Thursday, October 09, 2014

My New Website and a Giveaway

How do you like my new logo?
It is now part of my new website
 
I have to tell you my friends,
it's been a busy 2014!
I have been traveling both east and west,
and everywhere in between.
My first teaching gig was in Tucson, Arizona
for 
What a great group of students,
along with shopping the TUCSON GEM SHOW,
which is held during the same time of the retreat,
was hands down one of my past year's
most fun TIMES!!
 
 
 
Then, my bestie, Deryn Mentock and I
boot scooted up to Virginia,
to teach at Boots & Bliss. 
 
In May I made a stop in
Paducah, Kentucky
 
 
July brought me to Santa Ana, California
and
And, finally a stop in Phoenix, Arizona
at

 
With all that said, I've caught my breath,
and completed my new 
website
I've been working on my new "go to site" for the past couple of weeks!
With this EXCITING reveal,
I'm offering a giveaway...
a choice of one of two DVDs currently offered
the wonderful online art retreat I am a part of
each summer!
or
 
 
 
Here's what you can do to win:
Leave a comment here regarding which of the two DVDs you'd like to win,
AND
WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT MY NEW SITE!
With this little request, I'll toss your name into a BIG TEXAS cowboy hat!!
 
If you share it online via Facebook, Instagram or your blog, (and let me know),
you get another toss into the hat.
I hope you join me on my new website
and if you sign up for my newsletter,
YES...another time in the hat!!
The drawing will end on Wednesday, October 15th!
Watch for my posts on Wednesday for the winner,
along with more information regarding my new site and logo...
AND
I have more plans ahead, along with more giveaways!
 
 

60 comments:

Morna Crites-Moore said...

Not really looking to win anything ... Just want to say how much I like your new website ... And, of course, how much I love your beautiful work.

Cheryl Bannon said...

Website looks great. Sharing on FB. I noticed in your pics, you have been the incredible shrinking Diane....

Kim L said...

No brainier. I got to take Window to my Heart for reals. So I would love to take etched cuffs for sure! By the by your new blog set up is awesome! XO

Sheryl Lynn said...

I have always wanted to do your window to my heart class. I just love it. I think your new logo represents your personality perfectly... Great job!

Sue Chesley said...

Wow, Diane! Your new website is really cool! I love the home page flip through of your work - really, very nicely done! And for that, I could win one of your DVD's? It is SO hard to choose! But I think I would like the 'Etched and Layered Cuffs". I am already signed up for your newsletter, and I shared your website to my FB page. thank you for a chance to win one of your DVD's…so kind of you :-)

Rebecca Wilson said...

Love the new site Diane, especially your new branding/logo. It fits you so well. Romantic. Looks like you had an awesome year. Hope to catch up with one of your classes in the near future. I would love to win "Window to My Heart". It's just beautiful. Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson said...

I don't think my last comment posted. Probably operator error. Diane, I love your new website, and especially your brand/logo. It's so you. Romantic. Looks like you have had an amazing year. I hope to catch up with one of your classes soon. I would love to win the "Window to my heart" tutorial. It's just beautiful. Thank you, Rebecca Wilson

Brooke Bock said...

As a longtime fan...anything you do would be incredible to win....Someday I will get to one of your retreats...Sigh...Until then, your website and published works will have to tide me over...All of which are great!

Heidi McGowan said...

I absolutely love, love your new logo. I have always had a thing for hearts. Have been following you on FB for sometime will share link. I would love your etched cuffs DVD. ~i~

Frozen Fire Glass said...

Great website! I'm sharing on Facebook too. It's a tough choice since I have not taken either class. Probably Window to my Heart.
Thanks for offering the giveaway.

Frozen Fire Glass said...

Great website and I'm sharing on Facebook. Since I have not taken either class, I'd like Window to my Heart.
Thanks for offering the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Love the logo and website. It looks clean and modern. Good luck as you continue your adventure.
Chris C

Kristin Williams said...

Love the new logo! Website looks great! Oxxx

Teresa said...

Simply lovely new logo...Etched Cuffs...divine!

Kim Williams said...

Everything looks so lovely! Keep inspiring because I am learning and admiring everything you do.

Kim Williams said...

Everything looks lovely! I am inspired by your talents. XOX

Susan Marling said...

I love the new site - it's very soft and ethereal like your work. After looking at the scroll through your work-it makes me want to drag out rhinestones and silk! It's great. Hard to decide on a DVD - they both look great - maybe the etched cuff. You really did get around this year - looking at all those pictures - you were one busy lady!

Cheryl said...

