Bienvenidos a La Vida Crafty

Every month Kathy Cano-Murillo, a.k.a. The Crafty Chica, dishes crafty tips and tricks in La Vida Crafty on Jackalope Ranch.

Hi, I'm Kathy, the Crafty Chica, and I sprinkle glitter for a living. Literally and metaphorically, right here out of my Phoenix home. I'm a third-generation Phoenician (love!) and am excited to share sprinkles of my crafty life here at Jackalope Ranch every month.

I'm a working artist and blogger. But I'm also what you call a "professional craft designer." This means I am hired by craft industry clients to think up, sketch, present, and make DIY tutorials and craft products.

I'm not Martha. At all. I have never used taupe, I'm allergic to pastels, and my style is far from elegant and minimalist. But you know what? I found my own crafty tribe who loves sequins coupled with glitter topped with varnish just as much as me! And I'm proud to say I don't think I've ever used a mason jar, painted a chevron pattern, or melted crayons down a canvas. I appreciate those techniques, but it seems they've been covered. A lot. So I try to come up with something a lil' different.

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Kathy Cano-Murillo