Friday, May 15, 2009

Giveaway...

We sent Heather some product from our En Route collection to show us how she would display her beautiful photographs. Her idea was to make a quiet book for her baby. So in honor of having Heather as our guest blogger this week, we are giving away all the materials to make the same quiet book. Here is a little explanation and photos from the finished product from Heather. Aren't the photos beautiful? Not to mention the scrap booking (it was Heather's first time, amazing huh?).

The idea behind this project was to make a quiet picture book for Cole (the baby) for Church. He could look at his family and extended family and see where they are around the US! I really LOVED the En Route line and there were endless possibilities with it!

(I give props to scrap bookers and their creativity! It was SO fun creating this, but it was a bit difficult too just with so much fun stuff to work with. How could I choose which paper to use where, what embellishments to use...etc. I was a little intimidated knowing that "real" scrap bookers would be looking at this!) Thanks again for letting me be a guest blogger this week! I had so much fun coming up with posts and ideas. Oh, and I really love everything you sent me from the En Route collection! I'm seriously OBSESSED with those clear stamps! I feel like a kid in a candy store!







The giveaway includes the following products:
En Route Assortment Pack
En Route Chiplets
En Route Stamps
En Route Rub-On Words
En Route Ribbon
4" x 6" Black Preservation Album
Blueberry Alphabet Stickers
Clear Stamp Block
To enter the giveaway, let us know which one of Heather's post was your favorite and why by Monday the 18th at midnight! Simple as that and good luck. Thanks again Heather for the lovely week full of ideas and inspiration!

69 comments:

Jennifer said...

I loved the DIY housewarming gifts. My favorite was the planted banana bread. What a fun new idea! I love the new en route line, hope I win :)

erica said...

i quiet book is on my list of things to do. pick me!

jill langston kaufusi said...

My favorite post was the baby tie tutorial. I have a little boy just a month younger than hers and he would look cute in a little tie making him look like a full grown man!

The Tesimales said...

I loved the baby tie tutorial and the housewarming gifts, oh AND the quiet book too. I just had too many. I have a baby that is a month old so all of her baby crafts are very appealing to me. They are so cute and easy. I have tried a couple of Heather's ideas and loved them. I gave the planted banana bread out as a hostess gift for my baby shower and it was a huge hit. It looked so cute.

The Hunt Family said...

The Baby Tie Tutorial was definitely my favorite. I tried sewing a tie for my little guy and it ended up being a disaster. I was looking for a craft way to get a tie on this guy that would stay! Thanks Heather for that inspirational advice! You are amazing. SEI you should definitely have Heather on as a guest blogger again! I think her posts were just swell!

Liz said...

Umm, All of them! She is great and so creative!

Alicia said...

Heather's tie tutorial takes the cake! I'll be making several to give as gifts. :) Thanks for all the great ideas.

Jenni said...

I LOVED the Vintage Pyrex blog. It reminded me that sometimes you don't have to spend a fortune to find something chic, quaint and beautiful. You just have to stop at garage sales, thrift stores and explore your grandmothers cabinets. I myself have started keeping an eye out for vintage pyrex. I'd love to find one with little ducks on it!

Amber said...

I loved the baby tie! I am having a baby boy in the fall, and this will come in handy!!

Jenny said...

I loved the photography light post. I'm always trying to get better pictures of my baby girl.

mrschez said...

the baby tie was by far my fav!!

kaw1963 said...

I really liked the post on the baby tie...who would have thought to make it yourself. The possibilities are endless and so many more options than the typical clip on! It's been a fun week, hope this continues!

Karen

JennyM said...

I liked the DIY houswarming gifts. It is always fun to make projects for a little gift for someone. This post gave some good examples of ideas to make. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Jenny

Noey said...

The housewarming gifts are such a great idea. I love making banana bread but I never thought to put it in a pot like that. Thanks for the inspiration!

Susanne said...

I liked the delicious looking homemade bread (and the other yummy stuff...lol) ..I almost can smell it...and it somehow reminds me to a trip to Ireland a few years ago....

michellejohnnie said...

The tie is the best!!!

Micheline said...

