Monday, August 19, 2013

Hobby Lobby Gift With Purchase Extravaganza + Blog Candy!

I am so excited to share with you a FREE gift with purchase at Hobby Lobby sponsored by Spellbinders.  Who doesn’t love Spellbinders? Who doesn't love a "Free Gift"? 

Shop at Hobby Lobby for Spellbinders products and receive an exclusive die that is not sold in stores or online anywhere.  Spellbinders produced a limited quantity of this die to be given away to their special customers at CHA this summer and are now making them available to you while supplies last! How cool is that?  Below is a picture of the die you will receive

Isn’t this adorable?  The die measures approximately 2 ¾ x 1 ½ inches.  The possibilities for this die are endless.  You could use it on a birthday card for that special prince or princess, make a crown, a bracelet or necklace the possibilities are endless.

For those of you that are not familiar with Spellbinders, they are metal dies that are so versatile.  You can Die Cut, Emboss, Stencil and Letterpress with them.  You can use them for card making, scrapbook pages and mixed media projects to name a few.  They come in a multitude of shapes, designs, sizes and they give you beautiful clean edged cuts and intricate embossing. Spellbinders can be used in most die cutting machines, including the Grand Calibur.

Here is a card that I made with Spellbinder Dies and Embossing folders.  I have been thinking about Christmas lately and thought these dies and embossing folder would make a perfect Christmas Card.  One of the things I love about Spellbinders is that you can mix and match dies, allowing you to create stunning projects with the “WOW” factor.

These are the Spellbinder products that I used:
  • Spectacular Spin, Cut, Fold and Tuck
  • Moroccan Accents
  • Winter Wonders M-Bossabilities Folder
  • Sentiments – New release
For those of you local to Tucson, this card will be part of a card class that I will be teaching soon!

Here are the details on the promotion:
  • Shop in STORE or ONLINE at Hobby Lobby for Spellbinder products.
  • Scan your receipt or take a photo and email it to
  • Include your shipping address in your email.
  • Excited wait for your exclusive Spellbinders Crown Die!
But wait there is more:

Spellbinders have generously given us a Die to GIVE AWAY.   Isn’t that Fabulous?  Would you like to win one?  All you have to do is go to the Women With Scissors Facebook page Click Here, like our page and post a comment with your name by 11:59 p.m. August 25th, MST  and we will pick a winner on Monday August 26th using a random number generator. 

How easy is that?  Good Luck everyone and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

National Scrapbooking Day Crop
Saturday May 4th
10am - 7pm
The Bingo Hall at the VFW
(beside the Little House)
345 E Roger Road
Tucson, Az

Come celebrate NSD with The WWS Girls!

We can't wait to craft all day once again!
(NSD is our favorite holiday!!)

For your use we will have tools for you to play with:
a Cricut Machine & oodles of cartridges, the Cuttlebug, a Bigshot,
Stamps & Inks...oh my! You just never know what else those WWS Girls
will bring along for your crafting pleasure :)

Each Person gets their own 6 Foot Table!

What's a Crop without Food?
We do know how to throw a P-A-R-T-Y!
So for this years feast we will be having our
Crop catered from Mr. K's BBQ !
The Menu you ask?
Pulled Pork ~ Pulled Chicken ~ Smoked Sausage
Potato Buns & Sauces
Mr. K's House Beans, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, and Mac n' Cheese
...and a delightful mixed green Salad accompanied with a selection of Salad Dressings and of course Dessert!

Of course we can't just craft the day away...
after all we are celebrating NSD,
which means we need to play games,
enter challenges and WIN PRIZES!
Last year we had a blast, this year you will not believe what we have planned. We have some extra special surprises in store for you...
But it's a secret!

We will be awarding lots and lots of prizes throughout the day for the games and challenges. If you've been to one of our crops then you know you do not want to miss out on all the fun, prizes & surprises!
Sign up early & make sure you come well rested and ready to go. Make sure your craft tote is stocked and your imagination & creative juices are flowing!

Shout out for our Troops!
The WWS Girls are asking our fabulous crafting community to
show their support for our Troops deployed overseas.

We have put together a special prize for one lucky winner.

Here is how the drawing will work...

If you bring in any 3 items from the list of "Items for the Troops"
you will be given a ticket to the drawing.
If you bring in 6 items you will get 2 tickets and so forth.
Click here for the list of items
You can also drop off donations at The Little House
prior to the May 4th drawing date to be eligible


Spaces are limited & we're filling up fast!
The word has spread....those WWS Girls sure do know how to throw a crop!
You do not want to miss this fun-filled day so make sure you sign up early.

Prepayment is required to reserve your spot.
Deadline to register is May 1st.

To sign up call: (520) 260-0471 or email us at:

Please note that the WWS Girls are not able to
offer refunds or credit for cancellations after May 1st.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Women With Scissors First Anniversary

The WWS girls celebrated their First Anniversary with an open house, cake and make-n-takes.  Of course, I can't forget the women who have supported them this first year.  It was a great day filled with fun and friendship.

Our wonderful WWS girls and the Anniversary Cake.  The WWS girls have had quite a busy and successful first year. 
Loretta helping Nancy with her make-n-take.
 Ann smiling for the camera.
 Future class to be held by Ann.
One of Susan's future class samples.
It has been a fantastic year for the WWS girls.  They have filled it with classes, crops, make-n-takes, friendships and just an overall time of fun.  We look forward to another year of the same and would like to thank all the wonderful women who have supported us in this venture.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Mesa Rubber Stamp Show 
Tucson Stamp and Scrap Fest

 The WWS girls were invited to do Make-n-Takes at the Mesa Rubber Stamp Show on March 2 & 3, 2013 and at the Tucson Stamp and Scrap Fest on March 16 & 17, 2013.  With samples made and kitting done the WWS girls were ready to meet the public!

 Loretta, Susan and Kelly before the busy day began.

The signs were completed Friday night in the hotel lobby.  Everything was ready for the big day.  What a fun and exciting time.

The WWS girls didn't get much of a break either weekend. It was exciting how many women were interested in the Make-n-Takes and meeting the WWS girls. 
The display boards were a great hit.  Everyone enjoyed looking at all the class samples!
Both events were lots of fun and the WWS girls met so many nice people and many friends stopped by to visit.  We look forward to seeing everyone at
The Little House!


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Holiday Crop - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

The WWS girls put on a fabulous Holiday Crop - filled with prizes, make & takes, food and of course, fun! And what better way to share the holiday season than being surrounded with your cropping friends!
Our WWS girls with Santa
And what's a holiday without a surprise?  We had that covered - with a special visit from the man himself - SANTA!  It wasn't easy getting him here so close to the holidays but the WWS girls will do anything for their "peeps"! And wow is he popular! Just check out the photos to see what a man in a santa suit will do to a group of level headed women!

Joan with Santa
Everyone got a chance to talk to Santa.  He also had a present for each of us. 
Carol with Santa
 Santa told Carol she was on the Naughty list.  Hmmm, I wonder what
 got her in trouble.

Pam, Loretta and Kelly
Of course, there were make-n-takes.  
 Sherry with Santa
She sure is snuggling up with Santa.  She obviously wants something special for Christmas.

Our fabulous WWS girls put on a totally awesome Holiday Crop.  We had a great time with good friends, wonderful food and cropping the day away.  I can hardly wait for our next one. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Weekend of Mixed Media with Sherry Mendoza!

Sherry Mendoza arrived from California with a car full of wonderful workshops for all of us to be amazed with!  All  the participants had great fun learning mixed media techniques while getting covered in paint, sprays, inks, gesso and more-the real mark of a true mixed media artist!

Sherry Mendoza, such a cutie,  demos photo transfers!
Creativity abounded with each workshop! Each picture tells the story of our happy mess!

"Busy Bees" try out Mixed Media 101
Right Hand before mixed media, left hand after mixed media

Happy Artists in the mixed media zone!
Such a great weekend, we want to thank Sherry for coming all the way to The Little House and sharing all of her ideas and inspiration with us. We had so much fun listening to her down under accent!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Sherry Mendoza From Down Under, The Premiere Mixed Media Artish & Editor of My Prima Place Magazine Coming to The Little House

Sherry Mendoza from Down Under, 
The Premiere Mixed Media Artist 
& Editor of My Prima Place Magazine 

 Is coming to The Little House
for an Exclusive Weekend of Workshops.

This is the First Time She Has Taught in Tucson
Coming On December 1st & 2nd, 2012

This is a rare opportunity to take a class with this gifted Mixed Media Artist.

Class Sizes & Spaces are Limited

 Reserve Your Spot TODAY!

