Pay it Forward 2011

Graphic made by Rai at Blargle Fargle

Here’s that exciting project that I mentioned earlier: Pay it Forward 2011!  I discovered this lovely idea on Blargle Fargle and I’m participating on Cait’s blog.  The rules for participation are really easy!  The first five people to comment on this post will receive something handmade by me (most likely something knitted, see this post for an example).  The original rules say that you’ll receive your item sometime before 2011 ends, but I’d like to shorten the timeline and say that you’ll get your item sometime before I graduate (May 2011).  If you are one of the five participating you then carry on the chain by posting this project on your blog and by blogging about your item once you receive it!  I am oh so excited about this!!  This is open to readers anywhere and if you want to participate, please comment and leave your email address so that I can contact you.  Ready, set, GO! :)

The Crafty Five: (edited to add Jamie because I’m completely blind and didn’t see her first comment!)
1. Nina from Nina Says Hello
2. Kathleen from Inspirafashion
3. Kel from Life as Kel Knows It
4. Jamie from BlogRedhead
5. Elisa from I’m Not a Baby Doll

P.S. I’ve made a couple little blog changes!

1. I’m now on twitter!  It took me forever to join, but now I’m in!  I’m so totally new to this, so I have no idea what I’m doing, but send me a tweet/follow me at @starcrossedsmil (like my blog name, but minus the ‘e’ cuz twitter cut me off at 15 characters)!

2. Added my email address on the sidebar, so feel free to email me if you have any questions! :)

3. I also created a blogroll on my sidebar, the blogs and bloggers that I go to or chat with daily.  If you’re not on there right now, don’t worry because I’m going to update it all the time!

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  1. zarna wrote:

    this is such a great idea!

    also, i'd like to thank you for your encouraging words about my grandfather – i really appreciate it!

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  2. Josie wrote:

    This is such a great idea! So sweet and a fun way for bloggers to connect.
    xo Josie

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  3. Kaleido Mind wrote:

    what a great idea!!

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  4. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Elisa, and yay, you're #5!

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  5. Nnenna wrote:

    Awesome, you'll be getting an email shortly!

    Posted 6.14.11 Reply
  6. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks Laura!

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  7. Nnenna wrote:

    Happy New Year to you too! :)

    Posted 6.14.11 Reply
  8. Jade wrote:

    Thanks for your comment, I think this is such a fab idea :) x

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  9. Elisa Chnana wrote:

    i love your blog!! its great i would love to join the project

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  10. Carlota Pardo wrote:

    oo thats such a great idea count me in! :D
    thanks for the coment by the way!!

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  11. Kel wrote:
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  12. Kathleen wrote:

    aww what a sweet project!! i'm def doing this foorsure :). and count me in! :)

    <3, Kathleen.

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  13. Nnenna wrote:

    Yes, open to readers everywhere! Yay, I'm so glad you want to participate, I'll be sending out an email once I've got all five people :D

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  14. calnina wrote:

    is this open to readers not from the US? anyway if it is, i would really love to join :)

    email address:

    and btw, thanks for the sweet comment! maybe my DIYs are the things I'm gonna be giving away :)

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  15. jamie wrote:

    this is the cutest thing EVER!

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  16. jamie wrote:

    oops, email is

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  17. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks Angga for the follow :)

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  18. Nnenna wrote:

    Hmm, yes, baked goods might not be the easiest thing to ship! haha Thanks for the follow! :)

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  19. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Queen D, I hope the same for you! :)

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  20. Nnenna wrote:

    Of course, I hope you're doing better!

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  21. Ashley wrote:

    This is such a great idea! I wish I could make stuff myself…unfortunately, the only thing I can hand-make is baked goods which probably wouldn't work. :P

    Thanks for following me on Twitter! I followed you back. And also, thank you for adding me to your blogroll! I really appreciate it. I'll add you to mine next time I update it! ;)

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  22. Queen Desi wrote:

    whoa!! great blog dear..hope you have such a great time in 2011.
    thx for leave comment in my blog, i really appreciate it.

    i'm your new follower, hope you can follow me back


    in Love&Light
    Queen d

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  23. Soooali wrote:

    Agreed! It's so sweet! x

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  24. Anggayasti wrote:

    YAY!! you are in twitter!! I will follow you there too!!! so exciting!!

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  25. Laura wrote:

    what a cool idea!! also, i love the changes you made on your blog (:

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  26. Megan wrote:

    very cool! im not a first 5 person, but good luck and such a nice idea!
    ps. am i a blog that makes u smile?!!? :)


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  27. Izzy wrote:

    I need to start making more handmade garments too! Thanks for the wonderful comment. Giveaway now up, hope you can enter :)

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  28. Tran N wrote:

    Thank you for the sweet comment! Really appreciate it! xx It's a really cool idea!

    – Tran N //

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  29. Bsbarton wrote:

    Well here's to a wonderful new year :)

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  30. Kcomekarolina wrote:

    cute idea!
    thank you for your sweet comment! it means a lot for me! remember that you can reach me also on bloglovin, facebook and twitter :)so cu soon! and have amazing new year!!!

    xoxo from rome

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  31. taking pictures over heels wrote:

    Thank you so much for your comment :)
    I'm totally in love with your purchases of the last post!

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  32. Nnenna wrote:

    Hi Elisa, I just tried to send you an email about Pay it Forward 2011, but it bounced back, so do you mind giving me your email address again? Thanks!

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