Thursday, December 29, 2011

Episode #275 CVS Score'

Hi Everyone,
I hope your holidays were merry & bright ~ Our's were wonderful & full of fabulous memories! I've got lots of pictures to add to my scrapbooking pile. I guess it's always good to have something to have to scrap...
If you are a coupon clipper like I am, then this is a video for you! I am always looking for a great deal & with 3 kids, I go through shampoo & conditioner like crazy. Here are some of deals I scored at CVS yesterday & I am so glad I did. Be sure to stop by your local CVS & see if these deals are going on in your area. In our family, we also give alot of these things to our local food pantry via our church. So many people are in need & what a wonderful way to help!
Happy New Year,

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Episode #274 Homemade Hand & Body Scrub

Happy Holidays Everyone,
Today I whipped up lots of homemade gifts for friends & neighbors! I wanted to share this awesome hand & body scrub that you can customize with your favorite scent. I made brown sugar & vanilla, but I have to say, favorite is the brown sugar & lemon! It smells soooo good & makes your hands really soft. I love this stuff & will be painting my nails as well for alittle pampering after a long day of house cleaning & crafting. Woo-Hoo!!!
Here are the measurements : 1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
Approximently 3/4 cup olive oil
*optional : vanilla extract or lemon extract
Mix well until the consistancy of wet sand & place into glass jar. Decorate outside of jar & label. The person recieving it my have to stir the contents before using if oil settles.
Happy Holidays,

Friday, December 16, 2011

Episode #273 X-Mas Gift Card Holder

Hey there everyone,
Happy Friday! I am sure you are all as busy as I am getting everything ready for the holidays. I can't believe we are down to a week away! In todays video, I am featuring the perfect gift card holder, plus it 's a card too, yoo-hoo!!! Gift cards really make great gifts, but it much more fun to give them in their own cute little package. If you have any questions or comments, just let me know... Have a great weekend.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Episode #272 Altered Glass Box

Hey there everyone,
OMGosh... Are you ready for the holidays? I sure got a lot of Christmas shopping done today & with kids in tow! Phew, I am one tired momma tonight ~ I wanted to share with you some of the Christmas presents that I made for my sister & nieces who live in another state. I love to alter these inexpensive glass blocks! They make great gifts & really are a snap to make. I hope these give you some ideas of what you can do with them. I'll be back with some other quick & simple gift ideas, perfect for the holidays. Until then...
Big Huggs,

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Episode #271 (The Stockings Were Hung...)

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are having a great Saturday! This is a video today using the Christmas Stocking which is the same die that I used for the cute Pony Treat Holder that I made the other day. I've got some other things I want to make with this die, so stay tuned...
Thanks for visiting with me & as always, if you have any questions or just want to say "hi", leave me a comment & I will get back to you ~
Big Huggs,

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Pony Treat

Hi Everyone,
Here is another way to use the Christmas Stocking Die from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Its super cute and would look adorable sticking out of a stocking! This going to be a quick post, I am not feeling feel today, but I hope yours is a blessed one.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Super Simple Sunday #20

Happy Sunday Scrappy - Stamppy friends!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend & getting some crafting in... It's time for Super Simple Sunday & this is really super simple!!! Grab your ornament punch & some scraps, cardstock & a stamp. That's it ~ you are ready to go. Not all cards have to be complicated to be eye catching, I love the colors in this card in paticular! So, check it out...
Happy Huggs,

"Use It or Lose It" #14

Hi there Everyone,
Here are some projects I have been working on for the basket I am donating to my women's group holiday fundraiser. Empty Altoid boxes make great little treat holders, so check it out!
Big Huggs,

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Episode #267 ~ Outdoor Christmas Decorating!

Hi Everyone,
Today's video is how I decorated the outside of our house, in particular the entryway!
I love this Geo Mesh which can be purchased at trendy It really makes decorating
super easy. I hope this inspires you to try something new and festive!
Thanks for watching, I appreciate all the wonderful comments...
Big Huggs,

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Super Simple Sunday #19

Hi Everybody,
Happy Sunday! I hope each & everyone of you had a peaceful & blessed Thanksgiving spent with family & friends. We had a wonderful time & I even pulled out my "Blessings Box" that I made last year & we enjoyed reading out the blessings that everyone wrote down on their leaf. Some of the blessings where more obvious as to who wrote them like our youngest who wrote on his leaf that he was thankful for Mac-n-Cheese! Too funny...
I've got lots of fun Christmas cards & projects to share with all of you, so buckle up! Hopefully you won't get tired of seeing my videos.
In today's episode, I am using the stamp set called "Contempo Christmas" from Stampin' Up! What a fabulous set & I am going to be putting it to good use. I hope this idea gives you some inspiration & I would love to see all of your card ideas!
Big Huggs,

