Calling all the Silhouette owners!! it’s Holiday Sale time

I don’t own a Silhouette… but I know a lot of you girls do so I thought I would share some of the steals and deals going on over at Swing Design.

You can save on allsorts of cool stuff from software upgrades to Designer editions, Vinyls, and some really cool bundle packs.  There is also and instant 10% discount code available on the site… check for restrictions.

Here are a few of the deals going on right now, go check em out…. happy shopping !!!




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This upgrade code is for users who own Silhouette Studio Basic Edition (Free) and would like to upgrade to the designer edition plus software. Instant Download – Code Arrives in 2nd Email After Purchase.  There is no software download required, just enter the code into the Studio Software (not the Design Store) to unlock the new features.
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The Silhouette Designer Edition PLUS retains all of the capabilities of the basic Silhouette Studio software and includes all of the Designer Edition features, plus the following new features:

  • Conical Wrap Panel
  • Import Major Embroidery Type Files (PES, DST, EXP, JEF, and XXX)
    • You can then isolate the placement stitch to create cut lines allowing you to cut fabric with your Silhouette electronic cutting tool. You can also use the embroidery lines as a cut file within Silhouette Studio to create intricate and colorful sketch designs.
  • Advanced Rhinestone Features
    • Allows you to create custom rhinestone shapes and view rhinestone designs with a photo-realistic preview. You can then place your rhinestones along a path, as a fill, or individually. You can combine multiple rhinestones to create unique patterns and adjust the spacing and orientation to your liking.
  • Can use on up to 3 computers

 

$10.00 $25.00

  • Use this card code to purchase digital designs and fonts at the Silhouette online image library at www.silhouettedesignstore.com
  • Card does not expire

Can not be discounted further with any coupon code.

 

 

 

 

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This is the No.1 Selling Silhouette Cameo Bundle!!

Bundle Includes:

  • Silhouette Pink Cameo 3 with Bluetooth and Touchscreen – 1 Year Warranty
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  • 12 Inch x 12 Inch Cutting Mat
  • 36 Assorted Sheets of Oracal Permanent Vinyl – 12 Inch x 12 Inch Each
    • 24 Oracal 651 Ultra Glossy Vinyl Sheets
    • 12 Oracal 641 Matte Vinyl Sheets
  • 6 Sheets of Siser Easyweed Heat Transfer for Fabrics 7.5 Inch x 12 Inch Each
  • 1 Full Roll Clear Transfer Tape – 12 Inches
  • 24 Sketch Pens – 2xs The Ink of Other Silhouette Sketch Pens
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Ancient Egypt Pop Out Stepper Birthday Card

I decided against a Halloween themed card for this image …and went for something totally different.  The  “twist” was to do a pop out, or stepped card and I just happened to have a cut file for step cards that I had picked up last year from Rae Carr on Craftsuprint.  It needed a little modification to fit in with my Egyptian theme… but the file was exactly what I needed for this.

The front of the card is very unassuming, all the action is on the  inside.  This was one of my supersized cards… the card base and stepped insert were cut from 11×17 card..so  this resulted in a hefty 8.5×11 card…. Kewl !!!

The front was a printed 8.5×11 sheet that I colored with  a mix of Chameleon and Zig Kurecolor pens..and a touch of Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink pens.  The edges were distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads.  Very “rustic” coloring to keep in the ancient theme. The background was dry inked ( fat brush and inkpads)  for a worn and weathered look.
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The inside stepper was cut to form a pyramid shape and was also dry inked to give a sandstone type look to it.  The lettering was done using  My favorite things, Die-namics Bottlecap dies. The palm trees were from another Scrapper’s Delights  collection and worked perfectly for this project.

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I just cut the pyramid shape out of the palm image, so that it wasn’t bulky behind the pyramid.  The sky was also dry inked using Craft Smart ink pads.  The base was printed on white card and cut to fit the pyramid stepper base.

