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Sunday, March 19th, 2017
My Formula for Buying Craft Supplies Online

When you buy craft supplies online do you have a method or you just buy whatever you see? Today I want to share with you My Formula for Buying Craft Supplies Online without spending unnecessary money or time.     My Formula for Buying Craft Supplies Online  Most of the supplies I use are either unavailable here or very expensive so I do most of my shopping online. That is sometimes a challenge because I can’t “feel” or touch the items myself. So I have my own formula of shopping that ensures I get what I need. This method works for store shopping too. 1. Make a list When I work I always have a piece of paper on the desk titled The List. This is a list of supplies that I NEED to buy. While I’m working some supplies are finished so I write them down on the list. I also get ideas for supplies I need and don’t have …

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
Creating on a Budget

Creating can be an expensive hobby with lots of expenses on different supplies. Can we be Creating on a Budget? Expenses add up because we want all the colors and we want all the papers. We go to the craft store and see all the sales and say to ourselves that we need them for our projects but do we really need them?     Creating on a Budget Is it possible to be more fugal and create on a budget when the industry keeps bombarding us with new shiny supplies and tells us that we must have them? I was thinking about the things I used to help me cut the cost of creating and compiled them to a list: Bubble wrap: great for creating patterns as a stamp or on a gelli plate Things from nature: leaves, shells and feathers are all things you can buy in a store but it’s much cheaper to use the real thing. Metal …

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
How To Keep Your Scissors Sharp

One of the most annoying things that can happen to a crafter is having dull scissors. How To Keep Your Scissors Sharp is a question all of you should know the answer to. Instead of replacing your scissors all the time and getting upset when they don’t cut what you want and how you want. Apply these tips and keep your scissors sharp and in tip – top condition.     How To Keep Your Scissors Sharp Use them only for their intended task In the scissors case don’t mix and match! Resist the temptation to reach for the nearest pair of scissors to cut fabric after you’ve been using these scissors for paper. You’’ll dull or nick the metal and may also throw off the alignment of the blades. Keep a separate pair for each material such as paper, fabric or metal. There is one exeption to the rule which I’ll tell you about at the end of the post. Avoid …

Friday, June 24th, 2016
You Can Craft for Free!

What if I told you that you can create amazing projects without buying any new craft supplies. You Can Craft for Free!, yes completely free. You probably say to yourself it’s impossible! Everybody knows that crafting is an expensive hobby and all those fancy projects on Pinterest and YouTube require the newest supplies. WRONG! You can create these projects without any additional expense on your part. The answer lies in your stash, yes your stash!     You Can Craft for Free! Many of us have what I call a crafter’s cycle. We see a project we want to make online. Next thing we find ourselves on the way to the craft store. There we don’t only buy what we need but what is pretty, on sale, bling etc. We get tempted by the amazing supplies and we always buy more than we need. When we get home three things can happen: 1. We create the project. 2. We start …

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
Unconventional Craft Supplies

Unconventional craft supplies can be found everywhere, in our house, workplace and even in the street. The idea is to create art projects not from the supplies you are used to, but from things you would normally use for something else or throw away completely. It’s sometimes called recycling, upcycling or reusing, but it doesn’t matter what it’s called the important thing is the challenge of using something unconventional and create something beautiful. My altered art projects are basically the same idea, taking something you would not expect to turn into something different but do it anyway!      Unconventional Craft Supplies Plastic Container I created this project for a DT I was in and I was looking for an original of the page project. I didn’t have any inspiration so I started organizing my room. Suddenly I saw this empty paper flower box and the idea just came to me. What if I could create a project that has …

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Frugal Crafting: DIY Embellishments

Everyone of us can practice frugal crafting: DIY embellishments for every project. It’s all a matter of using what we have in our stash and not buy embellishments or use ready made embellishments as a default. Every time you need to embellish a project like a scrapbook layout, a canvas, an altered item or a card and you automatically reach for your embellishments’ drawer or box stop! Stop and think “what can I use instead? can I create my own embellishment?” Yes you can! you can make your own unique items or personalized embellishments you already have.   Frugal crafting: DIY Embellishments for Every project Some of these ideas may be old and familiar but even though they are so well known we tend to forget them. It’s definitely easier to save time and reach out for something we bought at the store but if we want to save money and use our stash let’s embrace the practice of frugal …

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Why I only buy craft supplies once a year

Craft supplies are definitely not cheep but it’s not the only reason why I only buy craft supplies once a year. You probably think it’s impossible. Hoe can I only but craft supplies once a year, don’t i run out of stuff like glue or paper? Well…no, and today I want to share why. Some of the reasons are predictable but some will surprise you and maybe make you think a little about your craft stash. Why I only buy craft supplies once a year How often do you visit stores like Michael’s or Joann’s or any other big craft chain store? Even if you don’t visit them often, when you do get there it’s really hard to resist the beautiful isles loaded with all that crafty goodness. Guess what? I don’t visit these stores at all! Why? Because i live in Israel and we don’t have these stores here. It can be a challenge to get the exact supplies …

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