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Craft Haul: Stampin’ UP Holiday 2014 and Cards!

November 3, 2014

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Eek! Halloween just ended…which means that Holiday crafting is in full swing! For those of us who make our own Holiday Cards, it’s time to get cracking. For me, that means doing some playing experimenting with different designs to see which one will actually “make the cut” and become the holiday card for the season. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Friday Giveaway: ICE Resin Swag Bag from CHA show!

January 24, 2014

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First off, I had an amazing time at CHA Winter (you can click the link to see all of the articles so far from the show.) But the REAL thing I want to tell you is how amazing some of the companies/brands are! Today we are going to give some love to ICE Resin and […]

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Friday Tie-Dye Giveaway & Rupert Boneham at iLoveToCreate

January 17, 2014

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Happy Friday! We are still combing through all of the pictures and videos we took at #CHAshow and I thought I’d tie (dye?) them together in today’s post! One of the cool make-n-takes at the show was at the iLoveToCreate booth. Rupert Boneham, celebrity Survivor winner, was on hand to crack jokes and tie-dye with […]

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Weekend Giveaway- Studio Paints from Ranger!

December 13, 2013

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Hey crafty friends! I have another great giveaway for you! Remember when I reviewed Studio Paint from Claudine Hellmuth awhile back? I LOVED it! And, as it happened, I had a second set of paints- new and unused- just waiting for a new home. You want to adopt it? It’s easy- just a few easy […]

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Weekend Giveaway: Faber-Castell Gelatos!

December 6, 2013

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Hey there crafty friends! More cleaning out and de-stashing this week. Guess what I found? Want it? SURE YOU DO. Watch the little video! Now clicky-click on the blue Rafflecopter link (if it doesn’t pop up for you.) You’ll need to answer the QUESTION IN THE WIDGET and leave a comment in the comments section. […]

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Destash Giveaway : Crafter’s Toolkit! (12/1-12/7

December 1, 2013

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I’ve got another destash giveaway for you! It’s a Slice toolkit- but even if you don’t own a die cutting machine, you’ll still want this handy-dandy tool kit! I made you a little video! Now, go ahead and click the blue link if it doesn’t pop up for you. ANSWER THE QUESTION ON THE WIDGET […]

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Weekend Giveaway 11/23-11/30

November 23, 2013

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I’m continuing to clean out my studio- and guess what I found this week? A set of Martha Stewart paints that I’ve NEVER USED! They were sent to me as part of a campaign & then I didn’t need them. Do you want them? I made  a little video! To enter, just leave me a […]

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Studio De-Stash Giveaway (CLOSED)

November 16, 2013

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You probably remember last week when I was diligently straightening up my studio and re-organizing my supplies. Well, I’m still making progress! I have even MORE envies packed full of fun odds-and-ends from my studio and a whole pack of holiday STICKERS!  Want to win them? These stickers are SO cute- but I’ll never be […]

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Studio Clean Up and Giveaway: Purple Cows Freestyle Mouse

November 8, 2013

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If you’ve been following along on Facebook or Instagram, you know that this week I’ve been cleaning and re-organizing my studio. It’s amazing to me that about every six months I have to clean up and reorganize. I think that this is for two reasons: 1), I am doing so many reviews and projects each […]

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Last-Minute Halloween Craft Round-Up and Giveaway!

October 26, 2013

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It’s been a while since I’ve done round up and/or giveaway. Since Halloween is right round the corner, (and Thanksgiving is close on it’s heels, ) I thought that should be the focus! I’ve you’ll indulge me, I have a LOT of Halloween crafts here on the blog. If you are new, you may have […]

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Brayering Technique Video and Kaleidacolor Giveaway

September 13, 2013

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Happy Friday, crafty friends! It’s been a fun week of reviews, and I more fun than I care to admit getting inky and stamping with the Kaleidacolor Raised Rainbow Dye Ink Pads I reviewed yesterday. However, in my excitement, I totally forgot one of the MOST fun techniques with rainbow pads- brayering onto glossy cardstock. […]

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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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Fabulous Fourth of July Roundup and a Facebook Friday Giveaway!

