Starting next week: Throwback Thursdays!

July 17, 2014, 15:19 pm  Posted by joshglickman

Announcing a new feature segment on our Lark Crafts blog: Throwback Thursday, or as you might already call it, #TBT! Starting next week we’ll be highlighting some of our favorite books from past seasons, every Thursday. With great crafting projects and ideas to share from our archives, this is a chance to revisit old favorites, and to discover something new you might’ve missed the first time.


To make Throwback Thursday even more fun, we’ll be offering book giveaways each week to our readers, so be sure not to miss out on the craft-stalgia! We can’t wait for next Thursday and hope you’ll join us for the #TBT fun.


A Year of Pies – Autographed Copy GIVEAWAY

December 09, 2013, 11:09 am  Posted by Lark

Tis the season for baked goods! Whether you’re whipping up something special to share at an upcoming holiday gathering or simply feel the urge to warm up your kitchen with the comfort of something piping hot to balance out these cold days, we have the book for you. A Year of Pies offers up a full year of seasonal, natural recipes for pies and tarts both sweet and savory utilizing the best of what each season has to offer. A total of 60 recipes are included, 15 for each season. Classics are covered, but with Ashley English’s unique culinary spin. It would make a perfect holiday gift for that foodie friend on your list.

Learn much more about A Year of Pies in my earlier post here and view some of the great praise the book has garnered here.

To further celebrate the holiday season, we wanted to provide a chance to win an autographed copy of the book. Just leave a comment on this blog post by 9 p.m. EST on Sunday, December 15. Any comment will do, but why don’t you tell us your favorite kind of pie or a fond pie memory. One lucky winner will be selected at random and announced on Monday, December 16. Click here for the official rules. Good luck!


Mod Podge Rocks! & Mod Podge Product Bundle GIVEAWAY

December 02, 2013, 14:13 pm  Posted by Lark

We’re feeling really generous around here lately, swept up by the holiday spirit. What a perfect opportunity for us to shed a light on one of our favorite books and product lines.

Written by dynamo Amy Anderson, Mod Podge Rocks! is a fun exploration of one of the world’s favorite craft brands and line of products. We know crafters absolutely love Mod Podge and embrace the opportunity to learn more about its vast creative potential.

To continue to celebrate the book we wanted to offer up an absolutely huge giveaway to one very lucky winner. Whether you’re looking to add to your own personal crafting arsenal, or you’re seeking to bestow the gift of Mod Podge to someone else, why not throw your name in the virtual hat?

Here’s what the package includes:

* a copy of the Mod Podge Rocks! book

* Mod Podge mini tote bag

* Essential Tool Kit (brayer and squeegee)

* Silicone Craft Mat

* Roller Applicator Kit

* Detail Tool Kit (pouch, ruler, distressing stick, squeegee, 3.5-inch scissors, 6.5-inch scissors, brush)

* Brush Applicator

* Glow-in-the-Dark with Brush

* One-Step Crackle Medium with Brush

* Dimensional Magic (original + silver glitter)

* Tracing Templates (alphabet + shapes)

* Podgeable Papers (six sets)

* Podgeable Shapes (three sets)

* 3D Adhesive Mounts

* Sampler Set (six mini .44 oz. pots)

How can you enter for a chance to win this amazing giveaway? Leave a comment on this blog post by 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday, December 10. Any comment will do, but why don’t you tell us how you like to use Mod Podge? One winner will be selected at random and announced on Wednesday, December 11. Click here for the official rules.This giveaway is now closed. We will be announcing the winner soon.


Book Play: GIVEAWAY (THREE Winners!)

November 20, 2013, 13:13 pm  Posted by Lark

Lark Crafts Handmade Holidays Have you checked out Book Play yet? Accomplished book artist and teacher Margaret Couch Cogswell offers up more than 20 wildly creative interpretations of the handmade book in this beginner-friendly, illustration-rich resource. Looking for a great gift for that creative friend who loves to play with paper, mixed media, and more? We think this may very well fit the bill. Check out this preview post telling you more about the book. And try one of the two great free downloadable projects we’ve recently offered: The Happiness Ticket Book and The Matchbox Book.

