An Ask a Crafter Confession and Other Cool Stuff!

Hi friends! It’s Wednesday and time for ask a crafter! I have a confession about this weeks (and the next 3 weeks episodes) they are in the can, as we used to say in the radio biz. This month has been super hectic with the ladies and I, there was an exploding car (don’t ask) and just general Christmas business but I anticipated this (well, not the car, that was a surprise!) and filmed a couple extra episodes at the beginning of the season for just this reason. That means if you asked a question early on and it was not answered it probably will be over the next 3 episodes! I know you all are busy this time of year too so feel free to wrap some presents, bake or craft as we answer your crafty questions!

Other cool stuff!!!

My friend Linda over at Lost Coast Designs bought the Carmen’s Veranda line of super quirky stamps and you can find her website here:

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This will be an awesome addition to her already quirky Lost Coast Designs stamps. I can’t wait to get mine! She has been selling these at stamp shows and now we can all get them! (Linda, you better not sell out before I have time to shop!)

And Voting is now open in the USA Today Holiday Lights contest! You could win a $1.5K gift card just for voting for your favorite pic! Who are you voting for? I saw someone there from my home state! So exciting:) I wonder if they are a reader….

And my workdesk today…a preview of something I am working on for next week… Look at me planning ahead!

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I had to look and make sure there were no Christmas gifts in the works on there, phew! I hope you are having a great week, hopefully no holiday stress. 8 days til Christmas, whoa! I better get on that wrapping myself! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

 

It’s Ask a Crafter Time!

Hi friends! With the hectic holiday season upon us isn’t is nice to sit back and relax with friends? I invite you to take a 20 minute break with your crafty amigos for this weeks ask a crafter:

If you don’t have time for a break feel free to listen as you wrap presents, cook or craft, we don’t mind at all:) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

AAC & WOYWW!

Hello friends! I feel like I was very efficient today which was really weird because it was a snow day, we got the call at 5:30am that school was cancelled due to sleet and icy roads. I think you have to be efficient in December, there is so much to do! I decided I was going to snap a photo of my craft table every day and post it on instagram (I just joined last week, my username is lindsayweirich if you want to add or follow or whatever the heck you do there.) I thought, what a great time to get back in the habit of What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday, the weekly craft snoop set up by Julia from the stamping Ground, so this week you can see the beginnings of my Christmas card designing.

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I make a bunch of cards (usually around 75) and I have some assorted ones done in small batches but this will be a batch of 25. I really need to “get my skates on” if I am going to get these done and mailed on time. There is still the matter of a cute holiday photo including my three kids, two cats and dog…I have a feeling that is going to be slipped in the envelope right before it goes in the mail, that is the kind of year I am having folks, it is just going too quick! I hope you have a moment to sit back with a cozy beverage and relax, you can even hang out with the crafty ninjas while you sip and enjoy this weeks Ask a Crafter!

I will share the finished Christmas cards soon because they will be a quick to mass produce design and I am pretty convinced that nobody on my Christmas card list reads this because when I ever mention what I do all day they reply “Oh, you have a blog?”  We all need quick and easy this time of year I think! Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

The best part of wakin’ up {is ask a crafter in your cup!}

Hi Friends! I am posting this weeks Ask a Crafter in the morning because I have so much great stuff to fit in before Thanksgiving! You still have a chance to win templates from GreenSneekers on last weeks post but be quick because I will be drawing a winner tonight! And now it’s the video you were waiting for…Ask a Crafter!

I am glad you spent a moment of you day with me. I am sure many of my American readers are busy getting ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow. The weatherman is calling for 6″-14″ of snow for us tonight so I hope everyone traveling in this tomorrow does so safely. Hopefully the roads will be clear by Thanksgiving dinner. Leave questions for future shows below and as always happy crafting!

Later a giveaway, right now Ask a Crafter!

Howdy friends! It has been a busy week! I just finished up taping a segment for my local ABC/FOX news (did I mention after the interview last month they offered me a regular craft segment?) and now I have to get to work on a super fun giveaway I will be sharing later tonight! Make sure you pop back and see:) Right now though it is time for this weeks ask a crafter, maybe you can help us with our crafty questions….

You know the drill, leave any questions in the comments section and they will go in the big jar of crafty goodness! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Ask a Crafter S3:E8

Hi Friends! Wow, what a  dreary day, it was so dark and drizzly today, I actually brewed a second pot of coffee to power through. I was in the middle of projects today. I like to start  a project and I like to finish a project but working on middles are not my favorite things, I had some tedious middles to work on today and I felt like I was just spinning my wheels. BUT that means tomorrow I will get to make a bunch of ends and I love ends! I we be checking stuff off my to-do lists like a madwoman! Also I have some fun Christmas projects for you coming up over the next couple of days so you can get a jump-start on the holiday or make a few things to sell at craft fairs because as you know I am totally fine with you copying projects you see on my blog to sell (more money for crafty goodness or Christmas presents I say!) Well, today is Wednesday and that means Ask a Crafter time with my pals Kathy and Lorraine, let’s see what questions we received this week:

If we did not get to your question rest assured, it is in the jar. Leave a question in the comments section if you would like us to answer it in an upcoming episode of AAC. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

ASk a Crafter S3:E7

Hi friends! I am so scattered this week, you lose power for a couple of days and you kind of forget your schedule! The kids had a snow-day Monday so naturally when they went to school on the bus yesterday I was thinking it is Monday…nope, I should have had them to school early for chorus, not only that but I carpool so I did not bring a neighbor kid too AND I forgot that there was an extra honors practice this morning! Good grief. Good thing the librarian reminded me that my monthly kids art class was today of there would have been a bunch of disappointed kids waiting to draw. I need to write more things down and not rely on my memory, I am having a “senior moment”as my mom would say. But I DID remember to post Ask a Crafter:

Thanks so much for watching. I’d love to stay and chat but I am worn out:) Have a great night and til next time happy crafting!

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