Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Mini Album

This Halloween mini album was made from tissue paper rolls.  I used an Impression Obsession Die for the album cover and Memory Box dies for the file tabs.  The cardstock is from Authentique and the Halloween die cuts are from K & Co.














Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How to Open and Clean the Silhouette Blade

This video was created by Stampikacom.  I was able to open my Cameo blade housing with no damage and clean and remove small paper particles......


You visit her blog here:  Stampika Blog

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Owl Halloween Card ~ Silhouette Cameo

Card fits in 6 x 9 envelope........ I love the detail on the letters that the Cameo can cut.......... little, bitty tiny thorns on the Happy Halloween.




Friday, October 26, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

BOO Wall Hanging

Made with Basic Grey's EEK Halloween line........... Sizzix and Accucut Dies..... K & Co embellies.  B O O cut at 4 inches.



Monday, October 22, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Speedball Press ~ "Must have" for stampers ~ How to get great impressions from all your stamps!!!

I have a very large collection of rubber stamps.......... I consider each stamp a miniature work of art.  Unfortunately, through the last couple of years, my collection of stamps that make poor impressions has also grown.  The larger the stamp, the more I struggle to get a clear and crisp impression.  I searched the net and tried lots of remedies......... stamping on a cushion of cardstock, stamping on a mousepad, stamping on a phonebook.  The list goes on and on.........  The other night I came across this video by Colleen, 47CMC, on YouTube.  This video and the Speedball Press have made every stamp in my collection usable again.......... including wood mounted, cling mounted, and acrylic.  Thank you, Colleen.


Tip for Stamping with Large Background Stamps ~ 47CMC





As soon as I watched this video, I realized this is the solution I have been looking for over the past 5 years.  I ordered my Speedball Press from Amazon. Here are some of my results:

The Stamp




Hand stamped on the top.... SpeedBall Press on the bottom



Hero Arts large background stamp



Hand stamped

SpeedBall Press



Animal Spirit acrylic stamp mounted on an acrylic block:  The top image was stamped with the Speedball Press, the bottom image stamped by hand.  This is a stamp I bought 3 years ago that I have never been able to get a clear impression with.



In all comparisons, the stamps were stamped on the foam platform of the Speedball Press with Ranger's black Archival Ink.




Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy Halloween

Nestie pumpkin die.......... Peachy Keen stamps,  Glossy Accents on pumpkin's eyes........enjoy


Friday, October 12, 2012

Pumpkin Card ~ Lots of different dies

This card was fun to make.  I used a Sizzix die for BOO, Nesties for the Pumpkin and the Banner is from Die-namics...........  Pumpkin faces were done with Peachy Keen Stamps.  I got my inspiration from this cute card created by Kimmy at Orange Blossoms Designs.




Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

BOOOOOOO ~ Halloween Cards

These 2 cards were made using Memory Box dies, the Martha Stewart graveyard punch, and Tim Holtz's Word Play die for the boo...........


Friday, October 5, 2012

Baby Album ~ 8 X 8

I put together this 8 x 8 Baby Album using Debbie Mumm's Noah's Ark Line, DCWV Baby Boy Stacks, and Kiwi Lane Templates.  The dies cuts are from Accucraft.  Enjoy :-)