Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fabric Elements Blog Hop

For this month's blog hop, Designer Crafts Connection members are creating with Fabric ElementsFabric Elements is a fabulous product line developed by CHA designer, Rebekah Meier.  If you are not familiar with the product, you can check it out at Rebekah’s Etsy store (rebekahmeierdesigns). You can also find more information and inspiration on Rebekah’s website,

Follow the links below to see how creative DCC members have been with this fabulous product, then comment on their blogs and here on this blog to be entered to win this amazing selection of product. Don't forget to use the Rafflecopter widget below for your entry to be included!  Good luck and happy hopping!


Monday, August 1, 2016

Crafting with School Supplies!

Can you believe it's almost time to go back to school....  The first clue is the appearance of tons of school supplies in the stores and they're all on sale!  What a great opportunity to stock up on markers, journals, paper and a whole lot more.  Here are some ideas to inspire you to stock up now, whether you have children heading back to school or not.......   Enjoy!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Deflecto Blog Hop

This month Designer Crafts Connection members are hopping with members of the deflecto design team. Projects feature either the 3-tier dessert stand, clip-on sign holder, frame, or all three....  Follow the links below to see how creative you can be with deflecto products, then enter to win your own!

Anita Scroggins - The Flamingo Chronicals

Steph Ackerman - Live, Laugh, Scrap

Lisa Fulmer - Lisa, Liza Lou Designs

 Nadine Carlier - my scrap'n stuff

Erin Reed - Scraps of Reflection

Julie McGuffee - Life in the Craft Lane

Ann Strecko Koeman - Annmakes

Roberta Birnbaum

Maria Soto - What is Creativity???

Marilyn Gossett - Marilyn Gossett Designs

Susan Brown - SBArtist: Painting in the Dark

Laura Bray

Lorrie McCullers - Forty 11 Designs

Monica Taylor - taylormadecards4U

Larissa Pittman - Muffins and Lace

Michelle Frae Cummings - Faerie Dust Dreams

Jennifer Davey - bestillmycraftingheart

 Visit the deflecto blog for a 
variety of creative ideas with deflecto products!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Red, White and Blue


Here are ideas from our designers to help you celebrate in style.... let the fireworks begin!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Favorite Designer Products

Designers love to be creative and there is nothing more exciting than an opportunity to work with a new product. Manufacturers are constantly developing new products and often send samples to designers, who are willing to use them to create projects and participate in blog hops, providing boundless inspiration for the customer.

The best place for designers to see what's new is at the annual Craft & Hobby Mega (CHA) show held in January; products that have now made their way into the craft stores. This year was no exception and many DCC members left the show, their heads spinning with new ideas and opportunities.  You can see a re-cap of the new hot products here and designers have added links to their favorite products below. Please let us know which project features one of your favorite products by adding your vote then comment below which new products you would like to work with.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Gifts for Him

It's Father's Day on the 19th, so the First Monday theme for June is "Gifts for Him".  

Not just for Father's Day, there are lots of times throughout the year when we need a "guy" gift.  Here are some designer projects for inspiration....  Enjoy!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Smoothfoam Ruled Wreaths

This month Designer Crafts Connection members are hopping with 

Smoothfoam, a US manufacturing company, is family owned and was the first to introduce their dense, craft foam products to the craft industry. Its smooth, foam surface is ideal for a wide variety of crafts, home décor and mixed media projects. You can paint it without prepping, pin it, sand it, rubber stamp on it, cut it and a whole lot more. Earlier this year at the trade show in Anaheim, Smoothfoam introduced their "Ruled Wreaths" to the Craft and Hobby industry. Available in 5 sizes, 8", 10", 12", 14" and 16", the surface of these wreaths has markings, dividing the ring into 12 equal sections. This makes them SO easy for designers to work with - no measuring required!  Imagine what you could do!

Each of the following designers received ruled wreaths. See where their creativity led them then check back and let us know in the comments section HERE which project inspired you to be creative and how you would use a ruled wreath!  A winner will be selected at random to receive their own set of "Ruled Wreaths"...  Don't forget to check back here on June 1st to see if it was you!