BIG shop update!

Hi Crafty Friends!

We took a bit of a break the last few months in our TCP Etsy shop but now were back with 9 BRAND NEW Flair sets, New personalized singles including Monograms, a couple of sequin mixes and WASHI TAPE! YAY!

Here is a little peek at what you will find over in our shop!

Shop update! www.thecraftypickle.com

 

Head on over and check it out! Stay tuned for inspiration from our design team using our fun new products!

Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

HUGE week long INSTA-SALE craft room destash!

Hi Crafty Friends!

Quick post to let you know that starting today all the way though Friday 2/13 I will be posting items for sale on my instagram sale account @PicklePurge. Make sure you follow to see some awesome deals on new or slightly used things. I need to clear out my crafty space in a bad way.

picklepurge on Instagram

At the bottom of the feed you will find all the details you need to know for the sale but I will copy them here as well:

YAY it’s an Instagram SALE!!!! Ok so here are the details. All prices will be without shipping. Shipping will be calculated at the end of the sale and will ship the most economical way possible. If you’re local (Tracy, CA) you can arrange to pick up your item(s) from me. When invoiced you must pay within 24 hours or you forfeit that item to the next person in line. If you purchase a lot of items from my sale you will receive a bonus discount. Sale starts 2/7 and ends 2/13 (friday) at 6pm PST. In order to claim an item you comment with “me and list your PayPal email address) if you are uncomfortable leaving your PP address you pay direct message me the address but still leave a comment on the item with your name and “direct messaging PP”. I will be posting items from ‪#‎studiocalico‬ kits, ‪#‎projectlife‬ 6×6 paper, 12×12 paper, stamps, ink, markers, tools, and lots more ‪#‎scrapbooking‬ and‪#‎papercrafting‬ things. If you have any general sale questions please comment on this photo. Happy Shopping and don’t forget to repost about the sale to win a prize box of goodies!!!!‪#‎cardmaking‬ ‪#‎instasale‬

Yes, you can repost the first photo that is in the Pickle Purge feed notifying your friends of the sale and you can be entered to win a huge box of awesome papercrafting goodies including stamps, embelishments, paper, and more!

Happy Shopping and have a great weekend!

The Crafty Pickle

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 ……

CTMH Tote promo @ Thecraftypickle.com

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

The Crafty Pickle’s FIRST Design Team Call!

Be apart of The Crafty Pickle Design Team!

 

Hi Everyone!

I am excited to announce that I am hosting my first ever design team call for TheCraftyPickle! Design team members will work with TheCraftyPickle Flair buttons, Close to my heart stamps and supplies, and other shop items as they become available.

I am looking for a variety of crafters, Cardmakers, Scrapbookers, Project lifers, Special DIY project makers.

As a design team member you will receive:

  • Free Flair and accessories from my Etsy shop to work with.
  • A discount on all Close To My Heart products, Plus free bonus product as available.
  • Your creative work featured on The Crafty Pickle blog, Etsy example photos, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and other social media.
  • Support and creative connections with our design team in a private facebook group.

What we are expecting of our Designers:

  • Two to three projects per month using Flair and or Current Close To My Heart Products, and to share them on your personal social media (Blog, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, etc..
  • An active blog and active presence in other social media such as instagram, facebook, Pinterest, etc…
  • High quality project photography.
  • Participation in Blog hops and group events.
  • Participation in at least one detailed tutorial (text/photos or Video) that will be on The Crafty Pickle blog per month. (this counts as one of your projects)
  • Promote and share The Crafty Pickle products and blog whenever possible using social media.
  • A Three month commitment (starting November) with the option to continue longer if mutually agreed.

This call is open to all crafters, even international.

Sound like fun? Here is what you need to do to apply to be apart of the TCP Design team.

Email the following application to TCraftyPickle@Gmail.com with the subject Design Team Call.

  1. Your name, location, and a short bio of yourself.
  2. Links to your Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and any other social media sites you actively use. Link any craft type forms you are apart of and would post to as well.
  3. List any past or present design team experience (experience is NOT necessary).
  4. Submit at least three projects showcasing your talents especially in the area of using flair buttons and stamping. Using TCP Flair and CTMH stamps are a plus but definitely not a requirement.
  5. Do you own an electronic die cutting machine?
  6. Attach a photo of yourself that could be used on the blog if chosen for the design team.

I am beyond excited to see your projects and form a fantastic team. Due date for your application is October 17th at 11:59pm PST. Every applicant will be notified by October 24th. Followed by an announcement on The Crafty Pickle blog  the following week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

HUGE Etsy Shop update!

Hi Friends!

I just finished with a HUGE Etsy shop update this week. Lots of new flair sets and a couple of fun things like Ponytail holders and bookmarks perfect for project life, scrapbooking, or your organizers/filofaxes!

Here is a peek:

TheCraftyPickle.com Etsy Update!All Button flair is flat so it adds less bulk to your page protectors.

