small stories studio

" In contemplation of created things, by steps we may ascend to Heaven."

Saturday, January 9, 2010

100th post giveaway!!!!!!

So many times I have been asked "what inspires you to create your art?". The answer to that is kind of hard to come up with since so many things inspire me. The better question to ask is "why do you create?" The answer to that is keep my sanity!!!

After a day of homeschooling my 14 yr old ,running a small in home daycare for children under 4 yrs, cooking, cleaning and all the myriad of other things a wife and mother has to do in a day, I need to retreat to my room after all the work is done and take time for myself and create away!! Playing with all my old rusty hardware and looking through boxes of old photos is a great de-stresser and it just plain makes me happy!

So in honor of my passion for creating, I would like to share with 3 fellow bloggers a collection of things that will help you create and have some fun! I have 3 groups of goodies...each contains 6 Stampington papers, 15 vintage photos, some lace, old jewelry, buttons, a key, a spoon, some buttons, a set of 5 playing cards, brass animals, a clock gear, a hinge, a little birdie and whatever else you see!!

Here is collection A
Collection B

Group C - (the paper on the right says ladies, sorry it looks a little gruesome with the la cut off)
All you have to do for a chance to win is just leave me a comment and on Thursday, Jan 14, I will pick 3 winners out of tin of all the entrants. Good luck and thanks for taking the time to stop by my little corner of the blog world!!


Gail said...

Oh Cheryl,
Fabulous giveaway, thank you so much! Now if I win (hoping very hard that I do) make sure you package some of your fabulous "alchemy" with it.
You have such a fun way of putting elements like these together!!!

Laura said...

Hi Cheryl,
Congratulations on your 100th post! I look forward to many more! This is a wonderful give-away....look at all those treasures! It would be lots of fun to play with all these goodies! Count me in please!
:) Laura

north pal said...

cheryl, congrats on your 100th post. and omg and holy molie, your give away has me already inspired. and all i have to do while i type this is to raise my eyes upward a couple of inches and i can view the creation i got from you. i am loving it!!!!! my Bestest to you,Denise

Six divided by two..... said...

Congrats on your 100th post!!! Your giveaway is inspiring in itself. Please include me in your giveaway.

Dawn said...

Wonderful giveaway stash!!!!!
I would love to be considered for one of the packages.
Thank you for hosting this.
Dawn @ 4:53 am

icandy... said...

This is such a beautiful assortment of goodies! Thank you for hosting and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours!

Sea Witch said...

Fantastic giveaway and congrats on your 100th post. Love the old photos. Count me in and I hope I'm one of the lucky winners. Sea Witch

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Cheryl!!!! Happy 100th Post!!! I wish you many more to come as I love seeing what you're up to and creating ~ I would love to be entered into your giveaway as well, I know anything you give will be wonderful!!! xxoo, Dawn

Dorthe said...

What a wonderfull giveaway Cheryl!Congratulations with your post 100.
Love all the groups you collected, and will be happy to be counted in.

xo Dorthe

p.s. take a look later today on my blog ,where I`m having a giweaway too.

Lululiz said...

Congratulations on the big 100! My goodness, what a very generous giveaway! I have been soooo tempted to have a go at mixed media creations, because bloggers like you are such an inspiration. One of your lovely collections would be a fabulous help to get started. Thank you for the chance of winning one.

The Rustic Victorian said...

A big Congratulations on 100!!!
I'm IN. I have followed you for a long time and always admired your pieces and gentle messages.
Have Fun!

TinyBear said...

Congrats on the 100th post Cheryl - don´t you just love blogworld :D
What an amazing giveaway - I love all of it - so inspiring. I would love to be entered.
Have a wonderful and creative week
Hugs, Tina

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

Congratulations! I drool over over single post, and every single creation. I'm not much of a creator, but your work is my inspiration. I'd enjoy each and every one of your prizes. Thanks for opening up this inspiring giveaway! XOX

Theresa said...

Congratulations Cheryl on your 100th post!!! As always your work is amazing and inspiring...thank you for sharing your journey with us.



Rustique Gallery said...

100 Posts! What a nice way to celebrate. I love your art and your blog, and your art really inspires me! Sherry

cheryl said...

Dear Cheryl, Your art is so inspiring! Please include me in your drawing,I love what you put together. Thanks, Cheryl

angelework said...

Congratulations on your 100th post -- which is just as much about "creating" as your art itself! I just discovered your art recently and am so in awe of the spirit reflected in each piece. Please include me in your drawing!


lindaharre said...

Cheryl.....I can't believe you are parting with all your goodies! I would love to win a collection:D Put my name in the tin.......Thanks, Linda

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I create for the same reasons! Please do enter me in your fabulous giveaway!!

Lori said...

oh, MY!!! what a wonderful trio of giveaway goodness!!!

Kath' said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I have a long way to go to get to my 100th post. I can't even imagine that time right now. I love your wonderful giveaway. I love creating beautiful things and would love to use this to make some new treasures. I am so behind on my blog and this has inspired me to get my butt in gear and get it updated and on my way to my 100th. Thanks a million for the chance of winning something so wonderful. Kath' at and

RosesRadishesandRubbish said...

Dearest Cheryl, Congrats on the success of your blog and your artwork. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I really don't know where you get your supernatural energy and still have time to make your magical creations...the gift packs look like so much fun. You are one generous chick!!:) xxoo

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Jackie said...

I adore collage! I took some classes at RISD (did you ever see Suzi Cozzens work? It is SUBLIME! Love your work too!


Anonymous said...

Hi Cheryl! I would love to try to make some art...try at least. It would be so wonderful to be able to go to a class where you could teach me how.

Leslie Brier, Brier Design Studio said...

What a wonderful giveaway. There's no better time than now to come out of the shadows and leave a post on your blog, which I enjoy very much!

The French Hen, Essex, CT said...

Hi Cheryl:
thanks for the inspirational shot in the arm!