Great New Projects

Make sure to visit Cousin's new blog for my free bracelet tutorial that is now on their blog.  Mixed-media bracelets are a big trend for spring and summer, so learn how you can make this beautiful bracelet now! 

Would you like to see what’s new in crafting?  I mean, so new that it’s not even in your craft store yet???  So new that the buyers for your local craft store are just seeing these products for the first time?

Then, check out The Craft and Hobby Association Professional Designers Pinterest pins!  These designers are finding the newest products and ideas in the crafting world.  
Visit the CHA Winter 2012 Designer Craft Connections PinterestBoard.

You need to be a member of  Search and follow me at: carol_heppner.  Then, check out the CHA-W 2012 by CHA Designer board in my account.  

As a professional designer, I’m often hired to create samples for manufacturer’s CHA booths or for other events at the show.   I created this shirt for the Spring 2012 Wearable Arts Trends Report for the CHA show.  ILoveToCreate generously sent me the Tulip Spray Paint and Glam It Up Crystals that were used on this shirt.  The shirt shows one of this spring’s hottest trends – color blocking.

Impress Art - Stamping on Metal

I’ve had the honor to work with a few of my fellow designers to create artwork for the Impress Art CHA booth.  

Stamping on metal is easy and lots of fun.  The metal discs make a great embellishment for many craft projects.

Transform a simple black photo album into a customized piece that makes a wonderful gift.

Recycle a pickle jar into a beautiful lantern for around the house.