Thursday, February 16, 2012

Scraps of Paper Giveaway

After our Art of Craft weekend, I am left with a bag full of scraps from our new paper craft line with Jolee's Boutique. I would love to send some bits out to someone who would like to create something beautiful.


So here are the rules....

1. Leave me your name.
2. If you receive a bag of scraps, create something beautiful.
3. Send a picture to me at notions@frenchgeneral.com
4. Be willing to let me show it here on the blog when our paper line is released in May 2012.

That's all...just a few guidelines...anyone up for the challenge? You've got nothing to lose, except an hour of creativity! Here we go.....

171 comments:

Melody said...

You paper and embellishment line were my favorite new products at CHA! I would love to have your scraps!!

Melody Rupple

Julie said...

Well done! They are just perfect!
xx, Julie Cottrell

brittw said...

Sounds like a great idea! Thanks for the ooportunity

Cristina said...

Count me in, it's fun and the line is so beautiful! Thanks for the chance. Cristina.

Kitten said...

Well, this sounds like fun! I'm always up for a challenge using "scraps"...thanks for the chance to do this!
Debbie
===^..^===

With Her Hands said...

I love this idea. Thanks for thinking of it!

Rachel Baker

Christine said...

I would love to create something beautiful from scraps...

Anonymous said...

I would love to use the scraps for a new smash journal/ writing class. Kathy G.

Rebecca said...

I am totally up for the challenge! I love making cute little books, and these would be so perfect! I can't wait to get some of your lovely products!!! Thank you for the chance!

Anonymous said...

I have been admiring your lovely products all over the internet... they are so sweetly packaged that I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to use them... would just sit there and admire them... so a bag of scraps would be a wonderful thing! I do a lot of embroidery and paper crafting. Thanks for the giveaway!

monicafullerton@yahoo.com

Cathy said...

I can't wait until your new line comes out. It looks yummy and I certainly hope it comes to a store near me! I would love a bag of scraps!!

Nancy Wethington said...

Oh my Kaari this is a dream giveaway! Your new creations are fabulous and so you. Love everything you've created for this French General line.

ga447 said...

What a great idea, this will be so much fun. I might have to have a friend over for playday.

Cindy said...

Like Santa has arrived. What treasures.

Diane said...

I cannot wait to see these in the stores. Tell us it will be available to purchase soon. I hope I am lucky enough to win some to start crafting immediately.

jenclair said...

What fun! Love these scraps!

Anonymous said...

Oooooooo! What fun! Hope I win those scraps!

Janell said...

I would love this bag of scraps. Great offer.

Anonymous said...

Dear French General-

I'd love to receive the scraps you mention. I make "ornaments" that will
certainly show up on my tree at Christmas this year, but that are cheering
to display year round.

They combine beads, cut paper bits, vintage paper-and more.

So, there you go!

All best-Jean

Anonymous said...

I walked the CHA show for three days and by the end of it, all I wanted to do was go back and look at your new line with Jolee's! Your line is so refreshing---us paper crafters have been waiting for something like this to come around for years and years. Thank you for being the one to do it---and I would love to be the one chosen to create something beautiful for you.

Alex M.

Lorrie said...

This is too great an offer to pass up. I'd love to create something with your scraps!

Kori said...

Kori Copeland and I would love to make something with the scraps!

CupcakeDD said...

I'd LOVE to particpate! THe new line is awesome! ♥

Julie Weller

Mouse Droppings Fine Folk Art said...

Scrap Happy...send them my way! Have a Sunshiny Day! Susan Pilotto

Chantal johnson said...

I would love to make something beautiful out of your little bits of treasures!! Thank you for the opportunity.

Danielle Muller said...

count me in kaari! xo

miss and love you!

danielle muller

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh gosh...please pick me!!! I would love do make something with your paper line scraps...I have ideas!!.
Laurie May
laurescharmingdesigns.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Are bribes accepted?? I would love to get my hands on your new line and make something beautiful for you.
GINA from LA

The Rambling Papercrafter said...

I would love to receive a bag of scraps because I know they will be wonderful. I can't wait to see the new line in stores this spring.

Bianca

Anonymous said...

Kaari, Your French General line was so fun to work; even the tiniest of scrap was worth saving! Can't wait for your line to hit the stores as I am going to buy one of everything, two of some!

Julie B.

Elizabeth H Balderas said...

Love the new line - vintage inspired and fabulous! Scraps? I think not but heavenly left overs and I would love to use them to create something beautiful.

Babsarella said...

