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Tissue Paper Ice Cream Sundaes ~ 8.10.2021

 Hello Crafters -  Hope you are doing well and hanging in there. Remember that crafting or keeping your hands busy can help you get through a rough patch in your life. Crafting has saved me so so so so so sooooooo many times. It’s helping me right now as a matter of fact. As you know, life can give you ups and downs. Going through a down right now. This is a BIG reason why I craft. I hope you can find the same thing I have in crafting. I am still making themed decorations for my office and I made these cute and quick tissue paper ice cream sundaes. Directions on how to make them are noted in the pictures. Let me know if you have any questions or have any issues making them. I am happy to help. :-)  Happy Crafting! Denise
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On a Painting Kick

 Hello Crafters! I hope this message finds you all doing well and starting to venture out into the world again. Hopefully you are vaccinated. This past year and a half has been a wild and crazy ride. I have to say that I have learned to really like staying home. It doesn’t save me money because I like to shop on line too, BUT it does get me in my craft room more. And I love to be in there as much as I can. Which brings me to what I have been doing for crafts lately.  I have been on a Painting Kick. When I first learned to paint on wood it used to be called Tole Painting. I’m not sure if it is still called that now, but mostly want to make a reference. Painting can mean a few things these days.  One of my co-workers and I enjoy decorating. So a few months ago I told her I would make things for the office for decorating. Wow has it been fun for me. This month’s theme was 4th of July of course. Next month, August’s theme is ice cream. There are a couple of days in August that are dedicate

Die Cutting Machines

 Hello Crafters -  I have been thinking about getting a die cutting machine. I have looked at a few different brands and Sissix is the one that stands out to me the most. I like the way it looks and how easy it looks to use. I am having trouble deciding which one to get. I like the Big Shot Starter kit (2nd picture). Only thing with that one is the it comes with die cuts that I don’t I will use. I also like the Sidekick (3rd picture). I like a couple of the dies that it coms with (heart and the tag) My only issue with this one is that the cutting area is small and I think I may grow out of that size quickly. Finally, I like just the plain ol’ Big Shot, all by itself (1st picture). It comes with the basic parts, platform and cutting pads. This way I can buy the dies I want and and know that I won’t grow out of the cutting area so quickly.  I have some ideas for this machine. One being, the past few years I have been having themed Christmas trees. This year (2021) I was thinking of doing

Sunflowers, Oh So Bright

 Hello Crafters -  I have to tell you this project was fun. Relaxing for sure. I love the look of the wreath. I will be making more for sure. Maybe with macrame cord. I recently decorated my office for my co-workers with sunflowers. It makes the office seem so cheery and bright.  Enjoy this project. Notes on how to make it and a couple of tips along the way are on the pictures. The pictures uploaded out of order, so I put numbers by the pictures to help with the step-by-step. Happy Crafting! Denise 1 6 7 8 3 2 5 4

Clothes Pins Easter Carrots

 4.5.2021 Hey there crafters!  I hope everyone had a good Easter. Maybe you were able to spend some time with family and friends due to the vaccine. We had a quite day at home. I made some crafts. I know I just posted a little over a week ago a different kind of carrot made with a wooden spool, but this one was cute also so I had to make it. Below are the step-by-step pictures on how to make them. Another easy craft for ya. As I started back on this journey I was doing some thinking last week. At first when I started this blog in 2018/2019 I wanted to post every week.  Then I started school in early 2020 and had really no time to make much of anything. The past few weeks have been great in getting back into creating again. I guess what I am trying to say is there is going to be no rush to post weekly. When I first started back up that was my intention, but honestly my days at work are sometimes mentally exhausting and it is hard to muster up the energy to create. Really what I want to

Happy re-Launch Day!

 3.21.2021 - Happy re-Launch Day! Creating Crafty Things is back! Here are CCT we are not talking about or acknowledging the you know what that is going on in the world...we are here to forget and CREAT!!!  I am excited to be back and creating things. For my first project I made something easy. It is for Spring time; Wooden Spool Carrots. There is a short list of supplies that has been listed on the first picture then followed by how to paint and add the pipe cleaner stems....Ta - da, all done.  I am looking forward to creating lot of projects with you. Some classics, some unique, and some challenging. I am working on getting my video equipment up and running. I’m taking things slow and easy. There is no pressure to rush back in a hurry. So, some posts will be pictures with instruction like this one and others will be videos. I may have mentioned in my post a couple of weeks ago that I opened an account on Twitch as well. I’m going to give that a try as well, once the video equipment i

Re-Launching of Creating Crafty Things

 HELLOOOO Everyone -  I have missed posting for ya’ll so much. I was a away for a good reason though. I went back to school (CSUSM) to update my Human Resources Management Certificate. I passed with flying colors (Hahaha - A’s & B’s) on Feb. 25.2021. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to do it again. Their HR Management Program give such valuable skills that can be used in the workplace. So...now that school is done, I am  re-launch Creating Crafty Things and that date is set for; Sunday, March 21, 2021! Mark your calendars. Sundays will also be posting day of pre-recorded videos. It is going to take me a little bit to get a routine, so I hope you will be able to hang in there with me while I work it all out. I have a list of great projects we are going to do together. I even started a Twitch account so you can watch the projects being created live. If you haven’t heard of Twitch before, it is a platform that is used by many to be live and in person while doing crafts li