells at gmail dot com

  47. Beautiful blog, and wonderful giveaway goodies. Please sign me up for your drawing, and check out my blog too. Hugs, Peggi

  48. 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

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

  50. So much talent! Love the book.Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  51. What a fantastic giveaway, would love to have a chance to win so please put me in your drawing!

    Greetings from bonny Scotland.
    PS if you have a moment, and have not yet done so, please feel free to visit my blog also.

  52. Hi, it was nice meeting you and seeing your work, you are a true artist with all that you do. I loved your giveaways. I would love to have to visit my blog and see what I love to create

  53. What a lovely site and giveaway. So nice to meet you. Hope I am your lucky winner.
    If you have a moment please come by and enter mine #745

  54. Hello from Ohio....great getting to know you!
    I would love to win your giveaway!
    Gabriela #439

  55. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway! I would be honored to have your journal, thank you so much for all your gifts! Glad to meet you as I take my slow journey around the world...
    Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
    wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
    Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

  56. Lovely to meet you! I'd love to write in that altered book!
    Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

  57. How wonderful to find you Amanda ~ thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I'm thrilled to hear you're going back to school too and to know we're conquering this challenge at the same age, hah! Life is such an adventure, isn't it?

    Loved visiting your blog and am now Following. Finding time to visit blogs is such a struggle these days but I will certainly try to keep up and visit with you when I can.

    All the best♥

  58. I'd love your altered journal, it's lovely.
    Please enter my name.
    Stop by my blog and entering to win my crazy girl bracelet.
    #341 on the OWOH list


  59. Beautiful journal, so much eye candy here! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

  60. How many different ways can I say WOW! Your art is fabulous and so inspiring! Please include me in your drawing and if you get a chance...come by and visit my blog (#561).

    theweavershand at sbcglobal dot net

  61. Hi Amanda, so lovely to meet you! I was oohing and aahing over every picture of your creations, you truly are an artist!!! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win one of your beautiful prizes:-)

    Thank you for the gorgeous tags, I saved each one:-)

    Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  62. The look of your blog is beautiful. That journal has me drooling. 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

  63. I hope you are having as much fun with One World One Heart as I am this year!
    Thanks for the opportunity to come and visit your blog
    If you get a chance stop by my blog and check out my giveaway
    I am number #25
    trinaxxl (at) yahoo (dot) com

  64. I am so happy to have found your blog! Isn't OWOH fun! I love your mixed media work-please include me in your giveaway! I hope you can stop by my blog at #331 and enter my giveaway, too!

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

  66. Thanks for the tags! You are so sweet to give us those! And I would SO love to win an art journal! I'm wishing and hoping! Thank you! ♥ Please visit me...I'm #389! ♥

  67. wonderful, please throw my name in the hat

  68. These are beautiful giveaways. I am #694 on OWOH, check me out.

  69. Great tour on your blog. Beautiful art!!!
    Lovely doorgift, count me in, please!

    Greetings from Finland,
    I'm number *451* OWOH
    It was nice to meet;-))m

    leikkaan AT

  70. Greetings from BC, Canada! Nice to meet you! Very nice giveaway! Come enter my giveaway when you get a chance. #788

  71. I adore your altered notebook!!!! 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

  72. awesome stuff Sweet Giveaway~Hi from Ontario Canada

  73. Lovely, lovely work. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  74. Thank you Amanda, love your art and the journal is so special. Your sketches are great, I could never draw like that. I even love the detail of the 2nd woman's dress, it just looks like one she would wear if that makes any sense.
    OWOH is really cool!!
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at

  75. Hi Amanda, aren't tags and ATC's marvelous?! Mini bits of art leaving one time to live their life in all spheres! I do hope you get the chance to hop over to my blog to say back soon.
    Hugs from New Hampshire,
    Beth P

  76. Altered book journal; count me IN! When you've time, please visit me at Thistle Cove Farm.

  77. I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing. If you get the chance to stop by, my blog is #809

  78. your work is beautiful and you have some great offerings!
    please drop by my blog #30,
    warm hugs & blessings from Montana,

