Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

The fifth annual One World One Heart blog event is winging its way around the world! Welcome to A Fanciful Life. I have so many artsy interests, it's hard to focus on just a few. Every time I see something that inspires me, I want to get right to creating. Alas, there are many of what I call projects-in-waiting. Being a daughter, sister, friend, cat mom and working full time leaves somewhat less time than I'd like to pursue creative endeavors. But there's always something new to create, learn or teach and that's where my passions lie. 

Most recently, I've been doing more photographic exploration as I try to push the bounds on my camera's limits. My next project involves redoing my creative space. I actually have a professional organizer joining me next week to begin and I can't wait to have a new space. Now, let's get back to our party...

Part of the fun of this blog party is that each participating blogger is having a giveaway. There are three prizes I'll be giving away, picked at random at the end of this event. Leave a comment here with a link back to your blog or your email address so I have a way to contact you if you are the winner. Winners will be posted on February 17th.

The first item I'm giving away is your first name created in Copperplate calligraphy, with scalloped edges lined with gold and a silk ribbon, velvet leaf and flower adorning it. Copperplate is my favorite lettering hand and I'd love to create one with your name on it.

My second giveaway is a deep fuchsia velvet bookmark. I've adorned each end with a pretty jewel pendant which will peek from the pages of your favorite book.

The last prize I'm giving away is this package of three items from Cavallini & Co. It includes a package of floral postcards, parakeet thank you cards and geographic themed book plates. If you know Cavallini, you know that they make wonderful paper products.

Simply leave me a comment below and you'll automatically be entered to win one of these items.

Thank you for stopping by - I enjoyed your visit and do hope you'll come by again to see what's new in A Fanciful Life. If you'd like to peruse more of my site (and perhaps meet my kitties Miss Gracie and Nipper), simply click here to get back to my home page.

Enjoy your travels as you wing your way on to the many other blogs today. Lisa at A Whimsical Bohemian is the founder of this event - thank you to Lisa for creating such a wonderful way to get to know so many talented people.


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Que Bella said...

It's so nice to meet you and to discover your wonderful blog. Lovely giveaways. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH participant 598

Tina Wilson said...

so very pretty ! nice to meet you through this event. feel free to stop by my blog for a visit if you'd like.

ladybug said...

What beautiful work you do! I would be thrilled to welcome any of your items into my home!

I hope you'll swing by and visit my site when you get the chance! Happy One World One Heart-ing!

R. und I. Bungart said...

beautiful giveaway, please count me in.

Greetings from germany

JDConwell said...

Sharon, thank you for sharing your creative space with us, and for the chance to win such an elegant doorprize.

Hermits' Garden

Teri said...

The velvet bookmark is stunning! Your blog is too! You are surely creative. Thanks for sharing your blog. Please check out mine.


Darlene said...

Very pretty blog. Nice to meet you. Your prizes are so pretty. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Bunty said...

I would love to win one of your beautiful giveaways. Please put my name in the hat for a chance in your drawing.

Please pop over to my blog if you can for my giveaway:-


Sam Bonney said...

Greetings from Cornwall, it's great to meet you, and visit your lovely blog!

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hi Sharon. It is so very nice to meet you. What beautiful giveaway prizes. Please enter my name into your drawing for a chance to win.

I hope that you will stop by my blog for a visit, I would love to see you there. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list :)

Carmen said...

Oooh such lovely giveaways. Thank you for the chance to win :)

Please feel free to drop by my OWOH post :)

OWOH #365

SpiritMama said...

Hi Sharon,
What a pretty blog, and such nice giveaway prizes!
Stop by my blog giveaway if you get a chance :-)

Waxela (wa-shay-la)
aka SpiritMama

Shar said...

Greetings from Massachusetts! Love your blog! Awesome prizes! Thanks for the chance to win.

I hope you will come and visit my OWOH post and check out my blog!

illtemperedink AT msn DOT com

Novelda said...

Aloha from Hawaii! I love your blog! Come by and visit me sometime, too.

Threads of Inspiration said...

Hi Sharon, what elegant door prizes you have! Thank you for the opportunity to win one of them.

Deedra said...

Everything's so beautiful. I would love to win any of those! Please include me in your draw! Thank you!

Sarah said...

Oooooo love love love..please add my name to the hat for these sweet treats!! Pop on by mine too!! Hugs, Sarah

Susan said...

Would love to be entered into your giveaway. Any prize would be a treasure to have.

Enjoyed my visit to your blog, have a wonderful day.

Lisa W. said...

Please enter my name. Love your giveaways! I could sure use a beautiful book marker. Visit me #597

True :) said...

Your gifts are all so wonderful!
I am soooo crossing my fingers right now! LOL!
I am now one of your followers. I hope you will "Fly On The Wings of OWOH" over to MY BLOG, have a peek at my prize, and maybe even follow me too! :)
It's so nice to "meet" you!
True :D
My email:

Jane said...

Greetings from Canada! Your blog is beautiful and have really enjoyed visiting it and looking at your creativity. Please drop by and visit me at #623

Stitchety Grub said...

