24 Ideas to Use Up Fabric Scraps

24 ideas for using up scrap fabric!

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 for using up fabric scraps- some from me, but a bunch from other talented crafters/bloggers/designers. SO many great ideas here!     So…now are you […]

Friday Giveaway from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®

Contest open 3/27-4/12/2015. Must be 18 years old or older to enter, international entries accepted!

Happy Friday, folks! This is the last weekend of National Craft Month and I have a FABULOUS giveaway for you, courtesy of our friends at Faber-CastellDesign Memory Craft®. You know how much I love my Gelatos (you can see posts here and here) and now is your chance to win some of the newest colors! This is a YUMMY prize pack! I made you a video showing you these new colors.   Ready to enter? Of course you are! Click […]

Giveaway: Stick With It Palette

Stick With It Giveaway! Open March 20-27 2015! International friends my enter!!

Yesterday I reviewed the Stick With It Palette- and today you’ll have a chance to win one! Here’s a little video I made about the giveaway, too:   You have so many options to enter, including a daily tweeting option! Good luck and thanks for entering! Click the blue text below if your browser doesn’t allow the widget to show. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Boxing Day Giveaway: Fiskars Tag Maker & Eyelet Setter!

Enter to win one of FIVE Fiskars Tag Makers at CraftTestDummies.com! Open Dec 26-January 1 2015. Open to US residents.

It’s the day after Christmas, and while most folks are rushing to return gifts, I have a gift for YOU! It’s a giveaway from our friends at Fiskars. I reviewed the Fiskars Tag Maker & Eyelet Setter & loved it- and now we want YOU to have a chance to win one of FIVE!   The 17th century bore witness to a number of pinnacle moments in history, from the journey of the Mayflower, to the building of the Taj Mahal […]

Craft Haul: Stampin’ UP Holiday 2014 and Cards!

Vote for your favorite! And I'll even do a tutorial for the winning card.

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. I recently got a nice box of the Stampin’ UP holiday product to work with, and in this video I’ll share with you the items […]

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

Giveaway! 3Doodler Printing Pen -on CraftTestDummies.com!

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… http://youtu.be/4Ia9EMpPOhE So! Click the blue rafflecopter link below and enter to win as many ways as you wish….and tweet daily if you like! a Rafflecopter […]

Birthday Giveaway- CHA SWAG BAG!

Birthday Giveaway!

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 first prompt. YOU MUST ANSWER THE QUESTION IN THE COMMENTS SECTION TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN!  Click the “I Commented” button and that will unlock […]

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

Win a Copy of the Big Ass Book of Bling by Mark Mantano

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 his fabulous PBS series! And he’s an amazing person, brimming with good energy, great ideas, and boundless imagination! Last January at CHA he gave us […]

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

Creating Layers in Mixed Media Art- Review from CraftTestDummies.com

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 process of the interview, she let me know that she had written a book,Creating Layers in Mixed Media Art: A keep within reach reference for […]

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

Duck Tape Meet-and-Greet: CraftTestDummies.com

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 Avon facility where they cut the big spools of Duck tape into sheets, rolls, and now Ducklings (minis.) Last month I was invited to tour […]

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

OWH cards featuring Stampin' Up Just Sayin' set - from CraftTestDummies.com

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, and I realized that it would work beautifully with a new stamp set that my friend Rachel at Stampin’ Up sent me! Here’s the sketch: […]

Friday Giveaway: ICE Resin Swag Bag from CHA show!

ICE Resin Emmy swag bag GIVEAWAY on CraftTestDummies.com. Open Jan 23-30 2014

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 they have provided today’s giveaway! Our own Vicki O’Dell did a demonstration in their booth and she ROCKED IT.   SO… we have gotten an […]

Friday Tie-Dye Giveaway & Rupert Boneham at iLoveToCreate


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 folks. He’s as famous for this tie-dye shirts as he is for his good humor, bushy beard, and booming voice. This guy is the real […]

Weekend Giveaway- Studio Paints from Ranger!

Weekend Giveaway at CraftTestDummies.com Dec 12-20 2013

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 steps! FIRST- leave me a comment below answering this question: What is your most treasured holiday tradition?  THEN- click the blue Rafflecopter widget below (if […]

Weekend Giveaway: Faber-Castell Gelatos!

Giveaway on CraftTestDummies.com; 2 sets of Faber Castell Gelatos AND a tool kit! Contest runs 12/6/13- 12/12/13; winner notified via email.

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. Once you do so, click “I commented” to ENTER and unlock more entries! Have fun and ENTER! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

Giveaway at www.CraftTestDummies.com open 12-1-2013 to 12-7-2013

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 in the blog comment section to unlock the rest of the ways to enter!  International friends may enter this one, too! Good Luck! a Rafflecopter […]

Weekend Giveaway 11/23-11/30

Giveaway! 11/23- 11/30 2013 on CraftTestDummies.com. Enter to win a set of 10 Martha Stewart Craft Paints!

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 comment below telling me which color in the set I’m giving away is your favorite. (See, I want to make sure you are reading carefully […]

Studio De-Stash Giveaway (CLOSED)

Giveaway on CraftTestDummies.com- 11-16-13 to 11-24-13

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 able to use them all! Here’s a closer look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0vBW8x4OCA&feature=share&list=UUwEnJsQA0BqCKYeIOcfbApg Want to win? Just answer this question in the comment section below: What is your […]

Studio Clean Up and Giveaway: Purple Cows Freestyle Mouse

Win the Freestyle Mouse or an ephemera pack from CraftTestDummies.com. Ends 11/16/13. International entries accepted.

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 week that I don’t ever really clean up completely, resulting in piles of scraps; and 2) I am going through so many new products that […]

Last-Minute Halloween Craft Round-Up and Giveaway!

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 missed some of the goodies from seasons past! Just click the photo to see the full tutorials.  Got a class party? Make some fun sleeves […]