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Episode 16: “I’ll Take This, That, and One of Those”

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      A bit of this and that… a “Garanimals”-type show that begins with a recount of our trip last week to San Francisco-based


        , a dragon’s lair of great pens, paints, papers, and craft supplies ~ “I’ll take this and that and one of those…” ~

      Gelly Roll Stardust Pens

          (available at

            ) ~ the child’s cry heard round the store… “I’m ready to go”


              ~ I come face to face with a

            Moleskine display

                ~ Woah! Have you seen this

              special edition Moleskine

                  ? It’s green! ~ Moleskine

                Japanese Fold Out Pocket Album

                    ~ Moleskine storyboard albums ~ we put new pens and templates to use over coffee and vanilla milk ~ a cool “mom” vanity plate ~ a


                      update on the lace ~ a pair of

                    Mrs. Beeton’s

                        are underway ~ a look at the catalog terrain in terms of creative and project-oriented kits (from paper dolls to knitting to a naturalist’s notebook and more) [mentioned:



                        Magic Cabin





                                ] ~ KLUTZ

                              paper doll fashions


                                intro to watercolor

                                    , and



                                    Olfa limited edition pink tools and cutting mat

                                        (supports breast cancer research) ~

                                      Kids Knitting

                                          by Melanie Fallick is good for beginners of all ages ~

                                        Cam Jansen Level 2 Readers


                                          Carrie Measures Up

                                              (a math reader with a

                                            knitting theme!

                                                ) and the

                                              Math Matters series of Readers


                                                Magic Treehouse series


                                                  Secrets of Droon series

                                                      ~ a


                                                        bookmark prompt ~ Mom’s


                                                          at ~ love the “kitty head” needles ~

                                                        dragon scale socks

                                                            at Bitter Purl ~

                                                          Leggy Creations

                                                              sock blockers from

                                                            Knitting Interrupted

                                                                ~ get an eyefull of ATC’s at

                                                              Robyn’s gallery

                                                                  and the

                                                                ATC FLICKR pool

                                                                    ~ a template for

                                                                  cutting 10 ATC’s

                                                                      from one sheet of cardstock and other great ATC information from

                                                                    Lisa Vollrath

                                                                        ~ order

                                                                      packs of blank

                                                                          ATC cards (a tip from


                                                                            ) ~ join the

                                                                          CMP FLICKR pool

                                                                              and start sharing your photos ~

                                                                            CMP Coffee Cups

                                                                                are in the works at Cafe Press (

                                                                              but I haven’t seen one in person yet, so wait to order

                                                                                  ) ~ a quote from


                                                                                    ~ sign-ups for the first CMP artist trading card exchange continue until September 30 ~ and more…

                                                                                  (show length: 58 min)

                                                                                  Sign-Ups for the 1rst Creative Mom Podcast Artist Trading Card Exchange End September 30: We’ll be creating 2 artist trading cards (2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches) and mailing them to designated exchange partners by December 31. Swap partner assignments will be mailed out the first week of October. Cards can be created in any style, using any materials. It’s small-scale, so be sure and sign up to take part in the fun. To sign up for the CMP Artist Trading Card exchange, send email to with “POSTCARD EXCHANGE” or “ARTIST TRADING CARD EXCHANGE” in the subject line. Include your name, mailing address, email address, and indicate whether or not you are willing to mail to an international partner.
                                                                                  Featured Podsafe Music:
                                                                                  Joshua Kadison ~ Born to Shine [PMN]
                                                                                  Katy Pfaffl ~ Someday [PMN]
                                                                                  Shelly Niebuhr ~ Believe [PMN]
                                                                                  Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN]

                                                                                  Titles Mentioned in Episode 16 and related titles… (and other relevant highlights)
                                                                                  Moleskine Japanese Moleskine Van Gough Colors Kids Knitting Cam Jansen Carrie Measures Up math matters - buttons math matters - treasure secrets of droon 1-4 magic tree house

                                                                                  Olfa pink cutting mat KLUTZ watercolor KLUTZ drawing kids lettering doodle mini books paper fashions Yarn Harlot Creative License

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