OMG!! I would LOVE a bag of scraps to create with!! I have been drooling over them ever since I saw them.

Gail said...

Count me in! I can't wait til these hit the stores, I'll become a hoarder for sure!!

Anonymous said...

Kaari,

I have loved working with your fabrics and would love to try my hand with your paper and embellishments.

Nancy Martin

nanjmartin@mac.com

Jamie said...

These are wonderful! I would love to create something with them - and can't wait for the line to come out in stores! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
jamievowell@yahoo.com

Alice said...

Would love a chance to experience your scraps. Thank you!

SisterBrendy said...

I am so ready for some creativity! Love your new products and your blog....

Dawn said...

All of your items are sooooo beautiful I would have a tough time cutting into some of the pieces but would love the opportunity! Thanks Kaari!

Lana said...

I'm up for the challenge! Sounds like fun! :)

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

I would love to create something beautiful with your scraps!! What a great challenge.

Ariel said...

I would love to try making layouts with the giveaway

Anonymous said...

I LOVE all things French and French General and would love to have some scraps to try out my creative juices on!!!

Jackie

Lynne Lundy said...

Oh my... I would create something lovely to inspire my girlfriends trip to Paris in September 2012 to celebrate my 50th Birthday!

April Sunshine said...

Beautiful things. I get all twittery thinking of what I could make with these!

Denise J. said...

Love your fabrics and love embellishments. Thanks for the opportunity.

Lynn said...

Thanks for the chance to win these cute scraps - they will be super fun to make something with! Have a good weekend!

7 Treasured Acorns said...

I would love to have your leftovers. I'm already thinking of all the possibilities. Love the line! Cyndi

Julia said...

Oh how fun! I've been looking forward to working with your "scraps" ever since you first posted about them. What a splendid assortment that will be! Thank you kindly.

Anonymous said...

HI! I am chomping at the bit to purchase your new line from Michael's!! Perhaps I will get lucky and corral this scrap set earlier with your giveaway!
cbnovick@hotmail.com

N-nonymous (EN-nŏn'ə-məs) said...

I'd love to play with those scraps!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great challenge. Can't wait. jillfroelich@yahoo.com

Carole Kurth said...

Hi Kari,
What fun! I can't wait to see these 'geegaws' in person! They're French, first of all; Vintage-y, and just plain Yummy! I'd love to try a mixed media type quilt with fabric.

Whoever get ths package is one lucky duck!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kaari!

I would love to receive a bag of scraps! Bits are the best source of
new inspiration and I would gladly take the challenge!

I recently moved to Missoula, Montana (from Lake Tahoe) and the
sources here are, well, let's say limited. I did walk into a bright
shining star of a store yesterday though, that had your books on the
shelf! It's called Selvedge Studio, and I'm so happy they are here! I
mentioned to the owner how much I love your books and patterns and she
said she has made many of them too! Just thought you'd like to know
how far your influence goes out there :)

I wish I was closer to take some of your classes (and have the funds
to go on your French trips!!!!!!) but in the absence of those
opportunities, I hope I can play with your paper!

Have a great day, Kaari!


Cathy Thorne

Cathy said...

I would love a "bag of scraps!" As soon as a friend directed me to your site I instantly fell in love with your products. I hope to one day see them IRL!!!

Cathy Arnold

Ms. Lucie said...

I would love to receive some French general scraps. How awesome.
On a side note, I just bought four of your books and now can't wait to start on some really cool home decor projects. My name is Lucie. You can reach me at Lucie dot Hale at gmail dot com.

Tamatha said...

I would love a challenge!!

Sharon B said...

Sharon Buford aka Sewn Seabee

I agree!

Diane said...

Ohhhhhhh, SO PRETTY!
Always loved the fabrics, now love it all!

Ann Nordquist said...

These bits are simply gorgeous!! I would love to receive these. It would be fun to create something beautiful as a project to do with my 18 year old daughter and share with you and all here. Lots of fun.
Have a fab weekend!

cheers,
Ann
annsnordquist at yahoo dot com

Barbara Moore said...

Sounds wonderful! I would love to sin some scraps to play with!

rscoach said...

Please put my name in the hat - my goal is to go to Paris next year to celebrate a really BIG b'day and I will use the scraps to create something celebrating that goal! Reva Solomon

Karen Buda said...

Am counting the days until your new paper and embellishment line is released! Can't wait to see your creations and to use them in my own creative projects (that is if I can actually bear to use them - I'll be tempted to hoard.) Would love some scraps to start creating - scrapbook pages, collage, etc. Thanks for the opportunity. -Karen

Anonymous said...

