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    New Tim Holtz Tag & Guest Designer Tristan Robin Blakeman

    Filed under Contests/Winners, Giveaways, Newsletters, Sale, Summer/Beach, Tim Holtz


    (And a Circus Giveaway plus Christmas in July FREE Gift Kit!)

    Oh my.

    Oh my. Oh my. Oh my.

    Miz Bella has penned the post highlighting the amazing Grande Cirque Theatre by the fabulous Tristan Robin Blakeman (see some close-ups at right… that’s maybe 10% of the entire piece!) and all I can say is: Oh my!
    Read Bella’s Post

    Moving on — far too soon but today’s newsletter is filled with worthy spectacles — is the July Tag-of-the-Month by Tim Holtz (see a photo below). In addition to adding some of the new beachy dies (and embossing folders — I love that embossed plastic as bubbles!) ALL of the Supplies for this tag are On Sale! (And see below for a couple of new resin seashell sets — plus a seahorse group included in today’s Giveaway.)

    Speaking of the Giveaway,
    Design Team Member Jeanne Draachreider’s Sky High Circus (also highlighted in a separate blog post) is the inspiration for today’s Giveaway!

    Note: last Thursday we announced a FREE Gift Kit, and that offer is still on: a Christmas in July FREE Fiber Set is FREE for all orders over $20! More info and a photo are below.

    And the Christmas in July Sale continues through THIS Thursday, July 31st!


     


     Thursday Newsletter Recap: Stamping on Ribbons for Christmas   


    Don't Forget Thursday's Newsletter
    with a big bunch of Christmas items, plus more stamped ribbons by Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas!

    Tim Holtz Stencil - Festive
    Tim Holtz Stencil - Festive On Sale! (plus ALL of the Tim Holtz Stencils are On Sale!)


    Christmas in July FREE Fiber Set

    An exclusive Alpha Stamps' mini kit of gorgeous fibers and ribbons! Lots of choices from fuzzy yarns to shiny silk or satin ribbons, in shades of red, gold and green — perfect to tie a gift tag on your Christmas presents!

     

    Hooray! A Sky High Circus Giveaway (with a few seahorses in honor of the new Tim Holtz tag)!

    Just about everything in Jeanne’s Sky High Theatre is included in this Giveaway! Here’s a repeat of her Supply List.

    And, see the photo below on the left for a bunch of seahorse-themed items (since there are so many cute seahorses in the new beach goodies):
    - Antique Silver Seahorse
    - Children at the Beach Collage Sheet
    - Maritime Boussole Scrapbook Paper
    - Seaside Slides Collage Sheet
    - Small Seahorse Charms (2 colors)
    - Tiny Double-Sided Seahorse Charms
    - Travel Sea Icons Grand Adhesions (just put On Sale!)

    Plus, NINE items just put on Clearance Sale (that’s 80% off!):
    - Brownie Valentine Rubber Stamp
    - Embossed Fall Leaves
    - Christmas Mini Trim Pack
    - Die-Cut Chipboard Mirror Frames
    - Gold Felt Flourishes
    - Bronze Round Filigree Sequins
    - Silver Fan Filigree Sequins
    - 3mm Mixed Color Flowers in Bottle
    - Mixed Color Metallic Starbursts

    To enter the Sky High Circus 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 (that’s Pacific Standard Time!!), MONDAY NIGHT, July 28, 2014).

    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 winners (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 Christmas in July Giveaway? That would be Mary-Ann! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.
     

      
    94 Comments » Posted by Leslie, July 27th, 2014

    Guest Designer Tristan Robin Blakeman!

    Filed under Cirque Paper Theatre Kit, Guest Designers


    We are beyond delighted to have the Glitter King himself, Tristan Robin Blakeman, as a Guest Designer this month. If you’ve never seen Tristan’s work he is oh-so-clever and makes the most amazing paper theatres. It is rumored that I secretly stalk him but it’s no secret — he knows that I do! How could I not?