I love this! I certainly could use the papers to make one. We are the only members of my family to live in AZ - and I am always looking for something to let my little kids remember their grandparents, cousins, etc. BTW - the tie tutorial was the best! Loved it. My little guy will definately be getting one - and I will be giving others as gifts!

Meagan said...

I love the housewarming gift ideas! Who doesn't love homemade bread and jam?

meagancw@gmail.com

Lindzie said...

I liked the photography tips from Heather!

Bekah's World said...

With my nephew being born soon, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the baby tie tutorial. Will definitely be using that before he's born in July.

Katherine V B, Fairfield, CA said...

Hi everyone! I loved the DIY Housewarming gifts. They definitely look easy to make and fun too!

The Cooks said...

Truthfully picking the items to start a scrapbook with is my biggest problem. A kit sounds like the perfect idea! Way to go Heather - it turned out great!

AngMomof3 said...

I just loved the idea for props in photos... I used to run from props like the plague, but simple ones sure look great!

Renee said...

I liked the baby tie...too cool!

Yelowflower said...

the planted bread, hands down, what a nifty idea for a gift.


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Barbie said...

my favourit post was 'for the Love of Light' - because she so right! And because if you use so many nice and colourfull products for your scrappages - why should the photo be the worst thing in the page?

Patsy said...

Great idea! I love the quiet book idea about family members. The papers are wonderful - can't wait for mine to arrive!

Karen C. said...

I enjoyed the For the Love of Light post. It gave great tips on taking pics with natural light. I have been having a hard time taking pics without harsh shadows. Thanks, Heather, for all of your great ideas!

Marissa said...

the quiet book is my favourite. It was a hard choice to make as all the posts are good ones.

I really like the quiet book because it reminds me of a quiet book my Bepa made for me out of a blanket for church. She embroidered different animals on the cloth, and put it together like a book.

I don't have it anymore as I wore it out. (I used to sleep with it) It was my favourite thing ever.

Heather's quiet book has brought tears to my eyes, and a beautiful memory.

Thanks

Joanne said...

I loved all of the wonderful ideas that Heather shared. I am definitely going to create some of the DIY gifts. Everyone loves to receive a thoughtful, homemade present.

cemmca said...

I enjoyed the DIY gifts - especially the planted banana bread. Very clever.

But I was really, truly impressed with the baby tie. Super cute idea and super sweet baby.

mystyle said...

My favorite post was on taking photo's indoors with your point and shoot camera. A part of scrapbooking is so much about the photos. Thanks heather!

Michelle said...

I Love the Baby Tie Tutorial....pure genius!!!! It's my favorite because I had four Girls and my oldest daughter is having our FIRST GrandSON in One Month! Grandpa will be donating some of his ties so I can take a crack at making some for the newest member of our family. Tie-rrific!

Dell said...

I loved the photography tips... Well, I loved each and every idea she shared. Great ideas. Thanks.

S said...

My favorite was Wednesday. Heather gave some great tips for enhancing pictures. I struggle with making my photos come alive. With her tips, I can do just that. Thanks Heather!!

karahoward said...

Banana bread in a pot, little ties, or quite book? What a choice! All of these are things I would try - and actually think I might finish it :) Thanks for the great ideas!!!!

mjjjjtw said...

I think that I really like the photo tips the most, but then, I really liked everything. Thanks for sharing. Jayne

BoxerBrats said...

I love the breads! I am an avid baker, so anything to do with baking breads is great by me. The planted banana bread was so creative! I have only used clay pots for "dirt" cake, so this is a new fun idea to try.

lrwmom3 said...

I love the quiet book! I can't believe it was her first attempt. I'm jealous.

*Rachel* said...

I loved her post about light. A nice reminder to be brave and turn my flas h off. :) Have been really enjoying the creativeness from her blog as well. Thanks!

Shawninaz said...

I really enjoyed the Spicing things up post. I take a lot of photos and any tips to improve my shots are always of interest. It's been a great week on the SEI blog!

Karen said...

I enjoyed the baby tie tutorial. It was hard to pick my favorite as I loved a few of the ideas, she posted and learned some new tips. Thanks Heather for sharing your tips with us. I hope to see you again on guest blogger.