Hello Kaari,
Congratulations on your new venture!!
I teach scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and small book making. Currently, I am creating a book on the journey of "Zarafa", a true story about
a giraffe who traveled 500 miles from Africa to the heart of Paris in the year 1827. She was given to Charles X of France from Muhammad Ali of Egypt and lived in Jardin des Plantes for eighteen years. I would just love to see all your new paper and embellishments travel on these pages.....
Thank you very much ~ Tricie

Becky Bullard said...

Ooo lala! Lovely!
Becky Bullard

Alison said...

How fun! Sign me up!
Alison Creed

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

OMGoodness!
I would LOVE to receive a bag of embellishments from you!
I have your books and some wonderful stickers.

I am hoping sew my way through Hand Sewn this summer and post about it on my blog!

http://dreamson34thstreet.blogspot.com/2012/01/winterplaceits-another-morning-at-farm.html

Please throw my name in the hat!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Tina G said...

Ooooo, pretty! Pick me pick me!

Tina Gloer

Anonymous said...

Calling all scraps!! :)

Julie P.

Melissa Hansson said...

I'd love the opportunity to play with some scraps!

Louise said...

I am most anxious for your newest endeavor to become available. My grand daughter is in the process of planning her end of April wedding. She is scrap booking the journey as she goes. How much she would love this!

mia said...

I am up for the challenge!

Mia Howard

Becca said...
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Becca said...

Oh so beautiful! I'd love the chance to win some goodies!

Vicki K. said...

Will do!!

B. said...

scraps are the best except, of course, when we finally get a hold of your complete line. so gorgeous.

B.

Robin Selfe said...

aloha keri - wow all these comments and requests for scraps in just one day - i am certain your new line will be a hit. i can't wait to order some - will they be online at michael's in march or just stores?

i'd love to make something for you - you've given me so many great ideas over the years.
mahalo
robin selfe
kauai

Lisa said...

I would totally love making something from the scraps! It is my dream to come to one of your classes and this would almost be just as good.

johanna kubicek said...

I can't wait until your new line comes out..It is beautiful and I will be one of the first in line. I'd live to play with some scraps in the meantime....Thanks! Johanna Kubicek

Anonymous said...

Hi. I would love your bag of scraps!! I'm always up to a challenge.
Please pick me. Pat

Joanne L. said...

Oh I would LOVE to win some scraps from your new line! I have been checking the stores for it, and am a little sad that it won't be there until May...I was hoping for EARLY spring!

Poetry Dolls said...

I would love to create something unique with your scraps! Please consider me :)

Nancy said...

I love all things French and all things French General. it would be so much fun to create something pretty from your scraps! Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! Would love to try my hand at your lovely scraps. Thank you for this opportunity. xx
Barbara S.
bstillma@yahoo.com

Holly said...

Throwing my hat into the ring...

Maureen said...

this is a great idea! love the challenge!

Maggie Perkins said...

Super special scraps...Love that!

MIchelle Early said...

I would LOVE to make some thing with your beautiful new craft line! The possibilities are endless! thanks

Jillayne said...

So up for it!
I can't wait for the release - I am confident you had a hand in every single aspect of it all!

wendi yates said...

The creative juices are starting to flow already! Looking forward to seeing the results - maybe if I'm lucky, one will be mine!

Sheila said...

Oh my yummy goodness! I would love to have that!

lajadedgrrl said...

I would be honored!!! Not that I won't be buying all of this as soon as it hits the shelves...

Lynnie said...

oh my indeed! I would adore these scraps to make something beautiful...so generous for you to offer them up to us.

Michele said...

What fun! I love working with the little bits and pieces left behind.

Sarah said...

I can't wait for your new product line! I would love to create something beautiful!

Bobbie said...

I love the new line and would love to play! I'm looking forward to the release!

Anonymous said...

Scraps are so much more approachable to use.. it would be a thrill to produce a page with yours! Toni-Anne grace(at)amnet(dot)net(dot)au

Christa said...

Ooh, would love the opportunity to create something fun from your scraps:-)

Gerdine said...

Great challenge! Love the idea of a paperline from French General!

Beate said...

nothing would be as exciting,

Susan Elliott said...

Bring it on!! Pick me!

Kris Vogelsang said...

You bet! Sign me up for the challenge! Happy day!

Debbie Groff said...

