Monthly Archives: September 2014
Yep. I’ve been super busy working on different Halloween projects for my Thirteen Frights Before Halloween which starts on October 18th. I thought my workdesk was super messy but then I realized it really wasn’t that bad. At least not as bad as the counter to my left….
You know I think photos have a way of cleaning things up because I thought it was really, really messy. But now it doesn’t look so bad. Oh and for those wanting to see some of my Halloween projects, there is one in the first photo. It’s partially hidden behind something but you can see a bit of it. Ha. ha.
Anyway, I’m sharing this post with What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday. A weekly thing that happens over on Julia’s Stamping Ground blog. Crafters all over the world take a photo of their workdesk, share it on their blog and then link it to Julia’s blog. Check it out.
Hello! And Happy Fall (or Autumn)! Here in my part of the world, today is the official last day if summer!Still a bit warm here in Texas but not really that bad. Today is also the start of a new challenge on Seems a Little Sketchy. We have a fun sketch and a fabulous sponsor–Kenny K Downloads. Kenny K generously allowed the Seems a Little Sketchy Designers to pick three digital images to work with. Of those three, I chose “Trixxie Treat”so I could make a Halloween card! I colored her with my Copic markers. Still love coloring with those fabulous pens and I used the colors shown below. Love her green eyes!
Okay, details about the challenge….1) It runs for 2 weeks, 2) you must use Sketch #74 shown below, 3) Kenny K will award a prize to one random winner chosen from the entries, 4) that’s it! 5) what are you waiting for? Make a card!!
|Seems a Little Sketchy Sketch #74|
|Blog Press App Info|
I’m working on my Thirteen Frights Before Halloween projects and I’m having a blast but I’m a bit concerned about the posts with videos that need to go live October 22 through October 27. You see, hubby and I are jetting away on a mini vacation. I’m pretty excited as it’s been YEARS since we’ve flown away together on a jet airliner to a destination we’ve been wanting to visit. (Not sharing where just yet but it is in the USA.) So….I can pre-schedule my blog posts for those days BUT I can’t pre-schedule the videos and I don’t want them going live before the date they are supposed to. What to do? What to do? I don’t want to take a laptop with me as I really don’t want to keep up with it, carry it around and worry about it in the hotel. Surely there is a way to make this work with my iPhone. Enter the app BlogPress. I’ve uploaded it to my iPhone. And now I’m doing this post to “see” if I can make this work. Here’s the steps I’m going to do:
- Type up this post on my computer (laptop as the main computer is STILL in the shop!!!)
- Add in a video that you’ve already seen because I’m not sharing any of my new Halloween ones yet. Sorry.
- Save as a draft via my laptop.
- Pick up my iPhone and open Blog Press and scroll to the post draft that I saved. (Hope it has that feature–we’ll soon know.)
- Cick on the draft and Publish it.
It worked! It worked! It WORKED!!! I’m beyond excited!! Technology is a wonderful, wonderful thing! Now if they could just get my desktop computer fixed!
Oh wait…this works for publishing the post BUT I still need to figure out how to publish the video with my iPhone on YouTube and then publish the post. Hmmmm……surely there is a way. If you have any ideas, let me know! Off to goggle some more.
Here we go…the test video. If you don’t see it that may be a good thing because at first it is private. Then if I can edit it on my iPhone you will be able to see it. Complicated? Perhaps.
Drumroll please….it did work! Yay! Don’t bother watching the above test video. It’s just my computer camera doing a video of my craft room. No action and I made sure to not talk. I’m very happy that it did work. If I can remember how to do it come October 22nd. Guess I better do a few practice runs before then!
- Bella Blvd “Trick or Treat”
- Echo Park “Ghost Town”
- Doodle Bug Design ” Haunted Manor”
- Simple Stories “Frankie and Friends”
- Carta Bella “Spooky”
- Pebbles “Thirty One”
Oh, yes! Here’s the info on The Thirteen Frights Before Halloween in case you missed it in an earlier post.