Another day–another amazing round-up of awesome product! To catch you up, here’s DAY 1 with general info on the giveaway & first round of goodies, and DAY 2 with even more wonderful stuff! Look for bold pink type for actual product that will be in the final swag bag giveaway.
My son asked me last night what SWAG means. The main definition for the acronym is Stuff We All Get. But I’m taking liberties and changing it to Sponsored With Abundant Generosity. I’m sure you can see why. These product sponsors are simply amazing.
Provo Craft! What’s a scrap retreat without them? Seriously! I can’t say enough wonderful things about this company. They sent me the 5th Anniversary Cricut Expression to try out. I brought it along to the retreat and here we are setting it up for the first time. I found out they just sold out of this anniversary model yesterday, but the good news is that their latest and greatest Cricut Expression 2 has all the same capabilities. Although these machines come preloaded with some cartridges, for the swag bags they kindly sponsored:
To get an idea of how wonderful this particular cartridge is and it’s vast capabilities, check out the Cricut Fancy Frames Look Book! One of the retreat-goers had an older model Cricut and this cartridge still worked great and puts out the neatest designs. Provo Craft also sent us some great Cricut Cuttlebug goodies!
For those who don’t own a Cuttlebug machine yet, and although that will work best with these, in a pinch you can always use a rolling pin and a lot of pressure. Gorgeous patterns!
How about some lovely papers to use in your paper crafting. Covered!
The Cricut Cardstock Pads are 32 sheets (4 sheets of each color) of 6″ x 12″ textured dual-tone cardstock that are both are acid and lignin free. Beautiful linen texture, beautiful colors.
- Scoop Tool (working much like a spoon to lift cut pieces from the mat)
- Knife Tool (a sharp edge for sliding under paper)
- Hook Tool (removes small circles of paper and cleans small holes)
- Scraper (scrapes off and cleans your entire mat from any leftover paper scraps)
- Bone Folder (scores paper, creases paper & marks paper)
- 7″ Clear Ruler
Are we in business yet or what?! WOW!! I’ll be setting up a newer and much bigger studio in our barn and I can’t wait to have a station dedicated to everything Cricut! If you’re already using a Cricut, I would love to know some of your favorite features and projects!
Check out all the exciting and innovative Provo Craft products and their unlimited uses on the Provo Craft Channel. Follow Cricut on Facebook for incredible offers, prizes and craft inspiration and keep up with them as well on Twitter.
Paper crafting calls for excellent adhesive. But excellent adhesive from a well engineered machine is a serious bonus. Lucky for us there’s Xyron and their
I just love my Xyron create-a-sticker for adding permanent adhesive evenly to paper and printable fabric. This baby even handles weights up to chipboard! So it’s perfect for adhering embellishments, cut-outs in any shape, wide ribbon, flat buttons or even for coating paper to dust with glitter! This little machine will be so fantastic when my kids do large school projects involving pictures and text blocks adhered to poster board. No cords or electricity needed and has a cartridge 20′ long. Refill cartridges are available in permanent and repositionable adhesive.
My 5″ Xyron create-a-sticker was essential in creating the Country Living Blue Ribbon Blogger Awards.
Sometimes I only need a bit of adhesive accurately placed, but with bigger, multi-piece projects I go through small adhesive runners too fast. That’s why this is baby so wonderful-
Acid-Free Dot-Matrix Permanent Adhesive that’s ½ inch wide by 100 feet! Super strong adhesive dots hold aggressively but have no sling like solid tape runners! It’s really lightweight and has a built-in cap (so great because when I get crafting– caps get lost!) There are also drop-in refills available for the Mega Runner.
See the Xyron website for product & craft videos. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to keep up to date on some fantastic promotions and products. I’m sure this won’t be the last time you find me bragging on Xyron products. I’m seriously hooked.
Thank you Xyron!If you know anything about me you know I love crafting with vintage and vintage-style supplies. There’s a particular era I’m most fond of, the 1920s -40s, and there’s a particular designer that has rocked my little crafty world. Jenni Bowlin. Soul sister. Design crush. Vintage BFF. Jenni has designed product for what seems like every favorite little vintage thing I love to craft with. Trinkets, bits & bobbles and papers that are getting harder and harder to come by at flea markets and online. The Jenni Bowlin Studio (JBS) line of products will blow your mind. Promise. I have many of her fabulous papers and embellishments and lots of actual flea market supplies from the JBS Mercantile that I can’t wait to use in my workshops early next year. I could ramble forever, or I could simply show you some examples! Here’s what I worked on for an afternoon at the scrap retreat using JBS Mercantile product and a standard issue 2012 office supply planner.
And here are the goodies Jenni put together just for the swag bags!
The JBS Mercantile pack includes:
- Die-Cut Journaling Card Pad
- State Fair Ribbon Embellishments
- Pearl Flowers
- Pearl Buttons
- Stick Pins
- Memo Notebook
- and this beautiful “Read” Hodge Podge Book Kit
If you like what you see so far, you’re going to have a blast shopping the JBS Mercantile! But plan to be there a while…it’s that endless.
SEE WHAT ELSE IS IN THE BAG, CLICK ON NEWER…