Sunday, March 9, 2008

Ultimate Blog Party ....and a chance to win a PRIZE give away to guests....


Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Well the day has come for me to host a Party here on my blog....So come right in and introduce yourselves...I will take your coat and feel free to enjoy some yummy treats and food...My name is Diana, I am a full time artist and illustrator....I have most recently been published in children's literature magazines and am working on Editorials and Children's books right now.




When I created my blog it was a place I could post some fun daily sketches and projects I have on the go....The daily sketches gave birth to my "Yummy Sketch of the Day" section...where people could pop by daily for yummy treats ...all at zero calories...



I also take special requests from people that leave me comments...always fun to hear what people are craving and fun to draw it....

So feel free to check out some of my past Yummy Sketches by looking at my list on the left ...and if you have something special you want me to serve up at this blog party...by all means leave me a note....





The Yummy Sketches are a huge hit and then inspired the cute dress collections....more fun, colorful and cute sketches to keep my creativity and inspiration flowing....


Staying at home has enabled me to spend as much time as possible with our son Cole...you can check out his cute little photo ....


I officially call Cole our little Calendar Boy ...since he won a contest to be in the CKPC 2008 Baby Calendar....

The first pumpkin shot is Cole's first Halloween and as you can see it became a tradition for year 2....our only concern will be trying to find a pumpkin for year 3 that will be big enough...lol

Well I hope you stay and eat plenty of yummy treats.... and if you feel like checking out more of my art you can pop by my web site...you can even check out my mixed media custom canvas' that would make great gifts for your families...

AND "Just because" ....

Wanted to add a Give Away contest to all the guests that attend my party...I will get our son Cole to pull a name out of a hat after the Blog Party is over and the winner will recieve a free 8"x8" MIXED MEDIA CUSTOM CANVAS with faces from your photos.... all you need to do is say hello and leave a comment...

To check out more samples of my work pop by my website....
http://www.dianaevans.ca/

PS- for everyone without a blog link...pop by after March 14th to see if you won!

I also hope you pop by each and every day...

Cheers,
Diana

69 comments:

Becoming Me said...

You have a very neat blog. I love your drawings. I actually just wrote my first children's book, but it has not been published. Your son is super cute.

cltgrace said...

What a cutie patooty pumpkin!! Welcome to the party! Now that you're here, let's get this party started! There are so many new folks to meet. What a pleasure indeed!

Peek in on us at GraceFULL Days & say hi before you go! Skip over the Vicks Caring Tributes & vote for my Gracie Cakes story as one of their finalists~ Thanks in advance. http://videos.vickscaringtributes.com/videos/index.html

GraceFULL blessings to you & yours~

Carmen
cltgrace@gmail.com

Becoming Me said...

Oh, I forgot to put in a drawing request...how about a cute alligator?

cltgrace said...

Thanks sooooo much! If I win...I send some Vicks baby rub your way. I've already promies to take my sister on that amazing comfort getaway. :o)

BrineS said...

So fun! Great giveaway! Thanks!

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Happy Partying!

Bahama Mama said...

Thanks for stopping by my party in the Bahamas! Your mixed media canvases are so cute! But not as cute as your son. Happy blog party!

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Diana!
Yay! A party! How exciting! I have my delicious cupcake cards you made right here, ready to celebrate!
Your contest is so exciting! Please sign me up for the raffle.
My husband and nephews are cookie monsters, and I think it will be fun to give them the zero calorie kind if you are inspired to create some. Any kind you would like would be perfect! Cole has an exciting job!
Have a wonderful day!
Melissa

Liz@thisfullhouse.com said...

Awesome pictures - thanks so much for inviting me over - have a great week!

Anonymous said...

thats get diana remmeber the heart we have to do and a picture of me and nixole and one of oreo too but wore is going in a seprate on thsank and have a happy blog party

love

sabrina bene

Anonymous said...

diana sign me up and remmber the heart
sabrinab

Ivan Girl said...

hey, welcome to the party and hope you're having a blast. Do call me Ivan Girl and I'm from Manila, Philippines.

Such a neat blog. :) Love your sketches.

Pleased to meet you! Will definitely visit you again.

Do stop by my blog and join me for the party... :)
UBP 2008

Have Fun!

PS. Pls. enter me in your giveaway. Such a lovely giveaway. :)

ivan(dot)manalansan(at)gmail(dot)com

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh my gosh! I love that picture of you baby in the pumkin! So so very cute!

Lisa said...

oh pick me!

cltgrace said...

This post looks familiar....I feel right at home! Hello again & happy party day!

Fruitful Vine said...

Your son is so cute in that pumpkin! Have a great party!
Jenn

Dimple Queen said...

The pumpkin pictures are too cute!!! and I love the creativity in your drawings! Thanks for the contest/giveaway!

