Monday, April 4, 2011

Missing In Action -- I HATE snow in April

Hey everyone.  Sorry I have been among the missing.  I finally got my son back on his feet with the bronchitis, he is back running (YEAH!)  Now, I am sick.  I am not sure what I have, but Dayquil & Nyquil are my lifelines.

I will be back in action soon.....I hope.  I will make sure to get you a video out and get back in challenges.  I was also able to pick up another cartridge, that I will use in the video to surprise you.

I hope you are all well and I will see you all soon at the scrap table :)

Cat Lady

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Episode #15 - Baby Haul - ACM & J's

Hey guys!  I was able to get a couple sought after items :)  It involves Cricut, but that is all I am going to say...

Check out the video and see what I got!!!!



I am hoping to get a craft out video tomorrow after I take my son to the dr.  His bronchitis is not going away :(

I hope you enjoy the video and I promise I will have another one soon.

Thanks

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Update

Hey Guys.  I'm sorry I haven't had any projects or videos.  I am trying to do one every Monday, but my son was sick today.  We were lucky to be worked into a cancellation....you all know how that is!!  He actually has Bronchitis!!

Needless to say I have been focusing on my babe :)  If he goes to school tomorrow, I will be back to doing projects and a video, but for tonight I am taking care of him :)

See you guys very soon!  I miss my little cricut bug :(

Thank you for visiting...comeback soon.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

FYI - Cricut Cake Class

Have you always wanted a Cricut Cake?  Did you just get a Cricut Cake, but are not sure what to do with it?

Well.....your questions can be answered!  Cricut is sponsering a free class via the web on Cricut.com

Here are the times that are currently listed:

Wednesday @11AM MDT
Wednesday @6PM MDT
Thursday @11AM MDT
Thursday @ 6PM MDT

I signed up for Wednesday @11AM MDT

Hope lots of you sign up!!  It's gonna be a fun time!!

Episode #14 - Adhesives 101

Hello Everyone :)

I hope you are having a great sunday.  I love sundays as I spend them with my son!

I have a video for you on adhesives.  Hopefully it will help you in selecting products or maybe trying new products.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thanks so much!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Saturday or Make Your Own Holiday

Hello Everyone!!!  I love looking at the list of days they have for each day of the year.  Today is actually "Make Your Own Holiday" Day.  So celebrate anything you want as long as it is not already taken. 

For example:

                Sunday, March 27 is National "Joe" Day
                Monday, March 28 is National Something on A Stick Day

If you want to read more go to Holiday Insights.  Not only will it tell you what the day is, but will explain it if it is confusing. 

It is always great to introduce a little fun and wackiness :)

So today.  Today I am working on more challenges, you guessed it!  I am hoping to make a video tomorrow for you and you will also have a video on Monday for the project I make for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.

Please stop back to see what I have in store!!
Have a GREAT day.....Happy Crafting :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Another Card for Challenge (CCMC143)

I had an easy day today!  Haven't done that in a little while.  Dropped my son off at school, picked up some groceries.  Watched one of my favorite shows and fell asleep after the first one.  Took a little snooze, then watched Twilight (which I had never seen) and then went to play in my craft room.

The card I made today fit into three categories, one of which I had to follow a sketch.  It was my first challenge ever following a sketch.  I have to say, I enjoy doing "freestyle" better :)


Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede
SU Ink:  Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette
SU Stamp Sets:  Fox & Friends, Fabulous Phrases (welcome little one)
SU Ribbon:  White Satin
SU Embossing Folder:  Dots
Punches:  Square Scallop, 1.25" Square, Corner Rounder

Challenges Entering
Delightful Sketches - Pastels & Ribbon
Create With Connie and Mary  - CCMC143 (Follow sketch shown)
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Ribbons & Bowes

Thursday, March 24, 2011

More, More, More & More Challenges

I found a bunch of new challenges to do.  These are the ones I have done so far today:


Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Patterned Paper:  Citronella - K&Company
Cuttlebug Folder: Preserves Cricut Companion Bundle
Cricut Cartridge:  Hello Kitty Greetings (PG 32)  3.25"