The holidays are making all of us feel a little more generous than normal. And when you add books AND beautiful handmade items to the mix, well, there’s a whole lot of joy to go around. I’m offering up THREE giveaway packages. Yes, you read that correctly. Each set will include a copy of Book Play and an actual project from the book made by Margaret. The three projects are featured in the images below. We will randomly select which of the three projects each of the winners will get. Leave a comment on this post telling us which of the three you would prefer to have by midnight EST on Tuesday, November 26. We will choose three names at random from all the eligible comments  and will announce the winners on Wednesday, November 27. Please click here for the official rules. This giveaway is now closed. We will post the winners soon.





GIVEAWAY: Craft Your Life & Needlearts Collection!

November 14, 2013, 06:00 am  Posted by Lark

I’m supposed to be doing a sewing book collection giveaway, but when I went to choose the titles I simply couldn’t limit it to just the one subject! There are knitting, crocheting, sewing, doodling, crafting with kids, paper folding, quilting, and jewelry making titles. Keep the entire collection for yourself, or gift the titles that are already on your bookshelf.

We’re offering up the entire 16 title collection pictured below to one lucky person. To enter for a chance to win simply leave a comment on this blog post by 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 19. One winner will be selected at random and announced on Wednesday, November 20. Click here for the official rules. Good luck!  This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Rene!

One + One Hats

One + One Scarves

Doodle Stitching Embroidery & Beyond

Aimee Ray’s Sweet & Simple Jewelry

Crochet Garden

Pretty in Patchwork Holidays

Adventures in Pompom Land

Crochet Boutique

Stitched Blooms


Flip Dolls & Other Toys That Zip, Stack, Hide, Grab & Go

Stuffed Animals

Crochet Love


Hand in Hand

Paper Pups


GIVEAWAY: Sweet Confections and Lollipop Kit

November 12, 2013, 17:51 pm  Posted by Lark


Hi everyone! I am here to give away a book and some candy-making supplies. Someone is going to win won everything in this photo:


Table not included. ;)

I was just chatting with one of the many awesome women who work here at Lark about homemade holiday presents, and how to give gifts that are thoughtful and full of love without spending a fortune. We talked about all sorts of ideas, from little potpourri sachets and holiday tea blends to infused vodkas and butters.

Well…what about candy? Like liquor lollipops, sugarplums, nougat, truffles, or candied ginger, for example? It does make a great gift. You could give a whole box of chocolate stars to each of your very favorite chocaholics, or maybe make one or two batches of fudge to cover all of your acquaintances. No wait, that came out wrong. Don’t cover them in fudge. Give them each a little square of fudge wrapped in cellophane and festive fabric and tied with a rustic little piece of twine.

And of course, homemade candies make a really special contribution to a party! Bring a tray of Peach Turkish Delights to a pot luck and wow everybody. Or better still, clean the house, throw a party yourself, cook all the food, make homemade candy on top of all that, and go to sleep exhausted but satisfied that you fed everyone well and made them really happy.

The giveaway includes everything you need to make lollipops (except the saucepans):

One copy of Sweet Confections by Nina Wanat

A candy thermometer

A silicone spatula

Five lollipop molds (each one makes five lollipops)

150 lollipop sticks

The book includes 40 confection recipes, including three outrageously tempting lollipop recipes: Salted Chocolate Caramel, Coffee, and Liquor! Once you get the hang of this thing, you can make up your own recipes! I personally can’t wait to start making herbal lollipops–lemon balm, rosehip, maybe an echinacea and elderberry one for cold season…

Aaaaanyways, just comment on this post. Tell us by 5:00 PM EST on November 22nd: What is your favorite homemade gift to give or receive? Or maybe there’s one you want to make, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. We’d love to hear your ideas! And one lucky, random winner will get the goodies! Please click here for the rules.

We have a winner: Congratulations to Flo in New York, and a huge thanks to everyone who commented! Happy holidays!





GIVEAWAY – Bookbinding & Book Arts Bundle

September 25, 2013, 15:59 pm  Posted by Lark

Lark was a pioneer in the world of book arts, publishing the classic reference Cover to Cover back in 1995. In the more than fifteen years since its publication, bookbinding and journaling have become a mainstay in the craft world. Whether you’re simply looking for a special place all your own to record personal reflections and visual ideas or you are excited by the idea of incorporating these crafts into your existing repertoire, a handmade book or journal can be a really valuable tool for unlocking your creativity. We’re so excited about the newest addition to our list, Handmade Books Volume 2, that we have something special for you.

