Today I have some beautiful eye candy for you to oooh and aahhh over! No, it's not shirtless photos of Channing Tatum in Magic Mike XXL (can't wait to see that movie in theaters tomorrow July 1!), but, it's equally drool-worthy photos of some fantastic craft rooms. When available, I have attached the link to the actual website by clicking on the photo.
Okay, since I did title this post, "Eye Candy," what kind of hostess with the mostess would I be
if I didn't throw in at least one photo of Channing Tatum?
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Farmers Market Designer Series Paper
Pick a pack of patterned paper! So many designs, so many colors, so many uses! Each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options.
* 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12" x 12"
* Acid free
* Lignin free
Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Hello Honey, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla
Market Fresh Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Lettuce help you make the freshest cards ever! These produce-inspired images have all-occasion sentiments that are perfect on any project.
Our clear-mount stamps are made of the same high-quality red rubber as our wood-mount stamps, but they're repositionable. They're precut and ready to go. Temporarily mount these stamps on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for space-saving storage. You'll only need one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately). Our premium red rubber will last for years and give a superior stamped impression each time. The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference
After the week I've had, I declare rubberstamping a dangerous sport. First, there was this:
Which I'm still not entirely sure how I ended up with bruised knuckles that looked like I had been in a fist fight.
(P.S. - I totally think I look pretty tough and am rocking the bad a$$ look!)
And then, this happened::
Yes, that would be a paper piercer that rolled off of my desk (while I did some very quick Lord of the Dance style moves) and ended up just about an inch from impaling my foot. Between hot glue guns, eyelet setters, heavy scissors, straight edge blades, razor sharp steel dies and the occasional flying rhinestone, it's a dangerous world out there, my friends. It's all fun and games until somebody loses an eyelet.
From the outside of this card, I might have you convinced that I am into camping. . . But, when you open the secret little flap, my true feelings are more accurately depicted. . .
It's another two-fer Tuesday day! I'm sharing with you TWO cards in one day simply so I can meet a couple challenge deadlines. This fun card combines the sketch challenge from Mojo Monday with the summer treat theme from The Paper Players. The phrase, "Orange you sweet" is just too stinkin' adorable, but, I also loved the fun fruit themed paper I was lucky enough to find in my scrap bin!
We're mixing things up a bit over at Try Stampin' (or Not) on Tuesdays! We've added new challenges, new themes, twists on themes, blog candy and soon to come - Guest Designers! Today's card is the first in our "mix it up" twist. You could choose to use the photo as inspiration, the sketch, or a combination of both, as I decided to do. Nothing screams it's the 3rd day of summer like "Aloha" and surfboards.
For those of you who have already signed up for my June 25th 3-1-1 Class, I know you have been anxiously awaiting the sneak peek of your projects, so without further adieu, here they are! It's time to make the donuts!
Not signed up yet!? What are you waiting for? Send me an email and you too can join the class for only $10 to make these 3 projects, or $18 includes your very own "Sprinkles on Top" stamp set.
Okay, so maybe I didn't buy my Dad a superyacht or sports car for Father's Day. . .
It started with the envelope punch board, and now there's a NEW punch board for boxes and for bags. If you make a lot of gift type items, these punch boards will make things so much easier for you:
Today's unique cards were made simply by "sponging" on photo quality paper. I would have made an earth shattering high-tech HD video narrated by the likes of Morgan Freeman for you, but in all honesty, I can't call what I did a "technique" worthy of sharing. I grabbed a sponge, three ink pads and sponged away. There was no rhyme or reason to my madness. Smoosh, smoosh, swirl, dab. Hey, it's a sunset, they're not supposed to be perfect. They're perfect in their imperfections.
What do you think? Is this a technique you've done or would like to try?
I have a very good friend, who shall remain nameless, Dee, whom every time I see has on a fabulous and fun crafting t-shirt. Seriously, I mean it. Every. Single. Time. How many super cool crafting slogan t-shirts, shoulder bags or mugs do I own? None. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Yes, I have worked on creating my own Super Stamp Girl t-shirt, but so far, I have not been satisfied with the price nor quality. So, I did a little bit of Google research and found Two Chicks Designs online.
Two Chicks Designs creates fun t-shirts for you to show your passion for whatever it is that you do. Whether you’re a golfer, knitter, jigsaw puzzler, gardener, stamper or scrapbooker, they’ll have something for you. They have been doing this for over 10 years and design, produce, and ship all of our products from Wichita, Kansas. All of the shirts are made to order which allows us to offer tons of designs, colors, sizes, and unlimited stock. You can also custom design your own t-shirt!
In case you were wondering, I have already ordered 5 t-shirts!
I'm so excited to be joining in on Justin Krieger's first ever challenge with his brand new Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge. I have been a follower of Justin's since I first joined Stampin' Up! three years ago and I was so excited when I got to meet him in person at the 2014 Catalog Premiere. (Is there a non-creepy way to say stamp stalker?!) Click here for the original post. I also follow his upline Sandy Mathis, whom was at the same premiere. I truly felt like I was meeting two stamping celebrities!
Products used to make this card:
Stamp Set: Creative Vision Stamps
I'm sweet on just about anything actually! Swedish Fish, M&M's, Runts, Nerds, Charleston Chews. . . Oooh, Starburst, Rolo and Skittles! I do not discriminate when it comes to candy. Speaking of candy. . . today's card was designed for the color (not candy!) challenge with The Paper Players:
A close-up of the iridescent Stickles on the candy. Because what good is candy if it doesn't sparkle?
Products used to make this card:
Last week in the mail, I received an envelope containing the items in the photo below and the following message:
"I choose you to participate in a fun card challenge. Using all of the items in this envelope you must make one card. You can add up to 5 more additional elements, but you must use all the items I have supplied for you, in addition to any you choose. Post your completed card on Facebook to your wall and to mine. In return, please send one kit back to me and to two additional people to keep the challenge going."
Hello, the 80's called and they want their once dreaded "chain mail" back!
I actually cut up the envelope to use for the card as well as adding my own gold foil paper. The gold foil paper was the only extra element I added. This was such a fun thing to do!
**Be warned, I'm a child of the 80's, so, if you happen to find yourself the next victim of this cardmaking chain mail challenge, don't say I didn't warn ya!
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