40% off last day and DT wrap up!

Wow, where did the week go!?! Where did the month go in fact! I had pland to make May Baskets with my new Basket Bonanza kit this week (who knows, maybe I will today), repaint my kitchen and clean my studio but none of those things happened. There is still time to save 40% on everything at Lindsay’s stamp Stuff, the sale is on until midnight tonight!

Now let’s see what the DT has been up to {apparently more than me LOL!} this week!

First up is Margie with this super fun bowling layout-she is my scrapbook idol, you need to check out her “counterfeit kits” she will have you using up your stash in no time making the cutest pages ever! She used the Bowling Fun Papers and bowling fun SVGs/clip art kit here:

Here is Cindi’s sweet and happy birthday card, i love the mix of Up, Up & Away clip art and papers and the cupcake from the sweet stuff set (that was one of my first digistamps for sale, appropriate since April is my 2 year anniversary of opening the shop!)

Micki is my marker idol, man that girl’s got skills! and get a load of the sumptuous ribbon on her card, oh my! She used the Birds and Branches stamp set on her card today:

Here is one classy card from Karin, it is a birthday card but wouldn’t it be pretty for Mother’s day too? She used Bold Black and White papers and All Around Phrases digistamps:

Jennifer is such a cheerful happy person and she comes up with the best sentiments on her cards, she used the Sew Much Fun stamp set on this one:

Rhonda has another card that would be perfect for mothers day. She also used the Posh ‘n Trendy and the Bold Black and White papers . Tres chic!

Last but not lease is Diane with 5 (yes! I said 5!) cards using the Bold Black and White papers kit. She simple recolored the prints and made 5 clean and simple card, that would make a nice gift set don’tcha think?

 If you see something you like be sure to grab it today at Lindasy’s stamp Stuff while it is 40% off (or you can wait til my 3rd anniversary sale next year LOL!) There is even a brand new party kit I just added last night in the shop! Here is a look at some of the kits the DT gals used today:

Beach Party Printables3-D High-Heel SVGSew Much Fun StampsPosh'n Trendy StampsUp, Up & Away PapersUp, Up & AwayBold Black & White PapersBowling fun PapersBowling FunBirds & Branches StampsSweet Stuff Digital Stamp SetAll Around Phrases Digital Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

LSS is 2! {40% off} and easy bow tutorail!

Well, wasn’t that a mouthful? It is hard to believe that my little digistamp company is two years old this month! When I started this venture no one even knew what a digistamp was and now there are hundreds of digital stamp companies out there, what a revolution! I told myself back then that I would stick it out 6 months and see if there was any interest and 2 years later the answer is a resounding “YES!”  To thank all of you, my awesome customers and blog friends I want to give you 40% off everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff (mygrafico shop only) now through Saturday. Here is my latest product, a high heel shoe template in SVG and printable JPG format:

This is really quick to make, the template is in 4 parts and I cut the pair out of double-sided paper from MAMBI using my Cricut machine and SCAL software (the file has been tested and works in MTC and Fairy Cut too!). For the fluffy trim I simply crocheted a chain stitch out of fun-fur and hot glued on.

The little bow was so quick (like 5 seconds) and easy that I made a little video (2 minutes) to show you how. It is a great way to use up those little scraps of ribbon because you only need a 5″ length to make this!

This project qualifies for the following challenges: Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge, Partytime Tuesdays, Make it Monday, and Wee memories

Don’t forget the 40% off anniversary sale at LSS going on through Saturday! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Video Tutorial: Easy Crochet Flowers!

Yes, it is easy! Even if you have never picked up a hook before you can make pretty flowers to grace you cards and scrapbook pages:

The above card is a thank you for my mom, and the one below is for my sister, everything was colored with my new Promarker Pastel and Muted blending kits:

I used craft thread for the flowers on the cards but you can use any type of yarn, embroidery floss or string you like. The stamps on the cards are from Stampin’ Up! and the pattern paper backgrounds and die cut swirl (cut with my cricut and SCAL software) is from lettering delights, they are having their dollar days right now (everything is $1 or $2 and they have some new cool freebies up too!) so you should check it out and they have a coupon code for $10 off a $25 purchase {and that is off the sale price!}, the code is :Royalty. The Dollar Days sale ends Thursday!

