Thursday, February 17, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

Hello!! Welcome to my blog, I'm so glad that you are here!
Like many of you who are stopping by, I'm participating in One World One Heart, the wonderful around-the-world-bloghop created by Lisa Swifka.


I'm Carola, a passionate photographer living in Northern California - however, I am a native of Germany , who came to the United States almost ten years ago, together with my husband and daughter. We're living a wonderful cultural mix of the "old" and the "new" world, treasuring our German customs and embracing the American ones. I'm also a mixed media artist, often including my photographs in my works. At the moment I'm also taking a class in Photoshop, learning how to transform photos digitally into little pieces of art. It is a fascinating journey that I thoroughly enjoy. There are so many things that inspire me - the warm colors of autumn, the birds in my yard, fog, the desert, poems... We love to travel, and whenever we can we pack the tent and the little camping cooker and off we go! Having lived outside my native country - I also lived for a while in Taiwan and Austria - I don't feel like a German nor an American, but more of a Cosmopolitan - I'm a citizen of the world!

Here is some of my photography and what I do with it:

Little Ginger

close-up of Jacob's beard

red wine

handmade greeting card using a photo of the Pacific Ocean

handmade greeting card using a photo of a winter sunset in Bryce Canyon

mixed media on canvas

mixed media on canvas

Now, I guess you are also interested to know what my "door prize" or giveaway is - here it is:


A handmade tag in my favorite colors. I have eight of these, so there will be eight winners. Here is a close-up:

The image in the tag  is NOT one of my photos; it's a sticker

In order to have a chance to win one of these tags, you just have to leave a comment to this post and a way how I can contact you. One of the OWOH-rules is that you MUST have an active blog if you want to enter the drawing, and I'll stick to that. And - this is worldwide! No matter where you live, I'll send the tag to you! The winners will be announced on my blog on February 17th (comments will be closed at 3:00pm PST) and I'll also contact them.

Now have fun looking around my blog if you like and checking out all the other participating blogs worldwide by clicking here.


154 comments:

Micki Wilde said...

Hi Carola, I would love a chance to win one of your Tags :)

Micki x

see you there! said...

I'm putting my name in the drawing. This is a huge event with a big following. I have actually met Lisa and know she puts her whole heart into it.

Darla

Julia Dunnit said...

I love your OWOH projects - I coulda picked it out as yours from the colours! What a fab blog hop this is for me!

Lynn said...

I have been enjoying your blog and your photography for a while now. I'd love the chance to win a piece. That kitty is so cute, but I guess he is YOUR prize!!! ;-) Can't wait to see what you learn in Photoshop!
lynnc66@comcast.net

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

I love your photography and what you do with them. Your tags are a wonderful gift and I would be happy if I won one.
when you have a moment please stop by my blog to meet "Azura" my beaded doll gift....

Terri said...

The tags are adorable! I love photography too. I haven't incorporated it into anything but my blog!

ANGIE said...

You do lovely work! Little Ginger is soooo cute! I started my crafting world doing tags so I do enjoy seeing other crafter's version. Yours are terrific!

vintage wil said...

Really beautiful tag s!!!!

Rhonda said...

Hi Carola! I think your handmade tags are beautiful and would I love to own one! My email is info@robanstudio.com

Your photos and other samples of your mixed media art are fabulous! Thank you for sharing! :-)

Erika said...

The tags are wonderful. It would be great to add these to my customer's packages!

Please visit as I am also participating:
http://LittleAndalucia.com

AlwaysInspired said...

I'd love to add this tag to my art journal!
Come visit my blog to see my OWOH giveaway! I'm #50
www.inspiringadventuresofalwaysinspired

Rich Witch said...

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How lovely! I would love to win it!
Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
http://rich-witch.blogspot.com
Be well & wish well,
RichWitch
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Saskia said...

Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with this beautiful give-away... I can only dream it's me!!

I'm enjoying this OWOH trip around the world, thanks!!

Greetings from Belgium,
Saskia :)

saskia.imbert@telenet.be

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Hi there! Great blog you've got here. So glad to meet you and I hope you are having fun at the OWOH, I know I am! Hugs!

Thespa
www.vintiquitiesworkshop.blogspot.com

Karen Taylor said...

