Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Creekhiker - Global Animal Blogging Event

Hello Animal Lovers! I'm inviting you to go on a fantastic tour with me through some of the best animal blogs on the net! Mabel Lou's beloved pal Twinkie is hosting this event, nicknamed "GABE," over on her blog and you will find links to all the participating sites there. Not only will you meet lots of other animal lovers along the way, there are PRIZES involved!!! Whooo Hooo!

UPDATE 4/1: Here is the page with all the other blog links on it!!!

To win a prize, all you have to do is comment and BE SURE to leave me a way to contact you. Either leave your email or have an "email me" button on your blog... NO exceptions!

Now, here's what you are playing for on the Creekhiker site:

I am a glass artist, working mostly in torched beads (oops! We are moving servers and that site is down!) and memorial beads containing the ashes of loved ones, however, I fuse from time to time. These art glass pendants were made with actual photos! That's family up on the left. The top right is one of our hiking buddies, Sue. And below... my regulars will recognize as the first Creekhiker logo. The winner of my drawing will receive a custom glass piece with their critter's photo fused in. Please know that this is a custom piece and will take a little time to finish and YOU will have to send me a high quality, high contrast photo of your pet.

About the Creekhiker blog: Creekhiker is my blog about life with my "rotten-weiler," Mabel Lou, in the foothills of Southern California. The people we meet and the beauty we encounter on our daily hikes are often featured here. I hope you'll come back and visit again.

Don't forget to check out Twinkie's blog on April 1 and meet some new animal lovers and good luck with all those fabulous prizes!


JanelDudleyBeads said...

OMG Holly! Those are so cool! I would love something so wonderful and personal, hope I win!

Twinkietinydog said...

Great giveaway and post. I wish I was so talented. I'm not so I need to figure out my giveaway still

Words Between the Spaces said...

Are you sure that's Sue at top right? Looks a lot like my beloved Argos. They're all beautiful work.

Have fun tomorrow!

rottrover said...

Those are so beautiful. Maybe we could make one of Mabel's tongue picture from yesterday.

Santa and Minnie said...

Oh wow, those are beautiful giveaways. We would like to win one of those.

BRUTUS said...

Hello Mabel Lou and mom! So nice to meet you! We are friends of Twinkie's and playing GABE too (although a little slower off the start line that you are), having a ball meeting all sorts of new friends already!! Now we're off to check off more of your artwork. Come on over to our blog later, or say hi at brutusthefrenchieATyahooDOTcom

Brutus the Frenchie

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Wow, that is a great giveaway!
Can I have more than one entry...

Toby's Raiser

Tucker said...

Very cool prizes! I have a rottenwieler cousin, how cool is that. You are way more talented than my hoomans. Nice to meet you.

woof - Tucker

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm Mayzie! And this is the first time to visit your bloggie. Really nice place you've got here. And gosh! That jewelry is Most Beautiful! You are super talented.

I'm pawticipating in GABE, too. Come by and say hi!

Wiggles & Wags,

Deborah said...

Those are beautiful gifts! Come on over to my blog, I'm also hosting a give-a-way for GABE!
Nice to meet you!

Dory and the Mama said...

How beautiful!! Both the glass art AND Mabel Lou!! We also found you through Twink's GABE Links and are having our own giveaway.


Gnomebody said...

Mabel Lou! When you coming over to play? My Mommy said it was OK. Did you ask your Mommy? We're having a blast participating in Twinkie's GABE!

Sniffs & Licks,
Auggie & Riley

Anonymous said...

hi my name is keiko and I have a blog too and would love for us too be fuuurieends my blog is at keikofoxx.blogspot.com I hope to see you soon!!

wags and licks

ps. wonderful prizes!!

Jazzi said...

Hi, My name is Jazzi and I am a scottie, nice to meet you. These are some cool prizes and I would love to win one. COunt me in and my e-mail info is on my blog.


K9friend said...

Mabel Lou is beautiful! Looking forward to getting to know you.


silvieon4 said...

Now you done it... Momma loves loves loves your beads!!! Tell me, what's like to be a big dog? As a small dog I always wonder... would would it be like not to be picked up constantly....

Nuthatch... said...

