Saturday, February 16, 2019

Random Acts of Kindness Day 2019

Sunday February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. What can you do to make an impact on someone?


Be attentive to people close to you that may need help during this winter weather. It could be as simple as to bring someone’s mail in, to shovel their sidewalk, run to the store to buy a few necessities, bring some wood in the house, walk their dog, visit a friend in need, call an elderly family member or friend. Bring a new puzzle to someone that is house-bound and stay for a visit, it will be appreciated.





We all love a thoughtful note. Create cheery mini envelopes with an envelope punch board, then add a note of kind words and pass them out to people you see.



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Friday, February 15, 2019

President's Day Weekend

We have a coupon for 40% off one regular priced item to use on President's Day weekend. This will be valid Saturday February 16th through Monday February 18th. You can use it to re-stock your supplies after the snow storms or on a new craft item you have not tried yet.


Click here to print the coupon.



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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day


We would like to wish all of our customers a Happy Valentine's Day! Whether you celebrate the holiday, or not, we wish you a wonderful day. Thank you for being great customers.



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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

DIY Lucky Charm Sign



Nicole made this sign with St. Patrick's Day themed scrapbook paper and our die cut machine. She cut out the letters, then glued them on this pre-finished board. Then she added green ribbon for an extra touch of color.


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Monday, February 11, 2019

My Cookie Decorating Struggle


This weekend I was snowed in and decided to make and decorate cookies for Valentine's Day. It has been a while since I have used my decorating tips and as you can see my outlining is shaky. The Royal Icing frosting was a bit too thick and it did not go on smoothly. Then I used a flood fill technique to frost the whole cookie. That worked out just fine.


I planned on making little hearts on the cookies, so I added drops of white frosting. The white frosting could have been just a little thinner. I took a toothpick and pulled through the white starting at the top to create a heart. This works well if your frosting is not beginning to set.


It's definitely not my best work. I need to practice this more to create a better looking design but my family will eat them even if they do not look perfect.


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Friday, February 8, 2019

It's A Baking Weekend!




This week has been crazy - snow, ice, school closures... I am looking forward to a weekend of relaxing. Baking cookies is a great project that the whole family can help with. I plan on making rolled sugar cookies and decorating them for Valentines Day.



Metal heart cookie cutters are easy to use and clean up easily afterwards.



Icing Gel colors will give you the color you want in your frosting without making it runny.


Decorating candy is a fun finish to your cookies and they taste good too.


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Thursday, February 7, 2019

DIY Decorated Leather Shoes



Take an ordinary pair of leather or suede shoes and personalize them to your taste. You can create any design or monogram you wish on your shoes with a little bit of imagination and a few supplies.  You can use an ink stamp of your choice, or draw your own art and color with leather dye pens. Our Realeather Leather Dye Pens are double sided with two tip sizes and the ink is permanent. Since we live in Washington where it is often wet, you may want to use a leather and suede sealer to preserve the shoes and the design.




We think you are going to enjoy this craft and share it with your friends who will also want unique shoes.



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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Bee Kind Wood Slice Decor



You can make this easy project! All you need is acrylic paint, a stencil, a POSCA paint marker and some mini bee 3d stickers. You can also draw the bee freehand if you wish.  Paint wood slice yellow and allow it to dry. Next, paint on the bee and allow it to dry so it does not smear. Then add the lettering and the black dots. Finally, add the stickers and your project is finished.




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Monday, February 4, 2019

Snow Day 2019


We are having a snow day in the Puget Sound area. Many school districts and local businesses are closed today due to the weather. So, when everyone gets cold and tired of playing in the snow it is a great idea to make some cocoa and do crafting together. If you need ideas be sure to check out our Pinterest Boards.




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Friday, February 1, 2019

Valentine's Gifts They Will Love


Our February ad starts today! It's filled with great ideas for aromatherapy & spa gifts, rose gold jewelry, embroidery, wedding ideas and more.













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253-862-6822