Join me this Saturday to make these cards with new Holiday Catalog products!
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Last month we had my downline meeting. It's always fun to get together
to stamp and share with fellow demonstrators!
These were some of the door prizes.
I punched the tops with Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324).
Inside was a roll of Washi Tape attached with a glue dot.
These were so simple and easy to make.
Also in the door prize basket were stacks of the new
Timeless Elegance DSP (138444). So gorgeous!!
This adorable box was one of the Make & Takes.
It uses the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits (135853).
I cased this from Lydia at Understand Blue.
This was my card exchange.
It uses the beautiful new stamp Definitely Dahlia (129911).
This monochromatic card used the new In Color Hello Honey.
Here was our second Make & Take.
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Friday, September 11, 2015
I love Stampin' Up's Photopolymer stamps.
I wasn't loving having to peel them off the
printed plastic sheet they come on
every time I stamp with them.
(Inside of Box)
I saw a video on Youtube that solves this problem.
(Back of box)
Just slide the printed sheet between the hard case
and the plastic sleeve on the outside of the box.
Adhere the four corners with glue dots.
Make sure you attach the sheet facing the right direction.
Now the stamps are attached directly to the storage case,
and the printed images still shows through.
So much easier to peel on and off!
This simple tip is saving me time and frustration!
Thursday, September 10, 2015
I learned this technique from my downline Ruth Norton.
She learned it from the online video tutorial by
Lydia does a great job of explaining this technique and I love the colors she used.
Neither Ruth nor Lydia had a name for this technique.
I was calling it sponge and spritz, but at my Tuesday Tea and Techniques Class
I asked the stampers for ideas for a better name.
I think it was my mom that came up with the name I adapted to
Dab and Splash.
You dab three coordinating colors with sponges,
then you spritz the card with water.
The bonus technique on the leaf is
Rock 'n Roll.
You ink the stamp in one color,
then roll it around a darker, coordinating color so
just the edges get inked.
This is the card Ruth made with this technique at our last meeting.
The richness of the colors is fabulous!
And look at that black glitter paper.
Over the weekend, I heard someone say,
"A day without glitter is like a day without sunshine."
I love that!! Never mind that it came from a male, lawyer/musician
that just may have been being slightly sarcastic.
It's a great saying none the less!
I will offer Tuesday Tea and Techniques the second Tuesday of each month.
I hope to see you next month.
Below are some of the items I used on this project.
You can place orders at www.ladybugink.stampinup.net
This item is 50% off in the clearance rack!!
Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 127821
For All Things Wood-Mount Stamp Set 135152
For All Things Clear-Mount Stamp Set 135155
Aqua Painters 103954
Heat Tool 129053