Sunday, January 30, 2011

OWOH Welcome!

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog that I call ArtsyFartsyMe! This is my first year to participate in the One World One Heart tour. Sadly, it's also my last, as you all know that this is it's last year. I'm so glad you've stopped by. Let me introduce myself to you...

My name is Jaime and I have many different hats that I wear (just like most women). It's kinda hard to label them all but I'll go through a few and these are not in any particular order. I am an artist, I like to draw, take a zillion photographs, paint, create things and also design, paint and draw on the computer. My background is in Graphic Design because that's how you get paid! The term starving artist is one I understand, but if the average gal wants to actually make a living then unfortunately you gotta work for the man. I do try to sell my artwork through the normal venues that are now available to us all. You can see the sidebar if you want to see stuff I've created.  I say this as I am currently staying at home with my almost 5 year old son. He turns 5 in March. Now that he'll be in all day school come August I have the opportunity to jump back in the race if I choose to. Thankfully, I have that choice.

I'm a Mommy to my very energetic and funny son, Asher. Having him later in life has been a joy. I wasn't sure I wanted to have kids when everyone else was having them which would've been in my early twenties, but God has a plan and I had a change of heart around 32 or so. I had put the age 35 in my mind that I wanted to have a child by then and it all worked pretty much as planned. I had Asher one month before I turned 36. On the other hand... I am exhausted, haha. If I knew how much fun he is and how much love I have for him, I would've done it 10 years sooner. Also, if I had known that my mom would've only had 3 years with her grandson, whom she waited so patiently for, I definitely would've done it sooner. That is one of my greatest regrets in life. My mother was my best friend. She was a great lady and my best teacher of life. I lost her to cancer October 20th, 2009 and I miss her terribly everday and it shows a lot, especially on my blog where I unload a lot of my thoughts and everyday life. Of course I am thankful for the 39 years I had with her, but can't help but feel cheated in not having her here with me now. I'm kinda selfish that way. I'm also an only child, so enough said ;)

I love flowers and am an avid gardener. I live in zone 6b (Indiana, USA) and am sick to death of winter so I'm really looking forward to Groundhog Day because even though I know it's just lore, I know that spring is close. Every year I grow from seed Heirloom Tomatoes and sell them as plants. It's very small time, but I love to do this. I have a local following and I just ordered my seed this last week. So it's almost tomato planting time... a very busy time for me. I'll be posting about that soon. I always go overboard and plant waaaay to many tomatoes in my own garden especially considering I'm the only who eats them. Last year I had 20 plants, just for myself. I do give some away to family and friends but I also make a mean salsa and can the rest. I also grow and put up corn, green beans, jalapeno's, peppers, watermelons and cantaloupe. I was born in city but have become a country girl. We live way out in the boonies and have 10 acres and a small lake.

I'm a Christian, and believe in God and that He loves us all. I believe that I will see my mom and my loved ones that have passed again someday in Heaven. I'm not a Holy Roller, but I am strong in my beliefs and I have to ask for forgiveness everyday as I know I'm a sinner (some days worse than others! haha). I tend to have a potty mouth but try to curb it especially here for my blog.

I don't post everyday, it comes in spurts. Sometimes a week goes by without a peep from me. I'm kinda moody and sarcastic but funny too. I'm loyal and consider myself a "helper". I get myself into things without thinking them through sometimes, but that's how I am and as much as I try to change, I realize that I am a Taurus and dang, I can be stubborn. I'm naturally a night owl and stay up waaay too late most nights so that means I am a very slow starter in the morning. I tend to be very messy, something I try to fix, but end up doing anyway. *notice huge mess in background on above photo* Ah well.

I have a bunch of fur babies that I complain about and brag about all the time. My sweet baby Glove, my 19 year old big fluffy white kitty, Zoey, my new faithful companion (doggy) and the newest members are twin boys, Thunder and Lighting who are mess making havoc wreaking monster like ninja kittens. And somehow this one lone Cichlid fish has managed to stay alive while all the others ended up either being eaten or flushed. I have more messes in my life than I have time for!

I love dark humor, a good steak (Medium Rare Ribeye please), Mexican food, Stuffed French Toast from IHOP and Pina Colada's. I've got about 16 sweet tooths (teeth?) and give in to them almost daily. I love ice cream, milk chocolate and I hate to exercise unless it's digging a hole to plant something in or dancing to a good beat. So as you can guess, there's a little bit of a weight issue here... Oh and I just love to listen to music, I feel it just sings to my soul. A song can make me cry, laugh, think deeply and all of the above. Music inspires me to create, to love, sometimes to hate and most of all music inspires me to live. I love all kinds of music, not just one genre. Some old stand-bys are Rock, blues, Spanish guitar (If I believed in reincarnation, I would swear I was Spanish at one time!). In my player right now I've got some Audio Slave, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Romantic Spanish Guitar, Blues Traveler, Sigur Ros and Little Big Town.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you come back and see what's new around here and I can't wait to learn more about you and read your blog! I'm not always this chatty, I promise. If you are so inclined, join me and become a treasured new friend (follower - I hate that term). I hope to meet all kinds of new friends to keep in touch with, learn from and maybe teach something to or perhaps I'll have to be a terrible example of what not to do... Hahaha! My door prize for getting this far and commenting on this post is a set of gift cards (see below) which are blank inside. Winner will be announced February 17th. Just make sure that I can get back in touch with you by leaving your email on the post or by having your bio filled out with your email on it in case you're the winner.

