Monday, October 23, 2017

Autumn Leaves Centerpiece

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Autumn leaves never go out of style - they're a beautiful, natural way to bring fall colors into your home. Once they drop from their branches, they're just begging to be used in a centerpiece. It's easy to make them last longer with découpage medium - my video tutorial gives you complete instructions - Enjoy!

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Amazing Casting Products -Blog Hop

Amazing Clear Cast Resin, Alumilite Dyes and Alumidust Colorants are the feature products for this month's Designer Crafts Connection blog hop. They are all part of the family of Amazing Casting Products and "amazing" is definitely the operative word......


 
This month's creative journey starts with clear cast resin. This is a liquid that cures to a rigid and durable clear plastic finish. It can be used to create small items, like jewelry and to coat large items like a bar top. Pour resin into silicone molds to create solid resin items, or create your own mold with Amazing Mold Putty. This clear resin can also be colored with a variety of colors of Alumilite dyes and with the addition of Alumidust there are even more creative effects and unlimited design possibilities.  

Let's take a look at the projects our designer members created. We know you'll be inspired, so scroll to the end of this post for a special discount coupon to help you get started with some fun holiday crafting!



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

How to make a Mummy Decoration for Halloween


Halloween is my absolute favorite time of the year and as my son gets older...the scare factor in my decorations goes up a 'notch'. Here, using common household items, I have created the ultimate Halloween decor!

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Going Batty for Halloween DIY Ornaments...


Halloween is just around the corner and it's time to get decorating and making for the big day. What do you do with all of your leftover goodies from last year that didn't see the light of day??! You alter them into something fun! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for making goodies and these SpOokY cute ornaments are so adorable wrapped up in colorful seasonal ribbons.



Friday, October 13, 2017

Pumpkin Paradise- a painter's delight featuring Fusion mineral paints and a sea-inspired finish


It is always exciting to welcome a new season and to greet it with anticipation, highlighting the uniqueness to each time of year.  In the fall, I love to see all the magazines, view Pinterest and see all the pumpkin-laden porches.  In Texas however, it is really too warm to set out the real deal, the parade of pumpkins become a mush in just a few short weeks (sometimes, days depending on the temperatures).  SO, I am so thankful to our big craft/box store.....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

How to Make A Spooky Halloween Centerpiece By Etching A Glass Vase


Planning on having a Halloween party or just love to decorate for Halloween? Etching a glass vase with a spider web stencil makes a wonderfully spooky centerpiece. Click read more below for my video tutorial on how I did it using etchall etching creme and stencil spray....

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Planning For Halloween



I love planning our Fall and Halloween activities.  My favorite part is all things crafty and decorating.  I even like to "Plan" my agenda for all things "Halloweenish".   See how I make some easy, fun, and cute decorative paper clips that you can use or give as small Treats. 

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

World Card Making Day...

It's World Card Making Day!

Do you enjoy marking cards?  We do and we're sharing our favorite cards here. Please feel free to share your favorites.....  Enjoy!



Thursday, October 5, 2017

Batty Halloween Bucket with StyleTech Vinyl


Halloween is my favorite holiday! I can't wait to start putting my decorations out every year. This year I have a new addition - this fabulous Batty Halloween Bucket made with StyleTech Vinyl and an amazing glass jar I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Halloween Tabletop Decoration

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This Halloween craft project is an oldie but a goodie that features two of my favorite products - smooth foam shapes and inkjet film. This little decoration will make your party table much more festive and you can use whatever images you want. Try it with photos of your kids in their costumes from last Halloween. My tutorial includes a short how-to video with lots of handy tips - enjoy!

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

DIY Canvas Trick or Treat Halloween Bag


Create an easy DIY canvas Trick or Treat Halloween bag that any little goblin would love! 
You can make the tote to match the costume or make a fun tote that will be “watching you” with some fun googly eyes like I did. No more plastic pumpkins and no more fall apart plastic bags.
Click read more below to watch a tutorial video on how to create this fun trick or treat bag.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Wreath for Halloween


Wrap a foam ring with lovely decorative mesh to make a holiday or Halloween wreath in no time.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fall Checklist Chalkboard



This pretty floral chalkboard, embellished with pom poms, ric rac, and a darling glittered crow, is the perfect home decor piece for fall. The flowers and leaves reflect the warm tones of the autumn season. This pretty DIY decor piece is simple to assemble and can be personalized with a flourish of your chalk marker!

