Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fresh Face Search: We Pay to Fly You to Utah for Filming!!


There is still time to submit your application for the My Craft Channel "Fresh Face Talent Search." Here's your chance to become one of our newest hosts on My Craft Channel.


We are not judging you on your video recording or video editing skills (so no need to have any)...but we are looking at how you are on camera and the types of ideas you want to share with our viewers.


BONUS: My Craft Channel will pay to bring you out to Utah for filming if you are the winner of our talent search. Search ends August 30, 2011. Details below (read carefully)....

1. Simply film yourself (flip cam is fine), doing a project or tutorial. Show us what you would like to do if you had the chance to be on My Craft Channel. We are not judging your filming, technical skills at all...just your host skills and creativity.

2. MAKE SURE YOU MENTION "MY CRAFT CHANNEL" in your video or at the end of your video. 

3. Upload it on your YouTube channel and then EMAIL US a link. In the email, please indicate your contact information (name, phone number, email and address). We'd also love a link to your blog if you have one.

4. Post your video and email us the link before August 30, 2011


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tell it Tuesday: Back to School Ideas

I thought it would be fun to stop in on a few of our hosts periodically and update the My Craft Channel followers on what they're up to with our Tell it Tuesday blog posts. So here's a quick recap on a few of them for you. If you do pop over to their blogs to read more, be sure to leave them some comment love!!

Dollar Store Crafts
Heather from our Get a Little Creative group posted this fun Monogram teacher's gift idea on her blog. Loved the different ideas she talks about and started of thinking of some of my own after being inspired by her blog post



One Charming Party
What a fun idea...lunch sack labels. After trying out a variety of different lunch bags they sell with the backpacks this time of year, we always ended up back to using go ol' brown paper sacks. I didn't have to worry about if my kids remembered to bring them home or stress if they were lost, because they just get tossed in the trash...but these cute labels make it more personalized and fun!


I Heart Faces Photography
I had to go back to an older blog post to find this, but since our topic seems to be about Back to School I thought the creative gals at I Heart Faces could give us all some great ideas on back to school photos and they did NOT disappoint. I loved this post and hope to put some of their inspiration to work this next week (if my teenagers will cooperate).

Have a great Tuesday!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Big Idea Festival: Words to Live by

Some of our awesome My Craft Channel hosts are involved in a fun project we thought you'd all enjoy knowing about too!! Join Wendy Smedley and Stacy Julian along with many other talented crafty gals for the Big Idea Festival: Words to Live by

You are invited to a FREE festival packed full of big ideas at Big Picture Classes this August! Join us for 12 fun-filled days featuring 12 of our talented instructors. Each instructor will be giving you a word of the day, which we hope will inspire you, along with a downloadable template (in both printable and digital format) so that you can create a mini layout about that day's word and how you applied it in your life.




Scroll down to the bottom of the page to register, remember it is free and you will not see a charge in your account, but you do have to check out.

New to Big Picture Classes, become a member for free 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Beckie

All of us at My Craft Channel want to shout out a very
  HAPPY BIRTHDAY to 
Beckie Farrant from Infarrantly Creative and one 
of our hosts from Get A Little Creative show


If you're on Facebook, hop over and wish Beckie a 
Happy Birthday and be sure to tell her My Craft Channel sent you!! 

The Great Pinterest Challenge!


I happened up this really fun idea over on my friends blog and asked her if we could let our followers know about it...she of course said YES!! 

It's such a fun idea to take the wonderful inspiration you find on Pinterest, create a project and share! Let's show them how talented the My Craft Channel fans are and show them our take on the inspiration we find on Pinterest. Here are the rules, but you can also check out the Topsy Turvy blog for more details. 
If you do end up participating, let the My Craft Channel fans know about your entry on Facebook and we'll all make sure to come over and VOTE!! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Are you a Pinhead? Pinning Obsession on Pinterest


We will admit it, we have an obsession with Pinterest. Have you heard of it? 

All of us at My Craft Channel are HUGE fans of any online sources of inspiration. Pinterest is a place for VISUAL bookmarking that you share with others. It’s a great way to keep track of all those things you’ve been wanting to try, and a fabulous way to discover new and inspiring ideas! Every image you pin goes into the category you select for easy reference and links back to the original source. I like the most for saving tutorials!! 


This is the view of what greets you as you open up this amazing program. 


And to make my obsession even more accessible...the went and created an APP for the iPhone and iPad. I can watch TV, sit in bed or pin while eating at McDonalds. Want to learn how it works in more detail, check out this great Pinterest 101 tutorial over at the Daily Digi. 

