I Have A Reason to Celebrate!!

Hi there blog friends!  I couldn’t be busier if I tried.  Actually this morning finds me without internet, well, kind of, sort of. Modem still works so I hooked up long enough to get this post ready. Not sure what happened through the night but it almost looks like my router and switch were hit by lightning.   At any rate, I am celebrating!  What to know what?

Well, when I started blogging and started doing videos – I did it with this little gizmo – it has served me well.  At Christmas time, I got a new video camera, but have honestly not had a second to figure out how to use it.  Well, after some upgrades and changes in software, I’m ready to dive into the new camera and and retiring little flippy.  As a matter of fact, I have a short Becca Bit to share today and if life goes the way it should, this will be the last video I do on that (except for cases of backup).  It’s the little things, right?!?

Hopefully I’ll be able to solve my technical problems today, I’m running out to buy a new router.  I’ll be back this afternoon or evening with some more Spellbinders goodness.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Jennifer in IAJuly 15, 2011 - 10:03 am

    I love how you can stay positive even though your internet is down! I hope your router issue is solved quickly. And I’m glad you could share this wonderful Becca Bit with us.ReplyCancel

  • KathJuly 15, 2011 - 10:19 am

    do you mind showing us the set up of how you video.. Like where and how the camera sits… I’m just amazed at how much you share… God sure loves you.ReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKJuly 15, 2011 - 10:28 am

    Hi Becca I found your Becca bit so interesting on the way you send out your cards…great idea with the stuffing and encircling the embellishment with card.
    Hope you managed to get your new router and good luck with the new camera.
    Many thanks again for taking thr time to do a video for us.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • Rose LaQuayJuly 15, 2011 - 10:39 am

    Curious about what camera you are using. I just got a Kodak Zi8, looks like a Flip but has a macro focus adjustment that you can switch on while filming and get the greatest detail! My laptop is too old to run the software for editing that came with it, so my daughter has taken that over for me while I save for a new computer. I found out about the camera after watching another youtuber! Thanks for sharing – looking forward to your new videos. Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • HeatherJuly 15, 2011 - 10:40 am

    You are one smart Whipper-Snapper yay for imagination!
    Do keep in mind that if the package doesn’t fit through the PO letter slot it will be classified as a small parcel (here in Cdn).
    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • JeanJuly 15, 2011 - 10:47 am

    Thanks for the Becca Bit!ReplyCancel

  • ColoradoJuly 15, 2011 - 10:58 am

    I stuff my bows, too! LOL!! And also make the cardboard rings to protect elements. What kind of “board” were you sending the card that had all the MS punching for? I couldn’t help but wonder… nosey me! LOL!!ReplyCancel

  • Deebi27July 15, 2011 - 11:01 am

    Amazing…after all the blogs that I view, no one has ever had the goods about shipping like you have just had. Your ideas are simple and easy to accomplish!


    Good luck with the computer issue…I was NOT so calm when I lost a 14 mo. old computer lasy year!! You are truely amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Lori mJuly 15, 2011 - 11:02 am

    Thank you Becca, great video and it really helps a lot for dimensional cards going through the mail.ReplyCancel

  • cynthia beynonJuly 15, 2011 - 11:25 am

    Becca, remember how I always try and tell you how special I think you are in
    my comments. Well, right no you are the only one to tell us how to shi the
    beautiful cards, etc we make, thanks to you.l Not only are our cards specoa;
    now our shipping is great. Thank you bunches and a hug.


  • Anna Maria VillanoJuly 15, 2011 - 11:26 am

    Becca thank you for the video on how to ship out our projects that are 3 dimensional, I would have never thought to have done that!!

    Have a great day and Thank you again!ReplyCancel

  • Jan DouglasJuly 15, 2011 - 11:34 am

    thanks for the tips….

    I use clear acrylic envelopes/boxes to mail my bulky cards. I purchase them at a LSS and depending on the size they cost between $.69-$.89 each and the post office will take them. If I purchased them in bulk, I could probably shave off some of this cost. I print labels for the address and return address. Before the last postage increase they cost between $1.34-$1.78 to mail depending on how far away they have to travel. I find that pretty reasonable and the mail carrier gets to enjoy the card, too. LOL There’s one clerk at the post office who always examines my cards through the clear box and has nice comments to share about them and sometimes even questions about how I achieved some of the techniques. The folks behind me in line are usually not amused…LOLReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)July 15, 2011 - 11:43 am

    I no longer worship the fountain of youth. But, I do have the greatest admiration & respect for the fountain of smart. And you, my blog friend are blessed with smarts, both creatively, practically, and every other way, as far as I can see. Thank you for your wonderfully informative Becca Bit.

