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Share the Love

by abby on February 5, 2014 | Comment

winner of 2104 heart valentines

Thank you for all who posted comments and Liked the Valentine Giveaway post. I’m happy to announce that Regina Earl Arlauckas is the winner of the Colorful Hearts Valentine set! Congrats!


In other news, I had a few fantastic photos of commissioned artwork from happy clients. The first is a photo of a nursery wall featuring series of ocean themed watercolor collages I created back in the fall. They look so good framed!
photo of 3 framed watercolor collages

And here is a very happy little jaguar with her custom animal print!
children's art of jaguar
What a reaction! I couldn’t have asked for better. Thank you for sharing these photos with me. I’m happy to know that my artwork is reaching out and making an impact on others.

As always, custom art commissions are most welcomed. Do you know someone in need of color on their wall?! Send them my way!

Win Free Valentines

by abby on February 3, 2014 | Comment

watercolor heart valetines for free
{Win these Valentines!}

I want to fight against the 6 more weeks of winter white and gray and GIVEAWAY a set of my COLORFUL HEART VALENTINES! Yes, FREE Valentines so you too can spread the love and the color! HOORAY!

It’s so simple to enter:
1. Head over to the AbbyDora Design Facebook Fan Page. (Have you LIKED US?)

2. Leave a Comment under the Valentine Day Giveaway, answering this question: Who fills your heart with joy? You have until WEDNESDAY 2/5/14 at 5pm to enter.

3. I’ll use a random number generator to select a winner and announce it on a special Thursday 2/6/14 blog posting.

That’s it! Feel free to spread the word about this giveaway.

I hope you will enter!

Friday Fun: Silly Hats

by abby on February 21, 2013 | Comment

This is Not my Hat

Yesterday I received 3 FANTASTIC photos of our book giveway winner, Kirk, with his copy of THIS IS NOT MY HAT in a variety of…..hats! They were so much fun I certainly wanted to share them with you all.

This is Not my Hat

A kermit hat! I so want that hat. Apparently this hat was “borrowed” from his wife. Where have I heard this before? I couldn’t resist.

abbydora design giveway

Ha—a helmet! Thank you Kirk for sending these photos. I know John Klessen’s picture book went to a great home. A home filled with all sorts of hats! Happy Friday!

What fun will you do this weekend?

One Day Left To Enter!

by abby on February 12, 2013 | Comment

This Is Not My Hat

Quick reminder that there’s only today and tomorrow to enter to win this book! International Book Giving Day is this Thursday (FEB. 14th) and our winner will be announced that morning at 10am.

I really want you to have the chance to win, so don’t delay! Go to the AbbyDora Design Facebook fan page and click on the “Win this Book” Tab.

Good luck!

Valentine’s Day Fun

by abby on February 8, 2013 | Comment


Valentine’s Day is less than a week away! Do you know how you will be celebrating? When I was young, one of my friend’s would host a Valentine’s Day party. I have such happy memories of those afternoons eating red heart jigglers (remember those from Jello?) and playing silly games.

I think it was those positive thoughts that inspire me to create my red and pink heart cupcake toppers. Don’t these hearts make you smile? They instantly made your cupcakes look fun for both kids and adults! And the best part they work for either store bought cupcakes or homemade. Whoo-ooo! If you want a delicious chocolate cupcake recipe check out the Magnolia Bakery one here.

Looking for a few other Valentine’s Day ideas?
Try this hot chocolate recipe.

See a great collection of funny Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

This video shows you how to say I Love You in a foreign language.

Don’t forget to enter the PICTURE BOOK GIVEAWAY happening on FEB. 14th at 10am!
book giveaway

You could be the lucky winner of this book! Simply click on the book and then on the “Win this Book” tab on our Facebook fan page.

Have a great weekend and stay safe and warm!

International Book Giving Day GIVEAWAY

by abby on February 4, 2013 | Comment

donate a book to a child

Did you know that February 14th is also International Book Giving Day? It’s a day dedicated to getting new, used and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible. What a great idea!

To help this worthy cause, AbbyDora Design is offering a book giveaway! This year’s 2013 Caldecott Medal winner was THIS IS NOT MY HAT by Jon Klassen. I have a copy of this fabulously, funny book to giveaway to 1 lucky winner.

To enter simply click on the book below to be taken to the AbbyDora Design Facebook Page. Click on the “Win This Book” Tab. LIKE the AbbyDora Design Page and then in 3 steps you’ll be registered to have a chance to win THIS IS NOT MY HAT (a $16 value).

picture book giveaway

If you share the contest with your Facebook friends you’ll have more chances to win because shared giveaway wall posts count as EXTRA ENTRIES. Whoo-ooo!

The Winner will be selected by random drawing from all valid eligible entries received. The grand prize drawing will be on February 14, 2013 at 10 am EST. I will be emailing the winner and posting it to our Facebook Fan page too.

This book deserves a good home. Good luck!