June 28, 2013

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Hey crafty friends! Today I’m sharing some cool and easy Fourth of July links (since the holiday is sneaking up on us next week) and a giveaway to thank my Facebook pals. But first things first! You can make this Star-Spangled Paper Party Lantern in no time with a punch and some hot glue! These […]

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Faber Castell Friday Giveaway!

June 21, 2013

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Hello, crafty friends! Today we have a lovely giveaway from our friends at Faber Castell have graciously sponsored today’s giveaway and demo video. (All together, now: Thank you Design Memory Craft!) Today I’m talking about the new colors of Gelatos and the new-new-new Designing with Gelatos Kit! It’s just out at Michael’s and I wanted […]

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Krylon ColorMaster Spray Paint Giveaway!

June 11, 2013

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I reviewed Krylon’s ColorMaster Spray Paint and found it to be easy to use, with an amazing drying time! Now you can enter to win some of your own! First, let me show you how one of my projects turned out! I love how you can transform something with just a few hours, some odds […]

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Fab Friday Fun (Jewelry) Links and Giveaway

May 31, 2013

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All this week I’ve been working on the Martha Stewart Jewelry products reviews and tutorials. The result? I have jewelry-making on the brain AND a lot of jewelry making goodies to give away! First, let’s take one more look at the necklace I made for a sponsored post: So today’s theme is jewelry crafts! Here […]

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Fabulous Friday Internet Finds and a #Giveaway

May 24, 2013

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It’s Friday again, and I really liked the mojo we had going on last week- I share a few cool crafty finds on the web, and you all comment for a chance to win some crafty goodies. You up for that again today? Yes? Me too. Let’s roll. So this week I found a few […]

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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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24 Ideas to Use Up Fabric Scraps and Earth Month Giveaway #2: Fabric/ Quilting Destash

April 25, 2013

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Another confession: I hoard fabric scraps. Sometimes is the color, sometimes it’s the texture, sometimes it’s just that it’s a bit of a piece of clothing or reminds me of something I can’t let go of yet. So I hold on to a ton of fabric scraps! Today, I have a ton of great ideas […]

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21 Ideas for Recycling and Upcycling Paper- and a Giveaway!

April 17, 2013

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21 paper scrap projects from CraftTestDummies.com

Yesterday I showed you how I transform paper scraps into paper beads that mimic glass lampwork beads- and today, I bring you more projects to use up, transform and recycle paper, newsprint, sheet music, and more! I’ve got some amazing projects for you to check you- and there’s a giveaway, too! Now, If you are […]

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National Crafting Month Finale- Win a Fiskars Fuse!

March 29, 2013

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Wow! I can’t believe that the month has flown by this fast- but it has. National Crafting Month is almost over. I’ve decided we should go out in a blaze of glory with our biggest giveaway yet- a Fiskars Fuse Creativity System! If you read my initial review, you know that this is my new […]

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National Craft Month Giveaway #3- The Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

March 22, 2013

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Have you all been having a great craft month? I have! As a matter of fact, I even got to celebrate my birthday a few days ago and got some great handmade cards that brightened my day!   Hmm… notice the “green” theme? I wonder if St. Patrick’s Day was seeping in…. ? And this […]

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Facebook Appreciation Giveaway!

March 15, 2013

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It really HAS been a great week at CTD. You may know that we have a Facebook Page, and over there I share behind-the-scenes pictures of what product is coming in for future reviews, what is on my worktable, organization ideas, crafts in progress, HSN updates, giveaways from crafty blogs…you know, all the “extra” stuff […]

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#NatCraMo Giveaway #3- SliderWriter Laser Guide

March 15, 2013

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WOW! It’s been a great week here at Craft Test Dummies World Headquarters. I’m so excited about some new reviews were working on, and I am *thisclose* to 6 THOUSAND Facebook Fans! So let’s celebrate with a giveaway, shall we?   Earlier this week I showed you the SliderWriter laser guide tool. While I’m not […]

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