Review: A Muse Studio Stamps

by Heather Holbrook

review: amuse studio

The brand new A Muse Studio catalog is filled with fantastic new stamps, paper and embellishments!! The are many general themes like the beach and ocean, travel, birthday, sports, phrases and words, large background patterns, alphas and numbers and florals along with trendy cool sets like a fox, hipster gear, donuts, zodiac stars, coffee and loads more. Many of the new stamp …

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Product Review: Stampin’ Up!

by Heather Holbrook

 

Product Review: Stampin' Up!

This is my third review using products from the brand new Stampin’ Up Catalog. If you missed my first post with details about what’s in the catalog, along with project ideas you can check it out here and my second review is here. I also have a separate post with lots of samples using the new Blendabilities Markers that you

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Kate-Spain-Quilt-Giveaway

Here at CraftGossip, we are lucky to be featuring this brand new Kate Spain Bedding Collection. These three bedding ensembles (pictured above) grew from colorful doodles she did in her sketchbook. The florals and geometric patterns were inspired from her lush summer garden in Connecticut.

Each quilt has its own style:

Hills and Valleys” is color saturated and artsy …

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I’m turning over the crochet reigns today to Kathryn Vercillo so she can give us good information about her latest survey.  Please feel free to respond to her here and to go to her site (linked below) to participate in the survey.

Now, Kathryn writes:
How Has Crochet Helped You?
This is a guest post by Kathryn Vercillo, author of …

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SoftSoap-Giveaway

Read on to see how you can win a SoftSoap Decor Gift Basket for yourself!

I made up this cute kitchen themed gift basket to have on hand for whenever I need a gift for a friend. I made sure to include a couple of bottles of Softsoap’s new Decor Collection, as it is not only great soap but …

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I’m thrilled to bring you a look at some fun and exciting new products coming out soon from Imagine Craft and Tsukineko!

Product Review: Imagine Crafts and Tsukineko

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in, this post is chocked full of information, inspiration and video links sure to get you excited to start working on your next paper crafting project using Imagine Crafts and Tsukineko. (Follow …

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Crochet Container

by jd wolfe

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Do you have any of these at your house?  I drink a lot of generic ‘Crystal Lite’ so I acquire a lot of these little containers.  Under the easily removed, colorful wrapping, the container is clear.  It’s the perfect size for a couple of crochet uses.  It will hold an entire collection of regular sized hooks.  It will hold a …

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Review: Stampin’ Up Catalog

by Heather Holbrook

I’m am super excited to bring you a peek at the latest catalog products from Stampin’ Up! 

Review: Stampin' Up Catalog

This new catalog is chocked full of wonderful new products for card making, scrapbooking, home décor and parties! Including tons of new stamp sets (most available in clear mount and wood mount), exclusive Project Life scrapbooking products from Becky Higgins, a new line of alcohol …

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Maybe it’s my old age setting in but I love VINTAGE things. I have been collecting this roundup of Vintage icecream soda parties for some time but never getting around to actually post it. But it gets even better because with old age comes patience and with patience came the opportunity to give away this amazing Source Soda Maker and …

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DIY Wedding Guest Book Station

by Kimberly Jones

 FolkArt® Home Decor™ Chalk DIY Wedding Guest Book Station via weddings.craftgossip.com

Creating a stylish sign-in station for your wedding guest book is a snap with FolkArt® Home Decor™ Chalk! This no prep acrylic paint and wax dries quickly, and can be layered and sanded for a lovely distressed look and feel.

Color Chart FolkArt®  Home Decor™ Chalk

The paint is available in 16 vibrant colors, and the line also includes clear and antiquing wax.

Vintage Suitcases via weddings.craftgossip.com

To …

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Winning At Crochet!

by jd wolfe

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The winner of this great book is  Theresa with her entry shown here (chosen at random).

