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?
Okay, I guess I can do that.
SO here are some wonderfully crafty thinks I found on the interwebs this week that made me happy!
Overview of iPhone Camera Apps from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. Damn, I love this woman!! First, she admits that 90% of her photos are taken with her phone (word!) and THEN she shares her favorite apps to add graphics, effects, turn them into collages, etc. I’m immediately downloading all the ones she’s recommended. Thank you JULIE!
From Mental Floss: Impressive Yarn Bombing Projects! I love a good yarn bombing. (It’s my secret hope to do some of my own some day.) But in the meanwhile, you gotta love/shake your head/ wonder about the folks who yarn bomb bridges, tanks, and various vehicles. I love the commitment.
Polymer Clay Daily’s update on Ron Lehocky. First I have to give props to Polymer Clay Daily for being a blog/site that I love- great inspiration delivered to my email box! Second, I have a craft-crush on Dr. Ron Lehocky, a physician who makes and sells the lovely polymer clay hearts you see above to raise money for The Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies. What a lovley, selfless man and his artwork is beautiful. Please check out the website and consider purchasing your own- they are only $10 each!
So there you go- a dose of creative information, education, and inspiration. Leave me a comment on which of the three links you liked best, and what kind of art/craft you make! I’ll pick one winner next Friday and send out a mystery box of crafting goodies…and if you tell me what kind of arts/crafts you like, I might even add some special goodies just for YOU!
International friends are welcome to comment and enter, but will have to pay additional shipping costs.
Alright crafty friends- GO!
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Yarn bombing link FTW!
I mostly stick to making beaded jewelry and painting, but my 3 kids (4 yr old twins and a 2 yr old) inspire me to try all kinds of new arts and crafts with them.
Polymer clay, various yarn crafts, sewing, toy making… Crafting with kids is awesome.
Kathrine Scott says
Hello Jenny! While the color of the yarn car inspires me visually I am just learning to scrapbook and card make. So the cell phone picture info is what I need to learn 🙂 I am currently waiting on my HSN orders so I can play with the stamps.I am so glad I found this site through 3 Birds, you have become a daily read. Thank you for the crafty goodness!
Deborah Witmer says
I am into papercrafting – mostly cards and scrapbooking. I liked the stuff about the camera the best – I take mosty of my photos with my iPad! Thanks for the great info and chance to win!
Cindy deRosier says
I like the yarn bombing link! I’m primarily a paper crafter, but I dabble in a lot of other things. 🙂
Angel Chambers says
I really like those polymer clay hearts that Dr Ron is making to raise money for the kids! He must be a truly incredible man! I wish I could make such lovely clay pieces! I mostly make cards out of paper and other items and I make jewelry with beads and other fun stuff, but I also dabble in clay and paints. I need to do a variety of things to keep me from getting bored. 🙂 Thanks for posting these new crafty things! I have to go check out those hearts at the website link u posted!
As a new iphone user, I love the links to the iPhone Camera Apps.
I love the yarn bombing. I don’t knit (yet), but I do crochet all the time. I also do a lot of paper crafting.
lydia-jane failing says
Polymer hearts! I used to spend time with an expert in the field, then she moved away and I lost the thread. Hoping to get it back, soon!
Teresa Jaye says
I love those polymer clay hearts and the good doctor’s big heart too! I create mixed media and occasionally scrapbook.
lisa wilson says
I like the polymer clay hearts. I am into clay as well as jewelry making and general crafting. Haven’t met a craft yet that I didn’t like
Desiree Koons says
I’m torn…I looove polymer clay, but I’m seriously digging the yarn bombing. Our town has a yarn bombed Cat in the Hat at our library…it’s a wonderful sight to see.
I mostly work with resin and polymer clay, I also make hairclips and headbands. 🙂
Susan B says
I am a photographer but do use my phone in a pinch. Thanks for the iPhone camera apps link. I have downloaded so many I didn’t know which to use. VERY helpful linkage!
