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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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Around Town : Arrows

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Trend alert!  After spotting this eye-catching window display at a Louis Vuitton store, I realized that it’s official, arrows are totally hot right now. Maybe it’s Hunger Games fever, or perhaps a nod to cupid, but whatever it is, I’m seeing inspiring interpretations everywhere.  You may remember these little cuties that our friends at the Blow Up! …

Inspiration Board : Cherry Blossoms

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Each Spring, I am so thrilled to see the trees blooming and the tulips and daffodils popping up (despite my seasonal allergies!)  Cherry blossoms are a real highlight for me, so I was pretty excited to see them opening up last week.  The beautiful blooms have a short peak season, so you’ll have to be …

Inspiration Board : Passover Crafts

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Passover begins tomorrow- have you checked out our Pinterest board devoted to the holiday?  We’ve got some clever recipes, fresh tabletop ideas, and sweet crafts for your Passover seder. Cover each Haggadah with decorative paper to coordinate with your table setting. Make a keepsake afikomen bag out of a pretty hanky. How about this Matzo …

Make It : Our Favorite Eggs

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Easter is just around the corner- time to start decorating those eggs!  We’re celebrating this week with a collection of very special handmade eggs, complete with how-tos, from a few of our favorite crafters.  To kick off the week, we’ll share a few of our favorite egg decorating moments from Living. What’s the secret behind …

Make It : Clay Gift Tags

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The Martha Stewart Crafts team presented us with a brand new product that they’re very excited about- clay kits!  The clay is air-dry and unbelievably light-weight (it kind of feels like a marshmallow.) I had so much fun playing with the molds- I’m going to stick my little sculpted pieces on everything.  I started with …

Behind the Scenes : The April Cover

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Even if you haven’t picked up your copy of April’s Living, I’m sure the electric eggs on the cover have caught your eye! The eggs were shot for Good Things, but when we tried a few cover options, we thought these guys would work well- what do you think?  We had to reshoot them for …

Make It : Painted Branches

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Yesterday actually reached 70 degrees in NYC- kind of a shock, but a welcome one!  A couple months back I salvaged some beautiful branches that had been blown down by one of the storms we had last Fall.  One I decided to display in its natural state- the color and shape was so beautiful.  I …

Inspiration Board : Gingham and Stripes

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On a recent outing in SoHo, I noticed a lot of pattern in the shops.  Ben Sherman has some fresh gingham- And Kate Spade has stripes galore- If you like these fresh takes on very classic patterns, we’ve got just the projects to keep you crafting on-trend.  Make a statement with this gingham screen- photo …