Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World One Heart 2011



One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way. Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a "door prize or prizes"....just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world. It's really that easy.

Welcome to Diane Did It!!! I love mixed media art! I especially love fabric, tho, so even when I digress from that media, most of my pieces seem to begin and end with fabric. My OWOH doorprize is a 12x12 wall hanging about the color purple!

True to form, Purple Soul begins with a piece of muslin on which I adhere all sorts of paper and scrips and scraps of purple fabric sealed with tissue paper and topped by some Jolee scrapbooking flowers and free motion quilted flowers. It's 12 in. x12 in. and all about purple. Finished with quilt binding (had to get more fabric in there!).

If you would like a chance to win Purple Soul, just leave a comment, making sure there is a way to contact you if you are the lucky winner. I will use a random number generator to pick the blog post that reveals the winner. That winner will be announced Feb. 17th and that I will email the winner as well as post it.

I know this is a crazy time to be browsing other posts on people's blogs, but if you like mixed media/fiber art, click to "follow" this blog and come back to visit now and then! I only post about art and I try to give some steps for each piece I post so that you can get inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Been a follower since last OWOH :) I love "Purple Soul" it is lovely. My post is up as well...I had taken it down after Lisa said, but I see many others up, and put mine back up. She said I was too early, but it is indeed the 30th! LOL

  2. This is just beautiful, Diane! I can feel the energy of purple just by looking at it. Doesn't get any better than that.

  3. Oh it's gorgeous and in my favour colour purple too! Thanks for already visiting my blog.

  4. I love purple! I love the inspiration you bring to your blog - create no matter your struggles! Best wishes and good luck on my giveaway, toO!

    Janet, Pacific Northwest, USA

  5. what a wonderful piece, love the free stitching♡

    thanks for visiting my blog
    xox Dymphie

  6. Hi Diane,

    LoVe your beautiful stitching !
    Thank you for popping into my world so I could find yours,
    lovely and inspiring quilting and embellishing!

  7. This looks perfect for me...a shade of lavender! Thanks! Please come by to visit me, too! ♥

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments on my necklace. I've enjoyed visiting your blog, and I Love your beautiful fiber art! Have fun with OWOH!

  9. Hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog.
    Your Purple wall hanging is really lovely, thank you for the chance to win it.

  10. Oh my- this is so unusual and creative! I love it! if you get a chance please stop by my blog.

  11. How I would love to have a chance to win your purple prize.
    Thanks for visiting me on this OWOH event.

    xoxo Kim

  12. Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

  13. Great blog and nice to meet you.Awesome giveaway. Please enter me and stop by my blog too. I hope you are having fun with the OWOH event and thanks.I'm number 96 on the list.

  14. Hi Diane,

    First I want to say thanks for stopping by my blog to visit. I really appreciate it. And thanks for participating in OWOH event. It's such a wonderful experience getting to know more people out in blog land.

    Please add my name to your drawing for the Purple Soul. I love it.

    Enjoy the event.


  15. Your blog and Purple Soul and so inspiring.
    Lovely to come here. I love to work in fabric mostly doing journalling and collaging
    Come on over to check my giveaway to - you just might win!
    Cheers, Suzy

  16. OK, so you know I've always lusted after this piece - if only to give it to my pal who is CRAZY for PURPLE!! Please, can I win it??

  17. I love the story behind your blog name...haha!

    Cameron #83

  18. Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

  19. Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

    Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

    Hugs, Gayle
    my blog:

  20. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and thank you for giving me an opportunity to visit yours! My favorite color is purple, how did you know! I would love to win and have my fingers cvrossed I do!
    It's been so fun participating in OWOH! Glad you found me so I can see your world too!

  21. waoooo what colors! wonderful opportunity,
    fingers crossed:))
    hello mary

  22. Oh, purple is one of my fav colors! Happy OWOH from Cologne, Stefanie

  23. Hailing you from sunny Arizona. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura

  24. Lovely artwork!

    Hope you are having a good time flying around the world! Come and visit my little giveaway as well!

    Kind regards

  25. ¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨
    How lovely! I would love to win it!
    Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
    Be well & wish well,

  26. Beautiful Diane!
    It is great to meet you here!


  27. What a lovely piece! So glad to meet you and visit your blog.

    Jean Callaghan

  28. Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

  29. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Love your creativity. Count me in please.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  30. Hi there, so nice to meet you!
    Your giveaway is wonderful and gorgeous, would love to be in with a chance to win!

