Thursday, March 18, 2010

and the WINNER is. . .

Colleen from HappyLittleArt. . .
congratulations Colleen!
hope you enjoy your Minitoko digital kit!
it should "kawaii" up your life a bit! ;)

thanks to ALL who entered and for showing their love for Julie and Minitoko :)
if you didn't win and you are a bit bummed. . . don't despair too much!
Julie release a different version of the exclusive "Kawaii Ribbon" kit which you can purchase HERE.

she has also made up a little *FREEBIE* so,
please go and download that to get your Minitoko "fix"! ;)

thanks again everyone for entering!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Minitoko giveaway {extension}

hey lovely peeps. . . hope you had a GREAT week and that your weekend will be FUN and full of kitschy, retro goodness!

just a heads up before the weekend starts. . .

our Minitoko giveaway was supposed to be ending tonight at midnight but, guess what!?!
we have decided to extend the giveaway until next Wednesday, March 17th.
lucky, lucky you!

please leave a comment HERE to enter the giveaway. . . you don't want to miss out on winning this marvelous *exclusive* kit made by Minitoko JUST for gnome-n-birdy!
very kawaii.
very fun.
very, very awesome!

look at what you can make:

made by chelsea ann

products used:

made by karli

products used:

so don't miss out!
please enter this fantastic Minitoko giveaway HERE

Sunday, March 7, 2010

For the love of Minitoko

so *very* excited to share with all you lovely retro, kitschy peeps. . . MINITOKO!

Minitoko is the brain child of Julie Fujara. . . a France based artist whose creations revolve around kawaii. . . glorious, bright colors. . . humor. . . crafting. . . and Japan goodness!

good golly, miss Julie. . . her blog, Flickr photostream and *newly* released line of digital scrap booking products showcase her AMAZING talent and keen eye for all that is KAWAII!!!
make your heart stop CUTE.
really, don't believe me? just look:

have you stopped breathing yet from all the kawaii goodness your eyes just witnessed?

{well. . . lucky for you. . . you can get EVEN more eye candy (i know!more!?!) by visiting Julie's website. . . . . just click and PLAY!
that's right, play!
i love how Julie adds her unique styling and fun to her website. . . you can literally "play" around. so go and try. . . SO worth the trip. . . your eyes will thank you! :)}

we are just *SO* Ga-Ga over Minitoko here at Gnome-N-Birdy that we wanted to learn more about miss Julie and all that inspires her to design and create such wonderful art. . .
Julie was sweet enough to take some of her time and "sit down" and answer a couple of questions for us. . . here goes!

Gnome-N-Birdy: Where do you live?

Minitoko (Julie):
in a historic town named Bourges, center of France

Gnome-N-Birdy: What are you inspirations?

Minitoko (Julie):
Americana and japanese pop cultures used to be my favorites inspirations for a long time. But I got a obsession with anything which is colorful and/or related to sweet food ;), Modern Tiki and vintage disneyana (I cried when I visited the very first disneyland in CA !)

Gnome-N-Birdy: What are you LOVES? <3

Minitoko (Julie):
my 2 chéris : Brune my husband and Otohiko my 5 months old boy, rock'n'roll (from 1950 to 1968), Motown artists like the Temptations and girls group, the Ramones, my band les YumYumYummees(.com), Computer Graphics, Sewing and making anything with my fingers, cats, checking my contact's favorites on flickr - oh lala too many things !

thanks Julie for taking the time to share your muses for such wonderful work!

speaking of "wonderful work". . . check out these digital scrap pages by Julie:

kits used:
Kitschy Digitals

*swoon*! do you see what i mean about color and kawaii? just fantastic!
check out ALL of Minitoko's digital scrapping products HERE.
so many *new* kits to choose from. . . and *new* ones are always on the way. . .
so check back often! :)
here is a sampling:

CUTE! did you like?
well listen up!
that's right. . . yay!
Julie is the sweetest gal and is offering a *limited* edition kit available only through THIS giveaway. . . exclusive for Gnome-N-Birdy!

can you believe it?
we can't either!
pinch us all lucky. . . so, you want in?
here's what to do:

go HERE and pick our your *fav* Minitoko digital scrapping kit. . .
leave a nice comment here about your *FAV* Minitoko kit and your name and e-mail. . .
all done!

that's it :)
easy as saying "kawaii".
we will randomly draw a winner on the evening of Friday March 12th. . . midnight!
you have until then to enter. . . so hurry up!
we will announce the winner on Saturday.
{you don't want to miss this. . . trust me! did i mention it is an exclusive kit JUST for this giveaway?}

thanks JULIE for everything!
love all you do and keep it up ;)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Double- NO! Make that Quadruple Bunny Points

If you're in the mood to learn something new
I would encourage you to sign up for
this really sweet online class
where you will learn how to step by step
make adorable easter critters
a bunny banner and cozy slipper
and all kinds of other springtime goodies

The class is hosted by Stina of Sagolikt Pyssel
with guests Stina of Get Lucky,
and our very own Karli of the Gnome Hut!

and I have a good feeling it will be
a bunny hoppin' good time!

I'm very delighted to share my latest digi kit

I made these twitterpated bunnies
in the same style as my Animal Cracker Kits
that you can download here
(download will expire in 30 days)
If you have any issue with the download just leave a comment
and I will e-mail the file to you when I get home Monday the 8th :)
this is a png file - if you would like JPG form just contact me :)

I would say this post deserves some
wouldn't you?! :)

Make sure you come back soon~
We have a very special post planned for next Monday!