Another Family Photo Block and GIVEAWAY!

***** DRAWING 8/20/10 at Noon *****

Just so you know that I haven't been sitting around lazing the summer away (as if that would be wrong somehow ... ??)

Anyway... I recently did another wood photo block, this one with the word family again, but in a stretched version rather than the single block. I made it for a friend that is moving out of town. I hesitated to making her one because I know she didn't need another thing to pack, but I just had to give her something. You can see how to make one here.

I did this one in blues and greens, because she has two boys and her husband is an accountant (in other words, "not frilly.") The paper and thread alternate blue and green, with blue ribbon, and blue and white buttons for embelishment. The paper is standard cardstock, and the letters are embroidered on a natural muslin.

I didn't ribbon-hinge this one, but rather just glued the blocks together.

I love the colors on this one! So cool and "boyish." And the embroidered letters add such a soft, rich effect to the finished product.

(Want to make one of your own but don't have an embroidery machine? I'll be happy to embroider your letters custom for you for $1.50 each! Bargain! Just email me for the details!)

Totally craft-challenged but still MUST HAVE one? Well, you're in luck because I'm offering a give-away with this post -- in celebration of 200 followers! Yippee! Of course, I'm happy to have 200, but if 200 is good then 300 is better, right? So I'm already looking forward to 300 and what I might offer for my give away then.

To enter to win a custom-color family photo block like the one pictured above, just browse my blog and leave a comment as to your favorite tutorial of mine. Based upon the responses, I'll know what to offer at my 300-follower give-away.

So basically, that means you get to define my next give-away! Sound good? Of course, then you'll also want to become a follower so that you'll know when I post for the 300-follower give-away, and at the same time you'll be helping to hurry it along. How long could it take, right?

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