How to make sari ribbon earrings #craftychica

How to make beautiful Sari Ribbon Earrings

The folks from Plaid Crafts recently sent me some of their new Mod Podge Ultra and I couldn’t wait to try it out. However, the ideas were endless as to what to do first. I came across a batch of sari ribbon I purchased from Darn Good Yarn and thought

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You Bring Out the Chingona in Me MUG #craftychica #chingona #latinxmug

You Bring Out the Chingona in Me Mug

OK, this mug is for several cups of cafecito, LOL! It’s a huge 20-ounce mug – great for a lotta coffee or just to hold your favorite pens or whatever! It’s painted in bright colors all around the mug. One side says YOU BRING OUT THE CHINGONA IN ME and

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Mardi Gras Crafts #craftychica #mardigrascrafts #mardigras

Fun Mardi Gras Crafts Round Up

Three Kings Day and The Epiphany mark the beginning of Mardi Gras season. It’s officially time to bring out the purple, green and gold and Let the Good Times Roll or “Laissez les bon temps rouler” as they say down in Louisiana! I’ve scoured the net for fun Mardi Gras

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Trust Print #craftychica #affirmationart

‘Trust’ Canvas Print

I made this painting to serve as a constant reminder to TRUST in all that you are, all that you have, all that you are meant to be! This is a printed canvas wrapped around a wood block. It comes with a wire hanger on the back, great for a

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How to thrive in 2020 #craftychica #healthyliving

8 Tips to Help You Thrive in 2020

  It’s that time of year again. New years! At the end of the year, we all take time to self-reflect and make a list of goals we call resolutions to make our lives better. But come the end of January, these goals can quickly become forgotten. Instead of making

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DIY Alebrije shadow boxes #craftychica #alebrijes #alebrijesmexicanos

DIY Alebrije Shadow Boxes

Check out these alebrije shadow boxes I made! They make great little gifts or party favors, or decorations for your favorite space. Here’s how they came about – last November I visited Mexico City – twice in one month! The trip was for a travel campaign with Maya, and the

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warp speed resolutions

Warp speed resolutions? Bring ’em on!

It’s the last day of the year. You can’t let it go by without some kind of signature salute! We made it through 12 months of good and bad. Some of us journaled those times, others stored the memories in our brains. It is time for closure and I have

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Stitched Felt Hearts

This is the perfect time to make stitched felt hearts for Valentine’s Day! Aren’t these so pretty? Our art collective, The Phoenix Fridas, made these

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Corazón Cards

I used my Crafty Chica Sacred Heart die cuts to make these gorgeous corazón cards. Here’s my video tutorial of how to make them! Click

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How to Mend a Skirt on the Fly

      Back in the day before my entrepreneurial life, I worked as an appeals clerk at Phoenix Municipal Court. My whole world revolved around scoring vintage dress clothes that I’d show off at my so-called prestigious office gig as the appeals clerk. One morning I slipped past my

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Fringe benefits of curly Hair #craftychica #bighair #latinawriter

Fringe benefits: Livin’ that big hair life

The first time I recognized its power? Age nine. During that era, my mom spent hours every week perfecting a variety of looks on my head, embellished with ribbons and ornate barrettes. It didn’t stop there. Home girl made it her mission to match my dresses, knee socks and shoes. 

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Crafty Chica in a Buzzfeed video

I Styled Maya in the Moment (My Daughter!)

This is what happens when your daughter works at Buzzfeed! You eventually end up in a video – or two or three…this was a super fun collab. Maya is on the  Pero Like team and they have a popular “Styled By” series nd they asked me to style Maya for

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