Fabulous Giveaway - please include me and do come and visit my blog and enter mine too –if you haven’t already – I am #139 - I will be back for a more leisurely look around your blog after the event :-) – Cheers Britt in Australia

Lisa PN said...

what a great blog! and lovely giveaways!

Mare said...

So creative! Waving hello from NJ

Debra said...

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

Lorraine said...

Hi! Great to meet you! You have such a beautiful blog! I would love to win any of your lovely prizes, please sign me up! And, stop by to see me at #319...
Sending some smiles..:o)

Sue Young said...

Great giveaways! (I too LOVE Cavallini!!!) Thanks for the chance to win! Sue

urbandebris said...

What a sweet, fun doorprize! Please enter me in your giveaway and thanks for playing OWOH.

robinb at mail dot com

urbandebris said...

What a sweet, fun doorprize! Please enter me in your giveaway and thanks for playing OWOH.

robinb at mail dot com

Mel♥ said...

Hello from NY! Thanks for the chance and glad to play along!!


s hyler said...

I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing. I am number 809 please stop by for my drawing.

Pixiewinkle said...

Hi Sharon! Greetings from NY. Patricia OWOH 498

HHCampbell said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's been fun visiting yours. And what great giveaways! I hope you enjoy the rest of your OWOH tours. Cheers!

kana said...

I would love to win one of your wonderful give aways!! The dessert looks awesome.

Donna said...

Hello from Iowa, it's nice to meet you!!! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and stop by for a visit when you get a chance.

~Donna (#792)

sasa said...

How original and beautiful! - count me in. Enjoyed your blog - thanks for sharing! Hope you can visit me at 662


Anna said...

Your blog is beautiful, but its making me hungry :). Your giveaways are very generous. I look forward to visiting again after OWOH.

stampdiva said...

Hello to Sharon and Miss Gracie from Scotland! I am an old fashioned girl at heart and love vintage. Oh I love your style and have fallen in love with the bookmark, I anm an avid reader. Would love to enter your Giveaways.
Lynne M
(would love for you to stop by my Blog, Adorn #798 if you have the time)

Beth said...

Thank you for inviting all of us over to visit your blog, I hope those of us from snowy parts of the world have not tracked up your carpet too much! What a cool idea for a giveaway! I would love to have you visit my blog (#409) on the list when you get the chance...I just added a second door prize so hop over and see.
Hugs from snowy New Hampshire,
Beth P

angelandspot said...

So pretty! ~Cassie angelandspot{at}yahoo{dot}com

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Hello, from Southern Illinois, USA. So nice to meet you and looking forward to coming back and visiting once the event is over and I have more time.
Thanks for the chance to win your door prize.

BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
prpldy (at) comcast dot net

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Such lovely giveaways! And a lovely blog, too! So nice to meet you here through OWOH....I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, too!


JBlanton said...

awesome giveaway- I have been enjoying all the blog hopping at OWOH giveaway

Angie in AZ said...

I'd love to be entered in your awesome give away! and thanks for visiting my blog!
Angie in Arizona


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a lovely giveaway; thank you for the chance to win!

Jamie Cox said...

Just flying through on my OWOH journey. Very nice to meet you. Love your blog and your door prize is great. Please enter my name in the drawing. If you get a chance stop by my blog and enter to win mine. I'm #411,


Paula said...

Hello, Sharon! Wow...what WONDERFUL treasures you're giving away! My name in calligraphy would look beautiful in my old, Victorian house! And...the pendant bookmark! Well, I collect books, so you KNOW what a joy that would be. Is that Johnson Brother's Old Country Roses pattern I see in one of your photos? Oh, something else we have in common! And cards and book plates! It's as if you were thinking specifically of me when you chose your giveaways! :-) Oh, to be so lucky! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

By the way, I ADORE your blog! I'm signing up to follow so that I can come back for a visit again soon. Can't wait to explore!

Hope you'll drop by for a visit with me. I'd love to get to know you! Thanks so much for the chance to win such treasures!!

All good wishes,

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...


Chelle said...

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!


vintagepaletteart said...

Thank you so much for giving us all a chance to win such gorgeous prizes. :)

Greetings from Gnadenhutten, OH!

Azurlin said...

Hello from Ipswich, MA! Neat door prizes. - Please enter my name into the One World One Heart contest. I'll stop by again. I'm #509

I hope you have a chance to check out my blog, too. And - Enjoy your visit!
Hugs...Linda L
email -

Leslie said...

Your giveaways are lovely. I would love to win any of them!

MoonWillow Art Studio said...

Hello :) Nice to meet you! Love your blog. So many wonderful blogs, so little time! Will have to pop back by to look around more. Please enter me in your giveaway. Come by & enter mine, if you haven't already.

Have a lovely week,
MoonWillow Art Studio
OWOH #94

Sarah said...

Great giveaway! Benjamin McTish is my favorite! Please enter my name! Thank you for a chance to win such a great offering!!

Birgit said...

Hi Sharon,

You have a wonderful blog -- and thanks for offering such great prizes. All of them are very special.

Greetings from Germany,

Shariyah said...

