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Express Yourself through Outfit: The Art of Color-Matching

What colors go together? Learn the basics of making stylish color choices for your outfits. One of the probably most demanding things in fashion is color matching your outfit. That is why many of us simply decide to go with the black and one more color since it’s easier to match. However, there are so many vibrant and lively colors out there just waiting to be picked.

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Swedish Dala Horse Ribbon is back by popular demand!

Cherish Flieder's Dala Horse Ribbon

Dala Horse Ribbon The lovely Renaissance Ribbons is weaving up some more of my Dala Horse ribbon design just in time for your Christmas crafting and Swedish sewing projects! It was an honor to be asked to re-issue this best-selling ribbon for the upcoming Holiday season. They not only do they make the most luscious French-style woven…

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Better Homes and Gardens Editor’s Choice Washi Tape Design

How exciting it was to see one of my custom designed washi tape design packs selected as “Editor’s Choice” on Better Home’s and Gardens website shop along side of many of the other designs I’ve created!   How do you like to use washi tape? I use it in my day planner and card making…

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Around the World with 80 Artists

Around the World with 80 Artists: A Creative Art Academy Arts and Crafts Adventure   This is an incredible collection of craft ideas from around the globe. I am honored to be a contributor and applaud Mahe Zehra Husain for her vision to unify creators around the world with a beautiful spark of inspiration and…

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92 Pages of Free Holiday Coloring!

92 free holiday coloring book pages from Art Licensing Show

Download 92 FREE Holiday Coloring Pages to SHARE with your groups, friends & family! Do you know of any children’s hospitals, nursing homes, recovery support groups, counseling centers, shelters, study groups, places of healing and hope, schools, anywhere where people gather and would enjoy coloring some holiday art?

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No-Sew Natural Burlap Drawstring Bags Craft

This blog hop is sponsored by BurlapFabric.com. They sent me these cute little natural burlap bag drawstring bags. I found these darling fabric and lace embellishments on wooden spools and thought they would look great on the little burlap drawstring bags. After testing out the best colors and positioning of the trim. I cut it down…

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Decorate Plain Party Paper with Washi Tape

Transform plain cupcakes into a reason to celebrate with these easy to make washi tape embellishments.

Turn plain paper into PARTY TIME with a little decorative washi tape. This month’s DCC craft designer blog hop is all about parties! Over the last year our design studio, Cherished Solutions, llc  has been working to design fun washi tape designs. We have designed everything from the sports washi tape you see here to the…

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Washi Tape Garden Plant Markers

Washi Tape Garden Plant Markers - DIY

Happy May. Specifically, Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today’s our first Monday, monthy CHA Designer Blog Hop (see the banner to the right to keep hopping). The theme is “How does your garden grow?” My response…well, my seedlings got off to a late start so they are still sprouting up and growing roots. I’m just at…

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Banner of Hope: You are a blessing.

A simple message of hope created for everyone who sees this banner “You are a blessing.” I sewed and painted this 8″x12″ Banner of Hope on New Year’s Day as a response to an invitation to the professional Designer Members of the Craft & Hobby Association and the non-profit art program called Charity Wings. It will…

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Water Balloon Candle Making

Who knew water balloon candle making could be so much fun? I recently discovered this method for using water balloons on Pinterest. So, for my fall craft blog hop project, I decided to test this out for you. Start with regular water balloons filled with water, of course. The small balloon size makes a perfect…

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How to Fabric Paint Fashion Handbags

Fabric Paint Fashion Handbag

This summer I taught my little sister how to fabric paint fashion handbags. She spent a vacation week with me to go to art and music camp. (She is a very talented dancer, actor, and singer.) We had a very busy and fun week, but we did find a little time to do some crafting…

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Tie-Dye Your Summer

Hobby Lobby Tue Dye Demos

Did you tie-dye your summer? Technically you still have about a month left. What a great way to celebrate a new school year with some DIY apparel designed by you and the kids! Last week, I had the honor of visiting 3 Hobby Lobby stores to demonstrate how easy and fun the Tulip Tie-Dye Kits…

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Leather Slide Bracelets

leather slide bracelets

This week I made Leather Slide Bracelets as a part of a the Cousin Corp’s blog hop featuring their exciting new Slide Bracelet program.

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Make Photo Gifts to Cherish with Flip-Pal

Make Photo Gifts to Cherish with Flip-Pal Scanner

Christmas is just around the corner! Did you know personalized gifts are trending? Well, of course they are because in our age of cookie-cutter machine made, mass produced items, a personalized gift really is something to cherish!

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