Wood and Resin Pendant

DIY your own natural and minimal pendant with balsa wood and resin

I’m a sucker for minimal design. I love a natural wood and simple lines. It can get a little boring in home decor, but small trinkets like this little pendant make a big impact to me. I love the juxtaposition of the hard plastic resin against a soft and natural wood. I added a tiny clay mountain in there for good measure.

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Spring Wreath with Curled Cardstock Strips

Time to prepare for Spring and Easter with this charming wreath made of curled cardstock strips. This versatile technique works year around – and is a great way to use up leftover cardstock.

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Free Stuff Friday!!

Happy Friday! How many of you have been staying up way to late watching the Olympics. Last night the Luge sucked me in, I don’t know how they do it. The thought of going 75 mph on a sled, ON ICE, stresses me out, so I thought I would give away an essential oils set to help one lucky reader de-stress and find some “Serenity”!

Life Of The Party Essential Oils can be used for aromatherapy, soap & candle scents, bath salts, bath oils, vaporizers, lotions, balms, potpourri and diffusers. This set of concentrated essential oil blends is specifically formulated to mix with and compliment each other, to make unlimited unique scents. Recipes and ideas included! Scents include orchid blossom, lavender, sweet magnolia, sandalwood, tuberose and vanilla. 0.27 ounces of each oil. For ages over 12, adult supervision required.

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced on Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week:  What are your three favorite smells?

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Ask the Experts – Stamping & Embroidery

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner



Q:  I wanted to highlight some places on my card with glitter so I used my glue pen over the top of the stamped image and now it won’t work.  What can I do to glitter stamped images?

A:  Before you go over the image with your glue pen be sure that the ink is completely dry.  It is best to use an ink such as Memento which is made to dry more quickly and becomes water resistant which prevents it from clogging up the glue pen as it is rolled across the surface.



Q:  I’m trying to color my stamped image, but having trouble with my ink smearing.

A:  You want to use an ink such as Momento ink and even with it it is best to allow it to sit for a little bit so that the moisture evaporates out of it.  Using a heat tool will help speed up this process.


Q:  I just can’t get the hang of stamping first and then die cutting around my image.  Is there an easier way?

A:  A stamp positioner will help you.  You can first die cut your image and then use the positioner to line up the die cut with the stamp.


Q:  Even with using an Anti Static Pad, I still get areas where embossing powder sticks.  What am I doing wrong?

A:  Try to handle the paper as little as possible especially after rubbing it with the Anti Static Pad.  Oils from your skin will also attract and hold the powder in place.


Q:  I would like to do a little stitching on my cards, but am not real good at sewing.  Is there anything I can use to achieve this look?

A:  These embroidery kits are the perfect way to achieve the look.  They come with everything you need to get you started.  They come complete with a template to use to get a variety of images and looks.

2018 Resolution: Organize my Craft Desk

My 2018 New Year’s resolution (one of many) was to organize the craft supplies at my work desk! Projects include a spiffy painted and fabric-covered drawer organizer, storage rack, chipboard caddy, ruler rack, and even an updated mouse pad!

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Free Stuff Friday Winner!!

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Did you get to be creative? Now, let’s start this week off right by announcing this weeks Free Stuff Friday Winner. Congratulations to…Regena O! You have won the Ranger Dylusions Paints!!

Ranger Dylusions Paints are easily blendable yet waterproof, dry quickly to a matte finish, and accept all types of writing inks. Easy clean up with warm water and soap. This paint is not too thick or too thin. Blendable acrylic. Features a wide mouth jar, perfect for art tools, brushes and fingers alike. (New colors are Peony Blush, Periwinkle Blue, Laidback Lilac, Mushy Peas and Vanilla Custard!)

The winning answer to “If you could be an Olympic athlete, what sport would you compete in?” is…

“If there was an olympic event for procrastination, I would win gold for sure! Since there isn’t yet, because the powers that be also procrastinate – my olympic sport would be curling because I think that is the only one that I may make through still intact.”

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week.  Check back on Friday for your chance to win!!

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