Blog-Candy-Aug-2010

It's been a while since I offered some blog candy and since I need a favor I decided to offer up some goodies ๐Ÿ™‚

My blog candy includes:  Punched Posies stamp set, Ikea jar with ribbon, a Chic Stand, Assortment of Satin Ribbon, Monogram post it notes (leftover from Convention), the box I made yesterday on UStream, the card I've made twice on UStream :)  ….you know testing the set up….. and a cute little stamp that says from our house to yours.

If you were able to tune in during my Live Stream…..I have a dilemma and I need your help.  If I want better quality filming…..it flickers because the camera is always adjusting itself.  If I go with lower quality …it speaks for itself.  If you compare the Owl Halloween Box I made on Saturday to the Wicked Fun Square Box I made yesterday ….which do I use?  I have one more thing I can change but I'm not sure we'll ever get to the level of perfection (streaming live is complicated!!).  Click here to go to my UStream channel.

Let me know what you think…especially if you've watched them ๐Ÿ™‚

I'll draw the winner tomorrow afternoon after my Live Stream (I want to give them a chance to win as well).

Here's some Q & A's:

  • Q:  Are you going to stop doing You Tube videos?
  • A:  No way!  Just adding something new….I love trying new things!!
  • Q:  Why are you streaming instead of You Tube?
  • A:  Streaming Live allows us to talk with each other as I'm making the project.  There's no editing going on….it's all live.  To be honest …it's been a total blast.  Yesterday the recording ended in 11 minutes but we talked for at least an hour & 1/2.
  • Q:  Why can't I enlarge the screen?
  • A:  I have no clue…I've worked on it too…if you enlarge it the screen becomes fuzzy. 
  • Q: Why can't I post a comment?
  • A:  UStream is a complicated site…it has some issues but I've looked at others and it seems to be the best for now.  They are making improvements, so that's good.  If you can't comment….sign out….and sign back in…try that a few times.  You may also want to clear your cookies and restart your computer. If you watch a lot of videos…they are all sitting in your temporary internet files and you need to delete them.
  • Q:  Are you going to post a schedule?
  • A:  For now I plan to stream at noon on Saturdays…I may throw a chat in on Friday evenings but the rest will be short notice.  I fly by the seat of my pants most of the time and if I try to create a schedule I will more than likely disappoint you ….does that make sense?  Here's an example…in the month of June (or maybe it was May) I was in a funk and totally lacked creativity…so if I had to produce something when I'm in a funk….it's take the fun out of it. 

I hope that answers most of your questions…if not let me know.  If I receive any new ones I'll update this post with a red font so it's easy to see.

Updated August 22nd

Congrats Debbie West….you won the blog candy!! 

The next three people have won a Free Chic Stand:

  • I love, love, love your Ustream Live. It is so much fun to hear you in an unrehearsed (real) way. To see that you make mistakes too, makes me feel soooo much better.

  • I did not notice any problem with the 2,4,6,8 box, with the owl stamp. I did notice some hesitation with the belly band box. I love watching your videos and UStream — and all your 3D projects. I don't often get to watch the live broadcasts, but watching the replays allows me to stop to take a note and then go again. Thanks for your time!

  • I watched both and thought the owl box was the best. However I didn't notice any flickering, I must have been so intent on watching and listening! LOL!! Angie, you are such an inspiration to so many. As always, thank you so much!!!!

Have a great Friday and I'll see you tomorrow!

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p.s. if you plan on attending the live stream tomorrow and want to participate in making the project….here's the supply list:  12 x 12 sheet of Halloween Designer Paper, matching ribbon, ink & card stock, scissors, trimmer with scoring blade, bone folder & your favorite halloween stamp set…..& let's not forget adhesive :)   See ya!