Best of the Web No. 23

Crafts are for everyone to enjoy. It’s amazing what you can craft with recycled goods and materials around your home! Each one of this week’s features are full of amazing, entertaining, and heartfelt crafts perfect for anyone of any age. With the arrival of summer, enjoy your downtime with unlimited fun and learning with these super quick crafts. These crafts are great ideas for summertime arts and crafts. Show your kids how to use their imaginations with these easy-to-do tutorials!



Meadowbrook is the first place I remember living as a little girl.  The name sparks happy memories of my childhood which include my mother teaching me to embroider at 5 years of age, my aunt teaching me to cross stitch at 9, and learning to quilt at 18.  Meadowbrook the blog is a place for me to share my love of all things handmade, whether it be knit, crocheted, cross stitched, embroidered, or quilted.  The more I share my projects with others the more inspired I am in my creative endeavors.  Please join me at Meadowbrook. – Kristen

Janet’s Joy


I started my blog, Janet’s Joy, to share my craft of scrapbooking. It is very aptly named since this craft definitely gives me joy. On my blog you will find scrapbook pages, cards and some altered art that I have created for all my design team duties. You can find links to these sites on my blog where you can also find my tutorials and step by step instructions. You will find me every day creating in my scraproom in Ontario, Canada. It has really become an obsession for me and of course brings me “joy”. I hope that you will stop by and say hello :) – Janet

Little Miss Littleness


Hi there, my name is Chari and I like to make bright and happy cards. You will find my creations are typically cute and fun and have a whimsical style. I like incorporating cute images, fun sentiments and bright colors. I enjoy sharing projects that will hopefully brighten someone’s day. My favorite part of crafting is trying new things, learning how to look at my supplies in a different way and being inspired by others. I started my blog in December 2010 as an outlet for my creativity away from my everyday job, and since then I have made many friends and joined some wonderful design teams. – Chari


Zack’s Nana’s Creative Imagination

My blog is one of my creative outlets. I like to include posts about cards I’ve made and new techniques I am trying out. I also like to feature posts about my life, from my family to my friends to a good book I’ve read or even a new recipe I’ve tried. I speak of where I am from and where I live. My hope is that through my blog I can inspire someone, even if it is just one person. – Betty

Hand Stamped Style

Howdy! I am Erin Gonzales, and I LOVE paper crafting! I have a passion for card making and scrapbooking and a NEW fondness for digital crafting as well! I share many of my creations on my little blog for all to enjoy.  I have been crafting with paper since 2007 and love to help others find their happiness in paper crafting. It is one of my happiest moments when someone tries paper crafting for the first time and is bitten by the crafting bug. I hope that you find a bit of inspiration by visiting my blog and join me in the art of paper and digital crafting. – Erin



My name is Marelle Taylor and I’ve been papercrafting for over 15 years. I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for the past six of those, a community that I love being part of. I started my blog, thINKspot, as a way to share my papercraft creations with the world. I’d love you to stop by, and I hope my creations inspire you to create and share your own work. Happy stamping! – Marelle




With all these amazing craft tutorials, all your crafting can get carried away with all the necessary tools, accessories and embellishments you may have to complete your projects. A canvas craft duffle will help keep your tools in place whether you’re stationed at home or plan to travel and share your wonderful craft ideas with others. We hope you’ve found inspiration with these one-of-a-kind craft designs. Till next time, happy crafting!

Best of the Web No. 7

This week’s Craft Corners Best of the Web is jam packed full of amazing crafters. This week we have bloggers that come from all different backgrounds, and post about all sorts of different things. We have an art and illustration blog, a blog about furniture design, scrapbooking albums,  quilting, and fabric dyeing. Each of these blogs is a blast to look through and before you know it, you will have spent hours getting lost in them! Just click on the blog titles to get the the blogs, and find some great crafting ideas!

