Friday, June 27, 2008

Happy 200!!



Vanessa Valencia from A Fanciful Twist is having a PARTY!!!
Bloggers love parties...and it's always Big Fun when there is a theme and this Party is a Mad Tea Party. She's celebrating 200 posts on her blog...just Double what I have as I just hit 100 with this post.
I will have a little Free Blog Giveaway at the bottom of this post and all you have to do is leave a comment to be entered and I will pick a winner on July 1st!

Now back to the PARTY!!!


Mad Hatter: Tea?
March Hare: [slices a tea cup in half] Just half a cup, if you don't mind.

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Mad Hatter: Do you care for tea?
Alice: Why, yes. I'm very fond of tea.
March Hare: If you don't care for tea, you could at least make polite conversation!

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Cheshire Cat: All ways here you see, are the QUEEN'S WAYS!
Alice: But I've never met any queen.
Cheshire Cat: You haven't? You haVEN'T? Oh, but you must! She'll be mad about you, simply mad!
Alice: How can I find her?
Cheshire Cat: Well, some go this way, some go that way. But as for me, myself, personally, I prefer the shortcut.

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Alice: When I get home I shall write a book about this place... If I ever do get home.
Join the Party by visiting
Vanessa from A Fanciful Twist
There's a long list of other bloggers attending her party...see the list on her blog!

Now for my mini 'giveaway'......just "post a comment" and I will send this off to you on July 1st!! (6 Free Tim Holtz Distress Inks)
I will announce the winner on my blog!!




89 comments:

Dapoppins said...

It is always so nice to be the first to the party!

I am so glad I found Vanessa's blog and yours though all the links...

and yes, enter me in your contest. Please....

Heidi Ann said...

So enjoyed your "party post" I am up late finishing mine & thought I'd read a few before going to bed! I love the illustrations!...Great job!...Please enter me in your give away! Enjoy the day!...heidi :)

Alberta & Ava said...

Lovely party! I TRIED to make polit conversation. Don't forget to stop by and see us at A Very Merry Unbirthday party today too!

Sherry/Cherie said...

It's always polite to make polite conversation at tea parties!! Your graphics are delightful and I'll see you at Vanessa's!

Mya said...

Love your party. I will take a spot of tea, thank you. Love the old wonderland pics. Party on.
-Mya

LW said...

Love your party pictures, the
first made me laugh...

I enjoyed your party so!

Louise

Melissa Valeriote said...

Creepy fun! Now that's my kind of tea party!!

Melissa said...

I had fun at your party! Your Alice would fit right in over at mine. I think I'll stay off the spinning tea cups, though; they make me dizzy!

TattingChic said...

Congrats on your 100th post! What a fun coincidence with Vanessa's 200th. Love the teacup picture from dizzyland...when I went there with my brother he would NOT get on those teacups with me...LOL! Oh, well.

bluemuf said...

Enjoyed your party, I had a half cup of tea and took a spin in the pink cup and saucer. Also, loved that wicked cat.

Karen

Lisa M said...

Hey, I have that Alice game (the first picture)! I never could get the hang of it...but who couldn't love that skinny Cheshire cat? I'm having a great time at Vanessa's party!

hautemommy said...

Love your party, the pictures are so exquisite!!! And here is to hoping I win that ink ;) xo!!

hautemommy said...

Love your party, the pictures are so exquisite!!! And here is to hoping I win that ink ;) xo!!

Kate T said...

I just found your blog through Vanessa's party guest list. I love that picture of Alice at the top of your post - funny.

I perused some of your earlier posts and was blown away by the painting elephant!

Kate T

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Very nice to meet you! I enjoyed my twirl around your Wonderland! So fun! Your work is beautiful!
Becky

dubuhdudesigns said...

That second painting/illustration is really intriguing! Who is the artist? I'll see you around at the Mad hatter's party:)
~Christine

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for the tea! Very original. Your work is stunning!

gkgirl said...

this was an awesome party post...
loved the artwork
and now want to reread alice in wonderland...
:0)

cindy said...

Love the artwork. And yes, please, more tea. Lovely.


c

Gemma said...

Such fun...there are alot of inner children running around... everyone is laughing

Marilyn said...

Great tea party--love the art and the Disney World (I think) tea cups are an especially fun addition!

Donna O. said...

Fabulous!!! I LOVE that second photo and humor to boot! You are the resident comic for the Tea!!!
D.

paula clare said...

What wonderful vintage images of Alice and her cohorts! Thanks for hosting a party...it's such fun to be in on a "piece of the action!"

Visit my party too!

TheMagicBartender said...

Happy Mad TEA Party!!
Nice to meet You!

