Friday, November 26, 2010

Just a Little Note

There's a few things going on in this card to describe.  First of all, what does one do with a lot of left over ribbon?  I love this heavy duty punch from EK Sucess which allows you to easily punch through two or three sheets of card at the same time creating a thin rounded rectangle slot, (shown in the 2nd picture below), to slide ribbons through.  Secondly, when I'm hand colouring a solid image stamp with markers, (one of my favorite things to do), this is an easy way to use some of your printed papers. 

 The stamp used is Floral Silhouette 2 by Stampabilities.  It was so easy to choose some shades of green markers to work well with this background paper by Magenta. 

Don't forget that tommorow we have a "We Pay The Taxes Day" on everything in the store plus a few other deals. If your not already on the newsletter, you can check this out at Look on the homepage, bottom left.  And next saturday December 4th is our Christmas Open House. Look for more details to come in our new upcoming newsletter.
Happy Stamping.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Here is the card I promised made with the Hello stamp from the TPC clear set of greetings (Shown earlier). We have used Broken China and Spicy Marmalade Distress Inks with the Tim Holtz Blending Tool onto water colour paper.  The image from Crafty Individuals has been stamped twice along the bottom and white heat embossed.  I cut off the butterfly from the rest of the stamp to prevent it from showing up twice in the same location.  This way you can also add more butterflies to your final image wherever you want to place them.  We made a paint from Rangers' white Opal Pearls and water and lightly brushed over the surface of the card.  Next, we spritzed the entire front panel with some Perfect Pearls and water in a Mini-Mister.  This technique really creates a Pearlized finish on the card face. We tore off the top edge of the cardstock and actually used it inside.  The Hello has been stamped in the Rangers' Stream Ink and the Nestabilities shape behind the Hello is Labels #4.  The gold dragonfly brad is just a fun touch for any floral card.

See you next week,  Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 15, 2010

New TPC Studios Sets

These are some of the new clear kits from TPC Studios.  Especially for scrapbookers who are looking to complete pages of their children's sports activities.  The following kits are available in Football, Baseball, Soccer and Cheerleading (This American company has not made a Hockey set). 

Here are some cute kitchen bits and scribble flowers. 

This kit of scrolls (on the left), has such a nice variety of sizes that I'm sure you"ll find the right one for your project.  The Granda's Attic set includes great designs for your distressed collages.

Last but not least, the lovely fonts and scrolls in this salutations kit can be used simply as a lifted label on printed card stock for a fast card.  Sorry theres no card sample right now, we're still playing catchup.  We'll aim for another blog towards the end of this week.

For those of you who have been dissapointed when trying to register for our fun morning, we have now added a wednesday afternoon class from 1pm to 2:30pm. Please call the store to register, the price is $5 +H.S.T. for this one card class.

Happy Stamping.

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Mini Clear Stamp Kits from KaiserCraft

The following pictures are just some of the new kits from KaiserCraft.  Some of the fonts are extremely delicate and need some practice to find the correct pressure.  You'll find this holds true of many of the polymer stamps.  The best recommendation for ink would be Versafine.  Firstly, this hybrid pigment clings well to the polymer material, unlike straight dye inks; and it also is fine enough to keep the tiny lines clean.

Here are a few Christmas designs to add to your collection.  At $2.98 each you can forgive yourself for splurging on more Christmas stamps.  In particular, the salutations are a very nice size to fit into tight spots. 

The flower cluster and the heart tree are just waiting to be coloured with your choice of colouring medium.  Although they are fairly small, the flower cluster measures 2" x 3", they will still make a nice focal point.  There are even more kits then I have displayed here.  Wonderful scrapbook sentiment 'Treasure These Memories", and more salutation kits. 

Hope your Christmas card designs are coming along as quickly as you've hoped.  Keep us in mind, we still have a store full of Christmas stamps.

Happy Stamping.