The Softer Side of Stamping…

 Boy, after weeks of rain we are being spoiled by wonderful warm sunny weather. That means more time outside and less time in my dungeon of a basement craftroom. Still, I need my daily crafting fix so I took a few minutes…7 to be exact and made this card and video so you can see how easy it is to squeeze a few minutes of stamping time in daily during the busy summer months.

Stamps: Large Butterfly, swirls (Tattered Angels), Text background (Stampfrancisco), Frame, sentiment, small butterfly (Papertrey ink)

 This card only uses a few supplies, a half a sheet of cardstock, chalk pastels (AKA decorators chalk) and a couple of colors of ink, some stamps and a clear embossing ink pad or glycerin. See how easy it is to use clear ink and chalk to make the above card:

This card qualifies for the following challenges:  Cheerful Stamp Pad , DDH Challenges, Cards For Men, Incy Wincy Designs, KB Cute Monday , Make it Monday, Stamp with Fun, Stamps & Fun = Creativity, The Outlawz , Dream Valley Challenges, Allsorts, 2 Sisters, Inspire Me Fridays, and Flutterby Wednesdays

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Fancy Fingernails

Happy Memorial Day! When I was a teenager I loved to spend hours painting funky designs on my fingernails and I forgot how much fun it is! My girls are always asking me if they can use my nail polish and I decided to paint mine as well, what do you think?

I only had the standard boring colors of red/pink/bronze so I took my girls in to the Dollar Tree and we picked out a more interesting selection:

Cuz really, what is there to go wrong with nail polish, dollar store nail polish is just fine and the LA Colors brand we bought are all cruelty free (it is very important that my products are not tested on animals!)

Top 5 reasons I love nail polish:

  1. It is cheap fun, how else can you spice up your look for a buck?
  2. It’s not just for nails, try altering brads and other metal embellishments with this versatile durable paint.
  3. Some of these colors you will only find in nail polish and it is so nice and shiny!
  4. Every had a run in your nylons? A dab of clear polish will stop it in its tracks.
  5. Finally, even if you do not have time to paint your nails often the bottles of polish look so pretty sitting in a bowl in your powder room, dont’cha think?

I have to admit I am the worst person to have a manicure, I use my nails to open pop-top cans and envelopes and peel stickers off the floor (if you have kids you know all about peeling stickers off the floor!) I untie knots in shoelaces and tackle the peel-off safety stickers on DVDs. It is a wonder I have nails at all! I have to say that this time I used a clear top coat on my nails and 24 hours later my nails are chip-free which is a record in my book!

Have a safe and happy memorial day, drive safely and have fun and til next time happy crafting!

25% off all weekend!

I hope you are having a nice weekend (A long one for must of us in the States) and to celebrate everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is 25% off Saturday and Sunday!

I have a brand new set in the shop too: Bag Bonanza! You get 7 SVG and printable templates, look at what you can make:

Now let’s see a few of the Design Team Creations from this week! Here is Karin’s lovely heartfelt sympathy card using the Birds and Branches digital stamp set:

Next up is cute chic card from Rhonda, love the clean and fresh look using the bicycle image from the Posh ‘n Trendy digistamp set:

Diane has a fun Summer card using {what else?} the Summer Fun SVG set:

Now here is Cassandra with her pretty coffee themed tag using the Coffee Talk digistamp set:

Thanks for sharing part of your weekend with me! Remember the 25% off sale is going on until Sunday at midnight at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff. Happy crafting!

Put a little AWESOME in your day!

I started reading The  Book of Awesome the other day and it is all about noticing and appreciating the little awesome things in everyday life. Here are some awesome things for me:

  1. A clean craft space (ha ha doesn’t happen too often but today it was!)
  2. Spraying ink through a stencil-awesome!
  3. Inking up virgin rubbah! Nothing like the first time!
  4. Spraying ink on paper and running it through and embossing folder while it is still wet, nothing better and the results are awesome!
Supplies: White cardstock: DCWV, PP: K&co, Stamps: Tattered Angels, TPC, Other: Stencil, walnut ink, homemade glimmer mist, buttons & twine

 And here is one from the book: Finding out the thing you were going to buy anyway is on sale! AWESOME! I decided to buy a set of Rock-A-Block stamp mounts because the large background stamps I used on my layout (beautiful but low quality and had to get a good impression with) were so hard to stamp-I had to put my scrapbook page on the floor and stand on my acrylic mounts to get them to stamps! So I search for rockablocks and they were 40% off at joanns.com, score! I’ll let you know how they work when I get them;)

Thanks all for today-have and AWESOME day & happy crafting!

Happy Retirement!

This week the woman who has been out town librarian for 29 years retired. Here is the card I made for her using products from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff:

I rubber stamped and embossed an envelope to match the card! I used a library-style band stamp to spell happy retirement on the removable library card.

She will be missed but hopefully we will see her at the library as a patron now :)

 

Here is a look at the sets I used. They are perfect for teacher gifts this time of year too!

Back to School Collage SheetTeacher's Helper SVGSchool Papers

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Let’s Make a Ribbon Shelf!

It’s easy and inexpensive too! I made this shelf {and the video} yesterday and it only took about 20 minutes and two of my favorite craft materials: Foamboard and hot glue:

 

You will need 3 dowels 3/8″x48″, a 40″x32″ sheet of foamcore {foamboard}, a hot glue gun and glue sticks, a saw for cutting the dowels, a yardstick, x-acto knife and pencil and white acrylic paint.

Watch the video to see how it’s done:

I kept the dowels a bit longer than my box because I wanted to hang my ribbon scraps from them. I wind up short lengths of ribbon on little paper bobbins and put them on a large binder ring sorted by color. I can hang the rings off the end of the dowels for more storage! You can download a bobbin template (printable & SVG) for free here.

Now my ribbon will stay organized and dust free and I have some room to grow my stash if I wish (or I can just make another ribbon holder!)  Here is the cutting diagram from the video if you want to print it out:

This project qualifies for the following challenges: DDH Challenges, Happileigh Scrappin, Make it Monday, Woodware USA, Cheerful Stamp Pad , Emerald Faeries, I Did It Creations, Crafty Catz, Inspire Me Fridays, Peachy Keen Stamps Let’s Face it Fridays, Tellen’s Place, Paper Romance, Shelly’s Images, Crafting for all Seasons, Creative Belli, Penny’s Paper-Crafty, Truly Scrumptious and http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ 

 Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

LSS Weekly Wrap up!

Happy Sunday! today was supposed to be sunny….well, not so far! I haven’t seen the sun in  over a week and it is getting on my nerves :( But at least I can look at all of the beautiful work from the Lindsay’s stamp Stuff design team, that always cheers me up!

First up is Karin with card using stamps from Steampunk style

Karin also made a sweet tag using the sweet stuff set:

Micki was caught riding the merry-go-round with her card this week using the Carousel Horse stamp:

Jennifer made a vegetarion altered journal using the Organic Living kit:

Rhonda made a cute card with the Girl Thing digistamps:

And Cassandra is getting Posh ‘n Trendy with her card this week, Love the vintagy goodness!

Cassandra also made this tag that was too beautiful for words using the fancy flower kit:

Wasn’t that fun to see? You can find the digital stamps used in these projects as well as SVG templates, paper, party kits and more at Lindsay’s stamp Stuff. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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