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I LOVE to design and to paint whimsical items that will put a smile on your face. Each day I share my simple life with you as I try to encourage, to inspire and sometimes JUST to make you smile as I recount my life growing up on a dairy farm! I've never had many material items in my life, BUT I have been blessed beyond words with love and encouragement from WONDERFUL Parents who instilled in me WHAT was important. I have had EVERYTHING that I needed and WAY too much of what I wanted. I am slowly learning to be a better person each day through my interactions with my friends on Facebook. Some day I hope to be as good as people seem to THINK I am! I am BLESSED! Welcome to my little corner of the world...Please stop by and visit often!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

GIVEAWAY...Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I have been wanting to learn to paint Cathy’s snowmen since the first time I saw them…I love them…SO I decided that TODAY would be the day…I went to her blog:  http://www.tolentreasures.blogspot.com and looked at the pictures, and read the instructions and I ACTUALLY tried to follow the instructions, which for me, is tough…I read instructions, but seldom follow them!  I also had a REAL one that she sent to me and I treasure it!  I see it and smile and think of my friend.

First I found a piece of canvas that I had bought PROBABLY about 15 years ago…ANOTHER reason NOT to throw things away…treasures MUST be kept nearby at ALL Times…This one measured 12x 16 inches.   I painted the entire canvas in Midnight Blue and I then marked it off with FROG tape, that took me about 30 minutes to find in the house…sigh…and blocked in the colors with avocado, Terra Cotta and Indian Turquois.  The middle section I just added white to the Midnight blue…I WISH I had left it a bit darker, BUT I will know the next time…

As always, the paints I use are Americana by DecoArt...I LOVE them and strongly recommend them!

Then, according to Cathy’s directions, I drew circles for the body with a template that I purchased from Laurie Speltz.

Next came the painting of each circle…

Then added more details…

THEN I took off the tape and added the stenciling AGAIN using stencils I had bought from Laurie Speltz.

I think I should give this away to someone…WHAT DO YOU think?

I am pleased with the gifts that God has given to me and I have enjoyed through the years learning more techniques and developing WHAT God gave me…I am so blessed to have found something that brings me such pleasure and that has led me to getting to know so many great people…

SO, I will put the RULES on my Facebook page…I’m not going to lie…I hope this will grow the people who will see my blog…SO it will hopefully be a win-win situation for ALL of us…

Be sure to give THANKS for the gifts you have been given and ALWAYS be sure to GIVE GOD the GLORY…Blessings to YOU…~charlotte♥

This Giveaway is in NO WAY associated with Facebook and Facebook is NOT responsible for any part of this Roma Land Woodcrafts promotion.

This is an Honor Giveaway…IF YOU choose to not follow the rules, that is YOUR choice and YOUR character that will be revealed.  I am offering this giveaway as a way to BOOST the views on my New Blog. I am HAPPY to be able to offer this 12 x 16 painting to YOU...I will cover all shipping costs.

The Giveaway is OPEN to everyone, no matter WHERE you live.

1.     Follow my blog at http://www.romalandwoodcrafts.blogspot.com 
(      (There is a place that says FOLLOW on the right of the page either by email or google)
      Share the picture that is on my Facebook page on YOUR facebook page(s) (I will pin the post to the top of my page):  http://www.facebook.com/romalandwoodcrafts

3.    I would appreciate if you would PLEASE LIKE my Facebook page if you have not.

4.    AFTER you have done the above, please comment  “I SHARED” on the POST under my BLOG, dated Tuesday, December 31, 2013 (Giveaway)OK...IF for some reason, it will not let you comment on this post, then add your comment to the post of my fb page AND if you can't figure out how to follow, or do not wish to join Google, I understand, so simply share my fb post and then comment UNDER that post and you WILL be entered in the drawing...I want to be fair and to give all of my faithful friends an opportunity to win!  Thank you!

A Name will be drawn on WEDNESDAY, January 15, 2014…Thank you for your interest…~charlotte


  1. I shared! =) And BTW, i think you did an awesome job on the snowmen!!!

  2. I love and shared. HUGS

    1. Thank you....I threw your name in the garbage, shoot, I MEAN the mix!! BWAH!!!

  3. Hi Charlotte,
    I shared on my blog and on the OFG Team blog....Love your work!
    Enjoy your day,

    1. Thank you SO much...You will never know how much I appreciate all the help and support you have given to me!! AND you are entered! =)

  4. Love this!
    I shared.
    Sandi Allen

  5. I am doing it all LOL, I follow I follow please sign me up
    and I am off to share and share somemore
    Happy new Year to you Charlotte

    1. Thank you sweet lady...I've got your name entered...I had that I had your name in the pot, but that just sounded WRONG!! BWAH...

  6. I shared and I think you did a great job on this blog
    Adorable snowmen

  7. What a nice item. Now following your blog. Shared on my blog's sidebar. You do beautiful work :)

    1. Thank you...I so appreciate it! AND I've got your name in the drawing...=)

  8. So cute Charlotte... shared on fb.. great snowmen and great post..

    1. I just laugh at what a baby C was in that picture!! Thanks, chick...xoxo

  9. How wonderful it would be to see your delightful painting hanging in my family room! Good luck to me :)

    Shared your painting on My Lady of Gourds Facebook page and shared the link to your blog on My Lady of Gourds Pinterest Board!


Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world. In case you haven't been told, you are loved!~~charlotte♡