Saturday, February 12, 2011

One World One Heart

One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only.It is the brainchild of Lisa Swifka . It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way.  Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a "door prize or prizes"....just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world.  It's really that easy. 

I an  very late in joining the party. I got a new computer in late December to replace my broken one. My old computer had digital media ports so that I could just pop in my camera card and get my photos.My new computer does NOT have this function and uploading pics is now a project (especially since I misplaced  my camera cord.) This is my first time joining the festivities.

I am Silvia a fulltime mammographer who lives 30 miles south of Chicago with my husband, two teenage sons and 3 feline furbabies.
I enjoy creating home decor items

I enjoy paper crafting.
 I also enjoy gardening and photography
My "door prize" is this 6x6 altered canvas that I created
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you'll visit again  :)



The Altered Paper said...

Hello from Ky! I would love the chance to win your altered art piece! Please include me in your OWOH Door Prize Drawing. Thank You Tee

New End Studio said...

Hi Silvia,I'm 846 on the OWOH blog list- nice to meet you. I have the opposite problem- I have a card reader but the software won't allow the transfer. I have to look into new software I guess.

Your giveaway is beautiful. Thanks for a chance in the drawing. Please stop at my blog and enter mine when you have a moment.

You have lots of pretty projects on your blog. Will be back to read some more. So long.

s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing. If you get a chance to stop by I am blog #809

Stitchety Grub said...

Fabulous Giveaway - please include me and do come and visit my blog and enter mine too –if you haven’t already – I am #139 - I will be back for a more leisurely look around your blog after the event :-) – Cheers Britt in Australia

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

Hugs, Gayle
my blog:

vintage wil said...

Great giveaway!!

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Hello from beautiful NW Arkansas! It's nice meeting you! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to enter mine, too (if you haven't already.) #215 on the list.

Warmest Regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

Lauren said...

Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

Artseyanne said...

Hi there, love your canvas, bit sad Australia didn't quite make it. Hope you enjoy the ride, feel free to call on me at #100 if you have time.

Saskia said...

Hello Silvia! Wow, you're so creative! Your canvas is so beautiful and unique! Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your lovely giveaway...I can only dream it's me! :)

OWOH is a great trip around the (blog)world, thanks!

Sweet greetings from Belgium,

nr 214 on the list

Doreen G said...

Please enter me in your giveaway-and do drop by my blog and enter mine.
Regards Doreen

Janine said...

Hallo , nice to meet you.
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
This is beautiful.
This blog isdelightful
Please count me in.
Please come visit me on my blog aswell, I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

JBlanton said...

Greetings from western North Carolina- you have an awesome blog and giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win and God bless

Tumbleweed Trails said...

I'm so glad your were able to get your pics onto your new computer and join in on OWOH. I completely empathhize with you regarding your new computer. I am still trying to figure out how to do what I use to with my photos now that my "newest" computer has different programs and all. Trust old computer software was much better and far easier to manipulate.

I love your blog and your creativity. The Mixed Media Canvas you made for your door prize is spectacular and so very perfect for this event. It's so detailed!

It's been so nice meeting you and visiting your blog. I look forward to your future posts.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Lolarose38 said...

Nice door prize!!!
I love paper and stamping too...I love your Halloween page above! i really need to get my act together and get my blog going again.
Nice to meet you! xx

Belinda said...

Hi Im Belinda Love your blog .if you get a chance stop by mine #425

Debra said...

Wow what a great giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win! Now off to peruse your blog!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous give away. Thanks for the chance to win :)

gpc said...

Very creative! I enjoyed visiting your blog and hope you will visit mine, too!

Healing Woman said...

It would be wonderful to win your OWOH! What a great momento from the 5 years the event has been running.

Please add my name and fly on over for a visit to number 92 where a face clay planter awaits.

Warm wishes,
Cheryl-Healing Woman

Susan said...

Hello Silvia, lovely to meet you! I am an MRI Technologist, who is now disabled (severe OTJI) along with some other crap, LOL! I am a new follower :) Your giveaway is SUPERB!! how befitting, for the final year of this awesome event, I am sad to see it going away. Please include me in your drawing, and come visit #209. Do you mind if I save the "Housework" image, It made me crack up!
(Oh, BTW...I love graphic 45 also)
Thanks and be well,
(Pieces of Fate)

IM GIRL said...