Special thanks to Lisa, creator of OWOH for this incredible idea of fellowship. I'm betting someone may be willing to carry the torch.

So long for now!
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  1. oh so wonderful to learn more about you!!!! I love this post!!!

    Thank you so much for the sweet Birthday Wishes!!!


  2. Yea! I'm so glad to be here and to meet you. You have an awesome blog, come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me in your contest!


  3. Nice blog! Yours is the first I've visited this year! Have fun!

  4. Hello from Springdale, Arkansas! It's nice meeting you! Such a cool giveaway! Please enter me in your fantastic drawing and be sure to stop by and enter mine as well.

    Warmest Regards,

    Two Crafty Mules

  5. Lovely cards!

    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

  6. Hi! What a lovely set.PLEASE COUNT ME IN!

    I’m also participating…COME JOIN IN!

    Good luck♥

  7. Such beautiful cards. Love, love, love them.

  8. pleased to visit you and your blog is lovely. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist. I hope you will visit my blog as well. Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw. Hugs, Gayle.

  9. Hello Jaime, it's lovely to meet you and hear so much about you - lovely photo of you and your son xx

    Your cards look wonderful and I hope you'll be able to come and enter my giveaways too on my blog.

    Sherry from England, UK.

  10. Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

  11. wow what a nice giveaway....would love to win...

  12. ❀It's so much fun to get to know you better and what a fabulous giveaway! Thanks so much and good luck to all your visitors!❀
    ♥Sharon ~
    Plumrose Lane

  13. I am a card maker too and love collecting other artist's work. Yours are beautiful!
    I am soooo crossing my fingers right now! LOL!
    I am now one of your followers. I hope you will "Fly On The Wings of OWOH" over to MY BLOG, have a peek at my prize, and maybe even follow me too! :)
    It's so nice to "meet" you!
    True :D

  14. Thank you for giving so much informaiton on yourself, what a beautiful person. And your give away is gorgeous! Thank you for joining and I hope you can stop over.


  15. oooooh, I would LOVE to own more of your cards! Please put my name in the hat ;)

  16. Pretty! It was fun to visit you, I hope you will visit me, too!

  17. Great post! I am an older first-time mom, too. Mine are all just about grown now. Enjoy that cutie pie you've got (I know you will). Come visit me, too! Pam

  18. Hello Jaime! So nice to meet you and how I love your cat! I want to give her (or him?) a hug as well. Unlike you I often try to stop complaining at summer and want to try winter for a change here in the tropics! Such a blessing to come across such warm open people in blogland!

    Hope you can join in my goodie giveaways as well! :)


    calejbitsvyk at gmail dot com
    calej d'art

  19. Your cards have an ethereal feel to them-so sacred and special. I really hope I win. Please add me to the draw and fly on by to visit me at number 92.

  20. Hi Jamie !
    Lovely giveaway! Pls count me in and if you want, pls take a moment to visit my #58 on Magic Carpet :)
    Thank you for the chance to win!
    Mila :)

  21. I enjoyed meeting you and seeing your artwork

  22. Love your site - love your kitties!


  23. Jaime, you are too cute! I love the exercise bit and that you have 16 sweet tooths. lol Asher sounds like a treat and a 19 yr. old cat? Wow!

  24. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. Love the card set. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  25. You did it, Jaime! Hurray! Happy OWOH! :) Thanks for offering up some of your beautiful cards. Have a great time with the event, and please be sure to come and visit me! xoxo Theresa

  26. Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

    So nice to meet you Jaime! I got started in the whole kids thing myself and love my little Toot more than anything! lol It was nice meeting you! :)

    You're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

    Happy Blog Discovery! :)

  27. Loved this post! And Happy Birthday!Nice to meet you! Count me in your giveaway! deb

  28. Nice to meet you! That is so cute! I would love to be in your giveaway, please count me in. Thank you!

  29. Nice to meet you! Lovely post!
    Come visit my blog to see my OWOH giveaway! I'm #50

  30. So lovely to meet you Jaime!! I can understand how much you miss your mom, I lost my dad when he was only 48 years old and it always saddens me that he lost out on being able to know his grandchildren.

    Your cards are so beautiful! Please add my name to your giveaway, I would love to win:-)

    Make sure you come over and enter my own giveaway if you haven't done so already!

