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New Episode Of Scrapbook Soup Available

September 5, 2014

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On Friday, September 5th  Scrapbook Soup show 310 will be airing on the Scrapbook Soup web site home page  beginning at Noon EST today!  I  will be featured in the first segment showing how to make your project the “Hello Card”. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out! We’ll make a nifty resist using Mod Podge and stencils, of all things!  […]

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International Polymer Clay Association Retreat in Columbus Ohio

August 25, 2014

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Sometimes, you just need a “creative jumpstart” to get your mojo flowing, or a road trip, or a combination of both. My best crafty pal Vicki O’Dell and I decided that we’d do just that and headed down to the International Polymer Clay Association retreat last week, which was held in our home state of […]

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My Favorite Things: Tsukineko Multi-Purpose Squeegee

August 8, 2014

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Hey crafty friends! I was in the middle of a review and I was using the Tsukineko Multi-Purpose Squeegee and I was thinking, “DANG, this is SO much better than on old hotel card.” I was singing it’s praises in my head when it occurred to me to share it with YOU, too!   And […]

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Craft Room Confessional: I am a “BAG” Lady….

August 7, 2014

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Well… it’s time for an off-topic Craft Room Confessional….   https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=7X5fbx011uk Sooo…. are YOU a bag lady???? #CraftHorder

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Scrapbook Soup 403-1; Making a Card Using Custom Stencils and Masks

August 4, 2014

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You may remember that earlier this spring I visited the set of Scrapbook Soup and filmed two segments. If you follow along with me on Twitter or Facebook, you may know that last spring I was a guest on Scrapbook Soup for a few segments. I demonstrated how to use the Brother Scan N Cut […]

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Scrapbook Soup Episode Airs This Week!

August 1, 2014

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You may remember that earlier this spring I visited the set of Scrapbook Soup and filmed two segments. Guess what? One of those programs is now LIVE and you can watch it online! (So convenient for folks like me, who can’t get it on our PBS station.) Here’s Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and I on set. […]

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Coloring and Shading Tutorial from Sandy Allnock

July 31, 2014

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Hey crafty friends! This week I’m off shooting the new season of Hands On Crafts For Kids, so I don’t have a fresh review or tutorial for you. However, the talented and altruistic Sandy Allnock (founder of Operation Write Home) made this great quickie video on how to color and shade hair. I love stamping […]

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Craft Room Confessional, EP 2: Big News & stuff!

July 27, 2014

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I’ve just come back from vacation….and next week is a new roller-coaster of activity! I have a new gig! I put it all in this Craft Room Confessional for you!   I’d love any questions or comments you’d like to share!   Best, Jenny @CraftTestDummy on Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram for more BTS fun!

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Giveaway Alert: Win a 3Doodler 3-D Printing Pen!

July 8, 2014

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Hey Crafty Friends! Yesterday I reviewed the 3Doodler 3-D Printing Pen….and this week you can win one! No kidding!     Thanks to our sponsor, ConsumerCrafts.com, we’ve got one of these HOT tools (pun intended) to give away to a lucky winner. And we’ve got SO many entry options for you! Here’s a little video… […]

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Memorial Day- Honoring Our Vets, Remembering Our Fallen

May 26, 2014

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It’s Memorial Day, and I’m always conflicted. Yes, it’s a day for picnics and BBQ, but saying “Happy Memorial Day” seems the wrong message….but how to you express such a complex set of emotions? It’s a day to honor our service men and women, thank our veterans, and remember our fallen soldiers. My grandfathers both […]

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Behind The Scenes at Scrapbook Soup TV 2014

May 15, 2014

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Well what do you know? May is filming week for Scrapbook Soup TV- a wonderful scrapbook/papercraft/mixed media program that airs on PBS stations around the country and online. Last year I was honored to be a guest- and I must have done a passable job, because they invited me back! I snapped some photos in […]

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CHA 2014 – Sara’s Crafty Picks

March 28, 2014

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Hello crafters!  I know many of you have heard about the new hot products like the Brother ScanNCut and Tim’s Distress Marker Spritzer, (I will be  needing both of those in my studio ASAP,) but I thought I’d show you some of my personal favorites spotted at CHA 2014.  These will be my tried-and-true booths […]

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Birthday Giveaway- CHA SWAG BAG!

March 20, 2014

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SURPRISE! Today is my birthday. And I’ve got a gift for YOU (well, one of you….) A GIVEAWAY! I’ve got a HUGE haul of things from CHA to gift to one lucky reader! Wanna see? OK then- here’s the details! Click the blue Rafflecopter link if it does not pop up automatically. Then read the […]

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Craft Countdown with Patti Robinson

March 12, 2014

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Craft Countdown with Patti Robinson

Jenny’s note: Today I’m especially excited for our craft countdown- you get to meet Patti Robinson, the newest addition to #TeamCTD! Please leave a comment on the bottom of this post welcoming her!! I’m kind of a craft floozy. You name it, I’ve done it: jewelry making, knitting and crocheting, sewing, paper making, polymer and […]

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CHA 2014 – Ranger Ink Booth Sights and Sounds

March 10, 2014

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It shouldn’t be a big surprise that Ranger Ink is my favorite booth to visit at CHA!  I love seeing all of the happy, familiar faces of people that work with the company and running into my friends from Ranger U.  I also love watching and taking video demo’s from the designer’s and getting to […]

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Weekend Giveaway- The Big A$$ Book of Crafts by Mark Montano! (Signed)

