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Five Holiday Projects Featuring Krylon Spraypaint! (Vlog Hop)

November 18, 2014

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Hey, Crafty Friends! As many of you know, I love to make YouTube videos and sharing great crafts and projects with you is one of my passions. This season, I’ve teamed up with Krylon and some  amazing video creators to bring you even MORE crafty happiness! We’ve put together a little “video blog hop” or Vlog […]

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“Surprise” Acorn Ornaments or Gift Boxes

November 12, 2014

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Today I have a great tutorial for you! It’s not yet Thanksgiving so I’m not “completely” in holiday mode yet.. but I AM thinking about hostess gifts and decorations that would work for Thanksgiving, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah OR Christmas. (That’s a tough order to fill, right?) Well, these acorn ornaments are that “shabby glamorous” look […]

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Review it & DO IT! Spooky Goblets using Krylon Frosted Glass Effect

October 1, 2014

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I love to decorate for the different holiday seasons-and I especially love making crafty items for our parties and family get-togethers. (And Halloween crafting is my FAVORITE!)  But what if you don’t want to *store* all of those decorations and supplies? Well, then make something that you can re-use for the next season, of course! […]

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Command Center-Getting Organized for Back To School

September 2, 2014

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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV My kiddos headed back to school last week and it became clear on the first day that this was going to be a super-busy year. My son is […]

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DO IT! Krylon Dual Paint

July 29, 2014

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Happy Tuesday, crafty friends! I’m so excited to share a new “special edition” web series brought to you by myself, Vicki O’Dell the Creative Goddess, and our kind sponsors, Krylon. Each webisode is actually comprised of two videos- the “Review It” portion, where I share an in-depth look at a product, and a “DO IT” […]

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REVIEW IT-Krylon Dual Paint!

July 28, 2014

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Happy Monday, crafty friends! I’m so excited to share a new “special edition” web series brought to you by myself, Vicki O’Dell the Creative Goddess, and our kind sponsors, Krylon. Each webisode is actually comprised of two videos- the “Review It” portion, where I share an in-depth look at a product, and a “DO IT” […]

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Fabric Review: Oly*Fun by Fairfield World

July 25, 2014

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  I was given the opportunity to test out and do a fabric review for a new fabric called Oly*Fun. It’s made by Fairfield World, who is better know for making Fiberfill, Polyfill, foams, and batting. The fabric has some special properties that most fabrics don’t. From Fairfield World: “The everything material” This is one of the easiest, […]

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Three Ideas for Using Shelf Liner in Your Craft Room

June 16, 2014

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve been doing a bunch or reorganizing in my studio and accompanying (new) guest room. Of course, things get worse before they get better, so I’ve been taking the opportunity to really make the areas […]

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Tutorial: Layered Stenciled Pillows with Tulip Fabric Paint

May 1, 2014

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Disclosure: this is a sponsored post from Tulip and iLoveToCreate. All opinions are my own. Post may include affiliate links. Ah, spring! Time to freshen up the house with some new accessories and color. And new pillows are perfect- but they can be SO expensive for a designer look! But I made my own using […]

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Rain Boot Re-Do with Duck Tape Minis

April 22, 2014

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Jenny makes over a pair of rain boots to last one more season using Duck Tape® Minis!

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Sisal Snowflake Ornament featuring Krylon Glitter Spray

November 22, 2013

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Today I have a fun ornament or package topper for you- and you make it with some easy-to-find supplies. This is a pretty easy project, but there are a few supplies and tools you’ll want to have on hand. I made you a video to show you step by step! Here’s a tip: I used […]

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Embellished Decoupaged Thanksgiving Candles Tutorial (#TurkeyTableScapes)

November 18, 2013

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We often travel over Thanksgiving, but this year we are staying home and offering the feast. It’s going to be extra-special this year as our Italian foreign-exchange student will be having her first American Thanksgiving. So of course, I’m going to make it a little extra-special with this pretty- but easy- tablescape (#turkeytablescapes) featuring decoupaged […]

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“Nevermore” Halloween Lantern

October 12, 2013

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It’s coming, it’s coming!!! Halloween, that is! And it’s so much fun to dress up the house with fun and easy crafts. Today I have an idea for you courtesy of Joann Fabric and Craft Stores- a Halloween Lantern inspired by Edgar Allen Poe. It’s really easy, too. To get started, you’ll need to take […]

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Halloween Count-Down Photo Frame using Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage

October 4, 2013

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Halloween is one of my families favorite holidays…and this year it’s even a little more special because we have a foreign exchange student celebrating with us. (Did you know that Halloween and Trick-or-Treating has spread to Italy? Go figure.)   To get geared up, we put out some decorations and I whipped up this little […]

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Duck Brand® Deco Laminate and Upcycled Cell Phone Case Project

October 3, 2013

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Normally when I think of Duck Brand®, Duck TAPE automatically pops up in my head! But they have a new product that is just as cool- Deco Laminate! \ Now since this was a brand-new product […]

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Spellbinders at Teen Choice Awards & Giveaway

