Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Boston RedSox 6 Nugget Slider Box with attached Card Part 2

Ok, I lied! I can't attach the second video to the first post in edit posts.  Blogger just won't load the video, so.... I will have to do each video on a different post.  Here it is part 2!  Make sure you leave me some comments, cause I love them!

*I recommend watching this on YouTube, the annotations do not show on the blog, and the measurements are on the YouTube version.  Also some funny comments. Hover your mouse pointer over the YouTube logo at the bottom of the video screen and it gives the option to watch there.


I will add part three either tonight tomorrow.  It's taking longer than I thought, my husband was injured and has a broken rib, so I have taken over the yard work for the next 4 to 6 weeks.  It's all good as long as he heals well.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Boston RedSox 6 Nugget Slider Box with attached Card Part 1

Ok peeps, here is the video I have been promising you! The project is actually in 4 seperate videos. I am going to update this post after I edit each video.  At the end I will post the recipe and some still pics for an upclose view.  I hope you all enjoy.  These make great gifts and can be made for any sport, sports team or occasion.  I see I am at 31 followers so I will be posting a pic of the blog candy I am going to give away at 50 followers. I love comments so if you watch the video please leave some feed back.  I will apologize, my video is not centered the best, I am still working on the best set up for you and me.  Thanks again to all of my followers you guys are the best!

*I recommend watching this on YouTube, the annotations do not show on the blog yet, and the measurements are on the YouTube version.  Also some funny comments. Hover your mouse pointer over the YouTube logo at the bottom of the video screen and it gives the option to watch there.

Monday, June 27, 2011

I'm still here!

OK everybody I am still here, just insanely busy.  I have a four part tutorial on the Hershey Nugget slider boxes that I am currently trying to edit an upload to youtube and the blog.  Please forgive me for poor sound quality.  I think my Ihome for my Ipod was causing static.  But as I don't have the time or patience to refilm they are going up as is.  They should be up in a few hours.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award!

The Sweetest person I have met through blogging sent me this wonderful award!  She is also my very first follower and without her support I'm not sure I would have continued. I want to thank Cely of Hawaii Paper Party for this award.  The first time I visited Cely's blog I was awed.  Her cards are so awesome and show that she has a great sense of humor. Thank you Cely you are the best!

Rules of the award

1.  Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.

2. To accept this award, answer 7 random facts about yourself.

3. Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies.

7 random facts about myself:
  1. I have enough pink clothes to do at least three large loads of laundry.
  2. I am a huge AHL and NHL Hockey fan! (currently going through withdrawal as the season is over)
  3. I am a shop-a-holic.  (craft supplies, material, anything with a cute cupcake on it etc..)
  4. I have a hard time using a piece of paper that I really like, because I am afraid I won't be able to replace it.
  5. I can't work with colors I don't like. (I could never make custom order cards, because someone may choose mustard yellow, eww)
  6. I love anything to do with Vampires! (I always have, not just a Twilight fan)
  7. I melt into a puddle when a man has a British accent! (Quite embarrassing when in London! Although my husband thought it was funny.)
Cely of  Hawaii Paper Party (right back at ya!) Card maker extraordinaire!
Kathy of Pixie Dust Studio (sweetest digis on the web)
Gerda and gals of StampFairy World (cutest digis on the web, if you want to say Awww.. this is the one)
Angie of Designs by Day (She has some really awesome Twilight cards, she inspired me so much)
Stef of Glitterbabe Greetings (She likes glitter more than I do, and that is saying a lot)
Lorraine of Lorraine's Place (Such beautiful work)
Sharon of Sharon's Kardz Korner (such awesome colourist)
Lee Ann of Snappy Scraps (fun and inspiring)

Have fun everybody!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hershey Nuggets Slider Box

Hi everybody!  Well my life is still nuts, but I do have a project to post.  Woo Hoo!  I just got some video editing software that I am trying to learn how to use.  I didn't realize I would need to return to college to figure it out!  So the video on making one of these will be in the future, hopefully the near future.  But for now here are a few pics. I will print the recipe when I have the video completed.

