Friday, December 19, 2014

Episode #433 December Daily Part 2

Hi Crafty Friends,

  Can you believe Christmas Eve is next Thursday?!@#$%^&* I am so excited and can't wait to get my turkey cooking, table set and family all around. I had a fabulous time making a December Daily album for my family and I decided to make one for my friend as a Christmas gift. This really is a wonderful way to recall simple daily activities in years to come.

  I hope this gives you some ideas and that you enjoy the video, let me know if you have any questions. My your holidays be bright!!!


Monday, December 1, 2014

Episode #432 ~ "My" December Daily 2014!!!

Hi Everyone,

  Happy December 1st, 2014!!! Today I wanted to share with you "My" December Daily - I think this is a great idea & yes, I jumped on the bandwagon too. I am super excited to start taking pictures today as we will be putting up our decoration & tree(s). Hubby did the outside stuff last weekend while the rather was nice.

  I hope you consider banking one these for yourself and family to enjoy down the road, what a fun month to look back on!


Monday, November 17, 2014

Episode #431 ~ Re-Purpose/Re-Use… It smells so GOOD!

Hi Everyone,

  I am in fill fall/Thanksgiving mode & love to scent my house with these wax tarts. I  have one of the electric warmers from Yankee Candle shop & I sometimes use their tarts, but found these at my local grocery store. They smell fabulous & cost about .40 less than the Yankee ones - I just love the scent & the idea of re-purposing things. Plus, they make the whole house smell good, even the Trick-or-Treators commented on Halloween how good our house smelled when they walked up to the house & we opened the front door. Give it a try!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Eisode #430 ~ Card Share

Hi Everyone,

  Happy Sunday - It's cold and snowy here in the Chicago area and I LOVE it!!! Yippee! It's the perfect day to be in my scrap room and I thought I would share with you some cute, fun new products I found while in Galena, IL. I've also been super busy making cards and swapping with all the wonderful ladies in my stamping group.

  Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me… I appreciate it and hope you have a wonderful week to come.

Warm Hugs,

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Super Simple Sunday: Episode # 429 ~ Christmas Card with Star Framelits

Happy Sunday Everyone,

  I hope you all had a safe & fun Halloween, the kids were adorable that came Trick-or-Treating at our house- I love seeing them! This momma has MORE then eaten her share of Snickers & asked my hubby to get them our of the house.

  In todays video, I chose to use the wonderful Star framelits & the christmas paper pack - that's it! Super simple!!! I hope you like this very simple & quick card, sometimes the simpler the better.

Happy November,

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Episode #427 ~ "Super Simple Sunday" #36 Using Fall Fest & Happy Waterco...

Happy Sunday Stampers,

  I haven't done a "Super Simple Sunday" video in FOREVER!!! So, I am doing one today because this fall card couldn't be any "simpler". I went to a group meeting with my old stamping friends from years ago when we used to live here in Illinois. It was so great to see everyone again & get back to sharing ideas!

  Sequins are my new best friend & I love to sprinkle just a few on my cards for a little bit of bling. If you have any questions, please leave me a comment as I will be checking my blog as well as my channel.

  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday ~


Monday, October 13, 2014

Episode #428- Ghostly Treat Box

Happy Columbus Day Friends,

  It's a rainy, yucky day here in Chicago - it's my house cleaning day & so I am of course playing in my craft room first! The cleaning can wait just a little bit!!!

  I have been itching to play with this awesome new Curly Keepsake Box from Stampin' Up! so i looked around on Pinterest & got my inspiration from a gal named Nancyprints. She had done a card & i simply adjusted it to make into a treat box. The candy corn will go in ON halloween, because if I do it now… my teenage son will eat it! Momma likes it too ~

  Give this fun project a try, I know they will be a huge hit when I pass them out to neighbors & friends at the Halloween Party we are going to this weekend.

Happy Crafting -


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Episode #427 ~ Lawn Fawn Cards Share & Stampin' Up Goodness!

Hi Crafty Friends,

  First, I have to explain the abrupt ending of this video… I went over the 10 minute time limit on YouTube so I had to cut it off right away so I would be able to upload the video. I am sorry I didn't get to show you the other cute card I made, but these are the rules for uploading videos - oh well.

  Lots of cute stamp set bundles & we all can take advantage of the discount of 15% when you purchase them as a bundle, woo-hoo! I am going to make some cute projects today & can't wait to share some of the scrapbook pages I have made combining traditional scrapbooking & Project Life together.

  Have a relaxing Sunday & enjoy your friends & family…


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Episode #427 ~ Tennessee Haul Fun! (Sort of...)

