Once again, thanks to everyone for signing up for the Stocking Full O' Cheer swap. I can't wait to match up all the amazing swappers we have! Sign-ups are until November 3, next Monday. Partners will go out Tuesday after the kids and I get back from the polls!
I have had so much fun making this banner. Last week I picked up some Amy Butler Scrapbooking paper with no idea what to use it for. Then I ran across a ton of Holiday magazines. Martha, BH&G, the whole nine yards. I am addicted to these kinds of magazines. I can't pass one up. The BH&G one had this cute Joy banner in it. Of course, I cut my circles the wrong size, but I put them on the front instead of behind the rosettes, and added my glittey chipboard letters. I kinda like my messed up way better :)
Brice asked why "thankful"? I said partly because of Thanksgiving, partly because of the way I am feeling lately. After the hell that was the beginning of the year, it seems I have been blessed with a fairly smooth second part. It's nice, and I am enjoying it :)
I've been thinking about this for a while now :) I'd like to host a swap on my blog. But, not just any swap-a Christmas swap. My favorite time of the year!! I'd like to do a filled stocking swap. The stocking needs to be handmade. I'll list some free templates tomorrow. Fill it up with decorations, ornaments, small gifts, or crafting supplies. At least some of these need to be handmade. To keep it honest to join you need to have a blog that you update regularly where I can keep tabs on ya :)
Just send me an e-mail at email@example.com answering the following questions:
1. Name 2. Address 3. Blog URL 4.Willing to ship international? 5. Holiday Likes 6. Holiday Dislikes 7. Favorite Holiday Color Scheme
Sign up deadlines are November 3, 2008 Partners will go out the next day with a ship deadline of December 5, 2008.
Ugh, so like the past 2 days I have had this horrible cold thing going on. Usually, I can soldier through stuff like this, but this one's kicking my butt. The other night I had a horrible sudafed induced dream that my necklace was choking me. I ripped it off in my dream. The next morning, there it is, broken! Then the sudafed interfered with the last 30 minutes of Fringe, and admittedly the first 30 minutes are kinda fuzzy. I am feeling much better today and am staying far away from the sudafed.
I managed to finish 3 more stockings today. Thank you so much Dad, for taking the little one to see the chickens :) Now available in the shop!
Punky in Pink:
I also wanted to blog about the fabulous Dianna from Custom Couture Label Company. She did my hangtags, business cards, and labels. She did a fantastic job. Just look:
If you are needing business supplies like this, I highly recommend her :)
I also wanted to share a little something that I found a few weeks back. We went to a ginormous neighborhood yard sale about a month back with some friends of ours. My friend Miranda said she had a good feeling about a particular sale, so we went. Look what I found!
Mary Blair's Small World avon bottles! These are available for trade :)
Thanks also to everyone commenting to win the cupcake stocking! Get your comments and posts in by midnight central time tonight! Winners will be chosen tomorrow!
I still haven't gotten all my San Diego pics off my hubby's computer-so I have to put off that post again! It seems like I am just now catching up after the trip. It took a full week for my time to get back to normal!
In the last blog post I mentioned (LOL-more like screamed about) that I opened my shop. I wanted to celebrate this milestone with a couple of giveaways! I just finished up two of these kitschy cute cupcake Christmas Stockings:
I want to give one away! The other is available in the shop! All you have to do is leave a comment and your name will be entered into the drawing. If you blog about the giveaway and include a link to my shop, you get 2 extra entries. Just drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with the link in it. Shop address is www.goingsewcrazy.etsy.com. This will run until next Wednesday at midnight central time. Winner will be drawn on Thursday.
I will also be giving away a 50% off coupon to anything in my shop. So be sure to comment!
I have a lot more fun things in mind involving the shop and I can't wait to share them with you all!