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    Hinged Books, New Architectural Trims & Mythology Collage Sheet Sale!

    Filed under Alice in an Altoids Tin Kit, Art Projects, Caroline Ouzts-Hay, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale

    Ooo! With all the yummy, new classical-architecture-inspired dollhouse trims today, I decided to put ALL Mythology Collage Sheets on sale at 50% off now through TUESDAY night, May 31st! (Yes, I know some of you are already travelling for the long US holiday weekend, so I’m extending the sale through Tuesday!) 27 items… Like the Bacchus #1 Collage Sheet and Venus Collage Sheet shown at right.
     

    What could be a better inspiration for a cute little project than Alice in Wonderland and Blank Altoids Tins?

    Alice in Wonderland, Blank Altoids Tins AND Altoids Tins Book Covers, with 2 projects from Design Team Members Rhonda Secrist Thomas and Caroline Ouzts-Hay, that’s what!

    The Altoids Tins Book Covers are little set of heavy chipboard covers and spine that will make quick work of turning a Blank Altoid’s Tin (or 2) into a book! These covers can be used with 1 tin or 2 tins (if you use the bottoms of 2 tins for a fat book, just omit the spine… or check out Caroline’s artwork below for a special extra-wide spine she cut and embossed to work with 2 tins). The creative possibilities are endless using the covers with the tins, from the single gift to creating a slew of holiday themed books and dioramas.
     

    Queen of Hearts Deck of Cards Case by Caroline Ouzts-Hay

    I love Alice in Wonderland and right now so does Alpha Stamps with their Alice in an Altoids Tin Kit. I’ve done Alice tins before but this one is my favorite, because it is functional.

    Inside there are two Blank Altoids Tin bottoms hinged together using the Altoids Tin Book Covers with a minor alteration to the spine to make it wider. A mini collage of all things Queen of Hearts fills one tin that is looked over by miniature playing cards.

    Queen of Hearts Deck of Cards Case Supply List

    Fall down the rabbit hole to Caroline’s blog for more pictures and to read Caroline’s story about a very irritated Queen of Hearts. And check out the Giveaway below for a chance to win lots of the goodies in Caroline’s artwork!
     


    Alice Hinged Tin Book by Rhonda Secrist Thomas

    I love new art challenges! This month, with Alpha Stamps Alice in an Altoids Tin Kit, there were too many cool items to leave out. I had this crazy goal in my head to do a hinged tin book that also opened in the middle and had pediments. I was shocked to have succeeded.

    “The Oddities Box Doors and Windows is one of my favorite Collage Sheets that Alpha Stamps offers. Imagine my delight when this new version, Doors & Windows Book Covers, was made. It fits perfectly on the Altoids Tin Book Covers which I used two sets of on my hinged Tin Book.

    Alice Hinged Tin Book Supply List

    Visit Rhonda’s blog to find out what she used to make a secret opening for her book, to see more photos and for further details.
     

    Wait, because there is even more inspiration for you to check out! A few years ago, Laura Carson used 1 tin in a Halloween project and 2 tins for a thicker book. Here are links to more info about both of those projects: Potions and Charms and Hinged Tin Book (and both links with tutorials)!
     

     

    Hooray for the Queen of Hearts Tin Book Giveaway!

    I decided to choose items from Caroline’s Queen of Hearts Deck of Cards Case supply list and I think it makes a versatile Alice in Wonderland group!

    - Alice Book Covers 2 Collage Sheet
    - Altoids Tin Book Covers
    - Blank Altoids Tin
    - Fancy Latch Set
    - Large Imperial Crown Charm or Pendant
    - Mini Alice in Wonderland Chipboard Silhouettes
    - Small Playing Card Deck

    AND I decided to add a couple of the items recently put on clearance! Have you checked out that 50% off clearance area lately?! Tons of new things have been added, like these in today’s prize:
    - 40x30mm Bronze Oval Setting – Scallop Edge
    - Large Bronze Fancy Filigree Set

     
    To enter the Queen of Hearts Tin Book Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, May 27, 2016)! And tell me: What will you make?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway, Newsletter, AND THE JUNE KIT!

    Hey, who won Alice & Tea & Cube Boxes Giveaway? That would be Ina M Good! Congratulations! Check your email for more info!

      
    54 Comments » Posted by Leslie, May 26th, 2016

    FLASH SALE on wood & lace; 3 projects made with 3 new cube boxes

    Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Art Projects, Betsy Skagen, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Lora Mahaffey, Sale

    TWO BIG announcements before the new items and clever artwork by THREE Design Team Members: not only is the Lucite & Resin Embellishments sale that started on Thursday continuing, but there’s a new TWO DAY FLASH SALE!

    ALL Lucite & Resin Embellishments are 25% off now through TOMORROW NIGHT, May 23rd! 57 items… from flowers to Halloween cabochons to Christmas trees! Note: out of stock items will be refunded.

    NEW! 35% off Sale on ALL Lace Ribbons AND Unfinished Wood TODAY & TOMORROW ONLY (ends MONDAY, May 23rd)! Woohoo! That includes the pretty lace that both Betsy and Lora used to embellish their Alice cakes, AND tons of wooden items like Wood Knobs, Feet & Spools (& Wheels…)! And the sale includes the new Maple Rubber Stamp Mounting Blocks, shown at far right!
     


    Today we’re moving from the Alice in an Altoids Tins to Cube Boxes with Alice in Wonderland themes. Three of our Design Team Members are all using the Cube Boxes to come up with their projects; one of the three projects just may inspire you to try making one of your own.

