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Valentine Sale, 2 Projects by Laura Carson & NEW Free Gift!

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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 lists for Laura’s projects on the new site: Snow Queen Shadowbox and Woman of Mystery Shadowbox.

Before we get to the pretty new artwork, new FREE gift and new supplies, a new sale!

I know… it seems too soon but… ALL Valentines & Romance Collage Sheets are on Sale at 50% Off!

Over 40 to choose from! Like the Winged Cupid, Tiny Little Valentines and Red Roses, shown from left to right.

The sale runs through Monday night, January 15th!

Two Shadowboxes by Design Team Member Laura Carson

Wow (again)! Laura (too) has made 2 shadowboxes for January… I think the Design Team likes the shadowboxes! Beside the beautiful Snow Queen Shadowbox shown below, there’s an unexpected Woman of Mystery Shadowbox (down in the Giveaway section). And Laura has provided step-by-step instructions on how to make both on her blog!

And… the new Snowy FREE Gift Kit (farther below) is inspired by Laura’s Snow Queen Shadowbox! But first, back to Laura’s blog post:

The inspiration for the first shadowbox comes from this month’s kit: The Snow Queen. Through the window you can see a little boy having a magical experience encountering the frosty Snow Queen. She sparkles in the frosty night and the box looks on with wonder. Flanking the window scene are various snowflakes, frosty picks and beads.

Read more (and see many more photos) in Laura’s blog post and explore her supply list (for the Snow Queen Shadowbox). Note: more info on the supplies for the second shadowbox (and a chance to win them!) is down in the Giveaway section!


NEW Snowy FREE Gift Kit!

As I mentioned above, we have a new free gift with all orders starting today (and inspired by Laura’s artwork)! Laura used the Winter Playground Toboggan Scrapbook Paper in her shadowbox; I’ve chosen the related Winter Playground 6×6 Paper Pad, which includes 12 different papers… you’ll get 3 randomly chosen sheets! I’m showing a couple sets of 3 papers as examples in the photo below.

ALL ORDERS on Thursday through Monday, January 11 ‒ 15 (2018) will receive one of these Snowy Gift Kit FREE! In addition to the papers, I’m adding some Silver Stitched Leaf Ribbon, Iridescent Plastic Pearls and a Clear Acrylic Snowflake (and that last is also in Laura’s Snow Queen Shadowbox)!


Hooray for the Mysterious Shadowbox Giveaway!

Oh, I do love this mysterious lady! So much depth and layering and texture… and love the little details like using the negative of the border (chipboard left over when you remove the border) from the Stained Glass Border across the top (painted gold). You can see the border itself at the bottom of the piece.

EVERYTHING in Laura’s Woman of Mystery Shadowbox Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

I’m only highlighting a couple of the 13 items in the supply list/Giveaway:
Pale Beauties Collage Sheet
4×6 Shadowbox
Shadowbox Lid – Taj Mahal

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Laura’s artwork, and they’re all in the Giveaway!

Plus a bonus: one of the Snowy Gift Kits.

And a pair of the Long and Thin Bronze Hinges, just put on clearance.

AND these 2 new items:
Love Story Scrapbook Paper – Twenty One (This would be great for Valentine’s Day or Alice in Wonderland projects.)
Polymer Clay Cane – Red Hearts (slice it up as trims for a paper collage or sugar cookies for a 1:12 scale scene)

To enter the Mysterious Shadowbox 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, January 12, 2018).

AND tell me: A Woman of Mystery? Another Snow Queen? An Angelic Shrine? (Those last 2 by Rhonda and Nichola, using the same shadowbox lid.) What will you make from these supplies?

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 Orphanage Road Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Janet Turner! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, January 11th, 2018

31 responses to “Valentine Sale, 2 Projects by Laura Carson & NEW Free Gift!”

  1. The snow queen is really pretty. Everything is so pretty put those tiny valentines are adorbs!

  2. Lana says:

    The snow queen captures the spirit of winter, elegant and beautiful.