I'm tryin' to gain 20lbs @ this party!!
LOL ;-D
Cheers, Sue `*>~[

seth said...

Congratulations on post #100. And thank you for this generous giveaway!

Mosaic*Queen said...

Love, Love, Love the first picture! Truly wonderful!
Happy Tea Party Day!!

Michelle

"Tutus & TippyToes" said...

Stopping by to wish you well and say hi! Tea Party FUN!!! Great way to meet more bloggers!! Whimsy Wishes!! http://awhimsywish.blogspot.com/

Whim & Fancy Designs said...

OOhh the tea cups, I just love that ride and I love your intro, very cool! Please come by for some animal crackers and tea!
~Ann-Denise

Katlandia said...

The second Alice in Wonderland illustration is gorgeous, do you know the artist? Happy tea-party day!

Jenn said...

So nice to see you at the party!! Happy weekend to you!! xox...jenn

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

OKAy. Let me take a deep breath here and say... I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love your tea party!! Soooooo fab!!! Happy Happy Merry merry!!!!!!

laura said...

What great pictures...you chose such perfect ones...I especially like the first one. Happy Tea Party!

AnastasiaC said...

so nice to have met you at the party! beautiful images...i love giveaways! how nice of you!

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

lovely to meet you. thank you for the tea. I'm off to meet more folks. ta ta

AscenderRisesAbove said...

are these your pieces of art at the top? amazing. really enjoyed then

Kelli Bear Haven said...

I really love your blog.

Best Wishes

Kelli

inge said...

hello,

the old drawings are beautiful, but also do like the first two drawings / paintings !! Maybe I'm a bit mad too... Who are they from ?

thanks for showing me these at the teaparty !

greetings
Inge ( from Belgium)

Giggles said...

Nice to meet you...what a fun post!!
Love your introduction art! Wonderful!

Happy Hatter day Giggles

scrowlscrowl said...

I came in for some Mad Hat Morning Tea; it tastes delicious!!
Thanks :)

Brook said...

OMGosh! I always knew Alice was goth! LOL! My sons and I got a kick out of your party! Cheers!

curious and curiouser... said...

I love all your Alice pictures ~ thank you for sharing! And a lovely party as well :)

j.p. said...

Great pictures! I didn't know Alice had such a dark side!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Really like your Party Blog Entry!

Really like the illustrations too!

God Bless Your Creative Life!!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a fabulous post! ... sorry to arrive so late … we dropped from exhaustion last night, so thought we’d continue the rounds today and offer to help with the clean up duties. feel free to put us to work.

it was nice to meet you and hope to see you again soon! ~M~

gilda said...

oh wow, thank you for that educational post about the mad hatter!!! i never knew all that, and to think i'm learning millinery! shame on me!

Jalal said...

what beautiful images! & what a fun party. It will take me a week to get to them all!!

Jalal

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a wonderful party. Sorry for being late. Please drop by as we are still partying.

Irma :)

Sabii Wabii said...

Oh my the art of Alice and the cat is wonderful! Great find!
Terisa

Dawn said...

This is so ironic, I just attended a huge staff development session for my school district and it was all based on ALice in Wonderland. THe theme was when Alice asked the Chesire Cat, "Which way do I go from here?" and he responds "It depends on which way that you want to go..." Anway , please add me to your giveaway, I am totally obsessed with distressing and the additional colors would be GREAT! Thanks Dawn

reeca said...

You are a very creative person and I am soooo glad I found this blog!!
Thanks for all the inspiration.
Please add me to your give away
Thanks,
Reeca

Julia said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I really enjoy looking at your art work! It's very inspiring! I'm pretty new to collages and mixed media, so the the Distress ink pads would be a great addition to my stash. Thanks for entering me into the drawing! Julia

Lynn said...

Love your artwork. Love your blog. I hope I win the ink as I am new to distressing ink

Stark Raving Newbie said...

Your work is amazing~please enter this Stark Raving Newbie into the drawing! Thanks everso! Brenda Harkness

Genie said...

Congrats on Your 100th blog
count me in
Jean

Kathy Eddy said...

Congrats on hitting 100 posts! What an exciting time for you. please enter me for the chance to win your distress inks. Thanks. Kathy Eddy
kmeddy@centurytel.net

Cathee said...

I love tea parties..stopping by a bit late but I had an important date ..heehee with my own blog that is...Cathee
www.catartnsoul.blogspot.com...

hope i win your lovelies!

Margaret said...

