Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Giveaway!


It has been awhile since I have done one. I have been busy with the end of the school year and with my reading cohort. I am in summer school with two classes and it is KILLING me! I hardly have time to breathe let alone do art. Anyway, this giveaway will end this upcoming Wednesday, since people will be busy with Father's Day this weekend. I will pick a winner through the random number generator thingie a week from tomorrow.


Prize? A very fun Trader Joe tote that I just discovered, a set of metallic Sakura Gelly Roll pens, and an autographed copy (or not autographed, if you wish) of the July/August issue of Cloth Paper Scissors with my Puffy Heart article in there. I did this as a mini-workshop at the Quilt Fest in Chicago.
What do you need to do? Just post a comment to this post. You can comment about how you use markers or pens in your art. Do you use Sakura gelly roll pens? Do you read Cloth Paper Scissors on a regular basis? Just curious.

74 comments:

Terry said...

I love trader joe's and we don't have it here in TX. We have it home in NY.

I love to read cloth, paper, scissors too.

Terry Townsend

Terry said...

not sure if my comments posted.

I love trader joes. we have it in NY, but not here in TX. drat.

cloth, paper, scissors is a fun mag.

Terry T

Ginny Gaskill said...

I have missed seeing you post, good to see you again. I would love to win the pens. I am trying to learn to use writing on some journals, altered books, and on my fabric.

Kristi said...

Belinda, I am in awe. I have no idea how you do as much as you do. Yes, I use jelly roll pens...on fabric, paper and polymer clay. And yes....I read CPS, but do not have the latest issue (a signed copy would be a treat!). Thanks for all of your inspiration!!!!

Peg said...

I subscribe to CPS and love it. Trader Joe's too. Thanks for the giveaway.

Susan said...

Met you in Chicago at MIU, love your article in CPS
Susan

Susan said...

I met you at MIU in Chicago, and read CPS. Love your work

Amy Eileen Koester said...

Very cool giveaway! I use GellyRoll pens quite a bit, even just writing in my journal. I love the stardust pens and the glaze pens.

I have been using a white pen on black paper, which gives a lovely lace effect.

Carolyn said...

Hi Belinda,
I'd love to be in the drawing for your giveaway. I do read Cloth Paper Scissors regularly, and have used Gelly Roll pens in the past, but didn't know they would do so well on cloth. Would be fun to try.
caanddo@aol.com

AimeeInOhio said...

I LOVE Cloth, Paper, Scissors. It is my fave magazine. I really enjoy how they have wonderful art and art that's a bit more on the crafty side. Just a wonderful mag all the way around.

melicia's fiber art and mixed media said...

Cloth Paper Scissors and Quilting Arts are two of my all time favorite magazines. Great give away.

Anonymous said...

Well, I don't read cloth paper scissors, but I probably should. I'm just entering this whole paper arena and learning there are valuable resources. So, I'd take the autographed version and the pens. If you pick now the number generator won't have to work too hard either!

Found you via ABC-altered books Yahoo group.

Thanx, Phredkite@yahoodotcom

Flo said...

I use the Sakura Gelly Roll pens to draw my 5th grade students names on a white background. Then I add magnet to the back and cut them out. I use their names of the whiteboard for sorting them into groups or for missing work. The students love their artist names and will copy the lettering in their writing journals.

ChiLLi said...

I love the sakura Black pen for journalling and doodling!
I havent read clth paper scissors ever .. but jhave always wondered what its like and have oftne nearly bought one LOL

Long Black Eyelahes said...

I read Cloth Paper Scissors over and over again! Do not tire of it. I love to color my drawn girls with the Sakura gel pens. Picl me, pick me! Angelica Angelescale@aol.com

Elizabeth in NM said...

Hey Belinda,
What a nice thing for you to do! I've missed your presence on the web. Oooh, I'd love to get my hands on those gelly rolls--just rediscovered them recently.
--Elizabeth in NM
quilts22@msn.com

Cyndi - Dreams Unltd said...

Let's see if I can remember all your questions! *LOL*

I'd love to have an autographed copy of Cloth Paper Scissors! *VBG* I buy it whenever I find it when I go to the "city" to shop (which isn't often - it's a long way), but just haven't had the money to splurge on a subscription. But it's on my list - I love the mag!

I just completed an art bra for an organization my mother is in, and I used markers to "paint" it, then I used sequins, embroidery, beads and lots of other stuff to embellish it!

