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Craft challenged

I am totally “craft challenged”.  Even though I still do fairly “naked” scrapbook pages, I am still the slowest dancer at the party.  If I were being paid by the hour for my crafting, I would most likely starve.  But I craft anyway, and I like to think I am getting better!

I am the proud owner of a Cricut Expressions2 that I have had for at least five years and have plugged in twice.  I have every intention of learning to use it, and haul it with me on a regular basis when I scrapbook.  Perhaps I will actually use it this weekend at our School of Rock Retreat.

All that being said, I yearn for a dedicated papercrafting/scrapbooking space.  I buy every issue of “Where Women Create” when it hits the news stand, and pore over the beautiful photos of studios and “open concept” rooms, lusting after stacks and stacks of coordinated boxes, bins, and shelves of products.

Right now my newly-created crafting space is a 2’X3′ folding table smack dab in the middle of my bedroom.  By turning my body slightly to the left I can move from my computer to the table without leaving my chair. And two steps farther puts me in bed.

The beauty of this space is that I am actually using it for creating.  I’m hard at work making treat boxes/place cards for this weekend’s retreat, times 24.  Then will come cutting and preparing kits for my card-making workshop.  And then pricing product to take for sale.  This small space will be a hubbub of activity this week.

The point of this is to say, “Don’t be discouraged if you have a tiny space, or even a kitchen table you must borrow and clean off daily.”  There is room in your life for crafting if you want to do it.  So craft away, and dream of an airy, sun filled workspace “someday”.

My tiny crafting space...yes, the blob of pink is my bedspread...right next to the work table.

My tiny crafting space…yes, the blob of pink is my bedspread…right next to the work table.

Halloween cards

Here are a couple of cute little cards made from blank orange cards from my old CM stash. The stamps are “Halloween Greetings” MyAcrylix Stamp Set (D1605, $16.95) and “Frightfully Fun” MyAcrylix Stamp Set (B1453, $9.95), both using Black MyExclusive Inks. and Gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985, $4.95). To order, visit my Online Business Address.

Lily and Olivia, counting the days!

Lily and Olivia, counting the days!

A season of Thanks

It is never too early to begin thinking about Thanksgiving, not just in terms of the holiday we love, but as an attitude we hold inside us daily. The Pathfinder paper packet is perfect for thank you cards of all kinds.

"A Season of Thanks" cards made with Pathfinder papers.

“A Season of Thanks” cards made with Pathfinder papers.

Contact me at 559-786-5068 or visit my Online Business Address to get them for yourself.