Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Crafty Soiree #109 with Cutting Edge Stencils Giveaway!

It's the last week of our September Celebration marking one year of A Crafty Soiree and we're so glad you've joined us.  We really appreciate your support and the time you take to join us each Thursday.  This week we've teamed up with Cutting Edge Stencils to offer one of our readers a stencil of their choice, up to a $50 value!!!  Plus it will ship to the winner for free. 

Stencils are a cost effective way to give your house a beautiful custom look.  I'll be reviewing a one very soon and I'm excited to give it a try.  Before now, I had no idea there was such variety in stencils from patterns you can add to smaller items like pillows and lampshades, up to designs you can use for a whole room!  Here is a short video how-to video to help newbies, like me, get started.
Are you as excited as I am to get started?  Here's your chance to try out one for yourself!  Please use Rafflecopter below to enter. Subscribers will need to click over to see the entry form.
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We hope you've been enjoying all the fabulous giveaways this month!  Last week's winner of the $25 gift card to Sur La Table and the Jessica Steele Apron was... and the Minted gift card goes to...Jessica Hill!  Congratulations emails to the winners have been sent.
Now let's get to this week's features!  I noticed a frame theme running through several projects, but each very different from the other.  But let's start with a couple others first...
There are a plethora of awesome treat templates available at It's Always Autumn that I thought were perfect for the upcoming season when many of us might be planning to present freshly baked goodies to family, neighbors, teachers, etc.  I especially like the cupcake box.  Aren't they all lovely?  Go snag yourself the download!
Shannah at Just Us Four shares several really fun ideas for how to decorate using inexpensive Ikea lanterns, candles, ribbon, and a few other additions.  Go see how she incorporates simple garland and other filler into her designs for fall and Halloween.  Now her front porch is sure to stand out on the block.
Iuliana at Hip2Thirft made this stylish frame using a Dollar Store find and supplies she had on hand.  I think it turned out pretty great!  Chevron and banners are always a good thing!  Plus now it helps this European raised blogger get used to our American traditions!  BTW, did you know they don't celebrate Halloween in Europe?  I didn't until she mentioned it!
Lindy from Itsy Bitsy Paper Blog found these great ornate wooden frames at Michael's in the Christmas section.  I am planning to go raid my local store asap to find my own!  When Lindy got home she transformed them into magnetic frames and this one is now on her fridge.  What a great way to still put family pictures on the fridge but elevate them into something much more attractive than mine stuck on with travel souvenirs magnets. 
My last frame project is from Barb at Turtles and Tails.  It looks so fantastic I can't believe she managed to give it away!  I can imagine it being very hard to part with.  I love the combinations of layers, the greenery, burlap, and a touch of color.  I'm swooning over it.  Can you tell? 
Party Guidelines
1.  Link up to four of your creative projects (No Etsy stores or other linky parties pretty please).  
2.  Add your link to the specific posts not the main URL.
3.  Add a "Crafty Soiree" button to your blog or posts.
4.  Please comment on the post linked up in front of you.  All partygoers love meeting new friends... don't just stop there...if you see something that catches your fancy-- stop by and say hi!
5.  Your hostesses would love it if you'd follow us. You can find Malia here.
Let's Party!


12 Friends Said:

Studio Paars said...

Thanks for hosting: I'm now following you both just about everywhere :)

Liefs, Audrey

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

Love the big polka dots!

Emily Thompson said...
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Emily Thompson said...

I love the butterfly dance stencil!!!

daisypetals said...

Katie, Thanks for hosting! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Rasmussen Family said...

I NEED the marrakesh or trellis stencil!

Barb @ Turtles and Tails said...

Thanks for featuring me Katie! It WAS sad to give that wreath away - definitely my favourite.


Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting and I would love to have the indian inlay stencil!

Lynette said...

I love the birch tree stencil!

Unknown said...

I LOVE the dandelion stencil!

Gale said...

My favorite is the Sycamore set which you can see in action in my living room:

Would love to try out another one!

Lindsay said...

I love love love the Flying Birds Stencil! It looks so lovely!

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