Hello crafters! I know many of you have heard about the new hot products like the Brother ScanNCut and Tim’s Distress Marker Spritzer, (I will be needing both of those in my studio ASAP,) but I thought I’d show you some of my personal favorites spotted at CHA 2014. These will be my tried-and-true booths that I always look forward to going to visit as well as a couple new things that made me catch my breath when I saw […]
Can I just admit flat-out that I adore Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza? In addition to creating fun & inspiring videos AND being some of the nicest people on the planet, they also create spectacular new craft products. This year they are adding to their Mod Melts line and are debuting Collage Clay! If you are already familiar with Decoden you are going to be excited- and if not, this video will help you out! I think this is so […]
The original Mod Podge formula may very well be the king of crafting adhesives. I personally reach for it first when I need an adhesive. The folks at Plaid have been coming out with new and exciting formulas. Let’s put the new Antique Matte version to the test. The Plaid website simply states “Give your projects an heirloom look with this special Mod Podge formula.” The first thing I noticed when opening the bottle was that the color of the […]
As many of you know, I specialize in fabric and yarn crafts here at Craft Test Dummies. So, while I was walking the show floor at CHA Summer 2012 last week, I kept a special eye out for new and exciting products for the pins, needles, and hooks crowd. Here’s what I saw: Knitting, Crochet, and Yarn Crafts: Lion Brand Yarn Bonbons, packs of 8 mini skeins of yarn for amigurumi, colorwork, and smaller projects. New Vanna’s Choice color combinations […]
Today’s CHA coverage is brought to you by: I always enjoy popping into the Plaid booth to see what is new and fun- not to mention, I LOVE catching up with Steve Piacenza and Cathie Filian. This time, they were doing a canvas home decor project. That seems to be a big trend right now! So…. then I asked about the new Martha Stewart Crafts paint line, and I got taken into this secret, locked room. I’m not even kidding! […]
Do you ever use a glue gun in your crafts? If so, I’m going to tell you all about Hot Glue Gun Helpers developed by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza and distributed by Plaid Enterprises…and then, you’re going to slap yourself in the forehead and ask, “why didn’t I think of this?” These tools are so simple and yet so useful, you’ll want to snag a set immediately. The set comes with a large mat, three finger caps, a paddle, […]
If you love glitter or painting in your crafts, you’ve come to the right blog today friends! Recently I got a lovely box of painty-goodness from the wonderful folks at Plaid Enterprises and I couldn’t wait to try out the Extreme Glitter Paints as soon as a I saw them. So, first things first- swatching. I like to squeeze a little paint out, smear it around, and see a little about the viscosity and opacity. Here’s the paint on navy […]
Jenny teases her coverage of the simply screen silk screen by plaid, and video demo.