Beyond Crafting: Creating Your Most Inspired Life.

By Holli Mostella

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Let’s take a look at behind the life of a crafter. The ups and downs, and the journey in the lives of many. You guys knows me as Holli Mostella, Content Creator. With this platform, I want to show you what it’s like behind the craft room doors. To bring in people that inspire me, and to have a place where my voice can be heard.

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An Open Letter to a Narcissist

If you or a loved one has experienced domestic violence, you can visit, contact the National Domestic Violence hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go to for a full list for help. Or visit the Show Notes Section at

Keep finding strength in each day. Keep pushing and finding yourself again. Keep moving forward, with the ashes of hell beneath your feet. 

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Oct 19, 2020
Meet Perfection

and how to get over it.
Let's face it. No one and nothing is perfect. Once we can accept perfection is not obtainable, we can allow life to get a little easier.

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Oct 05, 2020
Meet Being A Woman

Being a woman holds so many stories. Just like a diamond, so many facets. We are story tellers, passing down the knowledge that our mothers taught us and their mothers taught them. We are lovers. We are friends. We are sometimes mothers, and sometimes not. We hold secrets, and we hold truths. 

During an interaction with my patron group, I asked.. “what does it mean to be a woman?” Here are some of their answers.

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Sep 14, 2020
Meet Shantae: Surviving COVID-19

Meet Shantae Wright, and hear how her entire family of 4 survived Coronavirus. Listen to her share her story, her symptoms, and her family's recovery.

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Aug 24, 2020
Meet Instagram: Beat the Algorithm and Grow

Instagram. Like most social media, You either love it or you hate it. What if I told you I have tricks and tips that can help you beat the algorithm, gain followers, and improve your engagement? Let’s take a dive into what makes Instagram tick.

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Aug 17, 2020
Meet Jennifer Maker: From Pennies to Building a Million Dollar Company

Jennifer Maker works day and night to inspire those around her. Take a listen and hear about her journey, how she got started, and some of the amazing business tips she gives.

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Jul 27, 2020
Meet Burnout

At some point in your creative career, you’re going to experience burnout. I think it’s important than you know it’s normal, and it doesn’t mean you're failing. Burnout is common, and it’s real. It casts false shadows that you’re not good at what you do, that you don't find happiness in things you once did, or even that you’re lazy. 

None of those things are true. Let me tell you about what exactly burnout is, and how to take steps to overcome it. 

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Jul 13, 2020

Here are some important updates for the show! (Hey- did you notice the logo change, too?! A HUGE thank you to Alli Koch

The website is LIVE! You can now view Show Notes for all podcasts, and they will be live with each show. I'll also be providing break downs of tutorials, if you prefer to read and see photos vs. videos! 

You can shop merch for a short time (Until July 18, 2020) for amazing tshirts, sweatshirts, and even masks to support the show.

Be sure to sign up for the newsletter to not miss any important news. I promise not to spam you, ever! 

BUT, most importantly, I want to hear from you! What episodes would you like to hear? What guests would you like to have on the show? Send me an email at: to let me know! 

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Jul 08, 2020
Meet Balance: Life, Kids, and Everything In Between

Balancing life with work, kids, social life, partnerships.. it's hard. So how do you do it? Join me as we walk through a little day to day of my own, and how I try to manage it all.

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Audio by Britt Burns 

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Jun 29, 2020
Meet Bruce Jackson: Having the Hard Conversations

If you have been following me for a while, you know that I use my platforms to speak for those that feel they have no voice. Shattering stigmas around mental health, anxiety and depression, and body image. I have never been known to be an activist, but an advocate.

In the recent weeks, I’ve found there’s another topic that I have to include as the basis of this podcast. Black Lives Matter. Today, yesterday, tomorrow, and every day after.

One of the hardest aspects of this movement is finding out about white privilege. What made it even harder... was discovering that I have white privilege. It’s important to know that white privilege and racism is not the same.

The last few weeks I’ve not been sleeping. After seeing the brutal death of George Floyd, and then researching to find many other deaths, I knew it was more than important to help others understand what our Black community is going through. I bear a heavy heart for what has been in front of me my entire life, and not seeing or understanding. More importantly.. not helping.

