Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Meet Cathe at Just Something I Made & GIVEAWAY!


Meet Cathe Holden from {Just Something I Made blog}. Cathe is from Petaluma, CA. I know--not PNW, but I love her blog and her many talents so much that I had to ask her if I could include her in this week of fun. She is a VERY talented graphic artist, crafter, and blogger. I envy her talents and wish I had taken some graphic art classes way back in college (of course what I would have learned back then would be obsolete now!)


She has a beautiful office workspace in her garage that you can view on her Flickr photostream. I wish I were that organized! (You should see my sewing room -- no, second thought, you shouldn't.) Cathe has tutorials on her blog showing how she took these metal cabinets from old and ugly to beautiful and functional.


I started following her blog when I made the change from a two column blog to a three column blog. Her blog has really blossomed since then -- many followers and lots of advertisers. I have used many of her {free blog buttons}, I shamelessly copy and save almost all of the {vintage graphics} she offers. Awhile back she offered a vintage monogram giveaway that was quite popular. Here is just a sampling of some of the vintage ephemera that she offers on a weekly basis. I hope to make blog buttons for my {Almota Roses blog} with some of the soap labels she offered below.

You can click on the above images, the right mouse click to save them for yourself -- there are lots more on Cathe's blog. And best of all, Cathe has offered a beautiful "winner's choice" sketch pad/journal from her {Cafe's Press Shop}.


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All you have to do to enter the GIVEAWAY is:
  1. Leave me a comment at the end of this post telling me whether you are more of a "vintage" or "modern" type person when it comes to decorating your home. (one entry per person please).
  2. Go on over and visit Just Something I Made and let Cathe know you stopped by.
  3. The contest ends Thursday July 30th at 9 PM. A winner will be selected randomly and announced on Friday July 31st.
Have a great rest of the week!!!!

You can visit Cathe
at her blog : http://justsomethingimade.blogspot.com/
website: http://www.homegrownlogos.com/
store: http://www.cafepress.com/JSIM


*****This contest is closed******Thank you for entering. Congratulations go to "The Hoppes" -- the lucky winner of this sketch pad journal. Please contact me via email with your address so you can receive your prize (let me know which one you would like).

2 comments:

Linda said...

I am totally "vintage" maybe because I am vintage myself - who knows! But I do love antiques and vintage tins especially. Well, maybe, I am a little "modern" too because I love vivid colors in some things and polka dots and gingham - wait a minute - that is vintage, too! Oh well.

The Hoppes said...

I love both styles, but after growing up in an old victorian home my style now tends to be more modern. I love simple black and white images (especially of my two wonderful children!) and I like sleek, clean lines. But vintage reminds me of my childhood, so it evokes a lovely warmth, too.

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