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Every Wednesday evening at 6 pacific 8 central 9 eastern Lisa Fulmer hosts a fun and educational craft show in the C&T Digital Lounge which I get to be a part of on Jan 19th! My challenge was to take the C&T Blank Board Petal Pots found here and put my signature Craft-Tastic touch on it. Ohh but what will I do? A vintage cork basket of course!
Even if you don’t collect corks this little basket can serve as a part of your home decor in many other ways. Flower pot, photo holder, gift basket, knick knack holder anyone? That’s what’s so great about the Blank Board Petal Pots. They are so versatile and very inexpensive! Don’t forget to join us in the C&T Digital Lounge tomorrow evening at 6 pacific 8 central 9 eastern for some crafting fun. Oh and Lisa always has amazing giveaways too!
Can you tell I have a thing for candy corn this year? Something about the color, the smell and ohh the taste! These little triangles of goodness were the inspiration and fuel behind many of my projects this Halloween including the Trick Or Treat Candy Corn Banner my personal favorite! It’s so sweet that I’ve almost licked it a few times
Check out my video on how easy the Trick Or Treat Candy Corn Banner is to create on your own!
You can purchase this simply sweet template for only 2 dollars with your credit card or paypal account and print out as many times as you’d like. The PDF will be sent to the email used to purchase.
First off let me start this post by saying “THANK YOU!” My birthday week has been amazing and I can’t wait to celebrate virtually with you all tonight on Craft-Tastic LIVE @ 6 pacific 8 central 9 eastern.
If you haven’t already RSVP’d please do so here and don’t forget to invite your friends! We are going to have some great giveaways from CutNPaste Memories, Alesia Fowler, Cynthia Gagen and myself. Here’s a sneak peak at what you could win.
Back in April in a delirious fog I mentioned to the entire Craft-Tastic LIVE audience that I didn’t have any buttons. The gasp and the laughter that followed was so loud that I’d be surprised if it didn’t wake the dead!
I didn’t think it was a big deal that I lacked buttons but apparently everyone else did think is was a big deal because in the weeks following I received a mountain of buttons from talented independent crafters and button companies such as Blumenthal Landsing. I even found a great group of button collectors called the National Button Society which sent me their very neat buttons guides. Suffice to say I am now well stocked and totally obsessed with buttons.
It became clear to me that my thank you to all of the very giving buttoneers would need to be more than a whole Craft-Tastic LIVE dedicated to buttons. So I set my brain to design mode and created a really delicate and neat design that would display buttons in a very artistic yet antique way. I call it a button tree but you can call it whatever you’d like
The template can be downloaded here. Please use this ONLY for personal use and link back to the blog if you feel like giving out some link love!
On the Button episode of Craft-Tastic LIVE I also taught the audience how to make pet silhouettes out of buttons. It’s a really easy and rewarding project. The one below is in honor of my late but great goldfish Pedro.
As many of you know I hold a day job at a tecnology company and craft my brains out at night. Well today I was lucky enough to move into my own office ( next to these great bird filled trees). The walls were dreadfully bare and not just driving me crazy but apparenty my co-workers as well. They know how crafty I am and just wouldn’t stop giving me a hard time until I put something up. So during lunch I whipped up these guys
Standing in my doorway.
In front of my desk.
On my window waiting for a bird to visit!
We have lived in this apartment for about a year now and since we rent we’ve been hesitant to decorate the walls. Hammering in nails or painting means deposit will dissapear! I’d love nothing more than to paint the walls lime green if my husband let me get away with it. As most of you creative types understand white walls can be stifling so I’ve had to get pretty creative. My first non abrasive technique was to use brown contact paper since i heard that contact paper is about as sticky as a post-it note. I’m not one for putting a lot of detail work into non permanent decorations so I set out creating very simple shapes like these which I put under our bar in the kitchen.
In the recent past you wouldn’t have even known that we had 2 bedrooms since our dinning room was overtaken by my craft area. My reasoning for this was because I can’t work without the TV noise in the background and passing by chats with my husband. Plus the second room was reserved for my husband to work out of as well as a guest room. How could we possibly fit a craft room into that whole mess? It was only a matter of time until my husband started getting more and more anxious about my sparkles taking over our living area so I packed up and moved upstairs. After getting everything nearly unpacked my opinion of the space still hasn’t changed. It’s small has mismatched furniture, white walls, no TV and the worst thing is that it’s upstairs (the only room upstairs). I might as well be locked away in a castle awaiting my true love or something. As you can tell I’m not that fond of the office/guestroom/craft room but I’m going to deal with it and since my trusty contact paper helped me cope with the downstairs walls I went ahead and used contact paper again. This time with a bit more pizazz! Check out my recorded Ustream on sparkled contact paper!
I plan on sprucing up the craftroom/office/guestroom a lot more so if you have any good ideas let me know. If not tune in every Sunday @ 7 Pacific to see what else I’ve created.
Every year I cut paper snowflakes. This year I took some leftover contact paper and cut out some very simple snowflakes. Why contact paper you ask? Contact paper is about as sticky as a Post It note and won’t ruin my walls after The holidays are over
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I rent a condo and I’m so fearful of damaging anything but I still want to make the place cute! When I tested this contact paper (found at Ace hardware) I knew it would work perfect because it is about as sticky as a PostIt. Just strong enough to stick to the wall but not so sticky that it pulls off the paint or leaves residue.
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