My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1031: A Contest For You to Enter!

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 05-12-2013 11:13 AM 2240 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1030: Staying On Top of Things Part 1031 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 1032: Quick Correction on the Contest »

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 Trays
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:

Rhinestone Canada Contest

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 ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 05-12-2013 12:44 PM

Hey hey hey…....... Happy Mothers Day to you and all the other mothers out there. Take today off.. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 05-12-2013 01:24 PM

Hi Sheila,

Happy Mothers Day!

I watched the video of you applying the hotfix rhinestones. Your work is always so professional looking. On the happy birthday piece, the color of the letters, the outlining and the rhinestones. You always seem to know when and what to add.

It’s your artistic ability shinning through.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 05-12-2013 03:00 PM

Happy mother’s day.

-- Bert

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 05-12-2013 03:07 PM

Thank you all! I miss my children terribly, but I hope to talk to them today and catch up a little. I have my furry babies here too. :)

Have a great day!

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 05-12-2013 03:13 PM

Happy Mother’s Day Sheila. I do have a question about the rhinestones—would you be willing to recommend a starter order or is the contest set a good one to start with? I am toying with the idea of using them but I don’t want to go “hog wild” yet.

-- Rick - DeWalt 788 & Ex21 -

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 05-12-2013 03:19 PM

Hi, Rick:
The starter set is really great. You absolutely need the heat wand and the curved tweezers. I found that I use the 3mm and 4mm stones the most. I would start with the basic colors or even clear. That goes with everything. That way too you can get used to them and I will bet you will keep thinking of more and more stuff that you can use them with. I think the 5 gross bags are best because you don’t realize how fast you go through 144 stones. The prices are really low and the quality is high. I see little difference in the Korean stones and the DMC stones. They are all brilliant. I bought both kinds due to size and color more than anything. The lower cost one are still shiny and very beautiful. I don’t know what colors are offered in the kit, but I am thinking that Linda (the owner) will include the best selling stones.

Of course – I went CRAZY and made about four orders since January, adding colors and sizes each time so that now I have many (most!) of them. I don’t regret it though.

Let me know how you do with them. I really love the service and Linda makes sure that the customer is happy. I don’t think you will regret ordering from them. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 05-12-2013 04:48 PM

Thanks Sheila. I already have ideas of where to use them. I just made some of Diana’s 3d bats and I think they would look great with red eyes. I will post pictures after I decide on how I’m going with the eyes.

-- Rick - DeWalt 788 & Ex21 -

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#8 posted 05-12-2013 05:50 PM

Hey Sheila,

I remember way back when your blog was just starting and you are still going strong! Congratulations on Mother’s Day and for being persistent !

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 05-12-2013 07:21 PM

Happy Mother’s Day Sheila!
I agree with you on the Rhinestones. I got the starter kit at first to see how much I would use the stones. It was all clear
rhinestones in the starter kit that I got and very soon after I started to use them I put in another order. I have used them on wood, fabric, leather and cards. It’s just about time to put in another order!
Enjoy your day. The sun is trying to peek through the clouds here.

-- Anna

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 05-13-2013 10:04 AM

Hi, Doc! Yep – you would have thought I would run out of things to say by now. Who would have thought. I am approaching my three year anniversary here on LJ’s and I have enjoyed every minute of it. I am glad that people still stop by to read and I truly enjoy the friendships that I have made here. Thank you for stopping by also!

Anna – it pretty much rained the entire day yesterday, but that is OK. I think we needed some and the trees are finally looking green. Spring seems to be coming so late this year!

As for the rhinestones, I also think that having the clear ones to start is the way to go. They always look beautiful and you can go from there adding colors as you like. I am not partial to green, but the light green peridot stones and the dark green stones are both really beautiful. They surprised me! I think you just have to try them to see what works for each individual.

Happy mother’s day to you too! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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