Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Guest Bloggers: Two Crafting Sisters!

I'm excited to introduce you to two amazing women who will be offering some beautiful craft D.I.Y.'s for the next two Thursdays!!!

Maura and Sheila started off a number of years ago stamping, and both of them loved
to make cards. It always feels good to send a handmade card to friends and family to
celebrate a special occasion, or to get some real mail in your own mailbox. It feels like
sharing a bit of sunshine and they still like to do that, but then Sheila started
scrapbooking too. Maura wanted nothing to do with that for a number of years - she
stamping. Well, Sheila finally talked Maura into it, and they haven't stopped

They've always shared ideas with each other even though they live in Ohio and New
York. The sisters find ways to do projects long distance and share them. Usually by
setting a due date for the project, then ship it off, and set a date for opening the boxes at
the same time to see what the other has created. Once a year, they try to meet and get
some "in person" time together- at a crop or even camping.

These sisters can start with the same materials and end up with two very different
projects. Sheila has a nice clean, graphic style, while Maura likes to play with
patterns and colors. Sheila has been published in Paper Crafts magazine, while Maura
likes teaching classes at her local scrapbook store. They've discovered that crafting
becomes therapy in times of stress, it's a great social outlet, and keeps both sides of
the brain connected. Sheila and Maura have also discovered through their shared
passion for crafting, a great way to keep connected since they live hundreds of miles
apart - through long-distance projects, and on their blog, TwoCraftingSisters.


  1. Wow! So neat to be on another blog!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. Excellent choice for guest bloggers - Maura & Sheila. I am so glad that their crafting adventures led me into their circle of friends!


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