Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I'm In A Rut! Help!

Hey Ladies! I hope you are having a great Tuesday. I have been off all day today and planned on doing a new video. I wanted to take a step away from CCR and create a layout, card or some other papercraft today. BUT... I've had a creative block all day. I plan on working on a video showing a way to personalize products and using TBBM but I wanted to do something else as well. But a stamping technique or how to make a certain papercraft. Every time I sit down at my craft table I just sit there staring at my supplies. I even checked out a few new videos and looked at some sketch challenges and I got nothing. I'm coming to you for any suggestions, ideas or requests. I need to get out of this rut. Help!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cricut Craft Room Series #6 - Edit Groups and Hide Contour

Hello! Can you believe that I got two videos to upload today? I thought I wasn't going to have time to even do one. So... this video is another CCR series episode. I hope you enjoy it. There are already so many great images on the Imagine cartridges. With separating the images you can create some completely different images. This has caused me to look at cartridges and what they have to offer in a whole new way. I find myself buying cartridges that I originally had no interest in. And of course... CCR opens up the possibilities even more.
If you have a Gypsy you are already familiar with the Hide Contour button. And again... CCR takes the best features of your Imagine machine and your Gypsy and even Cricut Design Studio and brings it all into one place. They really outdid themselves on this one. I can't imagine how they will top this.
Hope you enjoy the video. Have a great weekend :)

Stampin Up! Supplies & projects for next workshop!

Hello Crafters! Here is a short video I made and a list of the supplies I used to make the cards.
AND...I used the Big Shot on some of these cards. Find out how you can get a FREE Big Shot!

1st Happy Halloween card
Stamps: Scaredy Cat
Paper: DSP Frightful Sight, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Embellishments: Basic Black Brads, 1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon

2nd Happy Halloween Card
Same as above except no brads. :)

1st Triple Treat Flower card 
Stamps:  Triple Treat, Easy Events
Paper: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Old Olive, More Mustard
Embellishments, Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon
Tools: Moder Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Fancy Flower Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Stripes Embossing Folder, Big Shot

2nd Triple Treat Flower card 
Same as above with two exceptions -
Whisper White paper instead of Very Vanilla
No More Mustard ink or paper

"Sending You Love" - Easy Events Card
Stamps: Easy Events
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Garden Green
Embellishments: Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Blender Pen

Build A Cupcake Card
Stamps: Create A Cupcake
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Pop Dots
Tools: Swirl Embossing Folder (not SU), Big Shot, Build A Cupcake Punch

Monday, October 10, 2011

Get a FREE Bigshot!!!

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You can also check out other Stampin Up specials for the month of October. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cricut Craft Room Series #5 - Fonts

Yes... another Cricut Craft Room video. What can I say? I love CCR. It's an awesome program that can do so much. But... I have done a lot with it lately and I'm looking forward to playing with my Imagine and my E2. And... just getting back to some basics and use just stamps and punches.

But for now. I have this video put together for you. In this episode I show you how super easy it is to add text to your mat in CCR. I also show you how simple it is to weld text. Hope you learn something. Don't forget to leave some feedback.
:) Angie

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cricut Craft Room Series #4 - Altering Images

Well... I have another Cricut Craft Room video for you. I'm ready to move onto the Imagine but I have a couple more for CCR before I do. I already have the next video ready. It is on using fonts in CCR. It should be on YouTube tomorrow. For now... I have a video for you. In this video I cover three things in CCR 1) using the X/Y Axis 2) Altering images using width and height and 3) the shape properties tab. Hope you enjoy.

So I am going to work on the Imagine soon. Any requests?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

It's October!

Hello everyone! I can hardly believe that it's already October. I'm sure many of you have already started working on your Halloween and fall projects. Last weekend I made a trip out of town and visited Michaels and some of the local scrapbook stores there. I picked up some Halloween stamp sets along with some fall and Christmas ones. I can't wait to make some projects with them. I plan on making some goodie bags for my son to take to school for his class.
Yesterday I played around in my craft room making some cards and participating in some blog hops. Man... that can be so addictive. I get so caught up in visiting all the new blogs that I've never been to before. I end up losing all track of time. It's so easy to lose several hours just doing a blog hop. BUT... I found lots of new ideas and was inspired to make some things. I created a couple of cards for my Stampin Up workshop that I have coming up. It will be my first since I became a demonstrator again. I can't wait!! So yesterday was pretty fun and productive.
Today, on the other hand.... not so much. I've been trying to make a video for my CCR series. I have been so tongue tied that it took several takes. Then... I finally completed a video to the end that I was happy with and when I tried to edit it I found that there were several places where it skipped and where the audio is messed up. Finally... I just gave up. So I will be trying to remake that video tomorrow. So check back tomorrow for my next video. Who knows... I may just end up making more than one and add a project in there. I'm in the mood to make a Halloween page layout with some of my new stamps and paper that I bought last weekend.

So I hope you will visit me tomorrow to see what I've added. Have a great week. And don't forget that October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Remember to show the pastors that have touched your lives appreciation. :)