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    New Heart Shrine & Artwork; Celestial & Alchemy SALE!

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale

    Wow! Design Team Member Rhonda Thomas has made a beautiful shrine called A Gift For Natasha using the new Heart Little Niche Shrine! Hard to believe it’s just a simple chipboard shrine form under all those lush fabrics & trims!

    Beside the photo at right, there are 2 more photos below — and there are more photos in Rhonda’s blog post:

    I am a sucker for rich, deep colors and vintage, embellished fabrics. I have found that it is easy to find pieces of Indian Sari fabrics on line, that are not expensive at all. At times, you do have to wait for the lengthy shipment from abroad, but it is so worth it.

    Using a combination of vintage jeweled bits and new yet classic Dresden pieces, I created this heart shadow box that looks like it once belonged to a wealthy Queen from long ago. Maybe even the woman in the heart. I will call her Natasha. A token, from her lover, full of precious stones.

    These gorgeous wings intimidated me at first. I was being too obsessive about every part of the design showing and wanting them to have lots of texture. I added just a little color with acrylic paint and the dab of an ink pad. Some vintage trim worked perfectly for the top of the wing, and then I used a stencil and added a bit of coarse molding paste. After drying the paste carefully with a heat gun, I ran a gold ink pad over the raised texture and was very satisfied with the results.

    (See the photo in the Giveaway below for a close-up) showing another example of combining the old with the new. Each stone and bead is from a vintage piece, but using the Antique Gold Dresden Starburst Rosettes brought all of the items together as a whole.

    Read more (and see more photos in Rhonda’s blog post! Above are photos/links for a few of the items from Rhonda’s supply list… and keep reading as there’s a related Flash Sale and Giveaway!

     
    What else is NEW today?

    New or back in stock! I tried to find some embellishments worthy of a shrine like Rhonda’s. Note that all 4 of those brass/gold items below are part of the Flash Sale! (See below for more info)

     
    NEW Flash Sale: Celestial & Alchemy

    Wow! This is a big, mixed-item group, inspired by Rhonda’s artwork! Over 140 items!
    - 40% off on Collage Sheets!
    - 30% off on EVERYTHING ELSE in this collection! (Includes scrapbook paper, charms, glittery embellishments…)

    Over 160 items! AND: Anything on clearance or a rubber stamp in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends FRIDAY NIGHT, February 21st at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

     
    Hooray for the Heart Shrine Giveaway!

    Wow! I had to zoom in on just the top section of Rhonda’s beautiful shrine to show off some of the layered bling!

    Yep… EVERYTHING in Rhonda’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway! (Except for some vintage fabrics or trims, that’s everything you’ll need to make a heart shrine!)

    I’m only highlighting 3 of the 7 spiffy items in the supply list/Giveaway in the photos below.

    BONUS: I’m also including a Talisman Collage Sheet (both part of the sale and would be another good option for a main image in the heart shrine).

    Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Rhonda’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway!

    To enter the Heart Shrine 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 Night, February 21, 2020).

    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).

    Oh! The Sicilia Paper Pad Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Kim R! Please check your email for more information.

      
    31 Comments » Posted by Leslie, February 20th, 2020

    Fruit & Floral Papers; Fruity Flash SALE!

    Filed under Back in Stock, Fruit Paradise Kit, Giveaways, Newsletters, Sale

    How about some COLOR! I know, we’ve been having a lot of pink lately, what with all the Valentine’s Day stuff. But here’s to a full range of colors!

    So I’m starting off with a preview of one of two new FRUITY paper pads today! The Fruit & Flora 8×8 Paper Pad includes 24 sheets of double-sided cardstock-weight scrapbook paper. Beautiful rich colors and vintage images. A lovely plum-colored background with shapes of golden pear, sweet peach, cherry blossom pink, orchard green, and raspberry red. Plus it’s on sale through tomorrow as part of the Fruity Flash SALE!

     
    What else is NEW today?

    New & Back in Stock Goodies! It’s taken what feels like forever to get those Mini Microscopes back!

     
    Fruit Collection ON SALE!

