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Friday {Bonus} Giveaway — $100 To A Touch of Whimsy Designs!!

2 Sep
Happy Friday!!
Where has this week gone???
As to get you ready for the long weekend, I have a special {bonus} giveaway for you from a 
A Touch of Whimsy was started by Gina, a lifelong New Yorker, who moved to NC with her husband and three boys. A Touch of Whimsy is an amazing place to procure personalized stationery, as well as note cards, plates and platters, stamps and personalized lunch boxes!!
 I adore the plates, platters and bowls that you can order in many different prints. AND you get them personalized with a family name or monogram!

And won’t your child be the envy of the playground set with a Personalized Polka Dot Sippy Cup?
I want one for ME!!
I have a picky eater, I think my daughter would LOVE a Personalized Lunch Box to take her special lunches each day!
I also especially love these adorable Cell Phone Covers.
I think these are my favorite designs – so pretty!
And I love this idea — Print out these mommy cards. they are a great thing to give out to babysitters or other parents at the playground.
** And while this giveaway is live — you can get 15% off  in the Touch of Whimsy Store by typing in TTJELLO at checkout!!  (coupons aren’t valid on purchases of gift certificates or sale items).
Gina at A Touch of Whimsy is giving ONE TT&J reader a 
$100 gift certificate 
 to her store.

FABULOUS!!

What a great way to start off the weekend!!!

{All TT&J members are eligible to
win! if you are not a member already just click where it says “join
this site” in the right sidebar – to keep up with the fun giveaways and tutorials}

Here’s how YOU can win: 

  • Head over to Touch of Whimsy— what is The Name of your favorite item? Let me know in your comment. one entry. 
And, if you want a few additional entries: 
  • Share this giveaway with your friends via — Twitter, Facebook or your Blog. one entry each.
{this giveaway ends 9/9/2011}
PS — It’s Fall! I’m sharing my TOP 10 Favorite Fabric Pumpkin Tutorials over at the New Home Ec Today. From whimsical to modern, spare to ornate, any of these tutorials will take the bite out of the fall air 🙂
PPSAnd, It’s Friday – my favorite day of the week!!!
The Weekend Wrap Up Party starts tonight. 
I am SO excited to see what You are doing and feature YOU!!! 
The party starts at 6 pm Mountain/8 pm Eastern 🙂



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Giveaway Monday — $40 to Rosie Posie Designs {custom platters and more!!}

25 Jul
UPDATE — Winner of the giveaway is #145 — April.

Happy Monday!! 
We are filming our webshow today. Eeek – so exciting. 
Meanwhile, I have a fun Monday Giveaway from one of my favorite etsy shops:
{Can you guess how much I want this cell phone cover?? Love.}
This cell phone cover is so cool too. 
You can order any of the designs in any color too.
I love that!
And I love these Melamine Platters.  

They would make such an awesome birthday gift for a friend, a wedding gift with the newlywed couple’s initials, or what about putting someone’s house number on a platter as a housewarming gift?? 

You can also order custom plates with names. 
And since they are melamine, they are perfect for backyard BBQ’s and parties. 
Or get the last name of your neighbors and use them as neighbor gifts with holiday cookies this holiday season. 
So many gift ideas!! 
And follow along with Ashley’s blog– Paperlicious Girls, to find out about new items like this adorable lunchbox. 
Perfect for back to school!!
Ashley from Rosie Posie Designs is giving away a $40 credit!!
So fun!!! 
Here’s how you can win: 

  • Like Paperlicious Designs on Facebook. Where you can find out about their giveaways and new designs. one entry. 
  • Share this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook or on your blog. one entry each.

{this giveaway ends on August 1st}

Good luck and have a great Monday!!! 

xoxo

PS — Another Tutorial coming up tomorrow 🙂

Giveaway Monday — $40 to Rosie Posie Designs {custom platters and more!!}

25 Jul
UPDATE — Winner of the giveaway is #145 — April.

Happy Monday!! 
We are filming our webshow today. Eeek – so exciting. 
Meanwhile, I have a fun Monday Giveaway from one of my favorite etsy shops:
{Can you guess how much I want this cell phone cover?? Love.}
This cell phone cover is so cool too. 
You can order any of the designs in any color too.
I love that!
And I love these Melamine Platters.  

They would make such an awesome birthday gift for a friend, a wedding gift with the newlywed couple’s initials, or what about putting someone’s house number on a platter as a housewarming gift?? 