Pat Upton says
Love the yarn bombing! My favorite art/craft is collage and mixed media but I have been making fabric yoyos recently.
I love the yarn bombing of the car. Those types of things amaze me. I like to make cards and am hoping to start scrapbooking soon and anything paper crafting related distracts me:)
Robyn Josephs says
I liked the iphone camera apps best, and I do EVERYTHING! except encaustic!
A girl needs to sleep sometime.
Ana Marcela Herrera says
I liked the yarn bombing, and I do all crafts, specially candlemaking.
Rodney Boney says
Love the projects. Since I mainly do Beading and jewelry the resins and clays have a dear place in my heart.
Karen Schroeder says
I love the yarn bombed car and the rows of trees. Your article about yarn bombing makes me want to get out my leftover yarn, grab a few friends, and have fun!
Laurie Hunt says
I liked all three of the articles to be honest. Julie always shares cool stuff, this was not an exception. I love the yarn car, but of course I wondered what happens if it rains. And that was a polymer clay blog that I don’t follow, so it was fun to see a new blog! As for what kind of crafty stuff that I do, really I have never met a craft I haven’t liked or just call me Jane of all crafts! I do mixed media work, encaustic collage, polymer clay, make homemade cards, paint: watercolor, acrylic and encaustic. I also just took up knitting to add to my TV watching pass the time of Zentangling.
Alicia C says
Hi – photos, yarn and clay …. Can’t decide. Love them all! Making something to help others … Great! I love paper – die cutting – making things that sparkle. I tell kids my favorite color is ‘Twinkle’.
Thanks for fun stuff to check out!
Gerrie Johnnic says
I’m a rubber stamper, a paper hoarder..well a hoarder of most everthing and I love the article on the hearts and the fact that a doctor takes the time to create with love.
Love the yarn bombing!! The clay hearts are stunning also!
I am knitter from way back,but currently am having a fling with paper arts, ink stamps and dies!
I Love polymer clay crafting and I also paint and decoupage wooden boxes and other items.
Shelia S says
I love the yarn bombing! The clay hearts are adorable.
I love to do counted cross stitch. I have recently discovered wash tape and am finding ways to use it. I love all crafts–I just need to get my creative juices flowing.
Laura G.Turcotte says
I am a crafter at heart! I like to try new things—-experiencing new crafts!!
Gina Shillitani says
The yarn bombing is definitely the most creative, while the Photo Apps is the most useful, so it’s a tossup!!!!
Cindy Keogh says
I love the clay hearts they are asthetically beautiful and absolutly wonderful that this man raises money with his art. Especially since his prime work is so scientific.
Anne Voss says
my favorite was From Mental Floss: Impressive Yarn Bombing Projects! I like and do all types of Art/Craft/Sewing but I love Multimedia the best—since there are the fewest “rules” to follow!
Toni Leli says
I bookmarked Julie’s post when I received her email — gotta try all her tips. I’ve been a card maker for a long time, but just started sewing and I’m enjoying it. Thanks for a great giveaway!
I love the camera app, but I do not have an i-phone. I absolutely love the polymer clay hearts! I love all crafts. My grandchildren and I have been working on scrapbooking, making cards, beads and making chap stick. We love to play together! The thing that they enjoy most is punches and stamps. We love the mini 8 punches. I crochet a lot of scarves. They all expect new scarves for Christmas. Thank you for always sharing new ideas!
Alice C. says
Totally enjoyed Polymer Clay Daily’s update on Dr. Ron and his lovely heart project. I’ve bookmarked the site so I can go back and read the archives — it all looks so interesting. Thanks, Jenny, for a chance to win a fabulous surprise package!(I do a lot of card-making and crocheting, just in case you have some surplus crafting goodies.)
Julie Hulver says
All 3 were very cool (and I had previously forwarded Julie’s app review to my daughter), but I was most impressed with Dr. Ron and his polymer hearts. What craft don’t I do is a better question!! Okay, I’m not very into fabric or yarn, but I started with silversmithing, moved on to beads, then polymer clay, and now I’m all about paper crafting, with a special interest in alcohol inks (check out June Rollins’ Dreamscapes for some awesome work!).