    I am the world’s oldest child, still getting the same thrill I got as a boy playing with colors, shapes and textures. I loves to create miniature stages, merry-go-rounds, dancers, faeries, storybook characters and tributes to old movie stars. Long believing more is more when it comes to color and dazzle, I think I would be happy if I were a wedding cake! Often I prefer working with my dog, Brando, snuggled at my feet. When it comes to collecting, favorites are “Wizard of Oz” and “Alice in Wonderland” memorabilia, as well as water ballet portraits of Esther Williams. Lastly, I live life according to my credo to the fullest: “Sparkle! Shimmer! Glimmer! Gleam!”

    Using the July 2014 Kit – Cirque Paper Theatres, plenty of Dresden and images from an assortment of Circus & Clown Collage Sheets, Tristan has created an amazing circus gazebo complete with a 4-stage theatre atop for you to covet and admire.

    I asked Tristan about how he created the gazebo base of his theatre because, really, the more I look at it the more I’d like to create one that has half-naked Burlesque dancers with pasties hanging off of the pillars. Wouldn’t that be fabulous? Glitter, Tinsel, Rhinestones & Shiny (hineys) all over it too! But I digress in my own mind which of course we all know is a steel trap. Perhaps he even used some strange common object in his creations. Could he also be a carpenter and did he build it from scratch?

    The gazebo was actually a deconstructed birdfeeder and the base is a deconstructed found bowling award plaque. I really didn’t use too much weird stuff — almost everything came from the box of supplies that I was sent. Now I wish I hadn’t gone so crazy and I had more of it left over! (Crafting greed and hoarding knows no bounds).

    Ah Tristan, we ARE so similar in our crafting greed and hoarding! However, due to my insane need for art supplies I will be working for Alpha Stamps for at least another 50 years.

    Readers, won’t you join us in our greed? You don’t have to go as grand as Tristan has gone — if you take a look at the top part of his circus it is 4 of the Small Paper Theatre Boxes attached to one another with a different circus scene in each one. With over 800 different Collage Sheets in stock, I’m sure you could dream up your own grand paper theatre scene. Halloween IS coming up! So are the Holidays or perhaps you would like to make whimsical theatre with Anthropomorphic Animals! If you do please be sure to email me pictures — I’m always asking yet no one ever does. Hmph.

    Anyways, you must get your glitter on and sashay on over to Tristan’s Web site, to see more of his over-the-top theatres. And beside the close-ups below, you can also visit the Gallery to see additional photos of the fabulous theatre he created for us!

    Comments Off Posted by MizBella, July 27th, 2014

    Sky High Circus by Jeanne Draachreider

    Filed under Cirque Paper Theatre Kit, Design Team, Tutorials


    WOW! Design Team Member Jeanne Draachreider’s Sky High Circus is such a wonder (including running lights)! Enjoy all the eye candy here (with bits of intro text from Jeanne’s blog post).

    AND, if you're reading this on July 27th or 28th, there’s a related Sky High Circus Giveaway that includes pretty much everything Jeanne used in her artwork!

    We’re off to the circus… not just any circus… but the Sky High Circus! The performers climb to unbelievable heights to perform their daring feats. What a sight this is at night when multi-colored lights are flashing not only around the three circus rings, but on the ground as well. There’s also an gigantic multi-colored glowing light that changes colors constantly as a backdrop for the aerial performers. But that’s not all, there are animals galore, and exciting sideshows to visit. Clowns are running around everywhere doing their silly skits and making us laugh.

    How did she make this? (!?)

    Two large Quaker Oats boxes. I ended up not using the smaller one because the circus had already taken on a life of it’s own and grown by leaps and bounds. I couldn’t even fit everything onto the board! In back you can see the first floating ring jutting out the side. I cut rings from the second oatmeal box (that’s it you see in cut up circles in front) and cut a hole into the sides of the first box to fit the rings into.

