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

 

Remembering Dad

Remembering Dad

This Father’s Day will be particularly hard for me and my family this year. We lost our Dad in February to a traumatic accident.
My Dad was an awesome guy and the life of the party. We know that he wouldn’t want us to be sad on this day, so I decided
we would celebrate him on Father’s Day. Taniesa created some special flair for me so that I could use them to create cards for my
PL album. I have to say when I first saw them , I cried and I couldn’t believe how perfect and how special these were.

First I wanted to create a card using this My Favorite Memory of my Dad flair so I could document that memory of my Dad.

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His grandchildren called him Superman, they seen him as a strong man who could get through anything, so I wanted to create
a card to honor our ” Superman” using a custom flair of a photo of my Dad.

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Lastly I wanted to share a lovely gift that Taniesa sent to me for my family and me to wear on Father’s Day, how special is this ribbon and its something we could wear every Father’s Day!!

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I love how special these custom flair are and how they will help us celebrate and remember my Dad on this Father’s Day.

Taniesa can create custom flair for you no matter the subject, just send her a message in The Crafty Pickle shop and let
her know what you are looking for.

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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

A Layout with a bit of Flair!

Hi again Crafty Friends!

 Two posts in one day means it’s a GREAT Friday! Today our designer, Cathy, is showing off one fantastic layout using TCP flair! Check it out!

Hi everyone, it’s Cathy here again with another layout for The Crafty Pickle.  One of my favourite embellishments to use on a layout is flair badges, and since I have so many awesome ones from The Crafty Pickle I figured I’d see how many I could fit on a page!  I mean, what’s better than one flair badge?  Well in this case six flair badges!   Now right now Taniesas’ wonderful shop is on a short break, but when it’s up and running again be sure to check out the awesome collections I used to create my layout!  I also used some stamps from Close To My Heart to round out my design! In order to achieve dimension with my badges I used hot glue for some and foam squares for the others so that I could layer them.  Don’t be afraid to grab some of your stash of badges and pile ’em up high!  The more the merrier!

I think this is one of my favorite’s of yours, Cathy! Thank you so much for sharing! 
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

You “Shine”!

Hi Crafty Friends!

   I hope your having a great week. Today our DT member, Julie, is sharing a layout all about herself! How often do we forget about documenting us because we are so busy documenting our family and friends? Take a look at her fabulous layout!

Hi! Today I’ll show you my new LO about me!) 
Not long time I found these photos in my box-with-old-photos and decided to create the Layout with kraft background. 
I added one more colour and made the LO using only brown-kraft, pink and white colours.
I hope you enjoied my project
Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!
You definately “Shine” Julie! Thank you for sharing with us!
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.

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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

Disney Love

Happy Friday Crafty Friends!!!!

Today we have Kristin on the blog sharing a couple of adorable Disney layouts with, of course, some TCP Flair! Take a look!

Flair flair and more flair!! I had so much fun using my flair from The Crafty Pickle to make these fun pages with some of my Disney photos!!!
HERE is a link to everything in the store …you will love everything and she puts fun sequins in every little bag ….so awesome!!!
I saw this flair in the store and knew exactly what page I was going to use the “D” for …I took these pictures out the car window as we were driving into the park and had to think how I was going to scrap them???
But this awesome Disney themed flair was just perfect to go with the sign entering the park!!!

And then here is the close-up of the cute flair:

On this fun page that we took at the castle in the Magic Kingdom in Florida I had fun using some paste on this page and then adding the Watercolor hearts button flair on top of the Mickey ears and under the wood piece and then I added the “pop” of red to the page …so I needed to add the word Magic to this page also …love it!!!

Here are some of the close-ups:

I love all of the texture of Kristin’s layouts and who wouldnt love scrapbooking anything Disney!!! Thanks Kristin!
Have a great weekend!
Happy Crafting,
The Crafty Pickle

Vintage Valentine Love

Hi Crafty Friends!

