Stamping gears video tutorial & We’ve got eggs!

***Let me preface this blog post. I bought something a wee bit expensive. I have wanted it for 8 months AND I used a coupon. Keep that in mind if you want to give me any crap about it LOL! ***

Howdy folks! What an egg-citing week! My hens started laying…or at least one of them has, we have been finding beautiful little eggs in the bag of wood shavings! They have yet to try out their nesting boxes though :) Also for excitement the new Inkadinkado Stamping gear is available for sale! Now, I’m usually not a “wow! I’ve gotta have it” kind of crafter but when I saw videos of this tool in action from last winter’s CHA I knew I wanted it. Don’t you think it is cruel to make people wait 8 months before they can buy it? You might remember that I was so excited for this tool to come out that I made a homemade version, you can see that tutorial here. Anyway, here is a scrapbook page I made with the tool using feather stamps I already had:

 

The one caveat of this tool is that is would not work with clear stamps (as is) because the stamps are not thick enough BUT at the end of the video I will show you how to make a simple adaptor so you can use the stamping gear with ALL of your clear and unmounted stamps. Check out this tool straight out of the package-I am amazed at how easy it is to use with no practise!

here is a photo of the medallion I made in the video using both the Inkadinkado Stamping gear and my homemade version, I used the stamps that came in the starter kit and the circle wheel.

 

Here is the background paper I made with feather stamps I already had and the oval wheel. Oops, I stamped a feather upside down he he! I love these feathers, I’m not sure who makes them, I’ve had them for years!

 

And the finished page:

 

Looks like fun huh, it was! I purchased the intro kit (hold on to your hats, it retails for $50!) with a coupon at ACmoore and I have seen it on the Inkadinkado website here they hade 30% off and free shipping so you can wait for a deal to buy it making it much more reasonable. I love how I (now after making my adaptor) can use it with all of my stamps! I give it an A for AWESOME! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Bring on the cuteness!

As I am writing this blog post I am listing to the sweetest cheep-peeping noises coming from our six new baby chicks! More on that later. Baseball season has started and I have two ball players in the house this year! We had a birthday party to go to over the weekend for a ball fan so I made this card using my Baseball Party SVG & Printable kit:

Here is a look at the Baseball Party kit, the printables are full-color so just print, cut and glue! Or use the die cut files to cut from colored cardstock and assemble. They make great embellishments for cards and scrapbook pages too!

Baseball Party SVG & Printables!

…back to the chickens…

I have never has chickens before and I can’t believe how snuggly and cuddly they are. My kids adore them, they will perch on my girls’ arms for the longest time.  Check out how cute they are:

They are Rhode Island Reds in case you were wondering. They are so funny, all of a sudden they will all stop what they are doing and take a nap.

Do you know that a lot of famous people raised chickens? Martha Stewart and Al Gore come to mind.

A bird in the hand…awwwww….

Well, there is your dose of cuteness for a Monday morning! Til next time happy crafting!

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