Country Craft Creations Blog
Crafting Work Surfaces
Have you considered what work surface you need for all your favorite crafting activities? Is a self healing mat better than a glass mat? Is a silicone mat better than newspaper covering the work surface? There are many work surfaces out on the market available for creatives. Which one is right for your favorite technique? Continue reading to get more information about each mat type.
Spice Up Scrapbooking
Scrapbooking is a fun and enjoyable hobby. It brings many benefits to mental and physical health. Scrapbooking gives an opportunity to step away from the screen and work with our hands. Creating has been scientifically proven to reduce anxiety, stress, and increase feelings of self-worth.
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Did you know Country Craft Creations has exclusive scrapbooking papers? This means you won't find them anywhere but here! Our paper is acid free. Special processes are used to remove acid from the paper to make it archival quality. Acid free papers last up to 200 years under normal use and storage conditions! Our papers are double sided printed on a luxurious Cotton Vellum Bristol.
Camping Crafts for Kids
Families everywhere enjoy the outdoors. Spending time outdoors is rejuvenating. It gives a chance to slow down, unplug and simply enjoy our surroundings. It is an opportunity to connect with our family and truly spend quality time together. Being in nature is a great way to stimulate creativity and think outside the box without the creature comforts of home. Nature is beautiful and can be inspirational in planning our next creative projects. Let nature cultivate your creativity.
Perhaps this summer you will find yourself sitting on the beach, on a plane, or relaxing comfortably in bed reading a book. Did you know that reading brings many benefits including: stress reduction, improved sleep, improved focus, increases vocabulary and improves communication skills. The benefits of reading are endless. Don't let losing track of your place stop you from reading.
Create On The Go
Have you heard the news? Country Craft Creations is proud to announce that we are getting a store front! The team at Country Craft Creations, wanted to give all of her customers the inside scoop into Tamra’s lifelong dream of owning a store front.
Paper Scraps in the Garden
Do you find yourself with an assortment of paper scraps? Do you hold on to scraps with the feeling that you might use them someday? Do you love to garden? What does gardening and scrapbooking have to do with each other? Perhaps you have boxes and bags of scraps that are stuffed in a closet somewhere. Never fear, there is a solution to the scrap problem. We will be discussing several ways to store and sort your paper bits and bobs. Keep reading to find out how to use scraps in the garden.
Projects for Working through a Creative Block
Creative blocks don't have to last forever and these projects might just do the trick. We will be looking at projects and activities that you can try. These projects focus on freeform creativity. The focus is on letting go of expectations and rules about how we are “supposed” to create. You don't need to purchase any special tools or supplies. Use what you have on hand.
Overcoming a Creative Slump
Last week we discussed creative slumps. A creative slump can feel devastating and even crippling to a creative person. Creating is an integral part of someone’s personal identity. A creative block can happen at any time, to anyone, no matter your creative medium. Don't be discouraged if you find yourself in this situation. We will be discussing creative slumps in more detail.