Cyndi - Dreams Unltd
dreamsunltd @ equestrimin dot com

kiwicarole said...

OMG! What a cool giveaway! Excellent goodies and a neat American bag to carry them in!
Thanks for your generosity! Will keep my fingers crossed they travel to New Zealand!!

lisa_crofts said...

Hey good luck with summer school. Yes I read cloth paper scissors i get it delivered to my home in western australia it was going at a really cheap rate unlike somerset studios which is pretty expensive and give a nice variety of articles. I mainly use pens when i am writing in my journal which doesnt happen to often i am on atc kick at the moment so there is an erasable pen i use for embossing and that is about it at the moment. I hope i win it looks like a cool prize.

Connie said...

I don't regularly read cloth paper scissors,..and I do use gelly roll pens when i am illustrating...but it's been awhile since i've done any drawing!
fun giveaway!
connie

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

I always buy and read both CPS and Quiling Arts. As for the Jelly Roll Pens, I haven't used them a lot, but expect that I would use them to write on quilt labels.

Anonymous said...

Trader Joes is great..Haven't tried the Gelly Roll pens, but would like to. Love your blog, glad to see you're back!

Jan
jfhamill@yahoo.com

Angie in AZ said...

I'd love those pens! I always make cards using black card stock and these are the best pens to write with in the cards. Haven't been to TJ's in a long time and need to go if they have cool bags like this! CPS is one of my favorite magazines and yes, I am a faithful reader.

stampczy said...

I have subscribed to CPS since the beginning and I love it. I don't use markers or pens much but I would love to get some copics. Thanks for the giveaway.

Michelle said...

Yes, yes, and yes! Pen junkie and CPS fanatic! An autographed copy would be cool! Looking forward to the new issue whether I win or not!
Michelle Remy

Prairie Primitives said...

I enjoy Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, but a subscription isn't in my budget at this time, so I buy them if the cover catches my eye.

I had a coupon to get one of the free Trader Joe's totes last week, but it was only good at a particular location (about 10 miles out of my way), and because I was getting ready for a show, I just didn't have time.

Priscilla said...

I love the gelly roll pens and use them for doodling and making cards.

Jeanene said...

What is Trader Joes?
CPS is one of my fav mags.
The quilt peek looks like you had alot fun doingit.

Teyah44 said...

Belinda, you never cease to amaze me! I would love to receive a signed copy of Cloth Paper Scissors with your puffy heart article!!! I'll check back soon! Lisa lpaulson@puc.edu

Denny1600 said...

I read Cloth, Paper, Scissors about every other issue. I subscribe to Quilting Arts and then my "play" budget interferes with any more subscriptions. However, I do have a copy of CPS in my reading pile for a cross-country trip next week!! I can't wait!

I'd love to win an autographed copy of the new CPS!

I use all kinds of markers in my art. My current favorite is Tsukineko Fabrico markers. Although I use the gel markers, too.

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful time this summer - hope to join in the FALL swap.
Thanks for the New Giveaway...It's always fun to join, now to win...LOL Jo~Ann R

Elizabeth Golden said...

I have learned something new today - gelly rollers pens on fabric. What a great idea. Now i need the pens!

JoAnnR said...

You are alway so gracious with giveaways. Thanks..I just LOVE CPS...I like using gel pens to color and highlight right after with a water pen...It makes the picture come alive. JoAnnR

Susan said...

Ooh, I'd love to win this giveaway! I have subscribed to CPS since the beginning but my subscription just lapsed so I don't have this issue! I use the Glaze pens in cards all the time but have not used the gelly roll pens.
Susan

Karen said...

I am newe to your blog and really enjoyed it!! I love to use the pens in my journaling and CPS is one of my favorite magazines now that I am really into mixed media!!
penguingranny55@yahoo.com

CindyB said...

I have never used gelly roll pens but bet they would be great for doodling and making cards. Please add my name to the hat for the drawing.
CindyB
eiggam44atyahoodotcom

LuvMyPets said...

Hi Belinda,
I subscribe to Cloth Paper Scissors and can't get enough of it, it's so inspiring. Trader Joes is da bomb, but there's not one close enough to my house for me to go their regularly. I haven't used these pens but I'm very intrigued by them and would love to give them a try. Thanks for the giveaway!

Laura

Kelley Kuhlman said...

I have every copy of Cloth Paper Scissors. I love that mag. I am a doodler, so I also love Sakura gel pens. I have to order the ones I like online,there is no one that carries the opaque ones here on Maui.

Shelley said...

love jelly roll pens - i just gave mine away to my niece. And i don't have a subcription to Cloth Paper Scissors, I have to beg and borrow to read the new issues but somehow I always find a way.

Esmeralda said...

Wow you are one busy lady! :) Remember to take of yourself and get some rest.
Trader Joe's is a great place to shop :)
I do buy CPS on a regular bases, especially when there are articles in it that catch my attention :)
Thanks for hosting a fun giveaway.

Lynn in AZ said...

Belinda, I would love to be included in your give away! CPS is one of my favorite magazines and an autographed copy would be awesome! I love Gelly Roll pens and use them in my journal and writing letters, now I'm going to have to try fabric also! I hope you pick me! Your work is awesome!

shoppergirl said...

I LOVE Cloth Paper Scissors! Can't wait to get this new copy! A Signed copy would be a collectors item!!
Wish Texas would get a trader Joe's!

Lillian M said...

I dont use pens often but I would like to find ways to use them.
I subscribe to cloth paer scissors and love that mag.
Lillian mederak

lindaablkb@yahoo.com said...

Awesome giveaway! Gellyroll pens have been on my "to buy with my next coupon" list for a month or so, ever since I read a review of them. Pick me!
Linda B.

Jan C. said...

Great hearing news of your life. We miss you when you're quiet but school and family must come first.

I love Cloth Paper Scissors and wouldn't be without it.

Trader Joe tote is super - our store isn't too close so I don't get there as often as I'd like.

Pens, I use then in journaling, etc.

See you at AU in August.

Jan in AZ

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway and, girl, you need to get some rest! I'm tired just reading all the stuff you do!

I haven't tried jelly roll pens yet but use other "permanent" markers on my art quilts.

I love Cloth, Paper, Scissors. I've been a faithful subscriber and reader from the very beginning.

I'd love to win, and if I do, I would just like the tote and the pens, so you can pick a second reader for the CPS magazine since I subscribe! And that way there will be 2 winners!

Katina
kjkoukla(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dee said...

Oooohh I like this giveaway. I art journal more than anything. its fun. Zen doodle stuff. :)

mintdee @ gmail . com

Carolyn Miller said...

Would love an autographed copy of CPS.

Have used gelly roll pens in card making.

Carolyn Miller
tchs2nd@yahoo.com

AlteredByMe said...

Hey Belinda

Your doing a great job over at the Quilting Arts forum. I am tempted to join in on your latest challenge but am hesitating since I have not done any art quilting yet.

I do use gelly roll pens but have never use the Sakura brand. I'd love to win them and your autographed copy of CPS. Congrats on all the articles you have had published in the last year!

Arlene

Melly Testa said...

I would love to win but will give my chance to another reader, just want you to know I am reading.

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Wonderful giveaway! Good to see you posting again!!

Denise said...

Hey, Belinda, sounds like your're having a hectic summer.Hope you have some down time to satisfy your artistic needs before you get back into the swing of the next term.


CPS is one of my favorite magazines - I've been a subscriber since the beginning. Gelly pens are very cool - I've used them in my journals and just for the fun of them as I doodle. ~denise

Debi said...

Love Cloth, paper Scissors, I subscribe. Love the new Trader Joe bags and my fav is Gelly roll Souffle pens, they are so much fun. Try one if you haven't!
Have a terrific day.

jerseytjej said...

I love pens in my altered art projects! I like to outlining in the Jellyrolls, I fill in the color with Neopiko's and love the dimension

Bren said...

I'm new to the world of mixed media and art journaling and just bought myself a couple of Gelly Roll pens. What great pens, brings a whole new element to my creative efforts. I've been enjoying your blog and appreciate all the new ideas and tips.

Bren

sonja said...

that is a great tote to take shopping at farmers market and else where. The pens are really neat i used some this morning on a note to a pal!!! and the company is friendly too. once i had a collection of pens that did not work so i sent them back and they returned to me a variety of pens and a nice note,ps the replacement pens still work! i have every copy of CPS i am addicted to art ...for sure.Aloha, sonja

thehauntedstudiounderthestairs said...

i love the magazine, congratulations on being published!

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

Love Cloth Paper Scissors and your blog!Thanks for sharing! I am doing a giveaway on my blog till Sunday.....stop bye and say Hi.

Anonymous said...

