February 2017 Sponsors

We're so excited to have nine generous sponsors this month! Our sponsors are among the best in the crafting industry, offering unique and trendy products. Please be sure to visit their sites and support our generous sponsors! 

A new sponsor, Bob Ross

You've seen him before. He's the soft spoken guy painting happy clouds, mountains and trees in about twenty-six television minutes, using big housepainting-type brushes and cooing soothing "you can do this" to his audience. His Joy of Painting program is the most recognized, most watched TV art show in history.

People Magazine, USA Today, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Farside, TV Guide, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications have printed stories about Bob Ross. He's been the guest on the Joan Rivers Show, the Phil Donahue Show, Regis and Kathy Lee, CBS This Morning, The Today Show and others.

Now, you too can learn how to paint like Bob Ross, and maybe even bring those techniques into mixed media on your scrapbooking page.

Bob Ross is donating one Bob Ross Class in a Box Basic Paint Set, valued at $59.99.

Our wonderful new permanent sponsor, The Cat's Meow.

The Cat's Meow is an online store based in San Jose, California. The Cat's Meow takes great pride in offering the best in crafting supplies from leading manufacturers, including Prima, Kaisercraft, My Mind's Eye, and Bella Blvd, among others. Their products range from paper and embellishments to stamps and tools, to name a few. 

The Cat's Meow is donating a $20.00 coupon to their online shop for a U.S. resident.

We're delighted to welcome back DecoArt as a sponsor 

DecoArt is a manufacturer of the highest quality acrylic paints and craft supplies on the market. Our product lines include Americana®, Americana Decor® Chalky Finish, and DecoArt Media®. We bottle, box, and ship our products from our US facility to our distributors and consumers located around the world. 
DecoArt is donating a prize pack of their beautiful products to a winner.

Our fab new permanent sponsor, FabScraps.

About Fabscraps

Fabscraps was founded in 2005 by CEO and designer, Brigitte Wimbush. What started as a small venture in a loft has turned into Africa’s biggest craft and fabric manufacturer spreading creativity to the rest of the world for past 12 years. Fabscraps boasts over 3000 product lines offering everything crafty, from double sided papers, chipboard die-cuts, stencils, stickers, embellishments, ribbon, kits and quilting fabric.

Nestled in the heart of A Valley Of 1000 Hills, South Africa- Fabscraps factory employees are predominantly from the Kwa-Zulu Natal region, many of who are single parents. Since 2005, Fabscraps has strived to transform the lives of many of these men and women by providing and mentoring career resilient work programs and assisting them in growing within the company.

Today, the Fabscraps collections are as vast and varied as the people of their rainbow nation. As a result, the brand has become one of the most recognised in South Africa and across the globe. Be sure to check out the FabScraps blog for beautiful inspiration.

FabScraps is donating a beautiful prize pack consisting of:
16 x double sided patterned paper (8 designs x 2 of each)
13 x assorted chipboard die-cuts
2 x sticker sheets
2 x stencils
Ribbon and assorted embellishments

Our beautiful continuing permanent sponsor, Maja Design.

Maja Design is a Swedish manufacturer of craft paper. Since the start inNovember 2007 we have been dedicated to design unique and high quality patterned paper for scrapbooking and crafts. Our vintage inspired collections are created to be long lasting and timeless, but still modern.

Today we are proudly shipping our beloved design to more than 30 countries worldwide. And we hope our beloved designs will inspire to creativity. Be sure to visit all the Maja Design links below for beautiful inspiration from their design team.

Here is the beautiful collection Maja Design is donating a beautiful collection to one lucky player:

The sun seeks its first beams through the clouds and warms up the earth. The crocuses say “Good Morning” and the birds are yawning while they wake up for their first concert. The trees are starting to blossom and nature changes colour. Butterflies and bumblebees come to visit us in our gardens. Spring has arrived with days to remember.

