Sunday, October 19, 2014

My Besties on Youtube featuring Halloween Boo!

I have accepted a new DT position for My Besties on YouTube!  I will be making monthly videos for this team.  I am pretty excited because it is pushing me to get a better set up.  At the bottom of this post, i have to share the new set up i have and it only cost me $15 to make a free armed "tripod".

Here is my YouTube channel and if could please subscribe!

Let me show you my first project/card i've made for the Sherri Baldy's MyBesties YouTube team:

This is an oversized card and it can be used for a decoration as well.

My video debut as a Sherri Baldy's My Besties You Tube Designer:

My Besties image is called Halloween Boo and found here.

Dies used on this card:
Tree, spiders, cauldron, bubbles in cauldron, Halloween border from Memory Box.  Circle dies are from Lifestyle crafts.

Copics used:
skin-Y21, 23, YR24, E02
lips- RV29
hair- E50, 51, 53, 55
hat/bottom of dress- W1, 3, 5, 7
green layer/bow- YG01, 03, 17
pumpkin/hat band- YR61, 65, 68
roses-R20, 22, 24
tie dye purple top- V01, 04, 06, 09
ghosts- W1, 3, BB, E02, 000

Here is my YouTube video:

Previously on Youtube, i used a Flip camera and edited my taping using the program that came with it.  Well, like all electronics.. it was no longer used because of cell phones and the ability to make great the Mac system no long supported my editing i quite making videos.

Usually my videos are instructional..i made my first video for my friend because she was struggling with using a cricut cartridge..(quite some time ago) and so i quickly taped how to put the layers together..and popped it on YouTube not having any idea that anyone but my friend would see it.. i wasn't into YouTube at the time...other than to watch a few videos.  All of the sudden i had a bunch of people following me and i felt responsible and started making a few videos and my audience increased.  As i said i stopped when i couldn't create the videos with my flip camera.

Lately, i've been making videos, but because i had to hold my camera with one hand and make limited me to what i could do while filming..and my filming was a bit shaky at times.

So now i have this neat set up, thanks to Goodwill and to my husband. 
What we found was a lamp at Goodwill for $4.99 it has a weighted base so i can position it anywhere.  It also has a weighted arm, so i can have some flexibility moving my camera up and down.  We also purchase a car mount at Marshalls (men's dept...where the gadgets are).  My husband took the end of the phone mount off and the shade off of the lamp and cut the cord and took the wiring off.  The car phone mount is adjustable and can rotate. The car mount was $10.
The before picture:
and the after picture!
Thanks for looking, and please subscribe to my YouTube Channel..i promise you will love the next video i make!!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Sami Stamps new release, Halloween Girls!

Every 1st, 3rd and 5th week of the month,  i look forward to the new release that  Sami Stamps  creates.  This time the release is called Pumpkin Girls!

The current challenge at Sami's Stamps is to use a Sami Stamp and to use Orange.
Please come and play, we'd love to see what you can create.  Don't forget, Sami always offers a freebie so anyone can play along!  To go to the Sami Stamps challenge click here.

I love this sweet whimsical image called Spooky Flower 2:

I decided to paper piece my flower.  i embossed the image before i paper pieced it.  I used the Tim Holtz brick embossing folder.  Than i colored the stem and used some stickles on the web. I also added a black gem to the spider to give him dimension as well.  The sentiment is computer generated and based on the book Charlotte's Web.

Dies used:
The doily is a discontinued Memory Box die.

Copics used:
stem- YG01, 03, 17

Here is the fun new release:

Want to see some more inspiration using these images?  You can check out my team mates blogs featuring them as well.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Digital Delights, Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch!

This sweet image is from Digital Delights .  He is called Pumpkin Scottie and real delight to color and create with.  The sentiment is also from Digital Delights found here.

Here is the card i made for the Digital Delights Blog:

Dies used on this card are:
I am not sure where i bought the die in the background and the punch is an EKsuccess punch..i believe.

Copics used:
skin- YR20, 21, 24, E02
hair- E25, 29
shirt- E31, 34
shoes- E25, 29, 34
hat/scarf-N0, 02, 04, 06
pumpkin- E08, 97, 99, YR12, YG01, 03, 17


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sherri Baldy's My Besties Pumpkin Easel Card

I am now on Sherri Baldy's My Besties Video team on Youtube.  I will be making monthly videos, and sometimes videos more often than that.  This is one of first videos that i have released..but it isn't my first video using My Besties as my main focus.

This blog post is a follow-up to my Youtube Video making pumpkin boxes and an Easel card with Sherri Baldy's image

How did i come up with this idea?  First, a DT friend, Miranda created a present box easel card and she shared her instructions here and the desire to create these became really popular.  I wanted to do something different and came across a Pinterest post w/a video showing how to make pumpkin boxes using a Box board (similar to the Envelope board) and i really didn't want to buy the box board, so i went searching for a way to make a 1" box and came across another video on Pinterest showing how to make a 1" box.  I knew i'd like another 1.5" box so i asked my mathematical husband if he could figure the dimensions..and instantly he did.  Yay.

So i will share all the links you can also see how i formulated this concept..and maybe you will have a better idea.  :)

Miranda's paper tutorial (blog)

1" box tutorial (and other size boxes..just not the 1.5" size) (video)

Pumpkin boxes using a "Box board" (video)

My video showing how i made this card:
part one video
part two video-

My Besties images/3D sheets (you have 3 options)..i used option one.
Here is the digi version i used for this card:

This is an optional digi version:

Here is what you could make after watching my video:

other views:
Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, E02
hair-Y21, YR24
lips- RV29
eyes- YG03
eyeshadow/dress- V000, 01, 04, 06
lace ruffle- W1, 3, 5
cat- C1, 3, 5

Dies used:
foliage- Noor/Joy Craft, bats- Memory box, circles (moon) lifestyle crafts, squares for card cut out to hold box- Lifestyle crafts

Punches used:
circle punch .75"/.50"

Measurements for cutting and scoring boxes
1" box 3 x 5" score at every 1" interval- vertically and horizontally
1.5" box- 4.5 x 7.5" score at every 1.5" interval- vertically and horizontally
2" box (not used for card)- 6 x10" score at every 2" interval- vertically and horizontally


Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Birthday with a little bit of bling!

Welcome to the start of a new 2 week challenge at My Besties International Challenge blog!

Your challenge for the next 2 weeks at the My Besties Challenge Blog is to "Bling it Up".  I can't wait to see what you create, so that i can view it on the blog!

To join this My Besties challenge please click here! *Remember you must use any My Besties when you create your project. :) 

There is a special Birthday this month and i made this for a special friend.

More details:
I have used a paper mache cupcake container and glued white paper flowers on the top to look like frosting and then added the large flowers to be like the "cherry" on top.
You can see but the bottom has pleated paper to look like a cupcake wrapper. To go with the challenge theme i've added a lot of gems and stickles.

I am using the wonderful My Besties Digi img 879

Dies used:
scallop oval and basic oval from Lifestyle crafts

Copics used:
skin- YR20, 21, 24, E02
hair- Y21, YR24, E02
lips- RV29
eyes- B93
dress/socks- BG10, 11, 13
bows/ruffles (pink)- RV21, 23, 25
cupcake- E31, 34, Y08
white shadow- N0, 02
shoes- N06, 02

Please visit my team mates blogs and see what lovely things they have created too!
Bonnie (that's me)


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sherri Baldy's My Besties 3D decoupage Halloween Cookbook part 2

This week at My Besties 3-D Deco Challenge blog we have another great two week challenge for you!

The theme is Anything Goes!

To participate in our My Besties 3D challenges go here:

Remember two weeks ago for the My Besties 3D challenge "Pin It", i made a Book container..and it was part one of a two part challenge.  This week i am making the cookbook that goes inside of the book container!

In the background you see the last challenge's book container and in the front my cookbook.   For this challenge i choose to make my own 3d image.  Oh were those legs interesting....popping those in the front out. :)  I have also continued with the stick pin and added another one to this project. 
Showing the cookbook inside of the book container:

Showing the cookbook opened with a recipe showing:

These sheets are fun and easy to use!  They are all pre-colored for you, all you do is print out your sheets, cut out the pieces you wish to use and layer them with foam tape, foam dots/squares or Silicone glue. 

The image i used to make this 3D decoupage is img013 found here.

An inside look of the supplies i used for my cookbook:
I covered two pieces of cereal box cardboard.  Covered them with Halloween paper, cut out black pages for the recipes. Hole punched them all and used the ring binder clips.  I decorated the front cover with the 3D image i made from a My Besties image.

Copics used:
skin- YR20, 21, 24, E02
hair- N0, 02 stickles/stardust
lips- RV29
shirt- YG01, 03, 17
skirt- W1, 3, 5, 7, 100
bow/socks- V01, 04, 06, 09
hat- YR61, 65, 68, 100
spider- E53, 55, 57, 59

You should also check out my 3-D Deco team mates awesome designs..the links are below:

Julie Team Leader
Bonnie (me)


Digital Delights featuring Scarecrow Willie

This little cutie at Digital Delights is called Scarecrow Willie.. he is adorable. 
I have decided to alter a wooden tag.  It came with a fall scene and i enhanced it.

Here is the tag i made for the Digital Delights Blog:

So i used my Memory Box Sunflower die outline and added it on top of the sunflower on the background picture on the was the perfect size. i added some sequins and stickles to the center of the sunflower.

Dies used on this card are:
Fence is from La La Land, the green foliage is from Memory Box.

Copics used:
head-E50, 51, 53, 55, E02
gloves- E53, 55, 57, 59
hair/straw- Y21, YR24
sunflower- Y13, 19, YG03
eyes- B02
jeans/hat- B91, 93, 95
red stripes- R35, 37, 39
shoes/hatband- C3, 5, 7

Please, please check out the other cards/projects my team mates made at the Digital Delights blog or you can check out the Digital Delights challenge blog and win some great prizes!