Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My first ever giveaway!

**This giveaway is now closed**

I don't know why I didn't mention this earlier, but My Own Road celebrated its second birthday last month!

I started this blog as an outlet to talk about my family, life experiences and the projects that I do. And along the way I've had a lot of fun experiences. There was the time I told my sister-in-law I couldn't read, the day when my daughter hid a crayon in the laundry, when I attempted to work out with a toddler, and most disgustingly, when I accidentally put one of my daughter's boogers in my mouth and learned a very important lesson.

I've also shared a lot of my projects (which you can find in my tutorials.)

Most of all though, I've been lucky enough to have met a bunch of new bloggy friends that seem to think my life is interesting enough to read about too :) So thanks for all of your support, new friends and old! 

So as a belated birthday gift to you, I decided that It's about time I hosted a giveaway for all of you awesome blog readers out there. I've been wanting to give something away for awhile, but I couldn't decide on exactly what. Then I discovered Isabel.

Isabel of Monellisa is a talented artist who likes to work in acrylics, oil, and watercolor. She's even made a bunch of hand painted ceramics. But I'm especially in love with the beautiful watercolor trees she paints.

But enough of my rambling, I'll let Isabel tell you a little bit more about herself.

My name is Isabel Monell. I'm 25, and I love creating unique pieces of art. I know that my talent was a gift given to me so I could create wonderful art to share with others. I'm an artist, and I hold a Bachelor Degree in Studio Art from Old Dominion University. I love painting. I have several years of experience with painting pottery, as well as working with acrylic, oil, and watercolor creations. Because I love creating, I'm always exploring different mediums and seeing where it leads me.

To see more of her work, you visit Isabel  here on her website or go to her Etsy shop, Monellisa, to purchase the paintings, prints, and cards she has for sale.

So here's the deal. To help me celebrate my second blogaversary, Isabel is giving away a pack of her gorgeous postcards to one of my readers!

The winner will get their choice of a 10-pack of postcards in one of 5 designs (or you can choose the "Pretty Little Ladies" collection, which includes 2 of each card.)

Want to win? I thought so.

There are 2 ways to enter: 
  1. Become a follower of My Own Road (that means clicking on the "follow" button in the left hand sidebar. I can't see you if you're hiding in RSS feedland, sorry!) If you're already a follower, you've been entered. 1 entry.
  2. Visit Isabel's Etsy shop, Monellisa, and look around, then come back and leave me a comment on this entry with which cards you would choose if you won. 1 entry.
That's 2 possible entries per person!

This contest is open to US residents only please! Winners will be chosen using and announced on Wednesday March 23rd.

Please make sure I have a way of getting in touch with you. Either leave your email address in your comment, or make sure your profile is set up to include your email. Winners will have a week to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

Thanks for entering! Oh, and while you're here, why not grab a button?


  1. I like the Pretty Little Ladies pack. And OH MY how I love the trees!

    Thanks for posting a give-away. This is fun!

  2. Oh how pretty! I'm a follower and I like april showers watercolor print.

  3. Wow, I totally need these postcards to send to my pen pal!!!

  4. I'm a new follower! I love these postcards ... thank you for introducing me to such a wonderful artist!

  5. I'm a new follower! I'd love the "pretty little ladies" collection! Sooo pretty!

  6. Oh my goodness, I thought I already entered. Yikes! I follow your blog. =]

    sr _ porter at comcast dot net

  7. Isabel is so talented! I would choose the Pretty Little Ladies card collection. =]

    sr _ porter at comcast dot net

    Thanks for the chance!

  8. I am with you, the trees are beautiful!

  9. Thank you for the chance to win these...I love the artwork she has done..especially the watercolor trees...beautiful!


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