Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ink Stains 5th Anniversary Altered Altoids Tin Art Festival & Blog Hop!


YES!!!!
You read that correctly - on this day 5 years ago I started Ink Stains!!! 
To celebrate this milestone I thought it would be fun to host my first blog hop / on-line art festival.  The centerpiece for this show of art is the humble Altoids Tin!
You all know how I hate to throw anything away that might....just might be turned into art and these tins are one of those things. 
So let's begin....
Ink Stains 5th Anniversary Altered Altoids Tin Art Festival & Blog Hop!

Gloria

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Carol M.


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Loretta M.


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Ink Stained Roni
(fat tin - 2 bottoms)

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 Mom (Dixie)
2013 Calendar Tin

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Dea
Blackberry Designs


Altoids tin - Dea

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Anesha

Altoids Tin Anesha - Front


Altoids Tin Anesha - Inside
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Sashi


Altoids Tin - Sachi


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Kelli Sue



Altoids Tin - Kelli Sue

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Karen Ladd

Altoids Tin - Karen Ladd

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Jean S.


Altoids Tin - Jean S - Front

Altoids Tin - Jean S - Inside


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Mom (Dixie)

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Magnetic Paper Dolls!

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I hope you enjoyed the vast array of goodness these talented folks have shared with us all....I know I sure have and I would like to thank each and every person participating in this hop.
I would also like to thank each and every person who has visited the blog over the past 5 years!  You are the reason why I do what I do.
I am inviting YOU to participate in this blog hop/art festival by creating your own tin. To be entered, create your tin (no old altered tins please), come back here ~ use the linky tool to posting a link to your tin or sending me photos of your tin to be posted on Ink Stains. 
You have until December 8th to post your creations. 
On December 9th I will draw one winner for 5 different prizes!!! 
Those prizes are.....
A $25.00 gift certificate to Altered Pages
A $25.00 Gift Certificate to Stampers Best 
A $25.00 Gift Certificate to Blackberry Designs
A set of 6 Blue Specturm Noir Alcohol Markers
and
A signed copy of my book -
Teach Yourself Visually Collage & Altered Arts
I understand that not everyone has time to play so as an added bonus I am going to be giving away another prize ~ sort of a "one to grow on" ~ to one reader who leaves a comment on this post between now and December 9th.
What is that prize????
 This beautiful Vera Bradley handbag filled with stamps & other goodies!!!

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 And now it's your turn....
remember if you want to win, you must either comment or post a link to your altered tin!

Good Luck Everyone
and
THANK YOU
for being a part of my
Ink Stained Community!!! 

54 comments:

  1. Happy 5th Blogaversary!!! Wow all the tins are so creative. It's interesting all the different designs. I would love to be included on your awesome giveaway. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  2. Congratulation Roni. Mr Linky does not appear to be working so here's the link to mine! Neil, http://neelzexpressionz.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/blog-anniversary-festival-altoid-tin.html

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  3. Stunning designs with eye pleasing shades that mesmerizes it viewers...

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  4. Okay, lost my last comment so lets try this again! Happy Blogversary! And I loved all the tins, especially the calliope, very unique. Just finished your book too, had to check it out from the library but hope to own my own copy one day!

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  5. Happy Anniversary! I'm honored to be part of your celebration!

    My tin

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  6. Happy 5 year blogoversary Roni and thanks for this fabulous array of altered tins! Love how everyone has a different take on their designs and how fun it was to participate!

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  7. Congratulations on your 5th anniversary!!! I have enjoyed reading your blog for the past few years.
    I hope to get a chance to alter a tin for your hop this weekend if not thanks for the chance to win at your drawing.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  8. Happy Anniversary! You have a great blog; it is full of great projects and techniques. Thank you for sharing your love of all things crafty with us.

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  9. Happy Blogaversary !! Thank you for all of the inspiration you've given us over the years! Here's to many many more creative years!

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  10. Wow congrats on the anniversary! Keep the inspiration coming. Thanks for the opportunity to win the bag, way cool.

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  11. There are already many beautiful tins. Congratulations on five years. It doesn't seem possible, does it?

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  12. Happy 5th anniversary Roni. I have only been following for a few months but love your blog. These tins are all beautiful. Love that fat one you made and Loretta M's sea tin. I would love to join in but am away until the 5th, but time permitting I will try and find a suitable tin and an idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. I have to tip my hat off to you. Did you know that the ATC Swap was the first time I made and ATC and now you've done it again -- this is my first altered Altoid Tin!!! Woo hoo. I really enjoyed making it and thank you so much for including me in your celebration!!!

    Happy 5th Anniversary - may you have many more to come!!!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  14. Happy Anniversary! Did you get my tin pictures?

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  15. Happy 5th blog anniversary Roni! I've added my Steampunk Ella tin to the collection. Fabulous altered tins by everyone! I will hop around later today and leave some love ;0)

    Leigh S-B
    THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
    http://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com
    http://dominoartblog.blogspot.com
    http://tcrschallenge.blogspot.com

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  16. Ok I wanted to be able to say something personal about all of them so here goes with a long comment.... Gloria I love the vintage vibe your tin gave me!, Carol M. your santa is perfect, Loretta M. the sea theme is awesome, I love it! Mom(Dixie) your calendar freakin rawks!! Great idea, and your wizard of oz tin is freakin fantastic!!! Love that non kansas image!, Dea neverland is great, love the fairy, Anesha love the inspiring quotes, sashi love your scene, Kelli Sue, first props for spelling your name correctly second love the memory tin! Karen love the banner and balloon, Jean S. love your box, the images are wonderful!

    Roni,your winter theme lid is great, the greatest love one would make an awesome gift box the steampunk fat tin is awesome I need it!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Love the valentine images, why is santa so Jolly, well now we know!, the stocking tin is great. The round tins are freakin awesome and would look great on my winter tree!!Yes Mother! My kids need this one! LOVE LOVE LOVE the Sally Rand one! Tic Tac Toe is an awesome idea and could be great for traveling. Sewing box is great and could easily travel with you. The post card type one is a great idea and I will have to use it! And Holy freakin Heck Roni a Carousel!!! LOVE Flying monkeys, I say that all the time to the kidlings! Paper Dolls could be an awesome traveling one as well! I see lots and lots of Altoid and mints being bought in my near future!!!

    Thank you so very much for inviting me to play along with this wonderful hop you have going here!!! You are an awesome artist and lady!

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  17. Happy EVERYTHING!!!

    Thanks to you I've joined the "altered tins" group!! It was so much fun and now I have 2 more tins to alter. It is addicting!!

    I thank you for "nudging" me creatively to try other things than just cards. And even my cards are better because of you!!! So my recipients thank you also!

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  18. Happy 5th Blogaversary! I love altered Altoid tins, and this was a fun opportunity to see lots of creative ideas. Hope you have a happy day!

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  19. I love them all-but especially the one with "why is Santa so jolly?" on the lid-too funny!!!
    Happy Blogaversary-wow, 5 years!Always fresh and well illustrated,too. Congrats!

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  20. Happy 5TH Anniversary!!!

    All of the tins are FABULOUS!!!

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  21. Happy 5th blog anniversary, Roni. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful creations with us.

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  22. Roni, what fabulous inspiration! Congratulations on 5 years! What an amazing accomplishment!

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  23. As I told you in a message I sent, I am unable to see your links. So here is my Anniversary tin:

    http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-time-to-give-back.html

    Thank you for five years, even though I only found your blog last year. It's been an inspiration to me, that's for sure. Here's to 5 (and maybe 50) more!!

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  24. Happy, Happy, Roni. These are eye-catching cuties, one and all!

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  25. So fun to see all of the different tins! My personal favorite is your "Why is Santa jolly?"...and I always thought it was because of all those cookies. ;)

    Congratulations on your 5-year anniversary and thank you so much for the opportunity to celebrate this wonderful Ink Stains milestone. I'm so glad I discovered your blog and wish you many, many years of blogging to come! You're the best!

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  26. Happy Blog-a-versary Roni!
    I'm new to stamping and cardmaking and boy, was I missing out on a lotta fun! Have been checking your blog daily for a couple months now and am amazed at your creative output.
    Wishing you continued FUN and may your well of creativity never run dry!

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  27. Congrats on the anniversary, hope you will have many more!

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  28. My Mom emailed me to come check out the tins and wow...these are so fun! I really love the under the sea themed tin, the paper dolls one (I was a paper doll fan as a little girl), and all the other creative tins here! I have never altered anything before but now I want to make one as an ornament for my Christmas tree this year. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. Roni -

    Congratulations on reaching 5 years with your blog. Thank you for providing us with 5 years of fun, and tutorials! May you reach another 5 years!

    Elaine Allen

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  30. Happy 5th Blogaversary! Amazing! I have checked in regularly for a long time now, at least 2 years I'd guess! Always fun to see what you're up to. Thanks so much for sharing your creations with us! Love all the fun tins!
    DeniseB

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  31. Happy 5th Blogaversary Roni!! You are so talented and inspire me GREATly. I LOVE visiting your blog for ideas and techniques. Thanks for a chance to win such a beautiful bag full of goodies!!

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  32. Congratulations on 5 years of bloginess! I am getting the bug about those altered tins. Hope I can come up with and idea to enter!

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  33. Wow what an amazing collectiong of tins to look at on this page. I like them all!

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  34. Happy 5th Anniversary!!! Wow, where did the 5 yrs go??? Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with us all and I can't wait to see more!!!

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  35. Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for sharing all of these awesome tins! I appreciate all of the time that you put into this blog...actually I think of it as more of a community than just a blog. :)Cheers for the Inkstains community!

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  36. they're all fine works of art but i especially love the ship and ocean tin by loretta! congrats on 5years!

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  37. Happy 5 year Blogaversary! I really enjoyed seeing all the tins. So much talent! Some of them really cracked me up! LOL
    hugs Lynn

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  38. Happy blogaversary!! I've only been following for a few months but have had so much fun what with the charm swaps and now the altered tins. I love reading your posts and participating in all your fun. Here's to another 5 years. That is such a gorgeous bag and I bet the goodies are just as good. :)

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  39. Happy Blog Anniversary!!! What fantastic eye candy....and great inspiration to try my hand at doing a tin.

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  40. These are all so beautiful! Such inspiration. I need one related to time - or the lack of it. I am going to try to get a tin and alter it if I can find time, but if not, I would LOVE to win the bag of goodies. Gee - maybe Roni is really Santa in disguise...

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  41. I love love tins! They are just the best thing to make a a little gifty for a friend. I have just found your blog this week and can't believe that I have missed 5 years of your marvelous inspiration. Just think what you can teach us in 5 more years.!! ;oD

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  42. Happy Anniversary indeed, and thank you for the "reverse" pressies you're offering :) Love the tins posted so far, so many different ideas.

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  43. Beautiful and inspirational tins- I sure hope I get time to make (and finish!) one!

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  44. Congratulations and those are some wonderful altered projects.

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  45. Happy Anniversary! Wow! 5 years! I have been a fan for a long time, 5 years?? I am thankful to you for sharing your art and all of your tips. I have a stack of tins somewhere to alter....
    Thank you for the opportunity to win the Vera Bradley bag of goodies! So kind of you to think of us who can't play In tthe blog hop. Cheers!

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  46. Congrats, Roni on 5 years of fun, entertaining, informative posts.
    I enjoy altering Altoid tins and especially love your mom's calendar tin.

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  47. Wow five year all ready..time flies. It's time to celebrate so bring out the cake. Hope you the best and keep up this great blog running for five more years. Congrats.

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  48. What a wonderful posting! Definitely i will share this post with my social net friends. Thanks for the information...keep blogging!

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  49. Congrats! thank you so much for all the inspiration and tutorials you provide.

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  50. Wow! All the tins are Fantabulous!! I've been away on vacation since Thanksgiving so I'm just now hopping and checking out all the creations! Happy 5th Anniversary too!!

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  51. I just noticed a lot of the tins shown in the write up are yours Roni.... wow, you knocked my socks off with how creative and how different each of the tins you made are!! Thanks for sharing them!! Sure was a fun hop.... congrats again on your success!

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  52. This is like going to an altoid art museum! Spent a lot of time admiring all the creations! Happy 5th!

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  53. Wow and more WOW! Congrats on your anniversary! The tins are all super fabulous!!! I finished mine too late to join in, boo, but have enjoyed the rest!!

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