    The Cube Boxes come in three different sizes; 1 Inch, 2 Inch, and 3 Inch. A lot of creative possibilities lurk with these adorable little boxes. Personally, I’d add wheels to them to making some sort of race cars driven by the Wonderland crew.

     
    The Tweedles’ Wedding Cake by Lora Mahaffey

    How fabulous! Mr. Dee and Mr. Dum have decided it was high time they get with the 21st century and tie the knot!

    There is Alice trying to coax Humpty Dumpty down gently. Though goodness knows how he got up there in the first place.
    Other members of the wedding party waiting patiently for the drama to end so they can get on with things and eat cake. Looks like the Mad Hatter might be giving useless advice.

    Everyone had a grand time eating cake and drinking lashings of tea, but the Doormouse heard from the Cheshire Cat that the Queen was on her way to arrest everyone on trumped up charges, so they hid where she would never think to look…

    Lora covered her boxes with the very pretty House of Roses on the Porch Scrapbook Paper , then added some fancy-schmancy Fan Ivory Lace around the top of each box. Mini Pink Rosebuds, Mulberry Blossoms, and Curly Roses all cascade down the cake; making quite the impression any Queen would be envious of.

    The Tweedles’ Wedding Cake Supply List

    Visit Cackle and Hoot for more photos and to find out where the wedding party ended up…
     

    Alice in Wonderland Cake by Betsy Skagen

    Betsy was also inspired to make a cake! (See the wide photo below.) As you can see, Betsy’s cake is completely different that Lora’s and would be a perfect centerpiece for a Mad Tea Party.

    The cake sits on a platform created from a 3 Inch Cube Box and decorated with pages from an old Alice in Wonderland book, assorted Alice in Wonderland Collage Sheets, mushrooms, Dresden and all sorts of fun Alice-themed goodies.

    To see how Betsy built the cake that can be decorated in whatever theme tickles your Muse’s fancy, visit Paper Calliope.
     

    Alice Trinket Box by Kristin Batsel

    Kristin put together a cute project that can be whipped up in no time for a last minute gift, or for some fun creative therapy.

    I took a 2 Inch a couple of great Alice in Wonderland Collage Sheets, Tiny Curved Hinges for the lid, and a brad for the front closure. and this is what happened: a little Alice Trinket Box. Alice was living a relatively boring life up until she met the rabbit, which is why I made the inner box bright and colorful within the black and white interior of the larger sized box. Wouldn’t you want to follow that rabbit too?

    Alice Trinket Box Supply List. Visit Junk & Stuff for more photos and further details.


     

     

    Hooray for the Alice & Tea & Cube Boxes Giveaway!

    I pcked out some items used in all 3 projects (and some only used in each one of the 3):
    - Cube Box 1 Inch (new)
    - Cube Box 2 Inch (new)
    - Cube Box 3 Inch (new)
    - House of Roses on the Porch Scrapbook Paper
    - 3 Inch Tall Candlestick Holder (part of the FLASH SALE)
    - Tenniels Alice Collage Sheet
    - Tiny Curved Hinges
    - Coffee Cups Buttons
    - Polka Dot Resin Teapot

    And not shown in that big grid at right:
    - one of the Funny Mixies Collage Sheets
    AND
    - one of the Tiny Paper Theatre Blocks Collage Sheets (as the images on both of those sheets would also fit the new baby size 1″ cube boxes!)

    To enter the Alice & Tea & Cube Boxes Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, May 23, 2016).

    AND to enter the drawing, please tell me: How will you use the 3 sizes of cube boxes? stack them up? nest them like russian dolls? make 3 different projects?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    And…. who won Thursday’s An Alice Triptych Frame Giveaway? That would be Francine Perri! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

      
    39 Comments » Posted by Leslie, May 22nd, 2016

    Small Altoids Tins Triptych Frame & Resin Embellishments Sale!

    Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Art Projects, Nichola Battilana, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale, Tristan Robin Blakeman

    Before the new triptych frame, new artwork (and related new goodies), a new sale! ALL Lucite & Resin Embellishments are 25% off now through Monday night, May 23rd! 57 items… from flowers to Halloween cabochons to Christmas trees! Like the Rectangular Resin Heart Tarts and 40x30mm Halloween Skeleton Hand Cameo shown at right. Note: out of stock items will be refunded.
     

    Since we’ve been having so much fun this month with the regular size Altoid’s Tins, let’s shink down to the smaller tin… there’s a new Small Altoids Tins Triptych Frame!

    A cute set of 3 chipboard frames, laser cut from heavy chipboard. Use them singly or hinge them together to make a standing triptych. This set was inspired by artwork by Kristin Batsel and I designed them to fit the Small Hinged Tins. You can also use them as a folding photo frame (or whatever else you can dream up).

    Note: the windows will fit either the lids or the bottoms of the tins. Also, see the new, smaller 5/8" wood blocks that are a perfect size to help prop up the tins (while gluing or permanently affixed as stands).

    So… now we have THREE projects by the Design Team using these cute new frames! And, as you and I would both expect, each artist used the frames in a totally different way!


    Let’s start with an Alice in Wonderland Triptych by Rhonda Secrist Thomas.

    So fun and festive! I like the depth that the little tins behind each window offer. And see that top hat on the top of her triptych, and in the lower left corner of the big photo at right? Rhonda says:

    The Mad Hatter’s hat looks so dimensional, but it is actually flat and from the Tiny Chipboard Alice Props. I used Distress Stain in Black Soot lightly in the middle and darker on the edges. Then I highlighted it with a white paint pen and a white stamp pad. Little touch of the finger to the pad then dab, dab, dab.

