Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tuesday Tradition #41 - Crafts & a Giveaway!!!

Crafts.

The dictionary says "craft" is a "skill, art, trade..." but most of my crafts are just humble little wannabes that most people would secretly mock. But I love them...

I think it's the thrill of the shopping trip that gets me all excited. I love laying everything out on my table and checking out all the goodies I've got...and I even love the little collection of "crafting supplies" that are slowly building up. So yes, I ♥ crafts! Most of the time I love my finished projects...MOST of the time. But not always...sometimes I secretly enjoy them and then hide them...and wait for the next community garage sale.

Anyway.....crafts are traditions. I've seen so many crafts passed down in my family (LOL!!) woo-wee....and I've started new ones too. I'll be honest though, I really miss sitting around the big table with my grandma, aunts, mom, and cousins while doing some holiday craft, laughing, jabbing funny jokes at grandma....that was a good time. I miss it dearly. It makes me sad to think that those days have passed, but excited to know that I can continue that tradition with my own family.

The past month I've mentioned a few times that I'm in serious crafting mode. I've made quite a few little things...Daisy and Sunflower hair clips for my little girl, Wooden words, decorated picture frames....and THE SCRABBLE PENDANTS!

These were not only easy, but turned out so adorable! I can't stand it! I'm hooked...I've made about...14 so far. Anything I can cut and paste is going on a scrabble chip.

Here's my first batch...

I gave my oldest daughter the one in the middle and my other daughter got the one of her playing softball! How cool is that???? Mom...if you're reading...you may have an idea of what you'll be getting for Mother's Day...and yes, you'll get Cherish Bound book too.

I'm giving away the cute one up there to one of you!! Here's how you can win!

1. Leave a comment telling us about your favorite craft. If you can, please leave a link to it if you have it on your blog. We'd love to see.

2. Sign-up for my newsletter (top right corner) and leave a separate comment.

3. Follow my blog and leave a separate comment

4. Follow me on Twitter @cherishbound176 and tweet about - leave a separate comment

Don't forget to leave your email if you don't have it listed on your profile!! Open to US residence only! Giveaway ends Monday, February, 23 @ 11:59pm. Winner will be announced on next week's Tuesday Traditions. Winner will be chosen using random.org.

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35 comments:

Abby said...

I'm impressed! I am totally into the scrabble tile pendants lately. I have a giveaway for one on my blog now too! I have been wondering if they were hard to make. I would love to win! You did a great job! My favorite craft would have to be knitting.
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Abby said...

Following

Rae said...

Those are absolutely adorable, Tara!!!! I wish I had a great craft to link but I have a confession. I STINK at crafts! Honest! It is NOT my forte!! BUT I just might have to look into making these great pendants! If I am lucky enough to win the giveaway I can use yours as a model!

pam said...

Even though I can't enter, I love it, it is super cute.

Eric & Amy said...

My craft is my "scrapbook." But I'm not a paper scrapbooker. I guess I'm a digital scrapbooker. And it's my outlet. I could spend all day on my computer. I am inspired by your necklaces. Very impressive!

Debbie said...

I like making jewelry but I haven't done it in a while. I seem to go in spurts.

Debbie said...

I follow you! Where are we going again?

EllyBean said...

I love making jewelery! You can see my designs here: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5877322

EllyBean said...

I signed up for your newsletter.

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Liz said...

I love it! I like to scrap! But I am so not crafty.

Liz said...

Following you!

Liz said...

signed up for your newsletter.

Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

Those are just beautiful! I have recently started making no-sew blankets. http://yestheyareallmine.wordpress.com/2009/01/09/i-am-so-artsy-fartsy/ - this is one I made for our Ms. Independent (4).

Liz said...

I follow you on twitter (I am lizzydear) and left a tweet!
http://twitter.com/lizzydear/status/1223442832

Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

I follow you on twitter now and I tweeted here- http://twitter.com/ContentedRhen/status/1223446693

Carolyn G said...

I like scrapbooking. It is nice to be able to organize my photos.

Jessica said...

Tweet! Tweet!

:)Jessica
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Jessica said...

So adorable! I love these so much. I totally need to just buy the stuff and start making these. I really, really, really love them!!!

Jessica
www.MomShots.com

PsychMamma said...

I used to have time for crafts.....I'm always impressed when I bump into crafty mamas. I'm not sure how they do it. Does scrapbooking count as a craft?? I still find time now and then for that. I LOVE these necklaces! Thanks for the chance to win one!

PsychMamma said...

I subscribed to your newsletter!

PsychMamma said...

Follow your blog!

PsychMamma said...

Tweeted! (and follow you there)

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Kara said...

How cute are those! Love them.

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SandyM204 said...

I'm a scrapbooker (paper), but would love to learn digital as well. I started about six years ago, and I'm more hooked than ever!

Melody said...

I honestly don't have a favorite craft. I couldn't image not doing one of my crafts. Every new skill I learn enriches me more. At the moment I'm in the process of learning crochet. I'm enjoying the process. Today my favorite will be crochet.

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SandyM204 said...

I follow!

SandyM204 said...

I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted! (sandym204)

Jessica said...

I don't know how I missed your newsletter in the past but I signed up for it now.

Jessica
www.MomShots.com

lorrie said...

following you on twitter @cuteangel79

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

Hey girl! I have a little giveaway going on too at my personal blog.. a buildabear gift card.. heard about yours from a different blog even...

Craft?? my kids and I made president's day cards monday, and we wrote notes inside to the Dad..cuz he's like the prez of our family!

Ryan said...

I'm especially impressed by the high quality imagery on your pendants. Absolutely amazingly professional!

wenbren explains it all said...

Lets see I paint pottery and I used to make photo albums for babies! but That was a long time ago! I want to learn how to make the tile pendants they are so cute!

wenbren explains it all said...

Im so following you!Love your blog and music! Check mine out at WenbrenExplainsItAll!!

Doty Family said...

I am quite fond of the scrabble tile pendants. We made them for my Young women group and they were darling! I made a bunch on my own too. But anything with modge podge is my kind of craft.

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