I love crafting and scrapbooking. I love making tutus and hair accessories. I love making jewelry and anything sparkly…yep I’m artsy fartsy!
I tend to do a lot of paper crafts. It’s amazing what is on the market these days, that help fuel my addiction. The paper and card stock. The punches and embossing sleeves. The adhesives and embellishments ..and the Rubber Stamps. My, Oh My Oh My!
Rubber stamps come in every size, and every shape, and for every “occasion” that you can think of. Combine them with inks in every color imaginable, and then add embossing powders, and I’m in crafting heaven. Single stamps, complete collections, traditional stamps, and cling stamps, self-inking stamps… I love them all.
I also love office stamps – for return addresses and signatures (for myself, and my dog Gabe – who has his own fan base:-). It’s no lie, when I tell you that I could spend hours every day, working of my crafts – playing with all my tools – stretching my wings and trying new things.
Spending an afternoon wandering through an office supply store, hobby/craft store, or perusing all the online options, is music to my ears. I would almost rather get crafting supplies as gifts than to receive jewelry (if my husband is reading this – I said ALMOST).
In this day and age, we so often text, send emails, and leave messages for friends and loved ones, on social media sites. It’s such a lovely gesture, to send something through the mail, that’s been signed in our own handwriting, and picked out with care. Doesn’t it make you feel special (and brighten your day), when you find a note, letter, or card in your physical mailbox? I know that I do, and I love making and sending notes, cards and letters, and much as I enjoy receiving them.
Yes – it takes a little more time and effort, but gosh – it’s so worth it!
What about you? Are you artsy fartsy? Do you enjoy any creative outlets?
Tell me about them!