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Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Hey All!

Glad to see you came back for another video edition of the Wednesday Evening Post!  Good News!  I figured out the "grinding noise" problem!  Now, can somebody figure out why I keep using the word "basically"?  I've got to break that habit, so excuse me for it this time. . .Here is the video!

Here are the still photos of the cards:

The digital image for this card is Whimsie Doodles.  Click HERE to go there.

The video for the magic trick and how it is done can be found HERE.  

Pic of the Week

This sweet bird just sat there watching the boys on the path a couple of days ago.  Believe it or not, this is not a "zoomed" photo.  I was actually this close to this wonderful little guy.  It didn't seem afraid at all.  It actually seemed fascinated with my boys.  It finally flew away.

Have a great rest of the week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll see you on your blogs!

Hugs to all of you!

Curt O'Brien

"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."


Krissy said...

Loved your video! As always, great cards - the martini pup is adorable!!!!! Have a great week!


Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Well I am thrilled to put a voice to the face- love videos.
As always you never disappoint- your cards are wonderful-I am loving the dog martini-to funny for sure.
I am also like you when people leave questions and no way to contact and some even don't have a contact link on their blogs.
Hope your all doing well and enjoying this warm spell we are having-maybe snow Thursday.
Take care and thanks for the magic trick-I could use several if you could spare them.

Becky said...

Another great video! Now with entertainment..:) Loved the magic act and love that dog and the embossed background.

Leigh said...

I think your cards are excellent. Love that male get well card with a fabulous image.
Isn't the little bird cute? Fantastic that you could get that close.
Great video and thanks for visiting my blog too Curt. Stay safe.

Ellen said...

Love the video addition! Thanks for the magic trick, my kids at school will enjoy that! Your cards are terrific! I especially love that adorable dog image!! I had to giggle when you said guys don't want glitsy cards, my husband always tells me my card is missing something and that I need to add glitter or "Bling". I really enjoyed your video!!

Diane said...

Great images.....the dog one is my "fav"...I think I need to buy myself some new stamps...but I want my magic envelope to have more zero's in usual, loved all your cards!!

Beth Norman said...

Another awesome video, That magic trick was a fun way to start your video off. Great bunch of cards.

Dee in N.H. said...

Ha! I love the puppy card! I'm really enjoying your videos too. It's like stopping over for a visit. The old ladies are funny too! I have them on my wish list. We are having snow today, 6-10". I wouldn't mind if I didn't have to go to work 25 miles away. Just have to leave a little earlier. You have a great week!

ahlers5 said...

Your video is wonderful. Love the martini dog. Made me laugh out loud.

Heide said...

Bravo! If you put a quarter does it make the bill bigger? LOL! Fun trick.
Great cards, love the masculine card and image.
Off to go check out the Pup image, I do love my digi images and he is just so cute.
Have a wonderful day. Looking forward to next weeks video.
Hugs, Heide

Rita said...

Curt, I have to tell you, I just LOVE your video posts so much!!! Your cards are beautiful as always, Love that cute Senior ladies image, it's so stinkin' adorable! Cute magic trick. Thanks for taking the time to do your videos ...keep up the good work! Hugs Rita

Ted said...

Well, Curt... "basically", you knocked this out of the park! What a great video and I love how you started off with a magic trick. Unique and really engaged me. :) Thanks for the IO reference to the doctor's bag. I've been looking for one of those. I guess you're one up on the enabling, buddy. :) Have a good one!

Lorraine said...

Super video are you taking up being a magician now LOL. Loved the cards the digi image is funny. Love the voice to the photo and name now. Hugs Jersey Channel Islands.

Jackie said...

You are a magician with those colored pencils - your cards are wonderful! I love the martini puppy, he's too cute! I am going to watch the video on that magic trick but I wonder if I used a dime instead of a penny, would I get a $100 bill???? LOL! Hey, I'm just trying to help the economy here.