….so there we have it.. a quick, fun, old age humor card

 Supplies used:

11×17  110lb Neenah Index card for base and  stepper insert
8.5×11 regular inkjet paper for the cover image
Recollections card in muted tones for the lettering
8.5×11 110lb index card for the Birthday sentiment

Inside images printed on 8.5 x 11 110lb index card

Mummy – The Mummy
Palm Trees –  Jungle Palms

Colored with:

Chameleon pens

Zig Kurecolor ( full color range)

Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Pens

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Stepped Pop out Cut file by Rae Carr modified to make a pyramid.


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This was cut on my Cricut Explore, but comes in a variety of formats to suit various machines.

 

 

 

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The Mummy Image used is the current Scrapper’s Delights Fan Group Progressive Challenge Freebie Friday available for free as part of the Progressive Challenge on Facebook and also in the store at 50% off for anyone who doesn’t qualify for the free image, but wants to participate.

 

Scrapper’s Delights Blog Challenge too, for even more chances to ….and of course you can also enter in the win.

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Spotlight Series Day 17, Andrea – SheepSki Designs

Who are you?

Andrea Norris – SheepSki Designs


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Where are you? 

Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

 

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?

I’ve always drawn, I remember sitting outside the local library when I was a kid with my sketch book.  I managed to tackle digital drawing properly in December 2015 when my dad told me to try an iPad app (everything else digital was so weird and disconnected) I produced my first “real” digital drawings in January 16 when my fellow DT at Outlawz didn’t have any images to work with for the month so I did some.  I opened my shop in February 2016

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Annabell

 

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale?

Hmmm… well I sold a few watercolour paintings when I was in my 20’s but I haven’t any pictures of those.  On my Etsy store it was Annabell

 

 

 

 

 

 

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?

I still have my job I’m an accountant Zzzzzz….

 

If you could hang out with ANYONE in the world ….  who would it be?….and what is the one question you would want to ask them?

My hubby, family and close friends – how do you put up with me being like Tigger!

 

If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?

Jack Skellington

 

What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?

ProMarkers, and craft knife – definitely essential

 

How long have you been in business?

Since February 2016 – I’m an infant compared to most.  I’m probably one of the few that uses a lot of other artists materials and still work on other artists design teams

 

What’s your favorite color?

PINK!! Have you not seen my blog – LOL!

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Morpheus

 

 

 

What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

Now that’s a difficult one.  I think I’ll have to pick one of my newest creations – little Morpheus is just so cute

 

 

 

 

 

Who is your inspiration/muse?

Life and nature around me around me we live on an incredible planet full of wonders

 

How many people work with/for you?

No one directly, I have no design team yet I may be looking for DT soon 😉

 

Name your favourite cartoon?

The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

What was your favorite subject in school…?

I had two geography (although it was the geology side I wasn interested in) and maths.  Funny that much later in life I did a degree in geology and ended up an accountant

 

If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be? 

I have four already and thought i’d better stop there 😀
My last one was a mouse on my ankle

 

What is your best and worst personality trait?

My drive, determination and loyalty are my best – worst not telling 😉

 

When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?

April 2016 I went to the Lake District with my hubby hiking

 

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes?

God yes when do we go

 

If you were a Cluedo Character, who would you be?

Er… never played but I know the game so I’d probably be Mrs PINK in the dining room…..

 

What’s your favorite horror movie?

Dracula

 

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?

Nope but I sing in the car – no one can here me there – ha ha!

 

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Becca

 

 

 

 

What is your most popular item in the store/shop? 

So far Becca but there are a few close runners

 

 

 

 

 

If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?

I still have my day job and unfortunately and I can’t see me ever giving that up.  I would have loved to have been a marine biologist though

 

If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with?

Oooo my hubby / or my mum / or my friend Diane.

 

What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?

Halloween – I love all the spookyness (is that a word)

 

Would you go cave diving with sharks?

Yes definitely but I’d have to learn to do the under water bit first

 

Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so..  was it fun, or a nightmare?

Yes, I met a guy who signed for the deaf – incredibly interesting guy but definitely NOT my type

 

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?

Reading a good book, I hardly ever get to read these days

 

What should be written on your gravestone when you die?

Restless soul beware of haunting – LOL!!

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If you were offered a trip to the moon, would you go..and if so .. which of your images/products would leave on the moon??

