Saturday, April 7, 2012

More Inspiration from ALL OVER.................

As you may know, I just finished my 4th Big-Ass book which will be out this October called 
THE BIG ASS BOOK OF BLING (Simon and Schuster)
It has over 150 jewelry and fashion projects with my own brand of crafty magic.  
I'm taking a small break from being trapped in my craft house for a year to introduce you to some amazing blogs and ideas from around the web and world.  I hope you enjoy these amazing people as much as I do.
Remember, I'm always around if you want to say hello.
Love,  Mark
 Gotta say, I love this wallpaper and I'm not a big fan of wallpaper!  It's a mix between English Country and Mexican Oil Cloth.
Seems to me you could cut apart one of those circular sisal rugs to and reassemble them to get a similar effect.  Or, you could make newspaper twine and make your swirls that way.  Then it would be totally recycled. 
Are you kidding me?! This is a fantastic use for the Arizona Iced Tea cans.  Emboss and cut in heart shapes and you're 1/2 way there.  From JMP Designs.
Saw this on
and thought it was super cute.  Yup, super cute.
Finally, from  A way to fix a bleach spot on your clothes with a Clorox Bleach Pen.  I'd say this was inspired for sure.
Finally, this tutorial from blew me away. Such a fun lampshade and a terrific use of zip ties.  One of my favorite items from the hardware store.

And remember, there are over 100 ideas in


  1. Great stuff, Mark! The Arizona Iced Tea can jewelry has me thinking all kinds of blingy thoughts... Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the piece of furniture in front of the wall paper!!!!! YES!!! That is fantastic jewelry from the AZ Tea cans!!!!! Have to pin it!!!!

  3. Congratulations on getting your book done Mark - bring on October!!!

    Thank you for sharing some inspiration - LOVE those Arizona Iced Tea cans :)

  4. Sitting here with my jaw to the floor....LOVE IT ALL!!!
    Jessica S

  5. The bleach spot fix was genius!! I have a shirt I havent worn in a year or more because my hubby accidently spilled bleach on it. Glad I didnt have the heart to toss it!! SOOOO going to fix it!! THANKS!! :0)