Ruby Star Wrap-Along: Week 7 (final week)

We finally got our Christmas tree on Saturday night. . way to put things off to the last minute right! Sunday, I left the hubby and kids to decorate the tree to finish a massive project and he got the lights on it. ha!

xmas tree

We’re into the 7th and final week of the Ruby Star Wrap-Along! Did you get your book yet? If not, what the hell are you waiting for! (no peer pressure at all!)

Did you see the big announcement on Sew,Mama,Sew last week?

Ruby Star Contest

Take your link-ups here and post up to three over on Sew,Mama,Sew’s blog! You have til 12.30.12 to link up. The prizes are extra fabulous!

Sew,Mama,Sew Ruby Star Prizes!

Grand Prize:
Copy of Ruby Star Wrapping
$50 Gift Certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!
6 Green Bee Patterns
1 Fat Quarter Pack Micro Mod fabric
1 vintage rotary phone from Melody
1 yard Melody Miller trim
6 Ruby Star Sparkle fat quarters
1 bundle washi tape

2nd Place:
Copy of Ruby Star Wrapping
$30 Gift Certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!
3 Green Bee Patterns
1 vintage Pyrex dish from Sukie
1 yard Melody Miller trim
4 Ruby Star Sparkle fat quarters

3rd Place:
Copy of Ruby Star Wrapping
$20 Gift Certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!
2 Green Bee Patterns
1 yard Melody Miller trim
1 vintage Pyrex dish from Sukie
3 Ruby Star Sparkle fat quarters

4th Place:
Copy of Ruby Star Wrapping
$20 Gift Certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!
2 Green Bee Patterns
1 yard Melody Miller trim
1 vintage Pyrex dish from Sukie
3 Ruby Star Sparkle fat quarters

Here’s a peek of the vintage pyrex dishes that I’m throwing in the prize pack:

Pyrex Giveaway

 

Today, you’ll see Mrs Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter showcasing her awesome Pillowcase Pouch:

Pillowcase Pouch

Wednesday, Monica of Happy Zombie will show the Gift Card Truck Softie:

Gift Card Truck Softie

 

This week’s we’re giving away (1) Geleaskin $40.00 gift Certificate and a $20 gift certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics!

Gelaskin Gift Certificate

Pink Chalk Fabrics



Ruby Star Wrap-Along: Week 6

Dang! I had plans of getting my Christmas tree this weekend and decorating n’ junk but that didn’t happen. Instead me and the hubby picked up this awesome piece from a local consignment store!

Mid-Century Modern Credenza

I love it for so many reasons. The main reason is that my hubby was on board to get it. I mean. . . I never really mentioned to him that I was into the whole mid-century modern Design . . so it’s like: “Hey Honey, can you please read my mind?” So now we’re looking for a nice piece of art to go above it. Can’t wait to get my living room together!!!

We’re into the 6th week of the Wrap-Along! Have we inspired you to wrap differently? I know that seeing other bloggers wrapping projects have inspired me.

Today you’ll see Maureen of Maureen Cracknell Handmade showing the Button Down Shirt Bag:

Button Down Shirt Bag

Wednesday you’ll see Sara of Sew Sweetness and the Pocketed Apron:

Pocketed Apron

And Friday, Colleen of The Busy Bean will show you Little Snack Packs:

Little Snack Pack

Remember, if you missed linking up here on the blog don’t worry Sew, Mama, Sew will be holding a big link up on their site. The prizes they have are mind blowing! Seriously. . . .no really. . . I’m serious. . . 100%!!! (ha!)

Update!  Sew, Mama, Sew Ruby Star Wrapping Contest post is up and live! Head over there for more details!

Ruby Star Contest
This week we’re giving away another cute octopurse handbag and a $20 dollar gift certificate to one of my favorite shop, Pink Chalk Fabrics

octopurse

Pink Chalk Fabrics



Ruby Star Wrap Along: Week 5

Wow, I still can’t believe it’s December already ~ where did the time go people?!?!

I hope that seeing the projects from the wrap along has inspired you to get this awesome book and begin to think of creative ways to wrap your gifts for the holiday season.

Today, Katie of Swim Bike Quilt will be showing you her version of Resplendent Rose Flower:

Resplendent Rose flower

Wednesday, Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts will show us her version of Simple Drawstring Bags:

Simple Drawstring Bag

And Friday, Lee of Freshly Pieced will show us the Fancy Fabric Envelope:

Fancy Fabric Envelope

We’re into the 5th week of the wrap-along – you must be getting the urge to pick up the book right? Here’s the places you can get them:

Roostbooks

Sew, Mama, Sew

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Random House

This week’s prize is sup fab! Both items are made by the lovely Mrs. Melody Miller. A tree skirt made with Ruby Star Sparkle and ornaments for your Christmas Tree. Drygoods Design Online is also donating a Ruby Star fabric prize pack (p.s Free shipping on domestic orders over $35):

Tree skirt & Ornaments by Melody Miller

 
Drygoods Design
Drygoods Prize Pack #1

 



 

Ruby Star Wrap Along Week: 4

Half way done with the Ruby Star Wrap-Along and projects keep coming in! Love it!