Designer, Cathy Martin, is up with a sweet layout featuring the new Vintage Valentine flair from TheCraftyPickle Etsy shop! Take a look!

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It’s February 3rd, which means it’s only 11 days until Valentines Day.  Now I’m not a big Valentines person, but I do love doing themed layouts and taking cute pictures of my kids!  For today I made a layout featuring flair from The Crafty Pickle!  I used some flair from the Vintage Valentines set pictured below.

For my layout I went all artistic! I used mist, water colours, and chalkboard paint to add some extra touches to my background.  I had so much fun creating this layout, it was a bit different for me to just let loose and go with the flow but I liked just putting stuff down without worry about it looking perfect!  I was also amazed with how easy and quickly this layout came together.  The flair added just a little bit of a vintage touch to a more modern layout.

Make sure you check out all the wonderful Valentines collections available at The Crafty Pickle as well as some sweet sequins to go along with all your lovey dovey projects!

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Thank you so much for sharing, Cathy. I love the black and white with bright pops of pink and of course the Vintage Valentine Flair.

Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

FriYAY!!!!!!!!!

Hi Happy Crafty Friends!!!

  It is finally Friday! We made it! I dont know about you but this week was a long one and I am ready for the weekend and some scrappy time!

 Today designer, Stephanie, has TWO projects to share with you using TCP flair. I hope you love her projects as much as I do, Take a look!

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I have two projects to share today featuring flair from The Crafty Pickle . The first one is a card that I made for my daughter who is trying out for her school gymnastics team this week! She was nervous & pretty certain that she wouldn’t make the team, so I wanted to make her a card to give her a little extra encouragement!!
I started with this sketch from Cardabilities:
    
I used my Martha Stewart punch to create the branches in the background. The “shine” flair button is from TCP & can be found here .
I love the combination of colors & textures here! Hope she enjoys the cad too (even if she doesn’t make the team!) I will always be her biggest fan, regardless!
My next project is a layout that started with sketch from Sketchabilities:
I just love a good sketch & this one really caught my eye! Sketchabilities is also teaming up with the challenge site, White With One for this sketch challenge. You are to use white & the color “placid blue”. Here is my page:
I used scrap papers from my stash (I am on a roll using them up nowadays!) and the flair here is also from The Crafty Pickle.
The “snapshots” flair is from their adorable Bright Everyday set. This set comes with 6 buttons that are prefect for any layout, card or PL spread!

The “shake your flakes” flair button comes by itself & is the perfect embellishment for all your winter projects!!  It’s too cute!

I added in other embellishments to complete my page and give it more dimension from Elle’s Studio, Pink Paislee, October Afternoon & Studio Calico.
Thanks for visiting on this Friday!
~Stephanie

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 LOVE them both Stephanie, Thanks for sharing your talent with us!
 
Don’t forget we have a giveaway going on that ends this Monday (You can read more about that HERE) and we have an instagram giveaway going on too! Follow @TheCraftyPickle for more info! That giveaway ends this Sunday.
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

ALL the snuggles!!!

Hi Crafty Friends!

 We have Cathy up on the blog today sharing a snuggly little layout that is just adorable! Check it out!

It’s time again for another layout for The Crafty Pickle!  This time I grabbed some of the Cozy Fall flair set available in the shop and set to work.  There’s just something I love about having all my embellishments work together to paint a larger picture and I think that definitely happened here.  There is a light and airy feel to the layout and the dark flair badge helps bring out the browns in the photo.  I also grabbed a big ‘ol handful of various sequins from The Crafty Pickle.  I had some Christmas, Fall, and Winter sequins so I mixed them all together and created a huge pocket for them with gold striped vellum.  I love the peekaboo colours just hinted at behind the gold!  Hope you enjoy and have a crafty week!

Thanks Cathy!! I love all of the layering!
Hope you all have a fantastic day!
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle