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Monday, January 31, 2011

D is for Dainty Treasury - Etsy

TheBargainBabe at Zucchini Summer has a new treasury called D is for Dainty on Etsy that is featuring our butterfly thank you card.

Please take the time to check out the treasury and while on Etsy check out TheBargainBabe's shop Zucchini Summer featuring an array of items...vintage dishes, handmade cards, etc.. Add some fun and beauty to your life! Zucchini Summer has a little of everything!

Don't forget to also check out her blog for sneak peeks, other featured sellers, and fun!

Creativity Bug ~ Sue

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Let's Get Stamping with Stampin' Up!

Our dear friend Patti has been a Stampin' Up! independent representative for 4 years and it has changed her life. She finally has an outlet to be creative again, even as a mom. She so enjoys all of the time that she gets to spend with all of her new friends that encourage and inspire her. As Patti says "the possibilities with our products are endless!!".

Patti wants to give a shout out to our blog friends about the new sale-a-bration 2011 campaign that is running from Jan 25 - March 31. Here are the details:

Earn free, limited edition products during the sale-a-bration event.
  • Spend $50 on merchandise and receive a free sale-a-bration reward
  • Host a $300 workshop and receive a free sale-a-bration reward
  • Join as a demonstrator and get a free bonus bundle that includes $50 worth of products, in addition to 15% off the price of a starter kit.
In addition to the sale-a-bration event, the 2011 mini catalog is now running through April 30th. Here is just a sneak peak at a few of the items featured:

2 1/2 inch circle punch
Bold Blossom clear mount stamp

Create a Cupcake stamp set

Build A Cupcake Xl Punch

While shopping the mini catalog, don't forget to check out some of the other great products from Patti's online shopping website including the new "Two-Step Owl Punch" which is on my current wish list
or the product ideas including my favorite "friends card' pictured below.
If you have shopped Stampin' Up! in a while or are new stamping, then you don't want to miss Patti's website to view all the latest and greatest products.

Creativity Bug ~ Sue

CHA 2011 Winter - Simply Renee Sneak Peek

Simply Renee Inc has a new product coming May 2011. This new organizational system will help the crafter get her space organized and ready to craft.

With the Clip it Up All-In-One you're in charge! Choose the components you need to create the storage that works for you. Mix and match. It’s all up to you!

The All-In-One Base allows you to add and adjust components for your personal needs. With its sturdy, yet simple design, grooves are placed every inch apart to allow maximum use of the entire frame.

Check out the Simply Renee Inc blog to see more configurations and pricing details.
Creativity Bug ~ Sue

CHA 2011 Winter - Jillibean Soup Sneak Peek

On the Jillibean Soup blog Bean Talk they have been posting a few sneak peeks of the new products being displayed at this weekend CHA event.

I have to say my favorite is the Spotted Owl Soup collection. What's yours?

Creativity Bug ~ Sue 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Heart Shaped Clips

Want to add a cute heart clip accent to a card, scrapbook page, papercraft, etc. without spending a lot of money? All you need are a few large paperclips.

With a little bend like this:

You get a special heart clip that looks like this:

I wish I knew who to give credit to, but this has been in my saved files for a really long time.

Can't wait to hear or see what you make with these clips.
Creativity Bug ~ Sue

CHA Sneak Peek ~ Imaginisce

Today's Imaginisce blog gave consumers a CHA sneak peek as to what will be coming to stores in the next few months.

I am most excited about the new i-bond tool which is pink (my favorite color), cordless, and has glue sticks in color and with glitter.

They also unvieled 3 new collections; Berrylicious, Happy Camper, and Little Cutie

 Can't wait to see what other new products are going to be shown at this weekends CHA event.

Creativity Bug ~ Sue

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Craft Storage Ideas

This open cabinet normally corrals footwear, but it can be a crafty storage solution.

Towels, toothpaste, and bubble bath can be tucked away, yet still handy, with this simple storage unit. The same cabinet works for crafts supplies, too!

