Category Archives: Contests

Brand New Wedding Ensemble, “Vintage Roses ‘n Birds”

This Reception Invitation Card is designed to coordinate with all of the Vintage Rose ‘n Birds Wedding Ensemble. It is a hybrid of original watercolor artwork by Audrey Jeanne Roberts and vintage elements. A cluster of antique roses in pink, yellow and red is mixed with other classic blooms and two love birds. The elegant scroll work is contemporary artwork inspired by antiques. A soft damask pattern in a light mossy green finishes off the art.  There are several choices of invitations to select from.  You can find them by clicking on any of the pictures and going to my store.  Once there go to Everything Wedding/Green or VIA THIS LINK

This Reception Table Seating Chart for assigned seating is designed to coordinate with all of the Vintage Rose ‘n Birds Wedding Ensemble. Easy to customize, you simply type your guest’s names in the field provided. You can delete tables, add names and move things around easily. I will design a table seating chart to match any wedding invitation ensemble in my store, all you have to do is ask!

Perfect to use as seals for your envelopes, these stickers are easy to customize with your names and dates.  Not getting married?  These can become Address stickers by simply changing the text.  It’s very easy to do on Zazzle.

There is a huge selection of additional products that coordinate to fill all of your wedding day needs.  Every invitation can be changed to any occasion.  25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary?  Change the text to reflect your celebration.

The Blog Contest for August is closing tomorrow.  All you have to do to earn entries in the drawing is post a comment on any and or all posts in the month of August.  Each comment is an entry.  The prize is your choice of any of my $4.95 kits at my Etsy store!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

We Have a Winner!

Kathy (KSinMT) was the random winner of my blog contest this morning.  She will get her choice of any of my $4.95 kits at Etsy.  LINK TO MY ETSY STORE

Thanks to all who entered the contest.  This month we’ll be having it again.  I’m going to add a little twist.  If you invite 5 friends to come read my blog and email me about it.  You’ll be in a separate drawing for a second prize.  By the way, there is no limit on winning.  Kathy could win again this month.  I do it that way to encourage the comments.  I really enjoy hearing from people and getting your feedback!

Two ways to win, and two prizes this month.  I have to say that my first complete month with an Etsy store was simply amazing.  I had so many more sales than I ever envisioned.  My thanks to my new customers, your notes and feedback were very much appreciated.  I look forward to another very busy month in my art business and I’ll try to keep you aware of all that I can!  I’m working on formatting a line of products today that I believe will be out in January.  I’ll let you know what they are and with whom, as soon as I am allowed.  Have a great August and stay cool 🙂

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Vintage Peacock Wedding Invitation Ensemble, New at Zazzle

I found this vintage image of a Peacock and immediately thought how elegant and stately it would be on a wedding invitation.  I designed the first with a Peacock blue accent color, but it has been set up on Zazzle to be easily customized by the bride to use any color that fits with her wedding.  All that’s needed is the Hex# of the color (selected from your color picker in your graphics program or just ask me), plug that color into the background and in the appropriate text and presto, custom wedding invitation!

I created a matching envelope as well and then ran out of time yesterday.  The entire suite of products should be available by the end of the week.  The customizable color envelope hasn’t been created yet, but I would be happy to create it for anyone needing a specific color combination.

One of the things I adore about Zazzle is that you don’t have to have any minimum quantity to do a custom invitation, try that in a brick and mortar store!  The more quantity you order the less expensive the cost per invitation and they ship for a flat fee.  Remember that any invitation can be customized for any event.  If you have a birthday party, you don’t just have to look at the Birthday invitations for your party theme.  Also great for 50th anniversary parties or Family reunions.

Remember that there are just a few days left in the month to get your comments in for the drawing.  You can comment on any and every post and each comment counts as an entry into the Blog Contest drawing.  The winner gets their pick of a $4.95 kit at my ETSY store.  Good luck!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Christmas in July Blog Contest

My NEW KIT shown is available at my ETSY store: LINK TO STORE and will soon be available at Aimee Asher as well.  Click on pictures to go to the store or the link.  There are 1 x 1″ squares, 1 x 2″ dominoes in collages there to match as well as lots of other new art sets.  Much, much more to come!  On the left side panel of this blog is a link to the store that will be active at all times if you forget how to get there 🙂

My long time readers know that I used to do a monthy drawing for a FREE kit for the people that left comments.  Leaving a comment on a post was an entry into the contest.  It fell off because I simply wasn’t posting enough at the time so it made it difficult to justify having a contest.  However, since I have become a regular at posting again, I have decided to revive that Contest again.  I really enjoyed the feedback and the daily chatting!

