Big Birthday Blessings

Today is a celebration of life and creativity!

It’s my birthday and in honour of the that gift, I’ve something special in store for you …

I realised a couple of years ago that one of my very favourite things to do in this creative business is to send out giveaway prizes. So this year I asked some amazing creative women to donate their amazing creative gifts as part of my Big Birthday Blessings giveaway. So many gifts = so many more opportunities for you to receive one 🙂

I bow deeply, in gratitude to those women and to you, for participating in this virtual party. This community – our circles of creative and soulful women with whom we exchange time & attention, love & respect, gifts & expertise with – is changing lives, individual candle by candle.

Check out the easy-peasy instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below on how to enter – and don’t forget to share with your friends. But before you do – take a look at the amazing gifts on offer below.


Soul Reflections WorkshopJamie Ridler : Soul Reflections

Soul Reflections is an intuitive and creative self-guided workshop that uses journalling and collage to help you get in touch with the deepest yearnings of your heart. Through audio recordings and an accompanying book, creative living coach Jamie Ridler personally guides you through the Soul Reflections process, from preparation to set-up to the workshop itself. You will be able to use this workshop again and again to connect to the inner compass that points you to your dreams.

Jamie is a creative living coach. From coaching to workshops, from podcasting to blogging, Jamie’s work helps women find the confidence and courage to discover and express their creative selves so they can be the star they are. Jamie is host of the unmissable Creative Living with Jamie podcast and invites you behind the scenes of Jamie Ridler Studios everyday.

21 Secrets LiveConnie Hozvicka : 21 Secrets Live!

21 SECRETS Live is a special workshop to celebrate 5 years of 21 SECRETS. Starting January 15 your host Connie Hozvicka of Dirty Footprints Studio and a past 21 SECRETS teacher will meet every Wednesday at 6pm EST for a LIVE! video broadcast where you can art journal along with them in real time, ask questions through a chat format, laugh your hiney off, sip margaritas, and feel like they’re right there with you in your studio LIVE!

Connie is an artist, writer, mama an yogini. Host of the legendary 21 SECRETS art journal workshop and creator of the FEARLESS® Painting Process, you can visit Connie at Dirty Footprints Studio.

Goddess YearbookRachel Ellen Andrews : Goddess inspirations Yearbook 2014 and Calendar

A 60 page PDF full of creative inspiration and goddess connection. Each month in your Yearbook you will find: a different Goddess energy to work with creatively and spiritually; an original Goddess poster featuring Rachel’s beautiful goddess art; key dates/festivals to mark the year; soul quest tasks; creative exercises for self development and fun; affirmations and journal prompts. The emphasis is on self care and self nourishment plus a calendar for all your planning and dates.

Rachel is an intuitive painter and teacher. You will find her creating art and happiness at Rachel Ellen Andrews.

Just Ten MinutesHeather Bestel : Just Ten Minutes relaxation CD

The ultimate in Me Time! This powerful ten minute relaxation CD, recommended by Red Magazine as the best they’ve found, does exactly what it says: helps you relax, refresh and rejuvenate in just ten minutes. Fit it into your busy schedule everyday and watch what happens.

Heather helps busy women put themselves first so they can create the life they really want and deserve. Heather Bestel is Founder of

Daily Musings JournalLisa DeYoung : 2014 Daily Musings Journal

The Daily Musings Journal is a calendar and journal in one. It’s 136 pages with musings pages, a month calendar for each month, and week-spreads for each week of the year. It provides open, yet defined, space on which to muse about your daily adventures, thoughts, feelings, gratitudes and more!

Lisa, aka the mountain mermaid, is a creative, independent spirit who loves to explore and play outdoors and lives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Embracing her creative life is an ongoing adventure, a journey that she loves and trusts more each year – and hopes to inspire others to do the same. Visit her at Mountain Mermaid Studios.

Bloom By MonAmy Palko : Bloom By Moon

E-Book (122 pages) – Exploring self through lunar cycles, BLOOM BY MOON is a guide through the lunar cycles of the year, exploring cultural interpretations as a way of structuring a journey of self-enquiry. It’s deep. It’s significant. It’s juicy. It’s resonant. It’s powerful. And it’s accessible.

