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Friday, May 25, 2012

Fabulous Friday Find-The Dazzle Caddy

Happy Friday My Sweet Blog Followers & Friends!
Today's find is brought to you by DAZZLE & it is the Dazzle Caddy Stickles & More Storage System.


This is the perfect thing for sorting, storing and transporting your small bottles of craft glues, glitter glues, ink refills and more.
Each unit stores up to 10 bottle of .5 oz. making this system perfect for Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Stampin Up ink pad refills, Claudine Helmuth Studio Mini Acrlyic Paints, Mini Art, Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks & probably more that I can't even recall at the moment.

You can find it online @ scrapbook.com for $8.99.

This is not only a fabulous find but a fabulous helper in storing & transporting some of your most loved
"pint "sized crafty goodies. Hope you agree!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tool Time Tuesday-The Lomography Diana F+ MINI Camera w/ Flash

Hey Crafty Bloggers !
Today's tool is the awesome, flashback camera classic from the 60's known as the Lomography Diana F+  MINI with Flash.
Isn't she a beauty?!

 The sweet and petite Diana Mini uses 35mm film to give you lovely square shots and half-frame photos.
 Now it’s even more exciting with the included Diana F+ Flash which allows you to tint your pictures with a burst of color by just slipping one of the 12 color gel filters in the Diana F+ Flash, and you’re on your way to bursting color splashes here and there! It shoots two formats (square or half-frame) with a flip of a switch.

I spotted this pretty little number on PB Teen online for $99.00. There were many other varieties of colors & options, styles, prints of this terrific camera. I also spotted lots of these on EBAY. Just sharing in case you want to get your hands on one.

I just love the retro feel & how with an old fashioned 35mm camera you will capture not only your photos but the element of surprise because there is no screen to preview your photo. It is spontaneous picture taking at its finest. Total nostalgia...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Crafting Tip of the Week#141 - Need Height or Storage Space @ Your Work Surface?

Hello Bloggers!

Ever want your table surface to be just a bit higher for your crafting comfort?
 If so, may I suggest ...BED RISERS.
 These can help add 3 inches or more by stacking them as shown below.

If you're a crafter who prefers standing this can be a less expensive solution than purchasing a new work surface.

You can also Instantly create additional storage space under your table surface with these bed risers.  Your table leg or cabinet casters could fit safely and securely into the recess cup built into the riser.
The small risers could lift your table  up 3 inches, the large risers lift 5 inches, and for maximum under table space, you could stack the risers together for 8 inches! The smaller bed risers nest securely over the locking ring on the large riser and will not slide.

Hope you find this tip helpful!

Friday, May 18, 2012


Hello there!
Thanks for stopping in today for the fab find.
Today's find is brought to you by: CROPPER HOPPER.
This neat little organizational gadget boasts the following:

  • Includes 15 clips to organize stickers, rub -ons, die cuts and more
  • Is made of a sturdy metal Z-style frame which is ideal for desktop use
  • Measures approximately 14.5"H x 7"W x 9.5"D 
  • The price point on this is $12.99 which seems like a worthwhile investment, wouldn't you say?
    Until next time...

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Tool Time Tuesday-The Scissor Pro

    Hi Crafty Friends!
    Today's tool is the SCISSOR PRO.
    It looks like this:
     This fabulous tool sharpens your scissors with astute precision. That will help ensure your scissors will work to their fullest capacity for many years to come.

     100% diamond abrasives sharpen the blades to an incredible edge time after time, without even disassembling the scissors. Works great for sharpening almost any scissors found in the house, including kitchen, craft, sewing, household, poultry shears, fly-tying scissors and even, knife-edge style scissors. It is easy to operate, a combination of magnets and springs control the sharpening angle and eliminate the guesswork. The machine is easy to clean and maintain. Made of the same quality as the highly regarded Chef's Choice knife sharpeners. No honing oils or water required.

    It is a bit pricey @ the average price of $99.99 but it can also be used for your kitchen knives too.
    This would definitely be a splurge tool.

    That's it for this week's tool.
    Hope you tune in for Friday's find.
    Have a great day!



    Monday, May 14, 2012

    CRAFTING TIP OF THE WEEK #140-Craftcycle ...

