Sunday, May 9, 2010

Upside Down and Backwards Journal Giveaway




It all started just before Christmas. I was patting myself on the back for having started altering composition books to give as gifts to family and friends and all was well until I discovered that the covers I was so meticulously designing were backwards! In disgust, I tucked them away in a drawer.....until a couple of weeks ago. I thought to myself, so what if they're upside down? The lines are still inside and they are still useable. So I finished them! I must admit that I have a bit of a reputation for upside down and backwards having cooked my very first turkey at Thanksgiving a few years ago on his back!!LOL

If any of you who so faithfully follow my blog and leave me such lovely comments don't mind an upside down journal, please just leave a message and I will put your name in a hat for a draw. I'll announce the winner next Sunday at which time I will post a second upside down journal. Hey, life isn't always the right side up in my world!!

21 comments:

Mary-Beth said...

It's beautiful Heather, I absolutely love your upside down and backward journal and I would be thrilled to win it!!
I never thought about giving away my upside down backwards journal, I tossed it!!! lol
Have a wonderful day dear friend!

Lynn Stevens said...

I had to laugh after reading your post, I had bought a dear friend the most beautiful cook book at a discount store. It was such a bargain too. Wrapped it up and gave it to her and when she opened it all the pages were upside down. boy was I red in the face! Now I know why it was such a bargain! LOL
She still Loved it!

Eila A said...

Oh Heather, making things upside down and backwards sounds so familiar! I once installed a row of kitchen cabinets only to realize then that all the doors were upside down... Anyway, your turkey story made me laugh, and I think it's great that you can laugh at yourself, too. Great journals anyway!

Tolegranny said...

Journals or turkeys upsidedown or right side up doesn't really matter..we are all standing on our heads at times. lol I love your journal and all the rest of your artwork. I would be a proud to own one.

Janet Ghio said...

I would love to have an upside doen and backwards journal!! Who says it's backwards, anyway!!

Alan said...

I think your journal is beautiful. Besides, the proper word for it is unique, not upside down or backwards. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I would love to own it. God bless you.

debbie said...

DEAR HEATHER,
YOUR UPSIDE JOURNAL IS BEAUTIFUL. I AM NEW TO YOUR BLOG SO I WILL NOT BE ELIGIABLE FOR YOUR GIVE AWAY.
I LOVE ALL YOUR WORK ESPECIALLY THE CANVAS THAT YOU DID FOR YOUR MOTHER AND THE DANCERS...I THINK THAT HAD THE DATE APRIL 28TH (I DON'T REMEMBER NOW) BUT THEY WERE AWESOME.
I WILL BE BACK FREQUENTLY.
I LOVE...LOVE YOUR BANNER...THE GREEN BUTTERFLY LOOKS REAL.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Susan King said...

Hi Heather, I just found your blog again through Facebook(not sure what happened to the feed/bookmark). So I'm not sure I should be entered into the draw. But I just wanted to say Hi and I enjoyed browsing around!

Melissa said...

Oh Good Gravy! I can't tell you how many times I've worked so hard on something only to discover it was upside down or backwards! Your journal is still lovely!
Smiles-
Melissa

Lotus said...

I am sooo with you when it comes to being backwards and upside down! Most of my goofs go towards gifts for my family. They're used to it... lol!
I would love a journal with your wonderful work!
Lotus

Laura Haviland said...

Sweet friend,these are fabulous.
Anyone would be delighted to receive your amazing art upside down or backwards, all wonderful art.It was to be...
I feel in the art world there are not mistakes it is suppose to be.
It is a special part of you and such gift.
It is in the eye of the beholder and to me are "perfect".
Your the best dear friend,have a great week.
Where is the time going?
Take care,Hugs Laura. xoxx
Your such a treasure...

Boot ~C said...

fun idea for a giveaway!

Audrey said...

HIHI..., lol....,Love the journal!

Heavens2Betsy said...

Hi Heather, I love your work and your slightly 'askew' approach. I would love the opportunity to own one of your upside down journals - all the more so because its upside down! Thank you for the opportunity. Penny x

calej said...

Oh I find it more unique! Do count me in you're such a talent! I would love to be inspired by this journal every time I see it! :)

Christina
http://calej.blogspot.com

Janny said...

Greta post, It's lovely!

NANCY LEFKO said...

It is a stunning journal...who cares about the lines !!

Marilyn Rock said...

Your post made me chuckle not in a bad way. I've done the very same thing with a comp book and while teaching no less! The turkey - that's alright - it's still delicious and made for a wonderful holiday memory! Would love to win one of your upside down journals! xxoo

home based businesses said...

I think it's really cool.
I don't mind having an upside down journal. I love the idea.

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Turkey on its back - I had to go through that process in my head before it sunk in and then I let out a big ga-foo-laugh!

What a giveaway Heather-upside down and backward girl! Thanks!

Vianna said...

I'm new to your blog too ... so even if I cant participate in the drawing, I want to tell you that it would be PERFECT to have an upside-down format for my next diary/journal, and I'll actually MAKE mine that way - what a great idea! It exemplifies what is going on in my life right now ... Love yorr mixed art, I wish I were that talented.
Warm greetings from Florida!