Hi Silvia,
What a rewarding job you have. I love altered art and what you created is so lovely. I would be honored to win it.
Please visit my blog as well. I am your newest follower today :)


Micki said...

What a wonderful giveaway, and thanks, for the chance to win!
Please visit me at Irish Muses #678.

kswmccleary said...

Wow, I wish I was that put together to create something specifically for this event! I had to use some items I had premade for my door prize! Count me in! visit me at

Arya said...

Hello from Idaho!! Your give-a-way is just lovely! Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey across the world!

Hoopie said...

Your altered art is awesome !

Hoopie OWOH~2011

Anonymous said...

Hello from snowy New Hampshire,
OMG your door prize is wonderful! Please, please, please enter me for a chance to become its new owner :D
I do hope you have the chance to come by my blog (#409 on the OWOH list) to say hello. Tell hubby that he isn't likely to ever understand your paper addiction but G-D bless their wonderful little hearts for trying! :D
I hope to be back again to visit properly once this whirlwind tour is over...
Big snowy hugs,
Beth P

Atypical Girl said...

I love seeing all the neat things that people create!

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Amy from Pennsylvania (OWOH #520)
artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

Teri said...

very nice altered art work!!

Glad I found you! Please include me in
your giveaway.

Come visit me at

Thanks Teri

Fiona Whitehead said...

Lovely piece Sylvia - pop along to my owoh giveaway also if you get time x

Flowermouse Design said...

Hi Sylvia - nice to meet you in blogland!! I love your giveaway - so original and personal. I´ll take a tour around in your blog!!!!

Please enter me in your giveaway (my email is in my profile) and stop by my giveaway if you like.

Greetings from Norway

KKS said...

What a wonderful new blog to discover! And I love your giveaway, that is so creative.

It's great meeting so many bloggers with so many different interests at this event.

Aimee Jeffries said...

Beautiful piece! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)


Hello Silvia! What a wonderful piece you have made for OWOH! It really says it all and a great ending to the last post that I shall read from the long journey. YES! I have gotten through all of the posts! Didn't think it possible with hours of meeting so many people. I am glad you are a part of the many new friends I have met, Hope you will come visit me too. Wanda in Ohio #220

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The card is lovely ! Please enter me in your giveaway & stop by my blog at #331 & enter mine!

Kimberly R. said...

I've enjoyed visiting your wonderful blog and would love to enter your giveaway!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Caroline said...

Beautiful canvas! Please enter me--thanks :) OWOH #318

Deedra said...

This heart's gorgeous. Please count me in!

Heidi said...

Hello from Michigan! You have some really unique things, thanks for sharing them. Your canvas is so sweet and would go so well in my craft room. I hope you will come and visit my blog #259.


Lenora said...

What fun! Please enter me, lucky #870 on the OHOW list, in your give away! I am so excited to visit and explore your blog! Don't forget to enter my draw at HERE by February 17th! Thanks!

What's up Duck? said...

That's fantastic! Really unique.

Ducky Doo
(just replace AT with @ and DOT with . I do this to dodge email grabbing internet bots)

jonaks said...

happy owoh!

Sandi M said...

Hi Silvia, I'm traveling to OWOH from SE PA where I also have a paper addiction :) I love what you've made. It's so perfect for the last OWOH! Hope you'll come by and visit.
Sandi #559

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Silvia, I woPlease visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.
uld love to win your beautifully crafted canvas.

Marianna said...

Your altered piece you created just for the OWOH is great! Would be proud to own it.
Please stop by my site.

Kim Mailhot said...

Hi Silvia ! Love your piece ! A perfect celebration for the final year of OWOH. Thanks for the chance to win. I hope you have been having a great OWOH ride. Cheers!

JUNE said...

Thx for the comments about my before/after photos..I've got a ton to get together to share, we've been working hard over here...anyway, thx for the nice comments on my blog...and I left a comment on one of your stuff! thx again, june #75

Regina said...

Hi there (waving from Alabama) It was great wandering around your blog. Really like your altered art...very nice!! I hope that you will come and visit with me too.


#104 Southern Ooaks

Beckie Holso said...

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 (if you haven’t already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119
OWOH #132

AlwaysInspired said...

