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New Prima & G45 & Stencils? Lacy Tags? Under the Sea? TWO Sales!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Newsletters, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale, Spring Farmhouse Kit

Wow! There are some cool new items today that I’ve been awaiting since January! Plus the styles/themes of all the goodies and artwork are so varied, I’m sure you’ll find something you need. And with all the different art styles, I’ve put TWO sections on sale! More info below.

New Rusty Teapot Alterable Metal Frame!

So cool… and screams for an Alice in Wonderland tea party scene!

Including the spout, it is approx. 8-1/2″ wide” x 7-1/2″ tall” x 2-3/4″ deep. The back plate is removable so you can decorate the inside easier (I just bent the tabs with my fingers so no extra tools are needed — see the far right photo below).

If you are so inclined, I included a photo with a side table and the back of a bookcase in 1:24 scale (to show size — see the first photo below)… which leads me to the first of today’s sales: ALL Half Scale Dollhouse Miniatures are ON SALE!

Half Scale Dollhouse Miniatures on SALE at 25% off!

We’ve been expanding this section: 50 items are included in the Half Scale Dollhouse Miniatures Sale!

Psst! The sale includes the Half Scale End Table with Vintage Phone and the 1:24 Bookcase I showed for scale in the Rusty Teapot above.

The sale ends at midnight TOMORROW NIGHT, March 25th.

Click: MINIATURES SALE to see everything!

New Travel Album Set!

A heavy chipboard album cover (with pockets on the inside of both front and back covers) that has an elastic closure AND 3 elastic loops that secure 3 notebooks inside:
– 1 grid paper notebook
– 1 watercolor paper notebook
– 1 lined paper notebook

Each of the 3 notebooks also has a heavy cover (and the notebook covers also have pockets on the inside of both front and back).

Rearrange the notebooks… take one out to use separately (or to leave out while doodling)… you might want to use only 2 in the album if you go wild and make really thick artwork.

The album is approx. 4-3/4″ wide x 8-3/4″ tall x 1-3/4″ deep. Each notebook is approx. 4-1/4″ wide x 8-1/4″ tall.

Note: I used a giant manila tag as a prop in a few of the photographs — mainly for color contrast so you can see the various size/shape of pockets.

New Stencils & Spring Time On The Farm by Design Team Member Rhonda Thomas

Ah… how sweet! I love these vintage/shabby tags (and a box to hold them in) by Rhonda! Let’s start with an intro from Rhonda’s blog post:

It’s finally Spring and I am ready! How about you? To celebrate, I made this Mini House Front Box that is included in the new Spring Farmhouse Kit.

I decided to create some shabby farm-themed tags with bits of vintage paper and fabric along with the papers included in the kit: Spring Farmhouse 8×8 Papers and Eggs and Easter Collage Sheet. I have always been a fan of images of various bird eggs, so this worked perfectly.

I had some extra goodies to use, the new Cathe Holden Eggs & Alphabet and Lillington Stencils. Just gave me so many options.

I also love the fact that there are tiny holes on either side of the house so with a little twine I have the option to hang it from a hook or clothes pin. You could also use some wire, vintage lace or seam binding.

Beautiful! I love Rhonda’s tags! Remember to come back after reading the rest of Rhonda’s blog post (and to see her idea of hanging her tag box) and/or seeing her supply list so you can enter today’s Giveaway! (And ’cause there’s a LACE sale so you can make some homepun tags like Rhonda’s!)

Today’s 2nd Sale: ALL Lace ON SALE — 50% off!

With all those lovely tags that include lace by Rhonda, I thought it was perfect timing: ALL Lace is on SALE at 50% off!

The sale ends at midnight TOMORROW NIGHT, March 25th.

Click: LACE SALE to see everything!

Under the Sea Giveaway!

What? Huh? Yes, in honor of two popular underwater items that have just come back in stock, I’m adding both of them to today’s Giveaway!
Undersea Steampunk Set
3D Treasure Chest (Ooh… remember the artwork Rhea Freitag made with this? So nice! Shown at left and more info here.)

Plus: I’m including THREE collage sheets the should help spur your underwater (maybe steampunk) imaginings:
– Mermaid Garden #1 Collage Sheet
Mermen Collage Sheet
Mermaid Tails & Tentacles Collage Sheet

To enter the Under the Sea 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, March 25, 2019).

And what are you going to make?

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 Farmhouse Mini Album Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Kathy Toews! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, March 24th, 2019

58 responses to “New Prima & G45 & Stencils? Lacy Tags? Under the Sea? TWO Sales!”

  1. Darlene says:

    Ooo mermaids and mermen…oh my!

  2. Verna says:

    It’s mermaid watching season and I need to make a book to record those special moments! Along with shells…. thanks for the fabulous giveaway and inspiration.

  3. Donna Kottcamp says:

    I have loved mermaids ever since my mother read me Hans Christian Anderson as a child. I’d have such fun playing with this and some sea glass I have. Love it!

  4. jackie says:

    I love mermaids, my granddaughter and I will have fun with this.

  5. Jean Marmo says:

    That treasure chest is just lovely! Love the beautiful mermaids!

  6. Judy Adamcyk says:

    Who doesn’t love mermaids! I would be happy to have this beautiful box.

  7. Ann F. says:

    I would love to decorate a chipboard album cover. I would use the album to document all my weaving swatches.

  8. Debora L. says:

    Love all the idea!