Challenges Entering
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #7 - Use a Gardening Cut
Creative Card Crew - No Rubber Stamps
Crafts and Me Challenges #27 - Anything Goes


Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
Patterned Paper:  DCWV Dots, Stripes & Plaids
Cricut Cartridge Used:  April Showers
Cuttlebug Folder:  Swiss Dots
Prima Flowers
I-Rock Gems

Challenges Entering
For Fun Challenges
Lil Red Wagon - Challenge #73 - Use a Butterfly
Flutter by Wednesday #147 - Use a Butterfly, Angel or Fairy
scrap-creations1 - Spring Has Sprung


Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Concord Grape, Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue
Cricut Cartridges Used:  Simply Charmed (Party Hat PG 74), Sentimentals (Postage Stamp Card)
Gypsy (Welded Postage Stamp Cut)
SU Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set

Challenges Entering


Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, Soft Suede
SU Button:  Bashful Blue (ret.)
SU Watercolor Crayons:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Light Grey, Pretty In Pink
SU Watercolor Paper
VersaMarker
SU Dazzling Diamonds & SU Heat & Stick Powder
Sizzix/Basic Grey Embossing Folder:  Starry Night
Sizzix/Basic Grey Die - Snow Flower, Layered
Cricut Cartridge:  Mini Monograms
White Ribbon:  Details

Challenges Entering
Anything Challenge - Make Your Own Embellishments

Thank you so much to everyone hosting the challenges.  They are so fun to complete and I make cards that I would otherwise never make. 

I also want to thank everyone that leaves comments and/or subscribes to me on You Tube.  Without you guys my blog and videos would be nothing.  So Thank You so much.  Please stay tuned as in the coming weeks I will be having some blog candy to give away. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Amber's Crafts & Stuff Challenge Entry

So you all know how much I love to do challenges.  Well, last night I found a website that listed a crazy amount of challenges.  The website (no pun intended) is called Feline Playful!  Of course, the cat lady would approve!!

This is my first time doing a challenge on this website.  I am super excited with how my card came out.  Hope you love it too!!!


Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Pattened Paper:  Imagine More Cricut Cartridge (PG 35)
QwicKutz Embossing Folder:  Polka Dot (A2)
Details Satin Ribbon:  Turquoise
SU Ink:  Old Olive
SU Stamp Set:  Well Scripted
Scrapbook Adhesive:  Foam Squares

I am so happy I had printed the Imagine paper before hand.  As you know my Imagine basically bit the dust.  Not to worry, they are replacing it for me :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Observation -- New Cat Lady In Town

I noticed something today as I was taking my son to do his driving for drivers ed....there was a teenage girl walking down the street with a sweater on.  The sweater had cat ears on the top and a tail on the toosh.....My family and friends always call me the cat lady (hence the name of my blog), but I think today there reigns a new cat lady!!!

I guess I could buy one of those sweaters......nah.  All hail the new cat lady!!!

Just a funny observation....thanks for reading :)

More challenges

So....I did my usual challenges for the day and still wanted to craft longer, so I searched and found a couple challenges to do and let me tell you the first card I am going to show you was a challenge!!! 

First Challenge:  Birthday Sundaes  Challenge #1  - Anything Goes Birthday


Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Basic Black
Patterned Paper:  K&Company
Cricut Cartridge Used:  Birthday Bash (pg 42)
My Pink Stamper Stamps Friends & Family "Happy Birthday"
Other:  Light Green Ribbon (Details)


Second Challenge:  Paper Cutz  Challenge #83 - Anything Goes


Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, Yo Yo Yellow, Basic Black
Patterned Paper:  DCWV Spring Stack (ret.)
Cricut Cartridge Used:  3 Birds on Parade (pg 29)
SU Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Stamps:  SU Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
I-Rock (Black )

Monday, March 21, 2011

Episode #13 - Challenge Me Monday #52 (Fantabulous Cricut)

Welcome back!  I wanted to share the challenge I completed at Fantabulous Cricut today.  The challenge was to create a birthday card or project.  I decided to go with a card.








Recipe

Cricut Cartridge:  Birthday Bash (PG 47)
SU Cardstock:  Tempting Turquoise, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Patterned Paper:  DCWV Celebrations Stack
SU Ink:  Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise
Punch:  SU Curly Label (ret.)
Peachy Keen Stamps:  Everyday Character Face Asst. (3/8")
Other:  Black Stickles, Turquoise Ribbon, 3L Foam Squares

Don't forget to comeback to see the video later today!

Thanks for joining me -- check back often and I LOVE comments :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Hershey!!

Well I am the cat lady so you know I have to post Birthday pics from today....she looks like she's hiding.  She is only 7 (or 49) in cat years, but still appears to be hiding.



Episode #12 - Throwback Thursday Challenge -- Green

Hello Everyone!  I have a project that I would like to share with you and some news.  First I will give  you the news.

The first news is also the bad news....My Imagine is not functioning correctly.  It is printing very faint with lines going through it.  It says the ink is fine.  So that means I have to send my machine it.  It is why I was unable to do a project or video this past Friday.  I am not sure how long it will take to get it back.  It is going to be quite difficult to get to the post office.  I think it will give me a hernia!!!  I am going to see if my post man is willing to take it with him....hopefully!!!  So, as soon as I have my new Imagine we will return to Imagine That Friday.

On to the project.  It has to be an older cartridge, (of course :)  ) and have the color green.  I decided to use the Serendade Cricut Solution Cartridge.





Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry
SU DSP:  Cottage Wall (ret.)
Bazzill Basics:  Black, Light Green and Light Purple
EK Success:  Scallop Dot Punch
3L:  Foam Squares
Cricut Cartridge:  Serenade
Cricut Gypsy
A2 Size

Monday, March 14, 2011

Even More Challenges

I can't believe all I have gotten done with challenges.  My mom called last night and needed a "Get Well" card for a Yellow Lab that is having surgery on Wed.  So here is my creation....


RECIPE

SU Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, River Rock, So Saffron, Basic Black, White
Patterened Paper:  DCWV Stack 6
Other:  White Details Satin Ribbon
Other SU: Basic Black Ink & Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Cricut Cartridge Used:  Animal Kingdom

This challenge was over at Fantabulous Cricut.  The challenge is to make a square card using green and gold (or yellow). 


RECIPE

Square 5X5 card
SU Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Early Espresso
Other:  White Satin Ribbon (Details)
SU:  Early Espresso Ink, Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Cricut Cartridge Used:  A Child's Year

Episode #11 - Welcome Spring (My Pink Stamper Challenge)

Welcome back everyone!  I have been super busy and will be posting a couple times today with different challenges.

The first challenge I have participated in this past weekend, was with Robyn @ My Pink Stamper

The challenge is to make something Spring. 






Recipe

6X6 Card
SU Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi
Patterned Paper:  DCWV Previous Spring Stack
Pink Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics
Cricut Cartridge Used:  April Showers
Other:  Vintage Photo Distress Stickles, Yellow Stickles, Pink I-Rock gem, Foam Squares

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Challenges Completed

Hey Everyone.  Hope you all are doing well.  I have completed two challenges and wanted to share the pics with you.

My first challenge was to create something using an older cartridge with a St. Patrick's theme. 

If you would like to participate, visit Emma's page.


I really had a great time making this LO.  I think it will be fun to use a pic of my son on SPD.  He is Native American (from me) and Irish from his dad.  I think I am going to put the phrase "If your lucky enough to be Irish, your lucky enough" 

Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Taken with Teal, Garden Green, Black, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Blush Blossom (RET.)
DCWV: Patterned cardstock -- Spring Stack from a few years ago
Cricut Cartridge:  Simply Charmed
Other:  Studio 1 (Yellow Rhinestone)  3L Adhesive Dots

Challenge - Challenge Me Monday #50 Tree Time  Fantabulous Cricut


Recipe
Cardstock:  Certainly Celery, Soft Suede, Garden Green , Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Patterned Paper:  Citronella by K&Company
Cricut Cartridge:  Simply Charmed
Other:  White Ribbon (Details), D'Vine Swirl Cuttlebug Folder (Provo Craft) My Pink Stamper Stamps

I will be participating in a challenge on My Pink Stamper's page and will post my project as soon as it is done. 

