Thursday, 31 December 2015

A HAUL, and a GIVEAWAY

Here is a little Haul I was able to do yesterday with my granddaughter Kate. She wanted to do a little shopping, and take me for lunch at the Olive Garden. It just so happened we were very close to Buffalo Stamp and Stuff, and I had 20 minutes to shop, because we had to be home for Kate to go to work. I did a shop in 18 minutes flat....hahaha We are almost at 2016 my friends. Just a few hours to go. I have 2 of my grandchildren staying with us to bring in the New Year. Staying home with family is a great way to bring in the New Year, right???? Huge Smiles

iPad Pro, Pencil, and Keyboard. The new App for the iPad Pro Pencil is amazing too.

Welcome to my craft room this evening. I wanted to share a few Mac items I got for Christmas.  I am looking forward to learning the iPad Pro with the pencil for art work. Thank you as always for sharing some time with me before we enter the year 2016.  Happy New Year my friends. This is just a fun video for you to enjoy. Take care.

Monday, 28 December 2015

Vintage Tags for all occasions My Bestie Design Team December Project

Thank you for joining me for My Bestie Design Team December Project. I love designing for Sherri Baldy. Her product line, and stamps are simply Devine.....I appreciate you checking out her site, and if you place the code, YOURSPECIAL50 you will receive 50 % off you total purchase. Thank you as always for Subscribing, and leaving me such nice comments. This means so much to me. Please check out our other Design Team Members for much more inspiration. Thank you.

Jen Evers

Sandy Hentzel


Heather Surette

Carol Alston-Diab

Carlene Eshelman

Alvina Diaz

Yvonne Ledford


My-Bestieshttp://www.my-besties.com  this is the same aswww.inspirationalbath.com

ScrapbookStamp Societywww.scrapbookstampsociety.com

A Gift Reveal from a few friends over on Stamp Nation

A Belated Christmas Gift Reveal my friends, and a warm welcome to my Craft Room on Christmas Day. This was a very busy Christmas for me, and I didn't get in my Craft Room, but to vacuum, and straighten up from all the wrapping in there, but unfortunately no crafting video time. I wanted to thank every friend that took the time to make me a card, and package up a surprise gift for me this Christmas. I was totally overwhelmed to say the least. I received so many cards this year from friends all over the world. My soul was overwhelmed at the thoughtfulness that went into each, and every card, plus gift packages. I don't think that I mentioned this on my Blog, but I lost a very close, dear friend to Cancer just before Christmas. My friend was my #1 Subscriber, and watched every single video of mine from her home in Georgia. She told me just before going to Heaven that my video's gave her hope, and joy while she was going through Chemo, and all that follows. The day that my sweet friend passed away, my husband left for Georgia to perform her funeral. He drove straight through, and it took 19 hours from our home to theirs. We live in Ontario, as most of my friends know, so the drive was a long one, and at my friends request to have my husband perform her ceremony, he graciously set out to fulfil  the wishes of my sweet friend Freddie. Those close to her called her Freddie, but her birth name was Cecelia. Being a Cancer Survivor myself, I walked this journey with her each step of the way, knowing how she was battling to sustain her dignity, and true Southern lady like charm, that drew so many to her throughout her stay on this earth. She was a Born Again Christian, and I look forward to seeing her again when the Lord calls me Home to Glory one day. I wanted to share this with you, as loyal Subscriber's, and friends, you will understand why I was absent for a brief period of time doing my Craft Video's for you. I look forward to a Blessed New Year, with many craft idea's, and inspiration for all that follow my Channel. God Bless you dear friends, and may the Lord keep you safe, and healthy as we enjoy our crafting journey together.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Make an Elegant Christmas Card in 10 minutes...that was my goal!

Welcome to my Craft Room today. I decided to challenge myself to make a Clean & Simple Card in 10 minutes this evening, and this was the final outcome. I went to a store yesterday to purchase some chocolate for my baking, and while standing in line this idea came to my mind. Isn't it funny how as card maker's our mind is always thinking of ways to create cards. I could not wait to get started, and push myself to not only make another Clean & Simple Card, but to do it as close to 10 minutes as I could get. The card is still drying, but the look is so elegant, that I am going to make 5 more to hand out at Christmas. Thank you so much for your support, and for subscribing to my Blog. It means so much to me. Have a wonderful weekend, and I will see you on my next project.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Casual Friday Stamp & Die Acorn Set to make this Clean & Simple Card

Thank you for joining me in my craft room today. I decided to make yet another Clean & Simple Style Card for you. I hope you enjoy the process. Have a Blessed week.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Christmas Poinsettia Woodgrain Card.....My version of a "Clean and Simple" Card

