iPhone 7 Case Giveaway from Stickelberry

Oh Hey, it’s a Giveaway!

Don’t you love getting a new iPhone? I look forward to it every time it’s my turn to upgrade. But what I love even MORE is getting a new case (or two…or three?). Phone cases have become an accessory themselves nowadays. No longer are you limited to just a few single-color boring options; now, you can put anything on your case — it’s a blank canvas. iPhone7 Cases from ZazzleI always get my cases through Zazzle because I can design my own! Apart from creating your own designs or putting your kids’ photos on your case, Zazzle has a HUGE gallery of cases designed by some amazing artists, and I’ve partnered with them to show you some beauties and host a giveaway!

So let’s look at my favorites first and then we will get to the giveaway.

Transparent Flair

iPhone 7 Cases from ZazzleI love the concept of the transparent case — peek-a-boo, I see you! I love the art on the clear case for it’s subtlety, it’s barely there but still apparent beauty. iPhone 7 Cases from ZazzleBonus if you got a white or rose gold phone with this one. Isn’t she lovely? iPhone 7 Cases from ZazzleReminds me of a nice glass of Rose! You can find and purchase this and other clear cases HERE.

Marvelous Marble

iPhone 7 Cases from ZazzleI mean come on – this is gorgeous! Is it marble? Is it a satellite image of an ice cap? Is it a pool of marbled paint colors mixing together? So pretty! iPhone 7 Cases from Zazzle

This case has a matte finish which I happen to really like because it shows less wear and tear. You can find and purchase this and other marbled cases HERE.

Motivated Marble

iPhone 7 Cases from ZazzleAnother marbled beauty, but this one has a lovely motivational message on it! “It always seems impossible until it’s done” — that’s sure to get you going, especially given how lovely the script is.

iPhone 7 Cases from ZazzleI LOVE this one – I wish I had an iPhone 7 to put it on but I’m not due for an upgrade just yet! You can find and purchase this and other inspirational cases HERE.

So, those are just my top three choices from a TON of other gorgeous cases on Zazzle — available in both of the new iPhone 7 sizes.

Go to the coupon page and copy yourself a discount code if one applies, then come back here and go to the iPhone 7 Case Gallery. Choose from hundreds of designs, or create your own! The sky is the limit, which is why I’m such a fan.


There will be THREE winners!

1st name selected gets 1st choice of the three, 2nd name gets choice of remaining two, and the 3rd name gets the last remaining case.

Here is how to enter:iPhone 7 Case Giveaway from Stickelberry

  1. Subscribe to the Stickelberry blog over up there on the right side of the screen.
  2. Follow Stickelberry on Facebook! facebook.com/Stickelberry
  3. Follow Stickelberry on Instagram @stickelberry
  4. Find the Instagram post with the “Oh Hey it’s a Giveaway!” image, comment with an “I’m Done!” and tag a friend who loves cool creative things and stuff.


That’s it. I will randomly select the THREE winners on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16th and announce them one by one (as they need to select their cases, right?) on Instagram.

Now Get To It! And let’s all say a word of Thanks to our friends at Zazzle for making this fun giveaway possible.
Shop iPhone 7 Cases on Zazzle

** Zazzle Affiliate Disclaimer Note Thingy: As an affiliate of Zazzle I will be paid a small commission for any products purchased through my links. But as you know, I only post what I love and it’s no question that I love my Zazzle.


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The Magic Potion

Do You Believe in Magic?

Well I do.

My name is Danielle and I am officially a Rodan + Fields addict.

Now before you say, “Oh no, not you too…!” and call me a sell-out and resolve to ban me from your screen forever, just … hear me out, ok? Because I once said the same thing, repeatedly, and then fate stepped in and changed my mind for me.


HER with her cute hair and great skin

It all started at Mommy and Me (those pesky moms and their cute toddlers!) – I noticed this Mom who had the cutest pixie-like haircut and the most amazing skin.

A little background… When you get to be of a certain age *ahem* you really start noticing when other women have fantastic skin. You wonder to yourself, “Is that genetic? Does she Botox? What does she use?!” and you literally start driving yourself mad trying to figure out why your skin isn’t as lovely. Too much sun? Too much time around smoke? Eating like crap? Not enough water?  Stress.