I love comments to let me know what you think!  Have a great rest of the weekend.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New goodies arrived today!

Well still no project to post, almost done, but still working on a few hours sleep a night.  I did receive a package from Carpe Diem Store today, 6 more Copic Sketch markers to add to the collection and 25 Prisma colored pencils.  They have great prices $.78 for the pencils and the Sketch were $3.87 on sale. That is the best price I have found yet.  Well maybe by Thursday I will have a project or two to share.  Don't give up on me girls!  I am planning on doing a give away when I reach 50 followers, but I won't post a picture of the goodies until I reach 25!  I want to thank all the ladies who made such sweet and supportive comments because of my problems with my Mom and her Alzheimer's.

Sometimes life gets in the way of crafting!

Sorry I don't have a new project to post yet.  Sometimes life gets in the way of crafting.  I take care of my elderly Mom with severe Alzheimer's disease.  She hasn't been sleeping at night only during the day, and because I am at work during the day, I haven't been able to change her schedule. Well to make a long story shorter, I asked her Dr to prescribe a sleeping pill for her, he felt a second anti depressant with a side effect of drowsiness would be better.  Well...  It made the dementia about 100 times worse over the past several days!  I think I got a total of 7 hours sleep in three days!  Needless to say, I have stopped that particular drug and am getting up every few hours at night to check on her and letting her sleep during the day until I can get her Dr to prescribe a drug that helps her sleep but doesn't worsen the Alzheimer's.  So hopefully I will have a small project or two sometime during the week.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Basic Card Assembly Video

Here is my second YouTube video.  I tried a little basic editing and added music.  It is a basic card assembly video mostly for beginers to get an idea of attaching and placing certain elements, I added a few tips with the annotations option.  This will probably be pretty boring for most of you, but as I am just learning about making and publishing videos, I prefer filming something easy, later I will try the turorials with me actually in the video not just my hands.

Let me know what you think!  Have a great evening!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Abigail Apple Card

Hello all!  I am using my Abigail Apple card in the Copic challenge at The Outlawz Challenge site for the week of 6/2/11 to 6/09/11. The challenge is pink and green, my two favorite colors to use together.  It took me a few tries to get the coloring right.  This is my very first card colored with Copics.  It is completely different than using Prisma colored pencils with the odorless mineral spirits.  I think it turned out pretty good.  The image is a rubber stamp set I purchased from Stamping Bella's by Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.  This is a really nice quality stamp set. I tried to keep this one pretty simple.  So here it is, please leave a comment good or bad, or any tips on coloring with Copics that you might have for me.

Here is a picture of the card with the envelope I made for it.  Funny thing is I didn't even look for a piece of paper for the envelope until the card was finished, and this one matched perfect!

I am trying to teach myself how to edit video as well.  I hope to add a video of putting the card together and the making of the envelope.  Keep your fingers crossed!  Have a great night and I will post again this weekend.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Where are my Corgis?

This is my entry for this weeks POM challenge on The Outlawz Challenges.  The challenge was "Bows and Buttons"  I used a digi from Pixie Dust Studio called "The Royal Queen".  As you can see from the top of my blog I have two Pembroke Welsh Corgis.  I fell in love with the breed from watching anything to do with Queen Elizabeth II while growing up.  So here it is.

  • Make card base for A-6
  • Digi image "The Royal Queen" from Pixie Dust Studio printed at 41/2 inches
  • Sentiment is a digi I made on word pad
  • Martha Stewart Grass punch
  • Small piece of yellow ribbon
  • 3 yellow buttons
  • Cardstock - Taupe, Pear Pizzaz and Light Blue
  • Colored with Prisma Color colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits
  • White Gelly Roll pen
  • Quickie Glue Pen
  • Deco Art Glamour dust
  • Liquid Pearls in Bisque
Hope you like!