Today should be the final day of painting for me on my project. I realize that it has taken a while, but I really wanted it to be nice and something that I am proud to submit. I wish I were a faster painter. I am on a page on Facebook and I see the amount of work that these talented ladies make in such a short time and I am completely astounded. But I tend to pick and poke and take a while longer to accomplish something. Especially when I am designing and doing it for the first time. But that is just me.
In the mean time, I wanted to bring something to your attention that you may be interested in. A while back, I talked about a company called Rhinestones Canada. I really love this company and its products. No matter what type of creating you do (painting, woodworking, carving, etc.) I think there is always some room to add a hint of sparkle to your projects. Now I am not saying that you have to go crazy with it (although – sometimes that is exactly what I do!) but even adding a hint of shine could really bring out the best of your projects and give them a finished and professional look that will make them stand out among the rest.
In any case, since I have been using the rhinestones from Rhinestones Canada in several of my projects, the owner Linda and my editor Debbie came up with a great idea – they decided to have a CONTEST where a lucky winner would receive a beautiful rhinestone starter pack as a prize! I thought this was really cool!
Below is a picture of all the stuff the winner will receive:
Included in the prize package is:
One Heat Applicator Wand
One Bent Tweezer
Two Six-Compartment Storage Wheels
plus LOTS of beautiful rhinestones to get you started – 2mm/SS6 (5 gross) 3mm/SS10 (5 gross) 4mm/SS16 (5 gross) 5mm/SS20 (5 gross) 6mm/SS30 (2 gross)
$54.75 Total Retail Value of Each Starter Kit!
AND . . . they aren’t just giving one prize away – they are giving THREE full sets! That is pretty awesome I think!
I have purchased what I would call “lots” of rhinestones from Rhinstone Canada and I once again want to tell you what a great company this is. Every time I ordered, it is shipped the same day. The prices are really reasonable and when I actually get the rhinestones, I am amazed that they are so beautiful in person. The pictures just don’t do them justice.
The best news yet is that I have heard from many of my customers who also placed orders there and they were all just as happy with them as I am. I love having a place to order online where there is always a great selection and service and fair prices. It really makes my life easy and I am so happy to find this great company.
You can see a video of me applying the hotfix rhinestones to a project HERE. (It is the video entitled “Embellishing with Hot Fix Rhinestones” at the top of the page) It is really easy (and FUN!) to do and it really makes my projects look beautiful!
If you want to enter the contest and look around the site, the link to it is here:
Just click on the link on the middle of the page to go to the entry form. Be sure to enter by June 1st to be eligible for one of the three prize packages. Even if you don’t win, I really do recommend them if you are looking for a way to add a touch of shine to your projects. With Christmas coming up before we know it, I am sure you will think of many ways you can use these beautiful stones. I know they look stunning on the ornaments that I used on my little spring tree. They really pick up and reflect the light and make it look special.
You will literally find hundreds of uses for these.
I hope you have a great Sunday today. It is raining here, but we really do need it. It is a quiet and gentle rain and actually rather nice.
I want to wish all the moms a Happy Mother’s Day too! Have a great Sunday!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"