Ok ladies and gents.. today’s “mystery” review box from ImageAbility.Inc. is….
…. an assortment of products from the Ziggyboard.com and www.craftingability.com
I swear Steve over at ImageAbility can read my mind sometimes… well maybe not so much when it comes to the big Orange marker….trying to throw me a challenge there?? but heh… I am sure I can find a use for that too *grin. I’m always up for trying something outside of the box… no pun intended :p
This box contained:
Zig Memory System 48 piece Collection
Some slate blanks
3 marker pens
Magnetic chalk Board “Scraps”.
Now when Steve at ImageAbility says he is sending Scraps, or Seconds for me to play with…. they are not my idea of scraps lol. His version of “I grabbed some scraps and threw them in your box” is not what you would expect lol. These are good size pieces and his idea of “flawed…” …I have bought retail products at full price with more flaws LOL. The same can be said for the 12×12 sheets of chalkboard vinyl… hell if they looked like seconds to me. I can only imagine what the “good stuff” looks like if these are scraps and seconds !
First of all let me tell you, this magnetic sheet cuts like a dream… super easy to cut on my cheapie little Recollections Paper trimmer I picked up a few weeks ago as a backup. Squaring up my “scraps” was a no brainer. I took one of the “smaller” scraps..and when I say smaller.. we are talking about 8 inches x 24 ish (…that’s some scraps there LOL )
It had one tiny flaw on the end which was easily trimmed off… and to be honest, I probably wouldn’t have even bothered if I was planning to use it as a backing for sticker magnets. It was a surface scratch…. nothing more. But, I was testing out the ease of cutting and so I trimmed it off. This also comes in a whiteboard finish; so a useful tool for keeping your projects organized when you have a lot of things on the go, not to mention it makes a great Magnetic note board for the kitchen, office or garage. Retail sheets come in a variety of sizes to suit all needs. Heck I want to decorate an entire wall in this stuff. If only I didn’t live in an apartment LOL.
..I can tell you now I am seriously considering running out to Home Depot with my pieces and finding a sheet of metal to attach to the end of my craft carts, so I can use this on there to hold my thin dies. I so badly need a better way to store the ones I have.. this would be perfect. My carts don’t have solid ends. I am pretty sure hubby doesn’t want to wake up and find our Fridge and freezer decorated in my dies.
If you have a solid surface to mount it, Ziggyboard also have flexible steel which feels like the regular magnetic sheet..and magnets stick to it, as opposed to this sheet which is Magnetic and sticks to steel.
On a side note.. all you Cricut users who have mats that are losing their sticky, www.craftingability.com have a 2 way glue stick that should fix that problem. I will let you know when I get mine and try it out on my nasty old mats.
This slate is beautiful and I have it on good authority this is good old USA slate… not imported 🙂 I have always loved slate.. so I was super excited to see these pieces in my box. Probably far more excited than the mail man was haha.
Included was 2 coaster size pieces just under 4 inch squared, a 4×8 piece and a 5.5 x 8 ish piece. Sizes may vary slightly obviously, this is a natural product.. handsplit New England slate.. LOVE IT !
Next we have the 3 markers … the jumbo 15mm Orange Zig Posterman Waterproof which at first glance looks like it could be hiding pepper spray LOL
The 6mm light blue Zig Posterman Wet Wipe
…and finally the 6mm White Zig Illumigraph.
I’ll go into more detail on what they can be used on and their specific uses etc when I use them.. but if you can’t wait for that, feel free to hop on over to the Ziggyboard.com site and check them out. Quick rundown.. the orange and blue are good for chalkboard, windows, mirrors, ceramics and the white Illumigraph works on chalkboard, windows and lightboards..all have an ETC. after the list.. so I am sure there are more.
….and the Piece de Resistance
The Zig Memory system 48 Collection.
this set inlcudes:
12 Calligraphy Markers
12 Writer Markers
6 Journal and Title Markers
6 Scroll & Brush Markers
3 Writer Chalk Pastels
3 Calligraphy Chalk Pastels
Now the big test for the pens and Magnetic chalkboard will be
…. can the Cricut Explore cut this magnetic sheet and write with these pens?
I can tell you already the pens won’t fit in the regular adapter that comes with your Cricut Explore (original), but if you have an aftermarket adapter, like the Amy Chomas marker adapter… they fit perfectly. I can’t vouch for the Air, or One machines, because I don’t have one. But I believe the Air and original Explores are the same, unless anyone knows differently. And I have a feeling the Explore One has a different pen system …?
So… the big question… where to start?? so many cool things to try, which one do I play first?
I guess you will find out tonight which one I chose…. and stay tuned. The CraftingCircle Exclusive discount code will be posted tonight too. This is just a teaser so you know what to look out for.
I can give you a hint.. it’s an “odd” number, it’s over 20% and the code will be valid for ALL products on the www.craftingability.com site…and we’re working on setting up a code for Ziggyboard.com too. Why would you expect a “normal” anything from me ? of course it’s going to be an odd number…. so have a look around www.craftingability.com and Ziggyboard.com and get ready to grab some deals with this exclusive discount.
All you pro crafters who do shows, or have a shop should definitely check out the Ziggyboard site, they have a lot of good business products too.
This code will be valid through December 31 2015, or while supplies last ….and if you are eyeing up this pen set, I can tell you quantities are limited.
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