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Presenting The Sketchbook Project Tour

The Sketchbook Project is a constantly evolving library of artists’ sketchbooks from around the globe. The library annually tours its completed sketchbooks, exhibiting in galleries across 15 countries. Interested in learning more about the Sketchbook Project? If so, you’re in luck! The Sketchbook Project’s mobile library—filled with this year’s sketchbooks—is going on tour!

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Look What We Made: DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

After spending hours exploring the wealth of gorgeous paper cut designs on Etsy and Pinterest, I decided it was the perfect time of year to try my hand at making my own cards.

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A Scrapbook Novel Giveaway from Darien Gee

Scrapbooks and storytelling—what could better than that? The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society is the latest book by Darien Gee, who infuses her writing with a love of crafting and the opportunity to make new friends through crafts. In this special guest post, Darien offers her insight on why scrapbooking is such an important activity.

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Celebrate World Cardmaking Day with our Free Project—and Support our Troops

October 6th is World Cardmaking Day–and it’s not too early to start thinking about the holidays. Our friends at EK Success are helping to host card collection drives nationwide to support Operation Christmas Card. Send your good wishes, words of gratitude, encouragement, and support to soldiers stationed around the world.

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Make a File Folder Sketchbook with a Tutorial from Sue Bleiweiss

In her book, The Sketchbook Challenge, Sue Bleiweiss encourages readers to explore working with themes in their sketchbooks. Working with a theme eases the pressure of deciding what to do in your sketchbook and helps keep you focused. In this post, Sue teaches you how to create a full-sized sketchbook to fill with your own creative ideas.

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Announcing The Sketchbook Challenge Blog Hop

To celebrate the publication of The Sketchbook Challenge, author Sue Bleiweiss has organized an extensive blog hop as well as a list of very generous sponsors who have donated prize packages (worth more than $1,100) to give away during the hop. Each blogger will have a prize package to spotlight on their hop day.

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Our New Favorite Children's Book: Win a Copy of Oddfellow's Orphanage by Emily Martin

Indie craft icon Emily Martin, author ofThe Black Apple’s Paper Doll Primer, found the inspiration to write her first novel after a series of portraits she painted, which evolved into a series of stories about the characters–enough to fill an entire book!

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Ripped Paper Collage by Deanna Masselli

I’ve been honing my collage skills for many years, but until recently, had not done much with ripped papers. After reading Collage Techniques: a Guide for Artists and Illustrators by Gerald Brommer, I decided to try my hand at ripped paper collage.

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Memorial Day Giveaway from Yellow Owl Workshop

After six long months of winter, the summer is finally upon us! Spring showers have slowed, the temperature is rising, and people are hitting the beach. What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than with a giveaway? This week, we will be giving away two Beach Stamp Sets from Yellow Owl Workshop, the company behind the fun and ever-so-popular book, Print Workshop.

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Surprise Mom with a Button-Embellished Card from Martha Stewart

Still looking for that perfect Mother’s Day gift? While a freshly cut bouquet looks pretty while it lasts, this buttoned-up arrangement will bring a smile to her face all year-round. All you need are some pretty buttons from your stash and few sewing supplies to make this sweet keepsake. It’s a simple way to show your love and appreciation for a lady who deserves it.

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