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Day of the Dead Candelarias

Day of the Dead Candelarias

These Day of the Dead candelarias are perfect for your ofrenda. I know because I made this set for the one I’m building in my home this week! Candles are an integral part (more on that in a bit), but it’s dangerous to leave a lit candle burning all day

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Halloween Faux Succulent Gardens

I made these Halloween faux succulent gardens for a variety of reasons. First of all – I saw all the supplies at Dollar Tree and couldn’t resist. and I thought it would be a fun idea for a decoration that isn’t all about blood and gore. I like too, but

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5 Juicy Reads for Fall

By Kelsi Nymon of Más Corazón Mercado Special for via GIPHY Here are five juicy reads for fall that are perfect for alone time this fall season. Literally, take time to curl up with a good book, light a candle, brew up your favorite beverage and indulge in a

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die cutting machine

Tips, Tricks, & Faves of Die Cutting

By Jane Rudolfo Shouse Special for Hi there! My name is Jane and as a crafter, creative and maker, I am Juanitas Casita! I’m going to tell you my top ELEVEN tips, tricks and faves of die cutting!! But first, because I hear this a lot – electric die

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Reverse painted glass tutorial

Reverse Painted Glass: El Corazón

    I created this reverse painted glass shadowbox as part of the Michaels Community Classroom. In case you missed it, the class is now available on the Michaels YouTube channel!   I love this project because it’s so easy to make and all you need is a glass picture

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Crafty Chica Creates book

Preorder Crafty Chica Creates + $100 Giveaway!

It’s finally time to preorder Crafty Chica Creates! This is my twelfth book and it’s super special because it marks 20 years of Crafty Chica!!! This book is meaningful in so many ways, first of all – it’s by the original publisher who gave me my first book deal back

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Marinela cookies

Marinela cookies con chisme!

Cookies con chisme was a thing with my family, and when the Marinela brand invited me to join this Hispanic Heritage Month campaign I knew it was meant to be. Like me, my dad and mom had a sweet tooth. On Sundays, my dad would visit the swap meet, wheel

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Kathy Cano-Murillo

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Cucuy conchas

Cucuy Conchas!

These cucuy conchas will be the STAR of your  Halloween treats, trust me! They are super fun to make – the kids will have a blast

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Pumpkin TV Set

Like all other obsessive crafters, every year I hurt my brain trying to come up with some new and fantastic idea, only to see a

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Know Your Culture: My Immigration Story

  Today I’m off to New York City to partake in the Latism conference. This will be the first time I’ve attended this gathering, I’ve always wanted to, but something always came up date-wise. This is definitely a good time to go. I’m one of 100 Latina bloggers invited to

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A Date With Nana

It’s been a while since I’ve visited my nana. I traveled so much last year, and then all the deadlines for work and such, I haven’t had time to see her as often as I like. So when my 96-year-old nana called me other day to take her out to

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