Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thursday's Mother's Day Gift Guide: Guest Blogger Melissa Esplin

This week on Make You Over I am featuring some of my favorite Mom Bloggers and their Mother's Day gift ideas. Make sure to tell your husband and children to check it out for some ideas! Check out my e-consulting GIVEAWAY...great prizes included!


Melissa Esplin of IS•LY fameis a guru who loves all things that have to do with crafting, photography, sewing graphic design, painting, drawing, and the arts....and let's not forget her little girl Penelope!  On her blog you will find her awesome tutorials, free downloads, bookbindings, design, paintings, and shoppe.  Wow, she is one talented Mama!  Her refashioning skills are amazing.  Go check them out on her blog!  Type in refashion to her search bar....you won't be disappointed.  Makes me want start sewing! 
While flowers for Mother's day are so sweet, there's nothing like giving a gift that can be used nearly everyday that a crafty mother wouldn't normally buy for herself. What gift might that be? Well, it's the Teflon bone folder; it's one of my favorite tools in my toolbox.
If you're not familiar with a Teflon bone folder, it's bone folder on roids. It does everything a regular bone folder would do like folding, smoothing and scoring paper, but a million times better! I'm not sure what I would do without mine. I gave my mom a Teflon bone folder for Mother's day a while back and she uses it all the time. Whenever she uses it, I hope she thinks about how much I love her and her crafty ways.

Sources for Teflon Bone folders:


John Neal Bookseller

Paper Source

Bonefolder.com

Shepherds Falkiners


I had never heard of a Teflon bone folder before Melissa introduced me to it with this post.  I'm not even crafty, but it sounds like I better get one of these!  I had the HARDEST time (like a really hard time) finding someone to donate one of these for the giveaway (only a few companies actually sell them), but it was only because I was calling the wrong companies. Don't people understand the power of blogging?  At the last minute I found the John Neal  Bookseller company who is excited to offer a Teflon Bone Folder to one of you lucky readers!  
I searched Melissa's blog and found a couple of posts where she talked about the bone folder.  Go HERE, and HERE.  

To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment by Friday May 7th at noon EST.  Please check back on Friday to see if you won.  Winner will be chosen at RANDOM.


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34 comments:

Stephanie said...

So I've never heard of one of these either - but it sounds like I'm missing out by not having one.

Candace said...

I've been wanting one of these for a long time.

Mrs. Alston said...

Very cool!! i'm not crafty either, but if i want to start, this seems like a great place!!

Melissa said...

I was a poor college student when I was introduced to the Teflon Bone folder, and seriously debated whether or not I should buy one. I'm SO glad i forked over the $25 for mine. It has made all the difference with my bookbinding and paper crafting!

Sarah said...

Wow! I would use this every day!

Natalie Catherine said...

oh how cool!

buttercup said...

Bone folders are the best. I should definitely try out the teflon one!

Dana said...

I've only got my regular old bone folder. I'd love to have this Teflon one!!!

Sheryl and Ben said...

Oh that's pretty cool! Great gift idea.

Heather said...

What kind of woman would I be without one? I better cross my fingers.

Karrie@Fistfulof Coupons said...

I would love to try out that cool bonefolder...it looks nicer than mine.

kelsie rae. said...

i have a cheaper bonefolder that isn't as pretty and awesome as this one.
:)

Mommy in the Making said...

OH MY GOSH - I could SOOO use this! I had a cheapo/puny bone folder (made of plastic) that did not hold up to the rigors of crafting or art-ing and b it the dust long ago. I never replaced it but perhaps THIS is the moment :)

Amanda

Grussing Pike Tribe said...

Bone folders make me really happy. I never heard about this one til now. I learn so much from Melissa; she is the ultimate mama!

Shimmy Shake said...

I have never used this before either - but have heard great things. I would love one!

Naomi said...

If it could help my paper stuff look as gorgeous as Melissa's, well... sign me up!

lime said...

I was sewing with a friend this past weekend and she was just telling me how fabulous these are! Ooooh, I hope I win!

marymary said...

I TOTALLY want to win this!

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

I so need one of these! Cheap plastic ones break too easily and then I'm left having to use a ruler instead.

Tyla said...

Cool! Add my name to the hat.

Kiersten said...

I could definitely use one of these. Thanks!

Emilee said...

I always want one of these, but I never get one.

The Bluths said...

Sounds awesome!

Aaron & Adrian said...

I would love one. I am sure it will work better than mine.

Jill said...

I'm wanting one of those.

joolee said...

Awesome! I used to use these in my art classes in college...DEF. need one!

Rebecca said...

Sure, I'll take one!

suesueb said...

I've never heard of this kind either. I've been telling myself to buy a new one soon because mine is bent and scratched so badly. If I don't win it, I'll have to buy one-looks fabulous!! Thanks for the chance!

Kathryn Church said...

I've been meaning to pick one of these up at the craft store!

Natasha said...

sounds like a handy tool I could use!

Melanie said...

Very cool! I've heard these are wonderful.

tvmom said...

awesome...never heard of this, but sounds really cool!

Michemily said...

I would totally give it to my crafty mom. :D

Carolyn said...

I don't know how I've lived without this so far!