Good Morning, and welcome to my craft room. I decided to make some "Clean and Simple" style cards this week, after viewing The 12 Tags of Christmas. I took the Tag on page 2, and made a card from viewing Kittie's tag. Her Blog can be found here to view some of her amazing Card Creations. I have decided to take the Tag idea's, and incorporate them into card designs this week. I hope that you will enjoy them throughout the week, and go over to see some of the Tags for yourself. I am sure that you already subscribe, but just in case you don't, I am leaving the Link here for you. Have a wonderful week of Craftiness.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

How to S T R E T C H your Stamp Sets

Thank you for joining me in my Craft Room today. I thought it would be fun to take a Stamp, and totally change it up. I mean, I am taking a Golf Granny Stamp, and she will no longer be Golfing, but......Oh, you will have to see what I came up with for her here in this video. I had too much fun creating this little image. She is absolutely adorable. Thanks to all my Subscriber's. Have fun watching me S T R E T C H my Stamp Set, and make it whatever I wanted it to be.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

How to make a "Floating" Ginger Bread House Interactive Card.....Very colourful, and Vintage.

Welcome to my craft room this evening. I came up with this floating Ginger Bread technique, and couldn't wait to share it with you. I hope that you are inspired to give it a go....Vintage all the way, yet very colourful, and I used the Fuse Tool to create not one, but 2 shaker Ginger Bread Houses on this one card. Enjoy everyone. Thanks to all my Subscriber's.

Shoe rack gone ribbons.....Thrift Store Find

Welcome to the fastest, shortest video I have EVER done in the history of doing video's...hahaha I bought this at our local thrift store yesterday, and wanted to share the idea. Thanks so much to all my Subscriber's today.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Zig Colouring my Yummy Box of Donut's

Welcome to my Craft Room. This is going to be a different project today, but one I think that you will enjoy. I was inspired to make a Box of Donut's, using my Zig Watercolour Pen's to colour. I hope you enjoy the process, and will let me know what you think after watching it. Thanks so much for Subscribing, and taking the time to watch this video. I sure do appreciate it. I had so much fun making this for you. Please let me know if you have any questions, by simply leaving me a comment, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.....Yummy!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

May we all be Thankful on this American Thanksgiving

Hello my friends, and welcome to my Craft Room. I wanted to post a Warm Thanksgiving to all my American friends. We have so much to be Thankful for don't we. As a Canadian, I had our family meal for our Thanksgiving Day in October. I pray that you have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Day, and  may the Lord bless you. I am also Thankful that it is nice, and sunny here where we live, and I am not looking out my window, as I did here last year, and see this......smiles. Enjoy your time with family today.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Painting with Pan Pastel's

Thank you for joining me in my Craft Room today. A few friends on Stamp Nation asked if I would show how these Pan Pastel's work, after seeing me buy them in a Haul video. I went on a site called Improve My Paintings to get some inspiration, before starting this painting. I enjoyed the instructor of Pan Pastel's, and learned some interesting tips to help me along. I hope this will be inspirational as I try these for the first time. I am not claiming to be any kind of artist.  I am however,  someone that loves to try new art mediums, and have fun experimenting with them. See you on the next video. Have a Blessed week.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

My Bestie's YouTube Design Team Blog Hop.....Being Thankful

Thank you for joining me today for the My Bestie's YouTube Design Team Blog Hop. I hope you enjoy this video, and remember to leave a comment, so you have an opportunity to win this image. Thank you as always for joining me here today.

Jen Evers


Sandy Hentzel


Goldie Carlon


Yvonne Ledford


Heather Surette


Carol Alston-Diab


Carlene Eshelman


Alvina Diaz
STORELINKS:


http://www.mybestiesshop.com/    (USE COUPON CODE "YOURSPECIAL50" for 50% all printables!)





My-Besties- http://www.my-besties.com  this is the same as www.inspirationalbath.com


ScrapbookStamp Society- www.scrapbookstampsociety.com

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

A little bit of a shopping haul for you today.

