Trinity Stamp’s Winter Release is here!

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I am So excited to tell you that Trinity Stamps has finally released another fabulous line of Stamps, Dies, and LOTS of embellishments. There are also lots of new shop items added (plus more coming this week!).

If you don’t already know, we started the new release off with a blog hop on Friday and the fun is still happening! If you are coming to my blog for the first time be sure to click the links at the bottom of my post to go through both days of blog hop inspiration. Don’t forget to comment along the way because, friends…. there is prizes, FIVE of them. All of them are worth at least $25 (and some a lot more) Winner will be announced HERE on November 10th!

Now on with the show…

Today I am playing with our new Magical Wizards stamp set, a few stamps from the Wizard Friends set, Magical sentiment stamp set, magical sentiment die set, and the stars from the stand-alone castle builder die set. I am also incorporating some sentiments from Caffeinated Sentiments.

I was inspired by a Starbucks gift card I found. I thought it was absolutely perfect to pair with the Trinity Magical Wizards + Series.

So I started coloring the wizard’s head from Magical Wizards, and then one of the robes from wizard friends. I did some simple copic coloring and because I didn’t want white showing around my image, I opted to fussy cut instead of die cut. I cut the body off except for a piece that will glue behind the robe. I attached the two pieces with my Nuvo Smooth Precision glue and voila! Wizard is (almost) card ready!

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I had made a green background by blending some various shades of Distress Oxide ink and then to make a floor to ground our character, I blended some ink into cardstock then ran it through a WRMK woodgrain embossing folder. I tried doing this with markers and drawing the floor in but it was taking away from my wizard scene too much so this was a much more subtle option.

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I put some foam tape on the back of the wizard and set him and the floor piece aside.

Then came the embossing. I took several colors of WOW embossing and embossed all of the star, sparkle, and shine images from all three sets (Magical Wizards, Wizard Friends, and Magical Sentiments). As I was making my way through the swirl of stars and swooshes, I die cut different sizes of hearts from the Castle Builder die set.

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once all the stamping and embossing was done, I took a damp rag and went along the stary magic trail and gave it even more texture. There were a few spots that still needed something so I took my embossing pen and added some dots here and there.

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I added a sentiment from Caffeinated Sentiments, one of my personal fave… it was so appropriate given the fact a gift card was going inside.

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I added a little Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer pen by Nuvo to the red part of the robe the wizard is wearing and I even embossed his wand gold.

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Such a fun card right. I made the card 3×6 to fit these gold envelops I picked up at my local stamping store. I like the fun size, a nice change from the A-2 cards I usually make… But wait, there’s MORE!

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Remember about that gift card I was telling you about? Bam! you’re magical! how perfect is THAT! I did a little stamp surgery so that I could make the sentiment ” Coffee and friends make a magical blend) In the Caffeinated sentiments, there is one that says Coffee & Friends make the perfect blend. All I had to do was snip off the make and the blend.

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I stamped the first part directly to the card and the make a & Blend was stamped on a strip of white cardstock and then cut. I die cut the two layers of the magical sentiment die set (you can also use the stamp set to stamp in that shadow layer die) I glued those pieces to a very simple gold glitter pocket I made to hold the card.

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Starbucks usually has fun seasonal and celebratory gift cards and so does a lot of other places, especially this year. How much fun is it to receive a gift inside a handmade card (which is a gift also!) Now is a great time to make a few of these types of cards to have on hand when you need to gift a card to someone.

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I hope you enjoyed my little card today AND this awesome blog hop! These girls blow me away with their talent and I couldn’t be more excited to work with them all!

I am the last stop on the hop today BUT if you haven’t stopped by every blog on the hop today I have included a list below. Don’t forget those Monday Blog Hop stops either, more chances to win, more inspiration to be had!

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Monday Blog hop List

Taniesa Vlasak

(aka ME, you are already here, MUAH!)

& because I don’t want you to miss a thing…
here is the list from Friday’s hop!

Trinity Stamps blog post can be found HERE and the winner announcement will be posted HERE on November 10th!