We’re offering up the entire collection pictured below to one lucky person. How can you enter for a chance to win? Leave a comment on this blog post by 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, October 2. One winner will be selected at random and announced on Thursday, October 3. Click here for the official rules. Good luck! This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Tracey!

500 Handmade Books Volume 2

Eco Books: Inventive Projects from the Recycling Bin

Journal Your Way: Designing & Using Handmade Books

The Complete Decorated Journal: A Compendium of Journaling Techniques

Book Play: Creative Adventures in Handmade Books

Making Mini Books: Big Ideas for 30+ Projects


Wow —- “creatively enrich your life . . .”  That is one pretty tall order, but I truly believe it is not empty hype. As announced here, Journal Your Way is Lark’s new-in-paper edition of a previous volume in the Live & Learn series.

Lark's new paper edition of Journal Your Way

This new publication by Gwen Diehn shows how to design and construct a blank book that will fulfill your personal vision of a handmade journal, and in so doing, will inspire you to fill those pages with honest and intimate thoughts, warm memories, meaningful memorabilia, funny sketches, doodles, and creative drawings. In this way, journaling becomes a personal adventure that you can’t wait to begin and continue.

Utilize the artist in you by painting on pages with watercolor.



And while I’m talking about the adventure of journaling, let me offer to expand the experience—at a cost you’re going to like. Lark is presenting the chance to win not one, but THREE books that will enhance your journaling insight and bookmaking abilities.

In addition to Journal Your Way, one lucky reader will also win a copy of The Complete Decorated Journal (also by Gwen Diehn) and Journal It! by Jenny Doh. That’s one winner; three books—a trifecta!





Here’s how to enter for a chance to win all three books: leave a one-sentence journal entry in the comments to this blog post. For instance, my comment might be something like, “Today I wrote a terrific blog article on the Lark Crafts website that I hope will generate a high number of responses.” Leave your comment/entry by 11:59 EST on Sunday, September 22nd. One winner will be selected at random from among all eligible entries and contacted Monday, September 23rd.

The lucky winner of the three journaling books, selected by random drawing, is Meredith Helgeson. Congratulations, Meredith!














The Complete Decorated Journal is an outstanding source for ideas and techniques to produce bindings and layouts as well as unique-looking pages, while Journal It! includes a number of mixed-media embellishments for creating your journal. Together, along with Journal Your Way, these three volumes present a master class about creative bookmaking and self-expression through journaling.

Good luck and happy journaling!


Giveaway of “Craft-a-Doodle” by Jenny Doh!

August 30, 2013, 08:31 am  Posted by Lark

 This month we celebrated the release of Craft-a-Doodle by Jenny Doh, a new book featuring the work of 18 talented artists who share inventive prompts and how-to exercises to jump-start and expand your love of playful drawing.

Essentially, you walk out onto the diving board of Craft-a-Doodle, you happily wiggle your toes to the edge, and then you leap, carefree, into a pool of creative inspiration designed for the doodler inside all of us. Really, it’s that fun.

No matter how minutely detailed or expressively free form your doodling tends to be, you’ll find springboards galore among the book’s 75 exercises. From artful creations to clever uses of shape, pattern, color, line, and texture, Craft-a-Doodle has got you covered.


Feeling eager to find the giveaway info?

Scroll down, friend—it’s at the bottom of the post.

Take a peek inside for a mini-tour of Craft-a-Doodle!


Let colors bloom in a spray of flowers from Cori Dantini


Illustrate the events of your day with Gemma Correll


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Aimee Ray Book GIVEAWAY

July 26, 2013, 08:00 am  Posted by Lark

We’re huge fans of Aimee Ray here at Lark. Her incredibly charming design aesthetic and vast creativity has birthed four amazing books: Doodle Stitching, Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection, Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond, and most recently Aimee Ray’s Sweet & Simple Jewelry. And here’s your chance to see what all the excitement is about. We’re offering up the entire collection to one lucky person. Comment on this post for a chance to win all four of Aimee Ray’s books. Simply leave a comment on this post by Thursday, August 1 at 9 pm EST. One winner will be selected at random from among all eligible entries on Friday, August 2. Click here for official rules.

Read an interview we did with Aimee earlier this year here.

Follow more about Aimee at her site www.dreamfollow.com.