Fun crafting with duct tape and Westcott Brand® giveaway

Matching hats and doll dress from Duct Tape and Velcro

Here’s another challenge, what would you make using The Duck Brand® Duct Tape, VELCRO® fasteners and Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools? In the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Westcott has sponsored this fun pink filled creative challenge while also joining forces with to host an auction of some of the design creations from this […]

Happy Halloween wall decor

Happy Halloween wall decor by Jen Goode

I’m jumping in on another challenge, this time with Eileen Hull’s new Sizzix collection and her Fresh Vintage Album die along with Die Cuts with a View paper packs. The products compliment each other beautifully! I’ve always loved the vintage style designs. I love Steam Punk and classic textures mixed with rough, raw materials. So […]

Glass pumpkin craft – my first magazine project tutorial

Glass pumpkin project published in Oct 2011 Crafts 'n Things Magazine

The October 2011 issue of Crafts ‘n Things has hit the news stands. I was fortunate enough to have a craft project submission included in this issue and I couldn’t be happier! The project is a glass fish bowl pumpkin, complete lid and glowing lights. You can use a variety of items to create the […]

My first published book illustration project

Book cover illustration by Jen Goode

There’s a fabulous new cook book available for purchase and I created the cover. This is my first published book project and I’m so excited – It was a super fun project! It’s All About the Cookies, and pies and cakes… is full of recipes and words of wisdom contributed by people from all over […]

Finding inspiration from HGTV’s Design Star

Season 6 HGTV Designer Star contestants

As an artist and creative brain, I’m often asked where my inspiration comes from. My canned answers is always “from life”. It’s true. Every interaction, every encounter, every moment is potentially the big inspiration for my next neat idea. However, I don’t just walk around seeing things with instant “ah ha” moments of clarity. No, […]

Learn how to earn with your art

Multiple streams of income online course by Laura Bray

If you are a creative person, often times the marketing and selling of your art can be overwhelming even intimidating. It’s one thing to create art that you love, but it’s an entirely different skill to be able to promote your art and sell it. You can’t make a living as an artist if buyers […]

Pretty up your flip flops with Beads in a Bottle

Embellished summer sandals by Jen Goode

There’s a pretty little trend with summer shoes this year. Every where I look I’ve been seeing sandals and flip flops with pretty flower embellishments. So when I signed up to participate in this month’s Designer Connection Challenge featuring Tulip Beads in a Bottle from iLoveToCreate®, I decided to use the product to pretty up […]

A little patriotic sparkle, crafts and cake

patriotic pound cake

School is out for all my kids, tournament baseball has begun and swim lessons start in a few days. We had our first outdoor family gathering just today… I think summer is finally here! So what’s next? July 4th festivities and all the fun that follows. However, with a full house of busy kids, time […]