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Do You have a “Craft” Budget?

Monday, May 26th, 2008

I can always justify spending money on crafts. At the rate I buy supplies I figure every card i make cost about 34.00. Pleasure and enjoyment- priceless. I have a monthly bdget that I allow myself- i TRY to stick to under a 100.00 for all craft related stuff. That include paints, materials, tools and […]

Good Craft For Boys- Make Your Own Pinhole Camera

Monday, May 26th, 2008

And girls too Several different designs for making these pinhole cameras. A pinhole camera is one that does not have a glass lens- it has a very tiny hole that lets light into the exposed film. The most common modern use of a pinhole camera is to capture the movement of sunlight over a long […]

Starting a Craft Blog?

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

You may be been thinking of setting up your own craft blog- great! More than anything I appreciate the different ideas and creativity of all the craft blogs I visit. It might be tempting to use a a blog site like blogger or Blogspot or WordPress.com. Don’t do it! They will end up owning your […]

New Cricut JukeBox

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Cricut is coming out with Something called Cricut JukeBox. It is an adapter that plugs into the the existing port for your single cartridge and expands it so you can use 6 cartridges at a time. You can see pictures and read more about it on Jukebox by Cricut post. Also a nice list of […]

What can You Do With Shredded Paper?

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Most homes these days have a paper shredder- I know we do! I had a bit of scare with Identity theft and have taken some steps protecting myself. Getting a paper shredder was first step- a cross cut one is better then simple shred, Never ever put envelopes or old credit card bill in your […]

Some Sympathy Card Ideas

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Here are some nice sympathy card ideas to make with stamps. I prefer to make sympathy cards ahead of time. Occasionally I wil custom make them but I just find it too difficult emotionally to work on a card when i am grieving. This is nice elegant and masculine sympathy card to make here From […]

Summer Holidays Mean Summer Scrapbook Pages and Layouts!

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

My favourite scrap book layouts to work on ( after Christmas) are any photo layouts of our family Summer holidays and vacations. Most of our memorable trips I would have to say have been camping. I do like the beach and lazy days and we have often rented cottages- but for me nothing beats the […]

Get Your Own Etsy Store- Sell Your Hand Made Items

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

What the heck is Etsy? You may see the name in craft URL’s and wondered to your self what is an Etsy?. Etsy is an online marketplace for buying & selling handmade stuff. It is a place that lets people make a living making things and hook up with buyers. It began 2005 and now […]

Scrapbook Retreat Coming Up!

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

My mom and I are off to a scrapbook retreat in a few weeks. my mom is a bit nutty- maybe it comes with age 9 although i don;t think of her as being old at all ) She has a perfectly good car- I think it is a Saturn that is only a few […]

Crafts in the Summer?

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

I don;t know about everyone else- but desire to do any kind of craft really drops off as Summer comes. I do next to know scrapbooking- seems like such a “winter” craft to me. I am looking at my dining room table and see ton of scrapbook stuff there and in my heart of hearts […]

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