    Hugs, PEA xox

  31. In love with your blog...stunning givaway!
    I am now following. I would love for you to come to mine and follow new followers but most of all I love new friends!
    BTW your blogs name is too stinkin' cute ; )

  32. Beautiful giveaway Jamie!!! Please be sure to visit my blog--this is fun!!

  33. Greetings from Oregon, USA! I'd love to win those beautiful cards, so count me in. Hope you will wing you way over for a visit to my OWOH post!

  34. Hi, nice to meet you
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
    Please count me in.
    Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
    Cheers and happy OWOH

  35. Fellow starving artist here. You know your a starving artist when the painting you made of the last supper starts to look good enough to eat, (canvas and all) LOL. Hope your having fun at the OWOH!


  36. Hi I have family that hails from Elkhart Indiana. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura from sunny Arizona

  37. Your expressions of your life are well done...I love to art but to get out into the dirt is just as fun...when you have time!, come visit me in Oregon...Tootsie...

  38. Happy OWOH! I'll be back for a longer visit! Great blog! I'm chatty sometimes too.

  39. What a neat giveaway! I agree about the stuffed french toast from IHOP!!!
    Please feel free to stop by my blog ( to check out my door prizes as well :)
    Thank you!

  40. Thank you for sharing. Your floral cards are lovely. Have your best day ever.

  41. Hello from Alabama (waving) What a beautiful set of cards. Please enter my name and feel free to stop by my blog and enter mine as well BUT be I live in a very whimsical world. ^_^ I have a feeling that you are a kindred spirit and will fit in nicely.

    I so understand about your thoughts are with you. My youngest I had at 44 and I wish that my parents could have had longer to get to know my lil clown. I am blessed that they did have some time with him. (My Dad-my heart passed Jan 2007 and then my mom passed Feb 2007)

    Hugs and Happy travels in this amazing OWOH journey,

  42. Hi!!! Please add my name to your list and come visit my OWOH giveaway as well :oD

  43. Hi waving from the UK - very nice to meet you - I've enjoyed reading your blog and will be abck - beautiful gift you are giving away and I'm sure it will be treasured by the lucky winner - maybe me !!!!

    I'm also taking part so please pop over and see me too - my email is on my blog should I win !!!

    x Hilda aka Crafty Creations

  44. So Many Great Blogs! And Yours is one of them. Count me in your OWOH Giveaway Please, and Thank You! Tee

  45. Hi there Jaime, I'm Jamie. It's nice to meet you. We have a good deal in common, you and I. I have a nephew named Asher and I admit that I got a little teary when you mentioned your mom. I lost my mom when my son was just 3, so I feel for you and for him.

    I've enjoyed my visit. I'm a OWOH participant as well. I hope you'll come by for a visit!

  46. What a lovely introduction about yourself. I love the cards and thanks for the chance to win!

  47. nice to meet you via OWOH,
    greetings from Finland;
    beautiful gifts, love to win;-))m

  48. Pleased to meet you, Jaime!
    Your notecards are lovely, as is your blog.
    I could go for a nice steak this evening as well (visiting all the OWOH has made me work up an appetite!).
    Thank you for participating in this wonderful event.
    Hugs from ON, Canada,
    Please stop by my blog, #51 on the list, if you get a chance.

  49. ¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨
    How lovely! I would love to win it!
    Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
    Be well & wish well,

  50. Nice to meet you. The gift cards are wonderful. Please enter my OWOH at

  51. Very nice...and I'm happy to know more about you! Please visit me, too! ♥

  52. I am nodding my head as I read your blog and had to become a follower before leaving a comment. I had babies late in life too. I am 44 and raising an 8 year old and 6 year old triplets. Yes, God has a sense of humor and a plan! I just wish I had the same energy I had 10 years ago. Our home looks like yours every day :)
    Visit me when you have a chance.
    Blessings sister,
    my other blog about raising triplets plus one

  53. nice give away
    i enjoyed checking out your blog
    love the 4 faces of the tree

  54. I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway.
    Hugs, Antonella :-)
    Please stop by for a chance to win my giveaway!

  55. Hi Jaime (and fellow Hoosier),
    I live in Northeastern IN and I hear ya on the whole winter thing... tired of it doesn't begin to describe, especially as we prepare for this latest "monster" storm... ick.

    Sorry for the loss of your mother, I understand that feeling well. On being a parent - I became a grandmother about the same age you became a mother, but I think I'm about 10 years older than you if my math is correct (that'd be a miracle in itself). Anyway - I love your note cards and would consider myself pretty lucky to win them. I'm participating in OWOH too, so swing by when you get a chance if you enjoy beaded things.

    Have fun!

  56. Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


  57. It's nice to meet you! I know what you mean about Groundhog Day! I cant wait for planting time!

  58. Hi Jaime,
    Such a great blog you have. I've enjoyed my visit here. Such a wonderful door prize too. Count me in for your draw to win. I'n not listed yet so would be real nice if you could pay me a visit too.

    Hugs Fiona.

