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To be in compliance with the recent FTC ruling that bloggers need to disclose if they are being paid or compensated for their posts, the following is my full disclosure policy:

The Scrap Shoppe is a personal blog written and edited by Michele McDonald and occasional contributors. For questions about this blog, please contact michele{at}

Occasionally The Scrap Shoppe accepts free products and/or other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. This is stated in appropriate blog posts.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics, or posts made on this blog. A majority of advertising at The Scrap Shoppe is in the form of ads generated by a third party ad network. Content will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

Some blog posts contain affiliate links. A small amount of compensation may be awarded to The Scrap Shoppe by clicking these links.

The views and opinions expressed on The Scrap Shoppe are purely my own. I will not recommend any product or service I do no believe in. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

I am disclosing this in accordance with the US Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Michele McDonald is also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

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