Your blog is just beautiful, and I love your giveaway! My favorite is the velvet bookmark...just what I'm in need of for my new read! :) Please throw my name in for a chance to win! If you haven't already, stop over to my blog where I'm giving away an original painting!
Peace & Love,


Elaine Akers said...

Hello from southeastern Massachusetts, USA. I enjoyed looking thru your blog. Thanks for the opportunity of winning one of your lovely giveaways.
Stop and visit my blog #634, as I have several giveaways.

Top Floor Treasures said...

Hi, this is a beautiful blog! I would love to be entered to win the copperplate name card, it looks gorgeous!
Zoe #849

Sean said...

From the Florida Gulf Coast
I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


Marilyn said...

Your blog is simply delicious. I had a great time looking at all your wonderful art. Please enter me for a chance to win your gift.
Please do come visit me at my blog.

Lemondrop Marie said...

What lovely items! I am jealous of your calligraphy skills!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
OWOH giveaway

mitz said...

...**thrice as nice ** wow.. such a wonderful give-a-way.. thanks for the opportunities

Lisa said...

Such regally creative giveaways! I just get that feeling of fancy adornment...the calligraphy, the velvet...oh yum. :) I would be honored to win this and am already intrigued by your blog - I will definitely look around some more!
Thank you for the opportunity!
#17 on OWOH -

Crimson Heart Studios said...

Hi Sharon, My Miss Daisy says " a fine how do you do" to Miss Gracie. My name is Cindy, I live and create on the central coast of California. I have found a new love in all things vintage. I would love to connect with a few artists and stay in touch with our blogs. If you are interested come by Crimson Heart Studios and say hi, we are very pink! Thanks, Cindy

Lauren said...

Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

artangel said...

Hi Sharon, lovely to meet you and be introduced to your beautiful blog :)

Each one of those prizes is fabulous! Copperplate writing is so timeless and elegant isn't it?

My email is angie.hogan at hotmail dot com :)

If you get chance hope you'll enter my draw too -

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Sharon, I would love to win your ornament and book marks. Beautiful blog! 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.

Rough Seas Designs said...

Love the look of your blog and work! I will be following you to see more!

I would like to have my name in your contest for a chance to win one of your creations!

I love to meet fellow crafters so if you have time stop by for a visit!

Thanks so much!!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Very lovely prizes! I especially like the paper products...I'm all over stationery...

Kimberly R. said...

I've enjoyed visiting your wonderful blog and would love to enter your giveaway!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Julie Ann said...

Hi Sharon!! Nice to meet you :) Wow- you're so skilled at calligraphy-
your work is so elegant! Love all your prizes :) I'm surprised I haven't
come across your blog before... it seems like we have common interests!
Have a great time with OWOH this year!

Tammy Freiborg said...

A fanciful collection of giveaways! Come visit #875, the penultimate.

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Hello and so nice to meet you here through OWOH. I love your giveaways, so elegant! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier.


janil said...

Awesome giveaway!!!Thanks for the chance!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Laurie said...

What a beautiful giveaway! I love both those items! Thank you for offering them! I hope you'll come by my blog to visit, too, and enter my OWOH giveaway, #45. I'll be back to see you, as I can already see I love your blog!

mom of 3rd culture kids said...

Hello from Thailand! You have a great site.. there's so many interesting things to see here.. :) I'll be back next time after I'm done with my OWOH travel.

please count me in your giveaway.. the bookmarks, the cards and the name plate is lovely..:)

Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (dot) com

Lululiz said...

What amazing prizes! I have to say, I am really taken with the first prize, having one's name done so beautifully is just so special. But then, I read a lot, and the bookmark is so pretty! And Cavallini goodies are TDF, of course. Please enter me in your draw, thanks. Liz (831)

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Hi from the UK! I've enjoyed my visit here. Thanks for the chance to win. Stop by and see me too.

OWOH #818

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

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

wildmtnrose at gmail dot com

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Best wishes...

annabell_lee_dk (at)

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Nice to meet you!
Lovely blog,Your giveaways are beautiful!!
Hope you have time to hop over and visit my blog/OWOH post.
Jan (Essex-UK)

Tess said...

Greetings from Kansas, Pleased to meet you. Please count me in on your door prize.


Esme said...

Hello from California, I love reading and bookmarks.

this is lovely

chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

kswmccleary said...

count me in please!

Emakesart said...

Oh my! Your calligraphy is gorgeous! I love all of your prizes. Please include me in your drawing. Your blog is so lovely! And I really love that pink glittery pretty!! Did you make it or buy it? Thanks for stopping by and entering my OWOH giveaway and good luck!


Frosted Petunias said...

Hello Sharon! Thank you for stopping by and saying hi. I wanted to say hello also before the end of the OWOH party. I think yours is the last comment on my post before I draw my winner. I always enjoy meeting another whimsical soul, fellow cupcake lover and catmom. Your creations are beautiful and I love love your calligraphy! I enjoyed my visit with you and Miss Gracie.


Kells said...

Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

And Greetings from the Northwest where I am sliding in at the last moment to say yes, please include me as well!

I'm a writer who blogs at Book of Kells:

thanks so much for offering this! I'd love to win!

all best and wishing you all good things,

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