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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- 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

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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North Carolina Pottery

Behind the Scenes : North Carolina Pottery

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One of the stories you’ll find in the March issue of Living is about David Stuempfle, a North Carolina potter.  You’ll learn a bit of the history of Seagrove, the unique potters’ community where David lives and works, and some fascinating details about his process, from digging the clay, to firing the 30-foot-long kiln (the …

Last Minute Valentines

Make It : Last Minute Valentines

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Yikes- VALENTINE’S DAY IS TOMORROW!  Need to whip up some last minute tokens of everlasting love?  Or maybe just a little something to brighten up a friend’s day?  You’ll find everything you need in our Valentine’s Day clip art round-up from last week. Also, Ez from Creature Comforts has done her own downloadable Valentine round-up- …

Love Struck Pencils

Make It : Love Struck Pencils

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Today’s guest post comes from Claire Roudabush and Kristin Eddington, of BLOW UP! blog.  We are so inspired by their posts everyday, and are thrilled that they’ve taken the time to share this super cool Valentine DIY. “Go ahead, get love struck.  We made these colored pencil arrows to share with any target your heart …

Valentine's Day Cards and Gifts

On The Web : Valentine's Day Cards and Gifts

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It’s still technically January, but trust me, Valentine’s day is just around the corner!  This weekend is the perfect opportunity to get started on those handmade gifts- get the kids involved too- While we always like to promote making your own crafts, there are too many cards and gifts out there that are just too …

3D Valentines

Make It : 3D Valentines

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Already making valentine cards? I know I am! Well, if you’re tired of doilies and construction paper, then try a few of our 3D cards from the February issue of Living.  Inspired by classic pop-up books, these cards include garlands, bold accordion folded graphics, clip art pop-outs, and clever hiding spots for an extra special …

On The Web : Valentine Candy Boxes

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I had so much fun making the heart-shaped boxes in February’s issue of Living- and even more fun creating this iPad animation with the shoot team- You can find the templates and how-to for these boxes online, the candy came from Candy Warehouse, the ribbon is from Mokuba, and the charms are made by Helen …

Making Dolls

On The Web : Making Dolls

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Did you see the story in February’s Living on Jess Brown and her amazing handmade dolls? You’ll find a little sneak peak into her studio, as well as learn a bit about the story behind these beautiful dolls, and her crafting techniques. And if you feel inspired to make your own dolls, follow our link …

More Stuffed Bunnies

Make It : More Stuffed Bunnies

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A few months ago I posted about a stuffed bunny I made based on Silke’s pattern.  After making the bunny, I decided she needed a little dress.  It was easy to make the pattern- I just traced about 3/8″ around the arms, then coming out in an A-line at the bottom.  Hem the neck, cuffs, …