Saturday, April 21, 2018

Celebrate Earth Day!

Let's celebrate Earth Day by sharing recycled and up-cycled projects with supplies saved from the trash can.  Remember - one man's trash is a crafter's treasure......



Friday, April 13, 2018

Remember it Well

    Painting, crafting, scrapbooking and more,  the desire to be creative doesn't change, but the product we create with and how we create certainly has!

    I've been traveling to industry trade shows since 1991 and have seen so many manufacturers and really great products come and go. There are very few companies I met in the 90's who still exhibit at the trade shows today.  Plaid, DecoArt, Walnut Hollow, Royal Brush, Fiskars, Xyron, Kunin, Beacon Adhesives, Fairfield and B&B etchall are the ones I still see and spring to mind first.

    I really miss the manufacturers who brought scrapbooking products and so much innovation to the Arts & Crafts industry in the late 90's/early 2000 who are no longer with us:  EK Success, K&Company, Heidi Grace, Making Memories, Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, Mrs Grossman's (stickers), Little Yellow Bicycle to name a few.  Kudos to the ones who continue to inspire our creativity with new and innovative products: We R Memory Keepers, Therm-o-Web, Prima, Spellbinders, Sizzix and Canvas Corp to name a few.

    Now that I've jogged your memory, take a stroll down memory lane with the following bloggers who have been creating projects with product over 10 years old. Feel free to join our linky party if you like then please comment about the manufacturers you miss the most.....  and, if you're looking for a specific product maybe one of us has it in our stash and would be happy to share - after all, self respecting crafters never throw anything away.......  Enjoy!


Life in the Craft Lane for a look at the 2010 CHA Trade Show Floor



Sunday, April 8, 2018

DIY: Etch A Pint Glass With A Police Box (e.g. TARDIS)

Whodunnit? 

DIY Etch a Pint Glass

Etch a plain pint glass with your favorite design and they become part of the party! 

It's easy to transform any glass piece by using etchall® etching crème. etchall is a re-usable crème that permanent etched finish on glass, mirror, ceramic, porcelain, marble and slate.

This set of pint glasses shows my Whovian pride with an etched police box design, similar to the TARDIS from the BBC show Doctor Who.  For "whodunnit" and complete instructions and a video tutorial......




Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Last Minute Easter Crafts

If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done....

Here's a round up of Quick'n EZ projects from DCC members and friends...



Friday, March 23, 2018

Create an Easter Candy Jar or Votive Holder with etchall® dip ‘n etch


Joe Rotella shows you step by step how easy it is to take an inexpensive glass jar from Old Time Pottery and turn it in to an adorable etched candy jar or votive holder with etchall® dip ‘n etch - the re-usable etching liquid.

READ MORE  and see a video tutorial here!



Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Welcome Sign with Fresh Flowers

Welcome Spring with fresh flowers from your garden!


Welcome guests with fresh flowers from your garden with a sign for your front door!

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Etchall and StencilGirl Blog Hop - Day 3


It's Day 3, the final day of the etchall®StencilGirl products, 3 Day blog hop and the excitement continues with even more inspiration!  Visit today's blogs then take a quick look back at the projects from Days 1 & 2......   Don't forget to comment to be entered in the Giveaway - details below.



And, of course we have a Giveaway!


One lucky winner will receive an etchall® Glass Etching Bee-ginner Kit,
reposition/reuse stencil spray
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!

Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!

AND DON'T FORGET - THERE ARE MORE BLOGS TO VISIT TOMORROW
WHICH MEANS EVEN MORE CHANCES TO ENTER TO WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, March 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and etchall’s Facebook page on Wednesday, March 21.

Can't wait to get started?  Then this is for you!

 30% off BlogHop Code

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Etchall and StencilGirl Blog Hop - Day 2


It's Day 2 of the etchall & StencilGirl,  blog hop and the excitement continues with even more inspiration!  Visit today's blogs then take a quick look back at yesterday's projects.....  
 Don't forget to comment to be entered in the Giveaway - details below.

