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,

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Episode #238 ~ "Super Simple Sunday" Unlock Your Dreams Graduation Card

Hi Everyone,
Happy Sunday friends... Just a quick video for my "Super Simple Sunday" Series. In this episode, I am making a Graduation card for a sweet young lady who is Graduating from college. I also made a Graduation Mini Album for her, but I didn't make a video on it. I guess it just didn't seem that thrilling to me.
I am sure you all are as crazy, busy as we are with all the parties coming up! Try to take a moment & really enjoy them. Sometimes we get so caught up in the details, that we forget to enjoy the event themselves.
Big Huggs,

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Episode #27 ~ "Use It or Lose It!" Congratulations Graduate!

Happy Thursday Everyone,
In today's video, I share with you how I made a really cute Graduation Card/ Gift Box that I made for our son's girlfriend. She is Graduating this year & we are giving her cash, but I didn't want to just put it in a money envelope. These would also make cute party favors, just sayin'...
I hope this gives you some ideas, I know how busy we all are with Graduations, Weddings, Baby Showers & all sort of occassions. Handmade gifts are always the BEST!
Big Huggs,

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Episode #236 ~ A "Tweet" Birdhouse

Hello friends,
I wanted to share the finished product of the birdhouse that I altered... I picked up these plain, unpainted birdhouses in the craft section at WalMart. They are very reasonable & make fabulous gifts! I hope this give you some inspiration & perhaps you can some one for your home or patio.
~ Enjoy ~

Episode #235 ~ A RAK from Teriberi Arrives!

Hi there crafty friends,
Well.. another rainy yucky day in New Jersey, perfect for crafting though! Check out what came in the mail today ~ it's from the super sweet Miss Teri Beri (on YouTube). She altered one of these dress forms & I just fell in love with it. I messaged her telling her what a fabulous job she did & asked where it could be found in Michael's. Before I knew it, she offered to send me an extra one that she had picked up! Isn't that so sweet? Honestly, this truely is the greatest community, crafting family on YouTube or anywhere!!!
Now I am super excited to start this project for my daughter, I think she will really like it...
Happy Huggs,

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Episode #234 ~ "Super Simple Sunday" Series # 6

Happy Sunday Everyone,
I hope you are all having a glorious day spent with family & friends. I've gotten alot of crafting done today & it feels GREAT! Yippe & first thing in the morning I am mailing out lots of packages for different swaps I signed up for & also a special birthday gift for a special scrappy y.t. friend.
Here goes another "Super Simple Sunday" episode... I hope it gives you some ideas for making really quick & simple cards!
Happy Huggs,

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Episode #233 "LSH" Mini Album Swap

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are having a fantabulous Thursday, I know I am! Just about finished cleaning the house & then going to meet the author of the book "The Red Thread" which I highly recommend!!! It's really a wonderful evening with wine, cheese, friends & chatting with the author.
In this video, I am sharing the mini album I made for the swap I am in over at LSH (Little Scrap of Heaven). I can't wait to see the mini I will recieve & if you haven't gotten in on a swap of some kind, jump in! They are really alot of fun... It is important though to make sure that you can follow through & have the project turned in by the deadline.
Have a sun-shiney rest of your Thursday & I will be back soon with some cute new projects~
Big Huggs,

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Episode 231 ~ "Super Simple Sunday" Series #5

Happy Mother's Day!
I hope all of you are having a peaceful and relaxing day ~ We are off to church shortly and I brought our daughter to the early service because the "kids" are doing both services today. I can't wait to get there and our youngest is ushering. So cute!
But, the best news is, my scrubby and college age son made it home safe and sound at 1:30 am this morning. Woo-Hoo!!! The sun is shining and it is going to be a wonderful day, I love having all my kids home.
My today be a meaningful one for you and lets not forget all our 4-legged furry babies as well.
Happy Mother's Day,

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Breast Cancer "Hope" Card for NSD

Happy National Scrapbook Day Everyone,
  I have been busy following so many different events today, but  this card is for Robyn, My Pink Stamper's Challenge #3. I think it's so important to encourage hope during a difficult time in someone's life no matter what it is that is plaguing them.  Our health is really the most important thing, so lets give "Hope" to all who might need it!
Happy "Hopeful" Hugg,

Friday, May 6, 2011

Episode 229 ~ April's S/Up! Thank you Card!

Hi Friends!
I wanted to wish all of you a Happy Mother's Day!!! May it be peaceful and full of family, friends and love. Being a mother to me, is the most amazing and humbling experience of my life. While I enjoy all my stamping and scrapping toys, God and my family come first.
It seemed like a good day to make some Thank You cards for my wonderful stamping friends who placed an order with me in the month of May, or placed an order through my website. I truely appreciate each and everyone of you. Thank you to those of you who watch my videos and leave me such sweet comments. Even if you don't leave comments... thank you!
Happy Mother's Day,

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Episode 228 ~ "Use It or Lose It" Mail

Happy Tuesday Friends,
Today I recieved two wonderful cards in the mail! Thank you to Jamie from Louisville, Ky & from Suziecrafter from Brooklyn, NY. Also, make sure you check in & listen tomorrow to "Ask Gale..." on 106.7 LITE FM in New York City! I will be giving you your rockin' crockpot recipe for the day... tune in bright & early every Wednesday at 6:45 am & get your crock a'rockin'!
Have a great rest of your week,
Gale :)