Monday, November 8, 2010

Frosted Flurries Apron Swap REGISTRATIONS OPEN

(This post will stay at the top until 11/8 - scroll down for new blog content)

I love saving the best for last, and our last swap of the year is open for registrations!

I've added a fun twist this time, one that I hope you'll all enjoy. A couple of years ago, I participated in a swap where our packages were based on the letters in our partner's name. (I have a l-o-n-g name and made out like a bandit!) That was a fun and creative swap, so I hope you enjoy my assignment of creating tuck-ins this time to spell out word of this special season.

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Deadline to Register: November 8
NEW FAS Swappers Mail to Shawnee by: November 24 (received)
All Others Mail After: November 27
Mail Before: December 5

Create a handmade "Frosted Flurries" apron, a special Christmas/winter apron that has at least one snowflake somewhere on it.

Additionally, you will include tuck-ins, one for each letter needed to spell out a word from the season (SNOW, JOY, FAITH, LOVE, HOPE, GIFT, TREE, JESUS, STAR, SANTA, etc).

All items must be either handcrafted, new from the store, or thrifted (but only if they are in "better than new" condition). Plan on spending a minimum of $15 on the tuck-ins in addition to your apron and postage. Then, make this a special box -- gift wrapping, bows, the whole nine yards! Include a note identifying yourself with your email and blog address so your partner can contact you with her grateful thanks.

I'm only keeping the registrations open for a short time so am again hosting a little contest to get word out. I'm excited to share a new sponsor with you who has a lovely shop on Etsy, Susan from Silver Lining Designs

I'm Susan Gray and I have been making jewelry and other related items for 10 years. I began teaching myself in 2001 and haven't looked back. After moving from Chicago to Texas, I found the craft/art market to be very different and stumbled on to Etsy one afternoon in 2007. It was a brilliant way to showcase my work on a larger scale and I've sold items to all corners of the globe - what a compliment! My specialty is wedding parties and custom work. However, as you can see when surfing through my shop, I dabble in all sorts of styles. I'm even working on a special gift to replace a long-lost item from just a photo from a boyfriend to his beloved. Being challenged to meet the needs of my customers is the most exciting and rewarding part. I also teach others how to make their own creations and find their own creative spirit. If we don't share what we know...where's the fun in that?

Susan handcrafts so many beautiful items and I asked her if she would share one with us of her special Royal and Ice Blue Beaded Snowflake Ornaments. It is crafted with glass beads with some beautiful Swarovski crystals for sparkle.

As an added bonus, Susan is offering a 25% discount for all orders from FAS swappers - details to follow!


How to Win??

First, MANDATORY, v
isit Susan's Silver Lining Designs Shop on Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/silverliningdesigns6), look around her cute shop, and comment back on here on your favorite item she makes.

BONUS ENTRIES (leave separate comments below for each one)

Join this swap and leave your name below!
(One extra entry)

Invite your friends to join our new swap! Email your address, message your FB friends, DM your Twitter pals (use #fas hashtag) - whatever way you like to communicate (One extra entry)

Copy and post our Frosted Flurries badge on your website or FB page
(One extra entry)

Share about this swap/giveaway in a blog post and link to
, facebook status update, or Twitter update with the #fas hashtag AND post the link in the comments below. (Once per day maximum)

Contest and registration deadline is midnight, November 8

Let's make this a full one, shall we??
REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE!! Then, come right back here and leave your name so we know you're participating!!!

62 comments:

  1. Yippeee! I have check the blog way too frequently waiting for this post!!! I'm in!

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  2. I'm registered and excited! I think the last FAS I participated in was last Christmas. :) Looking forward to seeing all the great creations this year! :)

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  3. I just registered for this swap. I can't wait to get my partner assignment so I can get started.

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  4. I LOVE the white and purple snowflake!

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  5. registered for this swap

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  6. I love all they hydrangea bobby pins!! I think I may order a pair for my toddler's hair. She would look adorable in them.

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  7. This sounds like fun but I'm a little confused, have never joined you in one yet. We mail our goodies to you? We don't have a partner at all? I've never done a swap like this? Please fill me in, thanks!

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  8. I have put an invitation on my blog to come join the fun and posted the badge on my blog.

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  9. I signed up. Looking forward to another fun swap.

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  10. I made a post on my blog about the swap and I also added the badge.

