The Candy Bag Can and The Neurotic Crafter!

Confessions of a Neurotic Crafter.
Dear Journal!

Me, Scrapbook Paper and a Christmas Truffle Candy Can. I swear if it stays still long enough ART ATTACK!!! There was a period of time where I thought I had to have tons of everything. So when I collected Cigar Boxes, I collected a ton of them, and when I collected Fabric, and then then there was the Tin Cans. It got to the point where if someone knew I collected, they added to the collection. It was the dawn of the 'Collect This' Phase. The shelves are full. The drawers and closets are full! LOL, I tell you, there's a lot of purging in this Mixed Media Art Space.

I love that I tried it and created some fun purses but as with many Multi Crafting Artists the Phase came and it went...hence the word Phase - a regularly recurring cycle of changes. LOL now there's a word I need to have a moment with. If my brain would play an alert when I'm going into Phase mode...the savings alone. Oh well... that's for another day.

Right now, it's on to a new Phase! My Cricut. This is one of those things that when I first bought it I was just elated by the prospect of a machine that could cut out lots of wonderful shapes and save me the hassle, since I can't cut a straight line for anything! Magically delicious! I bought it not long after they first came out (of course the bigger one came out literally within a few months of me purchasing the first one but that's for another day. Anyway, I excitedly bid for cartridges on Ebay, planned all sorts of projects, made a couple of cards and parked it in the corner for the next year. Then....

Another Phase Paper Dolls.

And what do you know, a Cartridge that cuts out paper dolls and little clothes and even has the tabs. Will wonders never cease. Now my Cricut sits proudly on my 1950s Style Chrome dinette set (that I have rarely eaten on because it belongs to the crafts). The new cartridges are Hot! so now I think I'll be in the Cricut Phase for a spell longer. Moved on from Paper Dolls, floating back towards Rubber Stamping Phase and Binding it all Phase. Mix that up with a little 'Can't Stay off this Laptop' Phase and a sprinkle of 'Emboss that Stuff' Phase. Wish I had control over the Sleep Phase. LOL for real. I wouldn't be sitting at this laptop at 1:00 in the morning. Phases. And Confessions of a Nuerotic Crafter!


Steph Jordan Artist has been creating unique creations since childhood. Mixed Media Art is her life. From teaching unique workshops to creating promotional items and more Steph makes high end costume jewelry,paints colorful imaginative art and makes things shine.