26 January 2010

giveaway: lasercut artwork


today's giveaway is a lovely lemon lasercut from julene.
never seen anything quite like it; pretty quotes in papercuts.
giving :: one lemon quote lasercut piece of artwork.
please comment today to enter to win.
tell me your method to cheering yourself (or someone else) up.

thank you to the paper cutting queen, julene, in london

congratulations...
nicole of these are the days, you are the winner! woohoo. she comments, as far as cheering up - calling my best friend for a guaranteed laugh or some time alone with a good book seems to work for me. so nice to meet so many of you; glad when giveaways make blogging lurkers into commenters. yay for comments, yay for new friends. hip hip. more great giveaways to come.

134 comments:

That Tall Girl said...

My favorite thing to do to cheer myself up is to blast some music and shout it out at the top of my lungs! (Yes even in the car and at stop signs! :) )

To cheer someone else up? I am a baking supahstar! Cookies, cakes, candy, whatever! Sugar always turns that frown upside down!

michelle said...

I cheer myself up by taking a long walk or run. i always feel better after.

I cheer someone else up by sending them a card. Everyone loves mail!

~Michelle

ashley maureen said...

think about the good things, how you are blessed. get some fresh air, snuggle up with a cup of tea!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately I am superbad and quite often resort to retail therapy for myself. To cheer up others, isnt' a simple, hand-written note always nice to receive? katie_ruder(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kylene Lynn said...

I buy myself flowers! Their simple beauty always makes me feel better. And I really love sending people flowers for no reason!

Carrie said...

That is beautiful, I would love to win... to cheer myself up I usually take a nice hot bubble bath + a martini or two. :o)

Monika said...

I love pretty paper and such. So, if I sit down and work on a mini album project or make cards for my Mom, or just do something creative...that usually helps. And, always, hugs and kisses from my 4 cuties!

Amanda P. said...

Beautiful artwork. Love it!
I cheer myself up with a glass of wine and one of my stand-by, feel good movie, "When Harry Met Sally"

Kirsten said...

cheering up myself: the results, and sometimes the process, of cleaning a messy space; beautiful music; a creative plan; time with positive friends

cheering up others: sincere, unsolicited reflections on his/her abilities, character and charm; creating a space for my husband to quietly enjoy life; surprising my lovely mom with a pretty thrifted shirt in her best colors; overall, letting people know that they are special and that life is full of little joys

Francine said...

I cheer myself up by cooking something warm, healthy and satisfying. The smells of garlic, cheese and vegetables cooking makes me very happy.

I cheer others up by making them laugh as much as possible. It really is the best medicine.

Leslie said...

Being outdoors in nature will most likely do the trick to cheer me up. I also love to cheer up others. It helps me realize my problems may be so small compared to others.

Rebecca said...

The artwork is beautiful!

If I'm down in the dumps, I open up either Southern Living or Martha Stewart living and become inspired. It helps take my mind off of what is bothering me and I start thinking outside the box.

rbalderas@nc.rr.com

I am Sarah said...

cheering myself up: good music, really loud partystuff
cheering other up: telling fun things that will happen in the near future

just jen said...

i say work from the outside in...

i always feel much better when i am wearing a sassy outfit and my hair is looking great. works every time.

fairlytypical said...

I usually cheer myself up with some relaxation, cuddling, and cookies.

Others - I usually offer myself up as a shoulder to lean on if that is what they want. If they happen to call on me I provide advice and lots of reassurance that they are awesome.

Kathryn said...

pretty! to cheer myself up: a big dose of my laughing baby or yoga or reminiscing about a great vacation...works every time.

Katie H said...

What a great giveaway!

I've had lots of experience cheering myself up this week...lost my job last week, so I was pretty bummed. (I'm the sugar mama currently, so this was a blow.)

I would have to say my current method for cheering myself up is lots & lots of yoga. Gets me happy - and centered - every time.

katieharrison13 at gmail dot com

Krista said...

baking does the trick for me

Teri said...

To cheer myself up I write to one of my six sponsor kids and find a coloring sheet to go with the letter. Thinking about their delight when they get their letter brightens my whole day.

The Dragonfly said...

Cookies, a phonecall or a great big hug.

andrea said...

Chocolate always helps me cheer up :)

Love this artwork!

Lena said...

I'm a big big fan of a hot bubbly bathtub, a big glass of cold water and a magazine. 30 minutes and it is washed away.

