Monday, April 18, 2011

Double Nickels Birthday Giveaway!

Dear Readers, It is time for
the double nickels Birthday GIVEAWAY

As a big thank you! to all of you for reading, commenting and making art, and in view of my 55th birthday (April 18, 1956 - yikes), it is just the right time for a giveaway. In fact a double giveaway.


Here's the what ... I an giving away one copy of each
Journal Spilling and Playful Paper Backgrounds (the DVD)
I love you guys, sniff-sniff

Here's the how ... Leave a comment and tell me which you'd like: the book or the DVD. I'll pick two folks: one for each.

I was pretty durned excited the other night to be tagged on Facebook by Jenny Doh of Crescendoh. She  reviewed Journal Spilling! Here is the review (and I wouldn't be sharing if it was unfavorable). When I posted this fab bit of news on Facebook, someone commented that she had just returned from teaching her first art journaling class and that Journal Spilling was her inspiration. It doesn't get any better than that. Really. So thank you. Comment away.


I love you guys, sniff-sniff
Edit: I closed comments on April 19. Will pick the winners on the weekend!

78 comments:

Pam said...

Happy Birthday, Diana! I would appreciate either give-away, but having the DVD would be second best to an in-person class, so DVD is my choice! Take care. Pam =)

Raylee said...

hi Diana.....happy birthday!! i would love your book, so i could read it over & over. i am so happy to have found your blog as you have really inspired me to get my paints out & actually use them again! thank you.

iHanna said...

Your birthday is one day after mine! Happy birthday, wishing you a great day/week/year!

Since I have the book and adore it you know I would pick the DVD, very curious about that one!

upstateLisa said...

Happy birthday! April is a good month for birthdays (mine is in 9 days!). I already have your book (yay) so I would be interested in your video! Hope you have a great day!

lyle baxter said...

Happy Bday! I enjoy your book so I know the dvd would be great to have. I enjoy your blog too and envy your trip to Italy. thanks for being there! lyle

CherylConnell said...

I have seen the book everywhere and would love to own a copy!
Thanks,
Cheryl

marjanne said...

Just a big Happy Birthday!!

I do not participate in the give-away, not because I don't like the prices, but I already have them both :->

Kat Kenney said...

Happy 55th! I would love to play along with your dvd (already own the book and love the inspiration). Here's to 55 being the best year yet!

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday. I have and enjoy the DVD, so the book would be my choice. Enjoy your day.

Penney said...

Birthday hugs! I have your book and LOVE it so if I am chosen I would LOVE the DVD. Keep inspiring us!

Mary Dean said...

Hi Diana,

Welcome home. I hope you have a wonderful birthday! :) I totally love your book and it has always been one of my favorites. So, since I have it, I'd love the DVD! Keep me posted on future online classes and tutorials!

Best,
Mary Dean

Janet Ghio said...

I have Journal Spilling and I love it, so I would like to win the paper backgrounds book. Happy 55!!

Hannah said...

Hello! Long time reader first time commenter here, I had to delurk for this! :) Its very hard for me to chose as I would love both, I shall say the book as I have heard great things and it has been on my amazon wish list for a long time :)

Happy Birthday!

Jenny Petricek said...

Happy birthday to you! Hope you have a wonderful day! As I've already purchased "Journal Spilling," the video would be the perfect pick for me! Thanks so much for thinking of us!

Annie Bodelier said...

Happy Birthday Diana! (mine was yesterday...;-D) I would love the DVD since I already have your wonderful book!
best, Annie

Frau S said...

Happy birthday!! Have a great one.
I would love the book. :)

Michelle said...

Happy, happy birthday, Diana! Your DVD would be my choice as I already have your wonderful book. Seriously, without even the slightest hint of hyperbole, it is one of the very best books on journaling on my bookshelf! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Kathleen said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I already have your book (love it!!!), and took one of your workshops in CT last Oct.... put me in the DVD category. Thanks for doing this.

Jami said...

Happy B-Day!! 2 weeks post-op from back surgery & I'm in a rut and need some inspiration. I already have your amazing book and would so enjoy the DVD!!!!
Hope you have a yummy cake and a wonderful b-day!
Take care :)

Susan Nash said...

Happy Birthday!! I turned 55 this year as well ( nov.).
I would ADORE the dvd as I already own a copy of "Journal Spilling".
Thanks for the opportunity and have a creative, art filled day!

marj44 said...

Happy Birthday young lady! I bought copies of Journal Spilling for my sister and myself and would love the DVD for an additional nudge of inspriation. Thanks for being so generous.

elle said...

Great number 55. I have the book and I luv it. I'd sure like the DVD. Hope your day spills over with joy!

Sharon ML Schutt said...

