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Feature Friday: Glued to My Crafts
Guess what craft supply she can't live without?
Welcome back to Blitsy's Feature Friday! This week we're chatting with Stacey Gibbon of Glued to My Crafts, an Air Force wife and mom who is training her young son to be a little crafter himself. Stacey is a member of the Blitsy Creative Team, and can be seen around our blog sharing her best craft ideas for kids! Read on to learn more about her blog and where she gets her inspiration.
How did you get started in crafting?
I like to say I've "always" been crafty from a young age but I really started getting into it when I had my son. Who knew you could make so many things out of paper plates and tissue paper?!
Where do you get inspiration for your projects?
These days I've been focusing a lot on kid crafts and my inspiration actually comes from kid books. Whenever my son shows interest in a character or particular theme, I try to build off of that and extend the excitement into a craft.
What is your biggest #craftfail?
Probably the melted crayon on canvas technique. For some reason mine never looked as good as the ones I saw on Pinterest.
What craft product you can not live without?
Glue. Without it, all our crafts would fall apart :)
How has your blog changed since you started?
My pictures have definitely gotten better, as well as my words. I like to think I'm a better storyteller now.
How do you fit crafting into your everyday life?
I get asked this a lot and the simple answer is to include my son in my crafts. Hence why my blog has taken a turn for kid craft tutorials. When I include him, it's not work. It's simple fun for both of us, that I get to turn into work for my blog later on. It's a two-fold for me!
What is your biggest crafting pet peeve?
I'm sure other crafters can relate - when something in your head does not look the same in person. I've had to scratch a lot of ideas because they did not work the way I wanted it to.
Is there anything you learned the hard way while crafting?
Don't do painting crafts with kids near carpet. Always do it in an area where it's easy to wipe away. Also always hold scissors away from your clothes. Not sure how I've done it but I always manage to get small holes in odd places.
What do you love about papercrafting?
I love the simplicity and easy attainability of papercrafting supplies. Plus it doesn't even have to be the fancy stuff either. Sometimes some inexpensive cardstock and glue can go a long way! My kid crafts are just proof of that!
Make sure to visit Stacey at Glued to My Crafts, and be on the look out for her projects here at Blitsy! See you next time on Feature Friday!