Yes definitely, chance in a lifetime.  I think I’d leave Rudolf up there to see if I can see his grin

 

 

 

 

 

Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?

What does gracefully mean?

 

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?

To sketch out the idea usually about half an hour, it’s the tidying up that takes hours after.  I’m such a messy drawer

 

When you are working, what is the view from your window like?

I have various views because I sit at home, work and in my car, none of them are very exotic.

 

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?

Children Robert Miles

 

Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man?

Definitely my parents

 

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?

There creativity and talent, there are so many amazingly talented people out there

 

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Flamenco

 

Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise

That’s got to be Flamenco – I’m a dancer and this one is the closest one or Lilly I love the serene peace of this image and crave it

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Lilly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you were a classic car…. what would you be?

Jaguar E-Type

 

If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked?

Hmmmm not sure I’d change it – I just wouldn’t be me!

 

Which decade do you think had the best music?

Love the 80’s and 90’s

 

Favorite quote?

I’ll sleep when I’m dead

 

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Bread and olives – I could so live off that, and Lindt Chilli Chocolate and ginger covered with chocolate 😀

 

Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?

That’ll be Strawberry Season, but mostly because of how I coloured it, the strawberries just look amazing 😀

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Strawberry Season

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Spotlight Series Week 1 is complete….

Wow.. what a fab first week… Thank you sooo much to everyone who took part in the Spotlight challenge this past 7 days … all you fab artists and designers ….and  of course to all the visitors who stopped by to check out all the Q&A’s and leave such lovely comments for the artists and designers.
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Soooo ready for week 2? I have some more fab artists and designers lined up and I just added two more artists to the lineup this month. Thanks for  joining in ladies….

Marcella from Power Poppy

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and Christine from Penny Blossomscropped-small-vintageheader

Ok.. let’s  keep this party rolling…. NEXT !!!!!

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If you ran across this post after the event is over.. you can catch all of the spotlight guests, projects and the Intro post in the tab at the top  of the page… or right here.  SPOTLIGHT

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Spotlight Series Day 5 – Betty, Simply B Stamps

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Who are you? 

Betty Roberts, Simply B Stamps

Store: Simply B Stamps

Facebook Group: Simply B Stamps Fan Page

 

 

Where are you?

Big Bear Lake, CA

 

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?

hmmmmm….at the age of 3?  LOL I started REALLY designing and putting out my own art about 2013, but started my company in 2010

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale?

It was my Emos, unfortunately I no longer have them on the site and they were rubber.

 

What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

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Ohhhh that one is easy this one: ZOMBIE Pin Up Betty

 

 

 

 

 

Who is your inspiration/muse?

My daughter Rio is my muse, I draw inspiration from myself (omg is that narcissist) things I see out in the world, a movie…so many things inspire me.

 

How many people work with/for you ?

I have 2 admins and a DT of 7, all which are AMAZING ladies!

 

Name your favorite cartoon? Disney’s

The Princess and the Frog

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Kats Heart

 

 

What is your best and worst personality trait?

I wear my heart on my sleeve

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s your guilty pleasure ?

Cheesecake

 

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?

U.S. Customs Broker

 

What’s your favorite color?

Purple

 

What was your favorite subject in school…?

Art lol

 

If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be?

My zombie pin up
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When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?

2004 Disney cruise to the Bahamas

 

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes? YES!!!

 

If you were a Cluedo Character, who would you be?

Professor Plum…FEMME lol

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If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?

UMMMM MALEFICENT!!

 

What’s your favorite horror movie?

The Conjuring at the moment…

 

If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life?

Mrs. Edgar Allan Poe!

 

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?

Even if they are listening

 

What is your most popular item in the store/shop?

at the moment my Sunflower Farm Rio SunflowerRioOLI

 

 

Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?

Johnny Depp, no not yet

 

If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?

Chef

 

How long have you been in business?

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Cake and Wine Betty

6 years in JUNE WHOOP (I will take Urban Decay, Sephora, or Macy gift cards in the way of Bday gifts WINK WINK)

 

What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?

My fabric glue, omg I use it EVERY single time I craft.