Amanda Laurel Atkins in a Canary Forest


My blog has become a kind of documentation of my entire art career. I began this blog my junior year of art school and it’s been a labor of love ever since. It tells the story of everything I’ve been through art-wise (and otherwise) and feels like the little “house” that holds my Etsy shop, portfolio, and so on. I post my paintings, sketchbook drawings, and photos of my travels and findings. In addition to posting my own art, I like to keep a running log of all the things that inspire me – vintage clothes, old authors and actresses, animals, beautiful pictures, and Boston. It’s led me to some amazing friendships. -Amanda

551 East Furniture Design


Here at 551 East we believe that furniture helps make a house a home. It gives a place to gather, to build memories, to listen and to live. We take furniture that is no longer wanted, and transform it into something beautiful for your home. -Julia

Dream, Create, and Share

Dream, Create and Share…where dreamin’ up ideas, creating fun projects and sharing them with you is the goal. I mostly create scrapbooking mini albums, but am not limited to just albums. Sometimes I share free tutorials but you can also purchase PDF tutorials on the projects I do. -Tammy

Count it *all* Joy


Count it *all* Joy!!! is my space to blog about quilting and crafting, with a very healthy dose of life tossed in for good measure.  Especially now that grandbabies are in the picture!  I love quilting and the joy it gives me and I enjoy sharing the processes, tools, fabrics and ideas that I have.  Being a full-time RVer adds to the spice and craziness of it all.  I am blessed beyond measure and try to share that in my (semi) daily journaling. -Denise


Alamosa Quilter



Alamosa Quilter is my little corner of the internet where I share things I am working on and things I find interesting. Occasionally I share a recipe or some family happenings, but mainly it is about quilting and sewing. I make both traditional quilts and art quilts and enjoy both hand and machine quilting. I try to make and donate one charity quilt per month and share links to and tutorials of good charity quilt patterns. I also love bags and have a growing collection of bags I have made as well as patterns of bags I’d like to make.  -Lynn

If you are a parent who crafts, you probably have already learned that your little ones like to craft as well. Since they probably don’t have as many supplies as you do, you can consider getting them an art caddy to hold all their things. They are the perfect size for kids and are perfect for organizing paint supplies, yarn, or anything else your little crafter may need!

Best Craft Ideas of the Web No. 16

Best Craft Ideas Of the month N. 16 :

There’s no better feeling than the feeling you get when you’ve made something yourself. This week’s lineup features a wide range of expert crafters in scrapbooking, photography, card designs, paper crafts and other craft related projects! Regardless of your crafting niche, you’ll surely find inspiration with every single one of these craft-a-holics. The best part about it all is that the projects are easy enough to execute and cute enough to use!

Lo and Read (Everybody needs hobbies)


The LO and Read blog  is where I share my hobbies. It is mostly about paper crafts, plus a few commentaries on books I have read thrown in for good measure. I am a traditional scrapbooker and my style is fun & playful. I enjoy using bright colors, mixing patterned papers, vacation layouts, decorating boxes, multi-photo layouts, working with sketches, and making cards from scraps. You will see a bit of everything if you browse my blog. I have a few tutorials too, including the one for the folded roses on the box above ( I hope you get a chance to stop by and say Hi! – Patchi

Pami’s Crafty Creations


Hi, my name is Pam and my blog is called Pami’s Crafty Creations.  I started my blog almost 3 years ago, wow, it has flown by!  I mostly make cards and some altered items and my blog showcases my work, good and bad!  My blog is a journey of my papercraft addiction really and its amazing to see how I have changed along the way.  I am learning all the time and I love visiting other blogs for inspiration, there is so much out there.  Hopefully I can pass on some inspiration to others too! – Pami x

Hand made by Fiona McCarthy


I have been crafting and cardmaking for the past 4 years or so and have been blogging for just over 2 years. I live in Ireland, and as far as I am aware there are not too many crafters near me. So blogging is a great way to share my creations and meet lots of other lovely crafters and be inspired by their fabulous work. Please pop on over to my blog as I am always delighted to make some more friends! – Fiona

Diane’s Digital Designs


Diane’s Digital Designs  is a site where I post my digital stamps for hand crafted cards, scrapbook pages, or other craft projects.  Digital stamps are simple to use [check out my site for my tutorial on my very first post or YOUTUBE], requires no physical storage, can be re-sized to fix any project, and colored as desired.  My digital designs are also free to all the visititors and followers of my site.  I post a new digital design  every week with lots of sample projects to inspire the hand crafter. I also do commissions for card sets or individual cards with colors and designs made to order.  Stop by to get hooked on digital stamps! – Diane



swissgirlDesigns is my little piece of the Internet. It is filled with stories of my life and tons of craft-related projects, mainly scrapbooking and photography ( My style is very bright and feminine with that unexpected punch of bold color. You should check it out to see what I’m talking about. ;)
About two years ago my love for stamping became a new direction, when I started to design, manufacture and sell my own clear stamp collections on Etsy (! They go under the name ‘swissgirlDesigns’ and I am super excited to announce that a new collection is soon to be released on the blog. :D
I’d love for you to come over and say hello. :)
xoxo, Rahel ♥



