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Paper Crafting 'Bankruptcy' - What They Don't Tell You

By Papermood, published on Nov 26, 2011

Well, it started quite innocuously, while watching a well-known shopping channel I decided to buy those 50 sheets of stickers aka peel-offs in the UK. I was making my mental calculations on how much I could 'save' as the presenter rightly put it. Surely I would be able to make inane amount of greeting cards saving myself a fortune beside who doesn't like a handmade card, right ?

Wrong ! Because once you got your stickers, you need cardstock...you also need glue, dotted glue, double sided tape, quick dry glue, low tack glue, a self-healing mat, craft knives, the proper scissors, a guillotine...;... (more)

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Paper Crafting My Mental Issues - Creativity Heals

By Papermood, published on Nov 21, 2011

I still remember when I was diagnosed as bi-polar, I wasn't saddened by it, quite the opposite actually. I had finally a reason for my erratic behaviour: all those hit and misses, the pain endured of not being able to achieve what I set myself to do, etc... It explained a lot and I exhaled a sigh of relief as I knew then it wasn't fault but something I had little control of.

Then it dawned on me that because I was also stuck in my 'ivory tower' due to agoraphobia I couldn't spend my days idling away watching television or being on the computer. Granted there are many things to discover... (more)

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My Cardmaking Obsession - Chasing the Brads, Glue and Paper

By Papermood, published on Oct 25, 2011

I still remember the 'disgust' in my relatives' face when I proudly showed my latest card creation, they were nodding with a fake approving smile, feigning interest in my card making skills the same way a parent would do with their own child. I couldn't help to be gutted when that happened, after all, I did spend the good part of an hour making it. I had to resign myself to the fact that not everyone like 'handmade', 'craft' or 'diy' or any code word for 'it must be crap, you haven't bought it from a shop' knee-jerk reaction to anything lovingly handcrafted yet often rejected in stealth derision.

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