Decoupage Tissue Paper Frames

I made these decoupage tissue paper frames from a whirlwind of inspiration. I saw a picture of some colorful frames on the Anthro site, but each one was $38. Ugh, it made me think twice – did I LOVE these frames?  The answer was no, but only because I knew

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Make an appreciation plate for Father's Day #fathersday #craftychica

Father’s Day Appreciation Plates

Father’s Day crafts can be tough – how do we find the perfect gift for someone who seemingly has everything?  These Father’s Day Appreciation Plates get right to the point of why we love our dads – or stand-in dads. The idea is to write out all the things you

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How to make bottle cap magnets - mini shrines! #craftychica #bottlecapcrafts

Bottle Cap Magnets

Check out my bottle cap magnets – because it’s always the right time for bottle cap crafts! ! All in the spirit of recycling, using what we would normally toss out. This one is a win on several levels because we’re also clearing out some of that stash in your

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5 reasons you need a Cricut Joy! #craftychica #cricutjoy

Cricut Joy for beginners

Here are my five tips about the Cricut Joy for beginners! To me, this machine is now an official family member of my studio. I’ve barely had it a month but I’ve been using it almost every day! This machine is like a sewing machine, or a glue gun or

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Cricut Joy projects - DIY Painted Planters! #craftychica #cricutjoy

Cricut Joy Projects: DIY Flower Pots!

Need more Cricut Joy projects? How about these DIY flower pots? Yes! Did you know you can embellish your painted planters with cute phrases? Let me show you how I did it! Here is a video I made of the process, but I also outlined it all below! First of

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Three-Day Weekend Craft Ideas!

An extra day to relax, party, and CRAFT? *Finger snaps in the air* Here are the BEST ideas for three-day weekend crafts! Let’s party! You can’t tell, but I’m raising both hands. Even during a pandemic a three-day weekend is welcome. I feel like there’s so much more you can

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How to make beautiful marbled polymer clay earrings! #craftychica

DIY marbled polymer clay earrings

  Polymer clay earrings have come a long way. I’ve been inspired by all the beautiful terrazzo-inspired designs I’ve been seeing on Instagram and knew I wanted to give it a try. Terrazzo tiles are spotted with contrasting colored inlays, they are such a classic look for homes, offices, hotels,

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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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Ever flub a speech? Please share!

Here I am with Diana Gabaldon! She is a Latina author too and has sold more than 17 million copies of her books, can you imagine? Last Friday I had an event that I had been looking forward to for months. I was invited to be on an author panel

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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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Craft Fail: I Suck at Gingerbread Houses

This one breaks my crafty heart. I’m finally stepping up tot he plate to admit that I SUCK at making gingerbread houses. You see, every year a local organization, The Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix, holds an event called Home Sweet Home. They invite people from the community to decorate

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