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Kathy Cano-Murillo
Worked at The Arizona Republic
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Here’s a fun way to use up odds and ends from your trinket stash – make these DIY Charming Soaps. Here is my video tutorial where I break it down step-by-step!   SUPPLIES: Clear Gycerine Soap Base- 2lb Silicone Muffin & Cupcake Baking Pan Life of the…
Here's a great way to use up small charms and trinkets - make these DIY Charming Soaps! I have a video tutorial to show you how!
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It’s been a couple months now since I’ve upped my fashion game and embraced my plus-size style. I’m building my speaking business and when it came time to make a speaker reel, I watched my clips – and was horrified by my clothing choices! Not flattering…
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I recently came across a vendor at an event who had boxes of gorgeous gems and crystals. I knew right away it would be a perfect match for a Bernzomatic project! I rummaged through stacks of boxes of gems to find goodies to make these agate slice…
How to make your own beautiful agate slice pendant! This video tutorial breaks it down for you!
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Check out this yummy dish I created for Cacique! Sweet Potato Chorizo Boats! Perfect for a weekend brunch! Click here to see the full recipe!
Brunch is a time to break out with your most creative munchies, especially if you aim to impress. These Sweet Potato Chorizo Boats with cream and eggs will do just that. It’s all about the element of surprise! The sweet potatoes as a base for the chorizo and egg makes for a creative combo that […]
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I made these Selena pizza earrings to celebrate my love for this amazing artist and bright spirit who was taken from this Earth much too soon. She was as playful as she was talented, so I combined all her favorite personality traits into jewelry! Click…
I made these Selena pizza earrings to celebrate my love for this amazing artist and bright spirit who was taken from this Earth much too soon. She was as playful as she
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Here is my latest project from MyPrintly.com! I showed how to take small frames from the dollar store and turn them into floating pieces of art! Click here to see my video tutorial and here to see the step-by-step in photos!
Here is my latest project for MyPrintly.com - we're making open back resin frames! Resin is much easier to use than you think, give it a try!
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Do you ever get burned out and feel deflated from EVERYTHING? That’s what happened to me and here’s how I fixed it! In this edition of Sparkle Saturday, I’m going to share my tips for how to jump-start your passion! Click here for the video if you can’t…
I came off of two months of traveling and felt deflated. Here's how I got excited again! How to jumpstart your passion!
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Here are my suggestions for three OttLites every crafter needs! Backstory: In my early crafting days, I used to have OttLite lamps on my wish list. I longingly walked past them in the craft store, hoping someday to be worthy of owning one. See, as a…
Here are my three favorite crafting lamps, plus an OttLite giveaway of the 3-in-1 Crafter's Floor Lamp!
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In need of a COOL Mother’s Day gift guide? One that offers items that she will actually gasp over when she removes the wrapping paper? I gotcha covered! I sat back and thought about the things I’d love to receive. Wait, let’s back up a second – first and…
In need of a COOL Mother’s Day gift guide? One that offers items that she will actually gasp over when she removes the wrapping paper? I gotcha covered! I sat back
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I’ve been home a week from Miami, and here’s what I learned at Hispanicize 2016. First of all, I learned that it takes a few days to decompress from all the excitement. Stimulation overload is an understatement. We were on the go with events and seminars…
I’ve been home a week from Miami, and here’s what I learned at Hispanicize 2016. First of all, I learned that it takes a few days to decompress from all
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Celebrating Selena's birthday weekend, here are five amazing covers! 
Here are five Selena cover songs in honor of her birthday weekend! Happy Birthday Selena! Selena Quintanilla was a shining force in the Tejano music scene. With a musician father as her
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Duncan Ceramics just released a slew of new bisque for the spring and summer season. I got my hands on these sweet pineapple boxes! I used neon underglazes for a super tropical look! You can see my full tutorial here on the Duncan Ceramics site!
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Artist, author, blogger, designer, speaker.
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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
www.cox7.com

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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One of my favorite coffeehouses in the city!
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Fast, friendly, timely service. Thank you!
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