Beth Schramm said...

My favorite post was the DIY housewarming gifts - I love getting great ideas for giving gifts. I also love the en route collection - please pick me!!
Beth

Bel said...

I enjoyed all of Heather's posts, but I especially liked the photography tips, because I'm a newbie to it and I can't wait to try out all those ideas! Thanks for sharing your expertise and creativity! And thanks for the oppotunity! :)

kadebug said...

Thanks,Heather! My sweetheart husband gave me a new camera for Mothers Day, so I really appreciate the great ideas in your photography tutorial and "Spicing Things Up!" I especially love the family portrait done in the black and white clothes...cool idea!
The new Enroute paper line by SEI would be perfect to scrapbook our family vacation photos!!

Mel said...

I like the housewarming gifts, and the quiet book, but my favorite was the spicing up your photos...I so want to use these ideas!

Lorraine said...

i love the diy housewarming gifts. i make my own jams now and adding the cute breads is a great idea!

Michelle in NJ said...

WAY TOO HARD TO CHOOSE ONE - I just LOVED the baby tie post AND the Spice Up Your Photography post....I loved her tips on props! Thanks for the giveaway - I just LOVE SEI goodies!
meeshella2 at aol dot com

JoyC said...

I love the photography lessons, it's so hard getting that perfect picture sometimes and her tips really helps

AngelBear said...

s but I would have to say my favorite would be the 'spice things up' I love taking photos and anything to give me a fresh look on photos is welcome! I love to learn!

Linette said...

For the Love of Light was my favorite post. I love the En Route collection.

Veronica said...

My favorite post was the scrap book Heather made using the En Route products. I always enjoy looking at other people's work... it is inspiring and fun! My favorite projects include creating these quick mini albums, and the En Route line is so versatile! Thanks for sharing!

Dahl Family said...

I have to pick a favorite?!?!? I'll probably use all of her ideas. For a favorite, I'd have to pick the baby tie tutorial. So ingenious.

ammi said...

Thank you for the reinforcement ofnot using flash if possible. I get questioned a lot about why I don't use flash.

Ammi

Lizzo said...

I enjoyed the Spicing Things up post. Heather has such a great eye for composition! I loved seeing more of her photos and am excited to start using props (I already started collecting some to use in photos :)

Trisha Weekes said...

I really enjoyed the gifts, I am always trying to figure out new and cute ways to package baked goods for friends and family! Tie might go to the quiet book, because for the last 8 years I've been meaning to make one for each of my daughters, who have family spread out all over the globe! That would be an extremely fun project, because sei's papers would be the perfect backdrop! Thanks!

Maria said...

They were all great, but my favorite is probably the DIY gifts. I'm always looking for a cute idea for neighbor gifts! What a fun week :)

KristenMary said...

I love mini books so this post is my favorite!

Tabitha K said...

My fave post was the housewarming gifts. Such cute ideas!

Amanda said...

I honestly thought all of her ideas were amazing, but the quiet book is my favorite. Such a cute idea!

Ty * April said...

I actually like all of them. She finds such fun, different, and out of the ordinary things that help brighten up the day. Love checking out her blog.

*loving the built in bunk beds!

stpaulsc said...

Quiet Book! I would say that you are a "real scrapbooker." Great job.

Kim said...

I found myself inspired by her photo of the little girl and her pink leggings in "Spicing Things Up" - no face or smiles, just the little girl personality shots of her little pink leggings. Love that!

Lissa said...

The photography tips are very welcome and helpful. I also loved the tie project, and such a cute model! Thanks Heather for sharing!

STAMPMOM9 said...

Besides all of them, I soooooo loved the baby tie tutorial...you don't know how many times i have needed a tie for one of my six boys....this could of been a day saver!!!! LOL!!! Love everything Heather!!! Hugs to all, Dawn :)

Anonymous said...

I loved the tie idea so cute. concetta78@comcast.net

Jess said...

I love the DIY Housewarming Gifts posts. So many clever ideas!

interactthis said...

love the quiet book idea - thanks for the chance

Kristen said...

I loved the home-warming gifts were too cute! I even had extra potting plant containers leftover from mother's day. Great idea!

 

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