Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ringing in the New Year Right - Giveaway #10


Surprise! I love giving and getting surprises, so here is one for you all today. Who knows, there might be one tomorrow as well! Today's featured blogger is Ashley Newport with Paint Me Pretty. Ashley does some really cute and creative artwork and I am so proud to feature her today. Ashley says that she got started in the painting business when a family member asked her to paint something for their house, then she did a canvas for a gift for Ashlynn Wells. After that, she was encouraged to do more. She set up a blogspot and it grew from there.


Ashley’s main hobby is painting, but she loves to do anything crafty like sewing, knitting, cross-stitching, painting, collages, etc. She usually paints on pre-stretched canvases but has been trying new items such as canisters and plates. She loves seeing new ideas come about. I think that is the true mark of an artist, always moving forward.


In 2010, Ashley is looking forward to painting on more new surfaces, combining canvases together, and she has one new project in mind that she is still figuring out how to put together. She is mostly just looking forward to meeting new people and coming up with some cute ideas. Ashley says, “I love painting because you can use your mind so much. When you paint someone something as a gift, you put so much more into it than just money. You put your imagination, your hard work, and your love into something that can be treasured forever”. True.


Ashley is a busy girl and recently had some big changes in her life. She is only 21 years old and a junior in college. She plans to be a teacher and has three semesters left. I am hoping she will be in my class in the fall! She recently got married and absolutely loves life. She is now a step-mom to a handsome little boy, Taven, so it’s a good thing that she loves to do anything active. She loves kids and new big family she has been welcomed into.
Ashley looks up to her "Granny", who taught her the artistic ability she has today. Tabetha, her sister-in-law, is always an inspiration to her and is so creative and crafty. She is always amazing! Ashley also says that she is inspired by anyone with talent, especially those who paint, and is always looking for new inspirations and ideas. Again, moving forward!


Be sure to comment to enter today because Ashley is giving away a personalized plate. This plate can be birthday, a name, summer, Christmas, newlyweds, etc. Your plate will be totally custom, personalized per your specifications, sealed, and delivered to you. Awesome! I would love one of these for Lauren’s upcoming birthday! Good luck!

444 comments:

Rachel H. said...

I want to win this one SO bad!! I would love for Weston to have a personalized plate! :)

Paula Wanamaker said...

PLove it...Love Ashley:)

Tanya said...

Soooo cute. Enter me please.

Wesley Hillis said...

I so need to win this! Bree would love to have a plate of her own with her name on it!!! Ash does awesome work and a wonderful person!! ENTER ME! =)

Mim said...

Enter me!

leelea said...

She is a cute girl who does beautiful work!!! Love all her stuff!!!!!

Kim C said...

Please enter me

Danielle said...

Too cute!

ellaandmommy said...
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Saylorsmom said...

I have been getting to know Ash this year since Taven goes to Boyd. She is super sweet, beautiful and talented. I love her work. So am super excited about this giveaway.

Anonymous said...

How Cute! Please enter me :)
onebigchesneyfan@aol.com
Monica Schoeneck

ellaandmommy said...

These are adorable...(just like Ashley!) Ella Claire needs one...enter me.

the thrifty ba said...

forget my kids! i so want this!

creative concepts said...

I have often looked at her blog and admired her beautiful paintings...especially her clean and perfect writing on her art. Wish mine were that good! I would LOVE to win this prize and will be back to enter again!!!!!

Kandice said...

okay i really really want to win this one! I wanna put it in the babys room :) I just fount out i'm pregnant so this is PERFECT! :D

Shannon said...

I love all the paintings on Ashley's blog and can't wait to see the ones I have ordered. I will definitely be back to enter often today!!

Saylorsmom said...

enter me again. I will be back several times today for this one.

Maranda Danelle said...

I love everything she does! Enter me please!

Rennie Cantrell-Topper said...

This is so cute! I definitely need this.

Anne said...

I would love to win a plate for my kiddo's to leave out for santa! thanks

Anonymous said...

I wanna win you can add Lara to the Kate plate and I would be happy:) lol

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Shannon said...

Entering again

Shannon said...

and again

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

And Again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again Please !

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Kandice said...

entering again

Kandice said...

again

Kandice said...

again

~Kim~ said...

Enter me, please! :)

~Kim~ said...

This one is for Kali.

little-sweet-pea@hotmail.com

Shannon said...

entering again

Shannon said...

again please

Shannon said...

trying again

Maranda Danelle said...

Madison REALLY needs one of these! enter me again please!

~Kim~ said...

Me again! :)

~Kim~ said...

Another for Kali

little-sweet-pea@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again!! :)

Lara kate haley

Lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

And again!!

Lara Kate Haley

Lara_kate@live.com

Julie said...

I would love to win this! This would be perfect for Halle's upcoming 6th birthday!

Goss Family said...

How adorable, what a creative woman!

~Kim~ said...

:)

~Kim~ said...

And for Kali

little-sweet-pea@hotmail.com

Shannon said...

entering again

Shannon said...

and again

Shannon said...

once more

~Kim~ said...

=)

Shannon said...

love it!

~Kim~ said...

I would really like to have this :)

Wesley Hillis said...

entering again!!!

Shannon said...

LOVE IT!!

Shannon said...

once more for good luck

Tina said...

Can't believe what an artistic talent Ashley has. Awesome

Lucrecia said...

Please enter me for this one!!

Lucrecia said...

and again please!!

Tina said...

