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World Card Making Day 2013!

October 5, 2013

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Happy World Card Making Day! I’m thrilled to join in the Operation Write Home Blog Hop! I’ve got a few cards to share  super-quick tutorial video. So let’s jump in! I used the Challenge Sketch #183 to make my cards, which all have the “Thank You” theme. First, here’s the sketch: And now my cards. […]

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Crafty Love this Week and Fab Friday Giveway!

May 17, 2013

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I asked my Facebook Crew today if I should share some crafty inspiration I found on the interwebs or do a giveaway of a mystery craft box. You know what they said, right? BOTH. *duh* Okay, I guess I can do that. SO here are some wonderfully crafty thinks I found on the interwebs this […]

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Operation Write Home Card Party

June 8, 2012

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Last month I was asked to share some info about Operation Write Home- a n0n-profit agency that provides hand-made greeting cards to troops overseas so that they can stay in touch with their families. Here’s their “about” statement: This merry band of thousands of cardmakers is made up of Americans – and citizens of other […]

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Lenten Crafting Ideas- 10 Ways to Craft “For Good”

February 24, 2012

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For the Christian community, the next 40 days leading up to Easter are a sacred time- I time to reflect, grow, and recommit to God and spiritual practice. For me, Lent is a time not of deprivation, but of random joy. I choose to interpret Lent as a season in which I can spread kindness […]

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CHA Winter 2011: Shoe Attitudes by Kodak, Innovations Winner

February 2, 2012

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Every now and then, a product swoops in like a stealth bomber- one that is new, has little fanfare, but kinda blows up and makes everyone take notice. Such was the case of Shoe Attitudes by Kodak. It’s a printable film you can affix to your tennies- or other surfaces- to make your kicks rock […]

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Craft Product Review: Fiskars Squeeze Punches (From a Disability Viewpoint)

May 12, 2011

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Until the last year or so, I’ll be the first to admit, I never was a big fan of paper punches.  I’m not entirely sure why…I suppose I never quite understood the need for them, I never really used them in my paper crafting…and to be honest, they’ve always been a bit difficult to use […]

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Crafting for a Cause: Little Lion Designs

August 26, 2010

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Last July when I was at the Cleveland Craft Coalition Show, I had the pleasure to meet Stephanie of Little Lion Designs. Her fabric collage pieces where colorful and delightful to behold, and when I found out that she uses her artwork to raise awareness, I knew I had to learn more about her and […]

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Crafting for a Cause: Jason Orpe ALS Mojo Fest

August 21, 2010

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Just found out about this craft-tastic fundraiser via Vicki Howell, and felt moved to pass it along. Watch the video to hear about Jason and Mojo Fest, then do what you can. Craft on!

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Celebrity Crafter Rosie O’Donnell Sells for Charity on Etsy

June 11, 2009

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Comedianne and celebrity crafter Rosie O’Donnell raises money for her Broadway Kids charity by selling her handmade art on Etsy.com

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More Breast Cancer Awareness Crafts: Pink Ribbon Pin

October 8, 2008

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Ok, so here’s a quick and cute “pink ribbon” craft, using safety pins and seed beads. I know I have a million of these little buggers around, so I’m going to get busy. Surf on over to About.com’s family crafts, and you can get the full instructions. This is the basic grid…  and I’m sorry […]

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Pink Ribbon Quilting for Breast Cancer Awarenss

October 6, 2008

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So I’m on a kick here- I thought I’d share a link for a quilt block that features the “Pink Ribbon” which symbolizes breast cancer awareness. (Although you could substitute any color for pink that supports the cause of your choice.) Our friends over at Quilters’ Cache have provided a FREE quilt block pattern that […]

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Cross Stitch for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 6, 2008

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Well, October is here, and in the middle of planning my holiday crafting, I though I’d share a Breast Cancer Awareness craft. Since you have the whole month of October to craft pink, here’s a cute one to get you going! Our friends over at CrossStitch.com have supplied FOUR different versions of the pink ribbon […]

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Support Crafters with Autism

July 31, 2008

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I was buying some supplies on Etsy.com, and ran across this tidbit I HAD to share. I was buying game pieces from ImagineArt7.etsy.com, and I saw this link at the bottom. Apparently, she is the mom of two kids with Autism, and has opened an Etsy shop called BiggerDreams selling items made by young adults […]

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Fashionable Medical Alert Bracelets

April 8, 2008

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I read an article today in our local paper called “Medical ID Bracelets Become Stylish” and had a head-slapping-I-wish-I-thought-of-that moment.  Of course! Who wouldn’t want a cuter, more stylish medical ID bracelet? After working in the medical field for many years, I know firsthand how important and potentially life-saving these ID bracelets and tags are. […]

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