Happy Memorial Day! Crafty News, updates, and SALES!

Hi Friends!

I hope you are all gearing up for a holiday weekend filled with fun! We are enjoying some beautiful weather in Seattle and I am excited to get out and about with my family. I hope you have some sunshine where you are too!

First up… SALES!! There are sales galore going on now and I thought I would put all of them (that I know of) in one place, if there is some that I missed feel free to comment below and I will add them If I find more deals though this weekend I will update this post so check back! *Affiliate links are used where available at NO cost to you.*

 

Honey Bee stamps is having a retirement sale to make room for some new products coming in. You can find the details by clicking the following link: Honey Bee Stamps, LLC

You can see the latest release as well as new shop items just added by clicking HERE

 

Concord and 9th are having a flash sale. Spend $50 or more and you will receive their thinking of you dies for FREE! to see all the great C&9 stamps and dies click the following link: Concord & 9th

 

Hallmark Scrapbook has a number of items on sale including the newest Lawn Fawn release. I have shopped with them a few times and their speed and service is fabulous. See what is new in their shop by clicking HERE

 

Joggles.com is a new shop for me but their service was great and they carry a lot of really nice mixed media supplies in addition to other crafty things. They have zig clean color real brush markers now and they are available open stock at $2.86 each. One of the better deals I have seen lately. Visit their shop HERE

 

Scrapbook.com has a ton of card making supplies on sale from 30% to 50% off as well as other deals too. Check them out HERE

 

Blitzy is having a huge sale with savings up to 60% off! Check them out by clicking the following link:  HUGE Memorial Day Sale! Up to 60% off arts and crafts supplies! 

 

Chameleon pens are having a special deal on their 30 marker set. See more details HERE. They also have an online class that they give to you with any purchase. I will hopefully have a video soon showing how these markers work with your existing alcohol based markers! I think these are a great addition and not just a replacement to your marker collection.

 

Blick art is having a sale of 20% off your order of $99 or more. I love getting new art supplies to explore with. The Blick brand is a great price and things like their alcohol markers are really nice. Check them out HERE

 

Sizzix is having up to 80% off! Wowsa! Check them out by clicking the graphic above or click HERE

 

Kat Scrappiness is having a super deal with 15% off your order plus additional bonuses of free sequins and free shipping. Use code MEMDAY17 at checkout. To see all of the great things in Kat’s shop click HERE.

One of my local scrapbook and stamp stores is having a sale too! Impress Cards and Crafts is a store I shopped at often when I lived in California. I was super thankful that they had an online shopping site but now that I live just outside of Seattle I get to shop in the actual store (which if you are visiting Seattle it has to be on your must see list!), a definite treat! They are having a 15% off sale online until Monday. Use code “Good Vibes” at checkout. Click HERE to see all that they have including some fabulous wood mount stamps.

Butterfly Reflections ink is having a 15% off sale Today (Sunday) and tomorrow (Monday) This does not include their sale section however she has lots of items that are up to 70% off so it is worth checking out! To visit BRI click HERE!

I hope you find what you are looking for at a great price!

 

Next up is some announcements!

 

As you may have already seen, Ellen Hutson has created a special stamp and die set combo as a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research foundation. $25 of every stamp and die combo that is sold goes directly to BCRF. This is a great set, at a great value, for a great cause. I hope you will join me in supporting the staff at Ellen Hutson fund this great cause. This stamp set is fantastic for those that are affected by cancer but can also be used for so many other things. You can see this stamp and die set as well as LOTS of new releases in the new release section HERE

 

Simon Says Stamp just launched a new release. It is absolutely adorable! So many of the new items are on my wish list. Check it all out by clicking HERE.

There is a blog hop that will be coming soon for Kat Scrappiness that will be so much fun and Honey Bee Stamps will be announcing the brand NEW DESIGN TEAM this coming Tuesday!

Last an update regarding Close to my Heart….

Many of you have seen my Close to my heart videos on organization. If not feel free to click HERE to view them.