This lasercut is outstanding. All her work is beautiful.

Sarah D said...

Marta, I continue to be impressed with all these sweet and fun shops you find! This one does not dissappoint! How cute!

something that never fails to cheer me up is a book store. I could paruse the isles endlessly and get lost in the books. I recently rediscovered the library and I have a feeling i might just lose myself there.

Jess said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Cheering up at our house usually involves a batch of cookie dough paired with a good movie. With retail therapy coming in at a very close second :)

~ Angela said...

I cheer myself up by getting outside. A breath of fresh air makes everything seem better. Oh, and a hug from my 3-year-old never hurts. :)

kendall said...

My favorite way to cheer myself up is to blast music and dance around the room with my husband!

steph-a-ronie said...

oooh-- method of cheering others up: listening and tickling :)

method of cheering self up-- napping :)

Beth said...

I like to do a girly afternoon. Home manicure, pedicure, facial, brows - by the time I look better I'm feeling better too!

Betsy said...

spoil them, make them a good meal!

Tracy said...

That papercut is beautiful. I always, always keep in mind that everything happens for a reason. and if that doesn't work a hug always helps!

LAURA said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBTWF1bDPn0 I channel Mary Tyler Moore. I mean really...she's amazing. And everytime I hear this song I get happy (and feel the urge to throw a hat in the air)

The Mighty RandR said...

For cheering myself up, I'll make a cup of hot cocoa, light a candle, take a bath, and paint my nails. For cheering someone else up, a little note or sweet treat seems to do the trick nicely!

Are we there yet? said...

Muffins, how can you feel bad when you have fresh muffins :) The laser cut out is beautiful!

~Kristina said...

to cheer someone else up, i'll offer a smile or a hug.

Design Fixation said...

A good DVD and some hot chocolate go a long way in cheering someone up! And if those fail, maybe some retail therapy is in order :)

Jen Lee said...

Yoga is the answer to just about anything for me. I always feel better afterwards. And I love cooking/baking~ taking ordinary plain ingredients and combining them into something delish always gives me a boost!

Which I turn around and give to others as a way to give them a lift. I know I would love to be surprised with a yummy treat or dinner at my doorstep.

Thanks for all your uplifting words!

swell.life said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

I like to get busy. When I can't get motivated to craft or even slap on makeup, I try to force myself to stay busy with the mundane tasks (err...laundry and floor washing!) and get my mind off my woes.

Danielle N. said...

It depends...usually some sort of baked goodie, a movie, or popcorn & hot chocolate. Could also be a call to a friend or some sort of exercise.

deidra said...

So pretty. To cheer up, nothing beats a good walk, writing a note to a friend, or reading a new magazine.

A Toast to Kos said...

Putting on crazily-colored trouser socks and prancing around. Makes me happy and makes my husband laugh because it's so ridiculous. Nobody can NOT smile when they see funny socks. It's a well-known truth.
atoastokos@gmail.com

Catherine said...

Right now the best way I have of cheering myself up is staring at my gorgeous 5 week old daughter. Some days it's the only thing that keeps me awake:)

Julie P said...

Gorgeous. Dancing with my littles cheers me up quick. For others - taking over a surprise of something they love, even if small.

a gracious plenty said...

for someone else, a hand-written note on pretty paper. for me, either alone time or a run.

LRW said...

Love Jolene's work-Amazing! The best way to cheer myself up is to dive into some magazines or a good book.

michelle said...

i cheer myself up by thinking about the big picture of life. i try not to let the little things get in the way of enjoying the big things.

but if i really need some cheering up, a cold diet pepsi and a funny episode of a favorite sitcom works for me!

by the way i have been lusting after julene's work for a long time!

Terry said...

Scripture, inspirational quotes, great blogs, photography, family . . . repeat until it works!

tammons at triad dot rr dot com

Amber, theAmberShow said...

I have a feeling I am going to cross my fingers for every single one of your giveaways if this is the loveliness you're starting with!

Katherine said...

oh my, that it *gorgeous*! I snuggle with my boxerdog, unagi. he is just about the most comfort giving animal I've ever had the pleasure to meet.

tarable said...

music for sure! or hole up away from the kids to read a book for an hour. or often, just talking to a friend that really has a bad life can remind me of how good i have it.

