Wednesday, October 22, 2008

GIVE-a-WAY!!!!


Okay, well one of my BFF, The Nester, is having a wonderful Mr. Linky Party! She is really wanting to have a handmade holiday this year - and who wouldn't!? And let me just say - I like the word "handmade" much better than "home-made"! When I think of "home-made", I think of those crafts that everyone got into during the 80's and early 90's. The time when everyone and their momma thought they were really good at crafts? The first thing that comes to mind - only because someone recently reminded me of this - is the sweatshirts with the "puff-paint". Anybody remember this??

{this picture has NOTHING to do with puff-paint - I just wanted to show you some original art. And yeah, I painted those cool chairs, too!}

So, anyways {I know you want me to get on with it} - she {The Nester} is hosting this fabulous party! A party where you can find a bajillion things crafted by humans {and not robots!} I'm so stoked for the holidays - stoked I tell ya'! Orders have already started for the Christmas season and I'm loving it!!!! For all those who don't know, I use the money I make to pay for Mom's Day Out. I need MDO - I have 4 kids people - 4 kids, ages 3 and under! It is detrimental for my sanity {and possibly their life} that they continue to go to MDO! That means I have to sell my paintings! I just have to! Not only do these paintings pay for the steep tuition, but will also provide the dough needed to buy Christmas gifts this year. So, the more you buy, the better the Christmas will be for all my "babies".

{this is my oldest baby - 3 1/2 year old Hudson! But he was only 2 in this picture! He says, "Please buy a painting."}

So, go check out the website. Mosey around! See something you like AND order it.



If you don't know what you want - just get a gift certificate!!! How simple can it be. Go ahead, click on the logo - don't be shy . . . . just do it.

{Halloween 2008}

And for those who are not familiar with the holiday sets I've started creating - in a few weeks I will "unveil" my Christmas piece! {Unveil - doesn't that make it sound like something fabulous!} Such as the Halloween set above, I will only make a limited quantity and when they are gone - they are GONE!


And in honor of this party, I thought I would do a GIVE-a-WAY!! Instead of giving a painting away {like I have done in the past,} I'm going to give a $35 gift certificate away instead! That $35 gift certificate will get you a classic collection piece - it will also take care of the shipping {AND the incredibly high tax if you live in the Tennessee area!} OR you can apply the $35 to another painting {or a larger gift certificate for gifting purposes} if you don't want a painting from the classic collection! Now, what is better than a gift certificate?? You can keep it OR you can give it away! I will make sure it is properly filled out to whomever **you want to have it! {**you being the one that wins this give-a-way!}


Now, leave me an awesome comment - and for those who have a piece of my art, leave a comment about how much you love my art!

{Leigh Ann - just a little sneaky peeky! I will post the picture in full tomorrow}

I will end the contest on Friday morning at 8:00 am {that's central time!} Good luck! Now, don't forget to go back to THE NESTER to visit more fun people!

74 comments:

Jen said...

Uhoh, first comment never wins. Oh well...love all your handmade pieces. You do beautiful work!

Can we hear about the pirate party soon?

Jennifer said...

I agree with Jen, I want to hear about the Pirate Party!

But I also really want to win this gift certificate! I'm dying to have a piece of your art! And we're having a baby and I really want a name painting so this would help with that, or help with the Christmas paintings that you're about to unveil that I absolutely must have! :)

Amy said...

I just ran across your site, thanks to the Nester, and I really LOVE your stuff!

Can't wait to see what else you're coming up with. . . especially the HOLIDAYS!!

Jasperson Family said...

We are working on our fourth kid under the age of five (you have me beat I know) and I would love to get a piece of art- especially if it is another girl. My princesses deserve something... or I may pass the gift to my amazing sister who is also a mother of twins that deserves it too. Either way someone in my family will cherish one of your paintings- ONE DAY

Handmade Housewife... said...