Submitted on 2014/04/18 at 12:46 pm

Looks like a great book. I love anything crocheted!! Thanks for the chance to win. 43945

PLEASE NOTE that Theresa included her zip code with her entry.  Your entry is not complete or valid without it.  Thanks to …

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And the winner is……..

by Heather Holbrook

Congrats Teresa Gilpin! You’ve won the premiere issue of Willow and Sage magazine! Please respond to the e-mail I’ve sent you.

Thanks to all who entered!

-Heather…

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I’m really happy to be able to tell you about another brand new line of products from Stampin Up! It’s an exclusive partnership between Becky Higgins and Project Life with Stampin’ Up! The first collection called Everyday Adventures is available right now. And a full selection will be available with the new Stampin’ Up catalog starting June 1st.

Product Review: Project Life with Stampin' Up

I know …

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Crocheted Treasures

by jd wolfe

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My dear friend Laurie showed me her home renovations on a recent evening.  The house she grew up in is now hers alone since her father passed away last year.  She set about to update many areas, redecorate, and focus on only the items she loved so that the home would have her imprint on it.

Laurie has two cute grandkids …

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spring gift knittingThe past few weeks I’ve been rounding up a lot of great patterns to knit for moms, grads, people with spring and summer birthdays and beyond, so I thought it would be fun to gather all those pieces together in one place for easy reference and in case you missed any of them. Consider it your ultimate guide to spring …

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For awhile now I’ve been sitting on a new product that I’ve been dying to share with you and now I’m so excited that I finally can!

product review: stampin up markers

Starting today Stampin’ Up will be releasing the first in their brand new line of markers called Blendabilities! The Blendabilites markers are alcohol based markers , they are acid free, have a

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Editor’s note:  I received free access to this course so I could write this review.  All opinions in this review are 100% mine.

Free pattern: The Slouchy Shirt

So last week I promised a free pattern of my Slouchy Shirt.  I had hoped to get it up on Friday, but several straight days with major headache prevented me from getting it done.  Thankfully, the headaches …

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I’m a serious walker.  You can see my other blog to learn more about that.  In the St. Louis area, it’s often to cold and blustery to walk outside without protecting my throat from all that cold air.  The very cold air is an asthma trigger for me so I work hard to avoid it.  I have used all …

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.. is to use a drill.

No seriously.

Dutch chef Jasper van Ramshorst probably got too bored peeling apples the normal way, so he got a drill, put it through an apple core, put the peeler on top of it and let the drill go.

The result, as you can see, is the fastest way to peel an apple, or a bunch …

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Winners!

by Heather Holbrook

Congrats to Kate, you’ve won the Somerset Memories magazine giveaway!

Also, we have a new winner for the Savvy Stamps giveaway, Diane! Our first winner never got back to me so I’ve picked a new winner.

Winners, be on the lookout for the e-mails I’ve sent you both.

**Please remember when you enter our giveaways be sure to correctly enter …

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somerset memories

There’s still time to enter to win the latest issue of Somerset Memories, click here to go to the original post and enter.

-Heather…

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And the Winner is……….

by Heather Holbrook

Congrats to Chery Florek, you’ve won the Savvy Stamps giveaway! Please respond to the e-mail I’ve sent you.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

-Heather…

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Crochet Mystery Piece

by jd wolfe

cro stash piece 0314That’s not a very good picture.  Blurry and overexposed.  Sorry.  But, I wanted to let you see what I found in my stash the about 20X20 inches and I have absolutely no memory of where I was going with this!  No memory of it.  I know the yarn is mill ends from that place that used to be in – …

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Giveaway Reminder: Savvy Stamps

by Heather Holbrook

Giveaway : Savvy Stamps

There’s still a little time left to enter to win some great new stamps from Savvy Stamps spring release.

Visit the original post for all the details.

-Heather…

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I usually wet-block my knitting projects, if I block them at all, but there might be reasons that you wouldn’t want to do that. Perhaps you’re working with a delicate fiber, or the project is huge and would stretch unpleasantly if it were wet, or you have a lace pattern you want to take extra care with, or maybe you …

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