Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Charming Travelers have arrived!

People...it's here....it's HERE!!   The Charming Travelers package arrived at my door yesterday and I couldn't be more excited!  I know you guys are all thinking "you didn't mention anything about a package...what are you so excited about, Deb?"  Y'all are going to LOVE this! 

If you've been reading many blogs or been on flickr much lately, there's no doubt you've seen charm swaps popping up all over the place.  If you've been lucky enough to get a spot in one, you may even be swapping your little heart out already.  But - what if we took a charm pack, sent it around the country, let people choose the charms they wanted, had them replace the charms they chose with new charms, asked them to post about it and host a giveaway on their blog, and then have them send the new stack to the next winner?  How fun would that be?  The most fun, right?  I don't know about you, but I have a thing for charms.  When I started sewing it was probably one of the first things I fell hard for.  So many different fabrics in one 5" stack.  It's heavenly, don't you think?  I digress... 

I can't take even a smidge of credit for this.  I've mentioned it before...I'm not all that creative.  I'm always thinking "man, I wish I thought of that!"  The great thing is, I'm getting to know some of the amazing people that DO think of this stuff!!  The fabulous Diane of from blank pages came up with this fantastic idea of a traveling charm pack.  Click on the picture to get the whole lowdown -

from blank pages...

In a nutshell, Diane had a giveaway last week (well, she had a LOT of giveaways...she was doing a lot of celebrating!) - one of them was for the traveling charm pack.  And, yours truly won it...I know, that in itself is reason to celebrate!  It's a prize with a twist.  You get the whole stack of charms, BUT  you have to make a few promises if ya want it (don't worry, these are promises you can keep!) -
  • you must be an active blogger (so you can post about it and host your own giveaway!)
  • you must reside in the US
  • before sending the charm pack off to the next winner, you must be sure there are 56 - 5" x 5" squares of fabric in the stack - please no yucky fabrics
  • to help keep the map updated, you must fill out the quick and easy form to let Diane know where you are!
  • if the charm pack arrives full of unwanted charms, let Diane know and we'll clear it out and fill it back up with some more beautiful fabrics! 
So, you get the stack, pull out the ones you want, fill it up with gorgeous new charms to equal 56, post about it on your blog, have a giveaway, choose a winner, and send it on its merry way to your winner.  Then the whole thing starts all over again.  Diane's keeping track of its whereabouts and we can all follow it on her fab map - I wonder where it's going to end up next!

If this sounds like fun and YOU'D like a chance to win the charm pack, just leave me a comment...any comment will do.  One entry per person.  Mr. Random will choose a winner on Friday.  In the meantime, I'll be stacking and restacking and choosing and petting and swooning over the charms...there are some really good ones in there!  Good luck!

33 comments:

  1. What a fun idea!! I would love to win :o)

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  2. Ooh, sign me up for a chance.
    Lisa
    Lisaandmariahcreations@gmail.com

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  3. What a charming idea - I'd love to win. The map is such a fun concept, I can brush up on my geography.

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  4. This would be awesome. I've collected quite a collection of charms and would love to share them, and get some fresh ones! Wonderful idea. Thanks for the chance, and I love the map to watch where they go!

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  5. I saw this on from blank pages. Too much fun, I'd love to play!

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  6. I think this is a great idea! I love charms, and have quite a few left over from packs, and could cut some great ones.

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  7. I love this idea and I'd love to play along (and I have a blog so it's all good!) Thanks for the chance!

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  8. I loved this idea the second I saw it! Hopefully I'll have better luck this time ;)

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  9. I will definitely be following this stash around until it finally comes to my place! I would love to be a part of this traveling stash!

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  10. Would love to jump in on this. Thanks for the chance!

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  11. I am going to stalk these until they end up at my house one day :)

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  12. Woohoo, would love a chance - great idea!!

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  13. What fun! But I live in my little corner of the world in Norway, and all the fun is for people in the US, so I just have to sit here and watch all of you having fun:( If anybody would like to swap with me, I would love it.

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  14. Put my name in the hat! SO excited about these!

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  15. What a neat idea! :) I would love to win and share the fun with a fellow blog reader!

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  16. Oh that sounds fun! I love that idea.

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  17. Love this! I am under the assumption that if I enter every.single.time. I will eventually win. Yay! I want to have the most fun too! :)

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  18. Deb, i would love a chance at this! Phishstephenson(at) yahoo(dot) com

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  19. This sounds incredible and I would LOVE to be a part of it...sign me up!!

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  20. ive been following the charms. this was a great idea. i would love to play

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  21. I want to win! That's awesome:)

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  22. I want to win! That's awesome:)

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  23. Pick me, pick me! I wanna play, too!

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  24. please pick me,i wanna win!! thanks =)

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  25. How exciting! I would love the chance to pet these charms!!! LOL

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  26. I honestly love this concept and the fact that it is traveling around the country! So cool!

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  27. I like those kind of travelers for sure. Just found your blog via Capitolaquilter.

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  28. It's kind of like the movie...the sisterhood of the traveling pants...but could we call it something fun like "the sewing sisterhood of the traveling charms" ;)

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