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The Waking of A New Day

Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!

It has certainly been awhile since I typed those lovely words! How has everyone been?!?! I have been working away on several projects that couldn’t be shared until they were given. Now, I am still working on my lovely mom’s birthday party, it is now just under a week away and I am so excited!

With that being said, as I am writing this another amazing person in my life is celebrating a birthday today, my niece! It is so hard to believe that she is already ten years old. I remember getting the call on this day ten years ago that my beautiful sister-in-law had gone into labor. The rush of excitement as I drove to the hospital was out of this world. The wait seemed like forever, but by the end of the day, I was holding and giving my heart to a beautiful baby girl. She has certainly changed our lives and made them far better. Since the day she was born, we knew that she was a special girl. Sassy with a big beautiful heart and not afraid to show the boys that a girl can get in the dirt too. She has grown to be such a smart and kind girl. Baby girl if you are reading this, Aunt Alishia loves you more than words could ever describe!

Now, for my niece, I had made quite a few ideas and then changed just about every one of them, except the card. The card is sassy with a whole lot of fun. I started by taking a piece of hot pink card stock and cut it at 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches, and scored and folded at the 4.25 inch mark. I then took a nice light pink color and cut that at 5.25 inches by 4 inches. I did that piece twice. I turned those pieces into my own designer paper and a piece was placed on the front of the card and the second piece was placed inside the card. For the two small rectangles that are kind put at angles on the front, I used black and hot pink. Both are cut at 4.25 inches by 3 inches.

The ribbon at the top was tied into a square knot and then placed on the card using a glue dot. The other piece of ribbon was simply shaped to make a “V” and then using a glue dot, I placed it on the back of the black scalloped circle. I layered on top a light pink circle with the stamped happy birthday sentiment.

On the inside of the card, I layered my designer paper with a piece of light pink paper so I could write my message and stamp a pretty flower to tie the front to the inside. Once I was finished, I stuck ten dollars in the card and called it a day. The look on my nieces face when her mom told her that I had made the card was priceless. I absolutely loved making this card and I really loved watching her open this card. It brings me such joy to do these things for my loved ones.

The inspiration for this card came from a wonderful woman that I have mentioned on here before, Mrs. Angie Juda of ChicNScratch. She has a YouTube channel as well as a website. You should definitely check her out! I absolutely love the amazing work that she does!!

This card was so much fun to make. I got the paper, stamps, and ribbon from JoAnn Fabrics. I got the ink from Stampin’ Up. I got the adhesive from WalMart.

I truly hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you did, feel free to give this post a like, comment, and/or share, I would greatly appreciate it! Please visit often as I am coming out of the insanely busy schedule and will be making more posts. Feel free to message me and let me know if there are any other crafts that you would like to see me work on. Until next time,

Thank you and God Bless!

Happy Krafting!

KraftaholicMommy

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Invitations of Love!

Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!

It has been a while since I have been on here to talk to you lovely people. I have been busy working on some birthday party invitations for my sweet mother’s upcoming birthday. So, I couldn’t exactly talk about those until I started giving them out to the invited. Not to mention, I wanted to make sure my mom approved.

This is such a blessing to be able to work on these for my mom. She is such a kind hearted and sweet woman. She never asks for anything. We joke and tell her it is because the second she mentions she even likes something, Daddy runs and gets it for her. Her level of spoiled is extreme. Of course, we are only joking, she deserves to be treated so amazing.

The theme for the party is going to be Fifty and Fabulous. The colors are black, gold, and gold glitter. This was an interesting thing to incorporate in the invitations. I am still very old school in the fact that rather than creating an event on social media, I love making and sending invitations. More often than not, I am making invitations for Monkey’s birthdays. I get to take the time to think about how amazing my little man is. How much he had grown in just a year. I get to reminisce about happy memories.

I started looking at my favorite spots for inspiration about what I wanted to do. I know that typically invitations for birthdays are usually in a simple postcard format, but I thought using a card would be better. I was stuck on the phrase, “Fifty and Fabulous.” It would not leave me, I searched everywhere for a stamp set that included that phrase, unfortunately, that was not happening for me. I decided I would alter what I was wanting to do. That is when I found a video by Connie Stewart from Simply Simple Stamping. She is an amazing artist and if you have the chance, visit her YouTube Channel. She created a beautiful card with a doily and I was drawn in. I tried finding gold doilies that had a fancy edging, but nothing jumped out at me. I decided to alter her card with a few little things and I was very happy with the outcome.

First, I did not alter two measurements. The card base is just like hers, 8.5inches by 5.5 inches. I then scored and folded my card base on the 4.25 inch mark. I did not cut half an inch off the bottom of the front of the card. I did some basic math and discovered, if I did take that half inch off, it would show the white insert with the invitation stamp and information. I thought that would clash with the overall look of the card.

At this point, I altered the measurement and the edges of the band on the card. Connie’s card called for a piece that would measure about 2.5 inches. I decided that it would look a bit more on the elegant and fun side to cut that measurement to one inch strip. Now, this strip of gold glitter paper was interesting. This strip is not straight across the card in one solid piece. This piece was snipped on either end and then the strip was cut in half. I wanted to ensure that the ends would be flush with the edge of the card. I do not have a banner punch like used in Connie’s beautiful tutorial, so I improvised with a pretty label punch that I have. I thought it made the card pop in an interesting way.

I wanted to add a bit of color to the invitations. I thought about using white for my card base, but I wanted that doily to really scream from the background. I thought about changing the color of the image paper, but I didn’t think it would help my card. So, I remembered my mom mentioning that she wanted to incorporate flowers in the party. Light bulb came on in the old brain area and I grabbed the stamp set, “Flowers of Gratitude,” from 2005 Stampin’ Up. This stamp set was found at a wonderful antique store in my neighborhood. It is a retired stamp set from Stampin’ Up, but this also shows that you are able to use whatever you have on hand to make something beautiful. I used Stampin’ Up inks, Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum, to stamp the beautiful flowers.

This next part was a huge learning experience for me. Until this day, I had never used embossing powder and a heat tool. I wanted to learn how to work with them, but never worked on a card that would benefit from it. I found gold glitter embossing powder at Michaels. I found the heat tool at the same antique store as my retired stamp sets. Now, I will say that for this project, I did not use an embossing buddy. This is a little tidbit of fabric that you rub on the area that you are embossing to prevent the embossing powder from sticking to the paper in places you would not like it. I did not use this because I wanted the embossing powder to kind of speckle across the paper. It made a little sparkle that just topped the card off. I used the stamp Hello, because it was a fun word with pretty script for the invitation.

Due to the black cardstock, I made a point to work on the inside of the card with white cardstock. I stamped a simple invitation and filled in the information for the party. I also stamped a flower from the front of the card in the corner of the inside piece. I thought it would tie in the front of the card with the inside. I also took the time to round the corners of the inside piece. This added a little something extra. This was not my idea, to be honest the thought never crossed my mind. I was working on the invitations, while my husband was looking at a new tool I had gotten. He suggested to round the edges. Once I did, I fell in love with it. Fantastic idea sweet husband!

I was going to be mailing off quite a few of these and my local post office tends to frown on taking envelopes that are decorated, so I did not decorate the envelopes this time. Most of the time, I will take a few minutes to tie the envelop in with the card.

I truly love that God has blessed me with being able to make these invitations. It means so much to me that I could do this for my mom. I hope everyone enjoys the cards and of course, comes out to the party.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you did, feel free to give this a like, comment, or share. I would greatly appreciate it. Until next time,

Thank you and God Bless!

Happy Krafting!

KraftaholicMommy

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Stress in Full Swing

Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!

Yesterday the storms were popping some insane lightning. I got to witness lightning hitting the ground. It was insane. I love working on the site, but with so much going on here at the house, I had to take time yesterday to concentrate on that. Now that things are settling back down, I am ready to start writing and talking with all of you amazing people.

I think I went a little early on starting Poll Thursday. I didn’t have any takers on the contest. I am willing to admit that I probably jumped the gun on that. It’s all good, we are going to talk about some awesome crafting products.

Recently, I purchased a heating tool for embossing and I am quite stoked about getting in my VersaMark to get stamping some amazing invitations for my mom’s fiftieth birthday. I know I have been dropping how I have been working on this and not shown you anything yet, but I promise, I will be showing you soon. You are going to love it! I know I do.

