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Decorating for Christmas

I am not much of a decorator, but something made me decide to attempt a little holiday decorating this year.  I think a lot of it has to do with getting in the spirit of the holiday season starting right before Thanksgiving.  For most holiday seasons in the past, I would be busy with my […]

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My Top Tips and Tricks for Working with Craft Glue

I must admit, I’m not a nice and neat type of crafter.  When I was a newbie crafter, I would be all over the place.  No space was big enough to contain my mess.  When it came to things like wet gluing, my fingers would become all sticky, “contaminating” everything I touched.  It wasn’t that […]

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Punched Lace Book Paper Wreath

I’ve seen a lot of wreaths made from recycled book pages, and although they look nice and elegant, none of them have wowed me enough to attempt making one.  That was until I saw one featured on one of my favorite craft shows on PBS, Crafting at the Spotted Canary.  After watching the show and […]

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Graphic 45 Mini Album Book

I am a cardmaker, not a scrapbooker, but when I saw that my local scrapbook store, Scrapbook Territory, was offering a mini book class using Graphic 45 paper and embellishments, I immediately signed up for it.  I am a paper collector and hoarder, and I love Graphic 45 paper, but have never gotten an opportunity […]

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Vintage Crafting – Three-Dimensional Decoupage

I love books and I love to craft, so craft books have a special place in my heart, not so much for their instruction as for their inspiration and eye candy.  One particular subject I’m particularly fascinated with is vintage crafting, so whenever I come across a vintage craft magazine or book, I have to […]

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Letting Go of Perfection

I am a perfectionist by nature.  Ever since I was little, I have been obsessed with things like accuracy and precision.  I remember when I was in second or third grade and learning about the metric system, we had a bunch of math exercises in which we had to draw lines of a given length […]

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2013 Scrapbook Expo and the Commercialization of Crafting

Over the weekend I attended the 2013 Scrapbook Expo held in Santa Clara.  It was my first time attending.  Now to be honest, I am not a scrapbooker, but I am a cardmaker, and I was eager to learn new things and see some new gadgets and tools.  I had registered for four workshops over […]

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Castle in the Air Tunnel Book Class

I love tunnel books. I pin my favorite images of tunnel books onto my Pin board. So when the opportunity came for me to learn how to make one at my favorite store, Castle in the Air, I jumped at the chance. Like my love for shadow boxes, my love for tunnel books stems from […]

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