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A Sewing Queen, A Tiny Coach & Paper Sale!

Filed under Back in Stock, Cinderella Kit, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Newsletters, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale

What’s New Today? Pretty Artwork & Scrapbook Paper Sale!

Scrapbook Paper 40% off! We need to make room for some new things that will be arriving for Spring! Sale ends Monday night at midnight, February 20th (2017). See the sale items — over 150!

Plus see below for beautiful artwork by TWO Design Team Members (and some cute new miniatures… and new papers that are also included in the 40% off sale!) Plus a Giveaway that includes all 3 pretty papers from the Wild & Free line — also in the sale!

And what’s this petite embroidery at right?! A preview of a future project by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper, inside one of the new Small Oval Baskets!

I soooo love this shrine by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel. I was also about 11 when I learned to sew…

I learned to sew when I was around 11. I used to sew lots of my own clothing, and when my girls were small, I used to sew most of their clothes. Now I generally only pull my machine out occasionally, sewing things like pillow covers or fabric bowls. I still enjoy sewing, and often wonder why I don’t do it more. Here’s a little shrine to those who still sew frequently. To me, you are the Sewing Queens.

This piece was made almost exclusively from Alpha Stamps supplies, with the exception of some vintage buttons and an old button card. Because the buttons are “American Maid Pearls”, I gave the Sewing Queen a pearl brooch and a pearl-encrusted crown

Such attention to detail… great job, Kristin! Plus, so inventive: see the fancy swirls around the round niche at the top? That’s actually one of the Round Frame with Dragons upside down!

And speaking of that niche, Kristin provides a tutorial on building it (with enough depth for that 3D sewing machine).

Read more and see more photos in Kristins’s blog post. And see her supply list, too.

Next we have another beautiful project: a petite Cinderella coach that forms the covers of an enclosed accordion book, by Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas. (See the wide photo below… so many pretty pictures that I couldn’t decide which to show!)

The contrast of the periwinkle blue/purple papers with the gold trims is so regal (Rhonda used a couple of the new papers on the sides of the coach: Faded Periwinkle Grey Dots Scrapbook Paper and Courtship Lane East Plaza Scrapbook Paper). And see Cinderella in the window? She’s from the new Small Cinderella Paper Dolls Collage Sheet.

And the piece really is Cinderella In The Palm of Your Hand, as the Cinderella Coach Mini Album is just 4″ wide.

See more photos & learn more in Rhonda’s blog post. And find out what all those papers and flowers and trims are in her supply list!


Hooray for the Wild Bruised Pink Giveaway!

This is a special Giveaway. I was putting things away and noticed these Wild & Free Scrapbook Papers and some of the Cinderalla Collage Sheets look swell together. So I decided not to put them away! All 4 of these 40% off sale papers are included in today’s Giveaway! (The 4th one is Bruised Pink Antique Scrapbook Paper.)

Did you notice the metallic copper foiling on the Wild & Free Scrapbook Papers? A square medallion is foiling in the lower right of the photo.

Here are the collage sheets shown (and in the Giveaway):
Cinderella Pining Collage Sheet
Happily Ever After Collage Sheet
Midnight #1 Collage Sheet
Fairy Tale Costumes Collage Sheet

To enter the Wild Bruised Pink 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, February 20, 2017)!

AND tell me: What are you inspired to create? (Inspired by the colors in the Giveaway or by either of the art projects above.)

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 So check your mailbox on Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Cat Tales Paper Dolls Giveaway? That would be Debbie Stine! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, February 19th, 2017

34 responses to “A Sewing Queen, A Tiny Coach & Paper Sale!”

  1. barb macaskill says:

    These collage sheets make me want to create a house shrine filled with a tea party for ladies and their fairy friends! Lots of tea, finger snadwiches and sweets will be present! Great assortment of goodies to play with! Thanks for the chance to win them!
    macaskillbarbara @yahoo .com

  2. Jan K says:

    Love these papers and would make an altered matchbox (large) to include a late night meeting with Cinderella and the Prince.

  3. Debbie Stine says:

    A warm and cozy home for my Happy Ever After! Thank You so much for the Cat Tales Paper Dolls! I’m in shock – at first glance thought it was spam. I’m so excited!