Coming to LA next week -- plan to come to your store on Monday, Feb 27th! Can't wait! I took a class from you (actually 2) at the first ME workshop!
Debbie Groff

ann-marie said...

fabulous new line! i would make an altered box to hold treasures! thank you for inspiring us! ann-marie

cakegirl said...

I'm up for the challenge. Who wouldn't be with these beautiful items?! Thanks for the giveaway.

Debbie K said...

Wow..sounds like total fun. I would love to have the chance to create something from the scraps.

Botanica Vintage said...

From Barcelona (Spain), I use to spent the weekends and holidays very close to France and I ongly can say that your fabrics and papers has the essence of French Style that I like so much.
Do you thing that this scrap bag will arribe to Europe?!?!

Blanca M. said...

Kaari, your new line of notions is so beautiful and inspiring. I'm counting the days for March to arrive. Thank you for the opportunity to create something beautiful.

Blanca Martinez

Mary said...

I'd love a chance to use up the scraps! Mary

coco said...

J'adore paris! Would love the scraps! Coco

Nevadatrailgirl said...

I love,love, love the new collection. Have been collecting your fabrics and look forward to the paper collection.
Best to you,
Nancy Frisch
B

Gretchen said...

I love your paper goodies!!! I can't wait for the new line to come out! I would love the chance to make something beautiful!
From: A true Papetiere!
Thanks:)

Mollie McCabe said...

I'm so excited to see your scrapbook line and would love to have some!!! :)

Jane Rhoades said...

I am already drooling over your new line! Would absolutely love some scraps to play with. I'm the "Queen of Play".

Jane Rhoades

Cathleen at Quilt My Phone said...

Yes, would love to create something from scraps!

Cathleen Savage

Anonymous said...

I'm game!
Anita T.

Debbie Ann said...

This sounds sooo fun!! The ladies in the classes I teach will love to see the scraps for inspiration. Can't wait. Debbie

Diane Langness said...

I am anxiously awaiting your new collection! I would love to win a bag of your scraps. I would enjoy them for a quilt

sharon g said...

I would LOVE to use them to make something gorgeous!
Sharon Gullikson

Renee' Couch said...

Oh my mind is alreay moving.... I love French General and everything French. Would love to put my touch to the scraps. Pick me.. ! Pick Me... !!

Suzanne said...

What a fun idea! My fingers are crossed.

Kimberly Jones said...

I have been anxiously awaiting the release of your new products! I would love to have some scraps if you have any left, and I would be thrilled to make something with them. What a lovely offer! Thanks!

cocoquilts said...

How fun! I can hardly wait to for your line to be available & I am looking forward to creating! Thanks!

Colette Lee

debbie said...

I would love the chance to create something with your "scraps". Always like a new challenge!

Anonymous said...

"Let them play with scraps", said our friend Marie Antoinette!!
I would love to design some Artist Trading Cards
using your new line of paper, ribbon and buttons.
Congratulations on your new venture!
Thank you ~ Tricie

Anonymous said...

"Let them play with scraps" said our friend Marie Antoinette!! I would love to design Artist Trading Cards using your new line of paper, ribbons and buttons!!
Congratulations on your new venture!!
Thank You ~ Tricie

Tricie said...

"Let them play with Scraps" said our dear friend Marie Antoinette!!
I would love to design Artist Trading Cards with your new paper, ribbons and buttons.
Congratulations on your new venture!
Thank You ~ Tricie

XandraExpressions said...

the rules are perfect! hope I win the scraps! thanks
Alexandra Conrad

yann said...

This is something I would really like to do n I believe I can do a good job.

Deb Brown said...

I don't know if I can do a good job, a perfect job, a job for grownups. But I do have a 7 year old great nephew who is an amazing, growing artist and I'd love to have him work with me on creating a BRILLIANT project!

We are new to your site (found some of your work on Pinterest) and love what you do.

Thank you,
Deb Brown of Debworks

Bill Locke Designs said...

I would love your scraps! I have been a fan of yours for ages; the colors and designs are such a delicious array of artistic creativity..and now with the new issue of American Patchwork & Quilting I am just dreaming of one day being able to make a visit to your shop..WOW!!!
Bill

Lucid Dreamings said...

I'm in! Though I think my 6 yr old son wants the challenge. He's quite the artist indeed:)
Heidi and Sage Francis

Dorothy C. said...

The shades of red and blue are my absolute favorites!! I would love to take your scraps. Thanks for the chance.

Marilee said...

How hard can this challenge be when there is such a gorgeous array to work with? I love this conglomeration as is, but would love to rework it.

madrekarin said...