    Speaking of dimensional, look how cute that new Mini Cream & Sugar Set looks in that center panel! (And repeated larger in the lower right of the large photo.) Let’s add another request to Rhonda’s list of miniature faux finishes to show us (when she does part 2 of her “A Place in my Dreams” tutorial)!

    Aw… And Rhonda even finished off the backs with antiqued torn paper and card suits painted red (and smaller metal card suits on the blocks).

    Here’s Rhonda’s full supply list, and check her blog post for more photos and lots more tips on making a small triptych.

     

    Next up is a Looking Glass Mini Shrine by Nichola Battilana, inspired by the mirror that inspired Lewis Caroll to write Through the Looking Glass.

    The base of this piece uses half of a Small Hinged Tin and just one panel of the Small Altoids Tins Triptych Frame. And you’ll never guess how Nichola made those leaf embellishments around the frame:

    While I am usually all about tiny floral elements, it’s the fake plaster details that are my favorite this time around. Can you guess what they are made from? Hot glue! Normally I’d make these embellishments with Creative Paperclay but I was feeling impatient.

    Nichola used 2 new molds, which are both pretty petite (Large Leaves Silicone Mold and Multi-Sizes Leaves Silicone Mold), hot glue, layers of gesso, and white paint.

    Held side by side with resin, you can’t tell the difference; and adding additional layers of gesso and paint softens the details and makes it look quite like plaster.

    AND because I love you (and Leslie asked so nicely) I’ve made a video of that technique as well!

    Thank you, Nichola! Your little mirror is lovely! Here’s a link to her supply list, and see more photos in Nichola’s blog post.

     
    And our final project for today is The Supporting Cast by Tristan Robin Blakeman!

    The supporting cast? As Tristan explains:

    I’ve always been a huge fan of “Alice in Wonderland” (as anybody who has been following my blog for awhile knows all too well — *snicker*), and some of my favorite characters are those minor fellows who only show up for a short time — but help make the story so very enjoyable. So I decided to make an altered mini altoid tin of the Alice in Wonderland supporting cast!

    So with much fanfare (and glitter!) Tristan has made tiny shrines for “the wondrous White Rabbit — all dressed in his court finery and blowing his trumpet to announce the Queen“, “the knaves who planted the white roses trees by mistake in the Queen of Hearts garden and must hastily scurry around painting all the blooms red so that she doesn’t realize their error“, and “the often forgotten frog and fish footmen, who are involved with getting the Duchess her invitation to the Queen of Hearts croquet game“!

    Visit him at Enchanted Revelries to see more photos and get tips on making a tiny triptych. And see everything Tristan used in his Supporting Cast Supply List.


     

     

    Hooray for the An Alice Triptych Frame Giveaway!

    I decided to choose items from Rhonda’s Alice in Wonderland Triptych supply list and it does make a colorful group!

    - New Small Altoids Tins Triptych Frame
    - TWO Small Hinged Tins
    - New Mini Cream & Sugar Set
    - The Mad Hatter Collage Sheet
    - 1/2 Inch Loop Braid – Red
    - Mushrooms – Red (Back in Stock)
    - Rectangular Resin Heart Tarts
    - Small Box Latches
    - Bronze Playing Card Suits

     
    To enter the An Alice Triptych Frame Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, May 20, 2016)! And tell me: How will you decorate your Small Altoids Tins Triptych Frame?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won A Lady’s Secretary Giveaway? That would be Kari Gluski! Congratulations! Check your email for more info!

      
    47 Comments » Posted by Leslie, May 19th, 2016

    Georgian Ladies Parlor by Laura Carson!

    Filed under Art Projects, Costume History/Fashion, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Newsletters

    A SALE announcement before I hand over this newsletter to Bella: the Metallic Dresden sale that started on Thursday ends TOMORROW NIGHT, Monday, May 16th.

    ALL 38 of the Metallic Dresden trims are on sale at 20% off! AND that sale includes 3 beautiful trims that have just come back in stock:
    Fringed Gold Dresden Curtains (at far right), Gold Dresden Altar Set and Small Gold Dresden Shrines or Arched Windows! AND the new trims announced on Thursday, like the Gold Dresden Langette Borders shown in the photo at left!
     


    Design Team Member Laura Carson has created a stunning, Georgian Ladies Parlor that is filled with beautiful women and furnishings.

    Standing on the side of the Georgian house is a lovely lady from the Outdoor Fashions of the 1780s Collage Sheet. Inside the house is a ladies parlor filled with beautiful furniture and décor. Three women from the Indoor Fashions of the 1780s Collage Sheet are enjoying the parlor; perhaps they are sisters.

    The star of the room is a handsome secretary and it happens to be the inspiration for the entire project! (See the wide photo below, and a photo of the secretary with the doors open down in the Giveaway.) The secretary is full of books, a trinket box, a candlestick to write by, and more. When Leslie at Alpha Stamps asked me if I would like to design a Secretary Collage Sheet to work with my project, I said of course and got busy creating. Deciding on how best to showcase it, one thing led to another and I decided to create a Georgian style facade using a Deep Open Front Room Box kit and a parlor room to show off the secretary.

    Of course the ornate fireplace isn’t too shabby either! Would you believe that the top and bottom are Blank Altoids Tins? (See the left side of the wide photo below.) Ah the magic of Altoids tins. One of the women is sitting on an elegant velvet settee, and notice the elaborate decorative top of the curtain? It is cast from the Baroque 3 – Medallion & Filigree Silicone Mold and Creative Paperclay. So simple!

