Thursday, December 1, 2011

New Video! :) Rudolph The Red Nose Redindeer

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a fantastic week! I am getting so excited my birthday is in 3 days and I am super excited! On my birthday my sister and brother in-law are coming over and we will have some of my favorite items to eat. It has always been a tradition with my family that we get to pick what we would like to eat on our birthdays, so I picked two of my favorites, hot dogs and sour cream pound cake!... Ok so anyway on to the card, I have been having a hard time trying to find time to film a video, I got back from our family trip about 2 weeks ago (I filmed a haul from your scrapbook store but have not found time to edit it) and then I got the new Legend of Zelda game (I am such a game nerd lol) so I have been playing that and I have also been trying to do my Christmas shopping so I have been pretty busy and also just haven't felt like making videos... but seeing as Christmas is my favorite time of year I knew I needed/wanted to make a few Christmas card videos, So here is the I can't promise how many I'll do and some that I do make for family cannot be shown on here due to family members do read my blog (you know who you are lol) so I do hope to have more and will promise to try and get more up, until then however I hope you enjoy the video and as always Happy Crafting!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Episode 60 - Winter Card

Hello everybody, I hope you had a wonderful Saturday! Today I have a card with a winter theme to it. I used my new Halloween punches I bought at Michael's and change them to make it work for this theme. I will definitely be using these punches often :) It does take a while do to all the components to this card, but I think it is so worth it. I hope you enjoy the video and as always, Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Zoo Trip! Continued :)

I wanted to share these pictures separately :) At the zoo there is a cage/house where you can walk in and there are parakeets in all colors. They are so amazing to watch fly and they will even come over and land on your arms, shoulders, head, etc. I had so much fun, I didn't want to leave :) Here are a few picture of them.

Zoo Trip :)

Hi everyone, Hope you are having a amazing week! I am having a crazy week myself getting ready for my trip with my family... But last weekend my family and I went to spend the day at the zoo so I thought I would share some photo's with you :) My sister kept saying the animals were posing for me :) After looking at my pictures I now see what see meant :) I hope you enjoy! Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

SmScrapper is having a giveaway!

Hi everyone I just wanted to let you know SmSrapper is having an awesome giveaway to celebrate her 2,000+ subscribers! Congratulations Sharon and thank you for the wonderful videos and inspiration!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New Video Episode 59 - Halloween Tag

Hey everyone, hope you are having a good day. I have a new video up today for a Halloween Tag. I had so much fum making this and really love the way it turned out. I also am going to have a separate video showing how to make a flower out of wired ribbon... due the the length of the tag video I decided to separate the two so be on the look out for that tomorrow or so... I am so use to doing cards, that this was such a nice change to me. I have also decided that this will be my last Halloween project for this year... I am really biting at the bit to start on my Christmas cards, so I had decided to switch gears and start on that now :) OK well I hope you enjoy the video and as always Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Quick Video of a RAK from Whitney :)

Hey everyone, I hope you had an amazing Friday! I just wanted to share a quick video with you of a RAK Whitney sent me :) Hope you enjoy and make sure to check Whitney out on youtube at, AGlanceAtMyWorld & WhitneyFletcher

Have a great day and Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Quick Reminder :)

HI all, just a quick reminder. If you saw my mini haul video you will know I mentioned Walmart had there Cricut Lite Cartridges for $10 ea. Well I picked up four at that time and I went back today and I found they still had a few left, so today I picked up the Slumber Party cartridge, I couldn't resist :) So make sure you go check to see if your Walmart is carrying them too at the discount price. Happy Crafting!

Episode 58 - Witch Hat is Witch?

Hey everyone, I hope you are having a great week so far. I cannot believe it is already Thursday! Time really seems to be flying. My family and I our getting ready for our yearly TN trip, we leave next month! I can't believe it, already? I cannot wait to visit the "Your Scrapbook Super Center" clearance store, If you ever go to Sevierville, TN, you have got to check that store out! It has amazing deals and a great variety, Ok sorry I digress :)... Anyway for today's video I have another Halloween card! :) I used the Best Images of 2010 for my witches hat, you could also use the Happy Hauntings Cartridge which is one I am still looking to get, but for now I will use what I have :) . I used papers from three paper pads, I also used a few things that are not really Halloween oriented, but really worked well with this card :) I think it is a very simple card, but I like the simplicity of it :) Ok for the measurements:

Card Base - A2 - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Orange Layer - 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Spooky PP - 5 1/4" x 4"
Witches Hat - Cut at 3"

