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:


  1. Best blog title EVER. :-). Your books are just amazing. Thanks for the opportunity to win the journals.

  2. Love your blog. Thanks for joining the blog hop

  3. Cool books, Gigi! I also agree with what you said about altered book round robins - I just wish they weren´t that expensive ... that´s why I prefer tip-in projects like the one we have at Paper Traders right now.

  4. 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.

  5. I would love to win your journal. It is so nice. I have never done a altered book round robin, it must be a lot of fun.

  6. 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.

  7. This is a neat blog hop, and I have even found a couple of neat resources on your blog. I love the handmade books! In addition to papercrafts, I sculpt and love digital scrapbooking. One of my sculptures is my profile pic, actually! Thanks for the creative inspiration! :)

  8. FUN! Love hopping over and seeing your work..esp love the fact that you are promoting the journal books! I love art journaling!!

  9. Hi Gigi! I'm excited that you've joined our group and I look forward to swapping more with you in the future. Thanks for participating in the blog hop... your little journals are full of creative possibilities!

  10. Hi Gigi, what a great blog so nice to be getting to know everyone from paper traders, love the hand made journals thanks for the opportunity to win one have a great weekend !

  11. It was interesting to see your Moo card challenge. I love Moo cards and use them for my business cards. Their cute size makes them always stand out, and I really enjoy being able to put my own art on them to further personalize them. I've never tried making a handstitched handmade book, but it's on my list to try it, and I've pinned a few different methods! Thanks for sharing and let us peak into your world.

  12. Hello, I really enjoy visiting your blog on this Paper Trader's Hop. I love the layer flowers you have created, they are beautiful. So fun will visit again soon.

    Take care.

  13. Love your blog. Especially like the altered book created!
    Great giveaway as well!

  14. oh.. have to hope right now! Thank you -
    your book is AMAZING!


  15. Love the look of your blog! Love your moo cards. We did a moo card swap last year over at PT and it was wonderful. We will have to do that again (maybe this summer). Glad you are a part of PT.

  16. HI!! Lovely blog and learning more about each other is so your journals..if I winn I will fill them with many amazing images...

  17. How nice to meet you too. Love your hand made journals. And Paris...although I have never been. It is on the saving my $$ for a visit.
    Keep smiling and creating, I will see you at the Traders!!

  18. Thanks for a fabulous giveaway! I'm new here and I'm enjoying finding new blogs via this hop!

  19. I love your is to fresh and fun. Thanks for the fun hop. It is fun getting to know everyone better, and seeing the awesome art at the same time.

  20. I love your blog! Your blog header is stunning. I would love an opportunity to win you prize of a handmade journal, it looks amazing :)