A New Era For Craft Critique

Welcome to the new era of Craft Critique!

For those of you who don’t know me, I’ll introduce myself. I’m Nancy Nally, the owner of Nally Studios and the editor of the website Scrapbook Update. As of today, I am also the new owner/editor of Craft Critique.

I’ve been working in the scrapbook industry professionally for 13 years, but like most of you, I’ve been a crafter all my life. I grew up with a mom and grandmothers who sewed, stitched, knitted, crocheted, quilted, and did all sorts of crafty things. My grandmother and aunt even owned a quilt store together in my hometown when I was growing up!

At one time or another, I’ve tried what seems like everything. I think my earliest memory of crafting is weaving potholders on a metal loom when I was a kid in the 1970’s. Some of them stuck (like the cross stitching that I did for years, and the sewing I do on occasion) and others (like my attempt at knitting a scarf that turned out looking like ocean waves) became enjoyable but comic failures. Although my primary passion is paper crafting these days, I still turn regularly to crafting for decor and gift projects. I truly believe that there is nothing more satisfying or personal than “I made it myself.”

I believe in the mission of Craft Critique as it was created by Sarah Moore, and I’m here today because I want to see the site continue to bring the craft community product reviews that are reliable, honest, and comprehensive. I hope that you all share that vision with me!

We have great plans for Craft Critique at Nally Studios in the coming weeks and months. We will be relaunching the Craft Critique website on a new platform with some new features we think you’ll love. We also will be issuing a call for reviewers for the site, so if you are interested in sharing your opinions with the craft world, please check that out!

Thanks for being a part of the Craft Critique community and for letting me be a part of it as well!

If you would like to contact me about Craft Critique, my email is

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30 Responses to A New Era For Craft Critique

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    Anonymous November 9, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    I’m so glad you have taken over the ownership of this site! I have missed it since it suddenly stopped being updated after their April Fools post.

    Best wishes!

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    Peg November 9, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    Well, what a fun treat on a Friday morning to have your smiling face in one of my favorite blogs that I’ve missed. Can’t wait to see where you take us!

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    Caroline D. November 9, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    Congratulations!! I’ve missed this site too. Thanks for the GREAT news!

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    Elaine A November 9, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    It will be nice to have Craft Critique back again. I’ve missed the postings.

    Elaine Allen

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    bluemoon November 9, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    Congratulations! I missed Craft Critique and wondered where it went. I can’t wait! I will also point out that not having a blogger account, or AIM or the other, it is not as easy to leave a message as on some other blogs. I love to comment and play along too! So happy for you! Thank you! All the very best.

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    Bessie Segal November 9, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    I am so glad That Craft Critique is back. I missed it so much and looked at your site for guidance on crafting products I wished to purchase. Good luck with your new/old enterprise.
    Bessie Segal.

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    Carole RB November 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    So great you’re back!

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    Dee in N.H. November 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    Wishing you a warm welcome!!! So glad to see this site get up and running again! I have really missed it!

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    Lysa November 9, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    Hi Nancy,
    So excited to see you are going to continue craft critique. I have been a long time fan. I also love scrapbook update too. I had been wondering about what happened and had even sent some emails trying to find out info as I missed the site so much. Can’t wait to see whats in store for this great creative space. Best of luck,

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    Susie November 10, 2012 at 6:23 am #

    I am so glad this blog will be started again. I check it daily and was so excited to see a new update! You made my day!!

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    Anonymous November 10, 2012 at 7:40 am #

    I checked in everyday with the hope that something new would be there thank you for taking over the ownership this is very good news

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    Ann Martin November 10, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    Welcome Nancy and thanks for taking over the reins. I’ve missed the site and its honest reviews. I hope Sarah is well.

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    Penny Duncan November 10, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    Welcome and Congratulations indeed!!! I’m glad to see it become active again as well….as it can really be a wealth of information!!

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    Jill November 10, 2012 at 9:19 am #

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    Jill November 10, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    My you are one busy lady! I honestly am over-blogged, but when I was reading this regularly I loved the advice. Just checked out the card annex and hope it’s designed like that–the PERFECT interface for we busy crafters. We can glance through a page of blogs and catch up on our craft of choice. Wish everyone would set their blogs up like that! Good luck on your newest projects Nancy!

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    Kelly Toth November 10, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    Cool Beans! I have missed this site. Thanks for taking over Nancy. Miss you on Paperclipping!

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    Linda McClain November 10, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Fantastic! Craft Critique was my go to site for advice. I’m so glad you’re giving it new life. Looking forward to all that’s ahead.

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    Judy November 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    So sorry about that last comment of mine – a complete mistake. Anyway, so glad to see that Craft Critique is back. I went there often for reviews and advice.

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    Anita Braddock November 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    congrats and welcome I have missed all of you. was wondering what happened thanks for letting us know I have been with you for some time and won too. thanks for that. cant what for the new info and prizes.
    your fan always.

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    Karleen November 10, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    I was so glad to receive your email post today and that Craft Critique is once again with us. Best wishes for the coming year.

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    Nancy Nally November 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome! I look forward to being part of the Craft Critique community!

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    Mylene November 10, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    Congratulations Nancy! Wishing you every success with the new/old venture!

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    jperr November 10, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    I have been wondering what happened to the updates from Craft Critique,so glad its is back.

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    Edna November 11, 2012 at 5:23 am #

    wwooooww, love to see it back, thanks, Nancy,and, welcome.

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    Bev November 11, 2012 at 7:40 am #

    Oh Nancy, So glad to see you back and the fact that you have Craft Critique as well is a Double Bonus. You are looking well and I wish you all the Best with this New Venture. As a long Time Follower of both of you, I can’t wait to see what you have to bring us. Much Luck and Love.
    Kind Regards,

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    Babareeba November 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    Congratulations and thank you! I always enjoyed Craft Critique. Loved all the info and reviews. Looking forward to seeing this in my email. Good Luck!

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    Cindy O November 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    Glad to see Craft Critique is returning! It was a reliable source of reviews and news. I’m looking forward to what you will bring to us.

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    Dee in NH January 4, 2013 at 6:22 am #

    Welcome Nancy! Glad to see this site coming back. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

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    mary January 4, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    OMGosh! What a joy to hear Craft Critique will be back….I thought I was the only one without CC and that I did something wrong with my subscription…but never took the time to check it out. Welcome back….can’t wait to LEARN more with you all!

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    regina hobbs January 4, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    SO happy to see someone get it back up and running! I love this site.