Friday, August 21, 2009

Mixed Media Mama Giveaway

I would like you to meet the wonderful and amazing
Chrissie Grace of Mixed Media Mama.
How I wish I could sit in her studio and soak in all of her abundant and vast creativity.
I bet you will want to also.

"Hello lovely Joy's Hope posse!
My name is Chrissie Grace and I am a mixed-media artist living in Florida with my awesome husband and five crazy and beautiful kids.
I dabble in everything; from mosiacs to painting and collage to quilting and sewing. I'm on my third book published by Northlight, and I love the process of writing books as well!
I believe that God has blessed me with not just an artistic talent, but more importantly, a passion and love for what I do. Making art simply makes me happy, and I'm so happy to share what I do with you.
My etsy shop rotates constantly with original paintings, mixed-media prints, and my fiber wall hangings. Thanks for taking the time to check it out. My hope is that you will find something that inspires you or makes you smile.:)
xo,
Chrissie"

What if each one of us took this to heart each day?


My simple answer:
there is no such thing as too much.


This is the first print I saw from Chrissie.
It is so true, profound and simple to carry out.


This one encourages me as well as makes me cry a bit.
What a responsibility we have as mothers.
I am working on these ten daily.


This is her newest creation.
A stunning coloring book.
For kids and adults alike.
I love to doodle and I can imagine how peaceful it would be to sit down with my colored pencil set from my college art class (the one the kids cannot ever, ever, ever touch) and add my own spin to her cheerful designs.

Chrissie is graciously offering the winner three prints from her shop as well as the recently released coloring book.

Amazing.

How can you win?
(remember to leave a separate comment for each entry.)

Come back here and tell me your favorite item.
2. Visit her blog.
Leave some comment love.
3. Become a follower of her blog.
4. Take some time by yourself.
Create something. Anything.
5. Send an unexpected card to someone
who could use a little sunshine.

Entries will close at noon Pacific time on
Friday August 28th.



115 comments:

  1. ohhh I want that coloring book- How fun! One of my fav prints is "she never did follow the crowd"

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  2. Took a min for myself... made a collage! :)

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  3. And sendin my little bro a note right now!

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  4. My favorites are "Risk" and the "She told herself" that is the first one in this post. They are all lovely though.

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  5. I totally love the 'how to be a terrific mother' print! Good words for any mother to live by!

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  6. how to live an extraordinary life is my favorite!

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  7. I took time for myself tonight and retired to my sewing room!

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  8. Great giveaway and I'm a big fan of her artwork, so I just had to enter! What I love most from her shop is the print: How to live an extrodinary life! Her artwork is amazing! Thanks for the chance to enter! Have a great week!
    -Ruth Ann

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  9. I LOVE "How to Live an Extraordinary Life"
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29541686

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  10. My favorite is the 10 commandments,but all of her work is great!
    :)Lisa
    kssnnikkel.blogspot.com

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  11. I love the 10 Commandments - and not just because it's the first thing I saw. Great giveaway! :)

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  12. I created a path through my laundry room today - does that count? ;) I had to be creative with the clutter, believe me!

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  13. Sent an email to my brother to tell him that I'm proud of him. :)

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  14. awesome work, risk got me all teary eyed about how i need to blossom :)

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  15. I love "how to be a terrific mother"! Great give-away!

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  16. my favorite item is the "She told herself that she was beautiful and brilliant..." i would put it in my twin daughters room - to remind them that they are beautiful inside and out. thanks for the great blog and great giveaway.

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  17. left comment love over there at "In His Grace" - thanks for the great blog and great giveaway.

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  18. i am now a "in His grace" follower - thanks for the great blog and great giveaway.

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  19. I took some time today and sewed my twins pillowcase dresses - not for me but it never is. thanks for the great blog and great giveaway.

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  20. i'm planning on sending my friend T a real life birthday card tomorrow - thanks for the great blog and great giveaway.

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  21. Visited her wonderfully cute blog and left her a comment!

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  22. WOW I love her art That believe I am beautiful one is great I would love somthing like that for sophie's room. Thank you for sharing the artist with us

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  23. I loooove this giveaway! my favorite print is "how to be a terrific mother"

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  24. I could not resist I just bought 4 prints for sophies room. If I will there are still many I want LOL
    I love them so much

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  25. i made a fabric flower pin for myself!

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  26. I love the bluebird!! And the extraordinary Life print!

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  27. I sent my Aunt a note today and my Grandma!

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  28. The print How to be a good Mother. I always think I am doing somethng wrong!

    Mystica

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  29. I just started following her blog...

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  30. And I left a comment for her, the coloring book is beautiful!

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  31. Last one...I made 20 yo-yos tonight. I think I may turn them into a pillow.

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  32. I absolutely LOVE the A home is made of Love and Dreams http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26376666

    Awesome!!

    http://kgcgagroves.blogspot.com/

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  33. I fallowed her blog


    http://kgcgagroves.blogspot.com/

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  34. I left her a comment

    https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5313452044505500787&postID=6399843520392856086&page=1

    http://kgcgagroves.blogspot.com/

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  35. I love Risk, She told herself she was beautiful and brilliant and Oh God... Help me believe. These are amazing!!

    I also LOVE the coloring book!

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  36. I left her a comment on her coloring book blog post.

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  37. I love the 'How to live an Extraordinary Life' print!

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  38. I left a comment on her blog about the coloring book. (Which I love too!)

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  39. I LOVE the "A House is Made of Love and Dreams" hanging. So adorable and creative!

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  40. Now that Im on the right post.....

