What crafty thing did you try and were surprised that you liked it?

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Posted 1/15/2013 by Crafting_Marfa in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 501,631
March 2011
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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:25:05 PM
A friend of mine tried to get me to quill for the longest time. I flat out refused, thinking that it was not my cup of tea. Then one day I decided, on my own, to buy a book with a kit and give a it shot. I was hooked. Quilling has become one of my favorite crafts. What about you?


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PeaNut 464,263
April 2010
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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:29:22 PM
My mom tried to get me to scrap for years and "I flat out refused", too. Now here I am...so glad she pushed it.

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PeaNut 371,154
April 2008
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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:31:49 PM
I have a cricut so I didn't see the need for letter stickers, now I love them.

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September 2001
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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:43:52 PM
When Stickles first became popular I refused to try them. They just seemed too messy and a waste of product to me, but when some friends got me to go in on a wholesale buy with them, I purchased several and became addicted. I use them on almost everything now.



PeaNut 281,136
October 2006
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Posted: 1/15/2013 1:31:48 PM
I had a friend that dragged me kicking and screaming to scrapbook (I am generally NOT a crafty person!). Here it is 14 years later - I'm going strong, but she quit years ago.

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September 2005
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Posted: 1/15/2013 1:56:01 PM

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PeaNut 153,156
June 2004
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Posted: 1/15/2013 1:58:40 PM
Scrapbooking. Years and years ago a friend wanted to show me her scrapbooks but she made the mistake of showing me a scrapbook full of cards that she had gotten from one of her baby showers. She scrapped every single card. I was bored to tears with an entire album of sticker sneeze and cards. Not one picture.
Quite a while after that I stumbled upon CK magazine and realized that not all scrapping is done that way and it fit well with my love of pictures and...a scrapper was born.

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PeaNut 144,090
April 2004
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Posted: 1/15/2013 3:15:26 PM
I will try any craft at least once

My latest "new" craft I just did was needle felting. I bought a little kit and made the cutest little pig

I had fun so I bought more roving and made my own little bunny, no pattern, just lots of poking with the needle. And a few times into my fingers

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PeaNut 361,915
February 2008
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Posted: 1/15/2013 3:16:53 PM
Spattering paint on my LOs - I was sure it was too messy for me but now I love it


PeaNut 124,443
January 2004
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Posted: 1/15/2013 3:32:46 PM
Yes, scrapbooking for me, too.

In '99, I was invited to a CM party at a friend's house. I reluctantly attended & before the party was through, I was hooked. Just like with tinkgumby, I am still going strong & she hasn't scrapped in years.



PeaNut 433,880
August 2009
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Posted: 1/15/2013 3:35:11 PM
Yep, my mother dragged me to a scrapbooking crop almost 16 years ago, and I fell hook, line, and sinker! Now way more into it than she is! LOL

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PeaNut 45,964
August 2002
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Posted: 1/15/2013 4:17:49 PM
I was surprised that I liked misting in my scrapbooks! I love it!

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PeaNut 251,919
March 2006
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Posted: 1/15/2013 4:24:03 PM
Definitely scrapbooking. I'm pretty crafty but never had any desire to paper craft... Until I was given a beautiful scrapbook album as a gift almost 9 years ago. My initial thought was "what the heck am I supposed to do with this?" and decided to use it for my upcoming wedding photos. The rest is history. Once I started working on the project I was hooked... And now I'd have to say "obsessed" with it!

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PeaNut 422,325
May 2009
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Posted: 1/15/2013 4:28:05 PM
Doodling. All this time I thought I couldn't draw to save my life and, as it turns out, I'm pretty good at it!

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PeaNut 413,587
February 2009
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Loc: Western NY

Posted: 1/15/2013 4:45:29 PM
Scrapbooking. I was always into sewing and needle work/crosstitch until I got in touch with a friend who scraps. That was 10 years ago! I' ve been hooked ever since!

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PeaNut 70,644
February 2003
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Posted: 1/15/2013 6:26:51 PM
Drawing is the newest one. I have only done it in art journals so far, but I'm going to try it on an actual layout soon. Before that, a long time ago now, I was not hesitant to try scrapbooking, but I was hesitant to put anything weird on the page like brads, or stamped images or a lot of other things that weren't just paper, stickers and die cuts.


PeaNut 115,285
November 2003
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Posted: 1/15/2013 8:39:48 PM
Scrapbooking. I also had a friend over 10 years have a cm party. Said I would go just to watch. Loved it and still doing it even though I have no kids. Nice change from computers and spreadsheets!


PeaNut 429,768
July 2009
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Posted: 1/15/2013 10:00:50 PM
Sewing and Scrapbooking both! I always thought I was not creative at all! I always joked that even my stick figure drawings were rounded!

But I took a sewing class at the local HS as a night out over twenty years ago and discovered I CAN SEW AND CRAFT AND SCRAP AND AND AN ..... On and on and on!!!!

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PeaNut 350,815
December 2007
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Posted: 1/15/2013 10:15:01 PM
I'm a craft junkie. So, like Berta, I'll try any craft once.

My newest crafty venture is knitting - I thought it might seem tedious, but it's actually quite relaxing!

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PeaNut 44,918
August 2002
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Loc: Lehi, Utah

Posted: 1/15/2013 11:32:06 PM
Actually using my stash!!! (I'm one of those always worried that if I use it ill want it for something else people.)

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PeaNut 51,697
October 2002
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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:28:19 AM
Mists, inks and paint. I thought they were too messy. I tend to like things to be neat and orderly. So glad I finally caved in and tried them.

Stamping. Always thought it didn't really "belong" in scrapbooking (not sure why...) but now there's barely a layout I create that doesn't have at least one stamp on it. My favorites are anything Ali Edwards creates. I just love her!


PeaNut 40,368
June 2002
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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:59:32 AM
Crafting...any kind of craft. I grew up hating crafts because I felt I couldn't do a thing. I remember when I went on a ladies retreat about 20 years ago and one of the ladies held a craft time; I was so upset because I thought, "I can't do any of this!"

But here I am 20 years later. Don't ask me what happened, either. I had a supervisor tell me about 15 years ago that she thought I would really like scrapbooking. I just found that once I took my time and tried doing some crafts, that I really enjoyed them - from scrapbooking to painting to making ornaments. I've always loved journaling and taking photos; so my former supervisor was right on the money - scrapbooking is perfect for me. But scrapbooking can entail many other crafts and through scrapbooking, I've expanded. I can do so much more than I ever thought I'd be able to do. And I love it!

You never know until you try!

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PeaNut 133,868
February 2004
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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:21:16 AM
I am right there with those who though misting would just be too messy.
I typically am not a messy scrapper, which is ironic because I was a preschool teacher before having kids. Made messes with them all of the time

But I love mists now and don't mind putting up with a little bit of a mess

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PeaNut 508,466
May 2011
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Posted: 1/16/2013 12:44:47 PM
Another vote for misting and spatter. I'm pretty OCD in most things but after having watched so many of Shimelle's videos where she used mists and spatters and loving the look, I gave it a whirl and now there's very few LOs I make that doesn't include mist in some way.

In general, scrapbooking is one of those few areas in my life when I let a good chunk of the OCD slide. It's good for me.


PeaNut 547,251
March 2012
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Posted: 1/16/2013 4:05:51 PM
I am another one for misting and spattering. I was afraid of the messy factor and that I wouldn't do it right and wouldn't look right. I finally tried it about a month ago and I fell in love. Now I use my sprays and mists on just about everything. I went from having 3 Mr. Huey's to now having 20 with more on order and several other types of sprays and mists. I can't believe I waited so long to give it a try.



PeaNut 36,328
April 2002
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Loc: southern IN

Posted: 1/17/2013 8:14:06 AM
what a great question! I took a pergamano (sp?) class once and really liked it. I kept my supplies I bought that day and hope to one day try it again. You don't hear much about it, but it's really pretty.
Oh, and I did do cross-stitch at one time and liked it better than I thought I would.
But nothing has come close to sbing! I've stayed with this longer than any other pastime. Of course, now I HAVE to since I have all of those supplies..... Maria


PeaNut 181,125
December 2004
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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:46:03 AM

Actually using my stash!!! (I'm one of those always worried that if I use it ill want it for something else people.)

Me too! I cut up a couple BG collections I had been hoarding (probably for years) and started scrapping with it and it felt great.

I was surprised I liked misting. I thought I would use the mists on flowers and chipboards - more of a paint replacement. I tried it on a layout and liked it! However I did not like the look of droplets. It's just not me.



PeaNut 430,158
July 2009
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Posted: 1/17/2013 2:06:58 PM
Misting - I kind of like it, and I'm using it more and more. I'd say it's growing on me

Stamping - another thing that's growing on me. Finally finding a use for that stamp collection!

And, finally, cardmaking. I was a definite no-card scrapper, never thought I'd like the limited medium of it, until I gave it a try, and now I make more cards than LOs!


PeaNut 127,254
January 2004
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Loc: Northern Virginia

Posted: 1/18/2013 12:54:13 PM
Card making because I never send them out -- but an appeal for Cards for the Troops got me started and I am glad it did. I am making cards almost daily and using up some of my 10 year old stash.


PeaNut 311,175
April 2007
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Loc: Miami {the one in Florida, not the one in Oklahoma}

Posted: 1/18/2013 1:54:40 PM
Scrapbooking! My mom gave me one of those K & Company "scrapbook in a box" type kits at my wedding shower. I found it later in a linen closet when my DH was moving in after our wedding. I decided to put it together out of guilt (what if she asked about it later, you know?) and ended up loving it!

The weird part is that she wasn't a scrapbooker at the time!


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July 1999
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Posted: 1/18/2013 10:14:41 PM
As far as a product goes, I would have to say using an ATG. I hesitated buying one for the longest time because I have really small hands. I just thought it would be too bulky. I finally bought one on sale and I haven't stopped using it. It's not bulky at all.
As far an actual craft, I didn't think I would like cross-stitching until I tried it. The counting aspect of it relaxes me and calms my mind.

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PeaNut 95,467
July 2003
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Loc: N. Cal

Posted: 1/18/2013 11:56:25 PM
For me it would be stamping on my scrapbook pages. I started out stamping/card making, but didn't incorporate stamping onto my layouts for years.


PeaNut 471,601
June 2010
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Posted: 1/19/2013 3:56:01 AM
Embellishment Clusters! I always had this idea that covering up patterned paper or die cuts so you could only see a small corner was a waste but having tried it a few times and listened to various commentary about how less more and a peek can spark curiosity more than a big splash, I'm fully converted!
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February 2004
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Loc: Maryland

Posted: 1/19/2013 7:01:10 AM
Scrapbooking! A friend asked me to help her get her Creative Memories business off the ground. I informed her I had no interest whatsoever, but was happy to help her. After I discovered the wider world of scrapbooking, it was a slippery slope.

I'm still in, but my friend moved on to a couple of different ventures.


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