5 ways to prep for your taxes #craftychica #turbotaxgivesyoumas

5 Ways to Prep for Your Taxes

Here are five ways to prep for your taxes, especially if you are self-employed like me. Last year forced all of us to pivot, evolve, whatever you want to call it, and it’s reflected in our finances. Now it’s time to finally close out 2020 via our taxes! I already

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how to make a resin picture frame #craftychica #resincrafts

How to make a resin picture frame

Have you ever wanted to know how to make a resin picture frame? Yes, that has been a burning question in my life, LOL! And I finally worked through it and had a super cute result! Upstart Epoxy sent me a sample of their epoxy to try out and I

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Salsa bowl by Crafty Chica.

Salsa Bowl class – anytime you want!

I have some great news! Okay, you know how I’m always showing my ceramics and even my new bisque product line? The manufacturer I work with has launched a way for people far and wide to find a local paint-your-own-pottery studio in their area that carries my bisque! The site

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painted garden banner by #craftychica

Spring DIYs to Brighten your Mood

In the mood for spring DIYs? I got your. covered! This time of year it’s natural to want to look ahead to the upcoming thaw of spring. Change up your accessories to welcome spring long before flowers bloom! Below are a few DIYs to help make it feel like spring has

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Easy Wedding crafts to try #craftychica #weddingdiys

Cool and Easy Wedding DIYs to Make

Here are some fun and easy wedding DIYs to make! Weddings are probably the most expensive party that you will ever throw. In fact, the average budget for a ceremony and reception totals $28,385 — enough for the downpayment on a small house in many areas. I if you’re trying to

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Plaster Wrap Hearts

These plaster wrap hearts are one of my all-time favorite DIYs! They come together like magic and make such a beautiful statement. And there are so many creative possibilities to try out with the materials.  Here is my video tutorial of the plaster wrap hearts So what the heck is

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Remembering Mochacha

Remembering Mochacha

“Wait, I gotta put on my eyebrows!” She’d plop down on a chair… or on the floor… or on a table, whip open her giant purse, a compact mirror, and the almighty liner pencil. Within minutes she achieved brows on fleek status. This was common for my friend, Monique. Always

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Things to do in Mesa #craftychica #mesaarizona

For the love of Mesa!

      For the love of Mesa – you gotta check this out! VisitMesa invited me to explore the city for a day while a camera crew followed me around on my adventure. And what an adventure it was! I’ve lived in Phoenix my whole life and while my

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Kathy Cano-Murillo

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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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Muertos Couple by Kathy Cano-Murillo

Emotional crafting to the extreme

This is where I bombard you with all the crazy stuff going on. Emotions are high, so I waited a while to put this post together. First off – the only way I know how to decompress is to make stuff. That’s why that picture is up there, I made

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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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