Monday, July 06, 2009

Thinking ahead....


A couple of really fun things coming up here. First off, mark your calendars for August 4th! This is the release date of Tara Frey's book Blogging for Bliss. I am so excited to be a part of this book with so many other bloggers! I will be hosting a blog party here on my blog on August 4th along with our fearless leader, Tara Frey, and hopefully with all those involved in the book. Check back for more details on how everyone in blogland can participate!!


** Grab the button below that Hope Wallace made for us if you'd like to play along and post it on your blog!**
I know it's waaaay early and I'm not wishing the summer away by any means, but I've already gotten some inquiries about how the Sweet and Sinister swap is going to work this year. Last year I announced the swap and private blog in July and had a huge response, so I guess people are getting in the mood again!

The Year of Color blog is going strong, so rather than adding a whole other blog, that is where all the Halloween action will take place. I will be announcing the Halloween swap and taking sign-ups in August.** You must be a member of the Year of Color blog to participate in the Sweet and Sinister swap.** If you sign up now, you'll be all set to register for the swap and besides you'll have access to the archives which began January 1st. This month we've already had an amazing striped project tutorial with our guest designer, Katie Runnels with tons more to come!

Regarding all of the wonderful Halloween tutorials leading up to the big day, we will have plenty. Our guest designer for September is the wonderful Kerry Lynn Yeary with a orange/copper theme and then in October, Candice Carpenter with a black and white theme. There will also be many more Autumn and Halloween projects peppered in by many other talented folks for loads of inspiration. So that's the scoop for anyone already feeling a little tug of Halloween planning. BTW- This was my display last year, no I haven't gotten my Halloween stuff out yet!!

12 comments:

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Blogging for Bliss sounds great. Kindly remind us when it's coming out and I'll order a copy! xx

Gypsy Mermaid said...

oh man I wish I had 12 bucks in my paypal right now lol I might just have to transfer some over cuz I want to be in the swap! big hugs

toodles-
sarah

Debra said...

Yay! Iam so there. LOVE Halloween and can't wait for this swap!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

I would love to participate!!Thanks for the heads up!!

Tutti Chic said...

Can't wait for Tara's book to come out! Count me in for the blog party! :) chris

Linda Crispell said...

I have been enjoying A Year In Color!

Alison Gibbs said...

Taras book sounds great.
OMG nearly Halloween Swap time!!!!
Come by my blog and enter my give away
Alison

happy zombie said...

Hi Kari,
Thank you for the invite to the B4B party and count me in too. I'm not sure what I need to do (make deviled eggs?)... but I definitely want to be a part of the festivities.

Alys said...

Looking forward to the Blogging for Bliss Party! Just did a post on my blog to announce it! Thanks for throwing this for us...the only thing better would be to have us all together in one big hotel! xo Alys

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

The Blogging for Bliss Party sounds wonderful. Look forward to hearing more details. I just ordered my book and am waiting for UPS this afternoon. Happy day!
~Tracie

Shabbyfufu said...

Will be there with bells on for Tara!

tales from an oc cottage said...

What a fun idea!!! Can't wait!

m ^..^