Saturday, August 29, 2009

Breast Cancer Silent Auction Mini

Here's my YouTube video of my mini. I delivered it tonite to the Silent Auction Committee. We'll see how much it brings.

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Live long & prosper,
Weezie

Friday, August 28, 2009

Silent Auction Mini Album

I have finished the Mini Album. I'll be posting the YouTube video as soon as it finishes uploading. Thought I would add a couple of pix of the final stages of the closure and binding as I changed it up a bit.

The binding is zip ties (cable ties) to which I added fibers and ribbons.



Instead of a paperclip on the hairtie for the closure, I used a short length of 30 guage wire.


Live long & prosper,
Weezie

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Breast Cancer Silent Auction Mini

I've completed all the pages for the mini. I need to bind it and add the closure. I also need to alter the cigar box that will house the mini. I took some still pictures of the individual pages and cigar box. I'll be trying a new binding method and will post a video after I've bound the mini and finished the cigar box. I like the way the completed pages look and flow.

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Live long & prosper, Weezie

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Other Stuff

Now that my August trade album is complete, I need to return to my Breast Cancer Silent Auction project. I've got to have it done by Septemper 7. I've changed my mind about the project. I'm still doing the altered cigar box; but, now I'm going to put a mini album inside and some notecards with envelopes. I think that would be more appealing. The whole purpose is to donate an item(s) that would draw bids. I think the mini albums look great and people can easily visualize exactly how they would use them. Now on with the project. Tata for now.

Live long & prosper,
Weezie

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

GGS August Trade Album

I have finished my August Trade Album for Laura De La Rosa. I like the way this album turned out. I wanted to do a rather monochromatic album with simple but striking pages. I had this card stock from Club Scrap that just fit the bill - black, grey, white and lime green. It took me longer than I anticipated to complete this album because most of my work has a vintage and distressed look. IRL the album colors are very eye catching and the album looks just the way I envisioned it. Hope you like it.

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Weezie

Wire and Bead Binding Tutorial

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Weezie

Closure Tutorial

I've finished my August Trade Mini to the point I am adding the closure and completing the binding. I'm making tutorial vids for the closure and for the binding. I've posted the closure vid and will be working on the binding vid today.

Live long & prosper,
Weezie


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Friday, August 14, 2009

Take a look at what Steph's got up her sleeve - http://withagrin.blogspot.com/
Quoting Steph's blog:
"I finished my 'paper bag mini album' project and I'm super excited because I love how it turned out!! AND I'M GIVING IT AWAY AS BLOG CANDY!! heee ..{my 1st blog candy giveaway} So..this is my little way of saying "Hey Everyone!! Thanks for sharing all your techniques, beautiful projects and eye candy WITH ME!!"
So here's the super simple......
BLOG CANDY Details & Rules:
~ Please leave me a comment on this post! Feel free to share what your working on, what you recently bought, what new techniques you've learned --whatever! Just have fun! ;)
~ Add this post to YOUR wonderful blog!!! :) Don't have one? no worries... let me know in your comments how you will spread the word!
~ And.. if you follow or subscribe to both my blog and YouTube channel, I will place your name twice in the bowl!!
~ I will be choosing the lucky winner on my YouTube Channel in 2 weeks....ugh I know.. sorry so far from now..BUT I'm going to be adding some extra 'secret' goodies and I want to make sure I have plenty of time :)
GOOD LUCK!!! :)



Live long & prosper,
Weezie

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tutorial for Wire & Bead Binding

I've been working on the mini I'll be trading with Laura. I have the pages all composed and I'm about ready to put it togeter. Since I'll be using the wire and bead binding on this mini, I'm going to try a tutorial. We'll see how it goes. I'll be taking a few days hiatus from my Craft Cave; but, hope to get this done the first of next week. Wish me luck with the tutorial video. GGS Sistahs are the best.
Live long & prosper,
Weezie

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Blog Candy from Arlene

Check out Arlene's blog or YouTube site. She will be hosting a drawing on YouTube on August 23rd and will select a winner "live" on video. She'll have her5 year old draw the name. You can enter the blog candy drawing several ways. Check out her blog to get more info.
http://www.butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com/

Live long & prosper,
Weezie

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Family

I am ever so proud of my family. My children and grandchildren are all wonderful. My hubby is a terrific match for me. Often I am overwhelmed with emotion when I think of how my family has contributed, each in his/her own way to making life better in this moment than it was the last moment. I happend upon pix of my son and his wife when I was working on my family mini album. I put this together as a tribute to Autumn and Scott. There are many persons on active duty all over the world doing what the military demands of them. I think of the sacrafices they are making and salute their efforts. I hope this vid serves to honor them as well as my loved ones. Tata for now.
Live long & prosper,
Weezie
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Monday, August 3, 2009

Mini Paper Bag Album

I was just on the K & Company web site. by virtue of the naming conventions used on that web site, my family/generations paper bag album could be correctly described as a 6 x 7 paper bag mini album with gate fold pages. Whoot, whoot - now there is a real live description of the style of this mini. I need to reclaim my Craft Cave after completing the album. I don't quite know how my Craft Cave implodes while I work on a project; but, it does. I'd rather go blog hopping than reclaim the Cave; but, alas alack it must be done. Tata for now.
Live long & prosper,
Weezie

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tutorials

I have had requests for tutorial on the various techniques I use when I assemble my albums. As soon as I figure out how to make a video/slide show that would be an effective tutorial, I'll be posting them. I need to figure out how to mount my camera to record from the correct perspective for videos. On the vids I have thus far made, I have done quite of bit of recording and erasing to get them to the point where I think they are acceptable for posting. I love it when others share their techniques and will be glad to follow suit as soon as I get the "production" elements figured out. Like many of my projects, it's in the R & D stages.
Tata for now.
Live long & prosper,
Weezie