Sunday, June 28, 2015

May Crafty Things and Obsessions

I know it’s almost June, but I did a lot of crafty things in May, and obtained new things and became obsessed with other things.  So I thought I would share them here.  I was writing posts for my personal private blog today and discovered a bunch of these fun photos from May, so I thought I’d post them over here on my public blog as well.

I Copic colored a bunch of things, because my Copic collection is finally at a place that I have enough colors to use!

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I got a laminator and started foiling things.

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I cleaned up and messed up my craft room many times over.

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I got obsessed with traveler’s notebooks (Midori + fauxdoris) and ordered this Sojourner (Field Notes sized) from Rowena Curtis (@retrowtures on Instagram).  It arrived on 5/20.  I love it and have used it a lot!  I have four notebooks in there currently:  a calendar, a brain dump one, a sketch/draw one, and then one for lists (such as movies I’ve watched this year, crafty ideas to try, etc.)

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I got obsessed with making DIY folders to go into my traveler’s notebook. 

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I also got obsessed with Hobonichi planners and did a lot of research.  I finally ordered a Hobonichi Techno Avec from Japan at the end of May.

I got some more new pens from Jetpens.  That combined with my new traveler’s notebook obsession, I tested pen and ink pads on papers and notebooks quite a bit.  This was on the 32 lb Hammermill copy paper that I had a ream of already.  None of my pens bled through this, even the fountain pens.  Some of my inks bled through, especially the dye inks.  I think pigment and chalk inks work best in notebooks/planners, if you plan to use the other side of the paper.

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I got two $9 containers from Amazon to hold my Copic markers and my pen collection!  Best thing is they stack, so it’s an expandable system.

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I also re-discovered my Pilot Hi-Tec-C 05 pens and used them a lot.

I made Monika’s baby a softie kitty.


I made Peppermint a nerdy cat pen pouch for her birthday.

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I made a bunch of cards in May.

For Todd’s mom Sylvia for Mother’s Day.

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For Jen Carlson’s birthday.

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Foiled cards.  This one for Sally’s birthday.


The next two for Paper Issues sponsored by Therm O Web.



This one for Monika’s baby shower.

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This one for Peppermint’s birthday.

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This one for Todd’s dad Tim’s birthday.

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I got this set of stamps from Kelly Purkey and I love the pile of crap emoticon stamp!  I want to stamp that on my work notebook every day!

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I actually do a lot of crafty things that aren’t for creative teams.  Those hardly ever make it onto my blog anymore.  If there’s anything you want to see more of, or that you want me to discuss in more detail. please leave a comment.


  1. I love seeing all of your crafty goodness at a glance! I'm so behind in reading blog posts; I can't wait to see more.

  2. Wow! You did do a lot of crafty things! I am like you, I do a lot of crafty things but only DT projects make it onto my blog. Btw, I have one of those pen holders, I no longer use it and I'd be more than happy to give it to you. I just have to remember where I put it, but it's yours if you like (^_^)


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