"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" by Marianne Williamson

Saturday, September 27, 2008

New Cards

I am really trying to enjoy the Fall. :) Usually I am happiest in the Summer. I love the warmth. I like Fall but when it arrives, Winter is not far behind and that means cold and ice. Not my favorite things (unless you are describing a nice tall glass of cold iced tea!)

Anyway, I made up a batch of Fall color paper this week and decided to make some cards. I think they look great! :)
I think I need to go shopping for more chunky stamps because they just stamp wonderfully on handmade paper!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fall Colors!

Did I mention that I also enjoy making greeting cards? I guess it is part of that paper passion I have. :)

I think I am a little behind the times. Everyone is making things that incorporate Fall Colors. So, I grabbed some paper and couple of stamps and my Paper Flower Medallion from and crafted away!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Welcome to CS Craft Studio!


For those of you who saw my blog on Typepad, welcome to my new blog! :)

For those of you who don't know me, welcome to CS Craft Studio!

I am a Papermaker. That's right, a Papermaker. For the longest time I wanted to call myself a Papermaker but was nervous about it. Maybe people wouldn't understand, I mean a Papermaker? Why not Artist? I do feel I am an Artist at heart. I love to create things with my hands. I enjoy the thrill of taking little things and making something beautiful. But my passion is paper. I feel such a letdown when I don't get to make paper. It is something that just lifts my spirit! I saw the quote at the top of my blog hanging up in my daughter's dance studio and it just inspired me. Almost made me cry, sure, but really inspired me. Why shouldn't I be successful? Why shouldn't I be amazing? Why do I hold back when I know what I want to do? I want to make paper! I want to make paper that people will enjoy using in their own creations, whether it is a collage or a letter to a friend. So, I am on a journey to be amazing and successful! And, if for some reason I am not an amazing and successful Papermaker, then maybe I'll be known as an amazing Mom and Wife and Friend. My Heart would be Happy! :)

Thank you all for stopping by. My journey continues...