Category Archives: Road Trip Recap

Road Trip Recap: A visit with designer Debra Quartermain and a stay at the Quartermain House B&B

I’m a fan of Debra Quartermain’s sweet, whimsical creations, and I bet you are, too. I first met Debra almost 20 years ago at a craft industry event. When the opportunity came up last month to travel to Fredericton, New … Continue reading

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How to DIY a Spring Magnolia Wreath for your front door

Yesterday, the magnolia tree beside the house was blooming; today, it’s covered in snow! All the more reason to love Patty Schaffer’s beautiful, DIY Magnolia Wreath. Here’s her secret – she’s used a silk magnolia leaf garland, so this wreath … Continue reading

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Road Trip Recap: A few favorite photos from Creativation

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m celebrating a love of crafts today with a few glimpses from the Creativation trade show, held last month in Phoenix. This annual trade show is all about crafting and creating, and it is packed with pretty. … Continue reading

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Road Trip Recap: A Beach Glass Festival (and favorite Beach Glass Crafts)

Who could resist a festival celebrating beach glass? Especially when it’s a beautiful Saturday morning and the festival is in a charming, waterfront town. A few weeks ago, I took a short drive east, along Lake Erie, to attend the … Continue reading

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Road Trip Recap: ShurTech Brands, the home of Duck Tape® and other fun ideas (plus, a giveaway!)

I love a good duct tape craft, so I was really excited when ShurTech Brands, maker of Duck Tape®, invited me to visit twice this past month. I got to see the plant floor where they churn out 40 million … Continue reading

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3 in 1: SNAP conference recap; a swag giveaway; and how to make a Decorative Mesh Flower Topiary

There is so much going on today! Last week I returned from my third SNAP conference with SNAP sponsor FloraCraft, and I have a few highlights to share. FloraCraft is also sharing its tutorial to make a beautiful, Decorative Mesh … Continue reading

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Road trip recap: The 2015 CHA Mega Show

Every January, the CHA Mega Show brings together a world of craft enthusiasts, from manufacturers to retailers and designers. This year’s show was a crazy flurry of activity, and I thought I’d share a few highlights from the show. As … Continue reading

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Christmas crafts, cookies, cupcakes and the winners!

I have a crazy list to share today, from a few super-easy Christmas crafts, to Rosie O’Donnell’s first wife (I’m still trying to figure that one out – see #5 below), to the winners in our celebratory giveaway. It’s totally … Continue reading

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Road trip recap: A day at Maker Faire Detroit

Attending a Maker Faire has been on my summer bucket list for a few years now, and finally, on Saturday, we traveled to Maker Faire® Detroit to see what it’s all about. Thousands of modern-day makers assembled at The Henry … Continue reading

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A Brooch Bouquet tutorial, and a new video from Alex Boyé

Happy Friday! To finish the week, I’m sharing two videos today. The first was planned, and it’s all about making a Brooch Bouquet. Do you know of a bride who made her own Brooch Bouquet? DIY Brooch Bouquets are a … Continue reading

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