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    New Mushroom House Kit plus New Gnomes & Fairies!

    Filed under Collage Sheets, Fairy Garden, Giveaways, Mushroom House Kit

    Mushroom House Kit

    Sooo cute! A little mushroom house with papers and collage sheets to start you on decorating! Plus some window and door trims and a bit of 3D foliage!

    There are FOUR 6″ x 6″ scrapbook papers in this kit. From a sweet mushroom print to distressed wood planks and tiny woodworking tools.

    Note: there are TWO full-size paper sets that are related to these kit papers (linked below). The papers in this kit are a mix of prints from both of those sets (but not all the sheets in either set).

    The Mushroom Niche Shrine with Arched Door (and the trim set for adding windows and a stone archway around the door) are for making a wee little gnome home (a bit under 6″ tall).

    Plus there are TWO new collage sheets! With tons of gnomes and tiny woodland creatures sized to fit either the front facade or the little niche. More info about the images is on each of those collage sheet pages.

    Lastly, there’s a special sample set of the ever-popular Clump Foliage – Fall Mix. Whew!

    Go see the new kit for more info and more photos (plus related new items and a Giveaway are below).

     
    What else is new today?

    First off: the Great Escape 12×12 Collection Kit! One of the papers from this set is in the August kit. This “collection kit” has TWELVE 12″ x 12″ double-sided cardstock papers (1 each of 12 sheets) and a coordinating 12″ x 12″ sticker sheet. Beside the items highlighted above and below, see all 12 new items!

     
    Mushroom House Kit Giveaway!

    For this Giveaway, I’m including:

    The new Mushroom House Kit — shown again in the photo at right!

    All the extras designed to fit the shrine!
    Small Stone Wall Stencil (and a photo is directly above)
    Tiny Stairs (Eek! So very tiny! The steps just scissor into slots in the 2 side pieces. Approx. 1-1/2″ wide. And the top of the top step is 7/16″ off the ground (so a bit less than 1/2″).)
    Grass Hedgerow Silhouettes (Two 5″ long strips of weedy grass.)
    The Caterpillar Collage Sheet (I know… ANOTHER new collage sheet! This sheet is related to A Large Blue Caterpillar ATCs Collage Sheet, but with the images resized (some larger, some smaller) to fit the Mushroom Niche Shrine with Arched Door. Some are small enough to be inside the “house” (the niche); one can fit the entire mushroom facade; some are sized so the Caterpillar can sit on top of the mushroom shrine.)

    To enter the Mushroom House Kit Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY Night, August 3, 2020).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you donít see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org).

    Oh! The Pretty in Red Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Starqueen! Please check your email for more information.

      
    51 Comments » Posted by Leslie, August 2nd, 2020

    New Christmas & Halloween + BIRDS Sale!

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Christmas, Halloween, Laura Carson

    What is new today?

    It’s an odd group of goodies but I like it: A little Christmas, a little Halloween — and both themes include birds. Hence the theme of today’s new sale! AND there’s a related Giveaway (revisiting a bright cardinal-adorned Winter triptych by Design Team Member Laura Carson)!

    So back to the new (and back in stock) items: beside the items highlighted below, see all 10 items!

     
    NEW Flash Sale: BIRDS!

    25% off! All kinds of items, from collage sheets to paper to miniatures! AND the sale includes the back-in-stock feathered birds announced today!

    An even 100 items! AND: anything on clearance (or a clearance charm) in this group is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends FRIDAY NIGHT, July 31st at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

    Here’s examples of clearance items (or clearance charms) in the sale (50% off)!

     
    Pretty in Red Giveaway!

    As I mentioned, we’re revisiting the Pretty in Red Triptych by Design Team Member Laura Carson! I thought of it when I saw that the adorably tiny (real) feathered cardinals were available again.

    Laura created a new collage sheet specifically for this triptych back in January 2017 (and though you can just see one of the colorful panels at right, there are 3… a preview is below).

    Here’s some background about the artwork from the original blog post:

    The inspiration for this triptych were the lovely ladies dressed for winter, which you will find on my new Pretty in Red Collage Sheet — the red is a nod to Valentine’s.

    To complement the color scheme of their coats, I’ve used silver, grey, red and white papers and embellishments.

