Jennifer Ortega

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Crafter Tools: Printable 2015 Blog Planner

Whether you’re an established blogger or just getting started, a little bit of planning ahead can add some much-needed polish and organization to your content, which, in turn, can help you get to know your audience better and continue to grow. And, while this printable 2015 blog planner from Staci …

How-To: Tiny Kitty Plush

Looking for a quick and cute crafty project? Stitch up an adorable new friend with this tiny kitty plush tutorial from stuffed animal designer Abby Glassenberg on While She Naps!<p>So cute! So little!<p>Ready to get started? Click here to see the full how-to.

Aaron Nace – Photographer of the Week

His creativity is completely beyond ordinary and his knowledge of various editing techniques most definitely inspire the masses. But what amazes me …

How to Add Skin Texture to a Photo in Photoshop

Nintendo Themed Cat Climber

Built a cat climber for my friends cats. I was inspired by an etsy seller named CatastrophiCreations

Gift Box Ideas - Top 10 Creative DIY Projects [Tutorials]

Are you ready to be creative? Get inspired by these DIY Gift Box Ideas<p>When we are talking about wrapping gifts the first thing that comes to our mind …

New Year’s Decor: DIY Paper Foil Stars

Make your New Year’s celebration sparkle and shine with this wonderful paper foil stars tutorial from Lia Griffith!<p>The best part: They look fancy, but they’re easy to make!<p>Ready to get started? Grab your scissors and run on over to Lia Griffith to see the full how-to.


DIY Breakfast at Tiffany’s Necklace

Learn How to Needle Felt with Woolbuddies + Book Giveaway!

Our friend, master needle felter Jackie Huang, recently came out with an amazing new book, called <i>Woolbuddies</i>. In it, Jackie goes through the basics of how to get started needle felting, and then he shows you how to make animals that are simple, moderate, and challenging. His creatures are so …

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Plaid Notebook Covers

Plaid is rad and Design Sponge shows us a fun way to bring some into the mix with this DIY notebook cover tutorial.


How to Create a Porcelain Skin Effect with Boudoir Photography

The human body has been a common subject of photography since the 19th century, when boudoir “artist studies” first served as substitutes for live …

Mastering Paper by FiftyThree

Switching tools in Paper by FiftyThree may seem obvious to you pros out there, but you’d be surprised how often I’m asked how to do it. Here’s the …

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10 So-Chic Friendship Bracelets Your BFF Might Just Steal

We all thought that our DIY friendship bracelets were the best things ever — until we saw these more grown-up versions, that is. Yep, it's safe to …

Digital Photo Retouching eBook | Photography eBooks

1<p>Professional Retouching Techniques<p>We’ve put together a beautiful eBook for you to get inspired and learn professional tricks and techniques from a …

DIY Beach Glass Photo Transfer

How-To: Felt Play Mail

Entertain your little ones during trips to the post office and beyond with this cute felt play mail tutorial from Alison at The Petit Candeau!<p>[Via CraftGawker]


Tutorial: English Paper Piecing Travel Kit, Hexies Part 3

Hexie obsessed? Get your quilting fix on the go with part 3 of my English Paper Piecing tutorial series: the English paper piecing travel …

Grumpy Cat Shorts DIY

Grumpy Cat really cracks me up, so for the iLoveToCreate designer shorts challenge, I took Grumpy Cat to the next level on a pair of shorts. I've …

CRAFT: 03 Japan style on newsstands!

Nat tells me that CRAFT 03 is at newsstands (most) everywhere now –<p>Konichiwa Crafters! CRAFT: 03, the Japanese Style issue is available today on the newsstands! We are so excited to bring you this issue that shares our love of Japanese crafts and style. In this issue you’ll learn how to stitch the …

How-To: Stella and Dot-Inspired Feather Necklace

Make your own Stella and Dot-inspired statement necklace with this eye-catching feather necklace tutorial from Stacie at Stars for Streetlights!<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to Stars for Streetlights to see the full how-to.


Exercise at Home: A Compact 7 Minute Workout

Working out at home, especially in a small space, can be a huge hassle and feel potentially less effective, making hitting the gym seem like a …


How to Make a Necklace with Recycled Gift Cards

I posted a photo on Instagramlast week of a box I received from Jacquard and the goodies that it contained.<p>I wasn’t expecting the Pinata Metallic …

How to Photograph a Steaming Cup of Coffee

Ever wanted to photograph a steaming cup of coffee? Maybe not – but it could be a fun little evening project to hone your skills. Here’s a video from …


DIY Necklace Length Guide

Stop guessing and start making with this fantastically useful necklace length guide infographic that Jonelle from Design Thrift shared as part of her DIY Basics series.<p>[Via Sulia]<p><b>More:</b><p>Sewing Machine Needle Anatomy Lesson<br>• Manual Photography Cheatsheet


How-To: Painted Wooden Bowls

Dress up your summertime dishes with this painted wooden bowl tutorial from Doe a Deery!<p>Ready to get your paint on? Head over to Doe a Deery to see the full how-to!


Butterfly Jewelry Specimen Pendants

Today I am going to show you how to create a unique, wearable butterfly shadowbox. These are reminiscent of those specimen boxes you used to see in …


DIY: Pressed Flower Bookmarks

Pressed violas have an old-fashioned air about them, which is probably why I like them so much. Here’s how to make easy DIY pressed flower …

how to make lovebird pillows with silk flowers

The idea for this array of pillows started with the pair of birds, which were on an apron I found in a sale. As it cost next to nothing, I didn’t …