Monday, April 4, 2011

3 New Give-Away Sponsors!

I would like to introduce you to my blog's newest Give-Away sponsors!  Stay tuned next week & the following week to win some really great fabrics!


In the next few weeks, Cotton Blossom Farm is opening up a traditional website shoppe in addition to the Etsy shoppe they have now.


SkyeReve Fabrics is opening up a traditional website shoppe in addition to the Etsy shoppe they have now.


Fat Quarter Shop Give-Away #1! - Who wants to WIN some Awesome Fabric?

Fat Quarter Shop is my first sponsor for Give-Aways and I am excited!  They are so awesome!  Any kind of fabric with any kind of pattern from any kind of designer, THEY GOT IT!  The Jolly Jabber, named after their "Oh So Sweet" owner Kimberly, is their fantabulous blog where they have a TON of quilting tips, fabric specials, contests and give-aways.




Hullabaloo Jelly Roll
Urban Chiks for Moda Fabrics

Hullabaloo Jelly Roll includes 40 2 1/2" strips of fabric rolled up and tied in a cute ribbon

Retail Price: $35.00 per jelly roll

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Who doesn't love a chance to win some FREE Fabric? 
9 Chances to Win!  Here's what you do:


Please leave a separate comment for each of the below.  It's easier to keep track of the entries that way.
This give-away will run for a work week from (Mon) 4-4 thru (Fri) 4-8 @ midnight.  I will use Random.org to choose the winner & will announce the winner on (Sat) 4-9!  I hope that the winner will take pictures & show off their prize on their blog!  SMILE :)!
  1. Post a comment on what you would use the fabric for, in case you win (i.e pillows, quilt for mom, curtains, baby blanket, etc)
  2. Become a KoolBeenz follower, comment that you now follow or already do
  3. "like" Fat Quarter Shop on FaceBook, comment that you did or already do
  4. "like" KoolBeenz on FaceBook, comment that you did or already do
  5. Add my Blog Button to your blog's sidebar or anywhere else, comment with your blog link
  6. Blog the Give-Away, comment with a link to the post
  7. Spread the word on your FaceBook wall, comment with your FaceBook link
  8. Become a Jolly Jabber blog follower, comment that you now follow or already do
  9. Tweet the Give-Away, comment with your Twitter ID
Let the Commenting Begin!

P.S -> I would like to compile a list of emails from participants so that I may email yall & notify you of new give-aways.

AND THE WINNER IS:
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Angela D. said...
I'm a Jolly Jabber blog follower!
 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Featured Crafters 2 (with tutorials)

More great crafts, found in linky parties!

This cool looking wreath is by KraftyKat76.  You will be totally shocked to see what it's made from!  What a great way to re-purpose & recycle!  She was spotted at the Saturday Spotlight linky party by Craft Envy.


Like Rainbows?  Me too!  Have empty jars just screaming to being re-purposed?  Make your own luminaries or vases with this tutorial by Creativy My Passion.  I found this project at the Saturday Spotlight linky party hosted by Craft Envy.



Having a Birthday part at home & need a cool wreath?  Try this, made with balloons!  It's by 3 Little Chicks and was seen at the Sundae Scoop linky party by I Heart Naptime.  Click the image below to see how to make it:



Have way too many wine bottle corks on hand and don't want to throw them away because they are so pretty or have sentimental value?  Make a Backsplash!  This is by Pandora's Box and was seen at the Sundae Scoop linky party by I Heart Naptime.  Click the image below:


Love Rainbows & those Icee-Pops?  Make a slushy drink for a party!  Easy Peasy!  This is by Ramblings from the Sunshine State and was seen at the Sundae Scoop linky party by I Heart Naptime.  Click the image below to make your own:


We all know that eggs are healthy.  I myself loved hard boiled eggs.  This is a creative way to get your kids to eat more eggs by turning them into shapes they like!  This is by Live in the Thrify Lane, seen at the Sundae Scoop linky party by I Heart Naptime.


Here is another variation of a Birthday Wreath made with ribbon & balloons!  This is by Landee See, Landee Do, seen also at the Sundae Scoop linky party hosted by I Heart Naptime.


This is another great wreath made with paper flowers you make yourself!  It's made by Barb Wired 0117, seen at the Pink Sundays linky party hosted by Flamingo Toes.  Click the image to learn how to make it:


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LINKY PARTIES MENTIONED IN THIS POST:





Saturday, April 2, 2011

Featured Crafters 1 (with tutorials)

More great finds from linky parties!

Spunky Junky has another great tutorial that I found at the Show Off your Stuff linky party by Fireflies & Jellybeans.  Click the image below to see how to make these:



Here is a great tutorial by Skurin on how to make your own suet blocks.  Click the image if you want to learn to feed your feathered friends homemade goodies.



Here is a really cool paper star you can make with scrapbooking paper or any other decorated paper you have on hand.  It's by The Lovely Residence and I found it at the Friday Flair linky party by Whipper Berry.  Click the image to see how to make it.



Modern Wivelyhood made this awesome wreath after she saw it at the Pottery Barn and was not able to buy it because it was a display piece.  It was seen at the Craft Soiree linky party at Katie's Nesting Spot.  Click the image to see the entire post.









Ribbon Organizer - Tutorial by Spunky Junky

Recently until I gave away all my ribbons, I was stumped on how to organize them without them rolling out by themselves.  I found this great idea in a linky party.  It's by Spunky Junky and the linky party was Show Off your Stuff by Fireflies & JellyBeans.

Click the image below to see how she put this together.






Friday, April 1, 2011

Candy Flower - Tutorial by Crissy's Crafts

Wow, I just love this.  I found it at A Craft Soiree linky party by Katie's Nesting Spot.  Click the image below to learn how to make this kid friendly craft that you can EAT!






Give-Away @ It's Sew Kiki's!

It's Sew Kiki is having a Give-Away at her blog.  To enter, click the graphic below.



Fab Fabric Friday - Week 1

I decided that since I don't have much to post to my blog, unlike others, I would start posting an awesome fabric collection each Friday that I really like.




This would be awesome for a Mother's Day Quilt.  Purple seems to be a favorite color amongst moms, especially mine.  I can even see some pillows & curtains made with this fabric as well.




Dr. Suess Minky Blankets

I made these for 2 little boys.  I just wanted to share.









I'm linked up to these parties:






How to Create a "Grab My Blog" Button (VERY EASY)

Have you noticed that grab buttons are everywhere these days? Grab buttons are images usually intended for use in a blog's sidebar that link to another site or blog. In short- it's an ad. Grab buttons are the ultimate way to show your support and to spread the word about something you dig. Here's an example of my own spiffy grab button which you may, of course, grab (wink wink)...




Now how do YOU get one? Well, I'll tell ya!

1. Choose the image you'd like to use as your button. I'd make it no bigger than 200 pixels wide so it fits on the average sidebar.
2. Upload your cool new button to the image hosting site of your choice. (I use Photobucket, but it doesn't matter.)
3. In another tab, log into your Blogger account and go to the Page Elements page. Click on "Add a Gadget" and select HTML/JavaScript
4. Copy and paste the following code in the text area:



5. In Photobucket (or wherever you chose to store your button), copy the URL or direct link and paste it in both places where the code says YOUR BUTTON LOCATION.
6. Replace the words YOUR BLOG ADDRESS with...your blog address. :)
7. You can change the size of the box below your button by adjusting the numbers 4 (rows) and 22 (columns). You don't have to, but I just thought I'd let you know.
8. Build your blogging empire!


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