Soooo…. this month’s prize will be “AJR-ETSY-DC010-ATC” Christmas, Love, Joy, Peace; is an elegantly collaged art collection of Christmas Trees, snow covered trees, red snowflakes, beautiful word art, swirls, texture and line art.

This digital collage sheet, has 9, rounded corner rectangular step shaped tag backgrounds on a sheet. All the art used on these digital 8.5 x 11 collage sheet was hand painted in watercolors, scanned on a high quality Epson 10000 and then digitally designed with the addition of some original art brushes.

Use for ATC cards, card making, package tags, scrapbooking, magnets, stickers and more! Sent as a png file. Open with your graphics program and add text or monograms if you wish, then print out. I have intentionally left spaces for working for you. If you cannot use png files, simply message that you would prefer jpeg or pdf.

The 9 tags are $4.95 and all of the new kits like this are being sold with slightly different ANGEL POLICY terms than I have been.  They are sold with no limit on crafting uses in a year.  Keeping track of how much you are doing with which kits is a burden, these kits don’t require you to make a limited amount.  If something turns out to be a best seller for you, go to it with my blessings!  Every little bit can help a family in these hard times.  The old terms still apply to my standard sets, you will need to look at the TOUs (which are included in every kit) to determine which they fall under.

I have been making jewelry making kits of dominioes, 1″ x 1″ squares, I’ll be doing some circles of various sizes soon.  It’s been a lot of fun envisioning new uses for my art.  Please leave me some suggestions in the comments as to what else you might like to see — and earn a spot in the monthly drawing as you do!  If any of you make glass pendant jewelry would you please private message me?

Have a great weekend and be sure to read the post below about Amanda Curtin.  A card designer and demonstrator for my cardcrafting products licensee, DO Crafts in the United Kingdom.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Deja’ Brew Coffee Digital Clip Art Kit New in the Store!

ajr01-225-a9-1I finally was able to spend a morning getting a new digital clip art kit into the store!  This one has been long awaited by many of you.  It’s my Deja’ Brew Coffee Collection.  For those of you that are quilters or love to sew you may have already seen the fabrics that debuted in January with Studio E Fabrics.  This digital clip art kit coordinates with the fabrics and if you love to sew the possibilities are endless.  You could design and print your own coordinating pieces on printable fabrics such a Pabric (www.pabric.com) and create a whole kitchen decor between the items you print yourself and the fabric panel from Studio E or the coordinating fabrics!

For those that don’t sew you’ll also find plenty of ways to use this artwork, especially if you love to create your own gift/food products for gifts or as a crafter.  If you don’t sew, try using the coordinating fabrics as your “gift bag” by cutting out large circles of fabric with pinking shears, putting your cookies, chocolate covered coffee beans or other goodies inside the fabrics and creating your own gift tags, product toppers or other packaging options.

There will be a paper pack to coordinate and a Deja’ Brew Holidays that contains both fall and winter designs that coordinate.  Look for them in the next couple days if everything goes okay.  Enjoy!!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Blog Contest Winner Today!

I am missing writing so much, this is the busy season and my head is spinning with new ideas and not enough time to get them all done!!  I also am very blessed to have manufacturers that are clamoring for work to be done (believe me, especially in this economy that’s a VERY GOOD THING!)

But I woke up and actually remembered that I needed to draw the blog contest winner this morning.  I had no helpers so I had to pull the numbers out of the jar myself… and the winner is the 11th comment on this day’s post: LINK TO POST HERE.

She won my newest kit “Retro Doodles” which I’ll be uploading here some time today or you can see it at www.aimeeasher.com.  Congratulations to the winner!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

I am Painting Birds, Birds and More Birds!

The next collection I am working on is going to be filled with birds.  Here’s where you can help.  If you have excellent, up close, high res images of birds that you would share with me and allow me to paint, please leave a message in the comments section (which will give me your email address) and I’ll be in contact.

