Tuesday, November 30, 2010

On The Ninth Day of Christmas

Hey everyone and welcome to day 9, I went out shopping with my mom and sister today and got a nice start on my holiday shopping. It feels so nice to buy presents :) I also couldn't resist I bought my self the new Epic Mickey game for wii. I am such a geek lol :) Ok so for today's video I made tags, I always like to add that extra special touch and I really think the homemade tags do it :) Very easy to make them. I also do not have a close up picture of them. I totally forgot to take the picture and I ended up using them on my gifts today lol :) so any who. Enjoy the video and I will catch you tomorrow for day 10, Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 29, 2010

On The Eighth Day of Christmas

Hey everyone :) Today's project is a very simple gift bag, I really love the way this project turned out. I think this would be a perfect thing for all smaller gifts. The completed bag is 5" x 4" perfect size for almost anything :) Although I decided to stamp mine you could add pattern paper or embellishments, etc. anyway you want to decorate it. Here are the measurements -

Card stock - 11" x 6" -

Scored at (6" side) 1" - 5" - (11" side) 5" - 6"
Ok here is the video, I hope you enjoy and I will catch you tomorrow for day 9. Also don't forget to leave your comment to enter the giveaway :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

On The Seventh Day of Christmas

Hey everyone :) For today's video I wanted to do a non-traditional color card. I started making the card and looked up at my camera and noticed it had died on me :( I hate it when that happens. But I wasn't too far in to making it to have to restart it, but then I kinda felt like I was so I just went ahead and started where I was... so it is not one of the best videos but you will get the idea I was going for :) Tomorrows video will be better I promise :) Ok here are the measurements for today's card -

Base - A2 - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Layer 1 - 5 1/4" x 4"

Layer 2 - 5" x 3 7/5"

Present - Smiley Card cartridge, I love this cart :) - cut at 3"

Stamped sentiment piece - 2" x 1 1/4"

Ok here is the video... and again sorry about the video, don't forget to enter in to the giveaway :)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

On the Sixth Day of Christmas

Hi everyone, I know this post too is a little late but I have been really busy today :) I hope you understand... For today's project as I said in yesterday's video it is another gift card holder but using the Circut. I used the Wild Card cartridge and cut the gift card holder... makes for a fast and easy project... Here are the measurements

Gift card Holder - Wild Card cartridge - cut at 4 1/4"

Pattern Paper - 4" x 2 1/2"

Joy - Create a Critter - cut at 2"

Ok here is the video, I hope you enjoy :) I will try to get up tomorrow video earlier :) Don't forget to leave your comment.

Friday, November 26, 2010

On The Fifth Day of Christmas

Hey everyone sorry for the late post, my sister was off today and her husband had to work, so I got a chance to just hang out and have some sister time, we spent the whole day watching a new favorite show "Destination Truth" So for today's project it is a very simple Gift card holder, Here are the measurements -

Card stock - 5 3/4" x 4" - scored at 1 1/4" - 3 3/4"

Pattern paper - 1 7/8" x 4 7/8"

Ok here is the video enjoy and don't forget to leave a comment, I will catch you tomorrow for day 6 :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

On The Fourth Day of Christmas :)

Hi everyone and Happy Thanksgiving! I will make this post quick because my family is just about to get here, For today's video I made a very simple card and I love the way it turned out :) Here are the measurements -

Base - A2 - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Layer 1 - 5 1/4" x 4"

Layer 2 - 5" x 3 7/5"

Santa - 4" - if your using the gypsy it is 4"w x 1.74"h

Moon - 2.18" - I am using my gypsy but an 2 1/4" would work fine

Ok here is the video I hope you enjoy don't forget to leave a comment. Have a great Thanksgiving and if you go Black Friday shopping, stay safe :) I will catch you tomorrow for day 5.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

On the Third Day of Christmas

Hi everyone and welcome to the third day of Christmas :) Today I have very easy bookmarks. I found the cut on the Black letter cartridge and thought it looked like a bookmark, so needless to say that is what I turned it into :) The animals came from Create a Critter. Here are the measurements -

Poster Board - 3" - I used my gypsy, I put the lock on, width to 3" so it makes it 3" x 0.84"

Pattern Paper - 3" - Exact same

Christmas Tree - 1.76" - again same thing with lock 1.76"w x 1.44"h

Reindeer - 1.82" - lock 1.82"w x 2.26"h

Penguin - 1.92" - lock 1.92"w x 1.96"h

Ok enjoy the video and make sure you leave a comment to enter in to the giveaway! Have a great Thanksgiving and I will catch you tomorrow for day 4 :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

On the second Day of Christmas

Hey everyone and welcome to my second day :) This project gave me such a headache lol... I wanted to make a Andes Mint Holder and it was the first one I had ever made one so... needless to say I had a few difficulties but I think I finally have it straight :) The box is simple to make, it was coming up with the original measurements that was the hard part :) I hope the video isn't to confusing for you :) Ok here are the measurements -

Box - 3 1/4" x 3 5/8"

Slider - 5 1/4" x 1 7/8"

Pattern Paper - 1 3/8" 1 3/4"

Enjoy the video, and don't forget to leave a comment, and please note *Only comments posted on my blog will count* Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 22, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Series

Hello everyone and welcome to my 12 Days of Christmas Series :)... Over the next 12 days I will have a video everyday including - Cards, Tags, Boxes, Bags, etc. I am then going to finish it off with my very first giveaway. Kinda like a present from me to you and a thank you for being a subscriber :) Ok now for the rules for the giveaway, I ask that you please become a follower to my blog, and please only become a follower if you like my blog and plan on staying, so we can keep this fair to the followers I already have :) To enter just leave 1 comment on each video post leaving me a way to get in touch with you, that gives you 12 chances at wining :) I will be choosing the winner on Dec. 5. So on the first day of Christmas...