Carol in Montana says
What fun! I am a card maker/scrapbooker but thoroughly enjoyed these links! Dr. Ron’s hearts (both clay & his own!) put a huge smile on my face! I am checking them out to buy some for my granddaughters!
Theresa in Texas says
OK, you didn’t have to make it so difficult!! All 3 were amazing but my heart was really touched by Dr. Ron’s hearts. Wow–he is able to help both as a doctor and as an artist. Hope he is able to keep on going for many years.
The craft I spend the most time on is collecting craft supplies and craft ideas, LOL! But I do love rubberstamping and making magnets and pendants for our neighborhood craft show.
Hint: I would really love to try the Envirotex resin you reviewed today.
I really liked the photo apps,I don’t have an I-phone but I do have an android tablet which I can take pictures with, I am going to check out about downloading the recommended aps on it. I am into paper crafting and also into jewelry. Thank you for bringing these wonderful links to our attention and for the give-a-way.
Hi, I enjoy making cards, collages…
Also, I am in the beginning of making clay embellishments!
Many thanks, Cindi
Carla Hundley says
I love the yarn bomb car!
How fun. I like to make
cards, scrapbook and
paper crafts. Thanks!
Carla from Utah
Vanessa B says
I luv Julie and so needed some help with a camera app for my phone so you’d guess my fav of the links is definetly her 🙂 Thanks!!!
Thanks for polymer clay site link. Loved it. Usually I work with textiles and beads. I make brooches and small stuffed animals.
Cindy N. says
Hello, I loved the polymer clay inspiration. I make cards, so I am sure to find lovely ideas on their site. Thanks for sharing.
paulette Akagi says
Yarn bombing is totally rad—very artsy-fartsy!!! I’m primarily a papercrafter.
Cindy Kotora says
I loved the polymer clay hearts…probably because of the philanthropic nature of it, as well as the beauty of the hearts. However, the yarn bombing was totally cool also!
I work mostly in mixed media, collage, paper arts, but I’m always open to new ideas and techniques.
I love polymer clay and love Polymer Clay Daily. Ron is doing a wonderful and generous thing with his polymer hearts and his biological heart!
The clay hearts are the greatest- way to go doc!
Ann Wilson says
Hi! I like the hearts the best! I craft with polymer clay and am presently working on steampunk hearts for necklaces and bracelets! The doc rocks! Great cause! I love kids!!!
JAnet Trapp says
I love the link about the photos…I mostly scrap and make cards using digi and actual products. Thanks for the chance to win! ~God bless~
While I don’t work much with polymer, I love what can be done with it. The bracelet at http://polymerclaydaily.com/2013/05/15/testing-polymer-colors/ is amazing! I’m pretty much a papercrafter/scrapper/stamper.
Caryn S. says
The polymer hearts are cool! I always wanted to learn how to do such detailed designs. I just hope this is going to be an online class.
Yarnbombing projects are always fun to see too.
Not really any use for the iphone apps since i don’t have one.
I do all kinds of crafts: sew, knit, crochet. scrapbook, cards…and if I don’t do it, I’ll probably try it!
Rebecca Ednie says
I liked the hearts best. I’m an RN and I’ve worked with special needs kids before. I’m into stamping, paper crafting and jewelry especially wire work, crystals and I’m dying to try resins. And I’m newly obsessed with mixed media canvases. I especially love classy elegant styles, shabby chic and vintage.
domestic diva says
The hearts were my favorite, but the yarn bombing is pretty fantastic. I love the idea of covering something (anything!) in creativity, especially when it’s unexpected.
Vicki B. says
The hearts tugged on my heart but the yarn bombing blows my mind! I’m very eclectic but lately I’ve been concentrating my crafty ways with knitting, jewelry making and paper crafting, sometimes combining the three.
