Friday, December 7, 2018

6 Winter Themed Card Ideas - Coffee Oasis Blog Hop

I loved winter themed cards, you can use them as a Christmas card, or after Christmas too :)  So when Kat from Kat Scrappniess posted about a blog hop to help benefit a local charity - I AM IN!!!  The Charity is Coffee Oasis.  Coffee Oasis is a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty.




This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  Various companies provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of my post for more info on the Blog Hop and how you can win prizes! We all love PRIZES!!

How you can help Coffee Oasis?

We are hoping that this blog hop will bring awareness to organizations such as Coffee Oasis and that we can raise a little money and support or them! Kat Scrappiness has pledged to donate 15% of all sales proceeds to Coffee Oasis and our other sponsors have all donated prizes to give away to all of you blog and YouTube hoppers! So please visit them and show some support. You can also donate directly to Coffee Oasis here: http://kskat.com/donate. Even if you can only donate $1 or $5, it doesn't matter. Every little bit will help a kid in need.
Amazing sponsors who have donated prizes for this event are below.

There are two ways to participate and win in this blog hop! Do both and double your chances of winning.

1) Create a winter themed card and enter it into the blog hop HERE. If you are entering your card to the blog hop, just click on "Add Your Link" at the bottom of the list and follow the instructions, it's quick and easy! If you have any questions on how to enter the blog hop, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

2) Leave a comment on and follow the blogs and YouTube channels participating in the hop!

At the end of the hop, (on December 13th) we will randomly choose the winners and they will win fabulous prizes from our sponsors. (Prizes listed below) All Winners names will be posted on the Kat Scrappiness blog and we will attempt to contact everyone who leaves their contact information. If prizes are not claimed within 7 days, another winner will be chosen..

Prizes that are being donated by our sponsors: 

OK so now you know all the info, here are my cards. The first set is a pair of cards that are all about using the distress crayons from Ranger.


I also used some the of the Rinea foiled paper on this card to make the snowflake flower. Check out the video below see how I made these.

Next is a set of cards that are fast and easy using just paper and glue.


Check out how I made these cards in this video below.


Don't forget to hop to the next blog and check out the first one on the list for all the deets on the prizes!!



Supplies Used

Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.
Kat Scrappniess Stores
Kat Scrappniess Stores
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Xyron Mega Runner Refil
Xyron Mega Runner Refil
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Rinea Foiled Paper
Rinea Foiled Paper
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Cuttlebug
Cuttlebug
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Cuttlebug Plate C
Cuttlebug Plate C
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Sizzix Dies
Sizzix Dies
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Round Stamp Block
Round Stamp Block
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Adornit Christmas 12x12 Papers
Adornit Christmas 12x12 Papers
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Distress Crayons
Distress Crayons
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Adornit Snowflake Stamp
Adornit Snowflake Stamp
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Paper House Let it Snow Sticker
Paper House Let it Snow Sticker
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Mixed Media Gel Press Christmas Cards

It is that time of the year to get a few more cards made, so I wanted to make a set of cards that I could sent out that were flat to fit in an envelope with regular postage but also make a ton of them with some mixed media on them for a bit of fun.

I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  Various companies provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.


Check out the video on how to make these cards with myself and my special guest my daughter Catherine!



I start with sections of the Derwent Academy Heavyweight Acrylic Paper Pad that I then added layers of Derwent Academy Acrylic Paints with a gel plate.  I kept with same colors for each card - reds, blues, yellow, pink, purple, and orange, plus we made a ton of green ones for the trees.  my daughter had a blast helping me make all these background papers.  Even after we were done making the cards, she went back and made a ton more background papers for fun!


Next the trees were cut, this is a super hard job or cutting triangles, hehe.  I then took the  Derwent Academy Water-Soluble Markers and added in black definition to the trees and the background card.  The we took similar colors to the background paper, usually 2 colors of markers, and made circle ornaments on the trees and also added color the paper mat behind the gel plate layer.


The trees were run through the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker to turn them into stickers and then placed on the front of the card.  My daughter and I both had out own Xyron Tape Runner to apply adhesive to each layer of the card to hold them all together.  She had a blast with her own tape runner.  Last was a stamp in the top right corner, but instead of ink I used the same black Derwent marker as before to color the stamp.


For the background of the card I used both a kraft and white base, they both look great!!  In 1 hours we made a total of 14 mixed media cards, that rocks!!  Best part if that my daughter and I had a blast creating together.



Just look at my little artist so happy playing with paint - plus she cleaning it all up when she was done!!!



Supplies Used
Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.


Xyron Tape Runner Refil
Xyron Tape Runner Refil
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Tonic Paisley Edge Dot & Drop Die
Tonic Paisley Edge Dot & Drop Die
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Xyron tape runner
Xyron tape runner
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Fiskars Scissors 8
Fiskars Scissors 8"
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Neenah A2 scored card paper
Neenah A2 scored card paper
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Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
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Kraft A2 Cards
Kraft A2 Cards
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Xyron 3
Xyron 3" Sticker Maker
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Non Stick Craft mat
Non Stick Craft mat
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Black Craft Mat
Black Craft Mat
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Round Stamp Block
Round Stamp Block
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Tonic Dies
Tonic Dies
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Derwent Brushes
Derwent Brushes
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Derwent Academy 20 pk Markers
Derwent Academy 20 pk Markers
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Derwent Academy Twin Tip 8pk Markers
Derwent Academy Twin Tip 8pk Markers
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Derwent AcademyMarker Paper Pad
Derwent AcademyMarker Paper Pad
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Waffle Flower Christms Tree Stamp
Waffle Flower Christms Tree Stamp
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Derwent Acrylic Paints
Derwent Acrylic Paints
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Derwent Acrylic Paper
Derwent Acrylic Paper
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Gel Plate
Gel Plate
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Brayer
Brayer
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Friday, November 30, 2018

How to use a Lamp as a Camera Stand for Filming Overhead Videos

I have been filming videos for the last 2 years or so, and sometimes you work with what ya got.  My husband build me a stand that went on my desk to support my filming equipment.  First it was just a phone and now I film with a webcam.  I like to try and upgrade to the something better but I am not ready to break the bank buying film equipment either.  I film overhead videos, but with the stand that was attached to my desk it wobbled every time I hit my desk to hard.  I needed an upgrade.

I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  Various companies provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.


Check out the video to see how cool this lamp is, ye sit is a lamp!!


Not only is this lamp perfect for resting my camera on to film but it is also a magnifier lamp.  The washi tape is there to help it be a bit more stable, but the camera does rest just fine without the tape.  Back to to magnifier bit, it can be a regular lamp that you use for light, it has a ton of different light settings for brightness and warmth, plus it can magnify up to 175X!!  For all the specs on the lamp head over to the website HERE.  It is called the LightView Rolling Base LED Magnifier Lamp



Just for a perspective of what my old set up looked like attached to my desk, check out the video below, at the beginning you can see the arm attached to my desk.


How do you set up for filming?




Supplies Used
Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.

Brightech Lamp - Video Set Up
Brightech Lamp - Video Set Up
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Tailwind
Tailwind
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Logitech Camera
Logitech Camera
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Black Craft Mat
Black Craft Mat
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