Oh I totally have a spot in my son's room for one of your fab pieces! Right now I just have the plain letters above his closet spelling his name. I need help, I know. I'm so winning this...hopefully!

-Hayley

The Knauss House said...

i have no idea how i found your site, but love your work! please include me in the give away. we are expecting a baby girl in 14 days so i have the perfect place for one of your name paintings!

Amy Jo said...

Seriously? 4 under 3 and you paint stuff? I'm impressed I hope you have them on sychronized nap and bed time !

My Three Girls (The A girls) said...

Love your art. You have some great items. I also do not know how you find the time. Hope I win.

Anonymous said...

I love your art work. I also admire the way you have taken a talent and turned it into a business. You are so creative. Can't wait to see your Christmas collection.

Dawn

Leigh Ann said...

I NEVER EVER win anything, but I am trying here in hopes of "having a piece of you" in my home! Ha! I already have my eye on getting an "H" in that monogram series.

I am SOOOO excited about my sneeky peaky. It looks (from what I could see) SOOOOO cute! Yeah and thank you SO much.

The Nester said...

Grrreat Post!

I really like the parts about me the best.

Honey, YOU are sooo talented! I want to be a newborn baby and have you do my name and hang it over my crib.

Sherri's Southern Style said...

Please, please, please I want to win! I'm hoping the Christmas piece will be "JOY"! Maybe with a little Angel dropping down from the sky...

Prissy Southern Prep said...

love love love your paintings!!! enter me, please! lcgpreppy@gmail.com

Faith said...

I've seen your paintings on other blogs and LOVE them! I don't have a little one yet, but who says I couldn't get a painting with their name on it in faith that God is going to answer our prayers?? Love your stuff!

The Tulip Lady said...

I think you are just ITCHING to do a painting for a little girl by the name ELLIOT....hummmm...I'll let you think about that, consider the cutness, hummmmm...polka dots...sweetness....cute....girly.....I know you're feel'n it!!!! You have a great eye for detail and color, good job!

mandi said...

Oh I LOVE your work!! The fact that you have time for creativity with 4 kids under 3 is beyond me!!!

Kat said...

I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now and just LOVE your work. No kids for me yet, but I can't wait to have something of yours once I do. Enter me in for the gift card!

Lisa said...

Although we have never met we have lots in common including some sucky family members. Mine being my mother-in-law (I emailed you a while back, Heather's neighbor, yeah I expect you to remember me and Heather too! She won your last give away) I also have too many children under the age of 3, 2 1/2 old Tyler and 1 year old Kate and Shawn. I need one of these fancy paintings in my house cause there is way too much of the kiddos stuff you would never know an adult lived here. I could go on and on, you know how that is. If I don't win, I would still love to meet you one day!! Lisa

Jenn said...

I almost feel guilty leaving a comment considering my house is sort a "Small Words" art gallery as it is....but I do love all your stuff...

sprinklesbowtique said...

ohhhhhhh TOO cute! I love your paintings! :)

sprinklesbowtique@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

How cute are your paintings!! I would love to have one (or 4) for my boys.

melissa said...

i've been thinking about your cute signs for a while now, and LOVE them! so fun! so yes, you're great and very talented...maybe, just maybe i'll win! ;) come over to my giveaway, for some fun, too!

Heather said...

I love all of your stuff too and really think I need something from the holiday collection...soooo pick me, pick me!!

Kim said...

Love your BOO block paintings for Halloween! Love your stuff.

Pick Me!

Laura Beth said...

I remember the puff paint days! I had a "business" in seventh grade (and up) called LBTee's (my initials) and I would sell the awful looking shirts with puff paint to my friends and even TEACHERS! What? My #1 seller was a huge bow on the shoulder with small ribbons looped and tacked down with paint going diagonally across the shirt. Of course, you had to have the opposite bottom of the shirt tied off, because that looked sooo good. HA! What were we thinking? I love your stuff, by the way! I'm in!

