Spent my Saturday for Scrapbook Day as I did last year, shopping!
Yep, no actually scrapping on that day, just buying more stuff for my collection.
It was actually the first time in a LONG time that I went shopping for stuff at a real scrapbook and stamp store, I have been very very good in recent months. After I saw went I spent last year on crap stuff, I mean scrap stuff, I really cut back.
This is a quick look at some of the loot. I have more! My friend Carol brough over my big 'ol order I had for her and it wouldn't fit in this picture. I got some new acrylic stamps, can you believe that before Saturday I owned a total of zero. (not crazy about the acrylic, so never had a desire to buy any) I got a large corner punch at 40% off and some new A muse stamps when I met up with Connie at Stampology. I even trekked it into the city to check Stamp on In for some A muse and they had very little. Very disappointing for the girl who so badly wants to be the Amuseapalooza Ambassador for 2007!
And see those lovely skulls?
It is a huge book of skulls and cherries and everything rad rub ons I got at Windy City. Carol looked at me like I was insane for buying them, but I LOVE them. Plan on sticking them all over my apartment to punk up the place.
On Sunday afternoon, in 4 short hours I made 3 cards and 3 scrapbook pages. Can you believe it? I thought that was pretty fast considering at times it has takes me an hour to make a card.
So here is my first card that features the new Inkadinkado Stamps I got at Stamp on In for only $10.50 and it included an acrylic block, can you believe that deal? How could I not buy them?!!
The set is called Lots of Pots.
I went waaaaayyyyy out of my comfort zone for this one. I didn't stamp on white for my main image. Never really did that before and don't really know what possessed me, but I am so glad I did.
First I stamped out the image using colored inks. Then I added color to the image with my Prismacolor Pencils. I love especially the white on this Kraft paper, really shows up well.
Then, I added glitter with this brand new pen I bought this weekend, Stardust Clear Gelly Roll Pen. I am always on the look out for ways to add sparkle without the glitter mess. Love this pen, worked like a charm right over the stamped colors.
The card is not your typical size or fold.
The base card measures 8.75" x 4.25"
Scored at 5.5".
The main image is 4" x 4.25" (the burgandy colored paper)
After you punch the flap on the right of the card using the Slit Punch, then you should (at least this is the way I did it and seems to be the easiest way, in my opinion), place the image inside the flap and then adhere, to make sure perfect placement.
I added the white eyelet to the little flap because it seemed lost without it.
I am truly getting the hang of my pencils and the gamsol technique, this is probably my best work so far.
This card is already off in the mail to a fellow blogger who was so kind to give me an inside scoop about where I could get the *wink wink* at you know where so I could get some you know what.
This is the best part about blogging, sharing of totally useful info and awesome new friends.
ps. I also saw Spidey 3 and a complete review is coming, don't worry. In the meantime, save your money!!