Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Today we are using the Rock-a-Blocks by Crafters Companion. They are FABULOUS! I loved using them.As you can see they are curved so that you can rock your image onto the paper. They also have a guide on them for alignment. They work with EZ Cling stamps very well. Crafters Companion also sells an adhesive spray that is repositionable. Check it out on their site.I started by inking the image. Tap tap tap.And them I rocked my way to a perfect impression.........
They have adorable stamp sets!! I used this Christmas one here... to make tags! This is the fab set I used...
Thank you Crafters Companion! Post in the comment section before noon on the 1st of October to win something fun from them. :) It's a secret one.

Monday, September 29, 2008

September 29... Art Declassified and crayons

OK. My problem was my wireless card, now it's working!!! YAY. Today I played with crayons a bit. I LOVE Art Declassified and used the wonderful Fete Days and Fete Flourish stamps from them for today's tutorial.First off you need to raid your child's stash of crayons. :) Actually if you sit along side them they would love to do this too! They could even do this on a coloring page. Take your crayons and color them as hard as you can to get these cool bits... leave the bits they make a cool effect.Take a piece of wax paper big enough to cover the crayon surface and iron the colored design to melt the wax. This is what will happen. Cool. The bits melt randomly over the surface.
This is the one I ended up using. I took the Days stamp and some StazOn because of the wax and stamped directly on the melted crayon.
Colorful! These are the two fabulous stamp sets that somebody will win from today! Just post a comment in this comment section. You will have until noon tomorrow. :) Check out Art Declassified's website for some neat stamps! Tomorrow is the last day of National Stamping Month. Tomorrow I will feature Crafter's Companion.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

September 23... Verve and faux metal

Oh wow. It took YEARS to get this page put together. My IT guy did some work on my computer, but it didn't fix it so now I need to have him put in a new card of some kind. ANYHOW. Today is Verve and tomorrow will be Verve as well. I want to give as many people a chance to comment to win. They sent these cool Thankful Blossoms flower stamps that I did a faux metal with. First off I took my embossing liquid here and applied it to a small rectangle of cardstock. (you could also use an embossing pad) The whole little piece... it's got to be big enough to fit the stamp you chose.
Cover the whole thing with a metallic embossing powder and then melt it using your heat gun. You will need to do about 3 coats, making sure that the embossing is still hot and melted when you pour on the new powder.
Quickly, while the embossing is still melted, OR you could do this step first, apply the embossing liquid to the stamp. (you could also use a clear embossing pad)
Stamp your image into the melted embossed sheet and viole! And thank you to Verve Stamps check them out. They have a cute website. So comment for your chance to win this stamp set.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


I see that I never filled in the names for the winners.

Cosmo Cricket- Robin
Third Coast- Heather
Stampscapes- Sparkly Turtle
Serendipity Stamps- Sandy
BoBunny- Lori
Stampington and Company- Jessica
Scenic Route- Fiorella
SEI- Sue Vass
Cornish Heritage Farms- Callista

I used the random integer website to be random and fair. :)
Just send me an email with your address...

Friday, September 19, 2008

Coronado Island Designs... and stamping on glass

Here is the idea for the day. It's brought to us by Coronado Island Designs. I used this wonderful Christmas stamp set. Check them out. So how did I do it? I used embossing ink and black embossing powder. On glass? Yes. I slowly heated the glass with my heat gun before I heated the stamped embossed images. I did this because I didn't want the glasss to crack, and it didn't.
I also stamped the star on pattern paper and glued it to the outside of the frame.

So there ya go. Stamping on glass. Thank you Coronado Island Designs. Oh yes, this is the stamp set one person will win. Again I will give until 12 noon tomorow. :)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sept 18... My Favorite Things and ribbon

OK, I was having problems this morning that seemed to have cleared up now. Computers. I have this love-hate relationship with them. I'm thinking it might be a blogger problem, because I'm having it again, right now!!!!!!!!!
Anyhow today's is one I love because I love ribbon. So I used this wonderful stamp set by My Favorite Things. Check them out they have tons of cool stuff. I simply took my dye based ink and stamped directly on the ribbon. YAY
Here is a close up.
And the finished product.
These are the wonderful stamps that I used. One lucky person could win them. Today I will give until 12 noon tomorrow for posters. Thank you My Favorite Things!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

September 17... Cornish Heritage Farms and wood and photos

OK, I had to go find the internet at my 'lil sis's house 70 miles away! :) Anyways...
I LOVE these Cornish Heritage stamps. They are HUGE. LOVE IT! Check them out. Today it's about stamping on wood. I took this Ikea frame, painted it with acrylic paint, and then just stamped on it dye based ink. I also stamped on the picture itself. I used... get this... StazOn to stamp on the pic.

So you all know the drill. Leave a comment and one person will win this awesome stamp set from Cornish Heritage. Thank you. And thank you to everybody who keeps coming back. I'm having so much fun with this. (I can't wait to share my Halloween stuff next month)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I'm having internet connection problems! I hope to post by the end of the day. I didn't forget about you guys! :)


Monday, September 15, 2008

September 15... and stamping on buttons

Today I decided to stamp on buttons!!! I love SEI. This stamp set is wonderful and it goes along great with the paper. Check out their new stuff. (especially the Halloween stuff)
Stamping on buttons is way easy. You just need that trusty old StazOn ink. I used a glue dot here so that the button won't move while I'm stamping it. I used black so you could see the design, but you could use any color you'd like.
These are the fab stamps I used and the set one person will win. Just comment before midnight tonight. Thank you SEI!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

September 14... Scenic Route and flowers

I thought it would be fun this week to do "fun things to stamp on." So today I am using the Scenic Route stamp set to stamp on a flower.
You could really use any type of ink you want. You could even emboss it!!! Just ink up and stamp. (You could use the glue pad and glitter too!)
These papers are Scenic Route also! It's their new Sonoma collection.
Here's the close up. I layered 2 flowers and cut the top flower at the edges.
YAY!!! Here is the stamp set someone will win today. Just post in the comment section before midnight tonight. :) Thank you Scenic Route!

AND the winners from last week are...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

September 13...Stampington and the backside

(Sorry this posted late. The power at my house went out for quite some time.)
I don't think today's technique has a name. But it's fab and comes in handy. I have used Stampington & Company's clear stamps. This is from their unusual suspects line. They have so many wonderful stamps and stuff AND I LOVE all their magazines as well. Today one lucky person will have a chance to win the stamp set that contains these characters as well as a magazine. YAY Just leave a comment by midnight tonight. :) First off you start by turning your clear stamp upside down on the acrylic block so that the flat sticky part is up.
Then you stamp the image in your ink and paper of choice.
Turn the image on the block so that it is the "correct" way and stamp over the first image. And there you have it. You just doubled your stamps. This works best with mirrored images, but I wasn't going for something perfectly aligned here.
I love home decor, so I used these images and WONDERFUL art paper from Stampington & Company to turn into a fun little hanging. I went over the whole image in clear embossing ink and UTEE, adhered it to chipboard, punched holes, and tied the ribbon. I think I'll look around and embellish them some more, but you got the idea of the technique.