  59. Lovely giftcards!

    I hope you want to visit my page as well and participate in my giveaway too.
    Hugs Susan

  60. Other than my kids are grown, I feel like we are so alike. Your music, your art, your choices in food, the potty mouth and sarcasm! LOL!!!!
    I have enjoyed peeking around in your blog and hope that you find time to come and visit mine.
    :) Gale

  61. Hi Jaime,

    I had a look around your virtual stopping grounds and I enjoy mixed media art but I am new to the term photo montages, very nice. I also was inspired by your red poppy painted pot, lovely.

  62. I would be thrilled to win your beautiful cards. Thanks for the chance.

  63. Hm. I know you.
    I'd like to win please.

    Hey, seriously, your kid is cute. For a kid (you know I don't like them).
    Are you going back to work?
    Work always sounds fun, but the few times I went back I was like, "oh Fuck No"
    I said fuck on your blog.

    Don't delete it.
    Or delete it, but send me one of those presents please.
    I'd write more and beg for one but I've been sitting here for a bit and I have to pee.

    Rock on sistah,

  64. Beautiful!

  65. You come across as an extremely likeable mix of honesty, imagination and quirkiness....

    I had my daughter at 33, so I understand exactly what you's an amazing thing, Motherhood...that I wouldn't have been able to handle so well (ok, not so well some days..haha) in my 20's :)

    Thanks for having me!
    Cameron #83

  66. Delighted to meet you and see your lovely blog as well! I hope you'll come visit me too...and enter my giveaway!
    Happy OWOH Days!

  67. I Amal glad I found yourblog and found out so much about you. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations

  68. Great blog and card sets.. I'd love the chance to win.

  69. Hi Jaime!
    Nice to meet you and learn about your family and likes. I'd love a change to win. Please add me and come over and add yourself to my blog.

  70. Aha! Another Hoosier! Great to meet you Jaime! I'd love to win one of your cards. Have fun playing in OWOH!
    :-) Gina (also in IN and also SICK of winter)

  71. It was so nice meeting you! You have a great blog and I really enjoyed my visit! I hope you'll stop by to see me too, if you haven't done so already.

  72. Pretty cards; come visit Thistle Cove Farm when you've got a moment.

  73. Jaime the best part of coming to your blog today was reading about your life. Possibly winning a set of your lovely cards is a bonus :-)
    I'm sure you will always miss your mom, but what a wonderful life you made yourself! fur babies, lovely little child, and you are the tomato lady, lol!
    have a blessed day

  74. Hi Jamie! I'm with you on the gardening, getting spring fever!!
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo dot com

  75. Hi Jaime.

    Thanks for participating in OWOH event. It's such a grand experience getting to know all new people out in blogland.

    Please add my name to your drawing for the beautiful cards.

    PS I had my only child at the same age as you. She's now 23 or will be tomorrow and has a child of her own. It's been a complete joy.

  76. I like your post Jaime, it's been fun learning more about you. Funny, I had the same idea about having kids, I didn't want any in my 20's but had a cut off age of 35, I had max at 34. Also, I'm a taurus too, very stubborn. =) Maybe if I wasn't so stubborn I would have had Max earlier and now I wouldn't be so dang tired.
    I did a OWOH post too, It's a little embarrassing, I didn't have the time to put one together but knew I would be kicking myself if I missed the last event so I threw one together last night at 11:55. It's not the most thought out post but I'm happy to be taking part.
    Your cards are a great give away idea. Thank you for a chance at em!

  77. Oh I just love your furr babies! Especially that white one on top I think you called it Glove! I had a cat just like that one and her name was Sassy. She died a few months ago and I miss her so seeing Glove there was a ice sight for me. You sets are beautiful would love to win one, HUGS, Sanna

  78. My oldest son's name is Asher! (he's 4 though). I think that is pretty darn cool. I haven't heard of many Ashers.
    What a lovely set of cards.

  79. Hi Jamie, coming to you from Las Vegas, NV! It's been a pleasure reading about you. We have a lot in I had my one and only son at the age of 34. I too was not ready in my twenties and so glad I waited, but unfortunately my father didn't have as long with my son as I to had wished. He died of cancer on my birthday, but I just decided since I was daddy's little girl, that its just another special day to birthday and his new birthday with Jesus. I too will see him again. Anyway, back to your beautiful gift card them. I'm now following your blog and hope to learn more about you, become "friends" and possibly learn some new craft. By the way, you also remind me a lot of my business partner :D

    Bright blessings,

  80. Wow, so pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle by the way)! Seeing I walked through your open Blogger doorway, and learnt so much I too will curb my potty mouth & ask you (politely LOL) to please, please come comment at my OWOH post too :) I'm number 120 on the list yey! (oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere) Doors always open :) Now let's keep enjoying this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :)

  81. Great prize thanks for the chance :D


  82. Neat story! I'm happy to have clicked here on the owoh hop!

  83. Hey there Jaime, greetings from San Diego California.
    I am so very sorry for your hurting heart and your mom's passage. She will be forever in your heart.
    What a wonderful blogplace to land on this One World One Heart Journey.
    If you have time on your flight come over and see me

  84. Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
    Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
    ~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

  85. Happy OWOH, nice to meet you! Great door prize! Awww, cute kittens too :)

  86. Wonderful cards! Please enter me into your draw! Thank you!

  87. how creative you are! please enter my name in this lovely giveaway.nice to meet you. please stop by my blog for a visit if you'd like.

