Who’s ready for some crafty Black Friday deals and holiday fun?

Ok.. so I know a lot of people will be snoozing and sleeping off that big old Thanks Giving Dinner.. but there are still those of us who are gonna be awake and raring to get stuck in to some holiday fun… so I’m gonna share some deals and events in a bunch of posts for those of you who will still have a few hours left in you!!

 

Starting off with… the Blitsy Insiders Pyjama Party !!! woohoo… this will be my third year attending this online event.  It’s so much fun… hanging out with the lovely ladies of Blitsy and of course all of the crazy crafty ladies who  are in their PJ’s and ready to have some social  and shopping fun.   The party is a product showcase, giveaway, social and shopping extravaganza.

Once a year you get to hang out, shop  win some cool stuff, meet a tonne of like minded crafty people ..and if you are lucky… get your hands on one of the elusive ..oh so  coveted pairs of Golden Scissors.  Not only are these scissors awesome… but if you happen to be one of the lucky people to win a pair at the event and the pre TG events… or in your order… you are in with a chance to win the ultimate…. $1000 Blitsy Shopping Spree.   who doesn’t want that?

Check out all the great deals you could score even without a free $1000…. not that any of us would complain at seeing our name come up for that one.. right? lol

If you aren’t a Blitsy insider and you have’t been entering the giveaways or RSVP’d for the party yet…. head on over and  get signed up…grab your jammies and don’t be late !!!!

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It’s time again!!! Blitsy PJ Party

blitsyCome on over and join in this years event. Blitys sleepover Event – Black Friday I attended last year for the first time and it was fun, and I met a lot of cool people too.  Aside from the great atmosphere, the chance to check out loads of great deals ..there are of course… The GOLDEN SCISSORS !!!!

A chance to win a pair of golden Scissors, also puts you in the running to win a $1000 shopping spree .. one lucky winner  from all of the golden scissors winners will be picked on Christmas day.

So come on over and join in the fun,   RSVP now  and get your Jammies ready!!

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Spotlight mystery box contents revealed.

Well now our winner has her prize and has had a chance to  go through it all and  check it out, I can reveal the contents.  Our lucky winner was Tee Hall  from The Altered Paper, you can check out her post about her prize here.

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Now those of you that were following the spotlight  know that I had requested a few specific items  to be included and that the box was the prize for the Amy Chomas Spotlight.  I matched the spotlight and prize sponsor for a reason, the Amy Chomas Adapters mean… you can use these pens on your Cricut Explore etc …and  one of these items I absolutely LOVE using on my Cricut.

ok so… let’s have a quick look see what Tee had in her box…
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and now for the fun part… I have most.. but not all of these products myself.  For those of you who missed out on previous posts, I am going to add in  some links to some past posts. If you want to see more of the  product from Craftingability.com (ImageAbility) and projects made with them ..just do a search on the blog for “Zig” or “craftingability”.

This is where I get those Zig Kurecolor markers I love so much, you may have seen I recently had a giveaway for the skintone pack  and where I will be getting a set of Zig Clean Colors from soon I hope 🙂  It’s also where I bought my Gansai Tambi watercolors & Wink of Stella/Luna pens.

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One of my favorites has to be the embossing pens.  LOVE LOVE LOVE these pens and they work fabulously for writing and drawing in your machines using the Chomas Marker Adapter.
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Loving these Zig embossing pens

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One BIG reason to consider the Cricut Air over the ONE

Spotlight Series Day 21, Amy – Chomas Creations

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..and then we have  the slate…. I LOVE this slate, but let’s face it.. my handwriting sucks and you can’t run this through the Cricut even with a fab adapter lol.  But there are so many ways to use this slate, it’s gorgeous…. you just have to think outside the box.   Stencils, transfer paper, stamping …or you can be like me and go totally in the other direction.  I love to do 3D decoupage layered images….  so my first project with this slate was this one.

New Hampshire Slate & 3D layered image wall plaque

 

 

 

And then of course we have the Magnetic”tails” as Steve likes to refer to them.  This was an extra item I asked to have included, it’s just a sample pack, end of rolls.. 2nds etc.

 

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Imageability make a  lot of Magnetic sheet products for commercial and  personal use including the calendar which was included in the prize box.   Now this  means there are end of roll pieces that aren’t big enough to use for that..BUT….. it’s perfect for crafters.

