8/18/2017

Today was a big crafty day.  My great niece and I made a video on how to make Lush bath bombs and although the color was a little bit odd, the bath bomb turned out really well.  She and her family had to make a trip into town, so I took that time to make a couple videos of my own.  I wanted to try to paint footie type socks with stamps to make them fun and frisky.  I had bought a four pack of them at the Dollar Tree (where else?) that were really bright colors.  I picked a fuchsia colored pair and stamped some really great flowers in peg stamps with Staz-On and then colored the centers with some Derwent Inktense pencils.  I really liked the result and they are a really fast, easy craft to make with kids or teenagers.  Especially when they want the really expensive decorated socks, and you don’t want to pay a fortune for them.  I have to say, I was surprised at how cute they turned out.

Lastly, my friend Rebecca,  one of the owners of Rubber Stamp Tapestry (the peg stamp people), sent me their latest collection of stamps.  I was really surprised and pleased to get them, and thought that I should get a video up and show everyone their new cute designs.  They made three bee-themed stamp sets that are absolutely adorable.  I wanted to make a card with them and what better than a thank you card for Rebecca.   I used a honeycomb embossing folder and colored it with ink to make it more realistic, then put a layer of cardstock through the center of the card and decorated the center portion with the new stamp sets.  I was really pleased with the results, and honestly, I have a lot of their floral stamps, and these are by far, my favorites.  The flowers just speak to me.  I love their stamps for stamping envelopes, but they are so versatile, and I keep finding more and more uses for them.

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4 thoughts on “8/18/2017

  1. I didn’t know that-Rich is a huge honey fan. Are there a lot of honey producers in Utah? We were in your lovely state in 2005 and spent a week in the Park City area in the sumnmer. Rich rode the bobsleds at the Olympic Park and his neck hurt the rest of the week from it. He thought it was awesome, but once was plenty
    I’m trying to get him to put the card up today, I think it’s really different from what I normally make because I FINALLY used the Vagabond to emboss something. I know it’s so hard to believe and I don’t know why I haven’t done it sooner. These are the things that boggle my mind because I have a lot of embossing folders just gathering dust. Not any more..

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    1. Yes, there are honey producers here in Utah. Love to buy their flavored honey. When I would take my daughter back to college in Logan (about 90 minutes away) there is a store we would stop at up there that sells the local honey. I also have embossing folders gathering dust. I will have to check and see if I have a honeycomb one. If not will have to get one. I saw your cards and will definetly be replicating them when I order my stamps. My desk top computer speakers went out so will have to grab my tablet and watch the video. Thanks

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  2. I can’t wait to hear how much you like them. I always trim mine (if I’m not making a video as soon as I get them, haha) and then I don’t get that moon on the side of the narrow stamps. I really enjoy using them as they are so deeply etched and if I hold the line directly in front of me, I’ve been able to re-stamp on spots I didn’t press hard enough on and have had really good results doing that. (I get in a hurry and stamp too quickly and end up with a partial stamped image and love these because I can easily fix it with most stamps.)
    You have a really lovely state and we had so much fun there. Honey is so great and you can use it for all kinds of things and it never goes bad. Rich read up on it and we were amazed that it’s one of the only foods that will never spoil. Even if it turns to crystals, you just reheat it and it’s good to go. We use a lot of it.

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