What a great piece to celebrate OWOH!
Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

Leslie H. said...

Hello from Colorado, love this OWOH. Come for a visit Leslie

Cameron said...

I feel your pain! Our stick thingy that our chip goes into to load pics onto the computer won't work unless I'm physically holding at a certain angle...haha! Feel like I'm playing twister sometimes during long uploads :)

I love your altered canvas and am excited to have a chance to win it! Please sign me up :)

Cameron #83

Tammy said...

What a beautiful altered piece you are giving away. Mixed media art is so rubbing off on me. Thank you for the chance of winning.
I am a new follower and can't wait to see more of your projects.

Nanbon44 said...

great prize, I am visiting from the Florida Gulf Coast area and it is so nice to meet you.. if you get a chance stop by for a visit.

#566 & 567

Tammy Freiborg said...

Love the heart earth!! Please visit #875

Cheryl said...

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

artangel said...

Hi Silvia from Manchester, England :)

You are obviously multi-talented - your home decor designs and your photos are great, and what an adorable canvas!

If you get chance hope you'll pop over and enter my draw too - #837

jacque4u2c said...

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.

Lemondrop Marie said...

What lovely work! I am thrilled to enter.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
OWOH giveaway

Aviya Glass said...

Hi from chilly England! Thanks for letting me take a peek into your world. Love your altered canvas, please count me in and if you get a chance pop by my blog #404 a warm welcome awaits.

Kim Dellow said...

Hi Silvia from London, UK. Lovely makes, love your altered canvas. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful projects, Silvia! I'm not here for your draw. I just wanted to say hi and thank you for visiting my blog!

WondrousStrange said...

I hope you are enjoying the OWOH. I know I am. You've got a great blog and such a wonderful prize. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

ragamuffinprimitives said...

Hello - you may be late but you made it! I really like your OWOH creation. Count me in! Nice to meet you!

artworks_studio said...

This is has been the best time! thank you for inviting me to your blog. If you have time please wander over to my blog. I'm number 476 in the list.

Janice Moore-Petty said...

So much lovely art, so little time! #269

trisha too said...

NICE canvas, Sil!

Stop by and say hi if you get the chance; I'm OWOHing along with you.
trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Que Bella said...

Hey Silvia, It's lovely to meet you and to visit with you here in blogland. I love your altered canvas... especially with the world/heart combo. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

Sigrid said...

You have here a very nice Blog. And your Giveawy is great. Please, writes me on your list.
Visits me, nevertheless, also OWOH #646
Greetings from Germany,

janil said...

LOve your altered canvas!!!

Greetings from Spain and thanks for the chance!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Dani said...

Hello from Suffolk England, where its very rainy.

I love love love this canvas count me in please! :)

jenny said...

Hello Silvia... love your gorgeous altered canvas... how beautiful, please count me in...

Hugs from Australia…
Jenny x

stampdiva said...

Greetings from Scotland.
I woudl love to win your door prize.
Wishes. Lynne
(This is my first year. I am #798, Adorn. Would love for you to stop by)

The Paper Princess said...

HI Silvia

Love your canvas! I scrap and stamp too! Come join me for OWOH #13 at Create With Joy!

createwithjoy at gmail dot com

PEA said...

Hi Silvia, so lovely to meet you:-) Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your delightful altered canvas!!

Make sure you come by my blog to enter my own giveaway if you haven't already.

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

C5 said...

Your loving earth is very nice!
My OWOH entry at Global Recycled Products.

Mrs A said...

Hi Sylvia, i love your blog, looks like mine! Love your work, Heres my blog spot

Novelda said...

Aloha! I hope I win your wonderful artwork. Stop by and visit my blog sometime. Nice to meet you!

stampgram said...

Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. It is taking me a long time to get through the blogs (I am working backward now just for fun) as I have to read and browse so I don't miss some awesome eye candy or words of wisdom. Isn't this event fun? I am having a ball with it. Please enter me in your drawing.
If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

Tess said...

Hi Silvia, Greetings from kansas. What a pretty doorprize yu are offering. Count me in please. I look forward to browsing around your blog a bit more.

Pauline said...

Hi Silvia, greetings to you from southern Australia! Thank you for sharing your lovely creations with us on the OWOH trip. I would love to win, please count me in! I now follow your blog, and will enjoy visiting to see all your crafty exploits. Your photography is awesome... my journey into scrapbooking rekindled my love of photography. I hope you will visit me, I am OWOH 248!
hugs and blessings,
My OWOH blogpost
Email me!