Oh, so cool! Scraps of anything can lead to so many possibilities. I'm game!

angela said...

I would love to do this challenge but I can tell you now that it will take me way more than one hour to come up with an ideal.

Robin Thomas said...

I wanna play.

I wanna...

carrie (believemagic) said...

Oh, how fun! Those are scraps of pure inspiration sure to lead to something wonderful.

Jill said...

Would love to participate, Kaari!

savyjade said...

I am absolutely in love with this line. Thank you for giving us all a chance to win some of these lovely products.

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Cassie said...

Scraps can seem so much less intimidating than pristine unused albeit beautiful materials. I would love a chance to try to make something beautiful!

Julie Turner said...

I would love to play with some of your scraps! I have always wanted to visit your store and haven't been able to make it there. Now I feel like you are bringing the store to me. All the product is fantastic, but the packaging really puts it over the top. Nice job on the design.

Adorned by Morgan said...

I would love to play!

Frances said...

I would love to win your scraps, it is always fun to create with what others might have throw out.

Choose me!

Kerri said...

I love it... I love everything related to your shop! Kerri Booker

Anonymous said...

I'd love to participate! -rachel perry

Anonymous said...

These look great! Thanks for a chance to win some...

Jennifer Salazar
L.A.

Kayla said...

What a FAB idea...a bag of scraps to die for!

Hugs,
Colleen

Rhondamum said...

Of course I would LOVE to win! I can't wait for the release of this new line! Please pick me, I'll make lots of good art for you, lol. Rhonda...

nancijin said...

LOVE LOVE your blog, and the great info and inspiration, I would be honored to create something beautiful

Juliet Linson said...

I just can't wait ........ Can you!? This new paper line looks so wonderful it just can't come soon enough! So to receive some scraps would be fabulous.
Juliet Linson

ElizaJaneInk said...

I love the scraps and the beautiful colors! I already have ideas swimming in my head, I would love to find a good use for these "scraps". Thank you Kaari!
Diana

Susan Hemann said...

I would love to make something with those wonderful things. My brain is already going!

Naomi said...

I would love to use paper scraps for bridal shower decorations for my future daughter in law!!

Patty said...

I would love to create something with your papers! Patty Antle

Renna said...

I'm new at mixed media art! I would love to make something really cool!

Renna

rennamolly@gmail.com

Renna said...

I'm new at mixed media art! I would love to make something really cool!

Renna

rennamolly@gmail.com

TheLazyQuilter said...

Would love to try these :)

Renna said...

I would love to make something really cool with your scraps!

Betzie said...

Love love all your products and inspiration. Would play the day away with your scraps! Betzie

elly rainbow said...

it's probably too late, but i came to your blog because i was so excited about this line! scraps are my favorite things to use because they challenge you to be even more creative! :)

Anne said...

I would LOVE to have your scraps! I am a card-maker and collage artist always looking for more things for my stash. Would love the opportunity to create something out of all of it! Anne, yourmainestamper

Robbie said...

So fun!! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!!

---donna said...

So I am very late to the party and quite new to the French general -- but I would love to surprise you if any is left!

Anonymous said...

Perfect! As I am creating my new life from the scraps of my life...I would love to create something new from your scraps! lberg59@msn.com

Lisa Johnson johnson said...

What fun! Thanks so much. Lisa Johnson

Ginger Ash said...

Wow, you have 163 comments to this already! I hope you have a whole lot of paper scraps to share! I would LOVE to make something beautiful with your remnants . . . It's the middle of the night where I am right now, and, I have been perusing all of your fields on your website, and I keep looking at everything over and over, not quite ready to go to sleep, not quite willing to relinquish this day's beauty and inspirations. So, I thought I would "enter" your free scrap giveaway! Thanks for giving us all the opportunity to win!!
-Ginger Ashworth

Shea said...

As in everything that you do...I am in awe. Your line is stunning and you have once again changed the industry for the better!!
love you. s.

Pame Wight said...

I'm waiting for my little bag of heaven "some of your new paper creations" to fly (mail)to New Zealand it's painful I just can't wait - the new line is as perfect as your fabrics - stirs the heart! Just stunning. I would love to go in the draw if "out of towners" are allowed. Many thanks. Pame

Arletta Rue said...

are you kidding !! of course I will leave a comment... I will many many if I could cause I LOVE your stuff... I have a couple of your books... I wish I could come visit you and your store.. I keep track of you on line.. ya hooooooo ! Arly

Dana Wild said...

Love French General fabric! And now the paper and buttons are a must have!