 

 

 

 

 

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Steve’s idea of end of roll “scraps” or “tails” make me laugh… and his idea of seconds…even more so.  I have bought retail products with more defects lol.   Bless his heart but  you can’t fault them for their Quality Control.

 

 

 

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I  have been trying to convince him to sell his “tail” oooo er missus !!  naughty girls… I mean his magnetic tails…  in a crafters grab bag of some sort.  They are perfect for  crafters who like to do magnets, or someone needing a way to store and display their metal dies.

 

 

If you are interested in a grab bag,  leave a comment and I’ll  pass them along so he can see if there is enough interest to make it worth them packaging these up and working out a deal for Crafting Circle readers to get their hands on one..  When Steve says  tails and seconds… We’re talking  minimum of 6×6 .. right the way up to 24x24inches.  Don’t get too excited ..the bigger pieces are not as common, but there would probably be a fair selection of sizes in a grab bag.

By his definition –

“Seconds, they have a scratch or bump on them.  Even something you can only see with a magnifying glass is a second.  I would say seconds are better than tails.”

I can honestly say his seconds don’t look like seconds to me …  and even the tails… if you are using them for projects and it’s going to be covered with a design or used for die storage….  no brainer.   I’ll take all the seconds and tails in a heartbeat… I have loads of fun projects they are great for.

It cuts like a dream on machines, die cutters like the Big Shot and by hand or with a  paper trimmer.   Check out some of the projects I have made with… his “tails”

Velvet studded Magnet KennyK “Tomboy Trouble”

Fridge Magnet Game with ZiggyBoard Scraps
Ziggyboard…. how I love you soooo
You may or may not remember one of the very first items I got from CraftingAbility was  the Memory System Collection,  that set contains a mix of pens  and I love it.  This is what prompted me to request the white chalk writer pen seen in the prize package.  My collection had a selection of those chalk pens with various tips .. but they can also be purchased separately, or in sets with specific tips.  I have my eye on the  writer top set.  Another great pen to use in my Cricut with the adapter.  You can see them in action on  the Collection review, see post link below.

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Zig Memory System Collection review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the products mentioned in this post were provided for review purposes

 

NEW Gina Marie Designs Dies at Novi, MI Scrapbook Event May 5-7

Oh how I wish I was there for the Great Lakes Scrapbook Event http://www.megameet.com … the vendors are getting set up and the Round Robin guests are checking it out..

Soon this place will be filled with lots of  lucky, lucky scrapper’s…   but not me *sigh13178937_10154662531406840_5219041325703415525_n
Scrapbook outlet –  will be there with the fab new “Gina Marie Designs” Dies… be sure to drop by and see them.

You will find them at booth 535. Say Hi and drool a little for me …  

For those of you  like me, who can’t attend in person… check out the website….  there have been about 42 brand new designs in the last month or so.  My wish list just keeps getting longer and longer LOL.  They have a physical store too, for anyone in the area.

If you like dies.. you would be crazy not to check these guys out.. their prices are awesome and so is the range.  Have a blast and  enjoy the Event..  🙂

I have my eye on some more of the stitched dies… specially the quilting ones… they look so cool. Check out some of the new designs below…as well as a few of my favorites.

 

 

LAST CHANCE ..Cricut 10 year anniversary sale ends tomorrow

cricut10Don’t miss the Cricut 10 Year Anniversary Celebration Event

Find great deals like these on the Cricut Air… and loads of great clearance items.

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$589.77 $329.99 Cricut Explore Air™ Machine + EVERYTHING Starter Set

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$299.99 $229.99 Cricut Explore Air™ machine
















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Digistamps4Joy Anniversary event

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Digistamps4Joy I will soon be setting up an EVENT page here where you can register to join in ….. LOTS of fun and LOTS of prizes and some freebies!! I also invited Conie from Conie Fong Art and Design to join our little party. She is very excited, and is also sponsoring some prizes! Why not go over to her FB page now and make sure you have LIKED her page, as that will be one of the requirements for the freebies (LIKE both our pages) – may as well get prepared LOL.
I am really looking forward to this party – after all – who would not want to be 4 again!
Margy”