Friday, May 1, 2009

Cuttlebug Spa weekend: Relax, Rejuvenate, Be Inspired!

EDITED: YOU HAVE UNTIL SUNDAY NIGHT TO COLLECT ALL THE FLOWERS AND SEND THE LIST TO THE CUTTLEBUG EMAIL.

Thank you for hopping here.
If you have come directly to my blog and don't have a clue what it is about, then you should go to the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog first. It is where the blog hop starts.

Here is what you have to do to be eligible to win one of our many prizes:
-- Visit each blog in order, starting from cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
-- "Follow" each blog or add it to your blog roll/TypePad
-- Leave a comment on each blog
-- Grab the name of the blogger's flower
-- Email CBC with the name of the bloggers and flowers at the end of the weekend


Here is what I am giving you:




This is my flower for today: it is called ANEMONE.

The image above is a watercolor painting I did for this special event the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog is hosting. It shows all that inspires and rejuvenates me in one image: NATURE & ART.

When I was a little girl I used to walk in the woods all day long and admire flowers.
I don't do that so often anymore and that shows in my new stressful life.
I wish I could at least have a garden to grow flowers.

I will transform this into a digital image set that will be given to all those who will leave a comment on this post.


To collect next flower, go to

Spike's Blog

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We Want to thank these fabulous ladies for joining us.

Libby, Eveline, and Beth

BLOGGERS:

Eva http://evafromca.blogspot.com/
Michelle http://creative-mayhem.blogspot.com
Meda (myself) http://handmadebymeda.blogspot.com/
Spike http://spikescreativeside.wordpress.com/
Lea http://leascupcakesandsunshine.blogspot.com/
Betty http://bettybrett.blogspot.com/
Karen http://reallifeinpictures.blogspot.com
Peggy http://cardcrazy.wordpress.com/
Ching http://www.notleftstanding.blogspot.com
Cassie http://www.fortheartofit.blogspot.com
Jenyfur http://torn-paper.blogspot.com/
Sally http://sallysangelworks.typepad.com
Roe http://creativeliberties.blogspot.com/
Tracy http://www.luv2cre8joy.blogspot.com
Jenn K. http://scrappinforlife.blogspot.com/
Alyson http://allisonscraftymoments.blogspot.com
Mrs. J http://www.mrsjscreations.blogspot.com/
Nathalia http://funkyphreshpapierkreations.blogspot.com/
Danni http://www.dannisdoodles.typepad.com
Beth http://beth714.blogspot.com
Eveline http://vanheijstditjesendatjes.blogspot.com
Amber http://thecountryscrapper.blogspot.com/
Maggie http://stamping.craftgossip.com/
Kim http://radiogirlcards.blogspot.com/
Heidi http://vanlaardesigns.blogspot.com/
Jenn M http://captainscrappyjm.blogspot.com/
Becky http://bouncyflouncyfunfunfun.blogspot.com/
Libby http://libbysscrapz.blogspot.com
Christine http://creativejourney.typepad.com/creative_journey/
Shannon http://shannonssentiments.blogspot.com

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Sponsors:


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Monogrammed Robe By Tammy
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Bella Bee designs
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Ferris Wheels Wonderful gift set for PC comfort..
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Delicious fun Handmill soap from SavonShoppe
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How about some Java to help us rejuvenate?
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What's a party without Sweet?
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How about a set of Handpainted coffee mugs?
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How about a set of Blooming towel basket?
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Design Team giving prizes:

Karen M....K&Co. Goodies
Amber...Ribbon & Martha Stewart Stamp Set
Maggie...UHU Glue
Ching...SEI Windsor
Christine...Spa Basket & Prima Crystals
Lea...Scenic Routs Sonoma Papers
Danni...Spa Basket
Nathalia...Vintage Ribbon/Trim/Lace
Jenyfur...Paisley Cuttlbug Embossing Folder
Spike...Arbonne, Glitter Ritz Glitter, & a set of Spellbinders Nesties
Mrs. J...Lush Bath Bomb & Candle
Cassie...Lavender Sachet & Pillow Mist
Peggy...Party Light Scented Candle
Cassie L....Sophia Lia Jewelry
Meda ....Watercolor digital image set

143 comments:

cpbunch said...

Love your watercolor Meda!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Alicia said...

Oh that is beautiful! I am also inspired by nature!

