product review

crate paper heart day collection

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It may not even be Thanksgiving yet but the new Valentine’s Day collections are already starting to roll in! Up first is the Crate Paper Heart Day collection!!!

It is soooo stinkin’ cute! There are some really great papers and embellishments that can be used all year around and definitely some that are Valentine’s specific.

I tend to not go for collections or products with cutesy imagery …. lovey dovey collections are the exception to that rule.

This collections has the most adorable heart shaped strawberries, I swoon! And can we talk about the cacti … emoji puffy hearts … and sickly sweet cupcakes? Let’s take a look at these too cute for words products.

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Here is an overview of the papers but I wanted to point out a couple of my all time favorites.

My Love: This paper is adorable on both sides (all the more reason to order 2) I just love the irregular dot pattern over the blush hearts. The B side is the most adorable cactus pattern ever.

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Sweethearts: This fringe paper is soo cute. I love that it gives the look of dimension without adding any bulk to your projects.

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Lovely: This has to be my favorite! It is very reminiscent of a Studio Calico paper I received in a kit that I just couldn’t get enough of. I love the fresh take on a stripe by adding the dot pattern.

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And my favorite embellishments have to be the puffy stickers and the 12×12 chipboard.

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So much cuteness!!! Please check out the video below showing the products in much more detail. The product images below are affiliate links and I greatly appreciate the clicks 🙂 Just click on the image and shop away! Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

*** www.simonsaysstamp.com has a $5.00 off coupon code HARVEST good thru November 27, 2016.


open box: hallmark scrapbook

I recently discovered Hallmark Scrapbook and placed my first order. Below are the links to the products and a video showing them, and what I plan to do with them, in detail. I always enjoy finding new places online, especially because I do not have any local stores that sell these products.

I wanted to share my overall thoughts on the experience of ordering from Hallmark Scrapbook:

The website is super user friendly and aesthetically pleasing.

They have great prices.

Many of the newest cardmaking products.

They have an affiliate program, which is awesome.

It seems to be more focused on cardmaking which is interesting given the name is Hallmark Scrapbook. I noticed very little scrapbooking supplies, and minimal if any 12×12 paper.

This is not a store for the embellishment shopper, they mainly carry, in my opinion, stamps, dies, tools, cardstock. That being said, they have a wonderful selection of those items and I loved that I could get the latest Lawn Fawn releases and the Neenah Desert Storm cardstock I needed. Most of the time those items would have to come from different places.

I did notice many of the new products were sold out fairly quickly, specifically the newest Altenew and WPlus9 releases. My suggestion would be to get to their website quickly after new releases so as not to miss them.

Shipping is $9.99 or free for order over $99.00, I found that to be a but high but most if not all of the products on their site are discounted so I would imagine it works out to be about retail in the end. Note: the free shipping option is USPS or FedEx and shipped very quickly.

All in all I would definitely recommend checking out Hallmark Scrapbook especially for you cardmakers or stampers. I have not had to deal with their customer service but I will keep you posted if and when I ever need to.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please check out the products linked below and the video.

 

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illustrated faith

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Hey guys, today I wanted to share some really fun new stamps & devotional cards from Illustrated Faith. I was so delighted to receive this bundle of goodies from Shanna and just had to share. Don’t get me wrong, I adore the stamps and devotional cards but the let’s not forget about all the thought and design that goes into the packaging.

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I chose to paint all over the scripture in my Bible and to write my notes and thoughts in a separate notebook. I used a simple notebook (from Michaels $1 bin) and added a fun sticker from one of the stamps packaging. I have two of these one for New Testament and one for Old Testament. I just love them.

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Here is a little peek into my Bible and how I illustrate it.

Below is a video showing the new products available over at the Illustrated Faith Etsy Shop as well as some direct links.

Thanks so much for stoping by and I hope you enjoy this post.

PinkFresh Studio Happy Things & Giveaway

Hey y’all, I have a super fun product share video and giveaway for you today! PinkFresh Studio recently released their second paper crafting collection called Happy Things. It is available in several places but make sure to keep an eye on the Blitsy Daily Events (they have great prices). I absolutely love this line with super fun, fresh colors, graphics, and products. In particular, there are a couple of papers that I can’t wait to work with.

Balloons:

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Doodle Borders:

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Some interesting embellishments are the Wood Veneer Stickers and the Rubber Charms.

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I hope you will check out this fun collection!

(closed 8/15/15) GIVEAWAY: I will be giving away two product from the collection. The giveaway is open internationally and will run for one week, ending on Saturday August 15th at midnight CST.

Giveaway Requirements:

        1. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel.

2. Leave a comment below telling us what your ‘Happy Thing’ is. It can be anything!

Here are the products I am giving away …

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Please check out the video and product links below 🙂