    Greetings from bonny Scotland.

    PS. If you have a minute please come and visit mine too:o)

  31. Please put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize!
    Thank You,Tee

  32. Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
    Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
    ~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

  33. My daughter has a purple soul- so much so that the college she's chosen has purple as its main color!

    If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll drop by both of my giveaways (at Twigs and Tulle and Kindergarten’s 3 R’s: I’m giving away a mini bunting and some pattern blocks) during this awesome blogging event! Happy OWOH!



  34. Hi,
    It has been so good to read about you this evening ... I share your disease, I can relate to everything in your "About You".
    "Purple Soul" is very beautiful and speaks volumes!
    Wishing you very best days,
    Barbara from "brushes and cloth"

  35. I just love purple! Wonderful!
    Stop by and visit my OWOH! I'm #50!

  36. Great giveaway! It's absolutely beautiful~ please throw my name in the hat for your drawing. And, if you are out and about in blogland, drop in #521!

  37. I enjoyed visiting your KEWL blog

    Please stop by mine OWOH 2011

  38. Hallo , nice to meet you.
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
    This is really beautiful.
    I would love to win that.
    Please count me in.
    Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
    Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

  39. Purple is my favorite color and this is beautiful!!! Please add my name to your drawing..
    I'm OWOH #502, come by and visit me..

  40. Hi Diane, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your gorgeous Purple Soul wall hanging:-)

    Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  41. I love the shades of beautiful!
    Please visit me at Irish Muses #678

  42. So very nice to meet you... I am having so much fun reading all the wonderful blogs..

    Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
    Bonnie in Florida
    Blogs Southern Style #566 and Nanbon's Corner #567 USA

  43. Hi Diane...thanks so much for stopping by during One World One Heart. I'll be happy to include your name in the pot for my Very Cherry earrings. Your purple soul piece is amazing. I hope to see you again.

  44. very pretty mixed media, if you have time come to my blog and sign up for my giveaway too

  45. Hello Diane from Chilliwack, BC, Canada! Thank you for visiting my blog (#22, 24) during your OWOH hop!
    I am mainly a paper crafting kinda gal, that's sort of dipping a toe into altered art. Anything to do with quilting or sewing has never been my forte but your blog has totally caught my attention and I'll be back to blurf through it later!! Besides, you caught me at purple! hehe

    Have a great OWOH ride!



    spikelikeart at gmail dot com

  46. This prize has my name on it. I adore purple and your piece is so lovely. Please add my name to the draw and if you haven't already, fly on over to visit me at number 92.

  47. Wow! Purple Soul is so gorgeous! And so hearfelt! I really love this piece! Thank you for the chance to win! I hope you are able to enter my giveaway, too! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

  48. Greetings from one of your OWOH "neighbors".
    Purple Soul is divine IMHO :)

    OWOH hugs.
    Carol H.

  49. Hi, beautiful giveaway,lovely colours - hope to win.

    Greetings from Finland, travelling on the wings of
    OWOH, number *451*, welcome to visit;-))m

    leikkaan AT

  50. Wonderful giveaway! Please count me in & drop by my blog if you have a moment & enter mine.
    Hugs, Diane

  51. My favorite color:) Happy OWOH, nice to meet you!

  52. Oh what a great blog and an awesome giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing.

    I am also joining in the fun. Be sure to stop by and say hi. I am number 650.


  53. Beautiful colours! thanks for great giveaway

  54. Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
    Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
    Winning your give away would be awesome!
    Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

  55. I didn't even have to see your piece to know that I would love it. I just adore purple! I hope you have a chance to stop by my blog & enter my giveaway, too! #331

  56. Thank you for offering this item up! I hope you will stop over to my blog as well, I am giving away some handmade cards.
    Heidi #259

  57. Diane, love Purple Soul and enjoying your creative pages!
    cathyguitarteacher at

  58. this has to be for fav color has always been purple!!
    please come visit my blog #30 on the list,
    warm hugs & blessings from Montana.

