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 [...]
Over the past couple of weeks, I have been diligently working to dethrone the queen of unfinished projects! First up, a Technique Day album from 2 or 3 years ago! Red Letter Journal offers Technique Day the 3rd Saturday of every month from 12-5pm. For this Technique Day, we made a page each month to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Happy May Crafters! Time for your monthly Red Letter Journal card club update! This month's theme was chipboard. To be precise, it was naked chipboard. Participants could cover it with paper, paint it, emboss it, glimmer mist it, whatever tickled their creative fancy! Of course, the Create & Craft team was on hand armed with [...]
April's theme/technique was texture. If you've ever been shopping with me, you know I love texture! I cannot walk through a store without touching EVERYTHING while oohing and aahing. The softer - the better! Amy's fav of the month comes from Ms. Carol! While I love the colors and layout, what made Carol's card my [...]
Congratulations to "Lee in Texas" and "Yvonne" for winning prizes in the Viva Las Vegastamps! Blog Hop this past weekend!! Lee and Yvonne each won a $15 gift certificate from Viva Las Vegastamps! Check your email for details on how to claim your prize. Congrats again and Happy Crafting!
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, [...]
Thanks to our monthly card club, I was able to finish my Christmas cards - yeah! Five of the six cards I walked away with were Christmas, and they were all beautiful! For December, we had to use at least 2 of the techniques or themes from previous card clubs. We could choose from dry [...]
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 [...]
Amy LOVES Glitter! Almost a month has past since the Create and Craft team loaded up in the Paper Crafting Express (aka Betty's van) and headed to Rocky Hill, Kentucky for a fun filled weekend playing with glitter! Rocky Hill is the home of PK Glitz and the Rocky Hill Inn where 11 [...]
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, [...]
A 5" square card made with Riley The Moose and Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) For the first time ever, and for a very limited time, Riley is available in central Ohio! Riley is the adorable little moose recently featured in a two page article in Scrap & Stamp Arts magazine (March 2011) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A Big Cricut Hello & Chirp to each of you! Welcome to the Cricky Across the 50 Blog Hop hosted by K Andrew of Getting Cricky! If you are here from Patricia Logan of MDN Creates then you are in the right spot. If you just arrived here and would like to start from the [...]
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 [...]
My head is still spinning with all the ideas and images from the CHA Winter Conference!! After a couple itinerary revisions to avoid the snowstorm in Chicago, arrived home late Wednesday night. Right after hugs and kisses to/from hubby, I got out the 3D lacquer samples from Sakura Hobby Crafts. I just couldn't wait to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Our trip to Stampaway in Cincinnati allowed us to meet some fantastic designers (Amy Flowers, Joni Russell, Magdalena Muldoon), gave us the chance to learn some new techniques (mixed media collage, metal engraving) and inspired us to start hunting for some really cool ephemera.
Iris folding and tea bag folding are similar, but different While both are believed to have originated in Holland, they each have their own unique characteristic.