Honest Scrap Tag
Sunday, July 26, 2009
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuh

I've been tagged by my dearest sister Umm Hibaat! Thank you for thinking of me.

Conditions of this award are:
Tell your readers 10 things about you that they may or may not know, but are true. Tag ten people with the award, and be sure to let them know they have been tagged (a quick comment on their blog will do). Don’t forget to link back to the blogger who tagged you.

Oh my... humm... 10 huh? 3 not enough?

1) I prefer cooking withOUT exact measurements, even if I've never made the dish before.. ha!

2) I'm very punctual, alhumduliLlah - and I think it's inconsiderate to plan events assuming everyone is going to be late!

3) I'm attempting to learn Spanish - but I usually don't finish what I start *grin*

4) I don't like shopping - I know, I know..what's wrong with me?!

5) I prefer to eat with chopsticks instead of a fork.

6) I collect boxes - I don't know why.. I just LIKE them, and they like me.. and that's all that counts!

7) I like reading blogs where I can learn something - even if it's once in a while.

8) I get really happy when a Muslimah (that I don't know) answers my salaam - or even better says salaam to me first!

9) Two children have been named after me - insha'Allah that's a good thing.. lol

10) I find cook books fascinating - I can read them from cover to cover.

I tag: - Don't feel obligated to do it, I know not everyone likes tags.
  • Islamic Unit Studies
  • Yaney
  • Handmade Beginnings
  • Hijabi Apprentice
  • A Wayfarer's Journey
  • Shaalom 2 Salaam
  • The Muslim Homeschooler
  • Made By Claire
  • Chasing Jannah
  • Angeliquez
  • Labels:

    posted by Sketched Soul at 5:17 PM | Permalink 13 comments
    Ramadaan Swap Hunt
    Saturday, July 18, 2009
    As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuh

    God willing Ramadaan will be here soon.. and then you'll be thinking about gifts! Here's a head start in sending something special to one of your sisters this Eid.

    Details of swap: Each participant will suggest 4 items for our scavenger hunt list. Once you are assigned a partner you will receive the master list - from there, you need to send 10 gifts. EACH gift must represent a different item listed.

    Here are my four you will see on the list:

    1) Something local
    2) Something camo/military pattern
    3) Something Islamic
    4) Something with your partner's first initial

    Participants allowed: International (females only).

    Ages allowed: All ages.

    Cost Limit: None.

    1) Sent out gift- email me and your swap partner.
    2) Received gift - email me and your swap partner. (Send me pics, I'll put them up!)

    Sign up due date: Monday August 3, 2009
    Partners and list will be emailed to you on: Tuesday August 3, 2009
    Gift must be mailed out by: Monday August 31, 2009

    If you would like to participate, I will need to know the following information. (amtullah79@yahoo.ca) note: .ca NOT .com
    Please email me the answers even if you have participated in a previous swap.

    Name of swap: Ramadaan Swap Hunt
    Blog url:
    Email address:
    Four items for the list:
    Your real name:
    Mailing address:
    Do I and your swap partner have your permission to post pics of your gift:
    How did you hear about this swap:

    Participants to date:

  • Sketched Soul sent received
  • Islamic Unit Studies
  • Beebo sent received
  • Crafty Muslimah sent received
  • Handmade Beginnings sent received
  • Yaney sent received
  • Hijabi Apprentice
  • Life A Gift sent received
  • ... With A Saudi Accent sent (received)
  • Shirin sent received

  • Final List of Items:

  • something local
  • something made from recycled things
  • something green
  • something recycled (fave book, tasbih, hijab used, etc.)
  • something to read
  • something soft
  • something to do with Ramadan or 'Eid
  • something camo/military pattern
  • something handmade
  • something feminine or that celebrates being a woman
  • something savoury
  • something with your partner's first initial
  • something environmentally friendly
  • something pink
  • something about Ramadaan
  • something cuddly
  • something blue
  • something with a floral design
  • something to strengthen relationships (spiritual, marital, sisterhood, etc.)
  • something that can fly
  • something with bling
  • something from the sunnah (henna, miswak, honey, etc.)
  • something artsy-craftsy
  • something practical
  • something sweet
  • something readable
  • something spicy
  • something scented
  • something hot pink
  • a poem you really like/favourite quote
  • something to wear
  • something Islamic
  • something purple
  • something shiny
  • something Islamic and scrapable (as in for a scrapbook)

  • Labels:

    posted by Sketched Soul at 6:37 PM | Permalink 12 comments
    2nd Annual Orphan Sponsorship
    Wednesday, July 08, 2009
    As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

    AlhumduliLlah, last Ramadaan WE were able to help Nasrin.
    Participants came from: 1 - Singapore : 5 - U.S.A. : 9 - Canada

    God willing, this year we can continue working together to help another child.

    Project Description: To sponsor a child for a year, as a group. It will cost a total of $360 (Canadian). The more people who join the less money you spend, and your reward stays the same, insha'Allah.. just make sure you have the correct intention.

    Are you ready to make your Ramadaan different this year? If you are interested, email me at amtullah79@yahoo.ca
    On August 4, I will let you know how much you will be required to pay. If you agree to this amount, you will be expected to pay it on August 17. Make sense? (ie: by you signing up it does not mean you are committed, until you know how much and agree to that amount)

    Sign-up date due: Tuesday, August 4, 2009
    Payment agreement: Sunday, August 9, 2009
    Payment must be made: Monday, August 17, 2009

    Before emailing me.. please make sure have the correct intention, (ie: to do it to please Allah).

    Note: As a sponsor you will receive a profile of the child, and have permission to write/send cards, etc. to the child. The child will likely be a boy from Kenya.

    Participants to date: 9


    posted by Sketched Soul at 11:49 AM | Permalink 0 comments
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