BIG Crafty Sales, Exclusive Codes and More!

Just popping in to share some fun shopping and discount codes… even one that is exclusive to my readers! I am a firm believer in supporting small businesses. Also, all the companies and stores I mention have good people. I will pop back in whenever I hear of more sales worth sharing and add them to this post.

For all the fine print, details and specific ending times on each sale, please head to the store’s website or blog. The dates mentioned are for Thursday (11/27/14), Friday (11/28/14), Saturday (11/29/14), Sunday (11/30/14) and Monday (12/1/14).

FIRST… THANK YOU!

I first want to send a big THANKS to all of you. It is Thanksgiving here in my neck of the woods, and I want you to know that I appreciate you stopping by my little blog and spending time with me. Your kind words are always so appreciated. God is good, and I thank him for all of you and pray He blesses your days.

Ok… let’s enjoy some crafty time!

ONLINE CARD CLASSES

Online Card Classes is having a flash sale! You can take ANY of our previous classes for $5 off. This is huge!

SIMON SAYS STAMP

Simon Says Stamp will be having a few sales this weekend, but some are still a surprise! Stop back by here and I will update when I can.

ELLEN HUTSON

There is a lot going on over at Ellen Hutson since they are celebrating an anniversary, too!

  • FridaySave 20% on every item currently in stock for 7 early hours only – 12amPST to 7amPST. Head HERE and use one-time promo code “early2014″. Also – while supplies last – get a FREE exclusive die set if you spend over $75 (after discount and excluding shipping).
  • Friday to Monday Save 15% on every item currently in stock. Head HERE and use one-time promo code “anniv2014″.
  • MondaySave 20% on every item currently in stock for 9 hours only – 12amPST to 9amPST. Head HERE and use one-time promo code “cyber2014″.

STUDIO CALICO

First up, Studio Calico has a great deal on their card kits for my readers! For new subscribers only, subscribe to the Studio Calico Card Kit and get your first month free plus a bonus kit! Just place the Park Avenue Card Kit Subscription and the Walden Card Kit in your cart. Use the code “mcguire14″ to get them both free! (Expires Sunday, 11/30/14.)

  • Friday — Huge sale on kits, stamps, grab bags and more. Head HERE for the deals starting at 10amEST.
  • Saturday — Sales on classes. Head HERE for info on Saturday starting at 10amEST.
  • Monday — Cyber Monday brings up to 90% off digital items. Head HERE on Monday starting at 10amEST.

MY FAVORITE THINGS

The sweet folks at My Favorite Things are having a HUGE sale!

  • Thursday – MondaySave 30% off site-wide with the code “THANKS”. Start shopping HERE. (Excludes the November release products.) Also, spend $60 after-code-applied and get a free set. (It’s a good one!)

BUTTERFLY REFLECTIONS

There is a newer store online called Butterfly Reflections. The owner is very kind and I know many have had great experiences shopping there.

  • Thursday – Monday30% off entire shop HERE. No code is necessary and discount will show up in your cart. Woot!

MAMA ELEPHANT

Mama Elephant is celebrating on Friday!

  • Friday Save 10% off everything… and free US-only shipping for orders over $75. No code needed. Head HERE.

ORGANIZE MORE

Organize More has some amazing crafty storage units. I LOVE their products.

  • Friday — Visit Organize More for savings on every product in their store!

PRETTY PINK POSH

Want some fun sequins and more?

  • FridaySave 15% off all in-stock sequins and dies at Pretty Pink Posh with code “friday15″. Oh, and a free gift with every order, too!

Again, I will return to share more sales when I learn of them! xo

 

 

 

 

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My Favorite Crafty Things 2014: COLORING + Discount Codes + Giveaways

Hello again! Time for some more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2014.

During this series, I will be sharing some of my favorite crafty products of 2014. Each day will have a different topic with videos. Oh – of course – I also will have lots of giveaways (see below) and even store discounts:

  • Simon Says Stamps is offering my readers 15% off the products I feature (shown HERE) using the code “JFAVES″ from 11/19/14 until 11:59pmEST on 11/27/14.
  • Ellen Hutson is offering my readers 10% off site-wide using the code “jensfav14” from 11/19/14 until 11:59pmEST on 11/27/14. (Includes in-stock items.)
  • My Favorite Things is offering my readers 10% off site-wide using the code “FAVORITE” from 11/19/14 until 11:59pmEST on 12/7/14. (Excludes products in the “brand new” category.)
  • Stay tuned! More discount codes will be announced as the series continues.

