Okay. You know how at around October and November every year I start promoting my Heritage Crafts How-To videos to make those fabulous heritage gifts for your loved ones?
And you know how you always wait until about December 12th to break down and actually make one of my heritage crafts?
And you know how when you go to Michael's or Hobby Lobby looking for those glass ornaments to make the fabulous Heritage Ornaments?
And you know how since you procrastinated the clerk at the craft stores says, um, duh, those went, like, hot cakes before, like, Thanksgiving?
And then you know how you trudge over to Home Depot's or Lowes' tile department trying to decide on tile in order to make the fabulous Heritage Coasters instead of the fabulous Heritage Ornaments?
Well, I was just at Hobby Lobby this evening and I saw this display:
I don't think I've seen a prettier sight, really. A whole display of glass ornaments just waiting for you to turn them into fabulous Heritage Ornaments. What are you waiting for? December 12th?
Happy Heritage Ornament Making!
Big Paw Paw's WW2 Shadow Box
Following are the instructions for the Heritage Shadow Box Craft that was presented in the Heritage Craft Video Series. It can be printed out or saved as a PDF document.
The long-awaited Heritage Craft Series Video: Big Paw Paw's World War I Shadow Box is finally here! It's been a while, but it takes quite a bit of time and steps to make these heritage craft videos. But? They are SO worth it!
The subject of this video is my paternal grandfather, Big Paw Paw, who I never met in person, but I probably know him better than a lot of people who actually did know him in person. He's one of my favorite to research because he was so naughty, and because of his naughtiness he left a helluva paper trail wherever he went. While I've written a lot about him on my family history blog, Family Stories, I'm still not done with researching all of his many secrets. From what I've heard about him from those who did know him, I'm pretty sure he'd appreciate my tenacity. However, I don't think he'd be too happy to find that his secrets and story are what I've chosen to pursue. =)
If unable to watch the video here, click the link below to watch it on YouTube:
Here's another heritage gift idea for the holidays. It's easy & inexpensive to make. And the results were fantastic, I think. Some of them kinda look like painted portraits. This one is gonna be hard for me to give away. Seriously.
Help me! I'm stuck in craft world, and I'm totally blaming it all on Pinterest.com. It's like crack. I'm totally addicted. But? My addiction has led me to this next heritage project video. The project is:
Heritage Ornaments! These were fun, and the results were out of this world. At least, I think so. So here's the how-to:
And? Downloadable PDF instructions for all the video crafts will be coming soon for your convenience. [Cuz who needs sleep? I certainly don't. *snort*]
Here's another heritage craft project idea:
The pics were done using my iPhone and for whatever reason they didn't come out very well. Oh well. I used Photoshop Elements 7 and Adobe Premiere Elements 7 to make the slideshow. And the Caribbean music has nothing to do with the project. It's just that I'd like to be in the Caribbean right now on my own island listening to this music. *snort*
Here's another simple gift idea using the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner ~ A 3-generation photo transfer of my grandmother, my great-grandmother, and my 2nd great-grandmother. Turned out well, I think. The photos were taken with my iPhone, but this time I used Photoshop Premier to put the slideshow together and to add my voice-over instructions. I wanted to see how different it was from using the iMovie app on the iPhone. The Photoshop Premier software definitely had more customization features.
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So here's the first video in the series. It's not perfect, but what did you expect. This was all done by me and my iPhone 4. That's right. No production company. No makeup or hair stylists. And the only diva around here is my Pug, Millie, who, if you'll notice, is not in the video. I don't even have a personal assistant.
Anywho, I hope you like it. Oh, and it's not in HD. Was taking too long to upload. So there ya go...
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All you have to do is click the Flip-Pal graphic above or the one to the right in the sidebar and enter the coupon code at checkout. It's that simple. Then you can follow along with the rest of my video tutorials and we'll make simple heritage holiday gifts together that your family will absolutely adore.
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