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Wedding Photo Thank You Card

Elegant thank you card
that could be adapted to other occasions. Added to Wedding Crafts and Card-Making

Farm Animal Magnets
Make a puppy, pig, cow or chick from a cereal box and chenille stems. Too cute. Great for the kids, with supervision, since you need a glue gun. Added to Kids Crafts.
Fabric-Calc Calculator for Quilters
The Fabri-Calc is a hand-held calculator for quilters. It's great for figuring out so many quilting problems -

-how much fabric to buy, no matter the width

-how many squares can I cut from this piece of fabric?

-how much of each color fabric you'll need

-converts from metric to standard measurement.
American Girl Period Quilts
Great quilting site. The quilts are sized to American Dolls and the blocks correspond to the period of each doll. Very nice! Added to Quilting and Dolls.
AllCrafts Crafts Crossword - Basic Craft Supplies
Basic Craft Supplies Crossword
All the essentials forcrafting fun. Try our crafts crossword puzzle.
Computer Crafts is Updated
New Projects in Computer Crafts

Computer Crafts is all-new! Here's some of the free projects added:

Printable Holiday Gift Boxes
All Occasion Printable Cards
Printable Crafts for Kids
Magnetic Accordian Address Book
Scavenger Party Kit
Microsoft Publisher Templates
Disposable Camera Skins
Pumpkin Party Favor Bag
Checkbook Cover
Graduation Party Kit
Printable Calendar
Printing Fortune Cookies
Printing Sheets of Envelopes
Printable Cards, Boxes & more
Printable Recipe Cards & more
Family Reunion Party Kit
Music Box Carousel
Make a Perpetual Calendar
Printable Holiday Church
Free Printable Stationery
Printable Advent Calendar
Printable Family Worksheets
Gift Box Templates
Printable Santa Hat
Printable Wine Bottle Labels
Print and Fold Dinosaurs
Printable Seed Packets
Electric Quilt
Freeware to Help Quilters
Free Sewing Software
Modern Sewing Online Customized Sewing Patterns
Fabric Calculator
Sock Knitting Calculator
Printing onNeedlepoint Canvas
Print on Aida or Linen
Pixel to StitchCharting Trick
How to Chart Hardanger
Bubble Jet Set Information
Printing on Fabric
HP Sewing & Quilting Projects
How to Print on Fabric
Baby Bib Birth Announcement
New Arrival Baby Pillow
Display Plates
Printable Barbie Doll Outfit
Thanksgiving Napkin Iron-on
Scrapbook Quilt
Printable Dollhouse Furniture Decorations
T-shirt Transfers for Moms
Christmas Potholder
T-shirt Transfers for Baby
Barbeque Apron Transfer
4th of July Iron-on
Thanksgiving Tshirt Iron-on

Printable Ceramic Decals
Printable Mousepads
Photo Transfer Basics
Digital Scrapbooking
Create a Digital Layout
Software Tutorials
Digital Scrapbooking Movies
All About Scanning
Printing Layouts
Restoring Black & White Photos
Photoshop Tutorials
Paint Shop Pro Tutorials
Cutting Photos into Shapes
Cherish Scrapbook Kit
Digital Scrapbooking Freebies
Free Elements
Free Page Kits
Printable Beach & Summer Pages
Printable Scrapbook Paper
Printable Cut-out Letters
Printables by Theme
Printable Scrapbook Graphic Sets
Escrappers Free Embellishments
Shabby Princess Free Scrapbook Kits
Spaceraven Downloads
Free Kits at E-Scrape and Scrap
Scrapkitchen Freebie
Heather Ann Designs Free Kits
The Daily Scrap Freebies
Gaucho Girl Freebies
The Friday Freebie
Scrapbook Lady Freebie
Simple Scrapbooks Magazine Free
Downloads Scrapbooking at HP
Free Fonts
Download Free Fonts
Font Freak
1001 Fonts
Font Face
Downloadable Fonts for Scrapbooking
Fonts for Kids
Fonts for Teachers
Kat's Fun Fonts
Fonts by Theme
Free Scrap-e-dia Fonts
Cropper's Cottage Fonts
Free Fonts at Two
Peas in a Bucket
Scrap Girls
Free Clip Art
Microsoft Clipart
Avery Clipart Arts & Crafts Review - FreeStyle Cordless Glue Gun
FreeStyle Cordless Glue Gun by Cold Heat
I had a great time testing out this cordless glue gun. It has several handy features and works very well.

