Welcome To One World One Heart 2011

Welcome to the 2011 One World One Heart extravaganza – a special event that provides bloggers from around the world the opportunity to get to know each other! As a second year participant, I could not be more excited to welcome you to my blog! Have a look around – make yourself at home – have fun exploring the nooks and crannies!

As the creative force behind Create With Joy – a blog that celebrates creativity in all its facets – I share my art, dreams, and creative passions in the hope that they will inspire you to lead a more passionate and creative life! You’ll find many precious gems here, including:
Altered Art, Paper Crafts and Mixed Media Projects
Fabulous Food and Scrumptious Desserts
Organizational Tips and Creative Challenges
Stunning Photography and Memorable Quotes
Beloved Books and Favorite Poems

Encouraging Essays and Songs Of Hope

Plus anything else that has touched my heart
And inspired me to create!

Of course, no visit would be complete without an appearance
by Legend and Tsunami, my beloved Maine Coons!
My Gift To One Lucky Visitor

Now, as a special thanks for stopping by, I’d like to offer you the chance to win a very special, handmade, nature-inspired journal to record your special memories of 2011 in!

It’s easy to enter – just leave a comment on this post that includes your NAME, BLOG URL and E-MAIL so that I can visit you and easily contact you if you are the winner! You can enter anytime before the event closes on February 17, 2011. I will announce the winner shortly thereafter!

Thank you for taking the time to visit me, and thank you Lisa, for organizing this special event!

If you would like to participate in One World One Heart, click here for the details!

For the list of this year’s participants, click here. Happy touring!

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  1. Lynn Stevens says:

    Great post and your kitties are just precious, I'd love to be enetred in your giveaway ,such a cool book. Come sign up for mine as well, You know where to find me
    Hugs Lynn

  2. Robyn says:

    Love your blog.. Thanks for the chance to win that great Journal..


  3. HarmonySweetpea says:

    What a wonderful way to discover some new and inspiring blogs. I am off to check it out 🙂

  4. Kottage Kreations says:

    Wow, what beautiful art you create! Thank you for giving me a chance to win your fabulous prize. Be sure to say hello and enter to win my give-away too at
    my email is kottagekreations_2009(at)yahoo(dot)com
    My name is Laurie

  5. Cherry says:

    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!


  6. Keshia says:

    What a great blog you have, very pleased to met you 🙂


  7. Astrid Maclean says:

    Gosh, would love to win that journal!

    Hugs from bonny Scotland.
    PS if you have a mo, please come and visit my giveaway too:o)

  8. Hands to Work, Hearts to God says:

    Very nicely done journal- I love that you used dried leaves. Patsy.paterno (at) gmail.com from

  9. jonaks says:

    great to meet you here through OWOH! visit my blog too!

  10. danit says:

    Your cats are gorgeous. I too find cats to be great source of inspiration.

  11. T'Rina Headlee says:

    Hi from T'Rina in Boise Idaho, USA, trinaxxl@yahoo.com your blog is so creative it is inspiring I hope you can check out my blog http://artinmybag.wordpress.com/ and enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed yours.
    Have a great OWOH!

  12. Rosie says:

    What a wonderful door prize.

  13. Palma says:


    I am also participating…come and join in

    good luck ♥

  14. bockel24 says:

    Nice to meet you at OWOH! Your book is beautiful, so please add my name to your list. And please hop over to my blog and have a look at my own giveaways.

  15. antmee says:

    What a friendly blog! So warm and inviting!
    Would love to win your journal and thank you for making us such a great looking one to win!

  16. Sharon says:

    Hi my name is Sharon and it is very nice to meet you. I am coming to you from Chattanooga and your blog is wonderful. You have made such a wonderful and personal gift for your give-a-way and I for one think that is just awesome. I have become a follower and look forward to maybe chatting with you one day. Your tallants are wonderful thanks for all the inspiration.

  17. toscania-art-life says:

    Would love to win your journal. It looks great.
    Please count me in. Please feel free to enter my giveaway at http://www.toscania-art-life.blogspot.com/
    Hugs from Angelika

  18. Donna says:

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

  19. NuminosityBeads says:

    Beautiful journal, count me in please. I'm participating to for the first time this year.
    xoxo Kim


    numinositybeads(at)gmail (dot) com

  20. Heidi says:

    Princess- lovel stuff, thanks for sharing all that creativity!


  21. Sherry Edwards says:

    Lovely to meet you, your blog looks very interesting and your cats are divine!

    Your journal is wonderful! I hope you'll stop by and enter my giveaways too on my blog.

