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    New Art, New Sales, New Giveaway & Special Drawing!

    Filed under Art Projects, Black Friday Sale, Giveaways, Newsletters, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale

    Note: as this is a holiday weekend here in the US: FREE shipping for orders over $50 (for orders shipping to USA) now through FRIDAY night, November 30th! Wow! The holiday weekend sales may be over by Monday, but you’ll still get a gift!

    More treats:
    - All orders now through Monday night, November 26th, are automatically entered into a drawing for a full-year subscription to the monthly kits!
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    Snow Day by Rhonda Thomas!

    You may remember the “Rose Ella’s Reading Room or a Witch’s Grimoire” project Teri Calia made, using the Large Faux Book Box to hide a secret room inside (see the photo at left). Well, that clever Design Team Member Rhonda Thomas has made a similar hidden room in the same faux book: Snow Day! (Scroll down just a bit to see the wide photo.)

    The Large Faux Book Box is a kit to put together what looks like a book, with a wrap-around cover and a box area inside for building a little shrine or a book on a shelf with a secret compartment inside. The overall size when the book is closed is 6″ wide by 9″ tall (and 2-7/8″ deep… the usable space inside is a bit over 2-1/2″: deep enough to accommodate most 1:12 scale tables or desks).

    Rhonda’s artwork is so sweet! I love the little girl feeding the birds (perched on a snowy branch), and the those deer in the forest scene are perfect for winter projects. (Those deer are from the new Winter Botanic 12×12 Paper Pad, which is the paper that inspired this whole project.)

    For more photos, please visit Rhonda’s blog post. And here is her supply list (plus see the Giveaway below for more info on this sweet scene, AND a chance to win lots of goodies from her supply list)!

    More New Goodies!

    Lots of little creatures this week!

    Hooray for the Snow Day Book Box Giveaway!

    I picked out some supplies used in Rhonda’s artwork to include in today’s Giveaway:
    - Large Faux Book Box (of course, you need the structure)
    - Mini Pine Fern (love the way it looks to the right of the 2 deer (scroll up to see the 2 deer on the inside-front-cover — and I think Rhonda also used the pine fern to build the near pine trees behind the deer)
    - Jack Frost Collage Sheet (for the little girl)
    - Miniature Reindeer
    - Winter Branch with Snow
    - White Dresden Border Sampler Set

    Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Rhonda’s artwork, including all of the Giveaway items listed above!

    Plus i’m including one of the new 1 Inch Mini Cardinals, as (sadly) the cardinals Rhonda used are currently out of stock.

    To enter the Snow Day Book Box Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY ONLY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Friday Night, November 23, 2018).

    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).

    Hey, who won the 12 Days of Christmas Matchbox Ornaments Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Barb Faulkner-Davis! Congrats! Check your email for info.

    Posted by Leslie, November 23rd, 2018

    56 Responses to “New Art, New Sales, New Giveaway & Special Drawing!”

    1. Kim R Says:

      Beautiful festive book!

    2. Debora L. Says:

      Happy Holidays! I like the nostalgia.

    3. Bonnie Says:

      OMG!!! Love

    4. Ann F. Says:

      The Snow Day Box is very beautiful!

    5. marge luttrell Says:

      OK, ready to do some Christmas crafts…WOOHOO!!!!

    6. Debbie Stine Says:

      Sweet snow scene. Thanks, Rhonda!

    7. Nancy O Says:

      Love the nature theme of this book.

    8. Lynn Fox Says:

      I love winter scenes and what Rhonda has created is simply darling!

    9. Dona Says:

      I love it!

    10. Jean marmo Says:

      I love winter scenes like this so Much better than winter scenes outside my window.

    11. Traci Says:

      Love it-so cute.

    12. Jill Maccartney Says:


    13. Thalia Says:

      Love the little cardinals!

    14. Pauline P. Says:

      Love, Love this book idea!

    15. Diane alterman Says:

      So unique and cute!

    16. brian hughes Says:

      so unique. what a cute and neat idea. Love it.

