Sunday, September 26, 2010

Halloween Greetings and Mini Haul.wmv

Hi Everyone! I wanted to make a card for a good friend of mine who LOVES shoes, and thought I would share the making with you. I like cards with lots of color and a little bling, and this card has it all!

Heres the video:

Leave a comment, Post a link ... Talk to you soon...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Never Ending Card Tutorial

Hi Everyone! After many false starts here is the tutorial for the Never Ending Card. I hope you can follow along. I did not mention in one section that you MUST have your BOTTOM 2 pieces of cardstock going in one direction and the TOP 2 pieces going in the OTHER. This is very important and I am sorry I didn't say that in the video, although there is an annotation that will tell you.

Here's the video:

If you make a Never Ending Card, post a link below. I would love to see your cards!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I've Taken the Plunge

I have been thinking about doing a video for the longest time. I have been so worried about how I sound ... lighting... and what ever you can think of I worried about it.

But I spoke with Yoliebean and she told me to not worry and to just go ahead and do it. Thanks Yolie for the encouragement!

So, here it is... My first video and my first Never Ending Card. Wow.. Let me tell you ... for a card bas that is more than easy to put together this card take a lot of thought and time getting your papers and embellies together..

Here is the video:

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. Better yet, if you have made a Never Ending Card post a link below so we all can see your creations!

Have a great day!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Quick Card...

I wanted to make a card for a friend that I hadn't spoken to in a while and I didn't have much time to devote to a complicated card... so I got out my favorite tree stamp, a Martha Stewart border punch and a ready made card (more on that in a minute) and the result is the card below. Instead of leaves stamped or drawn I used Stickles to represent the changing leaves. I like the effect!

Ok.. now on to ready made cards... I was in Big Lots and found a package of cards with envelopes 20 cards to a package for a DOLLAR! Yes, a one dollar bill! Alright... so by the time I was through it was more than a dollar because I couldn't just buy one pack. Now I have them in white, off white, tans/browns and one pastel pack. I am all set unless I need a larger card base! Thanks Big Lots!
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

How to use

Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying the beginning of fall. The weather here in Maine is getting crisp and more fall like every day!

Have you visited I love this site. It is another one that I highly recommend. If you own more than 1 or 2 cartridges and you really want a cut of a peace sign are you going to sit around and look through all of them? NO... you're going to and enter your search and it will bring back images of the cuts from the handbooks from all the cartridges that have peace signs!

No more hunting. Just a quick search and you are on your way! Below is a video from the great folks at explaining in much better detail how to use their search tool.

I hope you like this, I can't believe how excited I am about it... Let me know what you think, Leave a comment below!

Friday, September 17, 2010

SOC Friday Night Challenge

I love a good challenge, and this sketch challenge was a good one! I love to sketch and working with this one was easy. I saw it and knew what I wanted to do. An empty cage with the words Miss you... kind of tugs at the heart strings huh?
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sandi Genovese is on the Web!

This Week’s Episode – September 9, 2010

Hi Scrappers! I have great news. Sandi Genovese from "Scrapbooking" on the DIY network is now doing web based shows! I am so excited. I have enjoyed Sandi for years and have learned so much from her.

I first became aware of her when she did guest segments on the Carol Duvall Show. I remember being completely jealous because she always had the neatest toys ... I can recall thinking there was no way I would ever be able to afford a die cutting machine like she used. (I think it was s spellbinder!)

Now I own a Cricut and a Cuttlebug and cut things out all the time! How time does fly and things change. Check out Sandi's Webipsodes at the link above. You can also download them onto your Ipod and Ipad and watch them while you have down time or waiting in line... and the episodes are free on Itunes!

OH, just a little FYI, I have just completed a really cute Vacation Mini and will post a VIDEO! Yup, I got a great deal on a camera and am going to give putting little videos on the blog a try. Sigh... I am not ready for my close up!!!!

And another thing, I hosted a Cricut Image Swap on Scraps of Color (see my badge in the sidebar) and it was a great success! I will be posting pictures of the wonderful cuts that we have swapped this weekend!

So until them...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Evernote... A Bloggers Best Friend

Hi, a bit of a departure for me, but today I am going to recommend a website, program, app/life saver! And the best part is that for the basic option of this application its FREE!  Yup, something this wonderful is FREE!

Its called Evernote. It it located at Let me tell you, you will want to run not walk and get this on your Computer, Smart Phone, Ipad, Ipod touch...

Why?  Because when you are a blogger and you surf as much as I do you find great things and then you either do one of 2 things.  You save the bookmark and try to remember which of the 200 bookmarks has that cute card that you wanted to talk about because you made one like it and want to give credit to the originator... Or you want to put a link to that site in your blog because there is too much information to repeat on your blog.  EVERNOTE to the rescue!  You can save a note on the web with the information, a clip of the page itself, or just the address of the blog with a description you write to jog your memory.

I am also teaching classes at AC Moore and need to know what I am doing for each class and what materials the students will need and exactly what I am teaching each class. EVERNOTE to the rescue.  I have a folder or notebook for AC MOORE and list each class and what I am teaching etc.. Now when I go to the store and talk to Kim about the classes... I can call up my notebook via my smartphone and not have to depend on my memory! This has saved me a ton of times!

School...  I can't even begin to tell you how useful this is. Assignments, notes (mine and fellow students) Each class has a notebook... 

Christmas... shopping just got wonderfully easy! Each person has a page in the Christmas Notebook... Ideas found on the web, pictures of items that you saw in the store with notes re: cost, size, color, store name... all helpful to make shopping easier.. 

Ok.. I think you get the message... its great and I am sure you will enjoy it and depend on it like I do...