Tag: Behind the Scenes

Kristine McKay – Free Wish List Downloads

Kristine McKay – Free Wish List Downloads

Hey Crafty Friends! In just about every show I host you will hear me say, “Grab a pen and paper” to jot down the products and item numbers as we give them out.  I decided to make it easier for you, as well as turn…

Create and Craft Hosts Share What They’re Thankful For

Create and Craft Hosts Share What They’re Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving day! Today, we celebrate all we are thankful for. Here at Create and Craft, we’re thankful for our wonderful customers, amazing hosts and guests, and all of you fans who continue to inspire us with your wonderful creations. We asked our Create and…

Crafter of the Week – Ann Robbins

Crafter of the Week – Ann Robbins

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Congratulations to our Crafter of the Week – Ann Robbins of Lake Helen, Florida!

I am a retired (former local government accountant and later a city commissioner).  I have lived in Florida for 41 years and after retiring in 2006 took up scrapbooking and card making.  I love making cards and using die cuts in my creations.  I have a small group of ladies who meet once a week in the evening for about 3 hours to make cards and other papercrafting.  I really enjoy making greeting cards as the recipients are amazed when you tell them you made the card.

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Do you want to be our next Crafter of the Week? Beginners and experts alike are welcome to enter! Simply fill out the form below.

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Christmas Craft Trends for 2016

Christmas Craft Trends for 2016

Christmas craft trends are here for 2016! Check out all of these crafting trends for your holiday projects. Get a jump on Christmas crafting before the snow starts to fall and the Christmas parties get in full swing. There are stamps, dies, and even more…

Crafter of the Week – Jean Marmo

Crafter of the Week – Jean Marmo

Congratulations to our Crafter of the Week – Jean Marmo of Rockford MI. “With both of my children living away from home, I do not scrapbook as much as I used to. I still love to create mini albums of vacations and holidays when we…

Coloring for Adults – Handmade Cards with Tattered Angels

Coloring for Adults – Handmade Cards with Tattered Angels

Coloring for adults is easy, relaxing and often times, therapeutic. This timeless activity isn’t just for kids anymore! Let your artistic spirit soar with these inspirational handmade adult coloring cards from Tattered Angels!

Coloring for Adults – Getting Started

All you need to get started with coloring is a big imagination, some beautiful designs, and some stunning colors. It’s a fun and easy craft that lets your mind relax and your creativity soar. The new coloring cards from Tattered Angels are a great way to get started with adult coloring. Keep reading to learn more about this beautiful set of cards and how to dive into coloring for adults!

 

Tattered Lace Angels Doodle Art

The Tattered Angels doodle art is hand-drawn art that is ready to be colored in and outside of the lines. It is the perfect companion to the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist! You will find a special set of 16 papers and 8 styles with 2 of each exclusively at Create and Craft! Also, check out the variety of Glimmer Mist Paint sets that are a perfect way to build your paint collection at a great price. It’s the perfect way to get into coloring for adults without breaking the bank!

 

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Choose Your Favorite Color

Choose your favorite color palette and color. This image was painted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist applied with a brush to create an amazing watercolor look with beautiful shimmer.

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Or just mist the entire sheet with one or more colors. Let the colors blend to create an awesome ombre look! You can also color in part of the art, then cut it and use it as a card or envelope topper with a piece of doodle art. With all the leftover scraps you can make loads of ATC’s, small note cards, calling cards or gift tags. Grab your favorite Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists shade and get to work!

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Share Your Creations

Share your creations with us by posting links to your coloring projects below! We’re always happy to see crafters and adult coloring fans share their work with us and all the other creative people at Create and Craft!

DIY Halloween – Week 4

DIY Halloween – Week 4

DIY Halloween wraps up this week at Create and Craft! Prepare and keep your holiday memories with a Scrap Pack that will make your next scrapbook a haunted delight. It’s the perfect way to share your ghoulish memories with your friends, family, and loved ones. Did…

DIY Wine Bottle Lamp With Julie Of The Crafty Beggars

DIY Wine Bottle Lamp With Julie Of The Crafty Beggars

Julie here from the Crafty Beggars! I’m so excited to write my first blog post for you lovely ladies and gents in the US. I’ve decided to create a DIY Wine Bottle Lamp for you today. All you’ll need are the supplies below, a bit…

Julie from the Crafty Beggars Creates With Prima Mixed Media Kit!

