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“Surprise” Acorn Ornaments or Gift Boxes

November 12, 2014

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Today I have a great tutorial for you! It’s not yet Thanksgiving so I’m not “completely” in holiday mode yet.. but I AM thinking about hostess gifts and decorations that would work for Thanksgiving, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah OR Christmas. (That’s a tough order to fill, right?) Well, these acorn ornaments are that “shabby glamorous” look […]

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Review it & DO IT! Spooky Goblets using Krylon Frosted Glass Effect

October 1, 2014

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I love to decorate for the different holiday seasons-and I especially love making crafty items for our parties and family get-togethers. (And Halloween crafting is my FAVORITE!)  But what if you don’t want to *store* all of those decorations and supplies? Well, then make something that you can re-use for the next season, of course! […]

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Roadside Rescue: Cheval Mirror to Pin Board

April 30, 2013

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I found a grody old cheval mirror on the tree lawn a few months back. (OK, maybe it was more like a year!) But I saved it from the trash man and tucked it away. I decided to make a new pinboard for basically FREE. Want to see how? Here’s what I started with:   […]

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How-To: Reusable Candle Wraps featuring May Arts Ribbon

October 25, 2012

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I have a lot of candles around my home; in the kitchen, living room, bedroom- even the hallway! Sometimes I try to buy new candles for the seasons, but often they just sit there looking tired. So I decided to “dress” my candles for the seasons by making re-usable wraps featuring May Arts Ribbon. Now […]

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How-To: Graphic Candles for Halloween

October 9, 2012

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I really love to decorate for Halloween- each year I add something special/different to my mantel display. Since I’d recently reviewed Scrapbooking Attitude, I knew it would be perfect for adding a cool, spooky vibe to my dollar-store candles! To make this fun Halloween craft, you’ll need: Dollar-store candles Scrapbooking Attitude Printable Film & printer […]

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Craft Product Review: Sizzix and Hero Arts Stamp & Die Cut

May 8, 2012

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What happens when two amazing companies join forces and resources?  You get an awesome product, of course!  Enter in Hero Arts and Sizzix Stamp and Die Cuts!  Hero Arts is one of the leading manufacturers of quality and trend-setting stamps while Sizzix is one of the most well-known names in the crafting industry and leader […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Idea – A Crafty Challenge Using Martha Stewart Crafts

May 2, 2012

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I love a good challenge. And I really love it when I get to craft with someone I admire and respect. So this week I was doubly-happy when Vicki O’Dell (the Creative Goddess) visited CTD WHQ (CraftTestDummies World Headquarters) and we cracked into a new box of goodies from the Martha Stewart Crafts “Stitched” line […]

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Quick-Quotes “Fall Splendor” 12×12 Double-Page Layout Kit

October 6, 2011

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Do you ever get stuck in a scrapbook block? Do you get so overwhelmed by uncoordinating products just stashed and tucked everywhere throughout your craft space?  You have the photos, you want to make that scrapbook page, but you just can’t find the inspiration or direction to get the job done.  Well, like a Batman […]

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How-To: Craft a Spring Kissing Ball

January 15, 2011

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Right about now I need a little spring- it’s still dark out and my world is shrouded in white. How about a little spring kissing ball to brighten things up? It’s easy, and your glue gun will be your best friend on this one! You’ll need: Styrofoam ball- 4″ is good Sheet moss Glue Gun […]

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Craft Product Review: Upholstery Paint by Simply Spray

August 23, 2010

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While Upholstery Paint is not necessarily at “craft product,” crafty DIY’ers and home decor enthusiasts need to know about this product from Simply Spray. Originally designed for refreshing the upholstery in cars, RV’s, and boats- but I read that it works just as well for cushions, umbrellas, and other water-permeable fabrics. Good thing, too because […]

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Craft Product Review: Simply Spray

August 20, 2010

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I have done a number of projects now using Simply Spray, and I have to admit I’m a fan. I noticed today, though, that I’d never posted a review here on my blog, even though I’d written one for CraftsUnleashed.com. So I’m re-printing my review here with links out a slew of Simply Spray projects! […]

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Paper Lantern Summer Party Craft

