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Mark Montano

You really need to check out Mark Montano’s series of Big-Ass Craft Books as well as his others.

Check out his blog at

This man has a great eye for other’s creative works which you can see at his blog.  His work is also quite unique.  Some of it is so easy you would wonder why no one else thought of it.  Other craft ideas are more complicated.  He has two BiG-Ass Craft books as well as “Pulp Fiction Perfect Paper Projects,” “The Big-Ass Book of Home Decor: More Than 100 Inventive Projects for Cool Homes Like Yours ,” “Dollar Store Decor: 100 Projects for Lush Living That Won’t Break the Bank ,” “Super Suite: The Ultimate Bedroom Makeover Guide for Girls,” “Pulp Fiction Perfect Paper Projects ,” “CosmoGIRL Cool Room: 35 Make-It-Yourself Projects ,” and  “The Big-Ass Book of Bling .”

When you check out his blog make sure you sign up for his feed and his email.

I believe he has recently finished shooting pictures for his next book.  Can’t wait.

Mark also has give-aways on Tuesday’s from Krylon and then there is Fiskar’s Fridays.

He has partnered with these companies who both have great products as well as great creative ideas on their Facebook pages and their websites so don’t forget to check them out also.

Enjoy the books and I hope they help you find your own inspiration for unique crafts.


My Messy Organized Small Studio – Part One (not complete, check back in a few days) Part 2 Coming Soon

Diagram of my Studio - numbered to match writings

1.) [SEE (#1) on diagram]Shelves on this bookcase have photo boxes and shoe boxes used for storage of old CDs and CD cases.  I use the CD cases to store my unmounted stamps.  On top of these shelves are a dorm sized refrigerator .  I keep non-perishable snacks in a vintage snack can on top and a tiny set of three drwers.  In the first drawer is used stamps to send to disabled Veterans.  The second drawer has misc. car and window type stickers and the bottom drawer has old business cards.  I keep current business cards in a slot in the printers desk [SEE(# 10) on diagram)left side of wire cubes in forefront.  In the background is dorm frig. with vintage (yellow) snack can from Charles Chips)

2.)[SEE (#2)on diagram] Shelves on this bookcase store old video games belonging to my deceased son.  I am not sure what I want to do with them yet so they are staying put for now.  There is also a bucket of cloth loops for potholder loom, a potholder loom, 2-rectangle storage boxes I use to transport ornaments and edible crafts.  Storage boxes for the lightbulbs for my table top photo studio are located here also.Microwave area (see area #2 on diagram of studio)