Art Journal Kit Giveaway!

In yesterday’s blog post, I blogged about gratitude, (in response to Journal Girl’s vlog)which prompted me to remember that I have not had a giveaway in a long, long time!  There is just something so gratifying about giving back to the creative community.  I would love to give someone an opportunity to join the art journal revolution!  Keeping an art journal, for me, is fun, and therapeutic at the same time.  Many of us use our art as a relaxation/stress management tool, right?  Well, keeping an art journal takes that effect to a whole new level!  It allows you to try out different techniques and products without any pressure at all!  You can choose to keep it to yourself, or to share , but only if you want to!

I have been participating in a series of FREE art journaling workshops, being sponsored by Strathmore.  I often see posts on the message boards from people who wished they could participate, but don’t have the suppllies, or the resources to obtain them.  That makes me so sad!  So, if you would like to give art journaling a go, all you need to do, to have a chance at winning my giveaway, is to post a comment on my blog, telling me, and the blogging world, what you are grateful for.  That’s it!  I will choose one random winner from all the comments left on my blog (on this post), for the next 7 days.  On Saturday May 21, I willl choose a winner.    And, this is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.

So, wanna see what you could win?  Of course you do!  I put this kit together with all of my favourite art journaling supplies.  And, I will probably add more to it by the time I choose a winner!

So far, here is what I am including:

  • A 5 1/2″ x 8″ Pentalic Soft Cover Art Journal (similar to a Moleskine)

  • Six samples of GOLDEN Fluid Acrylic paints in: 

                                        Quinacridone Red, Burnt Sienna, Hansa Yellow, Pthalo Blue, Paynes Grey, and Titanium White

  • Assorted (Scrapbooking) Ribbon Tape (Heidi Swapp, I think)

  • A sample size container of Golden Soft Gel Matte Medium

  • Assorted Shape Stencils

  • Permanent fine point (Sharpie and Staples) Markers in black, red, blue, and green

  • White Correction Pen

  • 3 strips of sequin waste – stars, circles, and hearts

  • Tons of collage papers – text, sheet music, scrapbook papers

  • 3 Paint Brushes

  • A sample of Liquitex Gesso

  •      A UHU Glue Stick

  • A Faber-Castel (brand new product) – Gelato in gold


 Here are some detail photos of this *yummy* blog candy:




Soooooo……..what do you think?  What are you grateful for?  Leave me a comment, and you could win these goodies!  Remember to check back daily, as I just may add some more stuff!  You have until Saturday, May 21……..only one comment/chance per person, please.  All comments must be left ON THIS POST to be eligible to win.



33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Eva Macie
    May 14, 2011 @ 15:09:02

    What a wonderful idea! I am not entering the contest as I have plenty of supplies, but I hope someone who doesn’t and can’t afford them will win. Good luck to all of them.


  2. Elaine
    May 14, 2011 @ 15:25:58

    A very generous offer. Like Eva, I have plenty of supplies (not all of the above but plent!) I hope it goes to soemone just starting out or finds it hard to get supplies.


  3. Marge Pietrowski
    May 14, 2011 @ 16:50:19

    I am grateful for all the wonderful artists out there who are willing to share their supplies and their skills. I am blessed!


  4. lizzy
    May 14, 2011 @ 17:44:28

    what a generous giveaway. there are so many things I am grateful for but at the moment it has to be my new granddaughter.


  5. Patricia Jane
    May 14, 2011 @ 18:31:29

    This is such a generous idea! If I win this, I actually think I’ll give it to my daughter-in-law who would love to have fun supplies like this! (I, too, am blessed with lots of supplies. How wonderful to share and pass it on!) What am I grateful for? I’m grateful for today! and all that it holds. Today: to live and breathe and love and be loved and CREATE and grateful to the Creator!


  6. Marcia
    May 14, 2011 @ 19:24:20

    Ooh! I would love a chance to win! Thanks for being so generous 🙂


  7. Jenna
    May 14, 2011 @ 20:31:17

    Kim-that is such a great idea to give away samples! I know that I was intimidated by all the supplies mentioned when I first started checking out journaling blogs. I’d sure love a chance to win. Thanks!


  8. Melisa
    May 14, 2011 @ 21:37:07

    I’m grateful for people like you who are so willing to share. BUT don’t enter me in the giveaway because I do have some journaling supplies so this should go to someone who needs them to get started. It can be so expensive to get started with any new hobby, even art journaling!


  9. Annette T
    May 15, 2011 @ 00:09:49

    I am thankful that there are so many wonderful Artists that are sharing their art and teaching so many of us how to enjoy creating and all the wonderful benefits that it brings to our lives. I am also really thankful for artists like yourself that generously give to others.


  10. Brittany Gale
    May 15, 2011 @ 00:38:24

    I am grateful for people like you because I don’t have much money and it’s so much fun winning things. 🙂 This would be something I would really love! Thanks for the opportunity



  11. Tammy Vitale
    May 15, 2011 @ 07:45:14

    I’m putting in for my Daughter the 2nd grade teacher who can always use supplies! And sharing this on my FB to get the word out!


  12. Ellen Koronet
    May 15, 2011 @ 08:09:20

    Hello – what a brilliant idea! I am a funny gratitu-dee… every minute of every day I appreciate my parents and siblings – SO lucky to have been born into a family of smart, fun, funny people. Same time – I am REALLY happy to be waking up to the realization that I am not constrained by their expectations because as much as I have been loved, I have also been boxed into a set of roles and I am so much more than that. I’m thrilled that I have paid attention at critical moments, like when I first met my now husband and turns out he’s my life partner (whew!) – wasn’t paying him any mind until I took his hand to shake it politely and thank him for joining my friends at a New Year’s party (he came with a friend) and suddenly felt a jolt of electric knowing when I looked him in his deep brown eyes – WOW. And I’m really really grateful for the support of friends – especially when I’m walking out on a limb like I am right now, restarting my business after achieving success the old way and trusting that it’s all coming together on a grand scale. And I am in awe of my teenagers. So. That’s it for now!!!! Amen!


  13. lnmelon
    May 15, 2011 @ 08:20:16

    And I’m thankful to Tammy for posting this on Facebook so I could meet you – and yes, I would love love love your generous gift. I am a closet artist and have a dream of creating a spinoff business around creativity – my daughter is applying to art school, so for now, I sit on the sidelines and watch her create! I’d love to jump back in!!!!


    • lnmelon
      May 15, 2011 @ 08:21:24

      (by the way – I’m Ellen Koronet – I was signing in while setting up an account, so it counted me as two people but I’m really only one – honest!)


  14. dryadart
    May 15, 2011 @ 11:42:29

    Like many of the others I have a studio stuffed with stuff, for which I am grateful, and for my family for making space for my obsessions, and putting up with my insane schedule and general vagueness when working! Please don’t enter me in the giveaway, and I hope you don’t mind if I post a link on my own blog for someone else to fond you generous-ness.


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  16. alittleteteatete
    May 15, 2011 @ 12:36:47

    What a wonderful giveaway! I’m grateful for being alive and being able to express myself through art. Would LOVE to win this, it would be like therapy. 🙂 A great idea!

    lisagoneaussie (At)


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  18. Corinne
    May 15, 2011 @ 14:41:39

    I am grateful for the realization that I need to reconnect to this part of myself and to you for making this gift possible.


  19. lifeonprint
    May 15, 2011 @ 21:18:49

    I am so very grateful to wake up each day, to feel the sun on my face, to hear the voices of my love ones, to taste my morning coffee, for a warm bed and blankets, for a job, for a van that is still running after all these years, for another day.


  20. ingridp
    May 16, 2011 @ 14:01:43

    Whow what a generous soul you must be. I have just discovered this way of expression and I have order stuff I want and need from other countries and i have not yet understood how many gadgets there are around.
    I am so so so grateful every morning for feeling the lust to express myself through textile/paper and words. Makes everything else make sense. It makes my life.
    love from Sweden/ingrid


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  22. Coleen
    May 17, 2011 @ 00:03:14

    Wow, thanks for offering such a great giveaway Kimmer. I”m an American living in Ukraine so we can’t buy these things here. Would be great fun to win.


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  24. janet keen
    May 17, 2011 @ 21:37:44

    That is a lovely page you have inspired me to do one as well. it will be fun. Cheers janet keen


  25. Darlene K Campbell
    May 18, 2011 @ 00:32:02

    So kind of you to think of other artists. I have lots of supplies too, but I am so grateful for a dear friend who has a lot of extreme situations in her life with family. She always is the one to rescue and care for others. She used to create but never seems to take time for herself. If I won I’d give her the supplies so she could start again. I think art journaling would be healing for her. I’d tell her everyone at Strathmore is cheering her onto a new beginning.


  26. Teressa thompson
    May 18, 2011 @ 04:11:23

    I am grateful for the amazing friends I’ve found in the online art community.

    Thanks for being part of that!



  27. Adam VM
    May 18, 2011 @ 11:37:09

    I’d like to enter, too. I’ve used up almost all of the vintage art supplies my dad left to me, and there’s very little chance I’ll be able to afford replacements when the time comes. A package like this could keep me artmaking for several months more.

    I someday want to be in a position where I can pay it forward and send out sweet care packages like this myself.


  28. Joe Ann Smith
    May 18, 2011 @ 14:04:39

    I am grateful for so many things, but right now foremost in my mind is the fact that my husband is recuperating great (I think) from quadruple bypass surgery on April 01.

    Thank you for being so thoughtful to have a give away such as this,

    Joe Ann


  29. Alex Zonis
    May 18, 2011 @ 21:41:25

    What a terrific and generous idea! I came visit from the Strathmore Workshop page and found a give-away.

    In the world of art and blogging I am most grateful for people’s generosity. I even blogged about it at one point. Things that I learned because people I never met spent time teaching me and guiding my work I would have never learned without the blogosphere strangers that are now friends. We are a global art village.


  30. ikkinlala
    May 20, 2011 @ 17:31:25

    Right now I am grateful that it finally seems like spring.


  31. Raven
    May 25, 2011 @ 13:37:16

    I am grateful for m family and friends, and the time to create!


  32. Kylie Fowler
    Jun 21, 2011 @ 22:41:23

    I am grateful I have 3 healthy children and healthy husband. What more could I ask for.
    Kyles =D


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