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Behind The Camera: The Pros Best Tips For Taking Great Images

April 18, 2017 | Crafting Articles

  Have you ever taken a snap shot of a spectacular moment only to review the image and wonder “what went wrong”? As a photographer by trade I am often asked what can be done to improve the quality of a photo even when a fancy shmancy expensive camera and lens aren’t being used.  Well, […]

15 Minute Spring Wreath: DIY Seasonal Decor

March 25, 2017 | Tutorials

Supplies Needed: Grapevine wreath 10-15 Floral crafting stems 1 spool Floral wire ribbon Glue gun Mini Chalkboard (optional) Thank you to everyone who joined me for Spring Wreath Making! And Congrats to Keri Gustafson, she was the winner of the free supplies for this project! Posted by KraftJoy on Saturday, March 25, 2017 Save

You Don’t Have To Be Picasso To Be Creative: It’s All In Your Head!

March 13, 2017 | Crafting Articles

Are you born being creative or is creativity created? The other day I saw this craft meme that I totally related to…I can’t count how many times I have been “that  friend”.  You know…“The creative one”  that everyone goes to when they need help hemming a dress, creating something for their kids school or designing […]

Jewelry Making With Leather: Celtic Knots & Leather Cord

February 25, 2017 | Tutorials

Materials Needed: 3 feet of leather cord Metal clasp/closure Jewelry Super Glue   Before getting started I suggest prepping the leather cord. Most of the time the cord is sold in lengths wrapped around card board which creates kinks in the material. To make it easier to use I wrap the cord around a glass […]

DIY Photo Canvases: $25 or less!

February 16, 2017 | Tutorials

How many of you love taking pictures of your kids? I do too! And when we take those pictures we naturally want to hang them on the wall and decorate our homes with their beautiful faces! I don’t know about you but I’m in love with canvases…really big canvases. I hang them, stack them and […]

Product shots that sell

December 31, 2016 | Crafting Articles

Originally published by Jason Lawrence here 1. CAMERA It’s important to use a nice camera. Fortunately, they have become very affordable. You can’t go wrong with a modern digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) model. I prefer the Nikon D7000 in terms of its price vs. performance tradeoff. Be sure to choose a camera that can capture […]

No kink hair elastics: DIY bracelet hair ties

November 12, 2016 | Crafting Articles, Tutorials

I know you have all seen these hair elastics in your favorite stores, but here is an idea to dress them up a bit. I love them for two reasons, 1- they don’t pull or kink my hair after wearing them and 2- they double as a cute bracelet. Making these are super easy, the […]

Turn your odds & ends into ca$h

August 23, 2016 | Announcements

This month I decided my closet space needed to be reorganized, so I did a little exercise in decluttering. Like many of you my storage spaces are busting at the seems. If you could use some extra crafting room and some extra cash in your pockets to facilitate a new artistic adventure, give these steps […]

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