Showing posts with label martha stewart. Show all posts
Showing posts with label martha stewart. Show all posts

Monday, March 3, 2014

TRENDING: Marbling by Martha Stewart plus a giveaway

Martha Stewart Marbling via homework | carolynshomework.comHave you noticed marbling projects popping up here and there? I’ve noticed this trend lately and have been fascinated with the technique and the beautiful projects that I’ve seen. As always, Martha Stewart in on-trend or leading the trend with these gorgeous marbling projects featured in the March edition of Martha Stewart Living.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Celebrations: Martha Stewart’s Fall 2013 Halloween Special Issue

Martha Stewart 2013 Halloween Special Issue via homework | carolynshomework.comPhoto by Lucas Allen. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Halloween Special Issue. Copyright ©2013.

For some truly magical inspiration it’s such a pleasure to share with you Martha Stewart’s Fall 2013 Special Halloween Issue. The pages are jam packed with over 125 Halloween ideas for costumes, decorations, entertaining, pumpkins and treats. This pumpkin cauldron would be a hit at any party, from little trick or treaters to grown ups celebrating into the night.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Celebrations: Black Lace Stenciled Treat Jar

Black Lace Halloween Treat Jar using Martha Stewart silkscreens and paints via homework | carolynshomework.comYou don’t have to spend a lot of money on Halloween décor. Simple items found around your house can be made eerie with a little creativity. Even a recycled jar can work as a treat jar with a little paint and embellishment.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Etceteras: Martha Stewart Decoupage memo Board

Martha Stewart Decoupage - Memo Board via homework (6)
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Have you ever decoupaged? Decoupaging has been around for a long time. It’s a fun, versatile craft that just got even better. Martha Stewart has introduced a new line of decoupage products that are amazing. Think fabric paper, lace and trims. The possibilities are endless! Want to decoupage a plate? The formulas are dishwasher safe. Decorating a tote bag? There’s an oil cloth formula that will make your tote bag super durable.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Etceteras: perk up a dollar store trivet

Trivet 5I picked up a plain wooden trivet at the dollar store recently and once again, I’m saying to myself “why didn’t I get more?”. They’re like blank canvases. You could paint them in bright colors, paint the slats with an ombre effect or paint and stencil them like I did.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Accessories: martha stewart tote {and a giveaway}


OB-Martha Stewart Tote 2Even if you don’t travel that often, you may be like me and use a tote bag almost every day. I have lots of tote bags but none of them are designed for my work needs. I usually end up tossing in all my goodies into one of my large tote bags – even my laptop. The items above are just some of the things that I usually “tote” around with me.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Inkling: diy valentine cards from Martha Stewart {and a giveaway}

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching so if you’re planning on making goodies or if your little ones are planning on passing out cards to their classmates, it’s time to get going and make those cards and tags.

Fortunately, I received DIY Valentine's Day Card supplies from Martha Stewart Crafts and so I got busy making some tags I’ll use on goodies.

If you’d like to enter for a chance to win all these fun card making supplies, just use the Rafflecopter entry form at the bottom of this post. But let me show you what I made first…

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Celebrations: a glittery new year countdown


Have I mentioned my glitter obsession this holiday season? Maybe once or twice or ten times. I’ve been sticking glitter to a lot of things but this by far has been the most fun.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Celebrations: happy thanksgiving leftovers and a giveaway

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the U.S. I hope you’re enjoying your day with family, friends and of course, food.

Once the dishes are done and you’ve had a second helping of pie, I hope you have to time to enjoy this round up of Thanksgiving leftover ideas. Plus, once you've perused this round up, scroll to the bottom for a special Thankful Giveaway.


leftovers presentation 2 blogPop over to Jacolyn Murphy to see how she created this ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich. Oh my – if I weren’t so full, I’d make one of these right now. However, tomorrow is a new day!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Etceteras: martha stewart circle edge punch


Today I’m testing out a new crafting tool by Martha Stewart Crafts. It’s new and completely innovative – an edge punch that cuts a continuous die-cut circular border.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Etceteras: crafter’s clay

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Martha Stewart has done it again. She’s come out with a new product that appeals to me on so many levels. From a crafting perspective the new Martha Stewart Crafter’s Clay is easy to use and provides wonderful results. And the fast air drying formula is perfect for an impatient crafter like myself.
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I was so excited when EK Success sent me the Nature Starter Kit to try out { as seen in the above photo courtesy of Martha Stewart }. The kit comes with white clay and four additional colors that allows you to mix an endless variety of clay color combinations. You also receive the molds, tools, floral stems and tape.



