Thursday, October 30, 2008

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So my crafty friend Suz asked me if you could stamp on a wipe-off board. Uh... I know you can do glossy tiles, but I dunno about wipe-off boards. So... I had to try!
Here are my results!
So yes, you can stamp on wipe-off boards. I used the Inspired by Nature set and used craft ink. I then heat set it with my heat gun.
However, you cannot write over the images with your wipe-off marker and expect the ink to come off of the image! Grr... There's got to be a way to get the marker off but I've tried everything... Crystal Effects, Clear Gloss, Thick Enamel, I even tried embossing it! No luck. So I guess if I make these for the fair or to give away, I will have to put a little disclaimer saying, "to preserve the beautiful image, please don't write over the image" I don't like to do that - but what other options are there? Hmm... maybe not to make them?! Ha ha

Give a dog a bone!

Super quick. Super easy. Super cute!
I had fun making doggy treats for one of my craft fairs.
Everyone loves to get the pal something to put under the Christmas tree!
I used the little dog from All in the Family.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hi all! My new computer monitor will be here on Thursday! Woo hoo! Then I promise to post some of the fabulous projects that I've been working on for 2 upcoming craft fairs! You're going to LOVE them! In the mean time, I encourage you to check out the Splitcoast Stampers blog links on the right side of my blog (towards the bottom).

Oh, and don't forget you have until October 31 to purchase select birthday themed sets at 20% off!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Table decor with your Big Shot!

Here is another video featuring Shelli! You will LOVE the ideas she has to create holiday table decor using your Big Shot!

Supply List

Stamp Sets
Cute & Curly Punch Label bundle
Everyday Flexible Phrases
Holiday Blitz
Simple Serif Mini Alphabet & Numbers
Wild West Alphabet

Stampin' Pads
Baja Breeze Classic
Chocolate Chip Classic
Old Olive Classic
Real Red Classic

Card Stock/Paper
Ski Slope Designer Series paper
Baja Breeze card stock
Chocolate Chip card stock
Naturals White card stock
Old Olive card stock
Real Red card stock

Big Shot die cutting machine
Pillow Box die
Scallop Circle #2 die
Top Note Bigz die

Pretties Kit
Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware

Anywhere Glue Stick
Stampin' Dimensionals
Two-Way Glue Pen

1/16 Circle punch
3/4 Circle punch
Horizontal Slot punch

vAlpine Ribbon Originals
Baja Breeze 5/8 striped grosgrain ribbon
Linen thread
Silver elastic cord

Acetate (from office supply store; thick)
Bone folder
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Jingle all the way!

Visit my web site, email me, or call me to order your Decor Elements today!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Go Go Boots Tag

My husband was so excited when I told him that I ordered Go Go Boots! Hee hee. Little did he know... Go Go Boots is an alphabet die to use in my Big Shot! Sorry honey!

Here is what my Hostess group made at our make up session. My friend Suz took this photo and put it on her blog. I swiped it - cause now I can't find my tag in the sea of crafts that is growing in my office! These craft fairs will be here soon, or so I hope!

It is a name tag that you can wear, add to a bag, lunch box, purse, anything you can think of! I found the badge holders at the Dollar Tree! I used Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, and a piece of scrap DSP. The ribbon is from my scrap bin too!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Apply Spooky Spiders!

Here is a video of Shelli Gardner, CEO of Stampin’ Up!, on a show called “Good Things Utah”. She demonstrated how to apply the new Spooky Spider Decor Elements which is now available just in time for Halloween! The exclusive Spooky Spider comes in three sizes and in both black and white starting at just $5.95. You’ll want to order yours today so you can enjoy it before Halloween! Visit my website to order yours online!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Working on some tiles

Here are a few tumbled tiles that I'm working on...
This set uses the Inspired by Nature set. I used Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, and Old Olive for the flowers.
This one uses the Nature Silhouettes set with Basic Grey for the tree, deer, and edges. I used More Mustard and Brocade Blue for the background. Sorry for the dark picture too! I couldn't get it to come out right. The boys liked the tile though. I thought it was a little dark but wanted to give it a shadowy look. Do you think it's too dark?

Candle experiment

I have had several questions regarding stamped candles and whether or not they are safe to burn. To be honest, I've never lit one. So I decided to find out for you...

I placed the candle on a glass plate to protect my table, and then lit the candle.

After a few minutes, I could see that the candle burns inward. Meaning that the wax pooled in the center rather than running down the sides.

Then I got impatient waiting for it to burn! So I took the flame to the spot that we wanted to test - the tissue paper.

No fire! It did discolor the tissue a little bit - but I would have no worries about burning these stamped candles.

Hope this helps you and your decision about burning your pretty stamped candles! Especially the candles that burn inward.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New links!

I have uploaded the Stampin' Up! specials in the side bar for you to see! Click the picture to the right for more information!
World Card Making Day Specials
Decor Elements Phase 2
Stampin' Up! Birthday Stamps Sale
Aqua Painter Special
Holiday Mini
You can take advantage of all of these great specials on my website!