August 9, 2013

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I am a fan of Spellbinders Paper Arts and a GI-NORMOUS fan of kids and teens getting involved with crafting! So it’s a really big deal that Spellbinders has been chosen from a group of CHA members to be part of the Gift Lounge at the Teen Choice Awards this weekend! I’m so happy for […]

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Patio Chair Makeover with Krylon Rust Protector Spray Paint

July 9, 2013

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Disclosure: This is a post sponsored by Krylon. All opinions are honest and my own.  It’s high summer here at CraftTestDummies World Headquarters and that means more time in the remote office- AKA my porch! Located right off of our bedroom, it’s a lovely covered veranda that is a great place to read, blog, and […]

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GreatGatsby-Inspired Necklace Featuring Martha Stewart Crafts Jewelry Components

May 28, 2013

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Last week I shared a video of the new Martha Stewart Jewelry line available exclusively at Michael’s Craft Stores- so much goodness! Beads, chain, tools, findings epoxy clay, rhinestones, jewelry glaze, jewelry enamel- even mold-making putty! Literally there was so much goodness I haven’t even had time to do all of the reviews. But I […]

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What is Tophatter.com?

March 27, 2013

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This is a question I was asking myself when representatives at TopHatter.com approached me and asked me to take a look at their auction website. Unlike other auction sites, this one is LIVE- that means, you must be present and online to bid and win. It’s a fast-paced, fun way to bid on handmade items, […]

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Share the love with International Delight this Valentine’s Day with Rosette Party Picks!

February 14, 2013

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We love Valentine’s Day here at Craft Test Dummies World Headquarters. We make our own Valentine’s Day Cards, jewelry, and of course we have a special yumm-o dessert complete with Valentine’s Rosette decorations! I have to say that what makes this mini strawberry shortcade extra good is the whip cream on top- but it’s not […]

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Holiday Decorating with Dollar General

December 4, 2012

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Christmas is a big family affair here at my household. My son’s birthday is Christmas Eve, so usually we have my parents sleeping over so that on Christmas morning, we all have breakfast together. This […]

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How-To: Reusable Candle Wraps featuring May Arts Ribbon

October 25, 2012

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I have a lot of candles around my home; in the kitchen, living room, bedroom- even the hallway! Sometimes I try to buy new candles for the seasons, but often they just sit there looking tired. So I decided to “dress” my candles for the seasons by making re-usable wraps featuring May Arts Ribbon. Now […]

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Mystery Craft Kit: Home and Garden Welcome

October 2, 2012

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Kits seem to be really hot these days. (Or have I just been living under a rock?) Scrapbook Update did a series on Kits, PaperCrafters Corner just did a WEEK on kits…and well, I’m obviously kit-deficient. So Nicole from Home and Garden Welcome offered to send me a kit  and despite being a little nervous […]

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Handbag Upcycle Featuring Scrapbooking Attitude by Avatrex

September 13, 2012

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Yesterday I shared my review and video overview of Scrapbooking Attitude by Avatrex- that whole “printable film” thing is wicked cool! And if you remember, what I was most excited about was not its uses for paper, but for cool substrates like leather, wood, and craft foam.  As I was doing my swatch tests, I kind […]

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Summertime Scrapbooking with Astrobrights

July 27, 2012

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. For a few years now, I’ve been adament that my kids make summer scrapbooks. Not only will it help them remember our warm-weather adventures, but it also keeps their minds sharp with […]

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How-To: Stenciled Mug Rug featuring Stamper’s Big Brush Pens

June 7, 2012

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Yesterday I showed you how I altered fabric with Gelatos™ Colors from Design Memory Craft and made a sassy sunglasses case. Today I’m gong to continue the fiber arts theme, but focus on a different product from Faber-Castell: Stamper’s Big Brush Pens. Just to refresh you memory, here is some information on Stamper’s Big Brush Pens: […]

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How To: Sunglasses Case From Custom Fabric Featuring Gelatos™ Colors

June 6, 2012

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Have you ever looked at a craft product and wondered “How else could I use it?” I asked myself that very question last week while I was playing around with some Gelatos™ Colors in the Design Memory Craft Collection from Faber-Castell. Now, just as a refresher here’s a bit of info on Gelatos™ Colors from Design […]

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Mother’s Day Card Idea: Craft-It with Elmer’s Brands!

May 3, 2012

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Mother’s Day is looming- and after making the Mini-Clipboard for my gift idea, of course I needed a card to match. Luckily, I have my Elmer’s adhesives and X-Acto tools on hand to make crafting my card a snap. First, I’ll show you the finished card: Inside: Making this card is easy! Just cut your […]

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Studio Update: Stalled Out!

April 24, 2012

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Leviton for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Remember how proud I was of my photo-studio update? That I had finally painted the area and cleaned out the clutter?? Well….now it’s time to come clean. The rest, friends, ain’t so pretty. Here’s how the […]

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Friday Giveaway: Artterro Eco Art Kits for Kids

March 16, 2012

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Earlier this week I reviewed the new Art Journaling Kit for kids by Artterro. My seven-year-old loves to draw, doodle, collage and write in this high-quality (produced by Strathmore) spiral-bound book. Wouldn’t you love to encourage the young person in your life- heck, maybe even YOURSELF- to express themselves creatively? The wonderful folks at Artterro […]

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