Crystal Rose says
Aloha Jenny!!! Thanks for the posts and the contest. I loved the yarn car–what a great way to live and share her passion!!! As far as arts and crafts, I am doing just about everything. I just ordered some artemboss metal and wireform, and so I want to learn more about that. I don’t have an embossing machine yet — that would be lovely!!! 🙂 I also want to start working on gourds, so alcohol inks, embossing powders, pearl-ex, metallic inks, etc. would be great. I would be thankful for all blessings you could share!!! Have a wonder-filled day!!! Crystal
Nancy D says
My favorite was the Yarn Bombing link. I love the bicycle! But I couldn’t imagine knitting or crocheting that much and leaving it outside!
kristi - cbk says
Did not know about polymer clay daily site so that is awesome…and checking out the link on the hearts also.
I mainly do jewelry making but hoping to try polymer clay this year.
Cathy Graves says
I love all the links and will check them all out but my fave is Julie’s article about her favorite camera apps. I have already saved her blog post to file so I will always have it for reference. Thanks for the chance to win!
Love those hearts! I like polymer clay but I am not good at it… but my usual pastime is paper crafting by around 75%… but I love crafting no matter what, 🙂 cannot stop..thanks for the chance to win a surprise!
jackie koudry says
I make jewelry with beads, metal and polymer clay. Love the polymer clay hearts.
I loved the polymer clay hearts! I would like to be able to do something like this. I make all kinds of papercrafts, from cards to quilling. I am trying to learn how to make ATC’S and different types of mail art. Crafting is relaxing to me. Thank you for such great ideas! I love your videos!
Stephanie Pfahl says
I love the yarn bombing; how long do you think that took? However, how can I not vote for Dr. Ron Lehocky on this one? Not only is the man a doctor in touch with his crafty side, he has found a way to do what he enjoys and use it to benefit others! I must vote for him! BTW, I am mainly into paper crafting and needle arts at the moment, but can easily become obsessed with nearly any type of art! Love your blog and your videos, Jenny!
julie m says
The polymer clay hearts were my favorite. The designs and the story are both so great.
Lin M. says
Wow – that car is incredible! I would never have even imagined anything like that… And the hearts – what a noble Dr. That is fantastic!
I do mostly papercrafts – card making and scrapbooks. I love embossing folders and what they can do for a card. I would like to venture into heat embossing one day. And if you have any tips & tricks for stamping a clear image please share – I can’t seem to get that down.
I liked the link to Julie Baltzer and the photo editing links best because I’m always in search of the next best app for my instagram posts. As for my craftiness . . . well, I would say I’m a Jack of all trades but Master of none. I dabble with papercrafts, watercolors, pencil drawings, ink doodles, card making. Currently I am working on a house shaped shadowbox turning it into a Christmas Cottage for a new Christmas decoration. I have considered the polymer clay art, even bought a couple of instructional books, but I have yet to buy the clay or try my hand at that. Maybe one day soon.
Christy Kalbhin says
I live in Louisville, KY where the Kid’s Center is located. Dr. Lehocky is an amazing man. He makes all the hearts for free, he takes no money for his supplies or his time. He makes different hearts for different holidays including glow in the dark mummies and ghosts for Halloween. I think the greatest thing about Dr. Lehocky is his appreciation for others who craft. His wife is super amazing too. I work part time in a store that carries his hearts and have had the priviledge of meeting both of them.
I am a scrapbooker, I started 14 years ago and have met many wonderful people along the journey.
Pat K says
I love stamping, painting and papercrafts The hears are just gorgeous, what
a kind and generous person.
I’m a card maker that is just starting to scrapbook. I’ve done jewelry making and stamping starting back in the 80’s. I love watching your videos and reviews of new products & seeing you on HSN!
I can’t wait to see what you do next!
Emily Hackleman says
I think I like the yarn bomb website the best. Super fun and whacky ideas!
