Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wise Owls Write It Down! √

wise owl post it

As I get older, I find that I am a tad more forgetful that I was in my youth.  I am always writing myself notes so I won’t forget to go or do or be somewhere important.  Post it note pads are a staple of life at my house.  But they definitely don’t have to be boring!

PWA designer, Marianne Colschen created this cute post it note pad cover with layers of coordinating papers and ribbon.  The owl has been paper pieced from a die cut!  All the little white parts are the background paper showing through with micro beads inside the openings. Wise Owl Post It Arial View

Here  is a link to the free svg file that Marianne used to create her owl!   Click here to get owl.

Are you feeling inspired?  If you make your own post it note cover and send a photo of it to me  I will add it to this post and enter you into a drawing to win Marianne’s wise owl “PIN” pad!  (You have until March 31st to get it in!)

C’mon!  It won’t take long to do and you’ll be happy to have a cute PIN pad of your own on your counter for taking down notes!



Friday, March 12, 2010

You Have Me In Stitches √


This month our featured designer is Marianne Colschen.  A long time “beadie bud” and talented artist, Marianne has been an important part of our Pennywise family since the beginning.  Here is Marianne helping in the Pennywise booth at the Auntie Amy’s convention in 2005!



Marianne’s first project is a fun little sewing kit that she found at a Dollar Tree store.  She embellished the top of the kit with coordinating papers and ribbon adding a clear micro beaded  ivory paper flower and beaded border.

Repair kit

O’So Sticky Tape sheets can be cut with a personal die cutter which makes O’So more versatile and exciting than ever before!

The sentiment, “You have me in stitches” is from Close To My Heart.

If you would like to have this darling sewing kit for your very own, just place an order from the Pennywise Arts website this week – one lucky person will find it as a surprise in their envelope!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy 7th Birthday PWA!

Today is our birthday!!  It’s hard to believe!  It’s been seven quick years and tons of beads! 

We wouldn’t have made it this far without YOU – our faithful friends, customers and community!  So today we celebrate that – the amazing people we’ve met on our journey.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for propelling us to this 7th birthday celebration!

I created a fun little mix of beads for some shaker card projects and I made way more than I can use anytime soon, so I thought it would be fun to bag it up and call it the “PWA Party Mix”.  You can’t buy it, but I’ll send you some to play with for FREE with any order placed today – on our birthday, March 11, 2010!

pwapartymix If you’d like to make some yourself you will need to take all of the bits you have left over from all of the bead colors you have and toss them all together in a plastic bag.  If you’re like me and you have a lot of colors you’ll get real close!  If not, then you need to order more beads anyway!  Ü