    To go with this project are a series of new Collage Sheets and Digital Image Sets that are all listed out on my Supply List. As usual I have a detailed tutorial (and many more pictures!) that explains how I made the house and all of the pieces in the parlor. Even if you don’t want to tackle a project this large, you might find individual elements like the secretary or something of interest.

    For the detailed tutorial and more pictures of the Georgian Ladies Parlor, please visit Laura’s blog, Artfully Musing.


     

    A note from Leslie regarding the new Indoor and Outdoor Fashion Collage Sheets:

    I am bemused by these illustrations. The style of skirt seems a transition from the excesses of pannier skirts to… well, they did not know how soon corsets and petticoats would be making a (brief) exit entirely from fashionable ladies’ closets (in the early 19th century).

    And in some of these skirts, it seems they had all this extra fabric that used to be over side hoops that they just didn’t know what to do with… so they just pulled in back into a huge wad in the back (too early for a true bustle style). And then there are the giant mob-cap hats over grey-powdered hair. And the fantasy that a well dress lady would be out harvesting grapes (or fishing!) in one of these heavy gowns.

    Anyway… I love the deep colors in these illustrations. And the different poses should give you good options for using them in a collage.

    And check out the reorganized costume history collage sheets, complete with clickable silhouettes.
     

     

    Hooray for the A Lady’s Secretary Giveaway!

    I decided to focus on just the secretary itself (as there are so many pretty things in Laura’s artwork… if I didn’t contain myself to one small section I’d lose my mind)! So here are items I chose (and a repeat of Laura’s full supply list for links to these and to everything she used):
    - Chipboard Secretary 1:12 Scale (new)
    - Gold Candlestick Holder w Handle (new)
    - Miniature Square Metal Box with Lid (new)
    - Secretary 1:12 Scale Collage Sheet Set (new)
    - Portraiture Collage Sheet
    - Little Library Collage Sheet
    - Miniature Vase Set
    - Set of Miniature Books
    - Tiny Black Hinge Set (that Laura painted gold)

    And not shown in that big grid at right: a set of the lovely Window Pediment – Deerfield
    And the new collage sheets with the costumed ladies:
    - Indoor Fashions of the 1780s Collage Sheet
    - Outdoor Fashions of the 1780s Collage Sheet
    - Georgian Fashion Collage Sheet!

    To enter the A Lady’s Secretary Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, May 16, 2016).

    AND to enter the drawing, please tell me: How will you decorate your secretary? What will you put inside it? And/or what room or scene will you put the secretary into?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    And…. who won Thursday’s Was Lewis Carroll a Secret Crafter? Giveaway? That would be Traci! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

      
    58 Comments » Posted by Leslie, May 15th, 2016

    Alice House Tins & Lonely Heart Shrine! Plus Metallic Dresden Sale!

    Filed under Alice in an Altoids Tin Kit, Betsy Skagen, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Lora Mahaffey, Nichola Battilana

    Greetings, on what I hope is a beautiful day wherever you may be. Today we have three projects to inspire your Muse, by three different Design Team Members! But first: in honor of 2 new Gold Dresden trims being announced today, ALL Metallic Dresden is 20% off now through Monday night, May 16th!

    AND that sale includes 3 beautiful trims that have just come back in stock:
    Fringed Gold Dresden Curtains, Gold Dresden Altar Set and Small Gold Dresden Shrines or Arched Windows!
     


    Lonely Heart Shrine by Lora Mahaffey

    It’s deceptively simple, this little shrine. But if you take a closer look, there are hundreds of individual polymer clay tiles in the background.

    There was no pattern followed to make the individual tiles. Instead I used black polymer clay, cut lots of sticks and then painted each stick of clay with lots of different iridescent acrylic paints. Once that was done, the sticks were cut into various sized squares and then baked them off in a toaster oven.

    The frame for my shrine is the Open Front 4.5 x 5.5 Shadowbox. The inside back was primed with gesso to give some good tooth for the glue to stick to. I lined the sides of the inside of the shadowbox and the entire outside (including the back) with paper from the Double Dot Vintage Paper Collection.

    While the papers were drying, I painted the new Relics & Artifacts Flaming Heart that is the big centerpiece, with more iridescent paints and set it aside. After the papers dried on the shadowbox, I randomly stated gluing in the tiny tiles. My placement decisions were based on colors and how things fit together.


    When things were dry, I painted white details on the tiles and around the flaming heart. I attached a Large Red/Gold Glass Heart Bead to an old doll’s hand and glued it into the flaming heart; then glued the piece into the shadowbox, making sure it was centered. To finish it off, I glued some pretty gold ribbon on the sides of the box for hanging and attached a finding on the bottom of the ribbon ends.

    Lonely Heart Shrine Supply List

    To find out how Lora grouted her tiles, and for more pictures please visit her at Cackle and Hoot.

     
    Alice’s Altoid Manor House by Nichola Battilana

    The first of TWO adorable houses, both made with the Alice in an Altoids Tin Kit.

    I simply applied the Altoids Tin Book Covers to the front and back of the tin. I didn’t even bother with the book spine (though I’m sure it’ll come in handy for something). Then a new Window Pediment – Federal was added to the front top edge and the new Window Pediment – Yorktown to the bottom front edge (upside down). A snip of Thin Fleur Dresden Border is applied under the top pediment, then whole shebang is painted grey.

    The windows are just little paper frames I cut out. I placed some Alice charaters from the Wonderland Rabbits and Hares Collage Sheet in the squares and added a layer of Diamond Glaze to make the ‘windows’ glossy. The door is framed with some snippets of wood and topped with little bit of filigree that broke off something-or-other that I kept for just such an occasion. Finally I finished the exterior with a Bronze Stopwatch Clock Charm and some Flower Soft.

