Thursday, December 11, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I also made these onesie cards. I've made one before, by hand, scroll down the blog to see it. Well, this time I decided to make a Wishblade file and see what happens. I worked on it all afternoon and am very excited about how it turned out. I am definitely making some more of these and stocking up for future baby showers. I used pink, blue and white cardstock, a baby stamp set, some eyelets (not sure of any brands) and SU Bashful Blue/Pretty in Pink ink and markers. I'm not fond of my faux stitching, it looks messy. It looked so good on other cards I've seen. Oh well, I'll keep practicing.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Storage in CD cases: Before I use the stickers, I make a photocopy of them and tape it to the front of the CD case. Then, I take the label and adhere it to the spine of the CD case so I can see it at a glance on the shelf (I adhere it to white paper first so I can see it clearly).
To keep the stamps in the case, I adhere as much vinyl cling as is needed to hold all of the stamps in the set, the sticker adheres to the vinyl cling (I used to use vinyl cling on my blocks to stamp with but it wasn't as sturdy as using Tack'N'Peel).
Step 3: Trim the sticker. I've tried to adhere the sticker and trim that and the stamp at once but my alignment is not very good (it wasn't when I used wood blocks either).
Step 4: Stick on block and stamp away! I've tried adhering the stamp to the block several different ways but my favorite is to use Tack'N'Peel on the blocks. That's all I use now. That stuff is great!
I used to adhere the sticker to white paper first then stick it on the stamp but my placement was always off. I got lucky a few times but not enough to continue doing it that way. Here's an example of what that looks like:
Although the design stands out against the white, I can see it just fine against the grey foam and it's one less step and less hassle.
Here's a side view of the block with Tack'N'Peel and the stamp:
Well that's it, I hope this makes sense. I love using this UM system. It works great for me. If you're interested in it, try one stamp set and see how you like it.
I made this for a friend for her birthday. I love finding reasons to use my JustRite Stamper. When I first put the T and Tricia's Treats on there, there was too much space between the letter T and the rest of the words so I took a chance and trimmed off some of the rubber around the T so the words would fit more snuggly. It worked like a charm! The 2nd picture is the bottom flap of the card, opened. I wanted to make it a little different from a typical card shape but also wanted enough room to write a note. I used: misc. PP from Michael's (scraps from another project, the colors worked great for this project), SU Bashful Blue paper, blue Sterilite box, JustRite Stamper, Chocolate Chip ink, SU Curvy Verses, flower from SU Seeing Spots, stickles, and scallop punches.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
The article led me to this website, the prints are very cheap as compared to $10/page at Kinko's. I may have to order a print to check out the quality: http://www.scrapbooksplease.com/
Monday, July 14, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I "hung" it on the bag as if it were on a clothes line, not sure why it just seemed like a good idea at the time. The card was really easy, I couldn't believe it.
There are 6 pockets: diapers/wipes, formula, food, medicines and creams, bath/body and misc.
And yes, that's my Scor-Pal in the background. I almost love it as much as my JustRite Stamper! :)
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
- Stamp on a mousepad and use even pressure to get a crisp image.
- When you use letters to make a border (like "Thank U"), stamp plenty of extras because it takes some time to place those tiny letters (especially after you drop them a million times like I did, hehe).
- When using the little letters, snap them all into the border area of the stamp and then slide them around to space them as you like. This is easier than taking them out to place them again.
- When using the self-inking stamp, stamp once and look before lifting. This way, if the image isn't as dark as you want it, just stamp again. (I came up with this tip on my own, hehe.)