For today only we will send you an invite to Pinterest. Simply email us (click here) and let us know you want to give Pinterest a try. All emails must be received before 11:59pm August 9, 2011. After that you'll have to request an invite through Pinterest. 


And STAY TUNED for our post tomorrow where we'll feature a fun way to use Pinterest...you won't want to miss this!! 



Monday, August 8, 2011

Last of the Winners

We almost forgot to award our last Cricut Machine from Friday's post and I know there is a lucky girl out there just waiting to find out that she one this great machine. So the winner is...

PatiS


Location: Ełk / New York 

We'd like to do a great big SHOUT OUT to our friends at Cricut for supporting the launch of My Craft Channel and our 20 day of new show reveals this past month. We appreciate their continue support and hope you all enjoy your Cricut products as much as we do. And congrats to all 20 winners of the Cricut Expression and Cricut E2 Machines!!!

Stay tuned for more inspiration from your some of your favorite hosts...

Friday, August 5, 2011

Last day of 20 Cricut Promotion & Fresh Face Search Details

We're almost finished giving away the wonderful Cricut Expression Machines...one more today. A BIG THANKS goes out to our friends at Cricut. If you haven't already "liked" Cricut on Facebook...run over there and do that NOW. But we still owe one to the winner from our post from yesterday. And a big congrats goes out to....

Aspen Green

Location: Idaho


We are thrilled to announce our "Fresh Face Talent Search." Here's your chance to become one of our newest hosts on My Craft Channel. My Craft Channel will pay to bring you out to Utah for filming if you are the winner of our talent search. Search ends August 30, 2011. Details below (read carefully)....


1. Simply film yourself (flip cam is fine), doing a project or tutorial. Show us what you would like to do if you had the chance to be on My Craft Channel. We are not judging your filming, technical skills at all...just your host skills and creativity.

2. MAKE SURE YOU MENTION "MY CRAFT CHANNEL" in your video. 

3. Upload it on your YouTube channel and then EMAIL US a link. In the email, please indicate your contact information (name, phone number, email and address). We'd also love a link to your blog if you have one.

4. Post your video and email us the link before August 30, 2011


We may be posting videos like the ones below periodically to show our followers the great talent out there. You will not be selected by popularity votes and not all videos will be shown. Our panel of judges, camera crew and staff will select the winning video and we will reveal that new My Craft Channel host in September. 


Here's a couple great entries to help inspire you....





THE LAST CRICUT GIVEAWAY
To celebrate today's feature of the our newest hosts, we're giving away a Cricut Expression machine from Cricut

Here's how you enter to win:
  • Share with 5 of your friends a link to this blog post - leave a comment here telling us you did this.
  • Facebook, tweet or blog about My Craft Channel - leave a comment here telling us you did this.
  • BONUS (optional) Entries: If you haven't already, follow My Craft Channel on Facebook or this blog or like Cricut on Facebook. [Disclaimer: This contest is in no way affiliated with Facebook. By doing any of the bonus steps you are not automatically entered to win, you will not be entered to win a Cricut until you leave a comment here telling us you liked any of these optional steps.]
NOTE - If you are unable to leave a comment on this blog post, please email your comment to info@mycraftchannel.comYour entry will count as if it was posted here.

You have until 11:59pm MST today to enter for this prize. 
We will announce the winner from today's post TOMORROW 
before we unveil our next host.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Daily Tip Show with Embellish It Revealed Today!

I have always love Thursdays, it's almost the end of the week but not "test day"...so what better way to celebrate the almost weekend...Hip, hip hooray we have another Cricut Expression winner to reveal: 

Chocolate Mousie


Location: Zamboni : South Jersey 


Now we're very excited to tell you about a different type of My Craft Channel show...so keep reading. 
Tip of the Day Show
Quick daily video including: tips, tricks, short-cuts, new products & giveaways



It all started in 1999 when Shelby Dredge quit work to start a family. Shortly after giving birth to her first son, she also launched embellish IT! Being the business-minded person 
Shelby is, she thought starting a scrapbook business was the perfect excuse to carry out her passion for scrapbooking AND get the tax write-off. Over the years, embellish IT! has evolved into more than just something to do - it is has become her life. Her work includes exhibiting at Scrapbook Conventions, programming & managing an online website, tv spots, product design, traveling & teaching across the nation. Shelby is most passionate about teaching & sharing new products, techniques & ideas with others. Those who have taken classes from Shelby knows she teaches a variety of tips, tricks, ideas, short-cuts & better ways to do things. Shelby wants her Tip of the Day to be an extension of that but through video. Shelby will also show new products & tools, as well as feature giveaways.