    I decorated the tower box first, then added bottoms to the floating rings using heavy scrapbook paper. I also prepped the top to the rings but couldn’t put them on till after the lights were added. It was a bit tricky but we got ‘er done. The lights are small and round with a flat head so I used a hole punch (I used my crop-a-dial to go through the heavier cardboard) and pushed them through. Then I carefully attached the tops, then a decorative band around the ring that also had holes precut to fit the lights. Then the assembly was slipped into the tower and fit snugly.

    Info on constructing the cannon (before-and-after pics are below):

    The cannon is made of some very basic parts. Yep, an empty toilet paper roll. Recycle, recycle!!

    I sliced the roll down the center and shortened it a bit too. I fit one end around the wooden ball to get an idea of the size at one end, then skinnied down the top end just a but more, taped in place, then covered with the 4th of July papers.

    I painted the spool red and glued the wheels onto each side and decorated them. I poked a hole into the top of the cannon to add a short piece of twine. I rolled paper and stuck it inside the black rubber bead, put a short piece of twine in, and we were ready to shoot an unsuspecting clown across the arena. :)

    The balancing girl on a ball was even more simple, once I figured it out!

    You can see more photos (and a video!) of Jeanne’s Sky High Circus on her blog. And here’s a link to her Supply List.

    Comments Off Posted by Leslie, July 26th, 2014

    Christmas in July (And a Christmas-Themed FREE Gift Kit!)

    Filed under Christmas/Ornaments, Giveaways, Newsletters, Rubber Stamps, Sale


    Aww… these are so sweet! As a follow-up to Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas’ Stamping on Ribbons post back in May (with a French theme… and with a tutorial), Rhonda has made a big bunch of festive holiday ribbons. (Note: this is a preview of an article to be published in the Holidays issue of RubberStampMadness!)

    Beside the wider satin ribbons we’ve added (1-1/2″ wide), there are also a bunch of new holiday stamps by Tim Holtz and some new colors of VersaCraft Chalk Pigment Ink Pads (some used by Rhonda and some just because they’re new and cool and just released!) See below for photos and links to all the new additions. Oh, did I mention: They’re all On Sale!

    (Psst! Rhonda used a lot of the stamps from the Mini Holidays Cling-Mounted Stamp Set 1 – Believe on her ribbons… plus see the next paragraph for some of our own stamps she also used. And here’s her full Supply List in case you need to track down a specific image.)

    Just in time for this project, we’ve got some of our own exclusive rubber stamp sets back in stock:
    - Holiday Brownies Rubber Stamp Set (like that red candy cane in the ribbon photo)
    - Angels we have heard on high… Stamp Set
    - Retro Santas Rubber Stamp Set (Ho ho ho!) (See the “Back in Stock” section below, too.)

    Hey, and all 3 of those rubber stamp sets are On Sale!. You know why? Because they’re part of the Christmas in July Sale! All Christmas Rubber Stamps and Christmas Collage Sheets are On Sale!.

    Plus the Christmas Scrapbook Papers Section (single sheets or sets) and Christmas & Winter Metal Charms are all On Sale!.

    And there’s a New FREE Christmas in July Fiber Set! An exclusive Alpha Stamps’ mini kit of gorgeous fibers and ribbons! Lots of choices from fuzzy yarns to shiny silk or satin ribbons, in shades of red, gold and green — perfect to tie a gift tag on your Christmas presents!

    AND (whew!) there’s another new circus shrine (with tutorial) from our Design Team (as July is filled with circus art because of the July Cirque Paper Theatre Kit): a Sky High Circus by Jeanne Draachreider! It is such a wonder (including running lights!) that it has its own separate blog post (or jump straight to the chase and view it all on Jeanne’s blog).
     


     Back In Stock Items    


    Holiday Brownies Rubber Stamp Set
    On Sale!


    Miniature Jack-o-Lantern Pail
    On Sale!


    Steampunk Gear Brads

    On Sale!

     

    Hooray! A Christmas in July Giveaway!