  79. Lovely work you do...and so nice to provide freebies, too :)

    Cameron #83

  80. Like your blog and would be happy to win.
    Come see me and become a follower if you like!


  81. Hi Amanda, what a wonderful blog you have! I've spent quite a bit of time here, and will definitely be back.
    I hope if you have time, you'll stop by and say Hi, that is of course, if you haven't already!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  82. So nice to meet you! I'd love to win your lovely giveaway!
    Outrageous joy,
    Kathy #655

  83. Loving this OWOH meet and greet. Come for a visit. Leslie

  84. You do such beautiful work!!! I would be honored to have any of your goodies...

    bobbieatc AT charter DOT net

  85. 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

  86. 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 (if you haven't already). You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


  87. Fantastic work that you do! I tried Digi scrapbooking for a while but really liked the traditional way and went back to it.
    I love to scrapbook and create altered art
    jewelry. Your blog is very nice. Please stop by mine! Thanks for
    sharing your blog. Have fun on your blog travels.


  88. Hi Amanda,
    You are so talented, love all the diversity! Your giveaway gifts are wonderful. Happy OWOH!

  89. It is so nice to meet you Amanda. I would love to win a creative journal like yours. I think you are very multi talented. Please add me to the giveaway list and come over and visit me too. I am #229 on the list.

  90. I love your art journal! Please enter me in your drawing, and stop by my blog to enter mine!

    :) Michelle

  91. Hello from Oregon! Thanks for letting me peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway. Your altered books are beautiful. I really enjoyed looking at your blog and will be back to check out some more after visiting the rest of the blogs
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Please feel free to come to my blog and enter for my doorprize as well!
    :) Gale OWOH #473

  92. Wow you have a gorgeous blog, with awesome art and creativity!! I would love to win your prizes :)
    Please enter me too!
    Visit mine too if you get the chance.. time is running out!
    I will be back to visit you again :)

  93. The is a gorgeous book! Every pages kinda makes want to walk right in.
    It's very nice of you to offer a free gift to one or two people, but to also give a free gift to everyone who walk in, that is quite generous and impressive.

    Please include me in your draw.

    Ducky Doo
    (just replace AT with @ and DOT with . I do this to dodge email grabbing internet bots)

  94. a big howdy from montana! thank you for letting me mosey around your blog. you are very talented and i have enjoyed my stay and will return again soon!

    i love your altered book! being a huge bibliophile such as i am, it would be a wonderful gift to receive. please add me to your drawing.

    stop by my blog and drop your name in my hat, too!


  95. Lovely giveaway! I also love your art tags! They are great!

    Come and visit my giveaway too if you didn´t do it already!

    Warm regards
    Susan nr 471

  96. hello, thanks so much for the chance to win your giveaway! i would be so thrilled to win that altered journal. if you haven't yet, i hope you can come and visit me at and join my OWOH giveaway.
    blessings from peggyapl(at)!

  97. That book is gorgeous! It would be an inspiration.
    All of your art is beautiful.
    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

  98. I can't wait to see who wins either...I hope it is me...I love altered books but have never had one to use.
    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.)

  99. 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

  100. Hello Amanda...Greetings from Ipswich, MA USA I'm glad to meet you.

    I'm a jewelry artist of sorts, a watercolor painter, and over all creative adventurer!

    And...I'd be honored to have you follow my blog. I'm #509

    Love Love your wonderful inspiration book. I'm impressed with your drawings, and I'll visit again when I have more time.

    Please enter me into the OWOH give away. I hope you can visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come any time to chat.

    Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L *

  101. Your works is stunning! Thanks for the chance at your doorprize!

    Stop by my giveaway as well.

  102. 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!


  103. ,,,what a glorious give-a-way.. wtg.. ( crossing fingers ) thanks for the opportunities.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

  104. Hi Amanda, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted book journal art project. 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.

  105. Very cute stuff!

  106. Greetings from the Philippines! I am so glad I found you! I love your header and your giveaway is super fabulous! Will be back to visit you again! Patsy.paterno (at) from

  107. Wonderful work!
    Thanks for the chance and greetings from Spain!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

  108. Thank you for your generous giveaway!

    And greetings from the Pacific Northwest where I am sliding in late and saying, yes, please add my name to your drawing!

    Thanks again for offering this wonderful giveaway! I'd love to win!

    Wishing you all good things,

  109. Thank you so much for the beautiful tags!