Interview with Diana’s Decorative Designs

Our latest interview features Diana of Dianas.Decorative.Designs. After starting crafting at a young age, Diana gained experience with crocheting and scrapbooking among other creative outlets. Today, Diana’s focus is on paper crafting–creating beautiful handmade pieces for all types of parties and events. With the support of her husband and three daughters, Diana continues to share her creativity and inspire others to create with paper.

Read on for more DIY projects, crafting resources and inspiration from Diana.

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Interview with The Pink Ape

Our latest interview features Marissa of The Pink Ape, a multi-dimensional crafter who has been creating for over 20 years. Marissa is a wife and mother of two, who uses inspiration from the world around her to create papercrafts including cards, scrapbooks, and more. Sharing her designs as both a hobby and a business, Marissa’s main goal is to inspire others! Read on for more DIY projects, crafting resources and inspiration from Marissa.

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The Benefits of Journaling, Types of Journals, and Where to Start

Journaling is about the process of writing down words, in order to understand and process them more clearly. These words can include thoughts, feelings, goals, tasks, whatever it may be. Now, journaling may not be for everyone. Some may feel that they clearly understand themselves and have no reason to explore any further. However, many do find that deciding to keep a daily journal has improved their life in several ways. It’s already scientifically proven that writing on paper alone has mental benefits, so let’s take a look at why exactly journaling is good for you, and how you can go about getting started.

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Health Benefits of Crafting

I love the feeling I get after completing an art project that I was working on. I stare at it. Sit back and smile. That’s it! The joy of making something with your hands makes you feel amazing. You may be feeling stressed or tense before you start but at the end you feel calm and happy — satisfied deep in your soul. There is something to be said about crafting and its effects on one’s well-being.

More and more research is coming out that proves arts and crafts is not just good for fun but it’s good for your mental and physical health.

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