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September 2012

Art Journal Pop-up Book

by Amy Bowerman

Art Journal Pop-up Book | Pluckingdaisies.com #RangerInk #Tutorial

Ah Art Journaling.  It’s just plain FUN isn’t it?   Since I have run out of pages in my Octopode Factory Storybook/Art Journal I’ve been going back over previous pages trying to find creative ways to add text and interactive features.  My latest obsession has been movable parts.  Even in adulthood I can’t resist a […]

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Macbeth 3 Witches Brew Ingredients #Halloween #Clay #Tutorial Pluckingdaisies.com

Halloween is “creeping” up fast!  The ghouls and goblins will be here before you know it.  I’ve been in my witchy kitchen crafting up a spooky storm in preparation for Halloween.   I don’t know about you but when I think of witches and spells I always think of the scene from Macbeth and the […]

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How to Make a Tree with Fall Leaves Pluckingdaisies.com

Fall is in full swing here in Connecticut.  When I decorate for fall I like to bring the outdoors in by combining the artistry of nature with my own.  My son and I have been hard at work collecting leaves for my latest project.  Remember the Shower Curtain leaves from last week?  I told you […]

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Turn a Phone Book into a Spell Book | Pluckingdaisies.com

Don’t you just love fall?  I love all the changes that occur in this season.  From the colors to cool nights and most importantly anticipating my favorite holiday… Halloween!  I was outside  collecting leaves and branches for a future project when I noticed a bag of phone books by the mail box.  Clearly the people over […]

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Create a Plant Stand from an Old Lamp Pluckingdaisies.com

  My husband brought this awesome lamp home the other day.  A former co-worker had left for a new job and abandoned it.  Once he got it home we discovered WHY it had been  abandoned.  It doesn’t work.  Bummer.  Instead of junking it I put my thinking cap on to figure out a way to […]

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How to make Leaves Tim Holtz Style Pluckingdaisies.com #Sizzix

  Fall is here!  You know what that means?  It’s time for pumpkin flavored everything and most of all Fall inspired crafts!  This is no news flash but I love color and lots of it.  There’s something about the earthy colors of fall that really gets me going.  Here in New England the coming of […]

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Create Custom Tissue Paper with Packaging Supplies Pluckingdaisies.com #dylusions

I have been on a MAJOR up-cycling kick lately.  I’ve always been a fan of reducing and re-using but as of late I’ve really been on a roll!  DH and I have tried to buckle down and sock some serious money away to buy our dream house.  The two of us have had to make […]

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Interactive Art Journal with Paper Dolls Pluckingdaisies.com

I’ve been going back through the pages of The Octopode Factory storybook/Art Journal and trying to find creative ways to add the text of the actual story.  The last page I completed was interactive with movable parts.  I really liked how it turned out and the kids I have read it to enjoyed the interactive […]

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Turn Shipping Boxes into Gift Boxes - Pluckingdaisies.com

Ah shipping boxes!  There is no shortage of them here at my house.  How about yours?  With the increased popularity of online shopping these cardboard containers seem to accumulate like dust bunnies under a couch!  Especially around the holidays.  I always save shipping boxes and shipping supplies to reuse when I need to ship something.  […]

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Cat Litter Box to Sizzix Storage Pluckingdaisies.com

So my friends Carolina at Moore Craft Time and Angie at The Country Chic Cottage have teamed up to bring a new challenge to the Crafting world….Craft Lightning!  These crafty gals are challenging us to create something in 15 minutes or less.  Now I don’t know about you but the only thing I can create […]

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