I have only met you on my IPad but the new logo seems to be a perfect match for you and your creations!!
"windows to my heart " has caught my eye!
Thank you!!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I really like the Window to My Heart project! Your logo and website looks great!!

Rita Reade said...

Busy 2014! I am so happy to have met you sweet Texas signora. Hope to see you in 2015 Baci Rita

Vickie ~ Mademoiselle*Rose said...

Your new website is fabulous. I love that the pictures are so BIG so we can see the lovely detail.
I have done a class of yours online, Heartstrings, which got me going on my jewellery making journey so it will always be significant to me.
I wish I could do one of your in-person classes, but since I live in Australia, not much chance, so I appreciate very much the chance to win a not-in-person class with you! I would love to take Window to My Heart.
I have pinned you on Pinterest and subscribed to your newsletter too! Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your classes.

lordblessu said...

New web site is fab!!! I would love to win the Window to my heart DVD. Someday I would love to take a class with you.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had such an awesome year so far. Website looks wonderful Diane! Would love to have the Etched and layered cuff DVD. Looks like an adventure waiting to happen :)

Connie Permenter said...

Diane your site looks wonderful ! Love the Image slide through all your beautiful Artwork!

lssphx said...

You have been a busy gal but your new site looks great... if I had to pick just one DVD, I'd say 'Window to My Heart', as it looks like some good techniques to learn!

The Collard Patch said...

Wow Diane you're on the move. Love your new blog site. I would love to win "Etched and Layered Cuffs". I learned so much from you at "Artful Gathering", thank you and can't wait to see what you pull out of the Texas hat. :)

Wendy said...

Like like like its simplicity. It makes it easy to navigate. Suggestions: slow down pictures rotating (makes it more pleasant in eyes,) make banner more transparent that flashes over pictures (so you can see pictures behind better) and use a small picture next to each word that takes you to a link verses user having to touch all words to see which ones link.

Barbara Mason said...

Love your new website all purty...I have liked, shared, on FB and signed up for your newsletter...what a good girl I am...missed taking your Window to my Heart workshop, so that would be my choice!

Di said...

I love your new site. I would love both, here here. But window to my heart sounds beautiful. Thanks. Di@cottage-wishes

PA said...

Wow, Diane, you've been a busy gal! I love your new site and would be most pleased to win the Window to My Heart DVD! I also shared on FB and subscribed to the news letter so put my name in the drawing hat three times! XOXO

Susie said...

Congratulations on your lovely new website. I got a cup of tea and had an inspiring stroll through your scrolling header. My tea got cold I was so engrossed!
I would be over the moon if I won Window To My Heart.....

Teena Nelson said...

101Love the new look beautifully done and the images of your work are breath taking you have friended me on face book and I you your logo is divine, you can put my name in the big Texas hat for the Window To My Heart also I took your on line class form Artful Gathering Retreat On A Wing Cuff loved the class learn so much!
Thank You !
Teena Nelson

Teena Nelson said...

Beautifully done love how your images pop ! Don't know when or how you have the time to get all this done when you are so busy all the time. I have friended you on face book and you I! I took your class this summer with Artful Gathering Retreat On A Wing Cuff loved it !
Thanks so much .
I would love to have my name added to the BIG TEXAS HAT for Window To My Heart !
Teena Nelson,

Teena Nelson said...

Beautifully done love how your images pop ! Don't know when or how you have the time to get all this done when you are so busy all the time. I have friended you on face book and you I! I took your class this summer with Artful Gathering Retreat On A Wing Cuff loved it !
Thanks so much .
I would love to have my name added to the BIG TEXAS HAT for Window To My Heart !
Teena Nelson,

Jessica Butcher said...

The new website looks amazing!! I would love the Etched and Layered Cuffs dvd. Also signed up for your newsletter!!

Saraccino said...

I really love your work (but also am too far away over the ocean to join any workshop in person). I would take the "Etched and Layered Cuffs". It is interesting to see that most people would chose the Window to my heart (which I also love! But I am more to your layered look).

Your new website looks stunning! The colours and the drawings, the general atmosphere you are creating with your design is beautiful but subtle enough to really enhance your work (and not overshadow). But you asked for a general impression and there are some details that would have kept me from the side would it not have been your side (I am german and mostly we are associated with being direct and not polite, so please bear with me... :) ). The first thing is: I don't like to scroll down every time I get into a new submenu. As lovely (really, really lovely!) the drawing on top is, it takes away from the other information. But since you already made it in two parts, would this not work great as a kind of frame to your side and the submenu and images between the upper and lower part? The second thing is (and maybe this is not changeable?) the redirecting if I get to your shop. There are actual studies (okay... I also work in a research lab... and am always curious about such "stuff") that show that the more "links" you have to click until you get to your goal, the more people you lose on that way.

