Hi Gals & Guys!
Welcome! I am so happy that you've found my blog! The crafting world & all the fabulous people in it always make me feel so grateful and just plain glad.
I'm Mel and I live in Port Moody, BC Canada (near Vancouver). I am totally shamelessly addicted to crafting and blogging. I love reading the blogs of the many talented people who share. I wanted to be a part of that.
(my favourite thing in the whole crafty world is texture!
This is made with a Cuttlebug folder, Copic markers, heat
embossing in clear powder, and some paint.)
the odd little digital image...
and links to some fab free things that others share online.
The greatest passion of the blog side of my life, is to share things for free. Commercially made supplies are lovely & I'm glad there are such beautiful crafty supplies on offer. I covet my fair share, but I like to think that you can make beautiful things for next to nothing. (Though I do try to support crafting companies--especially small companies and artists--as well.)
A little about my meandering path following this crafty obsession: I love anything made with hands. It's amazing what people can do with paper, yarn, clay... the contents of the recycling bin!
Personally, I mostly play around with hybrid crafting now (mixing traditional stamps & supplies with digital ones).
Originally, I started out doing a few scrapbook pages, ended up in a stamp club, then I started blogging, and though I still work with stamps and traditional materials, I am madly in love with the open-ended possibilities of hybrid crafting.
You may notice the category "cheap tricks" in the blog labels (in the sidebar). Cheap is my middle name. "Use it up! Wear it out! Make it do, or do without!" has always been a family motto. How about you? You know that special little thrill you get when people dream up something out of nothing?
Another favourite element of crafting is that there is always something new. Now, that can make it expensive, but it also makes expansive! :0) Isn't it crazy how there are hundreds of new things to learn--or make up as you go along--every day?
If you have any questions at all (or if you just want to chat) please just drop me a line. I'm delighted share resources and ideas. You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You for stopping in; I really really really appreciate it! :0)
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