In love with your blog...wonderful giveaway!
I would love for you to come to mine and follow too...love new followers but most of all I love new friends!
http://creativeyearnings.blogspot.com/

{{hugs}}
Karen

Rosie said...

Hello from Germany. It's nice to meet you. Your door prize is great. Thanks for entering me in your contest. Please visit my Blog too. I'm #116 on the flying wings

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well.
http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw. Hugs, Gayle.

Donna said...

Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

Artful Musings said...

Hailing you from sunny Arizona. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura
http://artfullymusing.blogspot.com

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. It's so nice to meet you. Love the photo of the yawning kitty. Everything you make is so wonderful. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
Jody
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Healing Woman said...

I would love to win your beautiful tags and cards. Please stop by and visit me at number 92.

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, Carola--this is amazing!!! I LOVE your tags and all the photography is spectacular...I love that "All you need is love!" It is brilliant!!!
Happy OWOH!
XO

Jodaeodesign said...

These are so charming. Please include me in your drawing.

greenest mermaid said...

Lovely! Great colors!
Please feel free to visit my blog (greenestmermaid.blogspot.com - #462 on the OWOH list!) to check out my giveaways :)
Thank you!
~Cecilia
thegreenestmermaid@gmail.com

Cheryl said...

Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy
cheryl-comfort.blogspot.com

The Altered Paper said...

Count me in for your OWOH Door Prize Please! This is my first time participating in this great event! So Many Creative Bloggers Out Here! creationsbytee@gmail.com

Ginnie said...

Now isn't this fun! I love how you are mixing several different media together to make your own special art. I can feel how this thrills you to no end. Congratulations, Carola. I feel very lucky to have met you. :)

Kristin Dudish said...

Hi Carola,
I never realized you lived in all of those places - how exciting!
I always love your beautiful photos :)
These tags are so fun... I'd love to win one.
xo
Kristin

BabesbyBarb said...

Love your photographs, I am an amature photographer myself when I find the time. We were in CA this past year and saw the beauty in person you have in your photo. It was truly beautiful. I enjoyed your blog
BabesbyBarb.blogspot.com
b_guilford@yahoo.com

Micki said...

I would love to win your art work. Pleas stop by my Irish giveaway which is here:
http://thedote.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-world-one-heart.html
Micki

johanna said...

hallo carola,
wenn du da lebst, wo das blogheader-foto gemacht ist, hast du deinen traum wahr gemacht! wie herrlich!!
deine tags sind sehr schön!
(übrigens, die pippi langstrumpf auf meinem blog ist kein stempel, sondern das foto von einem graffiti aus wien...)
liebe grüße, johanna

Janine said...

Hallo, nice to meet you
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
This is really beautiful.
And I love your kitty.
Please count me in.
Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH
Janine

Diana said...

Hi from Ohio. it's nice to meet you. Your tags are beautiful!

Maggi said...

Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

Ginger is darling, I just love that picture! Great to meet you today!

You're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

Happy Blog Discovery!

Helen said...

Hi, nice to see you again, I love those tags and please include me in the draw to win one!

PEA said...

Hi Carola, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win one of your gorgeous tags:-) Your photography is amazing!!

Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven't done so already!!

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Lelia said...

Your tag is quite charming! What a sweet pair ; )

always, lelia
OWOH #115 + 181
leliaevelyn at gmail dot com

Klik said...

I don't know why but I admire this tag! :))
Nice to meet you!

Nataly
http://klik-leisure.blogspot.com/

Hoopie said...

Enjoyed visiting your Blog. Thanks for being part of OWOH .

If you have time stop by my blog
Hoopie

www.hoopiesart.blogspot.com

Mimi said...

Beautiful!

Please stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway also! I'm #590.

hoerauf at comcast dot net

Mimi

Karla Rosendall said...

Beautiful work!
Karla

Antonella said...

Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - your handmade tag is beautiful!!
Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How pretty! And you take wonderful photographs! Thank you! I hope you'll visit me, too! I'm # 389 !
http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at BREATHofART@aol.com. Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at www.breathofart.blogspot.com

Lezlei

Sara said...

Lovely...nice giveaway...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Brenda said...

