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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

SYS 2015 - Linky party and prizes!

Here we are again!
Sharing something new about our exciting series of tutorials!

We want this to be a fun interactive party where our community can motivate, inspire and cheer each other!!
So what is the best way to do that? A PARTY of course!! :)

SYS2015 will have it's own linky party, in which you will be encouraged to enter your projects for a chance to win monthly prizes.

There will be one single linky party for the entire series and every month I will post it at the end of each new tutorial. You will also always find it on the tutorial series page.
I hope to see it grow as we all learn new skills and make our wonderful FO! :)

-- How the linky party works --

I am pretty sure that most of you are familiar with how these linky parties work...
But in case you need a refresher or you want to know more, these are the rules
  1. you can link anything that has a public url. A blog post would be the first choice, but if you don't have a blog, don't worry! there are several more options.
  2. if you are on Flickr, you can link a picture from there.
    It is not required, but if you want to share your picture on my Flickr group that would be wonderful! The pictures in that group will be more visible and clear than the ones in the linky party ;) so if you want to show off your work and get some encouragement in a community setting, our flickr group is the perfect place to do that!! However remember that you will have to enter the link in the linky party on this blog if you want to participate in the giveaway!
  3. you can link up a picture from your Facebook account (if they are public). I am not sure how this works, but if you have problems just let me know and I will find a way to help you!
  4. you can link up a picture from Instagram (read here for more instructions, I don't know anything about IG)
  5. if you don't have any of the accounts listed above, you can send me an email at tweloq[_at_]gmail[_dot_]com with the picture of your project attached. I will publish it on our Flickr group and link it up for you.
So there are no excuses, you are all invited and I am expecting a big participation!! :)

A last important note: however you choose to publish your picture, I ask you to credit the artist/designer that shared the tutorial and to put a link to the tutorial series page
somewhere in the caption/blog post.

This will help spread the word and will avoid sad instances of uncredited hard work (this is an important issue since several people I contacted to be contributors declined the invitation because they said that in the past people "stole" their work, showing it without credit or showing it as it was their own design. We don't want this to happen here, so please add the name of the designer, and a link to our tutorial series!).

-- Prizes --

Every month, together with the new tutorial, I will announce the winner of the previous month and the new prizes!
Prizes will be all kind of things from fabric, to embroidery floss, to pattern, to coupons, to other crafty supplies that I am sure everybody here can put to good use!!

Each link in the party will count as a single entry for the drawing. If you make more than one project with the same tutorial, you can enter them as separate entries, if they are different. For example, if for a tutorial we show you how to make some coasters and you make 10 coasters and 1 table runner with the same technique, you can enter twice (one for the coasters and one for the table runner). However you will have to submit two different pictures/links for those (following one of the methods listed above).

Note: if you don't want your name to be added in the drawing but you would still like to share your work and inspire others, that's totally ok!! Just drop me an email telling me that you don't want to participate in the giveaway!

As usual if you have any question, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me!
Post a comment with your questions below (and your email if you want me to answer privately) and I will try my best to clarify the situation.

Important note: Many people subscribed to the mailing list. However I received some "email delivery failed" for some of the registered addresses! If you think you are subscribed but you didn't get the weekly email lately, drop me an email tweloq [_at_] gmail [_dot_] com and I will make sure that you will be in the list for next time :)

1 comment:

  1. My question is, has the first tutorial been posted? If so, where. Do we only link up things using the techniques in the tutorial, or anything we've done that month. I'm kind of confused, I guess. cdahlgren at live dot com


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