Thanks for the heads up on the RangerInkLink group to your tea party. Some of the Alice illustrations are a hoot!!! And how can you go wrong with a photo of my favorite Disney ride? Except that they've tamed the ride down over the years; my, but do I have some dizzy memories in the tea cups as a kid in the '60's. Thanks, too, for bringing back THAT memory.

Margaret

Darlene Plotinski said...

This is a great place...I just found it. I will have to check back daily now. I'm still learning about blogging so I hope you don't mind me lifting a few ideas from you.

Keep the helpful info coming please. I found the Tea Party very informative.

Thank again,
Darlene

TA Carbone said...

Yippeee finally a Blog Give Away of Distress Inks. I just love love love these. What you can do with these are endless

Congratulations on your Blog :)

TA
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Connie,

Great blog and I love Alice in Wonderland.

Thanks for the fun
Sondra Jo

Anonymous said...

Mad Hatter is great! Tea parties are always fun.
Sue W.

Priscilla said...

I love the Tea Party. Such great fun!
Priscilla S

Carolyn said...

Your Mad Tea Party are is stunning! And, I enjoyed reading your comments.

Please include me in for the drawing for the Distress Inks.

mermaid musings said...

i am late i am late for a very important party (had to work) and now i am checking your blog, your whole blog to make it up ;-)
I love your creations very much and kind of feel like being part of the challenge about my little world post, Thank you for being such a lovely gracious hostess!
Nice to meet you!

beckyais said...

Your site is so fun! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the giveaway!

SuSaw said...

Alice in Wonderland was my favorite book as a child. Last week I found a copy of the book I had at a used book store for $5.00. I am thrilled and plan to use some of the pages in my artwork. Love your blog.

Joanie Hoffman said...

Thanks for the give a way, and a fabulous blog!
So much to look at!
Happy Monday,
Joanie

Sharon said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. It's been fun visiting you here as well.
~Sharon
e14studio

Jeri said...

100th post - congrats are in order Connie. I love tea parties too!

Cindy said...

What a great blog. Love the tea part.

Erin Glee said...

Congrats on your 100th post! What a nice Tea Time I enjoyed here... thank you for your hospitality!

Ina Ftacek said...

I left my comments on the wrong post I am like a mad hatter..so rather than repeat myself...Pick me please.Love the tea party..Ranger distress inks and congrats on 100 posts...now for the tea party! Im late im late...Ina

Lisa Pittard said...

I love the photos you posted. I am into the "off beat" looks and such. I hope to win the inks so that I can use in my artwork.

Mizleeza1989@yahoo.com

TC said...

What a great blog. I will have to check back more often.
Theresa Dalzell-Wells
stampincatstrio@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

100th post!! Wow, I just love blogs. I love all the different art out there. Your work is great:)
Marianne/NY
mpriv@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

100th post!! Wow, I just love blogs. I love all the different art out there. Your work is great:)
Marianne/NY
mpriv@yahoo.com

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is the first time I've been to your blog and it is amazing. Thanks for sharing all your fabulous art and congrats on reaching 100.

Elizabeth

Veronica said...

what a fun blog you have. Thank you so much for visiting mine. I think I may stay and visit awhile. Any tea left from your party? Too much fun!!!

jackie said...

So glad to discover your beautiful blog! I've added it to my "faves"!
jackie smith
dixiespell@aol.com

Melitta said...

This is one of the coolest blogs I have ever read, and I love the Tea Party! I also have to thank you for the AIW trivia, I learned new things about the story I LOVED as a child.

Cardlover said...

Wowza! How come Alice in Wonderland is always thought of as a children's book? As it is clear to see from all the wonderful images, Alice is adult material!!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your 100th.
Great blog & love the info on the "Mad Hatters". I'm now browsing through the pics of your craft space and beautiful art work. Thankyou for sharing!

Mary Manese said...

what an accomplishment! what a great blog and such wonderful art to derive inspiration from. so glad i "ran into" it---from inthishouse. here's to another 100.
mary manese

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary!

rscoach said...

oops! I left my comment on your next post so I will post again to be added to your contest - love, love, love those distress inks - and your blog! congrats on the 100th post - Reva (Los Angeles)

www.CreativeRebelGal.blogspot.com

kiwicarole said...

Hope I'm not too late! Wow! It would be fantastic to win these! Thank you for your genorosity! Carole

Dana Loffland said...

Primitive Altered Art is a wonderful idea. Your use of the Alice concept in your own artwork is amaazing. I know your from MMA.
Dana

Angie in AZ said...

I may be too late but since I didn't see an announcement yet of a winner, I'm taking a chance! what a generous give away!

JeanM said...

I'm late I'm late but I hope still in time. Please enter me into the drawing while I look at these great pictures.
angel2cook@aol.com