New Fabscraps papers used - these papers and embellishments are made in South Africa, and the images are stunning.
This was the paper that inspired me to carry their latest lines:
Here's a close-up of one of the notebooks - 5x8 inches in size, and refillable - Sizzix Heart die was cut from Grungepaper then crackled, then inked with Distress Tea Dye and a foam applicator tool.
They also featured an interior pocket:
These both sold at the market last Saturday, and I'm thinking Hanukkah cards next year with this paper.
I covered a home decor piece using these papers as well - I promise to share photos.
Thank you for the comments regarding the October Afternoon Saturday Afternoons notebook - if you didn't win you have a second chance - I am creating a second notebook using these fabulous papers and am having the youngest pick a second number today!
Tree was inked with Distress Vintage Photo Ink and an ink applicator tool, followed by Copic markers. Patterned cardstock is 7gypsies Conservatory.
The nest die cuts were inked with Distress Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain inks: I cut two of the nest 'top' - one was inked with just Vintage Photo and the second was inked with both inks. The 'bottom' was inked with just Walnut Stain.
Since the wonderful folks at October Afternoon did not have a blurb about this new collection anywhere yet, I took it upon myself to pen this:
Rise and shine! It's Saturday Mornings from the amazing folks at October Afternoon!
A nostalgic collection capturing the vintage and retro feel of classic colors and images. Whether you like to sleep in or get up with the rooster on Saturdays, this latest collection from October Afternoon will take your weekend into creative days!
The new collection is here, and after I updated inventory I hammered out this 4x6 notebook:
The papers, stickers, stamps and so forth for this Saturday Mornings collection are all made in the USA - love that!
I'd love to ship you this 4x6 notebook - these little notebooks sell like hotcakes at the market on Saturdays where I'm a vendor. They feature a refillable, spiral bound, lined notepad inside.
I'll be letting one of my kids pick a random number from the answers left for this post...and hey - if you decide to gift it I'll send it to the lucky person for you! My question is...are USA-made crafting products important to you? If you want to elaborate I'd love to hear from you!
Drawing will be next Thursday, January 22nd. Happy Wednesday!!
Easy layout; machine stitching adds time but could easily be eliminated. The glitter paper makes these cards, along with the adorable doodlepops.
Since the doodlepop will cause a postage surcharge, I popped the circle layer too. An extra twenty cents for postage is so worth the smiles that one of these cards will bring to its recipient.
I have found over the years, that to keep from getting bored with the process of making the massive quantity of holiday cards needed - and subsequently vowing never to make holiday cards again - I create one to six of each style card. This keeps the creative and construction process interesting and enjoyable.
Most items listed here are well below retail - products were either seldom used or have never been used. Please do not hesitate to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
The process: Shop, then email a list to me (email@example.com) with your zip code (or country, if international). Items ship from Flemington, New Jersey. Items will be weighed then exact shipping cost advised by return email. First come, first serve.
Shipping within the USA and her territories: Use of Priority Mail Flat Rate and Regional Rate boxes will be utilized if there is a cost-savings for you, along with First Class Mail where possible. Parcels exceeding thirteen ounces in weight must be sent Priority Mail. Exact shipping including any discounts received from the USPS can be calculated after your list is received.
Shipping for international customers outside the USA and her territories - First Class Package International is used up to four pounds; product exceeding four pounds must be sent Priority Mail International. Insurance is required and will be outlined as a separate line item in my email with postage cost. Parcel will be insured for full value (full value is merchandise value paid, insurance paid and postage paid).
Payment: invoice will be sent via PayPal; payment appreciated within 24 hours. I am absorbing the cost of the mailer if using First Class Mail, along with the PayPal fees incurred and fees associated with printing the postage and all other incidentals.
Also, a word about my pricing - I realize other members of the crafting community may sell their sets/dies for much more - honestly, what I've listed them for is purely what I think they are worth.
Back when Buck was a calf....yes I was a SU demo...loooong time ago. Have *finally* started to go through the cabinet that houses these sets. Will continue to add more as time permits.
Quatros - Wordplay LL969 - four wood mount stamps per set in original box with lid - box and stamps in excellent condition; faint staining on rubber of two stamps - $3
Quatros - Conversation Dots LL927 - four wood mount stamps per set in original box with lid - box and stamps in excellent condition; faint staining on rubber of all four stamps - $3
Quatros - Box of Dots LL890 - four wood mount stamps per set in original box with lid - box and stamps in excellent condition; faint staining on rubber of all four stamps - $2
To view the set please use the search engine on the Papertrey Ink site or Google.
Papertrey Ink dies:
buttoned up #1 and buttoned up #2 dies - $2/both sets
Text Boxed - $3
Papertrey Ink Stamp Sets (some with coordinating dies):
**Currently sold out - will be adding more to this list when time permits.**
I maintain the plastic CD cases and they are in top-notch condition, as my OCD tendencies dictate any broken hinge on the case means immediate replacement. Some may find my OCD amusing but I just work with it - ha.
Unless the stamp set states 'new', the set has minor staining on one, some or all pieces - this does not affect userability; simply makes them easier to view in the CD case. If 'new' is stated - stamps have never been used and are brand new and unstained.
All sets are in clear CD cases with PTI set label on spine. If it's an older set before Nichole began including the name of the set with the index labels, the CD is neatly labeled with a labelmaker.
All stamp sets (except where noted) have the image index label(s) that came with the set with the protective layer intact....index labels were not adhered to the CD; instead, I kept the protective layer of the index label intact, save for the slim label that is on the CD spine. The protective layer of the identification label was adhered to a sheet of cardstock with a tape gun, and I neatly (yes, alphabetized - my OCD runs rampant!) organized the labels in a binder behind clear sheet protectors (so I could flip through the binder and get ideas). As a result, the protective layer of each identification label sticker is still intact - and I have concealed the small strip of adhesive residue remaining from when I removed it from the cardstock sheet/my binder, by affixing a post-it note to the back of the protective layer. This way, if you want to adhere it to the CD you can, or keep it in a binder like I did.
That wooden fence I've had for maybe 15 years - finally used it!
Patterned papers are Bazzill All Hallow's Eve 6x6 pad (use coupon code Bazzill1 and take 55% off), and Bazzill Card Shoppe Caramel Apple, Peanut Fudge, Licorice Twist, Marshmallow; Kraft cardstock is Papertrey Ink - moon was inked up with Scattered Straw Distress ink. The moon is speedy to reassemble - only one small part to fiddle with.
Leaves here in New Jersey are just now starting their journey into autumn. Let the raking begin!
More finished notebooks using the gorgeous Public Library papers - finished notebook size: each measure 5 x 8 inches. This top one uses one of the new Sizzix debossing folders, and some components from the stash.
idea-ology custom knob, seam binding used comes with the Public Library Miscellany pack. Papertrey heart die and wool felt. Happy Friday!