    Beautiful work, Laura! You can see learn more and see more photos in Laura’s blog post. Plus here’s her supply list. (Remember, we moved to a new web site since then so see the items on that link above.)

    AND EVERYTHING in that list is included in today’s Giveaway drawing! From the triptych to the collage sheet and the silver trims (and of course, the red cardinal)!

    To enter the Pretty in Red Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY Night, July 31, 2020).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you donít see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org).

    Who won The Sea and The Sun Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Carly! Congrats! Check your email for info.

      
    28 Comments » Posted by Leslie, July 30th, 2020

    The Sea and The Sun, New Mini Barware & New Dresden!

    Filed under Art Projects, Beach Cabana Kit, Miniatures, Rhonda Secrist Thomas

    The Sea and The Sun Bar & Grill by Rhonda Thomas!

    How fun! Design Team Member Rhonda Thomas created this tiny bar scene from papers included in the July Kit (and it is tiny: that cabana house shrine is just 5-1/2″ tall)!

    Everything in her little patio is sitting on the top step of the Stairstep Shrine Base (with the Under The Sea Chipboard Border running around the edge — painted a nice bright coral). Attaching everything to that shrine base a great way of containing (and transporting) the project. Even the Palm Trees are attached to the back of the base so they can come along, too.

    Here’s some of the intro text from Rhonda’s blog post:

    Are you tired of the same old humdrum of each day? Need a break and a place where everybody knows your name? Well then come on down to The Sea and The Sun Bar & Grill!

    Did I mention we have a live mermaid tank behind the bar? You’ll see swimming performances throughout the day and have a chance to capture a photo with Betty or one of her mermaid sisters.

    Ok, ok, enough of my commercial chatter. But it was just too good of an opportunity to help showcase some of the darling items in my mini Bar & Grill.

    The Palm Tree Silhouettes just really pulled this project together for me. It gave the whole mini scene a warm, tropical feel and reminded me of one of my favorite islands. There are lots of angles that would require some time to trim, if I had covered them in paper. But then an easy idea floated into my mind.

    For the patio border, I used regular craft acrylic paint on both sides of a Under The Sea Chipboard Border, and after drying with a heat gun, attached with liquid glue.

    The table was simple. I used a round paper punch to get a perfect circle from the Coastal Summer Brights 12×12 Paper Set. After attaching the paper to my table top, I used a sharp blade to cut several slits all around the table. This allowed me to fold each slit down to form a table cloth.

    I weaved the same paper through the Half Scale White Lawn Chair, to create the look of matching chair cushions.

    I love this project, Rhonda! Everything is so bright and summery! I didn’t even get to the new miniature glasses and pitcher set (and polymer cane slices in those margaritas) but read on as they inspired the new Flash Sale!

    Here’s Rhonda’s supply list and blog post. There’s more info and another photo in the Giveaway section below, too.

     
    What else is new today?

    TONS of Dresden trims! Yay! Bright colors for summer or Halloween! Plus more miniature glasses & pitchers that Rhonda used. There are 15 new & back-in-stock items today, so more than the highlights below.

     
    NEW Flash Sale: Polymer Clay Canes & Slices!

    25% off! I was inspired by Rhonda’s colorful margaritas — and that new grapefruit slice mix she used is included in the sale, too!

    Note: anything on clearance is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends MONDAY night, July 27th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

    Here’s examples of clearance items in the sale (50% off)!

     
    The Sea and The Sun Giveaway!

    There’s another photo of the whole scene! For this Giveaway prize, I’ve picked out things here and there that caught my eye, starting with the Palm Trees. (Note: Rhonda has tutorials on painting the trees and on making the round tablecloth on her blog post!)

    Working my way from back to front, the next item is the Cabana House Niche Shrine (plus the Tiny Scalloped Shingles: cute used as a border around the window and looking like waves).

    Keeping with the broad strokes, you’ll need a table and a chair — and and the platform to sit them on.

    Finishing up with the pitcher and margarita glass on the table. Plus the collage sheet with the mermaid entertainment behind the bar!

    Whew! That’s nine items!

    To enter The Sea and The Sun Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY Night, July 27, 2020).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you donít see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org).

    Who won the Squished Alice Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Carol Slowik! Congrats! Check your email for info.

      
    34 Comments » Posted by Leslie, July 26th, 2020

    New Minis and ALICE Charms + Alice Sale!

    Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Art Projects, Back in Stock, Miniatures, Shannon Cooper

    What is new today?

    Love this new Alice charm set! Plus all the charms in that set are available separately (and see that related chess set in the second row)! AND there’s a cool Giveaway (revisiting a sweet Alice mini shrine by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper) that’s related to the ALICE Flash Sale)!

    So back to the new (and back in stock) items: beside the items highlighted below, see all 13 items!

     
    NEW Flash Sale: EVERYTHING Alice in Wonderland!

    The ENTIRE Alice Collection is on sale at 25% off! All kinds of items, from charms to collage sheets to miniatures! AND the sale includes the new charms announced today!

    Over 180 items! AND: anything on clearance or a digital image set or a rubber stamp in this group is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends FRIDAY NIGHT, July 24th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

    Here’s examples of clearance items in the sale (50% off)!

     
    Squished Alice Giveaway!

    As I mentioned, we’re revisiting the Wonderland is Better shrine by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper! Shannon used the Little Niche Shrine – Potion Bottle and Drink Me Collage Sheet (and made a flower-covered tree with the Bellflower Mini Punch) to create a beautiful, petite shrine worthy of anyone’s bookshelf!

    Here’s some background about the artwork from Shannon’s blog post:

    I’ve expressed my love for all of the niche shrines from Alpha Stamps before, but I’m going to repeat myself. I love those things! I’ve gotten my hands on quite a few of them, and the newest one is just as enjoyable. Especially if it’s Alice or Hallowe’en themed! Both of those ideas would work well with the potion bottle shape of the new niche shrine. I went with Alice and am saving Hallowe’en for another project.

    The shrine was covered with Alice Herself Scrapbook Paper and the images are from the new Drink Me Collage Sheet. I love that collage sheet as much as all of the niche shrines; choosing an Alice for the inside was nearly impossible.

    I decided to squish Alice inside the niche and added the White Rabbit to the outside. Alice has stacked adhesive pop dots behind her to place her a bit closer, and there is also a small sliver of pop dot behind the Rabbit’s fan. On the uncut image of Alice and the Rabbit, the fan is drawn over Alice’s hair, so I used a duplicate of the same image to cut out the fan and put it where I wanted.

    Beautiful work, Shannon! You can see learn more in the the original blog post. Plus here’s Shannon’s supply list.

    Here are some of Shannon’s supplies included in today’s Giveaway:
    – the Little Niche Shrine – Potion Bottle (and the chipboard bottle blanks to make a standing shrine),
    – a sheet of the Alice Herself Scrapbook Paper,
    – the Drink Me Collage Sheet and
    Thin Looped Dresden Borders – Pink

    To enter the Squished Alice Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY Night, July 24, 2020).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you donít see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org).

    Who won the Retro Coffee Table Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Nancy Nelson! Congrats! Check your email for info.

      
    36 Comments » Posted by Leslie, July 23rd, 2020

    A Mini Mod Room Box & Mid-Century Retro Sale!

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Collage Sheets, Retro TV Kit, Shannon Cooper

    Saturday Morning – a Mini Mod Delight by Shannon Cooper!

    Wow! I am amazed by the level of detail (and wit, and ingenuity) in this tiny Saturday Morning scene by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper! It seems mom is away and dad is having beer and donuts? And the kids are obviously running riot as there are tiny Tiddly Winks pieces (and spilled breakfast cereal) on the floor!

    Here’s some of the intro text from Shannon’s blog post:

    When Leslie shared the Retro TV Kit, I was happier than a kid on Saturday morning. The atomic television, vintage images on the new collage sheets, and the retro mini stencil sheets (eeee!) had me swooning. We discussed Mid-Century Modern, and spindly legs, and of course televisions that teetered precariously on skinny metal carts… yikes.

    Well, one thing lead to another and after receiving some super rad new retro coffee tables, I had somehow created an entire miniature mid-century room. Mom must be out and Dad is taking care of the kids because there is no way she’d allow cereal to be eaten on the hassock in front of the TV.

    Eek! See that fab TV stand below? Shannon made it! I spy tiny metal casters on the bottom of those legs made from wooden skewers. And knobs on the TV from a recent collage sheet. Plus there’s the cereal box (from the same Saturday Morning Collage Sheet as the Western on the TV). Plus the game box… oh, GAME BOXES! There’s a new collage sheet that’s ALL Game Boxes! Quite silly stuff, like that “Tek-No-Krazy” game shown in the close-up bubble at left.

