Monday, April 18, 2011

Ready or Not

Here it is..  and boy I was nervous!  I've never done this before, and I've NEVER liked public speaking of ANY kind!...   BUT, I want to share how my scrapbook came out, and this was the best and easiest way to do it.   Sometimes ya just gotta be brave..  Muster up a little COURAGE!  Right?!

It really is funny, because at the end I'm not sure why I am laughing, or giggling the way I am, except for that I'm just so happy I'm DONE with it!  No more talking..  I'm o.k...  I survived the challenge! I can quietly go back to blogging now, and I'm feeling a little better already...   back in my comfort zone again!

Just to give credit where credit is due though, here are some links that were either mentioned, or should be!

For where I learned to make the fabric flower on the cover:  Drew Michaels Design Blog.

For the creator of Abbie:  "Thanks again Elsa!", at Just a Few Designs.

For where I got the Wizard of Oz papers:

For where I got the Wizard of Oz paper dolls:  go THIS page.

For a very helpful hand in figuring out how to post a YouTube video, along with the continuous, tremendous amount of creative inspiration she shares, "Thanks Fiona!"

The kids are off from school this week!  Hooray!  Everybody's enjoying the break, and I'm busy with new projects already!  

Thanks for stopping by!


Linda in New Mexico said...

You are amazing..........flat out, hands down amazing. I am in awe of what you did. This is the most comprehensive, complete, compelling tribute to Oz I have every seen. Thank you, thank you for sharing the fruit of obvious hours and hours of love and work. You rock. The Olde Bagg, Linda

Magaly Guerrero said...

Oh my! I love your color choices and the idea of envelopes and space for journaling (I need my writing space lol). I love the sun tribute; what a bright smiley flowery sun! I love the heart pin! The Tin Man is my favorite character. I LOVED everything. I'm so glad my beloved Old Bagg, Linda, pointed you out.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful crafty goodness!

Robin Larkspur said...

Wow, Linda in New Mexico sent me over here, and I have to say that you are an amazing artist, so creative, and beautifully made!!! Your video was wonderful, and you explained everything so well. Truly enjoyed this, and appreciate all the work you put into this!!!

Just a Few Designs said...

HI there...omg what an awesome mini! And girlfriend you did great being your first video. I was so nervous also though with my first...but now, your next videos are gonna be a breeze! Can't wait to see more. Thanks so much for using Abbie, did I tell you she is soon coming to RUBBER STAMP!!! I'm so excited! I'll let ya know when.

Doris Sturm said...

Tina, that video was great - I think I must've smiled the whole time because at the end my cheeks were kind of sore ;-)

WOW! What a work of Art! I have never seen such a thing before. I can tell it took a long time to make because of all the intricate inserts and embellishments - I am so impressed! Wonderful job and you did well on the video. I thought you were laughing because maybe you were a bit nervous (as you stated in the beginning) but also glad you're done with your presentation. It was great and your little giggles made it so much more personal! I had fun watching it and posted it on my facebook too! You are a true artist! and have every right to be proud of yourself.
Congratulations and have a wonderful week. Greetings to your family and UBU
Doris and Gizzy (woof)

Yarnjeannie said...

Terrific album! I've never had the talent for that but I truly love your Wizard Album! Nice work!

glor said...

Tina, your album is amazing. What a wonderful job you did. This is truly a treasure and thank you for sharing this. The video was well done. I could certainly tell how much you love the Wizard of Oz as do I. I also remember getting ready to watch it. It was so exciting and here you presented the excitement as well. The little red slippers are great. You thought of everything.

Deborah said...

Oh My Gosh...Beansie this is awesome! I was ready to go to bed when I read about this from Linda...I'm so glad I took the time to check it out...I think you are soooo was like you were reading me a bedtime story! LOL...I was like a little child leaning into the computer to try and see every detail..I am babysitting this week and she is only 7...she adores the movie so I can't wait to show her this tomorrow! I lovelovelove it...thank you for sharing!

shari said...

Wow,what a great mini album. You are so talented. You give me so much inspiration! The videos was great also! Keep up your great projects! I love checking to see what your making next.
Great job friend,
and thanks for your help with the owls.

Bella said...

How fabulous!!! You did a wonderful job! I am so glad you shared that ~ it's much too lovely to be hidden away. Good for you for getting out of your comfort zone!

