Thursday, March 27, 2014

Heart Framed Rose Card

Today's project was inspired by the Heartfelt Creations catalog cover. I think it came out o.k. I learned a couple of things in the process. That's a good thing. Right? Afterall, I'm always saying this is a journey. I have to confess, though, it's a bit frustrating to spend hours on a project only to have it not come out perfect.

Anyway, what I learned is:

 1. Don't stamp on the Stampin' Up! Naturals Composition Designer Series Specialty paper unless you want a worn look, as you can see in the picture. Because the paper is embossed it doesn't hold the color. Duh! I didn't think of that when I did it. When I tried to remove it with a baby wipe and paper towel the color stayed on the part that was not shiny (embossed). On the bright side I guess it kinda works. What do you think? and

 2. I should have stamped and colored my image on the back of the vellum. Or better yet, maybe  I should have just stamped it onto Whisper White cardstock. You might be wondering why stamp on the back of the vellum.  Answer; because it will be protected from smearing once added to the card. I actually new about this technique before starting, but again, I didn't think about it until after the fact. Story of my life.

On a more positive note, I do like how the frame came out. Maybe I'll do a new, and hopefully improved version of the card. All that being said, I hope my mistakes help you avoid doing the same things when working with vellum and/or embossed papers and water based inks.

Even when we make mistakes, we can enjoy the journey, because it's an opportunity to learn. Either way we win : D 

So enjoy the journey,


Monday, March 24, 2014

Video Coming Soon

Had a great time at the Scrapbook Expo in Anaheim, California. Thinkin' I might go again next year : D

I made a phone charger box today, with my Stampin' Up! products and Silhouette. Hopefully I will have the video posted to Youtube no later than tomorrow. In the meantime here's a picture of it. Wish I had taken it from a higher angle. Oh well. Hope you like it and that you'll check out the video once it's posted.

Enjoy the journey : )


Friday, March 21, 2014

Cricut Explore and My Digital Studio Glass Etching

Well, I got the Cricut Explore and My Digital Studio Glass Etching tutorial uploaded to Youtube yesterday. Had to do it in two parts, because, Movie Maker blurred the computer screen capture video, and Roxio took the audio out of the camcorder video as soon as I did anything with it. So here they are. I hope you enjoy them.

Part 1

Part 2

I'm off to the Scrapbook Expo, in Anaheim, California. Have a wonderful day.

Enjoy the journey : )


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Frustrated and Tired Crafter

Technology. Can't live with it; can't live without it. So I've been working on a video for you. It was suppose to go up today, but doesn't look like that's gonna happen. I might have to make it a two parter. I would explain, but that would require a lot of typing. Let's just say, one part of my video is computer screen capture and the other part is from the camcorder. Because of this both editing software I've used are having one problem or another. I thought I'd give Roxio a try again, because Movie Maker is blurring my computer capture video. Unfortunately, Roxio still has the same problem that made me stop using it in the first place; it removes my audio as soon as I do anything. But you know what the crazy thing is? It doesn't remove the audio from the computer screen capture part. Oy!! I don't know if that it explains it well, but I'm tired and ready to go to bed. As Anne would say, "tomorrow's another day".  And I was so excited to share my Cricut Explore & My Digital Studio_Glass etching project with you. Lord willing, I will have it up tomorrow.

On the bright side it's my favorite time of the year, and the poppies are blooming. So I thought I'd post a pic just for the heck of it.


Enjoy the journey : )


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Craftroom Revisit

Though I'd much rather be crafting and sharing with you, I've spent the past few days trying to get the new blog looking better. So much to learn; so little time. Hopefully I will have a project posted soon. Until then, today is yet another blast from the past. This is one of the videos I posted of my craftroom.

Enjoy the journey : )


Friday, March 14, 2014

So Not, Tech Savvy

I just spent the whole day trying to make my blog look better and fix my blog header. It doesn't help that I am not tech savvy at all. What little I have learned since starting my first blog,  doesn't help me when I need to troubleshoot something like, "get rid of extra white space above and below header"!I'm not giving up though. This non-techy person will figure it out...eventually. I guess I shouldn't feel so bad though. I finally got it the size I want. So much for crafting, horseback riding, reading, cooking... You get the idea. Anyway, I just wanted to check in, just in case you stopped by. So here's another video from my Youtube channel.

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the journey : )

Thursday, March 13, 2014

New Start

Well, I'm finally getting a blog with the title and address I've been wanting, thanks to me blowing it and losing my domain name. I'm a bit sadder than I thought I would be about it, seeing as now I have start all over. On the bright side I get to use LMD Creations for my blog name and address. Now to find followers. Hehehe.

Can't wait to add new content. Let the new journey begin!!

P.S. Just in case you've stumbled across this blog before I've had a chance to really get it going, here is something I hope will interest you and bring you back; my lastest Youtube video. You can find more at cdliteistubing's channel. You can also find more projects on my other blog . Thanks for visiting.

Enjoy the journey : )