Julie from the Crafty Beggars Creates With Prima Mixed Media Kit!

Hi all! It’s Julie from the Crafty Beggars. I had great fun using this Art Basic Mixed Media Essentials kit along with their stencils and top quality texture brushes – they provide hours of guaranteed fun!julie-blog-1

For the ‘Live a Thankful Life’ picture (don’t you just love that motto!) I applied a background of a pink wash to a Prima watercolor board – these are good to use as the paint doesn’t dry too quickly so you have an element of flexibility which is good. I used the Art Basics Soft Gloss gel, tinted with pink Finnabair Mica powder, which gave my backdrop a lovely sheen.

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I then stenciled the motto in green and a darker shade of pink, achieved by adding more Mica powder to a smaller amount of gel so the color was more concentrated and intense. Finally I added a few stamped-on hearts which served as a border and a little bit of bling in the form of some stick-on jewels (you can never have too much sparkle in my opinion!)

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The smallest Prima watercolor board then came in handy for a miniature seaside scene. I applied a thin blue wash for the sky using the soft gloss gel again, then switched to the 3D gloss gel so the ‘sea’ had more texture. The ‘White Sand’ texture paste from the Art Basic Mixed Media Essentials kit was fantastic – it’s really like sand – especially when it’s colored with gold Finnabair Mica powder and applied with the textured end of the brush that complements the kit. Some tiny pebbles, and a decoupaged fisherman and boats completed the scene – along with some hand drawn birds in flight and a sunshine made from an old forgotten brooch I found in a drawer!

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Jinger’s Halloween Blog Post – Witch’s Hat and Shoes

Jinger’s Halloween Blog Post – Witch’s Hat and Shoes

YAY!!! It’s my favorite time of the year! October, fall, Halloween, and my birthday are here. I could keep going, but you get the idea — this is the month I look forward to all year! To celebrate all the amazing things about this month,…

Bow Maker Instructions

Bow Maker Instructions

Confused on how to make beautiful bows with your bow maker? Here are some bow maker instructions to get you started.   Need more instructions? Here’s a gallery of some step by step photos of each part of the process!

Create and Craft Hosts Share Their Most Embarrassing On-Air Stories

Create and Craft Hosts Share Their Most Embarrassing On-Air Stories

It looks pretty glamorous to be on TV and our Create and Craft hosts do it with ease! But sometimes, things don’t go as planned. Our hosts have had their fair share of slip-ups, messes, giggles and more. Here are some embarrassing on-air stories from some of our Create and Craft hosts!

Aly Bockler

“I haven’t had too many embarrassing things happen so far, however my mom tends to email quite often sharing stories about her daughter that are usually embarrassing (thanks mom!). Like the one time I entered a Gingerbread House making contest when I was 15 (as we were featuring the Tonic GB houses) and mine was a total flop, just a sad sad little house with the roof caving in, and decorations falling off of it yet by default I won the $50 prize because I was the only entry in my age bracket!

Or I would have to say one day the floor directors set up a beautiful display, me being one that talks with huge hand gestures knocked down the display not once, not twice, not three times, but four times in less than ten minutes!!!!!!   Whenever anyone, a guest or host, accidentally knocks down a display, it’s now referred to as “pulling an Aly”

Libby Flyod

“I have had a couple of fun, yet embarrassing moments with Mr. Kanban, Keith Smith. But the one that I can probably mention to you is the time he talked about wearing a speedo on vacation in Spain! From card stock to speedos, I wasn’t sure where to go from there! What a vision! Keith is always fun! Never a dull moment and why our customers all love him! ”

Alex Hayden

“So, having worked in live TV for several years, I honestly try my best not to have any embarrassing moments on air. I have plenty of embarrassing moments off air all the time but I’d have to say in the short period of time that I’ve been part of the team here at Create & Craft USA, the most embarrassing thing to happen to me was during a recent juice detox that I’m participating in. I commute to work because I don’t live near the studios and to give myself a health kick, I recently started to do a little 3 day natural juice detox. It’s rather yummy but if I’m honest, I have been a little bit hungry! I thought during one of my hours my microphone picked up my tummy grumbling! That’s about the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to me!”

And don’t forget this oopsie moment from Jinger at CHA back in 2015!