Thursday, September 30, 2010

September 2010 SOTM Blog Hop!

Woo Hoo!! It's blog hop day.  I can't wait to see what everyone created.

If you came here from Jill Lucas' blog, you're on the right path.

This month we are featuring D1443 Share the Magic (set of 12)  I love, love, love this stamp set.  Maybe it's because I have always loved a good coloring book and these images remind me of coloring book images. Or maybe it's because they remind me of those fun Christmas Cartoons/Specials...  All I know is I love them and they make me happy!!

I am having a blast designing projects for this year's Santa's Workshops, so I was really excited to start playing with this set.  I used a cardboard cd holder to create a fun gift.  You can slip a gift card, gift certificates, movie tickets or candy into the little pocket.  Even with all the coloring, this little gift went together super quick!!

I stamped the trees on one of the printed papers in the Mistletoe paper pack.

Supplies Used:
  • D1443 Share the Magic (October 2010 Stamp of the Month)
  • X7130B Mistletoe Level 2 Paper Pack
  • Cardboard CD holder
  • Prismacolor colored Pencils
  • Desert Sand Ink (sponged edges)
  • Black Ink

Need Colored Pencil tips?  Check out the video tutorial I did. 
Now it's time to hop on over to Misty Jackson's blog to see what she came up with.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Update and Colored Pencil Tutorial

Yep, I disappeared for a bit. Here's life in a nutshell
  1. Car was in a minor accident
  2. Car ended up being totaled. I was shocked! 
  3. When we went to clean the car out at the dealership I saw the smiley on the back and had to take a picture.  There were other cars that were obviously totaled and they didn't have smiley faces so I have no idea why ine did.  Maybe they like AAA.  Maybe they liked my car.  I decided it was a good sign that things were going to work out fine....
  4. There's a lot to do when your car gets totaled, but let me just give a little shout out to AAA.  They made the whole process smooth and easy. 
  5. Spent the next week or so looking at cars online, test driving cars at the dealer, narrowing down what I wanted....
  6. Meanwhile I told Tony, the king of craigslist and cars, what I was looking for and he found me a great deal!! One owner, always serviced at the dealer, 58,000 miles, beautiful condition... I had to buy it! So here's my new (used) car.  So far I am loving it!!
  7. Still have a bit of work to do.  Got most of the DMV stuff done.  Now I just have to get my tow hitch installed and I'm upgrading the stereo to one with an auxiliary port. You can blame the stereo on the rental car.  I loved hooking up my ipod!!
All that means that I haven't had time to even go in my stamp room, but I created this tutorial and totally forgot to post it. So, enjoy... and I hope to take some more pictures and finish up a couple of projects in the next couple of days...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ustream, I stream...we all stream....

oo Hoo!  After hours and hours of trying to figure it all out, I finally created my first ustream broadcasts.  It's actually a pretty easy process, we just had extenuating circumstances... like... my laptop is too slow and then I couldn't figure out how to override Joshua's internal webcam so that we could use the external one I bought.

But you don't really want to know all that boring stuff.  Here are the two videos I created. 

If you're coming to the Hooligans workshop tomorrow, please watch the first video.  It gives you some tips and tricks you can use.

(Ok, so I just watched the video... little did I know that I hit the cord to the camera, moved it... and you get to see the top of my head a couple of times....  Dang, I hadn't blow dried my hair yet so I look even more bald. LOL.  Oh well.... Hope you love me anyway....)

What else would you like me to make a video of?