Saturday, February 14, 2009

My 200th Blogspot Post and a Happy Valentine's Day Giveaway!

At first I thought I'd do a little Halloween giveaway to celebrate my 200th bloggiversary (I think that's what they call it?)....After all, I'm a Halloween artist, right? But then I noticed my next post would fall directly on Valentine's Day. Soooooooo, since I had some little heart shaped boxes...

And all this pink paint....


I thought I'd return a bit of the love to the people who collect my work. :)

I know, I know, by the time I do the drawing, Valentine's Day will have passed...But I think these little guys could be left out all year, don't you?


I think they're so sweet with sparkles on the outside and polka dotted goodness on the inside....

If you've purchased work from me in the last two months, you'll be automatically entered in the drawing. And if you've purchased work and leave a comment here, you'll be entered twice! If you haven't purchased recently, but have in the past, or have even placed an eBay bid on my work, you can enter too - just leave a comment. The rest of you can leave comments too, but this time around the giveaway is strictly for collectors. :)

In one week, on Saturday, Feb 21st, I'll draw three names. The first name drawn will have their choice of the three boxes, the second name drawn may select from the remaining two and the third name drawn will receive the remaining box.

I'll even throw in some of these candy conversation hearts...I read in the news the Necco company is thinking of updating some of the old messages...But I kinda like the old ones, hehe...

My own Valentine's Day will be spent - are you ready for this, it's just soooooooooo romantic......

DEALING WITH A ROOFER.

Yep. You may have read about the high winds Pennsylvania has been experiencing the last few days. Well, there's been a serious battle between said winds and our old metal roof, and I'm afraid the roof lost. Thank heaven for homeowner's insurance, and BOO HISS for deductibles, *sigh*.....

We had hoped to go see Coraline today, and still may if the roofing guy shows up early. Either way, John and I will have a nice, romantic dinner at home tonight, and at the very least we'll rent a movie and toast our almost 30 years together. ;)

So Happy Valentine's Day!!

However you're spending it, whether you're single or part of a duo, I hope it's filled with magic and bliss....Do something fun and spread the love....

Until next time,
♥ Carolee

27 comments:

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

hi carolee
since i just found your blog thru OHOW i have yet to become a collector-but i can see it happening soon! i love these little boxs-and having two cats-a big fat orange tabby and a sweet little calico-i am in love with your work-i'll be keeping my eye out for work that you'll be offering for sale-
i know i can't be counted in-in this giveaway just wanted to say hello and say thanks for your generosity :)
happy valentines
enjoy your day
tabby

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I think that I may qualify as one of your original collectors! Happy Valentines day to one of my all time favorite artists. I am also looking forward to seeing Coraline.
♥, Susan

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolee,

Happy Valentine's Day!

The cat boxes are so cool. Congratulations on your mighty 200th. post.

Bill in Jessup

Barbara on Camano Island said...

I Love these boxes, I'm so happy you found more heart shapes to paint. Thank you for entering my name. I really hope I win, they are all beautiful.
Happy Hearts Day to you, Carolee.
Barbara =^..^=

Designs By CK said...

Hi Carolee ~ Hope you & John have a wonderful Valentine's day weekend!

Let us know in EHAG about Coraline when you see it.

Thanks again for the birthday wishes!

Good luck getting that roof back in shape...metal huh?

PS: CUTE heart box giveaways too.

Chris (-:

Connie said...

Love the shot of the paints! Congratulations on your milestone posting!

sittingontheporch said...

Oh how cute are they. I would love to add one of them to my ''collection'' of your work. I got 2 so far. Would love to have more.
Have a wonderful romantic day.
Renée

Mythical*Creatures said...

Hi Carolee ~ the boxes are precious! Thanks for letting me see your blog and all that you have been up to! I think I told you that I am a proud mommy now? Hayden is now 7 mons old! I can't believe it! ;O) I'll have to share some picts with you! Oh, I also LOVE your pie plate! May have to see about getting one of those!! Take care and keep in touch!
Sondra

Andrea said...

