Creative Sparks

Colorful Crochet: Get Started!

Colorful Crochet: Get Started!

Crochet is an amazing stress reliever and mind healer. Here are some tips on how to get started with your own colorful crochet!

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Papered Stairs

Papered Stairs

Here is an easy and colorful cure for a boring staircase, and a surefire way to make visitors' eyes pop when they come over to your house!

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Last Minute Washi Clips

Last Minute Washi Clips

Out of all the crafty tutes on my old Artsyville blog, the one I'm asked about the most is the Last Minute Washi Clip. They are crazy easy to make!

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Thumb Books

Thumb Books

I have been making Thumb Books -- so-called because they aren't much bigger than one -- since the beginning of Artsyville time! I go through a lot of colorful paper here, and there are scraps. So many scraps. Crates and crates of them. I could recycle the leftovers, sure, but it's more fun to make stuff out of them, and my hands-down favorites are Thumb Books: notebooks that invite all sorts of possibilities and charm me with their petite size.

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Krafty Doodling

Krafty Doodling

This one is less of a tutorial, and more of a stage for me to shout out about how much I love pairing kraft paper and colored pencil! They work together beautifully. Kraft paper has an amazing texture and tooth, and the pencil grabs on that like glue & gives it a powerful visual impact.

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