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Mixer Match Round 4

Mixer Match Round 4


Posted on May 7, 2012

All photos by Jen Neitzel I Heart Art: Portland’s latest Mixer Match event was last month.  This was the first Mixer Match I participated in as a member of the Leadership Council.  I helped organize the event with Jen Neitzel and Deenie Wallace.  I had a great time and learned so much. The night of the event, I worked the check in table with my sis.  We did this at the last Mixer Match too.  I did most of the email...

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This is the last big project I did for the TEDxConcordiaUPortland gift bags!  I wanted to contribute something to the gift bags, since I was in charge of coordinating them.  After much brainstorming, I settled on making buttons! I arranged for I Heart Art: Portland (Thank you!!) to sponsor the buttons.  At first I was going to borrow their button maker, but I’ve wanted a button maker for years and this seemed to be the perfect...

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I’m super excited to share this project that I helped put together for the TEDxConcordiaUPortland event on March 31st, 2012.  When the planning team was brainstorming on what we wanted to put in the gift bags, we came up with the idea of having a thank you card in each bag. Egg Press We thought this would be a great way for the attendees to participate in the day’s event by writing a thank you card to the person who moved...

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  At the end of last year, I joined two committees.  I decided that since I wasn’t going to sell in 2012, volunteering for organizations that I love would be a great way to stay connected to my community.  Now I’m on the planning team for TEDxConcordiaUPortland!  I’m thrilled to be helping them this year.  I attended their inaugural event last year and I was so impressed with everything.  From the speakers to...

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While gearing up for the craft fair season before the holidays, I knew I wanted to make a large ring holder as a display for my felt flower rings.  I created this wine cork tutorial last July.  I knew I didn’t have the time needed to make another ring holder like I did previously. Under a time crunch, I opted to use glue. This holder is 2 feet by 8 inches with a total of 104 corks.  I started by putting all of corks into the...

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How to Make Jump Rings

How to Make Jump Rings


Posted on Jan 19, 2012

Buying Jump Rings can get expensive really quickly if you use a lot of them in your work.  Making them yourself is fast and easy.  It does require some equipment, but the small investment you pay in tools will save you lots of money in the future.  Besides, these tools are very versatile and you can use them in lots of different crafts.   Materials A: ‘C’ Clamp Vise – I bought mine for under 10 dollars at a swap...

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