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NEW Product Alert! Modern Surrealist shapes for Electronic Cutters

I am super excited to announce a brand new collection of shapes I designed for the Sizzix eShape Store! With my limited edition collection of steel rule dies for Sizzix nearing the end of their run, we’ve decided to make all of those shapes available in digital form for use with electronic cutters! And to commemorate the occasion, we’ve rolled out 25 BRAND NEW SHAPES to keep the crafting inspiration going!

Of the new collection we have a complete set of zodiac shapes which are perfect for last minute birthday cards and gifts! We also have hoop and chandelier earrings that you can cut and wear and a super cool three dimensional bow which you can use to embellish all sorts of fun projects! And don’t even get me started on the graffiti font and spray paint can! Insanely cute!

Here are some quick and easy greeting cards I created with the sneaker and unicorn shapes. For these I incorporated some adhesive holographic Duck Tape sheets and exotic paper from the USArtQuest One Pound Bag of Assorted Art Papers.

I’ll admit I used to shy away from electronic cutters, opting instead for the manual steel rule dies. Like a lot of crafters, at first I was intimidated by the technology and thought it would be hard to learn and use. Not so! I’ve been working with the Sizzix eClips2 with Bluetooth technology for the past few days and the transition could not have been easier! I now feel silly for waiting so long to take the leap into digital crafting! If you are like me and want to see just how easy it is to get started, check out this video tutorial:

Now I invite you to hop on over to the Sizzix eShapeStore to check out my entire collection of shapes! There is something there for everyone! And be sure to stay tuned to the blog for MORE cool inspiration projects coming soon!!!

USArtQuest & A Pound of Exotic Art Paper for $8

I’m pleased to announce our affiliate marketing partnership with USArtQuest, your number one source for amazing and exotic fine art supplies!

USArtQuestIn honor of this exciting collaboration, I’ve chosen some great supplies from the site to show you what kinds of awesome projects can be created with supplies from USArtQuest! Check out these fun new creativity inducing items including a whopping ONE POUND bag of assorted exotic art papers for only $8! Variety IS the spice of life!

So check out ALL this spice you get for just $8 bucks!

I’ve already begun working on some unique ethnic style greeting cards with the papers from this fun grab bag! Stay tuned to see some of my creations in the coming weeks ahead! In the meantime, get inspired by hopping on over to USArtQuest to shop from the wide assortment of unique fine art products they offer!

AdTech Scented Hot Glue Product Review

 Just when you thought holiday crafting couldn’t get any more exciting, leave it to AdTech Adhesives to roll out what I would have to call the hottest thing since hot glue! Presenting AdTech’s brand new collection of SCENTED HOT GLUESTICKS!!! These aromatic adhesives will fill your craft room with the inviting scents of the holidays as you craft your way through Thanksgiving and Christmas and beyond! These multi-temp glue sticks work with all your AdTech mini glue guns and will have you creating all your new holiday projects in 4D!

220-3810 Scented Gluesticks - all four scents (1)Let me give you the rundown on this revolutionary new product line and the many ways in which it will enhance your overall crafting experience in the days and weeks to come!

AdTech‘s Pumpkin Pie Scented Gluesticks are PERFECT for creating Thanksgiving decor! The delicious aroma of pumpkin pie with a hint of spice lifts your spirits as you craft your way into the holiday season! And the best part? No calories!!!

220-3810 PPIE Mini Scented Pumpkin Pie

AdTech‘s Apple Cinnamon Scented Gluesticks fill your craft room with a warm and fruity aroma, just like grandma’s famous homemade apple pie! This scent makes the perfect addition to all your handmade gift projects and decorations! All of these scents are so rich and inviting, they are sure to fill your home with holiday cheer!

220-3810 MAC Mini Scented Apple Cinnamon

AdTech‘s  Christmas Tree Scented Gluesticks are ideal for adding a realistic pine tree aroma to all your handcrafted ornaments! If you have an artificial tree, it will now smell real! And if you have a real tree, it will smell even better! The scent is bursting with nostalgia and will bring you back to your best childhood memories of finding presents under the tree on Christmas morning! You can also use these to seal presents and add the Christmas Tree scent to holiday cards, embellished stockings and more!220-3810 XMAS Mini Scented Christmas Tree-1

AdTech‘s French Vanilla Scented Gluesticks are fantastic for the holiday season, but be sure to stock up on these because they’ll infuse your craft projects with the sweet aroma of French Vanilla all year long! Perfect for making a quick last minute air freshener gift! Use them for general crafting everyday to keep your studio smelling sweet! 220-3810 VAN Mini Scented French VanillaIn addition to accenting all of your handmade holiday gifts, AdTech‘s new Scented Gluesticks THEMSELVES make the PERFECT gift for the crafty creators in your life! Grab a bag of each of the four scents and tie them together with a ribbon for an instant awesome gift set for the crafter who has it all!

AdTech’s collection of Scented Gluesticks will be available in select Walmart stores starting on November 1st for $2.97 per pack, and soon you’ll find them available on Amazon too! And if you are a retailer and would like to offer these fabulous new gluesticks to your customers, they are available wholesale from Notions Marketing.