Today is all about coloring! This including watercolor, markers, pencils and more.

In this video, I share the basic coloring methods I use most.

[To watch on YouTube, click HERE.]

Here are links to videos giving a closer look at the mentioned coloring methods:

If you are interested in any products, click on one of the abbreviations under the product images… SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AZ for Amazon, etc.

 

 

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I will be back soon for more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2014. You can keep up to date on all the topics HERE. For my lists from 2013, click HERE.

GIVEAWAYS

I love giveaways! Today’s prizes are awesome, thanks to several of my favorite companies. I have giveaways for FOUR more lucky winners! You could win one of these prizes:

For your chance, just leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 12/7/14 telling me your favorite method for coloring. Good luck! (Winners will be posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes.)

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VIDEO: Embossed Stripes + Shaker Card Tips… + Hop + Giveaway!

Hi there! I’m taking a quick break from My Favorite Crafty Things series to bring you a video showing how to create an embossed striped background as well as to share some shaker card tips. Oh – and this post is part of a fun blog hop with giveaways!

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]


There are a lot of fun products and techniques in this hobby of ours. My favorite? I would have to say heat embossing. I am sure many of us remember the first time we saw it in action! Well, the current Simon Says Stamp Card Kit is focused on heat embossing – - such a clever idea! I decided to use the kit to create a metallic-striped-background shaker card.

To create the background, I applied strips of thin painter’s tape randomly across a piece of white cardstock. I heat embossed the exposed areas with three embossing powders – Liquid Platinum, Enchanted Gold (which are both in the kit) and SSS Gold. (It was easy to get into these small areas, thanks to the unique-in-this-kit mini Tim Holtz Embossing Ink pad.) After it cooled, I remove the tape and BAM! A metallic striped background!

To make the striped panel into a shaker card, I die cut a circle from the center. I then stamped “sparkle and shine” (from the kit or available separately) using White Staz-On ink on a piece of acetate, which I adhered to the back of the circle opening with Tombow Extreme adhesive. I then cut a piece of white “fun foam” slightly smaller than the panel… with a die cut circle slightly larger than shaker card window. This foam? It works MUCH better for the necessary dimension for a shaker card than lots of pieces of foam tape. Another helpful tip? I adhered a few sequins inside the shaker panel using some Multi Medium Matte adhesive to prevent all of the sequins from falling to the bottom when you hold the card upright. I placed the rest of the sequins inside and adhered the remaining parts of the card together.

By the way, I have been getting a lot of questions about the foam I use. The foam was thick enough for this shaker card to still shake. :) However, you could always double up if you want to or if you have big pieces inside the shaker. I prefer my card to be as thin as possible for mailing purposes.

BLOG HOP

This card is part of the Winter Twinkle December Card Kit blog hop. I have always loved these card kits, but this one is a favorite thanks to the focus on heat embossing. I am all about techniques!

I enjoy being a part of blog hops because I think it is a great way to share the fab project created by many artists. And I have to say… there are some *incredible* artists on this hop. I am honored to be a part of it. So… the next person on the hop is my dear, sweet, super-smart, amazingly talented friend Debby Hughes. (If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, visit the SSS blog.)

GIVEAWAY

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a Simon Says Stamp grab bag loaded with fun products here and on every stop on the hop! Leave a comment by 6pmEST on 11/29/14 for your chance. (Winners will be posted on the SSS blog after the giveaway closes.)

SUPPLIES

Below are the products featured above. Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS) and Amazon (AZ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Favorite Crafty Things 2014: HEAT EMBOSSING + Discount Codes + Giveaways

Welcome back! Time for some more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2014.

During this series, I will be sharing my favorite crafty products of 2014. Each day will have a different topic with videos. I have lots to share, including lots of giveaways (see below) and even store discounts:

  • Simon Says Stamps is offering my readers 15% off the products I feature (shown HERE) using the code “JFAVES″ from 11/19/14 until 11:59pmEST on 11/27/14.
  • Ellen Hutson is offering my readers 10% off site-wide using the code “jensfav14” from 11/19/14 until 11:59pmEST on 11/27/14. (Includes in-stock items.)
  • My Favorite Things is offering my readers 10% off site-wide using the code “FAVORITE” from 11/19/14 until 11:59pmEST on 12/7/14. (Excludes products in the “brand new” category.)
  • Stay tuned! More discount codes will be announced as the series continues.