    It only seems fitting! ALL Fruity Items are on SALE at 30% off!

    A good mix of items from polymer canes & resin miniatures to collage sheets! Bonus: this tag also grabbed scrapbook papers including leaves and foliage! AND that includes the 2 new paper pads announced today!

    Over 90 items! AND: Anything on clearance in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends MONDAY NIGHT, February 17th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

     
    Hooray for the Sicilia Paper Pad Giveaway!

    Such a great set! Cheery collages with ceramic tiles, cactus, a hare & lemons; in shades of blue, green and yellow. How cute is that hare! Plus it’s on sale through tomorrow as part of the Fruity Flash SALE!

    BONUS: to coordinate with those colors (or images), i'm also including:
    - Large Blue Mosaic Scrapbook Paper
    - Small Blue Mosaic Scrapbook Paper
    - Cast Metal Hare or Rabbit
    - Aesop's Fables - Tortoises & Hares Collage Sheet
    - And one of those Polymer Clay Lemon Canes shown in the row just above this Giveaway! (Shown in bottom left corner — and part of the flash sale!)

    BIG bonus: a Fruit Paradise Kit!

    To enter the Sicilia Paper Pad 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, February 17, 2020).

    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).

    Oh! The One Shelf, So Many Possibilities Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Linda Strickland! Please check your email for more information.

    32 Comments » Posted by Leslie, February 16th, 2020

    Mini Valentine Hutch; Resin Minis Flash SALE!

    Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Miniatures, Retro Valentine Kit, Sale, Shannon Cooper

    Wow! Design Team Member Shannon Cooper has made (an amazing!) Hearts Aflutter Mini Valentine Hutch using the new Unfinished Wooden Hutch or Buffet, plus 80 bajillion items I will explain!

    Beside the tall overview pic, there are 2 wide close-up photos below (showing 2 of those 3 jam-packed shelves), and there are more photos in Shannon’s blog post:

    This month’s kit is chock full of red and pink and retro valentines, oh my! The tiny cards and envelopes were difficult to put aside, but I first wanted to decorate a (new) Unfinished Wooden Hutch or Buffet with the Polymer Clay Valentine Hearts Slice Mix and 2-Tone Heart Bead Mix (both also in the kit). There’s also a bunch of other stuff in there, too.

    After the hutch was painted (including the Etched Wooden Banner I glued to the top), I lined the shelves with strips of My Valentine Polka Dot paper (from the kit). Tons of images from the Tiny Little Valentines Collage Sheet were cut out to fill the shelves. There are candy boxes, two valentines card boxes, two gift bags, and a (mini) handful of vintage valentine cards on the shelves and on the lacy border. Peeking out from behind a white heart cake on the top shelf is the cutest kitten you’ve ever seen. Thanks for making some extra tiny cat valentines, Leslie!

    Whenever I am making a miniature hutch or shelf of some sort, I tend to crowd stuff in there, jamming as many tiny things as will fit. The project sort of turns into an “I Spy” game, which is kinda fun. Some of the things you’ll find are:
    - a red jam jar
    - (new) lemon cake with LOVE frosting
    - heart cookie cutter
    - polymer clay cake sprinkles in glass bottles
    - tiny resin cupcakes
    - (new) pink strawberry cakes
    - candy jar pre-filled with red candies
    - a pink doily
    - tiny heart buttons
    - (new) tiny heart-shaped chocolate cakes
    - and an embossed gold Dresden heart (also in the kit). Whew!

    Most of the minis in this project were altered just a tad, like the Red Canisters. (I just glued a heart from the Polymer Clay Valentine Hearts Slice Mix to the front!) Some of the jar lids were painted or colored with a red Sharpie before being filled with microbeads, or more polymer clay slice mix. The lid of the mini white peanut butter jar on the top shelf was also colored with a red Sharpie, and I drew on a little heart.

    The Tiny Lace Borders – White worked out perfectly for the shelves. The bottom lace was cut from a wider section and I added pink rhinestones along the top. The heart-shaped lace border was just trimmed and glued on. So quick!

