Hi Gals & Guys!
Welcome! I'm Mel and I'm 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 excited to be able to share with all of You.
This 'about me' page is very wordy & wandering (just like my conversational style). ;)
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 things on offer. I covet my fair share, but I like to think that you can make projects for next to nothing. (Though I do try to support crafting companies, especially small companies and artists, as well.)
Free digital papers:
& overlays or digital masks:
... Free printables, templates & cut files:
(including digital or hybrid tricks):
Some miscellaneous 3D paper craft projects:
And in older posts, you'll find the odd little
digital image freebie that I've doodled...
I also post link-lists or round-ups of fab free things that others share online:
I'm sort of a very shy people-person (if that makes any sense) so I find it difficult to talk about myself... but this 'about me' page used to be very one-dimensional with only the craft chat. I figured I should open up a little and add some things about my life!
My name is
I live in Canada in Port Moody, BC (near Vancouver). Such a beautiful place to live:
In the interest of opening up, I thought I might share a little about my beliefs as well...
Living as green or eco-conscious as possible is incredibly dear to my heart.
I have a fervent belief in human rights of all kinds, and though it might sound corny, I have a deep profound love for in people in general. I don't belong to one particular religion, but I do feel that spirituality is an important part of my life, and I honour the roll that faith of all varieties plays in the world.
I have always struggled with chronic depression and social anxiety and/or agoraphobia. I am finding that things are so much better now than they ever have been. I mention it here, because I want to help tear down the stigma that can come with these struggles. And especially because I've often read things on other blogs and that has made me realize I am not alone.
Other things that make life more interesting are a struggle with severe food allergies & weight. I find both have caused me to look at life more intricately and I've learned so very much.
Blogging & my adventures in paper crafts:
I started to blog, because I so enjoyed reading the blogs of the many talented people who share online. I wanted to be a part of that community.
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. I thought no one but my family and friends would ever read my blog, so to find such wonderful crafty friends online has been sheer delight.
Though I still constantly work with the stamps and traditional materials that I started out with, I have also fallen madly in love with the open-ended possibilities of hybrid crafting.
and all the crafty supplies in our stashes, isn't there?
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)