This timeless, basic collection contains 30 double-sided sheets with all the light colours of Spring. The high quality hand-drawn butterflies, daffodils and wild pansies ensures that you will have a new favourite collection for many years to come.

Our ever-generous permanent sponsor Scrapbook Fantasies, will be offering a wonderful prize of embellishments to this month's Star Witnesses.

Scrapbook Fantasies is a Scrapbooking, Papercrafts and Mixed Media business opened in November 2002 in Gladstone, Queensland. The well stocked store receives new stock daily, and supports a boutique style online store, which is currently growing to catch up with the bricks and mortar store. The owners Alicia and Quentin run Weekly Challenges and many other competitions giving away over hundreds of prizes and vouchers every year. There are weekly Scrapbooking and Cardmaking Classes for adults and children, bi-weekly Art Journaling Classes and Crops, and on the School Holidays they host Art Camp - a fun program of classes and art play. Mixed Media Art Workshops are a popular feature of the store program. The Gallery hosts thousands of customer creations, and is available for viewing without login. Orders are posted within Australia at the actual postage rate, or FREE for orders over $80. International orders are posted at the actual postage rate.

Here is a photo from a recent Scrapbook Fantasies retreat:

Scrapbook Fantasies is donating prizes for our Star Witnesses to honor the best journaling.

Scrap Matrix, owned by our very own design team member Vicki Christensen...

Scrap Matrix is an Australian shop. One look at their shop, and you will see that they offer a wide array of beautiful scrapbooking products. Scrap Matrix is donating a $30 gift certificate for an "Aussie Apprentice" (i.e., someone new to our challenge).

Another fabulous permanent sponsor is Scrapmatts:

Australian Made, Laser Cut Chipboard, original shapes and designs, made to complement your scrapbooking pages or your card making projects. Check out the Scrapmatts blog for inspiration on using their chipboard products.

Scrapmatts is offering a $40.00 gift pack, including their awesome chipboard and stencils.

Our fantastic new permanent sponsor, Swirlydoos:

Swirlydoos scrapbook kit club was born from a void in the scrapbooking market catering to “seasoned” scrapbookers. From our very first kit in January, 2009 we’ve been catering to both beginner scrapbookers and more advanced scrappers who aspire to take their creativity to the next level. Our kits are comprised of elegant papers and products that help our members create beautiful pieces of art within their scrapbooks. Swirlydoos tries to include only the newest and most innovative products on the market, as well as showcasing handmade and non-traditional products that we find within the crafting community. We encourage new growth in our members by offering monthly challenges on our forums and offering both photo and video tutorials which help them to lea new tips, tricks and techniques. We also offer a monthly technique or project kit with examples to help further our members in their artistic ability. In addition, we offer our Signature flower add on, a cardstock add on, a patte paper add on, an embellishment add and our newest Mediums add on for those ladies who can never have too many scrappy goodies!

We also offer an online store where members can purchase scrapbook supplies and have them shipped free of charge with their monthly scrapbook kits! This helps our members to save money on shipping, and allows them to get their hands on new product they may not be able to find elsewhere. We will also accommodate our customers with their special orders when we can.

Be sure to check out all of the inspiration from Swirlydoos' many links:

Swirlydoos YouTube channel - Our designers have created hundreds of video tutorials for you to browse at your leisure!

Swirlydoos Facebook Gallery - Upload your swirlydoos projects, and view what your designers and peers have created using the very same kit you have!

Swirlydoos Store - GO SHOPPING! As a subscriber, you get free shipping when we ship your store orders with your monthly kit! 

Swirlydoos Facebook Page - Be sure to "Like" AND "Follow" us to get updates on specials, limited edition kits and flash sales!

Monthly Challenges - We have quite a few monthly challenges each month - check here to see what they are every month, and join in to win prizes!

Pinterest - Soooooo many inspirational pages and projects to satisfy your pinning obsession!

Swirlydoos is donating a $25.00 store credit.

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