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Kathy Cano-Murillo
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One of the most classic forms of crafting is old school painting on a surface. That’s where this hand painted wood box project comes into play. Paint, brushes, a box and unlimited imagination and creativity. By the way – I posted these on Facebook and a…
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Two weeks ago, all our lives changed when Pokémon Go debuted. I found out about it when Maya began pulling over to local stops and whipping out her phone to “catch them all.” It’s been hilarious (and sometimes downright scary) to see people’s obsession…
Passionate for Pokémon? My friend Alexa has a fun tutorial for Pokémon string lights that is great for all ages! Check it out!
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  Frida would have been 109 today! Here are some free coloring page printables for you, as well as my favorite Frida-themed inspirations! Honestly though – what do you think Frida would have thought of all of this? Do you think she’d smirk in pride at the…
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What do you do when you learn you are hosting a 4th of July party – tonight? Or maybe you just want to whip up a small feast for immediate family? That’s when you head over to your local Smart & Final! I was invited to participate in this campaign to show…
Follow me!http://www.craftychica.com/2016/07/quick-easy-4th-july-fixings/Follow What do you do when you learn you are hosting a 4th of July party – tonight? Or maybe you just want to whip up a small feast for immediate family? That’s when you head over to your local Smart & Final! I was invited to participate in this campaign to show how easy it …
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Torch crafts, me? Yup! It’s been exactly a year since I signed on to be a Torch Bearer for Bernzomatic. Honestly, I was TERRIFIED at the beginning, but you know what? Now I’m a pro at this torch thing! I’m an avid user and confidant to work with fire on…
Follow me!http://www.craftychica.com/2016/06/torch-crafts/Follow Torch crafts, me? Yup! It’s been exactly a year since I signed on to be a Torch Bearer for Bernzomatic. Honestly, I was TERRIFIED at the beginning, but you know what? Now I’m a pro at this torch thing! I’m an avid user and confidant to work with fire on my crafts. I want …
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Have you ever had trouble choosing between a popsicle, ice cream or a fruit bar? Yah, me too! It’s 120 degrees here in Phoenix, I deserve better than to only have one – but not all the calories of three desserts. Taaaa-daaa! Let me present to you a…
Follow me!http://www.craftychica.com/2016/06/ice-cream-fruit-bar-popsicle-mash/Follow Have you ever had trouble choosing between a popsicle, ice cream or a fruit bar? Yah, me too! It’s 120 degrees here in Phoenix, I deserve better than to only have one – but not all the calories of three desserts. Taaaa-daaa! Let me present to you a triple-play solution! My inspiration comes by …
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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Disney Channel and Latina Bloggers Connect. This Friday, Disney debuts the premiere of Elena of Avalor, and we couldn’t be more excited! I created this easy-to-make Elena of Avalor Charm Bracelet to…
This Friday is the debut of the new Elena of Avalor series on Disney Channel! I couldn't help but make a cute bracelet, here's how!
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There I was, happily in my groove of crafting, writing, cooking, cleaning the house Cinderella style. This was me. All day, every day. //giphy.com/embed/oZKuC9DJUK2yc Then, like a fairy godmother – POOF! A local auto rep invited me to try out a…
Follow me!http://www.craftychica.com/2016/07/my-week-with-a-lexus/Follow There I was, happily in my groove of crafting, writing, cooking, cleaning the house Cinderella style. This was me. All day, every day. Then, like a fairy godmother – POOF! A local auto rep invited me to try out a LexusRX450h for a week. Of course I said yes! Our family has never been the …
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I’m currently accepting new clients to work with this summer! I love to use what I’ve learned in my career to help other people achieve their personal and professional goals. I have a lot of expertise under my crafty belt – I started Crafty Chica as a…
Follow me!http://www.craftychica.com/2016/07/crafty-chica-consulting/Follow I’m currently accepting new clients to work with this summer! I love to use what I’ve learned in my career to help other people achieve their personal and professional goals. I have a lot of expertise under my crafty belt – I started Crafty Chica as a late night passion project in 2003 and now do …
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Rina Gonzales for CraftyChica.com I am so excited to share how to make a Fabulous and Functional Pegboard for your craft room! I actually made this pegboard for my new craft studio in Riverside, California.  I’m looking forward to all of the fun times,…
Follow me!http://www.craftychica.com/2016/07/pegboard-diy/Follow Rina Gonzales for CraftyChica.com I am so excited to share how to make a Fabulous and Functional Pegboard for your craft room! I actually made this pegboard for my new craft studio in Riverside, California. I’m looking forward to all of the fun times, projects and workshops I will host at this studio. …
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Will Medina for CraftyChica.com Spring has passed, and everyone is ready to cannonball in the pool. What’s next? Summer tunes of course! This month I wanted to bring you a fun and fresh band, La Santa Cecilia that will put you in the party mood. This Los…
5 beautiful & artful music videos by La Santa Cecilia, including the newest one, Vamonos! Check it out here!
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This is an old trick of mine that not only saves time, but also adds a little pop of color. I use puffy paint (it’s washable and fabric friendly!) to add sequins to my fabric collages. Of course, it would be nice to be ab le ot stitch on each and every…
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  • The Arizona Republic
    Features Reporter/Craft Columnist, 1995 - 2007
  • CraftyChica.com
    Owner, artist, designer, 2001 - present
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Newspaper columnist-turned-novelist/creativepreneur. http://CraftyChica.com
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Former newspaper reporter-turned-craftypreneur. Artist, author, blogger, designer, speaker. Promoting positivity through creativity!
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Best of Phoenix 2014: Rock 'n' Roll High School
blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com

