Sunday, August 29, 2010

Birthday Gift Gift card slider and Coffee filter flowers

Hi Everyone!

I have two videos for you today, I actually had some time to work on some projects this weekend.

The first video shows a gift card slider I made using some inspiration from Gina- Scrappinology on YouTube. She is a fantastic shopper and very creative lady. She had created a series of pockets from envelopes, so I added the slider part. The gift was for my friend Lisa who is celebrating a birthday tomorrow. Also, celebrating a birthday tomorrow is my childhood friend Elizabeth, and the third birthday on August 30th is my friend Victor Wilhite. I wish you all the very happiest celebration and a fantastic new year. I have always been amazed by the great people in my life, and ironically they all share the same birthday.

The second video is a tutorial to how I made my take on coffee filter flowers. I will list the supplies here:

Cone shaped Coffee filters- The brand I used is Natural Brew. I picked up a set of 300 filters at my local Sam's Club for about $5
Glimmer mist in your color choice
Glossy Accents for your glue
Tim Holtz Alterations die- Tattered Florals
Heat Gun

It is importan to note that if you wish to color your flowers, spray them with Glimmer Mist and heat set it, before you do the curling of the petals.

I hope you enjoy!

Have a great week!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Online Shopping and great Inspiration from Rachael

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick Sunday Share. I have been spending a lot of time on Ustream, and YouTube, and I have met or seen some incredible artisits from all walks of art. A fantastic artist I was referred to is a gal named Rachael from the UK. I believe it was Arlene who referred me to her YouTube channel. I have been watching Rachael's videos and she is so inspiring. She does everything from Mixed Media, to jewelry, to clay, to mini books. She has a great grungy style and produces great videos.

Here is a link to her YouTube Channel:

The wonderful Arlene, also produces great art in all forms. She is very generous in how she shares her tips and her art. Her YouTube Channel is:

So I am watching all of these videos, and decided to take my own spin on the tag style Rachael creates. I have been having lots of fun. Also, Arlene had mentioned a source for red rubber vintage style stamps from Artistic Outpost. A great company, fast shipping and low prices. Check them out:

Also today, I was searching for some bargains, and I stumbled across: and I could not believe the prices. Glimmer Mist for $4.75! Tim Holtz Distress Inks $3.45 and Tim Holtz Texture Fades for $7.88! I did a little research, and the reports of thier service is great. I also placed an order, a sizeable one, and I will let you know how it works out. I am really encouraged.

I have included a video....

Thanks for reading and watching as always,

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Big Kick, Big Shot Machine Sandwich Options

Hi Everyone!

Attached are some videos about the Sizzix Big Kick/Big Shot machine and the sandwich layers needed for certain dies. I have also included a link to a document that you can download the information in written form here:

These videos were made upon request. I apologize for the length, and poor camera work in advance.

Thanks for watching!

Friday, August 6, 2010

300 YT Subbies Giveaway!

Hi Everyone!

Happily I am at 297 subscribers over on YouTube. I just still cannot believe it. In celebration of the 300 mark, and unfortunately since I have not heard back from the winners of my 250 subbie giveaway, I am declaring a do over! 4NikkiMay and Suralear1, my winners from the 250 subbie giveaway, please contact me, I do have prizes for both of you.
The rules are the same as the first time around, to qualify you must be a blog follower, or a YouTube subscriber. Leave a comment on the YouTube video for 300 subbie giveaway for one chance, and on this blog post for a second chance to win. Entries close on 8/15/10.

Tell me what kind of tutorials you would like to see in the future, or how you found my blog or channel, or both!

I just can't thank the artistic community enough for all the generous support. Follow me on Twitter: Laurel DeViney, Friend me on Facebook,or say hi right here. I am so grateful to all of the great people I have met.

Thanks again for watching!

Original giveaway video: