Posted on March 5, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy friends! Man oh man, does this winter seem extra long to anyone else? (whining warning) Usually I am not too bothered by winter, probably because I work from home so I can hunker down during the cold months without a care in the word but it has been so cold and snowy for so long and everything is covered with ice! I just went outside to close up the chicken coop for the night and fell in the snow (I trudged through the snow because the path was icy) I feel like the guy from the scene in the movie “Fargo” when he is scraping ice off his windshield and has a fit…in fact I remember watching that movie when it came out and immediately identifying with him LOL! And my studio is cold, so cold, as in 50 degrees! I’ve heard of suffering for your art but this is ridiculous! That’s why this weeks Ask a Crafter is being filmed upstairs near the wood stove…a girl can only take so much.
If you have any questions for next weeks show just leave a comment and I will either answer in the comments or on next weeks episode! That is if I haven’t joined Lorraine at her beach house in Florida! Haha…wait, that sounds pretty good! If you need instant feedback from you fellow crafters be sure to check out the Frugalcrafter Community, you can even post photos of your work. Sharing is caring! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on February 26, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Happy Wednesday folks! We are now up to 26 episodes of Ask a Crafter, can you believe it? and I am still getting new question every week, you guys think up some good ones too! So, without further ado let’s see what was on viewers minds this week:
Ha! And I got my pumpkin scones! And they were delish, thank you Kathy! If you have a question for us just leave a comment and we will either type an answer or read it on the next show! If you haven’t checked out the Frugal Crafter Community on Facebook yet please do and share what you have been working on, we have some wonderful friends over there, it has been 2 days since I opened it and we already have over 700 members (it makes me feel kinda famous LOL!) Before I forget I mentioned a couple links in the video:
Clear bags for cards at Papermart
The DIY marker spritzer instructions submitted by Lindz Brewer is in the comments section of last weeks AAC post.
Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on February 19, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy friends! It is so funny how the questions for Ask a Crafter come in waves, one week we had a ton of mixed media questions ad this week we had lots of stamping questions. We also had a lot of great tips submitted from viewers which was really nice to see. We usually tape the Ask a Crafter segment on Tuesday but this week with school vacations we were a day late (hopefully not a dollar short though and during that extra day more questions rolled in so I decided to add an extra video in. In the first video I will answer questions on scrapbooking, stamping and mixed media, I hope you enjoy…and don’t mind my hair (really what was I thinking, I can’t believe Kathy didn’t tell me how deranged I looked…hahaha!)
I had a couple questions that I could not fit in the first video but I felt they needed a longer answer than a typed response so this video is about the rule of thirds, how to make custom button/badges to wear and tips for shooting video tutorials. I hope you find it useful.
Here are the links I mentioned in the above videos, remember to check out Ask a Crafter 24 if you want to read the tips and comments submitted by other viewers.
Golden Paints (makers of absorbent ground, acrylic paints and mediums)
My ink Pad 101 video
Food Wishes You Tube Channel (A great example of cooking tutorials)
If you have a question for next weeks show leave it in the comments and we will either answer it on air or with a typed response. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on February 12, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy friends! I hope everyone who is getting crazy weather is hunkering down and staying safe, what a weird winter, we are supposed to be hit by snow to the tune of 8″-14″ starting tomorrow. I’m chilly just thinking about it. At lease I can stay in and craft, speaking of crafting it is time for the latest episode of Ask a Crafter and I am joined again this week by my friend Kathy:
I am loving all of the outside of the box mixed media questions that are coming in lately, I like all of the questions really but isn’t it fun to play with paint? If you have a question please leave it in the comments and I might read it in next weeks episode! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on February 5, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy friends! It was so funny, almost all the questions we got for Ask a Crafter this week were mixed media questions. And then I got a couple craft business and marketing questions so I decided to do this weeks main show on mixed media and a bonus video on marketing and getting published. So, first up here are your questions about art supplies and mixed media. Again I am joined by my lovely friend Kathy.
And now if you ever wanted to make some money with your crafts, get your artwork published or learn how I started out in art check out the bonus video!
I’ve mentioned before how viewers like to help one another out offering tips to questions asked so please check out the YouTube comments on AAC 23 Mixed Media and AAC Bonus Craft Marketing, there was even a lady with a shop who offered space on her counter if anyone had cards to sell. I think that is awesome! If you have a question for next weeks show leave it in the comments and it might get answered in the video next week, if not I’ll type an answer at least! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on January 29, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
***Edit: I wrote this post last night at the end of a very aggravating day, bear that in mind as you get to the end, note to self, don’t publish in irritation LOL!***
Hello friends, here is the new and… ahem… improved Ask a Crafter.
I got a bit overwhelmed by the comments of last weeks webcam AAC (to be fair I asked people what they thought rather than say “take it or leave it”) so I decided that if everyone wants the “good camera” then the show would be 20 minutes and I just would not answer all the questions on air, I did respond to everyone though. As I explained in this video I am not willing to tie up my family’s computer equipment for a day to render and upload one long video. I was happy to use a webcam and stream it live to Youtube and answer everyone’s questions and let it go as long as it may but most people couldn’t bear the loss of video quality. The third option is that I save myself the hassle and don’t do it at all. So watch it, don’t watch it but please, don’t tell me how I could do it better. I’m done asking opinions and advice (although it keeps coming), and I am adopting the “take it or leave it” approach, it is the same philosophy I have with cooking in fact and it certainly curbs the whining, well, my whining anyway LOL! I’ll see you next time and as always happy crafting!
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Posted on January 21, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
LOL! I have to poke fun at myself a bit tonight. I was so excited, Kathy and I had a heck of an idea, you see she has a laptop with a webcam and I have been trying to think up a way to streamline the one task that takes up the most time in my week, the Ask a Crafter video. This weeks episode was an experiment (so thank your lucky stars it was a short (er) video!) It was so easy, we went to youtube and clicked the record from webcam button, did the show, pressed stop and as if by magic it was live on youtube. Oh hurrah! No 2 hours of tying up my computer rendering and 12 hours of uploading the video hoping nobody accidentally messes with the computer and closes the window (kids wanting to do their homework, geesh!) and hoping the internet gods smile upon me and I have a decent connection speed. This was so easy. But unfortunately you hated it. The convenience comes at a price, it uploaded at 1/12th of the time so it can be expected that the video quality will suffer, not as many frames per second, but many people tell me they just listen to the Ask a Crafter episodes while they do other stuff (I really recommend that this week BTW) but a couple people complained about the audio as well. Hmmm, what to do? So, If I haven’t talked you out of watching or listing to this weeks episode then here it is:
As always there are wonderful tips being shared in the comments section on the Youtube watch page if you want to check it out. At least I can say that I tried. That’s it for me tonight, thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on January 16, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Well, we are a day late but hopefully not a dollar short! My friend Kathy co-hosted Ask a Crafter with me this week and we gabbed so much that we ran the battery down! That has never happened with this camera before, we winded up with over 2 hours of video, that was a lot of questions! I highly recommend checking out the comments on AAC20 part 1 and AAC20 part 2 to get in on the conversation and read the awesome add-on tips from YOU the viewers. Yeah, interactive craft conversations!
Part two picks up where part 1 left off with Tina’s question “Can you recommend a less expensive glitter pen that is similar to Copic Spica?”
Wow, that was a lot of video! Here are the links I promised, I’m such a good girl!
Refreshing felt pens/watercolor markers:
Portfolio Oil pastel tutorial:
Watercolor Marker Tutorials:
paper bead tutorials:
Wire Wrapped lapmpwork beads:
That’s it from me today, You can leave any questions you have for next week in the comments section of either of the videos and we will answer it next week! Be sure to tune in tomorrow because I have stamps to giveaway! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on January 9, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Hello friends. Well, Lorraine flew south this week so despite our best attempts (thwarted by Mother Nature) I had to host this episode alone. I did get to all the questions though! If you have a question for next weeks episode please leave it in the comments section of the Ask a Crafter 19 video. I am trying to streamline things in my busy bloggy life and that way I won’tr miss any (I hope!). Without further ado, here is this weeks Ask a Crafter!
I hope you enjoyed it and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on December 11, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy folks, it’s 2 weeks til Christmas, seriously?!?! when did that happen? Oh boy! Lorraine and I will be taking a 3 week break from the ask a Crafter segment so we can get ready and more importantly enjoy the holidays with our families so please enjoy the last episode of 2013:
We will be back in January with more AAC goodness so if you have a question leave it here or in the comments or on the YouTube watch page and you can take part in the discussion with other crafters and offer your crafty tips and advice, sharing is caring! I’ll still be around with my daily crafts but if I cut the chit-chat short it is because CHRISTMAS!!!, I’m sure you understand:) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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