    17. Jen R Says:

      Lovely little project!

    18. francine perri Says:

      I love the mini chair

    19. Christi Conley Says:

      Woo HOO!! What a fabulous giveaway!!! I adore these rooms :)

    20. Kim Baier Says:

      this is a great giveaway!

    21. Jennifer Sobolewski Says:

      So creative!!

    22. Nancy AndersonTaylor Says:

      Love this and love Alpha Stamps

    23. Kathlene Ford-Walters Says:

      Wonderful gift idea.

    24. Sandie Says:

      Another great Christmas craft. Just love them. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

    25. Sandy Says:

      What a festive gift for someone. Just love it.

    26. Jeri H Aaron Says:

      Love this book!

    27. Margaret Says:

      I love the old fashioned pictures. Stamperia is a new favorite .

    28. Karen Mallory Says:

      This is the sweetest scene. Love the calmness of it!

    29. Gretchen Says:

      I have made a few scenes in wood cigar boxes. I’d love to
      Make a book using the actual reproduced cover of a favorite book
      Like Wind in the willows and put a related scene inside.
      Perhaps the snowy woods and badger’s door.

    30. kathy sokol Says:

      Goosebumps! I would love to create this chilly scene.

    31. Allison Powers-farrow Says:

      Beautiful…. I’ve been making these and theres so much to learn but wicked fun to do

    32. Gail Shenberger Says:

      What a beautiful scene. Love the mini cardinal .

    33. Susan M L Says:

      Such a pretty snow scene! Love the deer with the snowy tree background.

    34. karen young Says:

      Love the winter snow bird scene. My Mother had one like this outside her window and spent the day watching the birds.

    35. Jo Says:

      Love the snowy scene! Would love to do a retro Christmas scene with Santa!

    36. lynette ritvalsky Says:

      so much nicer than the real thing. doesn’t require a shovel or snowblower!

    37. Janet Turner Says:

      I love the book box. The deer are beautiful.

    38. Dewanna Raite Says:

      Miniatures are a passion of mine. Thanks for the chance to win

    39. Donna Kottcamp Says:

      I just love things hidden in books. The deer are so beautiful and this is the only way I like snow…pictures of it.

    40. Marilyn Ray Says:

      I have always wanted to do a hidden book box. And this one is so sweet.

    41. Dianna Says:

      I love the idea of doing a miniature scene in a book! Cleaver and creative.

    42. jackie Says:

      a secret room in a book is so inspiring. I love it.

    43. Kim Lucak Says:

      Beautful!!! Love the miniature scene as it is :) I especially love the Victorian flair!

    44. Kathe Deck Says:

      I’ve learned to look forward to, and read all the way through, every post for all the awesome inspiration; this one is just as amazing as ever!

    45. Kat Cashwell Says:

      So pretty!! I love all the mini animals!!!! Especially the Meerkat!!

    46. BarbMac Vt Says:

      Oh my goodness! Love this Snow Day faux book box creation! The cardinals and reindeer are darling! I adore the old time feel of the scenes too! I would definitely love to make something similar! Thanks for the chance to win the goodies to get me started! I have a few ideas already cooking in my head!
      I love the fact that I can combine my love of books with my obsession of 1:12 scale scenes! TFS!

    47. Ann Bunker Says:

      Very clever!

    48. Denise Bryant Says:

      Love this beautiful winter scene! Awesome book box creation!

    49. Mary Mac Says:

      Love the beautiful vintage look.

    50. Christina (Christy) Cates Says:

      Gorgeous! I love the layering and colors :) Beautiful job!

    51. Carla Says:

      Love the snowy day scene!

    52. Nadine Says:

      Great Ideas!

    53. Laurie B Says:

      This winter scene book box is beautiful!

    54. kathleen doyle Says:

      What a great gift to make for someone for the holidays!!

    55. Celia Says:

      This one I really like!

    56. Debra Schultz Says:

      Congrats Barb! Love everything about the Snow Day Book Box and the new additions. I am ready to do crafts for Christmas or winter. Thanks for the chance.