Wednesday, December 30, 2015

AtmosFlare 3D Drawing Pen

(I received a 3D pen from AtmosFlare to try out with my kids.  This post is compensated by AtmosFlare, in partnership with The Women Bloggers, and contains affiliate links)

To say I had fun with this AtmosFlare pen, would be an understatement.  I signed up for this job thinking it would be a nice school break activity for the kids.  Turns out, it was more of a break for Mommy.

AtmosFlare 3D Drawing Pen Review by Gina's Craft Corner

Have you seen the new commercial out where the lady is so frustrated with her job that she's about to lose it, so she decides to color??  Well, I have 29 purses to make, a house to clean, grades to enter, bills to pay, products to review....ahhh!!  I'm a little stressed.  So, I took the morning off and used these AtmosFlare Pens, thinking, "Here's one more thing I need to get done before I get back to sewing." 

AtmosFlare 3D Drawing Pen Review by Gina's Craft Corner

Turns out, these little pens are addictive!  Check out what my 7 year old did in the above picture.  You can create 3D art in a flash.  

AtmosFlare 3D Drawing Pen Review by Gina's Craft Corner

The kit sent to me to review included 2 different colors of ink pods and tips.

AtmosFlare 3D Drawing Pen Review by Gina's Craft Corner

It's easy to install the ink pod into the pen.  Just snap in place and then slide the button to lock in place.

AtmosFlare 3D Drawing Pen Review by Gina's Craft Corner

Once the ink is in place, squeeze out the gel-like ink and press the black button to switch on the light.  The light is SO powerful that it cures the ink instantly, thus the awesome towering sculptures.  Okay, sculptures sounds a little fancy for what we created, but we impressed ourselves.  

AtmosFlare 3D Drawing Pen Review by Gina's Craft Corner

I tried to make a tree and a flower.  That is too a flower!   Art is in the eye of the beholder. ;)

So, my girls and I give this AtmosFlare 3D drawing pen 5 stars!  The point though, it's not just for kids.  I think this would be a great stress reliever for those high-school and college kids out there who need a break from all the stresses they are under these days.   

Interested?  Head on over to the AtmosFlare web site to  find out how you can get your hands on this awesome pen!  Even if you don't want to buy it, you should still visit just to check out some of the really complicated creations they showcase in their video.

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Pinbellish-A pinning Celebration (AKA...a great place to link up your best pins and spend more time then you should on Pinterest).

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!



Friday, December 25, 2015

Pinbellish #17- Christmas Edition



Welcome to Pinbellish #17!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

This party is just a continuation of Party #16, as I am probably sitting somewhere enjoying a nice cup of hot cocoa and cuddling with my little ones. :)

Many blessings to you and your family!



Friday, December 18, 2015

Pinbellish #16 is Live at GCC


Welcome to Pinbellish #16!


Party 16 and 17 will be the same linky and will run until the 29th of December. You can pop in and add your links any time you need to get away from the Christmas rush and take 5 mins indulging in Pinterest.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Custom Order Concealed Carry Purses Available at GCC: Made in MO, USA

I just thought I'd give my sewing machine a break to share some of my latest concealed carry handbags with you all!  My closet is full of orders, but thankfully I only have 1 left that has to get out before Christmas.  However, I am scheduled to complete at least 2 purses every week through the end of February, so I think I'll be ready for a LONG spring break come March.  

Concealed Carry Purses by GCCginascraftcorner  on Etsy.com

Friday, December 11, 2015

Join Me For Pinbellish #15: A Pinning Celebration!


Welcome to Pinbellish #15!


Happy Friday!!  Thanks for stopping by Pinbellish.  This is a great place to share ideas and find new ones!  =)


Friday, December 4, 2015

Pinbellish #14: A Pinning Celebraton


Welcome to Pinbellish #14!


Happy Friday!!  Are you finished with your Christmas shopping yet?  Maybe you are trying to think of a great handmae gift idea?  This is a great place to share ideas and find new ones!  =)


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Shop These Wonderful Etsy Shops for Small Business Saturday!



