Sunday, December 05, 2010

Shooting the Cricut DVD Series

I had the best time working with the folks at Provo Craft on the new Creative Inspiration DVD Series. I felt totally honored when Cathy Miller asked me if I would be willing to be one of the Creative Coaches for the series...and OF COURSE said YES! *smile*
Cathy asked me not to share it with you until the product was ready for release. So, I kept the secret until she said it was ok...and now the DVD Series is up and "coming to a tv" near you!

Kent Findley (the producer/director) of the DVD series took my camera and got some behind the scenes footage for me and I have put it
together into a short video. Would you like to see it?


The projects that I demonstrated were for the Fabric Arts DVD. Did you know how easy it is to use your Cricut to create projects with fabric? I love all the projects I had the opportunity walk the viewers through...and am pretty sure you would too. My DVD has 10 projects on it...and we managed to get the ALL shot in ONE day! Ok - so it was a VERY long day...but still - the fantabulous crew I worked with made it really easy to keep going!

A few weeks after shooting the DVD series, Cathy asked if I would come back and make a guest appearance on the new Infomercial Provo Craft was shooting to promote the Creative Inspiration DVD Series! Uhhhhh...SURE! So I got to fly back out to Provo and shoot my part of the Infomercial. If you would like to check out the whole DVD Series, you can check it out here.

Ok, am off to finish up the projects for some classes I will be teaching next weekend. Have to get them done and kitted so that I can ship them off to Scrap Attack in Lumberton, Texas tomorrow. One class is a Christmas mini album made from Jenni Bowlin Studio product line - the other class is a "techniques" class . I will share a video of both the projects as soon as I can get it shot.

Hope you all are ready for a great week!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Simplicity Journal Giveaway

Two posts in one day....can you believe it!

I wanted all of my blog readers to also have a chance to win this journal...so if you haven't yet subscribed to my YouTube channel please do so here....and leave a comment on the video before Sunday for a chance to win!




Good luck!

Make Your Own Vintage Looking Wallpaper Samples

I had the best time playing around with this technique using my Cuttlebug, white cardstock, Glimmer Mists and a little bit of Rub n' Buff (by Amaco)...you can do it too...




Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Paper Doll Mini Album - Tin Purse

Happy New Year!

I hope this new year finds you well and filled with anticipation for 2010. I am really looking forward to what this year will hold. I have started creating some inspiration and instruction videos -- and am hoping to keep them coming throughout the year.

To start off, I wanted to share a fun project that I just finished for my niece, Kati. You can see the YouTube video here. I made a mini-album and a set of Princess Paper Dolls. I also decorated a tin purse for her to keep them in -- all using the Cricut Cartridge - Paper Doll Dress Ups. It is a really cute cartridge that I have seen lots of people use to embellish their scrapbook pages. That really isn't my scrapping style -- but it has a lot of cute elements that will be fun to use even if I don't use the dolls on my pages.


However, as I was looking through the booklet -- I was totally taken back to when I was a little girl and loved to play dress up with my paper dolls. Making this set of dolls for her allowed me to revert back and play again -- it was a LOT of fun.

My sister and brother-in-law have been working to adopt her for the past two years -- and she got to come home with them in July. This was her very first Christmas here in the states...and it SNOWED!



They live in Dallas and there has not been a white Christmas there since 1929 -- so it was a REALLY special event. She will probably expect it to snow every Christmas...and I hope she gets her wish! We are all super excited that she has come to be a part of our family. She is a bright energetic four year old...and I am pretty sure she will have fun creating all kinds of stories to go with her very own paper dolls. I know I will have fun making new outfits to send her as little surprises throughout the year.

Check out the video -- and let me know if you have any questions about the project -- I will be happy to help you out.