CHA: A video with Courtney! PART 2

Hi everyone!

Here is part 2 of Court’s and my video! We talk about the end of the CHA super show, out favorite catalogs from the trade show and the classes we took at the trade show (Hero Arts and Claudine Hellmuth!)

I had planned to make a card today and do another CHA picture post, but I spent most of the day in the ER with a possible leg clot. Thank goodness it was not a clot, and I am okay. Well, I still have a painful, swollen, discolored leg, but I am safe now. It was certainly a scary day, and I have to thank my twitter pals for being so sweet and sending me good thoughts and prayers, and, of course, the sweetest husband in the world, Mike, for holding my hand through everything. Please stay healthy everyone and enjoy the video!

Thank you so much for watching!
Have an amazing day,

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Challenge #8!

Welcome to another Everything but the Kitchen Sink household item challenge!! This week the challenge is to use box tops in your creations. Now, I had no idea what a box top is. Seriously, I didn’t. So in case there are others out there like me, it is the top of a cereal box! I happened to use the top of a hot chocolate box, because it looks the same and we don’t have any cereal right now. So I hope that might help some of you out!
We actually have our first sponsor this week: Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs!! Her templates are super cool! You just print them out on to your card stock or patterned paper, cut, score and build! I chose this adorable cupcake one. Now, don’t be afraid of these templates, they are Kelly proof, which means you are safe! I usually mess up every 3D item, but I didn’t here! No cuts or burns, either!

I made my flower from a box top. I wanted it to look like a cherry and a flower all in one. So, I cut a messy circle from the box top and then cut it into a spiral. I stained it with distress inks and then twisted it into a flower using crystal effects to glue it together and also just covered the whole thing in it while I was at it for a glossy look. The flower center is box top made from a long strip, inked, and folded into itself. The ribbon is pleated with glue dots.

And guess what? The prize this week is a $15 gift certificate to TheDigiChick Store! How cool is that? Even cooler, they are offering a 40% off $15 purchase coupon to EbtKS participants! If you would like that coupon just email Courtney at courtneymbaker at gmail dot com. You don’t have to use a template to participate this week (just a box top!), but it could be fun! 🙂

I cannot wait to see what you guys come up with! Remember, you could die cut it, make a flower, make a card base, and do all sorts of other cool things that I am sure you will come up with. It is essentially cheap chipboard! 🙂 So get out your cereal (or hot chocolate) and get creating!

Make sure to check out the rest of the design team on the right for their samples. And go to this post for Mr. Linky and all of the details!

Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket (nutmeg)
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (worn lipstick, mustard seed)
Ribbon: the stash
Template: Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs (cupcake box template set)
Etc: Crystal Effects, Box Top
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

CHA: A video with Courtney!

Hi Everyone!! So, Court and I both do videos, and when we met, we thought it would be fun to do one together. We kept putting it off because we were so tired, but we finally did it! We are both so chatty the video is actually a three part series! We cover the super show and trade show, show some product, catalogs and make and takes. I hope you guys enjoy it! Courtney and I are trying to figure out a way to do these long distance since we had so much fun! Any ideas out there?
Watch the video here or at YouTube.

Thank you so much for watching!

Have an amazing day,