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Welcome to OCD with Amy D!

Yes!  You read it correctly - Welcome to OCD with Amy D - a new weekly blog post all about organizing your crafting supplies!  In this case, OCD stands for Obsessive Crafting Disorder!  (OK, there's a little traditional OCD involved as well.)  Sometimes I wonder what I love more.  Crafting?  OR  Buying and organizing crafting [...]

By |2017-12-27T11:25:46-05:00July 9th, 2012|News|1 Comment

Iris Folding Teapot Card Published

The call came out for a project using recycled products.  I decided to do a teapot, (which is one of my favorite patterns). The next step was to find recycled material to accomplish this. With everything in life, your projects always come out better using items you love. So, the gift wrap I had saved [...]

By |2017-12-27T11:25:46-05:00July 2nd, 2012|News|0 Comments

Authentique Paper & Want2Scrap Inspiration

Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap are teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap products! Make sure you visit these fabulous designers for even more inspiration! - Terre Fry - Elise Durenberger And be sure to check the Want2Scrap blog every day this week for even more project inspiration! They have a fantastic Want2Scrap [...]

By |2017-12-27T11:25:46-05:00June 29th, 2012|News|7 Comments

USArtQuest Design Team Announced

I first met Susan Pickering Rothamel at a paper crafting convention about two years ago. I watched her create amazing piece after piece with the greatest of ease, all while talking to people visiting her booth. Since then, I've read her books, watched her DVDs and continued to visit with her at shows. She's delightful, [...]

By |2017-12-27T11:25:47-05:00December 20th, 2011|News|3 Comments

Merry Christmas Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar Our last day and last holiday—Christmas.  Now it was time to use all of the skills and techniques we had learned during the past two days to create an advent calendar.  Embossing, shading, Wonder Film, crystal lacquer, distressing, and more!  Everything was used on these 25 tags to create a beautiful [...]

By |2017-12-27T11:25:47-05:00November 27th, 2011|News|1 Comment

Swapper’s Day Finds!

Over the last few months, I've seen my crafting shift from card making to more 3D projects. I've also started using a variety of materials in combination with paper. I guess I've moved into the mixed media space. I've always liked lumpy bumpy artwork. I've always been more attracted to sculpture, pottery, carvings, art quilts, [...]

By |2017-12-27T11:25:47-05:00September 15th, 2011|News|5 Comments

Bobbin Lace—A Break from Papercrafting

Bobbin Lace Pillow with Work In Progress In addition to papercrafting, I also make handmade bobbin lace and wanted to share a little bit of that world with you. Bobbin lace is a form of weaving. Threads are wound on bobbins that are manipulated to form patterns. Pins help to support the lace [...]

By |2017-12-27T11:25:47-05:00February 24th, 2011|News|4 Comments

Meeting Kari McKnight-Holbrook

Cloth Paper Scissors January/February 2011 Issue Handmade books and journals fascinate me. I love the different materials people can incorporate in a book, from the pages to the covers to the bindings to the embellishments. They are works of art that unfold before you as you turn the pages. I like how can [...]

By |2017-12-27T11:25:47-05:00February 18th, 2011|News|2 Comments

Congratulations Karel—You Won!

Karel Jennings Congratulations to Karel Jennings of Hilton, NY! She's the winner of our Your Story Package for participating the Getting Cricky Across the 50 blog hop hosted by Kristal Andrew. We selected our winner using Random.org and 60 was the lucky comment number. Karel's hobbies are reading, paper crafting, needle crafting and [...]

By |2017-12-27T11:25:47-05:00February 14th, 2011|News|10 Comments

Today’s Scrapbook Yard Sale Haul

More goodies at the scrapbook yard sale This month in our area (Columbus, OH) we've marked our calendar to check out four scrapbook garage sales. A scrapbook garage sale gives people the chance to sell tools and supplies they no longer want to others who love to paper craft. Let's face it, scrapbookers who have [...]

By |2017-12-27T11:25:47-05:00February 5th, 2011|News|5 Comments

We’re Back From CHA Winter 2011

After a week in Los Angeles, CA for the The Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Winter Tradeshow, the Create & Craft team is back at home in Columbus, OH. And what a week it’s been! Folks took some great classes, learned some new techniques, connected with familiar friends, met great folks, did some shopping, and [...]

By |2017-12-27T11:25:49-05:00February 2nd, 2011|News|0 Comments

Barbara Trombley: The Original Glitter Queen!

Barb Trombley, The Original Glitter Queen Today at the CHA 2011 Winter tradeshow, I had the pleasure to meet Barbara Trombley, the original glitter Queen! Barbara was standing in front of a glittered butterfly, about 4 foot square, that had the most amazing shading I've ever seen! And there were rows and rows [...]

By |2017-12-27T11:25:49-05:00January 30th, 2011|News|1 Comment
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