    In addition to these goodies from Rhonda’s Stamped Ribbons (that’s a link to the supply list for pics and links to all of these items):
    - Retro Santas Rubber Stamp Set
    - Printed Burlap Ribbon – French Script
    - Moss Green 1-1/2 Inch Satin Ribbon
    - Moss Green 7/8 Inch Satin Ribbon
    - Tan 1-1/2 Inch Satin Ribbon
    - Tan 7/8 Inch Satin Ribbon

    AND THREE new Clearance Sale items:
    - Gold Christmas Bells (Just put On Sale!)
    - Santas Stocking Tags (Just put On Sale!)
    - Rusty Tin Snowflakes (Just put On Sale!)

    I’ve added the new Christmas in July FREE Fiber Set!

    AND some of the new Holly Berry Garland!

    AND the just-put-On-Sale:
    - Acrylic Christmas Bead Mix and
    - Santa Mail Rubber Stamp!

    AND these 4 On Sale! Christmas Collage Sheets:
    - Retro Christmas Collage Sheet
    - Silly Santas Collage Sheet
    - Snowman Gift Tags Collage Sheet
    - Christmas Stocking Stripes Collage Sheet (plus the chipboard elf stocking it was designed for)!

    To enter the Christmas in July 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, July 25, 2014).

    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 Sunday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Circus Elephants Giveaway? That would be Ann C! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.
     

    87 Comments » Posted by Leslie, July 24th, 2014

    Back in Stock… July 24, 2014

    Filed under Back in Stock

    Retro Santas Rubber Stamp Set On Sale!

    Holiday Brownies Rubber Stamp Set On Sale!

    Angels we have heard on high… Stamp Set On Sale!

    Tiny Oak Leaf Garland

    Black Mini Paper Blooms

    Maritime Ancre Scrapbook Paper On Sale!

    Creative Paperclay

    Miniature Jack-o-Lantern Pail On Sale!

    Red Stamen

    Gilders Paste – Black

    Gilders Paste – Inca Gold

    Gilders Paste – Patina

    Steampunk Gear Brads On Sale!

    Comments Off Posted by Leslie, July 24th, 2014

    Circus Theatre by Lora Mahaffey & New Tim Holtz Halloween

    Filed under Cirque Paper Theatre Kit, Design Team, Giveaways, Halloween, Newsletters, Tim Holtz


    Continuing on with the July Theme and the July Kit: Cirque Paper Theatres is Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey’s witty little Circus Theatre!

    The clowns must be on strike: just look at that guy snoozing atop Samson the elephant! And the clown on the far left reading a newspaper! I love the extra punch of color Lora gave the accents, using the New and On Sale! Lipstick Red Copic Sketch Marker. (Since the Copic Markers are alcohol based, they can be layered over other printed papers to tint (or bump up the color) still allowing the original designs to show through.)

    I also love the smaller choice of shadowbox Lora used on this piece: Small Square Chipboard Shadowboxes. The little curtains from the Toy Paper Theatres and Tall Paper Theatre and Curtains Collage Sheets work really well on this 4″ wide shadowbox.

    Here is Lora’s Supply List, and you can see more pictures on her blog.

    Psst: with all the elephants in Lora’s artwork, today’s Giveaway has a Circus Elephant theme! (See below for photos and more details.)

    Halloween! Yes, more new goodies are arriving at a steady pace! It is definitely our favorite holiday (and the new Tim Holtz items, below, are great additions).

    Note: last Thursday we announced a FREE Collage Sheet, and that offer is still on: a Cirque Picks Collage Sheet is FREE for all orders over $20! More info and a photo are below.
     


     Back In Stock Items    


    Winding Keys

    On Sale!
     


    Zombie Charms
    On Sale! AND see a big bunch o' Halloween Charms that are On Sale!
     


    Blank Altoids Tins

    On Sale!
     


