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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!


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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ink Coverage


This is why I love Fresh Ink from Impress Rubber Stamps--excellent coverage. The lighter color is Basil and the darker is Mojito. Supposedly this is the same ink that A Muse uses. I purposely left a little white on the trunk when I cut it so you could see it was very white paper that I stamped on.

Celtic Heart Knot

Click the title of this post and don't give up. Took me several tries and getting it to look right is all about pulling it tight in the right places.

Halloween Monkey--Cased



Lost the source on this one. Email me if you know it and I will post.

Scaredy Cat!


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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Card Holder Series #8


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Card Holder Series #7


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Card Holder Series #6


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Card Holder Series #5


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Card Holder Series #4


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Card Holder Series #3


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Pet Set Card #1


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Pet Set Card #2


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Pet Set Card #3


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Pet Set Card #4


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Pet Set Card #5


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Pet Set #6



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Pet Set Card Holder


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link to make holders given in a recent post on my blog

Spooky


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Bookmarks


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Friday, October 28, 2011

Owl Tree


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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Angel Policies are a "figment of imagination"

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Pocketful of Posies


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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

From My Heart


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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cute Card Holder


Click the title of this post and it will take you to the blog with the directions to make these. I have made both one pocket and 2 pocket styles.

Stamps are Waltzing Mouse!

Fun Discovery

I you have the EK gingerbread boy and the SU Owl punch--just know that the vest from the owl looks totally adorable and is a perfect fit on the gingerbread boy. Same goes for the bow tie from G-Boy, looks really cute on the owl. The heart from the owl makes adorable buttons on G-boy.

--The baby clothes die from PTI has several things that fit on G-boy, also.

Stamp Stuff FOR SALE

60% of the items are new or used once. Includes Cuttlebug items, dies, 6 used full sized chalk pads with new reinkers included, punch, about 20 or so small chalk pads and also small Palette Inks, baker's twine sampler with 8 colors included, and lots of misc. including SU die, new snowflake stamp, and all sorts of goodies.
The value is about $190 (if everything were new) and I am selling it for $40 plus $10 shipping (I will pay the additional shipping for it to go priority). Email me if interested. Paypal preferrred, but I will work with you on that. Insurance extra.

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Story


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Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy Owloween


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Happy Halloween!--cased



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Made For You


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WPlus9 Nordic Stamps



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Favorite Products

Lately, I have been finding some really great products.

I cannot say enough good about Fresh Ink by Impress Rubber Stamps. It is supposedly identical to the new A Muse inks that everyone is raving about. Talk about rich coverage, great colors, and NO blotching. I bought mine in Seattle where I could actually try them first at the store where the clerks were so very helpful.

I also had 50% off coupons so that I could get 2 of the new Hero Arts/Sizzix stamp and die combo sets. Love, love, love them. The really cool thing about the die is that it cuts on the inside line so you stamp first, line them up, and get a perfect die cut every single time. They are pricey, but well worth it, and with coupons they are a real deal. I am also enjoying the stamp/embossing folder duos that Hero Arts is producing.

New stamp companies I have been very happy with are WPlus9, Clear Dollar Stamps, Graphic 45, and Lost Coast stamps. Also, after not being very inspired by the Waltzing Mouse Stamps for the last half year or so, I recently placed an order for several of their Christmas stamp sets that I love. The nordic style is really appealing to me this year and I also got a couple of nordic sets from WPlus9.

Favorite vendor these days is Simon Says. Everytime you order you get a coupon for $5 off the next order which means basically your shipping is free. Prices are decent, I don't have to pay sales tax, and they ship very fast. Customer service is excellent and they have a huge selection and restock quickly.

I am moving away from punches, particularly Martha Stewart, due to space issues and I because I really find dies more versatile in that you can cut things like felt with the dies, in addition to coasters, and thicker papers.

I am holding back on Papertrey for now until they address and solve their customer service issues that have so many people really disgusted with them. I still LOVE their designs and cardstock, but trying to get a defective product replaced or a refund is like pulling teeth. I did get some of their Christmas stamps a couple of months ago, but have been avoiding buying since then.

Images I am into right now are quilts, sewing, school/teacher, reindeer, mittens, and lots of vintage things.

My favorite cardstock colors right now are SU's Cherry Cobbler, PTI's Autumn Rose, and Fresh Ink colors Pool and Island.

Still using my Cuttlebug a LOT. Using the Slice now and then. My ATG never leaves my side. Using dies almost every day. Still loving my Copic markers, and am totally obsessed with Baker's Twine on everything! (BTW, I still have one Divine Twine Sampler set of 8 colors in one package for sale for $12 plus $2 shipping--email me at rubyslippers@neofast.net if interested).

Papers from Graphic 45, October Afternoon, and K & Company are at the top of my list right now.

I am pleased that companies are tweaking products (like the Hero Dies) to make them more user friendly, easier to store, and versatile.

I rarely, rarely, buy a wood stamp anymore. I much prefer clear, followed by cling, but will buy a wood mount if I just have to have the image (probably about 3-4 times in the last year).

Off to work on Christmas cards!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Vintage Tag


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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hoot!


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Friday, October 21, 2011

Vintage Jar


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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Verse


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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkin Patch


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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Leaf


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Monday, October 17, 2011

Fall


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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Who Knew a $9.99 Set Could Be So Much Fun!!


I got this little set at www.cleardollarstamps.com There are dies to go with it but I figured I did not need them and I was right. Everything is straight and cuts so fast just slightly outside the stitched edge that it is no problem at all and they piece together just fine. I am totally obsessed with this set of stamps!! Fast and cheap shipping too.

Jar Trio


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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Heart Fence


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The Stamping Dog

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Sew Pretty


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Thursday, October 13, 2011

School File Card


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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Home Sweet Home


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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Floral Trio


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Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Birthday, Aaron!


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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Home Sweet Home


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Cute Paper Quilting Idea

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Butterflies


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Friday, October 7, 2011

Reflection


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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Make a Wish! 2


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Make It Monday Papertrey


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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

School Mouse


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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Cherry Hello! Papertrey Make It Monday



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