Good Evening my friends, and welcome once again to another Haul video. Oh my, I have to tell you that having my wonderful friend Janet here with me this week has been such a personal blessing. She is so uplifting, and so much fun to be around. We enjoyed her being in our home. Being from Brooklyn, her accent was so cute to listen to. I hope you will enjoy this video, as it is going up as real as we taped it. No editing going on in this take....hahaha See you soon.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Janet and Carol open our Gift Exchanges

Thank you so much for joining Janet and I for our gift exchange today. We are having so much fun, and it is only the first day of our craft 24/7 visit. See you on the next video.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Part 2 of 2 Rose Candle Trifold Acetate Card


Here we are back again in my Craft Room for Part 2 of 2. I really hope that you enjoy the final project as much a I do. smiles This card was a joy to create for you, and my friend Janet. Have a blessed weekend. See you on the next video. Thank you to all my Subscriber's. Take Care

Rose Candle Holder Trifold Card Part 1 of 2

Thank you for joining me in my Craft Room today. I have been working on the Gift Card for my friend Janet, who is flying in to spend next week crafting with me. It is a labour of love card for sure, as I have been creating it for the past week now. haha I had this creation in my head for the longest time, and wanted so much to create it for her. I wanted an acetate Rose holder, that I could place a battery operated candle underneath, so the Roses I created lit up, and also the stamped images I created as well. I have many technique's, and elements that were a must to make this work for me. I haven't seen anything like it, which really makes it extra special for me. I do love creating cards that are designs in my own head...hahaha, and this is one of them. Thank you for letting me share this one with you. It was filmed over days, so the edit process was intense, trying to make it fit in a reasonable time limit for you to watch. I managed to bring hours of filming down to these 2 Parts. Thank you for joining me here with the first part. I hope you will like it as much as I did creating it for you, and for Janet. I hope it will inspire you, to create one like it, for that special someone. In my case, this is for my very dear friend Janet. She will be flying here to spend the week crafting with me in my craft room. I wanted to make her this extra special card to go along with our extra special Crafting Week. See you on Part 2.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Shopping Day with my Sister

Good Morning my Blogging friends, and welcome to my Craft Room today. Before I begin another project to share with you today, I thought I would share my day out with my sister yesterday, as we went shopping for the sheer fun of shopping together. We not only went to to Sharon's store, Buffalo Stamps and Stuff, but also went to Tuesday Morning, which is just a few buildings up from Sharon's. We went grocery shopping, and out for lunch, and 7 hours later arrived back home with parcels in hand. Phew, that was a L O N G day on my feet, yet we laughed, and laughed, and just had good old fashioned FUN together. Here, I would like to show you the few things I bought for my craft room....smiles See you on the next crafting video.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Poinsettia Decorative Ribbons Clasps for my Tone on Tone Christmas Card

Thank you so much for joining me in my Craft Room today. This is another Tone on Tone Card, that I wanted to dedicate to my sweet Mom, who is in Heaven. I used to make her very intricate cards at Christmas, because she enjoyed them so much. I thought that I would sit in my Craft Room, and go down memory lane, as I made this card with my Mom in mind. I hope that you will enjoy the process with me. I decided to made clasps to hold the card shut, and to decorate them with the lovely Shimmer Paper, and the GinaK Paper in Burgundy. It is from her Pure Luxury Line. I hope this will inspire you to do the decorative closures on your next Christmas Card. Have a Blessed Lord's Day tomorrow, and we will see you on the next video.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

White on White Shaker Card

Welcome to my Craft Room my friends, with a White on White Shaker Card from the Papertrey Ink Kit. I had so much fun today, setting out to create a card from this Kit I received some time ago. I  never got around to using it until today.....I don't know what took me so long to get it out. I love Tone on Tone Cards, and this card was a White on White 51/2 x 51/2 inch, using 140lb. card stock to set the base of a pretty Shaker, from this amazing Kit. I hope that you will find some inspiration, and give this technique a try. I know that you will fall in love with this Papertrey Ink Kit after seeing how simple it is to build a shaker from scratch. Thank you as always for taking the time to view my video. Blessings....HERE is the video of my Papertrey Ink Shaker Kit if you are interested. smiles

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

3 in 1 Spinner Interactive Card with technique's galore.....smiles

Welcome to my Craft Room this evening. I have a cute 3 in 1 Spinner Card for you today. This has lots of elements, techniques, and creative FUN, all wrapped up in the Stamp of Approval Kit. Please enjoy.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Beautiful "Stinky" Papers

Welcome to a quick haul video. I went to the Dollar Store, after my grocery shop, and these beautiful "stinky" papers were there for $3.00. What an awesome buy for papers, and they smell delicious too! Have yourself a Blessed day, and I will see you on the next craft video.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

My Bestie Design Team Project Victorian Gatefold Card

Thank you for joining me for my Design Team Project for My Bestie's Stamps. I have the privilege to design for Sherry Baldy. The Design Team ladies on her team are amazing, and I am leaving links to where you can go, and get so much inspiration. This gatefold card was inspired over on Amazing Paper Grace. If you want to see some amazing Victorian Style Cards, check out Becca's Blog.
Thank you goes out to the music I use on my video's by Kevin McLeod Royalty Free Music

I am currently having problems linking the SHOPS, and the DT MEMBERS BLOGS for you right now. They will be posted as soon as I find out what the situation is causing them to not show up.

