Crafty Saturday Show and Sell #47

Shop Unique this Cyber Week at Crafty Saturday Show and Sell
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and is ready for some Cyber Week shopping fun. Since I am not a fan of crowds, you won't find me out and about this Black Friday. I will be doing much of my holiday shopping right here, in my pajamas, from the comfort of home, instead.

As always, there were loads of goodies at last week's link up. Here are two of my favorites.

Handmade Pottery Jug by DeeDeeDeesigns
Handmade Pottery Jug by DeeDeeDeesigns
Coffee Cup Cosmetic Case by SewFlo

If you want to support handmade artists this holiday season, you can find every Crafty Saturday item that has ever been shared on my Crafty Saturday Show and Sell Pinterest board.

Please note that some of the items being shared this week are from my friends The Strategic Promotion for Success Team on Etsy. The team is holding a Cyber Week Sale event, so you can use coupon code SPST4U for a discount on many of these items. Check each shop's home page for their specific discount.

Invite holiday shoppers to Crafty Saturday by retweeting, repinning and sharing:

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December Giveaway

Did you know that you can support all the free tutorials, patterns and inspiration that happen on The Chilly Dog just by shopping on Amazon? Start your search for the perfect gift here (or in the search box in the left sidebar).

As a member of Amazon's Associates Program, The Chilly Dog receives a small fee for each qualifying purchase that is generated by the Amazon links on this site. Those advertising fees help me pay for the yarn, paint and glitter that are used to create each and every project that I share with you.

And since we're all getting into the gift giving mood, let me share something special with you. This month I am giving away a $50 Amazon gift card to one lucky reader.

Learn how to support free craft tutorials, patterns and inspiration on my blog with your Amazon purchase and enter to win a $50 gift card.

Happy holidays and good luck!

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Cyber Week Sale

#ShopUnique and enjoy some cyber week deals with the Strategic Promotion for Success Team on Etsy

The holidays are just around the corner and my friends on the Strategic Promotion for Success Team on Etsy have some great deals for you!

From November 28 - December 4, you can get a discount by using coupon code SPST4U at any of these great shops on an amazing selection of vintage and handmade items, as well as crafting supplies.

Amy D's Crochet - 25% off
Belladonna's Joy - 15% off + free shipping
bracelicious - free shipping
Bridget's Collection - 20% off
Cap Wrap Creations - 20% off
Catching Waves - 15% off
Ceraminic - 20% off
chezviolette - 10% off
Chicken Jungle -  25% off + 2nd item ships free
Corkycrafts - 10 % off
Dawn Loves Wings - 10% off
DeeDee Deesigns - 10% off
Deep Silence - 10% off
Echidna Art and Cards - $5 off $20+ purchase
Fabric Muse - 20% off
FIP Designs - 10% off
Freda F printables - 15% off
Hanji Naty - 20% off
Hermitinas - 10% off
Home for Glass Lovers - 15% off
joliefemme - 10% off
Kookaburra Yarns - free shipping
Lil Miss Grace Jewelry - 10% off
Maga Fabler - 30% off
North and South Shabby -10% off
Novelty and Things - 25% off
Paper Soil - 20% off
Pretty Byrd Designs - 15% off
Retro Cuties 15% off
Seadbeady - 15% off
Slated In Spirit - 25% off
Trellis Lane Vintage - 10% off
Twinkling Of An Eye - 15% off
With These Hands Create - 20% off
YoMo Essentials - 20% off

Here's a sneak peek at some of the lovely items available during the sale.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The Strategic Promotion for Success Team is having a Cyber Week Sale from Nov 28 - Dec 4.

Use code SPST4U at any of these participating shops for a special discount.
Red Ceramic Christmas Ornaments Lace Ceramic  Scallop Winter Home Decoration Gift Set of 3
SALE Australian Christmas Card, Botanical Photography Print, Nature Lovers
DIY advent calendar, printable templates, pyramid gift boxes 4 colors, just print, cut and fill them for your december christmas countdown
Red Merry Snowflake Christmas Handmade Holiday Card Set, Hand Folded, Three Panels of Unique Snowflake Designs-10 cards with White Envelopes
Red Faceted Earrings
Vibrant Bright Colorful Stripes And Clusters Lapghan Afghan
SALE Impromptu; original abstract oil painting on canvas board, 7x10 inches
Matryoshka MATROOSHKA Babushka Russian Nesting DOLL Beaded Czarina Earrings: Hand Painted Ceramic, Swarovski Pearl Crystal, Silver OOAK Gift
Thanksgiving Sale - Decorative Snowman  - centerpiece secret santa winter decor
Holiday Magic Packed Berries in Scarlet Gold, Hoffman Fabrics, Cotton Fabric by the Yard, Red Berries,F2037
Bargello necklace in the colours red and gold with red Swarovski Crystal, handmade jewel, peyote necklace, festive, elegant and chic
Grey fabric purse with a red flower.Grey Fabric pouch lined with red and white polka dots.Dark grey fabric cosmetic bag.fabric .Zipper pouch
Rosy Red Coin Pearl Bracelet, Champagne Pearl Bracelet, Gold Filled Bracelet, Large Floral Gold Vermeil Beads, Special Gift, FREE SHIPPING
dreamcatcher earrings, orange red dangle earring, bead earrings,  Bohemian earrings,  romantic earrings
Vintage asian carved trinket jar // Cinnabar jar // red natural mineral jar// red Asian jar
Vintage 1970's Red Plaid Dress

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The Strategic Promotion for Success Team is having a Cyber Week Sale from Nov 28 - Dec 4.

Use code SPST4U at any of these participating shops for a special discount.
OOAK Tibetan Dzi bead necklace with African wood beads, natural white coral,turquoise, ethnic jewelry,boho hippie jewelry,tribal jewelry
Tapas Sushi Serving Set Orange Brown Ceramic with Three Condiment Dishes on Tray Handmade Tableware
fingerless gloves cable knit in russet luxury blend, ready to ship
Handstamped Personalized Copper Metal Name Tags on a Sterling Silver Necklace with Two Swarovski Crystal Birthstone Charms, Handmade
Pastel Hanji French Barrette Hair Pin Striped Patchwork Beige Yellow Pink Pale Colors Sturdy Stainless Steel Barrette Handmade
Sun Pendant Magnesite Moon and Star Charms Interchangeable Slide Pendant Cluster Change Your Style Change Your Energy Collection #CYS002
Yellow Infinity Strass Macramé Bracelet
Autumn Chicken doorstop doll made to order -  with fall flowers - quilted wings and tail, lifelike comb and wattle, bright yellow gem eyes
Bright Yellow Blooms  Mini Sac Craft Gathering Shopping Tote Bag
Franklin Mint Winter Home Collector Plate
Hand Dyed Bluefaced Leicester Superwash Fingering/Sock - Hand dyed sock yarn - Fingering/Sock Weight Muddy Waters
Driftwood Tree Ornaments, Set Of 3 Paint Dipped Beach Christmas Decor, Seaside Inspired Nautical Home Décor.
Flannel Sleeping Cap, Beanie, Chemo Cap, Alopecia Cap, Hairloss Cap, Small
Green Hebron and Amber Glass Necklace Antique and Vintage Wound Glass Trade Beads w/Vintage Brass Spiral Pendant Ethnic African Jewelry
Shabby Chic Cards - Vintage Card - Rustic Chic - Rustic Home Decor - Vintage Decor - Hanging Card - Rustic Chic Decor - Ivory Lace
Two ceramic kissing birds on a ceramic heart . Wedding decoration, symbol of love.Valentine Day gift

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Crafty Saturday Show and Sell #46

I took a little vacation from technology last weekend, so it was a treat to check out all of the great items from last week's link-up when I finally fired up my computer on Tuesday.

I am so excited that the party keeps growing. Not only do we have frequent linkers from Etsy, but we've also had sellers from Storenvy and Zibbet join the fun.

Finally, my favorites. I find that when I am choosing my weekly favorites they usually have something in common like color or style, but this week, they are both wonderfully unique.

Gingerbread House Rock
from Hand-Painted Rocks by Cindy Thomas
Purple Beaded Bracelet by KNOTSANDSPARKLEZ

As always, you can get a sneak peek at my weekly favorites on Tuesdays on Twitter and Wanelo.

Now let's start linking!

If you enjoy this link party, invite shoppers by liking and sharing this post on Facebook.

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Tutorial: Binder Clip Photo Holders

DIY Project: Binder Clip Photo Holders are an inexpensive way to display your favorite picturesI always think it's fun to find new uses for supplies I already have sitting around the house, especially the leftover bits and pieces from other crafty projects.

For this one, I combined binder clips, with leftover scrapbooking paper from my stash.
to create photo holders. They're perfect for for displaying your favorite pictures at home or at work.

This is also an inexpensive project that can be personalized and made in bulk for use as teacher/parent appreciation gifts or even party or shower favors.

Many thanks to Tombow USA for providing the adhesives I used in this project.



Let's start by covering the clip. Use a paper trimmer to cut a 2-inch by 3 1/4-inch piece of decorative paper.
Apply three swipes of Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, widthwise, to the back of the paper.
Place the paper slightly under the top curl of the clip and press it in place.
Fold the paper around the bottom of the clip and press it in place.
Fold the paper up the side of the clip and press it in place.
Next, you'll add some buttons. This serves two purposes. One, it looks pretty. Two, it helps make sure your picture doesn't slip around when it's on display.

Pull a 12-inch piece of yarn, string or hemp down through one button.

Tip: I used hemp, so I didn't need a needle to thread it through the  button holes.
Pull the string up through a second button. Place the buttons on either side of the clip.
Secure the string with a knot.
Trim the string with scissors.

Finally, we'll make the stamped embellishment.
Cut two 1-inch squares of white cardstock and stamp your design on them.

Cut two 1 1/4-inch squares of colored cardstock and two 1 1/2-inch squares of a contrasting color.
Apply a couple swipes of Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive to the back of the white squares.
Mount them to the 1 1/4-inch squares.
Apply a couple of swipes of the Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive to the back and mount them to the 1 1/2-inch squares.
Apply two 1/4-inch foam tabs to the bottom corners of each decorative square.

Tip: I only used one foam tab for my prototype, but found that using two foam tabs looked neater and held the squares more securely.
Attach one square on each side of the clip.
As I said before, this is a great project to make in bulk for small gifts or party favors. I was able to get a package of 12 clips at the office supply store for less than $7, so you could easily make a dozen photo holders for less than $1 a piece and customize them with an initial or image for just about any occasion.

Binder Clip Photo Holders make great personalized party/shower favors or teacher/parent appreciation gifts and cost less than $1 a piece to make

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