     Thursday Newsletter Recap: Cirque Theatre by Kristin Batsel   


    Don't Forget Thursday's Newsletter
    with an adorable Cirque Theatre by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel!


    Altered Metal Frame - Birdhouse
    - New and On Sale!


    Cirque Picks FREE Collage Sheet

    Wheee! In honor of the adorable Cirque Theatre by Kristin (see left), here's my own version of the vintage clown pick that Kristin used at the top of her artwork! Through Monday, July 21st, we'll include a Collage Sheet printed on cardstock in all qualifying orders!

     

    Hooray! A Circus Elephants Giveaway!

    Just about everything in Lora’s Circus Theatre Supplies List is included in this Giveaway!

    And, between the collage sheets included in the Cirque Paper Theatre Kit (yes, a kit is in this Giveaway, too), the images Lora used, and the extras I gathered around the elephant theme, there are 14 collage sheets! Here’s a list of the elephant ones in the photo below:
    - Circus Books Collage Sheet
    - Elephants #1 Collage Sheet
    - Elephants #2 Collage Sheet
    - Elephants #3 Collage Sheet
    - Pink Elephants Collage Sheet

    Plus, FOUR items just put on Clearance Sale:
    - Tinsel Cording – Red
    - Circus Elephant Clear Stamp
    - Elephant Matchbook Rubber Stamp
    - Le Cirque: Circus Parade Scrapbook Paper
    - (Plus an Elsie The Elephant Button already on clearance)

    AND this adorable elephant card, just put 0n Sale at 50% off:
    - Elephant Chef Die-Cut Valentine Card
    (Note: the Dog with Ruff Die-Cut Valentine Card has just been put 0n Sale at 50% off, too.)

    To enter the Circus Elephants 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 (that’s Pacific Standard Time!!), MONDAY NIGHT, July 21, 2014).

    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 winners (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 Red Cirque Giveaway? That would be Jen Beksel! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.
     

    97 Comments » Posted by Leslie, July 20th, 2014

    Back in Stock… July 19, 2014

    Filed under Back in Stock

    Blank Altoids Tins On Sale!

    Owl Charms On Sale!

    Tim Holtz Metallic Borders

    Cling Mounting Foam On Sale!

    ATC Box Shrine Kit

    Mini Masonite Shrine – Circus On Sale!

    Small Paper Mache Book On Sale!

    Stitched Leaf Ribbon – Ivory On Sale!

    Dazzles Gold Swirls & Flourishes Stickers

    Metal Foil Tape Sheets On Sale!

    Tulle Netting – 6 Inch Wide – Black On Sale!

    3D Metal Stars On Sale!

    Winding Keys On Sale!

    Nutcracker Charms – Brass Oxide

    Ghost Charms On Sale!

    Jack O Lantern Charms On Sale!

    Gingerbread Man Charms – Brass Oxide

    Candy Cane Charms

    Zombie Charms On Sale!

    Comments Off Posted by Leslie, July 19th, 2014

    Cirque Theatre by Kristin Batsel + a FREE Collage Sheet!

    Filed under Art Projects, Cirque Paper Theatre Kit, Design Team, Giveaways, Newsletters


    I love the Cirque Theatre by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel! (As with all of Kristin’s artwork) she lavishes attention on the details!

    Details like draping the Miniature Star Garland to match the curves on the “Cirque” signage (from the Paper Theatre Cirque Collage Sheet); and antiquing the red Dresden borders to match the darker red in the papers from the Cirque Theatre Kit; and angling the small set of Metal Hands to fit a vintage clown pick.

    (See below for my own variation on that vintage clown-head pick Kristin has set atop her proscenium.)

    And look at that cute little clown in the close-up at left (ok… reading on the job, but still cute)! I love how Kristin artfully sanded/distressed the papers (over the New Small Wooden Theatre Base he’s sitting on) to give them an antique appearance. (The papers are from the July Kit.)