Ok now onto the video as always have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Episode 57 - Halloween Pumpkins

Hello! I hope you are having a great day! :) I have a video up today for a Halloween card :) I have to apologize for the video it is a little choppy because I was having major technical difficulties :) but I hope you still enjoy it :) Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Penny Black giveaway on Vicky's blog :)

Check out Vicky's blog for awesome videos featuring Penny Black stamps and enter in this awesome giveaway! :)

Click picture for link to Vicky's blog :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mini Haul :)

Hi all, I hope you are having a great week so far... Today I went to Michaels and Walmart and I thought I would share a mini haul of what I got :) Have a great day! and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Halloween Card :)

Hey everyone, I hope you have been having an awesome week! :) I wanted to share a card I made, which was inspired by Amy, youtube name PrairiePaperandInk.

I have been enjoying her Halloween series and I love how she adds so many layers, pattern paper, the ribbon, buttons etc. So I came up with this card. I really like how it came out :) The pattern paper is DCWV Ghost and Goblins mat stack. The stamps are from inkadinkado and then I used a wide black ribbon and did a running stitch with orange thread and gathered it up to make the ruffles. I think it turn out pretty good seeing as it is a little out of my normal zone, but it is always fun to try new ideas :) Ok as always have a great day and Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Awesome Digi's :)

Hey everyone, I wanted to show you two cards I made yesterday using some awesome digi stamps from Torico's Digital Gallery. These Digi's are amazing and so cute, as soon as I saw them I could not wait to make a card with them. Make sure you check out her awesome blog! Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sewing Project :)

Hi everybody, I hope you are having a great Saturday :) I wanted to share a project I made yesterday... I sewed a small bag, and for the first time I sewed in a zipper... Now I am NOT the greatest seamstress at all... but I was pretty proud of myself... I mean I guess it could have been worse :) I got the inspiration for this small bag from Lollyrot7 over on youtube. I bought the material from walmart at $2 a yard and I bought 1/2 a yard and there is enough material to make at least 3 bags... so with thread and zipper, this bag only cost me around $2.50... I would say not a bad deal... I am planning on using this bag for my camera and what not :) So as always Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Episode 56 - Multi Panel Card

Hey everyone, I hope you had a great Labor Day :) Today I have a Halloween card up for you. I have seen so many great Halloween videos on youtube lately I couldn't wait to make a Halloween project myself :) I got the inspiration for this card from Dawn (dawn5377) she made a vertical panel card about 2 weeks or more ago, well I really loved it but I wanted to make it Horizontal... so after some messing around and measuring I figured out the cuts and scores :) I hope you enjoy the video, and if I made it confusing on any part please leave a comment or you can message me and I will do my best to explain it :)

Here are the measurements and scores:
Card Base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Side Layers 1 - x 2 - 7/8" x 3 1/8"
Bottom Layer 1 - x 1 - 7/8" x 5 3/8"
Large Layer 1 - x 1 - 3 1/8" x 3 3/8"
Side Layers 2 - x 2 - 3/4" x 3"
Bottom Layer 2 - x 1 - 3/4" x 5 1/4"
Large Layer 2 - x 1 - 3" 3 1/4"

Cut cardstock from 1" - 5 1/4"
Score cardstock at 1" - 2" - 4 1/4" - 5 1/4"

Have a great day and Happy Crafting! Now on to the video :)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Craft Temptations :)

Hey everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday! I just wanted to share with you a quick tip for some inexpensive Stampendous Stamps... If you are like me, on Amazon you love the free super saver shipping (spend $25) well I always seem to order something just under the limit so one day I did a search for Stampendous just to see what they had. I marked free shipping and lowest price and to my surprise they have some pretty good deals on there. I found quite a few stamps ranging anywhere from $1.50-$4.00 those are what I would consider a great deal!!! Did I mention I love deals :) I just wanted to share this tip and even just for buying with out adding it to make up the difference it is still an awesome deal :) Ok as always have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Episode 55 - Rainy Day

Hey everyone, I know it has a been a while since I have posted a video but on Saturday I received my new Cricut cartridge I got on Ebay (Seller Name - proudparents2005) I got it for a great deal! Normally the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge goes anywhere between $70 - $50... I got this cartridge for only $18!!! I was super excited and I just had to make a card with it and I really wanted to do a video as well. I filmed this on Saturday just as Hurricane Irene was going through, but thank the lord our power never fully went out... so here is the video I hope you enjoy and as always have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Throwback Thursday Entry :)