In the meantime, you can go on my YOUTUBE Channel under Carol Held, and all the information is posted there. Thanks so much .....Have a Blessed Lord's Day tomorrow.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Interactive Floating Bell Card using the Minc Machine

Thank you for joining me in my Craft Room today. Here is a Christmas Card using the wonderful Minc Machine for Gold Foiling Fun. I made a large size card, to fit the interactive floating bell inside the cut out panel, so it would spin freely. There are some inlay elements as well, that add such dimension to the whole layout of the card. I did raised emboss, and placed elements on top for interest as well. I hope that you enjoy the process. Thank you as always to my subscriber's, and I will see you on the next video. God Bless

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Cancer Month "A Wreath in Loving Memory of my Mom".

Thank you once again for joining me in My Craft Room. This card was made for Cancer Month, and in Loving Memory of my Best Friend, and Mom, who went to be with the Lord. Cancer has touched my family, and I a Cancer Survivor. I pray for all those that are traveling this journey, and for those that have been grieving over those that did not survive. May God bring you closer to Him, so Jesus can heal your broken heart, as He has mine. I pray this is a Blessing to all that watch. My Card today, was inspired by a lady I just met over on her Blog, named Kittie Caracciolo. She is a DT member for Ellen Hutson. I found her Blog, and was instantly inspired by every card she created. I would love for you to go and visit her, and show her some extra appreciation for the wonderful work Kittie creates for us to enjoy. Thank you to my subscriber's, and may God Bless. Please press the word "Kittie" above, and it will take you directly to her Blog.

Stamp of Approval Kit, and JustRite Dies

Thank you for joining me in my Craft Room today. I just received these packages in the Mailbox, and couldn't wait to open them, and share them with you. I hope that you will check out JustRite Stamp Company so you may enjoy the many wonderful products they have. Thank you as always for joining me today. See you soon.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Grab Bag Awesomeness

Thank you for joining me today. I have had a busy few weeks with company, and time seemed to get away from me, as far as doing any craft projects to share. My BFF was here to visit me for a few days, and we got into some serious Thrift Store shopping. hahaha  I wanted to share some of the fun items with you. I walked into this Thrift Store, and sitting right in front of me was this huge basket, with papers, and garbage bin full of Crafty awesomeness, and it was just $10.00 for the whole thing. Wow, I couldn't scoop that up fast enough. lol I wanted to share a few more items that I purchased, along with Heartfelt Creations Grab Bag Sales. Please enjoy.

Friday, 16 October 2015

The Fuse Tool Masculine CHRISTmas Card using Hero Arts 3D House Stamp Set

Thank you for joining me in my Craft Room today. I am finally getting to use the Fuse Tool, and I absolutely love it. I made a shaker card with it, and filled it full of heart goodness. Using the Hero Arts 3D House Stamp Set on acetate, make this project so much fun. I took out my Alcohol Inks to add the colour to my Shaker portion before using the Fuse Tool, and filling it with Heart Glitter. I hope you like this Masculine CHRISTmas Card, using a Shaker Tag as the Focal Point. Thank you once again for joining me, and Subscribing. Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Paint Brushes .... More than just colouring.....Brush Lettering Beginner Style

Good Evening my wonderful Subscriber's, I am so happy you are joining me for some Brush Lettering for Beginner's. I am also going to throw in some Calligraphy styles that will make this Lesson fun for the "Beginner". I want to stress the word, "Beginner", so you feel comfortable coming back for Part 2. We will learn different ways to utilize a marker, pen, quill, and so many more writing apparatus, that will help with these styles of writing. I know this is a little different from my usual Mixed Media Pieces, and Card Crafts, but I assure you, if you like to write, and want to learn how to do your own Sentiments for Cards, or just learn a few new technique's in Brush Lettering, mixed with Calligraphy Styles, I will do my best to teach you what I know on the subject. I am not certified with a paper certificate,  however,  I am certified with the ability to enjoy what I do....You can't get any better than that, can you???? Huge Smiles. I am a self taught artist, calligrapher, brush letter stylist, and anything else  I put my mind to.  I love to start at the BEGINNING, because that is where we feel the most comfortable. Now that you see some of what I will be using in Part 2, check out your stash, and see if any of these products are laying around for us to get started. If you have any questions, you just leave me a Comment, and I will do my best to answer it. See you back soon, with what I am calling, " The "Beginning" of a whole lot of FUN.....OH, with Brush Lettering, and a dash of Calligraphy Style.....!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Shadow Box for the "UP" Balloon Project Part 2 of 2

