Paper Tape, Labels & Stickers!

I’ve got some new FREE printables waiting for you over at SC Johnson Family Economics. So put some full-sheet label stock in your printer tray and head on over for three different color versions!

Disclaimer: I am a paid blogger for SC Johnson

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The Flea Market Hardware Cabinet

Last Sunday, a friend and I, along with hundreds other early bird shoppers, headed to the once-a-month Alameda Flea Market at the former Alameda Naval Air Station near Oakland, California. The big purchase of the day was a grungy 30-drawer antique hardware cabinet dated 1914 and begging to be filled with crafty supplies, embellishments and components. It’s still in pretty good shape with most every piece accounted for.

Each drawer has a little brass handle pull and brass plate encased glass front panel showcasing the multiple compartments inside.To load it into my Suburban, we needed to remove all of the drawers due to the weight. How exciting to find that the cabinet maker had signed and dated his work on the back of one of them and rubber stamped his name on another. Thank you Mr. C.E. Rice!The cabinet is going to need a bit of structural reinforcement, a minor fix here and there (note the broken piece below the bottom left drawer), a really good cleaning, and when I find the nerve… a nice coat of paint. Yes, I know that makes a lot of you cringe to think I would do such a thing, but I have to tell you, had I found it already painted, I would have been tempted to pay double. I started a Pinterest board on painted vintage furniture as inspiration for my upcoming studio furnishing projects. So far you’ll find mostly bright colors on my board, but I’m still contemplating. I would love to hear your ideas for freshening up this piece. What color would you paint it?… if you had the nerve to paint it. The cabinet dimensions are 4.5′ high x 2′ wide x 20″ deep.

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Endless Possibilities: Deviant Scrap

If you are into digital collage and scrapbooking, or have ever wanted to start- have I got a treat for you! Deviant Scrap, the creative collaboration of uniquely talented digital designers is now your go-to site for:

Disclaimer: Pack a lunch… you’re going to be there a while. I just spent over 3 hours at DeviantScrap.com, no joke. Here is just a fraction of my favorite picks from the hundreds of products and inspiration examples from the Deviant Scrap website. Click on the images below (and above) to find their source.

Don’t be intimidated if you’re new to digital design- Deviant Scrap has workshops and tutorials, FREE zines and a blog to help and inspire. And to get you started, or to rejuvenate your current digital library, several Deviant Scrap designers have generously offered a 20% discount on all product in their store now through June 19, 2012!

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COUPON CODES BELOW ARE GOOD FOR 20% OFF THE DESIGNERS STORE!

When shopping, simply enter the coupon code listed below for the store on the “View Cart” page. Only one coupon can be use per purchase so if you would like to buy from multiple designers, you will need to make individual purchases for each one.

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Holliewood Studios
Coupon Code: HWS_JustSome20
One use per person • Expires: June 19, 2012

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Altered Emporium
Coupon Code: AltEmp_20off
One use per person • Expires: June 19, 2012

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Crowabout StudioB
Coupon Code: CROWCOUP20
One use per person • Expires: June 19, 2012

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CryztalRain
Coupon Code: Just-Something20
One use per person • Expires: June 19, 2012

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Eena’s Creations
Coupon Code: EenaSave20
One use per person • Expires: June 19, 2012

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Finecrafted Designs
Coupon Code: SomethingFun
One use per person • Expires: June 19, 2012

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Hidden Vintage Studio
Coupon Code: hiddenVINTAGE
One use per person • Expires: June 19, 2012

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Krysty Scrap Designs
Coupon Code: JSM20Sale
One use per person • Expires: June 19, 2012

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Marta Van Eck
Coupon Code: martavaneck_20pc
One use per person • Expires: June 19, 2012

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Mizzd Stock
Coupon Code: MIZZD20
One use per person • Expires: June 19, 2012

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Pink Lotty Designs
Coupon Code: Plotty20
One use per person • Expires: June 19, 2012

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Rucola Designs
Coupon Code: RucOLA_20
One use per person • Expires: June 19, 2012

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Tumble Fish Studio
Coupon Code: SOMETHINGforYOU
One use per person • Expires: June 19, 2012

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There’s a wonderful journey behind Deviant Scrap, click HERE to read the story.

Remember, the discounts only go through June 19, so hurry on on over. If you create anything using Deviant Scrap product, be sure to send it to me, I would love to see it!

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