Pizza Box Crafts - DIY Frankenstein Mask!

PIZZA BOX CRAFTS: DIY Frankenstein Mask

Looking for some recycled pizza box crafts? I have a good one for Halloween: DIY Frankenstein and astronaut masks! You’ll love this project because the end results are gasp-worthy, and they are a cinch to put together.  When it came to brainstorming ideas for this new campaign I’m doing for

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3 reasons to watch Hubie Halloweem, plus other fun movies! #craftychica #halloweenmovies

Easy pumpkin carving, no struggles + ideas!

I finally found an easy pumpkin carving method! The last time I carved a pumpkin was…ohhh, more than ten years ago. We all know it’s a high level art form that requires lots of patience and practice. Rather than dedicate my time, I have always gone for the foam pumpkins

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New online class: Day of the Dead Barbies!

New class! I’m teaching two classes in one – DIY Day of the Dead Barbies, as well as paper marigolds! This class takes place next Wednesday, October 15, 6 pm PT – but it is online via Zoom, so you will receive a recording after the class. That way you

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DIY Silkscreens using Ikon Art Stencil Maker #craftychica #diysilkscreens #ikonart

DIY Silkscreens: Ikon Art Review

  I’m excited to finally post my Ikon Art Stencil Maker review – a.k.a. DIY silkscreens! I first saw this Ikon Art system at the 2019 Creativation trade show and was blown away by how easy it looked to make your own silkscreens (they call them “smart screen stencils”). But

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Resin Crafts: DIY Glitter Earrings – Sparkle Collage!

In the mood for resin crafts? DIY glitter earrings? YES! I call them Sparkle Collage Hoops! Here’s the deal: I’ve built up quite the sparkle library of embellishments and I’ve slowly been making my way through downsizing. What does one do with a lifetime glitter collection when there is I

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Arizona Chica T-shirt by Crafty Chica

T-Shirt: Arizona Chica

Are you a proud Arizona chica? So am I! This tee is a way to wear it loud and proud! Fitted, comfortable, and soft—this t-shirt was made just for you. And it can withstand several washings while maintaining its shape, so it’s great for everyday wear! • 100% fine jersey

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Use your Cricut Maker to create glitter totes. #craftychica #cricutcreated

Cricut Maker: DIY Glitter Tote Bags

I used my Cricut Maker to create these beautiful DIY glitter totes using iron-on vinyl. First I made one and then it came out so cool, I ended up whipping out several more. Keeping substrates on hand is a usual thing in my studio, I have blank canvas totes, tees,

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Gordita y Gorgeous-t-shirt by

T-Shirt: Gordita y Gorgeous

  Living life in the most healthy way – self-love! This is a reminder to let the world you know you are confident and ready to be a force of good and beauty in th world! Fitted, comfortable, and soft—this t-shirt was made just for you. And it can withstand

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Skully Pin

Come the end of the month, it’s not at all uncommon to see scary skeletons lurking around the neighborhoods, thanks to Halloween. But thanks to

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The Power of Invisible Red Lipstick.

People think I’m confident and happy 24/7. I’m here to tell you that my red lipstick is the key to my mojo. It’s my security blanket, right along with blouses that cover my hips and big earrings. It’s silly, don’t you think? I mean, lipstick is just a waxy cosmetic.

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How I’ve learned to Lose Weight & Chill

I hadn’t planned on writing a weight loss post, at least not now. I wanted to wait until I lost 50 pounds, then I’d share a fabulous list of tips I used to get there. I’m down 40+ pounds since last spring. I’m SUPER passionate about this topic, because never in

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Craft Fail: I Suck at Gingerbread Houses

This one breaks my crafty heart. I’m finally stepping up tot he plate to admit that I SUCK at making gingerbread houses. You see, every year a local organization, The Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix, holds an event called Home Sweet Home. They invite people from the community to decorate

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