Thursday, January 31, 2013

Watercolor stamping with Faber Castell Gelatos

Hi!  Today I have a video to share over on The Scrappy Tree  on how to use your Faber-Castell Gelatos to stamp watercolor images as a card background.  The Gelatos are such a fun product to use and stamping watercolor images is just one way to use them. 

I have a full set of gelatos in a nice box.  They can be purchased in individual color families as well.

These are the gelatos I used in my project.

 They give a creamy color when applied.

 Final project (watercolored stamping).

Here's the video link on how to achieve the effect:

Please excuse my poor filming!  Debbie was in school and couldn't be my camera girl.  :)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Stamping Basics: Versafine Valentine at The Scrappy Tree

Hi!  I have a new video tutorial/project up at The Scrappy Tree today using versamark ink and embossing powders.  Here's a link to the post.

I am going to use the Valentines as a part of a card exchange I'm doing where I need to make 10 cards. 

Here's a pick of two out of the ten:

That's all I have for cards to share right now.  I hope you are having a great weekend!  Be back next week!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Simon Says Stamp order finally arrives

Ok, I love ordering new stuff when I get some holiday money or save up for some crafting goodies so when I placed an order on the first of the year with, I was super excited to get it.  They are quick shippers and my order was shipped Jan. 2nd with the estimated arrival date of the 5th.  It just got here today (no fault of SSS)!!  The postal service shipped it to the wrong town on a few occasions causing it to be late! Agh!!  Anyway, I finally got my goodies so I can do a video on inks for The Scrappy Tree this week!!

Here's my order video:

I have never tried the Hero Arts Shadow Inks so I'm looking forward to trying them tonight!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Stamping Basics on TST blog and some Christmas fun

Hello!  I have a post over at The Scrappy Tree today that is the first in a video series on some stamping basics.  The video addresses the different kinds of stamps that are out there and what their benefits are, etc.  The next video is on the different kinds of inks.  I'm excited to bring them to the blog.  So check it out here or below.

Now, on to some fun stuff.................Christmas!  We had a wonderful Christmas here and I thought I'd share some pictures!

 The girls and I were making Santa Cookies!!!!  YUMMY!!!

 Try as we might, we couldn't find Ella's stocking!!!  Of course we didn't look until Christmas Eve night so we couldn't get another one at the store quickly.  We improvised with another stocking we had around that Ella labeled with her name so Santa would know it was hers!  :)

Just a few photos of the kids opening gifts.  These photos are all from my phone.  I have better ones on my regular camera that I will add soon.  

It was a great holiday season!

Tomorrow marks the Minnesota Vikings first trip to the playoffs in a few years and I'm excited!!  Love the Vikings!  Here's a few pics from a tour I took of the Stadium!  The first is outside of the stadium.

 Part of the tour included going onto the field.

 Viking logo at middle of field.

 Logo on one end of the field.

 From the end zone.

Go Adrian Peterson!  MVP!  :)

Have a wonderful weekend!