Ask a Crafter 33!

Hello friends! Here is the latest Ast a Crafter!

If you have a question for the next show then leave a comment, next week is school vacation so there will be no “ask a crafter” but I will return in 2 weeks with more AAC fun! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Ask a Crafter 32!

Why is there a gaping hole on my studio wall? You’ll find out, along with answers to all of your burning crafty questions, in this weeks Ask a Crafter:

I’ll try to get Kathy and Lorraine on with me next week (see, this is me putting them on the spot since I have not discussed it with them yet.) I’m pretty sure hilarity would ensue. We are a hoot, I tell you. :D If you have a question for next weeks show leave it in the comments section. Now I have to think of what I am going to put over the hole, I got some good suggestions on the Youtube watch page, I’ll have to think on that. I’m partial to my Union Jack…or maybe the Jolly Roger, we will have to see what mood I am in;) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Ask a Crafter 31!

Phew, what a busy day! I got my oil changed, grocery shopped, taught a knitting class and in my spare time filled digital stamp orders from my fabulous blog readers! I had a chance to chat with many of you via email today, it was so nice to “meet” many of you, thank you! Yesterday Kathy and I filmed ask a crafter and it was such a nice day that we walked after taping. We had another gorgeous day today so at least we know the weather was not an April Fools Day joke LOL! Without further ado here is the latest episode.

Here are the links I mentioned in the video:

The Cotman Watercolor travel Palette, I thought it was $30 but it is only $24, oops! I’ve had mine for about 15 ears and I simply refill it with tube colors when the half-pans of color ran out, it is a great palette and it comes with a collapsible brush. I bring a container of water with me for painting on location. The Kool-Aid or Tang plastic containers of drink mix are perfect because you can fill it with water and the measuring cap is a great rinse pot, you can use both sides for dirty and clean water too! If this makes no sense I am sorry :P Sorry and tired LOL!

Here is a link to the video demonstrating how to paint on fabric with Inktense pencils and fabric medium, it is really fun and if you make art quilts you will really like this!

Sorry to keep it so short tonight, I was reading on the couch before posting this and I dozed off! I though oh no! It is Wednesday I have to blog Ask a Crafter LOL! If you have a question for next week please leave a comment and til next time happy crafting!

Ask a Crafter 30! More snow? What!?!

Hello friends! I rushing to post this video because it is so windy here I am afraid that we might lose power for the evening. The school sent the kids home early in anticipation of the storm, we are only supposed to get 2-4″ of snow but the wind is awful! So without further ado here is week 30 of Ask a Crafter:

It was nice to have Kathy back this week for the show. I am so ready for Spring, I sure hope the ice melts soon so we can get some walking in, the weather has to warm up sometime right?…right? That all for me today, if you have any questions for next weeks show you can leave them in the comments! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Ask a Crafter 29 & Introducing a New Video Series!

Howdy friends! I am flying solo for ask a crafter today, it was a busy week and Kathy and I could not film together so you are stuck with just me this week. I did answer a lot of questions though, have a listen:

I mentioned in the video that I received a bunch of mixed media supplies from Oriental Trading Company for a series of  tutorials. I will be calling them “mixed media fun” and we will work in an art journal, yay! Here is a quick video of what I got:

I’ll have an art journal tutorial coming up for you shortly, I am super excited!

Here are the things I mentioned in today’s Ask a Crafter: My tutorial for getting the look of Pan Pastels with regular chalk pastels and a tutorial using the real deal, UKmaryanne’s YouTube channel with lots of great Gelli plate ideas and funnyman John Finemore’s blog, his comedy is hilarious without making fun of anyone else, that is real humor, when you can make someone laugh without being mean or vulgar. I love British comedians!

If you have any questions for next weeks show (hopefully with Kathy) leave a comment and we will add it to the list! You can also join the party on The Frugalcrafter Community Facebook page, if you like us then “like” us! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Ask a Crafter 28!

Howdy friends! Phew, I almost did not get this post up tonight! It is sleeting out and we lost power, here we go again I thought, but the power is back on! So before it goes out again here is the latest Ask a Crafter:

Here are the links I mentioned: Ross Barbara’s You Tube Channel for rice paper jewelry inspiration and my recycled rice paper tube beads. If you have a question for next weeks show leave a comment! I’ll either answer it on air or with a written response. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Ask a Crafter 27!

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. :D

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!

Ask a Crafter 26: Stamping, Mixed-Media and More!

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!

Ask a Crafter #25 {lots of crafty goodness!}

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!

Ask a Crafter 24!

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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