Friday, May 22, 2009

Get Ready for Summer GIVEAWAY

So, today is the last day of school. Aryn and Isaac have really liked their classes and their teachers. They've learned so much. One of the best things is that they both really love to read! I can't tell you how happy I am about that. We decided to make a little Thank You gift for their teachers. I found the instructions to make these cute bookmarks here.
Aryn and Isaac drew the pictures, and picked the colors for the fabric on the back. Pink for Isaac because he said that was his teacher's favorite. And green for Aryn because she said that was her teacher's favorite. I did the stitching for Isaac, but Aryn did hers on her own!

We thought it would be fun to get this summer started with a GIVEAWAY. So here you go... This time around, there's going to be a few twists...Just to add to the excitement!
1. I'll draw TWO winners. One for "Martian Man" and one for "Les Fleurs." (Original artwork by my children.)
2. Since it's mother's day month, if one of your names or one of your mother's names matches either of Gene or I's mother's MAIDEN name (does that make sense?), you get an extra entry. Their maiden names are: HEATON and EDWARDS.
3. We're going out of town, so the contest will close Tuesday @ 12:00 noon. Just leave a comment to enter.
4. Good Luck! And have FUN with the kiddos this summer!
I have to share one more piece of excitement. While Aryn and I were stitch, stitch, stitching away, Zoe wanted to try. I got her a little yellow hoop (her favorite color), she drew the picture on the fabric, and off she went! Now she's stitch, stitch, stitching away! She can even thread the needle! She's getting so big. She's so happy with herself too. And that makes me so happy.

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The contest is now closed!!! I will draw the winners and post them soon!
The winner for "les fleurs" is... the TONIOLI'S
And the winner for "martian man" is... the MOORE FAMILY
CONGRATULATIONS! I'll get these sent off!

19 comments:

The Calico Crew said...

I don't remember loving to read when I was young but I love it now and I always need a great bookmark for those books! Count me in for the drawing! They did a great job with them! I can't believe Zoe will sit and stitch. Maybe I should get Payton started...or maybe not. You're so sweet to always being doing giveaways (do I get an extra entry for saying that?)

The Calico Crew said...

One more thing...what kind of camera do you have? I love your pictures and although it is probably just because of the photographer I wondered if the camera has something to do with it?

Mubeen said...

That is so amazing!!! How awesome that Zoe stitches too! How about I send Madyson to you and you teach her as well? So my last name is HEATON. whoo hoo! lol

keri said...

What a cute idea. I can't believe Zoe is stitching that is too cute. Maybe Em will want to try. I think I should get a second entry because I know who loves you.

The Moore Family said...

ok I wish I was as talented as you and your kiddos. love the idea. Hope I win.

the Tonioli's said...

You always have the cutest ideas for your kids. I love it! That Zoe girl is talented just like the rest of the Blair family.

saskia said...

Rayn, I love your craftiness and talent. We really should have been better friends in HIghschool, I was a little wild back then though.

Saddie and Levi said...

I sure do LOVE the artwork your children produce! I should start a collection - this would be a great place to start :o)

Kendra said...

cute idea! O ;pve ot!

myrna ence said...

Those are so cute! I need to learn how to stitch like that. I only know how to sew with my sewing machine. Count me in on the giveaway. Too bad I don't have a second chance. Once chance is better than none!!!

Nicole said...

Okay so we just had a whole discussion about my reading obsession and I love the bookmarks! So....can I have two entries because of Alex's name?? =) You know...you are a great mom and I hope someday I can be even half the mom you are! But first I'll have to get over this whole say please phase huh!! =) It was fun having you up here...wish we all lived closer!

JILLIAN said...

THOSE ARE DARLING.
I WOULD BE HONORED TO WIN ONE OF YOUR KIDS PIECES OF ART.
I'M THINKING ZOE'S WOULD BE GREAT TOO.
WHEN TALON WAS ABOUT SIX HE STITCHED A PILLOW FOR LINDSEY FOR CHRISTMAS.
I AM STILL VERY ENVIOUS OF IT AND WISH THAT IT WAS MINE BECAUSE IT IS SUCH A TREASURE, I WILL NEVER GET HIM TO DO THAT AGAIN.

gina said...

Ok, I did not know that Gene's mom was an Edwards. Are we related? Well anyhow I guess that is another day and another conversation. I love your blog, and I guess I get 2 entry's right???!!!!! Since I was a Edwards and all. Well. I love all your pictures. You are very creative.

Shannon said...

I love the cute bookmarks! How fun! Also, I was an Edwards before I was an Eves as well. That's cool...I hope hope hope I win this time.

morgan and tina said...

You are just one creative mom! Love that idea.

The Heaton's said...

Sooo cute! What a great idea for teachers! I always struggle to come up with something for the kids to give their teachers. You are such a great mom with great ideas!

THE SLACKS said...

I always seem to be too late to post a comment for your giveaways, I finally got to it in time. It's still so fun to see all of your posts. So many cute crafts! Love it!!

The Moore Family said...

Whohoo I am a winner!! I will be at my mom's next friday. Yipee! CAn't believe I won.

Mom and Dad said...

I love the bookmarks. My granddaughters are going to be here for a week and I thought I'd help them make some. Thanks for the idea. Janice Peacock....Lindsey Hurst's mom.