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Crafty Ass Female is a podcast dedicated to helping women embrace and use their power and creativity. We believe you are a capable BADASS, who already has all the tools you need to make beautiful things and make beautiful things happen. We’re just here to remind you.

Crafty Ass Female is a podcast dedicated to helping women embrace and use their power and creativity. We believe you are a capable BADASS, who already has all the tools you need to make beautiful things and make beautiful things happen. We’re just here to remind you.
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Crafty Ass Female is a podcast dedicated to helping women embrace and use their power and creativity. We believe you are a capable BADASS, who already has all the tools you need to make beautiful things and make beautiful things happen. We’re just here to remind you.

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English


Episodes

Episode 41: Season 2 Finale Live Show @ Awesome Ladies Live

8/27/2018
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The second annual Awesome Ladies Live Feminist Scrapbooking Retreat hosted by our very own Kristin 'rukristin' Tweedale took place in her home town of East Lansing, Michigan the weekend from August 17-19. It was AWESOME! There were LADIES! ...and we crafted together LIVE! What was also LIVE during the retreat was the recording of today's episode: the finale of what's been a HELL of a Season 2! A + K discussed the theme of this year's retreat which was Self-Care Through Storytelling.

Duration:00:45:50

Episode 40: Cheeky Icons, Street Art & Stationery w/ Pinky Weber

8/20/2018
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So is Pinky her real name? (The girls get to that right away.) Also in this episode, Pinky talks about going to Parsons School of Art & Design, how Brooklyn and living in New York influences her work, and being a woman in the street art community. Pinky also discusses her cheeky, cheerful style and her desire to make the world more fun. The girls discuss understanding the inspiration behind everyday inanimate objects + giving them personality. Other gems in this episode: Pinky's approach...

Duration:01:07:30

Episode 39: Get Your Craft On w/ 30 Days of Lists w/ Kam Altar

8/13/2018
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In this episode, the girls talk to Kam about the origin story of her 30 Days of Lists challenge, how it's evolved, and gotten to the point where she now hosts it every March, September, + December of the year! Kam + the girls also discuss all the different ways you can prep for the challenge and create your lists, whether it's in a notebook, in a pocket page album, on a post-it, as a blog post, or even as embroidery!!!

Duration:00:59:05

Episode 38: Philosophies on Small Business w/ Joanna Alberti

8/6/2018
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Today we have Joanna Alberti on the podcast. Joanna is an illustrator, product designer, and small shop owner located in Rochester, NY. She is the creator of philoSophies™ (pronounced fill-ahs-SO-fees) which is a greeting card + product line featuring the main character Sophie, her philosophies on different occasions, and inspirations on friendship, love, and confidence.

Duration:01:11:17

Episode 37: Becoming the Artist She Is w/ Katie Smith

7/30/2018
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Today we have Katie Smith on the podcast. Katie is an artist + crafter located in Washington, USA. She loves anything + everything crafty – from sketching and painting to scrapbooking and art journaling, and even crochet and quilting. If it’s creative, she loves it! Her artwork focuses mainly on women, galaxies, and nature. Katie shares all of her creative pursuits as well as creative tips and tutorials on her blog, www.studiokatie.com. Katie is a published artist in multiple magazines and...

Duration:01:03:58

Episode 36: Paper-crafting #realtalk w/ France Wisniewski

7/23/2018
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In this episode, France GETS REAL! She talks about how she got started in graphic design, and how she's been a part of the memory keeping community since the late 90s, but did not put her creativity out there right away. The girls then fast forward to present day and talk about Traveler's Notebooks & designing for the industry in 2018. France also brings up how modern day society is a 'quick dismissal' society, and doesn't give artists enough credit or time or money to evolve their art....

Duration:01:16:48

Episode 35: Landing On What You Love w/ Jaclyn Carter

7/16/2018
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Crafty Ass Female's 'Summer of Special Guests' is underway : our second series of amazing, inspiring interviews with a badass bunch of creative & resourceful women that Amanda + Kristin are thrilled to be able to share with you! Today we're talking to Jaclyn Carter, an entrepreneur, teacher, and mom to two little ones, who runs a company & lifestyle blog called Love Jac that helps you create, share, and connect through art. Jaclyn has expanded Love Jac in recent years to go beyond selling...

Duration:01:21:10

Episode 34: Optimizing Your Craftiness w/ Danielle Spurge

7/9/2018
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In this episode, Danielle Spurge shares how she 'just started' craft business, said 'YES' to everything, and leveraged Etsy to open herself to opportunities. She also talks about how that lead to her branching off into the craft business consultant she is today, teaching other makers how to make a profit off of their crafty tendencies. Danielle also explains the idea behind 'leveraging' and 'optimizing' your visibility + presence, figuring out what the unique opportunities are on each...

Duration:01:06:13

Episode 33: Extravagant Hope & Grace w/ Brandi Kincaid

7/2/2018
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Welcome to Crafty Ass Female's 'Summer of Special Guests' : our second series of amazing, inspiring interviews with a badass bunch of creative & resourceful women that Amanda + Kristin can't wait to share with you! Today we're talking to Brandi Kincaid, one of Kristin's artistic inspirations. Brandi is an illustrator and paper crafter who makes and records memories with her husband Andrew, and puppy Augie Roo, in Bellingham, Washington. She spends all her free moments listening closely,...

Duration:01:12:20

Episode 32: Let's Get Feminist

6/25/2018
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What was June on this podcast? Haa haa! If you just started listening to us this month, then know the show is not always filled with such heavy topics, as the last few were...Haa haa! ...but in truth, being a 'crafty ass female' means navigating issues such as how social media affects everything we do and how to maintain good mental health and how to be resourceful in a society that still upholds certain sexist social constructs.

Duration:00:59:32

Episode 31: Mental Health Revisited

6/18/2018
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Two months ago, Amanda + Kristin came out with EP. 22 of this podcast about MENTAL HEALTH - sharing their mental health history, what they've learned along the way, & different things that have helped - doing their part to destigmatize mental illness & bring awareness to how the struggle w/ it is 100% REAL and common. In light of the recent tragic suicide deaths of both KATE SPADE and ANTHONY BOURDAIN, they felt the need to revisit this topic, dive deeper, and offer again - a candid & open...

Duration:00:57:20

Episode 30: Social Media Here & Now

6/11/2018
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Amanda + Kristin start the conversation talking about PROTECTION, and then ease into discussing 'big business' on the Internet using YOUR data for THEIR bottom line. In the second half of the episode, A + K address the more indirect danger of the pervasiveness of the social media culture we now live in: the mental + emotional toll that it has. The girls also discuss the 'antidote' & what we could do as resourceful women to navigate through the 'mess'. This episode contains a lot of the ins...

Duration:01:04:12

Episode 29: Goals for 2018: Mid-Year Check-in

6/4/2018
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A + K are checking-in MID-YEAR ('cause WHOA: it's June already) with the goals they set at the start of 2018 & talked about back in EP. 06 of the podcast - what's worked, what hasn't worked... Let's jump right into it!

Duration:00:54:18

Episode 28: The Art of Being (An Artist) w/ Melody Hansen

5/28/2018
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In this episode, Melody Hansen talks about all the different ways she expresses her creativity, beginning with the time she spent on neopets! The ladies also chat about Melody's evolution to becoming the modern day artist she is today, how she feels a lot of her work has been hand-in-hand with the internet, and art authenticity vs. popularity.

Duration:00:57:27

Episode 27: Planning, Family, Church, + Writing w/ Erica Canant

5/21/2018
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In this episode, Erica talks about choosing her 'YES's more wisely, making it a priority to be a good friend, the small group she + her husband lead in their home, & how God has revealed Himself to her through suffering. The ladies also chat about the BOOK (!!!) Erica's in the process of writing, how she overcame the anxiety & was able to start, her break into the planning community, and quality over quantity on her personal social media channels!

Duration:01:10:14

Episode 26: Diversity in Crafting + Choosing Joy w/ Nita Patterson

5/14/2018
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In this episode, Nita BRINGS IT and her light shines brighter the ever! She talks to A + K about how she's always been crafty, and how she got started in the planner community. Nita also shares her perspective on diversity in the crafting industry, and how being joyful IS A CHOICE. Also check out the ladies in their Patreon exclusive ‘After Chatter’ show, where you can sign up to watch a video of Amanda, Kristin, and Nita chat it up!

Duration:01:20:11

Episode 25: Crafting + Kids w/ Megan Anderson

5/7/2018
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In this episode, Megan discusses the different types of crafts she does with her kids, & how memory keeping plans changed during the fostering of her now-adopted daughter. The ladies also chat about scrapbook albums Megan makes for herself + how mental health finds its way into our creative journeys in their Patreon exclusive ‘After Chatter’ show, where you can sign up to watch a video of them three chat it up!

Duration:01:01:22

Episode 24: A + K Interview Ali Edwards

4/30/2018
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In this episode, Ali discusses details about how she got started in the paper crafting industry, the inspiration behind her new Story Planner line, and her Week in the Life™ project - taking place next week, starting Monday, May 7th through May 13th. The ladies also chat about social media in their Patreon exclusive ‘After Chatter’ show, where you can sign up to watch a video of them three chat it up!

Duration:01:04:59

Episode 23: Podcasting So Far + Patreon

4/23/2018
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In this episode you'll hear A + K: express gratitude to you listeners discuss typing an idea vs. talking it out relate how podcasting has helped them find their voices talk about podcasting as a medium SPILL THE BEANS on next week's show w/ our very first interviewee (IT'S BIG!!!) explain about our Patreon page + how you can get access to exclusive content

Duration:00:59:30

Episode 22: A + K Talk Mental Health

4/16/2018
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In this episode, you'll hear Amanda + Kristin talk about their mental health history, what they've learned along the way, & different things that have helped.

Duration:01:33:47