 

What is the one question you are really glad I didn’t ask ….and dare you answer it anyway?

Lol  Hmmmmm….has it all been a bed of roses without thorns?  NOPE, it’s been many times dramatic, hard, but so worth every minute of it! I would change a thing, not even the mistakes.

 

If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with ?

JOHNNY DEPP!!!!

 

When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?

Sliced fresh mozzarella with Italian dressing

 

What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year? 

HALLOWEEN HALLOWEEN…HALLOWEEN WHOOHOOO HALLOWEEN

 

Would you go cave diving with sharks? 

HELL YEAH

 

If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked 

Abigail

 

Which decade do you think had the best music?

80s

 

Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so..  was it fun, or a nightmare? 

OMG YES… and YES nightmare! You’d pee your pants laughing!!  Wanna hear it, of course you do….so I get set up by my friend with this guy that is managing a McDonald’s….supposedly he would be picking me up in the company car…THIS FOOL ROLLS UP in a BIG MAC!  No, no, that was not the make or the model of say a Toyota or a Nissan, I mean a car in the shape of the TWO ALL BEEF PATTIES SPECIAL SAUCE AND ALL!!!

 

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?

Drawing

 

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Day of the Dead In Prayer

 

 

 

 

What should be written on your gravestone when you die? 

Loving Mother (how boring huh?)

 

 

 

 

Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around? 

UGH No!! Can’t stand the “acting”

 

If you were offered a trip to the moon, would you go..and if so .. which of your images/products would leave on the moon??

YES, Zombie Betty would be the first Zombie to plant her little Zombie flag!

 

Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?

As long as I grow old give it to me any way ya want! lol

 

If you were a classic car…. what would you be? 

Oh damn, I dunno I don’t know cars what so ever…just one that runs smooth, BLACK, and bad ass.

 

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?

4-6 hours

 

When you are working, what is the view from your window like

No view, I sit on the floor in the living room with a Halloween or scary movie in the background, or my music usually… my view is my mind and my pad of paper 😉

 

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere? 

Yeah by Usher…I start doing the pizza roll and all!

 

Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man? 

My parents WITH tales of the boogey man.

 

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work? 

Their kindness, and willingness to let me be me and share in my life events.

 

Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise ?

 ZOMBIE Pin Up Betty 

 

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Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?

 

ZOMBIE Pin Up Betty

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy 6th birthday  Simply B .. here’s to many more!!

 

New !!!! giveaways tab & current giveaways

I added in a giveaways tab at the top of the page, this is just for Crafting Circle giveaways. Since we have the End of Series Spotlight giveaway coming up in July and we have two current giveaways….I thought it might be a good idea to have a place they are easily accessible.

Current giveaways:

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We have a 12 pack Zig Kurecolor giveaway
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If you missed it when it was posted, this is your last chance to play along and win a pack of Shaker Card Windows ..ends May 31st, 2016

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Zig Kurecolor Alcohol Markers & Giveaway

It seems to come up a lot lately in some of the cardmaking and coloring groups I am in on Facebook… lots of people are trying out the  Zig Clean Color Markers, but few know about the Zig Kurecolor set.  Since I am a huge fan of the Zig Kurecolor markers I have, I thought I would share this info for anyone who might be interested.

I had been struggling to find a skin tone  that suited my style and budget when I ran across these on the CraftingAbility website. I already had the set of Memory System Markers and loved the tips on those… so when I saw that Zig had alcohol markers with the same  fine tip, I grabbed some to try.

The brush tip on the  Zig Kurecolors isn’t like most brush tips I have tried, it’s a bit fatter, rounder and and not so stiff and I love it.  Add in the fab fine tip and … the fact I finally FINALLY found my color. SOLD !!!!

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I am not a huge fan of pinky/orange faces… it reminds me too much of girls who can’t find the right foundation makeup.  Just personal preference, each to their own.  I picked up 3 pens to try and get a good skin combo and  the one I  absolutely can’t live without … Pale Beige #731.

