March 2017 Sponsors

We're so excited to have ten 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! 

Art Impressions is a new sponsor for March.

Art Impressions is a rubber stamp manufacturer based in Salem, OR since 1987. The company began as our sole designer, Bonnie Krebs, created and sold educational stamps at craft fairs around the Northwest. Soon, Bonnie was drawing whimsical images for crafting and her talent has grown over the past 30 years to become one of the major stamp illustrators in the industry today.

A unique characteristic of Art Impressions is its diversity of images and innovative techniques. Bonnie has created new and original stamping concepts, including Watercolor the Art Impressions Way, Windows to the World, Front & Backs, TryFolds, Shakers (featuring Action Wobbles™) and Spinners. These interactive techniques create beautiful and matchless ideas for special cards.

Art Impressions is also known for their funny caricatures and hilarious text. Our “funny people” began with the Golden Oldies line in the mid-90s and has grown to include new lines of Ai People and Girlfriends stamps. The entire gang continues to make people laugh everyday!

Need a little jump start to your creativity and some ideas on how to use our stamps? Please take a moment to visit our Blog, Pinterest or YouTube. We have new inspiration being added daily and are happy to help with any questions you might have!

Art Impressions is donating a $30 coupon code for their store.

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.

Returning sponsor, Charm's Creations...
Charm's Creations is an online shop selling lovely, unique handmade embellishments for crafters. Each and every one of their Embellishments are hand cut and either hand stitched or machine stitched together - which means each and every Embellishment is totally UNIQUE!

Charm's Creations is donating a gift certificate to their wonderful store:

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.

We're delighted to welcome The Nifty Pixel as a permanent sponsor.

Emma Stafracem, the designer behind The Nifty Pixel (and also a CSI Detective and Composite Sketch Artist) loves to create eclectic designs with a modern twist. Vintage ephemera is her weakness... who doesn't love a touch of the old world? She's inspired by it and enjoy the challenge of rethinking it and reinventing the old into something a little edgier that translates well in our modern times.

The Nifty Pixel designs digital kits & sketch templates to help you capture the essence of your very own story and provide you with all the tools you need to do that quickly, with artistic flair and most importantly in a fun way!
To check out The Nifty Pixel shop head on over to their store at The Digichick

If you are keen to keep updated and in the know regarding all things 'Nifty' why not subscribe to their newsletter. This will give you exclusive announcements to up and coming releases and opportunities to download popular freebies before everyone else. It's definitely well worth signing up for!

The Nifty Pixel is donating a $10 coupon to a digital scrapbook entry. Here's a sample of the beautiful digital products in The Nifty Pixel store:

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, as well as this awesome prize pack for one lucky winner:

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

Scrap Matrix is an Australian shop. One look at their store, and you will see that they offer a wide array of beautiful scrapbooking products from brands ranging from 13arts to Prima Marketing to We R Memory Keepers and everything in between!

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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