Episode #73

August 6, 2021

Project

Matchbook Card

Colors

Any color combination

Element

Flowers

Random

Random item on MESK!

About The Episode

Episode archive posted on August 9, 2021

Episode #73 was an anniversary, of sorts, for Craft Roulette as it marked a year since we started having Guest Crafters. Jayma Malme was our first Guest Crafter, so we had to have her back! It took us four weeks, but after that Guest Crafters became our normal way to play (except for one week). Thank you, Jayma; we’re so glad you got us started on this adventure!

Why have Crafty Al on during this show? Crafty Al was the first Guest to request to be on the show! She is one great gal, too, and we’ve enjoyed her on every episode. She also does a remarkable job of sharing Craft Roulette on her shows, is one of our trusted moderators, and the only Guest Crafter who has ever visited us! Thank you, Crafty Al!

Ardyth Percy-Robb was our first International Guest Crafter. She also has introduced us to many of her crafty friends who have been or will be on the show. During the show, Sandy Boone (who we met through Ardyth, granted me honorary “Canadian citizenship”)! It’s always a pleasure to host her, we appreciate how this model guest promotes paper crafting!

These three started our Craft Roulette year off with our first 3-panel show on 01-01-2021, too. They are so special to us. Each of these three outstanding guests do so much for our paper crafting hobby and we are honored to have them in our community! Thank you.

About the Parameters & Submissions

Turns out having a MESKy MESK! (our word for a messy-desk) was a handy thing to have with this week’s way open parameters. It’s been FUNN reading all the comments. Lots of great submissions, too. Although the parameters were really broad and open to interpretation, it is FUNN to see some favorite themes and designs in the mix. I really like that we can make cards for so many occasions, with varied levels of complexities, and still have a FUNN time creating and sharing. KYBs – we thank you all for sharing your time and talents with us.

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NEW FEATURE: PROCESS VIDEO tab

Yes, something new again for you!
Now, you can make & submit process videos based on Craft Roulette’s parameters (current or past). After review of your video, we may add your video under the “Process Video” tab. If your video is chosen, your video will become part of that episode’s inspiration!

VIDEO TIPS:

  • Make a video you would want to watch
  • Be sure to have great lighting, clear sound, and a clear focus
  • Make your video short (15 minutes or less)
  • Try a 5 tips about my card video if the card took longer than expected; include tips in your write-up
  • Stay “in frame” as you film
  • Avoid background noises & reflections (sometimes can’t be done).
  • Once your video is up on the Episode blog, please share the link to your blog and socials
  • Review the instructions on the submission page for more ideas
  • Be sure to click HERE & follow the instructions carefully

I’m excited to have you send these in because we all love tips and ideas! I hope these tips will help.

Thank You!

Moderators – I really appreciate you helping with questions and clarifications! KYBs!
Spin Sponsors – Thank you, EFFIE from THE TON STAMPS, for donating FIVE $20.00 gift certificates to your store! Also, thank you to our viewers & patrons Kimberly W. and Judy G. for your donations of stamp sets, embellishments, papers, and more!  We got to give away lots of prizes this week to our card contributors!
Viewers – we really appreciate  you watching, giving us thumbs up, and sharing because our growth is primarily organic, and only partially grown by our platform.
Contributors – I love seeing new contributors and our faithful contributors.  Be sure to join us on our FB group. You make this show a great creative resource for many! FOUR new contributors and Patty Beck his her 68th consecutive contribution!
Encouragers – it is like dessert to see the kindness in the chat, the blooming friendships, and then the atta girls in our FB group. It is a true blessing to visit the group and feel the hearts.
Thank you.

There are many ways to support Craft Roulette. Here you go:

Please join us on our  growing, free online campus, FUNN University, and next Friday on Craft Roulette!
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. CT: Study Hall
Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. CT: Cards+ Lab

Thank you, KYB, and CLICK GALLERY TO SEE ALL OF THE SUBMISSIONS!

