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Road trip!

Larry and I made a quick trip to Little Rock and Morrilton, Arkansas Saturday.

In Little Rock, I was so privileged to be a part of the second Arkansas Fork & Talk get-together, put on by craftgossip.com and sponsored by E.K. Success at Trio's Restaurant. Yummy food, great fellowship and fabulous gifts. I will be posting projects in the coming weeks made with the wonderful goodie-bag products they shared with us.

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We headed over to Morrilton, birthplace of my hubby, on the chance that we might catch relatives…

It's stealing...

I just saw an email from Jen Cushman, CHA Designer, about stealing on the internet. These are some great guidelines for keeping on the straight and narrow. The source was Fast Company at  http://www.fastcompany.com/1834177/content-curators-are-the-new-superheros-of-the-web

1. If you don't add context, or opinion, or voice and simply lift content, it's stealing.

2. If you don't provide attribution, and a link back to the source, it's stealing.

3. If you take a large portion of the original content, it's stealing.

4. If someone asks you not to curate their material, and you don't respect that request, it's stealing.

5. Respect published rights. If images don't allow creative commons use, reach out to the image creator--don't just grab it and ask questions later.
This being said, I realized that I have been doing an injustice to some of my sources, one in particular. Using a technique that you learned from someone else is not actually listed in…

A Tisket, a Tasket, a Little Yellow Basket

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Welcome to April's Designer Crafts Connection! We're creating all things spring, and the first thing that comes to mind is Easter baskets! I made this sweet little basket using Eileen Hull's Vase Scoreboard from Sizzix, and it couldn't have been easier. Be sure to click on the Designer Crafts Connection button at left to hop to all the other blogs and see some amazing projects.
Here's what you'll need: Sizzix Big Shot Sizzix' Vase Die by Eileen Hull Linen finish mat board (Crescent), 12" x 6" (You may need two pieces depending on the size of your cup) Paper or plastic drink cup or tin can Golden Iridescent Gold (Fine) acrylic paint Bling, self adhesive,  from I Want 2 Scrap Plaid 1" flat brush Prima Flowers Viva Décor Pearl Pens, Cream  and Yellow Gold mesh ribbon (Offray) Chipboard scrap, 3/4" X 11" Green tissue paper, 12" x the height of your cup base +1" Aleene's Tacky Glue, Tacky Dot Singles and Tacky Sheets Gold …