    Good luck with the technical problems. I know you will sort them out.ReplyCancel

  • BernieJuly 15, 2011 - 11:45 am

    Great info. When I mailed my card to you I put it in a bubble envelop. At the PO the woman there keep pushing down on the area where she could feel the bump of the crochet flower. She asked as she kept pushing and pushing ‘Is this breakable?’ I had to chuckle because if it had been she’d have surely broken it. I just kept hoping she wouldn’t prick herself on the pins.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Kathy HJuly 15, 2011 - 11:54 am

    Thank you, Becca! The video is wonderful and helps greatly. You are one amazing lady! Good luck with the technical issues. God Bless You!ReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessJuly 15, 2011 - 1:28 pm

    Great mailing tips. Thank you. EdnaReplyCancel

  • JillJuly 15, 2011 - 1:39 pm

    Love your Becca bits, they are so helpful.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanJuly 15, 2011 - 1:54 pm

    I was wondering how you would send the last card out…..and how amazing your minds works to figure that out…..I don’t I would have mail it out even in a box…..you are so clever and smart….
    I know the ones you send me with my prize all of them came thru the mail beautiful….and again thank you for them….and the prizes…..you sent me some bugs die cuts….well I was able to get the dies just this last weekend…..ReplyCancel

  • SusanJuly 15, 2011 - 2:02 pm

    Thanks for answering one of the questions I have puzzled about! You always have so many gorgeous elements included on your cards and I kept wondering if you were hand delivering each item! Some super ideas today. Thanks Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Karen IlsleyJuly 15, 2011 - 2:06 pm

    Becca, sorry your router is on the fritz. Thank you for the info on mailing deminisional cards!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraJuly 15, 2011 - 2:46 pm

    You could also recycle your bubble enevelopes and make belly bands to go across your delicate items.ReplyCancel

  • Mary CashJuly 15, 2011 - 2:57 pm

    Becca I would like to know where you get the beautiful lace that you use on your cards?ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJuly 15, 2011 - 2:57 pm

    Another great Becca Bit. You are so creative and always have some wonderful ideas. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • trishJuly 15, 2011 - 4:01 pm

    wow Becca i am surprised that you have photographed all your wonderful cards and videos with this little camera. It has served you well over time and I am sure it will appreciate being back up for a while.
    Thanks for the video lots of great information.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • TereJuly 15, 2011 - 4:47 pm

    Becca I love your projects. Have you tried Crafters Companion Enveloper? There is also instructions for bulky cards.ReplyCancel

  • sandi pJuly 15, 2011 - 5:26 pm

    I mail a lot of cards that have just brads or buttons, etc. on them. I cut up used bubble envelopes into pieces – 2×3, 3×4, etc. and tuck them into the regular mailing envelope just over the brad or button embellishment. This doesn’t add much bulk, or extra postage, but makes it a safer mailing through the post office. My mailperson is finicky.ReplyCancel

  • DebraJuly 15, 2011 - 7:21 pm

    Fabulous ideas for sending out cards. I can’t seem to stick to the flat card anymore! You always pull something unexpected out. I’d just love to go shopping with you!ReplyCancel

  • MickieJuly 15, 2011 - 7:39 pm

    Thanks for this Becca Bit, especially the one where you protect the delicate element. I had been wondering about this and now with your bright idea I can handle sending my cards that have all the embelishments that I don’t want mussed up in the mail.ReplyCancel

  • SuziJuly 15, 2011 - 8:01 pm

    Thanks, Becca! I, too, use bubble envelopes, but I love, and needed, the idea of making a circle of chipboard to go around delicate elements. I’m sure I will use that one!ReplyCancel

  • MaryAnneJuly 16, 2011 - 6:14 am

    I too use bubble envelopes quite often. It is well worth paying extra postage when you have spent time making a beautiful card. Thanks for all of the tips….especially making the ring to go around a puffy bow or layered add-on to a card..great idea!!
    Hope all your technical problems are solved soon.

  • Barb GhigliottyJuly 16, 2011 - 10:16 am

    Thank you so much for this Becca Bit! You gave me such great ideas ~
    Have a wonderful day,
    Barb G.ReplyCancel

  • Linda BandowJuly 16, 2011 - 4:34 pm

    Oh Becca, I share your pain….I have a really crazy computer/phone setup….when Comcast fails, my phone also fails, even tho I don’t get my phone service thru them but thru T-Mobile, who no longer offers this service except to those who already have it….go figure. I have been on various phones, etc the greater part of the day…finally got it fixed. Thank God my router is okay….I have surge protectors on everything, luckily. Have a blessed day, my dear and thanks for letting me vent! :)ReplyCancel

  • patricia p.July 16, 2011 - 11:40 pm

    Another great Becca Bit. This is so practical and handy to know. I never even thought about the circle around that special area with the flower. How practical and clever of you to think of it. Now I know what to do.
    Thank you so much for another great Becca Bit..I just love them.


  • patricia p.July 16, 2011 - 11:43 pm

    I am entering this again as it said it did not go through..
    Thanks for a practical and helpful way of sending cards with larger pieces to deal with..I learned a lot so thank you for another great Becca Bit..I love them.


  • Jill NorwoodJuly 17, 2011 - 12:17 am

    Love the video on how to mail cards….I learned a lot of this the hard way with cards not reaching their destinations at all or being damaged! Thanks for the video for a great reference!ReplyCancel