Athletic & artistic...Wow

Tina said...

one more time

stephanie said...

Ashley's work is so cute. I would love to win a custom plate.

Danielle said...

entering again

Anonymous said...

I am entering again please!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again Please!


Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

And Again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

And Again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Amanda said...

Love it!

Amanda Reed
amanda_vols@hotmail.com

Rennie Cantrell-Topper said...

Entering for this one!!!

Rennie Cantrell-Topper said...

Here I am again

Anonymous said...

Entering again!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

I really want to win! :)

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Wesley Hillis said...

entering again!!! I really want to win!!!

Kristin Green said...

I want to win so so bad this would be so cute for Anden !

Kristin Green said...

Entering again!

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Kristin Green said...

entering again! lol I would love this for Anden!

Anonymous said...

Entering again!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

And again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Kristin Green said...

entering again!:D

Anonymous said...

Again!


Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Kristin Green said...

entering again!

Anonymous said...

Again:)!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Kristin Green said...

these are great ash!

Anonymous said...

And again!!


Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Kristin Green said...

entering again!

Kristin Green said...

would looove this!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Again:)

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Kristin Green said...

entering again! :D:D:D

Kristin Green said...

really would love to win this:)

Kristin Green said...

one more time!!

Kristin Green said...

Love this!!

Kristin Green said...

again lol

Kristin Green said...

okay this is it for now! for real lol

Julie said...

enter me again

Tisha said...

Enter me please. She made my daughter one for Christmas and it is AWESOME!!!!!!!

Tisha said...

entering again. Ashley does such beautiful work. she also painted my mother in law a canvas to put on her door that says The Steakley's and it looks awesome too. :)

Tisha said...

figure i'll enter one more time for now. will be back later LOL

Anonymous said...

Entering again :)
onebigchesneyfan@aol.com
Monica Schoeneck

Anonymous said...

Entering again!
onebigchesneyfan@aol.com
Monica Schoeneck

ellaandmommy said...

entering again

Kandice said...

entering again

Kandice said...

entering again

Lisa B. said...

Crossing my fingers for this one!!! Soooo cute!!

Lisa B.

Tree Frog Creations... said...

I would love to win this plate & have it personalized for my daugther!

Lisa B. said...

I would love to have a personalized plate!!!

Patty's Stitches said...

I would love to win this! I have so many ideas on what I would want it would be hard to decide which one to have her paint!

Kandice said...

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Lisa B. said...

I would love to have a personalized plate with our family's last name!!

Lisa B.

Shannon said...

entering again

Shannon said...

and again

Tina said...

thought I'd try again

Kandice said...

again

Lori said...

I want to try for this one.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Kara said...

harper needs a birthday plate, so definitely count me in!

Kandice said...

entering again

Holly Bailey said...

I LOVE these plates! Maybe oh maybe I will win this one!

Maranda Danelle said...

enter me again please! Madison needs a plate for Santa cookies!

Maranda Danelle said...

entering again please!

Kandice said...

entering again

Kandice said...

entering again

Debbie said...

Please enter me!

Wesley Hillis said...

Enter me!!!

Veronica Stepien said...

cute idea!! thanks for the chance to enter

Kandice said...

entering again

Kandice said...

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Lisa B. said...

Entering again!

Lisa B.

Rennie Cantrell-Topper said...

Entering again!

Rennie Cantrell-Topper said...

Entering again

Tanya said...

Here to enter again..

Tanya said...

and again

~Kim~ said...

Me again :)

~Kim~ said...

For kali

little-sweet-pea@hotmail.com

Christy Partain said...

I really want this!!

Anonymous said...

I really want to win!!

Madeline Haston
Madelinehaston101@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The plates are adorable-would be perfect for my newborn little girl.
amywilkey(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I'm entering again!!

Madeline Haston
Madelinehaston101@yahoo.com

Paula Wanamaker said...

entering again:)

Julie said...

entering again

Anonymous said...

And again!!

Madeline Haston
Madelinehaston101@yahoo.com

Paula Wanamaker said...

and again.
will be back later.....to enter again:)

Anonymous said...

And again!!

Madeline Haston
Madelinehaston101@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

And again!! I really want to win this.!

Madeline Haston
Madelinehaston101@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Again!!

Madeline Haston
Madelinehaston101@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

And again!! I really want to win.

Madeline Haston
Madelinehaston101@yahoo.com

Jenny C said...

I need a wedding gift for someone, what a wonderful, personalized gift this would make....

Tina said...

entering again

Shannon said...

Thanks for the giveaway

Shannon said...

and again

Shannon said...

entering again

Anonymous said...

entering again!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Please Enter me again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again!!


Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Rennie Cantrell-Topper said...

I so want this.

~Kim~ said...

:)

Anonymous said...

Again!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Rennie Cantrell-Topper said...

entering again

~Kim~ said...

Again for Kali

Anonymous said...

Again!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

~Kim~ said...

Again for myself :)

Anonymous said...

Again!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

ellaandmommy said...

again

Lisa B. said...

Please enter me again :)

Lisa B.

ellaandmommy said...

and again

Anonymous said...

Again!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again!! :)

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again Please!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Maranda Danelle said...

entering again please!

Maranda Danelle said...

and again please!

~Kim~ said...

Me again!

Monti Hillis said...

Wes says I'm lucky so here goes...and with 2 grandgirls, I know I am! Enter me!

Beth said...

I want one...Enter Me!

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