Gina Wrona said...

Awesome! Very entertaining magic trick!! Love the dog card, of course!


Susan said...

Curt, Your blog just made my day! I love the video (I, too, have the "basically" disease - but much worse than you). You didn't use the word that much. I love the magic trick. And your cards are nice and simple, but high impact. Love the funny images - what a way to spread some smiles! That martini dog will have to join my collection! Have a great week, my friend.

mudmaven said...

Love the magic trick Curt! So fun. I am loving your videos - makes me feel like I'm right there with you. Great cards again this week and WOW that doctor's bag is wonderful. Going to have to get me one of those for sure. Love the ladies too and that puppy - oh my how sweet. All the best to Jay and hug those gorgeous boys too! ~chris

Sue said...

Hi ya Curt
tis lovely to hear you i feel like im sat in your room with you while you craft. Fabulous selection of cards as always, beautiful birdie piccie, oh great trick, hope all is well with you & Jay, hugs, sue,x

Sue from Oregon said...

Video #2-Cha Ching!!! Love the second video Great cards! Ijust bought some new AI stamps too. I will let you know what I got later. The dr bag and doggie are very cool as well. Seems I need a lot of get well cards lately too.

Mary said...

Nope, no grinding noise this time! LOVE the dog with the cone on, too cute and just love the three little old ladies whom appear to be gossiping, lol! Great find for the men in our lives, great card.

Audrey Frelx said...

Curt, I love your cards!!! All 3 are just awesome!!! Really love the digital image!!!

My friend, I have to say I love your video, however, your hands are really!!! I think your hands are entertaining us along with your show of talent!!! LOL!!!

Great little envie trick too, I might have to go check out that video to be able to do that just for fun!!!

Beautiful pic of the week!

Hugs, my friend!

Elaine M said...

I think you are "basically" wonderful no matter how often you use that b word. Love love love your videos and will have to go shopping to get these 3 images. Wish I had a blog for you to visit but I'm just computer illiterate. Hugs and blessings

Anonymous said...

Basically, who cares how many times you said the word! Basically, we all love your videos and projects! Basically, I would much rather hear that 20 times rather than, well, basically - "you know" or "like" or personally my favorite, "whatever!" Just kidding Curt - love you and your big guys. Basically, you amaze me with your passion for the arts! Again, great cards as usual. Fun examples we don't always see. The pupatini made me giggle.

Chris R. from Iowa

P.S. Gotta go back and count how many times you said basically. I probably had more in my comment than in your video! Hugs to the guys.

Soni B said...

Woo Hoo for # 2 video... Love the cards, yes that get well image is utterly awesome...I need to locate it... The Older ladies is a riot... geesh I could be one og them...he he he the doggie is super cute... hey who makes the embossing folder with paw prints and bones...I NEED one of those...

The pic of the week is amazing, the color is so crisp...loved it... the magic trick was fun, if I send you a roll of pennies, will you practice on making those tens for me ???

hugs, and I will be back next week waiting to SEE more...

take care til then...

Patti J said...

Hey there! So....basically, I think this is another rockin' post! What fun! Love the video, love the magic, the Dr.Bag card is such a nice manly card, the Martini card had me giggling out loud, and I've been around groups of ladies that gossip just like that! Thanks for sharing the bird photo, as well. Great post, my friend!!!

Gail said...

Finally made it!
I'm liking the videos.
Am I one of those people you can't e-mail?
The most bothersome thing for me is music on someones blog!
Great cards!
Love the martini! hahaha
The ladies are great, the doctors bag, how fitting!
Great pic of the week!
Talk to ya later!

Jean McKenzie said...

Curt, Again gorgeous cards - just love the get well card. Yours are always so interesting and varied. Love the photo of the little bird too - how sweet and how tame it is to be so close to you and the boys!
Have a wonderful week and hugs!!

Carmen O. said...

