stampers sample part faux

dream bigas i said, here is a second of three samples from my first stampers club night. i’m not really sure if i like the colors on this, kinda weird, but what the heck. let’s just go with it. this is a really cool technique i got from the current issue of papercrafts.

  • start with a stamp set that has some open space. in my sample, i used doodle this. randomly stamp your images all over whisper white cardstock in purely pomegranate ink.
  • fill the open spaces of your images with rubber cement. you want a pretty good coat or two. this may take some time to dry. use a hair dryer if you’re impatient like i am.
  • once your images are dry, use a push pin to scratch lines through your rubber cement. give it some decent pressure. the more lines you scratch, the more lines that will be visible in your finished project.
  • use your rubber brayer and groovy guava ink to brayer over your entire piece of whisper white.
  • when completely satisfied with your color, using a paper towel, dab off the extra ink that is sitting on top of your open images.
  • remove rubber cement with your fingers. decorate your card and voila! a new faux batik technique!
  • additional supplies used: certainly celery and purely pomegranate cardstock, photo corners punch, signo white gel pen, crafters tool kit, think big stamp set

enjoy! stay tuned tomorrow for my final sample.

welcome friend

wiperopenwiperclosedi held my first stampers club meeting the other night. here’s one of the three cards that we made. it’s called a wiper card. the neat thing about this card is that it’s interactive. when you pull the back, left side and the front, right side, the little “wiper” pops up from inside the card to reveal a hidden message. i got the instructions from a fantastic blog called stamps, paper, scissors by jan tink.  she is a hoot! there are tons of other fantastic samples and tutorials listed there also. if you get a chance, pop on over there for some inspiration. you can also use the link on my sidebar to access jan tink’s blog.

stay tuned tomorrow for another sample from my stampers club meeting.

for my card, i used the following supplies:

  • cardstock: blue bayou, wild wasabi, river rock, soft sky, whisper white
  • stamp sets: priceless, wonderful words, rough edges mini alphabet, amazing to zany
  • ink: blue bayou, wild wasabi
  • accessories: wild wasabi double stitched ribbon, square giga punch (marvy), ice circle rhinestones, priceless classy brass template

friends are good!

jenscardsto help me keep my blog going, my friend jen came over and she made these cute cards for me! isn’t she talented? too bad she waited till the last day of her vacation to come over. honestly, i could have stamped forever! i’m not quite sure what all she used on the cards, but i do know that the colors are mostly perfect plum, groovy guava, (i love this color) old olive, pretty in pink, and bashful blue. sets used are pick a petal, hugs & wishes, holidays & wishes, warm words, simply said, sweet on you, and zoofari. the punch is the giga square punch from marvy.

thanks jen for your sassy samples!!

sales tax exempt products

Good news! Several states’ legislatures have passed a special sales tax holiday during specific dates in August. During this period, sales tax does not apply to school supplies. The participating states typically define school supplies as any item normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes.Alabama: August 3-5District of Columbia: August 4-12Florida: August 4-13Georgia: August 2-5Louisiana: August 3-4Missouri: August 3-5New Mexico: August 3-5

North Carolina: August 3-5

South Carolina: August 3-5

Tennessee: August 3-5

Virginia: August 3-5

Item Number Description Price DC NC SC TN VA
Adhesives              
100425 2-Way Glue Pen 3.50 X X X X X
102620 Liquid Glue 3.95 X X X X X
104332 SNAIL Adhesive 6.95 X X X X X
104331 SNAIL Refill 4.50 X X X X X
103305 Dotto 12.95 X X X X X
100902 Dotto refill 6.50 X X X X X
104045 Anywhere Glue Stick 3.95 X X X X X
104294 Sticky Strip 6.95 X X X X X
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals 3.95 X X X X X
103683 Mini Glue Dots 4.95 X X X X X
104183 Pop-Up Glue Dots 3.95 X X X X X
106650 Greeting Glue 3.95 X X X X X
Snips and Scissors              
103579 Paper Snips 9.95 X X X X X
103179 Craft & Rubber Scissors 19.95 X X X X X
108360 Craft & Paper Scissors 29.95 X X X X  
Brushes              
101399 Stipple Brushes 6.95 X X X X X
100894 Flat brush 10.95 X X X X X
101551 Medium brush 6.95 X X X X X
101331 Small brush 5.95 X X X X X
Pens and Pencils              
101120 Metallic Art pencils 19.95 X X X X X
100271 Pure color pencils 19.95 X X X X X
101879 Watercolor pencils 19.95 X X X X X
100745 Pencil sharpener 4.95 X X X X X
105021 Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen 3.95 X X X X X
102673 ZIG Painty 6.50 X X X X X
102845 Blender pen 9.95 X X X X X
Watercolor Wonder Crayons              
106695 Bold Brights 19.95 X X X X X
106696 Earth Elements 19.95 X X X X X
106698 Rich Regals 19.95 X X X X X
106697 Soft Subtles 19.95 X X X X X
106746 Neutrals 9.95 X X X X X
Markers and Journalers              
106694 Stampin’ Kids markers 7.95 X X X X X
Various Stampin’ Write markers 3.25 X X X X X
105541 Many Marvelous Markers 132.95     X    
105394 Basic Black Stampin’ Write journaler 3.25 X X X X X
109123 Basic Brown Stampin’ Write journaler 3.25 X X X X X

