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Have an Egg-cellent Easter!

Posted by Chaya C
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Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays.  Growing up my favorite thing to do was run around the yard and gather up all of the Easter eggs.  Now as I am older, it is just as fun to hide them for others to find!This year I decided to make an Easter Egg Banner project that I discovered on Michael's website.  I may not be a craft guru, but I still had a blast making it... even though some of my eggs look more like squished blobs of yarn. Materials:Disposable CupsPaper PlateGlue GunGlue [Read More...]

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Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday Crafts



What inspires Brad Kohlbrecher- The Fly Tyer?

Posted by Chaya C
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We were lucky enough to connect with the fly tying extraordinaire, Brad Kohlbrecher. Brad belongs to the fly fishing group, Ozark Fly Fishers, who are based in Missouri. The club meets at least once a month to discuss topics related to fly fishing, fly tying, and the conservation of local waters. They host numerous events each year. Their latest one is an annual banquet and auction, where all proceeds will go towards funding guest speakers, conservation programs and educational programs for the [Read More...]

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Will you be my tweetheart? - DIY Valentine's Day Birdhouse!

Posted by Chaya C
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 Happy Valentine's Day to all of you love birds out there!  I found this super cute birdhouse project on Jo-ann's and just had to make it- or at least my version of it.I remember back when I was in school we used to bring in little Valentine cards and slip them into each others homemade shoe boxes, well I thought that it was time to step up my Valentine's game and use a birdhouse instead!  Materials:Wooden birdhouse2 wooden heartsPink beadsPink, red, white acrylic paintFlat brush and detail [Read More...]

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Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday Crafts



What inspires Ted Scutti - The Sugar Artist?

Posted by Jessica
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Cake designers Ted Scutti and Adam Starkey have a passion for creativity and are both amazing sugar artists at Sugar Sugar Cake Studio. They have done everything from wrapping a cake in Swarovski crystals to sculpting a purse out of cake! After talking to Ted, we quickly learned that building these edible masterpieces isn’t always a piece of cake… And, that if you want to make a bold statement with your work, then you can’t be afraid to get a little crazy.Your cakes are elaborate, personal and [Read More...]

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My take on a Fall Wreath -- Who needs directions?

Posted by Chaya C
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Nothing ushers in the holiday spirit quicker than doing seasonal crafts!  Living in Florida I have never really had a "real" winter.  All my life I have dreamt of a snowy wonderland, and in return I usually just get a few weeks of having 50 degree days.Winter in Florida is my favorite time of the year and nothing kicks it off better than searching for seasonal inspiration.  This year I walked around Jo-Ann's and found something to get me in the fall mood.  As soon as I came across the DIY wreath [Read More...]

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Categories: DIY Crafts



Dual-Sided Task Lamp -- Twice the Fun!

Posted by Chaya C
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This craft lamp makes projects twice the fun!Do you have a huge project to do? Love to craft with a friend? Or just want an extra burst of illumination? If the answer to any of these questions is a yes, than our new 26w Dual-Sided Task Lamp is sure to be your new best friend.This task lamp is a double threat — two lamps in one! You can illuminate your instructions in one spot and your project in another. Feel free to spread out and see everything clearly. Or, grab a friend and share. There’s [Read More...]

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What inspires Andrea Currie -- the Craft Wars Champ?

Posted by Jessica
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Think you could craft with your significant other? Maybe even write a book with them? Andrea Currie – Craft Wars Champ and incredibly creative designer – and her husband Cliff did just that in their new book The Crafter’s Book Of Clever Ideas. Thumb through the pages of this he said/she said craft book and you’re sure to find fun projects for everyone in the family. Learn more about what inspires Andrea, her thoughts on what’s trending in the craft world and why it’s better to craft with a [Read More...]

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What inspires Kathy Cano-Murillo - The Crafty Chica?

Posted by Jessica
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We’re still smiling from our interview with the Crafty Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo. Her positive outlook, passion for creativity and zest for life come through in everything she touches – from her signature love shrines to her carefully crafted novels. Get ready to put a smile on your face, too!We are so inspired by your mission – “To spread positivity through creativity.” Tell us more about this incredible statement.Originally I didn’t quite know what my theme was. I just loved to use bright [Read More...]

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1,000 Nights Anniversary Card

Posted by Jennifer

When fellow OttLife Blogger Autumn asked me to create an Arabian Nights-themed card to celebrate her anniversary with her boyfriend, I was extremely flattered. It was a project with a challenge that I looked forward to.The theme was inspired by the middle-eastern part of Nick's heritage. Autumn used a Pinterest board to share some images that inspired her, then we got together so I could ask her some questions and get a better feel for the project. I gathered some samples of the new handmade [Read More...]

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Living Inspired: Tim Bruckner

Posted by Autumn
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Tim Bruckner, one of the pioneers of the comics/fantasy toy field has worked for companies such as Kenner, Gentle Giant and DC Direct, as well as companies such as Maxx Factor, Hallmark, American Greeting, and The Franklin Mint. You can check him out here. When did you start sculpting? How did you come to choose this art form?It's an old story.  I started sculpting when I was about seven. In the old days… and I mean before color TV, even – there was this odd candy treat.  A wax tube, maybe five [Read More...]

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