Friday, June 17, 2011

Skye Reve Fabrics Give-Away #13 - Who wants to WIN a $25 Shop Credit?

 THIS GIVE-AWAY IS CLOSED!

Okay, something a little different for this give-away!  Yall get to choose the fabric you want!  I know many of you will love this option.  I sure would.  Natasha at Skye Reve Fabrics is giving away a $25 shopper credit!

The owner Natasha is very sweet and so email friendly.  She has super fabric bundles as well as yardage fabrics in her Online Shoppe.  This is her 2nd give-away on the KoolBeenz blog and she is excited about this form of networking to help her business.  Show Natasha some love by entering!

SKY REVE FABRICS IS ALSO HAVING A SALE! 
20% off all orders through this Monday the 20th
10% off all orders through the end of June for all FaceBook Fans


If you place an order at her shoppe, please let her know that you saw her at KoolBeenz!




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Who doesn't love a chance to win some FREE Fabric? 
10 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 (Fri) 6-17 thru (Fri) 6-24 @ midnight EST.  I will use Random.org to choose the winner & will announce the winner on (Sat) 6-25!  I hope that the winner will take pictures & show off their prize on their blog!  SMILE :)! 
  1. Post a comment telling me what your favorite flower(s) is.
  2. Become a KoolBeenz follower, comment that you now follow or already do
  3. "like" KoolBeenz on FaceBook, comment that you did or already do
  4. "like" Skye Reve Fabrics 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. Post a comment on some of your favorite fabric bundles from the Skye Reve Fabrics online shop
  9. Tweet the Give-Away http://tinyurl.com/KoolBeenz13, comment with your Twitter ID
  10. If you would like to be added to KoolBeenz' Give-Away email list to be notified of future give-aways, please say, "Add me" & enter your email address.  You will receive emails ONLY about give-aways, nothing more, I promise.
Let the Commenting Begin!
 


Fab Fabric Friday - Week 7

This week I selected a few bundles because I missed last week due to not feeling well.  These are ready to ship at www.FatQuarterShop.com.  Kim is constantly getting in new fabrics and I like to showcase some of those new fabrics as well as others that I just like in general.  These fabrics can be bought by the yard or by the fat quarter bundle.  So sit back and enjoy this week's mix of bright colors of summery as well as holiday patterns & something to really take you back to your younger cartoon days.  Let the creative juices flow! 

CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO ORDER OR BROWSE KIMBERLY'S SHOP.  If you place an order, please let her know you saw her at KoolBeenz.  Thanks.







Okay, this week has a great mix of designs!  I definately see stockings, tree skirts, oven mitts, aprons, wall hangings & blankets.  Holiday table runners, pillows, little girls' holiday dresses for the big day.  Bullwinkle is great for any age child, young and old.  I see pillowcases, quilts/blankets, some floor cushions, matching curtains, etc.  I am really diggin' the Samba collections!  I see lots of stuff: quilts, purses, dresses, headbands, pillows, shower curtains, floor cloth, screened patio cushions/pillows, table cloths, car organizers, fabric boxes for STUFF, tote bags, ALL KINDS OF STUFF!

WHAT WOULD YALL MAKE?



And the Give-away #10 LARGE Stash Winner is........................

This was a fun give-away in that I got to read lots of great funny stories, some were some real doozies!.  If you missed reading them, you can click here http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/05/give-away-10-who-wants-to-win-large.html

There were 121 comments.  Thank you to everyone that entered.  Give-aways wouldn't be possible without sponsors & fabric addicts like yall!  I didn't realize that so many people love other people's fabric scraps/de-stashes!  I will definately do this again in the future.  If anyone wants to sponsor a fabric stash give-away, by all means let me know.

AND WITHOUT FURTHER ADO........


Debra said... 19
One of the funniest moments I have had was when I was walking around Walmart with one of my bras hanging out the bottom of my jeans. Talk about static cling!

Debra, I will be emailing you shortly!  Congrats!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

And the Give-away #12 Winner is........................

