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two Cricut Summer in Paris make a card videos

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Cards, featured, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

I have been having a lot of fun with my new Cricut cartridges.  I recently purchased the Summer in Paris and Summer Vacation carts from OhMyCrafts when they were on preorder.  I decided to put two new cards together on video.  I really hope you like them.  First the pics, then the vids.


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birdcage card swap results

Posted by on May 14, 2010 in Swaps | 0 comments

I am participating in Bona’s (LifeLoveScrap on youtube) birdcage card swap.  I have been working on them for a couple of days and have them finished and ready to ship out.  Please take a look.  Pics and video follow:

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happy mother’s day 2010

Posted by on May 9, 2010 in Life, Other Art | 2 comments

To all you mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day to you. I am not a mother per say myself, other than to chihuahuas, but I do have my mother living close to me and since I work tomorrow, my hubby and I took her gift to her today. I always make something along with purchasing something. Since she and I love flowers but hate paying the price for flowers that are just going to die in a week, I made some button flowers and paper leaves along with a little tiny vase.

I strung the buttons on wire and twisted the wires tight to make them quite stiff. To make the paper leaves, I cut two matching leaves and adhered them together with a wire inside as a stem and decorated the outside with some watercolor lines, edging, and rock candy stickles. My brother also left his shot glass collection here when he moved, so I took one of his broken down liquor glasses and painted it, added some ribbon, a tag, and an antique button. It made a cute little bouquet and the best part, it won’t ever die.

Just cuteness.  I really want to make a large bouquet for my dinner table.  If anyone is interested in a tutorial on how to make them, please just leave a comment and I will make one.  Really don’t know if anyone is reading my blog yet since I am just starting, but eventually maybe.  LOL


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just another haul – Life on the Scrappy Side

Posted by on May 7, 2010 in Haul, Store Review | 0 comments

TGIF! I get so excited for Friday as its actually my Saturday. My work week is Sunday through Thursday. I have lots of card making planned today with my new papers I got yesterday.   When I order from a new store, I think I will start doing a review on them – the good, the bad, and the great!

I ordered from Life on the Scrappy Side.  Its a webstore and prices are very reasonable, most a lot cheaper.   Overall I am a happy shopper but I do have two minor complaints.  She has a lot listed in her store but I am unsure as to the fact that she actually has them in stock.  I ordered very early in the week, a Tuesday (4/27/10).  I would have hoped that it would have arrived by the weekend allowing for a day or two for packaging and the 2 days priority shipping.  I needed to complete a card box for someone who is carrying my cards and ended up having to do all the tab cutting by hand.  When I emailed for an update, I was informed that she was waiting on the cutting pads to arrive.   While not a major complaint in the grand scheme of things as she did get the order to me in about 9 days which on the craft store shipping/receiving meter is quite good, the reason I went to a small business is because I had hoped for quickness.   I would have liked to have known that there might be a wait, but I will know for the future and either e-mail before hand or expect it.

My only other complaint is my paper was 12×12 and just barely fit into the priority box it came in and I mean just barely and I don’t know if it happened while it was being packed or whether the pressure I had to use to get my hands into the box to peel the paper packs out did it, but the corner of the papers was slightly dog-eared or bent up.   It is a pet peeve of mine.  I keep my pattered paper quite nice and hate when that happens because it renders that corner kind of unusable for cards as you can never get it stuck down quite good enough or it wants to curl back up.  For what I paid for shipping for the flat rate large box, the box was not that heavy and probably could have been put into a standard shipping box and shipped regular priority for the same.

Overall though, I would order again though but just know what to expect in the future.

To see what I got, check out:

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simple card using scrap

Posted by on May 4, 2010 in Cards, Videos | 0 comments

I just completed an order for a bunch of gift card holders and had all the left over strips from cutting out the paper along with some extra lollipop flowers and this is what I came up with. Unfortunately, my camera died before I could get a photograph afterwords but here is the video. It is actually my first real video where I make a card completely on camera minus some minor editing to get it within the you tube time limit. I really need to find some what to increase the clarity of the audio and the video. I am using a quite old minolta camera to film it. I really want to purchase a flip video camera but don’t want to spend on it just yet. They look so cute though.

I hope you enjoy.

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breast cancer ribbon card with a gift and update

Posted by on May 3, 2010 in Cards, Life, Videos | 0 comments

I hope everyone had a wonderful National Scrapbooking Day. I spent the day with my husband as it is also his birthday and this year was the big 40 and guess what he wanted for his birthday? You would never guess, so I will spill the beans. Here is comes…. A compost bin. Crazy, eh? Although he probably would have not gotten it otherwise as it wasn’t your $40 composter. We have a large vegetable garden which I am sure you will see in my blog soon enough. Its not very pretty to look at currently as the spring growing season has really just started.

I also spent some time finishing some cards and putting together category file tabs and a display for the auxiliary (pink ladies) that sell my cards. They are at a large medical facility. The last box I sent they cards were swimming in. This display is perfect for the space they have. I have a few more cards to do for them and I will make a video of the display.

I did put together a really pretty card that I videoed. Its a breast cancer awareness ribbon pin card. A card with a little gift all in one. There are quite a few women at the facility that have been touched by breast cancer either themselves or family.

Anyway, a picture speaks louder than words. Here is a little video. I apologize greatly for the terrible lighting and audio. Lighting I think I have solved as I finally installed my clip lamp and purchased a Gorrilapod tabletop tripod with magnetic feet. Audio is the next to work on. I even figured out video editing. Check it out.

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my homemade faux glimmer mist

Posted by on Apr 25, 2010 in Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

I put together my first little tutorial on how I make my own glimmer mist.  For those of us that are too cheap to buy the real thing or just need something perfectly specific to a project your doing.  Please check it out and leave a comment if it helps.

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