Creative Spaces Volume 2 - Behind the Scenes

Okay, just a reminder that the new Creative Spaces Volume 2 is going to be available January 8th. Stop by any Barnes & Noble or go online to order.

As you might recall, I announced that my craft space would be one of the creative spaces featured in the new Creative Spaces Idea Book Volume 2. But have you ever wondered about the "behind the scenes" on how this amazing book comes together.

Check out this fun Studio 5 segment where Megan Hoeppner explains how they pull this fun publication together:


IBP Tissue Paper Challenge

Join me today as I share some fun and creative ways to create with tissue paper. With only a few sheets of beautiful 7Gypsies tissue paper I will show you ways to apply to candles, mod podge and create easy flowers.


Grandway Designer Apron Giveaway

I adore darling aprons, but I think they're hard to find. That was until I checked out the collection of Designer Aprons available through Grandway. I had to see these for myself because no two aprons are a like and typically they don't work for all body types.

I selected this darling the Black Floral - Audrey Apron. I loved the scooped neckline with the darling collar. And of course everything goes great with black and white. I opened the package and could tell right away that the quality was good. The fabric was high end, the details was beautifully made and would you believe it was just as cute on. And best part, the tie actually tied in front for me (not typical of most aprons I've tried in the past).

My daughter said this apron was too cute for me and she should have it. 
But after a small arm wrestle match, I won. I've been running around in it all week. I find I craft in it much more then I cook in it though (wink)! 

It's always nice to buy yourself something to look forward to after the holidays. That way you won't go through online ordering withdrawals. Be sure to check out the wonderful selection at Grandway

And bonus for us, Grandway has kindly sent along a second Black Floral - Audrey Apron to give away another  apron to one lucky reader. The giveaway is open to those in the continental United States. Use the widget below to enter....good luck!

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IBP Unique Wrapping & Money Gift Ideas

Looking for a way to wrap up boring gift cards or cash for those hard to shop for friends and family members. I love to get creative when it comes to giving the gift of cash to my teenagers and I'm going to share some favorites. Also, check out how simple it can be to wrap up those $5 DVDs in style with my popular Movie Night DVD Wrap Tutorial.

  Join me next Thursday for another great IBP episode!

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Disclaimer: Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration but not all pins lead to blogs. I tried to only pick those ideas that I could find the original creator and give credit to. Please take a moment and check out these great blogs because without them I wouldn't have content to talk about on the new My Craft Channel show Inspired by Pinterest.  

If you've never been to Pinterest and would like to check it out, you need an invite to the site to gain access (I don't know why). Just leave me a comment with your email and I'll send you an invite. However, I cannot be responsible for the time you will be spending on Pinterest!! 


A Collection of 30 Delicious Candy Bark Recipes

AllredDesign.net - 30 Delicious Candy Bark Recipes

I was thinking it would be fun to make Peppermint Candy Bark again this year for neighbor gifts. It is a lot easier then cookies and a huge hit with my family (because they get the reject pieces). But I wanted to step it up and do something a bit nicer then what I've done before. So where do you think I started, Pinterest of course. I'd find happen across that one perfect recipe, I found 30 that I couldn't resist. Now I'm trying to decide which one to make. I'd love to know which one you like best. I've listed what kind of Candy Bark each photo is and linked back to the original blogger's post that created these yummy projects.
Christmas Tree Peppermint Bark - Pin Source
Turtle Bark - Pin Source
Chocolate Caramel Candy Bark - Pin Source
Mint Chocolate Bark - Pin Source
Buckeye Bark - Pin Source
Easter Candy Bark - Pin Source
Cookies n' Cream Peanut Butter Bark - Pin Source
Samoas Bark - Pin Source
Peppermint Bark - Pin Source
Cranberry Bliss Bark - Pin Source
Halloween Candy Bark - Pin Source
Grasshopper Chocolate Bark - Pin Source
Cake Batter and Sprinkles Bark - Pin Source
Avalanche Bark - Pin Source
Peanut Butter M&M Bark - Pin Source
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark - Pin Source
Reese's Peanut Butter White Chocolate Bark - Pin Source
Fudgy Milk Chocolate Bark with Cranberries and Almonds - Pin Source
Whiskey Marshmallow and Caramel Bacon Bark - Pin Source
Bite Size Party Bark - Pin Source
Malt Ball Bark - Pin Source
Crunchy White Chocolate-Orange Bark - Pin Source
Rocky Road Bark - Pin Source
Ginger Snap Bark - Pin Source
Smores Bark - Pin Source
Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark - Pin Source
Nutter Butter Bark - Pin Source
Peppermint Bark Brownies - Pin Source
Peanut Chocolatey Holiday Bark - Pin Source
Gingerbread Oreo Truffle Bark - Pin Source
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So which recipe you would like to get from a cool neighbor like me?

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