Angela

Angi said...

Love your blog! Very cute photos - and Cole is adorable! I have a Cole of my own - he just turned 13!

it's me, Val said...

When I can find another etsy crafter, I get so excited! I LIVE at etsy! :) Very very cute work. You really are fabulous at what you do -- you hit your niche! I have a love of art, too. I don't do too much drawing or painting anymore. Most of my creativity gets let out on my computer graphically and behind my camera lens :) You have an adorable son. Hope to see you around!! :)

sukesgirl said...

I'm so going to put my daughter in a pumpkin this year! That is such a great idea. Nice to meet you.

Candace said...

Happy Blogging Party to you too! Thanks for stopping by Heaven In Our Homes.

Write me sometime if you might be interested in helping with some illustrations on HIOH.

Candace
http://www.heaveninourhomes.com
http://heaveninourhomes.blogspot.com

Preppy Mama said...

Hi there! Glad you stooped by, what a great blog. Your son is adorable!

Lisa Brown - Vintage Sweet Peas said...

I really like you artwork! So glad you can stay home with your little one..and thanks for stopping by my blog party!
O, drawing request....how about a hedgehog...they are so cute..little beaded eyes and all!

Jaybird Designs said...

OMG!! I love those cuties in the pumpkins!!

~Vix~ said...

Just found your blog through facebook and wanted to say hello!

booklover said...

You are a great artist! I loved reading this post. I like to draw too.
Amy

P.S. Can you draw a girl in a skirt/dress/jumper playing/holding a flute?

NANCY LEFKO said...

Diana: It is always so much fun to stop by your blog and especially so today with all those great photos....I love the little logo that says "5 minutes for Mom"....ain't it the truth....on that note, time to get my youngest to bed....my 5 minutes are up.

tam said...

your pumpkin boy is a cutey!

theluckycannuck said...

What great drawings!

Thanks for the ivite from theparty.

Your lil one is a definite cutie too!

Danielle said...

Such a cutey! Great giveaway prize too! You are just full of cuteness! LOL!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Katrin said...

I LOVE the tasty treats drawings. So nice and colorful. Perfect for a nursery. I also have an Etsy shop - 2 actually. And one has felt accessories that are as colorful as your drawings. Would make a great combo ; ) Take a look at http://kaleidoscopestyle.etsy.com

Ces said...

Who said party and I found out about it just now? I am late! I love the different stages of Cole's pumpkin shots. You are going to have a very difficult time to find a pumpkin that can accomodate him when he is fifteen years old, doubt if he would even want to be in it so enjoy every precious day with him. Thanks for the chocolate sprinkle doughnut. Yum yum.

Kate said...

Woooo!, did I hear someone say "party"?? I'm here!!!

I am a little under the weather, but since there is a computer monitor seperating you and me, I will not spread my germs! Got any cough syprup popsicles?? :)

Huuuuugggggss!!

Kate

Fannie said...

Hey, looks like a party! Hello, Diana, thanks for the invite!

A drawing request . . . yummy Milano cookies, macadamia nut candies, and, oh, cinnamon pretzels. ;-D

A blog party, what a fun idea! Talented and clever. As always, I wish you success in all you do.

Candace Trew Camling said...

HELLO HELLO! I love a party! And who better to host one than the ultimate illustration cook! I'm so glad you brought Cole to the party! I hope he draws my name, I would be so happy to get a custom artwork from you!!!
<3 Candace

Honor Bowden said...

Who doesn't love a party? I think maybe though you need some little sketches of drinks, lol!

The pics of Cole in the pumpkin are adorable... Maybe you can cut holes for his legs to go through now he's bigger! Just kidding, but it made me laugh.

I sent your badges today! Thanks for the invite.

Marissa said...

Nice sketches! I love the pumpkin pictures. Hope you have a great party week!

Aspa said...

Hi Diana, what a great idea to have a party! Just count me in :-).
The pictures of Cole are so cute.

Aspa

Simone said...

You have real cutie pie there and seems like he loves the camera too.

Count me in draw too.

Thanks for stopping by

steve said...

hello Diana! What a party here indeed! Great post.:)

Impoverished Preppy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your pictures are adorable.

Kimberly LaBombard said...

Hey Diana,
I love your sketches! It'd be a privilege to be chosen as your winner.
The pictures of your little pumpkin are cute! How exciting to be published - congratulations. I am looking forward to spending some more time here - nice meeting you - have a fun time at the party!
Blessings,
Kim

Rebecca said...

Hi Diana! Thanks for visiting my blog. Maybe we could cook up a fashion project to do together.:)

Make it Great 2008 said...

Thanks for inviting me to your party!

Cute pics of the pumpkin, very unique!

Jarmelia

Uniquely Yours said...

