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!  
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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! 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Grateful Gifts

It's the first Monday in November, a month filled with thoughts of Thanksgiving and gift giving for the upcoming holidays. There are so many ways to show how grateful we are thru creativity in the home and the handmade gifts.  Designers are sharing their gift, home décor ideas and projects to show how grateful they are.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Amazing Casting Products

This month Designer Crafts Connection members received Amazing Casting products - Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Clear Cast Resin by Alumilite, which they used to create their own resin project pieces from found objects. Come join us on our Great Mold Putty Scavenger Hunt and discover amazing things to mold and transform into your own art.  Be inspired by our designer creations then enter to win your own Amazing Casting products to work with - details below. 

Are you inspired?  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for even more inspiration!

Enter to win the product selection shown above using the Rafflecopter widget below. "Like" our FB page plus one entry for each time you comment here and on the designers' blogs.  The winner will be announced one week from today, so check back here and on the Designer Crafts Connection Facebook page to see if it's you!

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