Cordless Glue Gun

I was skeptical about the cordless feature, as some in the past have not worked as well as my corded version. Let me explain how the cordless action works on this glue gun. It is very similar to our cordless drill. The battery snaps into the bottom of the handle. To charge, it fits into a small charger which can be kept anywhere near an outlet. The charger flashes a green light while charging and then a steady light once charged. The initial charge took just a couple of hours. The instructions say the battery has no "memory effect" - it can be put back on the charger even if it's not fully discharged.

With the battery, the glue gun weighs less than 12 ounces. It feels very comfortable to hold and use. The glue gun has a trigger so glue only comes out when you need it, and a work light at the tip that illuminates exactly where you are working. The light can be switched from high to low intensity.

There's a clear window on top so you can easily see when to add another glue stick. This gun takes mini-size low temperature or all-purpose glue sticks. Cold Heat also sells glue sticks just for this gun, that they say will maximize battery life.

Right by the opening for the glue sticks, there are two small lights. One is a low battery indicator and the other is the PowerSave indicator. If you do not move the glue gun for eight minutes, it switches to this mode and stops heating the glue. As soon as you move it, it heats up again.

The glue heating time was very quick. The gun is well-made and easy to use. It does not drip when resting, which keeps your workspace much cleaner. The FreeStyle Cordless Glue Gun is packed with features and works great.

The FreeStyle Cordless Glue Gun is available from Cold Heat.

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Five lucky winners will receive the new Freestyle Cordless Glue Gun that we review in this newsletter. Trust me, you'll be thrilled with this prize!

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Easter Placemats and Decorations
Use your computer to set a pretty custom table setting for Easter. Added to Easter Crafts.
Animated Needlework Stitch Instructions
Great set of animated directions for various needlework stitches, including cross stitch, embroidery stitches, hardanger and drawn threads. Added to Needlework.
Knifty Knitter Resources
Have you tried needle-less knitting? These round looms are very popular.
See what you can make with these resources. Added to Knitting.
Craft a Christmas Tree from Reader's Digest Magazine
File this under quirky. On a long winter day, make a Christmas tree from Reader's Digest with the kids. Added to Christmas Crafts.
Knitted Bunny Doll
Cute Bunny Doll is perfect for Easter or anytime. Added to Easter Crafts and Knitting Crossword Puzzle - Computer Printer Terms
Computer Printer Terms Crossword
All about a computer crafting favorite. Try our crafts crossword puzzle.
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Basic Jewelry Making: All the Skills And Tools You Need to Get Started. (Spiral Bound)

Why aren't more jewelry books like this one? "Basic Jewelry Making" has page after page of large, close-up photos of each step in a technique or project. It is spiral bound so it lays flat as I compare my wire wrapping with the one in the photo. Incredible. Each page has about 3-6 photos. The text is in the step by step captions underneath each photo.

There are three main sections to this book:

* Working with Beads

* Beads with Wire

* Bending Silver and Gold Wire

The introductory section explains the tools and materials you will need to get started. There are large photos of each tool and material. The first technique illustrated is essential in creating great-looking beaded jewelry - crimping. The photos give a clear view of how to do it and what the finished results should look like. The project that follows walks you through each step of creating a simple necklace with a clasp. The finished piece looks very professional. The next few projects in this section illustrate more techniques, including an elegant floating crimp. Using elastic cord, crimping on silk cord, and making polymer clay beads, are also helpful and are a nice bonus.

The next section of this book, Beading with Wire, is a comprehensive course in intermediate techniques. Here's where I learned lots of new ideas. This chapter focuses on working with headpins, loops, dangles and wire wrapping. A complex necklace separated by wire-wrapped loops is fantastic and each step is shown with photos. The final project lets you have fun with just wire by making a nice wire-wrapped pendant.

Once you've mastered these techniques, you're ready to play with the big boys. The last section, Bending Silver and Gold Wire, will show you how to make gallery quality pieces. The tools and materials section is full of pictures and explained thoroughly. All of this material was new to me, and quite interesting. From sterling silver and gold wire, you bend and hammer it into earrings, bracelets and more. The finishing techniques add that extra pizazz to your jewelry. From these lessons, you can go in many creative directions.