Mary Gunn FUNN

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Special Guest Contributors

7?
Ardyth Percy-Robb
7
Crafty Al / Alicia
7
Jayma Malme

Guest Contributors

22
LuAnn Johnson
Mt Pleasant, IA
6
Debbie Walker
Covina, CA
1
Zoe Ayling
Lake Tapps, WA
First one
Becky Biddle
Drexel MO
8 or 9
Amy Keeler
Norwalk, CA
19
Cris pazmiño
Guayaquil
58 total
Sue Masoner
Kansas City, MO
This is my 51st Consecutive
Ellen “CardMonkey” Jarvis
Philadelphia, PA
26
Wendi Jarvis
NSB, FL
29
Amy Ulen
Lacey, WA
13
Stacy Burns
CORTLAND, NY
5
Danica Burlingame
Dawsonville, Georgia
14
Ann Moen
Neenah, WI
10th consecutive submission
Sharon Kastor
Chardon, Ohio
3
Lalia Harris
EVERETT, WA
17th
Kimberly Cronauer
Covina, California
7th but not connsecutive
Judy Browning
Catlettsburg, KY
6
Andi Zak
Westminster, MD
10
Joann MacFarlane
San Mateo, CA
4
Stacy Sansom
Olympia, WA
6
Isabel Alvarado
Lancaster, Ca
5
Margaret Adamiec
Knox, IN
First submission
Emily Howard
Frederick, MD
38
Kathy Hering
Chippewa Falls,WI.
11th
Mary Moisan
Bolingbrook, IL
7
Juli Sanders
Delaware
22
Arlene ditizio
reading pa
5
Charlotte E
Helsinki, Finland
27th
Brenda Gentry
Eagle Mountain, UT
23
Phaline Mays
Pendleton, Oregon
9
Kim Wolff
New Mexico
31
Ava Bellon
Naples
12
Karen C
Gaithersburg, MD
12
Deanna Rochford
Brier, WA
16
Anna York
Portland, Oregon
29
Rachel Castle
Indiana
8th
Grandma Gaye Robison
Pampa, TX
10
Claire Rope
Napier NZ
Not sure
Kathy Pisupati
Goodyear, AZ
#5
Camille Ernst
Aurora, IL.
9
Anne Shackles
Sydney, Australia
38
Jackie Muller
Whyalla Jenkins
10
Ashley Young
Toronto, Canada
This is # 17
Lyn Sprengel
Sheboygan, WI
10
Arlene finnegan
reading pa
16
Kim Blackburn
New Mexico
24th submission
Lisa Stanley
San Lorenzo, CA
17th submission
Elaine Anderson
Taylorsville, Utah
13
Kathryn Taylor
Freeland,WA
59
Jacque Rippe
Fort Myers, Fl
14 submission I had to recount how many I did.
Teresa Parmenter
Worcester
15
Marianne Schall
Barrie, Ontario
This is my 5th submission
Linda Gorman
Parma, Ohio
23
Sue Bruch
Granville, Illinois
21
Heidy Ryan
Milton, Washington
35
Hildenell Vilchez
Lancaster, California
21
Kay Wirrer
Wisconsin
31
Rose Dubberstein
Arizona
34
Smurf Murphy
Manteca, CA
33
Vicki Ruta
Essex, UK
22
Kathy Nelson
Aiken, SC
10
Terry Weigand
St. Petersburg, FL
14
Bonnie Nack
Manitowoc Wi
9
Gina Smith
Syracuse
2nd submission
Rebecca F
Cincinnati Ohio
18
Cherie Pemberton
Harrisonville,MO
68 in a row
Patty Beck
Murfreesboro, TN
30
Vicki Tillett
New Bern, North Carolina
12
Rachel Fancy-Schofield
Maple Ridge
Submission #7
Marie Stuart
Portland, OR
5
Melissa Johnson
Dekalb, IL
38
Alessa Lemoine
Davie, FL
24
Carol Sanquenetti
Clinton, Indiana
32nd
Christina Bromée
Landskrona, Sweden
First submission
Robin Alexander
Manteca, CA
24
Karen Goddard
Sydney, Australia
29th consecutive submission!
Bonnie Szwalkiewicz
North Prairie, Wisconsin

Mary M.

The parameters where pretty open, which made focusing on what to use more time consuming. My bin of previously stamped and color images came to my recuse. It's a good thing using something from MESK was one of the parameters :)

Bitty Penny

I show two ways to construct and decorate matchbook cards.

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