But this is not new for the Black community. Thankfully, it is coming to light, and helping people like myself realize that people need more understanding.. so that we can continue to stand for humanity.

This week I’m bringing in Bruce Jackson. He’s owner and master of operations at Backfist Customs, a glitter company I have loved and used for about 3 years now.

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Jun 22, 2020
Meet Kim: Building a Business From the Ground Up, Even While Battling Mental Illness.

This episode I’m going to introduce you to Kim, from Sweet Red Poppy. She’s an amazing woman with a dark history that wears a constant smile on her face. She built her business from the group up, all while taking care of 3 children under 3. Let's hear Kim’s story.

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Jun 15, 2020
Meet Your Body: Accepting the Mirror's Reflection

I recently took a poll in my patron group. The question was, have you ever struggled with your body image or loving your body? 

100% answered yes. 100% of almost 500 people that participated said yes, they have struggled to accept their body. 

Here’s the thing. I have existed in small, medium, and a large body size. For the last 5 years, it has been a major burden. Something that attributed to depression, missing out on life memories, and experiences with my friends and families. 

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Jun 08, 2020
Meet Brittany: A Story of Triumph Over Drug Addiction

Meet Brittany. A woman that went from a heroin addition, to an aspiring book author and mother. Join me as she takes us from her rock bottom, to where she is now, at her Manager Position at Cricut. 

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Jun 01, 2020
Meet Your Maker

You guys knows me as Holli Mostella, content creator. With this platform, i want to show you what it’s like behind the craft room doors. To bring in people that inspire me, and to have a place where my voice can be heard.

Thank for joining for my first official episode of Beyond Crafting. Where I hope to encourage you in and outside of the craft room.. or if you are like me for many years, at the kitchen table.

In this episode I want to reveal more of myself. So we can get to know each other before we get started on this amazing adventure. 

So, while we go through this journey together, here’s a few things to know about me: I am a mama to two beautiful daughters. Yes, it’s hard, yes, it’s almost impossible to get things done, but that’s for another episode. I am a huge advocate for mental health, and many other things that stigma surrounds. I am a lover of all things crafty. I make glitter and artistic tumblers, I love metal stamping like with Impressart, I love hand lettering images for my patrons, and I am a Product Expert for Cricut.

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+Peachy Olive Glitters:

+Backfist Customs Glitter:

+My Glitter Addiction:

+Ann Dixon

+Amy Sullivan:

+Molly Carroll

+Wanderlust Glitter: 

+Ashley Marie:

+Ciarla Jenisse:

+Mayra Elena:

+Raven Noelle:

See you next time. <3 

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May 29, 2020
Welcome To Beyond Crafting

Hello and welcome to Beyond Crafting, a brand new podcast where I hope to help you create your most inspired life. Where I hope to encourage you in and outside of the craft room.. or if you are like me for many years, at the kitchen table. 

This is a place where I hope to uplift, and inspire you, beyond crafting. Creativity takes courage. And I hope to give you enough courage, to spark your most creative self. 

With this podcast, I’ll be diving in what it’s like behind the craft room doors. Connecting with you on a deeper level. I wanted a place that goes beyond crafting, to a place where our voices could be heard. For years I have felt the strong need to connect with our community, and to bring a new understanding of what it’s like run your business from home, what it’s like to balance life with kids and work, and bring a new, empowering message to creators of all skill levels. 

This is a new adventure for me, and I’m so excited to share this experience with you. 

Welcome to my empire of self-love, inspiration, and encouragement. 

If there is one thing you take away from me, I hope it is something that conquers all fear and doubt that holds you back. I want to help you reach your goals, and inspire you along the way.

i’m so excited to use this podcast to connect with you. it seems like i’m going in so many directions, i wanted one place where we can sit down and say, hey – I’m here to inspire you.

In my next episode, I will be taking you through a deep dive of my background. Who I am, what I do, and what it took to get me here. I’m excited to share my story with you, and to be honest, and little nervous, too. But- that’s what this podcast is about. Taking back control of what we can, and letting go of what does not serve us. 

Join me next week as I begin this journey with you, and follow me on Instagram to stay up to date on when new podcasts launch. 

And I want to thank *you* for inspiring *me*, to go beyond crafting.   

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May 27, 2020