Rachel said...

if i'm feeling blue a walk will always give a little boost. even if it is short. fresh air, exercise, and a little sunshine always do the trick!

Krista said...

Laughter!! Best medicine for cheering up!

Joni said...

OMG! My daughter would love this. Her blog is Sipping Pink Lemonade at http://sippingpinklemonade.blogspot.com.

For cheering myself up, I clean. I put on the music and dance my way to a clean house. It feels good to look around and not see clutter everywhere.

http://sixcherriesontop.blogspot.com

Christen Krumm said...

i get really goofy and start making fun of everything to cheer my sister up when she's down. when all else fails, brownies and a good movie will do the trick!!

xoxo,
christen

H Yoho said...

I love sending notes in the mail-with all the technology out there, you can't beat handwritten to put a smile on someone's face.

As for me...a nice bubble bath does the trick.

holliyoho@hotmail.com

Katie said...

Cooking and baking always cheers me and my family up!

Laura Blumenberg said...

I bake or cook something that takes a long time so that when it's done and tastes amazing, I feel good like I've accomplished something.

Colie said...

Flowers cheer me up! If I'm ever really blue- a bright bouquet from the grocery store just brings a smile to my face. I like to cheer up others with kind words in an email or card. or in person! :)

Jordan and Jandee said...

Wow what a beautiful papercut! Bubble baths and good book always seem to cheer me up.

trez said...

i like leaving my friends little pick me ups when they least expect it. A cold ice tea and flowers, or coffee and home made fudge, etc. You cheer them up and yourself at the same time:)

Diana Hulme said...

Go to sleep. Everything is better in the morning. :)

Casey said...

to cheer myself up, I jump into a bath filled with steaming hot water and read

Andria said...

Turn on the ipod. Music always lifts my mood.

Thelma said...

I buy fresh flowers. You can't be uncheered by fresh flowers.

Anneliese said...

if i wake up not feeling the morning...going and getting a coffee! always fun :)

justbeingjenn said...

Oh man, is that laser cut ever beautiful. Thanks for sharing ... I am so off to check out her shop.

Jenn said...

I like to bake. It works for me and for other people because when you are down nothing cheers you up better than a sugary treat.

Mara said...

Lots of smiles. I either force myself to smile or offer a smile to someone in need. I find they are contagious.

christine said...

I go for a walk in Greenwich Park or watch Oprah or take a long bath with bubbles. Or I put on a Dharma and Greg DVD and just laugh. Hugs help too. :)

caitlin said...

A hot bath always cheers me up. (It doesn't seem to cheer my friends up when I draw them a bath though.. hmm. ;)

Dayzero said...

I love that laser cut! Beautiful.

To cheer myself up, ice cream and a good movie on my warm, cozy couch always seems to help.

To cheer others up, I love to cook for them!

Jeff and Robin said...

I invest time in myself and others for a pick me up. When a friend is discouraged, I can bless her more by spending time with her, going to coffee, making a phone call, sending an email. Just a pick me up through human interaction. For myself, it is to slip away for a minute to realize that I am blessed beyond all measure. Give myself a small treat - that chocolate stash in the butter drawer in the fridge, a really long shower with the door locked, or a trip to the library to pick up a new book.

summer* said...

cupcakes! cupcakes with homemade buttercrean frosting always do the trick:)

Alisa Ensign said...

A big bowl of ice cream and a good book while wrapped up in warm blankets does the trick.

Missy knits said...

My puppies...they always cheer me up with their loving eyes and cold noses and wagging tails!! Nothing cheers me up like my pups!!

rebecca said...

wow. i have never seen anything like this! beautiful!

i cheer myself up by reminding myself how good i really have it. stop focusing on petty things.... you have a great life!

Rosa said...

to cheer me up: song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSK9kkM7GL4 it's weird but hearing michael buble singing about feeling good actually makes me feel good :) movie: "the holiday" there's something silly and happy about this movie that I just love

to cheer others: baking! everybody loves a sweet treat especially out of the blue and it cheers me up in the process

cute giveaway!
Rosa

Cassie said...

Having a cup of coffee, sitting in my kitchen usually does the trick!

Amy Croley said...

cuddling with my girls really cheers me up. pretty simple.

tammy said...

i've seen julene's work and absolutely love this piece! great giveaway.

when i am bogged down with errands and chores and to-do lists, it cheers me up so much to just stop for a while, put on some tea and play a game with my baby boy.

Britty said...

nothing cheers me up like a hot bubble bath.

Sarah N said...

playing in the sunshine for me and sending cards full of love to friends. what a sweet prize today!

Anna Kristina said...

chocolate chip cookie dough cheers me up, and usually works for other people, too! And when you can deliver cookie dough, a nice note in the mail usually does the trick... :)

Jeanne said...

Snuggles from my little girls is the best thing to cheer me up!

Jess said...

The nice man at Subway managed to cheer me up with a free cookie. It was magical! And loves from my little one always make me happy!

Jaclyn said...

If I ever find anything on a blog that is inspiring or uplifting, I send it randomly to people in my email address book. I know I appreciate it when they do it for me so I am sure they do too :) Thanks for the chance!

Jenn N Goo said...

A pedicure is the best way to brighten my mood.

Juliana said...

I love this!!
I like to cheer myself up with a snuggly blanket, a favorite TV show, and a big fat diet coke with a lime in it!

Hannah said...

a movie day, cuddling with my favorite husband seems to do the trick.

that is absolutely darling! thanks, marta!

debbie said...

eating dark chocolate. watching a romantic comedy.

Amy Sue said...

chocolate chip cookies.

and the encouragment of cookie monster immitations around my house.

Karie said...

Eating Ben & Jerry's Cinnabun ice cream or wandering around Target.

FOKXXY said...

I cheer myself up by listening to songs I love . Even if they start out sad initially I work my way up to upbeat tunes and in no time I am singing and giggling away!!

This is beautiful.
I too have never seen any work like this and I love it!!

ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

Shirley said...

to cheer myself up, i treat myself to a sweet treat or a nice meal. whatever it is, it's good to eat for sure! to cheer up a friend, i usually send them a nice heartfelt letter, e-mail, wall post, etc. letting them know that whatever they're feeling is okay and that i'll always be around.

Lynn said...

To cheer myself up, I think of all the good things past and present and remember how very lucky I am. (Did this today on the way back from a yucky dentist appointment.)

For a friend, I usually find some hideous picture or ad or page of a book and mark funny quotes all over it and drop in the mail. It never fails to make them kaugh and call me and make me laugh all over again.

sharonpdx said...

i love storypeople.com for cheering up - myself and others! I'll post stories that remind me of people on their facebook walls, and ones that are speaking to me I'll post as my status update. Getting in a good workout always helps, too, but that assumes I've talked to myself sternly enough to demand that "needs-cheering-up" me gets her sneakers on and gets out the door.

Kristi said...

A new magazine always cheers me up!

Uno Kidney said...

cheering up for me is making something to give someone, a card with a picture of my little guy, or some cookies or something....

I also love a little secret Dr. Pepper now and then...

Mary Jo said...

This is so bad.....chocolate. Works every time! The lasercut artwork is Beautiful! Thanks.

Camilla and Tim said...

I listen to music most of the time when I need a pick me up.... that or clean. I find that once I get some energy out I can work through things better.

Amanda said...

To cheer myself up I listen to music and get a big hug from my guy.

and chocolate...

Kiasa said...

Going for a walk in Central Park always makes me feel good. But if it is too cold then I'll either dance with my 3 yr old daughter (to "it's a hard knock life"--her fave), or our new favorite cheer up method: watch the mattress jumping scene from GLEE and jump on our bed. Have you seen it?! So fun!!!

Kerry said...

The thing that immediately lifts me out of the blues is "Funny Hat" -- my son will pull his shirt up until it dangles from his head like an elaborate headdress. He's done it since he was very small and now he's nearly six. It makes me cry laughing, everytime.

And the "lemon" makes my mouth water.

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

thanks for a shot - how beautiful!
this time of year, it's all about hot chocolate. big rounds of hot chocolate!

Rachel said...

I listen to music. It depends on the particular mood I'm in whether I put on depressing sounding music or happy music, but music is the one thing that will always cheer me up.

Elizabeth said...

I try to do something nice for someone else--it cheers me up every time!

Lisa said...

Sunshine, sunshine, sunshine. I take a 15 minute sunshine break, even if it's cold sunshine.

w and w said...

What cheers me up? Taking pictures of my kids. Nothing beats capturing the moments of your little ones.
What does the trick for me and someone else. Serving them...simply serving them. Try not to smile doing that!