  3. Jennifer J says:

    These shadow boxes are stunning! I especially love the woman of mystery

  4. Anne says:

    So hard to decide. I think the Snow Queen.

  5. Lee says:

    I love the Woman of Mystery. This piece speaks to my love of Morocco, Art Deco, the Twenties, tinged with a bit of gypsy and topped off with a jeweled crescent moon. So many of my favorite things all in one statement.

  6. Kat Cashwell says:

    Would have to make lady of mystery!! but I love the snow colors and sparkles!!

  7. Peggy D says:

    Snow Queen! Although I love it all!

  8. Emily Dale says:

    Love the Snow Queen?

  9. wilczek lori says:

    I love the Woman of Mystery. She has a art nouveau look to her, which is a favorite style of mine.

  10. Barb macaskill says:

    Wow! Love the Snow Queen shadowbox! Breathtakingly stunning and awe inspiring!
    The Mystery Lady is also quite beautiful in a simpler way. The Bejeweled Moons Collage sheet is stunning and I absolutely must get my hands on it! 😁
    I think I would do a Faerie Shrine in honor of the loss of the Tooth Faerie! She was lost on a cold, blustery night earlier this Winter.
    When she was wandering around trying to get her bearings the evil trolls took her to their master and he had her wings removed and took all of her Faerie powers away.
    She keeps hoping to be rescued but is giving up hope! Who knows what will happen? Thanks for the chance to win this prize package!
    🤞✨😁✨🤞✨😁✨🤞 macaskillbarbara at yahoo dot com

  11. Lynn Fox says:

    What to pick? I couldn’t even decide by tossing a coin! Sparkles, for sure…but a Lady of Mystery sounds fascinating!

  12. Katherine Williams says:

    I would use a mix of the winter elements from snow queen and combine them with the star and moon elements from mysterious woman to make a winter moon goddess shadow box. I love the bejeweled moons. Very magical.

  13. cg says:

    OMG! I love the woman of mystery!! That’s what I want to CASE! Just stunning! Although the snow queen has got it going on it possible for laura to do ANY wrong??? Love it!

  14. Bonnie H. says:

    I love the women of mystery too. I would make something with the Casablanca movie theme in mine. Wonderful, wonderful.

  15. Karen Mallory says:

    I love Laura’s art! I would make a woman of mystery type box. Lots of choices in the giveaway!

  16. Jennie Ingram says:

    Snow Queen!

  17. Kee Ostler says:

    A mysterious woman woman in a winter scene I think. There’s so many different things you could do 🙂

  18. Jean Marmo says:

    Laura’s art is just amazing! Lady of mystery? Snow Queen? Both are dazzling! Such creative inspiration!

  19. Patricia Davis says:

    the SNow Queen is truly fabulous. I would love to make a shadow box of her but admit that the Lady of Mystery is quite wonderful as well. thanks for the give away. Love your work.

  20. Barb A says:

    The Snow Queen is wonderful, but the mystery woman is irresistible…she takes me back to the old movies that I saw as a child.
    Is she the heroine, the spy, the temptress…..or all of them rolled into one character?

  21. Judy Goodwin says:

    I love the Snow Queen but this Woman of Mystery is so WOW

  22. Anne W says:

    A woman of mystery! So exotic. So striking!

  23. Denise Bryant says:

    *LOVE* the Snow Queen! Gorgeous! That’s what I’d make!

  24. K Toews says:

    Anything exotic. Could be men of mystery.

  25. Nan N. says:

    Mysterious woman!

  26. Arminta says:

    A woman of mystery in a wintry setting? Maybe.

  27. Mary Mac says:

    I would love to do the Snow/Ice Queen.

  28. Jo says:

    Love the Ice Queen! So pretty!! The window component gives it so much dimension – I would have so many ways to use this piece.

  29. Sylvia L. says:

    I’m still enamored of the Snow Queen’s crystalline beauty. The jewel-encrusted moons & the stars are making me think a Celestial Queen might be an idea…

  30. Pam L. says:

    I love all of them but my favorite is the Snow Queen!

  31. Debbie S. says:

    Woman of Mystery. Congrats to Janet.