    Read more (and see more photos in Shannon’s blog post! Below are a few (more) of the items from Shannon’s supply list… and keep reading as there’s a related Flash Sale and Giveaway!

     
    What else is NEW today?

    Note that ALL of these new items are part of the Flash Sale! (See below for more info)

     
    NEW Flash Sale: Lucite & Resin Miniatures

    Wow! 30% off! Note: this is a BIG GROUP, with all kinds of themes, from food (tons!) to bottle blanks to animals!

    Over 160 items! AND: Anything on clearance in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends FRIDAY NIGHT, February 14th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

     
    Hooray for the One Shelf, So Many Possibilities Giveaway!

    Here’s that second promised photo, and it helped me focus on just one area of this fun project to choose products from for the Giveaway!

    Then I’m adding all of these things from Shannon’s Supply List:
    - new Unfinished Wooden Hutch or Buffet
    - 2-Tone Heart Bead Mix
    - all FIVE of these cakes (I spy 3 in the photo, including the cake sprinkles in a jar and 2 new cakes)
    - Tiny Lace Borders – White – Set of 5
    - Tiny Doilies – Pink – Set of 4
    - Tiny Little Valentines Collage Sheet (retro valentines hanging on the lace scallops)
    - Romantic Faux Postage Half Sheet (the tiny label on the Half Scale Round Cookie Tin — also included! And so nice just colored with a red sharpie!)
    - Valentine Hearts Collage Sheet (one is cut out and laying next to the tin)
    - 6mm Heart Buttons
    - Even Tinier Bottles
    - Red Jam Mini Resin Jar

    Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Shannon’s artwork, altough “just” the items listed above are included in the Giveaway.

    BONUS: the Silly Pink Bunny Rabbits Set, one is shown in the photo but no longer available (the Giveaway includes the last set)!

    (Psst! Not in this Giveaway but if you want to see another Valentine’s Day miniature bookshelf that Shannon decorated (with a smaller cabinet to fill!) check this older project.)

    To enter the One Shelf, So Many Possibilities 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 Night, February 14, 2020).

    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).

    Oh! The Valentine Accordion Book Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Kathy! (Note: we had 3 entrants named Kathy… this is the Kathy who commented “Oh, pop-ups! I love them.”) Please check your email for more information.

    49 Comments » Posted by Leslie, February 13th, 2020

    Accordion Book with a Pop-Up Heart; An Odd Valentine Flash SALE!

    Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Newsletters, Retro Valentine Kit, Rhonda Secrist Thomas

    Sweet and clever! Design Team Member Rhonda Thomas has made Vintage Words From The Heart using the new 4×4 Chipboard Accordion Book, plus scrapbook papers, tons of Dresden (and collage sheet images) — and she copied a vintage greeting card’s design for a pop-up heart! There are photos below showing the heart as the book is opened, and there are more tutorial photos in Rhonda’s blog post:

    This month’s My Retro Valentine Kit is stuffed with so many goodies. I used several of them to create a 4 inch accordion book with a Victorian feel and many simple details.

    I knew I wanted to make a pop up card, but it had to include my accordion book. So I flipped through a batch of vintage cards that I have collected over the years and found one that got the wheels turning. You can see it below, along with a few pics of how I created my own.

    Inside are two pockets of sorts, but really I just cut a slit in the paper with an blade and added some Red Thin Looped Dresden Border. I inserted two Tiny Square Cream Envelopes that hold hearts with vintage words from the heart.

    You’ll need to visit Rhonda’s blog post to see the heart-shaped cards inside the envelopes: Rhonda used the new Large Heart Punch to create tiny inset hearts to write her “words from the heart” on.

    To close the accordion book, all I did was use a hole punch and an Antique Gold Dresden Starburst Rosette on the very front of the accordion. Using a piece of vintage lace, I wrapped the book and tied it closed.

    Read more (and see more photos in Rhonda’s blog post! Below are a few of the items from Rhonda’s supply list… and keep reading as there’s a related Flash Sale and Giveaway!

     
    What else is NEW today?

