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The Groove Tool Review & Demo Video

Hello & happy day! I have something new to share with you all today!

I was browsing the isles of my local craft store and spotted this new little gadget, The Groove Tool by Art-C. 2015-05-30 11.30.50 Being the art tool junkie that I am, and it being on sale… well, I couldn’t resist so Hello, Demo Video!

You can see it in action at the bottom of this video, but first, I’ll say a couple of things about it, since this is a review as well. Here’s what comes included in the box: 2015-05-30 11.32.42

  • 1 Groove Tool
  • 1 Brush Tip
  • 1 Sponge Tip
  • 1 Course Sanding Tip
  • 1 Fine Sanding Tip

*Additional tips are available for purchase. It requires 2 AA batteries (not included) and sells for $19.99. If you can pick it up on sale or with a 40% off coupon, like I did, even better.

Basically this lightweight tool works much like a spinning facial cleansing brush in that the tips spin when you turn it on. It has 2 speeds, low and high, making it suitable for use on various mixed media substrates, like paper, canvas, aluminum, even wood.

The Groove is quiet, super easy to use and rather fun! I think it would be especially useful for someone with carpel tunnel or arthritis since the spinning tip does the work for you with very little pressure needed. It would also come in very handy when mass crafting items like cards and invitations.

Another nice thing about it, is that the spinning tips make for a very smooth application, whether you’re using paint or inks, without any harsh brush lines.

I like brush marks as much as the next gal, but sometimes I want a smooth application and The Groove handles that wonderfully.

I’m pleased with this fun little gadget and think it was a good purchase. Did I need it, no. But now that I have it, do I see myself using it again and again, yes! Over all, my take on The Groove Tool by Art-C is that it’s a keeper and a good addition to my art tools.

If you aren’t able to find it at your local craft store, I found it online at, but it looks like they are currently sold out. 2015-05-30 12.59.39 A few tags that I made using The Groove.

And now to see it in action… if you enjoy the video, please show it some love by clicking the thumbs up to “like” it.

tag1 Thanks for watching and Happy Arting! xo

Container Confessions

Hello lovelies!

I have a confession to share with you today.  There’s just no easy way to say it and no use denying it… I’m a container slut. It’s true, I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’m fast and easy with my affections for a good looking, functional and well constructed container.

Having recently succumbed to the charms of the Sizzix Big Shot, I found myself in need of something to store my dies in and quickly set about searching for something suitable.

There were quite a few options that would accommodate my Bigz and Bigz Large dies, such as plastic, cardboard, and baskets, but like I said, I’m a sucker for a good looking container so I went with two of the Sizzix Tim Holtz Die Storage Boxes.

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These covered boxes hold ten Bigz dies or seven Bigz L dies and measure 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 9 5/8. The lids will help keep the dust of the cutting plates and their sturdy construction will help ensure that they stand up to the weight of a full box of dies.

If you have the XL dies or edging dies, these storage boxes are available in larger sizes as well.

The next container I’d like to share with you might not be as easy on the eyes, but as far as functionality goes, it’s an A+ in my book.

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This is the Zutter Magnetic Die & Stamp Storage. It comes with three sheets that are magnetic on one side to easily hold your thin metal dies.

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2015-04-21 18.37.15The best part is that if you have stamp / die sets, the other side of each sheet will hold the corresponding stamps. No more having to remember whether or not you have a die for a particular stamp or having to hunt it down in your craft space, they’re now together, in their same storage solution!

2015-04-21 18.35.30The Zutter Magnetic Die & Storage box comes with its own transparent snap on lid and measures 12 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 2 5/8 inches. It comes with three magnetic sheets and three dividers. You can also purchase additional magnetic sheets plus dividers, if needed.

I do hope that you won’t think less of me for my container confessions *giggle* and that you’ve found this post useful.

I wish you a happy day!



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