  88. I enjoyed your blog, you did a good job of telling us about yourself, family, and life. I would like to be in the drawing for the note cards. Come visit my blog.
    Carolyn Kight from Michigan, USA

    Another email: (I like this one the best.)

  89. I would love to win these great cards!

    hoerauf at comcast dot net

  90. I'm so glad you are enjoying motherhood. don't regret, you still had him at the right time!

  91. Greetings from Canada
    Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
    Winning your give away would be awesome!
    Thanks for including me in your draw..Come visit me, I am playing too.

  92. What a fun life! Enjoyed reading your introduction. I must lead a boring life in comparrison! lol Your cards are great too! Hope you can join in my give away too! needlewings at

  93. It is lovely to meet you. Thank you for taking part in One World, One Heart. Please come visit my blog if you haven't already.

    hhertziger at mac dot com

  94. Hi Jaime :)

    This is a great post - it is so wonderful to learn more about you.

    Your cards are beautiful!


  95. How have we not met before? Thank goodness for OWOH! Your son is adorable. Similiar to you my Mom is dear to my heart so I am so sorry that yours has moved on to her next adventure. I can't imagine how terribly hard that must be some days. My Mom lives with me and combined we have 5 pups (my 4 Pekingese and her Chi), we live in Texas and are wondering where the helicopter the warm weather is and I love creating anything I can with paper.

    Visit when you get a chance!
    Best wishes,

  96. Hi Jaime,

    Pleased to meet you and love your blog. I would be thrilled to be the lucky winner of your lovely gifts, please come by #9 and enter into my draw.

    Rob in Australia

  97. Greetings from Australia Jaime... how lovely to read little snippets from your life... thoroughly enjoyed it... your gift cards are gorgeous... such a beautiful giveaway...

    So nice to say hello
    Jenny x

  98. Thanks for the honest and hilarious introduction, I think we'd have great fun over Pina-coladas or making art, we have lots in least we can be blog friends :)

  99. Isn't this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating... please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you'll visit me too.

    Beckie =)
    artbeckons at hotmail dot com

    OWOH #119
    OWOH #132

  100. i was touched by your sharing about your mom and your son. i am an artist and a Christian too. thanks for the chance to win your giveaway! i hope you can come and visit me too! happy OWOH blog hopping!

  101. Gorgeous draw - and fun to get to know about you. Thank you!

  102. Your son is adorable! I'm 39 with a 2 year old son, so I'm right there with you. I'd love to win your giveaway.

    Stop by for a chance to win on my blog too:
    #28 OWOH

    Waxela (wa-shay-la)
    aka SpiritMama

  103. What a terrific prize you are giving away! Please enter me in your draw. I really enjoyed looking around your blog!
    connie from kauai, hawaii

  104. Greetings to you from Australia! Thank you for sharing - it was wonderful to get to know you! Thank you for your sharing your creativity on your blog - I will enjoy visiting again to see more! I'd so love to visit the US again, and travel to more of the not-so-touristy places, still dreaming! I hope you will visit me, I am OWOH 248!
    hugs and blessings,
    My OWOH blogpost
    Email me!

  105. I'm flying in from the OWOH journey. Thank you for being involved and it is so nice of you to visit my blog! Please enter me in your give-away. I would love to win this fabulous give-away! Thanks for sharing your world to me!

  106. Hello! Your door prize is wonderful!
    Please count me in!

    Oxana from Moldova
    fancyscrap at

  107. This is my first time doing OWOH but I'm having so much fun traveling around the world just by sitting in my livingroom :)
    I really like your door prize, they're gorgeous!
    /Lisa #151

  108. You remind me alot of me.LoL..Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just leave me a comment on my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  109. Jaime, what a great insight into your life you've shared with us all. I can relate (maybe not directly all the time though!) to most things you talk about. Thanks for giving me and others the chance to win your door prize. I'm also participating in OWOH and am #166 on the list. Hugs Naomi

  110. What an interesting insight into your life. I love your Giveway prize too. God bless
    I have two blogs - come & see me sometime

  111. How impressive and what talent you have. I actually LOVE chatty! I'm # 11, and would love to have you stop by if you haven't already.

  112. Hi Jaime! It is so nice to meet you! I believe we are twins separated at birth!!!

    While I was reading about you I kept going me too! me too! Is there any other way to eat a good Ribeye!! And the IHOP is my favorite place to eat breakfast! Except I go for the Omelets covered in sour cream and shredded cheese! Milk chocolate, and OF COURSE ice cream, and nothing like Mexican food! Pair that with hating to exercise too! and you have a fluffy teddy bear with a little extra around the middle. But I say it is just more to love!

