Wednesday, October 25, 2017

YouTube "Terminated" My Channel

Good morning, everyone! I was alerted yesterday that YouTube had terminated my channel. The reason appears to be because claims against two of my AliExpress videos. They do not give much information, and generally give 5 strikes. Came as a surprise in the way this was handled, and I have appealed.

I do not know what this means for the future of my videos. I hope and pray that they reinstate my channel, if not...I don't know how to continue. I suppose I could put videos here, and not use YouTube at all.

I will keep you all posted, thank you so much to everyone who has messaged support through my other social media. If you can send an email or notice to YouTube on my behalf, I would greatly appreciate it! The channel name was VianneyCreates, but the url was http://www.youtube.com/vianneylu1

This breaks my heart, but in the meantime...please find me as VianneyCreates on IG & Twitter!

Love,
Vianney

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Kitty Rag Doll using Singer Stitch Sew Quick 2!

Hi, everyone! OMG, I love this project, and hope you do, too! I wanted to make a small project using this little sewing machine. So, I came up with a pattern to make a cat rag doll...I wanted to make something not typical...and that didn't require hair! Here are some images to go along with the video tutorial. I made the clothes and face after the basic tutorial, so I'll include some images of that, too!

Here is my pattern, again...I just made it up! I hope you try and make your own, if this one isn't quite to your liking:



This is kind of how I made the dress...I fussy cut two rectangles with small areas cut off the top corners (need two of these). I just eyeballed the length, and made it much wider than the doll so it will scrunch nicely. (:


I sewed a 1/4" hem along the trimmed corners and the bottom of the piece. Then I folded the top area down creating a channel for ribbon to be inserted in, sewed it in place. I placed both pieces of "dress" right sides facing, and sewed them together along the sides.


Turn right side out. It will look something like this:


Take some thin ribbon, add a safety pin to the end...use the safety pin like a needle to help you get the ribbon into the channel you created.



Go through one channel of the dress, into the next one.



You can tie the ends together, or cut them in half. So, you can have one bow...or one over each shoulder.






I drew the muzzle area with a marker, then added buttons and embroidery.



That's it! Here is the video tutorial!



Thank you pop up box cards for July (CTMH)!

Hi, everyone! I hope you are all well. Just wanted to share my video tutorial on making a pop up box card using the cutest Close to my Heart stamps and papers! Please watch, and visit me at VianneyCreates.CTMH.com for the August warehouse sale! Every Tuesday CTMH will be releasing 50% off bundles and deals.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

We R Memory Keeper Precision Press Plus Review!

Hello, everyone! I am posting my YouTube review tutorial of the new Precision Press Plus here, in case it makes it easier for people to find a review. I still have mixed feelings about it, and have a few days left to return it if I choose to. Here is the review, I hope it helps you make a decision on whether it is worth double the money of the first iteration. Sometimes I wonder what the people over at WRMK are thinking! LOL!


Friday, July 21, 2017

5x7 Pop Up Box Card Tutorial!

Hi, guys! So, I have seen different dies and things that you can purchase to make an awesome pop up box card. They are so cool! Well, I decided to design one...using only one piece of 8 1/2 x 11 paper! It was pretty cool in that once it's all folded up, it makes a card that is just about 5x7! Here is the tutorial link:


These are the images I drew to clarify how to cut and score the 5 1/2 x 7 1/4 paper, and the leftover strips. Give it a try, I hope you do!



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Back with CTMH!

Hi, guys! I am so excited to announce that I have restarted my Close To My Heart business! After our last military move, adjusting, etc...I had to make the choice to let my business go. However, I am back, and so excited to paper craft with CTMH new lines of dies, stamps, and papers! Keep an eye out for the unboxing of my new consultant kit on my YouTube channel! Until then, you can find me at VianneyCreates.CTMH.com!

Thank you so much!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Coconut Rollout Cookie Recipe! So Good!

So, I recently decided to experiment with making a coconut rollout cookie. A friend of mine made an order of two dozen cookies for a luau themed wedding shower. I wanted to try something much more than just a hawaiian decorated cookie, so I did this. The basic recipe is Haniela's basic sugar cookie recipe with my tweaks for a yummy coconut cookie! They rolled out so nicely and were very tasty! Here is the recipe:

Coconut Rollout Cookie Recipe:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
2 sticks (1cup) butter, unsalted, softened to room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon coconut emulsion or coconut extract
3/4 cup to 1 cup of sweetened (or unsweetened) shredded coconut, shredded finer in a food processor or blender.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt, set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl cream together room temperature butter and sugar, about 5 minutes, scrape the bowl as needed. Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually add flavorings and egg and beat just until well mixed.
  • Now gradually in 3 additions add flour. Lower the speed of your mixer to low. Scrape the bowl well after the last addition and beat just until flour is combined.
  • Set your mixer to Stir or lowest setting and add in shredded coconut, just until well incorporated.
  • Scrape the cookie dough and use your hands or spatula to make sure everything is well incorporated.
  • Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or minimum 4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Roll out cookies as usual, and cut out shapes with cookie cutters. I roll them to just over 1/4" thick.
  • Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Chill the cut outs in the fridge for about 15 minutes, or in the freezer 8 minutes.
  • Bake for 9 minutes, turn the sheet once half way through the baking. If the shapes are small, keep an eye on them as you may want to take them out after 7-8 minutes of baking.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, transfer to cooling rack.
  • Store in the airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze undecorated cookies between pieces of wax paper in a large freeze safe container, for up to 2 months.
  • Decorate cookies as desired.

That's it! Enjoy! I used a coconut almond royal icing for decorating, but just vanilla flavored icing would be great, too!

Here is a pic of the trial cookies I made just to try the recipe out, they are cut out with DaisoJapan cookie cutters that came with little pieces to make impressions. So cute!