Tuesday, February 05, 2008

How much do I love you?

You know I'm always looking for ways to tell you guys how much I love you. Tonight I have some fun projects and a giveaway to share from my latest adventure.
Thanks to Jade over at the Craving Anthropologie blog I found out about an event put on by ReadyMade magazine at my local Anthropologie store about the art of making personal love notes. Seemed right up my alley so I headed out before hitting my caucus to vote.Two fabulous ladies from ReadyMade magazine flew from Chicago to share with us some unique, crafty ideas for Valentine's Day. They demonstrated the three projects above.First was pillow with a little pocket in front to tuck in a note of endearment. The next was this adorable You Light My Fire embroidered shadow box. They start with a shadowbox and put screen on it just like you would stretch canvas. They then embroidered the saying and little fire picture. Too cute!The third project was this Love Mobile Hanging Valentine. The trick that I thought was ingenious was to poke holes in the rubber seal around the top and hang your mobile string from the rubber. There could be endless uses for this design. Fun stuff and I won this very one as a door prize!They also had a poster (see top of post) that had some other fun crafty Valentine's Day ideas.A stitched little booklet to write notes to your hunny.Remember shrinky dinks? This is a heart keychain made from a shrinky sheet.A note made with gorgeous Basic Grey paper.Very tongue-and-cheek...very ReadyMade. Love it!Since you know I'm always thinking of my blog readers, I have three goodie bags to give away from the event. Each bag contains a copy of ReadyMade magazine, four sheets of Basic Grey papers from the Boxer collection, a page of Basic Grey Valentine rub ons, postcards explainging how to do each of the projects, a shrinky sheet and an Aveda gift.

To be entered in the giveaway just leave a comment here and make sure that I can reach you. I will draw a winner Friday morning.

Toodles!

107 comments:

Sherry said...

Sounds like you had a great day!! I'd love to win one of your goodie giveaways -- and I'd love to be able to do the mobile in the bottle. That looks so cool!!!

Just a side note -- I've sent my swap to my partner and I received her's today - how fun this has been.

I'm not posting much this week (so many things on the go) but I will post photos and share shortly!

thanks again for putting the swap together - it was a great deal of fun to find all these things, alter the box -- even mailing them and creating packaging was great!!

Ginger said...

Loved the bottle mobile. So cute! Looks very do-able. We headed to our caucus, too, and it was so crazy. Cars backed up for miles. Exciting!

The "Be" album in your previous post is wonderful. Looked like it was fun to work on!

I'm heading to that scrap retreat early Friday morning and I'll be thinking of you! :-)

-Ginger

Shawn said...

That mobile in a bottle is such a cute idea! Love the new bg and that magazine looks wonderful! :)

sugarbushfarm said...

Sounds like you had fun!! Please enter me in your drawing.

Sandi
sugarbushfarm219@yahoo.com

Alison Gibbs said...

What a fun time you must have had with all those fabulous Valentine's goodies.
Alison

paula clare said...

Hi There!
I am SOOOOOOOO jealous! Sounds like a FAB time! How I'd love to go and hang out with artsy types for a day!

Please enter me in your drawing...I simply MUST have the "how to" book!

CC said...

Sounds like a fun event. I saw the event mentioned on a blog, and I've very sad that there isn't a store close to me.

Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week.
ConnieC

Scarlett said...

I never hear about stuff like that around here. Bummer.

I would love, love to have a goody bag. I looked at the current Ready Made in the checkstand but could not afford it since my egss, milk and potatoes cost $13.97. WTH??

I love mobiles and lord knows, we shrinky dinked our little selves to death back in the 70's.

Heidi said...

You're so generous! Count me in.

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

It looks like you had fun! I'm going to see if there are any events near me. The mobile in the jar is very cool!

Nancy said...

Love your blog. Count me in on the giveaway. Wow - those crazy ice shacks!

Nancy said...

oops - my info -
nr7332@hotmail.com

Jeanne said...

Hi Kari!
That Ready-Made evnt sounded lke a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing it all with us. I'd love to enter your drawing!
xo jeanne

dragonflydreamer said...

I would love to find events like this near me, but I live in the mountains and the closest "city" is 45 min. to 1 hr. drive and there isn't much there. I would love to be entered in your drawing. I love your blog. I love your art. I love Basic Grey and my 24th wedding anniversary is the day before Valentine's day and I would love to be able to make something special for him. Thanks for all of the love you show your admirers.

Jennifer S Fowler said...

