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}.


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 :

*****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).


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.