See you soon!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Imagine That Friday -- Butterfly Kisses

Hey everyone!!  Welcome back to an Imagine That Friday video.  This week we did the girl version.  Next week we will work on the boy version.  I hope you enjoy it, I definitely enjoyed making it :)


I will post still pics later on.  I will also be posting pics of two projects I have been working on later. 

Have a great day!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Challenges

Hey everyone!!  I hope all is well in the crafting world :)

I thought I would share with you a couple challenges I participated in.  I am working on getting the Imagine That Friday videos back.  I have been having trouble with getting them posted.

I hope you enjoy the projects! 

The Challenge on this was to make a square card.  It was issued by Emma @ http://www.creativetimeforme.com/

This card is 6X6.

This challenge was to create a shaped card -- cutest little bunny ever!!

To see this challenge, go to:  Fantabulous Cricut




Hope you had a great weekend!  I will try to get more videos posted this week!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Monday All!!!

Well, I hope you are all having a great day :)

The cat lady has had a couple things in the last few days not work out so great.  On Thursday I went to take my son's birth certificate to his drivers ed school so he could start today (couldn't bear giving such an important document to my son even though he is super responsible, his book bag is scary!!!) ...  walk out to the car and next thing I know, I am under it.  Of course, my keys went one way and I went the other.  I must have looked cute crawling in the ice and snow.  I sprained my ankle....being an ever determined mom, bit my lip and took the paperwork down anyway :)

The other bit of bad news is that I tried to be on another DT, but to no avail.  Don't worry, I am still going to be doing my blog and my videos.....nothing keeps a good scrapper down!!  For all of you that support me, Thank you so much.  I truly love doing videos and as long as someone is watching I will be doing them.

Hope you all are well.  I will be posting another craft video soon.....probably tomorrow.

Thanks :)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Episode #10 - Throwback Thursday Challenge with Emma

Hey everyone!  Hope you are having a great day. 

I am still having problem with my videos uploading, but I wanted to at least post pics for now and work on the video. 

I really hope I am able to figure out what the problem is as I love doing videos, but need to be able to post them. 

This project was created using Walk in My Garden Cricut Cartridge.  Emma's Challenge was to use this cartridge or another older cartridge if you don't have that one, and you must use a flower on your project. 

Emma's Challenge:  http://www.creativetimeforme.com/2011/02/throwback-thursday-challenge-episode.html

I hope you have fun joining in!

I am working on the video.....






Recipe

5.5X8.5 Rich Razzelberry (SU)
Old Olive Cardstock (SU)
Going Grey Cardstock (SU)
Orchid Opulence (SU - Ret.)
Cottage Wall DSP (SU - Ret.)
Walk In My Garden Cricut Cartridge (pg 107)
Lt Purple Ribbon (Details)
Yellow Stickles
"SPRING" Making Memories Metal Embellishments

Monday, February 21, 2011

Episode #9 -- Cricut Cartridge Haul

Hey guys!!  I can't believe I was able to wait to get all the carts in, but I did :)  So proud -- I generally have no patience!

Bad news about "Fishy Kisses" part 2 video -- it will not upload for some reason.  I am not sure why, I will keep working at it, but for now I can't upload. 

Wanted to also let you in on something I noticed.  On the Cricut Rewards site there is a list of Solution or Lite carts...Crocs Rule, Yeehaw, (Beep, Beep), Bump In the Night ...can't wait to see what they are!!  Wouldn't mind if they were on the rewards site, I have almost 5000 points and nothing to buy :)

But.....for now.....check out the carts!!!!!

Have a GREAT day!!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Imagine That Friday - Fishy Kisses

Welcome!  With today's project on the Imagine I thought it would be great to work with using RGB codes. 