Allison said...

oooh if I leave a comment too does that mean I get a digi image of the beautiful flowers too! pretty please
This weekend should be great
AllisonX

silvia said...

Meda~ What Fabulous flowers!! Hoe kind of you to offer turn that into a didgitak\l image and to share it. Thanks so much!!!

Beth said...

Oh Meda this is beautiful I love your work
Beth

Ellen said...

Love your watercolor Anemone's, Meda!
What a nice idea this blog hop!

Ellen

Chloe said...

Hi Meda! Your watercolour painting is stunning! Enjoy the Spa Weekend!

Tonya said...

Your watercolor is beautiful! Life sure does change as we get older and gain more responsibility doesn't it?! Sometimes it is nice to remember what we use to love to do and take time to enjoy it again. I hope you find the time to walk around and enjoy nature soon. >:0)

Christina said...

Hi! I've subscribed thru google reader. Cool blog hop! :)

java diva said...

That is gorgeous! I love watercoloring. Why have I never heard of anemones? It sounds like a fish from Finding Nemo...

Kimberly (pierides) said...

That is beautiful!

jeanie nieva said...

i love anemone. i wonder if it is available here in the philippines. i want to use it for my wedding. :)

Karen said...

These flowers are so beautiful Meda! I so love the watercolors...awesome work!!

Mimi said...

OH, what a beautiful watercolor!!! YOu are very talented!

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Hi Meda, beautiful "anemonas"! I love this flower and your watercolor is great!

Patti said...

Beautiful watercolors! That's one thing I can't do so I appreciate your talent!

Katarina said...

You are so talented! I would love to draw/paint like that. Absolutely stunning.

ellen s. said...

that is really gorgeous!

Terrie B x said...

Hi Meda!!!I am following your Blog...
Your painting of the Anenome flowers are beautiful..You are so talented...TFS
Have a lovely Evening:)♥

joni said...

Beautiful watercolor!!! I've never tried it myself as I can't draw a straight line, but love the look!

Julie said...

love your painting awesome

MrsETaylor said...

The water color is wonderful. Love it

Mandy said...

wow. i love the painting.

Liz said...

looking at your painting was very calming! thank you....

Becky said...

Beautiful watercolor. Thank you for the inspiraion.

Made by Mandy said...

You are an amazing artist. I so wish I could draw or paint. Cardmaking is my art so I suppose that's something :)

Sandi said...

Your flower is gorgeous! Lovin the bog hop!
Sandi

butlerfly24 said...

Very pretty flower!! I always thought they lived under the sea, but what do I know. Off I go to the next blog!

Lynda said...

Wow just in time for Mother's day these will make for a great card.

lisa808 said...

I'm a follower! What a beautiful watercolor painting. It sure will make a great digi image. Thanks!

soccerboyzmom said...

That flower arrangement is gorgeous. You are very talented.

Deanna Cosgrove said...

How beautiful are your flowers!!??!!..........deanna

www.girlsinthecraft.blogspot.com

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I'm now a follower!

craftylin said...

Your flowers are absolutely beautiful!!
Linda Peterson

akagreenhouse said...

Beautiful flower! I've added you to my google reader!

Baba said...

Very pretty! I love the little box to right right too!

MMG said...

Joining in on the blog hopping! I'm excited to follow your work -- it's beautiful!

sparetimecrafting.blogspot.com

Regina said...

love your work!! beautiful!

BishopsMommie said...

wow, your watercolor picture is beautiful..you got "skillz" girl.. Thanks for the inspiration.. got my scoundscapes on and cruzin through the blogs..they are sooooooo amazing!!

Brenda said...

Love your watercolor. Nothing is so sweet and soft as watercolor.

Sometimes I relax with a new sheet of 110lb cold pressed paper and a set of great paints. I paint birds and flowers.

Daniela said...

Beautiful painting!

cottagerca said...

Beautiful designs! I found it hard to read everything on your blog. The dark background with the brown lettering was hard to read. ...smile...maybe I need to get better glasses,loved everything!!!

Linda said...

Your watercolor of the anemones is simply STUNNING!! I get lots of inspiration from nature also.

Eveline said...

Gorgeous anemones Meda.
I started blog hopping very late. Nobody will interupt me now so I can just hop along.
Eveline.