Today, March 15


And, of course we have a Giveaway!


One lucky winner will receive an etchall® Glass Etching Bee-ginner Kit,
reposition/reuse stencil spray
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!

Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!

AND DON'T FORGET - THERE ARE MORE BLOGS TO VISIT TOMORROW
WHICH MEANS EVEN MORE CHANCES TO ENTER TO WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, March 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and etchall’s Facebook page on Wednesday, March 21.

Can't wait to get started?  Then this is for you!

 30% off BlogHop Code

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Etchall® and Stencil Girl Blog Hop - Day 1


It's blog hop time and this month etchall Design Team Ambassadors and DCC members have teamed with the StencilGirl Design Team for a product match made in heaven.  For 3 days, etchall DT Ambassadors will be sharing how to etch designs with stencils, and StencilGirl DT members have found a new way to share stencil designs!  Join us over the next 3 days for endless inspiration.... 

Day One starts now!

And, of course we have a Giveaway!


One lucky winner will receive an etchall® Glass Etching Bee-ginner Kit,
reposition/reuse stencil spray
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!

Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!

AND DON'T FORGET - THERE ARE MORE BLOGS TO VISIT TOMORROW
WHICH MEANS EVEN MORE CHANCES TO ENTER TO WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, March 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and etchall’s Facebook page on Wednesday, March 21.

Can't wait to get started?  Then this is for you!

 30% off BlogHop Code

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Happy Easter

Easter is only a hop, skip and a jump away!



Create this happy sign to decorate your Easter home........

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Friday, March 9, 2018

A New Use for an Old Basket

When you need a quick project for your front door...


Grab an old basket and......

Monogrammed Spring Wreath

Monogrammed Wreath
Dress up your house for spring with an easy wreath and make it your own with a monogram from Joy iron-on letters.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Illuminated Spring Blossoms


Illuminated Spring Blossoms are a pretty way to usher in warmer spring days.  


Display them near a sunny window for a little springtime cheer, and when the sun goes down and the day starts to darken - turn on the lights in the centers and watch the warm sunny glow illuminated from within! 

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Day of the Dead - Mini-Purse

I love to paint so I'm always on the lookout for wood items to paint and decorate.  Today I decided to paint a small wood purse I had on hand.  It was a long process, but I loved the end result.


Check out how I transformed this tiny wood purse into something colorful.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Seahorse Toy Bucket


The toy situation has gotten out of hand here at our house, so I'm always looking for fun ways to contain the mess....


The last time I was in IKEA I picked up an inexpensive plastic bucket and turned it into something the Princess loves to put her toys into by adding some fun vinyl decorations.  She is all about all things underwater right now so a Seahorse was just the thing to get her attention.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Marabu Creative Blog Hop

This month designer members are creating with Porcelain paint from Marabu Creative.


Porcelain is a medium viscosity, highly pigmented, water-based paint designed for glazed and unglazed ceramic. Porcelain can also be used on other surfaces such as Plexiglas, vinyl and polypropylene. Let the paint cure for 3 days, or bake in the oven at 320F for 30 mins to make it dishwasher safe.

Made in Germany for over 150 years, Marabu has a wide range of environmentally friendly paints and markers.  Development and production of their range of currently 20,000 products is always focused on the customer and the market and luckily for us, it is now available in the US.  

Check the Marabu website for more information then follow the links below to see what DCC designer members have created using the selection of Porcelain paints and markers they received:


WOULD YOU LIKE TO CREATE WITH THESE PAINTS?
THIS IS WHAT YOU DO...  

Enter the prize drawing for a chance to win by adding a comment to this post on the
Marabu Creative Facebook page
One reader will receive a package of Marabu Creative paints valued at $75.00 
US addresses only please.

GOOD LUCK!