Friday, May 10, 2013

Top Ten Things that are FREE

The ever fabulous Stasha over at Northwest Mommy asks for a list of our Top Ten Things that are Free this week. So here's my stampy twist on a totally fun topic!

Top Ten Crafty Inspirations that are Free!

1. Pinterest. Sometimes I can't believe that Pinterest is still free. How can something so utterly entertaining and time consuming be free? I pay $7 a kid so they can run at a local indoor playground (It rains a lot here, don't judge, I'm not just doing it so I can sip Earl Grey and work on my laptop much.) for 2 hours, but I can surf Pinterest all night long or the entire play date for nada.

2. Card Sketches from Retro Sketches. I don't always get to play, but I love their sketches ever single week. They are rockstars.

3.Top Ten lists from Practical Scrappers. I love everyone of these posts focused on using stuff you already own in ten shiny new ways. And using your stash is free...so long as you conveniently forget how that stash got there in the first place.

3. MUSE Card Club. Every week a new fabulous card to scraplift and turn into your own awesome crafty creation. Inspiration like this is priceless!

4. CTMH FB Eye Candy Board. I'd share a link, but you have to be a consultant to get in there...and it's a wondrous place of sharing, caring, and inspiring art. I'd totally join CTMH just to get access to this FB Board. It's seriously that much fun! If you are a consultant and are not on the Eye Candy crack yet, email me and I'll submit your request to join. You are in for a (free) treat!

5. Videos from CTMH on You Tube. How did CTMH find all these funny, lovely women to do their videos? Awesome projects, fun presenters, great tips, and all free.

6. Paper Issues Monthly Theme Party. O. M. Gee. Every month they gather a fabulous collection of layouts and cards. Totally amazing.

7.  SOTM Blog Hop. Every month on the first of the month 50-70 consultants post something adorable made with that month's SOTM. Every month I'm awed by how many different ways there are to look at one stamp set. It's a good thing.

8. Giveaways like my Friday Favorite Things (go on and enter now, I'll wait....). Crafty blogger love to giveaway crafty swag. Last month I won the new textiles from Scrappin Katy (Thanks, again!!).  Us bloggers gotta share the crafty sickness love!

9. Moxie Fab World. An offshoot blog from Paper Crafts magazine, Moxie Fab is run by their fabulous Trends editor Cath Edvalson. Want to know what the next big thing is gonna be? Cath found it two months ago. You can resist, but eventually you'll end up with mustaches on your nails and everywhere you go people will actually tell you that they are adorable instead of wondering why you've lost your everlovin' mind. I blame it all on Cath. Her pinboards rock too. Go ahead and take a peek - you can order pizza for dinner tonight.

10.  Big Picture Classes. There are for fee classes of course, but there are really great free classes too. I did an online crop with them this weekend - totally free, totally fab! Next up for me from BCP is the FREE BCP & CTMH pajama party on May 30th. Stacy Julian is, of course, totally amazing and I can't wait to see what she shares.

P.S. I put the kit info below if you want to play along too, but that wouldn't be free. Totally fun, but not free. Unless you just watch and eat ice cream. Calories consumed during pajama parties are FREE, right?


This "Think Happy Thoughts" project features a sturdy kraft tube, bright papers, an inspiring stamped sentiment, and darling accessories brought to us by one of our favorite partners, Close To My Heart—plus 52 awesome downloadable creativity starters to go inside.

Get your own blank kraft tube today (click here for my website or visit your local consultant) and gather the rest of the supply list now so you can join the party prepared to make your own! Order your Think Happy Thoughts Kit by May 17th and you'll be entered to win a $25 gift certificate that I'll draw on the 30th during the Pajama Party!

Want to make this project faster and easier? Your Stamping Rules Think Happy Thoughts kit will include a Z1833 My Creation Kraft Container, Z1754 Grey Sparkles, Z1844 Wooden Trinkets, and 2 yards Baker's Twine plus (shipped separately) precut Cardstock and B&T pieces, diecuts and stamped images for just $20! Invite a pal to play along and pick up two kits for $35!

Join the think Happy Thoughts Party by May 17th! No kits will be prepped after this date (extravaganza hibernation)!

Choose your kit quantity!
And just in case you just want to use your stash...here's the Full Supply List...feel free to substitute, because using up your stash is sort of free (see #3 above).
My Acrylix® Frame Flair (D1546)
My Acrylix® Happy Thoughts (C1536)
2" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® block (Y1009)
4" x 5" My Acrylix® block (Y1012)
My Acrylix® spritz cleaner (1778)
My Acrylix® stamp scrubber (Z1782)
Cricut® Artiste collection (Z1790)
Whisper Exclusive Inks® pad (Z2172)
Lagoon Exclusive Inks® pad (Z2195)
micro-tip scissors (Z534)
corner rounder (Z578)
paper trimmer
My Creations® kraft container (Z1833
one sheet of 12" x 12" Crème Brulee cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, X5754)
one sheet of 12" x 12" Lagoon cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, X5762)
one sheet of 12" x 12" White Daisy cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, 1385)
one sheet of 12" x 12" Whisper cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, X5929)
one sheet Pink B&T Duos® paper from Chantilly paper packet (comes with 6 sheets, X7163B)
two yards Grey Wool baker's twine from neutral assortment (comes with ten yards, Z1701)
three butterflies from Color-Ready Trinkets wooden shapes (comes with 57 shapes, Z1844)
three grey Sparkles from Sparkles black and grey assortment (comes with 108, Z1754)
3-D foam tape

Hope to see ya at the Pajama Party!

3 comments:

Design Originals by KC said...

Love your top 10 list... does Tamra know about the eye candy site??? I don't think she does! Anyway, glad to know that for one of these days :) Glad to be reminded of a lot of stuff on your list though and loving your disney jams too! Kathi

Brenda said...

Thanks for sharing this top ten list. I can't wait to visit all the different sites. I took a few minutes to work my way backward through your blog and loved what I saw. I've added you to my blog reading list. Also, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on my card. I appreciate it.

Katy said...

LOVE your free list...especially the #1 item. I can't believe it's FREE either but I'm not griping!

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