Arlene B. said...

beautiful work! I just love looking at other peoples creations to inspire me to be creative.

Laura L said...

Beautiful work, I have never heard of these flowers, but they are gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

That's the 1st time I have ever seen this flower. It's beautiful and the painting is also.

connie said...

beautiful water color! i became a follower of your blog.

gram2three said...

I just joined your blog. I am so new to this, but am enjoying learning from all of you artistic people.

Colleen said...

Having fun so far. You have some great stuff on your blog.

Carolee said...

Your work is beautiful. I'd love to be able to draw/paint like that. Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

artycrafty said...

love this... so many blogs so little time! hope I can see some more until the kiddos start demanding my attention! lol

Nancy Sanders said...

Do you paint your own images? just beautiful.

Calie said...

I love you invitations! They are beautiful!

Beth Norman said...

What an interesting flower. Haven't heard of it before.

rlovew said...

beautiful job on the watercolor!

Kristine B. said...

WOWZERS...you actually painted those gorgeous flowers??!! I am in awe. That is some major talent! :) I like to relax by walking on the beach, but I don't get to do that often enough--maybe once every 3 years! SO now, I relax by curling up with my fat pillow on the couch and watching my favorite shows like Survivor or American Idol OR blog surfing!

Kay said...

Your watercoloring is quite lovely. I am now following your blog; thanks for the chance to win!

Teresa (aka tmom) said...

Oh, very pretty! Fun blog hop!

EstherNZ said...

Thank you so much for hosting in this hop. Love your blog and am now a follower :)

Kelli said...

Very pretty painting of the flowers!

SMK said...

the watercolor is beautiful!!! amazing work!
p.s. blog hops rock! :)

Sharon said...

Hi love your artwork

Mary Jean said...

omy gosh! breath taking! Thank you so much for showing us your beautiful work!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

Wow - gorgeous flowers!

Debra Johnson-King said...

That's wonderful. You do have a very special talent

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

beautiful!

Prettier Stuff aka Melissa said...

I'm amazed at allthe info you have in this post. WOW!. I will have to check out the etsy stores.

alina said...

Superbe flori, Meda!
Weekend placut!
Te pup, Alina!

Viviana Martínez said...

WOW!!!!!
What a beautiful blog. I am having so much fun on this hopping and I am so glad of found your blog.

Granny said...

The Anemone is simply awesome. Great work. Thanks for sharing. I am off to more blog hopping.

Martha said...

Hello Meda, love the watercolor!!
Have a great weekend! And I am a follower now.

Ramona West said...

Your watercolor is beautiful! Believe me, I will be adding you to my blog roll!

Carol Ann said...

A beautiful water colour painting the colours you have used are gorgeous. I would love to be able to draw flowers, I admire your skill.

Janet said...

That's beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Ramona West said...

Thank U for the chance to win. I appreciate you participating in this blog hop. I am having so much fun!

Donna said...

Gorgeous flowers, Meda. You are so talented. I hope all is well with you. If you want to see the invitation that I made for my son's graduation you can check out my blog. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Donna

Jewls said...

WOW!!! Beautiful painting Meda.

Greta said...

gorgeous watercolor painting! I wish I had some kind of artistic talent like drawing or painting. Thanks for the fun blog hop. :)

Rosanne said...

What a gorgeous watercolour!

Reneeromero said...

I don't think that I have ever heard of this flower. Beautiful painting

Dawn W said...

gorgeous flowers!!

Daintry said...

Love the watercolor! You have alot of talent. Thanks for the chance to win, and for participating in this neat blog hop!

I2BZ2W8 said...

Just hopping by to say hey!

NANCY said...

Love your flowers!

Melissa said...

Meda you are beautful artist.Very talented!!-Melissa

Sheila D said...

Meda, your watercoloring is fantastic. Really gorgeous. I would absolutely love this in digi form!

Britiney said...

How fun! I can't wait to see the digital image! Beautiful work.

Dawn said...

this watercolor is beautiful, I am so jealous that you can paint like this. Great choice of colors also.

Foxcraft said...

Wow you are a very talented artist, that anemone is beautiful!

sandyh said...

beautiful watercolor meda!
tfs, sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

*BJ* said...

Great blog , I love flowers too.

Traicee said...

Your watercolor painting is beautiful! I also love anemones :) Love your blog!

kreativeimagination said...