Today, I was trying to think of awesome topics to discuss, when I got five hundred phone calls, unexpected errands, and a thousand texts and emails to respond to. I was truly swamped with everything today. It gave me an idea. How do you deal with stress in life?

I come from a family that is predominantly full of people with heart disease and diabetes. God gave my family a blessing nearly ten years ago when my dad found out that he had to have open heart surgery. My dad, only forty-three at the time, was the youngest person in the cardiac wing. He wasn’t having to have this surgery simply because he did not take care of his body. My dad didn’t eat food with a lot of salt or things that are known to cause heart problems. It was his genes. Hardening of the Arteries is a seriously unforgiving issue that does not discriminate. The surgeon told us that we should pray because my dad’s heart was in a state that if he had a heart attack in the middle of surgery, there would be nothing that he could to help my dad. The worst thirty-six hours of my life. What got me through all of that was the amazing support from my family, my church, and crochet.

I crocheted so much the night before the surgery, that I got a full throw sized blanket done before dawn. At the hospital I mapped out in my mind a new blanket and crocheted another throw that night, while my dad was in ICU. No one will ever see those blankets, they reminded me of such a horrendous time, that I could not bring myself to even give them to someone. I did something that I am sure people will not agree with, but it was cleansing for me. I burned them. I didn’t want to throw them away, and I could not help but think of a passage I had read in the Bible. In the Bible, it talks about how fire cleanses things and makes things new. If you look at the forest and see how much greener and brighter the forest comes back after a controlled burn, it is beautiful. It was very therapeutic for me to burn those blankets.

Whenever life gets rough, I turn to crafting to help me process things. I find myself becoming more relaxed when I pick up my crochet hook. I find my center, I am able to talk to God and truly focus on my mental health. We all know that life can weigh on your mind, taking time to process what is going on in your life and giving yourself that reset is necessary.

If life is coming so fast that I can’t seem to catch up, I like to write about it. My mom for as long as I can remember kept a journal. Well, journals. She would pour her feelings onto the pages and find herself in a better mindset after getting it all off of her chest. We never read the journals, she could leave the thing open on the table with a big spotlight on it, and we would never read it. That is her personal feelings, she should have a place that allows her speak completely unapologetically. I took after her in that. If I find myself still in a state of stress and worry even after crafting for a long while, I take a few pieces of paper out of my journal. I write everything I am thinking, feeling, even seeing. I write it all down. I write what I wish I could say or how I should have handled something and I pour it all on those pages. By the time I am done, I feel this sense of massive release. I see it as I am writing that I am beginning to calm down and find a bit of inner peace.

I tend to stress most over the things that I cannot control. I am that mom that worries far more than I probably should. If there is nothing to worry about, I can come up with something to worry about. It is just how I am hardwired. I find that crafting offsets that. I find that I am able to calm myself and I am able to better process things. The higher the stress levels, the more detailed the craft has to be. Or, the more difficult the craft has to be. I know that I can control the craft. I am in control of the colors, the paper, the yarn, the hook, the knitting needle, or whatever I am working with. I can make whatever I want in my crafting area and no one can take that away from me. It feels good to know that I have something tangible that I can control anytime I work on it.

On the very rare occasion that none of this works for me, I do have one more amazing thing that helps calm me, my husband. He is always a good listener and he is supportive. I am very blessed to have him. I know that if I absolutely need to vent, he is always there for me. I can tell him anything without worry of judgement. He offers different perspectives and advice which, I know is weird, but I love that.

How do you handle the stresses of life? Do you turn to crafting? Drop your response in the comments, I would love to read them. Plus, your methods may help someone else.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed the post. If you did, feel free to give this a like, comment, or share, it would truly mean a lot to me. Until next time,

Thank you and God Bless!

Happy Krafting!

KraftaholicMommy

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New Day New Perspective

Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!

This morning, I started my day off horribly. I will be the first to admit that I do not have it together by any stretch of the imagination. I am either wicked early or insanely late, there is no in between. I work hard, just never organized. I am willing to admit that this is also how I am about my crafting. I am extremely unorganized in how my crafting area is arranged. When I sat down to write today’s post, I couldn’t help but think about how different and alike Krafters are.

There are several different Krafters. Each one is absolutely amazing, and they all have their own way of doing things. I would like to take a moment and recognize each one.

The Chaotic Krafter!