I don’t know if you follow Sew, Mama, Sew’s blog but they’re in the middle of the 6th Annual Handmade Holidays. Every day in the month of November – they feature tutorials, recipes, printables, and much much more. It’s gives you great ideas for folks in your life. On Friday, Melody showed readers how to do Ruby Star Ornament Boxes. They’re super adorable!

Ornamentboxes

A little worried about last week and folks trying to fit in the Ruby Star Wrap-Along with the turkey holiday and mega shopping – but I’m really glad to see folks had time to make things from the book!

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Mary took the prize with her version of the Game Board Box. Congrats woman!

Today, Elizabeth of Don’t Call me Betsy shows us the Plucky Pantry box with Allison’s Favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Pantry Box

Allison's Favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wednesday, Gina and her crew of Bolt Neighborhood will be showing you the Perfect Wine Wrap:

Perfect Wine Wrap

Friday, Ellen of the Long Thread will be showing you Felted Ball Theme.

Felted Ball Theme

If you get a chance too – check out Ellen’s new fabric line Stamped for Kokka – I’m getting ready to get me some!

This week’s prize is just as awesome as last week’s! Melody donated some of her new line Ruby Star Sparkle and vintage items that she used in her Fall International Market booth. Combine that with a Pink Chalk Fabrics gift certificate for $20.00. (They’re having a sale ending today on xmas fabric $7.95/yd, quilt kits 25% off, pre-cuts 25% off, apparel fabric 25% off, and huge sale section!)

Ruby Star Sparkle + Vintage items

Pink Chalk Fabrics



Paint it!

Hey everyone! Welcome to my project for the Ruby Star Wrap-along! Today, I’m showing my version of “Paint It.”

Paint It

No sewing required! Which is kind of weird for me since my bread n’ butter is sewing.  It was really fun and easy and really it took me an hour to finish the project.  I did this project before putting the big bird in the oven for Thanksgiving.

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I did the project outside and I used a brown paper bag to help me guard from the paint.  Plus remember well ventilated area is a good thing!

DSCN2208I know this is meant to wrap up something and give it to someone else. . . but I’m going to be 100% greedy and I’m going to keep it for M Y S E L F! Since the project was so easy though, I’ll make it again for sure.

Oh yeah . . the hubby got in on the action, his is a little more manlier than mine because he used “chrome(not silver) paint.

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I think my favorite part is seeing labels that we’ve seen all the time but in a different way ya know?

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Remember – choose a project out of the book, make it, and link up! This week’s prize is pretty great (well pretty awesome!)  Melody’s donated a great prize pack of vintage fabric and notions with arrows she used in her booth at International Quilt Market.   Pink Castle Fabrics is also adding a $25.00 gift certificate to their store!

Vintage fabric & notions with Arrows

Pink Castle Fabrics

Ruby Star Wrap Along: Week 3

Ruby Star Wrap-Along

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Woohoo! Week’s Two started and Jill linked up right away with her version of the Chinese Take-Out Box! (Jill if you’re reading get a glue gun!) Last week’s link ups were awesome! I love seeing all the different projects people are making from the book.

week2

Lynn took the prize with her 5-Minute Party Pouch! Enjoy the awesome bundle of Melody Miller fabric from Drygoods Designs Online and your Gelaskins gift certificate.

Today you’ll be seeing Jen of BettyCrockerAss make Game Board Box:

Game Board Box

Wednesday, Rochelle of Lucky Lucille will show you her version of the Melody-Didn’t-Mean-to-Make-It Tote:

The Melody-Didn't-Mean-to-Make-It Tote

I’ll be rounding it up on Friday with my project – Paint It:

Paint It

I don’t know if you know this already – but remember you have a whole week to link up a project from the book. This week’s prize is a $25 gift certificate to Pink Castle Fabrics (psst: she’s having a great sale on Kokka Fabrics right now 20% with kokka20) and a lovely prize pack from Melody Miller. She’s donated a bundle of vintage fabrics and notions plus arrows that she used in her booth at Fall Quilt Market:

Pink Castle Fabrics

Vintage fabric & notions with Arrows



Ruby Star Wrap Along Week: 2

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You know. . . launching the wrap-along, I was kind of nervous.  I was nervous that no one would link up and I’d be sitting in the corner of my internet crying.  But as the links were coming in at the end of the week my spirits were lifted and I started the weekend with a bang!  Thank you for all that linked you!  Karina‘s Chinese Take Out Box takes the prize last week.