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Episode 265 ~ Super SImple Sunday #18

Hi Everyone,
Happy Sunday!!! I love Sunday's especially when I get to spend time creating in my craftroom. It was a beautiful day here in New Jersey, so we even got the outdoor christmas decorations put up. Woo-Hoo!
I video taped this and then my camera bleeped and said it was full, so the first 1/2 of this video was deleted by accident. If anyone has any questions, just ask and I will get back to you... I think you will get the gist of it though. It's very simple and I really like the clean lines and simplicity of it.
Have a great week friends and I hope you are all as excited as I am for Thanksgiving to get here!
Big Huggs,

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Episode 263 ~ Scrapbooking With Websters Pages

Hey there crafty friends,
I hope everyone is having a great week & looking forward to the weekend, I know I am! I have been working really hard on getting caught up on my scrapbooking. Being this far behind really drives me crazy ~
A HUGE thank you goes out to the ever sweet Maureen for sending me all this beauitiful goodness! She sent this GOJUS Webster Pages package afew months agowhen I was recovering from some surgery, what a blessing she is.
I am off to peel some potatoes for my yummy crockpot Italian Chicken dinner, woo-hoo! Thanks for watching...

Friday, November 11, 2011

Episode #263 ~ "What's In Gale's Box???"

Happy Friday Everyone,
Check out what was in my Stampin' Up! box that just arrived! I am so excited to share with you all the goodies I ordered from the Holiday Mini Catalog... I wish I could have ordered EVERYTHING that is in it, but these were my most favorite.
If you have any questions, please let me know ~ Have a crafty weekend!
Big Huggs,

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Measurements for Pop - Tab Santa Card...

Hi Guys,
  Happy Tuesday... I hope it is a good day for all of you! I wanted to post the measurements for the cute Pop Tab Santa card I posted here on  my blog yesterday as well as on YouTube. A sweet viewer reminded me today, so thank you! I also wanted to post just a picture of the card along with the measurements, but sure enough after I took afew pictures and went to post then, I realized my daughter took the chip out of the camera. Aaarrgghhh!!! Life with having a high school age daughter in a photography! So, here are the measurements and please refer to yesterday's video if you would like to see the card.

Card Base (black) - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Red Layer - 5 1/4 x 4
White strip (torn along the sides) - 2 1/2 x 4
Black mat (smaller) - 3 x 3 1/4
White mat (image) - 2 3/4 x 3

Big Huggs,

Monday, November 7, 2011

Episode #262 Pop Tab Santa Claus Card

Happy Monday Everyone,
I have been itching to bust out this new & most fabulous stamp set I just recieved in my Stampin' Up! order that just arrived! This is the CUTEST Santa ever!!! I have been wanting to make this adorable card for sometime now & finally got my chance today.
I have saved alot of the tabs off of pop & tea cans & this is the perfect way to use them on a project. Dazzling diamonds is a girls best friend & it all comes together on this card... I hope this gives you some inspiration & you all are having a great week!
Big *Sparkley* Huggs,

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Episode #261 ~ My Favorite "Reads"...

Hi Friends,
I hope all is well with each of you... This is not a craft video today, it's a run down of my favorite books that I have read lately! I am a HUGE reader and I am always looking for good books to read, so I thought some of you might be interested in some of the books I have enjoyed. I just recieved a Kindle, so if any of you have one, please share how you like it. I am an "old school" readr & just love books, but they are taking up alot of space on my shelf and the Kindle can provide some money saving as well.
This weekend is our football play-off's, so I am praying for more time to scrap and stamp on the weekends again. Thanks for watching...
Gale :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Episode #260 ~ "Super SImple Sunday" Series 17 Halloween Boo

Happy Sunday Everyone.
What a glorious day is is here on New Jersey! Wow ~ perfect day to enjoy the outdoors & cheer our son on at his football game. It just wouldn't be Sunday without hitting my scraproom for a quick & easy card for "Super Simple Sunday"!!! This card is soooo quick & only uses one stamp, that's it! You could easily crank out a ton of these cards for your favorite gobblins.
Thanks for stopping by today & enjoy your day with family & friends.
Big Huggs,

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Episode 259 ~ "Use It or Lose It" #13 Halloween Kitty Treat Bag / Stampi...