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Dress Up Your Hat for any Season with Felt Flowers


This year I updated my favorite sun hat with a little die cutting magic!  Not just for summer; felt flowers are everlasting and with lots of colors to choose from; a perfect accent for both in and outdoor décor!  

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Faux Blood - For Jewelry & More


I'm a certified "Halloween-aholic".   I just love creepy, ghoulish projects celebrating my favorite season of the year.   This is one of my all time favorite techniques and I've used it for jewelry, on glass, and in paper crafting for cards and scrapbook pages.  There are two versions - the original "blood" and then the truly GHOULISH version.....   Want to be a mad scientist?

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Kunin Felt Blog Hop

This month's blog hop is sponsored by Kunin Felts and Fabrics, made in the U.S.A. of Eco-fi®.  Eco-fi is a high-quality fiber made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Kunin Felt recycles billions of water bottles every year that would otherwise be sent to landfills and makes them into a product which amazingly becomes felt. 12 bottles equals 1 lb of felt that can be used for children's crafts, home décor, even apparelThe felt is also weather resistant and fade proof, making it great for outdoor décor. It can even be used to line garden beds or patio, to keep it weed free.  Read more about Eco-fi here.

Each designer received a selection of  9" x 12" craft cuts of Classic felt and/or 12" x 18" craft cuts of Premium felt.  Check out the following designer blogs for inspiration, then comment here about your favorite projects. Each comment will be entered into a random drawing to receive an assortment of both Classic felt and Premium felt valued at $75 to use to make your own projects!

 

Time to start hopping.......

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Vintage School Desk Make-Over


Transform a rusty old vintage desk into a cool industrial-feel side table.

For lots of "how to" pictures of this transformation......


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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Beach Inspired Mirror




Summer is here, but in a few months it will be just another memory. Who doesn't love to remember those fun beach days!!!  I created this fun Beach inspired Mirror to remind me that the beach is never too far away!

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Pineapple Clips and Tags


Pineapples are huge right now, so why not give a little something as a gift to a friend or in a happy mail with a cute little pineapple clip ona sweet gift tag!!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Faux Weathered Beach Wood Frame



Create the look of faux weathered wood from an old beach house, or storm battered fence on the dunes, with just a few materials.  A great option for creating frames to display your favorite oceanside memories!

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Shake it up with Mod Podge™ and McCormick Sea Salt and Pepper Grinders



I always take some Art and Craft supplies with me when I go on vacation (sewing and crochet supplies too).  Whenever we stay for an extended time and have a kitchen to use,  I want to make it feel a little more like home and a lot like vacation!!  Enter the plain grinders, ready to be shaken and stirred!


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Saturday, September 9, 2017

DIY Vintage Washed Pickled Craft Tote

Learn how to create an Easy Pickled Finish with Vintage Effect Wash from Deco Arts.
The unfinished crate would make a great garden tool holder, picnic caddy, or my favorite…
a Craft Tote.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Bath Bombs!


Here's a simple tutorial for you to DIY your own bath bombs. Get creative with different colors and scents; the options are nearly limitless. This is a great craft for adults and kids alike. Bath bombs are a fantastic gift idea and are also a popular item to sell at craft fairs.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Great Teacher Gift


It is a great time to get started on those teacher gifts with school back in session or about to start for many. Watch the video tutorial on how to make these clever Post-It Note holders.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Memories by the Sea...



As summer comes to a close, one can't help but want to remember days adventuring at the beach. I love to create mini-books that house my photos and mementos from vacations... and I don't have to look far for finding something to create with – but for this keepsake... I've raided my pantry and refrigerator!

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Back To The Eighties Photo Booth


What do you think of when someone says 'flourescent'?  For me, that is the 1980s!
Check out how I made this retro photo booth using flourescent vinyl colors....

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

DIY Garden Art



Decorating in your garden is so much fun.  Take a look at how easy it is with a little paint, stencils, and a paving stone from your big box garden store! This is a fun summer craft for the kids too.  So many possibilities,  just use a different stencil!  

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Cardmaking Melts Away the Stress



Stamping, punching, coloring, layering...who knew how calming and relaxing it could be? Well, I've known for years - I absolutely crave my biweekly cardmaking sessions with friends!

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Unicorn Slime is Fun, Colorful, and Totally Tactile


The slime craze has swept the nation, and with all the fun varieties to be made, I was excited to try my hand at this growing trend. Making your own slime is easy, and very entertaining! In this variety, I mixed three colors of slime with tiny foam balls to create an ooey, gooey masterpiece that I dubbed "Unicorn Slime".

