A rose by any other name would still smell just as shitty.
My Life, Saved
"...and still, I rise." ~Maya Angelou
The pen is mighty. So is the keyboard.
Feel Good Do-Gooders
Inspiration porn is gross
God, Faith, and Suffering
Questioning the unanswerable
Warts and All
The power of Elton John and unconditional love
Thoughts on drama and personal accountability
Things I’ve Learned Since Losing My Instagram Account
A summary of hard lessons.
An Open Letter From Someone Who Loves Your Child
Thoughts from a childcare worker
Stamping on a Budget
A running list of stamp and craft companies offering payment plans
If You Give an Artist Unmedicated ADHD
A short story about the difficulties of having untreated and unmedicated ADHD while also being an artist.
Dear Blue Fairy, it's all good
Dudes Craft, Too: Barry & Jay from Mitosu Crafts
An interview with the card making power couple Barry and Jay
Dudes Craft, Too: The Sam Taylor Interview
A chat with an incredibly talented man
Dudes Craft, Too: The Cool Paper Art Interview
A chat with the crafty guy behind Cool Paper Art
Dudes Craft, Too: The Tony Macaluso Interview
An interview with the artist behind Kate's Crafty Closet
Dudes Craft, Too: The ThriftyCrafterMale Interview
An interview with long time paper crafter, RJ.
Dudes Craft, Too: The YourWealthCome Interview
An interview with the creative force behind YourWealthCome
Dudes Craft, Too: The Inkflow Studios Interview
An interview with the super talented artist behind Inkflow Studios
Dudes Craft, Too: The Stampin’ Steve Interview
An interview with the exceptionally talented Stephen Kropf
Dudes Craft, Too; The Justin Averill Interview
An interview with Justin Averill of Just a Note by Justin
On the Importance of Self Care
You can't pour from an empty pitcher.
Dudes Craft, Too: ChristopherCrafts
An interview with the talented Christopher Dale.
Dudes Craft, Too: Peter of Peter’s Treasury
An interview with the amazingly talented Peter of Peter's Treasury
Dudes Craft, Too: Trevor Thompson
An interview with the guy behind Turquoise Boy Art
Dudes Craft, Too: Jeff Lindberg
An interview with Mr. Jeff Lindberg
Dudes Craft, Too: Michael Sikler
An interview with the crafty guy behind Top Dog Design Studio
Dudes Craft, Too: Antonious Maximus
An interview with the one and only Ant Max
Dudes Craft, Too: Ricky Burton-Romero
An interview with the creative force of nature that is Bromero Cards
Dudes Craft, Too: Adam Karle
An interview with one of the best paper artists of our time
Dudes Craft, Too: Martin Stone
An interview with the incredible man behind Martin's Mayhem
Dudes Craft, Too: Richard Breaks
An interview with Mister Card Maker himself
Dudes Craft, Too: Daniel West
An interview with the creative genius behind Del and Artie
Dudes Craft, Too: Jaycee Gaspar
An interview with the master of floral cards and someone I am proud to call my friend
Dudes Craft Too: Andrew Granick
An interview with a card maker whose work I've long admired
Dudes Craft, Too: Sean Covert
Crop Manager for Scrapbook Expo and extremely talented card maker
Dudes Craft, Too: Kevin Bray
An interview with the master of the CAS card style
Dudes Craft, Too: Oliver Gleason
An interview with the talented Señor Gleason
Dudes Craft, Too
A new series
Making Do: Card Making Edition
How to make the supplies you need to create with
Disorganized, Messy, and Creative
Can we blame one thing on the other?
Card Making Subscription Boxes/Kits
Would you, could you, in a box?
Hiding My “Wheelchair”
I have an invisible wheelchair in my brain
Adventures in Copic Collecting
The Sudafed of markers
Counterfeit Stamps, Dies, and Me
I have something difficult to 'fess up to.
The Pressure to Create
It's easy to lose your creativity when it's being forced. Today I'll share some tips for preventing that loss.
Art as a Manner of Coping
There are many coping methods to which people turn; let's talk about one of them.
Social Media and Makers; Creating Below the Poverty Line
My best tips on creating while broke
Social Media & Makers: Selling Out
When artists become sell outs; my personal thoughts on the matter
Social Media & Makers: Watch Where You Click
Undisclosed affiliate links; turning people into pesos.
Social Media & Makers; Why Am I Here?
Following an interview I did on my last blog post (find it here) I was left with some pretty big questions for myself. One of which is this; why am I sharing my art, cards, etc on social media? I think that this is an important question we all need to ask ourselves. Why are … Continue reading Social Media & Makers; Why Am I Here?
Social Media and Makers; Snobbery
I must warn you in advance that this is going to be a very long post. Snobbery. I'm not so sure that's a real word but if not we'll just add it to the book of words and phrases I call 'Samantha-isms' 🤣 What is snobbery? It's the act of being a snob. So what, … Continue reading Social Media and Makers; Snobbery
Social Media and Makers; Highschool 2.0
Anyone else having a bad case of deja vu???
Social Media & Makers; Suganthi Ramalingam
Today's interview is with Suganthi Ramalingam of Malaysia
Social Media and Makers; Polished Perfect Photography
Do you ever feel intimidated by the magazine quality photos on social media?
Social Media & International Makers; Stephanie Desbiens-McDonald
Today's interview is with Stephanie Desbiens-McDonald of Canada
Social Media and International Makers; Sammi Hambleton
Today's guest is Sammi Hambleton of Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Social Media and Makers; Not So Friendly Competition
The competition on social media is alive and well. Let's talk about it.
Social Media & International Makers; Shana de Snoo
Today's interview is with Shana de Snoo of Perth, Western Australia
Social Media and Makers; Artists Outside the US
There is so much that we can learn from one another if we would just ask and take the time to really listen.
Social Media and Makers; Bullies, Trolls, and Drama
Yes, Virginia, there really are bullies in the online creative community.
Social Media and Makers: Design Team Rejects
Not getting accepted onto a design team is hard. Let's talk about it.
Social Media and Makers: Copy Cats, Thievery, and Inspiration
Stolen art, inspiration, and copying; finding inspiration on social media.
Social Media and Makers: Creating for Self vs Creating for Others
Have you ever had an idea for something you've wanted to create but didn't make it for fear of the reaction you'd receive?
Social Media and Makers: The Saga of Stuff
The constant bombardment of new products
Social Media and Makers
The not so pretty side of social media and creative people