One World, One Heart 2011 blogging event


Welcome to my blog! I’m glad you stopped by. I’m a domestic goddess from southeastern Pennsylvania. I’m like the local ‘Martha Stewart’. I enjoy baking, crafting, photography and gardening the most. My family is small, but I think they are mainly happy with the house and grub.
Here are some of my favorite crafty projects I’ve made over the last few years-many my own design:

A mixed media painting, a mosaic frame of her parents and heart shaker for my mom; a mosiac message board I redid; a decorated key for a swap; a frame with a photo of me for a friend; a needle punch strawberry lidded mini basket; a Sally Sells Seashells by the Seashore shadowbox; & Christmas count down calendar.
I’ve been working on this project and share all my 4″ x 4″ collages here along with most of the Artist Trading cards I make too. I’ve made 100s of the later. And I’ve made many online pals through cross stitching too.
So I am participating in this event:

By the skin of my nose! I was one sick lady a few weeks ago with a bad appendix and pneumonia. I was in the hospital for 3 nights mainly because of the blasted pneumonia. I’m on the mend and made two of my giveaways just a few days ago.
This is a great way for other bloggers to meet and I believe I may have participated in at least 4 of these events and won a few prizes. : )
On to the goodies…
OWOH Giveaway items
I made this special 4″ x 4″ collage card to commemorate the 5th One World, One Heart event. It has mostly handmade papers on it (bought).
4" x 4" Collage commemorating 2011 OWOH

I was really happy with how this glass heart shaped suncatcher turned out. I played around with Tim Holtz alcohol inks and a flower rubber stamp. The vintage bird (that belonged to my mom or grandmom)is what I think is a carved shell with an added diamond rhinestone eye. It’s so pretty in person and my husband really liked it!
Suncatcher with shell bird for OWOH

I made a bunch of these at Christmastime. It’s a little bottle with a message that says ‘There’s no place like home for the holidays’. It has pretty orange sand and little shells inside too. I only gave my niece one so far, so if you win my giveaway, you get one too!
Message in a Bottle
I also am adding the sparkly blue butterfly to the mix for your spring decorating.
All you have to do is leave me a comment and I may just pick your name on February 17th. Thanks and good luck! Special thanks to Lisa our terrific hostess!
Click here to read about the event.
I will randomly pick a number through an online generator on midnight the 17th.
Good luck!

  • Update-since I reached 100 comments-I’m added a pretty beaded fob to the mix-thanks for your support!!
  • This is a sticky post and will be on the top of my blog until the middle of February.

    131 responses »

    1. Oh Dianne, it all looks wonderful and as I keep telling you, I think you have amazing creativity:-) I would love to win so please add my name!!

      I’m so glad that you’re feeling much better and that you were able to take part in the OWOH again this year. I imagine Lisa is very busy adding on all the links and checking every blog to make sure they’ve gone by the rules. I’m sure she’ll have yours up soon!!

      I sent mine in at 3 a.m. this morning believe it or not! lol I happened to wake up for a pee just before 3 and when I saw the time, I thought perfect to send in my link:-)

      Have fun visiting all the other bloggers, it’s amazing the artistry that’s out there. xoxo

    2. Girl.. visit my cohort Cricket@… you two are on the same page with hospitals.. hope all is well! Your blog is great.. let’s have some fun on this magic carpet ride!

    3. ¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨
      How lovely! I would love to win it!
      Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
      Be well & wish well,

    4. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words. I’m glad you’re feeling better…what a scare. You have some wonderful gifts you’re giving away and I hope I’m the happy owner of at least one them 😀

      Bright blessings,

    5. Hello Dianne, I’m sorry to hear you’ve been so poorly – wishing you a very speedy recovery x

      Your prizes are lovely, and thanks for already visiting mine.

      Sherry (133)

    6. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I’ve enjoyed it so much over the years. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Love your creativity. Count me in please.
      visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

    7. Greetings from Fresno, California 🙂
      Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
      ~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

    8. Hi, nice to meet you. What a great giveaway,please enter me and please stop by my blog too for a chance to win.You have a great blog. I’m number 96 on the list. Hope you are enjoying the OWOH event. It’s a lot of fun. Take care. I’m in California and thanks for stopping by my blog too.

    9. Wow, you are so creative, and you were sick just a few weeks ago. I think it is great that you can create so much in such a short time. I would love to win a suncatcher for my classroom.

    10. Greetings from the shores of Alabama. I’m so happy that you came for a visit. I hope that you will return and often. Thank you for the awesome compliment too…good luck in the Chazman drawing.

      I LOVE your gifts….all are great but I really love the heart sun catcher…beautiful!!

      OWOH Hugs for many happy adventures,

    11. Hallo , nice to meet you.
      Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
      This is really beautiful.
      I would love to win that.
      Please count me in.
      Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
      Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

    12. Hi Dianne, So nice and such good fun to meet you in blogland. I like your blog a lot and, of course, your art. They are so unique and lovely. Wishing you a good ride!

    13. So very nice to meet you… I am having so much fun reading all the wonderful blogs..

      Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
      Bonnie in Florida
      Blogs Southern Style #566 and Nanbon’s Corner #567 USA

    14. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for visiting me and giving me a chance to win your wonderful giveaway!!
      Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
      wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey

    15. So pretty! I love that suncatcher! I keep meaning to get some TH alcohol inks.
      Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011.
      Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
      hugs from ON, Canada

    16. Hi Dianne! Thanks so much for coming over to my blog and thanks also for offering these very cool creations. There are so many talented people out there–I had no idea–I’m so happy to meet you! Diane

    17. Hi Dianne… Thank you for visiting my OWOH post and leaving such a nice comment.
      I would be delighted if you would include me in your lovely give away.

    18. Kia Ora from New Zealand. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your prize is gorgeous, I’d love to win it. I love OWOH, it’s like being on a wonderful overseas jaunt. And I am ‘meeting’ so many wonderful people. I’ll be back to look around for longer after I have finished my world tour.

    19. Hi
      I was reading your other posts and hope you are better now. This is a big hello from India.
      I am a first time visitor here. You are so talented and have a beautiful blog, not to mention the awesome door gifts.
      I just learnt of the wonderful initiative of OWOH, I am too late to give a give away myself but you are welcome to visit my blog.I learnt this is the last year of OWOH, I do so hope and pray someone else takes up the initiative and this beautiful concept does not die out. I would so like to be able to give away a door gift next year.
      My email: lukathewriter (at) gmail (dot) com

    20. Greetings from Louisville, KY – USA
      Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
      Winning your give away would be awesome!
      Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

    21. Your poor thing, soooo glad to have you back. Art is a helpful way to recover and a great way to renew your spirit, but do take care! Please enter me in your lovely give away!
      So nice to meet you!

    22. Hope you mend quick! In the meantime, enjoy your visits around OWOH! Please count me in your giveaway. I hope you have a chance to stop by my blog & enter my giveaway, too! #331

    23. Hello Dianne! Thanks so much for stopping by. Really enjoyed checking out your blog and your beautiful artwork. Great prizes – especially love the purple suncatcher. Your husband is right – it turned out really nice. A pleasure to meet you – Happy OWOHing – Lisa @338

    24. Hi Dianne, it’s great to meet you! I love that you call yourself a domestic goddess! Thanks so much for your visit (#377). You’ve created some nice gifts. That collage is so very pretty! Enjoy the OWOH fun! Theresa

    25. Hi Dianne, I finally got my act together and joined this wonderful event. Please enter me in your fantastic drawing and if you get a chance stop by and enter mine.


    26. Hi Diane, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I love your work and all those giveaways, and after appendix and pneumonia! I am glad to have the pleasure of meeting you and seeing your lovely art! Please enter me for a chance and I do hope you can get over to my blog again sometime, just to say Hi.
      Hugs from New Hampshire USA
      Beth P

    27. Hi Dianne, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I love your work and all those giveaways, and after appendix and pneumonia! I am glad to have the pleasure of meeting you and seeing your lovely art! Please enter me for a chance and I do hope you can get over to my blog again sometime, just to say Hi.
      Hugs from New Hampshire USA
      Beth P

    28. Thanks for visiting Edge of the Woods Studio blog, your neighbor in NJ. Nice to meet you. Your giveaways are lovely! I love your lists! This is such fun, traveling around visiting blogs and meeting artists.
      OWOH #313

    29. Hi! Thanks for visiting me and inviting me over to your blog! Your sun catcher would certainly brighten up my home and would be lovely to win. hugs

    30. Hi Dianne
      Nice to meet you .
      First I took a few moments to discover your blog and i’ve browsed a while through your earlier posts.
      I must say…I’m glad I did and I was realy impressed !! ( Yes, I take my time 🙂
      It was fascinating to see your talent and please, cherish that !
      I loved your enchanting “Believe” collage and your photos of your backyard deer and tiny toad were so touching !
      It was very enjoyable to read and discover your blog .Thank you for sharing Dianne.
      About your giveaway; It would be a present to treasure and admirable that you have spent so much time on this gift !!

      Kind greetings, Rian from the Netherlands who is trying to write perfect English but never succeeds 🙂
      I wish you a creative day !

      And invite you hearty to my blog for a visit as well 🙂

    31. Thank you so much for coming by my blog Dianne! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway too! You’ve got some wonderful things here that you’ve made. I’m so glad that you are feeling better now. Nice meeting you and happy OWOH:)!

      Hugs XX Barbara

    32. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Your art is lovely! Please include me in your drawing.

      theweavershand at sbcglobal dot net

    33. Hi from chilly Kent England. Thanks for letting me peek into your world, Such cute giveaways, please count me in and if you get a chance pop on by my blog #404, warm welcome awaits.

    34. Greetings Diane from a fellow blogger/crafter in the UK.

      So nice to meet you and to see your work, just wonderful! Great give-away, definitely keeping my fingers crossed 🙂

      Thank you for visiting me and for being part of this amazing journey of happiness.

      Caroline OWOH #613

    35. HI,
      Your little giveaways for OWOH are fanulous. I adore the colors in your suncatcher! Just fabulous and I adore it, are you sure about your grandmothers shell?

      The art card and bottle filled with love are also very nice, You are so Talented!

      Thanks for visitingmy blog at , #267 on OWOH blog.

      I hope you have recovered from your illness, no fun!
      Smiles, Cyndi

    36. What lovely items you have decorated. I love learning new things and getting ideas. Your glass bottle is really neat-o. Thank you for the chance of winning.

    37. Greetings from VA, Dianne! I have looked around your blog and must say that your work is absolutely amazing! I love it 🙂

      I would love for you to hop on over to my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.

    38. hello from chilly montana! it’s great to meet you and poke through your blog! i love your style and creative imagination!

      i’ve been enjoying poking through your blog this evening, and would be honored if you would add me to your drawing! i can tell i’ll be spending quite a bit of time on your blog in the future, too!

      joe in montana

    39. Hello Martha, I mean Dianne, that was very funny, the local Martha Stewart. Thank you for visiting my blog and yes, here I am to visit you. My goodness. Beautiful things you create, I will explore here. wgd

    40. Hi Dianne, glad you came by my OWOH. Guess what? I am in SE PA also. I’m in Chester County, where are you? So far on my journey here I think you must be the closest. I’m happy to hear you’re mending from the hospital stay.
      Sandi #559

    41. Thank you for going by my blog Try this address and I think that you will get the pictures I game away the The Royalty Pin The Queen Wears boots on the 10th of Feb. On the l7th I am giving away a steampunk leather bracelet “Diamonds are A Steampunkers Best Friend.’ You are now entered.

    42. Hi Dianne,

      How lovely to meet PA’s “Martha Stewart.” 🙂

      Thanks for offering such lovely prizes. They would be perfect for spring decoration — I am definitely ready for spring now…

      Greetings from Germany,
      # 66

    43. From the Florida Gulf Coast
      I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year’s event, but a fire changed her plans… I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
      Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


    44. Hello Dianne! Hello from Chilliwack, BC, Canada! You have GORGEOUS mixed media work! I have been dipping my toe in and your work is just inspiring!
      OWOH has been fabulous introducing me to your work! I’ve bookmarked it to revisit again when I have some time. It’s been fantastic meeting you and thank you for visiting my blogs!
      ~Spike (#22) (#24)

      spikelikeart at gmail dot com

    45. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement regarding my sons surgery tomorrow. Thank you for praying for me and my children. The prayers from around the world are truly felt.
      God bless you,

    46. Greetings from Scotland Dianne. Oh please count me in.
      Warm Wishes.
      (thank you so much for visiting me – #798 – especially as this is my first year)

    47. You are so multi-talented. I will have to come back again and check on you, but now happy to hear you are mending. Thanks for visiting me and commenting on the watercolor. That sure make a person feel happy!

    48. Hello Diane, thank you for visiting me…. your blog is gorgeous and love all the treasures you are giving away…. please count me in….

      Hugs from Australia…
      Jenny x
      (No. 243)

    49. Don’t know if I made it or not, but either way no worries the door prize is the catalyst but it’s all about saying Howdy too 😉 I’d love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post if you haven’t already I believe there are a few minutes (??) before close off 🙂 oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you’re in the bloggersphere 🙂 that’d be cool! Now let’s enjoy the final countdown of the final One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA 🙂 Up, UP & AWAAAAAAY!!

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