I have to say I had my doubts about those little silicon molds. Some of them are tiny with a lot of detail. I was sure I would be heading for a craft fail with bits of clay sticking to the inside of the molds. I started with a few flowers and leaves and was amazed at how easily the clay popped out of the molds.



Once the clay was dry, I glued them onto some painted miniature clothespins. They look so pretty and add a touch of spring to my memo board.



Since I was sold on the silicon molds, I wanted to try using some other objects as a mold. I grabbed a jar of shells and pressed the plain white clay onto the shells.



The clay picked up little bits of sand and ocean debris as well as the beautiful shell texture.



Next up, the oh-so-popular lace imprint that has been popping up around the crafty blogs. This is my attempt at a little free form dish. I know…it’s very “free form”.



The shape of the dish may be a little irregular but I love how the clay picked up the intricate detail of the lace.

Thank you so much to EK Success for letting me try out this clay. I love the product and the creative possibilities.



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Carolyn

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Inkling: coiled thankful cards and a martha stewart craft station


Families have different Thanksgiving traditions for expressing thanks. Some may go around the table and say what they are grateful for. Others use a thankful tree or thankful garland.



We don’t have a specific tradition but I think it’s nice to at least write down something that you are thankful for.



This year I created these thankful coiled cards. I’ll put them out on the table and my family and guests can write down something they are thankful for.



The coils are made out of a 65# cover stock called Brown Bag Kraft. I typed up my message several times and fed the paper through my printer.



To cut the strips, I used my new Martha Stewart Craft Station that EK Success generously sent me to test out. It certainly made cutting the strips a breeze.


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I only used the Craft Station as a paper cutter but I can’t wait to try out all the features. Aside from the glass cutting mat, it’s an LED light box for tracing and a table top for stamping and dry embossing table – check out the cool metal stencil pictured above.



I’m so happy with the way these coiled thankful cards turned out that I may start a new tradition in our family.


Thank you EK Success for the Martha Stewart Craft Station.

The Martha Stewart Craft Station will be available this month (November 2011) at Michaels craft stores. Or, visit the EK Success website for more information.

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EK Success provided me with the Martha Stewart Craft Station but the opinions in this post are mine. 


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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Etceteras: faux beads and martha stewart paint


This is another project that has been on my list to make for quite awhile. Faux stone beads.

These bracelets are the inspiration. I wore these a lot this summer. The blue bracelet is turquoise and I’m not sure what type of stone the white bracelet is.

 
I love these bracelets. They’re easy to throw on since they’re on stretchy jewelry cord and their chunky size and variegated tones make a nice statement.

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Enter the new Martha Stewart Decorative Paint line from Plaid. I was really excited to receive a sampling of this line and test them out. What’s unique about this line of paints is you can use them on any surface; wood, metal, glass, ceramic, terra cotta or fabric. The line is debuting this week exclusively at Michaels Stores.


I started by making some salt dough beads. I don’t have a picture of the beads before I painted them but here’s the recipe I used:

4 cups flour
1 cup salt
1-1/2 cups cold water

Note: I cut the recipe in half and had more than enough dough to make a lot of beads.

Thoroughly mix the flour and salt together. Add the water and mix well. Knead the mixture for ten to fifteen minutes. Shape your beads and make a hole with a wooden skewer. Bake at 250 degrees for 2-3 hours or until they are completely dry and hardened.

Tip: The holes on most of my beads closed up during the baking process. I may try baking them on a piece of wire or the skewer next time I make these.


Once the beads were cooled, I started painting them with the Martha Stewart paints. I used two coats of High Gloss Wedding Cake for the white and while the white paint was still wet added Metallic Sterling for the accent. I didn’t have any varnish on hand to seal them so I used clear nail polish.

My favorite bracelets; turquoise, white stone and salt dough.

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