Heart felt creations - Give thanks

I love the heart felt creation stamps!  I created this little sample a couple of weeks ago but was struggling with what to mount it on.  I think I like how this came out but it still doesn't have the complete wow factor I was looking for in the card.

So on to the details.  The stamp is from Heart felt creations and it was colored with a variety of copic markers.  The sky was airbrushed in (my air compressor has failed so had to use the can spray.)  and the paper used is from Amuse studio.  I love thier cardstock.  It is rich and vibrant.  Even better, the cardstock is white on one side, great for cardmaking!

The sentiment Happy Thanskgiving is also from Amuse studio and is called "Essential Sentiments" and is 25.99.  The sentiment was stamped in versamark and then embossed with Amuse's Embossing powder in white.  The powder is 5.25.  I love its properties.  Embosses nicely and is easy to tell when it has embossed.  The striped looking paper is Amuse's new french roast wood grain.  I love this stuff.

 If you would like to see what Amuse|Studio has to offer, go to my website at www.amusestudio.com/tonyawilliams.

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Smile today is a wonderful day

 

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Happy Monday Everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Yesterday afternoon I got to play in my scrapbook room and I thought I would share what I created.  This card was made with all the yummy products from Amuse|Studio.  The cardstock is wonderful, the front is colored and the back is white, so it is very nice for making cards, no more layers required for the inside on dark cardstock.

 

This yummy creation I made today was made with the stamp set called Hearts A Plenty.  I used Bubblegum ribbon with the sentiment stamped with Momento, However, I must say, make sure you HEATSET.  I will show you tomorrow why you need to do this.  That smile is not as crisp now as it was when I took this picture LOL. 

The hearts are stamped on Sugar cardstock and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used bubblegum, papaya, sky and lichen inks on the hearts.  I also used sky gingham for the background.  The solid paper colors were lichen, papaya and bubblegum.  See that blue square that looks like sky cardstock?  I didn’t have that color in my packet, so I used a dauber and made my own sky cardstock with the ink pad.  When in a bind, make your own!

This card is so outside of my style, but I liked the results.


You are one of a kind

 

your one of a kind

 

 

Wow it has been a busy weekend I moved into a new storage building with some of my extra scrapbooking stuff, but I got to create a couple of cute cards with my starter kit from Amuse.  I like the stamps and the indexing on the back is just the bomb!  Did I mention that I did not have to cut any rubber?! 

 

The first card I made from the kit is this cute little gift card.  The card was made with items I received in my starter kit.  If you are interested in hosting a party  or would like to take my classes let me know and I will tell you my schedule.  At the moment it is looking like around the first week of October before my classes start back up.

 

Details of the card:

Paper – Sugar Cardstock, shell cardstock, bubblegum gingham

Ink- Momento tuxedo black, bubblegum ink

Ribbon: Bubblegum ribbon

Die – Spellbinders label die

Coloring:  Tombow for the bubblegum in the machine, and Copic for the metal accents on the base of the bubblegum machine.

I love the ink that Amuse|Studio has.  It has been a long while since I used only pigment ink, but I am finding I love the colors and find it easy to go back to this technique.  I am using a lot of embossing powder, but I also did this with my dye inks as well.    In my next card, I will show you a way to make your own background paper with this great ink!


Rubberstamp Storage

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I use the sterlite drawers from walmart.  They cost about 3.50 each and are 4X6 in the drawer.  For the stamps I mount them on 4X6 acrylic strips.  These are then labeled and the stamps are mounted and put in a plastic baggie that I buy at the dollar tree for 1.00.

 

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here is an example of the inside of one of my boxes.  This box has about 48 stamp sets, but these are larger sets so they are double sided.

You can not see it real well, but the larger stamp sets (alpha and some older large sets) I put them in the clamshells on the bottom shelf.


It has be a LONG time

 
Well, this year I finally got my dream scrapbook room.  My husband bought me a complete shelving system.  It is made by Best Scrapbook Shelf.  I tell you it is the best on the market by far!  Below are some pictures of my new cabinets:

 
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Here is a picture of my triple wide cabinet.  It is in walnut and black so it is impossible to see well in the picture.  I have a double beside it.

The tall tower to the left is an ek success paper tower.  in the back corner is the sterlite shoe boxes for misc stuff.

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Here is my new and messy desk.  I took this picture after doing some work for the office, so yes you see 2 computers.  The desk has 20 2" drawers and 40 1" drawers total.  By far this is my favorite item.  But feed your helper wheaties before assembly.  Each piece of this set is 100 lbs!

 

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This is the cart that I bought for the cricut.  It also has 6 drawers and 9 paper trays.  I wanted my trays to slide out, so I dont' have as many paper trays in mine.

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here is a 1" drawer in my desk that has *some* of my ink.  As you can see it will hold a good number of the small petals.

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This is a two inch drawer.  It nicely holds the ATG gun and some refills.

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This is a 3" drawer.  They can hold a bunch of the punches.  Purple punches fit but not very many!

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Remember the Quickutz Magpie shelves?  here are three of them in the bottom of the hutch.  I flipped them so the drawer is on top.  There is about 1.5" between the shelves and the bottom of the hutch.  This allows me to put order forms and my rulers there.


Tune in tomorrow and I will show you how I store my stamps in my new room!



Christmas Is Coming

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I am so bad this year.  With everything going on at Work and going back to School it is Novemeber and I haven't even started on my Christmas Cards.

So today we had a awsome group of customers come to my first Copic class.  We started with Blending techniques.  I am hoping to have another in a couple of weeks... assuming my schedule stays as it is right now.

The Card today is with one of our new stamps call Poinsetta and it is item # T3416.  I like this stamp as it is very easy to determine where to place the colors. 

Since coloring with copics I have started creating prototypes and then saving so that I know what I did.  I am including my proto type so you can see what I am talking about.

 

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And Here is the finished card:

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The darkness of the image is from my camera I used and I appologize for that.

The markers that I used are copic and are listed above.  The Happy Holidays sentiment is from TAC also.  The image was stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black and the sentiment was stamped in Palette Muline Rouge. 

One technique I used to get the poinsetta to look mottled was a seasponge dipped in the Copic Blender solution.  This pushed the ink around a bit and made it light and dark.  Once it had moved it around where I wanted I heat set it to stop any further movement.


New Catalog is now out!

Hey everyone.  Sorry I have not posted in a great long while.  To say I have been crazy at work is an understatement.  So tonights post is just a quicky, one week late to say the least.  Below is our new catalog that is out as of the 1st.

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If you would like a catalog, please let me know....I can deliver to anywhere in Northwest Arkansas.  I will ship if you are out of state, but will charge shipping and a small handling fee... (last one was abt. 5.00, but I will include a coupon for 5.00 off 30.00 order).

Class for July will be on the 24th from 1:00 - 5:00, if you are interested, let me know and I will give further details.
 


two cards for this months card class

Here is two of the cards we will do in the January Card Class.  I am waiting to see what else comes from the escape out of the box event this week for the remaining 3 cards.  These two cards are done with the sands of time soar with it collection.

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Stamp Details - Butterfly swirls and the Happy Birthday sentiment is from a new stamp set that is debuing in Febuary. 

Paper: Sands of Time
Ink: Corte De Azure, Landscape, Charcoal
Accessories: Transcendance, White Scrappers Floss, Pop Dots, and Misc Buttons

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Paper: Sands of Time
Ink: Corte De Azure, Landscape, Charcoal, Noir Ink
Accessories: Chalk, Dove Blender, Die Cuts With A view Blue Stock, Dark Green Cardstock, Tan Cardstock and Misc Brads