The video is currently uploading, but I wanted to get up the pictures and recipe so you could try it yourself if you wanted to.  I will update my blog as soon as it finishes uploading. *** Part 1 is now posted -- part 2 failed upload and I am now uploading again....   (9:50 am 2/19)






Link to where I got my RGB codes for Stampin' Up:  http://stampmonkeys.typepad.com/marnis_inkblog/rgbvalues.html

When I show you in the video the Excel spreadsheet, to get the colors you will want to get the (HEX/Web Color) code listed next to the color.  For example, Regal Rose would be #F69EA6. 

If you would like to have the Excel spreadsheet, please email me!

12 X12 Polka Dot  - DCWV Stack 6
Pale Plum (Fishy Kisses)  Stampin' Up
Create-A-Critter Cricut Cartridge (PG 43)
Colors Used - RGB Code

Fishbowl:  Bashful Blue 199-221-243
Water:  Pacific Point 0-126-179
Sand:  Creamy Caramel 210-162-124
Grass:  Wild Wasabi 133-178-113

Fish:  Rose Red 199-80-116
Layer1:  Regal Rose 246-158-166
Layer2:  Pretty In Pink 251-204-205
Layer3:  Pink Pirouette  252-220-221

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Episode #8 -- Haul Video

Hey Everyone, how are you today?  Hope all is well with you!!  Got some super deals at J's the other day and wanted to share with you all! 

I also met a super lady, her name is Louise, I hope I spelled that correctly!!  I met her how I usually meet people in craft stores.....when they look confused, I go over and ask if I can help.  I have to be honest, I have been offered jobs this way as well. 

I hope you enjoy the video.  Don't forget to tune in for Imagine That Friday to see what I have in store for you.  If you don't have the imagine, you can still play along -- I never want to leave anyone out!!

Have a great day :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Episode #7 - Happy Valentine's Day

Hello All, Happy Valentine's Day!  I have to agree with a posting to twitter from a famous person I have never heard of, can we just be done with Valentine's Day and get the Cadbury Eggs out??

I do want to tell you how super sweet my son is.  On his own, he went out and got me $25 to AC Moore!!  Can't believe how super sweet he is.  Well, I guess I can :)

Well, I really hope you enjoy this video, these projects.  If you have any questions, please let me know!





RECIPE
SU Supplies
12X12 Regal Rose
Real Red
Heat & Stick Powder
Real Red Ink
Happy Valentine's Day (Stamp from Teeny Tiny Words)

Other
Cuttlebug
VersaMark
DCWV (Heart Paper - Spring Stack)
Prima Flowers - Sweethearts line
Imaginisce Crystal Rock - Lg
Red Tinsel Glitter
Light Pink Satin Ribbon
White Satin Ribbon
UTEE
Red Sticky Tape (1/2")

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Imagine That Friday - Sending Love Your Way

Welcome back to another Imagine That Friday!  I hope you enjoy what I have done for you today. 

This video shows you can manipulate any cut on the Imagine to use in a different way than intended on your scrapbook page or card.


Thanks for watching!


Recipe

Better Together Cricut Imagine Cartridge (Pg 3, Pg 4)
Pretty In Pink 12 X12 Cardstock (Stampin' Up)
Hemp Twine (Stampin' Up)
Brother P-Touch Label Maker

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Episode #6 - Ryan's 15th Birthday Card

This is kind of a sad post in a way.  I made this card for my son and I took it in the bathroom to write in the card where I knew he wouldn't walk in on me.  I had to brush my teeth after, and I put the card on a shelf.  Little did I know or ever notice, the shelf, which is built in, is not flush with the wall.  So, needless to say, his card fell in the abyss.

Now, my SUPER son says..."Mom, its ok.  The fact you made me the card is all that matters."  I still feel so bad. 

Needless to say, I don't have pictures of it.  I do have the video.  I am so happy that I am doing this blog and doing videos of my projects.  That way he still got his birthday card!


Thank you for watching!  Please join me again for more crafts and videos.  Don't forget we have Imagine That Friday!!

RECIPE
Paper: Riding Hood Red & Tangerine Tango (Stampin' Up)  Polka Dot & Stars - Confetti (K&Company)
Cricut Cartridge Birthday Bash (PG 38) Card/Tag Creative Feature Button
Gypsy Measurements - Card: 4.31 (width)  4.14 (height) Circle Layer: 3.78  (width) 3.98 (height)       
                         "15"  Shadow and Layer (1.35) 
My Pink Stamper - Family & Friends "Happy Birthday"
Riding Hood Red Ink - (Stampin' Up)
Chipboard Balloon - Confetti Chipboard (K&Company)
White Embroidery Floss

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Episode #5 -- My First Haul Video

Hey everyone -- hope all is fabulous :)   Sorry I haven't been around for a little bit, I had some dental work done and could not speak clearly to save my life!! 

I was able to shop though :)

I went to J's and you can see all my goodies.  I got a great deal on embossing powders, including Tim Holtz Distress Powders!!

I hope you like the video -- I will be having another haul video soon -- I got some great deals on some carts I would like to share with you.  I am waiting for all of them to get here to open them on camera with you and I am going nuts not knowing which ones have come in yet and not being able to redeem my points!! 


I am so excited today is my son's birthday!!  He is 15 today!!  I am so thankful for him in my life... I don't know where I would be without him.   He was the best surprise of my life!! 

Ry will be starting Driver's Ed at the end of the month -- expensive birthday gift, but he is worth every penny :) 

Love ya babe !!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Episode #4 - Throwback Thursday Challenge - February 2nd

Welcome Everyone to the Throwback Thursday Challenge due for February 2nd.  You can go to Emma's blog to follow along.  (http://www.creativetimeforme.com/)

Challenge:  Use Paper Doll Dress Up or Everyday Paper Dolls to make a project.  You must use dry or heat embossing. 

Withouth further adieu:





Recipe:

12 X 12 Night of Navy (SU)
Wild Wasabi (SU)
Pumpkin Pie (SU)
Tempting Turquoise(SU)
Daffodil Delight (SU)
Pacific Point (SU)
Chocolate Chip (SU)
Basic Black Ink (SU)
Polka Dot Colored Paper (DCWV)
Cuttlebug Folder - Polka Dots
Cricut Cartridges:  Everyday Paper Dolls, Cherry Limeade
Cherry Limeade Alpha (4.5")
Paper Dolls (4.5")
I*Rock Black Rock - Imaginisce

Join me again later this week as I show you my take on another challenge.

Have a great day :)

National Bubble Wrap Day -- Checking In

Hello everyone!  Happy Monday to you all.  Some of you may think today is just another average Monday, you would be wrong!!!!

Today is National Bubble Wrap Day -- yes, those little air bubbles we all love to pop are being celebrated across the world!!!

Who knew??  I saw it this morning on the Today show.  It is always fun to learn what certain days celebrate.  They have some days that celebrate the craziest things!

So take a moment to pause for the air bubbles you pop, but just can't stop!!!

Ok....seriously, I will be posting a video later on today.  It is amazing how long it takes to make the video and then post it.  It takes like 5 hours.  I need to get a newer method of editing, but still will run into a long upload time when uploading to Youtube. 

I also wanted to let you know I am working on getting my videos under 15 minutes.  I thought it would be no problem, but have not been able to do it yet.  I get close, like within 16 minutes some times, still not 15!

Please bear with me as I get my bearings.  I am enjoying this so much and appreciate everyone watching my videos.  Would really love to have you leave a comment.

Thanks so much

Friday, January 28, 2011

Episode #3 - Imagine That Friday

Hey everyone! I have decided to make "Imagine That Friday"  where we work on a project with our Cricut Imagine. 

Every Friday I will have a new project to share with you.  As I get more followers I will have challenges posted. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon. 

I will be posting a couple projects made for Imagine Nation Challenge and Peachy Keen Challenge on My Creative Time.

Hope you enjoy the project!!