Thank you for joining me to day for the Part 2 finished video showing the "UP" Balloon project. I had so much fun creating this Shadow Box for the colourful balloon piece to rest in. I used micro beads, waffle paper in gold, and silver, glam beads, mixed media paste in white, and black, plus some wonderful Lindy Stamp Gang sprays. Thank you for joining me for the completion of this Shadow Box. Have a wonderful week, and I will see you on the next project.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Mixed Media Shadow Box , plus how I make balloons look 3D with texture paste.

Welcome to my Craft Room today. I am doing a Mixed Media Shadow Box Project for you. I was inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest, because  of the theme Challenge I am doing over on Stamp Nation, whereby Switzerland is our Theme. Here, I did Hot Air Balloons, because I read that Switzerland has Hot Air Festival's next to the Alps, and this inspired my Mixed Media Shadow Box. I also show you how I achieved the 3D look with the balloons using Texture Paste. Enjoy

Monday, 5 October 2015

Northern Lights using Distress Inks

Welcome to my Craft Room. I see that I have a new Subscriber....yay, thank you so much for joining. Here is a Challenge Card I did for Stamp Nation. We were asked to do a Card with Canada as the theme. As a Canadian I knew exactly what I wanted to create. Please join me for the process. Thank you to all my wonderful Subscriber's. My next Card Challenge is to create a card with the theme "Switzerland", and I have just the card in mind....See you soon. Have a great week.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

World Card Making Day USA Tribute Card....Clean and Simple Style

Thanks for joining me in my Craft room for World Card Making Day. This is my USA Tribute, and it is a Clean and Simple Card for today. I am off to finish my Homeland Canada Tribute Card for you. I hope you are getting a chance to create today.

Friday, 2 October 2015

My Bestie YouTube Blog HOP .....Let's have FUN

Welcome to our WORLD CARD MAKING DAY HOP!! We hope you enjoy all of our talented creative projects :)  To be entered for the grand prize, please stop by each person (there are 9 of us!), subscribe and leave an encouraging message.  Then, when you've finished all 9, send an email stating "HOP" in the title to SIGNACE@YAHOO.COM. 

There is the possibility of Hop Candy at each channel, so you'll have to watch and find out what is required for each prize being offered! 

Our hop is open from Saturday Oct. 3rd through Friday Oct. 9th so you have PLENTY of time to fit in all of our inspiring videos and join the prize give aways!! 

START HERE!

Jen Evers

Sandy Hentzel



CONGRATULATIONS!! YOU'VE FINISHED THE HOP! Don't forget to send your email to signace@yahoo.com
to be put into the grand prize drawing! 

 NOW.. WHERE TO SHOP?!!


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http://www.mybestiesshop.com/    (USE COUPON CODE "YOURSPECIAL50" for 50% all printables!)



My-Bestieshttp://www.my-besties.com  this is the same as www.inspirationalbath.com

ScrapbookStamp Societywww.scrapbookstampsociety.com



FANPAGES!!!  (WHERE WE POST OUR VIDEOS TO SHARE!) 



ScrapbookStamp Society FacebookGroup-https://www.facebook.com/groups/205539419562521/

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Are you getting ready for World Card Making Day?

This is going to be a great day tomorrow, as we go on the My Bestie's YouTube Channel HOP. You will be able to enter to win some wonderful prizes, just by leaving a comment. Here is where you can order... http://www.mybestiesshop.com/  I will be picking  a WINNER of a Bestie Digi of your choice, just by leaving me a comment. Thank you for joining us from October 3rd to the 6th.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

A Small Haul and Thrift Store finds.

Thank you for joining me in my Craft Room. Here are a few items I purchased with my 50% coupons at Michaels. My sister found some cute items at a Thrift Store for me as well. Enjoy

Monday, 28 September 2015

Interactive Card using the WPlus9 Stamp, and Die Set using Lyra Watercolour Crayons Part 2 of 2

Thanks so much for joining me in my craft room. Here is the continuation on the Comparison Video, and the completion of the Interactive Card. I had so much fun making it for you. Please Enjoy. I have a MY BESTIE BLOG HOP coming up October 1st. There will be prizes to win, fun, inspiration, and lots of Design Team Member's showing their talents for you be get inspired. I am anxious to see what everyone creates. Please join me then.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Watercolour Comparison with Lyra Watercolour Crayons, and Stampin Up Watercolour Wonder Crayons