    Beautiful work, Shannon! Everything came out great! I love all the stenciling too, like the cats in the frame, the bookends, the throw pillows (trust me: on the blue couch you can just seen a corner of) and the curtains.

    Here’s the expansive supply list and Shannon’s blog post. You can enter the drawing for Shannon’s supplies for the coffee table scene in the Giveaway section below! (But don’t miss the new goodies and details on the Flash Sale between here and there!)

     
    What else is new today?

    Beside that new Retro Games Collage Sheet I just mentioned, there are 2 styles of Retro Coffee Tables (both in Shannon’s artwork). Plus the 3mm Brass Studs are back in stock (used on the bottom of the legs of the coffee table shown in the close-up below (in the Giveaway). There are 10 new items today, so more than the highlights below.

     
    NEW Flash Sale: Mid-Century Retro!

    25% off on EVERYTHING with a retro, mid-20th-century vibe! From scrapbook paper to miniatures to collage sheets to misc supplies like laser-cut chipboard! 100 items! Psst: That includes lots of the new things announced today (and tons of supplies that Shannon used)!

    Note: anything on clearance in this big group is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends MONDAY night, July 20th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

    Here’s examples of clearance items in the sale (50% off)!

     
    Retro Coffee Table Giveaway!

    This is so cute! Shannon made the Retro Coffee Table with the Center Divider for her game storage. (Hey, she has tutorials on making this table — including the wooden skewer legs — AND how to make that TV stand shown above on her blog post!)

    I’m zooming in on this coffee table to help me focus on what items are in today’s Giveaway.

    Here are SIX items from Shannon’s Supply List that are in the drawing:
    – The Retro Coffee Table itself!
    – The new Retro Games Collage Sheet
    Mini Round White Doily Clear Stickers
    Mini Brandy Decanter with Glasses
    3mm Brass Studs
    – The last Bowl of Nuts w Nutcracker (Sorry all: I can’t get more for the foreseeable future with international shipping still hosed.)

    To enter the Retro Coffee Table Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY Night, July 20, 2020).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you donít see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org).

    Who won the Mini Garden Scene Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Barbara Griggs! Congrats! Check your email for info.

      
    46 Comments » Posted by Leslie, July 19th, 2020

    New Miniatures + Summer Garden Sale

    Filed under Featured Artwork, Flowers, Giveaways, Miniatures, Shannon Cooper

    What is new today?

    Lots of minis! AND a summer garden-themed sale! Plus there’s a cool Giveaway (revisiting a beautiful miniature garden scene by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper) that’s related to the back in stock Mini Gardening Hand Tools (also part of the new Flash Sale)!

    So back to the new items: beside the items highlighted below, see all 9 items!

     
    NEW Flash Sale: Summer Garden!

    All Leaves & Flowers Collage Sheets and Garden Miniatures and Floral Beads are on sale!

    25% off on EVERYTHING in this big group: Over 140 items!

    Psst: anything tagged clearance in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends FRIDAY night, July 17th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

    Here’s examples of clearance items in the sale (50% off)!

     
    Mini Garden Scene Giveaway!

    As I mentioned, the back in stock Mini Gardening Hand Tools reminded me of the amazing garden scene by Shannon! (See that green watering can peeking out on the right side of the Kitchen Cabinet? (See farther below for a close-up.)

    I’m going to let the items shown in that close-up help me focus on a portion of this busy scene for what to include in this Giveaway:
    Mini Gardening Hand Tools (of course!)
    Plant w Burgundy & Mauve Flowers (my fave puffball mini plant!)
    Mini Round White Doily Clear Stickers (under some of the pots)
    – A set of Thimbles (so cute as tiny planters!)
    Miniature Garden Supplies Collage Sheet (those tiny seed packets!)
    Mini Floral Seed Catalog Covers Collage Sheet (the posters on the front of the cabinet in the overview photo — and on sale!)
    1 Inch Mini Grapevine Wreaths

    Beautiful work, Shannon! You can see learn more in the the original blog post. Plus here’s Shannon’s supply list.

    To enter the Mini Garden Scene Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY Night, July 17, 2020).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you donít see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org).

