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This book could be yours. . .


Last week, I wrote about hosting a little friendly contest over at IS•LY’s flickr group, and I’m totally serious about it. Seriously, serious.

Here’s the deal. . . I really want you to post your handmade projects (whatever they may be) in the flickr pool. Seriously, I just get so excited to see what other people are making, and how creative you guys are! Please show me! So if you show me something you’ve made, and I’m just in love with it, I’ll send you this hand-bound book and some hand-drawn/designed stickers. Sounds like fun, right? So this month, only one winner will be chosen, and I will announce that winner next Wednesday, March 3rd.

Here are the contest details:

  • Items must be made and photographed by you (unless you’re the one modeling the handmade item – but please, don’t hire a professional).
  • Photos must be uploaded and added to the flickr group by Sunday February 28, 2010 at 11:59pm MST.
  • Judging is subjective and as non-biased as possible. Entries will be judges by yours truly & Susan Petersen.
  • (1) Winner will be announced March 3, 2010.
  • International entries are allowed.
  • Multiple entries are encouraged.
  • Comments on this post are NOT entries.
  • To enter, join IS•LY’s flickr group (click here) and add your photos to the pool.

Bonnes Chance, everybody.

Next month’s prize is going to be even awesomer, by the way. ;)

Thank You, Thank You!


Thank you Whrrl Social Luxe Lounge

This morning as I was making the internet rounds, I found out that I won the Whrrl/SocialLuxe Lounge BlogHer Scholarship! This truly is such a dream. I can’t wait to party with the ladies in the Windy City. Thanks to all of you that “liked” my story and to everyone who reads this blog. I can’t wipe the incredibly large smile off my face, I’m just too stinking excited.

Have an Honorable Valentine’s Day!


I just spent the last three minutes jumping up and down in my livingroom. Chris didn’t really know why.

“Craftzine. . . Honorable Mention. . . Contest. . . Tiddlywinks!!!!!!!”

Chris just had to come over to the computer to really make sense of my excitement. Happy V-day everyone.

Will you be my Valentine?


Christopher is banned from my blog from today until Valentines, mostly because I’m too excited about his Valentine to wait. So if you read this, DON’T talk to Chris about it. He already knows too much.

I got this genius idea from a friend [although, she didn’t know it] who signed off an email with “the Tiddly Winkels”. It reminded me how much I love the nearly skill-less, almost pointless game of Tiddlywinks. I’m sure there’s skill involved, I just don’t have any. I got to thinking; revamping my old Tiddlywinks game would be PERFECT. The box was missing, no instructions, just the winks, mats and pot were left. I made the box, added an additional area for winks to land [the handhold, lobsters*, footsies and hugs areas], cut out [and embroidered a little heart] pink mats and made it all lovey-dovey.

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Here’s the genius of the game: you can make it whatever you want! You hit the winks into the pot to get points, add up the points for a kiss, lobsters, whatever. And, the scorecard I made, is fill in the blank, so at the beginning of each game the players can decide what action would occur at what points. Sweet? or Saucy? I have yet to play the game with Chris, so I don’t know how well it’ll work. I’ll report back as soon as I find out. You know what else I did? I made a free downloadable PDF for anyone else who wants to play this imaginative, couple’s game. Download HERE.

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valentines tiddlywinks 4

I think it all turned out pretty nicely. I just entered it into a Craftzine V-day contest, so wish me luck!! By the way, did you hear Craft will no longer be in print? Bummer. At least they’ll keep the website going [unlike domino :( Blerg ].

*Lobsters are what Chris and I call backrubs. Don’t ask me why, but we like it that way.

*ALSO, I thought I was being all cute with a little tag saying “will you be my tiddlywink?” I just went on urbandictionary and looked up the term tiddlywink. LAME. LAME. LAME. I probably shouldn’t have entered those photos on the contest page. BLAST you awful slang!! Why do you have to ruin ALL of my fun?!? BLERG. I guess I’m going to have to re-shoot the box tomorrow, minus the inuendo.

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