Apr 30, 2010

Episode 8: National Scrapbook Day Haul Video

Hey there,

With National Scrapbook day tomorrow, I took today to prepare. Recieved my Flip Hd camcorder today so I thought i would try it out by sharing what I picked up shopping today. My weekend is going to be jam packed with making videos tomorrow ( after i organize my hectic crafting area) as well as registration for TIM HOLTZ classes is bright and early sunday morning. So here is my video and I you enjoy it. I'll be putting these materials to work tomorrow.

Also wanted to mention that I purchased the Bazzil Cardstock in those specific colors to match my Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse Designer paper pack that has been sitting around for ages unused so hopefully i'll be able to crack into it a bit now that I have paper that matches exactly. (I used a copy of the stack in store to make sure the cardstock matches perfectly)

I am also expecting a package from Oh my Crafts that will have some cartridges and more supplies, hopefully it arrives tomorrow morning so i can put it to use as well.

Sleep tight and prepare for crafting tomorrow :)

Apr 28, 2010

Episode 7: Keeping Cricut Mats Sticky Tips

This was actually a request from my good friend Sydney. As a brand new owner of a cricut machine she wanted to know how to make her mat's sticky again. Just a quick video about that. Also I wanted to say how sorry i am to my viewers about not posting videos as frequently my cam died. SO I'm patiently waiting for my new Flip Mino HD Cam to come in the mail! Shipping is so slow. SO then you can see me in HD :) Also I will be doing some haul videos with that when it comes.

Apr 27, 2010

Last of Comission Project.

Whew I am finally done now! I was asked to make some simple cards for some scraps. This is what I came up with. Now that I am finally finished with this huge project. I have more time to devote to my daughter, family and of course my website. I have some new tools ordered and will be here at the end of the week, as well as a fresh batch of papers and stamps. So i will once again be on the roll with creating wonderful projects for my viewers. Next video will be a quick one showing you how to get those cricut mats nice and sticky again for just pennies! Keep your eyes peeled for that Episode Tomorrow.

Mojo Monday 136: Round or Square

This month being that it is the last monday of the month. Mojo Monday has another round or square challenge. I plan on making both, but so far already completed the round.

FOr this challenge I used Gypsy Wanderings to Make the scallops and cut the circles. I welded 2 scallope shapes together to get the card shape you see here. I also made another card with the hinge up at the top. This card is at the side.
AC Cardstock from Primaries
My Minds eye Pattern Papers
Making Memories Mulberry Flowers with Epoxy Brad ( brad came as part of the set)
Tan Basic Floral Ribbon from Michaels
Silver American Crafts Metallic Gel pen for the stiching.

Apr 26, 2010

Google Search Video

This was very easy and fun to make. It was a blast googling myself and seeing how many hits came up. Check it out below. Mojo MOnday and new video tutorials coming later in the day. Happy Monday Everyone

Apr 23, 2010

Episode 6: Mini Album Series: Handcrafted Embellishments

Once again, I apologize for the delay.
Here are my two how to videos. I also do a quick explanation of how to weld quickly and accuratly on your gypsy without having to group/ungroup messily. Hope you Enjoy

Apr 21, 2010

Mojo Monday 135

Hello everyone. I know this is so so so very late. It's already wednesday and I'm just posting my Mojo Monday Contest Card.This weeks challenge was a horizontal card. And that was more difficult for me than I let on. I actually completed the Basic Construction of the card but had the hardest time settling on a shape and sentiment. I finally Settled on a scalloped circle from Gypsy Wanderings a Dove from Give a Hoot Cartridge, and Finally a Hero Arts Sentiment {there is no one like you} I'm overall happy with how it came out

Supply Credits
Prima Flower, Large Vintage Got Flowers
Button, Generic
Ribbon Basic Floral Ribbon Sky Blue  (michaels)
Tan Cardstock Reflections Neutrals (michaels)
Pearlized Paper, Prima Pearl Stack

Punch, EK success Dot scallop
Adhesives, ATG, Popdots & Scotch Quick Dry
Cartridges, Gypsy Wanderings, Give a hoot

Apr 20, 2010

Episode 5: Homemade Thickers using Cricut & SCAL2

Hey Evreryone, 
Sorry this video is a little bit late in the day. My little one wanted to be snuggled a little bit extra this morning, so I didn't have time to put it up. But finally here it is. This is a great activity to do if you are just short on cash and want to use up your stash. A great Rainy Day indoor activity to do, Please note that Do not use a font that you wouldn't feel comfortable handing or gluing on top of another the same size. The Bolder Fonts work best, IF you do make a cursive style thicker using my technique please by all means link it as a comment.  I hope to be posting another video tomorrow so keep your peepers peeled :)

The Cricut Fonts Equivalents I use are  here
oh [photo} shoot font  can be found here