    Who won the Faux Florida Vacation Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Lynne Hoffman! Congrats! Check your email for info.

      
    43 Comments » Posted by Leslie, July 16th, 2020

    A Faux Florida Vacation

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Beach Cabana Kit, Kristin Batsel, Miniatures, Summer/Beach

    Such a sweet, vintage seaside house! Design Team Member Kristin Batsel
    has made a clever and cute project… beside the bathing beauties gazing out for the tiny window on the front of the house, read on as that whole front hinges down to display a Florida beach vacation inside!

    Here’s some of the intro text from Kristin’s blog post:

    Oh, coronavirus. We are still sheltering at home. As of today, it’s been 121 days since our lives were normal. Since we most likely won’t be traveling any time soon, I used this month’s kit to make a little faux Florida vacation home. It’s the next best thing to actually traveling somewhere other than my own backyard. And look, some of my friends are already there!

    The front is hinged at the bottom, using green paper. On the outside, it may look like there’s not much to this little house, but when you open it up, it’s a true tropical vacation. [Scroll down to see the party!] The beaches are crowded, people are splashing in the waves, and some lucky guy even caught some fish for dinner. Bonus: no social distancing required.

    Nothing like a comfy chair and a good book (plus a bucket full of cold beverages!) to make my faux vacation the perfect place to relax.

    Nice job, Kristin! So clever to hinge the house front/cover on the bottom edge! And to use the straight pin/flag pole to hole the cover in place when closed.

    Here’s the supply list and Kristin’s blog post. You can enter the drawing for ALL of Kristin’s supplies in the Giveaway section below! (But don’t miss the new goodies and details on the Flash Sale between here and there!)

     
    What is new today?

    How cute is that beach chair? There are actually two new tiny chairs today — the other is shown down in the Giveaway section! And just in time: both the ice cubes (in Kristin’s artwork) and the Iridescent Water Bubble Microbead Mix are back in stock!

     
    NEW Flash Sale: ALL Beach & Mermaid Collage Sheets!

    40% off on EVERYTHING in this big group: Over 60 items! Psst: That includes the collage sheets in Kristin’s artwork, too (like that first sheet shown below)!

    The sale ends MONDAY night, July 13th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

     
    Faux Florida Vacation Giveaway!

    Yes, I said it! EVERYTHING in Kristin’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

    I’m only highlighting a few of the FIFTEEN spiffy items in the supply list/Giveaway:
    Florida & Flamingo Postcards Collage Sheet (beside all the fun & colorful images Kristin picked out for her Cabana, she also cut out a couple flamingos that are on the front of the cabana (in the first photo above)
    Coastal Summer Brights 12×12 Paper Set (those big bold flowers!)
    Set of Miniature Books

    Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Kristin’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway!

    Note: As there is a July Kit included in the Giveaway, any items that are part of the kit (and also listed separately in the supply list) will only be included once.

    Bonus: I’m also including 2 items that you could substitute or add:
    New Half Scale White Lawn Chair
    Mini Beer Cans

    To enter the Faux Florida Vacation Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY Night, July 13, 2020).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you donít see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org).

    Who won the Fishnet Medley Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Sandra Locklin! Congrats! Check your email for info.

      
    50 Comments » Posted by Leslie, July 12th, 2020

    Catching up on New Items + Beachy Charms & Chip Sale!

    Filed under Beach Cabana Kit, Contests/Winners, Giveaways, Miniatures, New Products, Sale, Summer/Beach

    With the new kit, extra coordinating papers and the holiday weekend sale in the last newsletter, there were some new beach-themed goodies that got overlooked! How can that be? Well, it’s hotter than I like July so it’s still time to announce these orphans!

    And since there are lots of new chipboard shape sets (and a very pretty set of new charms), the new items led to today’s new sale: Beachy Charms & Chipboard (so most of today’s new items are also included in the sale)! More info on the sale (over 60 items!) is below.

     
    What is new today?

    Sea critters, banners or frames with fishnet, enamel seashell charms!

    Ooo… see those teeny tiny 7x19mm 3D White Jellyfish? There are also 2 tiny mushrooms in a similar size that are new today. These miniature plastic items are meant to be suspended in resin (such as making a paperweight) but they caught my eye and I’m sure you’ll find a tiny collage use for them.

