Birthday Month Giveaway #4

Congratulations to my friend Addie for winning last week’s giveaway! Monday was Addie’s birthday so that worked out great, right?! Happy birthday and congratulations, Addie! ūüôā

Well, folks: It’s my fourth and final birthday month giveaway. This week I’m giving away a beautiful – super comfy – arm-knit scarf handmade by my sister!

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The scarf was arm-knit by my sister while riding out the SC Flood a few weeks ago. It’s made lovingly with maroon and gray super soft, chunky yarn. It would look perfect¬†with your favorite LBD at a Carolina game this fall!

Enter this week’s giveaway

One lucky winner will receive the maroon & gray knit scarf!

** Click here to enter the giveaway **

This giveaway will be open until midnight on Sunday, November 1, 2015.

Because the earrings will be shipped to the winner, you will be required to leave your mailing address when entering the giveaway. Your address will only be used for prize mailing purposes. In addition, your email address is also required ‚Äď I will contact the winner via email and will also provide a tracking number for the package via email.¬†

Please read this post for more information about my birthday month giveaways. 

Thank you all for participating in the giveaways this month! It was such fun reading your responses! Next month I’ll return to regularly scheduled posts – more sewing (I’ve been on a garment-making kick as of late) and I promise to round up some handmade holiday gift ideas and tutorials to share (In the meantime, you can browse last year’s Handmade for the Holidays Blog Hop recap for some ideas!).

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Birthday Month Giveaway #3

Congratulations to my crafty friend Shanika of Life is Pichey for winning last week’s giveaway of 6¬†Cookies by Cat!

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I assure you this was purely coincidental – Rafflecopter holds me to random winners and it just so happens that my friend Shanika is quite clever at following all of the options for entry (be sure to follow as many of the prompts as possible when entering for extra entries!).

This week I’ll be giving away 1 pair of silver plated sailboat charm earrings!

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These earrings are handmade by me, but they are possibly the easiest handmade jewelry I’ve ever made! If you’ve got hands that can clamp plyers, you can absolutely make these! All you need are dangle earring posts (these can be found at Michael’s or any arts & craft store), a charm of your choosing (you can find charms in your local craft store or on Etsy here are some sailboat charms similar to mine) and matching jump rings (these can also be found in your local craft store or on Etsy). Just bend the jump rings slightly to open them and hook the charm to the post. (Make sure that the charms are facing outward when hooked to the ear.) That’s all – isn’t that so easy?!

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My sister and I originally ordered these charms to make gifts for her to give to her¬†besties on her wedding day (I was the only “bridesmaid,” but her circle of best¬†friends¬†worked just as hard to make her day special and we wanted to make sure they knew we appreciated it!). I made them necklaces – like this one¬†(PS: This necklace is still up for auction – proceeds benefit the Seven Oaks Elementary families who have been affected by the recent flood – read more here. So if you want one of your own, bid on it by commenting on the picture on Facebook!)¬†– and used the leftover charms for simple earrings. Super easy handmade gift!

Enter this week’s giveaway

One lucky winner will receive 1 pair of silver plated sailboat earrings made by me!

** Click here to enter the giveaway **

This giveaway will be open until midnight on Sunday, October 25, 2015.

Because the earrings will be shipped to the winner, you will be required to leave your mailing address when entering the giveaway. Your address will only be used for prize mailing purposes. In addition, your email address is also required РI will contact the winner via email and will also provide a tracking number for the package via email. 

Please read this post for more information about my birthday month giveaways. 

Birthday Month Giveaway #2

Congratulations to the winners of last week’s giveaway: Dee Johnson and Brittany Whitley –¬†handmade stationary sets are on their way to you! Can’t wait to see how you use them {tag me on Instagram or Twitter -> @jordslice11}

Last month I won a giveaway from Cookies by Cat on Instagram.¬†I thoroughly enjoyed my cookies (as did the Hubs!) and couldn’t wait for an excuse to buy more. As I was planning my monthly giveaways, my mind filled with sugary thoughts of Cookies by Cat and I knew I wanted to share these melt-in-your-mouth delicious treats with¬†you!

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This week, one lucky winner will receive 6 almost-too-pretty-eat-but-so-delicious Cookies by Cat!

I discovered Cookies by Cat through my sister РCatherine is a teacher at the same school as my sister.

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Look at these beauties she made for Katie!

I had the pleasure of meeting Catherine briefly a few weeks ago after I won the giveaway and she is just as delightful in person as she is on social media!

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Cookies by Cat’s fall themed cookies!

Right now, Catherine is taking orders for these South Carolina cookies – aren’t they just so precious?! For just $10, you get 4 beautiful South Carolina shaped cookies with blue icing and “home” sweetly written on them. 100% of the¬†proceeds from these cookies will go to the Seven Oaks Elementary School families who have been displaced from the recent flood. {In case you missed last week’s post, these families were¬†hard hit by the flood – here are some photos from my sister as she was helping with relief efforts last week. You can read more about how you can help here.}

Not on Instagram? You can order the cookies by commenting on this Facebook post or by emailing Catherine directly (cookiesbycatherine@gmail.com).

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{To place your order, click the image to see the original post on Instagram with all the details}

Watch the cookies being made here (so cool!).

In case you’re not already drooling, here are a few of Catherine’s recent creations that gave me all-the-heart-eyes! {PS: All pictures are linked to the source on Cookies by Cat’s Facebook page so if you see one you like, click on it to see more}

Speaking of heart-eyes, how awesome are these emoji cookies?!

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Does your little one have a birthday coming?

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For your little superhero who loves batman

Or maybe your friend has a bun-in-the-oven and sweet cravings through the roof? Treat her to some fancy cookies at her baby shower:

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I mean – how adorable is that onesie?!