You can also order custom plates with names. 
And since they are melamine, they are perfect for backyard BBQ’s and parties. 
Or get the last name of your neighbors and use them as neighbor gifts with holiday cookies this holiday season. 
So many gift ideas!! 
And follow along with Ashley’s blog– Paperlicious Girls, to find out about new items like this adorable lunchbox. 
Perfect for back to school!!
Ashley from Rosie Posie Designs is giving away a $40 credit!!
So fun!!! 
Here’s how you can win: 

  • Like Paperlicious Designs on Facebook. Where you can find out about their giveaways and new designs. one entry. 
  • Share this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook or on your blog. one entry each.

{this giveaway ends on August 1st}

Good luck and have a great Monday!!! 

xoxo

PS — Another Tutorial coming up tomorrow 🙂

Guest Project — Make an {almost free} Wooden Name Sign!!

14 Jan

We’re Kirstin and Jordan, sisters who blog over at kojodesigns. 
Our crafty interests range from remodeling to party planning, but (currently) you can most often find Jordan behind the lens of a camera and Kirstin sitting at her sewing machine. We’re also always ready to take on a good home decor project (big or small!) and love projects using repurposed materials!
Which brings us to this pink and yellow, rustic-meets-modern, nearly-free Wooden Name Sign, perfect for a nursery (or living room!) near you.
To make one of these lovelies, you’ll need:
-a piece of scrap wood (mine was a leftover piece of a 2’x12′)
-a few thick branches
-a saw (we used a miter saw, but many different kinds of saw would get the job done)
-spray paint
-wood glue
1. Sand and paint your wood backdrop with a color in your palette. Pay careful attention to the edges (sand them well, almost to the point of rounding the front edges). Let dry.
2. Cut your branch every 1/2″ or so until you have a whole pile of round, flat wood pieces.
3. Arrange your circular wood pieces into letters spelling your name (or word). Mess with the various sizes until your letters look right. Set these aside.
4. Using spray paint, paint the wood circles you’ve set aside. Let dry.
5. Lay out the word again. Fill in the gaps with more (unpainted) wood circles, covering the entire wood backdrop (this helps you determine how many wood circles you’ll need to paint). Spray paint these wood circles in a contrasting color and let dry.
6. Leaving your word in place, begin to adhere the word to the sign. Pick up one wood circle at a time, apply wood glue and put back in place.
 7. Follow the same process with your contrasting ‘back ground’ colored wood circles- lay them out (rearrange until you’re pleased with their placement), pick up one at a time, apply wood glue and adhere to the backdrop.
8. Hang and admire! A perfectly tailored sign for nearly free? Yes please!
ps- The tutorial for ruffled “Jane” sign is here!
Again, we’ve loved guest posting here today! 
When you have a chance, come on over to kojodesigns and say hi!
Thank you for the fun tutorial Kirsten and Jordan! 
What a happy and colorful project!!
kojodesigns is one of my new favorite blogs!!
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Fkf6XTKxhKI/TSpHYGthyrI/AAAAAAAAM_8/P6teZ2SbIAw/s1600/DSC_0236.jpg
I have a big-time crush on this 100 year old door that they use as an inspiration board — yummy!! 
And this banner with their 2011 theme for the year “Cling Tightly and Let Go” hangs in their craft room.
And their craft room is so organized!! I love their organizing labels — and they are also a free printable! Awesome!!

 And I might be a little obsessed with these Pinwheel Pillows — just sayin’!!!

And there’s so much more. Check out kojodesigns — you are in for a treat!! 
xoxo

PS It’s Fridaymy favorite day of the week!! I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week – come link up YOUR ideas tonight at 6 pm {mst} so I can feature YOU!


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Guest Project — Make an {almost free} Wooden Name Sign!!

14 Jan

We’re Kirstin and Jordan, sisters who blog over at kojodesigns. 
Our crafty interests range from remodeling to party planning, but (currently) you can most often find Jordan behind the lens of a camera and Kirstin sitting at her sewing machine. We’re also always ready to take on a good home decor project (big or small!) and love projects using repurposed materials!
Which brings us to this pink and yellow, rustic-meets-modern, nearly-free Wooden Name Sign, perfect for a nursery (or living room!) near you.
To make one of these lovelies, you’ll need:
-a piece of scrap wood (mine was a leftover piece of a 2’x12′)
-a few thick branches
-a saw (we used a miter saw, but many different kinds of saw would get the job done)
-spray paint
-wood glue
1. Sand and paint your wood backdrop with a color in your palette. Pay careful attention to the edges (sand them well, almost to the point of rounding the front edges). Let dry.
2. Cut your branch every 1/2″ or so until you have a whole pile of round, flat wood pieces.
3. Arrange your circular wood pieces into letters spelling your name (or word). Mess with the various sizes until your letters look right. Set these aside.
4. Using spray paint, paint the wood circles you’ve set aside. Let dry.
5. Lay out the word again. Fill in the gaps with more (unpainted) wood circles, covering the entire wood backdrop (this helps you determine how many wood circles you’ll need to paint). Spray paint these wood circles in a contrasting color and let dry.
6. Leaving your word in place, begin to adhere the word to the sign. Pick up one wood circle at a time, apply wood glue and put back in place.
 7. Follow the same process with your contrasting ‘back ground’ colored wood circles- lay them out (rearrange until you’re pleased with their placement), pick up one at a time, apply wood glue and adhere to the backdrop.
8. Hang and admire! A perfectly tailored sign for nearly free? Yes please!
ps- The tutorial for ruffled “Jane” sign is here!
Again, we’ve loved guest posting here today! 
When you have a chance, come on over to kojodesigns and say hi!
Thank you for the fun tutorial Kirsten and Jordan! 
What a happy and colorful project!!
kojodesigns is one of my new favorite blogs!!
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Fkf6XTKxhKI/TSpHYGthyrI/AAAAAAAAM_8/P6teZ2SbIAw/s1600/DSC_0236.jpg
I have a big-time crush on this 100 year old door that they use as an inspiration board — yummy!! 
And this banner with their 2011 theme for the year “Cling Tightly and Let Go” hangs in their craft room.
And their craft room is so organized!! I love their organizing labels — and they are also a free printable! Awesome!!