    And you can ask my hubby how many times I have asked him to finally turn off a certain song because it had me in tears. I am just a big ole' softie. :)

    I also lost my mom to cancer in 2009. Sept 1, God called her home to be with Him. There is nothing that can replace this void in our hearts. I believe there is most likely no family on earth today that has not been touched by this evil monster. It certainly is no respecter of persons.

    Thank you for this wonderful give away!

    God bless and keep you.

  113. Love your blog. Please feel free to call on me at #100 when you have a chance.

  114. Thank you for your generosity of spirit (not only for the beautiful cards, but for sharing so much of who you are.) I look forward to visiting again and learning more. Please stop by when you get a chance,

  115. sweet blog & lovely offerings!
    please come visit my blog #30 on the list...
    blessings & warm hugs from Montana!!

  116. Hi, Jaime! So nice to meet you. I enjoyed reading your post. I lost my dear MIL to cancer just weeks after you lost your mom. Praise the Lord that we will see them again!! I miss my MIL, too.
    Thank you for the chance to win your cards. They are beautiful!
    I hope you will stop by my blog. I am #419 for OWOH. I am your newest follower. :-)
    hockman1 at sbcglobal dot net

  117. Chatty is GOOD! That's how we share of ourselves and make new friends- I'm in Kansas enjoying a snow day today, but I hear you: spring needs to come earlier this year, not later! C'mon Mr. Groundhog, DON'T see your shadow!

    I hope you'll drop by both of my giveaways (at Twigs and Tulle and Kindergarten's 3 R's: I'm giving away a mini bunting and some pattern blocks) during this awesome blogging event! Happy OWOH!


  118. So happy to add my name to your giveaway list, and am happy to say I love your blog!!!
    Come by as you swing around the world and add your name to mine!!! #489

    bevie2u (at) wildblue (dot) net

  119. Found you thru OWOH! This is so cool getting to know fellow bloggers and "discovering" new friends! Please add me to your drawing!

  120. Lovely pretty it would be hard to actually use them!!

    I would be honored to win. Please enter me in your drawing.

    I invite you to stop by my blog and enter my drawing:

    Take Care,

    Northern California

  121. Greetings from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this event fun? Love your blog - it is wonderful! Your cards are so cute! Please enter me in your drawing. If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  122. Please enter my name in your lovely giveaway-
    Bonnie in Florida
    Blogs #566 and #567 USA

  123. What a great giveaway, would love a chance to win
    Thank you

  124. so nice to learn more about the giveaway prize.

  125. Greetings from New York! I could have been reading my life story here. I had my daughter shortly after I turned 36-she's in college now! I'm following now & will be back to visit again! Happy OWOH! Hope you can stop by to visit me too #331!

  126. Lovely to meet you Jaime ! It was fun to read all about your lovely little life making the most of every moment. Love that.Thanks for the chance to win your sweet cards roo. Enjoy the OWOH adventure !

  127. Hi fellow Halloween loving, multiple hat wearing artist/mom! So nice to meet you!

    Hope you're having as much fun on our OWOH trip as I am! Come visit me...(#135) giving away a beautiful bottle of organic bath salts.

    Bright blessings from Vegas,


  128. What a refreshingly honest and blunt post. I'm the same way but I guess I tend to be less forthcoming because a lot of people are put off by it in real life - maybe it's different online? :D My mother died when I was 20 and it was really rough on me as well as I was an only child and my father wasn't involved in my life - so I totally understand how that is. I don't think there's anything wrong with being selfish in that case. Everytime I hit a milestone in life I regret that she is not there to experience. Hell sometimes I just miss having someone to talk to - she really "got" me.

    It was wonderful meeting you! Come see me some time as well and keep in touch!

  129. Hey Jaime I really enjoyed this post so nice to read more about you and to see your beautiful boy!!! I would love to win your cards they are so lovely!! You are a talented lady! :0) Hope you're having fun on the OWOH whirlwind!!! Well done on such a great post! :0) xoxoxo

  130. One World One Heart is such a fun way for all of us to connect. How I would love to own your lovely creation. Count me in:) Come by to see me at #234 when you have time:)

  131. Beautiful card set! Please enter me--thanks :)

  132. Very nice to meet you..thanks for writing such a great bio. I'm always interested to learn more about the people whose creations I enjoy.
    Thanks for the chance at your doorprize!
    Stop by my giveaway as well.

  133. Jaime thank your for participating in this years event. I really enjoyed reading about you, some made me laugh (in a good way). I love how you took that to heart because how else do we know about each other unless we actually tell people. This is how kindred spirits are found, it can be quite profound. So lovely to meet you and I so hope you are enjoying this flight around the globe.
    creator/host OWOH

  134. Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!

