Artistic Addict Giveaway!

Howdy, friends! I don't know about you but I've been busy, busy, busy with the holidays and visiting people. Seems like I had a small window where I got my mojo back and then BAM - another trip for a week that wiped me out! But today, I trudged upstairs to clean up my room! 😱

I can't put anything away when I'm in the thick of it - afraid I'll leave something out of my creation!  😃

I say all of that to say this: I'm having a giveaway! Now, it won't happen right away - as most of you know, our government was in a shutdown so no paycheck right away even though it's been temporarily lifted 😣  But as soon as things get back to normal, I'm shipping out stuff! So for now, I'm going to leave this giveaway open through 14 Feb. And hopefully I can mail stuff out when March gets here!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with a way to get ahold of you if you win - an email, social media link, etc! Following would be appreciated but not necessary.  I'm going to pick 1 commenter who'll  get a £20 coupon code to Crafteezee in the UK and commenters who will get a bunch of stuff in the mail (craft supplies, ephemera, bits and bobs, scraps, paper). I've got tons of stuff because I'm addicted - "Hello, my name is Cathy and I'm an artistic addict." There - I took the first step 😁 

My 12 Steps of AA (Artistic Addiction):

1.  Admit you're addicted and a hoarder  - well, let's not get carried away 
2.  Tear up your credit cards
3.  Quit looking at the Creativation Sneak Peeks
4.  Step away from the glue gun
5.  Remember: it's ok to occasionally do your domestic work and vacuuming, especially when looking for those small beads you dropped in the variegated shag rug
6.  Tear up the credit card you hid in the small Kleenex pack in your purse 
7.  And the extra blank check...
8.  Stop entering craft giveaways
9.  Immediately unsubscribe to Tim Holtz, Andy Skinner, Finnabair, and Seth Apter newsletter lists
10. Heck, unsubscribe to any craft-related newsletter list
11. Get a prescription for antidepressants when you realize you'll no longer be getting newsletters
12. Treat yourself after all your hard work in the 12 step program with a trip to Hobby Lobby

Don't forget - leave a comment (only need one!) until 14 Feb and SHARE THIS POST WITH ANY CRAFTY FRIENDS WHO COULD USE SOME STUFF!!


  1. Hi Cathy! Bravo for taking on the decluttering job! My room looked a lot like yours after the holidays...I got rid of a ton of stuff in the summer but still managed to spread the rest out all over the place! I need one of those "12x12" step programs too! But I still love getting my hands on more goodies....

  2. Hello fellow-hoarder :))))) "My name is Karina and I haven't bought any papers for two weeks" :D thanks for sharing a piece of your addiction with others! :*

  3. Hi my name is Linda and I am a craftaholic. LOL. It keeps me sane (well sort of) Good Luck to all who enter.
    Linda xxx

  4. It's more fun to get more craft goodies than to put them away! I am a craftoholic/hoarder too.... but isn't it fun!!??!!


  5. Love love love getting new items! Love to spread the joy of art/crafting/mixed media! I'm so thrilled to have found you in Instagram!

  6. Hahaha - this made me smile on a frigid snowy day in Michigan! I am pretty good about not buying new stuff because i try to use what I have. BUT, i do enter any and all contests. Such as this one:):) I would love to win a box of goodies from you! Your projects are so creative. I did actually spend yesterday sorting out crafting supplies that I don't use and will probably take those to the school across the street. Thanks for such a fun blog! It doesn't hurt that I have a birthday coming up:) Thanks so much for all you do! .

  7. Haha! I can relate with quite a few of these things. I especially like #12. I say one can never have too many craft supplies but I know that is not true. When I remodeled my craft room a year or so ago I did a big clean out and found things that I never used.
    I enjoy seeing your crafty projects although I don't always comment.

  8. Hi Cathy, Love your Aladdin's Cave :)

    Im seriously addicted to Crafting, find it my ideal way to cope with a stressful job, slowly building my supplies, but I have to have a clear desk, so I stack my stash in those supermarket cardboard trays, the ones fruit and veg come in. 😊😊

  9. Crafting is cheaper than therapy! At least that is what I keep telling myself!! �� Lesley

  10. I love your 12 steps! And laughed out loud at #3 because I wasn’t gonna look at any Creativation peeks...and now I have a list. you can find me at

  11. I am not addicted...I am NOT addicted...well let's be honest..maybe a little but I am not a hoarder!

  12. LOL! You are too funny girl!! I’ll admit The 13 step program looks really rough. I don’t know that I could handle all that! My addiction runs deep! Love your humor ❤️❤️❤️

  13. Hi Cathy - I can relate to most of your 12 steps like all AA's however my Number 12 would be to check out my local Art and Soul Studio (which is a 90 minute drive) as there is nothing like a Hobby Lobby in Australia. And don't we all like to open our mailbox to find HAPPY MAIL of those goodies we just HAD TO HAVE! Keep on craftin' I say. We'll never use all the stuff we have or continue to. Can't help ourselves!

  14. I am a hoarder, but don;t tell anyone

  15. wow, girl! You are brave to post that photo! But it's reality, right? I always scratch my head when I see these tidy craft room photos and videos. Who can be creative in a sterile environment, anyway?! I'm jealous of all your SPACE to spread out. I appreciate the 12 step share, because right now I feel like I need to start with #1 I'm addicted (OK?). And I have an enabler husband who says, "You never know what you'll need on a project."


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