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!! 


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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...  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