    A smaller size of accordion book (beside the new one in Rhonda’s artwork) plus 2 Heart Punches and tiny doilies! Note that those punches and the PINK doilies are part of the ODD Flash Sale! (See below for why!)

     
    NEW Flash Sale: Red or Pink or Hearts

    Wow! This is a crazy group: everything with “red” or “pink” or “heart” in the name. That caught some unexpected items (at least for Valentine’s Day) like Little Red Riding Hood.
    - 40% off on Collage Sheets!
    - 30% off on EVERYTHING ELSE in this collection! Over 200 items!
    - Anything on clearance or a rubber stamp or a digital image in this collection is marked down to 50% off! More of the digital images included: flowers and curtains.

    The sale ends MONDAY NIGHT, February 10th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

     
    Hooray for the Valentine Accordion Book Giveaway!

    Wow! Where to start? Well, with the My Retro Valentine Kit: beside some of the polka dotted scrapbook papers and gold heart Dresden Rhonda used in her artwork, that kit also includes heart cards and envelopes in all 3 color options, TWO collage sheets, plus extra polymer clay sprinkles and heart beads!

    Then I’m adding all of these things from Rhonda’s Supply List:
    - new 4×4 Chipboard Accordion Book
    - My Valentine 6×8 Paper Pad
    - Thin Looped Dresden Borders – Red
    - Red Dresden Heart Frames
    - Antique Gold Dresden Starburst Rosettes
    - All of the collage sheets Rhonda used!

    Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Rhonda’s artwork, although “just” the items listed above are included in the Giveaway.

    To enter the Valentine Accordion 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, MONDAY Night, February 10, 2020).

    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).

    Oh! The Valentine Wonderbox Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Karen Young! Please check your email for more information AND PLEASE PICK WHICH SHADOWBOX YOU’D LIKE.

    31 Comments » Posted by Leslie, February 9th, 2020

    An Almost Valentine Wonderbox plus Charms & Filigree SALE!

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Sale, Valentine's Day

    We’re revisiting a fun shadowbox that Design Team Member Kristin Batsel made in 2015: An Almost Valentine Wonderbox. That raw chipboard shadowbox is long since sold out BUT I’ve just had 2 shadowboxes with rows of square cubbies cut!

    See the photo at right for the 2 new shadowboxes: Shadowbox with Square Cubbies – 6×6 or Shadowbox with Square Cubbies – 8×8. They’re both 1″ deep. The cubbies are bit under 2″ x 2″ (approx 1-7/8″ square).

    Back to Kristin’s colorful project: a galaxy of little 2″ x 2″ collages (all united by the turquoise and red color palette). There is so much to take in… and I love the way Kristin mixed in everything from Juliet, circus elephants, the Queen of Hearts, and Casanova… all the way through the Easter bunny!

    And at the top: brass cupids hold a banner made from washi tape and baker’s twine. (Check below, too, as those cupids and the brass header at top are both back in stock!)

    Below are a few of the items from Kristin’s supply list (yep, many are still available!)… and keep reading as there’s a related sale and a Giveaway based on this shadowbox!

     
    What else is New today?

    Oooh! check out the new (and back in stock) raw brass stampings below! Some are back as Kristin used them in her shadowbox. And these brass pretties (in the “charms” section though they have no holes per se) have inspired the new FLASH SALE, which means they are on sale, too!

     
    NEW Flash Sale: ALL Charms & Filigree

    Wow! 30% off on EVERYTHING in this HUGE collection! Over 340 items! From Alice in Wonderland to Halloween to fancy filigree!

    Note: Anything on clearance in this group is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends FRIDAY NIGHT, February 7th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

     
    Hooray for the Valentine Wonderbox Giveaway!

    Ah… there’s a photo of the whole shadowbox… so much goodness crammed into those little cubbies! Note: you can see more photos on Kristin’s original blog post but note: we’ve updated the web site since that post so use the supply list URL below to find the goodies!

    Yep… EVERYTHING in Kristin’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway! (There’s a ton of different themes of collage sheets in this group, too!)

    I’m only highlighting 4 (more) of the 26 spiffy items in the supply list/Giveaway below & at left.