For the last four + years I have been a Close to My Heart consultant. I was so passionate about the organizers they offer and how it really helped me get started with my craft room organization. I wanted to share that organization inspiration with others, but I did not become a consultant to exclusively represent CTMH. I love their products but I also love a wide range of products and believe that all the products in this industry that are available to the papercrafting artist community only enhances our creativity and we don’t have to stick to only one brand. CTMH Has a policy in place that I cannot represent or design with any other companies products and actively promote anyone besides CTMH. I did not know this when I signed up (I guess I failed to read close enough) or I would not have entered into that commitment. When presented with the choice of terminating my other relationships and product designing with other companies or terminating my contract with CTMH this week I chose to terminate my contract with CTMH. I am sure my customers can understand why I have made that decision.

All of that being said I still love the CTMH brand and especially their organizers. I have a good friend who is also a CTMH consultant. Felicia Voris is kind, Honest, and quick to help others so she was the perfect person to refer my customers to. You can visit Felicia’s CTMH shop by clicking the link HERE. Felicia may from time to time share my videos and posts that highlight the CTMH organizers. I have given her, and only her, complete permission and access to those resources.  Thank you for helping me support Felicia. I know you will adore her!

That is all for now! I will be back soon with new projects to share! Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

 

Turn your art into your own custom flair embellishments!

Hi Crafty Friends!

Today I wanted to share with you something new and exciting in our Etsy shop! Starting today, you now have the option to create your very own flair buttons in two different ways!

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

First, you will need to download our TCP Flair template (found HERE) then print the template on your favorite paper. I used Neenah solar white 80 lb cardstock but anything 80 lb or lighter will work.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Then gather together all the supplies you would like to use to create your flair. You can use different types of coloring mediums, stamps, washi tape, anything smooth and flat will work.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Now for the FUN part! Doodle and color your heart out! Hand letter some phrases for your project life album.  Customize monograms or personalized buttons for gifts. Create cute page markers and charms for your planners. Use your favorite stamps (even digi stamps if your handy with photoshop) to create a unique embellishment! Little planner stamps work perfect for this project and most stamp sets have small images that are an inch or smaller. Make sure that you keep your artwork in the center circle, the rest will be cut off when making the flair.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Once you are finished creating your little 1 inch works of art, Cut down the sheet so that it will fit in the envelope you are using. Keeping two or more circles per cut is preferred but not required.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Go to our Etsy store listing HERE to order the amount and type of buttons you would like. If there is a different amount you are wanting than what is listed in our shop just send a custom order request and we can adjust the totals for you. Once you place your order we will send you the mailing address to send your artwork to.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Once we receive your artwork we will send you a confirmation email so you know we have it in hand. We will then cut and create your flair for you and then ship it back. Remember that if you are requesting traditional flat backed flair you will get our signature low profile flat flair style making them perfect for projects that you don’t want to add a lot of bulk.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Usual turn around time is 2-3 business days (sometime sooner) If a rush is needed please check before completing your purchase so we can make sure we can accommodate your request. 

Remember, not only can you create traditional flat backed or pin backed flair buttons, but there is other options as well!

Flair / Button options @thecraftypickle.com

I did mention that there was TWO new listings to create your own custom flair. The next option is super easy. Simply grab your favorite papers, Journaling cards, and scraps. Make sure they are NO SMALLER than 2 inches by 2 inches. Pop those papers in an envelope and once you complete your purchase though our store we will send you the mailing address to send these papers in. You can find this shop listing HERE.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

We will then turn your collection of papers, cards, and/or scraps into your made to match embellishments! This is a great way to get unique flair to match your favorite paper lines and core kits.

What do you think? Sound like fun? Download the template and give it a try, There is no cost until you actually purchase the package you want to order. It is so much fun seeing something you create yourself made into a fun embellishment or accessory.

I hope you are as excited about these new options in the store as we are! Let us know what you think and share with your friends about this fun new option and you could win a $5 gift certificate to our shop! Click on the rafflecopter giveaway for several chances to win (you can enter every day) winner announced on 6/18/15!

a Rafflecopter giveaway  ****Giveaway closed. Congrats to our winner, Tina! I have sent you an email with your Gift Certificate code to the Etsy shop. Thank you to all that entered!****

Happy Crafting!

Taniesa for ThecraftyPickle.com