"Hey, if I had somewhere to go, I certainly wouldn't be in Cleve-Land." -Howard the Duck

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Thanks, Sizzix!

It was a very happy mail day yesterday when this arrived via FedEx...

I'm an old school quilter...I'm ok with tracing around templates with a pencil & cutting the pieces with scissors.  I've learned to add templates & rulers to use with my cutting mat & rotary cutter for cutting quilt pieces.  But this fabi die cutting gizmo has intrigued me so when I saw the first giveaway on the Sizzix Blog, I entered.  And, amazingly I WON!!!  

There's a new giveaway each week on the Sizzix Blog.  Here's the giveaway for this week, which is Week #3.  Go enter...NOW!!!  The link opens in a separate window.  I'll wait here for you.

I've unpacked this lovely machine, and cut some flowers with the die enclosed.  Today I cut some half hexagons with the signed die from Jenny at MO Star!  

Now...this prize has me especially thrilled because of those signed dies.  Signed by Jenny Doan herself!  I buy most of my fabric from Missouri Star Quilt Company.  I'm usually still awake when I can see their deal of the day at 1am Eastern time.  I often buy their charm packs that way...and these dies are charm pack friendly.  

I'll post again once I have a chance to play with the dies more...so check soon for an update.

THANKS SO MUCH to Sizzix for your wonderful contests and for my prize...I love it!  Oh...and for those of you on Instagram, there's now a Sizzix Quilting account on IG.  It's sizzix_quilting.  Lots of great ideas & the contest announcements are there, too.  Go follow them!

Monday, September 7, 2015

A Labor Day & Beyond Sale in my Etsy Shop!

It's been awhile since I've offered a sale in my Etsy shop...KittenCreates...but this seems like a great time to do one.  From NOW through next Saturday, September 12, 2015...everything in my shop is 20% off before shipping.  All you need is to use coupon code LABORDAY20.  

Etsy is conducting a test right now...so if you don't see a place to enter your coupon code in their checkout, you'll need to go to the payment screen through PayPal and enter your coupon code there.  Sheesh!  I really hate it when they conduct these tests which seem to make things MORE difficult for buyers...but I just tried it and it works.  If you don't like the total, you can simply not place the final order.

The ribbon I have in my shop right now is probably the last ribbon I'll have, so when it's gone it's gone.  I also have lots of gently used and new rubber stamps and vintage treasures...lots & lots of stuff for sale.  This would be a great time to do some early Christmas or Hanukkah shopping...or treat yourself!!!

Thanks for looking & I'll do my best to get back here with some more quilty pix soon.  I've been posting a lot to Instagram, so you can check me out there, too.  I'm @ohkittencreates.