    BONUS: I’m also including your choice of either the Shadowbox with Square Cubbies – 6×6 or Shadowbox with Square Cubbies – 8×8.

    Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Kristin’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway!

    To enter the Valentine Wonderbox 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 Night, February 7, 2020). Please leave a note in your comment about which size shadowbox you’d like if you’re the ONE lucky winner!

    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).

    Oh! The KittyCat TV Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Francine Perri! Please check your email for more information.

    46 Comments » Posted by Leslie, February 6th, 2020

    New Retro Tin TV Sets & Artwork, New Minis & Retro Flash SALE!

    Filed under Back in Stock, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Sale, Valentine's Day

    This is so cute! Design Team Member Kristin Batsel has made a KittyCat TV using the new Altoids Tin TV (Retro style, as there are 2 versions) and just take a gander! Before I get to the details, a preview: I’ve created a whole “Mid-Century Retro Sale” around the theme, and there’s more new related items below!

    But first, here’s some text from Kristin’s blog post:

    It’s February, and who’s ready for some valentines? Me and Alpha Stamps, that’s who! Let’s tune in to KCTV (KittyCat TV, of course) for some good old-fashioned Valentine’s Day fun. I love the vintage charm of these cheerful kittens; they remind me of my elementary school days, and valentines from my classmates.

    The new retro tv, designed for use with Altoids sized tins, is perfect for this sweet kitty scene. And these cats know how to celebrate! Some happy sprinkles make this Valentine’s party extra festive. I pulled a few hearts out of the sprinkles for little dimensional accents behind the kitten’s heads, and on the front of the television.

    Psst: see below for a wide photo showing a preview of Kristin’s tutorial (I love that she used vintage baby blocks to hold the pieces in place while drying). There’s also a photo showing the back of the TV below in the Giveaway!

    Read more (and see more photos in Kristin’s blog post! Below are a few of the items from Kristin’s supply list… and keep reading as there’s that related Flash Sale that includes more new retro items!

     
    What is NEW today?

    New and back in stock items… and except for the Red Mini Rose Buds, everything is part of the Flash Sale! (And a ton of these items are 1:12 scale!)

    Oh! See that new Big Heart Cat Valentines Collage Sheet below right? Beside more fabulous retro kitty cat Valentines, it includes some silhouetted heads repeated in reverse (for using as cupcake picks or paper doll heads — about 1″ wide). AND those heads would be a great substitute for the wooden kitty cat head Kristin used on her TV!

    See all the items (more than the previews below)!

     
    NEW Flash Sale: Mid-Century Retro Collection

    This is a special sale! I was inspired by Kristin’s KittyCat TV and created a new collection of retro, mid-20th-century items! Over 80 items at least 30% off! And that includes many of the new or back in stock items announced today!

    40% off on Retro Collage Sheets — 49 of them!

    Any items on clearance in this collection (or a rubber stamp) are marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends MONDAY NIGHT, February 3rd at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

     
    Hooray for the KittyCat TV Giveaway!

    Yep… EVERYTHING in Kristin’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

    Bonus: I’m also including the new Big Heart Cat Valentines Collage Sheet, as it has more kitties (and those reversed cat-head images would be a good substitute for that wooden cat Kristin used on the top left of her TV).

    Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Kristin’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway!

    To enter the KittyCat TV 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, February 3rd, 2020).

    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).

    Oh! The Kitty Accordion Book Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Janet Stoffel! Please check your email for more information.

    44 Comments » Posted by Leslie, February 2nd, 2020

    Site-wide COUPON Sale! New Filigree, New Artwork, New Giveaway!

    Filed under Announcements, Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Guest Designers, Retro Valentine Kit, Sale

    Wow! So much news and eye candy today, let’s start with a preview:
    - A new COUPON sale!
    - Shipping rate changes
    - New artwork by Guest Designer Lynn Stevens!
    - New filigree (brass and otherwise)
    - New Giveaway! But first:

    Save an EXTRA 10% off the ENTIRE SITE! That’s 10% above current sale prices! Even if the item is already marked down as a clearance item!