Love your tags. If you haven't stopped by my blog already please do - I'm #8

Digital Misfit said...

Your art and photography are gorgeous!
You and I share the same favorite colors (in fact I used many of those colors in my OWOH art piece)
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
hugs from ON, Canada
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

Rossylalah said...

How lovely to discover you! Thank you for following. As you saw I'm a tag girl myself but I love yours! I'm off to discover more on your blog. Love to have one of your tags!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was trying to go in order, but I just HAD to stop by while I was already at your place. I would be HONORED to own one of those tags.

Aimee Jeffries said...

Lovely tags! I would love to be able to travel the world, but the blogging world will have to do for now :) Nice to meet you!

http://MistyMoonCreations.blogspot.com

Nanbon44 said...

So very nice to meet you,
Please enter my name in your lovely giveaway-
Bonnie in Florida
Bonnie ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com
Blogs #566 and #567 USA

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Hi Carola, I am visiting from snowy upstate NY! Happy OWOH! I'd love a chance to win one of your sweet tags. I hope you have a chance to stop by my blog & enter my giveaway, too! #331

biba3006 said...

Hallo Carola,
Danke für deinen besuch und Kommentar auf meinem Blog.
Nett, eine deutsche Californierin zu treffen *g*
Ihr habt da bestimmt mehr Sonne, als wir hier in der Eifel.
Deine Fotos gefallen mir sehr gut ;)
Gerne würde ich eins deiner schönen Tags gewinnen.

Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland
biba

CathyH said...

Hi Carola, I love your photos and how you combine it with mixed media art!
cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo.com
http://www.cathyhorner.blogspot.com

Peggy said...

Hello,
I'm travelling around the world thanks to OWOH. !!!
Nice to meet you and your blog , your prize is just stunning !!! I would looooove to win.
Keep my fingers crossed
Lots of greetings from Belgium,

Peggy


Tielemans.peggy@telenet.be

Gracie "Neky White" said...

What a generous giveaway! thank you so much for the chance to win something so beautiful!

come to enter mine if you have time!

http://rey-gato.blogspot.com/

Hugs

Beadwright said...

Hello from Florence Oregon you have a wonderful blog. Please count me in on your prize.
Nicole/Beadwright

Stephanie said...

I would be honored to win.

isastephanie (at)yahoo (dot) com

I invite you to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway: www.luluscottage.blogspot.com

Stephanie

jacque4u2c said...

Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

jacque4u2c.blogspot.com
jacque4u2c@gmail.com

Dianne said...

This tag is so adorable!
Please include me in your draw and come over to mine #348 and put your name in mine if you wish. Thanks.

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. The picture is so cute. Love the roses.
Feel free to stop by my blog and enter mine if you get a few minutes! :) Gale
http://galevarland.blogspot.com
gizmo01@charter.net

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Beautiful Photos and I love your tags! Sounds like you have had lots of adventures around the world:)
Happy OWOH to you from Oregon!
♥Jenny

Maria Ontiveros said...

Hi neighbor! Thanks for stopping by my blog. We really do seem to have taken similar artistic journeys, and I've put your blog into my google reader, too, so that I can follow along. I"m so glad I joined OWOH.
Rinda (gallorgancio.blogspot.com)

Gen said...

This is a lovely giveaway! fernandez.gen@gmail.com

Please visit my page too:
thiskidlovesvintage.tumblr.com

Marit said...

It's so much fun to visit all different blogs and get to 'know' people from all over the world! So glad you played along with OWOH too - and make me discover your blog! Your photos are gorgeous, and wow, you really ARE a cosmopolitan! Love from the Netherlands, Marit (OWOH#501)

marit [at] maritspaperworld [dot] com

Ksenia said...

Wow! Your door prize is wonderful!
Please count me in!
I’d love to be a lucky winner!

Oxana from Moldova
http://miawoo.blogspot.com/
fancyscrap at gmail.com

carylsrealm said...

All so lovely! please enter my name!
Caryl OWOH #270

Wendy said...

Loverly tag. Hope I'm a winner.

yoborobo said...

Hi Carola! Those are gorgeous photos. I'm trying to learn photoshop, too! I would love a chance to win one of your tags. :) Stop by 278 and visit me if you get the chance! Pam (in Maryland)

crafty creations said...

