Showing posts with label reading. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reading. Show all posts

Monday, June 16, 2014

HOMEWORK - READING: Martha Stewart Living

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Hello friends! I’m always excited to share beautiful inspiration from Martha Steward Living. The June issue is brimming with beautiful summer ideas, décor and creativity.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

HOMEWORK - READING: Mollie Makes MAKING IT! Book Review

Mollie Makes Book Review via homework - carolynshomework (10)Hello friends. Chances are if you’re here visiting at homework, you like creative ideas and are most likely crafty in some way. Maybe it’s scrapbooking or sewing. Crocheting or knitting? Perhaps you have your own blog or are considering starting an Etsy Shop. And unless you are lucky enough to have a background in business, it’s often difficult to turn your passion into a successful money-making business.

Monday, May 26, 2014

HOMEWORK READING: Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

MayJune2014Cover72dpiHello friends! Today is a holiday here in the United States. It’s Memorial Day. The day we remember and honor those we have lost serving this country. Unofficially, it also marks the beginning of summer. So as we pause today to remember, honor and look ahead, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some beautiful inspiration.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

homework: Reading [ Make Your Mark ] + a Giveaway

Book Review Make Your Mark via homework (1)I have another great reading assignment to share with you. MAKE YOUR MARK  by Lark Crafts showcases another hot trend in the crafting world. Using markers, paint pens and more to decorate a multitude of products.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

HOMEWORK ~ Reading: Washi Wonderful (and a giveaway)

Washi Wonderful Book Review via homework | carolynshomework.com  I’ve been thinking about this post for over a year and now finally I can share it with you. About a year and a half ago, the amazingly talented Jenny Doh contacted me about the possibility of being a contributor for her new book, Washi Wonderful. It was a fascinating process and I basically had to audition and submit a portfolio of projects so the editors could decide on who the contributors would be.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

homework: reading {stylish weddings}

Book Review Stylish Weddings via homework | carolynshomework.comWe’re rounding the corner and heading into wedding season. If you’re planning a wedding or know someone planning a wedding, then you are probably already gathering ideas and working out all the details. Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a beautiful new book brimming with wedding ideas.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Homework: reading {book play}

homework {reading} Book Play (3)Friends, I’m behind on my reading. I have a stack of crafty books to tell you about and I thought I’d start with this one because I love making little books and working with paper.

Monday, April 1, 2013

homework: reading {paper blooms}

Paper Flower Jar Lids – from my archives

 
I’ve made several paper flower projects here on homework. I love working with the different paper colors and textures and turning them into fun embellishments or using them for décor.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

homework: reading {adventures in pompoms land}

I love pompoms! There is something so irresistible about the soft fluffy perfectly trimmed ball of yarn. The pompoms in this book titled Adventures in Pompom Land by Myko Diann Bocek are beyond a cute ball of yarn. They are little works of pompom art.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

homework: reading {quirk books free homemade sampler}

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This is such a treat. Quirk Books has released a free downloadable DIY Gift Guide. They’ve taken some of their most popular crafts from their fun quirky books and made us a free sampler.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Reading: {making an impression -book review & giveaway}


I know I’ve probably said this before (and I always do mean it) but I am really, really excited about this book review and giveaway.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

homework: reading {craft-a-day} & giveaway


I have such a fun book that I’m reviewing today. Craft-a-Day by Sarah Goldschadt is a simple and whimsical craft resource. I just love looking at the cover and the cute projects inside. It’s jam packed with patterns, instructions and over 400 photographs.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Homework: reading {artful halloween}

Is it too early? I wasn’t sure if I was ready for Halloween projects yet but the days fly by so quickly and I didn’t want to find myself the night before Halloween without any spooky decorations.

Fortunately, I received a book titled Artful Halloween by Susan Wasinger.


The book is filled with fun artful Halloween projects and ideas that are easy to create.


Blog Halloween Book-001I love these whimsical fabric ideas. A felt embroidered owl and a napkin stamped using a potato.


Blog Halloween Book-002Decorating pumpkins is a hot trend and there’s an entire section on pumpkins. Beautiful pumpkins with great tips and techniques.


Blog Halloween BookThese blood spattered paper flowers were right up my alley. I had all the materials on hand and the step-by-step instructions were easy to follow.

I decided to use my flowers in a spooky centerpiece and found a crow from last year.


And no word is spookier to me than Edgar Allen Poe’s use of the word “nevermore”.


Here are my blood spattered flowers. I used more of blood drip technique but they still scream “gory” to me.


Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."
For more information about the book Artful Halloween click here.


Thanks for visiting.
Carolyn
I received a complimentary copy of the Artful Halloween from Lark Crafts. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% mine.


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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

homework: reading {mod podge rocks} & a giveaway

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By now you may have heard about Amy Anderson’s new book Mod Podge Rocks. It’s been featured on many sites lately and I couldn’t wait to get a copy and have a look for myself.


I’m a big fan of Amy and her blog Mod Podge Rocks. Her tutorials are always easy to follow and provide step-by-step instructions for a Mod Podge novice like me. Amy’s book is no different – over 40 fun projects with tutorials that demonstrate the various podging techniques.


How could I possibly mess up with step-by-step photos like these to guide me. 


The book covers projects like these simple storage containers to home décor items, holiday décor and even wearable items like boots and a bike helmet. Yup, you really can decoupage your world.