    Use Promo Code: JANUARY when checking out. No minimum purchase required (excludes gift certificates/cards, shipping, taxes). May not be combined with another discount code.

    The coupon discount ends at midnight (PST) TOMORROW NIGHT, January 31, 2020!

     
    New Shipping Rates

    Flat rate shipping of $6.95 on all domestic orders under $50.00.

    New: Flat rate shipping on orders between $50.00 and $99.00 is only $4.95!

    Free Shipping on orders of $99.00 or more.

    All rates above apply to retail orders in the USA (before shipping and taxes). Note that the total before shipping is added is AFTER you may have applied a discount code. Read more here (including international shipping info).

     
    Valentine’s Day Projects by Guest Designer Lynn Stevens

    Lynn was a Design Team Member for us many moons ago, and I was pleased as punch that she was free (on a moment’s notice, no less) to make artwork from the February Kit!

    Oh my… Lynn made FIVE adorable valentines! I’ve picked out a set (which I’m counting as just one of the 5) to highlight here (and another valentine is shown down in the Giveaway section). But see Lynn’s blog post for pics of ALL FIVE!

    See the 2 hearts above? Sooo cute! Like miniature, fancy candy boxes! Lynn used Red Suede Paper as the base layer, with Dresden around the edges and images from the 2 Collage Sheets over rosettes made from the My Valentine Polka Dot 12×12 Paper Set (and i love how she ran some of the Dresden through her embossing machine to krinkle it up with she pleated the rosettes)! See the supply list for just these hearts.

    Super job, Lynn! I love what you’ve made! Read more (and see more photos of all the projects) on Lynn’s blog post.

     
    What is NEW today?

    New and back in stock items… many are filigree or lacy things, like those adorable doilies. Could be pretty on a valentine… ! See all the items here (more than the previews below — including 2 new paper lace sets shown in the Giveaway)!

     
    Hooray for the Kitty Accordion Book Giveaway!

    Wow! This Kitty Accordion Book and Envelope, also by Lynn, is so sweet (and so tiny — I think you can just decipher from her thumbnail in that photo at left how tiny this little book is)!

    Beside the 2 new Tiny Lace Borders (also shown below), I love the images from the Kitty Cat Valentines Collage Sheet that Lynn chose!

    I’m including all the supplies from Lynn’s accordion book in this Giveaway:
    - 2 Inch Accordion Book – White – Set of 2
    - Tiny Square Cream Envelopes
    - Kitty Cat Valentines Collage Sheet
    - My Valentine Polka Dot 12×12 Paper Set
    - Folding Heart Cards – Red – Set of 3
    - Tiny Lace Borders – Black – Set of 5
    - Tiny Lace Borders – White – Set of 5

    To enter the Kitty Accordion 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 Night, January 31, 2020). That date is also the end of the month, and the end of the JANUARY COUPON SALE!

    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).

    Speaking of Giveaways, we have the winner to announce from the last newsletter. The winner is Kathy Toews (who also had the best comment: “Valentines day is almost as much fun as Halloween! With more chocolate.”)! Check your email for info about your prize package!

    27 Comments » Posted by Leslie, January 30th, 2020

    New Retro Valentine Kit! Valentines Collage Sheet Sale!

    Filed under Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Retro Valentine Kit, Sale, Valentine's Day

    My Retro Valentine Kit

    Wow! What a flurry of color! (Ok.. mainly pink and red, but some turquoise (and gold) thrown in too for contrast!)

    Diving in, this kit includes all these new items:
    - THREE 6×6″ sheets of scrapbook paper with a sweet, faintly antiqued polka dot pattern (note: the related sets are 12×12″ sheets; also note: I’m showing the colors on both sides of the sheets in the photos above)
    - THREE heart cards! (One of each color.. so cute!)
    - THREE square envelopes (also 1 of each color and the heart cards fit in these perfectly!)
    - TWO collage sheets (both with ridiculously funny valentines from mid-century; some on each sheet are sized to fit the envelopes, too!)
    - TWO etched wooden valentine icons!
    - 2-Tone Heart Bead Mix (selected to match this kit’s color palette)
    - Polymer Clay Valentine Hearts Slice Mix (also selected to match this kit’s color palette)
    - Embossed Gold Dresden Hearts with Flowers (tiny set of 4)

    Go see the new kit for more info and more photos of all FOURTEEN items in the kit (plus more coordinating goodies and a sale are below).