March 9, 2014

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Heya, crafters! It’s been a busy week (three new videos up- whew!) so my weekend giveaway is a bit late. But trust me, you’ll want it! First- have you heard of the amazing Mark Montano? (I know if you are a faithful blog reader here you have- we’ve reviewed his books as well as mentioned […]

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CHA Show 2014: Booth Love for Imagine Crafts

March 5, 2014

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Sometimes I get sucked into a booth at CHA not because the displays are so spectacular, but because the PRODUCT LOOKS SO YUMMY. This happened at winter CHA show 2014 at the Imagine Crafts booth. Er. Meh Ger. So much luscious color and inky goodness! Take a look: I just love this display of color, […]

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Creating Layers in Mixed Media Art Book by Michelle Brown and Giveaway

February 28, 2014

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I love the creative community of artist and crafters. Every day I “meet” someone online or in real life and we connect just because we create. A few months ago I was contacted by Michelle Brown of MixedMediaArt.net and she graciously asked for an interview for her website. (You can see that here.) In the […]

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Fall 2014 Fashion Report from Pantone

February 26, 2014

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While I’m not a fashion blogger (heck, I’m not fashionable in any sense of the word) I DO love to see the color forecasts from Pantone. They’ve recently released their Fall 2014 Fashion Report, forecasting color trends for both women’s and men’s fashion. For women, the colors are rich and certainly not dull. Notice that […]

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CHA 2014: Behind the Scenes with Vicki

February 19, 2014

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CHA 2014: Behind the Scenes with Vicki

  I’m sure you’ve been enjoying all of the great new craft products Team CTD found for you at CHA this year but have you ever wondered what goes on BESIDES walking the show floor? A LOT! I thought I would share a little behind the scenes look a la Vicki O’Dell The Creative Goddess […]

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CHA New Product: True Angle Rulers

February 18, 2014

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dark and light with grip ridges

If you’re a quilter or papercrafter looking to take your designs to the next level, you’ve probably considered adding unique angles to your work. But angles are hard. It is hard to get them accurate. They are not easy to measure. But not anymore. Thanks to the folks at Quint Measuring systems. But before I […]

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CHA 2014 – Tim Holtz Idea-ology Booth Tour

February 17, 2014

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Hello Crafters!  It was a great season for Tim Holtz‘ idea-ology line with so many new products to ogle over!  Personally, I love the new adornments, letterpress blocks, Found Relatives cards and ephemera packs!  But don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty more to see and get excited over!  I filmed a little video tour of […]

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Duck Tape “Stuck at Prom” Meet-and-Greet with Michelle Lesniak (AND GIVEAWAY!)

February 14, 2014

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While on snowy days like these it may be hard to remember why I live in Northeast Ohio, there are some distinct perks- on is living thisclose to Avon, Ohio, which is were Duck Tape World Headquarters is located!  ShurTech Brands (the parent company) actually has it’s manufacturing plant down south, but it’s at the […]

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CHA 2014: New Product: SandIts

February 13, 2014

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SandIts - New Product at CHA 2014

I’ve gone to CHA for a couple years now, and hands-down my favorite part of the show is the new products section. This year, one of my favorites was SandIts. Paul and his son (who is manning the camera for the video below) were charming, and their product is just plain neat. Paul told me […]

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CHA 2014: Spotlight on New Products

February 12, 2014

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As expected, CHA did not disappoint in showing off the newest products that all of the paper crafting companies were on hand to launch. After wandering up and down aisle after aisle of awesomeness, I’ve narrowed down all of the cool things that I saw to my top 5 favorites. Are you ready to see […]

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CHA 2014: Trend Spotting – Needle Arts

February 11, 2014

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CHA 2014: Trend Spotting - Needle Arts

Part of the fun of going to CHA is trying to spot new emerging trends. One trend I spotted coming out of the CHA Mega Show this year has to do with needle arts. I’ve done some looking around since I’ve been home as well and I’m pretty sure all sorts of needle arts will […]

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CHA Show 2014 Product Update: Gelatos Double Scoops!

February 10, 2014

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Remember how I shared some of the new/and or improved products of CHA show? Well, this is the first one I’ve gotten in my hot little hands- Gelatos Double Scoops! Look at ALL THE YUMMY COLORS. Yes, even the metallics have been “super sized.” Compared to the original version (bottom one) you can see that […]

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OWH Sketch 210 and “Just Sayin” Stamps from SU (and Giveaway)

February 7, 2014

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Hello, crafty friends! It was a crazy January and between travel and CHA, I had precious little time in the studio. I’m finally back in th swing of things and have been a card-making mo-sheen! I got really inspired this week by the Operation Write Home Sketch challenge (210) that they put out this week, […]

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CHA 2014 – Spellbinders A Gilded Life Booth and Video Demo

February 5, 2014

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This year at CHA 2014, Spellbinders debuted their new line with A Gilded Life.  We caught up with A Gilded Life desiner, Shea Fragoso, at CHA 2014 where she demonstrated a make-and-take for us, creating a gorgeous necklace in mere minutes!  I was very excited to see the new acrylic covers that come with all […]

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CHA 2014 New Product: Amazing Tape

February 4, 2014

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amazing tape

As I was strolling through the new product section at CHA, I came across a product that I’ve seen in my Local Quilt Shop, but might be new to lots of crafters: Amazing Tape. What’s so amazing about Amazing Tape? First: it isn’t tape. That’s right, it has no adhesive at all. It is best […]

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