Shelby is still head over heels with the love of her life & business partner, Steve Dredge. It is clear Shelby is the brains behind the business and Steve is definitely the muscle that is much needed. She feels very blessed to be able to work with her best friend. Shelby & Steve have been married for 13 lucky years & have four very busy kids: Jake 11, Keegan 10, Brock 4 & Crew 2. Shelby enjoys the constant challenge it is in balancing life. She understands the value of time, and is excited to be able to bring you one quick video tip a day.

Shelby's motto is: Life is too short - Live life to the fullest & Enjoy it all! 
Those who know Shelby knows she is enthusiastic about life & makes everything fun!



GIVEAWAY
To celebrate today's feature of the our newest hosts, we're giving away a Cricut Expression machine from Cricut

Here's how you enter to win:
  • Visit Embellish It site, subscribe to the newsletter - leave a comment here telling us you did this.
  • Share with 5 of your friends a link to this blog post - leave a comment here telling us you did this.
  • Facebook, tweet or blog about My Craft Channel - leave a comment here telling us you did this.
  • BONUS (optional) Entries: If you haven't already, follow My Craft Channel on Facebook or this blog or like Cricut on Facebook[Disclaimer: This contest is in no way affiliated with Facebook. By doing any of the bonus steps you are not automatically entered to win, you will not be entered to win a Cricut until you leave a comment here telling us you liked any of these optional steps.]
NOTE - If you are unable to leave a comment on this blog post, please email your comment to info@mycraftchannel.comYour entry will count as if it was posted here.

You have until 11:59pm MST today to enter for this prize. 
We will announce the winner from today's post TOMORROW 
before we unveil our next host.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Craft Channel reveals Stamping Show

We are sad to think we only have 3 more Cricuts to giveaway this week and then our promotion is over. But we're happy to giveaway another Cricut Expression from yesterday's post. Congrats to the winner who is....



Nightscrapper

Aka Marlo Knox



Please contact us by email, put "8/2 Cricut Expression Winner" in the subject line and send us your shipping information. 
You must claim your price by Friday, August 5th and the prize will not be shipped until the end of the promotion (8/5). 


We are very excited to announce that the My Craft Channel will be offering a new Stamping Tips & Techniques show this upcoming season. This show will offer a variety of tips and tricks from master stampers. Use your stamps for scrapbooking, card making, home decor or general crafting. Come be inspired and learn how to put all those stamp supplies to good use. 
We are not quite ready to reveal our host for this segment, but she'd love to know what you'd like to see her cover during her upcoming episodes. If you've never stamped and would like to learn how or some specific technique then let us know. Consider this one entry to win a Cricut today too!

GIVEAWAY
But we're still giving away another Cricut Expression machine from Cricut

Here's how you enter to win:
  • Invite a few friends over to LIKE the My Craft Channel Facebook Page - leave a comment here telling us you did this.
  • Facebook, tweet or blog about My Craft Channel - leave a comment here telling us you did this.
  • BONUS (optional) Entries: If you haven't already, follow My Craft Channel on Facebook or this blog or like Cricut on Facebook[Disclaimer: This contest is in no way affiliated with Facebook. By doing any of the bonus steps you are not automatically entered to win, you will not be entered to win a Cricut until you leave a comment here telling us you liked any of these optional steps.]
NOTE - If you are unable to leave a comment on this blog post, please email your comment to info@mycraftchannel.comYour entry will count as if it was posted here.

You have until 11:59pm MST today to enter for this prize. 
We will announce the winner from today's post TOMORROW 
before we unveil our next host.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Reveal: Manufacturer Show featuring Adornit Girls

What a wonderful way to start off our week. We're excited to giveaway the last five Cricut Expression machines. A big congrats goes out to the winner from our blog post yesterday, who is....


Marie




Who knows the product better then the people that created it!!  Each manufacturer show will feature projects and product information brought to you by the manufacturer representatives themselves. We will have many of your favorite manufacturers join us in the studio to show us what's hot and remind us why we love them.

And we're excited to introduce our first featured manufacturer, Adornit.





