05 June 2009

200+ Post!! Give-a-way :)

Wow I had planned this post for my 200th post which is really like my 300th post (old blog, RIP). I have been posting like nobodies business lately and completely skipped right over 200!!
Sooooooo...Happy 203rd Post :) Yay!
To celebrate this accomplishment and to celebrate all of my wonderful readers, I wanted to have another Give-a-way!!! I looooove give-a-ways so much :D
Here are the details...
1. to be entered in this give-a-way, you must be a follower of this blog. It is east to do, just click on follow this blog in the side bar and then be a follower. My goal is to reach 100 followers this summer so I am hoping that this contest will help me reach this goal.
2. Mention this give-a-way on your blog and you will recieve 2 extra entries (stole that idea from Jamie :D). Let me know in the comment section if you mention it :)
3. Leave me a comment in this post after you become a follower telling me your favorite tool for crafting.
The winner will recieve a patchwork pillow made by me :) Remember these lovelies that I posted a couple of weeks ago?

You will tell me which style you want (the stripes or the squares) and what color theme that you would like :) Trust me, this gift will be made with 100% love :) I will also be throwing a few extra goodies as well (some of my favorite journaling pens, my favorite crafty magazines, and even more!! You will just have to wait and see. I will choose the winner out of the comment section so leave a comment!!!
You have until June 13 to enter :)


  1. I'm already a follower!!

    My favorite tool for crafting is creativity and imagination. With those two things, no matter what "real" tools you have, you can make/turn anything into something extraordinary. And, I mentioned the giveaway in a post. Hopefully, you have TONS of new readers.

    i'm digging squares over stripes and i'm loving the fabrics used on the last pictured pillow. If we get to choose our own color theme, i love anything with blues, aquas, teals, greens and pops of warmer colors.

  2. How awesome are you?!?!?! What a wonderful prize!!! My favorite tool for crafting...hmmmm....scissors!!! Lame, but true!!! You can cut out so much and make your own embellishments and designs!!! A close second would be paint! Make your own pages, change the look of anything, you get the picture. ;)

  3. I'm a follower and I posted it on my blog :P
    Really loving the squares <3

    My favorite tool right now is my cropadile. I just love how it makes holes in everything :)

    Hugs hun.... Hope you get your 100 followers.

  4. I'm following!!! Oooh what a fantastic giveaway :) I want to win!
    I think right now my favorite crafting "tool" would be imagination and double-sided tape! I'm just getting into scrappy-art journal-y stuff and am loving it! (Normally I'm all beads, paint and fabric :)
    I will post about this on my blog, and will comment again when I do :D

  5. okay, I don't know if it's fair (because it's the first time I'm here on your blog :P], but I wanted to help you reach your goal, and I'm now following you ;)
    I don't have to participate in the giveaway but my favourite tool is glue for sure ;)
    kisses, love the layout of the blog and of course the pillows ;)

    Those are absolutely gorgeous, girl!!! You are an amazing sewer (or is it seamstress...oh he@# whatever...you are good!! lol)
    I am a follower and I will be posting later this weekend and will link people up to yo spot! :D
    Hope you are having a great weekend!

  7. I'm a follower! :) Wow, 200 posts! That's great...keep up the good work!

    My favorite tools are thread, needle, and scissors...lately I've been doing a lot of handsewing with felt. Love it!

  8. Already a follower and what a fab giveaway!!

  9. Already a follower! :)

    And I JUST posted a blog about it...check it out here:


    Annnd...my favorite tool for crafting? Do I really have to choose just one?! Then I'll go super-basic: my fiskars! Without them I'd be a [(n) even more of a] hot crafty mess!

    (Ps - as far as design/colors? Surprise me! Just lots of colors and lots of love! :D)


  10. Anonymous06 June, 2009

    i became your follower a couple days ago and i am going to wright a post to promote your giveaway.
    My fav tool to craft is my laptop,i use it to but crafty stuff,look inspirational blogs and search stuff to print or patterns and tutorials. i love the pillows so if i win you can choose it for me,important is that it has purple sky blue and brillant colors that match with them!

  11. My favorite tool for crafting? Im not sure yet! im trying to get into crafting, looking for classes to take, etc, but havent found much yet, but im excited to get into it!

    This give away is amazing! those pillows are GORGEOUS! i love the square patchwork ones =D as for colors, Pink and green would be awesome together =D anything bright would be great though!! I'm also going to mention this in my blog.

  12. I love love love your giveaway! I have been stalking your blog but now I'm a public follower!

    My most favorite tools for crafting are pop-up dots! They are the best ways to enhance and make your scrapbook pages POP! I use them to stand out my most favorite pictures or flowers to make them more 3D on my projects. Super fab!

    If you look on my blog, you'll see that I've sent my readers your way! WOO HOO!

  13. I'm a follower! (I don't know what took me so long!)

    I could not live without black Gelly Roll Glaze pens! They are beautiful shimmy and can even write on transparencies!

    Your pillows are fab-u-lous!

  14. Just became a follower... found you through emjay's blog.

    My favorite crafting tool is my sewing machine... no contest! I just LOVE to sew!!

    I honestly love all of your pillows and color schemes but I think the rectangle shape the best. I think I like the patchwork squares too. And the colors you chose (especially in the last photo) are perfect!

