Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Spring Card Swap

Ok ladies. Time to pull out the yummy and warm spring-colored cardstock, stickers, buttons, etc. Twiddle Thumbs is excited to be hosting our first card swap and we would love to invite all of you to participate. Here's the 4-1-1: Theme: Spring. Sign-up Deadline: Tuesday, March 10 midnight. (Please email us at twiddlethumbs@rocketmail.com if you want to participate.) Cards due to Twiddle Thumbs: Tuesday, March 31 (That gives you 4 weeks if you start now!!) Cards will be returned by: Tuesday, April 7. When you mail your cards, include a pre-stamped, self-addressed envelope (postage should be the same amount), then you'll be sure to get your cards back. We'll email particpants the Twiddle Thumb address well before the deadline. This is going to be so fun. Can't wait to see all the cards!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Favorite Brands

I must tell a short story 1st. When it comes to crafting, I had no idea that brand names existed. I had my favorite stores, but I bought paper or fabric because I thought it was cute... I had no idea who made it. That is, until I met Cami. The first time I scrapbooked with her, she said, "Oh, I love that paper. It's Scenic Route. I love their stuff." I was baffled. I literally had never really paid any attention to the fact that there were different brands of paper. So Cami took me shopping and enlightened me. And I definitely have my favorite brands of paper including... Scenic Route, American Crafts, Crate Paper, Basic Grey, etc.
And then I went fabric shopping with my sister-in-law Shauna.  She's a quilter and sewer extraordinaire.  I told her about the types of fabric that I like and she said, "Oh you must love Amy Butler."  It turns out I do!!!  Check out her website.  She has some really great fabric and some fun free patterns! Leave a comment and let me know your favorite brand of paper, fabric, etc.