Wow, that is so much fun! I am jealous that I don't live where you do! It is so boring in Colorado and most especially on the Western Slope. Thanks for being sweet enough to want to share some of your goodies with your blog readers. Your blog is one of my daily visits. I just love it. You look so young, can I ask how old you are? Anyways, just stopping by the enter your drawing. Take care. :)

-Jenny

Tami W. said...

wow...what a nice post. I went to the caucus too and what a nitemare. Crazy but still exciting. I like all the projects you posted. Thanks.

Renee :) said...

Wow...as always,love everything!Thanks also for hosting the love of supplies swap...we're just waiting on one swap to come in,our first was fantastic!Also wanted to say that I love the pic of you & Chloe on the inside cover of Artful Blogging mag...so cute!Anyways,please enter me in your contest...I have to win one of these days! ;)Renee

jeanetta said...

i really miss my anthropologie store. we moved to a much smaller area and ther eisnt one. its just not the same looking at stuf online. i like to pick stiff up and feel it.

Theresa said...

That sounds like a ton of fun! Wish I was there!!! Thanks for thinking of us and sharing.
Theresa Grdina

ellisa said...

As always,reading your blog inspires me in many ways. I would love to hear about some of your favorite craft products that you use on a daily basis. Much thanks, Ellisa (another artsymama)

ellisa said...

Also, please enter me in the fun!

sldirks said...

Very cute ideas, thanks so much for sharing. Love the mobile in a bottle. Too Cute.

Jerri junque said...

Oh what a great post and I love the bottle/jar. I have been looking at vintage Valentines and the post is sometines so funny. I have one from the 40's that comments about how we should Ration our love. So Unique!

Evelyn said...

Great goodie bag! Thanks for sharing your find. I would love a chance to win.

Kathy said...

Are they doing this at all the stores? How did you look it up? Sounds like fun.

Kathy

Francine said...

Those are all really nice ideas! Thanks for your generous offer to share :)

sparkle me fabulous said...

Sounds like you had a good time. I just love that store but there is not one close by me.

Karen June said...

What a cool event! Count me in on the drawing!

Funky Finds said...

it sounds like you had a great time...how exciting!

Jessica
http://www.funkyfinds.blogspot.com

Joan said...

Oh, your giveaway looks like such fun!Ccount me in & thanks for your generosity.

maggiegracecreates said...

Kari - I adore these - thank you so much for posting this. I have sent my box to Kristen and hope she enjoys it a bunch - I like the mobile and have an idea for my ss kids to adapt from that already.

teresa atkinson
teresahome@juno.com

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey Just a invite for a spring theme swap! It is called Hanging up Springtime!! I hope you come and join!
Toodles-
Sarah
http://gypsymermaidlife.blogspot.com

Carrie said...

Woot! Count me in please. I wanted to say thank you for organizing the swap, I adored my heart and had so much fun making the one I sent.

Tracy said...

That mobile idea is awesome! What a cool gift bag

fromthepines said...

Kari,

Woohoo! Looks awesome! Count me in please.

Cheryl

Mich said...

pretty sure i'll be using that mobile idea! thank you!

Joan said...

Please enter me in your drawing! jellisy at cox dot net

michelle said...

wow! This sounds so cool! No one ever does stuff like this in VEgas! I am gonna have to try that love jar. I love it~

Sarah said...

I wish I had an Anthropology near me!! *snif* I love the little bird placecard...so cute. Thanks for the great pics!

Scrappy Jessi said...

omgosh! how fun kari!
im in love with the mobile idea! i think im going to make one for a new baby neice we have in our family! so charming!
i would love to win! make the pain fade even faster!
peace girl
oxoxox,
jessi

Amy said...

What a fun event! I wish they were doing that at MY Anthropologie store!!!

-Amy

http://craftingbycandlelight.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

What fun projects! I was looking for a little something to make my husband for V Day and the pillow is perfect!

Please sign me up for the drawing! (fingers crossed tightly!)

artdaze241@yahoo.com said...

what fun that must have been! Puleeeeze drop my name in the hat for the drawing...ooooh, hope I win!

Anonymous said...

So much fun Kari! Love, love, love Anthropologie! Thanks for sharing the love with your readers! -Alisa

AmyB said...

I always get inspiration when I visit. Thanks so much! There are lots of ways to say "I Love You" or "I care about you" aren't there?
Fingers are crossed in hopes to be the winner of your giveaway. - Amy Bauer amy@usdemolition.com

cori said...

wow, looks like so much fun! i wish anthropologie was doing that here.
also, thanks for your comment on my blog, i really appreciate your support. :)

sheetal patel said...

that looks like such a great magazine! and such fun projects!!