1CardCreator is where I share my passion for making greeting cards.  I do my best to share new tips or techniques I have learned along the way.  Sometimes I share how to make home made designer paper, or maybe how to make a pop up card. I love giving handmade cards and I love making a few extras to share with my friends.  But most of all I love connecting with bloggers all over the world and discovering their passions, I hope to meet some of you through my blog. – Diane

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge


I started ‘My Crafty Outlook’ blog ( just over five years ago. I love papercrafting, mainly making cards, but I also do a bit of scrapbooking, altered notebooks etc. This blog is a record of what I’ve been making. I enjoy entering various craft challenges which helps keep me motivated and encourages me to try new techniques etc. so most of my blogposts refer readers to links to other crafting sites where they can find further inspiration.

I make a lot of cards and sell some to raise money for charity. Therefore I need to make a lot of Christmas cards, so for the past few years I’ve made them throughout the year. To encourage others to do this I started my Christmas challenge blog at the beginning of last year. This has developed into a successful venture – I now have enough sponsorship to give a prize every week to a randomly selected winner. I’ve recently created a page on Facebook( which is beginning to gain interest. – Hazel

So what do you think? With all these ideas, the inspiration is just bursting out of my computer screen! But when it comes to crafting, I’m sure we all have our difficulties when it comes to staying organized. Desktop file boxes decorative are a great way to stay organized amidst all the crafting chaos! Sort and arrange all your supplies into different categories to make locating items easier. Till next time, happy crafting everyone!

Best of the Web No. 1


For this week’s Best of the Web we have six terrific bloggers. We have some great quilters, scrapbookers, and all around crafters who have wonderful tutorials for us to enjoy. There are tons of great ideas here for us to try, so enough talking… lets get to the blogs!

Bless My Nest

Bless My Nest is my little piece of heaven.  This is where I can create beautiful things and spend very little money decorating my nest!  Join me on my thrifting adventures at Club GW, watch me stage my home layer by layer, creating DIY projects simply and affordably! -Claire

Ginger Cake

My blog is mostly about sewing but I also include crafts I create with my kids and parenting in general.  I have a line of sewing patterns and I am always looking to create something fun and useful.  The sewing machine is my favorite creative tool!  I use the blog to reach out to others who have the same interests as me. -Virginia

Vroomans Quilts

My name is Sharon of VroomansQuilts.  I have a strong heritage of seamstresses, leatherworkers, and haberdashers.  My mother was the first quilter and was one of the founders of our community Quilt Guild and inducted into the Quilter’s Hall of Fame 25 yrs. ago.  I have always sewn and avid cross stitcher, but just started quilting 5 yrs. ago when I decided to start fabric framing my cross stitch pieces.  I love all aspects of quilting from traditional, modern, to art quilts, but my heart is with scrap quilts. Love whimsy, so my passion of threads, buttons and beads from my great-grandmother sometimes shows up.  I occassionaly share a tutorial, a new block design and try to keep my blog followers up to date on anything new around the web as well as any charities that may appeal. -Sharon

Mommy on a Shoestring

At Mommy on a Shoestring, we  believe you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have fun. We highlight games, crafts, recipes and activities families can make or do together without breaking the bank. Our goal is to make family time easy, fun and affordable. So if you want to learn how to make a battery cake, or a jump rope out of dried out markers we’re the place for you! -Beth

Signed With an Owl


Signed With an Owl is a place where I like to share my crafting projects, some of which include crochet, embroidery, paper crafts, a little woodworking, and who knows what next?!  My most popular posts right now are my crochet pattern tutorials.  I hope to inspire and help others as a way of giving back for all the inspiration I’ve gotten from creative minds around the world, but most importantly I want to have fun along the way! -Kate

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