Do you want to learn to take your paper crafting to the next level? If so, then you will not want to miss these amazing Mixed Media Workshops with Sherry  Mendoza, Prima Educator. Sherry incorporates many different techniques, mediums and styles in a variety of projects.

Sherry is offering 4 Different Classes over 2 Days, class size is limited so sign up early to ensure you don't miss out on this opportunity!

Workshop 1 
Tea Thyme Circular Home Decor
Saturday December 1, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cost:  $55.00

In this Prima workshop Sherry is going to teach us how to create a one of a kind Circular Shaped Project. Layering, sectioning and distressing makes this Creation simply unique!  You will then fill it with gorgeous clusters of Prima Flowers, trinkets and embellishments.

This is a circular project that can be used as a wall hanging; put it on a photo stand or pop it into a scrapbook album. It is approx. 11 inches in diameterIt is slightly smaller than a 12 x 12 page. We will put together a series of layers like a jigsaw puzzle and create a ‘fancy’ border. Please note the photo that is required is a 6 x 4 portrait shot but NOT a close up.  You need a photo that can be cut down to fit in an area of approx. 2 x 3.5 portrait size.

Sherry will be providing all of the Materials required for the Workshop PLUS the Kit you will receive is Massive!  

You will receive $55.00 of product in your kit.  It includes every paper from the Tea Thyme Line and10 Full Packs of Embellishments!!

Workshop 2
Prima Mixed Media Journal Album
December 1st, 2012
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost:  $65.00 

Come and learn from Sherry how to create this stunning Technique based Prima Mixed Media Journal Album.  Sherry incorporates many different Mixed Media techniques and styles into a beautiful Prima Mixed Media Journal Album.

You will get to play with gorgeous Prima products and get some expert insight and instruction for a brand new paint product,  PanPastels which are the crafters  latest "must-have item! You will get messy with Ranger sprays and as well as Faber Castell Gelatos. 

The Journal measures 7.5 x 9 inches. The package includes 6 doublesided cardstock sheets (with subtle patterns), 3 resist canvas sheets, 1 Alphabet sticker sheet, 3 plastic sleeves, 3 watercolor sheets, 2 double-sided tags and 3 plain canvas sheets. We will be using 12 different sheets plus the tags to do background techniques using: Dylusions Sprays, Gel Medium, Gesso, Faber Castell Gelatos, Pan Pastels and making some pocket and window pages.

Sherry will teach you blending techniques with different mediums such as Texture Paste, Gel Medium, Gesso and Acrylic paints, creating some beautiful backgrounds for your Mixed Media Journal. As an added bonus, during this workshop Sherry is going to teach you a very cool photo transfer technique (using Gel Medium) that can be used in most areas of your crafting portfolios.

So ladies be prepared to get your hands very dirty and bring your aprons.
all inclusive - Sherry provides all the supplies! Plus you receive $50 worth of Prima product in your kit!

Workshop 3
Doodle Deux Album 
December 2nd, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cost:  $50.00

In this fabulous Prima workshop with Sherry, you will learn how to turn an Old Book into a Gorgeous Scrap Journal.

Sherry will teach us some awesome creative techniques using Ranger Dylusion sprays, Distress Stains, Gel Medium and Gesso.

The  Album is 12 x 6 inches. Once completed it will consist of 30 pages plus 2 envelopes. These will be separated into four sections within the book. 

You will also incorporate stencils and stamping to your pages, along with stunning Prima Papers and beautiful coordinating embellishments. 

As an added bonus we are also going to be playing with Epiphany Craft punches to make our own Expoxy Embellishments!

Sherry will be supplying all the materials required for this class.  Kit includes $40.00 retail value of product, including 7 sheets of Doddle Deux papers PLUS 7 Full Packs of Embellishments.

Additional Photos to come!
Workshop 4
Technique Tag Class #1
December 2nd, 2012
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost:  $40.00

Sherry say's "It's all about Backgrounds"

In this workshop you are going to play with Dylusions and other Ranger Products to create gorgeous unique one of a kind tags.

In this workshop we will do 10 different techniques on tags (which Sherry will be providing) using mostly Dylusion sprays, stencils, stamps along with other items such as Gesso, Metallic paint dabbers and white distress stain. Everyone gets a written print out of each technique to take home with them so they don’t forget what they have doneThis workshop is really good for people who have just started doing mixed media or those who just want to create a book that they can refer to when needed for techniques.  

Additional Photos to come!