Happy NSD!
I am a follower.
Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Crystal said...

You are very talented!

PaperDreams said...

What nice flowers, the look like you just take them from the garden, I like your Blog becaus all your projects are lovely

samiam said...

Beautiful painting. Wish I could paint.

nanalady said...

This is so beautiful....I MUST try this technique! You are an inspiration; thanks!

Jennifer said...

Wow! This is gorgeous and would be a wonderful digital image to have on hand. Can't wait to see the rest of the creations on your blog.

Deanna said...

What a GREAT painting! LOVE that you made it yourself!

Melissa said...

What beautiful work!

fresh as a daisy said...

Wow I love your projects they are so beautiful!!

Sue said...

Just dropped in to say hi loved the flower painting ScrapinNannyof5 grvdger@suscom-maine.net

HappyHappyJoyJoy said...

Your artwork is absolutely stunning and gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us! I really appreciate it!

LISA said...

Your watercolor is beautiful.

Ladybug said...

Your watercolour is beautiful!!!

Smullis said...

I love your watercolor...such talent!

Christi said...

Beautiful flower! Love you blog!

Libby said...

Love your blog Meda. The anemone is a lovely flower too. Love the blog hop too

JanetintheJaw said...

Love all your invites and cards! You do beautiful work. Happy NSD!
Cheers...

KerrynF said...

Love the colors of your blog.
Your painting is beautiful.

SanDslnrs said...

Love your watercolor painting...so pretty!

Sandy

Savor the Journey said...

Oh Meda! I've seen so few anenomes ... but I find them to be fascinating! I didn't realize your early influence of walking amongst the flowers ... we share a similar history there!

~Bev

jinxi~ aka angi said...

What a beautiful water color! Ive always enjoyed them. And you can definitely see your love for flowers in your art!

Anonymous said...

Lovely ideas

Chrissie said...

Your flowers are absolutely stunning, what talent you have MEDA!
How generous to share with others too. Thank you SO much!
Chrissie

Donna said...

Beautiful watercolor! I love to putter around in my garden...wanna come play with me?

Becky said...

wow,really nice

Eugenie said...

Beautiful flower and giveaway
thanks
eugenie

SuzanneRenee said...

wow i had never heard of this flower - very cool!

Carol B said...

This is my first blog hop. Your water coloring is just beautiful.

I relax by crafting with my 5 yr old grandaughter. She loves to crank the handle on the cuttlebug. It is such a delight to see the look on her face when the finished product comes through.

Make yourself a GREAT day!

Kim Marie said...

Wow...gorgeous art! What a wonderful gift you have!
Kim Marie

Lisa McDowell said...

How much fun is this.... Love your choice of flower very pretty..

Brit Swiderski said...

Absolutely gorgeous painting! Thank you for sharing :)

Patricia St Martin said...

Love your blog. Beautiful things.

Beth said...

Beautiful. You are very talented

Gloria said...

Love yard work to relax. Lovely flowers

Nancy G. said...

Nice work on the watercolor flowers. Watercoloring is relaxing. Your picture makes me want to get out my water colors.

Nancy G. said...

Nice work on the watercolors. Watercoloring is very relaxing to me. You make me want to get my watercolors out.

bevyb said...

Love your watercolor flowers. I've grown anemones in my garden. Also enjoyed your Wedding Invitation project. Thanks for sharing

Shelley said...

I LOVE anemones. They're probably the ones I look for the most in my garden in the spring. Beautiful purple ones and pure white ones. ~ Shelley

Veronica said...

Just hoppin by...beautiful work! <3

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Gorgeous watercolor flowers. I love anemones!

Brianna B said...

Amazing painting! Maybe I'll have to try watercoloring again!

ALLY said...

Stunning flower creations! Thanks!

Susan said...

Your art work is beautiful

Rona said...

Beautiful watercolor. You are amazingly talented!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

beautiful watercolored flowers! would love to have the digital images! and those wedding annoucements are gorgegous!!!

Kate Cecil said...

I love your flowers, they're gorgeous. Thanks for sharing in on the Blog tour fun. Your Cuttlebug wedding designs are beautiful!

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous watercolor!

Brit in MN said...

Wow, your painting is very beautiful!

TraceyT said...

That watercolor is just beautiful!

Charisma3103 said...

Those are gorgeous wow....