Saturday, January 2, 2010

Did you know ...

that January is National Hobby Month.

Rubber Stamping Blog

By Kate Pullen, About.com Guide to Rubber Stamping

National Hobby Month!

Monday January 5, 2009

January is National Hobby Month, so this is a great excuse to try your hand at something different! If you are new to arts and crafts, or perhaps have thought of yourself as not being particularly creative, then why not give rubber stamping a go? One of the things that I really enjoy about rubber stamping as a craft is that while at one end of the scale many experienced rubber stamp artists produce wonderful and detailed work, at the other end complete beginners can produce great results with the absolute minimum of supplies or skills. I love the fact that people who have never had the opportunity to be creative before can quickly make their own handmade greeting cards or add their own personal touch to a whole variety of items.

If you are still not sure, take a look at Rubber Stamping for Complete Beginners for more information. If you would like any help and advice to get started then you are welcome to drop into the Rubber Stamping forum and pick the brains of our friendly stamping community.

Rubber stamping is a good introduction to other crafts too. Many stampers learn more about other arts and crafts such as painting and drawing or use stamping within other crafts like scrapbooking, jewelry making, pottery and cross stitch. There are many other exciting hobbies to have a go at - take a look through the About.com Hobbies Channel for more ideas.


If you are new to stamping or scrapbooking and would be interested in learning more about it feel free to email me at cr8iveme_at_gmail.com, I offer classes in my home or would be happy to do a One-on-One in your home. I will also send materials and instructions if you are not in my area.

Happy Crafting.
M.E.