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I love making cards! I love cards for any occasion, but love holiday, baby and birthday cards! All my creations use stamps and embellishments from Papertrey Ink or Lawn Fawn unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pictures of my EP testing

I tested out all my Embossing Powders yesterday to see how they would look... Here's some pics:

Alot of great matches to Papertrey Ink Colors... I can't wait to buy the rest of the Zing! Embossing Powder line.  There are some good matches for Michael's Recollections brand too.  Haven't gotten my crafty little hands on too many WOW! EP's since they are just barely entering the US market, and every dang online store I find that carries them, only has the glitter EP, no opaque WOW! powders.  SIGH!  For now, the beautiful colors of ZING! will do!

Thanks for looking!

Kathie :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

My newest buy!!!

I decided I was going to concentrate on accessories for stamping and card making this month, rather than stamps.

I'll put an order for that next week when I get paid.  Going to have a very nice paycheck with all the overtime I've put in the last couple weeks.  I found a FABULOUS buy on ZING! Embossing Powder by American Crafts!  I paid only $3.88 plus shipping!!

I bought 9 different kinds and paid under $40 with shipping. The shipping was fast too!  I ordered these last Saturday and the package arrived on Thursday the following week. Order to door time: 5 DAYS!!!  I will definitely be purchasing from them again!!!

Here's the link to the website for Scrapbooking Warehouse: http://www.scrapbooking-warehouse.com/

Have a great day everyone!!!

Thanks for looking!

Kathie :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

New stamp cases compared to SU's cling stamp case

I recently bought new dvd sized acrylic cases for my clear stamps from www.tapeonline.com.  I LOVE THEM!!!  Here's a comparison to the one and only SU cling stamp case I own...

 Here's the two side by side

Here's the SU one.. dang thing won't stay closed.  Keeps popping open

Here's a side view of the new case from www.tapeonline.com

Here's the back of the new case, with labels attached where I placed the stamps

and another side view of both cases together to show the difference in width.  Again the SU one won't stay closed... GRRRR!

Each new case was 88 cents each... I bought 30 and spent $40 with shipping.  Not bad huh??

Thanks for looking!

Kathie :)

Friday, March 2, 2012

My newest goodies, some new cards and a few updated studio storage pics

Hi all!  I know it's been a while.  Things have been so crazy at work... on top of the fact that I started a new/old position at work.  I'm back in the ER as a registrar, the same position I started with as a per diem almost 2 years ago!!!  Wow I can't believe it will be 2 years with the hospital in August.  I've officially been out here in Arizona now two years yesterday.. Sadly I haven't been able to afford or get the time off to fly home and see my family in those two years. <SIGH> 

Here's a pic of my newest purchase from PTI, their 5 year Anniversary February release!!

And here's what I made with a couple of those sets!!!

I used the Framed Out #1 $5 set here

Here I used the Sweet Spring and Background Basics Medallions sets with Copics

I used the Scrambled Eggs and Tag Sale #3 die here with Copics

I also wanted to show my fellow PTI fans how I store my ribbon and inks so here is a pic of each 

This is currently holding the PTI Grosgrain ribbon in every color... I think I'm going to pick up another one of these when I get another 50% off coupon at Michaels or the next time they are on sale for 40% off. (I'm already a Gold member there, so I get loyalty savings from time to time of $5 off a $20 purchase)  Is that sad that I'm a gold member already and it's only March 2nd??

This is my ink storage/$5 PTI stamp set storage area.  It's made of Foam Board.. NICE AND CHEAP!!! lol!  The top of it holds gift boxes I bought from Dollar General for $1 each and I am in the works of finding the right aqua spray paint to paint all the boxes blue to match the aqua mist.  Next to the last box are my Vintage Tea Dye Duo cubes. The ink storage itself has the following from left to right: Amuse Pigment Inks, PTI Pigment Inks, and then 3 rows of PTI Dye Ink Pads.  I keep my Memento Black, Versa Mark, Colorbox Frost White and my Glue Pad on a shelf next to it.  I covered the foam board with some scrapbook paper from SU that I had last year, and it almost matches the Scarlet Jewel Bitty Dot paper, so I was happy with that.

Thanks for looking!!   :)