Emily Hackleman says
Oh. I mostly do paper crafting but I tinker in all kinds of crafts.
Victoria Sturdevant says
I love Julie! (I don’t have an iphone, but I love her inspirational posts.) I’m a papercrafter, quilter and jewelry maker.
Adeshola Williams says
Polymer clay site. I am recently into playing with various crafts.
Amy R says
Mostly I’m a papercrafter, but I love to knit, sew and make jewelry.
I love the yarn bombing! So fun!!
Sharon P says
I like the Yarn Bombing link – and I love to do all kinda of crafts but right now knitting and crochet are my favorites…
Karen R. from SC says
While I liked all 3 web sites, as a new iPad user, I have been researching photo apps to edit/alter/collage my photos. It was too hard to see to do anything on my iPhone or iPod Touch with my old eyes. The iPad is making it so much easier to take photos & edit them! Sharing Julie’s links sure will save me a lot of time! Thanks for sharing all of them, but especially hers!
Mandie w says
I’m a crazy papercrafter 🙂
amy harrison says
I loved the yarn bombing!!! I make collages out of found objects.
Melanie J Pierce says
I must say I love the PCD post because I happen to be lucky enough to know Ron as he is a big part of our Polymer Clay group. I admire him and what he does for his kids. I want to mention that each and every heart is totally made by Ron! He has had folks over the years that wanted to lend a hand in sanding or buffing, but Ron politely says no thank you…BUT, if you have any scrap clay you would like to donate to the cause then hit me up!! Hats off to you Ron!
Sylvia Zajis says
I really like the hearts that Dr. Ron Lehocky makes. They are whimsical yet make a statement, each in their own little way. I can see the character behind each of them. As for myself, I do all kinds of crafts from paper goods to tutus and hair bows. I like working with different mediums for the vast contrasts in ideas I come up with based on a color, texture, or even a dream. I love the feel of satin or silk upon the skin so I use them when I can. The tulle in the tutus reminds me of being a child…crafting is my escape from the world!
Dawn Woolf says
The yarn bombing is awesome!!! But I love the hearts the Dr makes and sells for the kids. Melts my heart!!
I play in everything from crocheting to paper to wood crafts. Thanks for the chance to win! Love surprises!! 🙂
Nadine L says
Ooh I love the yarn bombing – it is gorgeous and makes me think of hundreds of grandmas decorating the world in handmade sweaters.
The polymer clay is just amazing – my polymer clay attempts always look like a small step above playing with Play-doh.
Megan O'D says
I do a little of this, a little of that…especially paper crafting, though. Or maybe knitting. Or sewing. Argh. But I liked the yarn bomb link best…that I can decide on!
Sarah E. White says
I’m mostly a yarn crafter and actually shared that yarn bombing link on one of my sites earlier this week! I’m been getting into mixed media this year and that’s a lot of fun, too.
I love the iphone app’s…. I LOVE almost all types of crafts, and do my share of them! I am just getting into more polymer clay stuff, and I’m getting hooked! Thanks for the chance to win, if I am lucky enough, I have a classroom of kiddo’s at school that will me most appreciative!
Lela Middour says
The yardbombing projects are cool! 🙂
Amy Jones#8546 says
I am loving the PCD post. Dr. Ron sure touched me. I love it. I do a lot of different things. I love paper crafting, cards and scrapbooking. I am in love with mixed media. Painting, airbrushing and drawing re also my passions. I also want to learn how to do wood burning and other things like jewelry making. I have been interested in making things from clay so this was great.
Chris Wooten says
I liked the yard bomb post but I am mainly a paper crafter, home decor, cards,etc. I love to paint old furniture too.
Thanks for sharing your goodies with us.
Sandra Kersting says
Loved the yarn bombing. Just not bold enough to try it my self, maybe I will have to start out with something small. I also do scrapbooking and card making.
I love the polymer clay hearts that Dr. Ron Lehocky is doing!!
I’m a papercrafter and painter, mostly working in my art journal. Paper is my downfall!!
