Thursday, March 16, 2017

Etchall

It's National Craft Month and we're kicking off our creativity this year with a blog hop for etchall®



As you know, glass etching is an extremely popular way to up-cycle and personalize glass pieces, but did you know you can also use it to etch china, porcelain, marble and even slate?  etchall is available as a crème, or a liquid, (dip'n etch).  Both work equally well and, most importantly, both are RE-USABLE!  Yes, this means you can use it multiple times!  Use once, then put it back in the container to be used again and again and again.... how cool is that!  It’s a wonderful, easy to use product, perfect for home dec projects as well as up-cycling - that is turning something plain into something classy. Neither the cream nor the dip has a noxious odor and the crème is creamy, not gritty.  These products create a real, permanent etch, not fake, so it is very important to read the directions carefully. You can also check the website for more detailed information and in depth tutorials if you haven't used it before. Please note, the product is also ACMI certified.


You can use stencils to create an etched design on glass, or dip entire pieces into dip'n etch to turn a smooth shiny surface into an etched surface,  perfect for either painting, or stamping designs, since the surface now has "tooth" (rough texture).

The following designers received samples of etching product to work with.  Some of them are etchall Ambassadors and have used etchall before, and some are working with these products for the very first time.  Follow the links to see their different ideas and techniques then use the special DCC code at etchall for a special discount when you order your own beginner set to work with.  This offer is valid thru March 31st, 2017.



















Sunday, March 5, 2017

Springtime!

Can you believe it's almost Spring.... !  St Patrick's day is just around the corner then it's time to think about Spring cleaning - NOT,  but it is the time of year to wake up your creative mojo. Here are some ideas from DCC members:


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Creativation 2017



Each year Designers, Maker/DIY'ers, Buyers. Retailers, Suppliers Manufacturers, Distributors, Editors, Publishers and Bloggers attend Creativation (formerly the Craft and Hobby Association Mega show).  This is the largest trade show in the US where visitors come to see all the new, creative products presented by manufacturers from all over the world.  The show isn't open to the general public, so we thought we'd share a round up of blog posts about the show. These will give those of you who couldn't go to Phoenix, a sneak peak at some of the creative opportunities coming to your stores this coming year.

Each of us returned home with notes about the products we can't wait to work with and sometimes we received samples to try.  After you've seen all the photos and read thru our posts, come back here and let us know which products you're most excited about in the comment section below. We may just select one of the comments at random and send you a box of a few new products to create with.  Let's go.............            













Hope you enjoyed the ride!  

Don't forget to let us know which products you think you'd like to work with!  
Comment below.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Last Minute Valentine's Day Crafts!

How do I love thee, let me count the ways......     Are you ready for Valentine's Day? Or still looking for some last minute ideas?  Here are some quick'n EZ projects from your favorite designers that will be sure to make someone's heart flutter.  Enjoy!




An InLinkz Link-up

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Projects we Love!





Designers love to be creative and we've created many projects over the years for our homes, magazines, books and manufacturers. So, before we put our creative hats on for 2017, let's take a quick look back at some of our favorite projects. Enjoy and let us know which projects are your favorites!


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Last Minute Holiday Crafts

Special holidays are like birthdays.... you always know when they are, but they have an uncanny way of sneaking up on us.  We are diligently forewarned by commercials we see on T.V. and the quick change of greeting cards displayed in the grocery store, so there's really no excuse to forget, but, if you're like me, you're still scrambling at the last minute looking for ideas for things for the home and/or gifts for neighbors, family and friends. Here are some of our designers' favorite ideas to make your holidays fun, special and Quick'n EZ.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Rinea® Paper Foil

For our final blog hop in 2016, designers were invited to spark their creativity with Rinea® Double-Sided Paper Foil from Global Crafting.


Rinea paper-foil is a specialty crafting material imported from Germany. It is made up of two thin layers of colorful aluminum foil with a sheet of paper sandwiched between them. This creates paper-like sturdiness and stiffness with the shininess and malleability of foil. It will maintain the shape however it is bent or folded without wrinkling, making it ideal for a wide variety of arts and crafts projects. The paper-like characteristic also makes it perfect for embossing and die-cutting.  It can easily be cut with regular, or decorative edge scissors and punches. 

Rinea foil paper comes in many interesting color combinations including bold, pastel, and metallic colors with glossy, matte and embossed finishes giving you lots of options to play with. This is one of the most popular projects made with the foil, showing a combination of colors.



Not just for holiday decorating, Rinea paper foil can be used for projects throughout the year. Check the gallery of ideas here then see what DCC member designers have created.












Don't you just love it!  Well here's your chance to try it for yourself.....  You can win:


Here's how to enter: Comment here, on the DCC blog and on any of the projects from the designers listed above - they always love to hear from their readers - then use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win!  The winner will be announced by the end of November, just in time for you to create for the holidays.  Good luck!