Hi, my name's Maria and I've been paper-crafting for several years. It all started with a few stamps, but with the addition of my Cricut, Cuttlebug and various other toys, my hobby has grown to a full time obsession!
I created this blog as a way to keep up with my work as well as share it with others. I hope you enjoy it and feel free to use some of my ideas for your own creations, I just ask that you not use them for publications, contests or submissions. Also, I do not work for, nor am I compensated in any way by the companies whose products I use and mention. Thank you and I hope you come visit again soon.
Hi everyone. I recently participated in my first stick pin swap with some of the members of the Circle. There were three groups of 20 and we were to make 2 pins per group. I was only in one group, but after seeing some of the lovely pins that were created, I wished I had been in all three! Anyway, here are the pins I made.
Part of the swap was to create a holder to put the pins in. I came up with a matchbook style holder. It was pretty simple, especially compared to what some of the others did.
Here are the pins I received in the swap. The dress form pin cushion if from JoAnn's. Isn't it perfect?
They are all beautiful, unique and just fun to look at. This was a fun swap and I'm looking forward to doing more charm and bead type projects. Yup, yet another crafty thing to obsess over!