Category Archives: general craft

The New X-ACTO® Basic Knife Set and My FREE Crafters Sizing Guide

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My appreciation for X-ACTO began in the early 80s with my first job as an ad agency paste-up artist- pre-digital era. I’ve had a #11-blade X-ACTO knife within reach my entire creative career- from graphic designer to professional crafter. So when … Read more

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Painted & Distressed Vintage Embossed Apothecary Bottles

The moment I discovered painted and distressed Mason jars on the internet I was smitten with the look. It got me thinking about embossed glass and I decided to try out the look on a few vintage apothecary bottles I … Read more

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Michaels Re-Love Challenge: The Hot Glue Station

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With April marking Earth Month, Michaels invited me to join their RE-Love It Blogger Challenge- take an old item around my home that may be a little worn, or just hidden away in the garage, add a little creativity (paint, … Read more

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