This particular Krafter always has a mess of a crafting area. They don’t have anything in a particular order that just anyone can pick up on and learn quickly. Usually they just put things where they’ll fit. They have no easily distinguished organization to how they craft. They work on things in the order they see fit and they love it. I am partially in this category, I tend to modify how other Krafters created something to fit my way of doing things. These people are amazing in this category because they tend to be able to modify or whip up something unusual that is really quite spectacular. They don’t really go into a craft with a concrete plan, which means, if they wanted a particular piece and discover they don’t have it, they are more apt to just change that piece out for something else. These Chaotic Krafters tend to be quite mellow and easy going.

The Eccentric Krafters!

This particular Krafter always puts a smile on your face. These amazing souls are excited just to craft for a few minutes. They feed on crafting the way kids feed on candy. High energy and a lot of squealing. I love watching these Krafters work, because they are always nearly singing as they explain what they are doing. Being a music lover, I enjoy the singing. In times of stress, these Krafters tend to be the motivators in group crafting activities. They are the ones that sit by the window watching for the UPS guy to bring their crafting supplies and probably scares the fire out them when they start squealing with joy at the packages. The Eccentric Krafter is a fun and exciting breed of Krafter.

The Loving Krafters!

This Krafter is so sweet and unbelievably sentimental in their crafting. These amazing people are the ones that give you gifts that are meant to bring tears of joy. Whenever you receive a gift from them, you always make sure you have a tissue ready. They take the time to truly get to know you before they craft something for you. They use all of your favorite colors and favorite things. They always make a point to bring the best out of everything and they get the greatest joy out crafting straight from the heart. The Loving Krafter is apart of all of us and we are so grateful for them.

The Angry Krafter!

This Krafter is a bit scary but fabulous nonetheless. They always have an aggression towards their craft. Not that they hate doing it, they get a thrill out of getting angry. These are the people that make cashiers and babies cry. However, their need for perfection beyond all laws of physics and reason, is what angers them the most. They are amazing Krafters and they make beautiful things, they just do so with an angered gusto not matched by anyone else. These are the Krafters you call on to bring you back to reality. These are the Krafters you call on when you want perfection. They deliver perfection. The Angry Krafter is a rare and amazing bird that we should all take time to truly enjoy.

The Passive Krafter!

This Krafter is a bit of an interesting people. They tend not to be in a hurry. They always make unique things and they really don’t care if you like their craft or not. These amazing Krafters are always ready to try new things and tend to be okay when you tell them no on something. They are the ones you see in the craft store that just walk the aisles all happy, with no care in the world. If the store is out of a color they need, they just get a different color. They are so much concerned with perfection, which makes their crafts so much more unique. The Passive Krafter is a breed that I would love to learn from.

The Tidy Krafter!

Oh Boy!! These amazing folks have me in a tizzy. First, they are the kind of Krafter I wish I could be. They are the ones that could put together something that you know would cause your crafting area to be wrecked, but when finished, their area looks spotless. They are the ones with the super fancy and amazing craft rooms that make me drool. Everything in their craft room is labeled and organized perfectly. They are able to walk in their room, blind folded, and grab exactly what they need. If I did that, I would probably trip over a box or hurt myself. These amazing people have crafting down to a science and they live for that. They are the ones that measure everything out perfectly and are all about perfection and precision. The Tidy Krafter is what we all secretly wish we were like.

While we all are Krafters, we all have different ways of crafting. That is what makes meeting other Krafters so amazing. We are able to learn from each other and teach each other. There is not only one form or way of crafting. We all have our talents and we all have our strengths. Why not share those with others. Part of what makes crafting so enjoyable is the learning. I think that a person should never stop learning. It would be a boring life to just stick with what you know. Trying something new is amazing. You never know if you like something, if you don’t try it. I didn’t know if I would like doing photo transfers, until I tried it. I never knew I liked fishing, until I tried it. I love trying new things. I am always looking for new and exciting things to try. I think life should be measured by how adventurous you are in your world. Don’t look at someone and be jealous of them, try doing what makes you happy and expand. Never settle for just one thing, add to your knowledge base. You never know when knowing how to sew with will help you. You never know how much it would mean to someone for you to make that photo block for them. Try new things, be adventurous, and most importantly, enjoy life!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, it truly means a lot, I hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you did, feel free to give this a like, comment, or share. Until next time,

Thank you and God Bless!