Witch of Stitches said...

What a fabulous album, a true work of art, all from your love of The Wizard of Oz. When you spoke about getting into your P Js, and once a year, watching was a major event, it reminded me that's just how it was at my old home too. Now, I have my DVD and can watch anytime, but I still only watch once a year or so.
Beautiful album, can't believe it is your first. A wonderful work of art.

Happy Crocheter said...


I love your video and your album is amazing. All the details are just perfect. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.


Faith said...

Lucy! Bravo.....your wizard of oz scrapbook is are so gifted with creative talent...enjoy your week with your youngins...


Linda in New Mexico said...

It was my great pleasure to let my lovelies know about your super talent and sweet video. Everyone has come back to say how wonderful your creation is.....see there, you did great. I too loved your giggles and the personalization of the the pages and feelings attached to every piece are the wonderous and magickal part. Yay for you.
And yes, I would print the pages of comments ang make them apart of the album as well cuz you dun good. The Olde Bagg,Linda

Tee said...

Wow.and Wow! Your first Video? Great Job!
The scrapbook is just awesome! I love all the elements you have added,and the way the pages fold out is so neat! I can see the time and effort put into this project! You have created something special and gogeous! Hugs Tee

Danaline said...

I love your album! And your video turned out Great!
The album is beautiful. You made it so special and every page is a treat to look at. This is the first time I've visited your blog, but I will be back often. You're a great inspiration.
Danni McPhail Bryant

JeanFB said...

Oh my gosh, what an amazing album! I just love all the detail you've put in, all those cute pull-outs (sometimes with the effect of my childhood favorite pop-up books with the sliders!). Beautifully done!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

All I can say is BRAVO!!!! I won't ask for an encore if you ever decide to do it again [kidding...I know the feeling of stage fright]. Amazing work, absolutely amazing.

My Wednesday Post:
Still Waters Run Deep

Hope your day is going well for you.

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, Wow! What an amazing album, Beansie! And your video is adorable. You did a fantastic job on both. This album is a true work of love and the detail and memorabilia is just fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

Tracy said...

Wow, this is amazing!
I love your tribute to your favourite movie. Plus how you paid tribute to each actor.
So much detail, beautifully done :)

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love your WOZ album !!!!!!! Wonderful video, I enjoyed it very much .

Shelia said...

Hi Tina! Oh, your little mini album is wonderful! I loved seeing all of your creativeness and you're good! It was nice hearing your sweet voice too! ;) You did an awesome video.
Be a sweetie and have a blessed Easter,
Shelia ;)

Artist Terri Smith said...

Hi Tina..Your Scrapbook Is WONDERFUL! And I So Enjoyed Your Awesome Video! It Was Great hearing Your Voice And I Absolutely LOVED How You Captured The Story In Pictures And Objects! Truly Tina..GOOD GOOD JOB! And Thanks For Your Sweet Visit Earlier..I Was So Happy To See You Had Been By! Made My Whole Week! Here's Sending You A Big Georgian Hug Full Of Sunshine And Happy Easter Wishes..xoxoTerri

Jenn said...

Hey there, remember me? I was going through bookmarks from my old blog and ... I have been seeing you here and there, knowing I neeeeed to come by. I just love your album. "Ifff I were king of the forrrrrrest!" "And if I only had a brain" ... I used to watch this every time it came on tv and it was a BIG event. Especially when I got to see it on a color TV for the first time. The video and album are just great! You done good! I enjoyed my visit, as always. Hugs, Jenn (I wanna learn how to do so much! Crochet butterflies, how neat!)

Leann said...

Oh Tina it is just wonderful. I loved hearing your voice too, makes you seem even more "real." The album is absolutely terrific!

Hope that you and kids had a wonderful weekend!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

Hi Tina,
What an awesome video, you did so great. I hope we get to see more of them.
I absolutely Loved the book. Every single page is so full of inspiration. I had seen the shoes on your other post, they are perfect for this book. I like how you incorporated things you made yourself, like the shoes and the broom. It turned out so nicely. I also loved the way your pages are not all the same size, how some of them are smaller and the hidden pockets are pretty cool. Makes me want to run into my craft room and make something. LOVED IT!

DaCraftyLady said...

What a great album.. :) Like the hidden pockets too... You do great work... Debb