Sunday, June 28, 2009

My stamp storage

I am posting this in response to a question that was asked on a MB I belong to. A member there was looking at new ways to store her UNMOUNTED stamp sets.

This is the binder I am storing all my stamps in right now. It works great since it is a 12x12 binder. I use Memory Makers 12x12 photo page protectors to store my stamp sets in. I love that I can store 6 'sets' on a page

I also really like that the inside of the front has these 2 zippered velcro 'pockets' that hold the inkadinkadoo stamp sets perfectly.

I cut down sheets of acetate (ie overhead projector sheets) to about 4 x 5.5 and then on one side of it I stamp the images in black staz on and on the other side I brush on Aleen's Tack-It over and over, so the stamp sets will stick to it. I also leave the brown paper backing on all my Stampin' Up sets. I am hoping in this picture you can kind of see the blurry part behind the stamped image, that is the tack it over and over

I have a few stamp sets that were given to me by other people (this one from my SIL Catherine, thank you!!) and those were mounted when I got them. I took them off the blocks and most were still tacky enough to stick to the acetate sheet, so those I left alone. The few that didn't stick I put the tack-it over and over on the back of the acetate sheet like the other sets.

I hope this explains well how they are stored. If you have any questions please leave me a comment and I will try to answer anything you need to know.

Not really craft related, but....

So yesterday I spent the day making sugar flowers. All lilies all day! I had a blast making them, and will end up making tons more before July is over. I am doing a wedding cake for one of my great friends and then I will be transporting it about 16 hours to get it there. It will have stargazer lilies, calla lilies and jasmine as well as some greenery on it. I am going to try and still do some stamping and scrapping over the next few weeks, but I will be spending a LOT of my time working on this cake and the flowers.

Friday, June 26, 2009

So this is the Card I made with my new stamp set Totally Tool from Stampin' Up! It is a late Father's Day card. I usually make 2 for every occasion, 1 from me and 1 from my son, and I always let my son pick out the stamp set he wants to use and usually the colors too. I gave my hubby the one from me for Father's Day as well as the word book I made him and I told him the other card would be late. This card is all Stampin' Up, the paper is Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Kraft, and Brushed Silver. I colored in the images using Stampin' Write Markers Real Red, Basic Black, Yoyo Yellow, and Creamy Caramel and for the light gray color I also used a blender pen to pull the color from the Basic Gray marker. I should also mention that this card is a CASE of a card by Jodi Lenz, I saw it while looking at this set over at SCS and my son insisted this was the card 'he' wanted to make. I had already ordered this set and was just waiting for it to come when he chose it, I was hoping it would be here before Father's Day, but oh well better late than never I guess.

This is not the stamp set I was talking about earlier, but I ended up needing to make a card for a friend today so I ended up looking through all my pictures of cards I have made in the past and I picked this one out to copy. It is all Stampin'Up! product, the paper is Lavender Lace, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and To the Nines DSP (Designer Series Paper). I used Chocolate Chip Ink, and Sage Shadow 1/4" grosgrain ribbon. I also used the Large Oval punch and Stampin' Dimensionals.

A Stampin' Up!® Delivery!!

I just got a knock on my front door from the lovely man in brown or as my son calls him 'the YAY guy' and now I need to get off of here and get creating using my newest stamp set. I will post what stamp set it is later as it is a surprise for someone who might be reading this.

Welcome to my blog

I have basically no idea what I am doing so please forgive me as I get this up and running. I am hoping this will be a place I can share my creations with you as well as try new (at least to me) techniques and share them with you, no matter the outcome. I will mostly be sharing my love of scrapbooking and cardmaking, but occasionally I will share some of my other loves such as sugar flowers, making cakes and anything else I am proud of. I have learned so much from so many other people's blogs that I figured I would try my hand at this and see if I can inspire some one else.