Good Morning this lovely Lord's Day. Here is a video I did comparing the Lyra Watercolour Crayons to the Stampin Up Watercolour Wonder Crayons. I began to create a WPlus9 Autumn Leaf Card, with an Interactive Card. Hope to see you on Part 2, where I designed the card base for the finished Watercolour Card. Enjoy

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Part 2 of 2 Haul from Buffalo Stamp and Stuff

Welcome back for Part 2 of my Buffalo Stamp and Stuff Haul. I hope you enjoy looking at some of the new products I was able to purchase this week. Thanks for dropping by. Please enjoy.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Colour Coding Idea's, plus Part 1 of 2 of a Haul I did on Monday

Welcome to my Craft Room today. This is a Part 1 of 2 Haul Video, with a few idea's on how to colour code your Brusho paints. I went to Buffalo Stamp and Stuff on Monday, Tuesday Morning, and our Dollar Store, and thought I would share a few new products I found on my journey. See you on Part 2.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Water Coloured Hero Arts Christmas Apple Tree....gone Vintage of course!

Welcome to my Craft Room for this Water Coloured Hero Arts Apple Tree Christmas Card. I enjoyed using the Tim Holtz Inks, and this adorable Martha Stewart Embossing Folder. I made the ribbon from the same new colour, to match the little fawn, and the surprise back of the card. Enjoy

Friday, 18 September 2015

The WINNER'S of my almost 2100 subscriber's to date....What a blessing!!!!!

I am so happy to announce the 2 Winner's of my almost 2100 subscriber's on YouTube. What a blessing for me to be able to give away these exciting gifts. One is the Stamp of Approval Gift that my friend Catherine Pooler put together. They sold out almost immediately, and I was blessed to be able to purchase 2 sets, one for me, and one to give away today......Would the Winner's please email me at chrome carol@hotmail.com so I may get your addresses to put your winnings in the post. May I once again express my sincere appreciation for each one that left a comment of encouragement. I am going to start giving away a little appreciation gift, when you least expect it. Smiles

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

WIN WIN WIN Thank you to ALL my Subscriber's....plus, BLOOPER'S for your added enjoyment!

Thank you for joining me in my craft room today. This is a quick video I wanted to post in appreciation to my SUBSCRIBER'S. 2000 subscriber's, and growing daily. I am so blessed, and wanted you to know personally how thankful I am for each, and every person that clicks that SUBSCRIBE button. I really don't like to do "show my face" video's, so I seem to stumble through when I do them. hahaha I added the few blooper takes I did,  just to add a smile to your day. THANK YOU.  Huge Smiles. I have been suffering with severe migraines that past few weeks. This video was the day after a 4 day migraine.  It is sometimes a bit difficult trying to get back in the swing of things, and tape a video. I wanted to do a personal THANK YOU, so this is the best I could do. Smiles  I will see you on Friday when I pick 2 WINNER'S. Blessings to you all.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

2000 Plus Subscriber's and a Giveaway.....Plus, a little shopping trip today.

THANK YOU SUBSCRIBER'S I just reached over 2000 today, and I am going to have a special GIVEAWAY. All you need to do to enter is leave me a comment on Google+, here on my Blog, or on Stamp Nation, if you are a member. I will place all the names in my Blessing Box, and pick a winner in appreciation of all the people that Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. It is such a blessing to know that so many enjoy watching my craft projects, and crazy haul video's. Smile

Friday, 4 September 2015

Makeover Card Taking The Bad, to The Good, to The Lovely!

Welcome to my Craft Room. Today I will show you how I took a card I made early this week, and was definitely not happy with. I set it aside, thinking if I came back to it later, it would take on new meaning. A few days past, when I decided to take one last go at fixing this card I was going to toss out. I was so pleased that I gave it another try. I really liked the way this one turned out. Thank you for joining me, in the process of taking The Bad, to The Good, to The Lovely!

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Crazy Bird Dentist, and Fish Tank

Thanks for joining me for Part 2 of my Fish Tank Mixed Media Canvas. It went from a card, to this....! Please enjoy!

