I will use this blog to add whatever it is I feel necessary regarding my stamping journey. In addition to that, I will share my projects and thoughts as to where I am in this magical field of stamping and creativity.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Playing With Acetate, Alcohol & Re-Inkers

Today I used my free time to make an acetate card. The tutorial can be found: here.

It did not take very long for me to make this card. I used acetate sheets from Stampendous! They were already the perfect size, all I had to do was fold it in half. There are definitely some things I would do differently next time when making an acetate card such as using glue dots instead of my ATG gun. I could imagine it would look neater when you see the dot through the other side. Also, to be more careful when stamping on the actual acetate, it gets real slippery!

Here are the materials used for the card:

Stamps: All Through the Year (cherry)
Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Black CS
Ink: Basic Black, Stazon White, Rose Red and Garden Green markers
Accessories: Brads, Marvy Punches, $1 Ribbon

I also played with the polished stone technique.
It was super easy!!! It makes for a beautiful background. The card I made using it is really, really simple and plain. I just wanted to see what it would look like. I am definitely going to do this again!

Stamps: Monkeys from Great Impressions
Paper: Glossy CS, Lavendar Lace, Textured paper bought from LSS
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Re-Inkers in Cool Caribbean, Lavendar Lace and Starlite Silver (Archival Brilliance), Black Grosgrain Ribbon

I really had lots of fun with these techniques!

Monday, January 21, 2008


My first attempt at blogging! I don't know how long this will last but hopefully it will generate enough interest in viewers for me to want to keep doing it.

Just some background info: It's almost been exactly a year since I went to visit my sister in Las Vegas. She was entertaining the idea of becoming a Stampin' Up! Demo and although I had seen her creations I really didn't know what it was all about. Sooo I sat down and made about five cards and fell in love! Just like that! It brought back a memory from grade school that I really enjoyed using stamps!

Now here I am, with hundreds of dollars worth of stamps and supplies blogging about it... This, my dear, is not a cheap hobby.