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Chip-It Color Matching Tool from Sherwin Williams

September 23, 2014

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Recently I’ve come across some cool things on Pinterest, in which someone shares a photo and pulls out the colors from it- either for inspiration, or to paint their room, or what ever. It usually looks like this: But I had no idea how to do this myself! Enter in Chip-It from Sherwin Williams. It’s […]

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Brother Scan-N-Cut Canvas Software Overview

March 14, 2014

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How to Use the Brother Scan N Cut Canvas Software- video tutorial

One of the biggest draws of the Brother Scan N Cut is that you can scan in an image and then cut it out directly, no software or computer required. But what happens when you need to edit or create an image? Well, Brother has a FREE software program online (no download, but you DO […]

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Five YouTube Channels Crafters Will Love: Part One, Scrappers and Stampers

October 31, 2013

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Happy Halloween, folks! Today is a SUPER busy day- I host a dinner gathering and then trick-or-treating launches from my house. But I wanted to share a few YouTube channels that I really love for their paper-crafting goodness. (I’m making my list for knitters, foodies, etc, too.) But here are some great ones that I […]

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Craft App Review: Rhonna Designs by Rhonna Farrer

October 21, 2013

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When Rhonna Farrer debuted her app in the Apple app store, it quickly shot to the top of the Most Popular list and I was not surprised!  For those of you that aren’t familiar with Rhonna she has been an amazing artist on the digital scene since she won Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame scrapbooking […]

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Craft App Review: A Beautiful Mess by Red Velvet Art

September 20, 2013

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I’m going to briefly transport y’all back in time…  A time when I first returned to scrapbooking after a baby-making hiatus.  I will never forget opening up the pages of Creating Keepsakes and being hit in the face with S.T.Y.L.E.  Fun, quirky, bright, doodled and like nothing else I had ever seen.  That style and […]

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MarkerPal App by Guest Star Christine Urias of Scraptime

June 4, 2013

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Today I am showing you the MarkerPal App! This app is designed to keep track of your Copic Marker Collection. It is compatible with your iPhone and iPod Touch. When you open the app you will see the screen below. It lists all the marker families. When you choose a Colour Family to go into, […]

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What is Tophatter.com?

March 27, 2013

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tophatter.com

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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A Guide To Online Fabric Resources

February 12, 2013

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 Today’s guest is Carla Macklin, co-owner and designer of Clever Charlotte, a company that designs and sells clothing patterns for “modern children.” She’s immensely talented and is the most talented sewist I’ve ever met. Oh, and she’s my cousin-in-law, too- which meas that when we have family get-togethers, Carla and I compare notes on blogging […]

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Holiday Photo Cards by Minted.com

December 1, 2012

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Every year our holiday cards change. Some years I make them all by hand, some years we sadly wait until the last minute and order quick photo cards at the last minute. This year we had some professional photos taken in Mexico, and I just KNEW that they would make fabulous holiday photo cards- and […]

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Craft App Review- eScrap App by DCWV

November 26, 2012

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The last few times we were at CHA and I stopped by the dazzling booths of DCWV, (Die Cuts with A View),  I noticed that they were advertising a new digital scrapbooking app.  I hadn’t tried any yet so I decided to give this a go for on-the-go scrapbooking- the eScrap app!  Here is how […]

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Totally Green Crafts & The Totally Green Contest

September 18, 2012

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So y’all know I am WAAAAAY into recycle crafting. In fact, if you take a look at my projects, over half of them are upcycled or recycled. So when my “internets friend” Johnnie Lanier reached out and let me know that she was partnering with Suzy Myers to create Totally Green crafts, I was all […]

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Craft App Review: Tim Holtz App

September 4, 2012

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When I first saw Jenny at CHA in Chicago and we sat down to chat about what’s new and popular she asked me, “So how long did it take you to download the new Tim Holtz app?”  I said, “Minutes!”  And it’s true!  I went back and looked through my twitter feed and it took me […]

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Craft App Review: Paper by 53

August 7, 2012

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While sitting at the Innovations presentation at CHA, I whipped out my iPad to take notes when a few people instantly asked around me, “What app is that?” “This?” I say, “This is Paper. I use this more than any other app.” And it’s true.  Paper by 53 is a streamlined drawing and sketch app.  […]

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TV and Online Show “Noodle and Doodle” For Kids Features Crafts, Recipes

August 3, 2012

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I was up earlier than usual this Sunday AM and found a fun show for pre-kinders and early elementary grades while flipping around. It’s called Noodle and Doodle and airs on Sprout, or on NBC Kids in the early AM. I looked it up online, and here how it’s described on the Sprout website: Craft, […]

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Website Review: UPrinting.com

March 26, 2012

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I’ve notice that there is a trend for turning your photos into canvas prints lately- but I’ve always wondered if they work. I was approached by UPrinting.com to give it a go….for free…. so how could I turn that down? I’m always a skeptic, and I like to really see for myself if A) the […]

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The Perils Of Pinterest

March 2, 2012

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Earlier this year I wrote an article called “ Pinterest and Why Crafters Love It!” Since then, Pinterests’ shiny image has gotten a little tarnished. Unclear and contradictory Terms of Service, the hijacking of affiliate marketing links, and the fear of intellectual property infringement are now causing artists and crafters to delete their pinboards and […]

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Review of Online Craft Classes: 30 Days in Your Journal by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

January 17, 2012

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I’m a work at home mom with a spouse who travels- so as much as I’d love to take craft classes, often it just doesn’t fit into my calendar or lifestyle. I’ve seen a bunch of new online classes pop up, but I was wary. Truth be told, I signed up for an online class […]

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Crafty Website Review: Pinterest (& Why Crafters Love It!)

