So I am a co-founder/owner of Online Card Classes… along with Kristina Werner. I can honestly say I have never known of a better working relationship. We have so much fun together and support each other. (Well, to be honest, she does more for me because she is a tech and design guru, but I try to reciprocate as much as I can! LOL.) It is a great honor to work with her and an even bigger honor to be her friend. I have never ever ever met a woman that I respect more. She is pretty fantastic.
So… enough sappiness! I am here to share a Q&A video that we did this week. Oh, and a HUGE giveaway!
Kristina and I have been collecting ErinCondren.com credits and we’re ready to give away 30 – yes, THIRTY! – $100 gift cards! Whenever you use this referral link and order from Erin Condren, we receive $10. We save these credits to be given back to you guys with giveaways. We have given away lots in the past and will do more in the future.
Due to the awesomeness of these giveaways, we are using Rafflecopter. It is SUPER easy to use. You don’t have to do all the things mentioned, but you get one entry for each thing you do. If you are only comfortable doing the “leave a comment” thing, that is one of the options. And if you already follow/subscribe to us, you can just check those options – easy!
So fill out the Rafflecopter area below for your chance to win a $100 gift card to ErinCondren.com!
And now, THREE of you have the opportunity to attend Clean & Simple 4 for free! That’s right – I am giving away three spots in the class. Just leave a comment on this post by 11:59EST 1/25/15 to be eligible! Class starts on Monday, 1/26/15, but you can join or take anytime. Hope to see you there!
AMAZON PRIME DEAL
I am a HUGE fan of Amazon Prime. I use it *a lot* for FREE 2-day shipping, on everything including diapers, crafty goodies, organization tools, crafty goodies, shoes, crafty goodies and more. I can’t recommend it enough. They have a lot of other great perks which you can find out about HERE. Today only they are having a great (and unique) sale – only $72 instead of $99 for a year. (Trust me – it is worth every penny and more.)
I get a ton of questions about my favorite tools, so I thought I would share a video and links. Please note that these are products I have found and LOVE. No company is paying me to promote these. It is just me sharing with you all the products that make me happy. Also, for each product I link to a few online stores that I love dearly, trust and respect so you can buy them easily. So, yes, this is enabling at it’s best.
Be sure to watch the video and then read the points for each. I share a lot of my reasons for loving them each.
I use these scissors for EVERYTHING. Truly. Even the garden. Get a few pairs. You will thank me when all of your family steals them. (My husband, son and mom are guilty.)
They are self-sharpening so they don’t dull. I cut wire with these, and ribbon. No need to have separate pairs. Really. Believe it. It is true. As Tim says, “cuts wire, craft metal, shanks of buttons, chipboard, grungepaper, paper, fabric, and ribbon.”
Non-stick – no more yuck building up on them.
Kushgrip handles are easy on the hands. For both lefties and righties.
Micro serrated edges keep them sharp.
If you are interested in buying these scissors, you can go HERE or HERE or HERE.
This big guy (15″x18″, but it does come in a smaller size) is a reusable, protective sheet that you can do any craft on.
Non-porous, withstands high heat, cleans easily. You can just peel, wipe or scrape things off.
Get this: If you use a dot adhesive roller, this craft sheet is a must. When you go to put adhesive on something thin, the adhesive doesn’t stick to this surface, so your workspace won’t get sticky. So cool.
The only thing you can’t do on this? Cut with a knife. It will cut through.
I have one of these for whenever my son does crafts – PERFECT surface for that.
This is the white cardstock I use for EVERYTHING. It is 8.5×11, super smooth, crisp white. PERFECT for stamping.
The price is good, so it is all I use. Even for matting.
Perfect for use with Copic Markers and Distress Inks.
80 lb. cardstock, which is a great weight.
To purchase Neenah White Paper 250 sheet packs, go HERE. For 25 sheets, go HERE.
OK… I think that is enough enabling for today. So, how about TWO giveaways?
Just leave a comment on this post telling me if you have tried any of these goodies. Do so by Sunday, May 9 at 11:59pmEST for your chance to win either a Compact Fiskars Stamp Press or the big Fiskars Stamp Press…
(When I emailed Fiskars telling them how much I loved their stamp presses, they sent me extras to give away here! Thanks, Fiskars.)
Have a great day. Come back tomorrow for another giveaway. (And a much shorter post.
Hey there from sunny Florida! We are here staying at my in-laws place for the weekend. It is nice to be out of the snow. (For all you dog lovers – no worries. My brother is staying at our house to keep Roxie company. We take good care of her.
The lucky winners are Rebecca Keppel and Kathy Camasso! I emailed you. If you want to order your own stamp, you can mention my blog and get 10% off this month. (Thanks again, Kiss and Tell! Got my recent order. And, again, LOVE it.)
Next – video. This was on the Hero blog, but in case you didn’t see it, here it is. Shows a fun twist on embossing on ribbon.
I have been having a lot of fun answering questions over on formspring HERE. Thanks for all the great questions! Feel free to ask anything there, or just browse all the questions/answers already completed. One thing I have been getting a lot of questions on is Copic Markers. I promise to do a complete post soon with “Copics made easy.”
So… I am off to catch up on a bit of email and watch some Olympics. My friend, Tracy, was able to go check some of it out – so jealous.
Happy stamping. Come back tomorrow for more Cards for Kids news!
Not much time – headed to the zoo with my little dude. No school this morning.
Been getting a lot of emails from folks about stuff. Here are a few answers…
Q:Where do you get your vintage textbook paper? A: You can get old books at antique stores, etc. You can get good deals at places! But me? I like mixes of stuff. I go to a person named Green Paper Package. I love their mixes and like to support people on etsy. You can see the goodies on etsy HERE or ebay HERE. Check back often – there are new things up often. I love the old maps, too.
Q:Do you still have your brother-in-law's CDs still available for purchase? A: Good news! You can now get these online. Just click HERE. I always get emails from people after they get them – saying they love it. (If you haven't heard his music, I used him on my early videos on youtube.)
Q:I'd like to send in cards for Kate. Where do I get the info? A: The more cards we get, the better. So send them in! Click HERE for info on sending them. Click HERE for prizes you may win.
Q:I'd like to donate prizes for the card drive. Can I? A: Sure! Just email me.
Next, be sure to check out Hero Arts today. I am hosting the blog again this week with a fun focus on the men in the Hero Arts world. Love it! Giveaway today, too. Click HERE.
Hi there! Today’s video shares a faux detailed letterpress technique. I haven’t done this technique in awhile, but it is definitely a favorite of mine. [All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails …