Archive for the 'How-To' Category

Photo Manipulation Tutorial: A Postcard Home by Adryane Driscoll

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Crafting comes in many different shapes and forms. From paint to paper cut-outs, and ink sprays to fabric alterations — for us creative types, there’s an abundance of outlets for self-expression. Relatively new but no less inspiring, is the world of photo manipulations and digital artwork. Scanning and editing has become a new take on […]

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Crafting comes in many different shapes and forms. From paint to paper cut-outs, and ink sprays to fabric alterations — for us creative types, there’s an abundance of outlets for self-expression. Relatively new but no less inspiring, is the world of photo manipulations and digital artwork. Scanning and editing has become a new take on […]

Mixed-Media Stencil Techniques by Traci Bautista

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

As someone who is pretty new to the world of stenciling, I have to admit that I was a bit intimidated by the process. It seems like it’s would be easy for paint or ink to bleed through and ruin the image that’s being created — but that’s just the perfectionist in me talking. After […]

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As someone who is pretty new to the world of stenciling, I have to admit that I was a bit intimidated by the process. It seems like it’s would be easy for paint or ink to bleed through and ruin the image that’s being created — but that’s just the perfectionist in me talking. After […]

Love Jars: A Valentine’s Day Project

Monday, January 19th, 2015

It’s easy to make a unique and personalized Valentine’s Day gift when you’re inspired, even if you’re short on time. To make these love jars, you just need a bit washi tape and some chalk journal note cards by Prima Marketing. Using chalk or a white pen, you can then write a short and endearing […]

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It’s easy to make a unique and personalized Valentine’s Day gift when you’re inspired, even if you’re short on time. To make these love jars, you just need a bit washi tape and some chalk journal note cards by Prima Marketing. Using chalk or a white pen, you can then write a short and endearing […]

Making a Positive Out of a Negative Project: Stamping Project by Christen Hammons

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

You may think the card-giving season is over, but we disagree. There’s always a special occasion to send out a thoughtful, greeting card to a friend or family member, and if there isn’t — then make one up! And don’t forget that now’s the perfect time to send out Thank You cards for all those […]

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You may think the card-giving season is over, but we disagree. There’s always a special occasion to send out a thoughtful, greeting card to a friend or family member, and if there isn’t — then make one up! And don’t forget that now’s the perfect time to send out Thank You cards for all those […]

Insta-Grammys: The 10 Most Popular Instagram Images of 2014

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

As we look ahead to the approaching New Year, we can’t help but glance back to all the wonderful and inspiring artwork that we featured on Instagram this past year. So gather around and follow along as we unveil the 10 most popular Instagram images of 2014. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram […]

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As we look ahead to the approaching New Year, we can’t help but glance back to all the wonderful and inspiring artwork that we featured on Instagram this past year. So gather around and follow along as we unveil the 10 most popular Instagram images of 2014. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram […]

Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Wrap by Guest Artist Vanessa Spencer

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

We’re getting down to the wire; Christmas is literally just around the corner! This is the time when people tend to get a little stressed out, but we’re here to offer a helping hand! Today we’re joined by the wonderful and talented Vanessa Spencer, who is going to show us a creative and artful way […]

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We’re getting down to the wire; Christmas is literally just around the corner! This is the time when people tend to get a little stressed out, but we’re here to offer a helping hand! Today we’re joined by the wonderful and talented Vanessa Spencer, who is going to show us a creative and artful way […]

Stamped and Stuffed Snowman Ornament by Guest Artist Melony Miller Bradley

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Nothing says Christmas like a cheerful snowman, and what better way to add a festive touch to your home than by bringing these sweet, little guys in from the cold and right onto your Christmas tree! Today we’re joined by guest artist Melony Miller Bradley, who is going to show us how to make this […]

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Nothing says Christmas like a cheerful snowman, and what better way to add a festive touch to your home than by bringing these sweet, little guys in from the cold and right onto your Christmas tree! Today we’re joined by guest artist Melony Miller Bradley, who is going to show us how to make this […]

Mini Christmas Tree Place Cards and Ornaments

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

  If you’re looking for that perfect last-minute touch for your holiday décor and crafting projects, then you’re going to love Melissa Frances Mini Christmas Trees. These charming little trees are ready to go right out of the box, and can easily be used as gift toppers to make your presents extra special. You can […]

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  If you’re looking for that perfect last-minute touch for your holiday décor and crafting projects, then you’re going to love Melissa Frances Mini Christmas Trees. These charming little trees are ready to go right out of the box, and can easily be used as gift toppers to make your presents extra special. You can […]

Mixed-Media Holiday Cards by Guest Artist Lynne Moncrieff

Monday, December 8th, 2014

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, and I, for one, couldn’t be happier! I love this magical time of the year — I love the smells, the sights, and the sounds. But by far one of my favourite things about this holiday is all the beautiful and creative Christmas cards that I get. […]

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, and I, for one, couldn’t be happier! I love this magical time of the year — I love the smells, the sights, and the sounds. But by far one of my favourite things about this holiday is all the beautiful and creative Christmas cards that I get. […]

Stuffed Canvas Dolls by Guest Artist Connie Fong

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Art dolls are such a unique way to express creativity, but they can be a little intimidating — especially when you don’t even know what a ball-joint is. That’s what attracted me so much to Connie Fong’s little stuffed dolls. Their assemblage is straight forward and simple enough, while their actual presentation leaves space for […]

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Art dolls are such a unique way to express creativity, but they can be a little intimidating — especially when you don’t even know what a ball-joint is. That’s what attracted me so much to Connie Fong’s little stuffed dolls. Their assemblage is straight forward and simple enough, while their actual presentation leaves space for […]