Hi Everyone,
I was so happy that I got to go down to my craftroom and play today! I love to create cards and treat bags for Halloween. What a fun holiday to celebrate!!!
In this episode, I made a really cute kitty-cat treat bag topper using my BigShot machine and the TopNote Die as well. This is a great way to use up all those scraps you have been saving...
Have a great rest of your week and I will be back on Sunday for "Super Simple Sunday'.
Big Huggs,

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Episode 258 ~ Super Simple Sunday / Series #16

Happy Sunday Everyone,
I hope it was a restful weekend for all of you... We have had such a busy time with football season in full swing. While I love going to our son's game & cheering him on, it was nice to have some "me time" tonight even if for just alittle while.
As many of you know, Miss Mary from Cardtv has come out with her own line of stamps! Isn't that exciting??? I couldn't be happier for her, she is such a wonderful person. I really wanted to play with the set "Spooky Sayings" that arrived in the mail afew days ago. i also knew I wanted to use the "Greeting Card Kids" stamp set from Stampin' Up! as well. It's probably my most favorite set in the entire catalog.
Make it a great week everyone and hopefully I'll be back nextweek with another Halloween project I've been working on. I just need to tweek it alittle.
Big Huggs,

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Episode 257 ~ Super Simple Sunday Series #15 Halloween Punches

Hi there everyone,
Happy Sunday... I hope it has been a blessed one for you and your family. It's been a busy Sunday in our house, I was up early cardmaking, off to church, stopped at the bookstore and home for a wonderful afternoon spent watching football with my crazy family!
Everything is starting to look very spooky around here and can't wait to share some of the cute projects I have made. Have a relaxing rest of your day ~
Big Huggs,

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Episode 257 ~ *WINNER* of K & Company Give-Away!

Happy Saturday Everyone,
I hope your weekend is off to a great start... I did the drawing for the winner of my K & Company Give-Away from last week & please watch all the way to the end. I did a last minute, surprise 2nd Give-away for another lucky winner. I love to do Give-Aways ~ It's so fun to bless another person with a wonderful gift from the heart! Woo-Hoo!
Big Huggs,

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Episode 256 ~ Super Simple Sunday Series #14

Hi Crafty friends,
Happy Tuesday my crafty crazies!!! I hope your week is off to a great start, I have been trying since Sunday to upload this "Super Simple Sunday" video. Gosh... YouTube was not cooperating at all & finally it just went through. I really don't understand why sometimes y.t. works & sometimes it doesn't...
I am off to do laundry & then to the grocery store, but I hope you have a wonderful day & can squeeze in some crafty time for yourselves.
Big Huggs,

Friday, September 9, 2011

Episode 255 ~ It's a " K & Company " GIVE-AWAY!!!

Happy Friday Everyone,
I am doing a fantabulous "K & Company" Give-Away!!! I think this would make a wonderful way to celebrate all things "Family!"
You must be a subscriber to my blog & please leave me a comment on what family, holiday traditions you enjoy the most. I can't wait to read what each & everyone of you does with your family & friends.
Good Luck & I will pick a winner on Thursday, Spetmeber 15th, 2011...
Big Huggs,

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Episode 254 ~ Super Simple Sunday Series #13

Hi scrappy friends,
I was FINALLY able to upload this video to YouTube! Gosh... I had been trying over & over again since Sunday & it's now Wednesday!!! Yikes ~ I thought it would never go through.
This is how I mass produce alot of the same kind of cards, with Christmas coming, I thought many of you might be feeling overwhelmed at the thought of making your own this year. No worries though friends, it's easy peasy if you just do things in an assembly line. Check it out & if you have any questions, please leave me a comment & I will get back to right away!
Bug Huggs,

Happy Wednesday!

Hi Everyone,
  I just wanted to make a quick post today... Since having been hit hard here in New Jersey last week by hurricane Irene, I and many others, have been without power. Gladly, it is back on, but we seem to be having some issues with out computer. I have been trying for several days now, to upload some new videos for you to YouTube and have not been very successful.
  I will keep trying, but I wanted to check-in, say "hi" to all of you and let you know what is going on here. Please say a prayer for our friends in Texas as they deal with the awful, raging fires. I can't even imagine how scarey that would be.
  Thanks for your patience,

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Episode #253 ~ Sweet Baby Card!

Hi Everyone,
I wanted to say hello to each of you & a heartfelt thankyou for all the prayers & well wishes.
Unfortunately, my mom passed way last Tuesday & we had her service this past Saturday in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I know she is in a better place & that we will see each other again someday.
These are the times that I try to stay strong in my faith & rely on God's word to get me through.

