Winter Scrapbook Retreat Sponsor Swag Giveaway: Day 4

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thanks for stepping away from the mashers and sauce long enough to peruse Day 4’s fantastic sponsored swag line-up! See Day 1 for info on the giveaway and the swag products, and more product on Day 2 and Day 3. Come back again tomorrow on Day 5 to enter!


At The Creative Connection in September I had my first experience teaching classes. It was the best time and I was convinced that I need to do this more. One great thing about teaching classes is learning about new tools and techniques from the students. One was using a pair of large red handled snips to cut and trim her embellishments and paper. When asked about them, she stated, “These Tim Holtz Snips have changed my life.” She was dead serious. In October at SPARK, in between teaching classes I had the opportunity to take a class from another instructor but hadn’t brought any scissors with me. Another student loaned me her extra pair of- what else- Tim Holtz Snips! It was love at first use. So I contacted Tonic Studios as soon as I returned home and they generously sent to me enough pairs for each swag bag.

The Tim Holtz Non-Stick Micro Serrated Snip

Their non-stick coating makes these scissors resistant to rust and corrosion and minimizes adhesive build up. Their micro-serrated edge is perfect for small detail cutting and most anything else you’re crafting with. The large hand openings are the big bonus, trust me, and they come with a protective plastic cap that is big enough I won’t loose it and keeps my snips from damaging anything in transport. Based on these alone I’m convinced that if Tim Holtz recommends something, I’m sold. These are affordably priced and you can purchase them here.

Tonic Studios didn’t stop there, they sent us a few more paper crafting goodies to play with!

The Tim Holtz Paper Distresser!

This little sweetheart has dual purposes- you can use it to drag the recessed blades along the edge of your paper or cardstock to distress them a little or a lot, and it comes in extra handy as a thread cutter! Love that!! (buy here)

What? More Tonic Studios product? Yup!!

Mini Rotary Tools 3-Piece Set!

Cutter. Scorer. Perforator!…Simple. Small. Spectacular! Did I mention compact? They fold up for safe storage. Some folks carry Swiss Army knives on their keychains, I’m thinking of carrying these. You never know when you need to cut, score or perforate, am I right?! You can purchase the set here.

Keep up with Tonic Studios on Twitter and Facebook to see what they come up with next.

Thank you Tonic Studios!All these smaller tools are going to need a place to stay when being schlepped to and from scrap retreats, and in style would be nice….

Bursting With Bags W.Boutique Mini Cosmetic Case

The bags measure 7.5” L x 5” W x 4” H and are made of a durable canvas. Yes, I suppose you could actually put your cosmetics in these, but mine was just right for keeping tools safe and free from getting lost in my enormous swag bag! With three different patterns to choose from these are a great tote for craft travel. AND you can personalize these with an embroidered name, word or monogram when ordering! W. Boutique products ship fast so these would be awesome as Christmas gifts!

When searching for swag bag products like these cosmetic bags, I spent a long time looking for just the right companies to contact. I can’t tell you how exciting it was to come across KLIC online stores and how great they are to work with. There’s four KLIC shops full of fabulous products.

Hooray for Handbags •  Wild for Wallets •  Bursting with Bags •   Trendy Trimmings

You can find up to date product and promotions on KLIC’s Facebook and via Twitter!

Thank you KLIC!Jo Packam and Stampington & Company’s Somerset Studios comes through for the retreat swag bags once again with

“Where Women Create”


“Where Women Cook” Fall Issues

The WWC publications are ones you will make a special space for on your bookshelf to source over and over again. These aren’t magazines you tear a few pages from for later reference, these are beautifully designed and photographed sourcebooks of the work and spaces of some pretty incredible women… (scratch that)… people! Turns out they’re starting to showcase some pretty fabulous men and their spaces now! First up- the ever wonderful Tim Holtz! (Next up… my new pal and Crochet Dude himself- Drew Emborsky!)

I love finding friends among the pages of WWC like Kaari Meng of The French General and my favorite creative sister team, Kim and Kris of The DIY Dish!

Follow Where Women Create on Facebook and Twitter….and Where Women Cook on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you WWC!How about some pretty beads for crafting with? Ok!

Blue Moon Beads

I’d seen Blue Moon Beads at Michael’s but it wasn’t until recently I discovered their website and vast (I mean VAST) line of beautiful products and creative projects! And did you know- Blue Moon Beads is now a member of the DCWV family! Here they are on Facebook and YouTube.

Thank you Blue Moon Beads!

