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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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On The Web : The New "Our Finds" Blog

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You may be familiar with the Our Finds section of Martha Stewart Living (a collection of the editors’ favorite products, places, foods, artisans, etc.). But have you seen the brand new Our Finds blog?   Check out our post today! &nbsp…

Baby Cards

Make It : Baby Cards

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It seems like everyone I know is having a baby this summer! I have three gifts to send off to happy new parents this week, so I thought it would be efficient to do some assembly-line-style card-making. You will need a circle cutter, circle punches in 2-1/2″,  3/4″, and 1/4″ diameters, scissors, double-sided tape, chalk, …

Pink Party

Make It : Pink Party

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We love a themed party here in the Crafts Department! We try to personalize each birthday party—sometimes according to season, favorite treats, colors, etc. For Athena’s birthday last month, we based the theme around one of Athena’s favorite colors: bright pink. We all know she loves cats, so we had some special kitty appearances on …

Kids' Summer Crafts

Make It : Kids' Summer Crafts

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Looking for a way to entertain the little ones this summer? We’ve got nature craft ideas, including projects to make with beach finds, and outdoor activities. Cool summer accessories. And for those road trips, clip-art car bingo!…

Antiquing with the Collecting Department

Around Town : Antiquing with the Collecting Department

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A couple weeks ago, I was lucky enough to take a day trip down to Kutztown, Pennsylvania, with the Collecting Department. Fritz and Liz toured me around a large outdoor antiques show, as well as several antiques shops that Fritz knew well in the area. There were so many treasures—I’ve never seen anything like it! …

Fourth of July Clip-Art Projects

Make It : Fourth of July Clip-Art Projects

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You wouldn’t believe how much clip art we have online, especially for the holidays. It’s perfect for last-minute decorations or party favors. And the easiest way to add that hand-crafted touch to make your gathering feel extra special. And don’t forget, just because our clip-art crafts are quick, it doesn’t mean you can’t take creative …

Patriotic Dog Bow-Tie

Make It : Patriotic Dog Bow-Tie

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Don’t leave your furry friends out when getting dressed for this year’s Fourth of July celebration! Our Patriotic Dog Bow-Tie may be just the festive accessory that Fido has been looking for. And for other pet ideas for July 4, check out these stars from last year’s Patriotic Pet contest. Find the details on …

Make It : Rocket Candy Crackers

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The July 4 weekend is almost here! Did you see this July “Good Thing”? With our clip art, these rocket candy crackers are as easy as pie! Watch the our special iPad animation below to see them in action…