Friday, April 10, 2009

Giveaway!


Dove has convinced me (Mavis) to do a giveaway with my own goods. It kind of makes you feel naked, ya know? But here we are.

A few years ago I decided to make my own door plaque that didn't look like the rest on my street. So I painted one up. Then friends were kind enough to ask me to make one for them, either for themselves or a friend. And a hobby was born.

Today, I am giving away a door plaque. You get to choose between these two plaques:
























The white blossom gal measures approximately 13 inches wide by 7 inches high. The two birds plaque measures approximately 8 inches wide by 10.5 inches high.

The plaques are made from an environmentally friendly wood composite. They are designed to be moisture resistant and have been sealed against the elements.

Dove is off on a great adventure but provided some questions for me:

What is your creative process?
I am a bit of a scatter-brain when it comes to getting things done. I never completely finish one project before starting another - working many at one time. This applies to house cleaning, gardening, child-rearing and creative endeavors and might have to do with having 3 little kids. For instance, right now I have two plaques at about the halfway point, 2 primed, 30 hanging out just waiting for my hands to grace them and about 15 sewing projects in various stages of completion. I like to look at pretty things. I love to touch everything - love texture. I like having color (which would explain my kelly green living room) around me. With the plaques, I usually find some paper that I love and built around that. I paint and repaint. I cut and paste. I repaint again. Sometimes one sits lonely for some time before I pick it up again because I am just not feeling it. Other times, it just fits together. I wouldn't ever say I am an artist but I like to pretend sometimes. And I do appreciate things I find beautiful and engaging. Plus, I see of my plaques and they make me happy and I hope they do the same for those that look at them each day.

I have a great little "studio" in my basement so I am able to go to work at those times that I need a little shift in my attentions. Being able to do something creative is a great release for me. I have always grown up around creativity, been surround by creative women. My mother is an artist, doing anything from watercolor to punchneedle patterns (she and I have a little business creating and selling patterns). I wish I had paid more attention when my mom tried to teach me to how to sew, crochet, knit, draw. I am trying to reacquaint myself with it now.



How does Diet Coke play into your creative process?
Ooh, hadn't thought of that but it might explain why I haven't been in my studio very often in the last 40 or so days.

Thanks for letting me share a little about me with you. I hope you all have a great Easter weekend. Oh, and please enter so I don't feel so naked.


To enter the contest, leave a comment telling us who you would like to welcome through your door next. Contest will run through Wednesday night, the 15th, at 11:59pm.

To receive another entry, email 4 of your friends about the giveaway on our blog and CC us on the email (wechirp@gmail.com), including our blog address in the message. One email per participant.

To receive another entry, blog about his giveaway on your blog and then leave us a comment on this post telling us about it (include your blog address).

Another entry? Place our We Chirp button on your sidebar and leave us a comment with your blog address. If you have already done that weeks ago, just tell us again.

Become a follower. Join as a follower in that cute little square on the left up there and leave us a comment saying you are a follower. Or if you are already a follower leave us a comment telling us so.

65 comments:

Christy said...

I'll follow you where ever you go.

Christy said...

Your button has adorned my site for ages.

Christy said...

I'm about to email my friends; I'll copy you.

Christy said...

I would love it if in real life, one of the We Chirp girls, or Amanda, were to walk through my door. But since we live thousands of miles apart, that isn't likely. Instead, I can say that I'm eagerly anticipating our very first babysitter walking through the door tonight. That's right. It's date night at my house for the first time since Ms. Foo was born last summer and I am VERY excited. AND I'm getting a massage tomorrow for the first time in years.

I HOPE I WIN!!!

Kinzie Sue said...

I have been looking around for the perfect welcome sign, and have yet found one I like. I think it's intuition- I love your signs!! Beautiful, colorful, cheery, and UNIQUE! Thanks for this chance to win.
-I'm also a follower and I have your button on my blog:
http://kinzieskreations.blogspot.com

Parker said...

I love your plaques! I am excited to welcome my mom through my door for a long visit!

Pieces of Us said...

I love love those plaques. You are awesome, don't feel naked!
I hope that next person that walks through my door me! I am already ready to go home from work and see my babes and hubs. Glad it's Friday!!

Pieces of Us said...

Your button has been on my sidebar for weeks I love it!

Pieces of Us said...

I will follow you wherever you will go....hehe
I'm a follower..choose me!

Shanny said...

Oh, I'm loving these signs. I have your button on my sidebar!

Shanny said...

And I'm most definitely a follower. (and not a leader, hehe)

Shanny said...

And I would love the next person to come through my door to be a surprise visitor, because we don't get enough of those.

Meghan said...

ok mavis, of course i am a follower, and of course i have the button. but more importantly i have a really plain white door that i have needed to paint for 2 years and haven't. surely the darling birds would fix that situation (until i get around to the painting anyway....). then the neighbors would want to keep up with the webbs (and when has that ever happened?).

Andria said...

I am a follower. And I'm hoping to close on a new house in the next month or so. This would look amazing on our new front door!

Natalie said...

I'd love to welcome Publishers Clearing House through my door....but realistically it will be my 7 year old when she gets home from school today- which is just as good :)

Natalie said...

i'm a follower :)

Joanna Wilde said...

i love to welcome my husband when he comes home from work or randomly surprises us for lunch!

Joanna Wilde said...

I'm a follower!

suzan said...

I hope that any one of my girlfriends walks through my door.

suzan said...

I'm a faithful follower

suzan said...

Your button is still on my blog

Hogans said...

I NEED one of those. And Chirp button is in full swing on my "happening" blog. So talented Mavis!!

Jenna Z said...

I hope the next person to be welcomed into my door is one of my new neighbors! They just moved into the house behind ours and I have been wanting to invite them over for a treat, meet and greet!

Through the Looking Glass said...

That blue one at the bottom with the bird is hanging on MY front door at this very moment! I love it and get so many compliments, but that doesn't stop me from wanting another! I'm getting on the business and am hoping for a win.

Melani said...

I always wish my mama would walk through the door... any day, any time. She would love the welcome signs too. I may be getting her one for Mother's Day.

Leslie said...

Are these your plaques, Mavis? I couldn't quite decipher who was the crafty queen making these. Love them...I am wishing my long lost friend Marnie would walk through my door right about now. It is long overdue...

Leslie said...

I am your newest follower. Oldest but newest.

Princess Pookie said...

I MUST have the door sign! I have a ridiculous fetish with birdies and one of these has my name written all over it. Who do I want to welcome through my my door next? Oprah's personal chef or a nanny who bakes, crafts and plays dress up...at no charge of course!
P.S. Found your blog through Julianna. So cute!
P.S.S I'll do a give away for you! I just opened a silly etsy shop.:D

Marisha said...

Who do I want walking through my door? YOU!!! I would love it if you walked through my door with that sign. But since I know your busy tonight, it would have to be my babysitter. I need much deserved adult time.

Marisha said...

Okay so I've also added the We Chirp button. Man, I feel like a slacker that it's taken this long!

Marisha said...

I'm a follower.

Kate said...

hope you feel fully-clothed by now! You should! Can I dare hope to win again? These are so wonderful; no, I think a better word would be DELIGHTFUL!

Kate said...

...and I'm a follower!

MZB said...

Very unique, I like the flower

Heather said...

Yo..

Heather said...

...I'm a follower.

kate said...

I emailed my friends as always!

Theresa N. said...

I'm always the happeiest when Welcoming my family at the door. Husband, daughter, granddaughter, parents...
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nicole said...

I always look forward to welcoming my husband through the door. Also, I think your Welcome signs are really great.

Deidre C. said...

These are simply beautiful!!!

Kellie and Justin said...

i would love my family to enter through my door if we move.

Kristin said...

i would like my chi-town apt to magically move itself to a cute house in sugarhouse with one of those on the door!

Chelsea said...

okay really? these are SO cute!!! and I would LOVE to walk through my own door with that darling sign hanging there:)

JaNeanne Dazley said...

I hope Spring walks through my door with a bouquet of sunshine...that is so cheesy isn't it. Actually, I wouldn't mind a random visit from anyone that lives in my neighborhood and knows my first name.

Miss(Michelle) said...

These signs are truly fun to have hanging on your door. I personally have one...but couldn't stand having it on the door...then only my visitors (which I have only 2 a year) can see it....So I hung it in my entry to my kitchen. It says welcome to all who enter my home...my kitchen and family room.
Hope whoever wins look at it everyday like I do.
Thanks Mavis. WHere did you come up with that name anyway????

Paige said...

I want another one!!!

Rochelle said...

Wow Mavis. Maybe we are kindred spirits. I feel so guilty for not finishing the many, many projects I start and then letting the "stuff" I have accumulated waiting for some inspiration take up much needed space! There will be time I hope later when my own three little kids don't need me as much and I can create some more. until then..

HEATHER D said...

If I could just follow someone somewhere that would be totally wicked cool. You guys ROCK. I will post you on my blog and spread the word to my 4 followers. Hee, hee, way to go girls.

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Julia said...

I love your door signs. So creative, so cute. It would look fab on my front door. I am waiting for my sweet husband to come through my door tonight after work. He would love to see this sign welcoming him home.

paula said...

I'm a follower

paula said...

Got the sidebar baby!

paula said...

right about now I would love to see my mom walk thru my door.

Kellie and Justin said...

i've got you on my sidebar, you are bookmarked, i've got you everywhere, ladies! Love the blog, love the signs.

Kellie and Justin said...

I would love for anyone to come through my front door!

MZB said...

Can I win Twice please!

MZB said...

Can you give a tutorial

Molly said...

I would love for an adult...any adult...to walk through the door and help with homework, change a diaper, help with piano practicing, pour a sippy cup of milk or otherwise throw me a bone! Wait! Was that a knock???

Molly said...

I am now a follower...

paperwhite said...

I saw my sister's entry up there a ways and I wish that like her I could welcome my Mom through my door next!

paperwhite said...

PS... I'm a follower!

Birdie said...

Squeaking in under the wire, haha! I just found your blog (from the RaeGun one) and am loving it! Once I get my blog up and running, I will certainly but your button in.
Anyways, the person I would most like to walk through my front door would be my husband. He's a Marine and is off at school, after only having been back from Afghanistan for 5 months.
And your welcome signs are GORGEOUS!

Traci said...

LOVE the welcome signs! Such talent! I would love to welcome any of my lovely friends or family through my door next - it always brightens my day to see a face I love!

Angel said...

Mary Poppins please come to my door...

Angel said...

I have the button