Happy Birthday Diana! 55 is a great year! (I just turned 56 :-) ) Now if I win, which would I like, DVD or book? I've been wanting both! I think I learn best by watching, but a book would be great for reference. Thanks for celebrating with us!

Barbara L. said...

Happy 55th Birthday! I remember that year. I love your blog and have learned a lot from you for which I am thankful. Your book would be a lovely gift. (I still prefer books over DVDs.)

Anonymous said...

Hi Diana, Happy Birthday! I am kind of new to your blog - have been reading along after seeing some of your wonderful videos for the past several months. I just got the "Playful paper backgrounds" and had the book on my wishlist. So the book would be great! I learn a lot from you and thank you for sharing your techniques. Ambal

Alison said...

Happy Birthday Diana! I hope you are well spoilt by all of your friends and family. You deserve it for tall the joy you spread here. I would love to go into the draw for the book. Thanks you for the opportunity.

wilcoxdesigns said...

Happy Birthday - one day before mine. What a great month! I love following your blog.

Randi said...

Happy Birthday! I don't have either item, so happy to receive either one! Thanks so much and hope you have a great day!

Melanie said...

I call dibs on the DVD ... since I have memorized your book by now! LOL!

lynn said...

The happiest of Birthdays to you! I adore my very used and loved copy of Journal Spilling and would love a chance at the DVD.

Marilyn said...

Happy Birthday. I have checked out the book at the library a couple of times, so it would be nice to have my very own copy. Mostly, I just want to win something..:)

Indira said...

Happy birthday! I will take the book.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birtday to you! April is a good birthday month...i just celebrated mine on the 2nd...( not saying my age..tee hee) anyway wanted to say i own your book and it has been a big inspiration for me and i would so love to work with the DVD... thank you...zinnia patch

Laura said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Diana!! I hope you have a wonderful, magical, fantabulous day! :) I already have the book (and it's wonderful - one of my favorites) so the DVD would be incredible.

Take care and enjoy your day!!
--Laura Burlingame-Lee

Pumpkingirl1 said...

I have Spilling, now I need the DVD. I can hardly wait. Happy BD and have a great day. Judy

pattisjarrett said...

Happy birthday, 55 is a number we share (for a few months, anyway). I have the book, too, so would love the opportunity to win the dvd. Appreciate your generosity!

KarlaRose said...

Happy birthday! I am also a long time reader, first-time commenter. I find it difficult to find time to watch DVD's, so I would prefer to have the book (I'm old-fashioned, I guess:)

Deb's Artful Journey said...

Happy Birthday Diana!!! I too turned 55 this year. Its a good one... hope it is for you too!

I LOVE Journal Spilling! Its my favorite art journaling books so I'd LOVE to own your DVD too!!!

Much joy to you!

jill said...

Happy birthday, hope its a memorable one. If lucky I would love to watch the dvd. Thanks.

Jill Berry said...

So nice chatting with you Birthday Queen!!!!
Big hugs from me for your day, and through my hat in the ring for the CD, which I witnessed being made as you recall. You are very impressive in front of the camera, a natural.
xoox

Vee said...

I hope that you are having a wonderful, happy, colorful birthday! May this be an awesome year for you!

I would love to be put in the hat for the dvd. I love your book and would love to see the dvd.

lori vliegen said...

happy double nickels to you, diana!! thanks for letting us celebrate with you! i already own your fabulous book, and would love to add your DVD to the mix!

Randi Nervig said...

Happy birthday! I already have your Journal Spilling book and have been waiting for my ship to come in to order the DVD. It's not that expensive but my life seems to eat everything I've got. So I'd love to win the DVD!

BenGal Creations said...

Joyeux anniversaire Diana! How nice to think of offering gifts on your birthday! I would prefer the DVD for myself since I already have your book. It is April, which means I have been journaling for a year. This has been an exciting journey for me. And just recently, I have been asked to give a workshop... I feel honored and a bit terrified all at once! The next journaling year promises to be a new challenge!

Anonymous said...

What a great way to celebrate a birthday. I think I would enjoy the DVD. Both books look so inviting. Thanks for offering a gift to your readers.

bonnie leukert said...

dvd.................love those...and already have the great book.. Bonnie

JillB said...

Happy Birthday! How nice of you to celebrate by giving gifts! (Hope you get some nice ones, too.)

I already have your book (and love it!), so the DVD would be my choice.

marta traughber said...

I have started to follow your blog everyday because I just like you and your art. Happy birthday.

marta traughber said...

I have started to follow your blog everyday because I just like you and your art. Happy birthday.

Hazel said...