Or your favorite teacher deserves a reminder that he/she is appreciated?

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Catherine can even make a special batch for your math teacher:

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Or maybe your bestie’s getting hitched?

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Too bad I didn’t know about Catherine’s talent when I was on MOH duty for my bestie in March!

Or you want to show your friends how delicious fall can be? 

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Or you want to treat your trick-or-treaters to something extra special:

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Moms out there: these would be SO fun in your kiddo’s lunchbox!

Want to become your boss’¬†favorite? Take these to the office holiday party:¬†

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Have Catherine recreate your company’s logo on a set of cookies!

Or host the best rivalry tailgate ever:

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Cookies for a house divided!

I bet you’re wondering how she does it?! Watch this neat video of Catherine decorating one of her cookies.

How to order your own Cookies by Cat

To place an order with Catherine, you can email her at: cookiesbycatherine@gmail.com.

You can buy her cookies in person (and meet the cookie genie herself!) at Crafty Feast on December 13th.

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If you’ve never been to Crafty Feast, you are missing out! Mark your calendars – it’s the Slice Sisters’ favorite place to do serious holiday shopping.

Keep up with Catherine’s sweet adventures on Instagram and Facebook.

Enter this week’s giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a set of 6 Cookies by Cat. Follow the link below to enter before Sunday at midnight:

**Click here to enter the giveaway**

Disclaimer: I will do my very best to wrap these cookies up oh-so-tight when I ship them to the winner, but¬†please forgive me if any arrive broken. Also, please promise me that you’ll eat every last crumble even if they¬†are broken because they’re¬†so worth it!

Please read this post for more information about my birthday month giveaways. 

Birthday Month Giveaway #1

Before I jump into this week’s giveaway, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what has happened in my sweet city since the weekend.

As many of you may be following, Columbia has been hit hard with historic levels of rain as a result of Hurricane Joaquin. The images floating around social media and being reported by the news are surreal. While my family has been very lucky (my house and immediate area were spared any real damage. My parents, grandparents and sister were also just as fortunate) – we are all safe and dry.

Many families and staff from the school where my sister teaches were not as fortunate. I received a panicked text from my sister on Monday to start praying because she just saw an apartment complex that many of her students live in underwater on the news. Shortly after she informed me that a fellow teacher and her 4-year-old son, a janitor from her school and hundreds of families (110+) lost their homes and had been displaced to a local park that was acting as a shelter for victims.

My heart is so broken. I can’t imagine what these families are going through.

While these families were going through probably the scariest moments of their lives, I was warm and dry in my sewing room – with power and running water…just a few miles away.

And so, I did what made most sense to me: I emptied my shrinking resliced stash and decided I’d use my craft¬†to fundraise for these families.¬†Currently, I have a few bags ready¬†and I’ll be making more items (including jewelry!) over the coming days to add to the auction.

In addition, my sister recruited her mother-in-law, sister-in-law and husband’s aunt (who were all riding the storm out together) to arm knit scarves to add to the fundraiser.

We’ll be auctioning these items off on resliced’s Facebook page. We may post a few additional items on resliced’s¬†Instagram¬†account¬†so follow along there too (@reslicedsc). If you see something you like, comment with your bid amount and your email address. We’re offering free local (Irmo & Columbia, SC) pick-up or we can ship in the US for $5. The auction will be open until Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 8:00pm EST.

ALL proceeds from the auction will go directly to the Seven Oaks Elementary students, staff and families affected by the #SCFlood. I will post how these donations are used in the coming weeks on resliced’s Facebook page so you can follow along.

*Click here to see the full Auction album*

Now without further adieu, keep reading for this week’s birthday giveaway ūüôā

It’s no secret that I love snail mail. Since the Etsy Craft Party this summer, I have been upcycling all the beautiful magazines (and wrapping paper scraps…and paper grocery bags…) I come across. Because of that, I’ve gotten quite a collection of handmade envelopes. And I want to share them with¬†you!

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This week’s giveaway will be a set of 5 handmade envelopes with 5 blank hand-cut folding cards (from white cardstock). And the¬†best part: I’ve got TWO sets so there will be TWO winners!

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Set #1

The first set is made from vintage National Geographic map scraps (courtesy of MaryAnn of Life is a Maker Faire) leftover from the Etsy Craft Party.

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Set #1

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Set #1

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Set #1

The second set was made from last month’s issue of Jasper magazine.

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Set #2

I love this set because it features local art – like this mural that can be found on Taylor Street:

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It’s like sending a little piece of Columbia to an out-of-town friend!

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Set #2

And this one would be fun to send to a friend at Thanksgiving:

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It’s super easy to make your own envelopes out of nearly anything {you can find instructions in this post}. I have several envelope templates left over from the Etsy Craft Party so each of the winners¬†will also receive one of those so that they can use them later to make their own handmade envelopes.

In addition to the envelopes and blank cards, I’m also including a few strips of washi tape that can be¬†used to seal the envelopes. Washi tape is my favorite for sealing handmade envelopes – it’s easy and always adds a fun pop of pattern or color.

If you’re making your own envelopes and don’t have washi on hand, you could follow The Postman’s Knock recipe for DIY envelope glue or just use regular tape or glue (though it may cause some tearing of your precious envelopes when they are opened). Washi tape is very similar to painter’s tape and masking tape so those are also options.

Enter this week’s giveaway:

**Click here to enter the giveaway**

Please read this post for more information about my birthday month giveaways. 

PS: I’ve decided to lengthen the entry window – now you’ll have until¬†Sunday at midnight to enter the drawing!