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Luisa Leon

Life Lessons from Luisa

    “Hi, Kathy!” she said as she clasped my hand and shook it eagerly. “I’m Luisa and I just want to let you know we’re gonna be really good friends!” She then burst out in giggles and patted the air with her hand to let me know to relax.

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My new book + Crafty Corazón online retreat!

My new book, The Crafty Chica Creates, is finally on sale! This title was supposed to come out in November, but due to all the shipping container issues it was delayed. It’s nice to know it all worked out! Here is the link to purchase! As a way to celebrate

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Crafty Chica Greeting Cards

Crafty Chica Greeting Cards

Did you know I designed a Crafty Chica collection of Latino greeting cards? There has been a LOT going on behind the scenes over here at the Crafty Chica headquarters. We’ll start with the cards and I’ll post in the future about the other exciting projects! NOTE: If you want

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How to Make Air-Dry Clay Ornaments!

You’ll love making these these air-dry clay ornaments! They are inexpensive, easy to craft, and come out looking so juicy and cheery. I crafted these for Christmas, but you can use any cookie cutters to theme them for any time of the year. They make great little giveaways, party favors,

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Buena Vida Matted Print

When you know life is good – or when you want to keep manifesting!  This print is part of the Crafty Chica “Dichos” collection. dichos translates as “sayings.” These are phrases or power words meant to motivate and help you take action on your goals, creative roadmap, as well as self-care! This

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You need a Mexi-Wreath!

I made this Mexi-Wreath because I bought some pan dulce ornaments and thought they deserved a bigger limelight than the branches on my Christmas tree. Look how cute these are! I bought them from Me Vale Creations, and immediately hung them on my tree. But my holiday decor was a

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Kathy Cano-Murillo

Let’s connect!

Hi, I’m Kathy, The Crafty Chica! My specialty is creative motivation. I’m an artist, author, and speaker and this is where I share my craft tutorials, artwork, articles, books, product lines, and workshops!

Let’s work together! Check out my services page HERE.

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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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Painted holiday trees #craftychica #holidaycrafting

Painted Holiday Trees

I am all about holiday crafting these days. These painted holiday trees are a result of many double mochas, binge-watching Christmas films on Netflix, and

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Stamped Clay Bowls, The Crafty Chica.

Stamped clay bowls

Stamped clay bowls are my recent obsession. I’ve “burned” through 50 pounds of white clay making dozens and dozens of these little colorful trinket holders.

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When Nana makes you check yo’self

We’re not going to be around forever. And even while we’re still breathing, we won’t always be capable of doing the things we do now. Even when things seem sucky, we really have to push ourselves to soak up everything we can and utilize all our senses. I was reminded

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Our First Crash & Burn

First I’ll say I’m very honored to have been chosen for the Blogust Shot@Life campaign and as a Social Good Fellow by the United Nations Foundation! Secondly, this is going to be an emotional post, but it has a happy ending! Before I go into my story, I want to

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When I knew he loved me…

From the first day I met Patrick, I knew I would spend the rest of my life with him. It took a while for him to realize it, but the bottom line is, he did. And I remember the day. It was a year and a half before we were

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