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Huge sale of papercrafting supplies…

Just popping in to announce a really big sale over at the Paper Garden Projects store.

After much consideration, I’ve decided it time for a few changes.  With spring coming, this seemed like the perfect time.

Over the last couple years I have become more and more interested in digital design and have decided I want to focus my energies completely on that. I love creating images from scratch and I’m having so much fun creating digital cutting files.  Its like I’ve discovered the best of both worlds with the hybrid crafting I’ve been doing.  I can create images and projects digitally, but still get sticky and inky fingers!

So… in order to concentrate more on the things I really love, I’ve decided to  change the products I am carrying in the store.  Hopefully my change of direction will benefit some of you too.  I’ve put my current, in stock products on sale.  Right now:

  • All Copic Sketch markers are $5 each
  • All stamp and stamp sets are 25% off
  • All inks, embellishments and blank packaging are 30% off
  • All Spellbinder dies, Cuttlebug embossing folders and paper punches are 50% off
  • and all former clearance items are 60% off.

You can pop on over and explore the sales by clicking here.

You might not want to wait too long though.  I have been working down the inventory for a while not so there are not many of any item left.

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Fall-a-days Sale!

It’s officially fall and I feel like celebrating.  So here you go – 25% off my entire Digichick store.

I love this time of year – it always makes me feel crafty.  I don’t know if its the Holidays coming, or the fact the garden needs a little less attention, or maybe just having a regular (if hectic) schedule with the kiddos back in school.  But I always have tons of project ideas.  So in case you feel the same – I thought I’d offer up a little sale!


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Back from a summer break….

And we had a wonderful time!

We saw great scenery:


Enjoyed the sights, sounds and SMELLS of Yellowstone National Park….

Saw lots of wildlife…


And some not so wild life….

Rode a few horses…


And made some wonderful family memories..


Its back to reality now… both the good and the bad.   In case you haven’t caught up with it, The Digichick store had a server crash and much of the back-up was corrupted.  So we all had to reload our stores.  Yuck – I feel a bit cross-eyed.

But the good news – Its a brand new store (ooohhh shiny!) and we’re on track for a big homecoming party this weekend!  Keep your eyes peeled – there will be fun and freebies.  (Guess who is hosting the first challenge??)



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Only sorta crafty – Refrigerator Pickle Recipe

Happy 4th friends.  A couple people have asked for Grandma’s Refrigerator Pickle recipe so here it is….

Grandma was a purist – no mustard seeds, no onions just dill and garlic.  Note that these are refrigerator pickles.  They are not processed and must be stored in the refrigerator or they will spoil.  The result is a fresh crunchy pickle – kind of like a mild deli pickle.


Make the pickling brine:

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup pickling salt (pickling salt does not have iodine and flow agents that can turn your pickles grayish)

Bring to a boil and cool.

Scrub enough pickling cucumbers to fit in 4 wide mouth quart jars (I pack ’em in there – they are going to take up room in the fridge). Cut off the ends can cut into spears.  (I’ve always been told that cucumbers that have been refrigerated will result in soft, squishy pickles.  Don’t know if this is true, but I use the ones from my garden so its not an issue for me…)

In each clean quart jar place in 1 sprig of dill and 1/2 small clove of garlic.  Pack in as many cucumber spears as you can.  Add another sprig of dill and 1/2 clove of garlic to the top.  Cover with the cooled brine solution.  Seal loosely and let stand 24 hours.  Seal tightly and place in the refrigerator.

Now – wait at least 1 month before eating for flavors to blend.

We’re off to a picnic today – Happy 4th to everyone in the US!



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New Water Color Blossoms Digital Craft Kit + win a $10 gift certificate

I have a new craft kit in my Digichick shop.  This one is soft and romantic, with water color flower images and some vintage details.

And the best news of all?  My entire Digichick shop (including this new release) is on sale for 40% off now through the weekend!!


I’m still having tons of fun playing with my Silhouette machine – so this kit is FULL of silhouette print and cut files.  All of the flowers and tags and borders have print and cut files in addition to the PNGs.   For the flower images, I included 2 styles – one with inked drawing lines and one that is just painted.

Here are a few close-ups of the kit components.  Coming up – I have some projects to share – and even more exciting news about how the Digichick is celebrating International Scrapbook Day this weekend! (major Freebie alert – stay tuned!!)


Want to Have even more fun?

Leave a comment here with your favorite product from my Digichick store.  I’m going to randomly choose  3 people to win a $10 gift certificate – so you can pick up your favorite, plus a few more!

You have until midnight on May 6.  I’ll draw the winners on Monday, May 7.


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