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A Snarky Valentine & Lavender Butterflies

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Newsletters, Sale, Valentine's Day

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Kristin’s project that are still available on the new site.

OK… this is an odd mix. We have some seriously beautiful new papers today. And we also have a fun mid-century altered tin by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel.

Let’s start with the new goodies — and a related new sale.

First up are 2 paper pads: Lavender Butterflies. The 12×12 pad has metallic foiling on one side of all the papers (fancy)! The 6×6 pad includes the same designs as the 12×12 pad (reduced size) but without the foiling. (Psst! I’m including one of the 6×6 pads in todays Giveaway!)

I also found a color of Liquid Pearls to coordinate. AND there are 6 new colors of Liquid Pearls!!

Speaking of Liquid Pearls: I just put the entire Paint, Pens & Colorants section on sale! 25% off everything from Alcohol Inks to Gilder’s Paste (including the new Liquid Pearls colors!) — through Wednesday night, February 14th!

And (happy accident) the Vintage Floral Scrapbook Paper that’s new today also includes metallic foiling. And though not part of the Lavender Butterflies line, I think the colors look great together (and I love the shabby chic rose print).

There’s a new silicone mold today with lovely, classic cherubs & Renaissance architectural ornament.

Lastly, there are two sets of tiny stencils. The Stained Glass set would be perfect for making dollhouse-scale windows.

Moving on to Kristin’s tin — plus a new free gift (and a Giveaway)!

You remember the cute little tin by Kristin last month? Today’s project uses the larger blank tin.

The black & white mini stripe paper is back in stock. (Kristin love small stripes!)

Kristin used an image from the Happy Vintage Housewives Collage Sheet (see how she replaced the tray of food with a 3D tray holding beer bottles… with tiny labels… super cute).

More photos and info is on Kristin’s blog post.

See everything Kristin used (and scroll down for a chance to win them all!)

As we’re almost at Valentine’s Day, I’ve made a special Gift Kit — lots of little hearts (and one trim without): Valentine’s Day FREE Gift Kit (scroll down just a bit to see a photo).

I’m including the back in stock Teardrop Fused Pearls, too (hey, there’s another little project by Kristin on that page!) You could use it on a tin (or across some curtains, similar to the sweeper fringe Tristan draped across the curtains on the front of his theatre from Thursday’s newsletter).

A Valentine’s Day Gift Kit will be included in ALL orders now through Wednesday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day)!

Hooray for the Snarky Valentine Giveaway!

Yes! That Lavender Butterflies 6×6 Paper Pad I mentioned above is included in this Giveaway! Plus everything in Kristin’s tin!

Bonus: one of the Valentine’s Day Gift Kits AND some red striped paper (same size stripes as the black & white paper — in the Giveaway, too).

To enter the Snarky Valentine 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, February 12, 2018).

AND tell me: Sweet or sassy? Pretty butterflies or snarky housewives? What would you make in an altered tin from this group of goodies?

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 don’t 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

Hey, who won the Beauty and the Beast Theatre Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Nancy Anderson Taylor! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, February 11th, 2018

68 responses to “A Snarky Valentine & Lavender Butterflies”

  1. Kat says:

    I would have to be sweet!!! Love the new mini stencils !

  2. Sue Pierson says:

    Sweet for sure!

  3. Nancy O says:


  4. Emily Dale says:

    Snarky housewives for sure!

  5. Denise Bryant says:

    I’d have to make one of each! Love both sweet and sassy! The paper pad is beautiful and the stencils are awesome!

  6. Debra J says:

    Which would I make? Depends on who I’m making it for. If I’m making it for my own personal pleasure then for sure its going to be sweet butterflies! But if I’m making it for my oldest daughter, then snarky housewives! She already has several of those pretty ladies decorating parts of her house :O)

  7. Cheryl Lee says:

    Snarky for sure! LOVE!! that new paper! Beautiful! Congrats to Nancy!

  8. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Sweet butterflies all the way!

  9. Barb A says:

    Definitely sassy and snarky!

  10. Victoria Sturdevant says:

    Sweet for me.

  11. The 3-D beer bottles make the Schmalentine’s Lady seem much more 3-D herself. great job!

  12. Barb macaskill says:

    Snarky! I would make a VERY snarky tin project to give to the man who walked out on me a month and a half ago after almost 28 years of marriage (on March 31st). His midlife crisis has blown my world up so I feel he deserves a very special Valentines Day Gift this year. 😮🤫🤭

  13. Beth Hoffman says:

    How about snarky butterflies? Kind of like the coloring books of swear words…looks all sweet but there’s a snarky message.

  14. Debi H. says:

    Definitely sweet 🦋

  15. Nadine says:

    I would choose sweet! Love the silicone mold, I would find lots of uses for it!

  16. Sue S. says:

    Definitely snarky!

  17. Jen R says:

    Definitely snarky!!

  18. Adrienne says:

    SNARKY all the way! I would replicate what Kristin did, just love it.

  19. Olivia says:

    Love this retro type valentine, so cute!

  20. Jean Marmo says:

    This is just darling! Love the snarky!

  21. Love it! sweet for sure!

  22. Leslie Hanson says:

    Oh, I am all about the sassy!!!

  23. Jennifer J says:

    More sassy than sweet for me! 🙂

  24. Maria B says:

    Winter blues are getting to me. Definitely sassy.

  25. Rebecca R. says:

    Although I am feeling a bit sassy… I really love the beautiful butterflies! I would make a mini fairy paradise in my tin! Thank You!

  26. Ann F. says:

    Definitely Sassy! I love the snarky housewives! Way too much fun.

  27. Sandy says:

    You see, I am a snarky crafter!

  28. Deanne says:

    Sassy and snarky for me!

  29. Sarah Lynch says:

    Love both sweet and snarky, it would be hard to chose so I say a few altered tins of each!

  30. Anne W says:

    Most definitely Sassy. With a hint of snark.

  31. Kimberly says:

    Sassy, snarky housewives!!!

  32. Kim R says:

    Sassy as the way! 🙂

  33. Laura callies says:

    Sassy, all the way. I used the vintage housewives to make a recipe book along with several of the other sassy digital collage sheets and quotes. Love those gals!

  34. Laural says:

    Sassy so many wonderful ideas!

  35. Crystal V. says:

    I use to be sweet but now I’m snarky!

  36. Karen Mallory says:

    I love sweet!! At least for Valentines! LOL

  37. Diane says:

    Definitely a butterfly house!

  38. Jan K says:

    Definitely snarky! Love the vintage house wives and all the fun stuff you can make up for them to say!

  39. Susan M L says:

    I love seeing Kristin’s projects! I have similar ideas in my head, but they are hiding in a fog in my brain. Kristin’s art brings them into better focus. This tin would have to be snarky, and the pretty papers would have to be used elsewhere. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  40. Judy Goodwin says:

    Lavender and butterflies! I just has to be sweet.

  41. Laura N says:

    Definitely sassy! I’m an anti Valentine type so would go more for something fun and a bit snarky.

  42. Margaret D says:

    Hmm hard to decide. I love the snarky tin but I love the butterflies too. And foiling seems to be a thing this year. I think I would make the snarky time but those butterflies would be part of a shadow box I have.

  43. Janet Turner says:

    I love the sassy housewives. There’s so much sweet this time of year, it’s fun to be irreverent.

  44. Kim Lucak says:

    Sweet!!! Butterflies and lavender, yes please!

  45. Jaimi Bailey says:

    Sassy, for sure! LOVE the snarky Valentine tin!

  46. diana bittaker says:

    i choose snarky and sweet!!

  47. Marilyn Ray says:

    I would go sassy of course. After my go to song on Valentine’s Day is I hate myself for loving you by Joan Jett.

  48. Roe says:

    Snarky, snarky snarky. Nothin sweet about me.

  49. Winnie says:

    snarky is the way I roll!

  50. Debbie S. says:

    Congrats Nancy! I would love to see Barb’s VERY Snarky Valentine. A couple of each. Thanks for the chance to win.

  51. Michelle says:


  52. Nancy E says:

    I’m in love with this Snarky Valentine! I give similar cocktail napkins to my sis. She just get a hoot out of them!

  53. Helga says:

    Snarky is exactly how I’m feeling today after 3 days of nothing but snow. The tin is perfect!

  54. Carol Slowik says:

    Although I love anything lavender, I believe I would have to be SASSY and go with the Snarky Housewives!! Too fun!!

  55. LeAnn says:

    I’m going to have to go with one of each. I like sweet and snarky

  56. Mary Mac says:

    Would definitely need to be snarky. That would be so much more fun to make.

  57. Leanna Alverson says:

    sweet and add fairies!

  58. Jennifer Krantz says:

    Love the snarky!
    What fun would it be to make a bunch of sassy treat picks to put in your Valentine cupcakes and share with your group of girlfriends!!!

  59. Carol Feiner says:

    Definitely snarky, but snarky can also be pretty!

  60. K Toews says:

    Sassy indeed!

  61. Andrea Pretlow says:

    That Snarky Valentine is so right!

  62. Leah Fein says:

    sweet and a little snarky

  63. Dennis L says:

    I would have to make a sweet Valentine for my honey!

  64. Sylvia L says:

    I would have to go with sweet, because the lavender papaers are just too hard to resist.

  65. Kitty Tatman says:

    Oooh I’m all about that sassafrass! 😉