Happy Krafting!

KraftaholicMommy

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To Admit Defeat or Forge a New Path

Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!

I had a nice weekend with my sweet boys, with a bit of disappointment. I am getting ready to work on birthday invitations for my mom’s big birthday bash. The theme is 50 and Fabulous. The problem, finding stamps that match what is in my head! If this was five or six years ago, apparently, I would not have had any issue finding the stamps with the font I am seeing in my head.

I have been looking on Amazon, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn, Michaels, even WalMart to see if I would find luck in getting the stamps I am hoping for, but I have not been lucky. So, this is not a post I am usually happy to make, however, I feel it is necessary. Admitting failure and how to move forward.

I knew that this particular theme might pose an issue. I was optimistic regardless. I went to Pinterest for some ideas and I got stuck on a style. I wanted to have a fancy kind of font that said, “50 and Fabulous,” however, that was not so easily found.

I started my search on Amazon. I tried every phrase I could think of to have the wording I wanted. It was not working in my favor. So, I went to my favorite JoAnn’s and Michaels and came up empty again. I looked on Stampin’ Up and on the Hobby Lobby website, again, no luck. Now, I am needing a new path.

I have the color theme of black, gold, and gold glitter. I have the idea for the invitation. I just need to revamp the idea. This opens the door for some creativity. I am going to get a new toy for the Krafting Area. I have always wanted a heating tool and embossing powder. So, thanks to Amazon and their amazing deals, I will be the proud new owner of those things this week. Or so I thought.

I got an email from the company informing me that they are unfortunately on back order for both items. Yay! More failure!! Now, I am really feeling defeated. I went to order a new invitation stamp set from another site and they are officially out. I know, right now it seems as though all I am doing is complaining.

I will not go down so easily. It is quite a bit more expensive, but I am going to go with another heating tool and I am going to search for another stamp set to go with. I choose optimism at this point. I choose to keep going. The party is in five weeks and if I can get them mailed out in two weeks, I will be good on timing. Everyone already knows about the party, the invitations are merely reminders that they can hang on their refrigerator.

I am not so easy to fail. I am going to get the things I need and these invitations are going to be awesome. With all of this fun going on, I have also planned a lot of crafts for the decorations for the party. My sweet sister is doing her awesome thing on helping with ideas and decorations. My sister-in-law is being amazing with giving some amazing ideas that she is finding on Pinterest. With us three women, we are going to be able to throw my mom a fantastic birthday party.

I am staying motivated because this isn’t about me. I am keeping my head in the game because this is for someone who truly deserves it. My mom sacrificed a lot when we were growing up. She always gave her all to her kids and she never failed to show us love and support. I will never forget the crafts I worked on with my mom. I will be forever grateful for all of the support my mom gave me when I was at my worst. My mom was a teen mom and wife. She didn’t have the opportunities that I was afforded. I have always told people that if I am a tenth of the mom that my mom is, my child would be incredibly blessed. She raised us to love God and remember where we came from. She taught us to always work as hard as we can for the things we want in life.

So, when my mom mentioned that she would love to have a party for her birthday this year, us kids got together and decided to make that happen for her. My mom is the kind of angel that never asks for much. When we have an opportunity to do for her, we always try our best to make that happen.

You see, my failure to find the exact things in my head cannot drag me down. I have to rise to the occasion and make the best invitations I can. I want to make my mom happy and I want to be able to be part of what makes her happy on her happy day.

When you see yourself getting defeated, remind yourself why you are doing this. Keep yourself motivated by looking at other options for the project you are working on. There is more than one way to make a fiftieth birthday party invitation. Ask yourself who you are making your craft for. Think about all of the amazing things that person has done for you. I do. This whenever I am feeling defeated, it works wonders for me.

Stay strong and keep going, you are absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed the post. If you did, feel free to like, comment, or share, I would greatly appreciate it. Remember head over to my Facebook page and leave a picture of your favorite completed project for a chance to be featured on my site! Until next time,

Thank you and God Bless!

Happy Krafting!

KraftaholicMommy

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The More You Know

Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!!

Today is such a fantastic day! I have been working on getting some new crafting supplies in the craft area. I have ordered a couple of things and I am so excited to get them in and start reviews on each one.