  9. Della says:

    Love it all!! Gotta get some black lace, spiral
    stairs, mermaid chipboard, coffins, oh my!,
    so much creative inspiration! Thanks for the newsletter,
    the sales, and giveaways❣️

  10. Vonnie Carter says:

    My decorative painting group will be decorating boxes at our next retreat. I would be the hit of the retreat with this set.

  11. DeniseHumenik says:

    Mermaids & Steampunk! Two of my favorite things! Would be a great place to store my mermaid embellies.

  12. I would make a steampunk under tsea he box

  13. bobbie howder says:

    I would make a box to store all my ocean treasures in!

  14. Nadine says:

    I would make an underwater steampunk scene!

  15. Debbie K says:

    Oh, love Rhea’s mermaid box! I’d have so much fun making my own. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win your giveaway.

  16. Ronda Liebert says:

    I love this – I would love to make this with one of my fav paper lines.

  17. Sharon says:

    A shrine celebrating the sea!

  18. roxanne hill says:

    Absolutely gorgeous as usual. I could go broke getting all that I want.
    Thanks for all your lovely finds and creations.

  19. Nancy E says:

    I just love how this box came together. Perfect to put all your special treasures in!

  20. Kathy S. says:

    Undersea colors are outstanding. (Also just noticed the travel album set…yes)

  21. Marlene says:

    My daughter loves vintage mermaids and I can wait to make this for her!

  22. Nancy AT says:

    Seriously fabulous!

  23. Barbara says:

    I’m currently working on a gatefold album with Grafic 45s under the sea, for my granddaughter who for years thought she was a real mermaid stuck on land. She’s 16 now and sadly is growing up and doesn’t have that kinda thoughts anymore at least that she will admit. I’m making this album for strip she’s making to Florida and to remind her that It’s ok to imagine.

  24. Celia says:

    Great combo..steampunk and mermaids. Plus love the teapot and album.

  25. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love the rustic teapot – so many possibilities!!! Always love mermaids!

  26. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the treasure chest! And I’m excited to check out the stencils!

  27. Gloria Ritter says:

    I just love the trunk and everything with it! It’s amazing what you do with your lovely little artworks!

  28. Jen J says:

    Such sweet mermaids!

  29. Jo says:

    Love, love, love the teapot frame! And the spiral staircase!!

  30. Luanne Shoup says:

    Would like to make a mermaid box for my beach themed bathroom.

  31. Daylan says:

    Mermaids forever! I like steampunk, too, so i think I will make a steampunk mermaids box, and put it in my 20,00 Leagues under the Sea display. Thank you again!

  32. Jaimi B says:

    So many lovely and wonderful things in today’s post! I would make something for my mermaid-lovin’ daughter with today’s giveaway.

  33. Katarina says:

    I would really like to win this set. I’m going to make a birthdaygift for my best friend.

  34. Karen Mallory says:

    Wonderful collage sheets!! I would make an under the sea treasure chest!

  35. How awesome is this?! It’s magical.

  36. Laural says:

    Love the tea kettle and the new designed tags. Gorgeous mermaid box. would love to win this drawing.

  37. love the mermaid box – and the farm inspired
    tags – love to win this giveaway thanks

  38. Kathleen S. Cole says:

    I love steampunk, and I love mermaids, but I think I would make them “witches of the sea” (sea-witches) with a steampunk theme….living in Florida, you learn to love the sea!

  39. Laurie B says:

    Love anything mermaid:) great giveaway!

  40. Anne S. says:

    I’m obsessed with mermaids right now and have 2 projects in the works. Would love to add another one!

  41. rosalie e lunger says:

    I think I was a mermaid in my last life, I love the sea and anything to do with it..

  42. Catharine McCammon says:

    Making a little mermaid scene in an underwater tea kettle. She’s very small!

  43. Janet Turner says:

    I love the mermaid box. My great-niece lovs everything about the sea and I wuold love to give it to her.

  44. Ahoy! The underwater mermaid collection is a great excuse for me to start a new project!
    Thank you Design Team for another wonderful assortment of “must have’s!”
    Linda Barnett

  45. Peggy Manning says:

    Such hard choices you give us with this one. Think I have to go with a steam punk sea chest. Many wonderful ideas to play with. PeginOKC

  46. LeAnn Aagard says:

    A bookish mermaid themed box would be fun to make.

  47. ricki walker says:

    This would be the perfect box to collect tiny seashells and beach pebbles!

  48. Love the elements of the mermaid and sea items; so much inspiration, so little time! I can’t wait to work with them for a mixed media piece.

  49. Barb Faulkner-Davis says:

    Oh, my; here we go again! Just love the mermaid and sea stuff…
    My younger sister just watched her youngest son graduate from the State Trooper training program, and he’s being posted to the Eastern Shore, near the Atlantic Ocean- he appreciates her crafty, artsy projects, so this would be something she and I could work on together!
    Good luck to all who love the sea!

  50. Rhonda S says:

    The mermaid is so pretty!

  51. Kathy Toews says:

    How about a pirate’s treasure chest!

  52. Heather C. says:

    I am loving the octopus in the chipboard – he’d make a dapper steampunk gentleman with his top hat!

  53. I love mermaids! Landlocked in Missouri for 42 years, I still yearn for the coastal island that is my heart’s home.

  54. Angie M says:

    Wow! Everything on this post is wonderful. I don’t know where to start

  55. Lea Cook says:

    Amazing giveaway!

  56. SusanB says:

    Love the travel album set. With the right ephemera I can see making it into a naturalist’s notebook from the 1870’s.

  57. Jeri Stewart says:

    Love this giveaway.