Time To Party! Feb. 24th Quill Be Great!

Lots to cover for this week’s Inspired at Home Pajama Party! So let’s get started… 

Many thanks to fan, Rita M. for inspiring me to get moving and share some quilling tonight at the Pajama Party. I have posted photos in the Pajama Party Fan Page Album, but here are some links to help you get started on quilling, a paper filigree technique. 

I love this photo from the Chica and Jo Blog


 You can read Chica and Jo here. 

 You can also find wonderful images and directions on The Origami Resources website. Take a minute to look over the shapes of quilling! 

Update: The Blumenthal Lansing Kit Giveaway. I, Maria Nerius made a terrible mistake with this giveaway. I thought anyone who signed up for a kit would get one, but that’s not what the giveaway was meant to be. Blumenthal Lansing had a kit to giveaway, just a single kit. A name was selected at random and I’ll be sending Cindy C. Thank you everyone who signed up. I am so sorry that I got this whole giveaway confused. Guess that’s why we need the Singing Prize Lady, Lisa! 

Other news: I am so happy to tell you that I will be the back page column in Crafts N Things magazine starting with the July/August issue. The new column, “Cashing In On Your Creativity” will take a realistic look at how you make earn money through all types of creativity! FaveCrafts.com will be sponsoring this column and I’m excited to be working with Abby and the Crafts N Things staff! 

Don’t Forget! Tiffany Windsor will be hosting the new FaveCrafts Radio show starting March 7th at 7 pm EST. Check out this new creative radio show. Great guests! Interesting interviews! Charming regulars! And so much more!  You can also check out the FaveCraftsBlog.com for weekly giveaways and cool posts! 

If you like the Pajama Party, you’ll love Cool2Craft live webTV Monday events! Here’s more info: 

Link to Cool2Craft Facebook Fan page = http://tiny.cc/fbc2c 

Link to Cool2Craft Blog = http://www.cool2craft.com 

 Link to Cool2Craft Facebook LIVE room = http://tiny.cc/c2clive 

 Link to Cool2Craft webTV via the Web =  http://tiny.cc/c2croom 

Inspired at Home Handmade Play It Forward X 5 tutorial is now on the Pajama Party Fan Page under DISCUSSIONS 

Looking forward to some fun tonight! Please let us know if you enjoyed the show. And if there is anything you’d like to see at the Inspired at Home Pajama Party, just let me know: maria@inspiredathome.com 


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Feel The Love Share Your Creativity!


On Feb. 10 the Pajama Party LIVE will focus on your favorite Valentine’s Day gifts. Of course we hope they are handmade! You can show us gifts you have made or gifts you have gotten. Our crafty Singing Prize Lady Lisa requests that you dress for the occasion in your most romantic outfit. She’s got a special prize for the best handmade Valentine’s Day gift shown in the speaker’s box!

I sent out an invitation to all my friends to become a fan of the Pajama Party LIVE!. We have our very own Fan Page and we hope you visit often. Fans post photos, ask questions, and check to see if any new Discussions have popped up! Check it out! 

I noticed we have a few celebrities who are fans of the Pajama Party! A shout out to Carol Duvall, Deborah Norville, Donna Kato, Maureen Carlson, Crafty Chica, Margot Potter, FaveCrafts, ILoveToCreate, Plaid Crafts, Beacon, Stamp and Scrap Magazine!  Please, take the time to invite your friends to become a fan of the Pajama Party LIVE!

One more shout-out! Many thanks to all the wonderful Pajama Party Peeps who watch the Previous Discussions on the Inspired At Home LIVE home page! These are the recorded LIVE events and Pajama Parties! Some of us have to work or have scheduled events and just can’t make it LIVE to the Pajama Party, but do take the time to enjoy the show by watching the recorded parties. Thank you! Thank you!

The Blumenthal Lansing free Button Kit sign up is closed. The list of those that signed up for this generous offer will be sent to Blumenthal Lansing on Feb. 10 at noon. Thanks Blumenthal Lansing for all your Pajama Party support!

Any special plans for Valentine’s Day? I know I need to do something extra special for my sweetheart who has worked almost 2 months now re-doing our kitchen. Better put my thinking cap on!

A very Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone from the Pajama Party Patrol (Tiffany Windsor, Maria Nerius, Ann Butler, and Singing Prize Lady Lisa)

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Ring Bling Fling Winner, Who Could It Be?