Kristine said...

Love that Basic Grey!!! They also desigh the greatest stuff. And the bottle mobile is so neat. Keep it coming!

Erin Neiner said...

how cool. how fun you won the mobile! enter me in...

thefinerneiners.blogspot.com

Kathryn Johnson said...

I love Anthropology! They just have the coolest stuff! Looks like there were some awesome projects and ideas! I've never read Ready Made--I'll have to go check it out!

Baby_Tease said...

What a great concept putting the mobile in the jar! I would just love one of those goody bags. And thanks for being so generous with all of your art. Kim.

Amy said...

Looks like a great time! I'll have to check out that publication! Thanks! AMy

Kate said...

What a fun day! ReadyMade is one on my new favorite magazines. They always have such neat and unusual ideas--and your post inspired me for our own Valentine's celebrations here!

Have been lurking around reading your blog for a while--thank you for the lovely work you do and share. I always enjoy seeing what new pieces and items you have created.

The Busy Blaine's said...

Now I'm even sadder that I live nowhere near and Anthropologie store! I love your blog and your giveaways are too cool. I'm kinda new at the blogging thing and I'm sooooo hooked. I would love to be entered in your give-away.

~Kristen~ said...

How fun!!! I would like to enter please. Thank you!!! :-)

Kristen in MA
kdesimone@gmail.com

cottagegry said...

Hi: I just found your blog and I love all the creative things on it. Plus I'm in time for a giveaway --- yeah!!! I never win anything so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Debbie

cottagegry said...

Oops! Forgot to leave my contact info - maybe that's why I've never won.
Debbie at cottagegry@aol.com

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

How lucky you were to go and sit in on this fun class! I'd loved to be entered in your giveway!
Thanks for the chance!
*Heidi*
Everyday Cookies blog

Pegg S said...

What great ideas! So fun you won that -- can't wait to see the finished piece. Thanks for the chance!
~pegg (peggstone at gmail dot com)

Jenny said...

Very Cool! Sounds like you had a great time. Some very neat ideas! Love the "I bucking love you!". Too funny. I'd love to get a goody bag!

Jamie said...

what a fun day! Love the bottle mobile...Jamie V in MT

Sandi said...

You're always coming up with such good things! Please enter me in the drawing
Sandi
www.thevictoriangypsy.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an awesome day! What cute goodies! I would love to be entered into your giveaway. Put me down. xxx
Amanda

aridge4176@yahoo.com

Hennifer said...

Funny, a friend of mine just turned me on to ReadyMade.
I've been admiring your blog for some time. Such beautiful stuff. I so wish I could have a tutorial on how to make the most of a flea market/antique sale.
Thanks for sharing and offering up such a treat!

leesiebella said...

Hey there!

How awesome that you won the door prize, thanks for sharing with us!

Please enter my name in your super sweet drawing!!

XOXO
Analise

Tina said...

SWEET!! you had an awesome time it seems and to win a dp makes it sweeter!! Sign me up please!

Recycled Rita said...

What a fun morning at anthropologie! I also wanted to thank you again for the swap, it was alot of fun and I got lots of nice goodies! karen benson
kben1334@sbcglobal.net

CalicoDaisy said...

Very cool items and great giveaway. -- Michele calicodaisy@gmail.com
http://calicodaisy.blogspot.com/

Deborah said...

Sounds like you had a very nice day and great projects,so glad you had a great day.
I really enjoy your Blog.Please enter me in your drawing My Name is Deb 3mays@bright.net

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

Telling us about the event was the next best thing to being there! Thank you for sharing some fun ideas for Valentine's day.

SmilynStef said...

So many fun things ... thanks so much for chance at fabulous goodies. SmilynStef at aol dot com

egirlsmom said...

I love the mobile idea. Thank you for sharing. Kris

Vickie said...

Kari cute bottle. As it happens, I'm having a give away too! I hope you stop by to see. I also wanted to thank you! I've been blogging for almost a year and you were the first person I swapped with and talked with. You made me feel so welcomed. So thanks!

**kari** said...

OOhhh...pick me pick me...I'm comment 73! I lve the idea of the captured mobile project...lots of ideas about that one! Enter me in your drawing too!

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing the fun!
-Lisa

rubinlar@columbus.rr.com

Lori said...

I wish I could have gone to this event with you!!! I love that store! Thanks for a chance to win some neat giveaways!!!