Today, however, I wanted to address some questions that I have noticed throughout Social Media. I will do so, by breaking things down into categories.

Crochet:

The biggest questions I have noticed is people asking what some of the acronyms that others use means. So, let’s begin.

HOTH: Hot of The Hook basically, they just got done working flipping hard on a project and they are proud. Rightfully so, and I absolutely love the pictures!

FROG or FROGGING: This means that a poor soul has been unfortunately forced to rip out stitches to fix a mistake. This is a tragedy and the person definitely needs our support and encouragement. Also, if you have a great sympathy emoji, feel free to share. 🙂 The name comes from others saying that they had to rip it, it sounds like ribbit, like the sound that frogs make.

WIP: Work In Progress, this a project that someone is working on. They are super excited about working on their project and are wanting to share what they have accomplished so far.

Be on the lookout in the future for a post that discusses reading written patterns. I will be talking about what things mean and how to understand what the creator is asking you to do.

HOOKER: This term tends to ruffle some feathers from those who do not know what this loving term means. The tool we use to crochet is called a hook, when we use this hook to crochet, we are hookers. It is a funny term meaning that we are crocheters.

Paper

STAMPER: This is a term used for the amazing paper crafter that uses stamps. I love this term because I love to stamp. This is a term however, that a lot of people have asked about.

SNIPS: This is a term used for scissors. Not all that interesting, but surprisingly, a lot of people have asked what snips were.

There aren’t too many terms associated with paper crafting that I have seen too many questions about. I did want to include this section because these two are surprisingly popular and I wanted to give people a place to look to understand these terms.

All of these terms have been used very frequently on social media. I thought I would talk about it. I have never used these terms, but I completely understand their use. I also understand others frustrations in not knowing what they mean.

The world is ever changing, Social Media is a huge part of that. Our youth is beginning to see the awesomeness that is crafting. There are Facebook pages for crafting that have nearly a million followers. Most of those followers are youth. Most of that youth talk in a very different way than I. So, having a bit of a cheat sheet is helpful. Keeping up with them and joining in using some of those phrases might help keep them engaged in crafting.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you did, feel free to give this a like, comment, or share. There is still time to enter the contest on my Facebook page! Make sure you stop by and leave your picture comment of your favorite project. Until next time,

Thank you and God Bless!

Happy Krafting!

KraftaholicMommy

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Poll Thursday!!

Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!

Today’s post is going to be quite different and I am completely excited about it. This site has been growing and I know that it has been a bit bumpy with my posting schedule recently. I just wanted to thank all of my faithful readers for your amazing support. With that being said, I am wanting to celebrate having nearly 1,800 views in just a matter of weeks. I know that doesn’t seem like a lot to some, but to me for just starting, I am overjoyed.

I am wanting to have my post on Thursday, April 12, 2018 to feature one of you amazing readers. What I am wanting to do is a bit of a competition on my Facebook page. If you would like to participate, go to my Facebook page, go down to the post that is discussing this competition. You will be able to submit your entry on that post.

What I am wanting to feature is your work. Pick your favorite project, any crafting project, and take the best picture you can of that project. Go to that post on Facebook and comment your project’s picture to be entered. Then, look through other entries and give your favorite ones a like or comment. The post with the most reactions, wins!

I will then, message you and ask you some questions about your project. I will write a whole post on you and your project. If you have a website also, I will happily feature your information so others can swing by your social media or website.

This has been something that I have been looking forward to doing and I could not for the life of me figure out the best time to do it. Then, I was sitting down to write a new post when I got to thinking about how amazing you all are and how much I appreciate you. This is my way of saying thank you.

This is a new segment to the site. I will be hosting this Poll Thursday every week. So, if you don’t get picked this week, keep submitting each week. I want to be able to feature amazing Krafters and I really think this is a fun way to do that. In the future, hopefully, I will be able to add a bit more to this, but for now, hopefully the publicity will be reward enough.

So, get to looking at your amazing crafts, and start taking pictures. I do ask that your submissions are completed projects.

Thank you all so much for your amazing support, I am truly blessed with each and every one of you. Also, feel free to give this a share so your friends can join the fun as well. Until next time,

Thank you and God Bless!

Happy Krafting!

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