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Blake Ramsey

Blake Ramsey


Name: Blake Ramsey
Job Title: Assistant Editor
Date started at company: June 2006, as an Intern for the Holiday Department
First story: I assisted Marcie on ‘Tis the Season, December 2006
Hometown: Chappaqua, NY
School & Degree: BFA, Guilford College
First Job: Interning in Children’s Publishing at Reader’s Digest. I mocked up board books and Barbie products a few days a week after school
Astrological Sign: Libra
Personal Crafting/Artwork: Corinne and I have been crafting flowery fascinators together. We have a website- www.handlespout.com. I also really enjoy making little collaged postcards to send to my friends. It’s a nice surprise to receive mini-art in the mail- complete with a personal note and pretty stamp
First Craft Memory: The most basic kind of Printmaking: When I was 4 or 5, I loved to make stacks of black and white photocopies of my drawings or the pages of my books
Things I Collect: When I was young I collected pigs- dozens of them. Now I collect craft supplies- mostly scraps and strange found objects that I hope to one day have a brilliant use for

FAVORITE . . .
Color (pantone #): Pantone # 331C
Holiday: Halloween
Pizza Topping: Broccoli
Kind of Fabric: Sequined
Dessert: Key Lime Pie
Source: Tinsel Trading
Font: Andale Mono
Martha Stewart Craft Project: “Bottle Beauty” May 2006 Enamel Painted Bottles Silk Flowers

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Make It : Frosty Summer Treats

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Whether you’re celebrating Christmas in July, or just looking for a tasty treat to help you cool off, here’s a round-up that’ll do the trick! Who says you can’t make a snowman in summer??  These snowman sundaes are actually made in shot glasses, following the rule that everything tiny is so much cuter! A twist …

Inspiration Board : Sandmen and Snowcastles

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Day 2 of our “Christmas in July” week: SAND vs. SNOW Which do you prefer? Sand Snowman (1964)  And did you ever think to build a snowman out of sand??  I certainly did not, but I might try it! Image via Coastal Living Or did you ever think to break out the beach toys in …

On The Web : Hostess Gifts

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If you’re planning to visit friends or family on your summer vacation, make sure to bring along some hand-crafted host and hostess gifts!  You may have seen these stenciled coasters in August Good Things- (Stock up on coasters here.) Pair them with a bottle of booze, or for that extra DIY touch, infuse your own! …

Around Town : On the Radio with Etsy

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For the Sirius satellite radio subscribers out there, we’ll be on the air with two of our friends from Etsy today- please tune in! Do you share Etsy seller Madama Robe’s sentiment? Emily Bidwell, Etsy’s Style Expert, is one of the company’s earliest employees.  She will speak about the history of the site, and give …

Around Town : Finding Inspiration at Capitol Fishing Tackle Co.

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find craft supplies in the most surprising places.  On a recent trip to the garment district, I stumbled upon Capitol Fishing Tackle Company (their great vintage-looking neon sign caught my eye.) As it turns out, Capitol Fishing Tackle has been in NYC for over 100 years, and is …

On The Web : July Fourth Party Printables

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Tomorrow is the Fourth of July- time to show off your red, white and blue.  No time to decorate?  Have no fear- our free patriotic printables are here!  Whether you’re having a big blowout, or a small barbecue, we’ve got something to help you celebrate. Add patriotic flair while preventing leaky ice cream with these …

Celebrate : Fourth of July Good Things

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Even after the sun goes down at your fourth of July barbecue, it’s not too late to get some great photos!  All you need are some glow-sticks and fast moving hands to get these vibrant shots. And for a bit of daytime decor, these lanterns are easy to make, and can be collapsed and stored …

Inspiration Board : Reviving Camp Crafts

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If you have a July issue of Living, you may have seen these updated “camp crafts” made with brightly colored lanyard (aka gimp, boondoggle etc)- For a modern “camp” feel, we painted birch hooks white (from Vermont Branch Company), and used them to display the necklaces. This close-up of the bangles give you a better look …