I'm sure you have heard about Small Business Saturday by now.  It started around 2010 and has since took off!  You've seen the commercials, right?  Well, on days like today, when it is cold and rainy, I'll probably do most of my small business shopping on Etsy.com.  Most, not all, but most of the companies on Etsy are small mom-and-pop type stores just trying to earn some extra income.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Creativebug Black Friday Promotion-3 Free Classes with Trial

Hello!  I just had to share with you a great deal going on right now at Creativebug.  I am an affiliate (which means I get paid for your click) of Creativebug and have recently signed up in order for my daughter to take a few art classes.   She is loving the class and I am loving the low $4.95 a month bill.

Pinbellish 13: A Pinning Celebration!

Welcome to Pinbellish #11!


Happy Friday!!  =)

It’s time for another amazing pinning celebration!  Round up your latest and greatest pins and share them with us! 

Monday, November 23, 2015

IDO3D Pen Crafts and Review


It's been crazy around my house lately with illnesses, late night sewing and then there is always homeschool.  So, I was so thrilled when I was hired by IDO3D to try out their product and tell you about it.  It is a fun and easy craft for kids, and would even be a great Christmas gift!

IDO3D Pen Crafts and Review by Gina's Craft Corner

Here is the product right out of the box.  You are provided with 5, 3D drawing pens, a 3D guide book, a UV light, 1 plastic sheet and 2 shapes.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Easy Fabric Zipper Pull Tutorial


Fabric Zipper Pull Tutorial by Gina's Craft Corner

I generally add a zipper pull to all of my purses before I ship them out to my customers, as an added surprise, but I realized at the last minute that I did not have any in stock for this purse.. Thus, I came up with a quick fix.  Here is a tutorial for an easy DIY fabric zipper pull.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Pinbellish Pin Party #11

Welcome to Pinbellish #11!


Happy Friday!!  =)

It’s time for another amazing pinning celebration!  Round up your latest and greatest pins and share them with us! 
START:  Friday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Friday 7pm +8UTC 
END:  Monday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Tuesday 7pm +8UTC


Friday, November 6, 2015

Pinbellish Party #10 is Live!

Welcome to Pinbellish #10!

A Pinning Celebration Where You Can Link Up Your Best Old and New Pinterest Pins!

START:  Friday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Friday 7pm +8UTC 
END:  Monday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Tuesday 7pm +8UTC


Friday, October 30, 2015

Come Link up at Pinbellish #9


Welcome to Pinbellish #9!

A Pinning Celebration Where You Link Up Your Best Pinterest Pins!

START:  Friday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Friday 7pm +8UTC 
END:  Monday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Tuesday 7pm +8UTC




Halloween has come to Pinbellish!





Thursday, October 29, 2015

The "Anyone Can Sew It" Infinity Scarf Tutorial-KC Royals Inspired

Easy Infinity Scarf Tutorial by Ginas Craft Corner

I'm still in SHOCK that my Kansas City Royals, whom I've grown up cheering for all my life, are in the World Series for the second year in a row!  For so many years we were always in last place.  It almost seems that I'm in some sort of dream every time the announcers mention the Royals and the World Series in the same sentence.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Pinbellish Link Party #8 is Live!


Welcome to Pinbellish #8!

A Pinning Celebration Where You Link Up Your Best Pinterest Pins!

START:  Friday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Friday 7pm +8UTC 
END:  Monday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Tuesday 7pm +8UTC




Halloween has come to Pinbellish!





Thursday, October 22, 2015

Fall Sewing Projects: Purses in Gray and Aqua


One of my favorite things to do in the fall is take fall photos of my family.  I've always loved snapping photos of my kids running and jumping in the leaves.  What is it about a pile of leaves that brings out the kid in all of us?  

There is a park close to our house that always looks so pretty in the fall and it has been a great place to snap some family photos.  As I finished up my latest purse,  I grabbed my 1/2 pint photographer and headed out to the park to take advantage of some of the Lord's fall beauty.


Gina's Craft Corner Concealed Carry Purses, Fall 2015

This purse was for a client who wanted me to make her a concealed carry purse with a matching wallet.  The wallet is the Necessary Clutch, designed by Emmaline Bags.  I ended up having to alter the flap accent a bit this time, as the fabric was giving me trouble.  Honestly, I can't even tell you what I did!  Wow!  I just made this at the beginning of the week and I've already forgotten?!  I am coming up on 40.  Ugh...  Is this what happens to your memory at 40.