Greetings from germany,
Claire :)

A Bit of Colour said...

Loving all the quotes and the beautiful pics of your work! Enjoyed every little part of it really! Shared on my facebook page ~A bit of Colour~. Would love to win the Window to My heart ! Thanks for the opportunity!

donnaj said...

Love the new look of your website! I'll share on FB and instagram~ would like the "etched and layerd cuffs" class. just a bit of feedback on the logo-with all the curlieque's in the background, the name get's a little lost-darker color would help. it's still beautiful, just needs to pop a little so it's easier to read.

MichelleH said...

I love all of your pictures and your logo is fab! If you draw my name from that big cowboy hat, I am itching to make an etched layered cuff. I also shared your website on facebook.

MichelleH said...

I love your pictures and your logo is fab! If you draw my name from that big cowboy hat, I am itching to make an etched layered cuff.

Cecile Nichols said...

Diane,
Your new website is lovely. Such a peaceful and gentle appearance, but packed full of information and beautiful photos of your art. Your "Press" page is amazing! I too love your logo. And lastly, your quotes are very thoughtful. I especially like the Eleanore Roosevelt quote and that of James Earl Jones! I've shared your link on my FB page, urging my friends to check it out. If I'm lucky enough to win a DVD, I'd love having "Windows to My Heart". Thanks for the opportunity! Looking forward to Artful Gathering next year!! Thanks!

Debra McKee said...

Love your new website and your work. Either DVD would be awesome but especially love Window to my Heart.

Jo Ann Martin said...

Love it all; good luck with new adventure!
Jo Ann Martin

Unknown said...

Love your new website!! What a generous giveaway. :) I wouldn't mind either of the dvd's. But I came on here to tell you that your website is awesome and hope to meet you one day at a live class. :)Abby C. in Ky. ;)

Donna said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your DVDs! Window to my Heart is calling out to me. Your website it awesome. Now off to share.

MysticalGlass said...

Your new website looks great!!! Would love the chance to win your DVD - Window to my Heart. Thanks for the chance to win

Kathy Lindemer said...

Your new website is wonderful. I love your crisp clear photos. You have been busy. I would love to win Windows to my Heart cd.

Angi said...

I signed up for your newsletter!

Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

Angi said...

Love love love your new site! Very user friendly and love all the info! Thank you for the amazing giveaway! Would love to have Etched and Layered Cuffs!

Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

angi eharis said...

Bella Diane! I follow and adore everything u and deryn both do, I think u guys out did yourselves with these absolutely perfect websites! Tx for always sharing and inspiring us, u both are so generous! Aloha, angi in hana

Trish Tokar said...

Love your work and your new website. Easy to find everything on your new site and I like the sidebar with videos, etc. I would be thrilled to win the Etched and Layered Cuffs video. I have many findings and vintage parts I don't know how to use - would love to learn from you! I signed up for your Newsletter and can't wait to hear your news. Congrats on your website!

Wendy said...

I'd be more than happy to win either DVD. I love the website, it's so clean and uncluttered that your photos stand out so well. Easy to navigate too

Cindy Swan-Eagan said...

Congrats on the new website! I'd love to win a DVD!!
Cindy

Shelley Gerald Bailey said...

great new site....awesome work....etched cuffs....would be lots-O-fun....look forward to all the new that's out....be well.....

Lana Manis said...

Lovely web design, Diane! The photos in the slide show are gorgeous and I love your logo!
I'd enjoy either DVD but the Etched and Layered Cuffs would be my choice.

Renee said...

I love your new website! And what ELSE could your new logo be but a heart :)

I already have your Window to my Heart DVD! So, I would choose Etched and Layered Cuff!

Sharing on Facebook....... :) Though I think all my friends on Facebook already know who you are!!!

Jen Fletcher said...

I absolutely love it <3 and signed up for newsletter. I have always wanted to make your etched and layered cuffs. Sharing giveaway & post on Facebook too! Xoxo

Vintage Bee Design said...

Love your new web sight!!! would love to win the Etched Cuff DVD... Your blog is always so inspriing!!!

Tammie Moore said...

Wow your new website ROCKS GIRL... You are very inspiring... thank you keep it up. I WOULD LOVE to win Windows to the heart..... God Bless. Creatively Tammie Moore
email mooretreasures@verizon.net

cindy lanier said...

i love your new website and i have always wanted to learn window to my heart. just gorgeous!