And then you go try all the things to try to fix it. You start at the drugstore or Target with the Neutrogena and the Olay… nope, doesn’t cut it. Then you try to fancy ones like the Dermalogica… eh, not that much better right? Needles scare the heck out of me and I can’t handle any amount of pain, so Botox is off my table, for sure.

And then in walks this lovely gal with this face and hair and I’m like, come on. Well….AS IT TURNS OUT, she used to be a nurse and now she is home with her adorbs daughter and she uses and sells Rodan + Fields. She swears by the stuff and asks if I’m interested in trying it.

Now, she is NOT the first person I’ve encountered selling the stuff; my FB and IG feeds are loaded with all of these ads and pictures of faces and sparkles (why do they all use sparkles?). She IS however, the first real person I’ve met that had amazing skin and showed me her before picture — and obviously her after was right in front of me.

Check this out — this is my friend Amanda — as in a real friend, we have playdates and coffee and stuff:

14453918_702279319922593_857065769_oSo, I was sold. I decided to try it. Why not? I’ve tried so many others and it’s obviously doing REALLY WELL since it is in all of the magazines and beating out all of the other skincare lines, right? It was created by the same dermatologists that developed Proactiv — which many of my close friends have used and loved and swear by… so yeah, I was ready to give it a shot.

Here’s me at 2 months in and 5 months in on the REDEFINE regimen, with no makeup:

REDEFINE Comparison Danielle StickelThat’s kind of a big deal because I’ve never shown anyone my face without makeup – ever – as in, not since junior high, when my Mom said I was finally allowed to wear makeup and my social status sky-rocketed(not really). Check out the reduction in pore size, the reduction in my forehead crevasses, the improvement in my skin tone, and my eyes!

Before I started using R+F, I NEVER went outside without makeup – EVER. But Now? I do it all the time during my daily #momlife, and I feel CONFIDENT! And holy cow does it save me time in the morning!

So now I am hooked – and I love and believe it SO much that I signed up to sell the stuff because I want YOU to try it and love it as much as I do. And love yourself. Because that’s what this is all about, friends. You take care of YOU!

There are so many great products for every type of skin — here are the main regimens, just click on the images to see the details. I am here for you if you have ANY questions, and you can always review even more products and details on my website.

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To see the full line of amazing products, go to my website here!


What Regimen Should I use?

Need help figuring out which products are best for you? Try the R+F Solution Tool — this easy to navigate tool on my website will help you determine which products will address your needs!



SAVE MONEY! Enroll as a  Preferred Customer (I did!) See for yourself what the benefits are… the extra discount and saving on shipping alone are worth it, and you can even get the savings on your FIRST ORDER!


curiousAre you CURIOUS about this amazing business and the opportunity it has in store for you? Take a looksee here, and have a chat with me about it. You have the time, I promise…. says the gal with two kids, a blind dog, a crafty blog and design business. :o)



So that’s my spiel. I’m 100% in, I love it and I want you to love the skin you’re in, too! Join me on this new adventure — I promise I won’t turn my blog into a running ad for Rodan + Fields, but as I try and test out new products, I will definitely share my results with you!


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Back to School with Zazzle

Back in the Season

Back to School with ZazzleWell, that year went by fast.

Here we are, back in the season, scooping up all of the clothes, gear and supplies for our offspring to head back in to the classroom to grow and learn all the things.

You know the last thing your kid wants is the same “_______” as someone else, so wouldn’t it be great to surprise them with some personalized coolness and unique duds that no one else will have? Zazzle can make this happen for us, friends!

AND you can get 30% off right now through Sunday 8/21 using code ZBIGDEALFORU at checkout!


The Backpack

Back to School with ZazzleFirst off, I LOVE these bags from Zazzle – they are lightweight, easy to clean and large enough to hold plenty.

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I totally dig these for my littles AND for myself, because hello – these are awesome for the beach, park, gym, wherever. They would make a great sports bag too!

