My New Favorite Craft Kit – Tonic Studios

August 10, 2018

One of the reasons I started my blog was to be able to “geek” out about products I enjoy using or new things happening in the creative world! But I got a little nervous when the majority of the blogs were project based. I love seeing projects, but sometimes I just want to chat, share and hear about your experiences with products.  I don’t have a close friend who is into crafting, so I had hoped to build a friendly community that would understand my need to talk and share about these things! But I got nervous about it, held back and it hampered my posting.

However, as I turn another year older and finish another craft room move in the house along with a reorganization; I realize I was putting a limitation on myself which affected my blogging and crafting joy! Maybe my posts are read by only a few but, at least I will be able to get out all my excitement over the things in paper crafting that brought me joy.

In 2016, Tonic crossed my radar at an expo class that allowed us to try out Tonic’s new mousse and crystal drops. Instant love!  I started collecting Nuvo Drops like an obsessed fan.

 

As I worked on a  mini album that was fall themed, I came across Nuvo’s Autumn colored glitter with enticing names such as one yummy one “spiced apricot.” Besides the color depth, I was taken with the packaging. Who doesn’t like a big jewel cap on a glittery bottle? Right?

 

Then, this past spring, a video of Tonic’s craft kits popped up in my suggested videos. The reveal videos were addicting each one chock full of goodies to complete a project. I am not big on craft kits, but this was too good to pass up for roughly $40.  I had missed some good ones, so Number 9 was not escaping my clutches.  I signed up and waited the full month with the patience of a kid waiting for Christmas to arrive!

When the kit came, I felt as though I had stumbled onto a craft secret. It was generous with all sorts of items designed specifically for the kit. Intricate die sets with matching stamps. Beautifully designed papers with embossing, mirror finish and matching heavyweight cardstock. It also had surprise gifts plus sample sizes of new colors not yet released in crystal drops, mousse, glitter paste, glitter, and sequins.   I have to say I sat with my coffee just looking at everything and enjoying all the colors and packaging. I know I am probably a little wacky!

 

I have never had a Tonic Studio die set, I found myself taken with the layers included along with the detail cuts.

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New holiday-themed dies excellent for borders on mini albums as well as cards.

The first kit had approx. 12 dies to create a little-handled gift bag. A stamp sets to go with the die set project. Then all the embellishments added to finish the project is unmatched in my opinion. Everything goes together so well and with options! Options people, very important!

In addition to all this, their customer service is staffed with thoughtful, positive people who genuinely listen to help solve the problem in your favor. I happened to order as they were experiencing crazy growth launching the USA website. But between website questions and their Facebook page, I felt heard and helped!

If you are interested, https://www.tonic-studios.com They are based in the UK but ship all over, make sure to click on the USA if you are in the states. They have a facility in California that handles the USA shipping!

Thanks for letting me share about my new favorite kit and company. I would love to hear from anyone who is getting Tonic Kits or has a favorite Tonic product to share about. It is always nice to know I am not the only one!

I am still finishing my 3rd craft room move but hoping I can dig in and complete the projects of each kit and then have something to post in the next week.

Until next time…

UGH! Reorganizing…

October 22, 2016

Good Morning,

I have been in the middle of re-organizing my tiny space for a while now, I finally figured out why it is hard, I don’t like the space.  I had to downsize so our third little bundle of joy and surprises could have a room. But I have to say after having that space for over 10 years set up exactly as I wanted, with tons of space, it is hard to not want it back.  I am still trying to convince my middle son to share a room with the three-year-old. He isn’t going for it.

So I am now in a space half the size I once had in the middle of a reorganization. My husband is helping me with it..read appreciation with laughter….the downside is he now knows the full extent of my, shall we say “collection”.    While he is supportive he is very eager to see new scrapbook pages and projects finished once we get everything put back.  To help matters along I shopped this past week !   I couldn’t help it the new Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian was in stock at my local store. I have had my eye on it, my family loves all kinds of desserts so this is perfect.

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I do have a ton projects I want to finish but I need to get this room finished so I can use my things. Given the size of my new room, I decided to go with the Scraprack, which why it is taking so long. I keep having to order more bases and sleeves supplies Grrrr….

However I will say I like her system and hopefully, I will be able to thin out my stash quickly once I am fully up and running. if you are interested, her website is totally-tiffany.com   She has a lot of other organizing products including the amazing project binder. I love the two I have purchased, better than Iris cases for my interactive albums.

Check out the new graphic 45 it’s beautiful and no I am not paid to say that, just love their products.

Thank you for stopping by, I love to hear from you.

Until next time,

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