I was really struck by the quality of the instructions in this book. The photos are large and close-up and the captions are detailed and helpful. I've learned some of the secrets to the beautiful jewelry that I've seen at fine craft shows. "Oh, so that's how they do that," I thought more than once while reading and examining the photos. By far, one of the best jewelry making books on the market today.
New Projects in Easter Crafts
Easter Crafts is all-new!
Here's some of the free projects added:
Dying Eggs Naturally
Botanical Eggs
Ukrainian Easter Eggs
Paper Mache Eggs and More
Painted Eggs
Easy Batik Egg Art
Decoupage Eggs
Decorating Wooden Eggs
Raggety Eggs
White House Easter Egg Roll
Basic Egg Decorating Tips
Family Photo Eggs
Quick Chicks Painted Egg
Antique Crackle Eggs
Dancing Eggs
Feather Eggs
Dramatic Decoupage Eggs
Washi Eggs
Eggshell Candles
Faux Finish Easter Eggs
Feathery Egg Table Arrangements
Decoupage Easter Eggs with Punches
Decorating with Eggs
Engrave an Egg
Soft Marshmallow Eggs
Painted Easter Egg Express
Balloon Easter Egg Candle
Tie Dye Easter Eggs
Paper Mache Easter Basket
Paper Easter Basket
Crocheted Basket
Tole Painting Easter Basket
Easter Basket Liner
Mini Easter Basket Halves
Easter Basket Fridgie
Easter Chick Basket
Spring Styrofoam Basket
Grown-up Easter Baskets
3-D Star Baskets
Easter Basket Earrings
Easter Egg Baskets
Printable Easter Basket
Macrame Easter Basket
Betsy Bunny
Angelic Bunny Pin
Itty-Bitty Easter Bunny
Scene in a Can
Chenille Bunny
Buster Bunny
Terra Cotta Bunny Ornaments
Sock Rabbit Mother and Bunnies
Barnyard Bird
Busy Barnyard Brood
Easter... Oops!
'Cheeper' by the Dozen
Necktie Bunny
Bunny Box Trio
Bunny Jelly Bean Jar
Beaded Bunny Earrings
Hunny Bunny Frame
Precious Peeps Baby Quilt
Bunny Dangler
Crochet Bunny
Bunny Windsock
Chiquita the Chick
Easter Bunny Cake
Bunny Doll
Spring Bunny Napkin Rings
No-Sew Felt Bean Bag Chick
Plastic Egg Bunnies
Bunny Bear Tote
Straw Hat Bunny
Juggling Easter Bunny
Easter Finger Puppets
Easter Bunny Hat
Baby Duck Cap
Mini Bunny in a Pot
Knit Chick
Envelope Bunny
Dishtowel Bunny
Cross Stitch Spring Bunny
Plastic Canvas Baby Bunny
Paper Twist Bunny
Clothespin Lambs
Easter Cards to Print
Crochet Easter Eggs
Easter Egg Factory
Easter Wreath
Springtime Lampshade
Cross Bookmark I
Easter Tree
Eggshell Mosiac
Crochet Jelly Bean Duck
When will Easter be this year or next year?
Victorian Easter Egg Ornament- Crochet Paper Candy Hyacinths
Easy Easter Tree
Pastel Egg Wreath
Faux Easter Chocolates
Candy Topiaries
Springtime Patchwork Vase
Easter Egg Vase
Bumble Bees
Egg Carton Ideas
Easter Bracelet
Tulips Arrangement
Peeps Cottage
Peeps Easter Wreath
Easter Mini Beaded Banners
Egg Tree Topiary
Easy Egg Tree
X-stitch Easter Towel
X-stitch Lilies Bookmark
Printable Easter Cards News
We announced our 5th year celebration last month and it's still going strong! Our winner of the quilting books did not respond to our email, so we'll be selecting another winner this week. Check your inbox! We're holding a Celebration Sweepstakes, with a new prize each month. Current subscribers to this newsletter are automatically entered, but if you'd like to update your info, use the entry form.

Enter to win a $200 gift certificate from On their web site you can choose unpainted or painted wooden letters and shapes in dozens of sizes, over 1,700 different fonts, and numerous thickness options. These letters can be integrated into your favorite craft projects. They are also great for every wall of the home including kid's rooms, nurseries, family rooms, living rooms, and kitchens. In addition to wood letters they offer a full selection of vinyl lettering and craft boards. See their idea gallery for phrases and pictures. Also offered are kids puzzles, mirror wall letters, and much more. truly allows you to customize your home or craft project.

Completely customized Easter Bunny Letters. Create and view online.

How to make a Spool Knitter
Here's a great way to introduce kids to knitting. First, let them make
their own spool knitter
. Directions for using it are at the bottom of the project. Added to Knitting projects.
Making Cards with Stencils
A quick tutorial on using those elegant brass stencils to make a thank you cards. Added to Card Making.
Crochet Doll Face Potholder
We've had several requests for this pattern in our forums. It's
a nostalgic pattern
you may remember from Grandma's kitchen. Added to Crochet projects.
How to Draw a Doll Face
Great article on how to design a doll's face. Geared to cloth dolls, but the principles are good for all designs.
Baby Baby Baby Card
Cute, quick and adorable - that's a good card for a new baby! It's in Adobe Acrobat format. Added to CardMaking.

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