Friday, June 11, 2010

crafts melt away the crazies

crazy crazy (did i mention crazy?) day at the ol' day job .... thank goodness for crafty fun with friends to help melt all that away!

oh yes and the NEW 25% and 50% off goodies help me smile, too!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

You Scream, I Scream...

...say it with me now... we all scream for ICE CREAM!!

Confession: It doesn't matter how much I'm trying to *watch my figure* ... ice cream will always have a place in my heart.. and my stomach. So, when I saw this:

in the Summer Mini, I knew I had to have it.

What's up with the weird wood-like grainy image and the spotted dashed line like image? No, those are not there by mistake... those are so you can make cute little images that look just about cute enough to eat.

Check this out:

How did I get that awesomely realistic ice cream texture, you may be asking... and beginning to figure out. Well, it's your lucky day because I'm going to tell you:

1. Ink up the scoop with Chocolate Chip ink
2. Ink up the wood-like image with Very Vanilla craft ink
3. Stamp the wood-like image right onto your Chocolate scoop
4. Then stamp the scoop image on lovely Whisper White cardstock and LOOK! You've made realistic looking hard ice cream good enough to eat... or at least drool over.

This is an example of what it looks like without the texture:

And here's an example of using the technique I described above, except with the spotted dashed line like stamp in Chocolate Chip onto a Certainly Celery scoop of ice cream to make a delicious Mint Chocolate Chip scoop.

They all came together to make this simple & sweet little number that I gave Jeanne (one of my lovely Stamp Club members) for her birthday.

Yum yum yum... must go search through the freezer now for something :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

NEW items 25-50% off!!

If you haven't taken a look yet, you are definitely going to want to check out the current *last chance* items that are now 25 & 50% off asap!

Awesome Designer Series Paper, a variety of ribbons & accessories, adorable Princess & Pirate Party Kits & more are on sale WHILE SUPPLIES LAST only.

While you're looking around online, I also suggest checking out the Clearance Rack. There are some killer deals on there with Designer Series Paper packs, Rub-On sheets and Corduroy Button containers for only about $4.

Good luck with your treasure hunting... I hope you find new toys you love!

Thanks for visiting!