TheCraftyPickle.com Etsy Update!

Flair paper clips!

TheCraftyPickle.com Etsy Update!

Ponytail holders made with ANY of the buttons in the shop!

TheCraftyPickle.com Etsy Update!

Monthly flair sets including this one for July. The flag flair is made with real glitter!

TheCraftyPickle.com Etsy Update!My little girl is obsessed with My Little Pony right now and this is a set I created for her… maybe some of you have little fans out there too.

TheCraftyPickle.com Etsy Update!

My addiction 😉

To see all of the 22 NEW listings check out my Etsy shop HERE.

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

 

More Embellishment Organization!

Organize your Flair buttons! More @TheCraftyPickle.com

Hi everyone,

It’s been a while but I am back to share an idea of how to organize and store your flair buttons/badges.

I actually struggled with this one and searched for a solution everywhere. At first I had all of mine in a jar but that was a pain to sift though.

I saw ideas of putting them flat in CD cases. Putting them in packaging inside a basket and flipping though them, even putting them in coin page protectors and placing in a binder. All very clever ideas but none of which I thought would work for me.

I knew that they needed to be organized by color. If you have seen my previous posts you know that I organize nearly everything by color. I also knew that I needed something that would have room to add more than my current collection. I didn’t want to have to have multiple cases for one type of embellishment (except washi tape and PL cards, those don’t count ).

While I was at Michaels in the beading section I came across a fantastic sectioned organizer (for bead organization) and it was really reasonable ($5.99) It had more space than a embroidery floss organizer box ($2.99) and I figured it just might work. Here is my little button collection.

Organize your Flair buttons! More @TheCraftyPickle.com

Organize your Flair buttons! More @TheCraftyPickle.comIn addition to organizing by color I have 4 sections dedicated to seasonal buttons. Spring, summer, fall, and winter. There is also multi-colored button sections and spaces for specific themed flair.

Organize your Flair buttons! More @TheCraftyPickle.com

Organize your Flair buttons! More @TheCraftyPickle.com

I think this little case would also be perfect for shaped paperclips, buttons, and wood veneer as well! If you have a larger collection or want a bit more portability I would suggest the Close to my heart small organizer with the foam insert and small craft boxes. I store my wood veneer in those and it works out really well for me.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

Using flair buttons in your Project Life albums.

Hi Everyone!

Today I am showing a few of the new Flair sets in my etsy shop as well as some ideas for using flair in your Project Life albums.

I had a problem in the past with using flair inside my pocket pages because of the bulk and I really didn’t care for putting mine on the outside of the page protector as it seemed to pop off or come loose over time. Now that I am using my own flair that are flatter profile, I am less worried about bulk and have been using them lots more in my album.

Here is a look at the flatter profile from a side angle.

Flatter profile flair buttons for Project Life @TheCraftyPickle.com

Here are a few ideas using TheCraftyPickle flair!

Sometimes keeping things simple is the best way to go. Although I love adding clusters of little embellishments throughout my album, sometimes keeping a simple design makes a big statement. For this card I used my silhouette to cut out a simple frame. I attached it to a Project Life pre-designed card and then added a flair piece from the everyday set.

Using Flair in your Project Life album @TheCraftyPickle.com

 

This next one I whipped up in minutes. I took a clip art TV and positioned it on my 3×4 card in Photoshop Elements. I added a flair from the afternoon/Evening set in the center of the TV and now it is ready for a small photo or some journaling.

Using Flair in your Project Life album @TheCraftyPickle.com

 

Background stamps are wonderful for making your own Project Life cards. For the sunshine card I stamped the background using a Studio Calico background stamp and added on a little yellow face flair (which are free with any purchase for the month of April!)

Using Flair in your Project Life album @TheCraftyPickle.com

 

This next one uses a basic Becky Higgins grid card and a few scraps of cardstock. I cut out the shapes using some basic paper punches and added a Flair piece from the Crummy day set. To finish it off I splattered a bit of gray and black ink in the bottom corner.

Using Flair in your Project Life album @TheCraftyPickle.com

 

This next card was made using a digital stamp from Tracy Larsen, some cloud washi tape, and a flair from the May Flair set. Right now there are January though June monthly sets in the shop and they all include one real glitter flair piece! July-December coming soon!

 

Using Flair in your Project Life album @TheCraftyPickle.com

 

Same idea for a monthly marker card. Layered with a paper punch and some chalk stenciling in the background.

Using Flair in your Project Life album @TheCraftyPickle.com

 

This sweet card was made with a silhouette cut, a label punch and a heart flair from the Watercolor Hearts flair set. The elements in this card would be great layered over a photo directly as well.

Using Flair in your Project Life album @TheCraftyPickle.com

 

Using Flair as a “O” substitute is lots of fun. To make this card I just splattered red ink over white cardstock and added some Heidi Swapp Mistable letters to make the word JOY. The Flair piece is from my Everyday set.