Amy Palko is a writer, photographer, goddess guide and juicy mystic – connect with her on her website.

mish mashDeb Taylor : Mish Mash

30 days of mini workshops, inspirations and tutorials will show up inside your inbox every single day!! Self paced and you can join the private Facebook Group for daily support and interaction with new friends. Arrives February 2014

Deb is a photographer, blogger, maker of things, red wine lover, vegetarian foodie, hippie gypsy beach comber. Visit her blog to find out Did Deb Do It

BathFizz101Julie Rorrer : Skinanimate Bath Fizz e-course

Where you learn how to create meaningful gifts that your friends and family will truly enjoy, that don’t come from the mall or the internet, and that you can even make with your kids.

Julie Rorrer has been crafting handmade bath and body products for over 20 years. She has recently created in the hopes that others will find the same joy in handmade skincare that she does. You can find her online at Twitter.

Sassy She OracleLisa Lister : Sassy SHE Oracle Cards

Meet The SASSY SHE. A badass girl gang who deal in insight, wisdom, pleasure, love and wonder. These girls will work with you to unlock your SHE power – your sacred SASSY superpower – all that is wild, cyclical, fierce and untamed.

Lisa is a tattoo-splashed, burlesque-lovin’, belly-dancin’, 1940s stylin’ rockabilly princess who writes make-life-better words for love AND money. You can find her being all kinds o’ awesome over at The Sassy She.

SMSZineMandy Steward : Secret Message Society Zine

A hand-created Messy Canvas publication that will arrive in your snail mailbox (delivered by gnomes, elves, owls & other fantastical creatures). The Zine is hand-created and then photocopied in black and white. The Zine will come in your physical mailbox. (It is NOT an eBook or a download). The Zine will include photography and sketches, collage and notes from my typewriter. Handwritten, hand-inked, hand-stamped, hand-scribbled stories, quotes, declarations, poetry, musings. This is raw gypsy journalism on the go.

Mandy is an artist and author of the book Thrashing About With God—Finding Faith on the Other Side of Everything. She blogs her messes regularly at

innerpeacecdJackie Stewart : Emotional Balance Kit,  Inner Child Meditation Kit, Inner Peace Meditation

Emotional Balance Kit: Powerful resources at your fingertips to use whenever your emotions feel overwhelming or you want to understand your reactions better. Includes two guided meditation audio recordings to soothe your heart and a 60 page workbook filled with Soul wisdom and 14 powerful exercises for emotional peace.

Inner Child Meditation Kit: Two gentle audio meditations that take your inner child lovingly by the hand to heal the past so you can step into a new future. You’ll enter a state of deep relaxation and restore love and healing to old beliefs and wounds from childhood.

Inner Peace Meditation:We’re all looking for inner peace. When you feel peaceful, life is good. Nothing can stress you out or throw you off centre. This meditation will help you to feel unflappable, tranquil and calm regardless of what is going on around you.

Jackie Stewart is a Soul Seer, Plant Spirit Medicine Woman and Meditation Guide who wants to live in a world where everybody lives from the heart.

Dragon OrigamiAurora Palko : Origami Dragon Pendants

Hand-folded empowering miniature origami Dragons! Beautifully crafted in Edinburgh.

Aurora is a 15yr old home-ed Crafter, who’s passionate about making things with love.

Lastly – but by no means least! – I am offering one free spot on my twelve month online programme, Mandala Magic 2014.

Mandala Magic

 Julie Gibbons : Mandala Magic

Mandala Magic is a twelve month long online programme for artful self-discovery. Using the archetypal stages of the Great Round of Mandala, together we do some deep soul diving, and learn how to interpret the symbolic language of our psyche. Delivered online, with demonstration art videos, full instructions in a PDF download, a supportive community and monthly virtual Gatherings, this is soul-work to raise your consciousness.

Julie Gibbons practices and teaches artful self help for personal growth and transformation. You can find me here at Julie Gibbons Creative most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


How amazing are each and every one of those gifts? If I were to describe a shop with the gifts I’d like for my birthday, I don’t think I would make any changes – how did I get to meet this circle of truly amazing beings?

Be sure to follow the instructions in this Rafflecopter widget to enter the Big Birthday Blessings Giveaway for your chance to enter as many times as you can! Open from 29th November – 4th December (12 noon GMT) Good Luck! xo

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