I apologize for being late announcing the winner of this wonderful fabric bundle, I have not been well.



Whoo!  We have lots of fruit lovers out there!  There were 322 comments total for the give-away.  Thank you to everyone that entered.  I thought it was cute when Sue said, "Don't want the lion on your blog to eat me, so yes, I'm following! :-" 


& THESE ARE THE FRUIT RESULTS:

Watermelon (10)
Bananas (9)
Cherries (8)
Pineapple (5)
Apples (6)
Strawberries (14) - WE HAVE A WINNER FOLKS
Melon (2)
Mango (8)
Papaya (1)
Orange (6)
Blackberry (3)
Raspberry (11)
Blueberry (4)
Grapefruit (2)
Peach (3)
Grapes (1)
Lemon (1)
Lime (1)
Cantaloupe (1)
Tangerine (1)
Clementine (1)
Nectarine (1)
Kiwi (1)


THE NEW HOME OF THIS LOVELY 8PC FAT QUARTER BUNDLE SET IS.................
FABRIC DRUMROLL PLEASE...........................




Deborah in Atlanta said... 177
I already subscribe to your e-mail updates.

Congrats Deborah!  I will be emailing you in just a moment.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Creamy Chicken & Broccoli Casserole


CREAMY CHICKEN & BROCCOLI CASSEROLE

For us casserole lovers, this is a great way to get protein, calcium & vitamin C in our diets.  Click the image for the recipe!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

 

GRILLED BRUSCHETTA CHICKEN
Great for chicken lovers who love Bruschetta!  Click the image for the recipe!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Gallery of Featured Crafters 4 - with tutorials

More featured projects for you to swoon over!  You can click the images to read the full posts.  Also, if there is a tutorial associated with the project, it will say TUTORIAL.

ENJOY!  If you leave comments on any of these posts, please let them know you saw them at KoolBeenz!


I thought this was totally unique and way cute.  Great for Spring & Summer parties.  This lovely garden of Flower Pot Cakes is made by Not Just a Housewife.  Yes, these are edible!  TUTORIAL



This is a great Spring or Summer project.  I am totally diggin' this.  I am always up for upcycling or re-purposing.  These beautiful flowers are made by Crissy's Crafts.  TUTORIAL



This quilt is absolutely beautiful, really caught my eye.  I love the cake shapes.  It's actually a table cloth for Birthday Parties!  How cool is that.  Piece N Quilt is the mastermind behind this piece.



Salt scrubs are great for the skin and they smell so good.  I came across this while reading blogs in Google Reader and wanted to share.  This is GrapeFruit & Lemon Salt Scrub made by Live, Laugh & Photograph.  TUTORIAL



Have large pieces of fabric that you just don't want to cut up?  Would you rather see them on your walls?  These fabric panels are made by Bella Dia and are very light weight.  This is a great project to spruce up any room.  Also great for showing off an entire fabric collection that you totally love.  TUTORIAL



For those of us that use recipes when we cook and bake, we knows what it's like to not have a great way to display the recipe so we can see it well.  It's usually flat on the counter, held in our hands, propped up against something, etc.  This is a great Recipe Holder made by Lil' Luna.  TUTORIAL




This is a really beautiful quilt, love the pattern.  It's made by Lalas Lovelys and I wanted to share it with yall.  You can click the image for the full post.  This quilt was donateD to charity.



If you love Sesame Street's Elmo or Cookie Monster, this is for you.  I came across these really cute pom pom keychains while doing a google search for something totally unrelated.  These cuties are made by Turtle Crafty Girl and would make a fun party favor for a child's party.  TUTORIAL




This is a totally awesome idea, a unique one at that.  It has been a while since I have seen anything quite like this and I just had to share with yall.  This Activity Wall with Sliding Ladder was made by Girl in Air.  TUTORIAL



With the kids going back to school sooner than we think, this is a great way for them to stand out amongst their friends and not get their backpack mixed up with someone else's.  These awesome packs are by Four Wise Monkeys.  TUTORIAL




This is a great way to re-purpose those catalogs & magazines you have lying around.  This nifty Flower Garland is made by Zakka Life.  I bet you could even spray paint it to coordinate with a room.  TUTORIAL




This lovely quilt is strikingly beautiful.  I thought many of you woule appreciate such beauty.  Made by Hyacinth Quilt Designs is this very pretty dresden pattern.  Click the image for more pictures.



