Sunday, March 1, 2015

Celebrating National Craft Month with Cut Out + Keep's New Book

Welcome to March!  It's time to celebrate National Craft Month and I thought there was no better way to kick off the month than to share with you this awesome new book by Cat Morley & Tom Waddington.  This is not just another ordinary craft book, though.  It's filled with awesome projects from all around the United States. 
 
A year ago, last month I had the honor of being a Guest Designer for the Cut Out + Keep website so when I found out that I would be able to review this book I was ecstatic.  I knew before I had even received it that the book was going to be fantastic.  It turned out to be that and more.
 
It not only has craft ideas that are focused on each region and state, it has recipes, facts about the states and more. Do you like to sew?  Is your favorite craft knitting?  Like Origami?  Need a recipe for UFO Cake Pops or what about Pie Shakes (they look so delicious)!  This book has them all and more!  The projects are fun and easy for everyone to create. 
 
Ready to own your own copy of this great book?  Head on over to Amazon (Cut Out + Keep on Amazon ) and order yours today and start celebrating National Craft Month with this new book. 
 
Here's some more fun.  I have chosen several projects from the book that I plan on creating and sharing over the next several weeks so keep coming back to check out and see what I've done next.  Won't you join me in the fun?  Order you copy and let's create together.

Happy National Craft Month and Happy Creating Everyone!
~Peg

Friday, February 27, 2015

ATC Swapping

I recently participated in an ATC swap with some friends.  The theme was Botanical Collage which I took in a different direction.  The layers of the collage came from using some Pan Pastels for the backgrounds and then had the layering of the stamps added to it.  For yet another layer on 2 of the ATC's, I used stamps that created their own layers by being stamped twice to add the details.  For the third one, I added an extra layer by using a glitter pen to color in part of the bee and the flower centers.  These were a fun project to do and it was a fun swap to be in.  I love how these turned out so much that I think I will be making more very soon to add to the series. 

If you have time to create this weekend have some fun and create your own series of ATC's and then be sure to find a swap to participate in.  If you can't find an already existing one get some friends together and start one of your own.  Who doesn't love receiving some beautiful pieces of art? 

Happy Creating Everyone!
~Peg

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hello Card Tutorial

Are you in need of an idea for a card?  Would you like to send a "hello" to someone?  Check out this fun card tutorial that I did over on the Create for Less Think Crafts blog
 
 
Happy Creating Everyone!
~Peg

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Project I've Been Excited To Share

I've had to keep this project under wraps for over a month and this past Saturday it premiered on the Unruly PaperArts blog and I wanted to give you a little peak of it here.  This has become one of my favorites that I've done so far this year.  Head over to the blog and see why I'm so excited over this project.  It took a lot for me to do this so be sure to read why. 

Happy Creating!
~Peg

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New to Crafting? Just Not Sure How to Do Something?



Check out the Ask the Experts columns on the Create for Less Think Crafts blog where there is an Ask the Experts column published every month.  This is the one for February.   We try to help you with a wide variety of questions you may have.  Have a question to ask?  You can send your questions in and we'll try to answer them for you.