For those of you who miss the long chatty videos…

…you are in luck my friends! And know what, I have missed them too! The other day my son needed a birthday card and I did not have one on hand (most of my cards get used right away or the go into my shop in Brewer) so I made one on the spot using supplies on my desk. I turned on the camera and decided to have a chat and a visit too!

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Please note that this is a real-time tutorial aimed at beginners and my chatty friends;) You can always click the gear at the bottom of the player to speed things up or mute me completely, I don’t mind 😀

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That was fun to make and relaxing. We need to relax this time of year and isn’t that one of the reasons we create? Oh, the jukebox rubber stamp I used is from Carmen’s Veranda, my friend Linda who owns Lost Coast Designs bought Carmen’s Veranda a while back and there are some good stamps there especially if you like weird and vintage and Wizard of OZ LOL! They are a good company too so if you have not seen their stuff before go check them out! I will also be teaching classes for Linda in June in West Springfield MA again this year so stay tuned for details on that! I hope you took a bit of time to relax and create today, I appreciate you stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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…and then I gave up and cleaned the ‘fridge.

Hi friends! Is there something in the air the last couple of days? Is there some big Muse Convention stealing away my creativity? Full moon maybe? I love making bookmarks, I usually find them fun and carefree to make. Fun and carefree go right out the window when your laminator decides to eat them. The other title of this blog post was going to be “The Laminator Ate My Homework.” Mamma said there’d be days like this…well, not exactly like this but you get the point…

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I hope you learned something or at least got a laugh:) If I ever felt the need to apologies for a video, this would be the one.

Supplies:

  • Large Shipping tags
  • Wizard of OZ Stamps by Carmens Veranda and Lost Coast Designs
  • Tree background stamp
  • Stencil (A moldy oldie from Club Scrap)
  • Fibers (that’s just fancy yarn)
  • Hole punch
  • Laminator or contact paper or packing tape is desired
  • paper for backing the tag if you like

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In case you were wondering I did call it a day after this video and I went upstairs and cleaned the fridge, then I went to the grocery store and filled the clean fridge. After all I can’t be a slacker housewife and a slacker artist all in the same day:) If you were in a creative funk I hope it has passed! Thankfully mine did, til next time happy crafting!

Pretty Peacock Stamped Card!

Howdy friends! Today I have a colorful card using lots of fun stamping techniques!

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You can get the stamps I used from Carmen’s Veranda. You can get the Spectrum Aqua Markers at Hallmark Scrapbook (affiliate link, clicking the link and shopping supports me blog and YouTube channel, thanks!)

Other Supplies:

  • glossy photo paper
  • cardstock
  • patterned paper
  • Kaliedacolor (rainbow) ink-pad
  • chalk
  • color duster or brush for inking

I hope you see what fun you can have with your stamps, ink-pads, chalks and markers soon! If you liked this project please share it on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter 🙂 Have a great night and til next time happy crafting!

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!

 

 

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