     
    What else is new today?

    Tons of pink and red and heart-shaped things! Plus, see the related Flash Sale below!

     
    40% off SALE on Valentines Collage Sheets!

    Woohoo! In honor of the NEW My Retro Valentine Kit (and see THREE new collage sheets also included in this sale — that includes the first one below that’s NOT in the kit)!

    All on sale at 40% off! Over 50 options!

    The sale ends MONDAY NIGHT, January 27th at midnight PST.

     
    Highlights from the Valentines Collage Sheets Sale!

     
    Hooray for the Retro Valentine Kit Giveaway!

    Short and very sweet! In addition to one of the new Retro Valentine Kits (which is a huge array of goodies all by itself!) I'm also including one of the new My Valentine 6x8 Paper Pads!

    Bonus #2: a Valentine item I announced on Thursday which kinda got orphaned among all the house shrine madness: Small 3D Raw Brass Cupid Charm! The tiny size would be prefect for attaching to a heart card or envelope from the new kit!

    To enter the Retro Valentine Kit 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, January 27, 2020).

    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).

    Oh! The House Shrine Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Susan Nelson! Please check your email for more information. Susan chose the Mini House Room Box - 4 Cubbies (1:48), as there was a choice of 3 options in that Giveaway!

      
    46 Comments » Posted by Leslie, January 26th, 2020

    Angels & Demons (Gnomes are back! HOUSES on SALE!)

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Guest Designers, Sale

    Oh, what a lively, jam-packed newsletter today! Before I show you the Angels & Demons House (which inspired the new Houses sale), those little wooden gnomes are finally back in stock! They got stuck in customs… :(

    See all the back in stock items below (and farther down for some NEW items, including some VALENTINE things!

     
    Angels & Demons House by Guest Designer Angela Serna Zoco!

    Wow! I love this house-shaped shrine (wonky house-shaped shrine!) that Angie created. So much so that I was inspired to put all the houses on sale! (But back to this cool house shrine first!)

    (Ok… maybe second: do you remember the other projects Angie made recently? There were TWO Three Little Kittens Projects and TWO Angelic Art Projects! She is a prolific and talented designer and I would not be surprised to see her back later this year!)

    OK: NOW on to today’s project: Angie made the house with strips of chipboard, which allowed for the bendy roof. See the wide photo below for a couple in-process pics. I like the freedom of laying the house over the images you plan on using as background to decide where to glue the background. And since Angie cut out A ZILLION images from the collage sheets used, most of the background is just visible in tiny bits so no problem with using a collage sheet (uncut) as the back/background of the house.

    Read more (and see more photos in Angie’s blog post! Below are a few of the items from Angie’s supply list… and keep reading as there’s a Giveaway based on this Angels & Demons House!

     
    NEW Goodies: Feeling like Valentine’s Day is coming?

     
    NEW Flash Sale: HOUSES

    This is a special sale! I was inspired by the Angels & Demons House, so I’ve created this collection with tons of houses: chipboard houses to decorate, resin or ceramic clay 3D houses, even little metal birdhouses! Over 60 options!

    All on sale at 30% off!

    Psst: anything on clearance in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends FRIDAY NIGHT, January 24th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

     
    Hooray for the House Shrine Giveaway!

    Here’s another photo with some close-ups of the angels & demons vying for space (in the house? on your shoulders?) from Angie’s beautiful shrine.

    So to start off this Giveaway, I’m including the 4 angels collage sheets Angie used.

    Next, as Angie made her own house, I’m giving the drawing winner a choice of ONE of the 3 shrines below! (Note: all 3 of those are in the house sale!)

    To enter the House Shrine 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 Night, January 24, 2020).