Apr 18, 2010

Episode 4: Mini Album Series: Cover Page

Happy Sunday Everyone, Or monday, depending on where you are  :). Yesterday I went to Michaels and hit the motherload!! I found some really cute chipboard albums for a dollar, so I of course grabbed a few different Styles. I thought I for once would make a first, "non-cricut" episode, for those of you out there who have yet to be bitten by the bug. This is just a series of episodes I will be doing everytime I work on my mini album. Hopefully you'll want to make a mini album with me
This episode I used:
American Crafts: Blue Sky Medium Brads, Rocketeer Thickers, Blue Skies Paper "What a Feelin" 

Prima: 2 Calyspo Prima Flowers. 
Coral and Blue Buttons from a "Bucket O buttons" I found at michaels. ( I sorted them into little baggies by color" 

I figure my Next video I will be showing you how to make your own Thickers using your Cricut machine as I described in my video and making Elements for use in your Album using your Gypsy. That video will be up Tuesday Morning. Thanks for watching :)

Apr 16, 2010

Episode 3: Quick Layout using Scraps

Just like a promised here is EPisode 3. I made a scrapbook layout using scraps from the Mogo 134 card I had made earlier. This was very quick and simple and is a good way to use up those scraps you probably have lying around

Supply Credits:
Cartridges: Create a Critter, A Child's Year
Paper: My Mind's Eye Simply Delightful
Chalk: Cat's Eyes, Frost White, Coral
Adhesive: ATG GUN, Pop Dots, Zig 2 way glue chisel tip

Also For Cricutters anon Challenge 34: Make a Spring Themed Project. Will probably make something else as well for the challenge

Apr 15, 2010

Update on Comission Project

Between working on cards for challenges, Making Videos, working on my daughter's scrapbooking, taking care of my family and home.. I've been working on my comission project as well. Here is an update on somethings I've done so far.

Mojo Monday 134

I woke up this morning feeling creative enough to work on this mojo monday challenge. 
Supply Credits:
Pattern Paper: My Minds Eye Simply Delightful Stack
Flowers: Prima Got Flowers, Vintage Large
Ribbon: Basic Basic Michaels (Floral section)
Sentiment: Inkadinkado Friendly sayings
Chalk: Rose Coral and Frost White- Cat Eye's
Brads: American Crafts Blue Skies Collection Medium Brads
Cardstock: Reflections- Micheals

Apr 14, 2010

Episode 2: Quick and Easy Elephant Card

Hey everyone. SOrry about the delay. I made a previous Video For Episode 2, it was an alligator card, but a problem with my theme music made the video too long and rejected by youtube. So HEre is my episode 3 and bumped up to episode 2. I hope you enjoy. I'm still getting used to my video software and working with a tripod so forgive me. I made the video in 2 parts the gypsy and the assembly tutorial so that those who want to watch only one of the parts can do so. Hope this helps someone out there. Next video will be posted Friday. :)

Supply Credits:
Cardstock: Reflections
Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye Simply Delightful Stack
Chalk(on elephant ears) : Cat's Eyes Frost White
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Spots and Dots
Flower: Prima Got Flowers Pink, Large
Brad: American Crafts Blue Skies Collection Medium Brads
Gems (on eyes): Darico Self Stick (Michaels)

Apr 10, 2010

MPS Color Challenge

For this challenge I had to make a project using the colors Black, Green and Pink. I made a 5x5 inch Square card and mounted it with White, then a piece of Green Embossed Cardstock using my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. I Then made the Poodle Diecut from the "Once Upon a Princess" Cricut Cartridge and Embossed the Pink layer using my Houndstooth Cuttlebug Folder. I added 3 cream Prima Flowers, satin ribbon and Diamond Stickles on the Bow and Flower. The Pattern paper is Paper Pizzaz Hot Pink Swirls.

Apr 9, 2010

Mojo Monday 133

Mojo Monday Contest based on the following sketch. I developed a nice card using paper from Prima "Nursery Tales" that I picked up at michaels just the other day

Please click for a better look at the card. I embossed the Chocolate cocoa paper with my D'vine swirl cuttlebug folder and it lays on a lavender a2 cardstock base. The bunny Image is Flocked, and is raised on dimensions for a little pop! Underneath there is a strip of pearlized lime cardstock and white ribbon for an accent. for the accents i used 2 medium large "got prima" vintage flowers, with gem brads in the center (Joann's Essentials )

Apr 8, 2010

Episode 1: Introduction

Apr 6, 2010

My Scrap Space

I thought it would never happen, But I finally have a scrap space. It's not a whole room, but it's perfect. It's in our bedroom. Used a card table and a hospital style bed table on top to make a shelf for my Big Bug and things that I easily reach. It's not all clean and organized yet, but it's getting there.

Also Put up a small board to show case my creations :)

I also have organizers thanks to a 50% off sale on scrapbooking storage at michaels. This is the cleanest it is ever...Scrapping is a messy gig, but someone's gotta do it. :)