Christmas in July!

If you read our blog yesterday, you know we are going to be doing something really special.

Join us in a Sale-A-bration as we kick off the Holiday Shopping season.

Our great surprise this month is that we are having a Christmas in July “Sale-A-bration”. During the entire month of July, the 3 Funky Divas will be offering different specials every week and sometimes on a daily basis so it will be really important to check in to see what’s happening EVERY day!

Since this first week focuses on our nation’s birthday party with fireworks on the 4th (Wednesday), to start our Sale-A-bration off with a bang, you could get all your purchases in the month of July shipped for FREE! That’s right. . .  you heard me. . .  The 3 Funky Divas will pay for everyone’s shipping fees for any and ALL items purchased during the month of July! Now. . .  how can we do that you ask? Well. . .  here are the important details for this offer so pay attention and write it down so you can save some $$$.

Free Shipping

Enjoy FREE shipping during July!

EVERYONE . . . who chooses to follow us and makes a comment (even a LIKE on our FaceBook page or anyone who chooses The 3 Funky Divas as a Favorite Shop on ETSY and lets us know in a comment here on our Website/Blog) between July 1 – 7, will receive free shipping for ALL items purchased during the ENTIRE month of JULY.

Pass the word and tell your friends, and watch our ETSY shop as we add all kinds of new items for sale this month. During the entire month we will showcase items, in a Holiday Collection under on our Portfolio Page, that can be special ordered for the holidays. . .  Handcrafted, personally designed Gift Tags, Greeting Cards, Special Christmas and Hanukah cards, 2013 Photo Calendars, and holiday jewelry. We will also be offering a special layaway plan for items you want to order to help you start your holiday shopping without “breaking the bank”.

So plan now to check in often and contact or CONVO with the Divas to discuss your special needs. We offer FREE consultation on any type of creation or special order so we can give you the best price quote for whatever you need to order. Then, the Divas will work together with you to make this Holiday buying experience the most stress free and enjoyable! Watch for details on the Holiday Layaway plan later this week.

FreeBee

Enjoy the Diva FreeBees!

Can’t wait to start giving away all the great FREEBEES to all of you and to read your comments this week. Once we approve your comment, you will receive an email with special instructions to follow and the FREE shipping coupon code you will need to use for your July purchases through our ETSY shop. If your name is not on the “COMMENT-LIKE-FAVORITES” list, then you won’t be able to use the FREE shipping coupon code.

Hope you enjoy your July surprises from the Divas this month!

‘Til Manana Darlings . . .

The Divas -Kathy, Kristin & Emiley

Simplifying Life

Reorganizing your workspace can be one of the most horrendous tasks but it can also be full of the greatest surprises! My goal for this week is to get our office and studio back in order so we can create without having to find a few square inches of workspace.

With new equipment, a new heavy duty bench vice with interchangeable block, and ring and bracelet mandrels, and our new kiln just begging for us to start firing up some metal clay, I had to make the decision to sacrifice some design time for clean-up and organization.

We found our workbench at an inventory sale at a community college. So if you need to locate a great workbench with electrical strips and a carpeted work surface for safety, try to find electrical class workbenches from a school or company that is replacing equipment and furnishings. We got a great deal; only $30 bucks each and they are sturdy with large locking drawers.

To make it easier to organize everything, we filled plastic shoeboxes with similar items and then labeled them all with what was inside; this way even if the boxes are stacked on higher shelves it will easy to know what is in each one. Next, we got some of those great metal organizers with lots of drawers (you know the kind for nails and screws for the garage), and sorted out lots of small findings, shells, rocks, and the sea glass for our beach line. Using old metal file shelving, we sorted our plastic ribbon holders and lined them up making it so much easier to cut lengths of ribbon without having our ribbon rolls laying all over the workbench.

One of my greatest finds for organizing supplies was an old Simplicity, 4-drawer file cabinet from a fabric store that was going out of business. We placed an expensive particle board paper organizer on top of the file cabinet where we store a variety of papers, transfer and sticker papers for use in our color printer, and a variety of photo quality papers.

 

The drawers in the pattern cabinet had metal dividers that kept the patterns separated for easy categorization. So we decided we needed some bigger sections and removed a few to make some of the areas a bit larger. The picture below is one drawer opened to show how we were able to organize the supplies.

 

 

 

 

 

Pretty awesome, eh? Can’t believe how much I have been able to accomplish in just 2 short days. About half done and excited to finish up with all the organizing and labeling. I am actually able to find anything I need without playing the guessing game or flipping a coin to determine where I put something. The other Divas and even my son were totally surprised when they saw the change.