Hi Carolee-

Good Luck with the roof. I hope you get to the movies today.

Love these little boxes, each and every one! The polka dots are great.

Andrea

Kate S said...

Oh, Carolee - those are just adorable! I've got one of your Halloween boxes sitting near me even as I type - love your work. :)

Oh, and congratulations on your 200th post. :)

Tess said...

Well since I've only just found you I'm not a collector yet but who knows, maybe next time right! The boxes are sooo cute nd yes, I'd leave them out year round with special little surprises inside for a granddauther or niece to find. :-)
Happy Day...........

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jsp said...

Love Love Love your work! Never fails to make me smile and warm my heart, no matter how the rest of my day may be going. Thanks for doing a blog! It's fun to get to check in and hear/see what you're playing with along the way! Much love to ya - Jan

Little Dollings by Brenda O. said...

Carolee - a great way to honor your customers! Those little boxes are just perfect!
Sorry to hear about your roof woes.. we had the same unfortunate prob recently. Hope it all goes as smoothly as possible..
Happy belated Valentines Day, and Happy Almost 30 yrs Anniversary!!!
Brenda

Stacey in Alberta, Canada said...

Hi Carolee!
What adorable little boxes! I just love my other trinket boxes I have purchased from you. Whoever wins one of these (I hope it is me!! LOL!) is very very lucky!!

Susan said...

Hi Carolee, I love these boxes too. The kitties are just beautiful!!! Please enter me and congrats on your 200th post! Looking forward to reading MANY more!!!!!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Love the boxes! Am still trying to get one on ebay!!

skayebs said...

I love the cat boxes. They are wonderful.

Congratulations on your 200, you have created so many fabulous pieces. Looking forward to more.

Sharon

skayebs said...

Congratulations on 200. You have created so many fabulous pieces, I am always anxious to see the next thing that you create.

I love your work.

Sharon

thegothamcloset said...

Hello, love all my art!

eva

quitethecrow said...

Hi Carolee...I'd love to be included in your drawing. I am the fortunate owner of your "jazz cats" CD cabinet, a fabulous witches dance stool, a wonderful full moon wall hanging with cats and mice dancing about it and a precious little tray. It's been some years since these purchases, but I cherish each one and love those sweet heart boxes. Anyway, I hope all has gone well with the roofers. We had to put a new roof on this past summer

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Love these boxes Carolee, and I am sorry about your roof. We lost part of ours to a tornado in May, so I understand the deductible ---pffftt!!

Laurie

Anonymous said...

Ah love the kitty boxes. Your work amazes me. I am hoping maybe you might do a clay project for each holiday. I loved the kitty with the heart. Many have seen the painting you did of All Cats Go To Heaven. They just love it as we do.

Carrie Lynn

Stacy/Creativemuse said...

I love your blog I am know a follower! I found you from the OWOH blog! I love the smitten find! I wish I could knit..sounds like a dream entry In a dream book I need to make! hehehe! I love your sweet paintings those kittys are probably the only ones I will be able to have! HEHE>>HUBBY HAWKES and DOGs (OH MY) hehe!
Warmly,
Stacy~Creativemuse

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jann said...

Happy day! I treasure my sign and box I have been lucky enough to win on ebay. Thank you for sharing your work with us.
Bright Blessings, Jann

Lois said...

Hi Carolee, I found you on the One World One Heart blog. I love your fabulous work and had to see if I could get something of yours. Try as I might(1318lois on eBay), it wasn't in the stars to win your wonderful "Cafe Chat Noir" folk art painting :(
I have two kitties...a black one and a calico and my first baby (an Abyssinian/tabby) was with me for 21 years...needless to say I love cats! It would be amazing if I were lucky enough to win one of your gorgeous cat heart boxes!
Congrats on your 200th blog post.
Lois :)

Lois said...

Oops! I forgot to leave my email address with my comment (since I don't have a blog)...
rld83@comcast.net
Thanks,
Lois :)