Call me crazy, but I am about to start a "crafty" blog. If you know me, you know that in all my "spare" time, which there is little of, I stamp, scrapbook, craft and create. I have many people who live near me and far away that ask me how I do things, where I get ideas and just want to see what I made...so, this blog is going to be for that purpose. I hope that it will keep me on task and to make me work on things that I have put off, especially my scrapbooking! I am a couple of years behind on my family albums, one year behind on my second child's first year album, and several years behind on vacation albums...it is sad, really! So, I am going to make a schedule of things that I plan to post throughout the next year. I plan to post at least one scrapbook layout each week, one card layout/idea, and then any other ideas/crafts that I do each week. I am always making something, so surely, I will have enough to post :-). I will begin my proposed schedule the first week of the new year. Obviously, this time of year is sooooo busy but I hope to post a couple of things before this year ends.
Just so you know what I am working with and doing the majority of my crafts with, here is a list of my "go-to tools":
1. Cricut Expression (with cartridges and SCAL software)
2. Cuttlebug (Which I use mostly to emboss)
3. Score Board (by Martha Stewart)
4. Glue Gun
5. Stamps (of all kinds)
I have all the normal tools like the paper trimmer, circle cutter system (by Creative Memories), Crop-a-Dile (small and large), Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper (heavy duty), pens, scissors, punches (of all shapes and sizes) and of course...ALL KINDS OF PAPER!!!
I have been scrapbooking since I was in high school and in the last 5 years or so, have really branched out to all types of paper crafts. I will be the first to admit most of my projects are copied or inspired by things that I have seen somewhere (on internet, blogs, pinterest, magazines, etc...) and when I copy an idea, I will link you to the original or at least tell you where I got it from. I will not take credit for other people's ideas! I may make the same project but I may change it to fit my tastes, go about it differently or simply just use the layout...it all depends on the project. I have no alligance to a company or certain product, I simply use whatever I can find to work with at any "crafty" store.
Okay...so, I hope you love the blog and the ideas that are held within! Enjoy my creations and know that they are always homemade! Here goes....
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