 And I might be a little obsessed with these Pinwheel Pillows — just sayin’!!!

And there’s so much more. Check out kojodesigns — you are in for a treat!! 
xoxo

PS It’s Fridaymy favorite day of the week!! I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week – come link up YOUR ideas tonight at 6 pm {mst} so I can feature YOU!


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My Art 2 Cherish — Custom Art Giveaway!!

25 Nov
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 {Giveaway Closed — winner is Kara @ Mine for the Making. Congratulations!!}

Happy Thanksgiving!! 

I hope you are having a great day so far. 
Your Photo and French Love Letter
Here’s a wonderful giveaway that’s perfect for the holidays! 
I’d love to introduce you to My Art 2 Cherish a wonderful shop that takes everyday photographs and creates beautiful wall art to match any decor. Each picture they create is individually crafted to bring out the subjects, subdue backgrounds, highlight special features.

My Art 2 Cherish will take a special picture and create an heirloom work of art! 
Your photo and quote
{An Engagement Picture}
Your photo first dance and words to your song
{Your first Dance and Words to the Song at your Wedding}
Obituary made with love your photos to art
{Create a Memorial to a Loved One — I’d love to do one of my Dad}
Your photo and love letter
 {Great idea for an anniversary — Combined a Love Letter and Treasured Picture}
Custom Designed Photo WIne Label
{Custom Wine Labels for parties or weddings}
Beautiful! 
Cheryl from My Art 2 Cherish is giving away
11 x 14 Custom Picture with Quote
{300 dpi on heavy cardstock, suitable for framing} 
 
Here’s how YOU can win: 
  • Hop over to My Art 2 Cherish — which type of picture would you pick? one entry. 
  • “Like” My Art 2 Cherish on Facebook. one entry. 
  • Share this giveaway — Tweet, mention this giveaway on facebook or on your Blog or Sidebar. one entry each.
Have a wonderful day!!!

My Art 2 Cherish — Custom Art Giveaway!!

25 Nov
[28.jpg]
 {Giveaway Closed — winner is Kara @ Mine for the Making. Congratulations!!}

Happy Thanksgiving!! 

I hope you are having a great day so far. 
Your Photo and French Love Letter
Here’s a wonderful giveaway that’s perfect for the holidays! 
I’d love to introduce you to My Art 2 Cherish a wonderful shop that takes everyday photographs and creates beautiful wall art to match any decor. Each picture they create is individually crafted to bring out the subjects, subdue backgrounds, highlight special features.

My Art 2 Cherish will take a special picture and create an heirloom work of art! 
Your photo and quote
{An Engagement Picture}
Your photo first dance and words to your song
{Your first Dance and Words to the Song at your Wedding}
Obituary made with love your photos to art
{Create a Memorial to a Loved One — I’d love to do one of my Dad}
Your photo and love letter
 {Great idea for an anniversary — Combined a Love Letter and Treasured Picture}
Custom Designed Photo WIne Label
{Custom Wine Labels for parties or weddings}
Beautiful! 
Cheryl from My Art 2 Cherish is giving away
11 x 14 Custom Picture with Quote
{300 dpi on heavy cardstock, suitable for framing} 
 
Here’s how YOU can win: 
  • Hop over to My Art 2 Cherish — which type of picture would you pick? one entry. 
  • “Like” My Art 2 Cherish on Facebook. one entry. 
  • Share this giveaway — Tweet, mention this giveaway on facebook or on your Blog or Sidebar. one entry each.
Have a wonderful day!!!