Posted on June 11, 2012 by thefrugalcrafter .
I think my patterned paper is getting jealous! I have been using my background stamps like they have been going out of style since I got back from the stamp show!
I had some large wood mounted stamps that would “skip” in spots when I stamped them resulting in bad images and wasted paper. So I pulled them off the blocks and slapped them on my mega mount and they work perfectly! I had fun layering my large stamps on photo paper and then cut one piece up to make the 2 bookmarks and used another piece on the card. The Frames and Cameo stamps are from Micheals, I snagged that Recollections set when I was in town for the stamp show for $6. Good quality!
Tip: If your ink skips on a solid image like the cameo silhouettes simply fill in the bare spots with a matching marker!
Well, only a few more days of school for the kids here. I’ll be glad when I can let them sleep in in the morning, they are so “over” getting up at 7am LOL! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on May 7, 2012 by thefrugalcrafter .
I like to listen to audio books. I listen when I fold laundry, drive, cook and craft. I really feel like I can savor a good book this way since I tend to skim over the slow bits of a book when I “read” or I fall asleep mid page. I’d much rather be multitasking:) I also have the bad habit of bailing of a book halfway though and returning it to the library or a friend with my bookmark still inside (I have left bookmarks all over town!) so it is nice to use up my scraps and make a few every now and then to replenish my stash. Oh, back to the audio book, I was listing to the book “The Help” when I made these:
I honestly could not tell you how any sewing theme stamps I own, I started collecting them about 6 years ago, I have been able to pick up quite a few sets lately because of the growing popularity of vintage sewing stuff. So my collection keeps on growing! The thing I love about vintage is that it will never go out of style. Collect away girls! BTW the stamps I used were from a Cling Mount (real rubber) set by TPC at Joanns, it was $6.99 but I used a coupon and got it for $3.50 BUT I think all of their stamps are 40% off this week!
I finished “The Help: this weekend so I’ll have to find another audiobook to listen to, any suggestions? I think I am the mood for a thriller now! Who knows what I will make listing to it :) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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