Sunday, March 10, 2013

Too Many Interests!

Hey there! Chrystal here.  I don't know about you but I know I have waaaaay too many interests! Papermaking, photography, cooking, exercise, fashion, reading, music and DIY. There are just not enough hours in the day! 

This blog will probably cover most of those fun activities, but I really want to focus on my papermaking and paper crafts here. I do have a photography blog and you can go here to check it out: Chrystal Schilling Photography

I love to make paper! It all started 17 years ago (wow, has it been that long?)  Anyway, I read an article in the local newspaper that really peaked my interest. Then I found a kit at a local craft store. I didn't break open the kit for a few months but when I did, I had so much fun! And, I was hooked.  Now, I have boxes and boxes of scrap paper waiting to be turned into beautiful handmade paper.  I so enjoy giving those scraps a new life. I cringe every time I see paper in the trash. At work I advocate paper recycling as much as possible and I keep a box for my own office scraps that I eventually turn into handmade paper. It is a joy!

Now that I have a good technique for making paper, I plan to experiment with it using different crafting techniques. I'll share those here. 

Well, that's my introduction. I hope you will enjoy visiting here from time to time!