I’m especially looking for the classic birds that people love: hummingbirds, blue birds, cardinals, all types of songbirds etc.  You are the most generous and amazing people I’m so blessed to be able to turn to you guys for source materials.  Thanks in advance!!!!!

I thought I might even make it a contest.  Each person that supplies photos for me will be entered into a drawing and will receive a digital clip art kit as a gift. By the way, if I use your photo, I’ll provide you the art on disk for personal use as a thank you.

I’ll have to have a release form filled out granting permission for me to use your photos as they are copyright covered items.  You will retain your copyright, but grant me permission to use it.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

The Contest Winner is…

The first comment on THIS POST (LINK HERE).  She will receive my “Red Poppy Fields” digital clip art kit as her prize.

Oh, and yesterday my hit counter went over 100,000 on my new blog which brings me to about 430,000 since I started.  That is a staggering number and I am soooo blessed that there are a few of you who love to come and visit.  I’m getting ready to make some changes here with a friend’s help so bear with us.  I want to install a new format for the store, I hate it’s current function but am stuck with it!  Also, I want to do a monthly newsletter soon and I will see about installing a sign up box here for all who are interested.

I’ve added three kits, one entirely new and two fonts that hadn’t been in the store since the Daisie days.  I’ll try to write some this afternoon and feature them.  Have a great day and CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Red Poppy Fields Digital Clip Art Kit and the Winner!

LINK TO RED POPPY FIELDS DIGITAL CLIP ART KIT IN STORE.

This kit is priced at $3.98.  There are 13 pieces, 2 card fronts, 1 border, 8 art pieces and 2 coordinating papers. I’m running behind, as I finished this kit last week and got it up at a Aimee Asher (www.aimeeasher.com) and but didn’t get it up here at my own site!  I have another kit almost completed that I will be putting up a little later today called “White Poppy Fields” and I promise I’ll put it up here AND at AAE at the same time.

I love red poppies.  I remember growing them as a little girl.  My mother had a retaining wall garden on the side of our house where our play house and play kitchen were kept.  I used to pretend that the dried seed heads were pepper shakers and used them to “season” my pretend food that I served my dolls.  I used to pick them and put them in a “vase” (which was usually a clean tin can) with water and enjoy their fragile and fleeting beauty.  It’s amazing the way memories are tied to songs, food and special items isn’t it?

These poppies were lovingly hand water colored to be used in creating greeting cards, scrapbooking, or other digital crafting.  I wish I had photos from our play kitchen days with the poppies in the background, that would be so special to scrap!

AND THE WINNER IS:  The first comment on the 7th of February’s post.  LINK TO POST HERE She will win this kit if she hasn’t already purchased it.  Congratulations (and I’m sorry Lambie I really, really tried!)

When I post the White Poppy Fields Kit today I’ll also have a devotional.  It’s been quite a while since I wrote one — mainly because I just haven’t had anything to say.  I’ve been going through a little bit of a dry place so that’s what I’ll write about.  We all go through those dry and weary places don’t we?  See you later today or early tomorrow.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Cookie Exchange & Recipe Card Gift Packaging Crafting Kit and Christmas Story #3

LINK TO KIT IN STORE

Specially priced only until December 15th at $3.98, this fun craft kit is so easy to print and assemble.  It’s the perfect size to fit up to a dozen cookies to give away for your yearly cookie exchange.  The kit includes a Chinese take-out style box (4″ x 4″ x 4″) with 3D accents, matching gift tag card, two additional tags and two versions of a recipe card to print with the cookie recipe that you’ve used.

There are many, many gingerbread kits that I have created which are available in the store.  These kits can be used to make additional items to match with this box and create a truly custom Christmas Gift Basket.

This is a brand new kit never before offered for sale.  Art & kit Copyright Audrey Jeanne Roberts

THE CHRISTMAS STORY: Luke 1:26-38

26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, 27 to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. 28 Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!”

29 Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. 30 “Don’t be frightened, Mary,” the angel told her, “for God has decided to bless you! 31 You will become pregnant and have a son, and you are to name him Jesus. 32 He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!”

34 Mary asked the angel, “But how can I have a baby? I am a virgin.”

35 The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby born to you will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God. 36 What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she’s already in her sixth month. 37 For nothing is impossible with God.”

