Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Storing Your Re-inkers

I know we are all looking for tips and tricks when it comes to storage ans organization, so I thought I would share how I store my re-inkers. My biggest problem when it comes to storing things is heat and sunlight. I am in a large bay window, which is great for natural light, but bad for storing. My wonderful hubby has re-done my desk for me to make it full of great storage, and lots and lots of drawers and shelves that slide. I put my re-inkers in one of these drawers, but I hated that I could only see the white tops, and not know what color was what. So I came up with a way to fix that.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Tripod setup for filming tutorials

I have been asked several times how I set up my tripod, and last night on a message board I frequent a couple people were looking for a video on how to set tripods up for making tutorials. I said if they couldn't find one I would make one, so here we are.

This is a quick look at how I do it. I need to apologize for the shaky camera, I filmed this at about 3 am, and was quite tired when I did it. Also the lighting in the room is terrible, but I hope you can see well enough. My stamping room has the worst lighting.

The video camera I use is a Canon DC10, and my tripod is a Manfrotto 141RC, both are fairly old, but work great for me. I am also working on a couple of quick tip tutorials for you. Ihave filmed them, but have not had time to edit them yet.... soon I hope.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Creating a flower from the 5 petal flower punch

I FINALLY!!! got this last tutorial edited and uploaded! I swear it took me 4 days to actually edit this 5 petal flower tutorial. I use Windows Movie Maker and normally I only have slight problems with the audio and video syncing up, but this time OMGoodness.... it was horrible. I had issue after issue and nothing wanted to work properly. I even tried Adobe Premiere, but it was a little beyond my skills. I have never been so frustrated before... I was seriously thinking about going back and re-doing the whole video, just so I had a new file to work with.

Several of you had asked how I made the 5 petal flower on the card a few days ago, so I made this for you. It is really easy to do, but a little time consuming.

Stamps: none
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Paper: Cottage Wall DSP (retired), Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Misc: 5 Petal Flower Punch, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Silver Brads, 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Brights Designer Buttons, Hemp Twine, Sponges, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, SNAIL

Even after all the difficulty I had with this one, I am planning a few more in the coming days, and I sure hope they are easier to do.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Brayer Tutorial

I have had a lot of requests to do a video showing how to do the gradation technique and I finally got some free time that was also quiet. I really do love using my brayer and I hope this little tutorial will show you all how easy it is to use. I will make another soon that show the whole making of a card with a brayer, but I wanted to give you all the tips and basic know-how so you could start playing with yours.

Stamps: none
Inks: Marina Mist
Paper: Whisper White
Misc: Brayer, Medium Window Sheet

If you have any questions, please leave me a comment or email me and I will do my best to help you out.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Crystal Effects How to make Rain Dots

I was making my own rain dots yesterday and decided to do a quick little tutorial for you all, to show you how easy it is to make your own. I love making these, they are so fast and easy to do, and look great on scrapbook pages.

Misc: Crystal Effects and Re-Inkers, stir stick, non stick mat and non stick plate

I should have the actual LO up on here in a day or two. If you do try these out, let me know what you think of them.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

How to print onto cling vinyl tutorial

I know have the last video uploaded, and this one is how to print onto the cling vinyl. This completes the set of 3 for converting your wood mount stamps to cling mount.

I have had a lot of the same questions asked, so I am going to post the answers here in hopes it helps others out.

Inkjet Vinyl - It is Papilio clear inkjet vinyl and I got it from here http://www.texascraft.com/hps/home.php?cat=253, and this is the exact box I bought http://www.texascraft.com/hps/product.php?productid=16411&cat=253&page=1.... it does come in packs of 10 as well http://www.texascraft.com/hps/product.php?productid=16196&cat=253&page=2

Binder - 12x12 Crop in Style PBS I got it from scrapbook.com

If there are any other questions please let me know and I will post the answers here.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Stamp Storage Video Tutorial

I finally managed to get a quick video done of my stamp storage for you. I had to wait until the kid was sleeping, since he was very loud today.

On the off chance that any of you know what you are doing with Youtube, I have a small issue with my channel. Apparently it is only showing 3 of my uploads and not all 4. When I search for the specific one, it will then come up, but it doesn't automatically come up when you view my channel. If you can help me out, please email me.

I hope you get some ideas from this.

acetate used: Clear Craft Plastic - office suppy store
12x12 page protectors used: 4x6 photo We R Memory Keepers - online store
12x12 zippered binder used: Crop in Style PSB - online store

If you have anymore questions please email me and i'll help you out.

Until next time, Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Creating Cling Mount Stamps

I know a few people have been waiting for this tutorial on how to make cling mount stamps out of your current wood mount stamps. I must say I LOVE how well they work. It really takes no time at all to do, and then all your stamps are the same system. If you have any questions please email me or leave me a comment.

I should also mention, I made this video while my son was supposed to be playing nicely.... I promise no child or dog was hurt during the making of this video.... it just sounds like the dog was being mauled to death by a 4 year old boy :-)

Stamps: Very Thankful
Misc: Inkjet Vinyl

I still have a few sheets of these left over, so if you are interested in giving this a go, let me know.

Until next time, Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Clear Mount Stamps

Here is my 2nd tutorial. I had tried to do both the clear blocks and the cling mount stamps on the same tutorial, but I ran out of time, since Youtube only allows 10 min clips. I hope after watching it you will want to try them out for yourself.

Until next time, Happy Scrappin'

Clear Blocks

Here is is, Finally!!! I have been trying to make a tutorial for quite a long time now. I started this in January, and had issues with the camera and then could not for the life of me figure out how to convert the vob file to a mpg file. Thankfully I have an amazing hubby who figured it all out for me and then had to teach me how to do it.

If you are wanting to see any specific tutorials, please let me know and I will make one for you, now that I know what I am doing.

I hope you learned something, I know I sure did.

Until next time, Happy Scrappin'