Thursday, December 29, 2022

Best of 2022

In 2022, I returned to scrapbooking.  I never had stopped but had slowed way down in 2020 and 2021.  I plan to do even more in 2023 and have already had some photos printed to get started.

Also this year, I found a few products I love.  Those and a couple of completed projects are shared in this video. At the end is a surprise treat I received during the year.

What new tools have you added to your crafty life this year?  

Thanks for watching and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Completed Tablecloth


I wasn't sure how this was going to come out.  The tablecloth quilting and border looked good but it had shrunk up so much with the quilting, it did now lay well on the table.  

This video shares adding a band when you have already done all the quilting.

This will be may last video before Christmas.  Hope everyone has a happy holiday season and I will be back close to the New Year.  I have several videos already planned for 2023!

Thursday, December 15, 2022

What's NEW in my Studio

I've begun a new video series.  Or maybe it is just a new way to capture the various types of videos I post.  Or maybe it is just a new intro.  I'm still sorting it out.  

In any case, I have two new videos up this week - a quilting project video and a shopping video.

The first is a video sharing the beginnings of a quilting project to practice free motion quilting. When completed, I will have a new tablecloth.  Spoiler for the follow-up to this video, I've run into a little challenge in finishing so that will be covered in part 2 currently in process.

The 2nd video I have posted is a shopping haul video sharing what I purchased recently from Stampin' Up! and a few art supplies from Blick art Materials.  Many of the SU! items are off the clearance rack.

Thanks for watching and stay tuned for more videos.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Holiday Ornament Card

After I finished the last of 50 of these cards AND put them in the mail, I decided they would make a card making video!  

Over the last year, I have been using watercolors more and more to create my cards.  This is intentional.  My craft storage space is limited.  As I am doing more and more sewing and quilting, I need space for those supplies and equipment.  Stamps were taking up a lot of the storage space in my craft room and they weren't getting a lot of love in recent years.  I tried watercolors with the idea that I could draw in designs and then paint the images with watercolors. This would give me a wider range of images and use far less space.

My idea is working in that I'm using stamps even less and have given away quite a few sets.  I am doing things a bit differently in that I'm doing more traditional watercolor painting.  As long as it is simple, I can attempt it.  I'm not a talented artist. I really can't draw unless I have some serious guidelines.  But I have found this to be very fun and rewarding.  Watercolor supplies really don't take up much room at all.

I still have a lot of my stamping supplies though. I kept my Distress Inks and I have many mediums such as Ranger's Perfect Pearls.  So in this card, I've incorporated stamping supplies and watercolors.

The video shares 3 cards.  One is entirely watercolors, another is all stamps and inks and a third is a hybrid with some stamps and some watercolors.

Stay tuned for more videos on my other crafts coming soon.

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