Digital Misfit said...

That is a beautiful canvas, and so perfect for this event.
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, #51, on your journey.
hugs from ON, Canada

joe said...

your altered canvas is beautiful! thanks for the chance to win.

it's so nice to "meet" you and to enjoy exploring your blog!

please stop by my blog for a chance to win my gift as well, if you haven't already!

joe in montana

CathyH said...

Hi Silvia! What a perfect piece of art for this event! I love the "earth" heart!
cathyguitarteacher-77 at

Top Floor Treasures said...

Hello from England :) Great giveaway! Please count me in and visit my giveaway!
Here's my O.W.O.H. post

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a lovely blog and awesome altered art canvas. I really enjoyed my quick look around. Please enter me in your giveaway and visit me, if you haven't already. I'm number 11 and my information is on my profile page.

Anonymous said...

How lovely! The world as a heart! I would love to win it!
Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
Be well & wish well,

Simply Debbie said...


Carolyn or Connee said...

Lovely blog and lovely giveaways…I hope I win. I have never had an altered canvass....and I would love for this one to be mine.
Carolyn Kight Michigan USA
My blogs in OWOH

another email (I like this one the best.)

Elena said...

30 mi S of Chi puts you right near me! Hello neighbor! Great mixed media piece and stop on by to say hi. Elena of MyQuest

Leslie said...

I love your altered canvas....perfect for the event! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sussie said...

Wonderful mixed media canvas!
I love it <3

Please come and visit my blog as well if you haven´t already! :)

Warmest regards
Susan, nr 471

Dianne said...

Great minds think a like! I did a
4" x 4" collage with the OW-OH theme.
Please enter my name in your draw and come on over to mine-#348 and add your name if you wish. Thanks and Good Luck!

WW said...

Hello from Iowa,
Please enter me in your giveaway.
Come visit me, I'm #417.

Lezlei Ann Young said...

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


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hello from New York! Your give away is very beautiful It's nice to find your lovely blog.

My OWOH give away:

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello, i'm glad i visited your blog in time for a chance to win your beautiful giveaway! if you haven't yet, i hope you can come and visit me at and join my OWOH giveaway.
hugs from peggyapl(at)!

Donna said...

It is pretty.

Chelle said...

Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


Ola said...

Hello Silvi! It's very nice to meet you & your canvas is gorgeous!!

Thank you so much for sharing & the opportunity to win!!!

okj83 at live dot com

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for letting me peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway. Beautiful hanging.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Please feel free to come to my blog and enter for my doorprize as well!
:) Gale OWOH #473

Rough Seas Designs said...

I would like to have my name submitted for a chance to win your drawing!

I love to meet fellow crafters so if you have time stop by for a visit!

Thanks so much!!

LamoreAllure said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA USA
I'm glad to meet you.

I'm a jewelry artist of sorts, a watercolor painter, an upcycler, and an over all creative adventurer!

I'd be honored for you to follow my blog!

I love anything with hearts. Please enter me into the OWOH give away. I hope you can visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come chat any time.

Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L *

Leila West said...

Very cool canvas! It's so nice to meet you, thank you for commenting on my post :-)

Emakesart said...

Thanks for stopping by and entering my OWOH giveaway and good luck!


Wendy said...

Hello and it is wonderful to meet you. I loved taking a little visit through your blog and hope to come back for more. I would love to be part of your OWOH giveaway. So exciting. Please do drop in for a visit with me during your journey.
wishes and whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

Sunshineshelle said...

Pleased you got everything up & happening in time to join OWOH!!! Anyway... Hi there!!! Great to meet & greet you, my name is Shelle I'm from Sunshine Coast Australia & I'm thrilled at the opportunity One World One Heart has given me to fly around the virtual World discovering so many creative artists & bloggers like yourself :) Home run now & I think I'll continue to visit bloggers on the list even after it's over, just so I can say Hi as the giveaway was just the catalyst :) it's so much more than that & for a newish blogger (me) it has been quite wonderful (& overwhelming LOL)! Please visit if you haven't already!! It's a marathon BUT SO MUCH FUN!!!!