Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you and yours! If you are sitting on the couch relaxing (or recovering) from all of the holiday hoopla, check out the following features:

I’m over on the Clique Kits Blog where I share my December Journal:

Tyra Babington Clique Kits December Journal Peek

 

I’m over on Blitsy, where I share my photo calendar:

Tyra Babington Blitsy Pocket Calendar Supply Pic

 

And last, but not least, over at Chickaniddy, I created a fun mini-album using the Jolly Good Collection (this collection is also perfect for snowy and rainy winter-themed cards):

Chickaniddy Jolly Good Mini Album Tyra Babington opened

So once again, Merry Christmas! xo, Tyra

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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!

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!