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Winner of LIFE BOOK 2015 Giveaway!


Holy Mackerole!  We had over 432 entries to this contest giveaway (i had to choose a name from two blogposts as i originally had made a mistake)!  I’ve been having contest giveaways for many years now and this is definitely the most entries I have EVER received!

I read each and every entry – i was so moved by many of your comments. Many of you shared your hopes and dreams and about why you so needed this class to feed your souls.  I truly was blown away and many times even moved to tears.  Each and every one of you deserves a spot however each teacher is allowed to give only one spot away! Just to let you know how incredibly generous Tamara Laporte is……..she gave away 10 spots! WOW!

The winner of my giveaway is Carol Mc!  Here’s what Carol had to say:

I would love to win a seat in Life Book 2015. I have experienced some traumatic changes in my life this year. My husband and my sister both passed away in the beginning of this year. Now I am pretty much a full time caretaker for my mother who is recovering from a rare form of cancer called NETS. I’m trying to adjust to these changes and take stock of the blessings that I do have in my life. I’ve been having difficulty finding purpose and direction in my life now. My husband and I had been making plans together for 25 years; now I have to accept things and make new plans. I think this would be such a great class for some personal introspection that I could certainly use at this time.

Would love to learn from such a fantastic array of teachers; and have these lessons to look forward to every week. Thank you for the chance to win a seat in class.

Congratulations Carol!  

If you know me at all you know that i have difficulty choosing one winner or even three for that matter. When my kids were little and I had backyard “art contests” or “bug finding contests” for the neighbour kids everyone always won a prize. I’d create catergories just so that the child could feel like a winner.  Unfortunately I can’t do that today but I do hope that if you really want a spot in LIFE BOOK 2015 and you can’t afford it that you mention it to family members or friends who might be willing to gift it to you for a Christmas or birthday present. It’s definitely going to be well worth it – an entire year of soul-filled, artsy goodness. So good for your soul! For more information on all of the teachers and the course please click here.

Thank you soooo much to all of you for taking the time to enter and for visiting my blog. I really appreciate it!

Just to let you know I am also going to give away one of my Teens Dream Journal DVD’s to a woman who teaches Tweens art…….I just have to search and find her name again!

Love, Violette xo

And the Valentine’s Contest Winner is……..


Congratulations Kathi! You’re the winner of the pendant!  Please e-mail me and let me know which pendant you would like okay?  Thanks so much to everyone who entered the contest.  I really enjoyed reading your Valentine heartwarming stories! I truly wish i could give each and everyone of you a prize – you are all winners in my heart!


Mr. G gave me these lovely roses for Valentine’s Day along with a beautiful card and a gift card to Chapters (bookstore).  It’s funny – but as you can see I’m a real BOOK-o-HOLIC……and the best present ever is a book or a gift card from a bookstore. When Mr. G handed me the card i felt – book vibes. I told myself to not bank on it but i was certain there was a gift card inside and i was right!  Yay!  Now Mr. G was explaining to me how the floral departments really jack up the prices of roses on Valentine’s day.  I’ll have to tell him (or did i already?) that roses are nice but not necessarily my favourite flowers – i prefer a jumble of colours and a variety of flowers……not to be ungrateful but i do much prefer the more mundane flowers. So the next time I hope Mr. G saves himself a bit of money and opts for the lower priced but just as valued everyday flowers.

After the exchange of Valentine’s goodies (Mr. G received chocolates and a card) i was whisked off to dinner – the soup bubbling in the pot on the stove could wait for another day! Smile What a lucky girl am i?


While at Starbucks (next to Chapters) last week i visited with my Mom, sister Linda and friend Gina.  Out of the blue Gina took a picture of me with her i-phone and challenged me to make something with the Starbucks coffee cup, sleeve and these decorative cupcake papers (the staff gave away little goodies in them). She told me I had to create something with these items and post the results on my blog – so that’s what I’ll be posting tomorrow!

Wish me luck!