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from the Eastern shores of Maryland!

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I’m Beth – proud military wife, great dane mama, HSN on-air personality, DIYer, and luckiest girl in the world to be able to play with paper and glue for a living.

Welcome to my blog!

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My journey here wasn’t quite what you’d expect! I was a social worker for many years, specializing in early intervention for gang members. It was my life’s passion and when I had to stop (thank you frequent Army moves) I wasn’t sure where my path would take me. Through a series of incredible events I started working for a small company in the craft industry, which led me to Xyron, which led me to HSN. And the rest is history!

Come on in and take a peek at my studio space!

I am also the host of over 150 video tutorials for the Xyron YouTube channel and have taught crafting/DIY workshops around the world. Best of all – I’ve been ridiculously lucky to met hundreds of crafty people IRL (as the kids say) and am thrilled every day to see people find their creative spirit.

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In our free time I’d like to say you’ll find me and Don sitting on our dock having a relaxing cup of coffee or cocktail, but in reality we alternate between working on our “side gig” – a men’s stationery company called The Paper Hatchet, and our newest hobby – pseudo parenting! We are sponsor parents for four plebes from the Naval Academy and while I regularly threaten to murder them for not recycling and yell “stop touching your sister/brother!!!” 27 times a day, we can’t imagine our lives without them.

I want this blog to be a place where you can find easy, achievable projects that don’t take three years and $500 to create. I hope you will be inspired to make these ideas your own and share them with your friends and family.

 Thanks so much for stopping by – can’t wait to make some great memories with you!

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