OK, i'll put my name into the hat. I've enjoyed your blog. I have only used these type pens for small art cards(ATCs). Currently "going green" so that TJ Bag would be fun to "tote" around. Thank You. LenaS

Anonymous said...

No Trader Joe's in the mountains of NC. I do read CPS. I read your blog. Love all of it.
Mimi

Brenda said...

I love my Cloth,Paper,Scissors!!!
And that Trader Joe's bag---I was there 2 days ago in Nashville-and they didn't have that bag!
hugs,
Brenda

colorific said...

So funny. I was in TJ's yesterday looking at that bag. They have the best designed shopping bag I think ... one of my favorite stores. Right now, markers are my art tool ... Sharpie color pens. But, I don't like that they bleed. I cannot use them in my journal. I have been using big old fashioned printer paper ... with all the little holes on the side. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/70382929@N00/sets/72157619580347214/)

momentsinaneye said...

Trader Joe's is great. I use the Gelly Roll pens pens in the doodles I do. I start out using the wonderful colors and then switch to black. I read Cloth, Paper, Scissors. It is a great mag. for relaxing and coming up with new ideas. Thank you for letting me visit. Your blog is great.

Julie Stenning said...

I have every CPS from the beginning but not got round to renewing the subscription since they had a digital possibility. I love my gelly roll pens.

Cindy McMath said...

Belinda, what a generous giveaway!

I read CPS all the time, and enjoy seeing your work in there fairly regularly these days.

Love the tote - you can never have too many of these to tote art supplies and all sorts of stuff around!

Most of all I'm intrigued by the set of Gelly Roll pens. I use their white pen all the time, but I've never used their metallics. The thing I love about the white pen is that it is so versatile - I use it over acrylic paint all the time, but it is equally great on plain old black cardstock. I think the metallic pens must be fab. I'm getting sick of buying the gold leafing pens and having them dry up, or the tip get all bent (probably becuase I'm using it on something scratchy but you know what I mean...), so it would be great to have another option.

Cheers,

Cindy :)

yvonne said...

We don't have Trader Joes here in Tx. but I went to one in Calif when I visited my brother. I love them. I use pens in my journals that I make from fabric paper but I don't know about Gelly Roll pens. I love Cloth Paper Scissors. I just found it recently. Love your site. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I love CPS (but don't subscribe like I do with QA) and I love Trader Joes but, unfortunately, there isn't one where I live...bummer! I have never used the gel pens but would LOVE to try them. Good to see you posting again on your blog.
Melissa Snyder

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Once again you have a very generous giveaway. A year ago this month, I discovered Trader Joe's in LA. I'd never even heard of it before, and love their bags.

I read CPS especially since I've gotten into art quilts. I have never used the Sakura gelly pens. I am not even sure I've heard of them (but you know me, I don't get out much {grin}).

Your post brings back memories of when I worked 58 hours a week in a hot factory, then drove nearly an hour to attend night classes full time for my bachelor's and master's degrees. We adapt, or we cut back somewhere. I think mine was cutting back on sleep!!

Elizabeth

DellaLuna said...

Am I too late? We don't have a Trader Joe's here in Colorado, so I'd love to be sportin' that tote around. Just watch all my neighbors be jealous, lol, like I am off all of the people that have them. I've heard such good things about them.

Thanks for the giveaway, Belinda! I have that issue of CPS, but I would SO love to have your autograph. :D I could always donate the other one to an art friend. :D

Dotti said...

Yours was the first article I read in the latest CPS. It's always great to see what you are up to! Your projects are so do-able for a broad audience. Thanks for being you!

Barbara K said...

Hi Belinda! I subscribe to Cloth, Paper, Scissors and refer to it frequently. Just got the new issue. Your article is great!

I have not been using pens in the things I make but would love to try. And as for Trader Joe's.... Love it! Got the Raspberry Jellies there today. (So much for the diet!)

Anam said...

That Trader Joe's bag looks interesting. I love anything from there!

FlutterbugArtGirl said...

I love pens of all sizes shapes and colors. The more the merrier!Jelly roll pens are like frosting on a cupcake! I subscribe to CPS and it's time to renew!! I've been to Trader Joe's in California. Only been to Joe's Crab Shack in Texas....
...Kate

FlutterbugArtGirl said...

I love pens of all sizes shapes and colors. The more the merrier!Jelly roll pens are like frosting on a cupcake! I subscribe to CPS and it's time to renew!! I've been to Trader Joe's in California. Only been to Joe's Crab Shack in Texas....
...Kate