    I promise, this was a practically painless project! Sure the sides aren’t covered… but the tin opens and I didn’t have a meltdown attempting to apply hinges. (I often have hinge related meltdowns.)

    Alice’s Altoid Manor House Supply List

    For more photos (and info about the images inside the tin), please visit Nichola at Pixie Hill.

     
    Was Lewis Carroll a Secret Crafter?–an Alice in Wonderland Altered Tin by Betsy Skagen

    Betsy made an adorably wonky Alice in Wonderland Tin (another idea for a house using a tin with one of the new pediments — see photos below) and she wonders if Lewis Carroll was really a secret crafter?? More like he may have fallen down a little psychedelic rabbit hole of his own if you ask me… heheh. But I digress!

    Betsy’s tin depicts the scene when Alice grew too big for the White Rabbit’s House, and the little house is definitely full of character. To read all about Betsy’s tin, and find out which one of the Design Team Members is a Dollar Store Barbie hoarder (and info on how small to print the Boudoir Furniture Collage Sheet to make that teeny tiny furniture), visit her at Paper Calliope.

    Alice in Wonderland Tin Supply List


     

     

    Hooray for the Was Lewis Carroll a Secret Crafter? Giveaway!

    I am giving away EVERYTHING in Betsy’s Was Lewis Carroll a Secret Crafter? — an Alice in Wonderland Altered Tin supply list (though you’ll have to supply your own Barbie doll leg)! That’s 16 items including TEN collage sheets (and a set of those cute new pediments)!

    And, since Betsy reduced the size of many of the collage sheet images to make tiny characters and furniture in her tin, IF you so choose, you can have all the collage sheets in this prize package delivered as digital files!

     
    To enter the Was Lewis Carroll a Secret Crafter? Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, May 13, 2016)! And tell me: Will you make a tiny house from your prize package? And what will you do with the other peaked-roof-shaped pediment in your set?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won Birdie Darling Tin Giveaway? That would be Parisa Javidi! Congratulations! Check your email for more info!

      
    58 Comments » Posted by Leslie, May 12th, 2016

    FLASH SALE on Metal Hardware (and hinged tin artwork, too!)

    Filed under Art Projects, Birds & Cages Kit, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Newsletters, Shannon Cooper

    TWO BIG announcements before the new items and clever artwork by TWO Design Team Members: not only is the Alice in Wonderland sale that started on Thursday continuing, but there’s a new TWO DAY FLASH SALE!

    ALL of the Alice in Wonderland Collage Sheets are on sale at 50% off! 47 collage sheets!! From tea parties to miniatures for dollhouse-scale scenes! And the sale section includes the new collage sheet announced Thursday! Note: the sale ends TOMORROW NIGHT, Monday, May 9th.

    NEW! 25% off Sale on ALL Metal Hardware TODAY & TOMORROW ONLY (MONDAY, May 9th)! Woohoo! That’s functional items like buckles, hooks, clasps (including some new ones announced today!)… and the hinges and box feet in Design Team Member Laura Carson’s artwork…

    AND just in time: new Altoids Tin Book Covers! Perfect size for a project using an Altoid’s Tin, like Laura’s project shown below! A little set of heavy chipboard covers and spine that will make quick work of turning an Altoid’s Tin (or 2) into a book!
     


    You may remember from last Sunday, Design Team Member Laura Carson created a whimsical Alice in Wonderland Book – Using Altoid Tin Lids. This week Laura has another style of Altoids Tin book, Birdie Darling (this time using the bottoms of 2 tins). The advantage to using the bottoms of Altoids Tins is that there is a deep area that can hold dimensional items.

    For this project I used die-cut chipboard pieces for the base of the front and back covers; which were assembled separately from the tin. After assembly was complete, I glued them to the front and back of the tins.

    On the front cover I started with a lovely Doodled Cage backed with Serendipity Chronicle Paper and an image from The Garden Collage Sheet. On top of the cage, there are Curly Paper Roses, a Bronze Swallow Charm, a Bronze Bird on A Branch, Calla Lily Leaf Charms, and the words “Birdie Darling” which are from the Bees, Birds and Butterflies Collage Sheet. Notice that there are flowers on the top, they are glued to the top of the back tin. From the front of the tin you can also see the Wrought Iron Archway (attached to the back tin) peaking over the top.

    On the back cover starting with the Wrought Iron Archway, there are Leafy Corners, White Mulberry Blossoms and birds from the Bees, Birds and Butterflies Collage Sheet, which is also where you’ll find the urn and the paper bee.


    Open the book and you’ll see tha the left side is decorated with Leafy Corners, a 3 inch Doodled Cage, roses sniped from a Pink Rose Garland, a Wrought Iron Filgree Connector, and a bird from the Bees, Birds and Butterflies Collage Sheet. Propping up the items gives the piece more dimension.

    On the right side, I used more of the Leafy Corners and roses, plus the lovey little girl image from the The Garden Collage Sheet The final step is to attach the Brass Box Feet which I think makes the piece more interesting and gives it height.

    Birdie Darling Supply List

    For further details on how Laura connected the tins together and for more photos, please visit Artfully Musing.

     
    Also using the Wrought Iron Archway, is the romantic Juliet Mini Art Plaque below, by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper.

    “I started with an image of love-struck Juliet with her beau and a handful of 3mm Brass Flat-Back Studs (I’m quite obsessed with those things) and then just went with the glue-stuff-to-stuff approach. The chipboard archway got a quick coating of gesso, then paint, then ink, and finally a coloring from Copic markers here and there before I glued the images to the back.

