Pretty & Vintage: Card & Boorkmarks

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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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!

Lets Crop!

I have met so many cool crafters over the years online and I wished we could all get together for a craft night, well now we can! Next week in Celebration of the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff 1 year Anniversary I am having my first ever virtual crop and I hope you will join me:

All you need to do, if you havent already, is join the MyGrafico Community then when accepted you can join the crop room {a virtual classroom} and you can crop with me next week! It is free of course and you can win fabulous prizes so what are you waiting for, sign up now 🙂

Digital Stamps: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Rubber stamps: SU!, Inkadinkado, Paper: DCVW, Sketch: 2s4y

I was looking for some inspiration this morning so I popped over to 2 sketches 4 you and mad 2 cards using both Laura’s sketch #49 and the bonus sketch. This card uses the bonus sketch and the “Baby” theme from Caardvarks:

The chick digi is from the cute easter stamp set from Lindsay's stamp stuff. See stamping tip at the end of this post 🙂

There are some fun techniques on this card. I stitched 4 pieces of 2″x7″ tissie paper together, fringed  and crinkled it (I got that tip from Johanna on Leah Fung’s blog) and hot glued it to my card, fun! Also I embossed the little dots on the scallop circle with my Crop-a-dial just by placing my paper in the eyelet setter part and giving a squeeze.

All of the die cuts were done with Sure Cuts a Lot  (SCAL) software using fonts! You can save 10% on scal until the 14th with coupon code: 8774959 SCAL lets you cut fonts from your computer with your Cricut machine, cool huh!

I colored the scissors from the Sew Pretty set with copics.

Here is another cool tip from Johanna, look at the little bow, all you do is fold a scrap of ribbon in 3 and tie it with thread, saves time, money and look how cute!

I had a bit of trouble stamping the “it’s a girl” on the tall card, the ink kept beading up on the cheap-o clear stamp so I scuffed it with an emery board (fingernail file) and now it works so well:

Use a fingernail file or fine grit sandpaper to improve a cheap clear stamp! Please note, this if for the silicone cheapos that you find in the craft store (like the dollar stamps) high quality clear stamp will not need this step. Stamp first, scuff later:)

Boy that was a lot to get through! Thanks for sticking with me and til next time happy crafting!

Mmmm, vintagy goodness!

I love anything vintage! That is what inspired one of my newest cards, I used my new Sew Pretty Digital stamp set and until midnight you can get it for 25% off as well as all of my sets at The Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop at MyGrafico!

Digital Stamps: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Rubber stamps: SU! (sentiment) Inque boutique/Darice (pattern background)

To make the card I took a 5″x7″ cream card base and covered it with a glue stick and I layered bits of paper in a crazy quilt fashion then I drew stitched around the pieces. To make the sewing supplies image I used the spool, tape and thimble PNG stamps from the sew pretty set and overlapped them in my image software and erased the parts I didn’t want. easy peasy! I colored them with my Copics then O used a pon-pom to apply tan chalk to the background then I too a dress pattern rubber stamp and inked it with clear ink and stamped over the whole image. After that I took a pon-pom with brown chalk and rubbed the chalk over the background areas only to make the dress pattern appear, cool huh! I love to print my stamps on Neenah cardstock (thanks Micki!) but I hat that what background staring at me so this solves that problem while letting me have the rich bright marker colors that are achieved by coloring on white!

Here is a look at the set I used, remember the 25% off sale is only until Midnight tonight!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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