Too cute! You'll have to check out my site maybe we could get together and brain storm ideas.

Julie D said...

Wow! What great artwork. I always wanted to be an artist. (But there isn't much demand for stick people art!) I've been free of Pepsi for 2 weeks now. Can you offer me a virtual one?!?!

Swing by my party when you can. I'm serving veggies. (I know, yummy. But I have 100+ pounds to lose).

lee said...

Could he look any cuter inside that pumpkin.

Kathy said...

Hi Diana!

Thanks for your comment :) I love your blog, it's so colorful! I also love the picture of your little one in the pumpkin, too cute!

Happy Ultimate Blog Party!

Kathy
http://www.senoritadorkita.com

Marcia said...

You are very talented! Good luck with finding your year 3 pumpkin haha. That's such a cute idea for a photo!

Darlene said...

Thanks for stopping by. Cute pictures. I wish I could draw. I went to a class called Sips and Strokes it was fun and my painting was not so bad. LOL Stop by again and check out the pictures I have posted on our fun.

Lisa Lorenz said...

HI Diana, thanks for the note on my blog. I always try to check out your blog since we moved now that I finally got my internet set up. It is always a delightful visit to see your beautiful work. I am still moving in. My container arrived from Denmark last Tuesday and there are still boxes unpacked. I cant believe that I fit all our stuff in our apartment over in DK. I am slowly unpacking and doing room by room and shovelling my heart our every other day. I cant believe the snow we have. Its crazy. 50 cm fell this past weekend. My husband hurt his back so I am the forewoman shoveller at the moment. I am really looking forward to settling in and getting my studio fixed up. Right now its a real mess. Anyways, I am seeing some light at the end of this moving tunnel. I am happy to join your blog party. I need a little partying from all these boxes and snow! LOL. Have a great day. Best wishes to you. Your son Cole is a real cutie like his mommy! xoxox Lisa

Chickengirl said...

ahh well your son is too cute! Who can resist a cutie like that in a pumpkin :-)

A blog party, how fun!

BTW I would love to send you a copy of the print from my picturebook directory page if you like! Just shoot me an email with your address at jannie (at) chickengirldesign (dot) com.

Cheers!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh gosh, your sketches are making me hungry! And those pumpkin pics are TOO CUTE!

Steph

Cakespy said...

How could I not comment, even if there was no contest--it's a baby! In a pumpkin! Cuteness overload I tell you.

Beckaboo said...

Love all the photos!

HAPPY BLOG PARTY!

Blessings, Beckie :o)

Forever Young said...

your pumpkin boy is just the cutest, if you can't find a pumpkin this year, why not make one!! yes please enter me in your raffle, should be fun...and by the way, cheese cake is my favourite...(not zero calories,grin) thanx for visiting me so often and your wonderful comments.

paula h said...

Cool pictures. Your son is really adorable.

hafner611[at]gmail[dot]com

Nicol said...

I love the pumpkins. I didn't even think of doing that with my dd. Maybe this coming Halloween.

Your blog looks like so much fun and the artwork looks great. Love the 0 calorie treats!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy Partying!


http://classyandsophisticated.blogspot.com/

Happy Panda said...

Sweet treats you have over here! You have amazing illustration skills. Love the photo of the baby in the pumpkin. LOL - Happy party hopping!

danetteb said...

Hi Diana,
Thanks for all the yummy no fat treats. Your drawings cheered me up. It is nice to meet you. Happy Blog Patying!

Hugs, Danette

Bonggamom said...

Hello, I looove all your illustrations. So cute! Happy partying around the blogosphere, and hope you have time to drop my mine!

Jinxy & Me said...

What a great blog! I love all your artwork. Nice to meet you - hope you're enjoying the party!

Heather Robinson said...

Oh I laughed when I saw your growing pumpkin boy! You'll have to get one of those pumpkins in the Guinness Book of World Records in a few years to hold him! What a wonderful idea to have a blog party. What a delight to have found you and your artwork. Hugs.

Curious Art said...

Hey, thanks for inviting me, & sorry I'm straggling in so late! It has been a hectic week but I'm ready to kick back. Bring on those cupcakes!

Your little punkinhead is probably in bed by now, but man is he a cutie.

Bebemiqui said...

Great giveaway! count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Janne said...

Very cute art, and I LOVE the photos of your son in the pumpkin!

Thanks for stopping by my party. It's nice to meet you.

Jerri said...

hello. just dropping in from the party. The pictures with the babies in the pumpkins are so cute! And I love your etsy artworks, especially the cupcake pics.

donna said...

Oh, my those pumpkin shots are precious!

Candi said...

What cute drawings!!

I have a giveaway on my party post if you have time to check it out!!

Storm said...

Ds is a cutie. What a great prize! Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

 
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