Today I wanted to make a baby card for my neighbors who are expecting their first baby & we couldn't be happier for them! They are going to be wonderful parents & I love all things "baby"!!!
Walmart has these Cricut Lite Cartridges on sale for $20 & I always wanted this cute cartridge. If you haven't been in their craft section, make sure you check it out.

Thank you again my sweet friends & I hope you are all having a good week!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Episode #252 ~ Super Simple Sunday / Series #12

Happy Sunday Scrappy Friends,
I thought I would head down to my "Happy Place" & make a Back To School card today. I just love this Greeting Card Kids stamp set from Stampin' Up! This has to be one of my most favorite stamp sets ever... Here is a new way of attaching ribbon, I hope you like it~
Thank you to everyone who sent kept my mother in their thoughts & prayers, she is having a tough time, but I have been flying back & forth to N.C. each week to be there for her & she has some wonderful around the clock care. Hospice is wonderful & keeps me well informed when I am back in New Jersey.
I appreciate all the support & it means alot to me & I am sharing with her all the loving prayers & thoughts being sent her way.
I hope you all are relaxing this Sunday & enjoy the little things in life. Sometimes they are what matters most...
Big "Thankful" Huggs,

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Some Sad News...

Hi Everyone,
  It's with a heavy heart that I am letting you all know that my mother Jane has suffered several strokes and they believe has a rapidly growing cancerous tumor on her brain. Hospice will come in today and I returned home late last night from North Carolina.  I am blessed to have spent 3 days with her in and out of the hospital. She has been coherient, but in alot of pain. It's so hard to watch our parents age, but my mother has lead an amazing life! God blessed me with an strong and loving women in my life to call "Mom" and I am most grateful for all the love she has given to me and my children.
  I am not sure what the next few weeks will hold, but I wanted to let each and everyone of you that I will probably not be making videos during this time. Perhaps it would take my mind off the situation, but as of right now I am busy dealing with this and taking care of my family.
  Hopefully soon I will get back in a normal routine...

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Episode #251 ~ "Super Simple Sunday" Series # 11 S/Up! The Open Sea S/Set

Happy Sunday Everyone,
I can't believe it's Sunday already... Where did this week go? I have already started Back To School shopping & can't believe our oldest will be going back to college in two weeks! I was just happy to have found some time for myself today & get some cards & scrapbooking done. As you can hear in the background, it's seldom quiet at my house, kids running & yelling all the time. Please excuse my daughter yelling, her brother was chasing her around the house.
I finally used my new stamp set "The Open Sea" from Stampin' Up! & just love it!!! This is a super easy card for "Super Simple Sunday" & I can't wait to use it on some of the scrapbook pages from our trip to Nantucket this summer.
Have a great rest of your Sunday & sorry this took alittle while to get posted, YouTube has been acting funny today.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Episode 250 ~ "Super Simple Sunday" Series #10

Happy Sunday Everyone,
Gosh, it feels like I have been away forever... I am just getting to making my thankyou cards for all my wonderful customers who purchased from me in the month of June. I always need to make super cute & super simple cards for this. I am really having a blast making layered flowers with the new Triple Flower Punch from Stampin' Up! Loooovvvveee It!!!
I hope you all had a relaxing weekend & are looking forward to the new week ahead. More videos coming to ya' soon...
Big Huggs,


Friday, July 15, 2011

Episode 249 ~ "Whale of a Good Time" Scrapbook page Pt.1

Hi Everyone,
Here is Part 1 of my "Whale" of a Good Time Scrapbook page layout. Be sure to check out Part 2 for the finished pages. Thanks for watching & have a scrappy good weekend...
Big Huggs,

Episode #249 ~ "Whale" of a Time Scrapbook page Pt. 2

Hi Everybody,
Happy Friday my crafty friends!!! I am getting some scrapbooking done & thought I would share with you what I am working on. I am really trying to get caught up & am a year behind! This is driving me ccCcCrrRraaAZzZYYy!!! I've NEVER been so far behind & it is really an overwhelming feeling. But, if I keep moving forward, I will get caught up.
In this 2 part video, I used the "Life's A Beach" Cricut cartridge & some fun "splash" paper. I hope this gives you some ideas for summer page layouts.
Happy scrappin',

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Episode #248 ~ Super Simple Sunday #9

Hi Everyone,
Happy Sunday to all of you, I hope it's a relaxing day! I wanted to share this very simple card with you today for Super Simple Sunday. We are headed out the door to the early service at church today & then spending the rest of the day floating & relaxing out on the boat. They really love to ride on the tube & play in the shallow part of the water. Great times & I love to scrapbook all these summer memories.
Happy Huggs,

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!