     
    NEW Flash Sale: ALL Beachy Charms & Chip!

    25% off on EVERYTHING in this big group: Over 60 items!

    Note: the tag that caught the chipboard items also caught some extra items in this sale (like sequins, buttons and molds)!

    Psst: anything tagged clearance or clearance charms in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends FRIDAY night, July 10th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

    Here’s examples of clearance items in the sale (50% off)!

     
    Fishnet Medley Giveaway!

    Do you remember Buzzy Bee’s Butterfly Boutique that Design Team Member Laura Carson made with the Butterfly & Honeycomb Medley? (See below for a photo of the top header, and here’s more info on that project.)

    Well, the 2 new medleys could be used in a similar way (across the top of a shadowbox or layout… to decorate and to hang a sign from (or attach charms or other baubles). One is a steampunk/gear design and the other is a fishnet/beach design. As there’s a beach theme today, I’m including the Anchor, Starfish & Fishnet Medley in the Giveaway. (It’s also part of the Flash Sale!)

    I’m also including these items that you could mix in (and photos are below):
    Blank Signs & Plaques Collage Sheet
    Whimsical Frames Collage Sheet (perhaps an odd choice but includes some blue and gold frames (and some starfish and scallop shells) that would make a good mermaid’s-garden sign)
    Brass Patina Conch Shell Charms
    Small Silver Ship Wheel Charm
    Chipboard Mermaids Miniatures (maybe a mermaid is holding onto (or reading) the sign hanging from the medley?)
    Sea & Shore Charm Set (includes 7 charms)
    Except for the 2 collage sheets, all of these extra items are part of the Flash Sale too!

    To enter the Fishnet Medley Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY Night, July 10, 2020).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you donít see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org).

    Who won the Beach Cabana Kit Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Kim W! Congrats! Check your email for info.

      
    26 Comments » Posted by Leslie, July 9th, 2020

    New Beach Cabana Kit & Related Summer Fun!

    Filed under Beach Cabana Kit, Giveaways, Summer/Beach

    It’s a Holiday Weekend! Save an EXTRA 10% off the ENTIRE SITE! That’s 10% above current sale prices! Even if the item is already marked down as a clearance item or is one of the new items below!

    Use Promo Code: JULY2020 when checking out.

    No minimum purchase required (excludes gift certificates/cards, shipping, taxes). May not be combined with another discount code.

    The coupon discount ends at midnight (PST) TOMORROW NIGHT, July 6, 2020!

    AND before moving on to the NEW KIT: The Scrapbook Paper SALE announced in Thursday’s newsletter is still on! 25% off on EVERYTHING in this big group AND anything tagged clearance in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends MONDAY night, July 6th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!
     

    Beach Cabana Kit

    Yay for summer colors! This kit has bright coral-orange-pink colors offset by cool blue water. Gotta keep those cool colors in a summer kit so you can dream of being cool (if you’re crafting while hiding from the noonday sun)!

    Beside 6×6 sheets from the new Coastal Summer Brights 12×12 Paper Set, this kit has a cute chipboard beach cabana house (with tons of embellishments sized to fit the door and windows). Plus a new set of 7 beach charms, and 2 colorful vintage collage sheets:
    Beach Cabana Collage Sheet
    Florida & Flamingo Postcards Collage Sheet

    Note: the kit has a special version of the new Cabana House Facade Overlay & Nautical Shapes that includes a solid chipboard house shape. The Facade Overlay Set normally has 2 chipboard pieces (a house facade with a door and 3 windows cut out) plus a sheet with a zillion beachy shapes (see the second photo above for the sheet before the pieces were cut out: 2 waves, 4 windows for the rectangular window holes, a door, 2 seahorses, a starfish, a sand dollar, an anchor and a life preserver plus round window that can be used individually or over each other with the round window hole). Whew!

    Go see the new kit for more info and more photos (plus related goodies, a FREE GIFT and a Giveaway are below).

     
    What else is new today?

    First off: the Cabana House Niche Shrine! That’s the first item shown below (the facade in the kit is designed to fit the front of this new little niche)! (And check the Giveaway below as the 3 items in the first row are also included in the prize!) Beside the items highlighted above and below, see all 10 new items!

     
    Beachy Baubles FREE Gift!