I hope everyone will turn up this Wednesday night for another great Inspired At Home Pajama Party LIVE! We have a little old business… a winner has been selected from the Pajama Party LIVE! Fan Page discussion thread for a Faster Plaster Ring Exchange at CHA! You’ll have to join us and find out if you might be the lucky winner! 

Small Foil Embossed Box from The Craft Ark website.

There has been a request for a demonstration of foiling and I’ll try my best to get a demo together to show everyone how to foil. You can read more about foiling on the Inspired At Home Craft Concierge Blog. 

This is the last week I’ll be taking names and e-mail addresses for the wonderful Blumenthal Lansing Pajama Party LIVE! at CHA kit. This wonderful sponsor offered to send the kit that was used by their table at the Pajama Party at the CHA show! You must send me your name and e-mail address, then Blumenthal Lansing will contact you for a mailing address. Send your info to: Maria@inspiredathome.com or send me a message on Facebook or put your info on the Discussion Thread: Blumenthal Lansing, at our Fan Page. 

Some new business! If you have trouble entering the Pajama Party on Facebook, you can now use this LINK to join us via the web.  It’s very exciting news for us and should help everyone join the party much easier! 

And finally please check out all of Tiffany’s wonderful LIVE! videos, just look under Previous Discussions on the main page.

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CHA Craft SuperShow, watch out the Pajama Party LIVE is coming your way!

I can’t believe I’m leaving on a jet plane tomorrow to head to Anaheim, CA for the Winter 2010 CHA show, plus the Craft SuperShow!  The Inspired at Home Pajama Party LIVE! will be a featured event Jan. 22 at 7pm Pacific right on the show floor! First come, first served!

Tiffany will be at many other events and even doing some demonstrating. I’ll be teaching in the Craft Academy, a new on the show floor event done every hour. I’m teaching needle felting, needlepunch, casting with a mold, and also the joy of paintbrushes. Check it out Jan. 22 at 1 pm and Jan. 23 at 3 pm.

We are going to bring the CHA Inspired at Home Pajama Party LIVE to all our Facebook fans! You’ll see all the tables and projects. I’ll be interviewing our sponsors and pajama party fans. Don’t miss it. Please tell all your friends and let’s have the biggest pajama party on earth. Share your creativity!

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Join Us Tonight!


This week Tiffany shared a photo taken, well let's just say a few years ago, when I appeared on Aleene's Creative Living TV Show!

A very exciting Pajama Party LIVE! is planned for tonight starting at 7 pm W, 8pm M, 9pm C, 10pm ET. We have some music, surprises, gardening tips, and giggles just waiting for you to see and hear!

Invite a friend to join you or come on your own! It’s just like watching a TV show about creativity and crafting, but you can be a part of the show if you have a webcam. No webcam, no worries, watch, listen, and chat with others from around the world.

And for tonight you might want to consider what a finger, bathtub, and a collar all have in common?


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Pajama Party Fun Jan. 6

You just never know what’s going to happen at a Share Your Creativity Pajama Party! Jan. 6 Tiffany shared some happiness, Ann showed us her mixed media and dominos, Lisa tempted us with cupcakes and a few dominos, and Jana rounded out the party with some paper fun!

Maria did some live needle felting showing tools, roving, and more! She didn’t have time to show us how to needle felt a bead so that’s on the schedule for the Jan. 13th Pajama Party! Have you made your plans to attend and show off some of your creativity on the 13th? Let’s make 13 our lucky number and have some fun sharing!


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Happy New Year!!!

2010 brings in a New Year and a new decade! I enjoyed reviewing the last decade. So many amazing events. Some so sad while others were full of joy and music. One of the best parts of the last decade for me was becoming a member of Facebook. I reconnected with old friends and made so many new friends. I also discovered it was a place of creativity!

Best of all my dear friend Tiffany Windsor gave me the opportunity to be the host of the Share Your Creativity Pajama Party. It was like coming home for me and I’m excited about what 2010 will bring to the party!

I hope you’ll join us at the Pajama Parties! Every Wednesday at 10 pm ET. Just download the Inspired At Home Live App and you’ll be able to enter the room and see all the fun! I hope you’ll also share via webcam (you don’t need a webcam to enjoy the party, but you do need one if you want to share a project or design LIVE!).

I love reading feedback! I enjoy your comments and suggestions. You’ve made the Share Your Creativity Pajama Party a huge success and we appreciate your support! And don’t forget to join our Inspired At Home Pajama Party Fan Page and invite your friends to join too!

A very Happy New Year to you!

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