I hope each & everyone of you has a star-spangled "4th" celebrating  with all of your families and friends. I know how grateful I am for all that our armed forces do and have done for all of our freedoms. It doesn't get any better then living in America!!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Episode #247 ~ 4th of July Birdhouse!

Hi Crafty Friends,
I hope everyone is excited & looking forward to celebrating the 4th of the July this weekend! We are spending the weekend as a family, watching the fireworks out on the lake &
This patriotic birdhouse was part of my mom's birthday gift... she really liked it & was excited since she really didn't have alot of decorations for the 4th. I even managed to make one for myself ~
Have a wonderful & relaxing weekend & be safe!
Happy Huggs,

Friday, June 24, 2011

Episode #246 ~ Hi Everyone!

Happy Friday Everyone,
I feel like it's been so long since I've made a video or blogged about my crafting! I've missed all of you & I am hoping to get some projects completed tomorrow... Here is a quick update on my weight loss journey since having my surgery 2 weeks ago & a wonderful package was waiting for me when we got home last night from Nantucket! It is from the super sweet Miss Amanda who is butterflyamanda on YouTube. Make sure you check out her channel, she is very creative!
Happy crafting,

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Episode #236 ~ Thank You Maureen! (Pt.2)

Okay guys... here is the part 2 of this beautiful package Maureen sent me.
Big Huggs,

Episode # #235 Thank You Maureen! (Pt. 1)

Hi Everyone,
OMGosh... lok what came in the mail for me from the sweet Miss Maureen! She is my friend from Texas & is the the most genorious, kind hearted, giving person. Always thinking of others & she has completely inspired me to "Pay - It - Forward" to someone else who could use a smile! Thanks for watching & please visit Maureen's channel, maureencmathias & be prepared to be inspired. OBTW, this is a 2-part video.
Have a blesses Sunday,

Friday, June 3, 2011

Episode #242 ~ A.C. Moore Haul & Michael's Rewards!

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are all looking forward to a relaxing weekend. This is just a quick video to let you know what is going on with me & the Michael's Craft Stores are offerring "Rewards" cards. Make sure you sign up & let's hope that we can use our coupons when we earn them on anything in the store, even sale items!
Happy, scrappy huggs,

Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

 Happy Friday Everyone,
  Our daughter was taking pictures last night of our dog, Miss Maggie & I just happened upon this picture as I was uploading my card for you today. I thought it was really cute & figured, why not??? This is Magg's....
 I have a friend who has had a baby girl recently, so I thought I would whip up a cute little card & gift for both mom & baby. This was a really quick & easy card & I used an old retired stamp set from stamping up.

I just love Giraffes & I used some scrap ribbon that was just waiting to be used from my scrap jar. I hope everyone has a fun & relaxing Memorial Day weekend & please thank a Veteran or solider you my see for all they have done so we can be safe.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Episode #240 ~ Home Sweet Home!

Happy Thursday Everyone,
Gale here to share with you another birdcage that I made for my swap partner for the bottle swap
over at Lil' Stamp of Heaven. I wanted to make sure Linda (scrapcatsbylinda) recieved it before I posted this to my blog or YouTube. I was really happy with the way it turned out & I hope Linda likes it too.
Huge Huggs,

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Episode #239 ~ LSH Bottle Swap from Linda!

Happy Wednesday Everyone,
I recieved my LSH Bottle Swap from Linda! Woo-Hoo!!! What a fun swap this was & if you haven't checked out the Lil' Scrap of Heaven website & all the fun stuff going on, head over there!
Have a great rest of your week & enjoy some time crafting...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hi Everyone,
  My scrubby & I celebrated our good friend, Bob Bronson from 106.7 LITE FM's "50th" Birthday over the weekend. Bob is the morning show host along with Kristine. I do the "Ask Gale ..." segment on Wednesday mornings.
  I didn't want to do the typical "50th" birthday gifts, Exlax, False teeth, ex... So, since we are in radio, I thought a c.d. wreath would look great in his new basement next to some awards he has won. I also made a funky "50th" c.d. necklace that he wore all night. What a good sport!
  It was a really fun evening & i know this was the most creative gift he recieved & it really was perfect for him.
  Have a great week friends,