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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Holiday Greeting from me to You!

May God bless you
with His abundant
store of riches and love
throughout the Christmas season 

Thank you for your friendship,
Good will and loyalty.
May the happiness and good cheer
Of the holiday season be yours
throughout the New Year too.

Below is a little reminder of what Christmas is truly all about: 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Fabulous Friday Find- SCENTZ

Hello Blog Friends!

Today's find is brought to you by: COLOR BOX & it is their SCENTZ embossing powder!

Clearsnap-ColorBox Scentz embossing powder gives your design texture AND...wait for it....
These scented embossing powders come in cute little jars  that hold .5 ounces. 
ColorBox offers several scents which include: peppermint, root beer, bubblegum and grape.

They retail for $4.99 USD.  You can find them at Archiver's online annex & Archivers Store.

What will they think of next?

Hope you enjoyed this find!

Have a wonderful weekend.

The last 2 weeks of this year I will not be posting my usual content so that I may dedicate that time to my 
family. I am working both the days before  and after Christmas & New Year's so I will be a busy lady. I will be traveling to see family as well.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tool Time Tuesday- The New Silhouette Portrai

Hello Dear Crafty Bloggers!

Today's tool is brought to you by Silhouette America & it's the : SILHOUETTE PORTRAIT die cutting machine. Much like its'  big brother the cameo, it die cuts like butter.
Check it out:

The precision cuts and plethora of image options in the Silhouette online store make this one super sweet piece of mechanical engineering.

You can create and cut your own designs and use the fonts already installed on your computer with the Portrait as well.

 It retails for $199.99 USD, cuts a maximum width of 8 inches, weighs only 3.5 pounds and has a smaller footprint altogether.

It's a great alternative to the Cameo if you find that one too pricey or if it's more than you need.  What a great gift for your wish list!

That's all for today.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Crafting Tip of the Week#161- Murphy's Oil Soap Indeed!

Hi Crafty Friends!

Have you ever heard of Murphy's Oil Soap?

It looks like this:
This stuff can help you with household applications but  did you know that it can help with stubborn paint on your paint brushes?

Next time you find you have paint brushes with gooped on, caked on, stuck paint- dip the paint brush in Murphy's oil soap for 24-48  hours & watch that junk float off.

Have a great week!


Friday, December 14, 2012

Fabulous Friday Find- The Ultimate Pen Organizer

Hello There!

You made it to Friday-yay!!!

Today's find is brought to you by the cool folks at The Scrap Rack.

It's the Ultimate Pen Organizer.
Check it out:

 Doesn't it look great?
 A versatile storage solution that fits all pens up to 17mm (5/8”) in diameter. This modular system can be customized to your personal craft or work space as it can be built up in three different ways - horizontally, vertically or angled.
Each unit will hold twelve pens and they can be stacked as high or as wide as you require.
They do sell 1 single tray that holds 12 pens for $8 and larger units too.
Love that you can store the unit itself in different ways. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

All the best & crafty goodness!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tool Time Tuesday- Martha Stewart- Mini Score Board

Hello Crafty Friends!

 The Martha Stewart  MINI SCORE BOARD is all you love about the traditional size score boards only smaller.

This mini packs maximum punch.

This size is ideal for traveling, for cards, for photos for small craft projects that need precise folds like paper fans, flowers, rosettes, envelopes, etc...

It's priced @ $10.99 USD at Hobby Lobby.

It's a honey of a product to have in your arsenal.

oh, swoon...
Enjoy your day!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Crafting Tip of the Week #160- Craftcycling...

 Happy Monday Crafty Bloggers!

Today I wanted to share another craft recycling idea.

I am sure I will have more to add as I keep finding ways to use things I might otherwise discard.
This week I wanted to share that if you find yourself buying drinks in clear plastic cups that come with those domed plastic lids, you should keep them.

They are great to contain paint, glue, water and other crafty solutions that you need to use with a paint brush.
Here are a few reasons why:
1- You can control how much you want to use for a particular project and only pour in a small amount at a time. It's better to use a little at a time and add to it as you need it.
2- If the product is in its' own container with its' own assigned brush you won't contaminate other paints or solutions.
3- You will have a lid on it with a hole in the center that will allow for some time to rescue your liquid product being contained if it falls over-spill control.
4-You can rest your brush inside the cup.
5-You can easily see what is inside.

 Now you may come up with some more ideas as to why this would work for you and that would be great. I just know it's been a big help to me the few times I tried it. It's especially handy when you have kids working on school projects that involve paint.

Hope you remember to craft-cycle your see thru-dome lidded cups!

Tune in tomorrow!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Fabulous Friday Find- A Brush & Stencil Cleaner

Hi Crafty Friend!

Today's find is brought to you by: Martha Stewart. I know...what a surprise!

It's her Brush & Stencil Cleaner.

This product is a water based cleaning agent that removes water based paint and finishes from brushes, tools and stencils.

Who among us couldn't use this some days?

I know a mild soap & water combo can do the trick too but for those sometimes stubborn water based products that take a little more scrubbing, this just might do the trick.

At the very least you know there is something out there made just to remove water based paints & finishes from your brushes, tools and stencils.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tool Time Tuesday- A Flex Ruler

Happy Tuesday Crafty Bloggers!

For today I thought I would share this novel little ruler brought to us by: BO BUNNY!

It's their 20 inch Flex Ruler.

You can:

  • Embellish your scrapbook pages with help for the Bo-Bunny flexible ruler
  • Add this inventive tool to your arts and craft supplies
  • Works wonders on all home or school art projects
  • 20-inch flexible ruler is perfect for the hot new trend of wavy borders on layouts, cards, and more
  • Create swirls and circles or any shape you can bend it to
  • Trace around the end of the ruler and cut out the desired shape

This flexible ruler then rolls into a small shape easy to take along to crops, scrap getaways or simply keep right at your side during crafting time.

Good things really do come in small packages!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Crafting Tip of the Week#159- Tip about your Tips...

Hello Crafty Friends!

So you have any idea about the title for this week's tip?

I'll tell ya...it's all about saving your Elmer's glue top tips, those orange ones that look like this:

You simply  take that entire cap & screw it onto a Plaid/Folk Art Acrylic Paint Bottle and it will give you great control during application. It  will help you to actually apply the paint in easy strokes of fine lines giving you the ability to  do things like write names with your paint, draw intricate shapes and even trace elements with your paint.

So think twice about discarding those orange screw caps. They fit snuggly on some of those acrylic paint bottles and can really aid your creative process with paint. Think twice before discarding those orange screw cap lid and turn them into your acrylic paint fine tip tops.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have a great week.