{fun fridays – let me introduce you to the Big Shot Pro + a giveaway!}

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Ohhhh it's Friday, people!!! Yay!!! Are you wearing your party hat? Have you made your party hat? (spoken like a true crafter, huh?)

(btw, make sure you read all the way to the end…there is a GIVEAWAY on here!! with multiple chances to win!!)

The above photo is a sneaky peek of a Valentine that I'm making for a swap…Thanks to my darling friend, Brooke, who blessed me with a fantastic package last week that included a few of these products!! πŸ™‚ (love that girlie!)

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What do you think of the elephants??? you are going to love this shirt I made Wednesday!! (I'm waiting until Sunday for the big reveal…it's a little bit dressy! :)) I adore the way it came out. It actually encouraged me to sew more for myself!!! πŸ™‚ How fun is that?

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How is your Tangerine Tango Challenge coming?? Mine is awesome…I love these blocks!! (yes, I am a HUGE orange fan! wtg, Pantone!) Next for me? 9-patch blocks…Sigh…i love quilting!

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Are you ready for the Fun Friday Video??? Before I share it with you, I want to show you how I debunked one of the issues of the Big Shot Pro…and that is the space it takes up!!!

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When we got new floors put in, I rearranged my whole craft studio…I'm still moving things around, but one thing that I found was this space under my big crafting table. Because it's wood laminate flooring, everything that is put on it has to have little felties on the bottom of it. So, I just happened to have a little side table that no one wanted for themselves, and it just happened to fit the Big Shot Pro exactly!!! And it also just happened to fit into this little wonderful space under my craft table!

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(ignore the fact that the back of the table is open…actually, it makes it super easy to access all of my wrapping supplies for sending my products! πŸ™‚ Love!!) Isn't it cool how it fits perfectly in there?

And you can pull it out so easily!

and check this out…

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I have this awesome curtain that covers up all of the mess (organized mess, thank you very much!!) under the table!!

So here is my video introduction to the Big Shot…make sure your volume isn't too loud! The music I use in all of my videos is all original music from my band, Brazos River Turnaround!! yay!

Now that you've seen the Big Shot Pro in action (thank you, Emma!!), let me share a couple of things that you may be wondering!!

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Here's another closeup before quilting…

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These are Bigz Dies…

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This is what Sizzlets look like…thin and for paper! πŸ™‚ and so fun! (I'd show you ones from my craft studio, but I gave them all to my mom!! teeheee!!)

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The birdie/bird cage die I used was the same that I used for the Heat therapy pillow I made for the Art Gallery Project 2012!

These next two pics show why I bought the Sizzix Big Shot Pro. I had the regular Big Shot, but I wanted to be able to use the extra big dies…like these…

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The big circle die…I put the scissors in there so you could see how big it was!! πŸ™‚

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I love this die!!! It's a 2.5" strip die…and I've used it to make my own jelly rolls. LOVE!!

And look what Sizzix has come up with for quilters…

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Two fun dies that I can't wait to use!! πŸ™‚ You will see these patterns showing up in my quilts soon!!

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And this sweet little quilt before binding, but after quilting!!

btw, I have to tell you that when I ordered this particular pack of fabric from Julie over at the Intrepid Thread, she put those two little charm squares of Sugar Hill by Tanya Whelan into my package!! Now, I may have to go buy this fabulous pack because she has hooked me and because it's on super sale!! (yep, my darling friend Julie is truly my dealer!!)

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I FMQed using a heart pattern…I'm still practicing, and boy, is it fun!!

AND DID I MENTION A GIVEAWAY???? Yep!!

Check out what I have for you!! 

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2 Templates from The Crafters Workshop, 8 hexie templates, and a 2.5" charm pack of Aneela Hoey's A Walk in the Woods!! Yay!!

Here's what you can do to enter – you can have a total of three entries! Please comment separately for each entry:

1. Comment here…with anything…tell me anything!! Maybe how you loved my Emma in the video or you noticed my new eye shadow in the video, or how you are running out to buy a Big Shot Pro!

2. "Like" my Facebook page!!

3. Retweet this giveaway and make sure you mention @sallykeller814 so I see it and can count it!! πŸ™‚

This giveaway is open until next Thursday, Feb 9th at Midnight CST!! πŸ™‚ Can't wait to hear from you!

I'm praying that your weekend is super blessed and full of fun and excitement!! For me, I'm writing a pattern, going to a graduation orientation (what??? I'm not old enough to have a child graduating from high school!! eeeek!!), welcoming Mr Gorgeous back into Texas (he's been in Illinois all week teaching and training), and putting on a SUPERBOWL PARTY!!! You'll see some football crafting next week on the blog…life is good here at the Kellers!!  β™₯

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