Once upon a time, there was a city. It was not the largest city, or the smallest. It was not...

How to Make Origami Envelopes
blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com

The Crafty Chica's here with the DIY deal.

Crafty Chica Dia de los Muertos {Day of the Dead} Products | GUBlife: Gr...
www.growingupblackxican.com

Crafty Chica Dia de los Muertos {Day of the Dead} Products - GUBlife: Growing Up Blackxican™

Guillermo del Toro's The Book of Life Hot Topic Clothing Line
www.latina.com

Tweet Tweet By Cristina Arreola • August 26, 2014 • 1:01pm Excited for Guillermo del Toro's upcoming flick The Book of Life? Now, you can sh

Writing Styles, Sticky Notes, & Johnny Depp's Island
gabytriana.blogspot.com

When it comes to writing, everyone has their own unique process, much like Johnny Depp has his own island, or the way every little newborn b

Kathy Cano-Murillo - Cox7 Arizona
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Kathy Cano-Murillo. Kathy Cano-Murillo is the owner of CraftyChica.com. In 2001, Kathy launched CraftyChica.com, a wildly popular web site t

13 Boho-Inspired Swimsuits - Curves and Chaos®
curvesandchaos.com

Who's in a bohemian kind of mood? Where are you at? I don't know what it is, but I've been feeling this laid back and chic vibe lately. I lo

20 Ideas with 'Purse'onality | Spoonful
spoonful.com

Here are 20 purse DIY ideas - including clutches, totes and handbags for every style!

Mr. Owl & Friends Tee | Spoonful
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How to use different owl stencils to make a fun shirt.

Drawing With Dye
ilovetocreateblog.blogspot.com

Due to the lack of cool plus-size blouses at a lot of retail stores, I took matters in my own hands! Dharma Trading has a nice collection of

Whole Fruit Popsicles
theviewfromgreatisland.com

Those of you who know me know I have a thing for stripes. I had so much fun making last year’s STRIPED JUICE POPS that the minute the warm w

Glittered Corkboards | Spoonful
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Use glitter and decoupage medium to add new sparkling life to boring corkboard. Great for offices, bedrooms and classrooms too!

Reblog: SXSW Proves Again that Wearable Tech is Here to Stay
joseresendez.blogspot.com

Check out my latest blog post on wearable tech trends at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival 2014 in Austin, TX... "...we’ve seen th

How to Make Crushed Pepper Resin Charms
blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com

Every month Kathy Cano-Murillo, a.k.a. The Crafty Chica, dishes crafty tips and tricks in La Vida Crafty on Jackalope Ranch....

Say My Name! 15 Ways to Make Personalized Jewelry | Spoonful
spoonful.com

Learn 15 ways to make a name necklace, bracelet or ring, using clay, wire, paper, shrink plastic, fabric and more!

I decided to support a local business rather than order my silver supplies online. I went in excited to get supplies and learn a new craft - but wow - the staff is so rude and condescending. The clerk literally turned her head and laughed when I asked a question about polishing silver. I quickly paid and left. I won't return. So sad that a local business can't treat their customers with respect, much less show appreciation for their business.
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