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I recently came across a comprehensive article on How to Start a Blog: 7 Easy Steps. It gives information such as platforms (Blogger versus WordPress), how much it costs, how much time it takes up, etc.
It is very well written and inviting article, in all its’ graphics, headers, subtitles and colours. Clearly, Robert knows how to blog.
If you would like to take a peak at his post you can visit it here.
Let me know what you think.
With three scrapbook and craft stores closing in one year, Sarnia, Ontario, has long been in a need for a craft store. Kathryne Knowles, owner of Crafty Kat Creations opened her store at 140 Christina Street North in the old Taylor’s Furniture Building, in September. It can’t be missed as it is on the corner of Cromwell and Christina in a bright red building.
Please note that you have to walk through Costumes Canada to reach the back of the store where Crafty Kat Creations hangs out.
There is a large range of products for scrapbookers, stampers and mixed media artists. Just look at all the Ranger goodness. They even carry Color Bursts, a much sought after product new in the market of mixed media.
They offer Kids Club Classes where ages 4 to 12 are invited to create one or two projects for $10. It’s a great time to drop off your children to run errands. Snacks are provided. The next class will be held on Saturday, February 20th. More details can be found on their Facebook Page; just search for Crafty Kat Creations and you’ll find it.
It’s child’s play time at the store too. You can hold a birthday party, or a whatever party for children where crafts will be made. Please see Kathryne, or Presley, for details.
There is an abundance of awesome dies from Ranger, Impression Obsession, Lawn Fawn, Tim Holtz. They also carry Dylusion sprays, and color bursts as mentioned previously.
And, of course, I had to add my favourite products, Crazy Birds and accessories. Crazy Cats are due in the store shortly.
Occasionally there are card classes, which will be posted to their Facebook Page. 3 cards are offered for $15.
And for you Stampin Up! fans, you’ll be pleased to know there are SU products in the store as well as a catalogue for ordering.
Local artists have their work on display, for free. So if you are an artist and have something that you want to share, please speak to Kathryne or Presley.
At the present time the store accepts cash or credit only. Debit has not been set up yet.
Go take a peak and tell them Beth sent you.
Hello friends. Along my travels this week I found some deals and eye candy to share. Enjoy!
- Marisa created a beautiful owl step card
- JoAnns now ships to Canada and they are offering a 15% off coupon
- Pam created a masculine card with a Crazy Bird
- Marisa made a beautiful Valentine’s Day card
- Paper-Garden.ca is having free shipping on orders over $50. I just ordered from them and service was quick. Paper is high quality. Check out their sale page too! This company is based out of Canada.
I have several “penpals” through my blogging and Technique Junkies, and my dear penpal, Nancy from Texas, sent me a “just because” package of the most delicious goodness. She knows how I love owls and I’m itching to use them, and I know just the card I’m going to make. Thank you, Nancy. You made my day!
Along my travels this week, I found some nice eye candy.
- Once again Hermine’s Place makes the list with this hummingbird card
- Sankari Wegman wows with her Koffee Time note cards. Can you say cute?
- For those who own Gelli plates, did you know that Gelli Arts has a website? 5 fab technique revisited is interesting
- Herimine’s Place shows off some beautiful results with Ecoline
- Linda Cain does her 2015 Year in Review and it comes with tutorials
- Eileen’s Crafty Zone does wonders with Brushos. (oh how I want some).
It’s been a long time since I shared some of my favourite things I found on the internet, and I hope you find it interesting too.
- Hermine’s Place showcases some mixed media
- Stampin with Sandi brings some spring to the air
- My on-line friend, Nancy Gibson, pointed me in the direction of Heartfelt Creations because I’m crazy for owls
- Who doesn’t love coffee cards. Here is one from Designs by Marisa that tugs at my heart
- Hetty, of CraftChaos, is ringing in the New Year with an adorable card
- An adorable coffee card by Hetty, once again. I think she’s the biggest coffee card maker out there
- Stamping with Bibiana works wonders with stencils and dies
- Heartshugsandflowers showcases a card with bird dies
- Debbie Yates created an adorable giraffe card. I’m a lover of all things owls and giraffes
I hope you enjoyed this little snipet of goodness.
Hello folks. This is one of my favourite older cards I shared a couple of years ago. I love the Serenity Prayer and thought I had to share it again. I like to post cards when I’m posting odds and sods like I am today.
One of my readers asked me to share my Pierogi recipe. After years of using just a basic dough recipe, my mom suggested I find a recipe that uses sour cream. It’s all the difference in the world and it makes my dough bounce back when I touch it.
- 3 cups all purpose flour, plus flour to dust the work surface
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 egg
- 1 cup water
- Combine flour, salt, sour cream, egg and water in a large bowl. Mix until dough comes together. If dough is dry, add more water 1 tablespoon at a time until it’s moist and springy. If the dough is sticky, add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it’s smooth.
- On a floured work surface, knead dough for 3 or 4 minutes until elastic. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
I have a Pierogi making contraption so all I have to do is set the dough in it and add the filling. If you don’t have one of those, use a circular glass and cut out your dough with the glass and fold over your edges after dampening the edges with water. Press edges lightly with fingers or fork.
Boiled potatoes mixed with sharp cheddar cheese
Hi folks. I’ve been surfing the net and came across some things I’d like to share with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
- All about black ink pads by Blockhead Stamps
- Happy Birthday Center Step card by Designs by Marisa
- Scene card by Pam’s Crafts
- Artsy Inkers is a Stamping forum I belong too. It is made up of stampers from the disbanded Two Peas in a Bucket and we would welcome you to join us
- Stamping with Bibiana does such inspirational work with dies. You can find her stencil tutorials here
- Linda Cain create the cutest Valentine mini angels I’ve seen
- Stamping with Julie Gearinger uses the Stampin’ Up! peacock in a very pretty way
- Miracle Art Inspirations is an interesting blog I follow
- My article I wrote on the Introduction to the Colour Wheel and Enhancing the Beauty with the Colour Wheel
I came across a very interesting article that explains all the different types of ink and what they are used for. To read up on your inks you can click here.
Ink Stains is giving away a Gelli Plate. Roni has an awesome blog with lots of tutorials and comparison shopping. You can have a chance to win her blog candy if you read her post today. Check it out here.
I’ve been a very busy girl playing in my stamp room working on all kinds of things. One of those things is the Tie Dye Chic technique, seen here in my photo. It is just one of many cool techniques found on the Stampbooking CD of the Technique Junkie Newsletter–which can be purchased on the drop-down menu on the upper right bar of my blog.
Pat was generous in providing us with free directions which can be found here.
Link me up when you get some made. I’d love to see them.