Hi there Crafty Friends,

  I just wanted to share some of the cute stamps & papers that I picked while I was down in Knoxville, TN taken care of my daughter as she had back surgery last week. Her roommate came over to out hotel for a visit & I needed to run out to get bandages & whatnot & realized that there was a scrapbook store right down the road. So of course I had to pop in & see what they had & grab some UT stickers & stuff!

  Project Life has quickly become one of my favorite ways to scrap & I incorporate both traditional 12 x 12 pages alongside the pocket pages for added interest. It's completely addicting ( but what about paper crafting isn't?!@#$%^&*)

  I hope tomorrow to find some time to make some fall cards with my new stamp sets, so if I accomplish that, I will share the finished projects with all of you.

Happy crafting,

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Episode #426 ~ "Lil' Pumpkin" Card

Hi Crafty Friends,

  I hope this video finds you all happy & healthy... I am sending a care package to our daughter who is away at college & i wanted to include a fall card for her so she could set it on her desk. I hadn't used this darling My Favorite Things stamp set yet, so I thought this would be the perfect time! It is soooo stinkin' adorable!!! I love to color with my topic markers, as I find it very relaxing.

  Fall is one of my most favorite times of the year, I love the crisp air, hayrides & the beautiful trees as they begin to change color.

  Thanks for watching my video & if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask...

Happy Fall Ya'll,

Friday, July 25, 2014

Episode #425- Gale's Been Shopping Part 2- $2 Grab Bag

Happy Friday crafty friends,

  Just thought I would share with you the fun items I was lucky enough to receive in the $2 Grab Bag that I picked up at Michaels the other day. What a pleasant surprise & it had provided some fun items to add to my gift-aways, which I just love to do!!!

  My scrubby & I will begin the process of knocking out a wall downstairs to put french doors in leading into my craft room/beauty studio tomorrow & I am super excited! I will post pictures as we progress & then of course when it is all finished. I really just want to get it done & get back to crafting & enjoying watching all of your videos as well.

  Have a relaxing weekend & I hope you are able to squeeze some time in for yourself & doing what you love.

Big squishy hugs,

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Episode #425- Gale's Been Shopping!

Hello Everyone,

  I have been uber busy with our cross country move back to Illinois. We love our new house & are getting settled in quickly... I do not have a craft room in this house (yet). But my sweet scrubby is going to be building a craft room / Mary Kay Beauty Studio for me next week - yippee!!! I am soooo excited!

  To sooth my lack of ability to scrap & stamp right now, I have been shopping up a storm. Today I stopped in at Michael's & they had some really great deals. I found some awesome goodies for 99cents & even got a $2 grab bag.

  I am seriously hooked on the Project Life Scrapbooking system so, these 3x4 card packs are so cute & even better when they are on sale for $1.99! I picked up lot's & I am anxious to sit down & spend some time doing what I love. Check out your local store if you are looking for some fun stickers & P.L. card packs.

  Thanks for visiting with me & please leave a comment & subscribe to my blog, I love to share projects & great deals when I come across them.


Monday, July 7, 2014

July 2014 New Product Release from MFT

Hi Everyone,

  We have recently moved from New Jersey back to Illinois just 9 days ago! Huge move my friends & the movers informed me that one entire semi was filled with just my craft room goodies & my Mary Kay Beauty Studio products. That transpires to 24, 000 pounds of my favorite things!!! Yikes...

  Speaking of My Favorite Things, check out all the fabulous July products that are being released this month from MFT. Watch the entire video & pay attention to the fun surprise at the end. I wanted to share this with all my happy friends.

  I am trying to get caught up on my YouTube video watching, so make sure you play along.

Have a wonderful week,

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Episode 424 ~ Scrapbooking with Perfect Layers

Hi Everyone & Happy Sunday,

  We are getting ready for yet another Open House today so I wanted to quickly share this video with all of you before we head out the door. As many of you know, I have been seriously trying to get caught up on my scrapbooking & this is a double page spread of my family.

  I used the Perfect Layers cutting guides to layer my pictures, which is my least favorite thing to do in scrapbooking. It used to take me forever to get the layers perfect, but these guides really make it quick & simple, yippee!!! Now layering isn't such a hassle & I actually like to mat all my pictures now...

  Hopefully this will encourage other scrappers to mat those photos & explain how to use the guides, I wasn't sure how to use them when I first got them.

  Enjoy the rest of your weekend & happy scrapping crafty friends


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Episode #423 ~ My Favorite Things/ Thank you cards

Hi Happy Crafters,

  I hope everyone had a blessed Easter who celebrates, I know I ate my weight in jelly beans - yum!!! Today I wanted to do some Copic coloring, so I grab one of my really cute stamps from My Favorite Things called "Have a Blooming Good Day". Coloring is a great way for me to relax & always puts a smile on my face.