For those that have home pools, this is a really cool sign to personalize.  This neat sign is made by Fireflies & JellyBeans.  TUTORIAL



A great way to re-purpose some cool looking cereal boxes.  I would love to have these in Franken Berry, Boo Berry & Count Chocula!  These retro type notepads are made by Infarrantly creative and are quite easy to make.  TUTORIAL




This is really cute and can be made for any season/holiday and any size circles.  Great for a girl's room or a party!  This Paper Ball Garland is made by Happy Clippings.  TUTORIAL



Okay, this is totally unique.  I would have never thought of this.  Basicly, you make a quilt pattern with PAPER!  Awesome idea and a great way to use old magazines & catalogs just lying around.  You could even use scrapbooking paper for this project.  I am seriously considering making one of my own.  Any template shape can be used.  This wonderful patchwork art piece is made by Going Home to Roost.  TUTORIAL




I love Rainbows and polka dots.  This covers both.  This beauty called BubbleGum Tree is made by PoppyPrint.  Click the image for the full post.



I love polka dots & circles.  When I saw this I knew I had to feature it.  This lovely quilt made by A Quilt Story is called Bubbly.  Click the image to read the full post.



This is a very cool project that anyone can do.  Great to get the older kids to help too.  Have you ever heard of Sand Casting?  I hadn't until now!  Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom show how simple it is to cast Plaster in Sand!  TUTORIAL




Most of us get phone books at home delivered if we want the or not.  Then we have expired phone books that usually just sit around.  I myself have like 5 old ones that I just never got recycled.  I found this great project and wanted to share.  This wreath is made by A Little Tipsy.  If you don't like the paper look, I guess you could always spray paint it.  CAN BE USED FOR NON PHONE BOOK PAPER TOO!  TUTORIAL



This is so cool, even I would play with it.  What child wouldn't want their own Hot Air Balloon?  This fun project is made by Bloesem Kids.  Can be made in any color & any size.  TUTORIAL




This is a really cute and unique way of making a photo album with a twist.  Most restaurants give you those round thick paper coasters and that is exactly what this project is made out of!  Thus, it's practically FREE!  This Drink Coaster Mini Album is made by Not so Idle Hands which is a blog that I have truly grown to love!  TUTORIAL




I love projects that are useful.  This is a great one that is so simple to make.  It can be customized to any event, any holiday, any season.  Heck, it can even be used in the craft/sewing room or even an office or child's room.  What about a guest bathroom?  This great project is by Decor-Ganize Crafts.  TUTORIAL



Another great project to make for gifts or to match your daughter's outfits.  Ideal for using up fabric scraps you don't want to throw away nor know what to do with.  These Fabric Headbands are made by Not so Idle Hands.  Really cute.  TUTORIAL




I have seen these all over the internet as they are very popular and apparently easy to make.  Why buy fabric to make these when you can re-purpose clothing that has gotten too small or is damaged.  These beautiful Hair Posies are made by Not so Idle Hands.  TUTORIAL



A popular gift this time of year are foam handwashes, especially from BBW.  For this project, you keep the foam pump bottles and re-use them.  You also learn how to make your regular handsoap last longer by turning it into a foam.  This idea is from Not so Idle Hands.  TUTORIAL



Fake makeup for girls can be quite expensive.  I remember having lots of play makeup when I was a girl but it didn't look as good as this stuff.  This is really cool.  The Fake Makeup Compacts are made by Not so Idle Hands.  Click the eyeshadow for the TUTORIAL.










This is a really great way for your children to keep up with what chores they are to do, even if they can't read.  This Chore Chart is made by Ladybird Ln.  TUTORIAL




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