The 411 about YSS

Swaps are invitation only. If you are a newbie and want to join our group, please contact me. My email can be found on my blogger profile at my regular blog yarnigras! Or leave a comment here.

If you have swapped here before but were not invited to a swap, please contact me as I may have lost your email addy.

1. My swaps are meant to be a creative outlet and challenge but materials and shipping can add up so please budget $10- $20 per swap.

2. If a newbie wants join, he/she must be invited by a group member. The person who referred the newbie will be responsible for her during their first round.

3. Please don't cut corners. If you are too busy to be creative, don't swap this round.

4. Communication is key.

5. Please wrap your items so everything arrives clean & safe.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

3rd annual YOE

"A Year of Enchantment III" has arrived and after tallying all the votes, the theme is STORYBOOK!

We will have an entire YEAR of being artsy, craftsy, and otherwise beautifully entwined in a storybook wonderland. Although we will NOT have monthly swaps, I will be hosting theme related swaps throughout the year.

Take a walk with me as we revisit our favorite characters.
Take a moment to create something beautiful FOR. YOUR. SELF.
Take your children on outings inspired by the theme; maybe to feed the birds or to drop a toy along the way throughout the year.
Take yourself to the library and re-read the story from each month's theme. Those of you with children will cherish this time together.
Take this opportunity to de-stash your craft closet.

And just think....if you choose to play along, you will end up with a minimum of 12 ornaments for your Christmas Tree!

Don't are part of can post what you did with the theme; tutorials, recipes, crafts to inspire the rest of us! (Last year I mainly posted and that is BORING! I need you all to post too!) I'll announce the first month's theme soon!

So for now, grab a badge and spread the word!
Tell your artsy/craftsy friends to stop by and join us, the more people we have playing along, the more inspiration we will have here.

Be sure to leave a comment here with your link or email me at valpowery(at)yahoo(dot)com with your info. That way, I can put you on the sidebar and send you an invitation to post on the blog.


Kerry said...

tednStorybooks ..... that is so definately enchanting!!!
Yay, Can't wait:-)
It's going to be a fantastic year:-)

Little Messy Missy said...

Please count me in, it sounds like soooooo much fun!

Kerry said...
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Little Messy Missy said...

Please count me in, it sounds like soooooo much fun!

jillytacy said...

You know I'm in! I love books and can't wait to get started! This is going to be fun!

Single Country Gal said...

Oh my Storybook, I can't wait ! I picked a good time to join!

micki @ ADD housewife said...

oh that sounds marvelous!

Dogmom Diva said...

How fun, not sure what to expect but expect it will be great! I just posted on my blog about the YOE, so hopefully someone who reads my blog will come on over!


Trisha said...

This sounds delightful! Thanks for thinking to tell me about it!

Heather and Kathy said...

Please count me in! It sounds rather fun!!!


Gmama Jane said...

As a retired teacher and for the last 8 yrs of my career as a Literacy Coach/Specialist, how could I say NO to this?? I had agreed to not join anymore swaps because my plate was full but I couldn't resist anything having to do with children's literature!! I keep my 3 yr. old grandson so this will be perfect! I have no idea what all I'm signing up for but I'm in!!
Warm New Year's Blessings
Gmama Jane

Tealovinglady said...

This sounds interesting. Count me in too please.