What I got at the stamp show…

Hi friends! I got my bags unpacked from the Heirloom Stamp show yesterday and it was so fun to go through the treasures I picked up while I was there.  I wasn’t able to attend the show last year so it was especially fun to explore all of the booths and see what the vendors had to offer.


In this video I’ll show you what I got at the show and also tell you how I plan to use it! If there is anything you’d like to see me use first let me know in the comments below, honestly, I just want to play with all of it right now!

Here is a list of the store where I got the stuff in order of appearance in the video. If you visit any of the folks below tell them I said hi!

  1. Stamp on it: PK glitz glitter embossing powders
  2. Impression Obsession (Balzer Designs stamps, valentine stamp, take out box grab bag)  (Affiliate link)
  3. Rubbernecker (Flamingo watercolor stamp and Versafine Clair ink)  (affiliate link)
  4. Elizabeth craft (flower dies)
  5. Double Trouble Scrapbooking (The Stacy Stamps large line work stamps I’ll stamp or doodle in)
  6. Marco’s Paper (stencils)  *The cardboard stencil packs can also be found on amazon (affiliate link) *I also saw a demo from Sally Lynn MacDonald in this booth, she is awesome! You can watch her demo here. 
  7. Tessler Crafts (Jewelry kit)
  8. Lost Coast Designs and Carmen’s Veranda (funky stamps, funny sayings, smug cat, dreamcatcher, flying collage ladies, american gothic steampunk stamp) * Discount code for 15% off: the frugal crafter
  9. Creative Vision Stamps (Gold fish, and funny friend)
  10. Local King Rubber Stamps (flamingo stamp set) *Lisa has really nice stamp demos, she makes it so easy!
  11. Denise Sanner from Close to my Heart (mason jar lemonade stamp)
  12. Technique Junkies *10% off discount code: LINDSAY10TJ
  13. Gary Burlin (Wood and plastic x-mas charms)
  14. Eyelet Outlet: (brads, eyelets, epoxy shapes and pearls)

Let me know what you want to see first because I am itching to use it all! Happy crafting!

After Christmas Craft & Art Supply Haul & Winners Announced!

Hi friends! The week of lazy continues for me, I have been puttering around, accomplishing next to nothing and enjoying the downtime with the kids! Today we watched Netflix while putting together puzzles and doodling in my new watercolor sketchbook.


I actually went in my office and tried to do an acrylic project, my heart was not in it and I scraped the paint off the canvas about 15 minutes in. I may return to that painting, or not, currently I am not feeling it LOL! I did post an after Christmas haul on YouTube yesterday, some things I got for Christmas and other things I ordered before Christmas for upcoming classes and tutorials that just arrived. If you are curious have a look:

I hit the overstock and closeout dale at Jerry’s Artarama pretty hard, I bought:
20 of the 24  half pan Daler Rowney Aquafine palettes for $10 each (regular $50) for upcoming workshops & classes
LUKAS Design Gouache set of 12 ($12)
Cachet watercolor sketchbook ($12) *used in photo above!
Lukas half pans ($2.49 each)
Strathmore watercolor greeting cards

Empty metal watercolor tin that holds 48 half pans, brand Meeden $12

Assorted fun foam items from Mardens

Nail polish dispenser and shammy from Dollar Tree

Scent diffuser & oils
Hot glue gun stand

I also wanted to remind you that LifeBook 2017 starts in just a few days! I am one of the teachers! If you are interested in a year full of weekly mixed media classes for one low price click here for more info, be sure to use the coupon code FIREWORKS2017 to save 20% if you decide to enroll. I would love for you to join me on this year of inspiration!


Also I wanted to announce the winners of last weeks giveaways! The winner of the FABART knitting needles is Barbara Sabo and the winner of stamps from ArtNeko is Deborah Ward. Congratulations! Please check your email shortly for instructions on claiming your prize and thanks everyone for playing. Til next time Happy crafting!

A Mostly Cheap Craft Supply Haul!

Hi friends! This elf has been super busy today and I am in the middle of several fun projects to share with you this week but for now I hope this quick haul will tide you over!


Here is a rundown of where I got what:

Dollar Tree:
Puffy stickers (robots, monsters, owls, dolphins, flowers etc)
*Stock varies at different stores so check many stores for good selection

Ocean State Job Lot:
Pastel Sets
Watercolor palettes
Washi tape set

Jerry’s Artartama:
Pearl Water-soluble oil pastels ***Review coming soon!
Lukas 1862 watercolors set of 48(artist quality) ***Review Coming Soon
Sennelier LaPetit Aquarelle set of 24 ***Review coming soon!
Electric eraser
“Try It samples” Gallery pastels, paper

*I also picked up a full pan of synthetic ox-gall but it must have got tucked into another box:) I have never used it before and I am curious as to what it will do with my watercolors!

So, what would you like to see me use first? Do you want me to do a cheap art supply challenge? Let me know in the comments. Happy crafting!

Happy Birthday to me! {A little shopping!}

Hi friends! Today is my birthday so I thought I would share a little haul, it is nice to treat ourselves to a bit of crafty goodness now and again (thank goodness I don’t get another year older each time I treat my self to craft supplies LOL!) I just picked this stuff up the other day so you should be able to get the stuff I did if you want it.

If I had known the Impress Art stampers were 50% off I would have bought the other designs too, I will wait for them to go on sale again and get a couple more because I have lots of soft metal charms to use these with. Let me know in the comments if there is anything you want to see demoed:) Happy crafting!

Oh, the Consumption…I feel faint…

My name is Lindsay and it’s been 28 hours since my last craft purchase. Hi friends! Do you ever feel like you are consuming more than creating? I feel like I have been very productive crafting but I have also been a productive shopper. I seem to go in spurts with shopping, I can go months with only buying necessary items for my business (framing supplies, packaging material) and then occasionally I fall off the wagon! June had been a big craft shopping smorgasbord with the Heirloom Stamp Show and tonight I will share some things I ordered on a great sale (to be fair I had a  gift card for all but $10 at Jerry’s Artarama.) Oh and yesterday, I needed new sneakers and while I was out I stopped into Joann and ACmoore and some 97 cent a roll duct tape and other deals leaped into my basket, phew, it feels good to get that off my chest. I feel conflicted when I post a haul, on one hand I am excited and I like sharing the deals in case anyone is also looking for the items I found and I am interested in hearing what you would like me to demo first BUT I don’t want anyone to feel let down if they do not have access to what I have. I sometimes feel like “How can I call myself frugal when I have so much?” Although I hope that my videos can help others save money I’d rather spend my money to test out stuff and see if it is worth it (and share it in videos) so others can make informed decisions with their money. But on the other hand it might be enabling people to buy stuff. Hmmmm, what to do. Post a warning maybe? This is a haul video and may cause the overpowering urge to buy craft supplies?

Watch at your own risk.


I am actually really excited to try the creative palette vs the Gelli plate as the creative palette is generally cheaper and thinner to store. I hope to give it a try before my vacation, I am shooting double videos every day to make sure I will have videos for you when I go offline for a week. Let me know if there is any product you are excited about me trying, i have a very crafty week ahead of me! Oh and the other spree I mentioned earlier will be posted sometime when I am on vacation, I guess there are worse kinds of sprees to go on…nobody’s perfect. Thanks for stopping by and being my support group tonight and til next time happy crafting!

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