How fun is this old cash register?


And this children’s art bracelet is priceless. 

I really think if it’s not moving, Amy could Mod Podge it. 



Apparently I spoke to soon. It looks like Amy podged her dog. Or at least Mod Podged a little outfit for him.


Now for the fun part. I’m giving away a copy of Amy’s new book Mod Podge Rocks and a goodie bag of Mod Podge. 


Here’s what’s included in the prize:
  1. Mod Podge Rocks {book)
  2. Mod Podge Antique Matte
  3. Mod Podge Gloss Wash Out for Kids
  4. Mod Podge Jewel Glue
  5. Mod Podge Repositionable Glue
  6. Mod Podge Craft Glue
  7. Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium with foam brush
  8. Mod Podge Dimensional Magic Gold Glitter
  9. Mod Podge Glow in the Dark with foam brush
  10. Mod Podge Sampler Set
Oh my – that’s a lot of Mod Podge.  To enter, use the Rafflecopter entry form below.


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Contest Rules:
The contest will be open from Wed. June 20th, 2012 through Saturday, June 23rd, 2012. Contest is open to U.S. residents. The winner will be notified via email (anonymous or no-reply entries must leave me a valid email address). Winner will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be drawn.



Amy’s book, Mod Podge Rocks is available at Barnes and Noble or Amazon. You can find more information on Amy’s awesome site, Mod Podge Rocks. A special thank you to PLAID for supplying the wonderful Mod Podge goodie bag items.


Thanks for visiting.
Carolyn


I received a complimentary copy of Mod Podge Rocks the book to review but no monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

homework: reading {That Works For Me!}


Several months ago I was notified that two of my projects had been selected for an e-book. I was excited but then I sort of forgot about it. Recently, I was notified that the e-book was done and when I saw it I was super excited. The book is amazing and filled with great tips, tricks, crafts, ideas and more. I’m really honored to have my projects included.

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The book was organized by Kristen Welch of the blog "We are THAT family” and Jennifer De Groot, a freelance writer and former blogger of Bitterroot Mama.

Kristen hosts a blog party called Works For Me Wednesday that I participate in. Over the past five years, thousands of links have been shared and this book categorizes over 800 tips in 24 categories including;
 
Baby | Beauty | Blogging | Cleaning | Craft | Décor | Frugal  | Garden | Gift |  Green | Holiday |   Homeschool  |  Hospitality  |  Kitchen  |  Laundry  |  Marriage  |  Odds and Ends  |  Organization |  Parenting  |  Pets |  Recipes  | Time Management  | Tech/Computers  | Travel
 


One of my projects is under the Craft category. It’s my scarf wreath



The other project is under the Gift category. It’s my Seed Strip Garland and Vase Gift.

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Here’s what Tsh Oxenreider of SimpleMom had to say about the book as seen on the That Works for Me website {check out the 2nd sentence - I was thrilled to have my project mentioned in her review}!

You want to know how to take care of makeup brushes? Curious how to make a scarf wreath? How about how to plant grass over concrete? This is the book for you. I love the Internet because it truly is the world's hive mind; the ultimate chat-over-the-fence-with-your-neighbor neighborhood. And this book has compiled the best of the best tips in one place! I love that, and I love that it supports an amazing ministry. Every household could use this book. It's worth every penny.
 
-Tsh Oxenreider, blogger behind SimpleMom.net and author of One Bite at a Time: 52 Projects for Making Life Simpler


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Here are some fun things surrounding the launch of That Works For Me.

  1. If you’d like a chance to win a free copy of the That Works For Me e-book, leave me a comment. I’ll draw a winner on Wednesday, May 9th (Anonymous and No-Reply comments must leave me an email address).
  2. And, if you would like to purchase a copy of That Works for Me you can click on the button below. The e-book is $8.00 and you can save $1.00 by using coupon code  SAVE1. A portion of the profit from your purchase will benefit the Mercy House. {click the Mercy House link to read about Kristen's amazing humanitarian efforts}.
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~ Updated May 15th, 2012 ~

The winner of the free copy of That Works for Me! is...


Paula at stuffitellmysister.
Congratulations Paula! I will be sending you an email with the details.


Thanks for visiting.

Carolyn

Thursday, November 3, 2011

homework: reading {microcrafts}

I {heart} teeny tiny things. There’s something about miniature handicrafts that are so appealing. That’s why I was so excited to receive the book Microcrafts Tiny Treasures to Make and Share compiled by Margaret McGuire, Alicia Kachmar, Katie Hatz, and friends.


Microcrafts just hit the bookstands a few weeks ago and I’m sure it will be a hit in the crafting community.


The book provides step-by-step instructions for 25 projects. All the projects are designed to be easy and use materials that you probably already have on hand. Like these tiny books – with paper, thread and a few other supplies these would make fun gifts.


Attach a jump ring and you can wear them as jewelry.


Clay, cardboard and twigs is all it takes to make a miniature deer head. Fun!


Scrap fabric? All you need are a few 3 inch pieces to make these adorable owls.


A miniature solar system complete with Pluto the sad {ex-} planet. 


All the projects provide a supply list and step-by-step instructions that include patterns, templates and hand-drawn illustrations.


If you haven’t heard of Quirk Books, you should check them out. Their titles are fun and of course, quirky.