Thursday, September 2, 2010

New blog design and a giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed. But don't worry, new ones in the works!

Well, I have been fooling around with this blogging thing for about 4 months now having a ton of fun, and I think it is going to stick! So I thought it was time to give this blog some style, and make it a bit more "me." I have absolutely no skills in the graphic design area, so I asked my incredibly talented and generous and generally awesome friend Sam if she had any ideas, thinking she could design me a banner across the top. And then she emails me THIS! No, she is not a professional web designer, she just "figured it out." How the heck she does these things I have no idea, but she is amazing. Now I feel like the quality of the crap I make is going to have to be turned up a notch to fit in around here, eh?

I was giddy and decided we needed to celebrate- my first giveaway! So, I have set aside a stack of 8 fat quarters of my favorite Heather Bailey Nicey Jane material for you!! I know my favorite giveaways often involve fabric (not that I have ever won one....not bitter or anything). Also, Samantha, who, along with her Jack & Addy website also has a new personalized paper company called Paper by Paperdolls, has generously donated a set of notecards, in a gorgous linen holder (much like the sweet ones she gave me here), that will be personalized to your liking. Sweet!

Here's how to enter:
1. Leave a comment! Anything will do! Please make sure your blogger is set so that I can e-mail you if you win.
2. Blog about the giveaway on your blog with a link, and then leave a second comment with a link to your site (I love checking out other sites!)

That's it. The giveaway is open to followers and those who just drop in from time to time- I am not into that whole bribe-to-follow-me thing....if you want to follow, do (and I appreciate you guys!), but no need if you want to just be casual in our relationship :-)

I will post the winner next Thursday. Good luck!

48 comments:

Vanessa said...

Love the redecorating you've done! What a great friend to have ;)

quiltilicious said...

Comment:Fab looking blog
Extra Comment:I heart your comment re bribe-to-follow ;-)

Nancy H. said...

Just found your blog and I am glad you are sticking around because I will be back!

Kristi said...

Pretty! I found you through someday crafts and discover a fabric giveaway and awesome tutorials here! I heart you already ^_^


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Amy said...

I like your header! What pretty fabrics. I'm so glad to have found you and your blog!

carolyn said...

Wow - what a nice blog --- and a nice prize.

How exciting!

Anonymous said...

Love the new format!

Dianne said...

Your redesign is lovely! I can't believe you've only been blogging for four months! I stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago and have been a regular visitor ever since. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway!
dmlash04 at msn dot com

Belinda said...

I love giveaways. Not that I ever win either. ;) And I enjoy your blog!

Red said...

The new design looks great! Love the header!

Red said...

I posted a link on my blog

http://craftermeetstamper.blogspot.com/2010/09/ocd-obsessive-crafting-disorder.html

Belinda said...

I linked to your post on my blog...

http://theseamrippers.blogspot.com

BTW, love the new look!

Shasta said...

It's a great design, and such pretty fabric.

amber said...

I love your blog and I love fabric. Keep up the good work I love seeing all your ideas.

Annelies said...

Nicey Jane is one of my FAVORITES...reminds me of the sheets that were on our beds as little girls. Such a sweet memory. Thanks for the chance to share in the joy!!!! Love the new look of the blog.

Jamie said...

Your blog is adorable!!! I love it!
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k said...

I found you through Someday Crafts too and look forward to seeing more of your cute stuff! :)

k said...

I blogged about your giveaway here: http://glinesy.blogspot.com/2010/09/fat-quarters-giveaway.html

Jami said...

Love the fabric!
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canadianblonde said...

It is nice to come across someone who is just starting their blog, me too. AND my title is similar to your! Crafting Addiction!
www.tuscanydesign.net/craftbook I am hosting a giveaway too right now for swarovski earrings.

Hollie said...

Love the look of the blog! I need to figure out how to spice mine up!

canadianblonde said...

I just read lots of your other articles. Couple things... great to see a fellow Canadian! Second, I love that your posts are all original, done by you. Regurgitation blogs are annoying. Third, your girls are cute as a button!

Rebekah said...

what a fabulous giveaway! thank you!

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Mimi said...

Awesome giveaway - count me in!! Thanks!
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Mimi said...

Once I discovered that you are a fellow Canadian, I just had to sign up to follow you!

Mary said...

I love your redesign . . . you are SO lucky to have a friend who can do this for you! I still have so much to learn and HTML scares me :-)

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! I just love Nicey Jane!

Jenn said...

I love fabric! It's silly how excited I get over fabric. :)

I'm glad to have found your blog. Have a terrific weekend.

SoozeM said...

Very cool banner!! Mmmm just adore Nicey Jane, don't know how you can bare to part with it!

Kelli said...

Wow, I LOVE the new look mate!
It makes your blog look so sophisticated! Don't worry, I'm not fooled! ; )

Robyn of Coffee and Cotton said...

I love the look of your redesign...and I am very picky about graphic design =)

Katie B. said...

Your header looks great!

Spooky said...

Awesome giveaway. I'm jealous of anyone who has so much nice fabric that they can bear to just give away a bunch of it! I'm a new quilter and my stash is modest... but I'm working on it!

ktquilts said...

How nice!!!!

Julie in WA said...

Your blog looks so nice and colorful! I stopped by from Sew and Tell at amylouwho's site. And what a nice giveaway! Now I want to go and check out some of your backposts!

jbr said...

You have some great tutorials on the blog. I will be trying some soon.

shelly said...

Your banner looks great. Just found your blog and have just bookmarked it!

J Mitchell said...

I just found your blog tonight, and I, myself, have just entered the crafty blog world. I've bookmarked your blog and will come back often!

J Mitchell said...

http://oldtonewcreations.blogspot.com/2010/09/blogging-world.html

Erika said...

I love your bag week posts! I've been wanting a messanger bag, thanks for the great tutorial!

Amber said...

Beautiful fabric! This is my first visit but your blog looks great. And I love the title.

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cakegirl said...

Very nice fabric and a very generous giveaway. Thank you very much.

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

linked in from your bias tote tutorial- love it!
LOVE your site! new follower!

Pam Emerson said...

First time looking around your blog and I must say I'm impressed! :)

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Béa said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this fabric & hope to win. Hugs from France.

Cristin Wilson said...

Lovely blog :-) And I adore Heather Bailey too!
I could drool over her fabric all day long~

Sofia said...

ah..fabric love!!
found you thru One Pretty Thing.

supermom325@gmail.com

Jen said...

Nice Blog... love the redesign.

Bellgirl said...

Lovely banner, droolworthy fabric!