January 3, 2012

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What is PINTEREST? When my hubby (who works in marketing and social media) asked me that, did a double-take. We crafters and craft bloggers have been hooked on Pinterest for a year or so, and I created my account and put the button on my blog over 6 months ago. So I realized that maybe […]

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Sunday Spotlight: MyCutSearch.com (formerly CricutSearch.com)

March 20, 2011

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A while ago I was sent an email invitation by the folks at CricutSearch.com to check out their site. It’s a handy-dandy site to search for images and fonts on Cricut cartridges- so if you’re looking for something specific, it can help you locate the cart that you need. Editor’s note: since this article was […]

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Craft App Review: Lo-Mob Photo App for the iPhone

August 25, 2010

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I love to take pictures. But with my hectic life, I rarely actually pack a camera. Instead, I use my handy-dandy iPhone to take  my everyday photos. With my Lo-Mob app for my iPhone, I alter them into cool, high-art snaps! The Lo-Mob app is easy to download via iTunes, and is only $1.99. This […]

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Craft Apps for the iPhone: Review of Elmer’s Glue Guide

July 1, 2010

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A while ago I was browsing on the Elmer’s website and found a cool little tool to help you figure out what kind of Elmer’s adhesive to use. The first thing I thought was: “There oughtta be an App for that!” and lo and behold, 4 months later, here it is- the Elmer’s Glue Guide! […]

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Changes in the Craft Aisle at Target Stores

May 20, 2010

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Remember last January when I told you the big, new trend was jewelry? (Read that post here.) Well, honey, I hate to say I told you so….but….guess what I saw at Target last week?? Yup! There it is! I noticed waaaaay fewer rubber stamps things of that nature, and this display was about 6 ft. […]

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Review: Craft Apps for the iPad: FamilyFun Craft Finder

April 7, 2010

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So if you read my post yesterday, you know that I’m the owner of a brand-spanking new iPad; so today I’m going to review the as-of-yet- only craft application for the iPad, the FamilyFun Craft Finder by Disney. The good news is that if you are an early adopter, this clever app is free for […]

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3 Reasons Tech-Savvy Crafters Will Want an iPad

April 6, 2010

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I’m not sure if I consider myself a gadget geek, but I do try and keep up with technology. After all, I espouse the joy of hand-made and community, but do so via social media. Consequently, I felt it was necessary to take one for the team (ahem) and be an early adopter of the […]

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Review of “Artful Blogging” Magazine

January 19, 2010

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I received not ONE but TWO different issues of “Artful Blogging” by Somerset Studios over the holidays. I LOVE art/craft magazines, and my thoughtful family and friends know that I’m an artist/crafter/maker and a blogger. They figured that this magazine would be right up my alley. WRONG. I am usually very open-minded and try to […]

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Flickr

January 12, 2010

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This is a test post from , a fancy photo sharing thing.

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Craft Test Dummies featured on Swap-Bot Blog

December 18, 2009

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So, the first thing you might be asking is, “what the heck is a Swap-Bot?”, so let me clue to you in! Swap-Bot is this nitfty site where crafters can…um…swap. Let me try again. That is, some one says, “Hey, I’m having a ball making these wintery ATC’s. I would love to trade with another […]

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Ideas for Holiday Gift-Giving- buy Fair Trade Crafts!

December 11, 2008

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If you are here, than you know that my mission and passion is to bring the joy of hand-crafting to everyone. BUT… if time has gotten away from you, or you have extra, last-minute gifts to GIVE and no more time to MAKE, I have an excellent solution for you. Visit WorldofGood.Ebay.com, and you find […]

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Polymer Clay Video Review: Cindy Lietz

July 12, 2008

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Cindy Lietz is a polymer clay artist and Craftista who has put together a series of polymer clay tutorials available by subscription. Since the PC world is smallish and fairly interconnected, she offered me the chance to view her tutorials (for free, for full disclosure) and write a review of what I saw. If you […]

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Yahoo Groups are Great for Crafters

May 20, 2008

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Those of you have read this blog or my other, CraftTherapy, know that I belong to a number of Yahoo Groups. If you haven’t ever checked them out, you may want to consider seeking out some crafty sites that meet your interests. So here’s Yahoo Groups 101: visit their home page, and then type in […]

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