Sunday, October 31, 2010

Gypsy Series #9 Cutting Loading and Connecting

Hi Everyone,
It's the final video in the series. I hope you found the series helpful and please don't hesitate to ask questions. I'm here to help and will try my best to answer your questions...


The series:
Gypsy Series #1: Getting Started
Gypsy Series #2: Linking Cartridges
Gypsy Series #3: The Basics
Gypsy Series #4: Advanced Tabs
Gyspy Series #5: Creating, Saving, and Opening
Gypsy Series #6: Creating A Template
Gypsy Series #7: Welding Shadowing and layers
Gypsy Series #8:  Shaped card and overview

Big Hugs,

Gypsy Series #8: Shaped Card and Overview

#8 is the making of a shaped card and an overview of what we've shown in the other videos in the series:


The series:
Gypsy Series #1: Getting Started
Gypsy Series #2: Linking Cartridges
Gypsy Series #3: The Basics
Gypsy Series #4: Advanced Tabs
Gyspy Series #5: Creating, Saving, and Opening
Gypsy Series #6: Creating A Template
Gypsy Series #7: Welding, Shadow and Layers

Gypsy Series #7: Welding, Shadowing and layers

#7 focuses on welding, shadowing and working on layers

The series:
Gypsy Series #1: Getting Started
Gypsy Series #2: Linking Cartridges
Gypsy Series #3: The Basics
Gypsy Series #4: Advanced Tabs
Gyspy Series #5: Creating, Saving, and Opening
Gypsy Series #6: Creating A Template

Gypsy Series #6: Creating a template

#6 in the series focuses on creating a template


The series:
Gypsy Series #1: Getting Started
Gypsy Series #2: Linking Cartridges
Gypsy Series #3: The Basics
Gypsy Series #4: Advanced Tabs
Gyspy Series #5: Creating, Saving, and Opening

Gypsy Series #5: Creating, Saving & Opening

#5 in the series shows how to create, save and open files...


The series:
Gypsy Series #1: Getting Started
Gypsy Series #2: Linking Cartridges
Gypsy Series #3: The Basics
Gypsy Series #4: Advanced Tabs

Gypsy Series #4: Advanced Tab

#4 in the series looks at the advanced tab the Cricut Gypsy


The Series:
Gypsy Series #1: Getting Started
Gypsy Series #2: Linking Cartridges
Gypsy Series #3: Basics

Gypsy Series #3: The Basics

#3 in the series focuses on the basics tab on your Cricut Gypsy



The Series:
Gypsy Series #1 Getting Started
Gypsy Series #2 Linking Cartridges

Gypsy Series #2 Linking Cartridges

#2 in the series is how to link your Cricut Cartridges to your Gypsy...


The Series:
Gypsy Series #1: Getting Started

Gypsy Series #1: Getting Started

Hi Everyone,
As requested....
I hope this helps all you  new Gypsy Owners with learning your awesome new scrappy toy...
Here is video #1 in the Series:


Please note that I will have the series linked in one post at the end and I'll also have them available under Video Series and Cricut at the top of my blog :0) Enjoy

Saturday, October 30, 2010

ProMarkers Tutorial

Updated to answer a few questions: 
1. What paper did I use? Neenah Cardstock, it's my favorite when working with markers like ProMarker and Copic.
2. Can you refill ProMarkers? I checked around and I don't see that you can refill these markers. 
3. How do I like them compared to Copic? To be honest these are right up there with Copic and the price is much less. $1.49 as compared to Copic at $3.95 for Sketch or $2.79 for Caio.

Hi All,
So a few weeks ago I was contact by Letraset, the company that makes ProMarkers to try them out. I've seen a video here and there of others using them and thought they looked pretty cool. They are really awesome. I love love love the fine point for coloring, I feel like I have more control over the marker.
Here's a video on a stamped image I was working on...


Here is a card I made using the image I colored with the ProMarkers....


Supplies:
Image Supplies: Jilian Roberts-Stampavie Clear Stamp, Momento Black Ink
ProMarkers: Forest Green, Ruby Red, Mustard, Sandstone, 
Meadow Green, Pale Pink, Pale Blue, 

Card supplies: 
Eline Prima Flowers, Old Paper Distress Ink, New Leaf PTI cardstock
white Georgia Pacific Cardstock, 
Lindy Stamp Gang: Starburst Sprays Poincianan Red Flame, Cocoa Bean Ocean



Here are a few places you can order ProMarkers:
In the US www.CarpeDiemeStore.com 
In the UK they are available right from www.letraset.com 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Paper Rosette Video Tutorial

Happy Wednesday,
Today feels like a Thursday, not a Wednesday....

I was playing with the upgrade in ilife 11'. It has a few more features, but not too much that I would use in my videos. Great stuff for home videos though :) The iphoto update is amazing and I can do so much more...

Today's video is a tutorial on how to make your own paper rosettes. Tim Holtz has a die for making rosettes but this one just uses a score board and border punch. Enjoy....



I'm working on the list of all your video suggestions. If anyone has any suggestions please feel free to contact me (above link). I think Gypsy will need to be high on the list :) Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. Have a great Wednesday :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Just for you

Hi Everyone,
Oh my goodness my allergies have been terrible. If I sneeze one more time my head might just pop off....

I ordered the new ILife 11' program for my computer and it should be here today :) It's an upgrade to my video/photo editing software on my MAC. I can't wait to play...so you may just have a video tomorrow.....
Speaking of videos, I'm going to start making more tutorial type videos along with my usual card videos. This is where I need your help...What do you want to see? What do you want to learn? Is there a particular technique series you would like to see? Is there a technique you would like to learn more about? Comment below, Contact me above, I want to hear your ideas....


Today's card was a just for fun card. I ordered some new Paper Trey Ink stuff and wanted to try out the Victorian Lace border die. I used the border die to make the rosette.
supplies: October Afternoon Thrift Shop Paper,  Paper Trey Ink: Kraft Cardstock, Fine Linen Cardstock, Terracotta Tile Stitched Ribbon, Victorian Lace Border Die, Black Button, Twine, Fillable Frames #9, Fillable Frames #9 Die.

Have a great day....and can't wait to hear your ideas...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Matchbook Tag Holder Tutorial

Happy Thursday,
This week is flying by. Hopefully the weekend will drag....

I thought a video tutorial of the matchbook tag holder that I made in my Halloween Mini would be helpful. I'll list the measurements and supplies below...


This is the one I made for my mini album...

Here is what you will need:
(4) Mini Sack Bags (2-1/2 x 3-1/2), (4) Tags (2-1/4 x 3-1/2), (8) Pattern Paper 2-1/2 x 3-1/2, (1) Pattern Paper 2-3/4 x 12, (1) Cardstock 2-3/4 x 4, (1) Cardstock 2-3/4 x 8, ScorPal, Bone Folder, Adhesive, 1" Circle Punch

Have a great Thursday,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stamp Storage and Copic Coloring

Hi Everyone,
I've been going through some of my stamps and organizing them. I had about 50 CD cases of the $1 clear stamps that I've had forever and needed to do something with since I'm running out of room on my CD rack. I was surfing YouTube for some ideas and found THIS. SOOOO I spent some time organizing and moved the $1 stamps to binders. I'm actually thinking about getting everything in binders now....I'll post more when I'm done....

While I was working on my stamps I felt the need to play with my Copic's. Here is a video of some coloring. Nothing special just a quick video....



Have a great day....

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I'm Batty For You

Hi Everyone
I hope you are all having a great weekend. Yesterday was the first Saturday in ages that we didn't have something planned. We stayed home all day. Guess what....We're doing it again today :) It's getting cooler so it's nice to just stay home and enjoy the fall....

Here's another Halloween card I made using the Cutting Cafe files: Halloween Mini Colored Set and Halloween Time.

Enjoy

Suppplies: Paper Trey Ink: Hawaiian Shore and Ripe Avocado Cardstock, Orange Zest Ribbon, Cutting Cafe' files, Martha Stewart Onyx Glitter, Zig two way glue, I-Rock, Jolee HotFix Crystals, Foam Dimensionals, ATG Gun.


Enjoy your Sunday....


Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween Mini Album

Hi Everyone,
About two weeks ago Generations Crafting had a great deal on the Basic Grey Eerie collection. The kit had everything in it that was available in the Eerie Collection. It was a limited time offer and I'm thrilled I got it. There was enough in the kit to make three or 4 mini's...I had so much fun working on it last weekend, it was so nice and relaxing to sit and play and mess with stuff.....I'm listing the supplies I used below, but there are so many that I'll have to link to them at another time (It's 6:30am and I'm getting ready for work, so time is limited).

Here is a video

supplies: Basic Grey Eerie collection, Prima Flowers, Tim Holtz Alterations Die, UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel), Tulle, Black Silk Ribbon, Binding Rings, Tim Holtz Grunge, Green Silk Ribbon, Celebrations mini sack, Sizzix Retro Fram, Webster pages Pleated Ribbon, Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge, Lindy's Stamp Gang Halloween Sprays, Prima Halloween Bling, Prima Bling, Scallop Envelope, Spot and Dots Cuttlebus Embossing folder, Tim Holtz Picket Fence on the Edge Die

and a few photos:






Have a great Friday and enjoy your weekend....

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Something Special Card using Lindy's Stamp Gang

Hi Everyone,
I so enjoy using Lindy's Stamp Gang products. Today we are playing with Moon Shadow Mists from the Green Label Collection.

Here is a video on how to use the Moon Shadow Mists....


supplies: Lindy Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist (Green Label), White Georgia Pacific Cardstock, Sweet Blush Paper Trey Ink Cardstock, IamRoses.com Flowers, My Pink Stamper Stamp, Modern Label Punch: Stampin' Up!, E-Line Prima Bling, White Embossing Powder, Versa Mark Pad, ATG Gun, Heat Gun.

Here are a few pictures of my card....




I really need to start working on a new batch of cards for my stash. I've been going through them like crazy and can't seem to keep up....I think this weekend I'll have a card making marathon. Between family and work I go through them like crazy.

Have a great day....
Hugs,

Monday, October 11, 2010

Receipt Holder

Hi Everyone,
What a fantastic weekend. The weather was absolutely beautiful....Saturday we watched one of our nieces play soccer and then did a little halloween custom shopping. Ethan decided to be a ninja this year....

Today's my Design Team project for BlueMoonScrapping. I used the 7 Gypsy receipt holder, I think this is gonna look great in my kitchen with pictures or notes (or receipts). I tried not to really glue anything down to the tray since I'm thinking I can certainly change out the papers for holidays. I hope you like it...

Enjoy today's video...



supplies: 7gypsies Receipt Holder with 4 Clips7gypsies CONSERVATORY 97% Complete TagsBasic Grey BASICS Scrapbooking Kraft Canvas TagsPrima Marketing Flowers Orchard Mix Blushing PinkPrima Marketing Flowers Butterflies VlinderPrima Marketing Flowers Cottage Blossoms ChocolatePrima Marketing Lace RIBBON WhiteGraphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Scrapbooking Paper Eclectic EmporiumGraphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Scrapbooking TagsTattered Angels Glimmer Mist/Coffee ShopMaya Road Scrapbooking Ribbon Double Velvet Pleat Brown 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cricut Happy Hauntings

Hi everyone,
Today's card is my design team project for Scrapbookpal.com. Happy Haunting has to be one of my favorite Halloween cartridges so far.

Here is my project...

supplies: Cricut Expression, Cricut Happy Haunting, ScorPal, Zig Two Way Glue Pen, Mono Adhesive, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Sakura White Gel Pen, Threading Waters Fiskars Punch, Fiskars Paper Trimmer, Tim Holtz Scissors, Paper Trey Ink Black Cardstock, Paper Trey Ink Ripe Avocado Cardstock, Echo Park Halloween


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cri-Kits Embossing

Hi Everyone,
It's back to our regular projects. I don't know about you but World Card Making Day got me pumped and I'm in the crafting mood....Last night I pulled out all my supplies to start a Halloween mini album (I'll film a video or two as I go) and after WCMD I pulled out my Cri-Kits supplies...

Today I have a video that shows how to use the Embossing Kit from Cri-Kits. Enjoy...

Supplies: Cri-kits embossing kit, metal, Cricut Expression, Gypsy,

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sizzix and Glossy Accents

Happy Monday,
What a great weekend. WOW we had a blast on Saturday....Keep posting away on the giveaways, we'll be picking the winners this evening.

HERE is all the challenges and giveaways for World Card Making Day...

Here is a video I did for Bluemoon Scrapbooking on the Sizzix Chandelier die. It's really fun to work with...


Supplies: Sizzix Chandelier Die, Big Shot, Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart Glitter, Black Cardstock, Bling

Have a great Monday and I'll be back tonight with the winners for WCMD....
Hugs,