Pinkpoppyseed Handmade Fashion Accessory Giveaway

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For the fashion forward diva in you, I’m pleased to announce a new contest sponsored by Pinkpoppyseed! Pinkpoppyseed is a small indie business that sells handmade and eco-friendly one of a kind creations from handmade statement necklaces to hand crocheted fingerless gloves! Run by creative designer, crafter, and curator, Katie Jo, Pinkpoppyseed is filled with all kinds of handmade and upcycled creations! Katie Jo is a huge fan of both creating and re-purposing things with her own two hands as demonstrated by the lovely selection of products in her shop. She lives in a small town outside of Columbus, OH with her two young sons. When not emerged in a new design or project you can find her rummaging through her local thrift shop looking for her next inspiration!

For this contest, Katie Jo is giving away two amazing products from her shop, Pinkpoppyseed. One winner will receive the following prizes: one pair of Fingerless “love” Crochet Gloves and one Upcycled T Shirt Statement Necklace.

Love Crocheted Handmade Fingerless Gloves from Pinkpoppyseed
Katie Jo’s Handmade Fingerless “love” Crochet Gloves are made from a wonderfully soft, red colored, chunky acrylic yarn with the “lo ve” featured on the gloves written in white. They feature a beautifully scalloped edge as a complimentary detail and a soft feel. These super cute, fashion forward gloves are sure to keep you warm from fall through winter while complimenting most any outfit. They have a retail value of $22.

Handmade upcycled yellow statement necklace jewelry from Pinkpoppyseed

This fun Upcycled T Shirt Statement Necklace is also valued at $22 and is created from an upcycled t-shirt making it both eco-friendly and fabulous. The t-shirt has used for the necklace was first made into yarn and then it was knitted and knotted into an awesome, nautical style chunky necklace. The color of this handmade necklace is the perfect shade of yellow! It is a simple design made to be easily slipped on and off. It makes the perfect accessory and would be a nice addition to any jewelry collection.

If you’re already in love with one of Pinkpoppyseed’s creations and can’t wait to win, you can follow Pinkpoppyseed on facebook or pinterest and use coupon code: FOLLOW25 to save 25% off anything available from Pinkpoppyseed. This coupon code is valid through 7/31/2012 so don’t let it go to waste!

To enter this contest, simply submit your information via the Rafflecopter form below. This contest is open worldwide to those ages 18 and up and will end on July 26, 2012 at a minute after midnight Eastern time. One winner will be chosen from among all eligible entries to receive the two prizes featured above with a total retail value of $44.

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Handmade Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Don’t just give any gift this Valentine’s Day, give the gift of handmade! Following are a few of my favorite handmade Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
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For more handmade Valentine’s Day gift ideas, be sure to check out my Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest!

Printable Soap Labels for Valentine’s Day or Wedding Favors

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Looking for a unique way to wrap and label your handmade soaps for Valentine’s Day gifts or wedding favors? Then try my free, printable Valentine’s Day soap labels for your gift giving needs!

Free Printable Labels for DIY Holiday Soap Gifts and Wedding Favors

Three fun label designs plus a few heart stickers make this the perfect printable for customizing your soaps for Valentine’s Day or wedding favors!

To get started simply wrap your soap in clear plastic wrap, craft paper, or scrapbook papers.

Then print the free pdf download with the soap labels from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. (Download here.) You may use these labels for your own personal, non-commercial use.

Finally, apply the labels to your gift packages or favors however you see fit. Have fun and be creative!

You may also enjoy my Printable Love Bird Valentine’s Day Cards and Printable Valentine’s Day Gift Wrap available from Soap Deli News. For my DIY gift giving ideas, visit my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts Board on Pinterest. And for handmade Valentine’s Day gifts you can buy, check out my Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Board.

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DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts You Can Craft and Give

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Whether you’re on a budget or simply want to give the gift of handmade this Valentine’s Day, here is a lovely collection of DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas to get your started on giving the perfect gift for that someone special.

1. Charming Bookmark via Country Living – Pretty and romantic, these easy to craft ribbon bookmarks would make a wonderful gift for your Valentine tucked inside a romantic book. May I suggest Other People’s Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to Seeby Bill Shapiro?

2. DIY Painted Block Puzzle via Momtastic – This painted, wooden block puzzle is a perfect gift for young children. Give blank wooden blocksa Valentine’s Day them with painted hearts or other romantic symbols for a gift that will last a lifetime.

3. Stenciled Animal Mugs via Country Living –  This idea is easy and simple. Stencil a new or thrift store mug with PermEnamel Paintfor a customized Valentine’s Day gift. It doesn’t have to be an animal. Hearts or X’s and O’s, even initials will give it romantic flair.

4. Personalized Embroidery Hoop via The Joy Cottage –  Customize a special message for your Valentine that can be hung on the wall as an everyday reminder of your love. Tuck your favorite fabric into an embroidery hoopthen cut out your message in coordinating fabrics and sew on. Then seal the back with some pretty scrapbook paper cardstock and hot glue.

DIY Beauty Gift Idea from Be Beautiful Blog – Handcraft a teacup sized spa treatment for Valentine’s Day with homemade, heart shaped sage and fennel bath melts made from dried sage, crushed fennel seeds and shea butter. Combine with an oatmeal, ginger and almond bath bag and an easy to make massage oil and you the perfect bath and beauty gift for your sweetheart! (You can shop for organic ingredients for this project at Mountain Rose Herbs.)
For more beautiful handmade, DIY gift ideas for Valentine’s Day, be sure to visit my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts Board on Pinterest. And for handmade Valentine’s Day gifts you can buy, check out my Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Board on Pinterest.
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Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards – Of a Non-Traditional Sort

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Valentine’s Day is on it’s way, and for me, that brings back fond memories of receiving Valentine’s Day cards through elementary school exchanges – even from the boys you couldn’t stand or the jealous little girls who would knock you off the monkey bars on the playground. How long did we keep those silly little cards before our moms finally tossed them anyway? They were so prized because they were so much fun. Sentiment on Valentine’s Day is especially appropriate though, I think. But that doesn’t mean it has to be overly romantic or even mushy. They can still be fun just like when we were kids. I for one appreciate Valentine’s cards that are witty, raw and fun. They still possess a little romance, just in an unexpected way. Therefore I’ll be giving some of my favorite people handmade Valentine’s Day cards from Julie Ann Art!
The boyfriend, well, he’ll be getting a card assuring him that he’s my favorite thing to do. But if that’s a little too sultry for your sensibilities…
Then let your loved one know it’s just “you and me” with this cute card that features a heart engraved on wood proclaiming that your love is forever.
Or skip any hint of romance all together with a card that’s basically crap. Whatever you decide to say and however you decide to say it, Julie Ann Art has the perfect way to get your point across this Valentine’s Day. Whether witty or charming or just plain freaky, her fun and brilliantly designed 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ cards all come blank inside for sharing your own private message and are printed on quality, 80lb. acid-free white card stock.
Be sure to have fun with some of Julie’s other cards for Valentine’s Day as well with messages like “You’re my favorite boyfriend,” “You’re my favorite bedhog,” and “You’re my favorite baby daddy.” To view Julie’s full line of Valentine’s Day and other greeting cards, visit her shop online. All of the cards from Julie Ann Art are high quality, professionally printed cards featuring original designs by Julie herself that you’ll be proud to share with that special someone who drives you crazy.
What’s your favorite way to say “I care”?