    Here’s Kristin’s Supply List. Treat yourself and visit Kristin’s blog to see more pictures. (Psst… be sure to come back ’cause those metal frames in the next section are to die for!)

    And how could I forget!? I’ve created my own version of the vintage clown pick Kristin used at the top of her theatre! I’ve gathered some little clowns (and provided them as reversed, mirror images, too — in case you want to make your picks double-sided or you need one to face left or right). See the photo for a couple I cut out (just glue or tape them to toothpicks and you’re ready to go)! I also included a couple sets of hands in case you want to pose hands, too. Did I mention this is a FREE collage sheet? Get more info here.

    AND, today, July 17th, is the final day of the Circus/Clowns Collage Sheets Sale (in honor of the Cirque Theatre Kit)! Today is also the final day of the half-price sale on these 3 clown rubber stamps:
    - Coin Bank Clown Rubber Stamp
    - Scary Clown Rubber Stamp
    - You Will Be Surprised Rubber Stamp
     

     

    Hooray! A Red Cirque Giveaway! (I love those red and gold colors!)

    In addition to these goodies from Kristin’s Cirque Theatre (that’s a link to the supply list for pics and links to all of these items):
    - July 2014 – Cirque Paper Theatre Kit
    - Small Wooden Theatre Base
    - Clowns At The Beach Collage Sheet
    - Gold Glitter Mini Star Picks
    - Miniature Star Garland
    - Metal Hands (hm… ya know, those would make fun decorated toothpicks, too…)
    - Half-Round Dresden Borders – Red
    - Thin Fleur Dresden Borders – Red

    AND FOUR Clearance Sale items that I think would make fun decorated toothpicks:
    - Elsie The Elephant Buttons
    - Circus Tent Buttons (Just put On Sale!)
    - Flag Buttons (Just put On Sale!)
    - Sunflower Buttons (Just put On Sale!)

    I’ve added the new Cirque Picks FREE Collage Sheet!

    To enter the Red Cirque 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, July 18, 2014).

    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 Sunday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Three-Ring Circus Giveaway? That would be April Dudko! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

    107 Comments » Posted by Leslie, July 17th, 2014

    Two Circus Projects by Laura Carson (+ a Related Giveaway!)

    Filed under Art Projects, Cirque Paper Theatre Kit, Design Team, Newsletters, Rubber Stamps

    I’m handing off the beginning of this newsletter to Miz Bella, to introduce Design Team Member Laura Carson’s TWO amazing Circus Projects! Then stayed tuned, ’cause there are some beautiful new Tim Holtz stamps, dies, and embossing folders!

    Continuing on with the July Theme and the July Kit: Cirque Paper Theatres is Laura Carson and her cirqualicious creations!

    Even if clowns are a creep factor for you, I think you’ll want to bring in the clowns with the Sells Floto Circus. Laura used the Small Paper Theatre Boxes as the base for each of her three linked theatres. Those are the same size chipboard boxes that come in the July Kit.

    Personally, I can’t decide which theatre I like the best. There is the middle one with naughty Punch just waiting for the clowns from the Clowns #1 Collage Sheet to come up the ladder so he can bonk them on the head (such a sweet scene!) with my favorite clown from Clowns #2 Collage Sheet looking on. (See the close-up at bottom right of the photo at right.)

    Then there is the theatre with the circus performers riding and doing tricks on horse and zebra back! Notice the New and On Sale! Circus Acrobat Cut-Outs atop the two outer theatres? I love the all of the sparkly glitter on them as they swoop this way and that. I also like how Laura placed the center theatre on a 3 Inch Tall Candlestick Holder to give it some height (and to allow room for that red ladder… so cute and just made from 2 wooden skewers and toothpicks)!

    Laura used images from a zillion Circus Collage Sheets in her 3-ring circus, but lucky for you, ALL of them are in the Giveaway that Leslie pulled… see more info below (including the announcement of who won the last Giveaway… AND some circus rubber stamps included in the drawing AND just put on sale)!