Hi everyone, I hope you had an awesome weekend... :) I made my card for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge over the weekend and here is it :)

Sorry about the lighting, it makes it hard to see the sentiment. This weeks challenge was to use a retired cricut cartridge... well I looked at the link Emma provided and I didn't seem to own any of them :( so instead I tried to pick my oldest cartridge I did own which was the Hello Kitty Greetings. The pattern paper used was Colorbox - Bright Pack and We R Memory Keepers 4" x 6" albums made easy - Valentines. The Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, the sentiment comes from the Stampin' Up - Picture This stamp set. I cut the main image out at 3 3/4", the sentiment is a EK Success Ticket Punch and a long oval from George and Basic shapes. I am really happy with the way this card turned out :) Thank you for stopping by :) Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 8, 2011

CAS-ual Friday Blog Entry :)

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great Monday! I found out about a new (to me) blog "CAS-ual Fridays" It is a great blog that has new challenges every Friday, and focuses on Clean and Simple projects. This Friday's challenge is to use glue dots and add some glitz to your projects. I could not wait to enter so here is the card I made...

I used mini glue dots in the corners and added some hot pink glitter. To enter this weeks challenge click the image below...

Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Episode 54 - Shabby Chic Box

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great Monday :) I have a new video up showing a box I decorated over the weekend... I am really happy with the way this box turned out! It is the first project like this I have ever attempted and I think I am addicted :) I started this box about 2 days ago and filmed most of the entire process, about an hour an a half. But when I went to edit the video my computer and camera could not read the file :( My dad seems to think my SD card had a corrupt file in it causing my camera to not be able to write the video properly so an hour an a half down the drain :( So I filmed the finished box and I tried to explain what I did :)

Here are the pictures of the completed project :)

I hope you enjoy and as always have a great day and Happy Crafting!

P.S. Sorry the video is a little jumpy, I have been having editing issues, this video has taken me the entire weekend to edit, edit and re-edit lol, so I am just getting a chance to post it :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Episode 53 - Recent Projects

Ok so I had planned on posting this video last night, but youtube was running really slow so I didn't get a chance to get it up... but I just got it posted :) Hope you enjoy, also my camera battery decided to die right as I was getting ready to show the mini album so I have a picture with audio. I recorded the audio with my iPod, lol big mistake! It makes me sound like I have a major lisp so please ignore that :) As always have and great and Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Episode 52 - Haul Time :)

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day. I have a new video up today, a haul video. Today I went to Michael's and Big Lots and O.M.Gosh!!! Big Lots had so many items today it was really insane, I was really in a crafting coma lol, so many Stamps everywhere!!! I got 5 stamps and I was so wanting more lol, but I was trying to be good and not spend too much (oh but at $2 ea. why didn't I get more???). I also did not pick them up but I found out they also carry Bazzil Cardstock another thing I would have love to have, and only $5 for a big 12"x12" Pack!!! (what was I thinking???) Ok, Ok enough rambling lol :) Here is the haul video, enjoy and as always Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 22, 2011

New Custom Stamp :)

Hi Everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Friday. I wanted to share some pictures with you of my custom stamp I got for all the back of all of my cards/projects. I ordered this stamp from Etsy. The sellers name is "MyCustomStamps"... The process was very easy and they were so nice to write and they made sure to get every detail correct. The stamp I purchased was only $6.95 and that is a deal, I was looking into it before and they ranged anywhere from $20-$30 from other websites. The shipping was fast and I am very pleased with this stamp! I wanted to share with all of you who may be looking to buy a custom stamp or maybe never thought of it before :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Non-Crafty Update

Not to sadden anyone but I wanted to share with you about my week. My sisters cat had to be put to sleep Thursday... It was a sad day for all of us. Late Saturday Night he had started acting funny and just seemed very tired and listless. My sister and I took him to the vet on Monday and was told he had a blockage in his bladder, after three days they decided the best thing to do was to put him to sleep. You know the saying "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" well sometimes there just isn't enough sugar to make it go down easy. He was a well loved cat and will be missed.



Saturday, July 2, 2011

Lily Pad Cards Giveaway!

I became a Member of Lily Pad Cards today! Go become a member for a chance to win a collection of Hero Arts stamps. Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, July 15!

Peachy Keen Challenge Entry :)

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great day :) Today I made a card for the Peachy Keen Challenge 55...