Thank you for stopping by today! When you comment below I would love to know what you thought of our blog hop AND as an added bonus for making it this far, I have a $15 Trinity Stamps Gift certificate especially for one of YOU! YAY, MORE PRIZES! So come on and say HI, I know I haven’t blogged in FOR EVER, but now that you see all our great stamps you know why ūüôā

Taniesa Vlasak | TheCraftyPickle.com

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

Hello My Crafty Friends!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Mother’s Day and are able to spend time with your families today. Even if they are far away like mine, be sure to spend time any way possible (FaceTime and Skype are wonderful ways to spend time with your family too!)

I wanted to tell you all about a few fun SALES¬†that are going on today, in honor of Mother’s day, and to announce some winners which I may have neglected a bit in all my chaotic happenings the last 30 days. *Sorry! Please forgive me!!*

First up, the SALES! What Mom (or daughter) doesn’t love a fabulous sale, am I right?!?!

Honey Bee Stamps:

Honey Bee Stamps has some fantastic new release items that you have to check out if you havent already. If you want ideas using the new honey bee products check out my past post HERE or the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. As always anyone that places an order is getting a free bee (order of any amount!) and a free matching die to those orders over $75…. BUT for today only the orders that are $100 or more will also get free shipping and¬†an extra special Die and Embellishment pack. This special promotion pack includes special embellishments that are ONLY available for those orders over $100 and not available for purchase. I am totally in love with them but Melissa asked me to keep it a surprise, Nothing like opening a surprise in your happy mail!

Click HERE to shop!

Disclaimer from HoneyBeeStamps.com : Valid Sunday May 14th from 12:01am until 12pm midnight, PST. No coupon code necessary. Free-Bees and Free Gift with purchase will be added automatically. In the event that we run out of our special limited edition gifts, another product will be substituted with a retail value of $25 or more. Free shipping valid within the USA only.

Ellen Hutson:

Ellen is having a seriously AMAZING deal of 20% off your entire (in-stock items only) order (Not including the special Breast Cancer foundation fundraising stamp which is amazing and I recommend everyone buy!) Click HERE to shop! Use code MOMSDAY17

Right now I am absolutely in love with the new release items from My Favorite Things, Pretty Pink Posh, Wplus9, and all the beautiful Daniel Smith watercolor paints. You also cannot go wrong with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers or the Inktense pencil sets.

Simon Says Stamp:

Simon is giving a $20 discount to any order $100 or more! I love the Simon exclusive stamps and dies so if you haven’t checked them out take a look HERE or check our all the new releases HERE. Use Code MOMSROCK

Some of my favorites are the Memory box and Birch Press Design products. They are usually the higher cost items so I wait for sales like this to make my purchase. They go fast though so grab them while you can.

Joggles

Joggles has some really cool products, especially for mixed media. I have found some unique items here. They have some Mother’s Day specials you will find HERE and they also offer bonuses depending on how much you spend. Check them out HERE! No code needed

Scrapbook.com

Scrapbook.com is having a fabulous sale on all their organization products up to 50% off! I LOVE some good organization items and on sale is even better CLick HERE to see all organizational and storage products. Check out the new Tonic Table Tidy and accessories… I have been eyeballing these since CHA 2017! No code needed for this sale and they have many more promotions going on. you can see a list of what is on sale by clicking HERE.

I will update the list if there are any more sales that I learn about! I hope this helps with your shopping!

Next order of business is some BLOG WINNERS that haven’t been announced on my blog.

For the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop post I did HERE, I offered up a little blog candy package. You just had to comment and be one of my instagram followers to win. The winner of this package is:¬†Becca Yahrling

Please email me at Taniesa@thecraftypickle with your shipping address!

For the Honey Bee Stamps new release birthday blog hop that I posted HERE the giveaway was a stamp of your choice, the winner had to comment on my blog. The winner of that giveaway is: Nicole Douthit

Please email Hello@honeybeestamps with your email address and be sure to create an account if you don’t have one already at the honey bee stamps store.

Thank you all for being patient with the winner announcement!

I hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Crafty Hugs!

Handmade Greetings with Carrie Bryant

Hi Crafty Friends!!!

Today our designer, Carrie Bryant, has some beautiful cards she has created with just one Close To My Heart stamp set. Take a look!!!