    Thin Looped Gold Dresden Borders made an appearance, as did some roses and leaves cut from a handsome length of garland. I didn’t really need to remove the roses from the wired stem, they would look quite lovely climbing the archway, but as I was speed-crafting I had lopped off the rose heads without thinking. That’s okay, there is still a bunch left for another day! After a few fussy cut birds were stuck on with foam dots, I was left with a blank spot on the right. I contemplated this for a second, knowing my alone time was coming to a fast end, when it came to me to include some fitting lyrics from The Carpenters. A small loop of ribbon was added to the back and… done!”

    Juliet Mini Art Plaque Supply List and more info in Shannon’s blog post. (And I do believe she added a last-minute Mother’s Day art idea, too, using those new Scalloped Altoids Tin Insert Frames!)


     

     

    Hooray for the Birdie Darling Tin Giveaway!

    I picked out a mix of items that are used in today’s featured artworks to make this Giveaway (most from Laura’s project, but I had to get the 3mm brass studs in there for Shannon’s sake!):
    - Doodled Cage with Solid Back
    - Blank Altoids Tin
    - 3mm Brass Flat-Back Studs
    - Bees, Birds and Butterflies Collage Sheet
    - 3 Inch Cage with Solid Back
    - Calla Lily Leaf Charms
    - Pink Rose Garland
    - Set of Long Butterfly Hinges
    - Silver Swirly Connector Charms

    And not shown at right: the Wrought Iron Archway used in both of today’s projects. AND a set of the new Altoids Tin Book Covers!

    To enter the Birdie Darling Tin Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, May 9, 2016).

    AND to enter the drawing, please tell me: What will you make with these goodies (one or more projects)?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    And…. who won Thursday’s Flowers, Croquet & Hedgehogs Giveaway? That would be Jo! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

      
    56 Comments » Posted by Leslie, May 8th, 2016

    Caged Alice? Plus Alice in Wonderland Collage Sheet Sale!

    Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Newsletters, Teri Calia

    Not only is there an adorable new Alice in Wonderland project today, I’ve just put the ENTIRE Alice in Wonderland Collage Sheets section on sale for 50% off now through Monday night, May 9th!

    47 collage sheets!! From tea parties to miniatures for dollhouse-scale scenes! And the sale section includes the new collage sheet announced today!
     


    Design Team Emeritus Teri Calia has joined up in all of the fun with this month’s Alice in Wonderland theme with a whimsical Caged Alice project.

    “May 4th, is Alice Liddell’s birthday. If you are an Alice in Wonderland fan, then you know who Alice L is; for those of you who don’t know, she is the little girl who inspired Lewis Carroll to write Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alice L would have been 164 today if she had not died in 1934 at the ripe old age of 82. In honor of Alice L’s birthday I have created a silly version of the Queen’s croquet ground… complete with hedgehog balls and flamingo mallets.

    “Using the New, wonderful shabby chic Antique White Metal Birdcage as the base of my croquet ground, and then made a perfect playing area with a bit of moss.

    “Some of the characters and other elements were fussy cut images from the New Alice Plays Croquet Collage Sheet, and otherswere cut from collage sheets on my supply list.

    “I layered Tiny Paper Roses, Pansies and Bright Yellow Roses all over, and then painted the New and a wonderful Flowers with Resin Faces were painted with artist pastels.”

    I love the little cards bent over to be croquet wickets on that new collage sheet!

    Visit Teri’s blog or the Gallery for more pictures.

     

    Hooray for the Flowers, Croquet & Hedgehogs Giveaway!

    I picked out a mix of items from Teri’s Caged Alice supply list to make this sweet Giveaway (psst! that link is to the supply list, with photos and links to all of the goodies Teri used):
    - Alice Plays Croquet Collage Sheet
    - 1-1/2 Inch Bright Yellow Paper Roses
    - Flowers with Resin Faces
    - Red Mushrooms on Wires
    - Tiny 3D Hedgehog
    - Mixed Red Tiny Paper Roses
    - Victorian Overmantle
    - Mushrooms – Turquoise
    - Twiggy Leaf Garland

    Plus the collage sheet below that really has nothing to do with Alice in Wonderland, but it does have Flower Faces.

     
    To enter the Flowers, Croquet & Hedgehogs Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, May 6, 2016)! And tell me: What will you make with that Victorian Overmantle?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won May Kit with Extras Giveaway? That would be Judith Shanahan! Congratulations! Check your email for more info!

      
    53 Comments » Posted by Leslie, May 5th, 2016

    Alice in an Altoid’s Tin?! And FLASH SALE on Alice-y Charms!

    Filed under Alice in an Altoids Tin Kit, Art Projects, Kristin Batsel, Laura Carson, Newsletters, Shannon Cooper

    TWO BIG announcements before the new Alice in Wonderland Kit (!) and fun artwork: not only is the Brothers’ Grimm Collage Sheets sale that started on Thursday continuing, but there’s a new FLASH SALE!

    ALL of the Brothers’ Grimm Collage Sheets are on sale at 50% off! See the lovely fairy princess castle (and Fair Maidens and Evil Queens Book Boxes — and Enchanted Forest papers) in Thursday’s newsletter for the inspiration for this sale. Note: the sale ends TOMORROW NIGHT, Monday, May 2nd.

    NEW! 30% off Sale on ALL Household Charms AND Doll Parts Charms AND Filigree TODAY and TOMORROW ONLY (ends MONDAY, May 2nd)! Why those sections? The Household Charms includes all the little metal teapots & tea cups, the Doll Parts includes crowns (and fans… can’t forget The White Rabbit), AND the Filigree section in honor of all the new round filigrees below, perfect for cake plates for the new resin chocolate cake for The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!
     