Well, darlings . . .  check back in a few days and see how the process ended up. Happy times!

The Divas -Kathy, Kristin & Emiley

Another peaceful day . . . with much needed R & R

Simply serene Saturday today . . . relaxing, but still no rest for that right side of the brain that is filled to the brim with so many ideas. Have been enjoying the down-time with my granddaughter Emiley who is also our KIDZ Diva in the business. We have been crazy creators this weekend with our brainstorming efforts to rekindle some old ideas and develop some cool recyclable projects. In fact, this has been so much fun, we might just have to produce a few short tutorial videos on how everyone could recycle some of the simplest things found around the house.

We spent some time outdoors picking up all kinds of goodies for embedding into our new resin jewelry pieces . . . miniature flower petals, teeny tiny snail shells, and twigs full of nodules for our new metal clay jewelry pieces. Can’t wait for you to see all of these when we finally get them ready to sell.

Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome wonderful DADs. A big thank you for letting your girls and the love of your life be creative and freely express who they are!

‘Til Tomorrow . . .

The Divas . . . Kathy, Kristin, and Emiley

Birthday blessings and A scholarship fund for EMDT students . . .

Happy Birthday Cake

Kathy Celebrates Another Year of Blessings

Birthday Blessings

The Grande Dame Diva celebrated her birthday on Flag day with family and artsy moments with the KIDZ Diva, Emiley. Talk about being pampered and spoiled… breakfast in bed, all meals cooked and an awesome cake. We played games when the power went out, watched 2 movies when the electricity was restored, and sketched designs all evening.


Scholarship Fundraiser

So now it is back to work on our newest designs. We will be posting new clothing designs as well as some new School Spirit jewelry for the alumni at Full Sail University. We plan to start a new scholarship fund for future students in the EMDT program so we will be donating 10% of ALL sales of the T-shirts and jewelry for the EMDT grads and alumni during the month of June.

Why June??? Well… that just so happens to be the month Kathy graduated from the Full Sail EMDT program with her MS in Educational Media Design and Technology degree in 2011. Our goal is to raise at least $500 to start the scholarship fund that will help students purchase books or other supplies.

EMDT PendantEMDT T-Shirt

Be sure to check out the School Spirit Gallery under the Portfolio page link for details. You will need to visit our ETSY Store to make your purchases.

If you have any questions, please convo us by using the contact form on our Contacts page.

Well… I’m off to catch a few zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Your Grande Dame -Kathy

Gearing up for a Creative Marathon . . .

Inspiration
Have you missed us? We have missed the time we get to spend being creative and to share with each of our loyal followers! We have all been so busy with online course work and training but we have a much needed break coming up. And the plan is to plunge feet first, or should we say, hands first into a creativity marathon where we do lots of design work. We recently got some new equipment including our much awaited Wacom Bamboo Tablet with the newest Art Rage software . . . can’t wait to use that to create some unique digital ACEOs!

In addition, our newly revised Website and ETSY storefront have been updated and are almost ready to launch so watch for the announcement coming in your email, on Facebook. We will also be sending out some special tweets so stay tuned for more details!

So darlings. . .  watch for more news coming soon!

The Divas -Kathy, Kristin & Emiley

Inspiration . . .

Ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. . . the Divas are brainstorming again! 

More inspired after visiting the Houston Aquarium and getting some fabulous photos! I love getting inspired by the world around us and can’t wait to create some new designs inspired by our “underwater” adventure. We just ordered some new art supplies as well as lots of precious metal wires and blanks for some new fabrication ideas.

And . . . we found an excellent supplier for our ACEO or as some call it, ATC or Art Trading Cards. This gal cuts all the blanks and recycles materials for our ACEO blanks so we are thrilled to help save our environment by reusing instead of trashing.

I can remember this time last year, we were experimenting with all kinds of new materials and ordering new supplies for unique creations. Well this year is no different. We have been trying out new equipment and processes and are ready for mega creating. The Grande Dame Diva will be working with the KIDZ diva, Emiley, to try out our newest equipment and forging methods over the next few months. I can’t wait to try out all of the new mixed media materials and techniques we have been exploring and learning.

So, darlings . . . keep watching to see what wonderful vintage and trendy goodies we will soon be showcasing! ‘Til next time, enjoy your warm summer days . . .

The Divas- Kathy, Kristin & Emiley

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