Oooh, an artist - we love your work! Very beautiful.

We're pawticipating in GABE too -come by for a visit.

Martine said...

I must say, this has got to be the most interesting giveaway we've seen yet!!! We are hooked and hope we win!!!

Nice to meet you!!

xo martine & the kiddlets

The Musketeers said...

WOW ! That's really a very unique gift ;)
Hi, we are new here too ;) Nice to meet you !

the booker man said...

hihi mabel lou and mabel lou's mama!!
i love GABE! :) i am just uber excited about all the new friends that i have met today. it's super nice to meet ya'll!
mabel lou, it looks like you get to go on some awesome hikies. it also looks like your mama is a reeeeally talented artist. her beads are so pretty, and her GABE pressie is just amazing! me and my mama would looooove to win a glass pendant!
thanks for comin' by to visit my bloggie! i've got ya'll on follow now so i can come visit lots and lots.
the booker man

Yoda & Brutus said...

That is an awesome gift! We love the custom glass pendants.

We are thrilled to meet so many new pups - GABE is such a great idea.

Please enter us into your drawing - you can reach us via mom's email cgrieze@gmail.com

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Nubbin' Tails said...

I'm meeting so many cool new furiends thru GABE! Your mom is SUPER talented. I know my mom would love to walk around with a picture of my handsome mug.

You can reach her at carrollmiller70@gmail.com


Mr. Nubbin'

houndstooth said...

Your glass is beautiful! I really love it! I'd be thrilled to win that.


Maybeads said...

Holly those are so cool! I didn't know you made those! They're perfect for pet lovers, of which I happen to be. Count me in!!!

LUCKY LUKE said...

O the Mabel Lou and your the Mom...

I am readin your blog wif my the Mom, and it is takin a few minutes to process... on a counta the Mom is choked up wif sentiment.

Your work is lovely. The means of memorializing... so wonderful.

We were all ready in love wif you before visitin here... on a counta we love name... "creekhiker".

Wow, we are honored to have made your acquaintance, and I hope you'll pop over and visit me (and also my brother the Bleu).

wif love from the Luke

Ludo van Doggy said...

You sound like a very interesting pair! I is very glad I found your blog through GABE.
Your work be just pawsome!
~lickies, Ludo

Kay said...

Your pendants are beautiful! I would love to win one with my buddy's face on it. Please include me! Kay


Raising Addie said...

You are very talented!

We can't wait to see more of your work!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Stella and Pals said...

Thank goodness for GABE! We're finding so many cool pups and their pawrents. Make sure and come by our bloggy and enter our giveaway too!

-Stella and pals plus Mama Jen

PS Your beads are tres awesome!

Dog Foster Mom said...

You are very talented! I found your blog through GABE and would love to enter the contest. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

OREO & I are happy to participate in the GABE event!

If we win, Oreo & I would like for you to please donate the value of those beautiful bead gifts to a shelter dog!!! THANKS

Samantha said...

So nice to meet you! What an artist you are and I owe it all to Twinkie's GABE! Such talent and I LOVE that you hike - us too! Only in NoCal! Happy Thursday (samanthae17@gmail.com incaseincase!)
Best Wishes and Happy Hiking xo

Oskar said...

What a wonderful prize, I would love to win!

Please stop by my blog and enter my GABE giveaway!

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Y'all are very talented.
Sally Ann

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! Good to meet you. Gabe is a wonderful event to partake in ... Looking forward to your visit to your blog and be blog friends. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

ocmist said...

What a Pawsome give-away! We are busy sniffing through the GABE event and thought we'd stop by and visit a few. We have made a lot of new friends through GABE and are very thankful to Twinkie for hosting it!

We live in CA, too, in the foothills of S. Central CA, in Corgi Country! You are welcome to come by anytime and check us out. We are active participants too! The Corgi Country Crew

Piappies World said...

Hi there!

Good to meet you. We found you through GABE and we are happy to be part of it too. You are such a gifted artist and that's really cool.

We hope we can be friends and we also look forward to seeing you in our world.


-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

Olive said...

Hi there!! It's so nice to meet you!! GABE has been PAWESOME!!! I love prizes and new friends!!

Licks from me!!