  15. Anonymous07 June, 2009

    I didn't realize you could follow without having a blog, but here I am! I LOVE the fabric in those pillows!

  16. Love the squares! I've been reading your blog since the RVA craft weekend, great blog! My fave tool for crafting would have to be my paper cutter....use it on every single project. :)

  17. Oh, what a great give-a-way! I love all the pillows! So if I would win I would chose the same color theme, i think. :-) It would be soooo Perfect inour home! :-)
    My favorite tool would be a pencil. Not really exciting, but almost everything starts with a sketch in some way. Other favorite tools are brushes, my sewing machine and scissors. I realized we have so many scissors in this house! They are for paper, fabric, the once we use in the kitchen, others for cutting hair and so on.
    You can find a blog post about the give-a-way here: http://sagoliktpysslar.blogspot.com/2009/06/run-with-scissors-saxar.html

  18. I love that pink rocking chair....all of the pillows you make look so good in it!!

  19. BTW, Are we supposed to leave a comment about which pillow we prefer now? or wait and see if we win?? Anyway, I like the one with the squares and I don't care which color combination because I like them all.

    I just mentioned your blog on my blog, and I've been a follower for a long time, so I think I've met all the conditions now.....pick me, pick me!!

  20. My favorite tool by far is my dremel. I find many many uses for it!

  21. hello hello! ok, already a follower. if i wasn't i am sure you would have my head!!
    i will promote tonight!
    my favorite crafting tool - that i don't have, but want and might talk the boy into it...the gocco. i think that is the coolest invention eva!!
    love you girl and good luck on the 100 followers!

  22. I'm a follower (maybe I already was? but if not, I am now)...

    what a generous giveaway... handmade pillow plus other surprise goodies. :) (if i win, just throw in am embroidery hoop or two)

    congrats on all your blog posts..

    hmm, my favorite craft tool? i don't know that I have a favorite since I do a variety of different mediums (paint,glue,thread/needle, felt, paper, pen, ink, found items, cardboard, repurposed clothes, etc)... :)

    I will pick what colors and such I like if I win!

    Thanks so much Janel! xoxoxo :)

  23. Hi friend. I became a follower even though you're already in my reader. Now I follow you twice? My favorite crafting tool is my husband. He's so freakin' creative and has the best eye! Does that count? =)

  24. now posted on my blog!

    hope you get to 100 and more soon - almost there! :)

  25. We really are twins!

    I made a giveaway on my blog a few days ago to post today! haha.

    I've been a follower for awhile. =)

    My fave craft tool would be adhesive and uniball pens. All my creations tend to have that ink on them. haha.

  26. Hi Janel,
    You sure have been busy blogging!
    Is seems like that is the only way I can keep up with you anymore. Anyway, I am a follower, I love all of the pillows and my favorite tool for crafting is the snappy tweezers that you and Nicole got me for Christmas a few years back. I use them all the time for adding bling and sticky stuff!!!:)

    Last of all I am not going to promote you on my blog since you and Janet are the only ones that read it....no point!

    XXXXOOOOO Aunt Sue

  27. Dear Janel,
    I am already a follower of your lovely blog and I just posted about your giveaway on my blog. :)
    My favourite crafting tool is my sewing machine. I love it so much and I can't believe I waited so long to get it!

  28. Hey!

    I'm also a follower...

    I love the square patchwork pillow. I would like probably blues, aquas, "anthropologie" yellow, and maybe some greens in my pillow. If I'm choosing...otherwise I'm sure you would come up with something gorgeous and fabulous on your own!

    My favorite crafting tool...or the one I get most use out of...is my scizzors! I use lots of felt, fabric and I scrapbook so I wouldn't be able to do any of those without them!

    Thanks so much! :)

  29. i'm soooo glad i found your blog! i think i'm in love. totally became a follower and i'll include you in my {things i love}thursday post tomorrow! <3

    my favorite crafting tool has to be my pictures. that's where everything starts for me. :)

    i seriously LOVE that last stripped pillow. those colors together...*swoon*

  30. hey Janel :)

    What a super sweet idea!
    I am already a follower of your lovely blog :D

    My favorite tool is the crop a dile.. so handy for making big or small holes!
    I am looking for a sewingmachine, i really would love one..

    The square pillow is my favorite. I love orange & pink or turqoois &n purple.

    i hope you reach the magical 100 this summer :D

  31. Hi! First let me say that I love your blog. So glad I found it and am now happy to be called a follower. Your pillows are fantastic! I love them all really! As for my favorite crafting tool...I would have to say my journaling pens. I have different colored ones I like to use. Seeing words written in a rainbow of colors makes me happy. I hope you reach your goal of 100 followers and I'll be sure and mention this contest on my blog as well. Cheers!

  32. ohhh yipee!!! those are awesome. wowza.

  33. Currently, I am loving my sewing machine alot. Maybe it's because of the fact that I am making my first quilt! LOL.

  34. I'm a follower :-)

    My favorite tool for crafting has got to be my crazy scissors! I have a few of them and each do different cuts--I think I like the wavy one the best.

    I adore the first pillow you posted--it's so lovely!

  35. Holy crap! I want 2 pillows ;)

  36. Already a follower! So glad you reposted this, I was away on vacation when it went up originally!

    My favorite tool to use is the crop-a-dile. That thing totally amazes me! I especially love setting eyelets...:)


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