One of the many fun elements of the various blogs I follow is the occasional giveaway they offer. Just by leaving a comment or responding to a question, you are entered in a random drawing to win various art objects, fabrics, or craft supplies. It's a generous and encouraging group of people out there in blog-land.
I was so happy to win this Cloth Paper Scissors giveaway recently. The prize package contains a mini-book filled with hand-cut Mylar stencils, samples on fabric, a laser-cut paper stencil, and more. And it was all tied up prettily with ribbon and a brush and stencil paint attached. This lovely prize was created by mixed-media artist Linda Blinn, who has an instructional DVD titled "Make it Graphic". I'm continuing to explore and learn about paper, bookmaking, and mixed media, so winning this giveaway was most welcome. Just look at all the fun stuff and creative bits!
I think I'll use the contents to make some greeting cards for Operation Write Home. I just learned about this organization that collects and distributes hand-made cards to deployed military service men and women. The deadline for making Christmas themed cards is the end of this month, and I'd like to be part of this worthwhile cause. I'll keep you posted on the results of my efforts.