A magic trick how very cool! Loving the second video and your cards are fabulous as always. That coffee/tea klatch stamp is adorable! I might have to see about getting one of those or at least putting it on my wishlist. Also the doctor bag stamp, how cool! Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us. Also, thanks for stopping by and seeing how I am. It always makes me smile!

Miranda said...

Love the magic trick! Your cards are adorable as usual! I so look forward to my Wednesday visits with you! Although I am a bit late this week, my birthday was Wednesday and I am still celebrating! LOL
Miranda :)

Myrna said...

Super cute cards. Love the little martini pup.
The three old ladies make me laugh and the Dr.s bag is perfect.
Pic of the week is wonderful.

Jean McNulty said...

Love your video and your magic trick was amazing. Your cards as always are so beautiful:)

mochamama said...

LOL, awesome video Curt...great magic trick! My favorite of course is the little martini fella, I think I need that one! I did count 4 basicaly's in the beginning but then I didn't pick up on anymore cause I was concentrating on your talk. SO, if you hadn't even brought it to our attention we probably never would even pick up on it. LOL

Christine said...

Hi Curt am loving your great videos..
great magic trick, no basically kidding think you heard em
honestly cant pick a fav from these cute cards all so diff. all super..
I do like the embossing on the Martini one me thinks I need to go track this folder down..looking forward to more fun n giggles nxt wk..thanks so much Curt

take care Christine x

Bonnie Weiss said...

So, you're not just another pretty face, are you?! You not only have artistic creativity but now we find out that you are an illusionist too.

Your cards are terrific ... love the guy card. And of course, the puppy with the collar is hilarious. But not if you have ever had a puppy who needed to wear one. It's like an extra appendage for them ... funny at first but once they have 'shovelled' their way through the house and wiped out anything that is on a table and chipped some walls ... it's not funny anymore.

Sure do love your new video format.

lisa808 said...

The 'senior citizen' image is just too funny. Awesome image for a get-well card. Love your coloring and the hand-written 'prescription.' The little martini dog is so cute. Cards and tricks--love the new videos!

Shirley Hotop said...

Love the cards this week - especially the doggie card - my girls hate those darn collars - love the MD bag - and the gossip ladies are a hoot. I dont have a strong enough signal on my internet (I have Wild Blue Satalite) so I have a real struggle with videos, will have to watch it with my BFF Patti!!!

Tammy said...

Oh I loved your video Curt!! That magic trick is so fun!! Adorable cards and I love your doggie card...cute, cute sentiment! I really like your new format! It's nice to put a voice to your awesome creations! Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Tammy

richardbreaks said...

Hi Curt! This is a terrific collection of cards, as usual. I was so tickled by the Martini pup! Great second video; please keep them coming!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Sorry it took me so long to comment....not sure which is giving me or blogger?? Anyways I'm here now!

COOL!! Love the magic trick! Feel free to send me one of those stuffed full of cash whenever! LOL!

Such a cute doggie card and I gotta say watching your hands move around after showing that card completely reminds me of the hand "Thing" off the Addams Family! :P

Love how you can write your own message on the mouse image...sadly my handwriting stinks though. Yours looks amazing!

HA! I'm going to be one of those gossipy ladies when I get old!

So fun Curt! Keep up the great videos!

Susan (rainy) said...

Another fun video, Curt. Love your cards, today. You color so beautifully with your pencils.
Oh and I love the pic of the week, as well. Amazing!

Lee said...

Hi Curt,sorry i thought i had already commented on this post LOl.

Fantastic cards and images as always,Love the Gladstone Bag card.Great pic n video.Huggles x Cuddles for the boys x

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Basically...yeah, I know. Great cards, though. And that "sweet bird" is a Mockingbird. There ain't too much they are afraid of. I've seen them go after dogs, cats even a hawk. Guess that's why they're the state bird of TX. Saw your comment on Deadbeat and figured I ck out your corner of blog land. Glad I did!