Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lily Pad Card Launch

Hey everyone just a quick post there is a new blog coming called Lily Pad Card's I am so looking forward to it make sure to check it out, Here is what they have to say :) There’s a new challenge blog in town with articles, swaps, interviews, videos, challenges, great prizes and MORE! Check out Lily Pad Cards!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sickness is no fun :(

Hi all I know it has been a while since I did any kind of updates or craft videos but I am finally over a two week long cold and was just not really able or in the mood to do videos and update. But I am happy to say I am well again and am going to be back on track soon. I am in the process of recording some videos and will have them posted in the near future. For now though, I thought I would share a technique I saw. You all know how expensive Copic markers can be, well I was on Youtube and stumbled over this awesome tutorial by Sillyshysushi, No Copics, No Problem. You really should check out this tutorial, after watching the videos, she has it broken up into 3 parts. I went to Micahel's and picked up the "Mona Lisa" odorless paint thinner. Here is a picture of the bottle:

Now this bottle was only $4.99 and I had a 40% coupon so I got it for $3.14 and it is a nice size bottle and should last quite sometime. In the tutorial sillyshysushi used "Gamsol" I looked it up on Amazon and price wise it was not really expensive but what was costly was the shipping so I opted for the cheaper alternative and it works fine for me :) I then went onto The Greeting Farm website and bought my very first Digi stamps they were only $3 ea. and so stinkin cute! I got Chibi Spain and Chibi Lolli. I cannot wait to buy some more, I had so much fun coloring in the chibi spain image. Here is the card I made using the technique and Chibi Spain,

I personally love how this turned out for my first try at this coloring, I tried to do the shading in her hair and on her dress and I think it turned out pretty good :) Well like I said you have got to check out Sillyshysushi's videos and definitely give this a try. Be on the look out for some videos soon :) Have a great day and happy crafting!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Snack Time! :)

Hey all so I wanted to share with you this insane recipe I found on Hungry Girl's website :) I was cruising the site and stumbled upon the post "You Say Potato..." and my interest was peeked, I started to read and was amazed and a little grossed out at the same time, it was a recipe for kale chips YES! Kale Chips! Ok now I love my greens and all but come on that just seems a little far fetched to me ?:) But hey I will never shun a green so I went to Walmart picked up a bunch of kale, came home washed it thoroughly and I mean thoroughly you can feel sand and dirt on it, gross! Dried it with a paper towel, I really didn't get it dry enough, I am thinking next time I will wash it earlier and cook it later. Placed it on a baking sheet, sprayed the kale lightly with olive oil cooking spray, sprinkled with salt and cooked for 10 min. at 350... Well I was nervous to say the least but I took my first bite and I am in love! These are so good and really weird at the same time they are crispy and in a way remind me of popcorn, Green popcorn anyone! lol You have got to give this a try, now I will forewarn you if you do not like greens you may just want to leave this recipe alone, like my dad did :) or if you like your greens like my mom and I, you will definitely want to give this a try, So healthy, full of vitamins and just Tasty! I hope you do try them, I would love to hear what you think :) If you would like leave me a comment letting me know what you think :) Well Have a great day and Happy Crafting! (or should I say Cooking!) :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Quick Update :)

Ok so this is just a quick update, I am going to be trying to keep my blog more up to date by posting at least one post a day (fingers crossed) I have a lot of cards and crafts I make but I don't always feel like filming, so I want to start posting more pictures and maybe written tutorials.. but I will of course still have more videos coming :) I also want to hold another contest and would also like to do some kinda of blog hop but that will have to be in the future for now... Until then I want my blog to inspire you to craft for either beginners to learn or someone that has been crafting for a long time and just come to a lull, I know that happens to me all the time and I just spend some time checking out others blog and it really gets the creative idea's going again! lol ;) Ok so have a great day and as always Happy Crafting!

Episode 48 - Hello Friend

Hey everyone... I hope you had an awesome beginning of your week :) I have a new video up for you... another spring themed card. I love the way this card turned out.

I used the Cindy Loo Cricut cartridge to cut the tree and birdhouse out. Then I used my Nestabilities die #16 to layer it onto. Here are the exact measurements

Tree - Cut at 3"

Birdhouse - Cut at 1"

Card Base - 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"

Yellow and White - Die #16 Largest and next down

I hope you enjoy the video, Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Episode 47 - Up, Up and Away

Hi all, I hope you have been having an awesome day! I have the new video up for you and I am really loving the colors and just the whole way this card turned out :) I am loving the new paper pad I got buy K&company "Hopscotch" I love all of the colors and cannot wait to start making Easter cards with it :) OK here are the measurements for the card,

Card Base - A2 - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Blue Layer - 5 1/2" x 3 1/4"
White Layer - 5 1/2" x 3 1/8"
Patterned Paper - 5 1/2" x 3"

This is a really easy card, it just took me awhile since I am a very slow paper cutter, I love the look but really don't like the work of cutting out all of the small pieces, and the video seems to skip around a little bit and that is because it was such a long video and I had to edit it down :) Ok enjoy the video and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Episode 46 - Ben Franklin and Scrapbuck Haul :)

Hey everyone, I am so bad about keeping my blog updated :( But I am going to try my best to work on it :) So last week my mom and I went to Ben Franklin's, it has never really been one of my favorite stores, but I have also never turned down a trip to a craft store before :) lol. I found a couple of $1 stamps and a few other things. I only spent around $8 on everything and I got some jewelry too! Then on Monday my Scrapbuck order came! I was so excited, I got some stamps I had been wanting for a while and a few new ones for Easter. I am thinking the Easter stamps will be a lot of fun to color in and paper piece together, I have started my next saving fund for Copic markers so I am going to try and start to slow down on the craft buying lol (Yeah Right?) I know I can but I already broke my promise and went shopping at Micahel's today (Oh well!) Ok so that is some of the stuff I have been buying lately. Using a few of the products, I made a card, that in my opinion turned out very cute :) I will edit and post the video either sometime tonight or tomorrow, so be looking for that :) Ok here is the video, I hope you enjoy, as always Have a great day and Happy crafting!