Monday, July 28, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Both cards use stamps by Hero Arts. The birds are from the same stamp "Bird on a Branch". The background in blue with white birds & branches is stamped exactly as the stamp is. The bird on the tag is the same bird only I created a stamp with a foam product to get a reverse image. I've forgotten the name of the product. It's been around for a long time. Anyone know what it's called? I used my heat tool to heat the foam & then pressed it against the stamp. I then have a stamp in reverse of the original. I used Colorbox Chalk inks to color the image before I stamped it. I added a dot for the eye with a black marker & used a light tan marker to draw in the legs. Both cards use the same message from the Sparkle Messages set. The tree background is called "Designblock Tree".
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
While I was at CHA, I checked out the Spellbinders booth and all the new dies to be released in September. I ordered most of the new ones, too. I'm really excited about the great shapes for the new Nestabilities. They are expected to be in stock around mid September, just in time for the workshop. Sometime after the workshop, we're planning a weekend card stamping event featuring the Spellbinders dies. Check back for more info
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
These 2 photos show some of the stamps from Paperbag Studios all lined up on the shelf. Aren't these wonderful?
Here are some sets of cling mounted stamps fromCornish Heritage Farms.
Stamps from both of these companies will be used at the workshop! We're excited to showcase these new stamps!
Emails were sent out today with registration information. It's only 2 months away!
Monday, July 21, 2008
One of my favorite booths to visit is the Ranger booth. They do a wonderful job displaying their products with lots of wonderful inspirational samples. My sister, Kathy, came along with me to to help choose things to order, keep me company & enjoy all the creative displays. She's a stamper, too. While I was busy placing some orders, she enjoyed watching Tim Holtz demonstrate his products at the Ranger booth. Tim created the awesome sample that Kathy is holding with some of his new stamps on an Adirondack Alcohol Ink background. I ordered that stamp set which will be coming around the first of September.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Kathy gave me instructions to order some of the new Spellbinders dies. Have you seen them? They are great. If you check their website, you'll find links to their designers' blogs. Each designer previewed some of the new dies over a 2 week period. They inspired me!
Ranger has some new Stickles glitter glues that will premier at CHA. Some are Tim Holtz Stickles matching many of the Distress inks. Can't wait to see those! Several other colors are in Suze Weinberg's line & will be extra sparkly & glitzy. I'll be sure to check out all of them.
I must keep working on my numerous projects. I hope to get a chance to post while in Chicago.
Until next time, keep smiling!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Last week, Kathy, Doreen & I worked on a stamp order from a new company. We're excited about the stamps. We have one workshop project planned to feature this new company. I'll let you know when the stamps arrive at the store. Until then, I'll keep you in suspense.
I plan to attend the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) show this week. I so enjoy seeing all the new products as well as wonderful samples. I'll be looking for new products & checking our favorite companies for their new lines. It's always fun & inspiring!
Friday, July 4, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
For all the Laura Ingalls Wilder & "Little House on the Prairie" fans, there will be a guest appearance by Lindsay & Sidney Greenbush who portrayed "Carrie Ingalls" on NBC's Little House on the Prairie 1974-1982 on Saturday, July 19th. Use the following link for more information http://www.walnutgrove.org/greenbush.htm . You'll find more information about Walnut Grove & the Pageant at http://www.walnutgrove.org