Sunday, July 20, 2008

Watching an expert & Melody Mints

Happy Sunday! Today was very special for me, because I was able to meet someone whose talent I had been in awe of for some time. Artist and designer, Anna Wight, who many of you know as SweetMissDaisy on Splitcoast, was demonstrating this afternoon at a local stamp & scrapbook store, Creative Pals, in Brookfield, WI. What a treat to watch Anna make magic with ink watercolor brush. She was using many stamps from her current release with Whipper Snapper. With everyone crowded around the table, I managed to get a spot standing right next to her and looking over her shoulder. How cool is that! And even better, I remembered to take my camera (even charged it first) and was able to get a picture of us together. In case you don't know, Anna's the pretty one on the right.


















And now, for those of you who have been patiently waiting... I didn't forget... just had a lot going on this week, I have some Melody Mints. This is an unmounted SU level 2 hostess Spring Solitude Bundle, which includes a stamp set and matching wheel.
To qualify for winning this blog candy, leave a comment (only one per person, please) on this post telling me what artist or designer you would love to be able to meet. Leave your comment by 5:00 P.M. Central Time on Wednesday, July 30, and I will randomly select a winner either Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

Thanks for visiting. Good luck.

41 comments:

Amy said...

Wow! A real live stamping star!!! What fun to meet Anna! I definitly would love to meet Debbie Olson or Alli Miles! Thanks for the fun opportunity Melody!

Hugs,
Amy

Lueyes said...

I would love to meet Anna. Her blog about life on the farm (ranch) is so interesting and her art work is superb!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the chance to try at some great "Melody Mints" -- and boy, oh, boy -- these look like yummy mints!! I would love to meet Gina K. for sure. I would also love to meet you, too, Melody!

Enjoy your week ~Amy S.~

curtis said...

I would love to meet Julie Ebersole who is the Lead Instructor and Sr Designer for A Muse Art Stamps which is a Rubber Stamp Store company located in Seattle, WA. Julie also serves as the Designer Team Coordinator on SplitCoaststamps.com Julie is full of energy and always seems to have fun. Her cards and ideas are truly an inspiration. I would love to someday take a class from her. Thanks for a chance to win. This is very generous of you.
Susan N. (not Curtis) :)

agreenegg said...

How exciting Melody to meet Anna! I would love to meet her as well.

I love reading her blog, there is always something interesting going on! She is a wonderfully talented artist and I always find inspiration and ideas from her blog and gallery on Splitcoast.

Since we both live in Texas maybe some day I will get to meet her, but Texas is huge and my little piece of barnyard is about 2 1/2 hours away from hers, but who knows..

Thank you for giving us a chance to try for some Melody Mints.

Blessings,
Mother Hen
(Cyndi)

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Awesome picture of you and Anna! How fortunate to be able to watch her watercolor in person!! I would love to meet her and about a hundred others whose blogs I read! I can't just name 1. I will have the opportunity to meet Michelle Zindorf on August 2 - she is coming to California to teach a workshop and I am lucky enough to be in it!! Woohoo!
Thanks for the chance to win some Melody Mints!!

Jennifer Love said...

Wow! I'd love to meet Anna..how cool!

I'd most like to meet Cindy Haffner. Seriously her cards always make me pea green with envy. :D

Anonymous said...

I sit here in envy of you to have had the opportunity to met Anna Wright. I have 3 of her stamp sets - autographed - but nothing like meeting the person in flesh. Besides her, I'd also like to meet Kim Hughes of CHF. I adore her designs. Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

loved the pic with Anna! I can never get to level 2 soooo this is a great candy! Thank you for offering it! D

szbacn1 said...

I would love to meet Jan Tink or Michelle Zindorf. Jan's blog reminds me of the way I think and I love her cards. Michelle's cards are awesome and inspiring and her tutorials are greatly appreciated! Thanks for giving us a chance to win some great candy!

Starla (star) said...

OMGOODNESS!! Would love to meet Anna (check her blog all the time)...but there are soooo many others too.....Nicole H....Gina K....Julie E and Tim H!!! Of course that doesn't even begin to cover all the designers.....

Sara Russell said...

Congratulations on meeting Anna! I'd love to meet Nicole H, Heidi S and Gina K. They are all such great source of ideas.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Sara

Anonymous said...

I would love to meet Faith Hofrichter, aka Markie's Mom, and Speed the Cat! Love her style.
WandaG_CT.

Anonymous said...

I would love to meet Faith Hofrichter, aka Markie's Mom, and Speed the Cat! Love her style.
WandaG_CT.

Lastel said...

Oh my it is hard to pick just one person I would like to meet . I would love to meet Anna Wight too , as well as Gina K ,Melanie M , Julie E , and many others including yourself !

Susie said...

I would love to meet Lauren Meader, she is such an inspiration to all and a busy lady....

chantryss said...

I'd love to meet Donna Downey. She is such a hoot and so brilliant atistically.

Thanks!
Kelly

Linda said...

Glad you had such a great time. I would love to meet Jan Tink, Gina K, Lizzie K or TIm Holtz. My list could go on and on.....

Morning Glory68 said...

I would love to meet Nicole Heady and Michelle Wooderson. I'm braggin' a bit here...but I must say I have stamped with Melody and we had such a great time!

Thanks for the chance to win some Melody Mints.

Teresa Upton said...

I would love, love, love to meet Tim Holtz.

Sue said...

Ohhhhhh my goodness, I'm so new at this that I would actually love to meet some of YOU wonderful bloggers who share your talents with all the rest of us. :)

Charlene said...

Oh, for sure...Nicole Heady. Would just love some of her talent to rub off on me. Thanks for sharing your pics.

Julie (SCS justjulie) said...

Oh I'd LOVE to meet Jeanne or Kitty! I love BOTH of their styles, though they are totally different..LOL. I am new to the blog world, but I am loving your blog! Thanks for sharing!

beth b said...

Gina K, Melanie M, Erika, there are so many!

Ghazal (ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

WOW! You met a super star ... I'd love to meet Debbie Olson and Nichole Heady, but as I live too far I guess I don't have any chance.

sandyh50 said...

I would love to meet Michelle Zindorf. I just love her creations!

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

scfranson said...

I'd love to meet Melissa Frances, I just love the soft, romantic feel to her designs. You have such a wonderful blog.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Anonymous said...

I would love to meet Mel of Melstampz, but there are certainly many others I would enjoy meeting as well. Thanks for the chance to win.

Swedie

Diane said...

One lady I would love to meet in person is Julie Koerber from Out to Impress! She does superb work,always has new techniques with tutorials if needed and always shows close ups on the details.She is amazing and her blog is one I visit everyday!!
Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful set!

Linda SS said...

How exciting to get to meet such a talent! I LOVE Anna Wright and admire her style and creativity. What a tough question as there is so many amazing artists. I've always enjoyed the work of Wendy Johnson, who is a designer for Paper Craft magazine so I'll chose her.

Stampin Cats said...

So sorry I missed the date. I so loved this set ans wheel. Nevber could get enough slaes to earn it. It is so nice of you to offer it as blog candy.

Cindy Vernon said...

What great candy! I would love to meet Nicole Heady from Paper Trey Ink!

Annelies said...

I would love to meet Michelle Zindorf. Her tutorials are so great and to follow a workshop from her would be so great! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Doris said...

I would love to meet Michelle Zindorf. I love her tutorials:) great blog candy!

HeyHeyPaula said...

I would love to meet Gina K. She is so inspiring and so generous with her time and talent. Love your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

Amy said...

Love the photo! Meeting Anna would be fabulous...especially if I could soak up some of her immense talent by osmosis :-). Thanks for sharing the fabulous blog candy, too!

imastampin said...

Hey Melody!

I would love to meet Sharon/aka notimetostamp. Her style is my style! Oooo eeeee. But there are about fifty others too! Wow, so many to meet and so little time.

Karen

Nelda Deakins said...

Oh, I love your artistic cards! Wish I could stamp with YOU sometime; and Jen Lowe! Jen seems to have so much fun and spunk in her art work, and I can feel her enthusiasm and smile with each of her projects. I do hope I win this blog candy - so nice of you to give it away! Thanks, Nelda in TN
nelda mc765 at charter .net

CAKVD said...

Well, since I've already met Gina K (she lives in the same town as me), I'd have to say Memory Maker's Master Iris Uy. She has scrapbook layouts to drool over!

Allison said...

I love this set!!
As for the designer I would want to meet: probably Gina K or Melanie on of the Gina K designers.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Hmmmm...Gina K...or Alli Miles, I think. How can I choose just one?