    AND TELL ME WHICH SHRINE YOU WANT. Even if you don’t win, I would like to know why you picked the one you did. (Just click on the 3 photos below for more details and the name of each option.)

    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).

    Oh! The Voodoo Shadowbox Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Nadine! Please check your email for more information.

      
    32 Comments » Posted by Leslie, January 23rd, 2020

    Voodoo Shadowbox & Voodoo Collection SALE!

    Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Miniatures, Sale, Shannon Cooper

    A totally unexpected project for this time of year, but I love it! Design Team Member Shannon Cooper’s Voodoo Shadowbox is so creepy cool! AND I’ve created a whole “Voodoo Collection Sale” around the items in Shannon’s supply list (plus I added more potion labels and bottles to bring the sale up to 50 items, then added everything with “SKULL” in the title, too)!

    But before we delve into the sale, back to this fab project! Here’s some text from Shannon’s blog post:

    I’ve had this awesome Mini Wooden Printer’s Type Tray from Alpha Stamps on my craft table for some time, just waiting for a me to fill it with lots of little notions. Next to the tray lay a handful of doodads, and while on hold with the USPS during the holidays, I rifled through the stuff and eventually began gluing things together while patiently waiting my turn. By the time a real-live person answered the call, I had several bottles filled with herbs and feathers, tiny jars, some rhinestones glued into a skull’s eye sockets, and quite a few Tarot cards snipped from the Tiny Divination Cards Collage Sheet (also in pic below). We won’t mention the wait time. :/

    The printer’s tray was brown to begin with, and I had painted it a darker brown, only to discover that was not the answer for what I was going for. So all of its cubbies got a paint job and the front was covered with bronze metallic paint and then dry brushed with black. That’ll do.

    I didn’t fret over what went where or making things just so. It was more of an “I’m going to glue this right here and all will be fine, moving on” kind of project. A few images from various collage sheets, like the Little Potions one, were glued to the backs of a few cubbies, and then the bottles, candles (psst, they are mostly real candles, minus the red one on the skull which is beeswax and embroidery floss!) were added, followed by some Spring Green Lichen Mix and other natural elements. All of the roses were cut from tissue paper and glued around a wire stem.

    [Aside: I added the White Mini Rose Buds to the supply list so they're part of the sale, too. They look the right size for that little white rose to the left of large-ish skull with the red candle — see close-up below, too. Oh, and that tall amber resin bottle to the right of the same skull is new! Also in the pic at right.]

    Read more (and see more photos in Shannon’s blog post! Below are a few of the items from Shannon’s supply list (all on sale!)… and keep reading as there’s that related Voodoo Collection Sale, and a Giveaway based on this Voodoo Shadowbox!

     
    NEW Flash Sale: Voodoo Collection

    This is a special sale! It started with the supply list from Shannon’s Voodoo Shadowbox. Then it grew to include extra potion labels and bottles! 50 items at least 30% off! The items I’m highlighting in the pics below are things not in Shannon’s supply list (but goodies in her supply list are also included in the sale)!

    BONUS: The sale also includes ALL ITEMS with SKULL in the title! Note: only a few of these show up on the main sale link (those in Shannon’s artwork) so be sure to view SKULL in the title to see them all!

    Any items on clearance in this collection (or in the skulls) are marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends MONDAY NIGHT, January 20th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

     
    Hooray for the Voodoo Shadowbox Giveaway!

    Yep… EVERYTHING in Shannon’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway! (And ALL of those items are on sale, as this project inspired the new sale collection!)

    I’m only highlighting 4 (more) of the THIRTY (!) items in the supply list/Giveaway below and at left (psst: that collage sheet at left includes the label applied to the new Amber Resin Contoured Bottle).

    Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Shannon’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway!

    To enter the Voodoo Shadowbox 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, January 20, 2020).

    And what are you going to make? (Psst: if you look at the shadowbox page, there’s a whole ‘nuther kind of project using the same shadowbox as the base.)

    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).

    Oh! The Snow Queen Shadowbox Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Lorna Sommer! Please check your email for more information.

      
    58 Comments » Posted by Leslie, January 19th, 2020