Zutter Bow-It-All Review

Hey guys! great news! As a Blitsy creative team member, I often get asked to create product reviews that I will post here.  Since CraftSwag is all about discovering new tools and techniques, you will also find product reviews there as well!

To kick things off, Today I am part of the Blitsy Creative Team Zutter’s Bow-It-All Blog Hop (say that three times- ha!).Blitsy Black Friday Promo

 

At first glance this tool might look intimidating, but after a few tutorials, that the Bow-It-All is perfect for the holiday season! Just think  —  bows on cards, wreaths, presents and decor.  Here is my very first set of bows:

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I started to walk around my house to see I what I could add a bow to. Um, how about everything? however, as I start,  I added a pretty ribbon to this tote:

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I like Big Bows and I cannot Lie!

(sorry, I totally couldn’t resist)

To summarize, I have a list of Likes / Dislikes

Like

  • The ability to create bows sized between ½” wide up to 9”
  • Versatile for more than one craft: Perfect for card making memory keeping, home decor and food crafts/gifts.
  • A ton of tutorials on You Tube and Zutter’s own website

Dislikes

  • There is a learning curve.   The enclosed booklet did not help me, since I’m a very visual learner.  I spent maybe 30 minutes total on You Tube to perfect the bow-making technique. Here is a link to Blitsy’s You Tube Tutorial!
  • Space: This is not a space saving tool. I do have to clear off my craft desk, move my main project over in order to use this tool.

Given that the dislikes are not major, I would definitely recommend this tool for any crafter.  And guess what?  As part of the Blitsy Creative Team, I’m giving you the chance to win one To enter just leave a comment!    The comments you leave on each blog throughout the hop, the better your odds!

 

 

 

P.S. I did the same exact review over at CraftSwag.com, so please feel free to leave a comment there as well!

If you don’t win one of these handy tools in the blog hop,  The Bow-It-All 2.0 (Yes! The latest and greatest version) will be a part of Blitsy’s Black Friday Sale! That’s all I have for now, take care and thanks so much for stopping by!

Sweet and Simple with the Sweet Stamp Shop and CASology

Hello It’s Tyra and today I’m playing along with the latest CASology challenge where the cue card for this week is: EAT

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I’m sharing this sweet and simple card I created using the “Take Out” set from the Sweet Stamp Shop:

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And here is the card I created:

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Since moving back to the midwest, I’m delighted that I can now enjoy a few (truly Americanized) take out restaurants! My favorites are beef and broccoli, shrimp with veggies and rice, rice rice. And did I mention rice? Speaking of rice, I wonder why I have yet to invest  in a rice cooker?  There are so many textures, flavors and variety of rice!  If anyone has a rice cooker, please leave a comment with your recommendation – please?

Sorry for the rambling, back to the CASology challenge.  It’s so nice to play along with card challenges. There’s such a wonderful community cultivated on the  various challenge sites. One last thing about CASology – The design team provide tips called “Design Defined.” When I started to take up an interest in card making, these tips proved to be so valuable to me.  I love to see the new tips posted with each challenge! This to me is what set this talented team a part from many others!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! xo, Tyra

Die-Namites and Viva Las Vegas Stamps Blog Hop!

Today a few of my cards are being featuring on the Die-Namites Blog using Die-Namities Dies and Viva Las Vegas Stamps :)

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Here is a look at one of the cards I created:

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Die-Namites dies are so intricate and they cut card stock (I used Papertrey Ink’s card stock here) like butter.

Please be so kind to visit the Die-Namites blog to see what else I created and leave a comment (it helps A TON). Also check out what my other oh so very talented DTeamies created!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! xo, Tyra

Planner Basics

JustTyra Planner Basics

 

  1. Calendar Stickers by The Ona Collection
  2. “Plan It” Stamps from The Sweet Stamp Shop
  3. Paper Tape K & Company’s Studio 112 Line
  4. Custom section stickers from Etsy
  5. Circular Masking Tape Patches from Stalogy.
  6. Short Sticky Notes, from Stalogy

More exciting planner products to come! Stay tuned!!!

Clique Kits Member Blog Share Featuring Homecoming

Hello It’s Tyra and today I’m finally sharing some of what I made with that Clique Kits  November Homecoming Kits. And what a lovely kit it is!

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The challenge: Get inspired by the November Kit Mood Board!

I can say that everything about this mood board inspired me.

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 I will let my pictures speak for themselves:

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   Thanks so much for stopping by! Check out the blog share list below for other fun blog shares!

November Line-Up
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Gia
Jody
Erica
Lacey
Marcia
Mariah
Rosann
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Charity
Allie
Kat 
Aliza 
Nicole
Stephanie
Sarah
Carolina
Danielle
Cassandra
Alisha 
Donna

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Crafty News and a HUGE Giveaway!

Happy Saturday! It’s been a long week, including  a full work schedule, kiddie school dates and activities and chores here at home (laundry never ends, does it?) So let’s get to the juicy news!

I’ve excited to announce that I’ve joined Blitsy’s Creative Team!

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More about the announcement is here. I have already created two quick and easy projects that will be shared over at Blitsy very soon!

But WAIT! Blitsy is sponsoring a Golden Scissor’s Giveaway!!

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As part of the Creative Team, I can GIVE away a pair of Golden Scissors to a lucky someone. If you snag a pair, you get $10 in your Blitsy account PLUS you become eligible for Blitsy’s Grand Prize Drawing!

The Grand Prize Drawing will have 3 winners!

$250 Blitsy Gift Card

$500 Blitsy Gift Card

$1,000 Blitsy Gift Card

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE

JOIN IN ON THE BLOG HOP FOR MORE CHANCES TO WIN!

Meet the Blitsy Creative Team members! They are each giving away a pair of Golden Scissors, so be sure to enter!

There are more more ways to earn extra entries here.

With this announcement, my plate, day planner,  is overflowing — work, kids and creative pursuits!  I really wouldn’t have it any other way.  I’m thankful, especially for all of the fellow creatives I met along the way!

Good Luck, enjoy your weekend and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!