And now the EASY video-this is great for beginners!

Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to check out the Lettering Delights Dollar Days sale going on til Thursday and be sure to use the $10 off coupon: Royalty.

As promised in the video here are links to some crochet basics and patterns:

The Purl Bee has great step-by-step photos and directions for basic crochet stitches, great for beginners or if you are a bit rusty :)

Nicole Heady posted this double crochet flower, you can stop at a single flower or build the double decker, very good photos!

Here is Shelly’s Crocheted butterfly pattern (it is so quick and easy-it is the one I use!)

And a whole thread at Splitcoast with lots of links to patterns for flowers!

And if you still want more you can find 100 free crochet flower patterns at All Crafts.

Here is a glossary of crochet terms. That otta keep you busy for a while :D

The projects in this post qualify for the following challenges: Make it Monday, Stamping Scrapping Central , Let’s Ink It Up, Digi’s With Attitude!, Fairy Fun Fridays , C.R.A.F.T. , and the green card is for this weeks Oriental Stamp Art sketch challenge:)

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Last-minute Easter favors {quick & easy!}

Howdy! I took a few minutes this afternoon to whip up these cute Easter favors using {surprise} the Halloween favors SVG kit from Lindasy’s Stamp Stuff-BTW everything is 25% off through Sunday:

This took minutes and I cut both boxes from the same sheet of 12″x12″ double-sided paper (Heidi grace) using my Cricut machine and SCAL software. Since I squeezed both of them on one sheet I needed to open the holes a bit on the double test tube holder but that was easy :) The test tubes are filled with Whoppers malted milk eggs!

 

I used my homemade bakes twine to tie on these cute little tags I stamped with a cheap clear stamp I picked up at the craft store a couple of years ago-TIP: If your clear stamp does not stamp well rub a fine sanding block or emery board over it a few times so it can grab the ink. Works great on the cheap clear stamps!

 

This sentiment on the front was also from one of those Studio G clear sets, the first time I stamped it was awful but a swipe across my sanding block did the trick! I colored it with Prismacolor pencils.

This project qualifies for the following challenges: Craft Your Days Away , Crafty Emma, ECP Challenges, Just Us Girls, Shannon’s Sentiments  , Stamp, Scrap and Doodle, Sweet Stampin, Fairy Knoll, Floweret , 4 Crafty Chicks, Paper Romance, Rainbow Lady’s, Sassy Studio Designs, Amber’s Crafts and Stuff, Penny’s Paper-Crafty, and Sisterhood of Crafters

Thanks for stopping by and I want to wish you a happy Easter and safe travels if you are visiting family tomorrow :) Don’t forget 25% off everthing at Lindasy’s through Sunday Midnight! Til next time happy crafting!

Easter Sale and Favors!

Hello and happy weekend! As I mentioned earlier this week I love Easter :D I really love making candy filled favors for my family, it really feels like spring has arrived when I see the bright plastic eggs and pastel candy. If you are not ready fr Easter yet, don’t fear because you can save 25% all weekend long on everything at Lindsay’s stamp Stuff! Here are some favors to inspire you to craft this weekend:

Here are the products I used:

Egg Basket TemplateCute Easter Digital Stamps3-D Mailbox Template

Don’t forget 25% off all weekend at Lindsay’s! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day folks! Many of my favorite craft supplies are free and found right in my recycle bin or made out of scraps and leftovers. I decided to make a video today showing you how to make your own free art supplies and help the earth at the same time, we will also make this card:

I used rubber stamps from About Art Accents, watercolor crayons, dye based ink, gesso and watercolor paper for real supplies and for recycled supplies I used old credit cards, old tooth brush, cardboard boxes and magazines to name a few. Check out the video:

I mentioned using a pen that would tell me if something was acidic or not but I got flustered when my daughter crashed my video (gotta love school vacation:) so I’ll tell you about it now. It is called a PH tester pen and it is made by American Crafts, here is what it looks like.

American Crafts Scrapbook Utility Pen, PH Tester

This pen has a purple cap and purple ink. Make a mark on the material you want to test and if the ink stays purple it is acid free, if it turns yellow it is acidic and should not be used in scrapbooks.

There are many more ways I have a green craft room:

  1. Use CFL lights instead of incandescent, it saves 66% electricity for the same amount of light!
  2. Keep a recycle bin handy for paper/cardboard scraps when you cannot get any more use from them (I die cut small shapes from my scraps before tossing them in the recycle bin. Alternately you can use the scraps for paper making!
  3. Use rags made from old clothes and towels instead of paper towels, they work better and last longer! Remember to save buttons and trims off of old clothing to use as embellishments!
  4. Decorate/paint tin cans to store supplies.
  5. Make your own custom patterned chipboard by glueing pattern paper to cereal boxes and die cutting as shown on the video. This thin chipboard cuts well with a Cricut too!
  6. Save plastic packaging to make clear accents or for use as painting palettes for acrylic paint.
  7. Use the tall plastic tubes that drink mix comes in (like Crystal Light) to store colored pencils and pens. 
  8. Use a cardboard box as a color catcher- place items inside before spraying with glimmer mist.
  9. Save old spray bottles for making your own stamp cleaners, ink sprays and glimmer mists.
  10. Decorate tins and nice boxes to package gifts in. the box will be a gift in and of itself!

I’m sure you have more crafty recycling ideas, if so please leave a comment and share them:) Together we can make a difference in the environment (and in out wallet) by crafting a little greener!

BTW this project qualifies for the following challenges: Aud Sentiments Challenge , Moving Along With The Times, The Outlawz POM, Paper Play, Pixie Dust Studio , Creative Card Crew, Paper Shelter Challenge, Simon Says Stamp, Creative Craft Challenges, Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge, Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenges, Top Tip Tuesday, and Try It On Tuesday   

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

5 Photos you should take this Easter!

My favorite holiday to scrapbook is Easter. I love the frilly Easter dresses, brightly colored plastic eggs, fresh flowers popping up out of the ground and pretty pastel candy! this feast of springtime color is perfect to capture in photos. Before you head out (or host) this years Easter Celebration here are some photo tips for you!

Tip 1: Don’t Pose…Compose!

When photographing kids capture them being kids, chasing after eggs, playing and having fun. Check out this photo I tool last Easter of my nephew. My sister set him in frount of her flower garden and let him play and I got a great natural shot!

Don’t forget the candid action shots too:

Of course when you do have the family together and all dressed up it is a great time to…

Tip 2: Get a semi-posed family photo!

Tip 3: Do some still life photography:

Notice the photo of the baskets of eggs only, this after the hunt photo make a perfect embellishment for the page. Also consider taking photos close up in macro mode of jelly beans, easter grass and other candies for nearly free scrapbook embellishments and they will be authentic too!

Tip 4: OK this is a scrapbook tip-try kraft colored paper for your scrapbook pages, it looks great with pastel springtime shades (see above photos) a swipe of pastel paint adds a nice touch too and best of all you keep the focus on the photos!

Tip: 5-Photo the Pre-Easter Events.

This year I bout a Spin-an-Egg (Target/ $5) and we used that to color our eggs, what fun, get a photo of the pretty colored eggs:

Note: If I had to do it over I would have taken the photo outside with no flash :D Sometime your photos are not perfect but you should still scrap them, that’s what is important. You kids will not care that the lighting isn’t perfect, they will be glad to have the memories. Here I took a bunch of egg dying shots and used a egg-shaped puzzle template to make this page. Also I saved the egg-dipper and used it as an embellishment!

Here are some of the digital products from Lindsay’s stamp Stuff I used in the above pages and some other springtime goodies:

Basket BonanzaUp, Up & Away PapersUp, Up & AwayPosies & Plant Pics SVGEgg Basket TemplateCute Easter Digital StampsBirds & Branches StampsFancy Flowers Digital Stamps

And some freebies for you!

Basket FreebieVintage Journal FreebieEaster Sentiment Freebie

These projects qualify for the following chhallenges: Amber’s Crafts and Stuff, Creative Belli, Creative Card Crew, Creative Craft World & Papercraft Star (recycled egg-dipper on last page), For Fun Challenges, Paper Pretties, Sisterhood of Crafters, and Going Grey With Scrap-Creations (digistamps)

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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