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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Craft Storage Ideas

This open cabinet normally corrals footwear, but it can be a crafty storage solution.

Towels, toothpaste, and bubble bath can be tucked away, yet still handy, with this simple storage unit. The same cabinet works for crafts supplies, too!

Pick up a wire toilet-paper holder from any discount store and convert it into a sorting system for crafts supplies.

Keep shampoo and soaps tidy in the shower with this handy wire shelf, or set it up in the craft room to serve a different purpose.

Plastic cubes that typically hold paper clips, highlighters, staplers, sticky notes, and reams of paper can be useful for crafters

Look at everyday items in a new way when organizing your crafting space.

The Creativity Bugs ~ Sandy and Sue

Decorative Candle Ideas

Take old jewelry and garage sale finds and glue them onto votive holders for glitz.
Embellish glass candleholders with leftover paper. Using shaped paper punches, punch desired patterns in different colors of paper. Use spray adhesive to secure the punched paper to glass candleholders of various sizes and shapes.

Printing on tissue paper makes these candles possible. Tape tissue paper to card stock to run it through the printer. Remove the printed tissue paper from card stock and secure it on a candle with straight pins. Warm the candle with a heat tool until the candle wax permeates the tissue paper. Remove the pins and let cool.

Give a regular pillar candle icy appeal. Place the candle in the center of a dish and wrap a bead strand around it. Knot the strand and use pins to hold it in place. Add more beads as desired.

Stick adhesive scrapbooking letters to small candles. Line up the candles to spell a message.

Copy a sentimental photo onto vellum for a personalized candleholder.

What ways have you decorated with candles?

The Creativity Bugs ~ Sandy and Sue

Avon Calling

My best friend Heather called me today to say that she is now an Avon representative. Heather is a SAHM with two beautiful children Joey and Em. She has been wanting to contribute financially to her family, but did not want to give up on being a SAHM, teacher's aid, PTA mom, and Brownie troop leader. I have to give her credit for wanting to be involved in her children's lives and also be a bread winner. I want Heather's new venture to be a huge success, so I decided to feature her this week on the Creativity Bug blog. 

Are you looking for great cosmetics and beauty products at even great prices? Then you must check out what Avon has to offer. Campaign 4 is now underway with some great specials.

FREE Beauty Bonus 5-Piece Collection (a $50 value) with purchase of ANEW CLINICAL Lift & Firm Pro Serum!
FREE Cleanser (a $9 value) with select purchase of Solutions Ageless Results Skincare!

Clearskin® Skincare Sale: 2 for $6.99 on select items! Mix or match. SAVE up to 46%!

Also included is free direct delivery with a $30 order. Enter FS30REP at checkout.

Don't forget to check out Heather's blog Avon for You to see all the latest Avon products, reviews, beauty tips, and product specials. While you are there, sign up for her newsletter!

Creativity Bug ~ Sue

How Sweet It Is ~ treasury on Etsy

The Creativity Bugs have been featured on inspiredmama75's Etsy treasury called How Sweet It Is. Come check out all the great items that she has listed including our Butterfly Thank You card.

While on Etsy, take a few moments to check out the Inspired Mama Design & Gifts shop for some beautiful artwork, jewelry, and crafty gifts.

The Creativity Bugs ~ Sandy and Sue