    Alice in an Altoids Tin Kit


    Alice in Wonderland! And Altoid’s tins?! Yes, It’s “Alice in an Altoid’s tin“. Or canned Alice?

    I’ve been scheming up a bunch of little things you can use to make a shrine from (or in) an Altoid’s tin — all Alice themed!

    Starting with the new Tin-Sized Alice Collage Sheet. Cute images from lots of different version of Alice in Wonderland, sized to fit an Altoid’s tin. This sheet includes 3 different scenes of The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. And lots of titles from various paper doll sets and vintage books — and check out Shannon’s artwork below for how nicely one of those titles fits one of the new Altoid’s Tin Insert Frames (the two new insert frames sets are sold separately).

    This kit also includes two more collage sheets:
    - Alice Covers Collage Sheet
    and
    - Tenniel’s Alice Collage Sheet

    And lots of charms and embellishments:
    - New Rectangular Resin Heart Tart
    - New Miniature Chocolate Cake
    - New Bronze Teacup & Saucer Charm
    - Bronze Stopwatch Clock Charm
    - 1 Inch Bronze Key
    - Plus 3 more only available in this kit.

    More info, photos and artwork are on the Alice in an Altoids Tin Kit page.
     


    To get you inspired to play with the Alice in an Altoids Tin Kit, we have an assortment of samples for you created by Design Team Members Kristin Batsel, Shannon Cooper and Laura Carson. Beside the info below, photos of all the projects are in the Gallery.
     

    Kristin Batsel’s Alice at Tea

    The base of the tin is made from letters from an old spelling game, the porcelain hand on top holds a tasty looking tart, and is surrounded by the White Rabbit’s pocket watch and a key. To adhere all of those items I used Apoxie Sculpt.

    The Cheshire Cat insert from the Altoid Tin Insert Frames – Alice set and it is great for adding extra dimension. The details on the trees and cat were done with colored pencils, while the insert border was painted to match the color of the background paper I chose. I used a tiny brush to apply bright white paint to accent the cat’s eyes and teeth.”

    Alice at Tea Supply List. Visit Junk&Stuff for more details and a tutorial on how to cover an Altoid tin.
     

    Shannon Cooper’s Tea Time

    Using the same Cheshire Cat insert that Kristin used, Shannon’s tin is more of the classic red, white, and black Alice palette.

    Alice is perched on a chipboard armchair from the new Tiny Chipboard Alice Props, listening to the speech of the Hatter.

    The top is simply decorated with a pile of 1/2 Inch Red Paper Roses, a bronze Teapot Charm, and a painted chipboard tart.”

    Tea Time Supply List. Visit Shannon at Flew the Coop for more details, and to see how she used the Altoid Tins Insert Frames – Scalloped on her beautiful, red Curiouser and Curiouser Tin.
     

    Laura Carson’s Alice in Wonderland Book – Using Altoid Tin Lids

    Most of my Altoids tin projects only require the container and not the lid. I end up with lots of left over lids which I hate to throw away. To the rescue is an easy book project that uses just the lids! The two lids serve as the front and back covers for the book inside with a closure made from a ribbon attached to the lids.

    Inside is a book made from frame inserts (hinged together) that are sized to perfectly fit the lids. To create the pages for the book, I started by painting the frames then I glued the frames to Alice in Wonderland illustrations that you will find on my Supply List. You’ll notice that I didn’t use any dimensional embellishments on the pages as it would make the book too bulky and it wouldn’t fit inside the tins. Just stick with paper images and not too many of those.

    Decide which page you want as the first and which as the last and cover the backs of these pages with decorative paper. The end result is 6 unique pages!”

    Visit Artfully Musing for more details, and to find out how to assemble your book.

     
    Hooray for the May Kit with Extras Giveaway!

    Today’s Giveaway starts with… THE NEW KIT:
    Alice in an Altoids Tin (with all the collage sheets, charms, resin cakes and flowers, and an Altoid’s Tin)

    And then I added the two new Altoids Tin Insert Frame Sets:
    - Alice
    - Scalloped
    - and an extra Altoid’s Tin!

    To enter the May Kit with Extras Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, May 2, 2016).

    AND to enter the drawing, please tell me: What will you make with Alice using an Altoid’s Tin (or 2)?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Enchanted Forest & Brothers’ Grimm Giveaway? That would be Nancy E! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

      
    80 Comments » Posted by Leslie, May 1st, 2016

    Enchanted Forest Collection & Grimm Collage Sheet Sale!

    Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Lora Mahaffey, Newsletters, Sale, Tristan Robin Blakeman

    Not only art projects by 2 Design Team Members, I’ve just put the ENTIRE Brothers’ Grimm Fairy Tales Collage Sheets on sale for 50% off now through Monday night, May 2nd!

    40 collage sheets from sweet to spooky! And the sale section includes 3 of the new collage sheets announced today!
     


    Hello all. Both Bella and I are a bit under the weather today. Luckily Design Team Members Lora Mahaffey and Tristan Robin Blakeman have created beautiful artwork with the new Enchanted Forest Collection papers. (So you’ll be happily mesmerized by the pretty pictures and forgive this short newsletter.)

    I created some new collage sheets to coordinate with the new collection — used by Lora for her 2 witty ATC boxes: Fair Maidens and Evil Queens (also using the ATC Sized Faux Book Box that was announced last week).

