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Polymer Clay Shamrock Pin (St. Patrick’s Day Craft!)

March 7, 2014

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This post has actually been around for a few years here on CTD…but I have added new photos and a step-by-step video tutorial for you!  Who doesn’t need another St. Patrick’s Day craft idea or a super-cute Shamrock pin? Wanna play? You’ll need: black polymer clay translucent polymer clay metal leaf (silver or gold is […]

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Guest Tutorial from I’m Topsy Turvy: Carving Eggs with a Dremel

March 21, 2013

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A big hello to first-time “Guest Dummy” Ashlee from I’m Topsy Turvy. She’s got great tutorials for the crafters, and cakes to DIE for. I mean really spectacular! Anyway, I love what Ashlee did with these eggs- and you all know that I LOVE my pistol-grip Dremel. Can’t wait to try these out myself! I […]

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HSN: Behind the Scenes

February 15, 2013

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Hello, Crafty Friends! I just got back from my most recent appearance on HSN representing the 3 Birds Estate Collection. I shared some photos and behind-the-scenes action as it happend on my Facebook and Twitter accounts, but just in case you missed it, I wanted to share here, too. My trips are whirlwind and I […]

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How-To: Shrink Plastic Flower Head Pins

March 27, 2012

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Spring has sprung early here in North Eastern Ohio, and we’ve got lovely flowers blooming outside. I wanted to bring some of that “spring” indoors to my crafting table. So I made some sweet little flower headpins! They are actually really easy. Let me show you how to make them! You’ll need: Clear shrink plastic […]

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Spring Craft: Easter Banner

March 27, 2011

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I created this banner for CraftsUnleashed last year- but I think it still is pretty rockin’!  If you’ve been online or reading magazines, you probably have noticed the trend of making banners to decorate or celebrate. I’ve “hopped” on the bandwagon for Easter (har, har!) and whipped up this simple but stunning decoration. However, this […]

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Easy 4-Leaf Clover Tee for St. Patrick’s Day

February 25, 2011

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Here’s another fun project I made for the CraftsUnleashed design team. You can find the supplies  at ConsumerCrafts.com at great prices! My family is part Irish, and we love to celebrate St.Patrick’s day with some corned beef and the “wearin’ o’ the green.” That means fun tee-shirts to wear to the parade! Today, I’ll show […]

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Year of the Rabbit- 7 Crafts for an Auspicious Lunar New Year

February 4, 2011

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Gung Hay Fat Choi- Happy Lunar New Year! This is the year of the rabbit, so I thought I’d scrape up some cute rabbit crafts to get you inspired! An even if you don’t particularly get into Lunar New Year- that’s OK. Consider these crafty ideas as a way to get a “jump” on your […]

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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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Recycled Can Brooches on CraftsUnleashed!

April 16, 2010

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When it comes to recycled crafts, I really kinda can’t help myself. I’ve got a bit of the magpie in me- I’m attracted to shiny things and I’m always trying to figure out how to use the little bits and bobs that attract me and reuse them into something fabulous. So now I’m using my […]

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Recycled Coffee Filter Flowers

April 15, 2010

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Yeah, I know this one is kinda an “oldie-but-a-goodie,” but I had such a good time making them today that I thought I’d share it here, too…just to remind you how much fun you can have with the garbage you generate! My recycled objects were all collected after breakfast: 5 or 6 coffee filters (per […]

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Recycling Your Plastic Eggs

April 12, 2010

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Well, here we are, Easter is over, and now we have copious amounts of those annoying plastic Easter eggs. (Well, actually we’re down a few because Ginger the cock-a-poo has discovered their charms!) But anyway, even if you don’t have scads on hand, they’re on sale everywhere for cheap, cheap, cheap! So here’s a coupla […]

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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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Easter Crafting

April 10, 2009

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Jenny shares some great Easter/spring themed crafts from other great craft sites and blogs.

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Fabric Eggs from One Inch World

April 6, 2009

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Jenny shares a great fabric-egg craft originated by One Inch World.

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Tie-Dye Your Easter Eggs…Literally!

March 25, 2009

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Jenny shares DollarStoreCraft.com’s tutorial on how to use recycled silk ties to dye Easter Eggs.

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Fabrege Egg Swap

April 29, 2008

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OK, so we didn’t really swap fabrege eggs… we made Artist Trading Cards inspired by them. I got these last week on Wednesday, right before we headed out of town for a funeral. I apologize for being late to my wonderful swap-ees, Trish, Katherine, and Agnieska (from Poland!) These are gorgeous, and now I have […]

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Springtime Crafting – Make a Birdbath

April 7, 2008

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So I spent this morning raking out beds, uncovering little shoots of spring. My crocus are blooming, and the tulips and daffys are over 1/2 up. It won’t be long until they bloom, too. So with all of this spring springing up around me, my thoughts have turned to garden crafts and yard art. First […]

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Three Recycled Plastic Easter Egg Craft Ideas

March 24, 2008

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Well, here we are, Easter is over, and now we have copious amounts of those annoying plastic Easter eggs. (Well, actually we’re down a few because Ginger the cock-a-poo has discovered their charms!) But anyway, even if you don’t have scads on hand, they’re on sale everywhere for cheap, cheap, cheap! So here’s a coupla […]

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Polymer Clay ATC’s – Eggs

March 19, 2008

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I’m in a swap at my CPS group, and our theme was Faberge Eggs. I played around with several ideas, but since I’m on a polymer clay kick, well, I thought I could make it work. I also used some lovely German Scrap from ArtChix and some rhinestones to finish them off. Whaddaya think? To […]

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Sew Your Own Easter Basket

March 19, 2008

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You can file this one under “sewing Easter baskets for Dummies”- it’s that easy. These are made from placemats, a little webbing, and a whole lotta crafty! Click on over to J Caroline Creative! and get the tutorial. These would be so cute customized for each child with their favorite color, initial, or character. (My […]

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Tipnut Saves Easter!

March 18, 2008

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It’s just not fair- Easter is so freaking early this year! I barely had time to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day yesterday, my birthday is the day after tomorrow, and Easter is this weekend. Ick. Hardly enough time to pull it together to make any crafts and cards. Good thing I just ran across Tipnut‘s site. […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2008

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I’m home with baby girl today, making green applesauce and hoping that the parade is going to be televised.  I do have some crafty goodness to share, though. I received two St. Patrick’s Day cards this season. One was from Katherine on my CPS group. She send out this lovely card that has an Irish […]

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Is It Spring Yet?

March 7, 2008

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Here in northeast Ohio, we are having a lovely blizzard today. However, it is already spring in my heart, and I’ve found a cute little beaded dragonfly earring project to keep me in denial. I think I’ll sit here and dream of hot, lazy Augusts, with a swarm of them buzzing around…..have fun!

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St. Patrick’s Day Crafts – Sort Of

March 5, 2008

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I’m gearing up for my favorite green holiday, St. Patrick’s Day. Since my birthday is only 3 days later, it’s been something of an extended holiday for me. (BTW, Earth Day comes in second as my favorite green holiday. Sorry.) Anyhoo, I always celebrate with cards for the family, dressing up the kids, sometimes even […]

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