I really love the sketch for this challenge and I had a blast making the card. I used the PK-493 Funshine Face Parts, this is such a cute stamp set! The paper used was Comsmo Cricket 6"x6" "Honey Pie" pad, and all of the cuts came from my brand new Sugar and Spice Cricut Lite Cartridge. OK well off for some more crafting for me :) Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Episode 51 - Best Friends Card

Hello, I hope you have been having a fantastic week so far, I can't believe how fast it has seem to go! I have a new video up for you today :) It is a very simple card but I really love the way it turned out. Sorry it is kind of a long video even the simplest cards seem to take me forever sometimes :) and this had to be edited quite alot :)

Here are the materials and measurements -

Card Base - Blackletter Cartridge - 6.23" x 11.06" - wielded on my Gypsy

Layer 1 - 5.74" x 5.53"

Layer 2 - We R Memory Keepers "Tiffany's" - 5.25" x 5.06"

Banner - Blackletter - 4.01" x 1.24"

Ice Cream Cone - Simply Charmed - 2.96" x 3.47"

Peachy Keen Stamps - PK-494 Everyday Character Faces

Now for the video, Enjoy! and as always Happy Crafting! :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Another Throwback Challenge Entry :)

Hey everyone Hope you all have had a great weekend as we wind down on this Sunday, I was busy crafting and baking cookies today :) I made my card for the Challenge over on Emma's Site. The theme this week was "Cricut Less". I thought I was going to have a hard time doing this, but I really like the way the card turned out :) I used my Martha Stewart corner punch and Fiskars edge punch to do the edges. The next layer came from the Cosmo Cricket 6"x6" Paper stack "Earth Love" to get the edges rounded I wanted a deeper curve so I punched out a 1" circle and lined the edges up to the corners traced the circle and cut off the corner. The circle is a nestabilities die and the stamps come from Hampton Arts - Owls. I really loved the owl and I wanted to make it look like they were looking at each other, so I took a big plain stamp, a pine tree but it could be anything. I inked the owl stamp and then stamped it on to the tree, I then stamped it on my paper so I would get a reverse image. To finish off I punched out some scalloped hearts and decorated them with a white gel pen.

For the inside I stamped the owl again and stamped I Do, That's Woo! I really love the color and the over all design of how this turned out :)

I am also busy working on some new videos as well, so be looking for those soon :)

Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Episode 50 - "Cupcake Anya" Card

Hey everyone I have a new video up, I had already cut all of my paper and punched my edges and basically had the card almost together when I decided to turn on my camera, so this is not the whole video and I sped it up as well. I used my newest Greeting Farm Digi Stamp "Cupcake Anya" she is such a cute digi. I decides it would be perfect for my sister as a birthday card... as I have mentioned before my sisters birthday is in October and I am trying to get ahead on all of my cards for the year. So that is why in the video you will see I am using Halloween paper for this card, my sister loves Halloween so this was perfect for her. The oval is a nestibilites die that I attached some blue lace to and cut out using my cuttlebug. Ok enjoy the video have a great Friday and as always Happy Crafting.

Measurements and Supplies:

Card Base - 5" x 5"
Teal Layer - 4 3/4" x 4 3/4"
Spiderweb Paper - 4 5/8" x 4 5/8"
Purple Polka Dot - 4 5/8" x 2 1/2" - punched with "EK Success Scalloped Diamond"
Black Glitter Border - 4 5/8" x 2" - punched with "EK Success Open Scallop"
Scallop Oval and Oval are from Nestibilites
Stamp - Cupcake Anya Digi from The Greeting Farm
Roses - Michaels $1 aisle (I love these!)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Distress Ink Holder :)

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share with you my new holder for my Tim Holtz Distress Inks, I have really been looking for some kind or storage for them and I think I have finally hit on something I like. I went to Target and saw these dvd holders...

as you can see they are called Media Stix, I got mine for $11.99 and it is suppose to hold 60 CD/DVD's. Well I bought them, came home and it was missing by just about 1/8" so I was trying my best to figure it out and realized if you turn the stix upside down they fit perfectly, with the ink in upside as I have been told is the best way to store your inks. SO here is the finished look...

I attached them to my storage cabinet right beside my craft desk, I typed up all of the names of the colors I own and used my sticker maker to adhere the labels to the ink. I really love the way this turned out, it is just so convenient to have them there right in arms reach. Well I hope this has helped inspire some of you :) Have a great day and Happy Crafting!