Check out my newest backpack designs here, or peruse the amazing Zazzle gallery of other unique backpack designs. They even have popular Game, Movie and Comic characters for the little fans out there.

The Lunchbox

Next on my list for my dudes was a new lunchbox. Again, I wanted something totally unique for them and I hit the jackpot with these Yubo lunchboxes. Back to School with ZazzleThey are totally customize-able and come in hundreds of designs! Back to School with Zazzle Back to School with Zazzle








What I like the most about these is the fact that the faceplates COME OFF – so if you want a new design, you can just order new plates instead of a whole new lunchbox. Think about the possibilities — different plates for different seasons, or each new school year, etc. They come in other colors besides blue, too! Back to School with ZazzleIt’s all washable, AND it COMES WITH the containers AND the icepack! Back to School with ZazzleSo there you go — everything you need to pack your child’s lunch (or yours for that matter, I may indeed make one for myself). You can find my designs here, or checkout all the cool lunchboxes that Zazzle has to offer here.


Let’s talk clothes. Shirts in particular. Kids love shirts with words. Funny sayings, things that express who they are and what they are into… I happen to know a lot of kids that are in to sports. Like, REALLY in to sports. ALL THEY DO is eat, sleep, and play their sports. Back to School with ZazzleEnough said. Check out my collection of back to school shirts here (more to come, I’m adding new designs daily!), or peruse the entire gallery of SO MANY awesome and unique shirts on Zazzle.


Have I mentioned that I love all things paper. I love love LOVE notebooks in particular – anything I can write or doodle in makes me SO happy. Back to School with ZazzleGet your child writing with these custom notebooks and journals! Great for taking notes, journaling, keeping scores… you name it.  Check out my favorites here or view the entire collection that Zazzle has to offer!

Back to School with ZazzleIf you have an avid list maker, artist or poet on your hands, these pocket journals are THE BEST! You can customize the outside and choose what type of paper is on the inside: blank, lined, grid or checklist.

I love the idea of customized binders – nowadays the older kids need one for every subject so why not provide them with super cool subject binders. Back to School with Zazzle

You can put any text on them, so you could put their name or initials, the class the binder is for, etc., and they come in 1″, 1.5″ and 2″ sizes. You can find my designs here, or the entire gallery here. You can get popular characters like Superman, Batman and all of your favorite Disney friends!


Don’t forget phone and tablet cases – there are so many beautiful and customize-able designs available on Zazzle! Here is my newest design from my Back to School shop — you can get them with a shiny or matte finish, available in 3 colors.  You can find this and the rest of my cases here, or check out the rest that Zazzle has to offer here for iPhone, Samsung, Nexus, iPad and Kindle!Back to School with Zazzle

So, my friends – go shop with confidence knowing that your kids will have the good stuff this year. Be sure to check out my Check Mate collection, featuring all of my latest checkered goodies inspired by my little dudes.

Get 30% off right now through Sunday 8/21 using code ZBIGDEALFORU at checkout!

Want to see ALL of the Back to School goodies available on Zazzle? Check them out here:
Shop Back to School on Zazzle

Happy Shopping!

Outtakes….. :o)

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Placemat Wine Bottle Gift Bag

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift Bag

Because you needed another placemat tutorial. You were desperately looking for something else to make from all those gorgeous placemats you couldn’t pass up in the Target aisle. I got your back, friend.

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagThis is EASY! Perfect for beginners for a quick project, easy enough to do the day of giving, too (guilty!). Why present a wine gift to the host/hostess in a boring gift bag when you can MAKE one that is wayyyyyy cooler?

Find yourself a lovely placemat. The one I chose has a lining on the back, but don’t fret if yours doesn’t — it isn’t necessary. Just be sure to read the notes below.

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagFold your placemat in half lengthwise so the right sides are facing together.

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagMeasure in 3-6 inches, start there and sew back and forth a few times, then sew down the length, turn and sew down the short end, and sew back and forth again.

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift Bag

It should look like this when you’re done!