    Hello Crafty Bloggers!
    Today's tip is all about craftcycling in your craft room.
    I know you have probably done this sort of thing before where you open your packages, remove the goodies & think...hey I can use this packaging for something!
    Well, specifically today I want to share that concept with something specific.
    IF & WHEN YOU bring home craft supplies that are stored in clear plastic or acrylic packaging-
     SAVE IT!
    Some examples of types of packaging to look out:
    1-Cricut Cartridge Clear Plastic Packaging (old style)
    2-Prima's trinket line packaging
    3-Stamp packaging
    4-Martha Stewart product packaging
    5-Chipboard packaging
    Cut it into manageable squares & craftycycle  by using it with your embossing folders & manual die cutters.
    You can probably use it in your electronic die cutters too but be sure to size your cuts accordingly.
    You can then use your alcohol inks &/or acrylic paints to add even more interest  to this once upon a time to be discarded item.

    Friday, May 11, 2012

    Fabulous Friday Find-Flutterby's Stitched Paper Garland

    Hello Crafters!
    Check it out!

    Isn't it just the cutest?
    Imagine all you could do with it. From creating borders for layouts & cards to embellishing frames & birdhouses.
     You simply set your Flutterby's on a flat surface and firmly hold it in place with one hand. Grab the loose string with your other hand and slowly pull upward until each piece releases from the sheet. You will have a fun stitched garland in seconds. Each package includes one 12" x 12" die cut stitched garland sheet with a pattern on one side and a solid color on the other.
    They average cost is $3.99 for the FLUTTERBY'S package you see here.

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012

    Tool Time Tuesday-Cutbright Rotary Cutter

    Hi Crafty Bloggers!
    Today's tool is brought to you by Imaginisce & it is the: CUTBRIGHT ROTARY CUTTER.

    This rotary cutter boasts  LED bright lighting to help illuminate your cutting path. It also has an  ergonomic handle.
    If you need a rotary cutter why not get one with lights?
    This should be hitting store shelves & online retailers this month. Not certain of the price point so be on the lookout.
    Have a wonderful day!


    Monday, May 7, 2012

    CRAFTING TIP OF THE WEEK #139 Roll With It

    With what you ask?
    Well, with your Cricut mat or any die cutting mat for that matter.

    You know how often times getting your die cut images off your mats can be time consuming, require spatulas & other choice picks to remove them off the mat? I actually tried a different approach which is working well for me.

    Basically, you grab your mat from opposite ends once you have unloaded it and begin in a rolling motion to bend & flex the mat. This will help lift off your die cuts and the surrounding card stock.

    The rolling motion is caused by you holding the mat at opposite ends and bending the ends in where the center of the mat rolls up. At that point your die cut images should start popping off the mat . Keep rolling the mat until most of your pieces are lifted. You perform the gentle rolling motion until you are satisfied with the release of your images.

    This does not necessarily eliminate the need for spatulas altogether but it does help release the images in a gentler fashion.
    Just something to consider if you don't have spatulas, pokey tools or the cricut craft kit to lift off your images and you want to give your nails a break.

    Friday, May 4, 2012

    FABULOUS FRIDAY FIND- Clothespins by Graphic 45

    Hello & welcome in on this fine Friday!

    In keeping with my clothespin topic this week, I just had to share these adorable clothespins by GRAPHIC 45. They are metal mini clothespins embossed with words.

    Check them out:

    Now these I am sure we would want to use on our creations because they are just so darling!

    I have seen them on some online retail sites running anywhere from $5.99-$7.99 for a set of 4.

    That's it for this week.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012

    TOOL TIME TUESDAY- Corner Mounter

    Hello Blog Buddies!

    Today's find is brought to you by the innovative folks at We R Memory Keepers and it is their newest tool addition...the CORNER MOUNTER!

    The sassy tool looks like this:

    It makes perfect corner slits for you to easily mount photos and other memorabilia you may want to showcase on your scrap pages, albums, shadow boxes & more.

    Check it out in action in the video below:

    I spot it on Scrapbook.com for $19.99.

    Love the idea using it for your invitations, cards & save the dates...just brilliant.

    Seems useful to me, what do you think?