Young and Crafty Sisters: 03/20/11

Sunday, March 20, 2011

1000 Followers Ribbon Retreat Giveaway!

I am so excited to be typing this post for this giveaway! Why, you ask? You see, The Ribbon Retreat has graciously decided to let me host a $25 giveaway because I have just reached 1000 followers!!!! I am seriously in complete awe that I have made it to this monumental "landmark". When I started this blog my goal was to have 1000 followers by my one year anniversary which is in July! Never in a million bazillion years did I think I would make it, much less several months ahead of schedule.

I have YOU to thank. I craft because I absolutely love it. Before I debut a project I get so giddy and excited to show you guys! Your wonderfully heartfelt comments encourage me to keep creating.

On to the giveaway!

The Ribbon Retreat has so much to offer! Obviously they offer ribbon, but they also have fabric, flowers and so much more!

Here is a sampling of some cute things I found!


This ribbon makes me ready for spring and summer!


Gorgeous fabric!


They even have patterns!


So here's how you can win the $25 gift certificate!

Please leave a separate comment for each. (All entries are optional)

1. Visit The Ribbon Retreat and tell how you would spend your $25.
2. Be a follower of Young and Crafty
3. Like The Ribbon Retreat on Facebook where you will receive updates on sales and new products
4. Subscribe to The Ribbon Retreat blog


This giveaway will close on Thursday 3/24 at midnight. I will announce the winner at the FFA party!

Simple Tray Redo


This was probably one of the quickest and most simple projects I've ever done!


I got this very patriotic food serving tray at the Dollar Tree for a whopping $1.00.


I then spray painted it white to cover up the dark blue and red.


I then used some blue spray paint and gave it two good coats. I grabbed my Cricut and vinyl and cut out numbers with the Cuttin' Up cartridge.

That's it! Seriously, easiest.project.ever.


It will now hold the hubs things, like keys. I may never see the numbers again :)


And there it is sitting on the sofa table, already full of stuff!


Sometimes it's nice to have a simple, quick project!






Lifestyle Crafts WINNER!

First of all, I would like to thank each one of you for entering this giveaway. I would also like to give you a sincere thank you for all of the sweet comments that you leave me. They mean the world to me and often bring a smile to my face!

Out of 103 entries, the winner of this amazing combo pack from Lifestyle Crafts is....




Congrats!! Please contact me at youngancrafty @ gmail.com withing 48 hours to claim your prize!!


Be sure and check out Lifestyle Crafts for a fun product! They also give you some pretty cool ideas of how you can use your machine.