    I LOVE these!!!! They are cool, funky, a bit creepy in a totally awesome, likable way( I just described myself, LOL)LOVE THEM!!!
    I think if I won I would get the on that says "Don't worry, she said...Its nothing a few cupcakes cant fix."
    I would send it to my cupcake obsessed sister as one of her monthly "gone away to college so your cool sister will send you something cupcake related once a month"

    OH and Im sending her one of those cupcake in a tin thing from Fat Daddys(was that what they were called?) Anywho, that was a long rambling comment, LOL

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  41. Sooo beautiful - it's hard choosing a favorite! I adore "How to be a terrific Mother" and "She planted a seed of love"!

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  42. Sent a card to my husband's grandpa, who is not doing well...

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  43. Hi! I like the Courage Picture!
    Jamie Harris
    lovelongtime.blogspot.com

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  44. Visited Christies blog and left her a comment

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  45. i really like the one named risk.
    deefna at gmail dot com

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  46. visited her blog
    deefna at gmail dot com

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  47. im following her blog and left a comment of nuff said
    deefna at gmail dot com

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  48. made my creation and ate some already
    deefna at gmail dot com

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  49. sent my daughter a cute card i made
    deefna at gmail dot com

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  50. Lovin all her things too much to choose just one!

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  51. Oh check out what I made today....

    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7749144

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  52. that coloring book is a-dorable!

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  53. I love the painting entitled "Dance to the beat of her own drum".....i just love that!!

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  54. My favorite item is under her sold items. Its a handmade collage.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=17116643

    ashley
    jepeuxetsy @ yahoo .com

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  55. Took a minute, okay... well a day
    to make a painting for my etsy shop.

    ashley
    jepeuxetsy @ yahoo .com

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  56. OK... I loveeee the coloring book!!! And that "momma" print is to die for... rules all of us moms should all happily apply to our daily lives!! :) Thanks for the chance to win, xoxox! -Holly

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  57. I follow Chrissie's blog! (I've actually had it bookmarked for a while ;)

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  58. I left a comment on this posting: http://chrissiegrace.blogspot.com/2009/08/do-you-color-inside-or-outside-of-lines.html

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  59. I love the Risk with the flower. She is very talented!

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  60. I'm a follower for Mixed Media Blog, Chrissie Grace.

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  61. I left a comment on Chrissie Grace's Blog.

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  62. I did a little sewing and made a cute pin cushion.

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  63. I love the She Never Did Follow the Crowd very true, and a great saying for my daughter to have in her room as she gets older!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  64. I visited her blog and left her a comment about the 3 yr old cutting her own hair incident :)

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  65. earlier this morning, I took some time to create a drawing for my daughter before she woke up.

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  66. I made some super cute cloth napkins last night. I've been wanting to try them for a while and now I'm hooked! 3 sets of 6 later... ;)

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  67. Chrissie Grace has some awesome work. I have a couple of her items.

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  68. Left some comments on her page since I came from her page to yours.

    Nice blog you have...had to add you!

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  69. Oh yeah would love the color book!

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  70. I sent a card to a fellow blogger this week.

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  71. It's hard to decide on my favorite item from her shop...but I think I will go with the one you posted first ("She told herself that she was beautiful and brilliant and one day she woke up and finally believed it.")

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  72. I sent my mom a SMILEBOX card since she was having a rough day.

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  73. Left her some bloggy love on her cute little "FAMILY" project. Love it!

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  74. I like the 10 commandments, and the "She told herself..." AND the "How to be a Terrific Mother"--LOVE IT ALL! :)

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  75. I am following her cute blog (and stalking for great ideas!).

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  76. I left a comment about her great before/after of the "Family" sign. Big improvement!

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  77. I created some simple and cute ribbon & button bookmarks (Julie - I'm emailing you a photo in case you need "proof.) Ha!

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  78. I plan to send my best friend a note card today!

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  79. Risk and How to Live An Extraordinary Lie. These are great!!!

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  80. Oh, and I did take a minute for myself....actually, 30 minutes! Thanks!

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  81. Love the too much coffee print!

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  82. Me time - made a blanket for my son.

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  83. Had trouble deciding! But - I really love the "she told herself she was beautiful & brilliant . . ." print. I can think for a handful of friends I would love to purchase these for!

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  84. How to Live An Extraordinary Life and Risk are my favorite!

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  85. Left her some "love" on her blog!

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  86. I am taking some time for myself right now by reading your blog!

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  87. Took some time to myself this morning. woke up before kids and drank my coffee in silence.

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  88. oh man... I love her site, I love her stuff. My favorite is the "how to live an extraordinary life".

    I think I might actually join her in the heart quilt. I've been saving lots of stained clothes and scraps for way too long and this would help me weed it out. Thanks for featuring her!!

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  89. I love all her items but I think :"Standing before God is my favorite' but the coloring book would be something relaxing to do to give myself a minute.

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  90. I left a comment on her blog under Pat n Fl as I have not updated my blog in forever and was trying to not use that info.

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  91. Does watching Top Chef last night count as taking a minute for myself?

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  92. Just sent my BFF a card, her mother passed away in July and her daughter just moved out for college

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  93. For a long time I have LOVED the "beautiful" collage...although everything she does is fabulous!!!!
    count me in!

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  94. I had to come back for another chance cause I took some time to myself today for the first time in months. I just laid out in the grass in the back yard, but boy it sure felt good.

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  95. I also am now following her blog. I ordered 4 prints from her and they arrived today. I am so hooked it's not even funny. I could use three free prints to add to the other 4 I want ha ha

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  96. I left her some comment love to :)

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  97. I love the she dances until the sun came up. Amazing work.

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  98. I just made myself a headband! thanks

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  99. I'm gonna write my grandma a little note.

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