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  11. Hi there! Just registered for the swap - can't wait to get started...YAY... I love Christmas time! I'm writing all about it on my blog too. :)

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  12. I just registered. This is the first sewing swap I've done. I have done knitting swaps before, but nothing recently and am so looking forward to this!

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  13. I also snagged the badge and posted about this swap on my blog at http://thehandmadeandnaturallife.blogspot.com

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  14. My favorite item from her shop is the Amethyst Swarovski Crystal Snowflake Earrings! LOVE purple:)

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  15. I just posted the swap on my facebook profile.

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  16. Just posted the badge on my blog

    buntingmomma@blogspot.com

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  17. I'm registered, and am so excited for this apron season! I love the garden spray hair combs from the shop, it looks like a tiara!

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  18. I am signed up ! wahoooo!
    ready to my partner & start stitchin'....
    >^..^<

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  19. I love all of Susan's beadery work, especially the cute Red Christmas Snowflake, the white & pink one is cute too!
    >^..^<

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  20. yep, got the Flurrie Snowflake logo on my blog too!
    >^..^<

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  21. I added the details on my blog and posted the FAS badge!

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  22. Shawnee, I am so in..this will be wonderful!

    Barbara

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  23. Shawnee, I just registered for the swap, so excited!

    Barbara

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  24. I love the crystal spray hair comb!

    Barbara

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  25. Living in a different time zone makes me think I am missing out on a lot!! I'm sleeping while everyone else is posting on their Blogs or this site!! LOL

    I am definitely in on this swap!!

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  26. Loved all the jewelry, So delicate, very feminine!! My Daughter-in Law would love them all!

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  27. I've signed up! Thanks, Shawnee!

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  28. I'm in ladies!! Bring on the Christmas glitter!

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  29. Mom & I are Both in!!!

    Happy Holidays:)

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  30. This sounds so good. I'm signing up!

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  31. I love the cluster earrings in black, burgundy and garnet. GORGEOUS stuff in her store!

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  32. I joined the swap! I am so excited!

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  33. I joined for my first swap ever! Thanks Sare. :D

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  34. I can't wait to get started sewing! This was such a great idea to wrap up the final swap for this year! Thanks Shawnee!

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  35. I invited friends! See Monica up there...I invited her :)

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  36. SUPER EXCITED! This is my very first swap. I'm looking forward to busting out my sewing machine once more and sending off a fabulous apron!

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  37. I just joined! I can't wait, this is my first swap in awhile!

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  38. Yeah I'm in! I've been waiting for this to open as I love to swap aprons!!

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  39. I loved the Crystal and Pearl Haircombs and earring set over at Susan's Silver Lining Designs Shop! They are beautiful!

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  40. I sent out an email to several of my quilting friends asking them to join in on the swap! They know how much fun I have had in the past doing these swaps. I'm an apron swap addict and proud of it!

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  41. Hi new friends... really liked the Crystal Hair pins on etsy Susan's Silver Shop!

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  42. I'm not even a Halloween person, but I love the pumpkin patch necklace! I can't explain it - it's just so awesome. I think my mom would love to have a flurry of the purple snowflakes.

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  43. I've joined and am so looking forward to this swap.

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  44. I woud love to join and its going to kill me not to but I just dont know how smart it would be. My dad is stable but I still wait for that phone call every night. So I think I will have to pass until after the first of the year. Bums me out as I have a ton of new fancy material.....Sigh

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  45. I'm registered, and can't wait!

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  46. I LOVE the Coin Pearl Necklace. So simple and so gorgeous!

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  47. Shared on my blog!
    http://summerstead.blogspot.com/

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  48. I love a good apron party! Grabbed a button for my blog, posted on Facebook too.

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  49. I like the Deep Blue Swarovkski Crystal Snowflake earrings. They are gorgeous.

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  50. I posted about the swap on my wall over at FB.

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  51. Just registered! I love the last swap, and I am even more excited for this one! I have so many ideas already, I am anxious to find out who my swap partner who will be!

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  52. I am registered from the apron swap,
    thank you

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  53. Registered for the swap. Yippee.

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  54. Visited Susan's Shop and I love her Pumpkin patch piece.

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  55. Badge has been posted on my blog.

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  56. Frosted Furries badge is on my blog. I finally figured out how to make it link back here.

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  57. Ooh, I'm all ready to find out my partner and get creatin'!

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Welcome Apronistas -- I appreciate your lovely comments!!