Let’s get moving! Today I am focusing on heat embossing must-haves.

In this video, I share the basic must-have embossing products that I find myself reaching for often.

[To watch on YouTube, click HERE.]

If you are interested in any products, click on one of the abbreviations under the product images… SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AZ for Amazon, etc.

CLICK A SHOP:
(SSS | EH | AZ)

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

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In the video I mentioned my video on embossing powder organization. You can find it HERE.

See you soon for more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2014. You can keep up to date on all the topics HERE. For my lists from 2013, click HERE.

GIVEAWAYS

Time to give some good stuff away! Today’s prizes are awesome, thanks to many generous companies. I have giveaways for FOUR more lucky winners! You could win one of these prizes:

For your chance, just leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 12/7/14 telling me what you if you heat embossing and what your favorite powder is. Good luck! (Winners will be posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes.)

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VIDEO: Simple Stencil Masking

Hello! I am taking a break from My Favorite Crafty Things to share a card. (I was itchin’ to create!) This is a short video and simple card… and a guest post for the kind folks at Sweet Stamp Shop.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Sometimes I just ache to make a simple, one layer (or almost one layer) card. But I still like a bit of texture. The solution? Combining a bit of masking with a stencil and texture paste. After stamping and coloring the cute Cheese Please images from Sweet Stamp Shop, I masked the images with a die cut circle before putting the Simon Says Stamp must-have Tiny Dots stencil on top. Next up? Texture paste and sparkle embossing powders. That’s it! A “one layer” card with texture and shine.

HEADS UP

I really like the playful little images that Sweet Stamp Shop has to offer. Since their sets are smaller, the prices rock!

Well, Sweet Stamp Shop is having their yearly big blow out sales event from 11/21/14 – 11/28/14… and I thought you might be interested. Their shop will be marked down 10-70% off – no coupon codes needed! Also, the first 80 orders over $20 will get a free stamp set (the new ‘Petite Sweet’ – Guac Love – the one in the image above). For details, head over to Sweet Stamp Shop.

SUPPLIES

Below are the products featured above. Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Sweet Stamp Shop (SWE), Ellen Hutson (EH), and Amazon (AZ).

 

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

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( SSS | EH )

 

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( SSS | EH )

 

 

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My Favorite Crafty Things 2014: INKS + Discount Codes + Giveaways

Welcome back to My Favorite Crafty Things 2014! We are on a roll…

Throughout this series, I will be sharing my favorite crafty products of 2014. Each day will have a different topic with videos. And – of course – I have lots of giveaways (see below) and even store discounts:

  • Simon Says Stamps is offering my readers 15% off the products I feature (shown HERE) using the code “JFAVES″ from 11/19/14 until 11:59pmEST on 11/27/14.
  • Ellen Hutson is offering my readers 10% off site-wide using the code “jensfav14” from 11/19/14 until 11:59pmEST on 11/27/14. (Includes in-stock items.)
  • My Favorite Things is offering my readers 10% off site-wide using the code “FAVORITE” from 11/19/14 until 11:59pmEST on 12/7/14. (Excludes products in the “brand new” category.)
  • Stay tuned! More discount codes will be announced as the series continues.

Today is all about inks, inking tools and ink care.

There are a lot of great inks out there. However, in this video I share the ones I have had the best luck with.

[To watch on YouTube, click HERE.]

If you are interested in any products, click on one of the abbreviations under the product images… SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AZ for Amazon, etc.

CLICK A SHOP:
(SSS | EH | HA)

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

 

 

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( SSS | EH )

 

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(SSS | EH | HA)

 

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(SSS | EH | HA)

 

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( SSS )

 

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In the video, I mentioned the ink comparison videos I have done in the past. You can find them HERE and HERE. If you are interested in the Ink Swatch Downloads, head over HERE.

See you soon for more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2014. You can keep up to date on all the topics HERE. For my lists from 2013, click HERE.

GIVEAWAYS

Giveaway time again! Today’s prizes are awesome, thanks to several of my favorite companies. I have giveaways for FIVE more lucky winners! You could win one of these prizes:

For your chance, just leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 12/7/14 telling me what your favorite ink is. Good luck! (Winners will be posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes.)

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