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

DecoFun Bow Maker

Not just for hair, bows have long been the perfect embellishment for many types of projects.  With ribbons in every imaginable color and pattern for any and all occasions, bows can be used for wreaths, gifts, accents on wearables and so much more...  Making a bow with equal loops however, can be somewhat of a challenge.  Enter the original DecoFun British bow maker from across the pond to make both simple and fancy, multi-loop layered bows easy for everyone!   


Check out the following DCC member links for ideas and inspiration:


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Coloring a Composition Book



If you are like me... I love coloring and I also love having notebooks around to jot down Cre8time ideas as they come to me. Enjoy the creative relaxation of coloring and turn your finished coloring pages into FUN-ctional mini composition journals. I've transformed a couple of plain mini notebooks into something beautiful with a handmade touch!

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

DIY Photo Booth in a Jar


I love the idea of creating with jars, sucvh a great way to upcycle in your crafting.  So now that you have a decoratged jar, add some little signs at the top for photo booht props!!  There are signs you can hold up for taking fun photos like you are in a photo booth, or they can be a table decor for a party, or they can be party favors!!  So many options for this fun little craft.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Handsculpting What I Imagine!

For me to be able to use my hands to create what my mind sees, it's the best feeling in the world.  I love to create!!! How about you, are you crafty?  If so, why? Share with us the reasons you craft/create.



I can't wait to see what I make with these pieces.  Come check it out...



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Paper Mache Seahorse Home Decor



I have always loved the beach but live nowhere near it so I bring the beach to me by creating beachy type home décor. Using paper maché items is a great way and super easy to do,  just be as creative as you like.



Monday, August 14, 2017

Children's Pirate Party Crafts


AHOY, MATEY!  Who doesn't love pirates and treasure hunting...  it's the ideal theme to make kids parties fun this summer!

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Butterfly greeting cards


When you find a cute set of punches or dies, you just want to make all kinds of things with them! This pair of butterfly dies is so versatile, I just love all the ways you can layer them - both the negative and positive shapes. They really show off cute coordinating papers well, too.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Creating a place for Dad's coffee


Dad comes over every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings for dinner - it’s our weekly ritual.  He arrives at 5:30, sits in the leather chair closet to the television,in time for the evening news. While he watches the news, I make dinner.  That’s the routine.  Dad sits in that particular chair so he can read the closed captioning.  Unfortunately, that’s the one chair that doesn’t have an end table so to solve the problem I got a little creative.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Quilt Block Inspired Home Sweet Home Decor




Quilting has experienced a trendy resurgence in the craft industry recently and while I am awe-struck by these works of art, I can't quilt to save my life!  Problem solved!  See how easy it is to create these "faux quilted" cute HOME SWEET HOME houses.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Summer Travel Journal

Have fun this season and make your very own easy to carry pocket size journal to create and commemorate.  


It's summer time, and vacation time for many!  During the next few weeks, I hope that you will get to enjoy the beautiful weather and any free time you and your loved ones will have.  If you want to capture some of those memories in a small portable journal that you can make yourself than I have just the project for you.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Fun DIY Summer Earrings



Looking for a fun DIY Summer project you can do with the kids? My daughter absolutely loved helping me make these earrings. They are super easy to make, and we ended up making some for her friends too. The earrings in my sample below are goldfish, but they can be made into anything - all you need is a stamp.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

DIY Sunflower Wall Decor



Here's a crafty project for home décor you can make yourself. Sometimes a few quick changes are all you need for a prettier space.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Butterfly Bling

 

Here is a sweet and easy idea to use up your small small scraps of patterned paper to create a card. Are you wondering how to adhere glitter to an intricate die cut?

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Ocean Calms My Soul Mirror



For many people the ocean brings them a true sense of peace. When I found this verse I knew it would be perfect to create a small decorative mirror to hang in a beach cottage, or at home, as a reminder to “reflect” on the calming effect of time spent by the ocean.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Rebekah Meier Designs and Therm-O-Web Blog Hop

http://www.thermowebonline.com/c/new-products_rebekah-meier-designs 

As designers ourselves, we love it when a designer from the Arts & Crafts industry develops a successful program that becomes part of a well known manufacturer's product line.  Many of us have known Rebekah for many years and we are thrilled about her success.  Honored to call her "friend" we are excited to share her new line of product, which is now part of the therm-o-web® family.  Although many of us have enjoyed working with her product in the past (please see last year's Fabric Elements blog hop), six of our members, known for their creative talents in the area of mixed media, were selected for this one.  Enjoy!