We’re All Mad Here — Celebrating National Letter Writing Month & Our Crazy Friends + Expressionery Giveaway

April 5th, 2016


[On the Blog] Celebrating National Letter Writing Month and Our Crazy Friends + Expressionery Giveaway!Project by Sarah Donawerth.

In college, I had a friend who was always up for anything. We spent hours in a tiny dorm room watching YouTube videos of cats, we celebrated Classic Movie Night Mondays, we went to a late night dance party in the library during finals week. We saw strange art exhibits on campus and got dressed up in vintage outfits for Dapper Day at Disneyland. My craziest ideas never seemed to deter her and we always had a raucous wherever we went.

To celebrate National Letter Writing Month, I decided to send a mini art journal to this friend who helped me to always express my true, crazy self. I borrowed from “Alice in Wonderland” and made this quote the basis for my journal:

“You’re mad. Bonkers. Off your head … but I’ll tell you a secret … all of the best people are.” Read the rest of this entry »



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Project by Sarah Donawerth. In college, I had a friend who was always up for anything. We spent hours in a tiny dorm room watching YouTube videos of cats, we celebrated Classic Movie Night Mondays, we went to a late night dance party in the library during finals week. We saw strange art exhibits on […]

Glimpse Inside: New April Issues + Win Your Favorite + Coupon!

April 1st, 2016

New April Issues

glimpse inside April Issues discount code Receive $5 off on new April issues, $14.99 and up. Copy and paste coupon code BLOG0416 when prompted at checkout. (Discount code can only be used once per customer.)

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Receive $5 off on new April issues, $14.99 and up. Copy and paste coupon code BLOG0416 when prompted at checkout. (Discount code can only be used once per customer.)

Top 5 Mixed-Media Trends to Watch For

March 29th, 2016

Trending in Mixed-MediaWe’re sharing the inside scoop of new products, trends, and motifs that we’ve been seeing all over Pinterest, new works from our artists, and brand-new products just released.  Here is our list of the top 5 mixed-media trends to watch for. Click on any of the pictures to explore new products and free project inspiration. Read the rest of this entry »



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We’re sharing the inside scoop of new products, trends, and motifs that we’ve been seeing all over Pinterest, new works from our artists, and brand-new products just released.  Here is our list of the top 5 mixed-media trends to watch for. Click on any of the pictures to explore new products and free project inspiration.

Celebrate the Season with 7 Spring Projects

March 25th, 2016

Studio Projects to Celebrate Spring

The first official day of Spring was just a few short days ago and we’re already seeing the world come alive with the vivid colors of flower blossoms and the ever-popular pastel hues of the season. Here are our favorite picks for projects to try during the springtime. From journals to jewelry to joyful home décor, we’ve got you covered for a season of creativity. Read the rest of this entry »



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The first official day of Spring was just a few short days ago and we’re already seeing the world come alive with the vivid colors of flower blossoms and the ever-popular pastel hues of the season. Here are our favorite picks for projects to try during the springtime. From journals to jewelry to joyful home […]

Pink and Lacy Collage Canvas by Sarah Donawerth + FREE Ephemera Download

March 22nd, 2016

[On the Blog] Lace and Pink Collaged Canvas by Sarah Donawerth

Project by Sarah Donawerth.

For everyone who crafts, we all know the dilemma of the craft stash. Some things are in the craft stash because they are the odds and ends that are unusable for one reason or another. However, there are other items in the craft stash that are there because they are so beloved, that the pressure to craft something perfect keeps you from starting. In my stash, I have these in a separate box. They are the pieces that have sentimental value, that were higher priced, or are the last remaining pieces of my favorite kits. When I stare into that box, I see my favorite things — lace, book text, pink and rosy hues, and vintage details.

The goal for this collaged piece was to incorporate all my favorite things. I wouldn’t call myself shabby chic, but I love all things lacy, vintage, and blush-colored. There is just something about that palette of textures and colors that immediately fills me with joy. When I discovered these vintage postcards in the archives of our offices, I couldn’t wait to use them in a mixed-media piece. And better yet, we’re offering these pieces of ephemera as a free download at the end of this post! Read the rest of this entry »



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Project by Sarah Donawerth. For everyone who crafts, we all know the dilemma of the craft stash. Some things are in the craft stash because they are the odds and ends that are unusable for one reason or another. However, there are other items in the craft stash that are there because they are so […]