  59. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - my niece is a purple freak and this would be perfect for her!! I know of a few little ones who have also gotten creative with crayons and markers on walls - but the outside of the house, now that is something - lols
    Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
    wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
    Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

  60. I am totally impressed with your work. I love the Purple Soul you have chosen for us, too. I'm number 11 and my contact information is on my profile page.

  61. Hi Diane,
    Thank you for the lovely visit getting to know a little about you and what you are interested in. Amazing! Please enter me in your drawing. And thank you for stopping by my blog. Enjoy your OWOH travels. Warm regards, Susan

  62. Hello:)

    I have to win this...I LOVE's my favourite colour ever. Geez....I hope I win:)

  63. Hi from another Dianne!
    Your wall hanging is lovely!
    Please put my name in your draw
    and come on over to mine-#348 and try your luck at my door prize. Thanks.

  64. Oh you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! Visit me too #220 needlewings at

  65. Purple Soul is an amazing piece. I have followed you so that I can return after the rush of OWOH and learn more about you and your wonderful textile arts.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
    hugs from ON, Canada

  66. Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


  67. Hello from Oregon! Thanks for inviting me to peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway! I love purple
    Feel free to come to my blog, look around and enter my giveaway for some homemade cards.
    :) Gale

  68. Oh just lovely! So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  69. Beautiful wall hanging! Please enter me--thanks :) OWOH #318

  70. I love the color and the details! Count me in!

    Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

    laetriciajaniel (at) gmail (dot) com

  71. Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

  72. Hello this is so nice your blog and your giveaway. Please count me in

  73. Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  74. Happy OWOH to you!

    If you get the chance, stop by and say hi--I'm OWOHing, too!

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

  75. Hi Diane
    Nice to meet you.
    First I took a few moments to discover your blog and i've browsed a while through your earlier posts.
    I must say...I'm glad I did and I was realy impressed !! ( Yes, I take my time :)
    It was fascinating to see your talent and please, cherish that !
    I loved your tea bag flower also !!
    About your giveaway; It would be a present to treasure and admirable that you have spent so much time on this gift !!

    Kind greetings, Rian from the Netherlands who is trying to write perfect English but never succeeds :)
    I wish you a creative day !

    And invite you hearty to my blog for a visit as well :)

  76. Hello There, Such a wonderful giveaway - let me share with you something very special about your gift...
    Just before my Mum passed away (a little over a year ago) she spoke to me saying that she was going to give me a 'word' that this word would be a special word, and that if any of my friends told me this word, then I would know that she was visiting from the other side - It has taken over a year for my friends to finally 'connect' and tell me that word..... the word my Mum whispered to me, the special word - was of course PURPLE!!
    Finding this post, reading the words you have written upon your Purple Soul was like reading a message from my Mum. I would dearly love to win this prize, but would also be delighted if you would allow me to buy a print, or print a copy of it to put on my wall in my art room...... thank you for touching my soul xo

  77. Hi from Canberra Australia I would love to enter your giveaway and if you like you could swing by my blog and enter mine.
    Regards Doreen #573

  78. Beautiful! And purple is my absolute favorite color!!!! Please enter moi!
    Caryl OWOH #270

  79. Love purple! Check my blog and you will see that I LOVE purple.
    A big hug from Spain.

  80. Greetings from Massachusetts! Love your blog! Your art is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win.

    I hope you will come and visit my OWOH post and check out my blog!

    illtemperedink AT msn DOT com

  81. It is wonderful to meet you and visit your lovely blog. I would love to be entered into your OWOH giveaway. Please do stop in and visit during your journey.
    wishes and whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland

  82. I love it! And I love the color purple :) Thanks!

    Rayna - Minnesota
    northstarshetlands AT
    OWOH blogger #836

  83. Hello, I love this piece of artwork, well done! Such fantastic colours.

  84. I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by my blog is #809

  85. This piece is so beautiful!!!

    bobbieatc AT charter DOT net

  86. Love "Purple Soul"!!!! It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819

  87. Well, hello there from snowy Arkansas! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and if you haven't already, be sure to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway, too. #215 on the list.

