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******Updated to add the winners, which have been notified through email. I also passed on your email addresses to Moo who will contact you!
The kind folks at Moo asked if I would like to review some of their products and offer a giveaway to you guys. I love Moo’s printing and have been meaning to get some mini-cards printed any way, so of course I said yes!
One of my goals for January was to write more letters and send more mail, some thing I am proud to say I have been doing really well at. If you want to write me at my po office box address above, i’d love to write you back..I’ve been having lots of fun going through my stickers and stationary.
So I decided to get mini-moo cards and try out the stickers and labels. I love them so much!

If you’d like to get some free Moo for yourself just leave a comment on this blog entry by Monday the 11th. There will be three winners…50 Classic Business Cards for 2 winners, and the third winner will get 50 Classic Business Cards and Sticker book with 90 stickers (let me tell you the stickers are super cute!!) Everything comes packaged so beautiful in these little boxes and booklets that are a treat to open. Also don’t worry if you are not a “designer” they have a bunch of really cool ready made templates to choose from too. I love the mixed tape & fabulous florals!!

$50 Jo-Ann Fabric And Crafts gift card winner!

Thanks everyone who left a comment for the gift card giveaway, wish I could give you each some crafty spending money! I used a new-to-me wordpress plug in for the winner selection called “and the winner is”. It seems really great, you add it to your contest post and tell it to close comments and choose a winner (you can put in the number of winners depending on your contest) and it randomly selects a comment. This is much nicer for me then having to count the comments and recount to be sure (for some reason the comments do not show as numbered for me) Anyhow…the winner is Jessica…I’ll be sending you an email for your address so Jo-Ann can get your gift card to you!

Giveaway – Jo-Ann Fabric $50 gift card

halloween craft DIY napkin rings
halloween DIY craft napkin rings
I was really excited to be approached by Jo-Ann Fabric And Crafts to see if I would like to try out one of their fall crafts, and do a giveaway. The ladies at my local Jo-Ann Fabric’s store know me very well, as I have been a regular there for over ten years now as it is my favorite place to shop for fabrics.
You can check out all of their halloween projects here. They really have so many projects on their website, not just Halloween but Fall, and other holidays too. It’s a great resource.
The project I made can be found here, and you can download a printable pdf. I picked this project because I love working with shrink plastic and knew I could customize it really easily. Beside’s haunted houses I also decided to make a few using vintage noise maker images as inspiration. With shrink plastic you can trace images, so you can dig out your own vintage Halloween stash–or free hand it.
The only other change I made was to use a little bit of orange permanent marker with the black. Otherwise it was a fun & easy project and I love how they turned out! If you make some I’d love to see them. We have trick-or-treating in our town on a set night every year (not Halloween, I know it seems weird) but we then do a big Halloween dinner on Halloween night and I plan to use these napkin holders for that.

So here is what you need to do for a chance to win the $50 Jo-Ann Fabric And Crafts gift card. This giveaway is open to US residents and Canadian too (since you can shop online in Canada and in the US). Leave one comment on this blog entry by Monday Oct 22nd at 4pm EST. At that time I will close comments and use random.org to generate a winner. Jo-Ann Fabric will be mailing your gift card directly to you.
Full Disclosure: I was provided a $50 gift card (which was an exciting surprise) and all the supplies for this craft by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores as well as the $50 giveaway gift card; however, all opinions are my own as I really do love Jo-Ann Fabric And Crafts.

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I have a new cross stitch pattern coming soon to Kitschy Digitals. I’m going to finish mine and then turn into into a Halloween sewing bag with some halloween fabric to make it bigger. I’ve been working on an orange knit infinity scarf for myself as well, and I need a Halloween bag to keep it in.
Thanks for everyone who left a comment for the bento giveaway, the winner is:


I’ve been working on some exciting Halloween DIY’s for you all. I’m hoping to have 8 in total–starting on tuesday Sept 11th, and every tuesday following until Halloween.

Giveaway

I was contacted by Rubbermaid to see if I’d be interested in reviewing their new line of fabric storage containers called Bento™. As a person who likes to dabble in many different kinds of artistic pursuits, finding a way to contain them all is always high on my list, so of course I said yes! They also have offered to send one Bento set to one of my blog readers, a $215 value. All you need to do to enter is:
-leave a comment on this blog entry by Monday Sept 3rd at noon EST, I’d love to hear what you’d use the Bento set to organize.
I’ll use the random number generator to pick a winner. Since the prize is shipping from Rubbermaid they’ve asked that I limit it to USA & Canadian readers only (I’m so sorry international friends, I still love you!)

The sample set they sent me was in the paprika color, which is fine…but I think I like the Loose Linenthe very best. I was also thinking you could cut a freezer paper stencil for the top since they are fabric and maybe add some lovely chevron pattern with fabric paint. Which is what I might do to mine.
Besides the color I really appreciate the function of the box. Contained inside the one large box (which has handles which I like) is smaller containers. Each of which the lid is reversible, which gives you a surface to flip over and work on your project in. A surface with a lip so projects don’t go flying off everywhere.
There are also clever little side pockets (can you see the knitting needles slide down into them?) Well they pop out if you want them to, and act as dividers. This way you can break up the boxes into even smaller sections. Which I appreciate as well. I really think the set is ideal for people who don’t have a designated craft area. You can load up the box with your current projects and then open it up while working on it, and close it back up when not.
So don’t forget to leave a comment so you can win a set of your own, maybe you’ll get the Loose Linen;) ;)

and for the legal stuff: My sample was provided free of charge by Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. and Rubbermaid®