  Thank you cards are always much needed in my house, so I made two cards that will go out in the mail today. If you have any questions, please ask - otherwise leave me a comment, I love to hear from you!

Happy Tuesday,

Monday, March 31, 2014

Episode #422 ~ S.S.S. #34 Scrapbooking Layouts

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends,

  Boy, I have finally made some progress on my mad attempt to get caught up on my scrapbooking pages! I have finished my daughter's Prom pictures from 2012 as well as the pictures from her Sweet 16 party... what a relief! I am used to always being current & up-to-date on all of my pages, so this is really making me crazy being 2 years behind.

  Thank you for stopping by & taking some time to watch my video, enjoy the rest of your Sunday. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Happy Hugs,

Monday, March 24, 2014

Episode # 421 ~ Paper Pumpkin w/a Twist!!!

Hi Crafty Friends,

  Happy Sunday everyone, it's so nice to be able to get in my craft room & make a video for you. Lots is going on in my home & we are getting ready for our big move back to Illinois. We are all super excited, but it is going to be a BIG move!

  If you haven't signed-up for Paper Pumpkin yet, you really need to consider getting in on this awesome monthly kit. In this episode, I share with you some of the other ideas for cards, while using all the products provided in the kit. I love the standard card that the kit creates, but it's fun to play with layouts as well.

  Stretching our crafting dollar is always important to me, so I share how to get more bang for your buck! I hope you enjoy the video & as always, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Happy Hugs,

Saturday, March 15, 2014

March 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Hi there Everyone,

  OMGoodness... look how adorable the months Paper Pumpkin is! I love receiving this fun box every more in the mail, who doesn't like happy mail, right? Well, if you sign up before the end of March you will also receive a *FREE* set of IN-Color markers plus the entire kit!!! How awesome is that? It's just 19.95 a month & you can pause your subscription, you can skip a month if you want, you can even cancel at anytime with no penalty. Everything comes in a cute orange box & is sure to put a smile on your face.

  Please go to my & sign up with me ~

Big Hugs,

Monday, February 17, 2014

Episode #420 ~ Project Share :)

Hi Everyone,

  Today I thought I would share with you some of the projects I have been working on. I haven't had much time to make videos lately, but I am hoping things will settle down in my crazy world! I have a fun package coming from Stampin' Up! that I am excited to receive, remember it's Sale-A-Bration time & that means *FREE* stamps & goodies!!!

  You can check out all the goodness at my Stampin' Up! website by going to my blog & clicking the "Shop 24/7" button.

  We are due for MORE snow tomorrow, I hope everyone is well & thinking "springy" thoughts, I know I sure am ~

Big Hugs,

Friday, January 10, 2014

Washi Tape Dispenser WINNER ~ Part 2

Thanks for staying with me... I should have checked the battery in my Flip camera. Congratulations  to the winners, please message me with your mailing information. You will have until January 18th, 2014 to get in touch with me, or I will re-pick the winner/s.
I appreciate all the fun comments & can't wait to see how everyone is meeting their goals in the spring, good luck!

Warm Hugs,


Happy Friday Everyone,
  Today is the day for the drawing of the winners name to my Washi Tape Dispenser Give-away! Woo-Hoo!!! Now, I must apologize for having to make this video in 2 parts, but my batteries went dead, so what's a girl to do? Please make sure to check out Part 2 & see if you are the winner of the "Surprise" gift that I threw in for the runner up. It's just a little something, but I wanted to say thank you & wish I had something to give to everyone.

Warm Hugs,

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Episode #419 ~ Happy New Year GIVE-AWAY 2014!!!

Happy New Year Happy Stamper Friends,
  I wanted to thank you all so very much for being my subscribers & making this YouTube experience so much fun! Let's kick off 2014 with a Give-Away... This is open beginning Thurs. January 2 - Fri. January 19th, 2014. Just leave me a message in the comment section of what your goal is in the New Year! It can be non-craft related as well, whatever you want to achieve...
  The winner will be announced on Fri. January 10th, so check back to see if you are the winning name to be drawn. Good luck everyone & thanks again for all of your support.

Warm Hugs,

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Episode # ~ Another Haul from Michaels! Aaaagggghhhhh!!!

Happy New Years Eve Everyone,
  I know I am really looking forward to ringing in the New Year! 2014 is going a wonderful year for all of us, I just know it!!! This is my final shopping trip for a long time, now it's time to put this new stuff to work & get caught up on my scrapbooks.
  Celebrate safely my friends & may the New Year bring you much love, happiness & prosperity...

Warm Hugs,