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Calavera 3D Greeting Card with Modern Surrealist & Dana Tatar

I am LOVING this beautiful Calavera greeting card with 3D elements! The beads were hand colored with the new Modern Surrealist line of Surfacez Inks! These new inks are perfect for all your crafting needs as the colors will adhere to any porous or non porous surface!

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Visit Dana Tatar’s blog today for a full step by step project tutorial! Click HERE to shop the entire collection of Modern Surrealist Marisa Pawelko Surfacez Inks!

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!!!

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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!

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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.

Custom ImpressArt Double Doggie Bowl

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This fun and easy customized double pet feeder is the perfect for project to create for your pampered pooches! ImpressArt Metal Stamps allow you to create fabulous custom creations for your fine furry friends! Makes a great gift for Fido’s birthday or welcome home celebration!

What’s Needed:

Steps:

1) Begin by stamping the dogs’ names onto the stamping blanks. Simply position the blank onto the stamping block with the Stamp Straight Tape and hammer each letter into place. The Soft Strike Pewter material makes it super easy to imprint your pets’ names.

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2) Next apply a little bit of black paint to the imprinted letters.

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3) While the paint is still wet, immediately wipe it off with a paper towel, leaving paint in the recessed areas. This process helps the names to really stand out.

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4) Next you are ready to mark where the holes will go on the bowl to mount these cute little nametags. You can reuse the Stamp Straight Tape to position the nametags in place and mark the holes with a permanent marker.

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5) To create the holes, hold a stickpin with pliers and heat the pin with the flame from a lighter. With the hot pin, poke holes through the bowl in the marked areas.

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6) Place crystal rivets in each of the holes of the nametags. Carefully apply permanent glue into the holes you made in the bowl and onto the back of the nametags. Position the nametags in place and set aside to dry.

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7) Cut strips of adhesive bling with scissors.

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8) Apply the strips of adhesive bling to accent the bottom portion of the bowl.

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9) Sit back and admire your beautiful customized dog bowl!

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10) Fill it up and serve your doggies in style with their very own stylish custom feeder!

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*For safety, we advise that you always supervise the use of this bowl by pets that are prone to chewing.

New Product Alert! Modern Surrealist ColorBox Surfacez Inks!

Very excited to unveil the new Modern Surrealist​ line of Clearsnap Inc.​ ColorBox Surfacez Ink! This versatile and vibrant line of ink is incredibly durable and designed to add color to a variety of different materials including non-porous surfaces such as plastic, glass, ceramic, vinyl and more! We will be demonstrating the line at the 2016 Craft & Hobby Association​ Mega Show! Check them all out HERE!

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Paradise Pink

35015 Passion-Purple

Passion Purple

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Tiki Teal

35017 Bahama-Blue

Bahama Blue

35018 Gecko-Green

Gecko Green

35019 Charming-Chartreuse

Charming Chartreuse

35020 YOLO-Yellow

Y.O.L.O. Yellow

35021 Beyond-Black

Beyond Black

This fabulous new collection of inks are perfect for stamping and daubing onto all sorts of creative projects! For more information visit Clearsnap online today!

 

Product Review of Innov-is 990D Combination Sewing & Embroidery Machine with Built in Disney Designs

 Hello friends! I’ve got some exciting news to share with you today! I am the proud new owner of my first home sewing and embroidery machine! I recently joined forces with Brother Home Sewing and Embroidery and they are kindly sponsoring my journey into the world of sewing and machine embroidery!

 I’ve actually been sewing ever since I was a little kid. My mother and I took mother daughter sewing lessons together with the late Marilyn Goddard. As a teacher, Marilyn was a total stickler for details. I remember fondly creating my first button down collar shirt with a paper pattern, following all the intricate tailoring details correctly. The project took me so long that, by the time I’d finished the shirt I had literally OUTGROWN it!