Rebecca said...

I found you through Nester's site and I'm just in love with your art! Those BOO canvases are so adorable--I can't wait to see your Christmas art! Thanks for the fun contest!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

What cute stuff you make! Colorful goodness here. Thanks for sharing!

Blessings,
Melissa

Rachel said...

Perfect timing! I just found your website from another blog - then again roundabout here!

I would love to win one of your pieces - it would look terrific in our miracle boy's bedroom!

Julie said...

I LOVE your site and paintings...you know that I tell you in previous posts...and the fact that I have been doing things like you do since college but just for me and my friends... and it really helps me in the boring long winters here in Hungary to paint. It gets dark here around 3 and not like until 9 or 10 in the morning and then when I mean light it is grey with no sun all winter... lovely isn't it? I would love to give this to one of my friends in the states... or get one of yours over here... hmmm... so fun. I hope I win, if not I look forward to your holiday collection, I would just love a piece of YOUR art...because mine is so not polished compared to your fun pieces!!!! Mine are wonderfully flawed and full of love (or so I tell myself :)

Reeva said...

i'm from nester.. i'm having so much fun blog hopping!! I'd love to have one of your pieces in my home. They are quite wonderful

Bradlow said...

You Rock! Just came across your blog/art and all I can say is WOW! Can't wait to see what you have for Christmas.

Tutta la Storia said...

Whoo hoo! Crossing my fingers!! I love all things handmade! I am a little late on the Halloween triptych, but am looking forward to see what you have coming out for Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Have been lookin' at your stuff for awhile now- would love to win something!
Kim
babecatching@hotmail.com (I'm a nurse midwife, not a creep!)

Lea Ann said...

I love your work!! You are so talented. I love my painting- there are new pictures of it on my blog!

susie said...

beautiful--all of them! I would love to win a gift certificate! You do fabulous work.

Sara said...

I'm going shopping... I need decor for my new house and I love your stuff!

Dianne and Sean said...

Your work is so beautiful! I would love to win that gift certificate.

Candice said...

I love all of your work!

Emily said...

I wanna win! I've been eyeing your most adorable paintings for months now and love them. You are seriously talented!

Wendy said...

I NEVER win anything - and I've never wanted to win anything more badly than a gift certificate for one of your fabulous pieces! I've got my fingers crossed, my toes crossed, I'm clicking my heels together saying "I think I can win...I think I can win...". whgerdes@comcast.net - pick me!

Mommy said...

I need two new paintings so I'm ignoring the unstated "friends should not enter" rule and throwing my name in the hat. You know what I need (times two)! Pick me! Pick me!

teresa said...

Count me in for the give away. I love your stuff and your fabulous sense of humor!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I would love to win your give away ;)!

Your artwork is so unique and can fit any type of room, style, or season! Plus, you are really funny!

I can't wait to see Leigh Ann's picture all complete!

Alex and Jill said...

I am SO EXCITED about what you've cooked up for Christmas!! Awesome giveaway...count me in. :)

Happy Thursday!

jennifer said...

I really love your work and really want a piece. I have 2 girls and another baby on the way. Can't wait to see your Christmas pieces!

Anonymous said...

Love your art!! You do an awesome job! Looking forward to seeing your Christmas stuff!!
Larissa

Leslie said...

I love your work. You are so talanted and so true. You do need lots of MDO's.

Susan said...

You do such a wonderful job I can't wait to see what you have in store for Christmas!!

Rae said...

I have been drooling over your amazing pieces for some time! My fingers are crossed!!!

Jennifer said...

You are so blessed with such a great talent! I LOVE items like these. A new Chrismtas piece would sure be nice for our new home!

Mabry's Gamma said...

Kim,

We have only one grandchild, a little girl, and soon our daughter will be decorating her new room when they move to Ft. Bragg in a couple months. Yes, they are military, does that get me brownie points. LOL

I would love to be able to give her the certificate for one of your lovely paintings and I do mean "lovely" sincerely, not schmoozing here.

Count me in.

Rach said...

Well yeah I'm like Jenn and Mommy...I'll ignore friends don't enter and ENTER!! Me!! I always need Small Words Art because that is what I give as gifts AND I HAVE to have whatever is coming for Christmas and since it is limited ;) I have to secure mine NOW! Give me the gift certificate....come on random number generator!! haha

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE a piece of your art for my new home...I already have one in mind.

Rebekah A.

joanne said...

Oh, you know I'm your #1 FAN!!! We have several pieces of your work and we LOVE all of them! We especially love giving your work as gifts, and look forward to the oohs and aaahs. Thank you for sharing your gift- your talent- your beautiful mind. :)

tbehan629 said...

Oh I just love your new crazy poka dots...Hope I win :)

Kimberly said...

WOWZERS! Check out all the peeps (myself included) that NEED to have some small words "handmade" art in their lives!

I don't have a little one of my own, and we already know when I do you'll be one of my first purchases! But... I showed my little sister Danetta your blog and website, and now she is hooked like me. Wants an awesome painting for her little Izaiah.

Anywho, if I win I'll use it toward getting her what she wants (isn't that what big sisters are for?) And if not, I'll probably still cave and get her a painting. Cause I know she never will!

You're awesome Kim!!!

chesley said...

I totally love the piece that we have and the one I bought for my friend. Now I want an S for me...or maybe one of your Christmas paintings. Pick me!

Jessica said...

LOVE your work! Can't wait to see the Christmas edition. Pick me, Mr. Random Number Generator!

sandee jones said...

I love your stuff....but sometimes I just want to see what you and the kids are up too! Let us know about the pirate party! That cake was too cute. Thank you for sharing all your talent with the rest of us.

Jilly said...

Oh, wow -- ADORABLE stuff! I'd love to win a gift certificate, too.
jbrok77@hotmail.com

Kristi said...

OMG...just found this...so glad I still have time! I didn't get to win last time =(! SO...puh-lease, Kim!!! Is that pitiful enough?? Kidding, really! You are my hero and my inspiration! I live to get home from work and read your blog! You crack me up! =) Okay, anyway, I (we all) love Kim the Fabulous!

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

LOVE your stuff - simply great work and it's all very cute!

Anonymous said...

I love the signs very cute!! I hope I win!!
stacyshepherd1@cox.net

Musings of a Homeschooling Mom said...

I love, love, love your stuff! Beautiful!!!!

Lacy said...

Awww shucks I bet Im too late down here at 1:00 am! I hope you know by now how much I drool over your paintings. I would feel so famous having something from the cute hair hilarious Kim!!!! Fingers, toes and eyes are crossed!!!!!

Jenna said...

is it too late???? either way, i just have to comment so that i can exclaim to the masses how much i absolutely adore your paintings!!!!!!

and in reference to your sweet comment - if you came to visit me i would be filled with GREAT joy! please come. seriously. please!

:-)

Katrina said...

Oh I hope I win!!!!

pve design said...

give-a-way, me, pick me.

ACC-mom said...

count me in. i love your signs!! :)

THE TATTERED NEST said...

oh no am I to late? if not, count me in too! I love your work...

derrickandamy said...

I LOVE your paintings. We are about to redo my daughter's room with a big bed. Once I decide on the "theme" I am so ordering one!!!!! Sign me up for the give away PLEASE!

Hillcrest Acres said...

Oh darn, I missed yor deadline. Next time I'm in for sure so please let there be a next time!!!!

Randi said...

Oh crud ... I missed the deadline. Love your work and I check out your blog frequently. You're so talented!

Spoiled Sweet said...

Are your Halloween sets all gone Kim?? I just love it and the boys would think they were cool too with the spider and all!:) Can't wait to see the Christmas! I will have to remember to check back in...