OttLite Craft Caddy Lamp Review + Giveaway

November 21st, 2014

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OttLite contacted me about reviewing their Craft Caddy Lamp. Having seen their products in various craft and sewing stores, I knew it would be a good fit for my creating space, and with the holiday season coming up, I like to test out products that I think could be great gifts for crafters.

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I’ve been using my OttLite for about a month now, and I LOVE it! Here are some of my favorite things about this lamp:

  • I like that it’s a circle, so I can rotate it without interrupting the (messy) space around it.
  • The light part can drop closer to your project and still be parallel with the surface for even lighting:

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  • There is a plug in the back! I used it to plug in my favorite  Ad Tech glue gun (easy access for plugging in and out). Also great for cell phones:

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  • It folds down to a nice compact and easily transportable unit, complete with cord wrap:

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  • The bulb itself is a nice bright clear light. It’s so clear and neutral that I was even able to use it to stage photos in a dark room at night. like this one:

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Overall, it’s a great light for crafting and detail work. I’m so used to using it now that I can’t imagine my workspace without it, and my craft room feels very dimly lit without it. I love using it and I would recommend it to any crafter especially those doing detail work or working with matching colors & patterns.

You can pick up this lamp at Amazon, but I recommend getting it from Michaels.com because you can use their weekly coupon to get up to 50% off. 

OttLite provided me with a second lamp for a giveaway. This is a $70 retail value and you can enter to win by leaving a comment on this post about what is on your crafty Christmas wish list this year and get even more entries by following me on instagram! Enter below for your chance to win:

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*Product for this post was provided in exchange for this review. This post contains affiliate links.

Cricut Design Star Challenge – 5 Glittered Holiday Crafts

November 21st, 2014

For the November Cricut Design Star Challenge, my team created glittered holiday projects. I love all things glitter, and I love how easily my Cricut Explore cuts through thick glitter card stock.

Using my Explore, I created a Glittered Village House, and Glittered “Let It Snow” Banner  (and used them on my Michaels Dream Tree)

Here are all the lovely glitter projects that my team and I created:

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1. Glittered Village House & Glittered Tree Banner by The Project Girl
2. Christmas Woodland Terrarium by Brooklyn Berry Designs
3. Glittered Snowflake Pillow by Laura’s Crafty Life
4. Glittered Christmas Wreath by The Country Chic Cottage
Check out all the Cricut Design Space Star projects from this round on the CDSS pinterest page.  And if you don’t have a Cricut Explore, it’s the perfect Christmas gift. I’ll be posting the awesome black friday deals in a few days too!

This week at Joss & Main

November 18th, 2014

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 I get about a million emails everyday from members-only online retailers, but the only one that I look at religiously is Joss & Main. I think they have the best deals (up to 70% off), awesome finds, and a wide variety of styles.

There are tons of products on sale each week, and I want to scour through them (since I do anyway), and share my favorites on my blog each week. Remember though, sales usually last a few days only, so you have to act fast if you see something you like.

Check out my Holiday Decor favorites. And check back often for an updated favorites list!

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