Using Flair in your Project Life album @TheCraftyPickle.com

 

I LOVE enamel dots and they are so fun to mix with flair. This one uses a piece from the Family set.

Flatter profile flair buttons for Project Life @TheCraftyPickle.com

 

And this one uses a piece from the Disney set.

Using Flair in your Project Life album @TheCraftyPickle.com

 

My Teenagers are very much into Minecraft lately. These three pieces come from the Minecraft set. Try making a border with three matching flair either in the center of your card or off to the side of a 4×6 card.

 

Using Flair in your Project Life album @TheCraftyPickle.com

 

Finally, a card to celebrate spring. This one was made by stamping some clouds and die cutting a little tree that made a perfect spot to add the Spring flair piece from the May Flair set.

Using Flair in your Project Life album @TheCraftyPickle.com

 

I hope those examples provided some inspiration of your own to use flair in your albums.

Here is a peek of some new flair sets that have been updated to my Etsy shop. I am also happy to do Custom orders as well, Just drop me an email or send me a custom order request though Etsy.

Flatter profile flair buttons for Project Life @TheCraftyPickle.com

Flatter profile flair buttons for Project Life @TheCraftyPickle.com

Flatter profile flair buttons for Project Life @TheCraftyPickle.com

Flatter profile flair buttons for Project Life @TheCraftyPickle.com

Flatter profile flair buttons for Project Life @TheCraftyPickle.com

Flatter profile flair buttons for Project Life @TheCraftyPickle.com

To see more Crafty Pickle flair sets click HERE to visit my Etsy Shop. Want even more flair inspiration for your Project Life album? The talented girls over at ProjectLifeCardSwap.com have come up with some beautiful designs using my flair, And if you hurry over before March 31st you can enter to win a Crafty Pickle Flair package.

To celebrate my shop update I would like to give away two sets (any that are in my Etsy store) to two lucky winners. For a chance to win please add your name, location, and tell me what Crafty Pickle flair set is your favorite. Winner will be announced 3/28 Friday afternoon.

Update: Congratulations to Cyndie Hart and Lynne Thomas Rudolph! You both win a CraftyPickle Flair set. Please drop me an email and let me know which set you would like.

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

 

Rainbows make me HAPPY!

Using a nail polish display to organize your ink mist, glitter, and embossing powder. More at www.thecraftypickle.com

I think Rainbows make most people happy, but they have to make papercrafters ESPECIALLY happy! Which is why I couldn’t wait to show you my organization for my ink mists, Glitter, and embossing powder!

I have played around with organization on these items a few times… nothing really seemed to quite work… and as I was trying out different methods I was accumulating more colors of everything. There is something about a new bottle of Mister Huey that makes me warm and fuzzy inside.

I saw a few ideas around pinterest and organization groups like this one, and i thought spice racks would be just the thing… but I don’t have much wall space in my craft studio so it left me with little options.

Then one day I was browsing Amazon and I found THESE!!!

Using a Nail polish display as storage for ink,glitter, and embossing powder. More at www.TheCraftyPickle.com

Nail polish displays!!! You can find them on amazon HERE, but shop around to find the best deal. Just make sure that if you get more then one and you want them to line up even with each other, you purchase from the same company as the measurements on these guys can vary.

I was so excited when I got them in the mail that I started organizing my things right away…. even when I didn’t have my shelves up yet (still waiting on those). My original plan was just to organize my ink mists *if* the rack happened to work….

Using a nail polish display to organize your ink mist, glitter, and embossing powder. More at www.thecraftypickle.com Using a nail polish display to organize your ink mist, glitter, and embossing powder. More at www.thecraftypickle.com

well, It worked for me! I was so excited, and admittedly, I just stood there for a little while starring at my pretty inky rainbow, ignoring the rest of my disorganized room that I had been working on. Then a couple of days later i was trying to figure out where to stick some of my other supplies like glitter and embossing powder…. they had been in a drawer and a little cabinet but it wasn’t working very well for me. I thought for sure the embossing jars wouldn’t fit on the nail polish display as they were wider…. but they did!

Using a nail polish display to organize your ink mist, glitter, and embossing powder. More at www.thecraftypickle.com

The embossing spinner is the same style I used for my sequins station in a previous post. I keep my most used embossing powders here… White, Clear, Black, Silver, Gold… This I had for a while I just moved the location. If you missed the Sequins Station I posted a while back HERE is the link to that post with all the information on what I used.

Using a nail polish display to organize your ink mist, glitter, and embossing powder. More at www.thecraftypickle.com

I hope you enjoyed my little happy rainbow. If you are looking for even MORE inspiration check out this blog: Life, Scrapbook, Repeat Toni has some awesome ideas she gathered along with her own pretty little rainbow 🙂

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
xoxox,

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.

December Recorded at Whimsical Twist.com

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