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Image – KennyK Stamps

Now Zig do two types of Zig Kurecolor….refillables, much like the Copic, Spectrum etc… and one that is not marketed as refillable.. but TOTALLY is and really would be another great selling point if they were marketed as such.  The pens are slimline, so won’t hold as much ink as the ones marketed as refillable.. but they are super quick and easy to fill, so I am not worried about that at all.

No replacement tips for these ones.. since they aren’t marketed as refillable, however that is not to say that the replacement tips wouldn’t work in these, I just haven’t had any to try… but you know I will  give it a shot when I do lol.  But they do come with my two favorite tips and so far, I have had no need to replace them anyway and I am not the most delicate of people when it comes to markers.

Zig seem to have very durable tips that have held up to my scribbling and Cricut Explore perfectly.  They also play nicely with other alcohol markers I have and I am definitely one to mix and match my pens.  So if you have other alcohol pens, but just can’t find the right skintones for your tastes, or feel like you are missing some colors you would like.. or you really just need different tips..check these out.

Me, as soon as I can, I’ll be  buying every single one of them lol.  I just have to decide between the dual tip refillables and these Manga pens I currently have…and really like.

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The Refillable version comes in two versions of dual tip.. the twin and twin ‘s’ .   I believe all Kurecolors come in the entire color range, but don’t quote me on that.

The Twin pens ( twin and twin’s’ ) also have replacement tips which can be purchases in packs of 10.  Please check the details on these as not all tips can be used on both pens .  I’m hoping to get my hands on some of these myself soon to try, and if and when I do… I’ll be sure to let you all know.  One of these, not sure which model yet, will be available on special order for anyone interested..( 10 days or less) I’ll let you all know as soon as they are listed, or you can sign up for their newsletter. Because I’ll be grabbing some myself to play with 🙂

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and then of course there are the refills… 25ml in whatever colors  you need.  If you fall in love with the 731 like I did, I highly recommend you buy these in multiples ..lol I can tell you it’s hell when you run out and have to wait for refills.  I have 3 now and happy as a clam. I am soo not running out of that color again lol. Refills come in single color, or sets ..I believe it’s sets of 10, or 12 to correspond with the pen sets.





The color range is not as vast as Copic, but with 136 pens in the range ( 135 colors and a blender pen),  plus tip blending capabilities….there is more than enough color variety for most peoples needs …and budgets.   I just got my mits on a set of the Hair and muted tones manga pens… so  expect to see projects  and a review of those soon too.


I think I read somewhere that these inks are also suitable for paint guns.. so I’ll be giving that a shot too. I know my other alcohol inks worked in it.
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Ok and now for the fun part…. CraftingAbility.com have very kindly supplied a 12 pack set of the Manga skintone colors for one of you lucky peoples!

The set contains the following colors:

Pale Beige, Vanilla, Ivory, Champagne, Light Bisque, Rose Beige, Flesh Colour, English Rose, Blush, Pale Blush, Pink Haze and Porcelain.

You can enter  here by commenting on this post and telling me why you would like to try these. One random lucky person will get their hands on this 12 pack set.



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Kuretake Photo Tape…. I’m in LOVE..Foamtastic !!!

Some of you may recall previous posts/facebook conversations where I expressed my frustration at finding an affordable solution to my foam padding issue.  I like to use it in sheets as opposed to dots etc.  I find  using it on larger areas behind an image, provides more support and a really nice feel.

Wet glues.. too wet… large areas=wet warp ….ugg, my other tape runner…  love it… but not strong enough for the foam.  But NOW…. I think I found one solution, well …. technically….it found me…. Kuretake  Photo Tape.

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I got this sent to me to play around with by my friends at ImageAbility.  Over the months we’ve discussed various crafting frustrations I have, they have a  wide selection of products through the various departments…  and I’m crazy enough to find a solution where it wasn’t intended lol.   I’m not sure he had this particular issue in mind when he sent it… but I am sooo glad he did.

At first glance I thought this was going to be another one of those 3 swipes you are out kinda little tape runners.   But on closer inspection… it  has as much tape as my big Mega Runner ….  32 meters (about 105 feet!) of 10mm wide tape.

The Kuretake Photo Tape dispenser is one of the small “in your hand” variety, but don’t be fooled… it’s got staying power.

