Sunday, August 05, 2007

It's almost party time...

I'm really excited about the Artful Blogger party coming up this Wednesday, August 8th here on my blog. The tea party I had here in March was a big part of my article in the Artful Blogging magazine, so I thought I'd have another party to celebrate all the amazing creative blogs out there. So I'm looking for the participation of all of you!! To participate all you have to do it have some sort of an "artsy" post on your blog this coming Wednesday. I originally thought it would be fabulous for everyone to post some sort of tutorial, so we can all go blog hopping and learn a bunch of new, fun techniques. I would still strongly suggest this. It can be absolutely anything that you think your creative blogging friends might have fun learning. It can even be scans of instructions from a magazine or web site. It certainly doesn't have to be anything complicated. I'm going to post a very simple tutorial on making these fun foofy flowers above that I'm going to sell at JunkMarket in cute little vintage tea cups. If you're not in the mood to do a tutorial you could do just about anything. You could post pictures of how you display your own art or vingettes of art you've received from others. Anything goes... whatever artful blogging means to you. Have fun!
Once you've posted on your own blog, leave a comment on my blog post that day...Wednesday...and I will then add your blog link to the post. By the end of the day we should have dozens of fellow artful bloggers to go mingle with, inspire each other and maybe even learn a thing or two. I will be updating my post with links all throughout the day. Who's on board??Talk about inspiring, I got a hold of a copy of the new Somerset Home magazine this weekend. What wonderfully creative projects and ideas inside. Fun stuff!

48 comments:

Sandy McTier said...

That sounds like lots of fun - count me in. I've searched high and low for a copy of the Artful blogging magazine - was wondering if you knew the best chain/store I could get it from??
Have a wonderful week and I'll see you on Wednesday ~ through our blogs of course.

m i c h e l l e said...

I'll be there! My hands will be very messy from my tutorial but I promise not to touch anything! :-)

I'm gonna have to go out tonight and hunt for that Somerset Life. I am constantly astounded at how every new issue of their magazine is the best issue ever!

Ellen said...

I'will be there !!
The vintage flowers look so beautiful in there teacup, love to make them.
See you on wednesday.

Lilli said...

I'm looking forward to it! It's a great idea. Everyone loves tutorials and I've been meaning to do one for a long time now....of what? I don't know yet :)

Dawn said...

Eagerly anticipating Wednesday! Love the fun of a virtual community party. The flowers look lovely, by the way, so vintage!

Cecilia said...

I'd love to participate in this blog party as well! The last one was so much fun, unfortunately I have to work during the day but will post something artful over at my place;-)
Looking forward to learning lots of new things on Wednesday!

carolyn said...

I'll post a tutorial for a post it cover.

Rachelle said...

That is a wonderful idea! I'm in. Now I just have to think of the perfect post...

For everyone looking for Sommerset Life, Borders carries it, as does Michaels.

Fiona said...

I'll be joining intoo. Really enjoyed the Tea Party. I'll be trying to post a tutorial - just need to get it organised. See you Wednesday

Dawn said...

Oh, and I am awarding you the Nice Matters award, started by MS. Bella-Enchanted. Go to my blog to see what this means for you.

katydiddy said...

I'm planning on being there. Will think of something to teach you crafty girls-it will be hard though. Such talent everywhere I look!

Mary said...

Hi Kari - I've been out of the loop for a while - a lot of Summer travelling taking up my time!
First, glad you and yours are safe - such a tragedy for Minnesota - you have all been in our thoughts.
Next, congrats. on being published - about time with your amazing talent and creativity. Tomorrow I'll be looking for the magazine.
Will try to post something on Wed. and join in the Artful Blogger Party. The Spring Tea Party was such fun so I'm sure this will be also.

karin (creativechaos) said...

I'll definitely be there! Is it ok if I just link my crown tutorial? I will have tons of pics of things I've been working on though....Karin

Miss*Laurence said...

Hi Kari, I'll be there as you know, I'd need to know what time you think you'll be posting to convert the time into UK time! Don't want to start before you launch!

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Kari,
I think I'll be able to come up with something!
Looking forward to seeing everyone's stuff! Can't wait to see your lovely flower tutorial.
It's Wednesday here in 2 hours but I am going to go by your Wednesday to give myself a little more time!
Enjoy,
Natasha : )

Christi Snow said...

Definitely count me in!!! I am loving the Artful Blogging mag as well as the new Somerset Home!!! See you again on Wednesday... smiles!

The Family Jewels said...

I am bummed. I would love to play along, but I can't get my computer to play along with the whole posting pictures thing. I will see what I can do by then and with a enormous amount of luck I can play along.

Have a great day!
~Tonia

kerrip said...

Hi Kari, thanks for the invitation!! Count me in!!! No idea yet what I'll post. I have to think about that!!!

Jenna said...

I'm in too! I got artsy for my mama's birthday and want to share the results. See ya wednesday!

sharon (glitterangel) said...

Sounds like fun, I will have a think of something nice to add to my blog and I'll be back on Wednesday.

dawn said...

just caught your link on lisa's blog.
yeah for you & yeah for us!

will do this on wednesday, for sho!

Bonnie said...

I wouldn't miss it for anything! see you then!

*fauve* said...

Oew sounds like loads of un,hope i have the time to join!

.freckled.nest. said...

i'm in! :) this'll be fun :)
My name's Leigh-Ann and my blog is FreckledNest.com ...see you Wednesday :)

BonnieRose said...

sounds like alot of fun. but not sure if I will be here, yet, as I'll be busy with my girls here in MN this week.... will try tho.. I'm sure it will be a huge hit Kari, ur such a gracious hostess! hugs and congrats once again1

andrea s. said...

Count me in Kari! I'm not sure what I'm going to post about.....but I'll think of something!
xo andrea

Tea Party Girl said...

Wow. What a collection of tea parties you all had in March before I was on the scene. So impressed.

Is there anyway to be involved even if I'm not a CRAFTY blogger? Would it work for me to post pictures from my Sea-Spa Tea Table at the tea I hosted this weekend?

Cindy said...

I'm in. I was'nt able to get on your first tea party, so, yeah, this will be fun. Loved your article in the Artful Blogging mag. I got THE last one and I found it at Border's Book Store. It's great.
Will look forward to Wednesday.

One Crabapple said...

Unfortunately I don't have time to put a tutorial together...but I did just participate in Mail Art and have those things almost done. That is pretty reflective of Blogland so , I will try to get that posted ON WEDNESDAY and make it to Your Bash !

Yes the new HOME is pretty great, My friend Sandy Berry's (Vintage Collage and Quilts blog) China Collage butter plates among my very favorite projects in that issue !!!

Thanks for the invite. Here's to Your Bash ! (cheers)
Love, S.

Charity said...

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Gonna be burning up my bookmark button. :) :)

marcilambert said...

yum! just found your website through elsie's. i'm loving everything i see....

Nicole said...

What a cool idea! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Maija said...

Sounds like a fun party, Kari! I'll be at Art Unraveled this week, so I hope to catch your next "party"!!

Teresa S. said...

This sounds like a lot of fun! I would love to participate, hmm I will have to put my thinking cap on!

See you on Wednesday!

Teresa
:)

Lina said...

This sounds like so much fun, count me in!! I have no idea what i will post yet, might just be an artful display, or ...i just might figure out a tutorial...gotta get my brain working. Looking forward to seeing everyone else's ideas!

jennalee said...

I am looking forward to your creative party. I am thinking of a project..... need to brain storm somemore. Can't wait!

eb said...

yes - me too - something yummy for sure will be cookin' at Be Dream Play
- shall we get colorful? - turquoise and pink perhaps... looking forward to the party - see you there!!!!!!!!

xox - eb.

Jessica said...

Hello! I am so excited to have come across your blog just in time for Wednesday's party! Very exciting. I love your blog and it is so cool to have a Minnesota blogger on my list! I am originally from MN, just moved to CA, and miss my friends, fam, & state dearly! See you Wednesday!

Maggie said...

Hi:
Congrats teh pages are beautiful.. Definetely add me for wedns
I will be here on Wedns.
Maggie

Lu said...

what a neat idea!

kimberly sherrod said...

I'll have to add going to the bookstore and blogging artfully to my lits of Things To Do!!!

OpaqueSkies said...

So fun!

longnecklady said...

I can't wait. I'm going to the party. Now, to think of what to put on there.

Oh, the stress!

xoxo~

Sue

Brandie said...

I'll be there... hopefully with something useful to contribute!

Thanks for inviting me!

Brandie

Carolyn said...

Hi Kari !
Please count me in for the party !
Oh ... and i got my copy of The Artful Blogging magazine today ! Thanks so much for sending it to me ;o) It`s beautiful ! And love all the features in it , i nearly missed my stop to get off the bus , i was so engrossed in it ! A wonderful magazine , i wish we had it here in the UK

Cheryl said...

I just nominated you for something...go see my blog to find out what and to read some NICE things about you! ;) hugs, cheryl

TheMomInTheFamily said...

I'll try to make it. I'm having a very 'artsy' week since my dh & oldest dd are gone. The little one and I have covered every flat surface with paper, paint, glue, lace, etc, etc, etc! I just have to take pictures to blog!

I just got the magazine yesterday and the Somerset Memories today... I'll be staying up late tonight reading. But then I'll get inspired & have to make something... kind of like "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," ya know.

bellacolle said...

I know it's last min. but I'm gonna try! Wahoo!