Wednesday, September 14, 2011

First Video Tutorial, Blog Candy, & FMS1


Well I finally did my first video tutorial on the paper bow technique.  I have had a lot of questions and interest so I finally buckled down and did it.  I have to say right now, that having a teenager in the house is very helpful when doing anything computer related.  My girl Mackie, zipped right through the editing, added opening credits, bits of captions, and added the snazzy song at the end.  So, please bear with me while I am learning, I know the video is not the best, but I am sure I will improve in time!


My husband Chris did set up the camera, and you can even hear Tate in the background, it was a family affair!  This bow technique is not my original creation, I found the tutorial HERE at Van Laar Designs, Heidi has some beautiful cards, and I thank her for sharing her bow and inspiring me.

This card was made using the very first Freshly Made Sketches .  This is a new sketch challenge blog, and I am looking forward to participating!


I am not by nature a CAS kinda girl, but I thought that I would give this sketch a try.  My inspiration was Mackie's new room which is light purple, black and white.  This bit of First Edition DSP was left over from a project we are working on to cover some old frames to make them work in her new room.


Here is the bow that I just showed you how to make on my video tutorial, see I told you it was easy!


Since I am trying to follow the rules, I kept all of my decorations to a minimum!  Just clean layers (I hope).  If you have any questions about which products I used, just email me!


Now on to the Blog Candy!  In celebration of my first video, I have a nice bundle of 6x6 SU Sweet Pea retired DSP with matching Sweet Pea Felt flowers, and two different types of Chocolate Chip ribbon, a yard of white stitched chocolate chip, and a yard of poly 1/4 inch.  So how do you qualify for the Blog Candy?  Just leave me a comment on this post, and let me know what you think about my new video and the bow technique.  All entries must be in by Friday, Sept 16, at midnight EST, I am sorry but the blog candy is open only to US and Canada residents.  I will make my winner announcement on Saturday, September 17th.  Remember, you can shop SU 24/7 by clicking on my SHOP SU WITH ME button.  I hope I inspired you, enjoy!

29 comments:

Anne Marie said...

Sandie!! Your video is awesome! I am really looking forward to trying out this technique. Your instructions were awesome! Congrats on your first video! I hope it is the first of many more! Hugs! :)

Sylvia from Minnesota said...

Your video was great! I wouldn't have known it was your first. The clean and simple style of these bows are just my style and your instructions made it look so easy. thanks

Babe O'Mara said...

Thanks for an easy to follow tutorial. Great job!! Tell your daughter I like the music at the end. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Patti Willey said...

Oh my gosh that was great! Did I see some extra hands towards the end!
What an adorable paper bow! Heck I haven't even started the last challenge you gave me! busy busy busy. I too enjoyed the song at the end. You two are a great pair!

Debbie Martin said...

Wow, I am so impressed by your first video and the bows, they are so clean looking. Love the card too!
www.cleverandcute.blogspot.com

Mathgirl said...

Love the video! Love the bow! Thanks!

LeAnne said...

Oh, I am so excited...it looks much easier than I anticipated and your tutorial is very clear! THANKS!!!!

Newbie said...

Sandie, your video was SMASHING! I loved it and the technique you shared!! It was a very easy, step by step technique and you did a fab job on explaining and showing how it was done! Would not have known it was your FIRST video!! Hopefully NOT your last! Splendid job!

Miranda said...

Congrats on your first video! I can't wait to try making the bow!

Sarah said...

Great job on your premier video. The papers bows add a big "wow" factor for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Jodi said...

Great job on your first video! I think you did a fabulous job. I really like this idea for a bow & will give it a shot. After your video, it doesn't seem as intimidating.

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my gosh, Sandie! That was GREAT! Very good production; you made it look easy!

Kimberly S. said...

OMGosh!!! That is a SUPER cute bow!! I thought you did a FANTASTIC job with your video! I have NEVER made a video, so it can't be easy....CONGRATS on a successful job!!

JoAnn Porter said...

really cute and clever idea for making a bow. Your video was great and very informative. Keep on making videos. I will be here to watch and learn!!

Nancy E said...

I am really in awe of the beautiful bows you ladies create. So many pretty ones. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

I Just the paper bow. Very Clever idea. Thanks for sharing and the video. Giraffetoo@msn.com
Sally S

crealotte said...

Great video! Nice family job :) . Love your bow! However, I was wondering, does this bow resist the envelope? I mean: does it stay like that or does is fold down? Thank you for sharing!

Mel Hopes said...

I love the video. You made the bow seem so simple to make. I can't wait to try it out.

M

Country Lady Designs said...

Your video is great you did good. I am now following your blog. You are so creative. I cant wait to try one of those bows. TFS!

Lisa said...

I think you did a great job demonstrating the bow technique! It was very clear and easy to follow and understand. I especially liked the tip about using the bone folder to curl the paper. I'll bet that will come in handy for other projects, too. Well done! : )

Mary Fish said...

Love that BIG bow!

Hugs, M

Kim Score said...

I love this idea! Great for those who can't get a perfect bow with fabric ribbon! thanks for sharing

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Sandie!

You did great! Love your fancy paper bow. Thanks for the instructions on how to create this myself. I look forward to trying it out. This is awesome for the visual learner, like myself. Hope you bring us many more videos!

Christine Quintanar said...

Great video ! I can't wait to try my hand at this. Thanks !!

Karel said...

Love the video! What a brilliant idea. I may never buy traditional ribbon again!

RoStamps4Fun said...

...Thank you so much for posting your first video....it is a winner!!!!...I will be showing this tomorrow at my Downline meeting....The ladies will love it!
I love this pretty paper bow!!!! Way to go....can't wait to see more tutorials on your site....
Happy Stamping...Ro

Anonymous said...

Perfect bow!! Thanks for sharing. I never would have thought this was your first tutorial 'cause it was amazing") Great job. Tracy B.

Margie said...

SO PRETTY! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Super-easy to make and looks beautiful!

Jill said...

You did a great job on your video. Love these paper bows!

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