Necessity is the Stepmother of Invention

I’m getting tired of this book thing.

Don’t get me wrong, I love matching the fabrics and papers and then picking just the right filler paper and thread to make each book special. However, making books is time-consuming and tiring. For each one, I have to cut two sets of boards, measure and cut fabric, padding, and paper and then there is the glue… lots and lots of glue. On top of that, for every book I make, I have to punch 35 holes before I can start the sewing.
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Comic-Con 2012

I’m going to Comic-Con! I’m going to meet Stan Lee!!!

My birthday is coming up and, thanks to a gift from my parents, I’m going to meet one of my childhood heroes – the creator of Spiderman!
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A New Take on Wooden Beads

Most of my crafting time has been spent on paper crafts – scrapbooking, cards, etc. The beads sat on the jewelry cart, neglected and ignored for months, if not years.

Then I got inspired.
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Ep. 3 – Getting Started in Scrapbooking for $50 or less

You have the basics, you’ve made a couple of simple pages, but what’s next?
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Ep. 2 – Getting Started in Scrapbooking for $25 or less – sample

Now that you have your supplies, I show you how to make a scrapbook page that is simple but effective.
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Ep. 1 – Getting Started in Scrapbooking for $25 or less

This is the very first episode of Crafty Ratty. In it, I talk about how to get started in scrapbooking for only $25.
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