Author Archives: Cyndy

Gray and Orange Color Inspiration {Evolution of Style}

Mixing grays and oranges.  The Creativity Exchange

  Hi guys, it’s Jenny from Evolution of Style and I’m excited to be back and talking color here at The Creativity Exchange.   Cyndy and I share a passion/obsession for everything paint color related.  With cooler weather upon us, … Continue reading

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Working in Natural Elements in Design {Amanda Carol Interiors}

Working in natural elements into design.  Amanda Carol for The Creativity Exchange

Greetings Creativity Exchange readers! It’s Amanda from Amanda Carol Interiors back with another contributor post. Today, I’m sharing some of the latest design trends we are seeing in the Home Decor and Design industry and how natural elements are leading the trends … Continue reading

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Obsessed With: High Fashion Home

Round up of home decor pieces from High Fashion Home.  The Creativity Exchange

  I have talked about High Fashion Home in the past but I have never done a full post gushing over my complete obsession with this home design store. Just to give you background, High Fashion Home is a home … Continue reading

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Monogramming Tricks with Vinyl Gold Foil Letters

Tricks for monogramming with precut vinyl letters and gold foil.  The Creativity Exchange

So for years now, I have wracked my brain as to why my local craft store (Hobby Lobby) does not sell large, pre-cut vinyl adhesive letters.  It has driven my crazy because those of us without vinyl cutting machines like … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Reader Favorite Paint Color Poll

Readers' Favorite Paint Colors {Color Palette Monday}

  Last year, some of you guys may remember that I started a tradition where I shared a color palette of all of your favorite paint colors. That color palette (the one shared above) is my favorite paint color palette … Continue reading

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Free Printable Collection of Modern Black and White Prints

Free printable collection of modern black and white prints.  Just add a mat and frame.  The Creativity Exchange

    I have been playing around lately with several different graphics programs and trying out some new cool techniques.  I am really getting into making graphic art prints for different projects and I created this collection of modern black and … Continue reading

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Easy DIY Knot Bracelets and Necklaces

Easy DIY knot bracelets and necklaces that anyone can make.  No special tools needed.  The Creativity Exchange

  I have been making jewelry for about 15 years but I rarely share any jewelry DIY’s because special tools are needed and jewelry making can be complicated (and tedious).  However, I recently made a bunch of bracelets for a … Continue reading

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Creative and Fun Ways to Organize Bookshelves for Kids

Creative ways to organize Billy bookshelves in children's spaces.  The Creativity Exchange

    I hope you guys had a fantastic weekend! I spent the weekend getting my girl and her room organized for another school year.  I bet many of you were doing the same thing and gearing up for school … Continue reading

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Texas Corn Chowder with Smoked Gouda (Shrimp or Chicken)

Texas Corn Chowder with Smoked Gouda.  The Creativity Exchange

Our family just returned from our summer vacation in British Columbia and aside from being one of the most beautiful places on earth, it was chilly!  Coming from the insane Texas heat, we were beyond thrilled to wear fleece jackets most … Continue reading

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Favorites from the 2015 Paint Color Forecasts

Favorite paint colors from the 2015 color forecasts.   The Creativity Exchange

I hope you guys had a fantastic weekend! A couple of years ago, I started a tradition where I highlight my favorite colors from the color forecasts from the various paint companies for the next year.  More than any other design/color … Continue reading

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