    But wait, I am leaving the best for last… ready?

    LOOK at the Circus Carousel that Laura made using the New and On Sale! 3D Carousel Shrine Kit! Not only it quite fabulous with it’s fancy horses (that it comes with) but it also SPINS! (The spinning mechanism was added by Laura and is not included in the kit, but Laura explains it all on her blog post.)

    Laura used the papers from the Anthem 6×6 Paper Pad to start the festivities. She also used the Circus Tent Collage Sheet (or Tents Digital Image Set), the Tiny Circus Collage Sheet and embellished the 3D Carousel Shrine with the Wide Scalloped Dresden Border Set.

    Hey, that Tents Digital Image Set and BOTH of the circus collage sheets mentioned in the last paragraph are On Sale! Note: The ENTIRE Digital Images Section is On Sale! And this Thursday, July 17th, will be the final day of the Circus/Clowns Collage Sheets Sale (and that whole section is on sale in honor of the July Circus Kit)!

    Already thinking ahead, I can’t wait to get my hands on one of the 3D Carousel Shrine Kits — don’t you think it would make for a great spooky or haunted carousel theme?! You see, the Evil Queen hides new things like this from me if I am working on another project for her and many times I don’t see them until they’re ready to be presented to you. A magpie I am, going from one shiny object to another on any given day or time so I’m trying to stay focused here!

    Here are Laura’s Supply Lists: Sells Floto Circus and Circus Carousel, and you can see more pictures and details on how she created everything on her blog.

    Note: last Thursday we announced a FREE Gift Kit, and that offer is still on: a Trick or Treat FREE Gift Kit is FREE for all orders over $15! More info and a photo are below.
     


     Thursday Newsletter Recap: Cinderella, Tiny Books and Zombies?!   


    Don't Forget Thursday's Newsletter
    with some ridiculously cute Halloween Peg Dolls by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel!


    Little Library Collage Sheet
    - New and Tiny Books to match!


    Trick or Treat FREE Gift Kit

    Three different scrapbook papers and a bit of sparkly sequins in orange, black, white, gold and purple (with bats, ghosts, stars & a jack-o-lantern).

     

    Hooray! A Three-Ring Circus Giveaway!

    EVERYTHING in Laura’s Sells Floto Circus Supplies List is included in this Giveaway! There are 16 collage sheets (!) so I took 3 photos to show them all (see below).

    Plus, these items beyond Laura’s project:
    - Circus Performers #1 Collage Sheet (wow… there’s one she didn’t use?)
    - 4 Inch Gold Doilies
    - Black & Gold Mini Cording
    - 4mm Fused Pearls – Gold (now On Sale! at 50% off!)
    - Four Masonite Horses (just like the ones in the Carousel Kit)

    AND these 3 clown rubber stamps, just put 0n Sale at 50% off (only through THIS Thursday, July 17th — the same ending date as the Circus/Clowns Collage Sheets Sale):
    - Coin Bank Clown Rubber Stamp
    - Scary Clown Rubber Stamp
    - You Will Be Surprised Rubber Stamp

    To enter the Three-Ring Circus 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 (that’s Pacific Standard Time!!), MONDAY NIGHT, July 14, 2014). (Happy Bastille Day!)

    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 winners (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 Skulls and Tiny Books Giveaway? That would be Linda Isbell! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

    121 Comments » Posted by Leslie, July 13th, 2014

    Back in Stock… July 12, 2014

    Filed under Back in Stock

    Votive House Shrine Kit On Sale!

    Antique Copper Acorn Charms

    3mm Brass Flat-Back Rhinestone Studs

    Tim Holtz French Flight Die and Stamp Set On Sale!

    Oval Scalloped Filigree

    Fluted Drawer Handle

    Fancy Latch Set

    Fancy Rectangular Catch

    Small Rose Leaves

    White Pearl Mix in Tin

    Cameo Frames – Circles

    Comments Off Posted by Leslie, July 12th, 2014