Monday, 31 August 2015

Shaker Card Kit from Papertrey Ink

Welcome to my craft room. This was a wonderful treat today. I received the May Papertrey Ink Shaker Card Kit. It is truly an amazing kit for the price. You have to see it to believe it. I can't wait to make some shaker cards. Please enjoy.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Fish Tank Card Part 1 of 2

Thank you for joining me in my Craft Room. I am having so much fun with these Tri Colour Pencil's I bought a few days ago. The way they apply three colour's at one time is wonderful. I used Copic marker's with them also. I am making a fish tank, using the FUSE tool, which will allow me to get the look of water in the tank when I add the fish. I can't wait to decorate the fish tank in Part 2. I will add the Crazy Birds to the card just for fun, and added interest. Here I am preparing the fish, adding Zentangling to each of them, before I colour with my Copic's, and these amazing Tri Colour pencil's. Please enjoy, and I will see you in Part 2.

Friday, 28 August 2015

A few organizational idea's I use in my Craft Room

Thank you for joining me in my craft room. I thought I would take a few minutes to share a couple of my organizational idea's I used while when purging my craft room the past few weeks. Hope you will find them helpful. Thank you for dropping by my Blog today.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Purging Craft Room lead to Antique shopping, plus a HAUL....couldn't help myself...haha!

Welcome to my Craft Room today. Well, it was a busy shopping day for me. I went to an Antique Shop to look around, and left with some wonderful goodness..haha! I proceeded to Buffalo Stamp and Stuff, then to Tuesday Morning. What a wonderful Tuesday it was...hahaha Thank you for joining me, while I share a few things I bought for my newly organized Craft Room.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Stamp of Approval Gift Box .....Trying to use at least one of everything that was in the SOA Box I ordered, to make One Card.

Welcome to my Craft Room. Here I am excited to use the New Box that was the brain storm of Catherine Pooler, over on her site called Stamp Nation Just press to read all the wonderful inspiration you can get each day, by subscribing to her Channel. I am using products I received in the box last week to create ONE card. This is a 2 part video, showing how I wanted to create a card, and try and use each of the products that came from the Box. I will post the second video, with the final card. Hope that you enjoy the process here on Part 1 of 2. Have a Blessed Day

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Stamp of Approval Kit has arrived, and tiny haul today.

Welcome to my Craft Room today. I received my Stamp of Approval Kit to-day, as I returned home from purchasing a few vintage trunks to store some of my craft supplies. I have been purging my craft room for the last 8 days.Working some 12 hour days, trying to create a more organized setting, which will help to find supplies more quickly. I began this journey, taking out some of my storage units, and getting some better storing solutions to replace them. My goal was to make my room more organized, so I could find my products more easily. I am happy with the results, and will be posting a Craft Room Tour, before and after video soon. I decided to go with my camcorder setup here, where I use the goose neck clip overhead, and rearranged my lighting to see if it helps the quality of my video's, and gives you a better view of the projects I create. Please let me know if you like this new setup. I appreciate all my subscriber's, and want to make viewing my video's enjoyable. Thank you as always.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Purging and reorganizing my Craft Room. Oh yes, I had to run out and do a Haul for you today. hahaha

Welcome to my Craft Room. For the last 3 days I have been purging my craft room of all unnecessary  craft products that have been laying around, and seldom used. I am replacing most of my paper lines, and getting new inks. I was looking for a specific thing on Thursday for my craft card, and for the life of me I couldn't find it. I took a step back, and realized I needed to do something about it asap. It is so funny, because in the middle of organizing, and purging my room, I ran out and bought some more craft supplies. hahaha I am going to do a before and after Room Tour in a few weeks,  just to encourage those that think it can't be done. I had so much in my room you could not move. smiles Now, I have space to walk around, and everything is labelled, and in its rightful place. It will take me 2 more weeks to label all my stamps and dies, when the units get here. I am looking forward to organizing those as well. As a natural hoarder, I want to encourage you to let go of things you think you may use, but don't...haha, and let someone else enjoy it instead. Huge Smiles. It is fun actually to see what we really don't use. I will see you on the Craft Room Redo Tour in a few weeks. Take Care

Friday, 14 August 2015

Gansai Tambi Watercoloured Trifold Card

Welcome to my Craft Room. I love this Trifold Stamp Set I will be colouring with the Gansai Tambi Watercolour's. This is such a relaxing card from start to finish. I hope you will enjoy the process with me.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

W Plus 9 Bloom Set Making 5 Cards in One Hour. Inked Acrylic Block Technique

Welcome back to my Craft Room. Here I decided to take my W Plus 9 Blossom Set, and make 5 cards in an hour. I am using the Inked Block Technique, which you will love. This Floral Set has 3 step stamping, which is the ultimate time saver, and adds such dimension to your project, that its addictive to use over, and over again. haha I hope you enjoy this technique, and give it a try.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Zig PURR-fect Watercolour Pens making Kitty Fun-Fur look real, using Wink of Stella Clear

