Friday, June 23, 2017

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius

Some days you are led to exactly what you need.  That happened to me today.  I was listening to a podcast and it led me to this Ted Talk.  I am in tears. It is just what I needed.  And maybe it is just what you need too...since here you are...and here it is:



I also want to give a shout out to Doris, Lorraine and Helen.  I love you women!  You are on my mind and in my heart always and I so appreciate you and your creative spirits!!!!!  Ole!!!!!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Variety of VersaMark Refill Techniques

Variety of VersaMark Refill Techniques

Do you love to make the most of your supplies?  My June tutorial for Craft Project Central is all about stretching the limits of your VersaMark refill!  You will learn to use your VersaMark Refill in the bottle for simple and complex freehand drawings.  You will also sketch and apply VersaMark using a paintbrush.  Finally, you will discover how to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper and apply VersaMark to create works of art that are suitable for framing! From simple to more challenging, these techniques can be fun for adults and children alike! Let’s stretch your VersaMark refill to its limits…and beyond!  For full step-by-step instructions go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of June!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Pick a Daisy, Make a Smile by Cindy Brumbaugh

Pick a Daisy, Make a Smile by Cindy Brumbaugh

A Daisy…the rose among wildflowers, a friendly flower that puts a smile on one’s face. In this step-by-step tutorial, you will make a bouquet of daisies that never wilts to brighten up a room or give as a gift along with a sweet little note card. You will also get instructions to make two fun fold cards using the new Daisy Delight Suite in the brand new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  For full step-by-step instructions go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of June!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Boxed Card Set & Candy Holder by Julie DeGuia

Boxed Card Set & Candy Holder by Julie DeGuia

This matching card box set and cute candy holder project makes a wonderful gift-from-the-heart. Who wouldn’t love a set of handmade cards and a jar of flowers with a hidden chocolate surprise?! The card box is a simple design and holds four cards with envelopes. This set of cards features the Jar of Love Stamp Set and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits, and the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper highlighting new 2017-2019 In-Colors. This project requires a lot of Big Shot work, but it is worth it in the end!  For full step-by-step instructions go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of June!

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Versatile Work of Art Card Set by Regina Andari

Versatile Work of Art Card Set by Regina Andari

The images in the Work of Art Stamp Set may not look very exciting, but they are so versatile!  In this tutorial, you will learn to put those images to work in a way that creates a focal point or a jazzy background.  This tutorial also includes instructions for the pocket portfolio with a diagonal cut across the front to reveal a glance of the awesome cards inside.  For full step-by-step instructions go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of June!

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Creating Pretty Cards – Card Sketch #72 by Monika Davis

Creating Pretty Cards – Card Sketch #72 by Monika Davis –   - posting date 6-3

Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that Craft Project Central has for you, they also host a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards!! To help you recreate the sketch each month, they also provide a free Sketch Mini Tutorial! This mini tutorial has information about how the inspiration card (using the sketch) was created, supplies used, and basic measurements!!  For every ten cards submitted, they’ll pick one winner of a free one month subscription! The winner(s) will get to select a subscription to the month of their choice! Head over to Craft Project Central to learn more!

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Beautiful You Purse Card Set by Christy Fulk

Beautiful You Purse Card Set by Christy Fulk

Do you like purses made from cardstock and paper, but think they’re too hard and time-consuming to make? Well, you’re going to love this purse! It’s super easy to put together, and it’s big enough to hold four cards with envelopes. This tutorial shows how to make the purse, along with four different cards. The project features the Beautiful You Stamp Set and the new 2017-2019 In Colors! This would make a great gift and a great product-based class.  For full step-by-step instructions go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of June!