First order of business: Clear your schedule on Wednesday, December 7th, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (ET)—especially if you plan to do any kind of holiday decorating this season. Here’s why:
I’ve been a fan of Mamiverse from the start. So when founder Rene Alegria invited me to host the site’s first-ever Twitter party, I danced on my tippy toes with delight. The first thought—a Latin-chic holiday decorating cyber soiree. To make it appealing to a broad audience, I summoned my inner “News team…assemble!” Anchorman spirit and invited three other crafty partners to help.
THE MAMIVERSE HOLIDAY TWITTER PARTY
A one-hour event hosted by our team of experts to help you create a sparkling season. If you haven’t joined Twitter, we suggest you do, and follow us @mamiverse. We’ll be posting updates about the event every day.
Now about the fabulous team of experts…
First up is one of my best friends, Mark Montano. Based in Los Angeles, you’ve probably seen him as the host of a variety of shows on the TLC network, but he’s also known for his best-selling books including the latest, The Big Ass Book of Crafts 2. His style is hip, edgy, masculine with a pop art touch.
Do-it-yourself superpower: He’s the king of artful recycling. You can hand Mark a basket of odds and ends from around your house and he’ll transform them into a stunning conversational masterpiece. Follow him on Twitter: @markmontano
Evette Rios is next. As the crafts expert for shows such as Live with Kelly (formerly Regis and Kelly), Today Show, Rachael Ray Show and The Chew, she knows how to make a party sparkle from one champagne glass to the next. Her motto is “Design for fun living.” She embraces a green lifestyle and offers easy, affordable ways to beautify your home.
Do-it-yourself superpower: Did I mention she also cooks like a pro? Follow her on Twitter @evrios
L.A., NYC? Cool. But I knew we needed some Miami sizzle and that’s where Martin Amado comes in. He’s been a respected fixture on Spanish language TV for years, not only for his charm and good looks, but also for his killer sense of design. His style is a little bit sexy, topped with elegance, and 100% classy cool. If you have a trouble spot in your living room, he has a quick fix.
Do-it-yourself superpower: The ability to transform a living space from frumpy to fabulous without emptying a bank account. Follow him on Twitter: @makeovermaestro
Between the four of us, we’ll spend the hour answering your questions about all things relating to holiday décor. From tips to links to giveaways, it will be an hour you won’t want to miss!
Here is where you come in:
Leave a question in the comment section below on what you would like our rockstar design panel to discuss at the Mamiverse Holiday Twitter party. New ways to use mini-lights? Easy gifts to make? Classy centerpieces on the cheap? How to soothe a hot glue burn? Gift wrap ideas? You ask, we’ll answer!
We’re giving away two Singer sewing machines! The Singer Simple 2263 ($90) and Singer Fashion Mate 5500 ($190) feature automatic needle threaders, lots of built in stitches, and heavy-duty metal frames. You’ve got to participate in the party to find out how to win—it’s a crafter’s delight, so don’t miss out!
Leave a comment below about what you would like to know from our team of experts. We’ll randomly select one commenter to win a sparkle craft gift basket from iLoveToCreate. This basket is valued at more than $60 and includes everything you need to have a very crafty holiday season!
• 1 package of Tulip Shimmer Sheets
• 1 package of Tulip Glam it Up Iron On Crystals (CLEAR)
• 1 Tulip heat setting tool
• Collection of Crafty Chica glitter: Bollywood Blue, PopStar Purple, Rockabilly Red, Green, Gold, Silver
• 1 bottle Tulip Glitter Bond
• 1 bottle Tulip Spray Fabric glitter gold
How to participate:
1. Sign up for a Twitter account.
2. “Follow” @mamiverse, we’ll follow you back.
3. During the Twitter party, enter #mamiverse in the search field, and you’ll see all the tweets come up about the topics.
4. Reply to what you want, ask questions or retweet the posts you want to share.
5. Stay tuned the entire hour because we’ll draw TWO names to each win a Singer sewing machine!
6. Leave a comment at the bottom of this article and you’ll be entered to win a crafting gift basket from iLoveToCreate.