Archive for November, 2010

Lookie what I made and another chance to win!!

Monday, November 15th, 2010

I made my own clear stamps, how cool is that!? I recently got a chance to try out the new Teresa Collins Stampmaker which allows you to make your own clear stamps at home. It’s very quick and pretty easy to use, I had a few issues with trying to make stamps with small thin lines and also making a photo stamp but I’ve since found out I didn’t follow directions and these problems should be easy to correct. I had a couple of air bubbles in a few stamps which resulted in spaces on the stamp that didn’t come out but I did get really great results on quite a few stamps. I think there’s a bit of a learning curve with it. I think playing around with it more and getting a good feel for it I’ll get better results in the future.

Here’s my review of it on Craft Gossip. And here’s the best news we are having a giveaway for one at Craft Gossip too! Click here to go to the giveaway and follow the directions, you’ll need to become a Facebook fan and follow the blog of the manufacturer and also leave a comment on my giveaway post (over at Craft Gossip not here on P is for Paper:)).

Here’s the projects I made with my new clear stamps along with the negative and stamp itself., I got most of my images from either Dover publications or copy right free images sites on the web.

I made this cute book mark with a cute image of a little girl holding a book:

I love this bird stamp, I put it on a background I embossed with my Cuttlebug:

This vintage spider web is such a cool image, I stamped it on vellum and then colored in on the back with markers. You can’t really tell in the pic but I also added some glitter to the web to look like dew:

And for this stuffed sachet I stamped the bee onto sticky back twill from Close to My Heart and sandwiched a little batting between the two pieces of twill. I added the details with a small permanent pen:
(this project is out for publication)

I love my new stamps and I’m looking forward to making more, I’ll share my results with you when I do.

A chance to win

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

I wanted to share a contest I’m having over at Craft Gossip with my readers here. Lark books is generously giving away three terrific paper crafting books to one of my lucky readers at the stamping blog. Follow this link over to Craft Gossip to enter. (don’t enter here it won’t count:)) Hurry the contest ends Sun Nov. 14th. Good luck!