Interview with Craft Wars Veterans Ashley & Megan

I was thrilled to recently interview Ashley and her assistant, Megan, two contestants on TLC’s show, Craft Wars. At the time, the episode with their crafting challenge had not aired. CM:How did you get started crafting? Did someone in particular inspire you? Ashley: I used to make things with my grandma when I was little, but then got away from it as I started focusing more on... read more

6 Reasons NOT to Be on Google Plus

1. You’re Already On Twitter & Facebook & You Don’t NEED Another Network You already have plenty of Twitter and Facebook followers. And besides, Google+ is just too dang confusing. But wait a minute, Google+ is more than just a social network – it’s Plus, Google Search, YouTube, and more, all rolled into one. It’s called “Social Search”. source: Social Media... read more

And The Password Is . . . Protect Yourself

Quick! What’s your email password? How about your Facebook password? And your online banking? If you have the same, or similar passwords for two out of the three, you may be at risk for getting hacked. At the very least, getting hacked is a huge pain in the butt. The worst case scenario is you could be a victim of identity theft and lose some money. I was lucky. My email contacts... read more

Sites You Should Submit Your Content To

Do you ever submit your craft projects to other websites? I’m not talking about linky parties. I mean regular blogs and websites. If you haven’t, you might consider it. There are a ton of sites that actually encourage craft and/or tutorial submissions and there’s a good chance you’ll see an increase in traffic if they publish your project. Since I post at least one painting... read more

What to Do When You Have Writer’s Block

There are times we forget why we started blogging in the first place. You know, those times when the words just won’t come and you don’t even feel like being online. Now, I’m what you’d call a chatty person. I can’t say “Hello!” in two words. So, writing a blog? Seemed like a natural fit for someone like me. And usually it is, until that big ol’ square thing... read more

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