Monday, July 25, 2011

And the winner is...... (Blurb Book Giveaway)

And the winner of the Blurb Book valued at $75 is........

Comment #2!
Blogger Melanie and Beau said...
I liked Blurb on facebook MelanieL

Congratulations! You have 48 hours to send me your email to get the details of your free Blurb book ;-)

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Blurb Book Giveaway! ($75 value)

Don't forget! I have a giveaway going on now for a FREE Blurb book ($75 value)

To win a $75 gift certificate from my friends at Blurb:
follow Chickypoo209 and leave a comment here telling me what kind of Blurb book you're working on or will be working on if you win (required)
And for extra entries...
head over to facebook and "like" blurb, if you don't already (leave a comment here telling me you did so)
post about this contest on your facebook page or blog and leave me a comment here about it with a link.

easy peasy.

the winner will be announced on Monday!

Do not leave entries for the contest on this post :-)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Blurb Book Giveaway! ($75 value)


The time has come for the first giveaway - and its a good one people!
 I'm sure you have heard me rave about Blurb, and how awesome their photo books are. I recently made one compiling a few of my shop photos. You know, something easy to take to shows and fairs to show of my stuff in action. 

It was insanely easy and fun to make and I am already thinking of the next one to make!

Well, the nice folk over at Blurb are giving away a free Blurb photo book (a $75 value) to one of Chickypoo209's readers. 
Here are the rules - You must be a public follower of Chickypoo209 blog to participate - Each entry requires a separate comment.
There are 3 ways to enter:
1. Visit the Blurb website and leave me a comment about what type of book you'll make if you win. (Required - One Entry)
2. "Like" Blurb books on Facebook and come leave me a comment that you did. (One entry)
3. Post about the giveaway on your own blog or Facebook page and leave me a comment with a link. (One Entry)

Blurb is also offering 20% off your purchase for all Chickypoo209 readers using this link : Save 20% On Your Entire Order (Code BLURB20)

The giveaway ends at 11:00 A.M. PST on July 25, 2011 - good luck!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blurb. The opinions and text are all mine.


Thursday, July 14, 2011

4th of July Wreath - A little late! (Tutorial)

At the last minute, I decided my door needed a wreath for the 4th of July BBQ we were having.
And by last minute, I literally mean the morning of - with guests arriving at 1pm.
Typical me.

So I whipped up this little beauty with my trusty sidekick, Little Miss E.

Of course I didn't have the thought to take pictures while we were rushing through our project, but it was really, really simple. 
The following supplies were used:

Vine wreath (I got mine at the Dollar Tree, but any wreath form can be used)
Star shape (I used a puzzle piece)
Double Satin Ribbon 1 1/2in width (I used white)
Card stock in White, Red, and Blue
Glue gun
Ribbon to use for hanging

I cut out a bunch of stars in the card stock. Shamefully Brilliantly, I ripped off the shape from one of E's puzzles. (It's called being resourceful, right?)
I set those aside and began the process of wrapping the wreath. You could probably leave it uncovered, but I wanted the really clean look, so I wrapped it in the white double satin ribbon and just dotted hot glue as I went to secure it.
Once that was done, I attached the stars in a red, white and blue pattern all the way around. The end went a little wonky because the colors didn't stick with the pattern, but I faked it. 
Once finished setting the stars, I took the piece of red ribbon and looped it through the wreath and tied a bow. 

Pardon the pictures, they were snapped on my way out the door with my phone. Not the greatest, but you get the drift.

Pretty easy and simple project to do.
And my 3 year old thought it was the best decoration ever.

Happy Crafting!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I found my newest project! (Shirt to Cardigan Repurpose Tutorial)

 Trina over at A Love 2 Create is BRILLIANT. And she has given me the newest idea for a project.
She took two knit t-shirts - shirts she was no longer using - and made a cardigan
The one item I wear EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Except that now instead of having to go shopping to replenish a depleting supply,
I get to dig through my closet and get creative.

I am seriously stoked about this project.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Happt belated 4th!

Hope everyone had a safe and sane holiday! 

See you all when I return next week!

Happy Crafting,