Some participants have been sharing tutorials that help to showcase their entry, via their blogs. I will also be releasing tutorials on my blog, compliments of some creative non-bloggers that wanted to share their techniques for making handmade gifts for the holiday season. Either way, I’m a firm believer that when you adopt the pay-it-forward approach to helping others it also brings you good kharma to winning prizes. And that doesn’t stop with providing tutorials, as those that are PR Angels and encourage others to make handmade for the holidays should also be blessed with good kharma for winning prizes.
While there are many sponsors and many wonderful prizes for those that enter in one or more of the monthly Linky Parties in the Handmade Christmas Challenge, that are open to quilters worldwide, as SewCalGal will be shipping this particular prize to the lucky winner and currently has limited funds for shipping prizes, the winner of this bundle will need to be a US resident.
2) You can enter one or more completed projects, but your linky needs to be in a current post (or non-bloggers can upload their photos and provide a link to a view able line tool like PhotoBucket, Flickr, etc.). note: Future challenges will require you to use only Flickr. Click here to see a tutorial for using flickr.
3) Participants are asked to include comments in their post that share insights on the design(s) they use, any tips they wish to share, and if they made something with their own design they may wish to share a tutorial. Your help to encourage others to make handmade gifts, throughout the year to give as gifts or to decorate their home, is appreciated. And, of course, you can also inspire others by sharing your projects, providing tips and tutorials, as well as recognizing the source of the design for your project, should others be interested in making it too!
4) Bloggers are asked to include in their post information that that shows they have taken the “Pledge to make handmade Christmas Gifts in 2014” and are participating in this challenge. It would be appreciated if you would encourage others to also participate, or at least come look at all of the entries each month, as hopefully we’ll inspire other quilters and increase awareness of designs, tips, tutorials to help make beautiful Christmas gifts and decorations. Your blog post also needs to be dated during the period of this linky party (do not link to old posts).
This linky party will be open thru the 25th of this month, to give participants plenty of time to enter the challenge this month. If you are not familiar with how to use a linky click here for a tutorial.
Lastly, I want to increase awareness that the schedule has changed for the Handmade Christmas Challenge. November will be the last Linky Party for monthly sharing. Early December we’ll have a linky party where you can share new handmade items as well as all of the items that you’ve made in 2014 for decorating your home for the holidays, as well as to give as gifts.