Happy Birthday you remarkable woman!
I have been feeling ill and depleted for so long, and then came upon your blog, articles, and videos, which have got my creative juices flowing a-new just as I was feeling most in need.
I am expecting to go into hospital for an operation in the next few weeks but have bought your Inner Circle on-line course anyway because I can't bear to miss out!
I would love your "Journal Spilling" so that I can relish it while I sit back and recover from surgery. A big "Thank you" for being you. x

Hoola Tallulah said...

Happy Birthday to you Diana, what a super generous give away! Your blog is a wonderful source of inspiration (I especially loved reading about your trip to Italy). Sending you big birthday hugs and thanks for the sweet give away, keeping all my digits crossed!

Hoola Tallulah said...

OoOh I forgot to add, I would love the book! :)

Lotus said...

Happy Birthday Diana!
55 is just a number, but don't you feel accomplished? LOL! I hope you have a fantastic one!
Please I would love your DVD! I have your wonderful book!
Lotus
lootsvele@yahoo.com

Dotti said...

Happy happy b-day! I have Journal Spilling and just love it! The DVD would be my choice!

brigitte said...

Happy birthday!! Hope you are having a great day. how kind of you to offer a giveaway on your birthday. i would love a chance to win the dvd. i have your book and love it!

shelagh folgate said...

Happy Birthday. I would love either the book or the DVD. Your blog has really encouraged me to use my paints in different ways.
Thank you for hte great offer.
Erin

leslieb said...

Happy Birthday, Diana! I have your journal spilling book - great! Don't have the dvd yet. Hope you have a wonderful celebration, full of delicious cake and treats.

Johoanna Robson said...

Happy Birthday Diana. I would love the DVD. I want to delve more into art journaling and heal some of my "issues", and the DVD would be a great way to continue my journey.

Lynne said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!I STILL LOVE BOOKS !!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

A very happy birthday! 55 isn't so bad (say I, from the exalted age of 56!!). I maintain age is a state of mind anyway, so don't allow yourself to think about it. The book is already on my (extensive!) wish list, so I would have to choose that if I were lucky enough to win.

Sukey Pratt said...

I would love your book. Happy Birthday

Jeannie said...

Happy Birthday, Diana!!! No need to put me in the drawing as I have both.:) Your book and dvd are fantastic and so inspirational. Thank you so much. Now, go party hearty!

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday! I have both on my wish list so I would be thrilled to win either.

Laura Lea said...

Happy Birthday! I have the book, it's wonderful! I do not need to go into the pool, I simply wanted to wish you a very wonderful birthday month. Hope it's a special year!

Anonymous said...

Hi Diana,
Happy Birthday!- I already have your book and it is so good at getting me (the perfectionist) to let go and be messy! I love messy, and the results are so fun. I would love to explore what you have to offer in your DVD. Take care, Allison O.

michelle said...

Hi Diana, Happy birthday!
i found you online because i just got your Journal Spilling book and i wanted to thank you so much for writing it. in a few short days i feel like it's changed my life (really!)! i have always been a crafter, but since recently becoming a mom, i've been searching for a more-artistic way to express myself. but my inner self-critic always got in the way. NOT ANYMORE!
i would love the Playful Paper Background book in any form! : ) also, do you teach any in-person classes? i don't think i live that far away.

lee said...

happy birthday if I happen to win I would like the book, I got it from the library and loved it

lee

cmaeran said...

Happy Birthday, dear Diana, Happy Birthday to you!! And many moooore! DVD!! I have your book and it is awesome

Lay Hoon said...

Happy Birthday !!
Such a generous giveaway.
THank you for your inspiring prompts.

Trina said...

I pre-ordered this book before it was out and have loved it since the moment I opened it! It's been very inspirational and I've used a lot of the techniques. Thanks, Diana, for such a wonderful book and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

Happy Birthday greetings Diana. Recently I asked of Jane Davies if she would advise me some creative media book titles, so I could return-gift a friend. I purchased Journal Spilling as a result of Jane's highest recommendation. My friend loves it; and now here's my chance to love, love, love it too. I'm in it .. to win it :)!

jennyk said...

If I were lucky enough to win, I would want the DVD, as I already haev (and love!) your book.

Julie (O-kami) said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. If I win I would love the DVD since I already have the book. Happy Birthday!

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you enjoyed your time in Italy. My choice would be the DVD.

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! I believe I've already read your Journal Spilling book and loved it. I would love to win a copy of the DVD. Thanks. Hope you enjoyed your special day!

minlinhe said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope your day was awesome. Your book looks amazing and I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway.

Amber L. said...

Happy Birthday! I would love to be entered for your book. Thanks for the chance :)

Els said...

Happy birthday! I'm already a "few" years ahead of you! Have a good year and keep up the great work. (The dvd would be great to try your ways)