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Winter Blues Perk Up

If Winter grays are making you blue – here’s something that might help.  EASTER… I spent a wonderful couple of hours in my craft room making this cute little Easter basket but it was a real twofer – not only did I come out with an adorable little Easter treat, but I came out with… Continue reading Winter Blues Perk Up

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Vintage Glassine Envelopes (or) Sleeves

I recently acquired a FULL BOX of Vintage Glassine Envelopes, although today I believe they would call them ‘sleeves’. I have always loved glassine envelopes, they have a bit of a mysterious quality to them where you can just see through the envelope but not really make out all the details.  And these envelopes are… Continue reading Vintage Glassine Envelopes (or) Sleeves

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Branding Your Business

I have an online shop with Etsy called Old Raven.  I sell my handmade altered art projects there as well as craft supplies and Vintage/Antique items that I find rummaging through Estate Sales where I love to find things to incorporate in to my altered art. Now Etsy has really been on a roll for… Continue reading Branding Your Business

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Paper Mosaic Chest – Part 2 of 2

(Just a reminder – this project was done using the Tim Holtz Paper Mosaic Kit.  For complete basic instructions visit his blog and watch the video for Distress Paper Mosaic Kit .) I realize one of my character traits is both a positive and a negative, especially in my crafting.  I do tend to be a bit… Continue reading Paper Mosaic Chest – Part 2 of 2

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Know You Are Loved – A Valentine Gift

  I know my last post indicated I would be adding the next installment of The Giant Apothecary but alas, this pesky broken shoulder just won’t let me get to the last few steps to get that thing finished off!  And I gotta tell ya, it’s really FRUSTRATING. So, taking a step back and a… Continue reading Know You Are Loved – A Valentine Gift

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Giant Apothecary Cabinet – Part 3 of 5

Okay, we’re rolling now!  So I’ve trimmed all the boards I needed to, I’ve checked that all eight units fit together properly and I’ve taken everything back apart and am ready to paint. Since this is going to be such a large project, and I frequently use black acrylic paint in my crafting, I decided… Continue reading Giant Apothecary Cabinet – Part 3 of 5