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19 May

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: SMPCraft’s MAY Challenge: #REDWHITEBLUE

Okay, folks. Now through the end of the month, we challenge you to #CREATE #PAINT #CRAFT #MAKE anything with your hands that features these three colors: red, white, and blue. Rules? ZILCH. But there is a GOAL. Finish whatever you’re making by Memorial Day! Hashtag #SMPCRAFT #REDWHITEBLUE!

Need inspiration or direction? Check out a few of our #REDWHITEBLUE DIY favorites culled from our crafting community!

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STARS AND STRIPES FOR SOCHI via AmateurManicure.com

EASY DIY RED WHITE AND BLUE CANDLE via SheWearsManyHats.com

Red, white and blue American flag fabric wreath via SheKnows.com

FESTIVE NAPKIN RINGS via MarthaStewart.com

Patty’s Patriotic Fringed Bandana Wreath via CraftsandCoffee.com

EASY JAR CANDLE CRAFT via fantasticfunandlearning.com

PATRIOTIC BANDANA TABLECLOTH via MeandMyInsanity.com

RED, WHITE AND BLUE VELVET MINI WHOOPIE PIES via IfYouGiveaBlondeaKitchen.com

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BARBECUE CUPCAKES via AMotherThing.com

Red, White and Blue Paper Flowers via PluckingDaisies.com

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17 May

Three NEW Coloring Books! Zendoodle Uplifting Inspirations, Zendoodle Tranquil Gardens, and Color Me F*cking Calm

We’re thrilled to announce three new additions to our St. Martin’s Griffin adult coloring book family!

Zendoodle Coloring Uplifting Inspirations, Zendoodle Coloring Tranquil Gardens, and Color Me F*cking Calm

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From Zendoodle Coloring Uplifting Inspirations: Quotable Sayings to Color and Display, illustrated by Justine Lustig

Make Mother Nature green with envy with Zendoodle Coloring Tranquil Gardens: Floral Beauty to Color and Display, illustrated by Nikolett Corley

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From Zendoodle Coloring Tranquil Gardens: Floral Beauty to Color and Display, illustrated by Nikolett Corley

And finally… treat your inner “Little Miss F*cking Sunshine” to delightfully impolite adult coloring, or give as the perfect gift for the smartasses in your life with Color Me F*cking Calm: Swear Words to Color and Display

Isn’t it about time you f*cking relaxed!

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From Color Me F*cking Calm: Swear Words to Color and Display

Get all three coloring books at your favorite bookseller!

Zendoodle Coloring Uplifting Inspirations

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Zendoodle Coloring Tranquil Gardens

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Color Me F*cking Calm

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12 May

DIY Edible Nail Polish: Original Recipe or Hot & Spicy?

Thought you’d seen it all?

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Last week, KFC launched an experiential campaign developed by Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong. In partnership with the food technologists at McCormick, the company responsible for creating KFC’s secret recipe, the agency concocted an edible nail polish formulated from natural ingredients based on two of the restaurant’s prized flavors: Original and Hot & Spicy. Why? Allegedly an attempt to boost brand recognition in Asia. The polishes harden like any other nail polish would, but can be “lick[ed] – again and again and again,” KFC explained. It’s not available for purchase just yet but customers can cast a vote for which flavor they’d like to see make it into production on the KFC Hong Kong Facebook page.

More edible nail polish?

You can buy different edible nail polishes at KidlLicks.com

OR

MAKE YOUR OWN Edible Nail Polish!!!

WATCH Glitter Forever 17‘s YouTube tutorial!

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Happy Edible Crafting!

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10 May

Happy Pubday THE SWEAR WORD Coloring Book!

Color away the stress while creating works of profane art!

If you crave an outlet to express your inner foul-mouthed ruffian, look no further than The Swear Word Coloring Book, a hilarious collection of profanities and uncouth sayings, all paired with amusing illustrations to color and display. Each design is printed on sturdy, tear-out pages perfect for framing, gift-giving, and home decorating. With more than 60 pages of picturesque profanity, The Swear Word Coloring Book will sooth away the stress of the day, uncensored!

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Grab you copy now, available at your favorite bookseller!

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3 May

Happy Pub Day! Create Your Own Collage, Draw People in 15 Minutes, and Pippa’s Magical Garden

What better way to pass the time on a less-than-idyllic spring day than by keeping your hands busy with THREE new craft books that go on sale today? We just can’t help ourselves. So let us help you draw, color, or cut & paste your way through the day…and maybe add a little decorative style to your home while you’re at it!

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First up: Create Your Own Collage: Cut, Color, and Paste Your Way to Fabulous Artworks and More by Lizzie Lees is packed with both colorful patterned pages and black and white printed pages that can be cut out, colored in, or customized and embellished, as well as pages full of stickers: everything you need to create your own collage masterpieces.

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There’s loads of ideas for getting the most out of the book, from making beautiful bird collages (like the one above!), to charming cityscape or nautical collages, to designs that can be used to create cards for your family and friends. Plus, some pages are perforated so they can be cut out, or folded and glued. There’s even two 4-page double-sided fold-out spreads inside for you to customize and display, so your home, office, or locker will be the envy of all!

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If drawing is more your jam, then you’ll want to pick up Draw People in 15 Minutes by Jake Spicer. By the time you finish this book you’ll have all the skills and the confidence you need to sketch people on the move or on the couch.

draw 2 draw1Professional art instructor Jake Spicer takes you through every aspect of drawing from life, from sketching bodies in a busy public space to drawing a model from real life or a photograph. Carefully crafted exercises break down the drawing process into easily digestible parts, while step-by-step tutorials demonstrate how you can create a full-length portrait in just 15 minutes. draw 4 draw 5With advice on everything from materials to use to how to get a person’s proportions right, including how to draw hands, feet, and fabric, this is the complete course for anyone who’s ever wanted to draw people. Suitable for all ages and skill levels, this follow up to Spicer’s Draw Faces in 15 Minutes is a step-by-step, learn-as-you-go book that encourages you to progress at your own pace. Beautifully illustrated, easy-to-follow chapters make it simple for anyone to create an amazing full-length portrait.

 

And last but (never) least, we have an exquisite new addition to your collection of adult coloring books: Pippa’s Magical Garden: A Coloring Book Adventure Filled with Fantastical Animals and Enchanting Gardens by Pippa Rossi is filled with magical creatures and wonderful plants for people of all ages to color.pippa 1

Enter through the castle gate and be swept away into a world filled with magical creatures and wonderful gardens. Be inspired by blossoming flowers and fantastical pumpkins and other vegetables. Encounter curious insects and beautiful birds, and visit the lake to catch a glimpse of the fish. pippasmagicalgarden_image91The garden is filled with many other animals too: there are hedgehogs, chickens, lobsters, dragonflies, grasshoppers, frogs, pigeons, and a rooster. pippasmagicalgarden_image97Team up with the stork and find the frog; meet the butterflies and all the other creatures, great and small, right out of the fairy tales of Pippa’s garden.

In the summer Pippa lives near her garden and lake. She works in the flower garden, vegetable garden, and the orchard, and she makes boat trips on the lake, which she reaches by walking down the steps from her living room.

The garden provides the flowers for the many bouquets that can be found in the artist’s rooms. Inside this book, complex flowers and plants are waiting to be filled with an abundance of colors.

Just as Pippa herself finds peace and tranquility in this paradise, you too will find stress relief and tranquility in Pippa’s Magical Garden. Better get your colored pencils, gel pens, or watercolors ready!

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Get your hands on one of these beauties asap!

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CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

SMPCRAFT #CAUGHTCRAFTING Thursday morning, Astoria, Queens. Accessorizing with a lovely temporary floral tattoo she learned to make from DIY Temporary Tattoos: Draw It, Print It, Ink It by Pepper Baldwin!

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: SMPCraft's MAY Challenge #REDWHITEBLUE

SMPCRAFT MAY CHALLENGE REDWHITEBLUE

Okay, folks. Now through the end of the month, we challenge you to #CREATE #PAINT #CRAFT #MAKE anything with your hands that features these three colors: red, white, and blue. Rules? ZILCH. But there is a GOAL. Finish whatever you’re making by Memorial Day! Hashtag #SMPCRAFT #REDWHITEBLUE!

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