Thursday, February 7, 2013

Demonstrator Meeting Swap

I went to a local demonstrator meeting and we all participated in a swap using materials and stamps from the Sale-a-bration catalog or Spring catalog.

I used two stamp sets.  I just love the antique look to these stamps.  26 cards in all.  I will try to post the cards I received in exchange.

Until next time,

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Punches And Peacocks

I have just a quick post today.  I am in the process of learning/practicing making You Tube videos and some other behind the scene items. I am also trying to redesign my craft space.  I used to have an entire bedroom.  Now I have a space that was meant for an oil tank in the basement....The size difference is a major difference!

I'm always telling my friends and customers if it doesn't move, eventually I will stamp it.  I think they thought I was joking.  Maybe not so much.  While organizing my punches, I thought I should write my name on them so if I am ever someplace where my friends brought their punches as well.  Why bother when you can stamp it?  I stamped my name on all my punches with Stazon ink.  I am sure it will rub off with time and use, but until then I will not have to ask "Is this punch yours or mine?" when I am out and about.

I have managed to do some stamping while learning all this computer stuff.
Here is a card I made using one of the jumbo wheels.  A neat trick I learned last year at the Rhode Island Regionals was if you have a large empty ink cartridge, use three colors of ink for a rainbow effect.  A red on one end, a yellow in the middle, and a blue on the other end.  Give the ink time to blend together.  I let it set over night.  When you run your jumbo wheel on white card stock you will have a rainbow.  Red, orange, yellow, green and blue.  Click on the photo to the left to enlarge it and you will see the multiple colors.  It looked better after being used even more by my customers.  (I never think to take photos of them and their projects).  I love the bright colors with this peacock stamp, because the males are always showing off their bright colors.

Until next time,