Monday, December 27, 2010

happy birthday (5 in 5 sketches class)

today's card was inspired by a class i took back in October. right before i got so crazy busy and had no time to craft at all i took an online class taught by Latrice Murphy called 5 sketches in 5 days. it was an great learning experience, and i still have the PDF's from the class becuase i knew when i signed up i didn't really have time but i would eventually come back to them. 

i was also a winner of one of the giveaways that Latrice had for the class, as you'll see in the video the designer paper i'm using is one of the beautiful papers i won (along with some ranger paint daubers, ribbon & fibers & some other scrap goodies :)

thanks for watching & be sure to check out Latrice's blog-she's super talented
vlog ya later!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

merry christmas!!!

Merry Christmas crafters!!!
just want to wish everyone a fun & safe holiday. enjoy it with family & friends.

my husband and i have a Christmas tradition (based on the fact that we have no patience) we open most of our gifts well before Christmas day. but we always save 1 gift to give each other on Christmas morning. (well i'll be honest, we made it to 8:30 last night-we're terrible i know-lol!)

so here's my Christmas day gift . . . a 36 set of Copic Markers!
i'm so EXCITED about & i can't wait to learn how to use them!
Merry Christmas
blog ya later!

Friday, December 24, 2010

we thank God for you card

Merry Christmas Eve!!! 
yesterday i really wanted to make a card, and i had really no idea what kind of card i wanted to make or what i wanted to do at all. the best thing to do in that situation is pick up your favorite things, tools/embellishments that you know you love, and you know you've used in a variety of ways and that way you'll be happy with the outcome. 
i picked basic grey's indian summer collection. if you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that when that paper came out i fell in love with it, it's still one of my fav's from BG. and i also picked HA's heart winged butterfly. 

so here's the video of what i came up with. i'm getting a little bit better with my video editing software (taking baby steps :)

thanks for watching
vlog ya later!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

blue moon scrapbooking haul

happy holidays scrapper!!!
i'm finally on winter break, and i'm SO happy. i have all the time i want to craft to my hearts content. today i want to share my recent purchase from blue moon scrapbooking. i LOVE this site. if you haven't checked it out you have to.

thanks for watching
vlog ya later :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

my grown up christmas list

it's that time of year again. time to pull out the christmas lights, decorate the tree, watch holiday movies and of course drop not so subtle hints to the hubby about all the cool scrap stuff i'd love to see under the tree on christmas morning. 
so what's on my scrap-christmas-wish list this year. . . 

tim holtz bracket sizzix on the edge die
tim holtz distress ink (this is one of my fav. inks and i want to keep adding to my color collection)

lately i've been watching a lot of mini albums and altered projects on youtube, and i've been so inspired by two scrappers in particular mybutterflykisses12 & livelovescrap. i definitly want to get into mini albums next year and that thought inspired the next few items on my list

i'm looking forward to the new year and all the new products that will come out. 
blog ya later. (:

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

merry little christmas card

i'm back! and with a video tutorial. . .ok, it's not the best editing in the world. i'm willing to admit that. but, i spent all weekend trying to learn how to use my new video editing software (it was a long and complicated process for someone with no video editing experience ever), so even though this video is totally amateur, i'm kind of proud of myself. and it's only going to get better from here going forward. i promise
let the vlogging being :)

thanks for watching, 
vlog ya later

Monday, December 6, 2010

i started today with the best of intentions. . .

. . .really i did. i got a new video camera and video editing software (Christmas gifts-yes i know it's not Christmas yet, my husband and I have no patience, and we figured that since we don't have kids it wasn't such a big deal. when we have kids we'll force ourselves to actually wait for the 25th of december before we start opening our presents). but anyway back to the video part.

i filmed myself making a card!!! yes, you heard it here first, i'm on my way to vlogging (video blogging). but i'm a total amateur and i have SO much to learn about filming and editing, and so my good intentions have met a few road bumps. i doubt highly i'll have this posted by tonight, so the plan is to get it posted before the week is out and that way i won't feel so bad about myself.

i appreciate your patience.
vlog ya later (hopefully sooner than later :)