Carolee McMullin, founder of ADORNit, is a talented artist, teacher, and leader in the scrapbook industry. Under Carolee’s direction, ADORNit is built on a foundation of creative design, original hand-drawn art, and fresh product development. We create happy, user-friendly materials for sewing and crafting. Our product lines include fabric, ribbon, scrapbooking paper, stickers, wood décor, canvas wall art, and much more.
Headquartered in Hyde Park, Utah, we are a family-owned, women-run company. Pictured are Carolee and her three daughters. Our company believes in supporting small businesses and takes pride in superior customer service. From our established warehouse, we ship to customers all over the world. 
Join the ADORNit girls on Facebook and come follow the blog on our website www.adornit.com.


ADORNIT GIVEAWAY
The girls at Adornit wanted to feature a giveaway in honor of their involvement with My Craft Channel. Win the ADORNit Vintage Groove scrapbook collection & Vintage Groove Fabric Stack Pack. Go to www.facebook.com/adornit and tell us your favorite ADORNit product. If you haven't already make sure you "like" our facebook page. We'll choose one lucky winner Wednesday morning. Value $30.00. Adornit will announce their winner. 




GIVEAWAY
To celebrate today's feature of the our newest hosts, we're giving away a Cricut Expression machine from Cricut
Here's how you enter to win:
  • Visit Adornit site, subscribe to their newsletter - leave a comment here telling us you did this.
  • Share with 5 of your friends a link to this blog post - leave a comment here telling us you did this.
  • Facebook, tweet or blog about My Craft Channel - leave a comment here telling us you did this.
  • BONUS (optional) Entries: If you haven't already, follow My Craft Channel on Facebook or this blog or like Cricut on Facebook[Disclaimer: This contest is in no way affiliated with Facebook. By doing any of the bonus steps you are not automatically entered to win, you will not be entered to win a Cricut until you leave a comment here telling us you liked any of these optional steps.]
NOTE - If you are unable to leave a comment on this blog post, please email your comment to info@mycraftchannel.comYour entry will count as if it was posted here.

You have until 11:59pm MST today to enter for this prize. 
We will announce the winner from today's post TOMORROW 
before we unveil our next host.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Last Week of Reveals: Introducing Sarah's Stack Up Product Review

In case you missed it, we announced the 3 Cricut Winners from last week in an earlier post. Check it out to see if you were one of the winners. 

But we are so excited to start off our last week of host reveals and our 20 Cricuts in 20 Days promotion. And here's the beginning of our week's hosts...you're gonna love them all!! 


Come see what's new, fresh and fun in the crafting world! Sarah will show you the crafting must-haves for crafters of all types!  We will take a stroll around this fabulous creative community, as we window shop for great tools and hidden treasures for our crafting needs. Sarah will let you try before you buy, just like you were next to her in the craftroom! 


About Sarah
Before finding her love of paper and crafting tools, Sarah was an elementary school teacher, always dabbling in anything creative.  When she became a mommy to 2 beautiful children, she decided it was time to focus on them, and stopped teaching.  At home with the kids, and with one less income in the household, she found herself creating more and more.  Sarah started PinkCricut.com in 2010 to share her projects with friends and family.  What started out as a little family sharing, turned into a small addiction, as Sarah started posting nearly every day about the craft world as she discovered it, using her teaching background to offer tutorials and reviews on products.  Since then, Sarah launched her own clear stamp company, Pink by Design, as a way to give crafters a fun way to say what was on their mind.  She lives in Iowa with her husband, a 6 year old daughter, a 4 year old son and 3 pups.  When she is not crafting, she is shopping with a Starbucks in hand, and cannot find her phone most of the time :).  


GIVEAWAY
To celebrate today's feature of the our newest hosts, we're giving away a Cricut Expression machine from Cricut

Here's how you enter to win:
  • Visit Sarah's Blog, follow or subscribe - leave a comment here telling us you did this.
  • Share with 5 of your friends a link to this blog post - leave a comment here telling us you did this.
  • Facebook, tweet or blog about My Craft Channel - leave a comment here telling us you did this.
  • BONUS (optional) Entries: If you haven't already, follow My Craft Channel on Facebook or this blog or like Cricut on Facebook[Disclaimer: This contest is in no way affiliated with Facebook. By doing any of the bonus steps you are not automatically entered to win, you will not be entered to win a Cricut until you leave a comment here telling us you liked any of these optional steps.]
NOTE - If you are unable to leave a comment on this blog post, please email your comment to info@mycraftchannel.comYour entry will count as if it was posted here.

You have until 11:59pm MST today to enter for this prize. 
We will announce the winner from today's post TOMORROW 
before we unveil our next host.
 
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