Lori

BonnieRose said...

such a great giveaway! I'm crossing my fingers Kari! SOunds like u had so much fun!

what's in a name? said...

I, too, want to thank you for that fun swap! I'd be pleased as punch to win anything you'd giveaway!
-Heidi G. (lots of Heidi's frequent your blog...)

tammiemarie said...

that sounds like so much fun! i love that store.

shelly said...

Looks like some great ideas they shared with everyone. Loved the card ideas.

Shelly
selsing@hotmail.com

Christi Snow said...

What a fun event! Do you know how many people would kill to get their hands on that new BG? Wow! And that is my favorite from their new release!! Thank you so much for sharing your day! smiles....

Ravenhill said...

Lucky you! What a fun time you must have had seeing all those great ideas. Thank you so much for sharing it with us! Happy valentine's Day!

the glitter fairy said...

Great projects and it looked like such fun!
Happy (almost) Valentine's Day, Kari...
Laurie

Ragazzarte said...

That mobile in a jar is lovely, and the valentines... so sassy! Love 'em!
I just discovered the Readymade website. Living in Canada, I am not sure how or where to get my hands on an actual issue. Surely someone in TO stocks it, right?
The hunt continues.

Chandra said...

Great ideas--love the Amy Butler pillows and the jar mobile...so creative!

corina said...

some days are full of great things!always a pleasure to read your stories!

tricia said...

What a fun day, thanks for sharing all those ideas. I'd love to be entered in your generous giveway!

Becca said...

Sounds great. I love Ready Made magazine! Love anthropologie too, so inspiring to shop in their store. Thanks for being so generous and doing a giveaway!

Casa Mia * My House * said...

I love your blog, sounds like you had great fun too.

pretty*in*pink*designs said...

Hi Kari, I'm a fellow Minnesotan and met up with you at the Junk Market this fall, only briefly though. You're booth was so refreshing! Anyways, I loved the post you did on the colorfully themed fish houses-too fun. I've never known of any such event. I looked for an email link to you, but didn't find one so I'm going this route. I have a ? for you: Have you ever heard of the Candleberry on the Lakes boutique in Edina? I've sent in my registration forms for the spring show but am trying to see how popular or what kind of a show this is. I'd appreciate any help you've got! Thanks for your time & I love your blog~ you are so talented. :) Deanna dpicka@yahoo.com

Dianne said...

Awesome! I love your door prize the best-you must have been thrilled.
Please entry me and stop by my blog and enter the One Heart, One World bloggers' contest. I put it up on the 1st and you can enter by the 13th.
www.diadsie.wordpress.com

julie (jane's apron) said...

thanks for sharing kari!

LisaLaughs said...

What a fun craft experience, and what a fun giveaway!!

Lisa

Patti said...

Okay, I'm in! What a cool thing you went to. I need to check and see if our Anthropoligie store is having one of these.

Julie said...

Hi delurking here to sign up for your goodie bags. Been reading your blog for two months now and trying to be more creative myself. Love your stuff!

Edi said...

Fun give-away. I haven't won a blog give-away yet - so I'm hoping this one will be it! Thanks!

Vintage Flair said...

Everytime I go back home, I make sure I visit Anthropology. I LOVE that store. What a fun day.
Lori

Carole said...

That workshop must have been fun. Thanks for sharing all those great ideas with us. Hope I win!
Carole

jetfuellines said...

As always, thanks for sharing! I wish that had happened in my backyard, although I am too busy even if they had! Very cool ideas.
Cheers! Jess

Casii said...

Looks like fun! I love both Anthropologie and ReadyMade mag, lucky you!

Heather said...

Holy moly you have 100 comments already. What a fun event. I don't think i have ever read an issue of ReadyMade magazine so sign me up. :)

snowbearsmom said...

Kari sounds like a great prize!!! If i'm not too late, include me in the drawing please... :)

Oh, I loved the colored snow too!!!

Alicia said...

Oh! I wish my Anthropologie in Atlanta had done this....

the aesthetic onion said...

sad that the nearest anthro to me is in KC, I would have loved to go to this. Love the pillow idea.

chris said...

Looks like such a fun event-I hope they do more of these in the future.

eye of the heart said...

I feel like alice going down the rabbit hole -- your site feels like home and reading the blog feels like I've found my tribe! This will be my new daily read! Please include me in the drawing. Thanks for all you do! Leilani

Mina said...

Great blog! Very inspirational. I've added you to my blog list on my blog www.minasdecorandfashion.blogspot.com. Stop on by. : )

Cheers!
Mina