All posts tagged: crafts


ARE YOU READY FOR OUR MARCH MONTHLY CHALLENGE?? CHALLENGE # 5 : Birthdays! Sadly, we had no one play in our February challenge…so the first comment entered on this post to say “Top o’ the morning” to me will be our WINNER!! Edited to add: Jill was the first to comment so JILL is our February WINNER!!  Jill, please send an e-mail to me at with your 2 digital image choices from A Creative Need. Please join us this month with your BIRTHDAY creations!! I would love to see what you do with any of the ACN images, and I’m making it easy to do so by giving you a FREE IMAGE every month! Join in the challenge ANYTIME THIS MONTH and leave a link to your creation (card, journal page, jewelry, scrap page, art journal etc.) here in the comments and I will pop on over to see what you’ve done.  If you followed the CHALLENGE, you will be placed in the random draw for 2 digi images!  If you are the lucky random draw winner AND you’ve used an …

Inspired Artisans: Renee (The Hobo Train)

I’d like to introduce Renée for our Inspired Artisans Friday Feature! Welcome Renée! Tell us a little about yourself… I’m an independent artisan who makes crossbody hobo bags and upcycled hats and clothing (clothing to be launched soon on Etsy!!!).  I live in Montreal, Canada.  I love music, art, animals, and anything awe-inspiring.  I’ve been in business making textile creations since 2006.  I love when one of my items finds its rightful new home.  :o) What handmade product do you to sell on Etsy and what is the name of your shop?  I sell crossbody hobo bags and upcycled hats.  My shop name is The Hobo Train.  I will be debuting my new upcycled clothing collection on Etsy soon. Do you sell your work elsewhere? I sell my work at festivals and craft fairs in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec (Canada).   Can you share a few of your favourite items here with us?   1)  I LOVE this fabric!  It is sassy, bold, colorful, funky, and original all at once. 2)  This purple paisley bag …

Inspired Artisans: Christina’s Venicia Creations

Happy Friday!  I’d like to introduce Christina to our Inspired Artisans Friday feature! Welcome Christina! Tell us a little about yourself… Hi there! My name is Christina and I’m the designer behind Venicia Creations. I’m a registered dietitian by day and a mommy to a very active three year old little boy. I’m married to a wonderful and supportive husband. My family is Italian so we all speak very loudly but have a great time together! What handmade product do you to sell on Etsy and what is the name of your shop?  Do you sell your work elsewhere? In my shop Venicia Creations, I sell handmade jewelry (mostly necklaces and earrings) and some accessories (hairpins, rings, bookmarks, keychains). I love my jewelry very chunky and bold, with a lot of colors! I also just signed up to sell at, so that is pretty new and will have my shop also on The Craftstar. Can you share a few of your favourite items here with us?  I just LOVE mustard yellow right now so this …

Ride the MMS Blog Train for Freebies!

Your friends at MyMemories would like to invite you  to climb aboard and …. catch the BLOG TRAIN!! Start on the MyMemories Blog on FRIDAY for FUN RIDE through some of the MyMemories  and ScrapWow Designers blogs!! Each one has a FUN FREEBIE for you!  There are over THIRTY of them to visit!! There will be a freebie available from every designer on the train!! YAY!   that means lots of new kits to create with using my new software,  My Memories Suite!  (Yes, I’ve been using it every day since I got it! ) If you don’t have the My Memories Software yet…what are you waiting for? If you download digital papers and images already why not try it?  It really is a FUN and EASY tool for creating cards, scrapbook pages, and photo albums!  I just checked and it’s on sale $33.97 (15% off) for a limited time.  PLUS you can use this Code STMMMS31200 for an additional $10.00 off!   and there’s a FUN new challenge on the MyMemories Blog !! Check it out and post your page to be entered …

Join me at Crafter’s Cafe!

Hi everyone! Have you joined MY GROUP at the CRAFTER’S CAFE ?   Come and take a peek at what’s going on at the cafe…there’s all kinds of challenges, tutorials and craft chat that you won’t want to miss!  It’s free and it’s fun! PSST…I’m also offering all my friends at the cafe a  40% discount on any two images from MY SHOP!  Stop by my A Creative Need Group and get the DISCOUNT CODE, and don’t forget to join the group for future freebies and to share any of your A Creative Need image creations!

Origami Birds

My 7 yr old son asked me to make origami birds with him last night.  He had taken a book out of the library at school with the steps to make it and he was so eager to do so!  So we  set out to folding and 23 folding steps and 30 minutes later, we had these sweet origami birds made! RONIN”S BIRD I am entering this bird in the Crafty Creations Challenge as he is so proud of it! As am I, of him!  He did each step on his own; as he watched me try a fold, he would do the same on his.  I had to read the steps since they were in french.  He is a crafty little guy!! Here’s mine and here they are ‘flying’!!  Ronin would love to hear what you think of these fancy fold origami birds!   Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day! Deena 

Join me at The Crafter’s Café

I’ve started a group where we I will be posting about A Creative Need digital image new releases, and sharing cards and freebies and the occasional contest/challenge too!  I hope you will join me at the Crafter’s Café where there are lots of fun design groups and great ladies sharing their talents and their time together! The Crafter’s Café Join the group and share the cards you’ve made using A Creative Need images.    Have a peek at my CURRENT FREEBIE (TOP) if you don’t yet have any of your own! I’d love for you to join us! If you have ideas for images, or questions about using digital images, that’s the place to share! JOIN THE GROUP Related articles ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas… ( Giving Thanks ( Here Comes Santa Claus! ( New Images, A Mini Contest Giveaway and a Holiday Sale! (