Ever since that experience, I’ve had a tendency to gravitate toward projects that are quick and easy. I’ve had the opportunity to explore so many different project materials and techniques, but after seeing what wonderful projects my friend Linda Chilcott had created with machine embroidery, the technique had remained one of my “bucket list crafts” for quite some time. That is, until NOW…

Brother has been so kind as to provide me with one of their new state of the art Innov-is 990D Combination Sewing & Embroidery machines with built-in Disney designs! They also sent me several rolls of stabilizer and an assortment of polyester embroidery thread in a multitude of beautiful colors!

I must admit the reason machine embroidery remained a “bucket list craft” for so long was because, truthfully I was intimidated. I don’t have a lot of free time and I assumed that it would be a difficult and lengthy process for me to figure out how to use the machines, so I kept putting it off. Until now, when I decided to take the leap and finally try my hand at machine embroidery and boy was I wrong!

I started out with good intentions by first picking up the manual that came with the machine, contrary to my usual impatient style of just charging forward. The instructions in the manual were quite easy to follow and a few pages into chapter one, I was thrilled to discover that this machine actually contains a built in help application. This feature literally shows step-by-step illustrations on the screen on how to thread the machine, wind bobbins, replace the needle, etc. Right then I thought to myself, well so far so good – you can DO THIS GIRL! It was quite a relief!

 

I had no problem getting the machine threaded, so I forgot all about the manual and just started experimenting with lots of different stitch patterns. During the process, I noticed something. This machine has so many automated features that make sewing really easy and efficient! I particularly love the automatic thread cutter, needle threading lever, automatic backstitch feature and the button that lifts the needle up and down. Previously, I’d been sewing with the same old machine I’d had since childhood, so I had not realized how far technology had come!

Before even picking up the manual for a second time, I’d stitched buttonholes in various sizes, rows of cute alligators and my son and husband’s names in different fonts. I even figured out how to create my own custom stitch pattern of repeating alligators chasing hearts. Needless to say, that was a very proud moment for me! Between the vast varieties of stitch patterns and ability to create different combinations of them all, I realized there is no end to the creative possibilities that this machine offers! And yet, I hadn’t even begun to scratch the surface of actual machine embroidery! So, I figured if everything up until now was this easy, what have I got to lose!

So I picked back up the manual and guess what? Within minutes I was creating my first piece of machine embroidery, a modern joyful Mickey Mouse in profile! I was working very carefully, reading the manual, getting everything set up and following the directions step by step. Then I got to the step where I press the start button, and before I realized what was happening, Mickey quickly began appearing before my very eyes! I could not believe how easily this was all happening! I shouted downstairs to my son Joey to see the Mickey in progress! You could not imagine my delight when he immediately bolted up to my sewing room and enthusiastically exclaimed, “That is so COOL!” Mind you, my ten-year-old son is what I refer to as “craft spoiled”. Indeed it’s a very rare occasion when I actually impress him with one of my crafts. So naturally, I was thrilled thinking of all the fun ways we could bond over our new found passion of machine embroidery!

The Innov-is 990DCombination Sewing & Embroidery machine comes pre-loaded with 35 designs featuring Disney characters! Brother is the official licensee of Disney Embroidery Designs and is the only manufacturer to offer embroidery machines with built-in Disney designs as well as downloadable Disney designs on their exclusive embroidery download site, iBroidery.com. It also comes with 105 built in embroidery designs, 6 embroidery lettering fonts (in addition to the stitched fonts in my photo), 168 stitch styles and 120 frame pattern combinations. I haven’t even gotten into the frame patterns yet, but that’s what is so exciting about this new collaboration with Brother! I get to learn how to use this awesome machine and you get to join me in the adventure! Together we will start off simple as beginners by learning the basics, and before you know it we will be creating all sorts of fun and inspiring projects together!

So stay tuned! The adventure of a lifetime begins today!

Disclosure of Material Connections:

I am proud to be a Brother International Corporation sponsored blogger presenting truthful and accurate experiences with products provided by the Home Sewing & Embroidery Division of Brother.