Sunday, April 15, 2012

Craftastic Monday Link Party & FREE Blog Promoting!

Welcome to a Craftastic party week!  This week I've got some news for you.  First, I'm coming up on my renewal for my link party service.  Linky Tools has been ok, but there have been a few issues that make me want to go back to InLinkz.  The downside is that all previous party links hosted by Linky Tools will disappear:( However, I'm thinking having better parties going forward is worth it.  What do you think?  Would anyone mind that past party links won't be around?

Now for my BIGGER news.  I'm starting a new Party feature:

~~ Craftastic Blog Of The Week  ~~

Each week, in addition to highlighting several favorite projects from the previous week's party, there will be one Craftastic Blog Of The Week also included.  That blog will not only have its linked project featured, but also include:

  • Several sentences about the blog itself included in the feature
  • A special spot on the sidebar for that blog's button for that entire week.  

So a week's worth of FREE advertising, with a featured intro and thousands of new people get to hear about your blog!

How can you become Craftastic Blog Of The Week? 

  • Link up as many new projects as you'd like to the Craftastic Monday party each week. 
  • Include the Craftastic Monday Party button in each linked project post -OR- have the button somewhere on your blog's sidebar
  • Leave me a comment saying you'd like to be considered for Blog Of The Week and have done the previous two items (linked project + added button)

I'll check out the links that fulfill those requirements at the end of the week and choose one blog to feature.  A new blog will be chosen each week, so each week is a new opportunity to show off your best, newest creations and possibly become Craftastic Blog Of The Week!

Now let's get the party started and check out some extra special links from last week -

Pretty Providence shared this adorable suspenders & tie onesie.  A really cute way to comfortably dress up baby for formal occasions:

I love discovering new cookie recipes. Can't wait to try these cardamom and lemon cookies from Aisling Beatha:

Got lots of leftover plastic eggs?  I definitely do.  Use this cute idea from The Moody Fashionista for making tiny teacups:

And take a look at this clever windbreaker tutorial from Red-Headed Mommy  -it's even got removable sleeves!

I also feature these projects and more party favorites on the Sew Can Do's Craftastic Picks board on Pinterest.  Follow me there to see more great projects and if yours is one of them!

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Ready to link up your crafty creations?
Party rules are simple:
  • As long as it's crafty, and made by you, it's Craftastic (no links giveaways, shops, link parties or other people's work).  Add the link to your specific post (not the main page of your blog).
  • Grab my party button & put it on your post or blog somewhere.  The code's on the sidebar -> 
  • Check out some of the other fabulous links and share some crafty comment love.  We all love getting comments!!

Have a great week!


  1. Thanks for hosting ...have a great week!

  2. Hi Cheryl,
    As always, thank you for hosting. I love the idea of Craftastic Blog of the Week and would love to be considered. I'm #17 Bicycle Handlebar Bags and have been participating in your parties for a few weeks now. Thanks for considering!

  3. I like using inklinkz myself. I would not be upset if you switched. Thanks for hosting.

  4. Hi Cheryl, I would love to have The Little Flower Dress considered for a feature, I've followed the steps! Cheers, Christie.

  5. I would love to be considered. I have your button on the right side bar of my blog.
    I never remember to go back and look at old linky parties, so it does not matter to me if they are still there.

  6. Thank you so much for hosting...have a wonderful week! mb

  7. Hi Cheryl, I have linked a project and have your party linked on the post and my Party Page! Would love to be considered for the Craftastic Blog of the week. :)


  8. Thank you for the party! I am so happy to be here!

  9. I have linked a few projects and have included you on my party page!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  10. I would love to be considered for the Craftastic Blog of the Week. I have project numbers 27 and 29. Thanks!

  11. I would love to be considered! I have your button and I posted my kitchen reveal!

  12. Cool! I'd love be craft blog of the week :)
    I'm at

  13. Thanks for the feature this week.

    I'd also like to be considered for Craftastic Blog of the week.

  14. Thanks for hosting, and I too would love to be considered for Blog of the Week!

  15. Thanks for hosting. I'd love to be considered for blog of the week

  16. Thanks for hosting the party! :)
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  17. Thanks for hosting! I would love to be considered for blog of the week:D I posted my chalkboard labeled planters and framed monogram wall decor... and buttons are up!

  18. Thanks for hosting and for expanding to include a blog of the week. I would love to be included in this and it is a great way for me (and others) to find new and interesting blogs! And it makes no difference to me what you use to host your parties even if it makes past parties go away; it's your blog we just hangout here ;)!

  19. I would love to be considered for the Craftastic Blog of the Week. How fun! And thanks for hosting every week!

  20. Hi Cheryl, I'd like the opportunity to be the Craftastic Blog of the Week. I'd linked up my projects and have a button for the linky party on my blog's side bar. Thank you for considering!

  21. Cheryl! Thank you so much for featuring the Tie & Suspenders Onesie this week! It was so exciting for me to see that up on your site :). I have linked a few projects/recipes and I'm sure Sarah will as well. We have your button on our side bar and we would love to be considered for blog of the week. This is really generous of you to do and as a new blog trying to build a readership we really appreciate your hospitality!

    Jessica @ Pretty Providence

  22. Hey! I linked up some Mint Jeans and a few others like Jessica said above, we have your button up on our sidebar and would love to be featured as the Craftastic blog of the week! Thanks for doing this party! Your blog is awesome!

    Sarah @ Pretty Providence

  23. I wouldn't mind at all if you switched, and I would love to be considered for your blog of the week. Thanks for all you do!

  24. hi cherry, love your blog and the projects you attempt check out a small surprise for you at

  25. i would love to be considered for your blog of the week, ive done all of the things needed to be considered.:) Thank you sooo much!

  26. Thank you so much for the feature, Cheryl! It truly means a lot to me :) I love your party and will attend it always--love the blog of the week idea! I would love to be considered :) Thanks again and have a great week!

  27. Could you please consider my little blog as your 'blog of the week'. I have linked up my project and the 'Craftastic Monday' button sits proudly on my blog! Thanks a bunch.


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