Welcome to my Craft Room this evening. I found this fun Kitty Set in my stash, and couldn't wait to use my Zig Watercolour 60 Set. I used my clear Wink of Stella to move the watercolour around, and it did not let me down. I tried to achieve a look of real fun kitty fur, hoping this will help you when you are painting on black fun fur also. I tried to add a few tips, and tricks I have learned practicing with them. I will include the picture, and the itemized list of items used on the Kitty to get the black, fun fur look. These few items will help make black fur, hair, whatever you need textured, look real.  Smiles Thank you as always for taking the time to view my video's. See you on Part 2, the Envelope with Copic's.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Matching Envelope for the Gold and Silver Pram Card

Welcome to my Craft Room for the matching envelope to the Something Special for Baby Stampin' Up Stamp Set and matching dies. I had some crazy editing FUN on this short video. I hope you enjoy it. See you on the next card project.

Stampin' Up Something for Baby Pram in Silver and Gold

Welcome to my Craft Room. Here is the Stampin' Up Something for Baby Stamp Set. I will be focusing on the Pram stamp today. I decided to make a Silver and Gold Card using the Pram, as it seemed to only make sense, because after all it is a Pram baby buggy. Smile Please enjoy. Part 2 is the matching envelope, which will be uploaded soon.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Monochromatic to Colour Clean and Simple Card

Welcome to my Craft Room. Well, this video took 10 hours to upload, 2 hours to edit, and loads of fun creating it...TWICE!...lol...I am going to share some Clean and Simple cards for you this week, starting with this Monochromatic to Colour Cards. Hope that you will enjoy the process with me.

Julia Nutting Pencil sets can be admired on here.
Penny Black Peony Sets can be found here

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

A HUGE PERSONAL THANK YOU FRIENDS, plus a small haul! Smiles

Welcome to my Craft Room. I would like to show you a very small HAUL, and a HUGE PERSONAL THANK YOU to all my subscriber's, blog friends, Stamp Nation friends, and Google+ friends as well. With my Youtube Channel growing at a steady speed, I think it important to take the time, and personally thank each one, that inspires me to create. Please enjoy, and we will see you on the next video. God Bless

Monday, 3 August 2015

Triple Heat Emboss Resist Technique

Welcome to my Craft Room. I would like to walk you through a wonderful technique called the Triple Emboss Resist. We are all familiar with the Emboss Resist, but by adding a few more emboss techniques to the card stock, brings the level of heat emboss to a whole new level. Please join me for part 2, where I show you this card gone completely bad, to worse, to amazingly beautiful. Card Recovery I call it. hahaha Please Enjoy

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Final video of the No Line Coloring Scenic card

Welcome to my Craft Room. Here is the 4th, and final video showing the completion of this card for you. Please enjoy!

Friday, 31 July 2015

No Line Coloring Scenic Card Part 3 of 4

Welcome to my Craft Room. I finally was able to get the 4 part video up and running today. Here is the long version of the third part video. I have so many technique's I wanted to present throughout this process, that it took me a little longer to get all of the card style completed. I decided to do a voice over video for the final part of the card. I was thinking of doing a small giveaway for the person that can name all the techniques I used on throughout this Scenic Card. What about a nice stamp set? It is easy to mail out to the WINNER. Please leave me a comment letting me know your thoughts on a giveaway. I should have the final portion of this card up shortly. See you then.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

No Line Distress Inking Part 2 of 3

Welcome back to my Craft Room. Here is Part 2 of the 3 part Video. I hope you will enjoy it. Have a wonderful week. I will be posting the 3rd, and final video when the heat goes down. smiles.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

A small vacation HAUL

Welcome back to my Craft Room. I did a little shopping while I was away, and thought I would share some of the things I found. Thank you as always for joining me here on my Blog.

No line colouring with Distress Inks


Welcome to my Craft Room. I am finally home from vacation, and wanted to do a 3 part video using a gift set I received. Here is part 1 of a 3 part card. I hope you will enjoy the process.                         

Sunday, 26 July 2015

A Wonderful Surprise Package

Good Morning my friends. Happy Lord's Day to you all. I returned safely from vacation at 3:30 a.m. after a 4 hour delay at the airport, and an hour delay before my Limo picked me up to take me home. Phew, it was a long day for me. Needless to say, I arrived home safely, and I thank the Lord for a wonderful time away with my family. Here is what was waiting for me when I got in the door. I thought I would quickly share, and post it, because I haven't made a video, or done any crafting for the 2 weeks I was away. Please enjoy, and I will see you shortly with a fun project.