    Warmest regards,

    Wanda Eash
    Two Crafty Mules

  88. Fabulous Giveaway - I love purple - please include me and do come and visit my blog and enter mine too –if you haven’t already – I am #139 - I will be back for a more leisurely look around your blog after the event :-) – Cheers Britt in Australia

  89. Its beautiful Sweet Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

    Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

  90. What a beautiful blog and GOrGeOuS offering- purple has always been my favorite color, and I love all the elements to this piece especially the words you included.....I also love quotes, art with words in it speaks to my soul:)
    Please stop by and see me too at:
    Happy OWOH!
    Stephanie #677

  91. What an amazing piece! Purple is my absolute favorite color in the world.

    Thank you for entering me in your drawing,
    Jules #511
    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

  92. Hello from Iowa, it's nice to meet you. I enjoyed stopping by your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway.

    ~Donna #792

  93. Oh wow! What a beautiful piece of art. Please throw my name into the hat for a chance to win.

    I would love for you to hop on over to my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.

  94. I'd love to enter your wonderful giveaway!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  95. hello from the Philippines! thank you very much for the chance to win your giveaway. i woud love to own this piece. if you haven't yet, i hope you can drop by my blog at (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. blessings!

  96. Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

    Beckie =)
    artbeckons at hotmail dot com
    San Diego, California, USA

    OWOH #119
    OWOH #132

  97. Hello from western North Carolina
    You have an awesome blog and giveaway- I am having so much fun checking out all the OWOH participant's blogs.

  98. I love this so much. I would be so happy to win this! Please count me in!

  99. Hi Diane. Thank you for welcoming me to your blog. You've created a truly lovely art piece....beautiful colors too.

    Please feel free to visit my blog and enter my giveaway also. Just click on my blog link, or I'm #625. Happy OWOH to you!

  100. Hello Diane...Greetings from Ipswich, MA

    I'm glad to meet you. The name "Diane Did IT" is super! I'd love to win Purple Soul. Please enter me into the OWOH give away.

    Also, I hope you can visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come any time to chat.
    Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L

  101. Great blog. I love your purple collage....all that yummy texture! One of my little granddaughters is crazy about purple....she would love this!

  102. hello from chilly montana! it's great to meet you and poke through your blog! i love your purple soul offering!

    i've been enjoying poking through your blog this evening, and would be honored if you would add me to your drawing! i can tell i'll be spending quite a bit of time on your blog in the future, too!

    joe in montana

  103. Greetings from a tatter in Singapore. Please include me for the drawing of your beautiful creation! Thanks for the giveaway!

  104. Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you.
    Thanks for participating in OWOH. Please enter me in your drawing to win Purple Soul. ( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com }

    If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  105. Greetings from Michigan!! our altered art is fantastic! I love how you used the color purple.
    Glad I found you! Please include me in
    your giveaway.
    Come visit me at

    Thanks Teri

  106. From the Florida Gulf Coast
    I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
    Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


  107. Hey Diane, What a lovely wall hanging. My bedroom is currently purple, so this would definitely match!

    It's wonderful to meet and visit with you via OWOH. ~Michelle, OWOH #598~

  108. Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


  109. Hi Diane, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted wall hanging art project. How sweet! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

  110. I love purple and I love Purple Soul...I need it.
    Carolyn Kight Michigan USA
    My blogs in OWOH

    another email (I like this one the best.)

  111. cool! please count me in on your giveaway! Great to meet you here through OWOH...Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, too :-)


  112. ...what is not to luv about this.. ( crossing fingers ) thanks for the opportunity.. such a talent you are mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

  113. Love your color choice and all the fabulous layers and texture! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  114. Hi Diane ! Love purple too !Thanks so much for the chance to win. I hope you have had a sweet OWOH adventure. Cheers !

  115. Great color!!

    I would be honored to win.

    isastephanie at yahoo dot com

    I invite you to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway at


  116. Lovely art, Loving this OWOH and meeting everyone. Come by for a visit Leslie

  117. Greetings from Clovis, California
    I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog and your work is wonderful! Stop by and visit mine, if you haven’t already, for a chance to win my door prize. In the meantime, I hope this journey is as fun for you as it is for me.
    Best, Holly
    My blog:

  118. Love this :D And totally agree, purple is my favourite colour! Still sprinting round the list – did I sneak in under the wire?

    Please feel free to drop by my OWOH post too - it’s open till 5pm UK time today :)

    OWOH #365