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift Bag

***Now take your scissors and cut off the fabric to the right of the seam you just made on the short end. NOTE: I did this because the existing seam was too thick with the lining. If your placemat isn’t lined, you won’t need to do this. I also forgot to take a picture. Woops. But you can see it in the next one.

Now, take your scissors and cut off the fabric to the right of the long seam you just made, just down at the bottom where it meets the short sewn end. This will just make it easier to put in the gusset on the bottom of the bag.

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagGrab the bottom of the bag and squeeze it! Placemat Wine Bottle Gift Bag

Squeeze from the folded side so the bottom pops out and use your fingers to fold over the corners toward the center. They will go in about an inch or so.

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagGet your needle & thread ready, and hand stitch those corners down.

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagDoesn’t have to be fancy. Clearly. They won’t see this so feel free to just wing it.

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagDo both sides so it looks like this!

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagTurn the bag right-side out. Isn’t she pretty?

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagDepending on the kind of ribbon you have, you may need to seal it so it doesn’t fray. Ever hear of this stuff?

Fray Check is AWESOME – I use it all the time. Perfect for ribbon ends & sealing off small bits that you don’t want to fray.

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagInsert bottle, tie a bow…

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagVOILA!

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift Bag

A thoughtful handmade gift to go with your pal’s favorite vino.

Enjoy! Hope your pal share’s her wine with you… :o)

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Magnetic Closure Tutorial

Magnetos! Magnetic Closure Tutorial

Magnetic Closure TutorialI call these guys Magnetos (comic lovers, chuckle with me now!). Magnetic closures are a great way to add a professional touch to your clutches, wallets, and bags.

Don’t be intimidated by their forged metal-ness, these babies are easy to install.

Let me show you!




In these photos I am installing them on my favorite placemat clutches. Magnetic Closure Tutorial

I open them up, insert interfacing, and while they are still open, I install the magnetos. So it’s important to note, you need to add these guys before you sew up the seams on whatever you’re working on. Also, it’s good to have something stiff for them to hold onto if your project allows for it — the interfacing should be on the thicker side. Otherwise the magnetos will droop and weigh the fabric down. If you’re making a slouchy type of bag, that is totally fine.

First, figure out where you want them. Magnetic Closure Tutorial

For example, If there is folding to be done, do the fold and mark where you want the closure on both sides. If you’re putting them on a bag, mark on both sides where you want it.

  • The easiest way is to put the magnets together and place it on one side where you want it and mark with pencil or marker, then pretend you’re closing your project so that it touches the fabric where it will close when you’re done, and press hard with your hands to make an indent with the tabs.
  • If I made a mark, I take the tabs of the magneto and press it into the fabric to create an indent on either side of my mark. Either way, you’re using those tab indents as a guide.

I then use an exacto knife to poke holes where the indents are and lengthen them just a bit so they are small slits. You could use your seam ripper point for this, but I find the exacto knife gives me a much cleaner cut. Magnetic Closure Tutorial

I use the knife to continue poking through the interfacing (in this case, I used stiffened felt!).

Now just take the tabs and stick them through your slits in the fabric…. Magnetic Closure Tutorial

…and through the slits in the interfacing .Magnetic Closure Tutorial

Add one of the flat pieces to the back, and press the pointy tabs outwards with your thumbs to hold the back piece in place.Magnetic Closure Tutorial

Use those thumb muscles! You may need to press them into your table if they are really strong. Magnetic Closure TutorialDo the same exact thing with the other side of the magneto on your other mark, and then finish sewing up your project. Magnetic Closure Tutorial

Magnetic Closure Tutorial

Inside of finished clutch


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Like I said, they seem intimidating, but once you try them you’ll find they are super easy and just require a little advanced planning. Sometimes we just want to hurry up and sew, but these are a really nice touch!

01e9d150ce1c9b3b7d6d71a9436976d4c5781d31c4Need Magnetos? I get mine here!

Want to make a placemat clutch? Get the tutorial here!

Go forth and put magnets on everything! :o)

Share your your projects with me!  Did you use one of my tutorials or fabrics? Tag me @stickelberry on Instagram or Facebook, and use #stickelberryfriends




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