Ruby Star Wrap Along Week:1

Today, you’ll be seeing Elizabeth of Oh, Fransson making the Newspaper Flower:

Newspaper Flower

Wednesday, a local buddy, Brooke of Pitter Putter Stitch is making the adorable Elephant Softie:

Elephant Softie

Friday, another local buddy, Erin of Two More Seconds is showing us 5-Minute Party Pouches:

5-Minute Party Pouches

 

Remember, you have the whole week to link up a project from the book.  We’re giving out a $40 gift certificate to Gelaskins and a awesome Melody Miller fabric prize pack from Drygoods Design Online!

Gelaskin Gift Certificate

 

Drygoods Design

Drygoods Prize Pack #1



Ruby Star Wrap Along Week: 1

Have you had a chance to get your books? Are you ready to wrap along? Join the flickr group to see inspiration on what others are doing too!

Ruby Star Wrap-Along

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This week starting on Wednesday – Anna of Noodlehead will be showing us her version of Ruby Star’s Chinese Takeout Box:

Ruby Star's Chinese Takeout Box

Then on Friday, Amanda of A Crafty Fox will be showing us Jamie’s Casserole Cover and making Ruby Star Cheese Grits that are also in the book (that’s right! you’re getting a little of everything in this book):
Jamie's Casserole Cover

Remember, you have a whole week to link up and this week’s prize we’re giving out is a octopurse handbag and a $20 gift certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics

octopurse

Pink Chalk Fabrics



Ruby Star Wrap-Along

Ruby Star Wrap-Along

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Welcome to the Ruby Star Wrap-Along!
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Ruby Star Wrapping is a great book for “creating packages to reuse, regive, and relove!” And it’s just the right time of the year to showcase that. If you haven’t picked up a copy of the book here are some of the places to purchase:

Roostbooks

Sew, Mama, Sew

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Random House

The wrap-along schedule is November 7th – December 19th. Each week you’ll see my favorite bloggers highlight a project they’ve chosen out of the book – see their fun twist on it. We’re not going in order at all, so you don’t have to either!!!

11.7.12 – Anna of noodlehead 

11.9.12 Amanda of A Crafty Fox

11.12.12 – Elizabeth of Oh, Fransson!

11.14.12 – Brooke of Pitter Putter Stitch

11.16.12 – Erin of Two More Seconds

11.19.12  - Jennifer of BettyCrockerAss

11.21.12 – Rochelle of Lucky Lucille

11.23.12 – Sukie of Sukie – don’t you know who I am?

11.26.12 – Elizabeth of Don’t Call Me Betsy

11.28.12 – Gina and crew of Bolt Neighborhood

11.30.12 – Ellen of the Long Thread

12.3.12 – Katie of Swim, Bike Quilt

12.5.12 Faith of Fresh Lemon Quilts

12.7.12 Lee of Freshly Pieced

12.10.12 Maureen of Maureen Cracknell Handmade

12.12.12 Sara of Sew Sweetness

12.14.12 Colleen of The Busy Bean

12.17.12 Amy of Diary of a Quilter

12.19.12 Monica of Happy Zombie

Are you interested in joining the fun and having a chance to win some great prizes? Each Monday 10am mst, I’ll have a link-up party on my blog.  This is your chance to showcase what you’ve made from Ruby Star Wrapping.  The link-up party will close on Saturday 10pm mst (one entry per person and you can’t link the same one twice). I’ll draw a winner on Sunday and send the winner an email. Then another party will start the following Monday all over again.   But keep those links, because Sew, Mama, Sew will also have a link up party at the end of Wrap-along on their site so you’ll have twice the chance of winning something fun!

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What’s up for grabs? Well, when I contacted Melody Miller about the wrap-along she was so sweet to donate items for the giveaway!

My creation
(Top Left: Tree Skirt with decorations, top right: vintage notions with Ruby Star fabric
Bottom left: Vintage notions & arrows from Melody’s booth, bottom right: octopurse made from Melody’s fabric line)
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($40 gift certificate to Gelaskins)

On top of the items mentioned above – we have great online stores sponsoring the Wrap-Along with gift certificates and prize to their shops!

Drygoods Design

Pink Chalk Fabrics

Pink Castle Fabrics

 

If you don’t have the book already you have plenty of time to order!  Better yet, why don’t I giveaway a couple copies!!  Giveaway is open til Wednesday.  I’m using Rafflecopter for entries – if you don’t know how to enter please watch the short video below for further info.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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