  4. Cynthia Penney says:

    Love the sewing. I hand sew most of my doll clothes. Who doesn’t just love pink? I would surround my sewing queen with miniature cut outs of my dolls.

  5. jean marmo says:

    Am working on projects for our granddaughter who will be arriving in March or April. I have so many things I want to do. This would be lovelty!

  6. Lou Anne says:

    I love the Cinderella’s Coach book. I think I’d want to make a fairy tale themed bood.

  7. Oh How I love this the colors definitely inspired me I love pink I would def make a coach out of these products if I win Thank you

  8. Denise Bryant says:

    I’m inspired by the sewing-theme shrine! I’d make mine a stamping shrine!

  9. Barb A says:

    Would make a shrine fit for a princess…maybe throw in some lavender & purples too.

  10. Karen says:

    I would make a sewing themed project – that’s because I LOVE TO SEW and pretty much sew when not working but I also work in a fabric shop!

  11. Jen R says:

    I love the Cinderella theme carriage book. Might try my hand at something similar.

  12. Traci says:

    Cute idea for the Cinderella book. I have to give it a try. >^..^<

  13. Carla says:

    I think a Cinderella book

  14. Jo says:

    I would make a gypsy carriage!

  15. Daylan says:

    I’m inspired to create a Cinderella book or scrapbook page, to go along with my fairy tale tree. Can’t get enough fairy tales!

  16. Nancy E says:

    I’m totally in love with the Cinderella book. I’d love to try my hand at it.

  17. Rebecca Russell says:

    I would create Cinderella’s magical enchanted cottage! Complete with Cinderella and her fairy godmothers!

  18. Cheryl Lee says:

    What a teaser! Can’t wait to see Shannon’s future project! The Sewing Queen is so cute, but I LOVE the Cinderella in the Palm of Your Hand!!! Absolutely LOVE the colors Rhonda used, and I would make a “copy” of that coach in an instant!! lol Congrats to Debbie!

  19. Leah Fein says:

    This group of things inspires me to create a bunch of stuff but my favorite would be a fairy parade using the coach for the queen

  20. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    I would use the coach but I think I’d like to do something darker.

  21. Randi scholl says:

    I have a friend whose colors for her whole life are included in the lovely pink theme papers. If I made a Cinderella book for her she would be so thrilled she might throw me a tea party. Love it. You should have seen her wedding.

  22. Marilyn Hughes says:

    I make a lot of ATCs and these would be perfect.

  23. Wilhelmina Margalis says:

    Fairytales are my inspiration…..just adore them!

  24. Megan Warren says:

    I want to create those paper dolls in a parade, and COPPER! My favorite metal finally getting some love on paper, I can’t even begin to imagine all the things I would do with this kit.

  25. Danni Suplicki says:

    Those collage sheets have me wanting to make a wee altered fairy tale book!

  26. Janet T says:

    i love the sewing projects. I collect sewing ephemera and I love making button boxes. i always loved playing in my mom and grandma’s button boxes.

  27. Jennie Ingram says:

    Personally, inspired to create a sewing shrine for my craft room!

  28. Kim Lucak says:

    Love the Cinderella theme!

  29. Mary Mac says:

    Love the fairy tale theme.

  30. lynn legge says:

    who doesent want to ride in a fairy coach…ohhh how beautiful it was made…love the trims and bling….I really need to win this one….

  31. Peg D says:

    Like Kristen I was an avid seamstress from an early age and even though I buy fabric obsessively I rarely see. I love that shrine! And I love Rhonda’s little book! That is what I had thought I would do with mine so now it is a for sure. Love the papers and the chance to win! I ha e a small shrine too!

  32. Carol Slowik says:

    I am so inspired by Kristin’s “Sewing Queen”! I would make this for my BFF who has been sewing custom draperies etc for the last 40 years! What an awesome way it would be to let her know that she “rocks”!

  33. Laural says:

    Creating, for me, is giving Life..

  34. LeAnn says:

    The colors and products inspire me to make a fairy tale project that is Spring themed.