almost a total case…

double line doodlesno, no, not a nut case, but when i saw this sample on splitcoast stampers created by Cre8tveLdy, i knew i had to case it! it was to die for! i did change a few things… like colors and added some pewter hardware and a little bit of 2nd generation stamping behind the “happy birthday”. other than that, it’s pretty much the same. the colors i used are the new “in color” bayou blue and sky blue c/s and whisper white. love those colors together! the first layer is stamped with bayou blue on sky blue c/s. used classic bayou blue and sky blue smooshed on the lid and applied with a blender pen for the two different flowers. the leaves were done in the same fashion as the flowers but in wild wasabi. used faux stitching on the panel. panel is then tied with some spring moss grosgrain. stamp sets used are double line doodles and it’s your birthday.

absolutely priceless

priceless newshere’s a quick card i made up while i had a few minutes during my busy weekend. i started with a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of certainly celery c/s and folded that in half so the card measures 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. layered our new rose red prints designer series paper on the right-hand side. i used our old corner rounder to scallop the right edge of the card. this card opens right to left. using the paper piercing tool from the crafter’s tool kit, i punched a hole in each scallop. punched barely banana c/s with the marvy square giga punch then layered certainly celery on top of that. using rose red classic ink, i stamped the butterfly from the priceless set onto whisper white c/s. the little “ribbon” is actually two strips of barely banana scraps wrapped through the “s” pewter clip from the hodgepodge hardware kit and adhered with brads from the kit. the word “congrats” is from the amazing to zany set and stamped in chocolate chip classic.

designer paper colors

i am always looking for the colors that coordinate with our designer series background papers. here’s a quick reference guide to help you figure it out.

  • Apple Cider: Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, River Rock, Wild Wasabi
  • Holiday Harmony: Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate, River Rock
  • Brocade Backgrounds: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, River Rock
  • Cerise: Real Red, Very Vanilla
  • Charbon: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla
  • Creepy Crawly: Basic Black, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust
  • Cutie Pie: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron
  • Darling Doodles: Brocade Blue, Groovy Guava, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi
  • Dashing: Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla
  • Fall Flowers: Old Olive, Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky
  • Flowers for You: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise
  • LeJardin: River Rock, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
  • Linen Prints: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Pink Passion
  • Notations No. 2: More Mustard, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi
  • Outlaw: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla
  • Prints: Monochromatic papers available in Almost Amethyst, Always Artichoke, Blue Bayou, Brilliant Blue, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Groovy Guava, Lovely Lilac, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, River Rock, Rose Red, So Saffron, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise
  • Porcelain Prints: Blue Bayou, River Rock, Wild Wasabi
  • Uptown: Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
  • Wintergreen: Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow, Soft Sky
  • Azure: Brilliant Blue, Very Vanilla
    Bali Breeze: Old Olive, Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie
    Berry Bliss: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa
    Cutie Pie: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron
    East Coast Prep: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard
    Flowers for You: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise
    Fall Flowers: Old Olive, Really Rust, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand
    Ginger Blossom: Ruby Red, River Rock, Cameo Coral, Groovy Guava
    Jersey Shore: Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue
    Le Jardin: River Rock, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue
    Notebook: Soft Sky, Kraft, Vanilla
    Olive Press: Old Olive, Very Vanilla
    Porcelain Prints: Blue Bayou, River Rock, Wild Wasabi
    Spring Break: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
    Spring Fling: Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron
    Spring Silhouettes: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla
    Western Sky: Ruby Red, River Rock, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky