Monday, April 29, 2013

The Garden of Paradise

Happy Ridvan
The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Happy Spring

"Great indeed is this Day! 
The soul of every Prophet of God, of every Divine Messenger, hath thirsted for this wondrous Day. 
All the divers kindreds of the earth have, likewise, yearned to attain it."
Happy Spring!
The quotation above is from the Baha'i writings. This is a most wonderful time of the year, not only because it is spring, but because it is the time of the celebration of Ridvan. This is the time 150 years ago that Baha'u'llah spent in the Garden of Ridvan, it was in this spot that His Declaration had been made to His companions.
To celebrate and to keep in theme with the current Moo Mania Challenge, this sweet Moo was created!
Is there a better season then spring to use pink? To share more pink happiness please visit Beverly at "How Sweet the Sound" 
Thank you for your visit.... have a great day full of joy and happiness!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


An ATC created for the Music ATC Swap.

Blog Hop Winners

This 1st Paper Traders Blog Hop has been fun, I am so happy to have visited other members of the group and see all the fabulous art that they have created!
I have two winners, each one receiving a hand made book!

1st winner....
Jo Murray ...The comment: "I have yet to participate in a round robin, but am working on it. Great idea for the coffee table! Handmade books have a life and intimacy of their own. I'd love to win one of your handmade would give me a place to work on all the ideas milling around in my brain."

2nd Winner....
Sam Bonney...The comment: "It's great to meet you and take a look at your blog, this hop is such fun. I would love the chance to place my mark on one of your journals."

Thank you to everyone who came for a visit and for taking the time to post a comment!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Blog Hop

Welcome, thank you for coming by for a visit during Paper Traders 1st Blog Hop!
 If you are starting here and haven't joined in, please visit the other Paper Trader Artist's, it's such a joy to see their creations! 
If you have been following the Paper Trader's order you would have just come from Art and Soul.
I am Gigi, and I live in the"Valley of the Sun" in sunny Mesa, Arizona. I love arts and craft's. There is so much art here in the desert, it's a interesting place to be. I also love to trade and collaborate with art. I find that I cannot resist altered book round robins. 
It's exciting when your book comes back to your home, you open your altered book and see the creativity and the joy that others put into your book and the many places the book has traveled. These books really make the best coffee table books! I believe art and art collaboration build friendships and deliver happiness  and pleasure. 
I am sharing a few spreads from an altered fashion book that traveled around the country.

International Beauty

Where's Buttercup?

I Love Paris
I hope this blog hop will be a way for you to get to know me and a few of our group members better, see our art, and get a chance to win some nice prizes that are being offered here and by the other members.
The Blog Hop will be open the entire weekend of April 19-21, 2013. 
The gift I am giving away is a small collection of handmade journal books.
Just comment below and provide a way for me to contact you 
and I will pick a randomly drawn name from those who leave a comment.
 I will select the winner on Monday April 22.

Thank you for you visit today......have fun on your journey and come back to visit me soon!
 Be sure to start at the Paper Trader's Blog and follow the blog hop list of 
participating members below:

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Having fun with Moo Cards
1 Pair
2 Flowers
A 1 & A2
The theme for this Moo Mania challenge... you guessed it "Number" Celebrate the 100th day of the year with us, and take a peak at many more great creations!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Live In The Moment

Challenge 3 in the Paper Traders Word Prompt Journal.
I have been inspired to create a heart journal in addition to the given prompt each month.
This month's prompt is "Live in the Moment"
and the requirement is to use an element of time