  135. I totally love your blog...just loverly. I have put you on my blog list and will be back to visit again.

  136. What beautiful cards you've made! Love to win.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    OWOH giveaway

  137. Your art cards are wonderful!
    I am number 627 on OWOH list!

    You DO have a Beautiful blog!
    Smiles, Cyndi

  138. Hello from Canada, Jaime. I love your son's name and he looks adorable. I hope you can find time to visit me-

  139. hi!!! wonderful owoh post and givaway!
    visit my owoh post too!!!

  140. Beautiful note cards! Are you getting hammered with snow right now? We fortunately were just missed by it in central WI! Come visit! #517

  141. Great post!!!


    HarajukuGirl92 [at]

    Here's my blog, Not much YET!

  142. I love your gift cards, and they're so hard to find here!

  143. Gift cards are so very cool! Please include me! Caryl #270

  144. Hi! So great to meet you! Your cards are so beautiful, I would love to win! Have a great day! And, please visit me at #319
    sending some smiles...:o)

  145. Hi Jaime, it's so very nice to meet yet another very talented artist on this OWOH adventure. Your gift cards are sooo beautiful.

    Please stop by my blog in your travels around, I would love to see you there. I am #78 on the OWOH event list.

  146. I am loving your blog, so count me as your new friend.
    A big hug from Spain. Yeah, where everybody knows how to play guitar and dance flamenco;p
    See you around!!

  147. Hello nice to meet you, what a lovely OWOH giveaway, please be sure to stop by mine if you can.Greetings from Bonnie Scotland.

  148. Such a lovely blog and a fun giveaway. I look forward to this event each year. Please enter me and thank you!

  149. I loved reading about you....what a wonderful post. I also love your giveaway. Please be sure to stop by my blog as well..for my giveaway.

  150. Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
    Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
    Winning your give away would be awesome!
    Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

  151. ...such a joy reading everything..and what a joy it would be to win your give-a-way. Thanks
    for the opportunity.

  152. Hey, I'm from Northern KY. I've been in love with Spanish guitar since I was a kid and listened to it on one of my parent's old records. I love your giveaway. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH participant 598

  153. This is a lovely giveaway!

    Please visit my page too:

  154. Hi Jaime!
    I believe I have met my twin!!! I just lost my Mom on Christmas Eve and miss her terribly...I love the way you write, pretty comical that I can almost hear your sarcasm/wittiness in your words! Love the beautiful cards! I'll be hanging out...come on over and get to know me...#673.

  155. Greetings from Washington,DC. Nice door prize. Great blog. I am enjoying traveling the world and meeting new bloggers. The collective creative energy is exciting. Please enter my daughter and I in your drawing and stop by our blog:


  156. Greetings from NYC!
    What a lovely and generous giveaway.
    Please enter me and come visit my blog too.
    I'm #156 on Lisa's list.

  157. Lovely to meet you and thanks for sharing. Have a good OWOH. Kim (no.724)

  158. True creativity... Ms Artsy with many hats. Enjoy life... i'm at Glad to meet you!

  159. What a sweet giveaway!
    goodasgoldie at yahoo dot com

  160. Thank you so much for inviting us in to visit for a bit. Your artwork is beautiful as is your son! :D I love your cards and would love to be entered to have a chance at owning one.
    I hope to come back later when more time is available so till then..
    Hugs from snowy New Hampshire
    Beth P

  161. Hi Jaime, so nice to meet you!! Love your artistic talents and gorgeous cards :)
    Lynn xxx

    You are always welcome to visit me downunder :)

  162. Hey Jaime!

    Good thing I have you on my google reader lol. well, besides getting to see what amazingly creative art you're working on - but i totally forgot about OWOH - I've signed up now though!
    Love your giveaway!! My fingers are crossed :)
    Kat @ #714

  163. I lost my Mum to Cancer while prgnant with my youngest - it still feels so hard to believe they will never meet though I do believe in some ways maybe they may just might have. Sounds weird but she has so many of Mums traits and expressions. I am very much on the fence with religion but do believe there is 'something' and always feel Mum's presence so I can understand your post. I can tell you - being one of 6 - it doesn't make it any easier but I bet she's with you all the time.

    It was lovely 'meeting' you - I'll be back when I get through that looooong OWOH list :)

    Please feel free to drop by my OWOH post too :)

    OWOH #365

  164. I'm lucky I get choose to stay home too. beautiful cards.
    annewithany2 at hotmail dot com

  165. Hi Jaime.. so nice to meet you.. Love your giveaway.. they are gorgeous.. I know how you feel I lost my Mom when I was 37, my 2 older children knew her very well but my youngest had very little time with her so feels so cheated that the others have so many memories.. She was my best friend and I still miss her so much but know in my heart that she is always near.. am following your blog now.. hope if you get a chance you will stop by mine..
    # 617

  166. Hello and it is a wonderful thing to get to meet you. I am so excited to have the chance to win such a wonderful door prize. Happy OWOH, and during your travels through Blogland, I would love to have you for a visit.
    Wishes and Whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland

  167. Hi, it's great to meet you. Your cards are just way too cool! I am excited for an opportunity to be included in your lovely giveaway. Please drop by if you get a chance. There are so many amazing blogs! Wow! Take care, Nan

  168. Lovely giveaways! Please count me in. Enjoy your flight. Patricia OWOH #498

  169. Greetings from Michigan! Thanks for sharing your story! Great cards that you made for this blog hop!
    Please come visit me at
    Thanks Teri

  170. Heello from Cornwall, I love your cards, so spiritual, great blog!

  171. Jaime, I'm your neighbor just up the road...ok a couple hundred miles, but Indiana nonetheless. Congrats to you for being a stay at home mom!!! So, many don't have that choice..and keep that secret dream of scary makeup artisit out there, ya just never know. : )
    Brenda #701

  172. I have so much respect for people who can paint and draw!! I am stick-figure challenged myself. I also love your long-suffering dog- kitties can be such a challenge!! One of mine is yelling at me to feed him now.
    Have a great OWOH!
    Laura in Savannah, GA

  173. Definitely not too chatty -exactly like somehitng I would write ;-) will definitely bookmark your blog - I don't have one yet but have been debating and now after seeing all these great examples I'm gonna start one! Love your cards - thanks for offering them!
    Wendy in Tucson, AZ, USA

  174. Hello! Nice blog. We have much in common. Christians with potty Mouths!! My sister could win that contest though. I love to plant things and create too. I have never donetomato's from seeds but might giveita try. I love the sweet 100's and another little one called sun gold and they are sooo hard to find around here. I'm rambling. lol I just want some frest tomato's!
    Please stop by my blog and say Hi. #752 I have a scarf I am giving away.


  175. Love it! ¯\(°‿o)/¯

  176. Hi, just hopping by on the OWOH blog tour! What a great event. Thanks for offering such a wonderful prize. Stop by my blog when you get a chance. , I'm #411


  177. So nice to "meet" you ... I love that you said "unless it's digging a hole to plant something in or dancing to a good beat" ... I couldn't agree more! :-)

    Your art is lovely!

    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

  178. Lovely work and I enjoyed poking around your blog :). Your cards are very pretty!

    #298 on the list

  179. What a great giveaway! The picture of you and your sweet son is priceless (and the kitties too!) Nice to *meet* you. I'm off to check out the rest of your blog! Keeping my fingers crossed here in cold Virginia!


  180. I've loved having a read of your blog and getting to know you. It is great that you chat a lot, why not, we can't all be alike that would make for a boring world after all!

    Those cards are gorgeous, I'd love to enter, and I've made a set of cards for my giveaway if you want to join in.

  181. Please enter my name. Love your giveaway! Visit me #597

  182. What a lovely post. I feel like we just sat down and had tea (or chocolate milk depending on the day LOL)

    Happy One World One Heart!
    Please stop by and visit "Once Upon A Moon" for a chance to win. :)

    Moonbeams & Blessings,
    Jesi Ferguson
    onceuponamoon (at)

  183. Great giveaway, love your blog, if you have time visit my OWOH giveaway too. Susan

  184. Awesome post and glad you joined in this year, this is my third!!
    Stop by my blog as well

  185. I enjoyed reading your blog. I think we are all getting tired of winter and looking forward to spring! Your giveaways are beautiful! I'm #788.

  186. What a fabulous post...We have so much in common, I have been a make up artist in my main career and I have finished my B.A. in communication and graphic design and am currently working for the local school district's in-plant print shop as the specialist.
    I have a daughter who is grown up and has the fortune of being born into an artist family. Sadly I lost my mom a week after you. She was the most amazing creative soul and I wish she cold be here to participate with this wonderful technology that we have to share our art and sell our wares! Love to you!

  187. What a beautiful giveaway I love it.

  188. So nice to meet you here, and what a lovely giveaway! Please stop by my blog at, I have my watercolor notecareds there for my door prize if you'd like to have a look :-)


  189. Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  190. Thank you for the giveaway. Very cute kitties. Pelase come visit.

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

  191. I would love to be enter in your wonderful drawing

  192. Jaime, Your post is awesome!!! You are truly a fun person full of life and love! Enter my name, your artwork is to be cherished!!!

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    Your card set is beautiful! It would be wonderful to win it for my anniversary gift on the 11th!
    Please enter me and thank you!
    craftgrany at gmail dot com


  194. lol Except for your son, you and I could be twins! My desk is horrendous, and I'm also a bull-headed Taurus gal ;) Your cards are beautiful. Please visit my blog I'm #716 on the ever-growing list.


  195. Beautiful cards. I like making cards with my art and photography. I also love my furbabies. angelandspot{at}yahoo{dot}com

  196. Hello, from Southern Illinois, USA. So nice to meet you and looking forward to coming back and visiting once the event is over and I have more time.

    BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

  197. Gorgeous blog you have !
    Love all the Furbabies, so happy :-)
    Please add me to your draw and if you have time, pay me a visit too...

    #206 on the Flying Wings of OWOH


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