August 18, 2010

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Here’s a little goodie I posted over at CraftsUnleashed-blog- and I thought I’d share it here, too. You can whip up one of these beauties just in time for your Labor Day festivities! I have to admit that this wasn’t my original idea- I saw a project on Martha Stewart’s blog that used butterfly punch […]

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Memory Frame Craft up on CraftsUnleashed

June 2, 2010

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We’re doing a little “grads and dads” memory frame challenge on CraftsUnleashed, and I have to confess I was stumped on this for a while. Of course, my inclination was to make something for my husband from the kiddos, since Father’s Day is right around the corner. But then I realized that no one was […]

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Monogrammed Mirror Coasters on CraftsUnleashed.com

May 19, 2010

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See the full tutorial at CraftsUnleashed.com!

Just a little “heads-up” that I’ve got a post up today over at CraftsUnleashed.com. It’s a great wedding craft or handmade gift for a housewarming or anniversary. Here’s a sneak peek: I have to tell you, crafty peeps, that I LOVE using my Cricut to cut vinyl stencils…and then using the etching cream just makes […]

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Easter Banner up at CraftsUnleashed.com

March 23, 2010

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Every now and then I make a little craft that I’m particularly proud of…and today’s post on making Paper Easter Banners at CraftsUnleashed.com is one of them. I hauled out my Cricut and got me to cuttin’ some circles and letters and BAM! In about an hour I had me this cutesy banner to hang […]

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Altered Organizer “How-To” on CraftsUnleashed!

February 25, 2010

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Hiya! Wanted to let y’all know that I’ve got a great “how-to” post over at www.CraftsUnleashed.com today on how to alter a desktop organizer…to convert it from drab to “FAB!” To top it off, I used one of my (personally) least favorite crafting products- Foamies! Not to diss Foamies- but they’re really not my thing. […]

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Cricut Vinyl Review on CraftCritique

February 10, 2010

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I love, love, LOVE me some vinyl! And I really love the Cricut Vinyl by Provocraft. I sat and played with it for a whole afternoon- cutting with a punch, with the Slice, with the Cricut Expression, even running it through the Cuttlebug to emboss it. Totally awesome. Here are some pics that I took […]

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Craft Your Own Hostess Gifts- Crystal Snowflake Ornaments

December 17, 2009

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‘Tis the season to go to parties! And it’s a big no-no to go empty handed. What better way to show your host/hostess some LOVE than to make your own seasonal Snowflake Ornaments? They can be hung on a tree or in window to add some seasonal sparkle and shine. I made mine using Swarovski […]

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Recycled Wallpaper Ornament- Recycling My Memories!

August 26, 2009

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This is an article I published at my Craft Therapy blog…but since I cover re-using stripped wallpaper, I felt it was good enough to share here. {I’m also going to shut down that blog at the end of the year, and don’t want to lose this content!} Anyway, enjoy the story, steal the idea, make […]

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Last Minute Hostess Gifts- Leaf Wine Glass Coasters

November 23, 2008

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If your life is anything like mine, you constantly need little gifties to hand out. (Thankfully, it’s a small price to pay for someone else cooking dinner!) Anyhoo, I ran across this cute idea at CraftStylish and I’m going to get a-sewing so that I have a set of these for my Thanksgiving Hostess. (By […]

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Polymer Clay Halloween Votive Candles

October 21, 2008

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I found this cool craft using glass votive candle holders, and my old favorite, polymer clay. This comes courtesy of PCPolyzine circa 2003.  Check out the link for the step-by-step, but I’ll give you the basic gist. You’ll want to find a glass votive and cover it with a uniform thickness of orange polymer clay, […]

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Martha’s Teacup Candles

April 20, 2008

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Ok, here’s a great way to both recycled chipped or orphaned teacups and old candles: recycled teacup candles.  Just in time for Mothers’ Day, the idea is simple and elegant. To recap, you’ll gather some wonky candles from around your home. You know you have them- ones that got dinged up, ones that are burned […]

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Polymer Clay Switchplates Unleashed!

January 11, 2008

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Ok, I got on a bit of a Google kick here… I needed some inspiration for polymer clay switchplates. I thought I’d share my favorite findings: This is an artist gallery…. lots of ideas and eye candy! This is a DIY network tutorial. Scroll down for the switchplate project. And, interestingly, it uses a ceramic […]

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