Pick up a wire toilet-paper holder from any discount store and convert it into a sorting system for crafts supplies.

Keep shampoo and soaps tidy in the shower with this handy wire shelf, or set it up in the craft room to serve a different purpose.

Plastic cubes that typically hold paper clips, highlighters, staplers, sticky notes, and reams of paper can be useful for crafters

Look at everyday items in a new way when organizing your crafting space.

The Creativity Bugs ~ Sandy and Sue

Decorative Candle Ideas

Take old jewelry and garage sale finds and glue them onto votive holders for glitz.
Embellish glass candleholders with leftover paper. Using shaped paper punches, punch desired patterns in different colors of paper. Use spray adhesive to secure the punched paper to glass candleholders of various sizes and shapes.

Printing on tissue paper makes these candles possible. Tape tissue paper to card stock to run it through the printer. Remove the printed tissue paper from card stock and secure it on a candle with straight pins. Warm the candle with a heat tool until the candle wax permeates the tissue paper. Remove the pins and let cool.

Give a regular pillar candle icy appeal. Place the candle in the center of a dish and wrap a bead strand around it. Knot the strand and use pins to hold it in place. Add more beads as desired.

Stick adhesive scrapbooking letters to small candles. Line up the candles to spell a message.

Copy a sentimental photo onto vellum for a personalized candleholder.

What ways have you decorated with candles?

The Creativity Bugs ~ Sandy and Sue

Avon Calling

My best friend Heather called me today to say that she is now an Avon representative. Heather is a SAHM with two beautiful children Joey and Em. She has been wanting to contribute financially to her family, but did not want to give up on being a SAHM, teacher's aid, PTA mom, and Brownie troop leader. I have to give her credit for wanting to be involved in her children's lives and also be a bread winner. I want Heather's new venture to be a huge success, so I decided to feature her this week on the Creativity Bug blog. 

Are you looking for great cosmetics and beauty products at even great prices? Then you must check out what Avon has to offer. Campaign 4 is now underway with some great specials.

FREE Beauty Bonus 5-Piece Collection (a $50 value) with purchase of ANEW CLINICAL Lift & Firm Pro Serum!
FREE Cleanser (a $9 value) with select purchase of Solutions Ageless Results Skincare!

Clearskin® Skincare Sale: 2 for $6.99 on select items! Mix or match. SAVE up to 46%!

Also included is free direct delivery with a $30 order. Enter FS30REP at checkout.

Don't forget to check out Heather's blog Avon for You to see all the latest Avon products, reviews, beauty tips, and product specials. While you are there, sign up for her newsletter!

Creativity Bug ~ Sue

How Sweet It Is ~ treasury on Etsy

The Creativity Bugs have been featured on inspiredmama75's Etsy treasury called How Sweet It Is. Come check out all the great items that she has listed including our Butterfly Thank You card.

While on Etsy, take a few moments to check out the Inspired Mama Design & Gifts shop for some beautiful artwork, jewelry, and crafty gifts.

The Creativity Bugs ~ Sandy and Sue

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bo Bunny Collection Giveaway

Bo Bunny is giving away each collection from their new CHA release to facebook fans!!! To be entered into the drawing, simply invite your friends and leave a post on the Bo Bunny Facebook wall letting them know what you did to invite your friends. They will announce the winners when the site hits 10,000 "likes" so keep inviting.

You can also check out the Bo Bunny website to see all the new products avaiable and the Bo Bunny blog for great crafting ideas.

The Creativity Bugs ~ Sandy and Sue

CAPS Team treasury - Uniquely Gifted - One and All

One of our items from the Creativity Bugs Etsy shop is being featured as part of the CAPS (Christian Artists Promoting Shops) Team Treasury.

This is a fabulous dynamic treasury with half of the items swapping out every Monday keeping the selection fresh and exciting. Be sure to check back weekly, and if you really like something, snatch it up or heart it so you can find it later.

A special thank you to Suzanne at Discovered Treasures for including our shop in her treasury.

The Creativity Bugs ~ Sandy & Sue