I am completely smitten with Riley Blake Designs. Their line of fabrics and notions are so delicious I can hardly stand it. Imagine how giddy I was to receive a little bit of both for the swag bags these sweeties:

Riley Blake Designs Swatch Stacks & Buttons

Riley Blake Designs offer high quality cotton, flannel, laminate cotton, minky and sparkle cotton fabrics. Their line of Sew Together products include ric-rac, buttons, ribbons laces and other trims. They also have many lovely patterns and project kits. Smitten I tell you!

Show them some love on Facebook and Twitter and keep up to speed by signing up for the Rile Blake Designs newsletter!

Thank you Riley Blake Designs!See you back here for even more swag on Friday…ENTRY DAY!

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32 Responses to Winter Scrapbook Retreat Sponsor Swag Giveaway: Day 4

  1. #1 - Mary Ann Potter says:

    Can it possibly get any better than this?!!! If it weren’t Thanksgiving, one would think it’s Christmas in a pick-out-your-own- fantasy- presents store! 😎

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  3. #2 - Donna M. says:

    I could have fun using all of these prizes in my studio!

  4. #3 - Denise says:

    I don’t know how much better it can get than what you have already shown. OMG! I so hope I am one of the lucky ones that wins!!!!

  5. #4 - Peggy says:

    It was great to meet you in St. Paul – they are amazing aren’t they! Love the swags… thanks for sharing, you generous girl.

  6. #5 - Claire says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  7. #6 - xashee says:

    thank you sooo very much for the chance to win the fun! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! Have an awesome day 🙂

  8. #7 - Patty Absec says:

    The Tim Holtz distresser is excellant for those who travel and quilt, since you aren’t allowed to take scissors onboard, but you CAN take this!! I purchased these for my quilting group!

  9. #8 - Patty Absec says:

    Oh, the mini cosmetic bags are PERFECT to fill with first aid items and OTC cough and flu medicines to send with your college kids!

  10. #9 - Jennifer (mom of 4) says:


    I have loved going to your blog all week and seeing all the things your got for the swag bags. I have been drooling! Can’t wait to enter the drawing!


  11. #10 - Noreen says:

    If I won this, I wouldn’t need anything else for Christmas! Thanks so much for the fun chance to win a wonderful prize!

  12. #11 - Melanie Kiser says:

    I want those Holtz scissors, bet they are good. Happy turkey day to you!

  13. #12 - Frankie says:

    Wow!!! Love everything here!!! You always have an awesome swag bag!!!

  14. #13 - kate blue says:

    don’t laugh, but the Tonic scissors are my favorite and I hoard them..I own 3 pairs and no, my kids aren’t allowed to use them!

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  16. #14 - maggie raguse says:

    i’ve got to get those scissors!!

  17. #15 - CLM-Cindylu2u says:

    So many awesome goodies!!!

  18. #16 - Jeanne Peterson says:

    The winners of these amazing swag bags will be the envy of all those non-winners!

  19. #17 - kimberly says:

    oooh! I’ve had my eye on the Tonic perforator for awhile now! Yayyyy!

  20. #18 - Elise says:

    It’s not just the fabulous products you are sharing, but the stunning layout of your posts that make me sooooooooo swwony over all of this glorious loot! SUCH a great thing you do here, Cathe!

  21. #19 - Allyson says:

    These are absolutely wonderful swag!! So excited!!

  22. #20 - Mary Deckert says:

    Hi, I just came over from Riley Blake’s Facebook page to enter! What a great bunch of give-aways! Thanks for the chance!

  23. #21 - Lucy says:

    The goodie bag is getting fuller yet. How can that be? PS: I thought I was only one (tee hee) who used their cosmetic bags for crafting.

  24. #22 - wendy baker says:

    consider my greed for swag! anything you offer up is gold to the handcrafty types. please consider me entered? xow.

  25. #23 - Connie Pinckney says:

    I’m sad…it looks like this blog is going way to commercial…I hope its just the time of year…

  26. #24 - Shelley C says:

    The Riley Blake stuff has me drooling….I love the buttons!

  27. #25 - Mary Bristol says:

    I love dropping in on your site, always something new and inspiring to mimic or copy in my room.

  28. #26 - Lynne says:

    Just love the matching buttons! All these goodies…sigh…smile…someone will be luuuuuucky!

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  30. #27 - Tanya Phenis says:

    Lots of great products here!!! All new for me!

  31. #28 - Tami Lester says:

    Thank you for the chance at some of these fabulous supplies! I truly appreciate the inspiration! Happy Holidays!

  32. #29 - Martha Sterbens says:

    This site is such an inspiration to use everything in my stash. Would love to join the crop!