Recipe
12 X 12 Green Galore SU Paper (Ret.)
Pretty in Pink
DCWV (Stripes & Love Paper)
Clear acetate
White Ribbon (Dollar Tree)
Hip Alphabet - Pressed Petals

Friday, January 14, 2011

Episode #2 - Throwback Thursday Challenge

They are finally ready!!  I hope you enjoy these videos...I have been fighting them since Tuesday.  The filming was fine, but I have been battling You Tube!  I finally got done with them and am so proud of my accomplishment!!!!!




Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hello There

How is everyone doing today?  I have been having a great day except for my videos not uploading correctly.  I have two more projects I have done videos for. 

I am hoping they will finish uploading in the wee morning hours while I snooze.  :)

I spent this evenings hours having BBQ Chicken, Bacon & Pineapple pizza and playing the new Scrabble Flash with my son -- super good evening!  Always love any time I can get -- he will be 15 in 3 weeks!!

I received my shipment from PC today with my free inks for the Imagine -- what a super deal that was!

Hope all is well and will definitely be posting videos today (1/13)

PS - I really want to thank each and every one of you that have signed up as followers, it means so much to know someone is out there watching.  A big thank you to all the leave comments -- I read every single one of them. 

If there are any requests, please let me know.   Leave your request in the comments section. 

Thanks -- have a great day :D

Monday, January 10, 2011

MPS DT Update

Hello everyone!  I just wanted to let you all know that I was NOT chosen to be on the MPS DT.  I have to admit, it is not a very big surprise.  I knew it was a long shot going in. 

I am going to be filming a video today it will probably be doing a card.

I hopefully will be posting the video later on today.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

So Happy!!

I am so excited :)  I finally figured out how to post the videos so you can watch them....as you can plainly see!!!

I am so thrilled to be able to show you how "Harry Elephante" came to be :)  I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. 

Have a great day!!!

My Pink Stamper Design Team Entry - Video #1

Here is the link to my videos.  I had to make two as it is 19 minutes long total.  I hope you enjoy it.  It shows how I made my entry for MPS DT. 

I have been banging my head on my computer trying to figure out how to insert videos correctly, but wanted everyone to see it so I figured I would just link for now, so I can share my videos. 

Please remember, these are my first videos, be gentle :)

Thanks so much!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT5n-HJ62AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3VmwR6tit0&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Episode 1 - MPS Design Team Entry

Hello all!  I am sorry I have not been on my blog in awhile, but you know what the holidays do!  So here I am today trying for a very coveted position on My Pink Stampers Design Team!!!  I SO want this!!!!

You had to make a project using the following:
  • Cricut or Imagine
  • Favorite Cartridge
  • Colors:  Pink (of course!!), Green, Brown & optional color of your choice
We didn't have to as part of the requirements to be considered for the DT, but I wanted to do my first video.  Robyn was the person that made me want to make videos, so I found it fitting that I should make my first video for this purpose.  It is going to be a pretty rough video, but it is my first and I had fun making it.  Now I just need to edit and post!

For our entry we had to post a picture of our project and give the recipe.  Here are the pictures and recipe. 


Recipe

All supplies are Stampin' Up unless indicated:

12X12 Pink Pirouette Textured Cardstock
11X11 Chocolate Chip/Pink Pirouette Polka Dot Cardstock (retired)
Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Barely Banana (retired), Old Olive, Basic Black
Pink Pirouette, Old Olive & Bashful Blue Buttons
Target $1 Light Pink Adhesive Heart Rhinestone
13X13 Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon (retired)
Small Journaling Square from Love Stories Simply Scrappin' Kit (retired)

Elephant from Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge (pg 38) 3.75"
Circle and Scallop from Mini Monograms Cricut Cartridge :
Circle (pg 126) cut on Gypsy at W:  5.52 L:  7.82
Scallop (pg 129) cut on Gypsy at W: 6.80 L:  7.53

Thank you so much everyone!  I hope you enjoyed my project. I love this hobby.  It is really hard to put into words what this hobby does for me.  I love making projects for people and seeing their faces when they receive something you have been working on and they light up.  This seems to have turned from a simple hobby to a passion.  I know there are so many out there that feel the same.  I am honored to be considered among you many crafters.  I would be very honored to be part of this Design Team if chosen.   I will be working on the video and hope to have it up soon!