Thursday, April 24, 2014

Darby Smart. Great Crafts. Great Sense of Humour!

Just in case you thought maybe Darby Smart wasn't cool, I'm here to tell you that you are wrong!  Check out what I just found in my email from Darby Smart.
I actually laughed and had to immediately click on the included link just because they sent this.  If you aren't familiar with the "hey, girl" Ryan Gosling meme then this probably makes no sense to you.  But if you are a true netizen you know what this is.

Darby Smart (and Ryan, right?) offered me a welcome coupon for $10 off!  You can use the code HOWDYDARBY to get $10 off, too!  

Here's what I'm getting: 
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The Hanging Votive Kit-  So I've loved blue mason jars forever.  I just haven't bought any because I'm too cheap.  This was a great opportunity for me to get the jars AND get crafty at the same time!  I'm not sure that I will actually hang these outside, I haven't decided yet!  I don't think any of my trees are big enough yet.  Which reminds me I need to refill my hummingbird feeder.

I also got Mixed Media Kit:
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Now, I don't really like what they did with this.  Mainly because I really hate art with writing.  No, I can't say that.  I really hate art with "love" things all over it.  Gag.  But the colors and the style, I *do* like and I won't be writing anything about love anywhere on any of my canvases.  I'm going to make these and put them somewhere in my sitting room.  Or maybe my kitchen.  
Heres a picture of the supplies:
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Ooo!  I just had a thought.  I wonder if I could cut a bird out of the paper and modgepodge it on!  I like birds in art.  Personal taste is so... arbitrary, isn't it?  I'm sure while I love birds and hate "love" stuff someone else is exactly the opposite and thinks I'm crazy! 
I'm pretty excited about making this one.

Now, I got those using the HOWDYDARBY code.  I used the Ryan Gosling Welcome Code they sent me (welcome72 but I think its just one time use, you can try it, though) to get something else!

So, for $9 I got another craft kit!  This one is a DIY Decorative Pillow Cover Kit!
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Once again, I don't particularly like what they did with the pillows but I'm sure I can come up with something that will make me happy.  That's the whole fun of it!!  I love that they get everything you need together and teach you how to do it.  That's always the hard part for me.  Getting the idea and collecting everything needed to accomplish it is always where I fall off the crafty wagon.

I can't wait till all this arrives!  Darby Smart also has a subscription box for girls called Darby Girl.  It's $19 and each month they'll send you (I mean, your daughter) a craft kit with everything needed to get a finished product.  I'm actually thinking of doing this for my (almost) niece.  She's my best friends daughter and she's ten.  Her birthday is coming up in June.


  1. Is this a new box? Never heard of this one before, but I love crafting! Looking forward to seeing how your goodies turn out; I may just have to order a box for myself!

    1. I dont know how old it is! I thought it was only a subscription until I went to the site. There *is* a monthly sub and its really reasonably priced. I think 3mo was $49. Only I didnt find the subscription part until today after Id already purchased 3 craft kits!