    Sherry from England, UK

  22. Brenda says:

    Beautiful journal and love your cats – they are gorgeous. You are very talented.

  23. Pixie says:

    what girl couldn't use a special journal? thanks for your generosity!

  24. Gayle Page-Robak says:

    …so 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.

  25. pat says:

    hello there, i've enjoyed my visit and love the cats! please stop by:

  26. Tracey@glitterbugstudios says:

    Hello Paper Princess (as I am bowing), it is so nice to meet you! My name is Tracey and here is my blog address:

    and my e-mail is parker12252@yahoo.com. Please stop by my giveaway as well! Tracey

  27. cbee says:

    Your posting is really very interesting – one gets to know you a bit! Please come over to my OWOH
    Hugs, Caro

  28. Lisa Nelson's Art says:

    Love the cats and the prizes! Please enter me in your giveaway and come visit my blog for a chance to win a mermaid! Lisa

  29. ben... MinnieM... mais toute seule... says:

    I wish I won one of these ;-))
    Please add me to your giveaway list and participate in mine @ http://titbelsoeur.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-world-one-heart.html

    Regards from France

  30. gpc says:

    It's so nice to meet you, I love this event! I hope you will visit me, too.

  31. Pam says:

    What a great post!!!

  32. Minxy says:

    Ah ha another desk hopper, Hi Joy, Beautiful prize, please count me in hun 😀
    My e'mail is on my blog
    Happy OWOH
    Hugs Minxy x

  33. Faerie Moon Creations says:

    Happy OWOH!!! Your kitties are so adorable. I've always loved Maine Coon cats. 🙂 And thanks for offering such a beautiful journal. I adore anything nature-inspired. Hope you'll come visit with me:

    Sincerely, Theresa

  34. Wendy says:

    I also connect the feeling of "joy" with my two cats. Your blog is just so lovely and inspiring. And your journal is wonderful. I write all the time in one, but mine is coming to the end 😉

    Please enter me for the giveaway, I would love to win.

    Thank you so much.

  35. yoborobo says:

    Greetings from Maryland! You have a lovely blog. 🙂 And I love those kitties! Come visit me, too! Pam

  36. Antonella says:

    Fancy meeting you here on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway – I love your work and already have you on my blogroll.
    Hugs, Antonella 🙂
    Stop by for a chance to win my giveaway!

  37. Antonella says:

    Not sure what happened – so apologize if this is a duplicate…
    Fancy meeting you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win one of your journals – luv your stuff.
    Hugs, Antonella 🙂
    Please stop by for a chance to win my giveaway!

  38. crafty creations says:

    Hi and good to meet you – what a stunning gift you are giving away – I'm sure it will be treasured by the lucky winner – maybe me !!!!

    I'm taking part in the event too – look forward to you visiting my blog – you'll find my email there should I be a lucky winner

    x Hilda aka Crafty Creations

  39. mo says:

    Hi, Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I am your newest follower and I love the names of your two kitties. *hugs*

    "Rose Petals from Heaven"

  40. BabesbyBarb says:

    I enjoyed my visit here, love your cats too. You have a beautiful journal to giveaway.

  41. calej says:

    Hello Princess! Thank you for such a thoughtful prize! Your art is so lovely!

    Hope you can join in my goodie giveaways as well! 🙂


    calejbitsvyk at gmail dot com
    calej d'art

  42. Quiltmoose - Dagmar says:

    Your journal ist beautiful! I'd love to win it :))
    Please enter my name into your draw! And pop over to my blog and enter mine, too.

    Greetings from Germany,
    Dagmar #88

  43. Caitlin says:

    What a great giftie! 🙂

  44. Elle says:

    Those are wonderful door prizes! I would like that journal 🙂

    Please do drop by my blog at http://bohochick.wordpress.com

    bohochick19 at yahoo dot com

  45. Jeanie Callaghan says:

    I love your blog, and I love your kitties! I'll bet they are so much help!


  46. Femmy says:

    what a beautiful giveaway!!

  47. GoldenAngelsWorks says:

    What a great giveaway.
    Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thank you.

  48. Diane says:

    Oh yes, yes, yes–please enter me as well!! And please be sure to come over and enter my giveaway as well!! So happy to meet you! Diane

  49. Frog and Beef says:

    Hello Princess,
    the cake reminds me that I haven't eaten yet – been going at it since 9 local time, browsing blogs. so I daren't look at the fabulous food section, as for organising – I need tips for my new little craft room so I will have a look.
    Yes, I'd count myself lucky to win this scrumptious journal. Count me in please!

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