Halloween Door Decor Video Tutorial Using inexpensive plastic Jack O' Lantern treat buckets, Ana
and her father, John, create festive seasonal door decor.
Paint Effects Pendants Video Tutorial These "mod" pendants, using Pebeo Fantasy Moon paints,
are simple to make and offer a lot of creative possibilities.
Textural Variety Pendant Tutorial Inspired by recent work by Syndee Holt, this technique
is very forgiving and fun to mix and match.
Do It Yourself Sunprinting In this episode you'll learn about sunprinting and how to make unique art pieces for your home or office. Layered Art Deco Pendant In this episode you'll learn how to make a multifaceted pendant
using a JudiKins Clay Squisher and Mica Gloss.
Birthday Cake Card Create a cute birthday card for someone special in your life. Gold-Flecked Granite Earrings I wanted to explore granite-like clay so
I started with this simple three drop necklace.
Abstract Arrows & Curls Abstract shapes and bright colors mix
for a whimsical pendant and pair of earrings.
Flow Painting How To Scott shows you how to use Apple Barrel Pouring Medium
and acrylic paints to create unique pieces of art.
Faux Labradorite Technique Scott shows you how to create faux Labradorite
with polymer clay and mica powders
Christmas Cats Coloring Book

Christmas Cats Adult Coloring Book

Experienced colorists will enjoy this feline-filled adult coloring book that includes thirty one cat-oriented holiday scenes

Dia De Los Muertos Garland

Dia De Los Muertos Garland

Several years ago, Mark LaFerney was asked to create decor for a dinner held at Sauce and Bread Kitchen in Chicago.

Making Christmas Bright with Papercrafts! cover

Making Christmas Bright with Papercrafts: More Than 40 Festive Projects!

Making Christmas Bright with Papercrafts: More Than 40 Festive Projects is a beautifully assembled craft book filled with a wide variety of festive projects for readers at all proficiency levels.

Neon Nessie Halloween Tree

Neon Nessie Halloween Tree

Halloween is creeping up on us and, as one does at this spooky time of year, we’ve entered the LaFerney Zone.

Lime Table 500SQ

Lime Table

In this tutorial Mark shows you how he created this citrus-y side table for a friend’s birthday



Mark LaFerney loves a good furniture flip. In this tutorial Mark shows you how to transform a plain stool into a ToadSTOOL using FolkArt paints!

Sayings and Expressions

Sayings and Expressions: Stained Glass Patterns

Anna Croyle shares forty contemporary designs along with two different styles of letters and numbers…

Indoor Plant Markers

Indoor Plant Markers

This project combines two of Mark LaFerney’s loves- plants and crafts.


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Our Creative Team

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Judi Watanabe

Judi’s love for card making started as soon as she was tall enough to reach the mailbox. Drawing and calligraphy was her passion until she learned how to carve erasers. This led to her next fascination, rubber stamping.

Together with her husband, Rob, she grew JudiKins Rubber Stamps from a small business in their garage in 1989 to one of the most innovative craft product manufacturers in the industry. Included in her stamping repertoire is Retro Mania from Northlight Publications and The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking from Creative Publishing International (Quarto Publications).

Along with her administrative duties, Judi travels the world teaching and demonstrating rubberstamping, mixed media and papercrafting techniques. Her projects strive to reflect her philosophy of ‘simple elegance’. Judi is a bundle of energy with a smile she shares with everyone.

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Ann & Karen Mitchell

Established in January of 1991 by sisters Ann and Karen Mitchell, AnKara Designs specializes in elegant and feminine handcrafted costume jewelry and accessories. Utilizing original sculpting techniques of polymer clay combined with crystal and pearl beads, metal filigree, and antique glass cabochons, the sisters create wearable art in a vast array of styles ranging from vintage designs to an updated classic look.
Working together, Ann and Karen share ideas to give their accessories the distinctive AnKara look. To further their knowledge about jewelry, they have studied metalsmithing.

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Joyce Hazen

Arts and crafts have always been part of my life. I've made wedding gowns, been a cake decorator, a rubber stamp artist and paper crafter. My greatest joy has been teaching and demonstrating art rubber stamping, which I've been doing for 27 years, with A Stamp in the Hand Co. and JudiKins Inc. as well as many other rubber stamp companies.

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Mark LaFerney

Mark LaFerney is an artist, crafter and blogger. He has an eclectic style and an affinity for all things handmade. Mark is a huge holiday enthusiast with a soft spot for Halloween. He is the creator of slumberingalligator.com where he loves sharing projects that are affordable and approachable. In addition to being a part of the When Creativity Knocks creative team, he has created projects for Treetopia and is a Plaid Creator. Mark's work has been featured at numerous Chicago nightclubs, local hotspots and private residences. He has also been featured in various online publications, has made several television appearances and teaches crafting and DIY classes. If you're a holiday lover with an appreciation for unique over-the-top creations, be sure to check out Mark on his website and social media accounts.

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Scott Pfeiffer

Scott Pfeiffer is the Executive Producer/Videographer/Webmaster/
Novice Crafter of When Creativity Knocks.
With over 30 years of experience in broadcasting, media and design, Scott has been a news video editor, studio camera operator, producer/director, graphic designer, web designer and marketing manager.
He has worked for a major television network, a Pacific Northwest ABC-TV affiliate, an international music instrument company and as the owner of his own media company.
Scott was awarded an Emmy for his work on a documentary for FOX Television.

When Creativity Knocks’ mission is to provide DIY craft videos and step-by-step tutorials to spark your creative imagination. When Creativity Knocks…Open The Door!