Trude said...

That is sooo gorgeous! I've seen it other places, so *love*. There's a few things that never fail to cheer me up - a good favorite comedy, a manicure/pedicure, a good cuddle with my dog, a joke from my best friend. :)

Leslie said...

I've always love this great piece of advice and boy do I have a lot of lemons in my life! Thanks Marta. Talking to my sister on Skype usually does the trick for me. She makes me laugh like no other person on the planet.

Erica said...

i think my favorite things to cheer myself up would be to eat a huge, warm chocolate chip cookie. or a massive bowl of peppermint ice scream with hot fudge. or just a nice warm hug from my husband & little guy.

Alicia said...

My favorite thing to do to cheer myself up is to go running. I realize that as much as I hate lacing up those running shoes--as soon as I get outside and move-- all of the sadness or crummy feelings just melt away!

alex said...

i love lasercuts!

when i'm frustrated with something, i allow myself to be bugged for a limited amount of time, and then i tell myself to let it go. followed by yoga breathing & happy thoughts.

yo.soy.alexa{at}gmail{dot}com

Nichole B said...

I buy fresh flowers - try to resist smiling with yellow tulips on your coffee table.

Hanna said...

Hm I like to bake something or go on a walk.

Whit said...

what a sweet piece of work. i would delight myself in making my very own of these, if time permitted!
nothing cheers me up more than chatting with a great friend who has optimism for the day, taking a stroll on a beautiful day or eating a few mini nilla wafers.

Yasmin said...

lovely giveaway! I cheer myself by reading Psalms or listening to music

katie said...

So beautiful!

To cheer myself up, I like to either bake or shop... instant uppers!

Briel79 said...

I love Julene's work! It's so pretty.

To cheer myself up I like to sing. This usually involves putting on some loud upbeat music and blasting it in my car or room and singing it out! :)

Carol said...

I like to look at photos of my grandchildren. Guaranteed to make me smile.

Abbie said...

The best way to cheep me up is to blast some Cyndi Lauper 80's style and sing it at the top of my lungs. It's even better out of key. ;)

Kari said...

I cheer myself (or pull myself out of the spiraling whirlpool of self pity, as I like to call it) by doing something for someone else. Doesn't matter what it is--my problems always shrink and my gratitude grows and my attitude improve 100 percent.

Brittany said...

homemade cookies and watching a movie so familiar you can say the lines right before they're actually said. you've got mail, anyone?

KK said...

To cheer myself up, all I have to do is hangout with one of my sweet sisters.

Anonymous said...

definitely let the sun shine on my face! Get some fresh air!
Love this! hope I win...
pschultz@weatherfordisd.com

middleofthetable said...

going to the gym-- having a good sweat always makes me feel better!

xo,
sarah

marspaialways3 said...

i cheer myself up by writing out my feelings (usually on my blog) or by treating myself to some comfort food that i then sit down with infront of 1 of my fav. dvr recordings.

J Bird said...

i cheer myself and others up by blasting The Beatles song, "They Say It's Your Birthday"....my dorky dancing combined with the upbeat song can cheer anyone up, especially if it isn't anyones birthday!
chickpeasandpeonies@gmail.com

Ginny said...

I usually turn to reading. It makes me forget whatever had me down. My 8 year old is usually pretty good at cheering me up as well. She just says the wittiest things, I can't help but smile.

Love the lasercuts. I was just looking at an old scrapbook, I had used some winter themed lasercuts. I still love them even though I usually tend to cringe when I see old layouts, lol

nicole said...

that lasercut is amazing!!

as far as cheering up - calling my best friend for a guaranteed laugh or some time alone with a good book seems to work for me.

Amanda said...

my favorite way to cheer myself or a friend is to bake some yummy and cheerful cookies or cupcakes. how can anyone be sad with festive goodies around?!

-- aj
afjorgenson@gmail.com

Simple Ink said...

i spend some time cuddling my own little benji until he giggles and giggles! a quick pick-me-up! :)

Anonymous said...

i remind myself how blessed i am.
awe brings on a cheerful state!

stierlefamily@yahoo.com

Miss Five said...

Oh man - how beautiful is this?!

Mary Grace said...

I watch funny shows to make me laugh when I'm feeling down. Laughter is the best medicine.

I will cook or hug or make myself look silly, even if a little bit humiliating, just to cheer someone up.

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