Hello! Today I am sharing with you a few Handmade Greeting Cards that I created using my new “Your Own Kind of Wonderful” CTMH Acrylix stamp set¬†¬†
 As you can see there are six different sayings along with six different sized butterflies.  Making this a great value with twelve different stamps in one set.
I love this set for it’s versatility in creating cards for several different occasions.¬† I like to make up several cards at one time so I always have a handmade card on hand for any special occasion. After all who want to pay $5.00 or more for a store bought card? Any everyone loves a handmade card better anyway.
 I used some pre-made chalkboard style cards for my base, I then pulled out my watercolors and painted the background for my stamped image.  I really like the bold outline of the butterflies and when I painted the inside with my watercolors they really pop off my cards. CTMH Arcylix stamps are some of the highest quality stamps I have worked with.  They stamp a clean image every time. They peel off the backing and are super adhesive to the stamping block, they also clean up really easy.
 I used the same butterflies on this card. After I painted them in I fussy cut them out and used some 3D pop dots to mount them to my card base.  I then created a watercolor banner that I stamped my sentiment on.  I used some sequins to embellish my cards too.  You can find this pretty Fruity Pebbles sequin mix in TheCraftyPickle Etsy shop. 
This one is my favorite. I just love this sentiment. I plan on giving this one to my daughter for her Graduation this year. 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
Happy Scrappin’
Carrie

I just love that stamp set and what you did with it too, Carrie. Thank you for sharing with us! What is your favorite Close To My Heart stamp set or product? Leave a comment below to win a Close To My Heart stamp set and goodies out of The Crafty Pickle prize bin. Winner will be chosen Monday,Feb. 2 2015! Good Luck!!! 

Happy Crafting!

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The BEST Crafting Tote EVER!

Hi Friends!

I wanted to announce that I have found the perfect tote for your crafting supplies! Now it is easier than ever to stay organized and transport your things to classes and crops!

rolling tote CTMH @ thecraftypickle.com

Check out this video!

Some of you already organize with the wonderful stackable organizers from CTMH, now you just pop them in your CTMH Rolling tote and go! To see how I have used my organizers click HERE, HERE, and HERE.

They also have a matching shoulder Tote that is perfect for holding paper and other items.

CTMH Tote @ TheCraftyPickle.com

I couldn’t announce these beauties without running a little promo so ……

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Make sure when you place your order you choose to order under “Taniesa’s Online Gathering Party” (chosen at checkout). Every order placed for a rolling tote is entered into the raffle. Additionally if you purchase the shoulder tote as well you will get another entry into the raffle for the medium organizer. Winner will be announced by January 9th 2015

By ordering a tote, you will also be eligible to purchase the Stamp of the month for only $5 AND the “Deal of the Decade” promotion where you can buy as many C or D size stamps for only $10 each (reg $13.95 – $17.95)

You will also receive a free catalog and free seasonal expressions catalog with your order. Whew, that’s a lot of great promotions in one order!

If you have any questions please email me at TaniesaCTMH@gmail.com.

Happy Shopping!
The Crafty Pickle

TCP’s First Blog Hop!!!

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Welcome to The Crafty Pickle blog hop!

Today our creative team will be sharing with you ideas on using Flair, Sequins, Close To My Heart stamps, and more.

Make sure you leave a comment on each blog as you hop along for extra chances at winning some fabulous prizes. You have until Friday November 21st to comment and winners will be announced on Monday November 24th!

First Prize: $25 Gift Certificate to The Crafty Pickle etsy shop

Second Prize: $15 Gift Certificate to my Close To My Heart store

Third Prize: $10 Gift Certificate to The Crafty Pickle etsy Shop

Prepare to be inspired by our awesome, creative crafty pickle team!

First up is Alicia!

If you get lost along the way here is the order of the hop.

Alicia 

Carrie 

Catherine 

Elodie

Joann 

Julia 

Kristen 

Monika 

Stephanie 

Treasa 

Then back to The Crafty Pickle blog to leave your final comment!

Happy Hopping!

The Crafty Pickle

Take a closer look at December Recorded!

Hi Again Pickle Pals!

Today I am showing you a closer peek at the December Recorded kit in the Whimsical Twist shop. It’s a lovely kit designed by the talented Charissa Miller.

December Recorded at Whimsical Twist.com

Charissa really captured all that is classic and trendy at the same time. This kit has a little bit of it all, Glitter, Traditional Red and Greens, wood veneer, star clips, some light blue accents to change it up a bit and the very trendy chalkboard look that I absolutely love! She pulled together product from Websters Pages, Pink Paislee, American Crafts, Theresa Collins, Elle’s studio and more There is also a few little whimsical exclusives to give the kit its unique touch.