    (I love the little hidden compartment in the back of the Evil Queens ATC Box, filled with bottles of poison…)

    Since the Grimm Collage Sheets are on sale, that means the Rapunzel, Evil Queens and Grimm Covers #3 Collage Sheets are new and on sale at 50% off! There are 2 more new collage sheets, too: Fairy Tale Book Covers Collage Sheet (swoon!) and Fair Rosamund Collage Sheet (both of those are also on sale)!

    That amazing castle below (with an album tucked away behind those double doors) was designed and hand-made by Tristan! I think he must have used every sheet of paper in that big 12×12 pad! And what attention to detail: from the fairies frolicking on the walkway at the top, to the princesses on balconies on each of the towers.

    See more photos and learn more about Lora and Tristan’s project in their blogs (click those links on their names). And enter the Giveaway drawing below to win products to make your own Enchanted Forest/Grimm artwork.


     

     

    Hooray for the Enchanted Forest & Brothers’ Grimm Giveaway!

    I picked out a mix of items that are new or used in today’s featured artwork (or both) to make this Giveaway:
    - Fairytale Castle Album
    - Enchanted Forest 6×6 Patterns & Solids Pad
    - Fancy Rectangular Catch
    - Waterhouse Flowers Collage Sheet
    - Sleeping Beauty #3 Collage Sheet
    - Fairy Tale Book Covers Collage Sheet
    - Grimm Covers #3 Collage Sheet
    - Rapunzel Collage Sheet
    - Evil Queens Collage Sheet

     
    To enter the Enchanted Forest & Brothers’ Grimm Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, April 29, 2016)! And tell me: What will you make with all these richly colored goodies?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won Cookies, Chipboard & a Cart Giveaway? That would be Jen C! Congratulations!

      
    82 Comments » Posted by Leslie, April 28th, 2016

    FLASH SALE on chipboard (and a cookie cart with poetry?)

    Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Newsletters, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale, Shannon Cooper

    TWO BIG announcements before the new items and witty artwork: not only is the Scrapbook Paper sale that started on Thursday continuing, but there’s a new ONE DAY FLASH SALE!

    ALL of the Scrapbook Paper (single sheets) are on sale at 50% off! (And the sale also includes the papers in the Time To Flourish Collection section.) 200 designs! Grab ‘em quick cuz a lot of these will be gone once the current stock sells out! Note: the sale ends TOMORROW NIGHT, Monday, April 25th.

    NEW! 25% off Sale on ALL Die-Cut Chipboard TODAY ONLY (SUNDAY, April 24th)! Woohoo! That includes flat shapes and little shrine kits.. and that cute new Flower Cart Wheelbarrow in Design Team Member Shannon Cooper’s artwork
     


    What? Shannon is a talanted artist and a poet, too? The Fox, The Crow And The Cookie is a fun little scene, with a rewriting of one of Aesop’s Fables!

    Shannon started with the NEW Flower Cart Wheelbarrow… perfect for a fairy garden, filled with potted flowers. But, check out Shannon’s adorable artwork, instead using the wheelbarrow for a pastry cart!

    I was so excited to get this 1:12 scale miniature wheelbarrow from Alpha Stamps! There are umpteen possibilities for it — flower cart, gardening wheelbarrow, a wheelbarrow full of puppies, peddler’s cart, or even use it as a base for an even tinier themed scene inside… oh, I have to get another one. Or three.

    The idea for a cookie cart came quick because I had wanted to do a project based off a kooky song titled The Fox, The Crow and the Cookie for a long time and having the cart made it an easy decision. It was fortunate to find Alpha Stamps had  Aesop’s Fables Foxes and Birds and Crows collage sheets, as well as pages of miniature sweeties to stuff in the cart!

    An excerpt from the song:

    Through mostly vacant streets a Baker from the outskirts of his town
    earned his living peddling sweets from a ragged cart he dragged around.
    The clever Fox crept close behind, kept an ever watchful eye
    for a chance to steal a Ginger spice cake or a Boysenberry pie.

    The Fox, The Crow And The Cookie Supply List and more info (including the rest of her poem!) in Shannon’s blog post.

     
    Wrapping up the artwork in today’s newsletter is an imaginative wall hanging from Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Blue Bird, Blue Bird.

    I love the use of the antique spoon to hold the birds and nest, with the added holes for hanging dangly chains with charms, and for hanging the piece itself. And the rhinestone bling really changes the look of the 2″ birdcage (from the current month’s kit) and 3″ birdcage.

    (Psst! Both of those birdcages (and the chipboard set with that nest nesting in the spoon) are included in today’s FLASH SALE!)

    Blue Bird, Blue Bird Supply List and more info in Rhonda’s blog post.


     

     

    Hooray for the Cookies, Chipboard and a Cart Giveaway!

    I picked out a mix of items that are new or used in today’s featured artwork (or both) to make this Giveaway:
    - Flower Cart Wheelbarrow
    - Mini Silicone Mold – Cookie or Biscuit with Filling
    - Wooden Tea Tray
    - Tiny Cookies – Set of 12
    - Aesop’s Fables – Foxes & Birds Collage Sheet
    - Lamp Post with Light
    - Square Shrine – Gatefold
    - Square Shrine Windows Collage Sheet
    - Mini Birds & Nests Shape Set

    To enter the Cookies, Chipboard and a Cart Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, April 25, 2016). Where has this month gone?

    AND to enter the drawing, please tell me: What will you make with these goodies (one or more projects)?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Before I forget: who won Thursday’s Birds, Book Box & Frames Giveaway? That would be Angelic! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

      
    48 Comments » Posted by Leslie, April 24th, 2016