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!

 

Review coming SOON!

Hi Friends!

I have a review coming soon but I know some of you have been asking me about some organizing ideas for your craft space.

I am in love with the new Desk Maid products from Totally-Tiffany!

Here is a quick picture of a cubby I am working on. We still need to do some painting in my new room but I was too anxious to see how all these organizers would fit.

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To some of you that might just look like a hot mess but for me that is organization bliss and bonus color candy for my eyes!

Look for a video review coming to my blog SOON! In the meantime check out some of my favorite products from Totally Tiffany by clicking —> HERE <—
Happy Organizing!

Taniesa Vlasak | TheCraftyPickle.com

Hello Santa!

Hi Crafty Friends! It’s Lisa here today from Happy Paper & Ink to share a new Project Life card that I created. I am doing some preparation for my December Daily album, so that is what inspired me to create this card.

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For this card, I started with Pink Paislee Merry & Bright 6×6 paper pad. I cut a tag and a 4×6 project life card from the paper pad. I then cut strips of paper for the side border to add some interest. I cut a snowflake tag  on white and red paper using my Silhouette Cameo. I also cut the title using gold glitter vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo for the title “Hello Santa”.   I doodled around all the edges with a black 0.8 American Crafts Black Pen and inked with black Memento Ink.

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To finish off the card, I used The Crafty Pickle’s Black & White Color Pop Flair and applied it to the top of the snowflake tag. I added some sequins to the corner of the card from The Crafty Pickle. Adding any of the Relish Mixes to your layout or cards gives a fun, sparkly and thin embellishment. These come in all colors, I used the Magical Mouse mix for this card. I layered the sequins and put red glitter stickle dots on top of some of the sequins to change the look a little. And finally, I tied a bow at the top of the snowflake tag to tie it all together!

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I hope you enjoyed my Project Life card & are inspired. Look for some more blog posts showing my December Daily in the future!

Thanks for looking & Happy Crafting!

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December Daily – The Joy of Christmas!

Hi Crafty Friends! It’s Lisa here today from Happy Paper & Ink to share a new Project Life card that I created. I am in the beginning stages of working on my December Daily album, so that is what inspired me to create this card.

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For those of you not familiar with December Daily, Ali Edwards created it to document the days of your December. Basically, you do a page for each day spotlighting the activities of the day to include your family traditions, etc. This will be my first year to do this, and I am super excited!

For this card, I started with Pink Paislee Merry & Bright 6×6 paper pad. I cut a tag and a 3×4 project life card from the paper pad. I then used The Crafter’s Workshop Positive Stencil and texture paste to create the black cross or plus signs on the paper to add some dimension and interest in the corners. I doodled around all the edges with a black 0.8 American Crafts Black Pen and inked with black Memento Ink.IMG_6987

To finish off the top of the card, I used The Crafty Pickle’s Black & White Color Pop Flair and wrapped a ribbon around it. I added some sequins from The Crafty Pickle. Adding any of the Relish Mixes to your layout or cards gives a fun, sparkly and thin embellishment. These come in all colors, I used the Magical Mouse mix for this card.

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The title on the card is made by using American Crafts cardstock stickers and American Crafts Be Merry Red Thickers Alphabet.

I hope you enjoyed my Project Life card & are inspired to start a December Daily! Look for some more blog posts showing my December Daily in the future!

Thanks for looking & Happy Crafting!

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A Favorite Memory

Hey there crafty friends! It’s Stephanie here today to share my latest layout.

I am trying my hardest to get caught up on older photos that need to be scrapped and getting my kids’ albums organized! It’s a big undertaking but I love making scrapbook pages & revisiting old memories. This one is one of my favorites!

puddles & rainbootsMy son loved his red rain boots when he was three and in them he discovered the love of jumping in puddles! I will never forget how happy he was when we returned home from an errand & he was able to splash in the puddles!

IMG_1190This flair button is the perfect compliment to my page!! It is the “Favorite Memory” button from the  I added it on top of a chipboard circle which was placed on top of a cork circle for added dimension. I love adding thread on my page to lend some texture.

IMG_1191IMG_1192   A few more fun embellishments and another page & memory are scrapped & ready to go in the album!

Thanks for visiting! Make it a crafty day!!

TCP products used:

“A Favorite Memory” flair button

blue baker’s twine

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Cuties-A Scrapbbok Page

Hi Crafty friends! Happy Monday to you all. Hope it is going well so far for you!

I have another layout to share today using flair buttons from the store. Today I used a button from the gold foil collection that I absolutely adore and one from the “Life Documented” collection.

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I started with a sketch from Let’s Get Sketchy this month and kept my page pretty simple. I love this photo of my two kiddos along with their cousins on St. Patrick’s Day! I wanted it to stand out and the flair buttons placed at each end of the picture really  help to anchor it yet also make it pop!

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I chose the “Oh Happy Day” button to compliment the beige and green on the page.

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The “Today” flair button worked well with the St. Patrick’s Day theme!

Try adding some fun flair to your next scrapbook page! I guarantee you’ll love the results!!

Thanks for stopping by!

stephanie for ThecraftyPickle.com

Scrapping with Flair!

Hey Crafty friends! It’s Stephanie here today to share my latest layout with you.

I love making scrapbook pages and incorporating flair buttons on my pages always excites me! Here is a look at my page:

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I started with the latest sketch from My Scraps & More. This is a page about my son’s love for his Power Wheels Jeep! I used lots of round elements to mimic the tires of a vehicle.

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I adhered the “Documented” flair button onto a cork circle for more depth. I also used some self-adhesive sequins, also from TCP!

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Many times flair buttons are thought to be made for PL or planners, but as you can see, they work well on traditional scrapbook pages too!

Thanks for visiting today!

stephanie for ThecraftyPickle.com

I love you more than doughnuts!

Hello, Carrie here with a sneak peek at some New items coming soon to TheCraftyPickle shop this Friday. 

Doughnuts are a big thing around our house with the teenagers.  I recently purchased this adorable stamp from CTMH ( Close To My Heart ) Its called “Treats of Friendship”  

 I created this adorable card,  embellishing it with one of the new release flairs.  Notice the sweet sprinkle washi tape? This too will be available as part of the new release.  We are adding a ton of washi and New design flairs to the shop so be sure to pop in on Friday.

 Here is a close up look at my card. I added some glossy accents to my frosting on the doughnut for some dimension and shine.  And of course a few pickle relish sequins to finish off my card.

 See you Friday for the BIG release and Grand Re-Opening of the Pickle Shop

Here is a little sneak photo for you showing the doughnut flair and a few other yummy new flair too!

 Flair Sneak @thecraftypickle.com

Carrie for ThecraftyPickle.com

Say hello to our friend, Melissa!

Hi Crafty friends!

I would like to introduce you to a dear friend and fellow small business owner, Melissa Hewitt. Melissa owns a fabulous stamp company called Honey Bee Scraps. You might of saw her little company grow when it started on Kickstarter.

Melissa created a few beautiful handmade project life cards using her stamps and some Crafty Pickle Flair. These are stamps using her last release.

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And these ones show some of the new stamps just released TODAY!

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Not only does she have stamps but she has some great digital files as well as digital sets that match her stamp sets.

Personally I am in love with her newest Alpha stamp and I love that it includes upper and lower case! The others are just as gorgeous.

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Make sure you stop by HoneyBeeScraps.com today and check out the new release. Follow Honey Bee Scraps on Facebook to keep updated on all upcoming releases!

Thank you Melissa, for sharing your talent and your beautiful stamps with us!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone.

Happy Crafting!

Taniesa for ThecraftyPickle.com