Wendy Butler says
I loved all the links! My favorite has to be the polymer clay hearts. I love working with it although haven’t had time lately to play! I love making polymer beads and using them with other jewelry components to make bracelets and necklaces.
Yarn Bombing, or as we like to call Guerrilla knitting/crocheting 🙂
I’m a yarn, fabric, everything craft hoarder. I do a little of this and that and followed by whatever the kids want to do.
I do polymer clay and various fiber crafts (and other stuff, of course), so it is hard for me to pick. However, I love that yarn-bombed car!!
Jenn/Rook No. 17 says
I absolutely flipped for that yarn bombed car. Love it!
I dabble in all things creative — just a chronic maker here.
But my specialty is cake sculpting. I love working in the medium of sugar!
Have a great holiday weekend!
Jenn/Rook No. 17
tami Howse says
Love the hearts, and it’d be cool to use them with mixed media. Fondly, Tami
I have actually participated in a couple of yarn bombs. 🙂 I love the bridge!
As for what kind of crafts I do, well, the better question is what craft don’t I do? LOL. I especially like paper crafting and making beaded jewelry. My next project will be learning how to make lamp-worked beads, I think.
Lori Brown says
I love those polymer clay hearts – and what a great cause! I love all things crafty, but most of my time is spent scrapbooking or stamping/card making.
Kerri-Jo Sharp says
I would have to choose the hearts. They are absolutely beautiful and they are for such a good cause too!!!! Ron if very dedicated and I love that!!!
As for what crafts I do, well there is paper crafting; layouts, cards, mini albums, that sort of stuff. Then there is altering stuff; wooden boxes, canvases, matchboxes, in altering stuff I like to do a lot of mixed media stuff, pushing the norm.
Thanks for sharing these great projects, and thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win!!!
Candy Westphal says
Tough call on this one. I really love the clay hearts link because it is inspirational and a great example of a true good hearted soul who is selflessly paying it forward to help those in need.
But I also really like and need the great advice the iPhone photo apps advice as this is my first quality cell phone and I’m going crazy trying all these different apps out myself when I have no idea what I’m doing with it. I’m taking pics like a crazy woman but really need the advice if I ever hope to use it to hopefully sell some of my jewelry I make.
I mainly bead and do some wire wrap but I also do some paper crafts as well. There is never enough time in a day or I know I would do a lot more crafts as well. I’ve dabbled in almost everything at one time in my life or another but my heart belongs to the beautiful beads and crystals.
Thanks for creating such a great site. I only recently found it but I’m in love already.
Not sure if I snuck in here in time, but I love the polymer clay. It’s a medium that still mystifies me, so what he does is awesome!
Shirl K. says
I have tried so many crafts…I love cardmaking the most. Is that a craft?
I am learning about polymer clay. The hearts were my favorite link..they are really great.
Cardmaking certainly IS a craft, Shirl! : )
Denise P says
Have to be yarn bombing! Have friends who are very active doing this and I love looking at all the things people have, well, re-invented! Thanks for offering the drawing and keep doing what you’re doing, cause we love it!
Angie @ CCC says
Crafts for my home are my fave…you knew that right?? 😉
i love Julie’s phone apps – but don’t have an i phone the yarn bombing is great. I can’t knot anymore due to carpel tunnel syndrome and arthritic fingers. So i vote for the clay hearts – they are so lovely and for a great cause. I mostly do papercrafting and mixed media art projects.
Love the link for the hearts that that doctor makes. At home I do a huge variety of crafts with the kids (my own kids, neighbors and friends too). They’ve dubbed my home the Kids Craft Clubhouse!
I like Ron Lehocky’s site. The way he worked his way through mediums to find what worked for him in order to help others is inspirational. The fact that other artist donate their scraps is so great. You just never know what is useless and should be discarded.
Right now I’m playing with mix media and paper crafts. My projects mainly go to my family for birthdays and holidays or just because I though of them when I made it.