I was convinced when I saw it that it would be just as hard to get it to work on foam as everything else I have tried… but I guess either the mesh design makes a difference, or the tape is stronger than I am used to.  I did a test piece when I first got it and  it’s stuck on their real good.

If you have been struggling with specific papers, card or  materials… and  your everyday tape runners just aren’t cutting it…. you might want to give this a look see.

... don’t forget to  grab your codes below.

KuretakeAlso  in my latest box of goodies..and I will go into more detail over the next couple of days as I get to play with them all….

  • Kuretake 2 Way Glue.. apparently great for re-stickying old cutting mats too… can’t wait to test that out on my Cricut Mats, I have a tonne of old mats I keep for various purposes once they outlive their usefullness as cutting mats  🙂
  • Kuretake Zig Kurecolor Hair and Muted tones 12 pack ( I can already tell you … LOVE THESE !!! )
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors, the new 6 pack of pearlescent /metallic water colors…. dying to try those !!!
  •  Kuretake Zig Kurecolor refill pack for Pale Beige No. 731  WOOT !!!

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Use code Craft20 to save 20% on all orders! Or, for orders $75 and more, use CraftShips to receive free shipping!
Coupon codes CANNOT be combined. Only one coupon code per order.

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These items were  provided free of charge for test/project purposes.  That in no way affects, or influences my opinions and/or comments.  ImageAbility  and their sites are NOT an affiliate program and I will not be compensated for any purchases made using their links  🙂

In Stock ! New England Slate & Gansai Tambi Pearlescents

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You may have seen my recent DT project featuring  the New Hampshire Slate & 3D layered image wall plaque…  (which incidentally won first place in the  anything goes challenge over at getcreativechallenges.blogspot … woot!) ….well Fab news, this slate is now available for purchase at CraftingAbility as a 3 pack. It comes in 12×8….  drilled or, undrilled depending on your needs.

These hand split slate panels are fantastic for all sorts of projects and this is a fantastic price for a 3 pack.  When you figure in the coupons listed below… EVEN BETTER !!

oh and did I mention… there is also a $15 coupon up for grabs at CraftingAbility if you send them a product/ project review and they publish it.  How cool is that.


“HOW DO YOU DO CRAFTING?

We will provide a $15.00 coupon if we publish your story on how you use your crafting products.

Stories should be a minimum of 250 words, no maximum. They should include a photo or a video showing how you use them, or your artwork or decorated item.”

 

“Use code Craft20 to save 20% on all orders! Or, for orders $75 and more, use CraftShips to receive free shipping!
Coupon codes CANNOT be combined. Only one coupon code per order.”

Undrilled Real Slate Art Board Set

Undrilled Real Slate Art Board Set

Worried you won’t spend $75  on slate  and the shipping would be too much….. haha don’t… because I have another snippet of news. First of all..their shipping is always reasonable and secondly, CraftingAbility sell a lot, LOT more than just slate. How about some Wink of Stella… we all love that little bit of Bling Bling… or some of the markers like the ones in my memory system set…2 way glue… it’s all there and more product is being added to the catalog all the time.  These guys are an authorized Zig dealer… if it’s not on the site yet… just email them.

6 Starry Color Gansai Tambi Watercolor Paint Set

6 Starry Color Gansai Tambi Watercolor Paint Set

 

 

Including the new 6 Starry Color Gansai Tambi pearlescent Watercolor Paint Set everyone has  been talking about in the cardmaking groups.

This is also the place I get “THOSE” pens everyone is always asking me about on the facebook groups….  that skin tone you all love… yup, it’s here too along with 135 more  fab alcohol pens in the range.

 

 

But before you rush off….stay tuned.. coming up soon my post on Zig Kurecolors.  I had it drafted up and ready to go…. but  held off publishing it because I have ..ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!!!! ….  yes  I do! Courtesy of CraftingAbility, One lucky winner will be playing with a 12 pen set of Zig Kurecolor skintones, which includes my favorite skintone No. 731 Pale Beige..and it could be YOU !

Make sure you  come back later for those posts… you won’t want to miss them.

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