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Join Ruffing’s on Facebook, and visit Elizabeth’s blog to enter a giveaway draw

We set up a brand new fan page for Ruffing’s over on Facebook. We’re posting photos of art from each of us, and Elizabeth Ruffing’s videos, and anything new that comes up. Please “become a fan” if you are over that way. To those of you who already became a fan, thanks very much!

Elizabeth is also having a giveaway draw this week, to celebrate her 300th blog post, her 3 year blogging anniversary, and Valentine’s Day too. Please visit this blog post for information on how to entering the draw for “Valentino the Hug Me! Slug”, an original, one-of-a-kind art toy by Elizabeth.

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My 300th post, 3 year blog anniversary, Valentine’s Day giveaway extravaganza

In honor of my 300th post and my 3 year blogging anniversary, not to mention Valentine’s Day…I am having a giveaway! The handsome, debonair, and very red prize will be Mr Valentino, the Hug Me! Slug! Thanks, Miko, for the idea!

Update: Thank you all so much for the great comments and compliments! And thanks very much for entering, and for reading my blog too! Sam A. has won the draw for “Valentino”. Congratulations, Sam! I have some more Valentine’s Day “Hug Me! Slugs” over in my Etsy shop as well. Please click here for the “official” announcement.

“Valentino the Hug Me! Slug” is an original, one-of-a-kind art toy, designed and made by me. He’s about 7 1/4 inches tall, and he’s made of soft, fuzzy fleece. His “Son of the Sheik”-inspired headdress is made of 100% cotton striped fabric.

His arresting eyes are hand sewn on using a blanket stitch. He has a purple heart because he is also very brave, in keeping with his romantic-hero personality.

He is, of course, also mysterious, irresistible, and cuddly.

I’m curious to know who you are, and so to enter to win “Valentino the Hug Me! Slug”, please leave a comment here, between February 1 and 7, 2010, saying hello and whatever you might like to say by way of introduction. Please include your name so I can put your name in a hat, and a link, if you have one, where I can find you (your web site, your Etsy/eBay page, blog, Facebook page, whatever you’d like). Otherwise, you can separately send me an email address where I can reach you if you win. I’ll be accepting entries up until a week before Valentine’s Day, February 7th, to allow for shipping time. Please check back here on February 8th, when I’ll announce the winner.

If your comment doesn’t show up right away, don’t worry…I have comment moderation in effect. As long as you leave a comment (click “comments” or “post a comment” at the end of this post to get there, type your message in the “leave your comment” box, and click “publish your comment”, for anyone who might not have used that before), and it is in my mailbox when I get up in the morning on February 8th, I’ll include your name in the draw. One winner will be chosen from a random draw. Thanks for visiting my blog, and happy posting!

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A Dozen Roses by Max Bailey

A Dozen Roses by Max BaileyAs you may know, teddy bears are not terribly talkative, but with these two, no words are needed. The message is clear.

He has gotten all dressed up to say it with flowers. She holds her head to one side, overcome with shyness and admiration of her handsome suitor. Love is in the air, and all around them. That makes today a very beautiful day!

A Dozen Roses by Max Bailey“A Dozen Roses” is an original watercolor painting. I am making a limited number of reproductions of this image as a signed giclée print as well, which may be ordered by emailing us or by using the PayPal button below, for the 8 1/2 by 11 print. Please see ordering for more information.

Item# Description Image Size Paper Size Price Purchase now
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MBDozenRoses Giclée print on fine art paper approx. 7 x 7 inches 8.5 inches by
11 inches
$22.00