    One thing led to another and… I mixed up a pretty group of starfish, sequins, pearls & scallop shell cabs! FREE for all orders today (and tomorrow if stock holds out)!

     
    Hooray for the Beach Cabana Kit Giveaway!

    For this Giveaway, I’m including:

    – the new Beach Cabana Kit — shown again in the photo at right!

    – the new Cabana House Niche Shrine — so you have a choice of turning the cabana facade into a 3D shadowbox! (See the wide photo below.)

    Bonus:
    – one of the Beachy Baubles FREE Gifts shown above,
    – one of the new Tiny Seashell Mix and
    – the new Sand & Sea 12×12 Paper Set

    To enter the Beach Cabana Kit Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY Night, July 6, 2020).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you donít see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org).

    Oh! The Bewitched Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Amber Ryan! Please check your email for more information.

      
    41 Comments » Posted by Leslie, July 5th, 2020

    New Witches & Wizards Papers; EXTRA 10% off EVERYTHING!

    Filed under Art Projects, Halloween, Retro TV Kit, Rhonda Secrist Thomas

    It’s a Holiday Weekend! Save an EXTRA 10% off the ENTIRE SITE! That’s 10% above current sale prices! Even if the item is already marked down as a clearance item or is one of the new items below!

    Use Promo Code: JULY2020 when checking out.

    No minimum purchase required (excludes gift certificates/cards, shipping, taxes). May not be combined with another discount code.

    The coupon discount ends at midnight (PST) MONDAY NIGHT, July 6, 2020!
     

    Before showing off a fun TRIO of Retro TVs by Design Team Member Rhonda Thomas, there’s NEW paper today! Witches & Wizards!

    How fun are these! I love the owls! Also includes candles, books, fancy text, feathers, and a star & moon pattern. There’s a 6×6 pad and also a custom set of 12×12 size papers.

     
    Godzilla, Bewitched And A Western by Rhonda Thomas!

    Ha! I love that Godzilla TV! From the Tiny Ceramic Tyrannosaurus Rex Bead (acting as Godzilla) to the people screaming and running away (and the fun drive-in theatre-eque sign Rhonda made from the Retro Signage Chipboard Set) — it’s just inspired! (And don’t forget the beer and popcorn either!)

    Here’s some of the intro text from Rhonda’s blog post:

    I remember back in the third grade, rushing home from school to watch Felix the Cat and Bewitched every afternoon. I had my own little black and white television with four channels and I had to actually turn the dial on the TV to change the channel. And I still, to this day, have my Godzilla magazines and my heart always went out to him. Naturally, this latest kit from Alpha Stamps, Retro TV Kit, has brought back many, many memories.

    This adorable Medium Size Retro TV is so easy to put together! I painted this one with red paint, and then chose a simple patterned paper to give it a little snazzing up.

    Nice job, Rhonda! Here’s the supply list (for all 3 TVs) and Rhonda’s blog post (for more info on all 3 TVs). You can enter the drawing for some of Rhonda’s supplies in the Giveaway section below! (But don’t miss the new goodies between here and there!)

     
    NEW Flash Sale: ALL Scrapbook Paper! (Single Sheets)

    25% off on EVERYTHING in this big group: 170 items! And save even more if you use the holiday weekend sale code: JULY2020!

    Psst: anything tagged clearance in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends MONDAY night, July 6th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

    Here’s examples of clearance items in the sale (50% off)!

     
    Bewitched Giveaway!

    So cute! Here’s a close-up photo of another of Rhonda’s TVs. I love the simplicity (and that black cat)! And this “Bewitched” TV is the focus of what’s in today’s Giveaway:
    Medium Size TV – Standard
    Tiny Retro Shape Set
    Spring Bloom Scrapbook Paper Set (the pink pattern)
    Acrylic Black Sitting Cat Cut-Outs
    Pear-Shaped Pearl Stick Pins – White (the antenna!)

    Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Rhonda’s artwork (all 3 TVs), but just those listed above are included in the Giveaway.

    BONUS: one of the NEW Witches & Wizards 12×12 Custom Paper Sets! (That black cat will work great with the new papers, too!)

    To enter the Bewitched Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY Night, July 3, 2020).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you donít see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org).

    Oh! The Librairie Ancienne & Moderne Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Nancy E! Please check your email for more information.

      
    28 Comments » Posted by Leslie, July 2nd, 2020