38 Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant, and I am willing to accept whatever he wants. May everything you have said come true.” And then the angel left. NLT

COMMENTS:  Mary was very young, many experts believe she was around 13 or so.  She had been raised in a faith that taught their young women that they could one day become the mother of the messiah.  She would have known many of the scriptures and yet like us, would never have believed that she could actually be “the one.”  Her response shows humility, willingness and a complete submission to God’s highest purposes.  Her willingness to say, “Yes” to God is an incredible example to us who follow her.  Have you said “Yes, God.  What ever you will in my life?”

Mary’s saying “Yes” would lead to great and soaring highs and terrible lows.  She would be blessed to kiss the face of God, she would be heartbroken as she saw her son, the Lord of the Universe, hanging on a cross dieing for something she didn’t quite understand at that point.  She would see her son rise from the dead and know that he sat at the right hand of the Father.  But as a mere child of thirteen she couldn’t yet comprehend the impact her saying “Yes” would have, instead she simply trusted God.   So should we.  “Yes, Lord” should be our constant answer — it’s mine, can you make it yours today?

PRAYER:  Lord, I can’t even imagine what you might be desiring to do with my “oh so ordinary” life.  I certainly can’t imagine an angel appearing to me like Mary, and my being able to so instantly and so trustingly say “Yes” to your plan.

But my desire is to always be willing to say, “Yes” to you.  Help me overcome any reluctance or fear and give me the strength and willingness that I need to be useful to your purposes in this world.  Lord, this day I say “Yes” to your will in my life.  AMEN

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

And the Winner is…

The third commentor on this post LINK TO POST HERE which is really funny, because she was the one who was reminding me that today would be the first of the month!  I also am going to give a bonus award to DebD who is in the hospital facing some pretty tough circumstances with her COPD.  We love you Deb and are praying for a speedy recovery.

Each of these winners probably own most of my kits, so I will give them their choice of kit in this store.  Merry Christmas!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

The Winners Are…

For the second half of the month blog post comments drawing, the 3rd commentor on this post:  POST LINK HERE

If you aren’t the winner, but didn’t know there was a freebie there, you’ll find a little bonus at this post 🙂

I missed the first half of the month drawing as I’ve been gone quite a bit at the end of this month so the winner of the first half of the month is the 2nd commentor on this post: http://audreyjeannesblog.com/BlogShop/?p=470#comments

Then on top of that I have a drawing from those that have purchased in my store that month and the winner of that drawing is:  Agnes Færch Nielsen  She is one of my international customers and lives in Denmark.

Each of the winners will receive a $5 gift certificate that is good for anything that they desire to purchase in my blog store.  Thanks to all of you that are faithful readers and purchasers of my artwork.  It’s such a joy to share a little bit of my life and art with each of you.

Have a great Labor Day (for those in the USA).  And when you’re done barbequing and put away the last of the summer equipment, and send the kidlets off to school, it’s time to CRAFT!!!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

And the Winners of the $5 Gift Certificates are…

(UPDATE:  WHHOOOOOPPPPSSS!  I just realized that this was supposed to be in the second half of the month on the blog contest winner, so I picked a third winner and she will also get a $5 gift certificate. The third winner is the 4th comment on the 24th of July.  Congratulations to her too!!!!)

The winner of the $5.00 gift certificate for purchasing at the Audrey Jeanne’s Blog store is Calikat!

The winner of the $5.00 gift certificate in the blog contest drawing is the ninth comment on the 11th day of July.  All you have to do is click on the calendar (go back to July) and click on the 11th and you’ll be able to count down on the comments to the 9th entry.  Congratulations to the both of them!!!

SCRIPTURE:  1 Tim 2:1-2  I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  NIV

PRAYER:  Lord, remind us to pray for our nation’s leaders frequently.  We forget and so often we complain about them more than we pray for them.  Complaining doesn’t seem to bring much change, but prayer will!

As our nation (USA) prepares to elect new government officials this fall, please give us the officials that will be a blessing to your people  and to your kingdom.  Lord, please give us the rulers we need not necessarily the rulers we think we need!  For those in other nations as well, raise up godly leaders that will rule in wisdom, with sound governmental principles and bring peace and quiet to their lands.  AMEN

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather