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:


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!


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!



19 Responses

  1. I think I’m very excited about Carmen’s Veranda stamps coming back! I love them. I think I even kept an old catalog from Carmen’s Veranda. Yipee!


  2. you reminded me I have one of those bead boards somewhere? wonder where?
    robyn 7


  3. sorry about the exploding car! i have had that happen 3 times on 3 different cars….not fun and very scary!! hope you are ok!


    • It was actually my car that exploded and caught fire as well. My husband was in it at the time but was not hurt. It was a very localized explosion in the engine. Fuel “something” regulator. It was a bit scary but ultimately more of a pain in the butt than anything.


      • Kathryn, sorry about the car and glad hubby ok. 2 of my cars that started on fire then kaboom i was in! once on an interstate and once going to get a Winnie the pooh and tigger costume to wear for a b-day party many years ago. very very scary! the 3rd car thankfully was not occupied at the time🙂


  4. I am so glad I found TFC again. I lost you when YouTube decided I had to use my Google email. I never check it. 🙂 But now I signed into Twitter and I get and save all your vids. You saved my bacon the other day, I just started using one the many heat embossing colors I have. I didn’t want to waste my money on the anti-static powder, I searched here first and found my answer within a couple of minutes.

    Thanks for all you do.


  5. I was so excited to see Carmen’s Veranday stamps. Nice additions to the Lost Coast lineup!


  6. Great show as always! Could you let me know the name of the store where you buy your jewelry making stuff? I couldn’t understand the pronunciation even though I rewound the video several times.


  7. Hey txpeach, it’s Fire Mountain Gems. Here’s the link

    Lindsey, I’ve watched your videos on re-inking markers, but I gave a variable. I purchased a whole bunch of Marvy Uchida pigmented artist markers that have a metallic look for our church’s Sunday school program. Guess what, the kids leave the lids off and they dry out. Imagine that… Do you think I should just do the glycerin/water combo, perhaps with the gum Arabic? Or should I add some more metallic? I guess I could try it since they’re already dry, wouldn’t ruin it any more, but wanted your thoughts or experience.
    Secondly, I have powdered gum Arabic, so when it says a teaspoon in the recipe, you mean a teaspoon of reconstituted, correct?

    Thank you for sharing your wealth of information ladies!


  8. This might be a dumb question but here it goes, lol. I asked you previously about my Reeves watercolor paints being so hard after adding a drop of glycerine and you answered that question already but now I’m wondering, are you suppose to put spritz of water in the pallet before you start painting like you do for the twinkling H2o to liquify the paints? I’m a beginner and I don’t know if I’m using them correctly, lol. Thanks for answering all of our curiosity. Mahalo:)


  9. Good going. I don’t know how you do all you do.


  10. Is there anyone that still makes the long handles stencil brushes you sometimes use. I like the Judi Kins small ones, but have one large one and love it. I think they are by Toybox, but I can no longer find them anywhere. I’d love to purchase a handful of them if you know anywhere.


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