Gina's Craft Corner Concealed Carry Purses, Fall 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

Come Link up Your Best PIns at Pinbellish #7


Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration

START:  Friday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Friday 7pm +8UTC 
END:  Monday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Tuesday 7pm +8UTC




Halloween has come to Pinbellish!





Friday, October 9, 2015

PINBELLISH #6 - Come Link Up with Us!!


Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration

START:  Friday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Friday 7pm +8UTC 
END:  Monday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Tuesday 7pm +8UTC




Halloween has come to Pinbellish!





Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sewing Concealed Carry Purses in Teal and Gold Metallic Fabric

I recently received a request from a customer to make her a concealed carry purse out of Robert Kaufman's Beau Monde Metallic fabric (which has recently been discontinued-BTW), I was a little unsure of how it would turn out.  It is a very lightweight fabric, so I knew that I would want to add the standard 1 layer of woven fusible interfacing, but I thought I might need to add a 2nd layer, as well.

Concealed Carry Purse by Ginas Craft Corner

Friday, October 2, 2015

Pinbellish- Pinning Celebration #5




Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration

START:  Friday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Friday 7pm +8UTC 
END:  Monday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Tuesday 7pm +8UTC

Welcome to our 5th Pinbellish party!


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Touring Farms in Harrisonville, MO

Welcome back to GCC!  This picture is a little different than what I normally post here at Gina's Craft Corner, but isn't she cute?  Why do I have a picture of a baby calf on my blog you may ask?  Well, it is because two great organizations, Missouri Women Bloggers and Missouri Farm Bureau , decided to team up to help further the public's knowledge about where their food comes from and how it is grown.  What better way to do that than through bloggers?!

Kansas City Farm Tours w/ MO Farm Bureau

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pinbellish- Pinning Celebration #4




Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration

START:  Friday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Friday 7pm +8UTC 
END:  Monday 7am EST | 11am UTC | Tuesday 7pm +8UTC



I'm so excited to announce that I am now a co-host for the weekly link party called Pinbellish!  


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

New Online Craftsy Classes Now Available!

I bet most of my readers have heard me talking about Craftsy before, but for some of you this might be the first time you are hearing about them.  Here is a quick definition of Craftsy for ya.

Craftsy: A convenient and affordable (especially when on sale) way to learn a new craft or advance your skills right in the comfort of your own home. 

That's Craftsy, plain and simple!  I have taken three sewing classes and have learned SO much and am always impressed with the knowledge of my teachers.

So, without further ado, here are the seven new classes launching this week!
(affiliate links in this post)

Decorate With Confidence: Smart Sewing Techniques 
http://www.shareasale.com/m-pr.cfm?merchantID=29190&userID=836600&productID=592152243 

Modern Methods for Classic Cakes 
http://www.shareasale.com/m-pr.cfm?merchantID=29190&userID=836600&productID=592152238 

Yarn Substitution Made Easy 
http://www.shareasale.com/m-pr.cfm?merchantID=29190&userID=836600&productID=592152236 

Industry Secrets for the Savvy Decorator 
http://www.shareasale.com/m-pr.cfm?merchantID=29190&userID=836600&productID=592152244 

Quilled & Sculpted Cards 
http://www.shareasale.com/m-pr.cfm?merchantID=29190&userID=836600&productID=592152235 

Illustrated Nature Journaling 
http://www.shareasale.com/m-pr.cfm?merchantID=29190&userID=836600&productID=592152237 

Start Applique 
http://www.shareasale.com/m-pr.cfm?merchantID=29190&userID=836600&productID=592152245

It's never too late to learn a new skill!  Go for it!!!

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ATTENTION BLOGGERS

Have you been thinking about adding ads to your blog?  Well, I have some good news for you!  Craftsy is looking for creative bloggers just like you to join their advertising team!  If you are interested, then click on the link below to be on your way to making your blog work for you! 

http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?B=253536&U=836600&M=29190&urllink=www%2Eshareasale%2Ecom%2Fshareasale%2Ecfm%3FmerchantID%3D29190

Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know if you sign up for a class.  I'd love to hear about it!