Pocket Letter Swaps by Rattaya Nagorski

I have 4 pocket letters to make! I somehow put myself to swap with 4 different lovely ladies for some pocket letters. I'm actually really excited about it!

Most of the times I ask for a surprise pocket letter, meaning whatever theme/color of their choice. And I would love the same for me while I make theirs. That way, I can use some of the craft items I already have and save some money. My office area looks like a tornado has come through while I make these PLs. But that's the hobby and fun, right?!

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Here's one that I did recently, and I love love the background papers for these. The stickers were easy to find/get at Hobby Lobby (50% off!), so it was quick and fun to put this together. I don't have anymore baking or cupcake stickers or embellishments, but I still have those scrapbook papers for the base and background, so I'll most likely use those for one of the swaps. 

Anyway, happy glueing! lol

I Get Crafty Sometimes by Rattaya Nagorski

Sometimes I get crafty, lol, especially lately with pocket letters. In the world of planners, stationary, Hobby Lobby VS Michael's (vs Blick?), there are so many outlets of crafts I have been intrigued by. I'm drawn more toward paper crafts, such as the aforementioned pocket letters or flip books, rather than sewing or crocheting. Either way, crafting is a hobby that can be so satisfying to me, similar to cooking or eating; and it doesn't seem to stop evolving. 

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And I can't ever seem to stop buying stickers, planner-related items, read about bullet journal, and the worst and best of it all: washi tape. Washi has become a worldwide phenomenon. It's just a roll of beautiful tape, similar to masking tape, that can be reused. There are swaps all the over world, people sending different designs of around 18"-24" wrapped on a plastic playing card. It's the baseball trading card world of crafts. 

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Washi tapes have themes: floral, geometric, movies, etc. Endless themes, actually. Bright and muted colors, different sceneries and designs, the collections are breaking the bank for me definitely. There are sales all the time, as well as cheaper ones off AliExpress or Wish, and I don't think the washi obsession is fading any time soon. 

OK, enough for me for today about the whole new world of crafting!