Monday, March 02, 2015
March is the best time of year...it's National Craft Month! Look for the #nationalcraftmonth hashtag on social media to find loads of fabulous projects, tutorials and inspiration.
It's also the first Monday of the month, so it's time for another Designer Crafts Connection blog hop. Our theme this month is about our favorite craft tips and hacks. I love a good no-sew project - one of my all-time favorite tips is to stock up on fabric glues, tapes and fusible web. Fabric is just as fun to play with as paper, especially when you don't have to wind any bobbins, lol. Fabric is even more fun when you're tucking it into these pre-cut Foamology panels.
Check out my no-sew patchwork wall panel project over on FaveCrafts - I entered it in their blogger contest for a chance to win a big cash prize. Scroll through until you see mine, then I'd love it if you'd click on my "vote" button while you're there! Click on the project thumbnail after you vote for the full tutorial.
Use the DCC logo in my sidebar to hop to the next designer's blog to see what fabulously crafty things she's up to.
Friday, February 27, 2015
The weeks are just flying by - let me get y'all caught up with the #20waystoinspire projects I've been posting over on the Bella Crafts blog each Monday! Click the caption under each image for more details.
|Week 11 - Button Ball|
|Week 10 - Valentine's Day Card|
|Week 9 - Art Journal Page|
|Week 8 - Modern Stripes Greeting Card|
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Saturday, January 31, 2015
I have more favorite craft tools and supplies than I can count, so I just decided to close my eyes and pick one! Fringe scissors are popular in the craft stores now, but I got mine old-school style from a mail-order catalog. Shredding scissors have been around forever for destroying old checks and receipts. Now they are so fun for making paper tassels!
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Friday, January 02, 2015
In my Creative Space column for the winter issue of Bella Crafts Quarterly (it's free to download...and check out their spiffy new website while you're there), I wrote about finding extraordinary inspiration in ordinary, everyday places. I listed 20 different ways to get yourself out of a creative rut or design block. Now we've turned those #20waystoinspire into a weekly creative prompt and design challenge on the Bella blog.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Today I'm leading a make-n-take at the Creekside Artists Guild's annual holiday potluck. We'll be making these striped greeting cards using recycled cardboard and paper scraps. I love saving every strip, scrip and scrap of paper I can for quick and easy projects like this. A randomly adhered array of stripes is the perfect backdrop for some trees accented with heat-embossed stamping.
Sunday, December 07, 2014
We're having fun with the Smoothfoam Holiday Ball - and you can too!