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How to lead your own online art retreat

Here is how to lead your own online art retreat! I’m sharing what works for me, feel free to adapt to fit your own brand and business! This has been a highly requested class for me to teach, but you know what? I’m happy to help other creativepreneurs get rolling

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Celebrating military wives with a crafty day

May is Military Appreciation Month and I worked with my manager, Candy, to come up with something special to do with military families and wives, here in Arizona.   Back in 2019, T-Mobile sponsored an AWESOME holiday craft retreat I hosted for wives at Fort Huachuca. we reached out to

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diy bead stash charm bracelet

Bead Stash Charm Bracelet

This DIY bead stash charm bracelet is what happens when I attempt to “edit down” my craft supplies. You know: Condense, get rid of what is not needed anymore?  Oh, that was such a good laugh! Here’s how it went down – I pulled everything out and then not only

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Easy, low-cost items to make for a pop-up

Here are some of my ideas for easy, low-cost items to make for a pop-up! These are for people who are looking for something different than what they have been doing, or for people just starting. I’ve used all of these over the years and they come in handy! My

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oreo cupcakes

These Oreo Cupcakes will change your life!

As a lifelong chubby girl, I’ve tasted many Oreo cupcakes – but none like this. I saw this TikTok by my friend, Vero of Vero Sweet Hobby and knew I had to try it! This hack is perfect for all types of bakers. If you rarely bake at all, it’s

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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!

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How to make pop up cards #craftychica #popupcard #cardmakingideas

DIY Pop-Up Cards

These DIY pop-up cards are absolutely perfect for so many things – using up excess paper craft supplies, bonding time with family in your house

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DIY Poster Frames

This DIY poster frames tutorial is for those of us who want something different from the traditional glass frame. The essence of these frames is

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Mexi-Style Ceramic Bowls

I’ve been obsessed with Mexican fabrics, since, like forever. From the gorgeous embroidered peasant blouses to colorful striped serapes to heavy woven rugs. Because I’m

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Punny Plant Pokes

  The weather shouldn’t matter when it comes to decorating your lawn. These punny plant pokes work all year round because they’ll make you smile! I

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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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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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Maya’s first love

I’ve been blogging about my kids since 2003. Any of you who have followed this blog know that I’ve shared all kinds of stories about DeAngelo and Maya. There was a new one I began to write a few weeks ago, but I couldn’t finish it. I couldn’t figure out

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