Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Can you hear me now? {A video? For real?}

Hey there! Blogging three days in a row. . . .can you believe it!? I'm super excited to have my first blog post as a Go-to Gal, over at Paper Crafts Connection today, so if you haven't been there already. . .head on over and visit me!


Since today is sort of a momentous day, I thought I'd share something that I have hesitated to share. . . .it's a video. Eeks. I'm questioning myself even as I get ready to post it. I love seeing my crafty friends do videos. It's fun to see them, and hear them, and feel like I know them a little more. But ME? Oooh, I hate to hear my voice, and this was SUCH a challenge for me.  I ended up with completely pink inky hands, a broken light, and the whole thing was a total fiasco.  I was so flustered, I even put a black inky stamp right down into my pink ink pad. Disastrous.  If you make video tutorials - kudos to YOU, my friend, because it is no small feat.  So be kind - and don't expect another video from me any time soon!
I used some of my favorite stamps from The Stamps of Life, called mums2stamp, to demonstrate two-step stamping.

Oh and hey - have you seen the Paper Crafts videos on YouTube? The new All About Stamping videos are live!  I've only had a chance to watch a few - but they are fantastic!  Lots of inspiring little tips and tricks! You can read more about the videos, here on this Paper Crafts Connection post, which is complete with a chance to win some stampy goodies!

If today is your first time stopping by, (or even if it isn't) leave a comment and a link to your blog or gallery - I'd love to stop by and say HELLO! Don't be a stranger, and come on back soon.  Feel free to find me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook by clicking on the links in my sidebar!

18 comments:

cbuswell said...

Fabulous video! I think we all feel that way about our own voice!! You sounded great to me! You'll have to make more now! : )

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congratulations Laura! I am looking forward to seeing more of your cards and inspiration. I have been quite interested in CAS recently, not as easy as it looks!
Your video is wonderful, you did great!

Kim M said...

Congrats on your new position at PC! That would be. Dream come true for me too! You make wonderful cards and your video was just fine. :-)

Lindsay said...

Your video is fabulous Laura! LOVE that colorful card too!

reen said...

Job well done on the video! And the card is so pretty.

scrappingnana said...

There is nothing wrong with your video, it was great. Love your floral background card. TFS

Tara said...

I'm like you- I really want to make a video but extremely nervous about it. Everyone else makes it look so easy including you! Very inspiring. Look forward to your go-to gal work at PC!

Jillian said...

Love this video, and I love hearing your beautiful voice! We are our harshest critic. Thanks for sharing this technique!

Chark said...

found you from the PC blog...congrats! thanks for the video. If you have a chance, my blog is here http://glitterinmykitchen.blogspot.com/

Indy said...

I think you did a fabulous job for your first video! Almost inspired me to make one of my own...Almost! lOL

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Kudos to you for taking a chance, I have never made a video either, and I think your mishaps would be small compared to what I might do hehehe! Fabulous work and congratulations on being a go to gal, can't wait to see your work!!!
Lisa

Linda Callahan said...

Congrats on becoming a Go To Gal! I loved your chalkboard card way back when I saw it on the cover of Paper Crafts!

Basement Stamper said...

You are so funny! I think we all dislike hearing ourselves and being on camera-at least the majority of us I'm sure. Congrats on being a go-to gal, so excited for you and your adventure!

Gina said...

I think your video was great. Easy to follow, you were easy to understand - great job! And the card is adorable!!

Virginia L. said...

Your video sounds so expertly and perfect, Laura!! I could never tell it was your FIRST! The card is so vibrant and gorgeous! Hope to see more videos from you!

Sue said...

You sound like your mom! Great video. Hope it's not your last.

Niki G said...

Loved the video and love SOL as well! Congrats on becoming the Go To Gal!!

Linda Beeson said...

Those stamps turned out so cool, great little video!!!