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I just love looking at her kit all spread out pretty in the photo. I can’t wait to see how she puts it all together for her December album.

To see more of Charissa’s amazing Kit or purchase the kit, take a look HERE.

To purchase this kit with the awesome December Days class for only $5 more click HERE.

and of course I have to share the EXCLUSIVE December Recorded flair that is now in the Whimsical Twist shop!

December Recorded Exclusive Flair

How about another giveaway! Leave your name and location in the comment section and be entered to win a set of this exclusive flair! If you have purchased Charissa’s kit then Leave another comment for a bonus entry!

Giveaway ends Thursday night at midnight and winner will be announced on Friday!

Dont forget to check out Studio Calico’s PRINTSHOP which is now shipping at Whimsical Twist!¬†There is also an amazing 30% off sale going on until 11/3 on all Basic Gray and My Minds Eye product! Enter MME30BG at checkout!

Stop by tomorrow for another fun giveaway-day!

Till then, Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

Check out the Krafty Kringle Kit!!!

Hi Pickle Pals

This week I am featuring all three of the Whimsical Twist December Days kits! It’s going to be a fun week of announcements and giveaways! I Hope that you stick with me this week for all of it!

Now Shipping! December Days kits at Whimsical Twist!

The first kit that I am sharing today is the Krafty Kringle Kit designed by Diana Fisher. Diana created a homespun feel with this kit with a fabulous Kraft base (Including a great 7×10 album) and accents with traditional red, a light blue and some soft greens. She brought in product from Pink Paislee, websters pages, elle’s studio and more! I just love what she has put together and I am sure you will too. This kit is unlike the traditional daily kit in where it is meant to mark the events and celebrations for the entire holiday season. I just love all of the little pockets to keep mementos from the season. Fantastic job Diana, your kit is amazing and I can’t wait to see what Magic you create!

Krafty Kringle @ WhimsicalTwist.com

Krafty Kringle @ WhimsicalTwist.com

To see more photos of Diana’s kit check our her blog HERE

You can purchase this amazing kit HERE.

and for $5 more you can get the kit and the December Days Class HERE (Save $10!)

Krafty Kringle Flair @ WhimsicalTwist.com

How about some pretty, EXCLUSIVE flair designed just with the Krafty Kringle kit in mind? This exclusive set of 6 flat backed button flair will be on sale this week in the Whimsical Twist Shop but you can win a set NOW! Giveaway ends Thursday at midnight so be sure to comment with your name and location. All winners from this weeks giveaways will be announced on Friday!

a Rafflecopter giveaway¬†<———- Click here to enter (lots of chances to win!)

Dont forget about class sign ups too!

Whimsical Twist December Days Class

Hope you all have a fabulous Monday!

The Crafty Pickle

Whimsical WINNER!!!

Happy Friday Pickle Pals!!!

Last week I posted about the Merry and Bright Kit at Whimsical Twist that I designed. I am so excited to share that it is NOW SHIPPING!!! I am so excited to dive into the project with you all. I hope you will follow along the blog for ideas on how to use the kit and more. An even better idea is to join the Whimsical Twist designers in the Whimsical December Days class that is going on now though January! We have so many fun things planned in the class. In addition to the class content we are doing challenges to keep you motivated all season long (and of course MORE prizes). To sign up for the class only click HERE. If you would like to purchase your Merry and Bright kit you can get the class for only $5 more! Total deal! Click HERE for that offer. (video of the kit can be seen HERE)

I also posted a pretty exciting and HUGE giveaway on my blog last week. I am happy to announce that Erica Bass, you are my WINNER!!! Not only are you receiving the super awesomesauce giveaway kit, you will be joining me and the other Designers in the December Days class! YAY!

But, Wait! Theres more!!!

Because I am so excited about the December Days class I am giving a “runner-up” prize to Kim Winter! Kim writes:

“I follow on Instagram & on the blog. I try Dec. daily with journal your Christmas but I never complete an album. Any suggestions for keeping it going?”.

Well Kim, I have a BUNCH of suggestions and I will see you in class to share them all. You will have support to start, continue, and finish your December album with the Whimsical Twist Design Team!

I will be sending you two lovely ladies an email shortly! Or you can drop me an email with your info using the link on the right side of my page.

Stay Tuned! There might be some more fun holiday giveaways coming soon *wink*

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

The BIG December Days Kit “Merry and Bright” Video!

Hi Pickle Pals!!!

I have been so excited to post about my Merry and Bright kit that I created for the Whimsical Twist shop and today is finally the day I get to share it all in detail with you! I really thought that photos would not do the kit justice so I made you all a little (ok, it’s a little over 15 minutes but its worth it) video!

Before we get to the video I wanted to talk a little bit about what I tried to achieve when I put the contents together. Last year was my first year doing December Daily and I loved the project so much that it lead into my commitment to do Project life for the entire year. well this year I am doing both and I wanted a kit that could not only fill my December Daily album but one that I could pull from for my PL album for the month of December. There is a lot packed in this little kit and for the price you really can’t go wrong. The Price of the kit is $50 but for TODAY ONLY they are in the shop for 15% off (the sale ends 10/18 at midnight so make sure you run over to Whimsical Twist and nab yours as there is very limited quantity!) You can also get a discount on the December Days class when you purchase a kit (50% off) for only $10! It’s a super fun class that offers free digital files, inspiration, challenges, and lots more. Going on now, and lasts all the way into January! Even if you are using your own homemade kit you will get so much out of the class.

Now on to the video!

So to recap, the Merry & Bright December Days Kit includes the following contents:

  • Tis the Season 6 x 6 paper pad (Echo Park)
  • Christmas 3 x 4 Sn@p Cards (Simple Stories)
  • Christmas 4 x 6 Sn@p Cards (Simple Stories)
  • 12 x 12 Chalkstalk (Canvas Corp)
  • Hello Santa Banners stamp set (Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday)
  • White Chalk Ink Edger (Prima Marketing)
  • December Documented Expressions Cardstock Stickers (Simple Stories)
  • December Documented Fundamental Cardstock Stickers (Simple Stories)
  • Magical Banners (Studio Calico)
  • Micro Mono alphabet stickers – white (Basic Grey)
  • Christmas Sprinkles (Doodlebug)
  • Star washi tape (Freckled Fawn)
  • 2 Bow clips (Webster’s Pages)
  • Assortment of sequins (Whimsical Twist)
  • *Bonus Package from Taniesa* while supplies last.

I really hope you love the kit as much as I do. I am excited to share with you what I do with the kit as well as see what YOU do with the kit.

To purchase the kit alone click HERE.

To purchase the kit with the discounted class admission click HERE

What would a reveal this big be without a fun GIVEAWAY to go with it?  Instead of giving away the kit (because its such a deal I know you are all going to rush over to get yours) we thought it would be more fitting to give away the perfect add-on kit to go with your Merry and Bright kit!!! Here is what you will receive if you are the lucky winner;

  • A red faux leather 6×8 album from Simple Stories.
  • A 6×6 December Documented paper pad from Simple Stories.
  • A Technique Tuesday/Ali Edwards 25 moments stamp set.
  • A Whimsical Twist exclusive matching Pickle Flair set (set of 6 that match the Merry and Bright kit)
  • A set of 31 numbered chalkboard Pickle Flair. Perfect for numbering each day in your album. *not shown*
  • a bag of mixed embellishments (Sequins, Wood Veneer, Confetti stars, ribbon, twine, and more) *not shown*
  • A set of three personalized Just-for-you flair. *not shown*
  • And if that wasn’t enough we are giving you free admission to our December Days Class that is going on now until mid January. We will stick by you from start to finish!

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To enter all you have to do is leave me a comment with your name and location. Want MORE chances to win? When you purchase a Whimsical Twist Merry and Bright Kit come back and leave a separate comment letting me know and you will have an additional entry! Follow Whimsical Twist on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest? Leave a separate comment with I follow WT on ____ for each one and you can have more chances to win! Share the reveal video on your Facebook or other social media? Leave another comment with the link and get another chance! Follow @Taniesa on Instagram, Yep, another chance to win!!! You can get a total of 10 chances if you complete all of the above, how easy is that!

The giveaway entries will close Friday 10/25/13 at midnight PST and a winner will be announced Monday 10/28/13!

Best of Luck to you all and Happy (Holiday) Crafting!!!

TheCraftyPickle.com