Hey there friends! I have a quick round-up of some things I need to share with you. Hopefully these things will give you some inspiration for any crafty time you can sneak in over the weekend. I will be spending the weekend working on some fun fabric projects using Tim Holtz’s new Eclectic Elements fabric for Quilt Market in May. I can’t wait to show you what I am working on!
1. Guest Designer at Quietfire Designs:
This month I am the guest designer at Quietfire Designs. They are a fabulous rubber stamp manufacturer and online store. All of the stamp designs and the hand-lettered work of owner Suzanne Cannon. Quietfire Designs has been one of my blog sponsors for several months. It was so fun to be their guest this month. My first post on their blog was on the 14th- Some People Tri-fold Card. This upcoming Monday I will be on their blog again with a trio of ATCs that I created. I hope you will check out the tri-fold card and the upcoming ATC post!
2. Amazing Art by Paula Cheney:
It is no secret, I am a huge fan of the art of my sweet friend Paula Cheney. She amazes me with every single thing she creates. Earlier this month she shared a tutorial for an amazing canvas. I find myself revisiting the posts over and over soaking in all the details. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you really must. The tips and techniques and the finished piece, just so amazing. Find it here: Wonderful Adventure by Paula Cheney
3. Tips and Techniques on the Sizzix Blog:
I had two posts this month on the Sizzix blog that you may find helpful. In the first, I talk about the differences in the three black specialty pads that Sizzix sells. I think I am pretty handy when it comes to knowing about die cutting, but I was stumped as to what the differences were with the three black pads. On a recent trip to the office I spent time with Jill, Sizzix’s master make-n-take guru and learned about the differences. I also learned the secrets of cutting, embossing, and stenciling with Thinlits dies. You can find both posts on the Sizzix blog: Three Black Specialty Pads and Cutting, Embossing, and Stenciling with Thinlits Dies.
4. True Scrap Pocket Pages on SALE!
I am a fan of great online classes. I am also a fan of the classes at True Scrap. I think they are a great value for the money. I love that they bring the classroom right to your door. If you missed out on the live online Pocket Pages event, you will be excited to know that the individual classes are now available ala carte! Each video class is about 1 hour and cover all aspects of pocket scrapbooking. Right now they are on special for only $9 each. OR you can get all six for only $7.50 each with the code “SAVE40″ at checkout. Hurry though, the special pricing and discount code ends on 4/30. Click here: True Scrap Pocket Pages savings.
5. Mother’s Day Trinket Box for Petaloo:
I had a fun Trash to Treasure project on the Petaloo blog this month. I re-made a hinged wooden box that I picked up on clearance at Target. The make over featured flowers from Petaloo and pattern papers from Marion Smith designs. Find it at: Petaloo Mother’s Day Trinket Box.
Coming up Tuesday I have a new tutorial here on the blog for you. I shared some sneaks on my Instagram and Facebook page. Ok, back to sewing for me! Many wishes to you for a creative and crafty weekend!
PS. Did you enter for your chance to win the new Distress Ink Minis yet? If not, there is still time! Find it here: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Minis giveaway.