What amazing photography you do and your tags are stunning. I would be delighted to win one

Please add me into your draw

Enjoy OWOH

I'm Hilda from the UK I'm listed at 177 and 727 I hope you have time to visit me

stampgram said...

Greetings from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this fun? What a fun blog you have and so many things to see. I will be back to browse some more when the event is over! Love your artwork and the tags. Please enter me in your drawing.
If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
# 385 http://stampgram.blogspot.com
# 132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

cottageprims said...

Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy
http://bumblebeelanecottage.blogspot.com/

Kristi said...

I am so thrilled to have you as a follower and I now follow yours also! Great art!
Kristi
http://kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com/

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Hey girl, so glad to see you on here. Hope you come over to sign up for mine too! Your tags are lovely! #220

Emily R. said...

Those tags are so cute. Id love to win :)

HarajukuGirl92@gmail.com

http://southerngypsywannabe.blogspot.com

My blog, Not much yet. Im a new blogger!!

WondrousStrange said...

One World One Heart is such a fun way for all of us to connect. How I would love to own your lovely creation. Count me in:) Come by to see me at #234 when you have time:)

Heather said...

Those tags are beautiful! I love that "Citizen of the World!"
Your photo are great!

Beckie Holso said...

Isn't this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating... please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you'll visit me too (if you haven't already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119 http://artbeckons.blogspot.com
OWOH #132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

Yvonne said...

Hi Carola, lovely give aways :)

Hugs
Yvonne

Christine said...

I love your photographs and your tags are darling. I would love to win one! I am visiting from California and am participating too. Please come visit at http://craftygeordi.blogspot.com/2011/02/one-world-one-heart-2011.html

calej said...

This will be so hard to use!

Hope you can join in my goodie giveaways as well! :)

Blessings!
calej

calejbitsvyk at gmail dot com
calej d'art
http://calej.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com.calej

Kathy said...

Hello...I love your banner picture. I knew it had to be N. California. Your photography is beautiful. Photography is a huge passion of mine...I'm still in the learning stages, but don't to bad. I love your tags. I hope you enjoy your travels from blog to blog.

Bright blessings,
Kathy
myametista@live.com
#57

Donna said...

Such a lovely blog and a fun giveaway. Please enter me and thank you!

Nook & Cranny said...

Greetings from Vermont.
Please add my name to your fantastic giveaway, and thanks for the opportunity to win. Love the tags, specially the colors.
I hope you are having a great time during this OWOH tour, I know I am.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a sunshine day.
Michele
http://nookcrannygifts.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

beautiful photography!
binafan at hotmail dot com

http://musingsofamilitarymommy.blogspot.com/

rebecca's rainbow kisses said...

What a wonderful journey you have been on. I have traveled a lot and can relate to feeling like a "citizen of the world". Isn't that what OWOH is about too :)
Your art cards are wonderful.
Blessings in the journey, Rebecca #393

arbrastuce said...

A French Bonjour from England,

I am really pleased to have discovered your lovely blog today.
Could you please put my name in your draw ?
Don't hesitate to come and visit my blog. http://arbrastuce.canalblog.com/
arbrastuce@yahoo.com

Arbrastuce

Chris said...

Hi Carola and thanks very much for visiting my blog! Your work is truly lovely and is extra special because you're using your own fabulous photos - VERY cool! Yes, art charms ARE fun and easy, and you (and your lovely readers!) are cordially invited to join our Art Charms Yahoo group - here's the link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ArtCharms/ - we're doing swaps, challenges, and more, and you do not need to buy the book to join! Be well!

xoxo, chris
intuitivesparks.blogspot.com
OWOH #704

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Carola and greetings from Australia. How lovely that you are sharing your gifts with so many visitors. Thanks for the chance. Your photography is wonderful.

Please come and say hello at #9

Cheers,
Rob

Kim Dellow said...

Oh so cute. Nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

Carolyn or Connee said...

good wishes to you. I love the thought of having homemade tags to use. Please enter me in your drawing and stop by and visit my blog.
Carolyn Kight from Michigan, USA

http://lildarlingsbycarolyn.blogspot.com/2011/01/yeah-one-world-one-heart-starts-today.html#comments

email: cmkights@tc3net.com

Another email: carolynleekight@gmail.com (I like this one the best.)

