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Old 11-21-2015, 01:43 PM   #1  
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Is there one thing you need in order to craft. I think I need a masseuse! I am getting headaches from eye strain and back aches from standing. A masseuse, for an hour a day, is my ideal crafting need!
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Someone to cut my paper.

Maybe I need a new paper cutter but I have 4, all different sizes and makes.

I've watched Connie Stewart's flash card videos so often and it looks so easy, I write things down and then start cutting. What the heck? Two pieces of paper that are different sizes. Huh? I just wanted to cut it in half.

I guess that's one reason I got a "D" in arithmetic in grade school. You can tell how old I am, I still call it arithmetic!!!
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And then I need to munch on either cinnamon hearts or rockets...
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Someone to cut my paper.

Maybe I need a new paper cutter but I have 4, all different sizes and makes.

I've watched Connie Stewart's flash card videos so often and it looks so easy, I write things down and then start cutting. What the heck? Two pieces of paper that are different sizes. Huh? I just wanted to cut it in half.

I guess that's one reason I got a "D" in arithmetic in grade school. You can tell how old I am, I still call it arithmetic!!!
I love Connie's videos. I've made several of her flash cards and I only found her about a week or so ago!
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Inspiration – YouTube videos, Pinterest, etc. When I get inspired, I immediately run to the craft room, which is good for keeping the creativity juices flowing. Did that just last night with a technique using UTEE and Perfect Pearls that I saw Dyan Reaveley demonstrate on YouTube. It came out beee-u-tiful!
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I'm righting my crafting space after a mad rush for a craft fair. A clean up fairy would be really terrific as I now have to take stock so I can make our Christmas cards.

I also second the glasses and someone to cut cardstock. I seem to have to trim my 5 X 7 card bases no matter what I do.
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Someone to cut my paper.

Maybe I need a new paper cutter but I have 4, all different sizes and makes.

I've watched Connie Stewart's flash card videos so often and it looks so easy, I write things down and then start cutting. What the heck? Two pieces of paper that are different sizes. Huh? I just wanted to cut it in half.

I guess that's one reason I got a "D" in arithmetic in grade school. You can tell how old I am, I still call it arithmetic!!!
A little hint is to measure your paper before cutting. I find that not all paper is really what you think. If my paper is supposed to be 12x12 and it's really 12x12 1/16, I trim off the 1/16 to make it really 12x12.

As for the original question - time is all I need to be a happy crafter
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Glasses. Inspiration/Ideas. Free time. Table space (12"x12"). Without these, nothing happens in my craft room.

And then there is the paper, ink pad, stamp, Copic discussion about what supplies I most likely need to craft.
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Nothing much but desire....used to be I needed enough supplies to easily create. I have plenty of supplies now and then some! I haven't been really into card making lately. That's ok. It comes and goes.

I don't need chocolate, music, TV, sunlight, soda, winter, snacks, etc. Nope nothing extra. Just need me some motivation! I case cards generally, so I don't even need ideas. I have plenty of those.
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I need to have all my other work done before I feel like I can go into my room and play. I know ... it's a crazy thought! And I'm retired to boot ... I have something wrong with my priorities!
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I need to have all my other work done before I feel like I can go into my room and play. I know ... it's a crazy thought! And I'm retired to boot ... I have something wrong with my priorities!
Oh my gosh! That's me, too. What is wrong with us?? LOL!
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I need to have all my other work done before I feel like I can go into my room and play. I know ... it's a crazy thought! And I'm retired to boot ... I have something wrong with my priorities!
There might be a 12 step for this... Just trying to help where I can.
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