The measurements for this card:

Base - A2 card 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Green pattern paper - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Red pattern paper - 4 1/4" x 3"
Cream cardstock - 3" x 2 1/2"
Red cardstock - 2 7/8" x 2 3/8"

Ok now for the video :) Enjoy and Have a great day! and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Michael's Fun :)

Hey everyone, just thought I would tell you. I went to Michael's and found a few small things (mostly from the $1 aisle) for my giveaway :) I am really looking forward to it! :) The 12 Days of Christmas starts Monday so join me then :) Until then Happy Crafting! Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas series update :)

Well after some thinking and figuring. I have decided I am going to do a 12 day Christmas series, starting on Monday Nov. 22, until Dec. 3, I will have a video everyday. I thought about just doing cards but then changed my mind. I am planning on doing cards for the first 3 or 4 days and then moving into gift giving, i.e. Gift card holders, bags, gifts, etc. Then to finish it off as a early Christmas present from me to you, I will be having a small giveaway! I will give more details as we get closer :) so until then have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Episode 42 - Candy Cane Card

Hi everyone, I know I said to be looking for a video in the next day or so... but I decided I felt good enough so I did a video tonight :) It is just a very simple Christmas card but I hope you enjoy :) Also I mention in the video I want to do a Christmas series and I do, I am just not 100% when so keep an eye out and I will let you know what I decide :) Ok for the measurements (only 3 lol)

Red Base - 8.5" x 5.5" - A2 Card
White - 4" x 2.75"
Green - 4" x .25" - after it has been punched

Here is the video enjoy :)

P.S. Here is a picture of the candy cane shirt I mentioned in the video, you can't tell in the picture but it has glitter all over it. I am addicted lol :)

Staying Crafty Entry :)

Hey everyone, you might have noticed oven on Amber's blog (Staying Crafty) she is having a contest :) All you have to do is make something for gift giving to make the gift look more special. So here is what I came up with :)
Just 4 simple tags, I used a sheet of acetate and cut it out using my Sizzix tag die. I then stamped the images on using StazOn. To color them in I flipped them over and colored them in with Sharpie markers, please note if you do this make sure you FLIP them over or it will just rub off the ink on the front. To finish off I stamped to and from, added a eyelet to the top and some glittery red string. I really love how they turned out! The picture really isn't that good they look better in person :) I plan on making more for all of my gifts :) Ok I am going to be working on a video that will probably be posted some time tomorrow or Tuesday so be looking for that. As always have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hey everyone :)

I am still sick and I am biting at the bit to craft so much, I just have no energy to do so yet :( I thought I would post a few pictures from Dollywood. It was so ridiculously cold, in the time frame of 3 hours we got to see it rain, sleet and snow! I am guessing that is where I caught my cold but hey it was worth it :) As soon as I get some energy and my voice back I am going to be trying to film a video, but until then I am going to try and make a card and post pictures but no promises lol :) Ok here are the pictures, enjoy! Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ripley's Believe it or Not Aquarium

Here is just a real quick video of just a few of the fish, sharks and what not we got to see at the Aquarium. If you ever go to Gatlinburg TN you have got to check it out!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Episode 41 - TN Haul

Hi everyone, I hope you have been having a great week so far. I really wanted to do a haul video in TN but I just didn't get a chance to so I finally got a chance to film it tonight. I am sorry about the sniffles and the weird voice, I have a cold so I sound a little funny :) I got so much stuff that I had to turn this into a 2 part haul :) So here are the videos. Happy Crafting!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

I'm Home!!!

Wow! I had a great time on my trip to Pigeon Forge, but I am so HAPPY to be home!!!! We didn't get back until around 11pm and it seemed like FOREVER to get here lol. Nothing feels better than your own home, that's for sure! While I was there, I went to a place called "Your Scrapbook Store" and it was a pretty neat store. They have their main store and then they have a clearance center. I am going to do a video later showing you what all I found. It was an awesome place. I spent way more than I should of but, it was a trip right? lol I was going to do a video in TN but I was just to worn out we didn't stop until around 3am and had to get up at 7am so needless to say... :) I do have a couple of videos to share with you of the Ripley Believe it or Not Aquarium and of Dollywood. If you ever go to TN you have got to go to these two places! The Aquarium had penguins this year. Oh my goodness to to cute! :) Well I will have the videos posted sometime either tomorrow or later tonight :) Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Episode 40 - Christmas Tree

Hey everyone, I hope your week has started out great :) I have a new video up today. I am a little disappointed in it. I some how deleted the ending of the card? :( I was almost to the end so it was not a complete loss, but... I also had to do some creative trimming to fit it in the 15 min time limit. Other then that it is a pretty neat card. I got the idea for the Christmas tree from the Paper Crafts Nov/Dec 2010 Magazine. I hope you enjoy. I am going to try and get one more video filmed this week before I go on my trip :) I can not wait to go! I am definitely going to be posting pictures and some video as well from all of my fun :) I want to make a card using the new smiley cartridge I got in the Gypsy update today! I was so excited to hear about the six free cartridges :) If you have not heard it is for registered gypsy owners only, they have switched from gypsysync to cricutsync and when you update you get six free cartridges! I did not own any of them so I was super excited! :) Ok on to the measurements of the card,

Base - A2 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Red - 5 1/4" x 4"
Black - 5" x 4 1/2"
White - 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"

Ok here is the video, I hope you enjoy :) Have a great week and Happy Crafting!