Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dog-gone busy!

The past few days just seemed to whiz by without me making anything to post!  I did attend the Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Tucson, AZ last Saturday but was so disappointed by the limited number (10) of vendors.  My favorite, After Midnight Art Stamps, was there and I did purchase 10 Copic markers.  I had my marker book with me but still managed to duplicate one color.

Along with the markers I purchased a cool Tim Holtz Kraft-Core paper pad, a package of Frame-Its Kit A-2 by Stamp On It, and a Spellbinder M-Bossibilities (2 sided!) Mystic embossing folder.

Here's how the Frame-It works.  I put my Kraft-Core paper inside.  Holding the folder up to a light I could see where it was and carefully taped my Frame-It to the outside of the embossing folder.  It took me a bit to get the right "sandwich" for this to work in my Wizard.

I embossed the phase in the frame.  Quick tip: don't start with one embossing powder then change your mind for another.  The bottom word is in silver and the rest is in brown.

Here's a close up of the embossing. I sanded it to bring out the kraft color. I did notice that the Kraft-Core slightly warped with the embossing so it took more tape to get it on my card base.  You can see some of the warp-age in the full card picture. I will have to play more with these.  I've been so busy with trying to make some projects for Memory Works that need to post Thursday then I can post them here Friday. And between Bible Study (I helped with treats so baked pumpkin muffins and pumpkin cheesecake bars Monday) and other priorities I've not been able to get stuff made.  Maybe soon I'll be able to spend some time at my work table!

And another cool note: Red Rubber Designs is now open for business!!  If you loved The Angel Company's stamps and paper Pam has them here! I see a couple I'd like but it seems I have many of these or sold them when they were retired. Bummer.  And RRD has a blog!  Check it out! I'm waiting to see who is on the Design Team and what they've come up with to inspire us!  I was thinking of trying out for it but have just too much on my plate right now.  Hope you check them out!

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