Noemi said...

Very nice.
A big hug from Spain.

Carol said...

Very pretty. Love the colors.

OWOH hugs.
Carol H.
http://stitchacrosstheborder.blogspot.com

Halle said...

Your photography is wonderful! I am anxiously awaiting spring so I can photograph more than white... Waiting for spring in MN!
Thanks for the chance at your doorprize!
Stop by my giveaway as well.

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Greetings from the snowy hills of New Hampshire! What a great giveaway. Really love your photos and artwork! Please enter me in your drawing for your beautiful give-away gift. I hope you'll stop by and say hello if you have a chance. Lisa #338 http://lisasclayhappenings.blogspot.com/

Teri said...

Hello! Nice to meet you! My name is Teri and I've been blogging
since December 2010. I love to scrapbook and create altered art
jewelry. Your blog is very nice. Please stop by mine! Thanks for
sharing your blog. Have fun on your blog travels.

http://designforty-8.blogspot.com/

Teri- abella4@att.net

Deedra said...

Gorgeous giveaways! Please count me in!

Maggie said...

Hi Carola, I also live in Nor Cal. My grandfather came to the U.S. from Germany and how I wish I had been raised with some of the traditions of Germany. Love your mixed media, I've been checking out blogs and reading books on new techniques and hope to be starting some projects soon.

martha brown said...

Your tags are great! Please enter my name into your draw -- thanks so much!
~martha (#384)
(from Toronto :)

Orsolina said...

Bin über den Link einer Stempelfreundin auf deine Web-Site gekommen. Die Bilder sind super, vor allem 'Ginger' gefällt mir sehr.

LG Biggi

Cindy said...

Thanks for inviting me over! I really do love your photos...that is something on my "to get bette at this year" list...I am loving seeing some of my friends from other places at this blog hop!
Blessings! Cindy
cjfort-artandlife

Beverley Baird said...

What lovely tags - a great giveaway!
Please enter me in your draw!

ladybug said...

beautiful tags! Thanks for the wonderful offer.

I hope you get the chance to come by and visit my site as well!

www.thelightifind.blogspot.com
(#535)

quiltmom said...

I love the photo of the Ginger kitten - We have an older ginger cat named Mars and she was a small kitten once.
Your tags are very fun. Have a wonderful time during the festival. I hope you have many new visitors and find some wonderful new friends at OWOH.
You can find my post here: http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Wendy said...

Hello and so glad to meet you. Happy OWOH. Would love to be part of your wonderful giveaway. Please stop by during your journey through blogland.
Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities

Donna said...

Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hi, Carola, nice to see you here in OWOH! lovely tags and how nice to have 8 chances to win! happy travels!

Kat W said...

Wonderful photos & mixed media art.
Thanks for stopping by my blog recently; it's great to connect up with you.

Kat :-)

Fat Dormouse said...

Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my Blog. I hope that you'll come back another time - it would be lovely to see you!

dormouse.wibsite.com

Sussie said...

Beautiful tags! I love those colours too.
And say HI to Ginger from me and my Sally here in Sweden! :)

Welcome to visit my blog as well and enter my little giveaway! Thank you.

Warm regards
Susan, nr 471

susanlotus@gmail.com

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What marvelous tags you created. I love orange too and these are really nice! I would love one for my art wall.

suziqu's thread works said...

Absolutely fabulous blog here and your tags are divine. Stunning work my girl! please enter me to win and comeover to my blog and enter yourself in some vintage giveaway too!

jonaks said...

I love your photos! your tag is gorgeous! Hope I am one of the lucky 8!!!

soraya nulliah said...

Carola-Love Ginger!!! And love the previous post...baking..too delicious!

WhimsyLoft.com said...

Hello, I'm Grace from Malaysia. It's nice to meet you!
I'm also participating in OWOH 2011 and here is my link.
Please come visit me too!
http://whimsyloft.com/2011/01/owoh-2011/

Grace
whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

Debra said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!
Willnnabel@catel.net

Belinda said...

Hello You have a lovely Blog ,Please come see mine,
My giveaway is a ooak bunting baby doll
Hugs Belinda
lbjnflower@gmail.com

s hyler said...

I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing. Please stop by my blog #809 for a chance to win my door prize.
Sandra

Que Bella said...

Hey Carola, It's so lovely to meet you and to discover your blog. What great giveaways. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH participant 598

Stitchety Grub said...

Fabulous Giveaway - cool tags - 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

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Love our collage work! Great giveaway! I would love to be included in your drawing! Please stop by and enter my giveaway too!
Coralie (Michigan/USA)

A Vintage Cottage Home
OWOH #303

P.S. I'm your newest follower...hope you'll join me too!

WrightStuff said...

Your tags are so beautiful Carola - they would be a pleasure to own but hard to part with I am sure!!

Diana said...

So fun...love to win one of your tags! Nice little synopsis of your life. I was surprised that you're only in the US 10 years.

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hello, it is so very nice to meet you. Your tags are absolutely beautiful. Please enter my name into your fabulous giveaway.

I would love for you to hop on over to my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.
*hugs*,
Jenn
justjenndesignz.blogspot.com
justjenndesignz@gmail.com

Marie S said...

Hi there Carola, greetings from southern california.
I am so happy my flight on OWOH has brought me to your inspiring blog and wonderful photograhpy and great tags.
If you get a chance on your journey through OWOH, come spend a few minutes of your valuable time with me #442.
http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/01/owoh-2011-welcome-welcome.html

Azurlin said...

Greetings from Ipswich, Ma.
Cool tags! Please enter me into the OWOH give away. I'm #509.

I'd love to have you visit my blog and have a look around, too. I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace from my ReStyle Studios.

Hugs from Linda L

http://www.LamoreAllure.blogspot.com
email - Azurlin@gmail.com

Suzy said...

Hi Carola! I found your blog via Studio JRU and the In the Studio Sneak Peek Fridays feature. I love your photo of Ginger! And your blog header - oh my! Beautiful! I enjoy browsing through your photos. Nice to meet you!
Suzy

kelly@thebluemuse said...

This IS so much fun, isn't it? I actually found out about it from you, I came here a while ago to catch up and saw your OWOH post and then I got so caught up in setting up my own post that I think I forgot to comment here! So anyway, thanks!
And I love that picture of your kitty....

HHCampbell said...

Hi Carole! What fabulous photography! I've browsed a bit, and will be back to see what new things you're doing. Thanks for visiting my blog too! Enjoy the rest of the OWOH tour!
Helen #769

Debbie said...

Your photography is very good, Carola! I love your little tags. My favorite colors. Thanks for counting me in.

Mekkan said...

Hello from Mekkan in Japan. Thanks for dropping by. Your photos are all beautiful and tags are so new to me. Let me join this giveaway. Stay in touch.

Flowermouse Design said...

Wow - what an excellent giveaway. I´m going to take a look around your courner of blogland - it´s so nice to meet new friends this way!!!

Thank you for your visit to my blog and for your comment. I would love to win your giveaway (my email is in my profile)!!! Please count me in.

Greetings from Norway!!!

arbrastuce said...

A French Bonjour from England,

Thank you for visiting my blog. And the answer is yes I do love living in England where the countryside is just wonderful. But I guess it is probably not a very big change compared to you and your new life in California !

I have enjoyed my journey in your universe today.

Could you please put my name in your draw (if I haven't done it already?
Don't hesitate to come and visit my blog again! http://arbrastuce.canalblog.com/
arbrastuce@yahoo.com

Arbrastuce

The Gingerbread Lady said...

Vielen Dank für deinen Besuch bei mir, der Gingerbread Lady. Ganz klar habe ich mich in deinen Ginger sofort verliebt - so eine schöne Katze!
Beautiful photos - I bet you're not missing the dull, grey German winter right now :-))
Best wishes from your homeland,
The Gingerbread Lady
http://gingerschatz.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

carola, Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog, I have the pleasure of returning the compliment! I LOVE your work, and how you use your photos in your cards- beautiful and clever. Your tag is gorgeous too, I really like the colours! emily ~ http://blog.theNest.ie

JBlanton said...

awesome giveaway! I am having so much fun checking out everyone's blogs. Thanks for the chance to win

Pauline said...

Hi Caro, greetings to you from southern Australia! Thank you for sharing your lovely creations with us on the OWOH trip. I would love to win, please count me in! I now follow your blog, and will enjoy visiting to see all your crafty exploits, and your amazing photos. I hope you will visit me, I am OWOH 248!
hugs and blessings,
Pauline
My OWOH blogpost
Email me!

"MOI" Freubel said...

Hi Carola
Thanks for your visit and nice to meet you too.
First I took a few moments to discover your blog and i've browsed a while through your earlier posts.
I must say...I'm glad I did and I was realy impressed !! ( Yes, I take my time :)
It was fascinating to see your talent and please, cherish that !
I lOVED your winter-wonderland photos. The nature in the US looks so different as in Europe doesn't it Carola ?!
Also your images from your Tiramisu were drooling LOL. I've made it once but my hubby didn't liked it so I had to eat it by myself.
HA !!!
But anyway...I keep talking :O
It was very enjoyable to read and discover your style and hobby .Thank you for sharing.
*********
About your giveaway; It would be a present to treasure and admirable that you have spent so much time on this gift !!

Kind greetings, Rian from the Netherlands who is trying to write perfect English but never succeeds :)
I wish you a creative day and succes with your photoshop class !!!

I invite you hearty to my blog for a visit as well :)

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!

Michelle
http://dasmauspad.blogspot.com
mouse1996@gmail.com

mom of 3rd culture kids said...

hello from Thailand! your photos are amazing!..

please do count me in your give away..I would love to get hold of those cute bookmarks.

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

laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (dot) com

averilpam said...

Your photos are beautiful, I also love playing in Photoshop :)

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Beautiful photography! Love the tags!

BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
Southern Illinois, USA
prpldy (at) comcast dot net

Susan Faye said...

Greetings from Oregon, USA! Love that picture of Little Ginger cat! Stop by and say hi at my OWOH post if you haven't already...I'm # 457 http://www.365catladies.blogspot.com. All the best, Susan Faye

mitz said...

,,,ohhh my gosh.. you sure know how to WOW us.. amazing.. such talent.. thanks for the opportunity
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Carola, I would love to win one of your beautiful tags. Great prize! 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.
#844
barbara@barbaracagle.com
http://blog.barbaracagle.com

Dragonfly Creations said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, your special comments and for becoming a follower! Your photography is wonderful, I am sure you are enjoying the Photoshop workshop, great creative things to do with your photographs. Will follow your blog to see your progress.
Your little ginger cat is beautiful, wonderful picture.
Wendy
#770

Alicia said...

QUE GATO MAS HERMOSO.!!!!!!!!!!!!
SALUDOS.

Annie said...

Your photo of Ginger is adorable!!!! It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819 mustlovepaint.blogspot.com

Doone said...

Hi Carola,

Ditto - I am follwoing and will visit on days other than weds!

I haven't woywwered during OWOH - I work full time x2 jobs and I underestimated my ability to do justice to the event,

but I have found some amazing blogs and people that I now follow, I love photography -but cannot be motivated enough to improve my skills and knowledge so I comfort myself in knowing enough to be a fairly good judge of other peoples work - you `re Good At It.

Dx

Angela said...

Lovely to read your blog. Enjoying OWOH enormously. Thanks for dropping by my blog! Blessings x

Rough Seas Designs said...

I would like to have my name submitted for a chance to win your drawing!

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

Thanks so much!!
Sarah
roughseasdesigns@gmail.com
http://www.roughseasdesigns.blogspot.com/

Anna Circo said...

Greetings from southern California. Love your amazing giveaway. Please add me to your hat. I'm flying in during the final hours of OWOH. Thank you and cheers!http://sewingthroughthemuck.blogspot.com/

Esme said...

I like what you have made-but I think Ginger is adorable

thank you

chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

Shaz in Oz. said...

Wow Carola cant believe how many comments you get!!... amazing love the tags and also the pickies of your cards such terrific photography (Including Ginger... not a little fellow!) thanks so much for sharing.
Shaz in Oz.x
http://calligraphycards-shazinoz.blogspot.com/