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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 […]

DIY and Ready-Made: 8 Creative Stocking Stuffers

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Who doesn’t love getting a small but thoughtful gift in their Christmas stocking? From creative art supplies to ready-made products that delight and inspire the inner muse, stocking stuffers offer us a unique opportunity to share our creativity, while also giving functional and beautiful gifts to those we love and appreciate. Inspired by the upcoming […]

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Who doesn’t love getting a small but thoughtful gift in their Christmas stocking? From creative art supplies to ready-made products that delight and inspire the inner muse, stocking stuffers offer us a unique opportunity to share our creativity, while also giving functional and beautiful gifts to those we love and appreciate. Inspired by the upcoming […]

A Charming and Functional Recipe Journal Project

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

There’s nothing quite as charming as an old family recipe book that gets passed down from generation to generation. It’s especially nice to pull that book out now that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. But if you’ve ever had a recipe book, then you know that the pages within this precious family heirloom have […]

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There’s nothing quite as charming as an old family recipe book that gets passed down from generation to generation. It’s especially nice to pull that book out now that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. But if you’ve ever had a recipe book, then you know that the pages within this precious family heirloom have […]

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: 8 Artful Autumn Projects

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

There’s a lot to love about autumn — the relief from hot summer days, the change of scenery from green to golden-brown, and all the fun activities. This season encompasses my two favorite holidays, Halloween and Thanksgiving. There’s nothing quite as fun as giving candy to little witches and cowboys, or whatever other imaginative creature […]

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There’s a lot to love about autumn — the relief from hot summer days, the change of scenery from green to golden-brown, and all the fun activities. This season encompasses my two favorite holidays, Halloween and Thanksgiving. There’s nothing quite as fun as giving candy to little witches and cowboys, or whatever other imaginative creature […]

The Mysterious Boo Sisters by Guest Artist theresa mARTin

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Please join me in giving the incredibly talented theresa mARTin a very warm Somerset welcome! Theresa has been featured in Somerset Apprentice and our award winning Digital Inspiration. Her artwork, regardless of the medium, is always stunning and absolutely gorgeous. Today she joins us with a very special Halloween-themed project that’s both enchanting and a […]

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Please join me in giving the incredibly talented theresa mARTin a very warm Somerset welcome! Theresa has been featured in Somerset Apprentice and our award winning Digital Inspiration. Her artwork, regardless of the medium, is always stunning and absolutely gorgeous. Today she joins us with a very special Halloween-themed project that’s both enchanting and a […]

Embossed Black Cat Collage Tutorial

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

This Halloween, we invite you to bend the rules by experimenting with non-traditional colors.  While black, orange, and purple are widely recognized as the official colors of this scary holiday, our Embossed Black Cat Project plays with an unexpected shade of light blue and gold glitter. These colors, paired with Tim Holtz’s new stamp collection […]

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This Halloween, we invite you to bend the rules by experimenting with non-traditional colors.  While black, orange, and purple are widely recognized as the official colors of this scary holiday, our Embossed Black Cat Project plays with an unexpected shade of light blue and gold glitter. These colors, paired with Tim Holtz’s new stamp collection […]

Eight Hair-Raising Halloween Projects

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Alright everyone, fasten your cape and grab your broomsticks, we’re getting ready for the spookiest time of the year with 8 creative Halloween projects! Transform your home into an eerie haunted house with our home décor projects, or plan the perfect monster bash with creative party favor and invitation ideas. The possibilities are endless when […]

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Alright everyone, fasten your cape and grab your broomsticks, we’re getting ready for the spookiest time of the year with 8 creative Halloween projects! Transform your home into an eerie haunted house with our home décor projects, or plan the perfect monster bash with creative party favor and invitation ideas. The possibilities are endless when […]

Mini Junk Journal Project with Guest Artist Lindsay Ostrom

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

 “When I think about why I journal now, it’s more of, why wouldn’t I? I journal on my lunch break, in the car while waiting for an appointment, and every night when I come home. Ideas pop into my head during my day-to-day routine and it seems that I cannot sleep until I get them […]

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 “When I think about why I journal now, it’s more of, why wouldn’t I? I journal on my lunch break, in the car while waiting for an appointment, and every night when I come home. Ideas pop into my head during my day-to-day routine and it seems that I cannot sleep until I get them […]

Natural History Inspired Storage Project

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Who doesn’t love beautiful and functional storage ideas? Personally, I love jewelry boxes — I love the teeny-tiny drawers, little doorknobs, and the unique colored surfaces of different containers like polished wood, painted porcelain, and oxidized metal. This nature-themed found object multi-box container is made out of paper mache and can be painted any color, […]

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Who doesn’t love beautiful and functional storage ideas? Personally, I love jewelry boxes — I love the teeny-tiny drawers, little doorknobs, and the unique colored surfaces of different containers like polished wood, painted porcelain, and oxidized metal. This nature-themed found object multi-box container is made out of paper mache and can be painted any color, […]

Back to School Inspiration: 15 Projects for Success

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

As we bid a fond farewell to the summer, thanking it for all the wonderful adventures, we start to gear up for school and work. While most of us will suffer from a little shell-shock as we return to classrooms and offices, we have just the solution to help you make the transition from summertime […]

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As we bid a fond farewell to the summer, thanking it for all the wonderful adventures, we start to gear up for school and work. While most of us will suffer from a little shell-shock as we return to classrooms and offices, we have just the solution to help you make the transition from summertime […]