Hello and welcome all!

Stephanie is my name, and crafting is my game! lol   I have been crafting as long as I can remember and still have the first scrapbook I made as a young girl (and I have plans to redo that old scrapbook someday!).  I’m the type of person who keeps mementos in shoe boxes and plastic storage bins, but procrastinates about actually doing something with them when it starts to feel like work  (all that sorting and organizing – ugh!).  When it starts feeling like work – then it’s off to surf the net or go shopping for new and wonderful crafty supplies and just IMAGINE what I am going to do with it all.  My sons can attest to the fact that I have several closets of plastic bins FULL of their childhood/adolescent/teenage/young men memorabilia just waiting to be categorized and crafted into scrapbooks!  I find card making to be a great outlet for creativity…. and it’s great to always have a stash of cards ready for any occasion!

Now that I have become disabled, I try to fit in as much craftiness as my ol’ decrepit body will allow.  Sometimes, the ol’ brain is willing but the body is not, and vice versa.  On the lucky days, when they are in sync – as to inspiration and purpose,  I will create and share as much as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot me an email at StephSBush@aol.com.

I have been blessed to have “met” many crafters through the various online communities. Some of the  most inspiring, encouraging and uplifting people you will ever meet are within a few keystrokes on your computer — just look at the various communities and challenges I have listed under the “Challenge Blogs” and “Sites I Follow” tabs (at the top of this page).  I try my best to periodically update the list and ensure the links are all working.  If you have suggestions for additions, or you find a link not working, please let me know.  I want this to be a place where everyone can come and feel inspired and challenged.

I’ve noticed on other blogs disclaimers and such so I probably ought to go ahead and post a disclaimer here — all my “craftiness”  is here for inspiration to you and others.  Please feel free to use it as such – however, if you decide to “copy” it,  please let others know where you got your inspiration – just a quick reference to this blog will suffice! Thanks in advance – it is much appreciated!

I do not have a store associated with this blog.  I do not receive any form of compensation for this blog – that includes, but is not limited to,  forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

My opinions are my own.  Being on a fixed budget, I know how important it is to stretch our crafting dollars as much as possible – so, in that spirit, I will  give you my honest opinions, findings, beliefs and/or experiences regarding the products I have used/tried, as well as any experiences with customer service and the online shops from which I purchase. I hope this will help others who are pursuing paper crafting – be it cardmaking, scrapbooking, etc. – to find new resources, tips, and techniques to further their enjoyment of this art form.

As with anything – please do your own research with regards to any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service on this blog. You should always verify with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Last, but not least, please know I will never share or  recommend a product or service  that I do not personally like.



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