Posts tagged ‘tammy moore’
I’ve added a few more gently-used Stampin’ UP! stamp sets to my Etsy shoppe! Check out these fabulous steals and deals! 🙂
**I have FREE shipping and FREE tote specials going on now! Scroll down for more details!**
I have a SUPER SIMPLE little watercoloring project to show you today and it includes only TWO steps. Seriously, you can’t color any easier than this!
Materials: Stamp (Because I Care, earn this FREE as a hostess), Watercolor paper, Stampin’ UP! Classic Ink Pads (Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie), Aqua Painter, scissors, Dimensionals, needle and thread, Early Espresso cardstock and ribbon.
*Before starting this project, with your Stampin’ UP! ink pads closed, gently press the top down toward the ink pad inside. This will transfer some ink to the lid – this is what you’ll use for the next steps.
1. Stamp your desired image in solvent ink (such as StazOn). Do not use Stampin’ UP! ink or any other water-based ink for this step as it will run once we start watercoloring.
3. Painting Step 2: Press the Aqua Painter bristles to the watercolor paper to transfer the ink. The color will be strongest right after you pick it up, and will fade as more water and less ink is put down. There’s NO wrong way to do this, so play around with it! 🙂
*When you’re ready to change colors simply wipe your Aqua Painter bristles onto the watercolor paper until it runs clear.
Tada, totally colored and it took about 15 minutes (which included finding my Pumpkin Pie ink pad in a box in the garage!) TWO steps – YOU can do this! 🙂
I cut out the flower, added it to a hand-cut tag of Early Espresso cardstock, stamped the included sentiment from the stamp set, hand-cut and added a few stitches. Retired So Saffron ribbon finished it off:
Want to see this technique in action?? Host a workshop with me and we will create a similar item with your guests and you can earn this stamp set FREE! Contact me today! 🙂
Ahh… we’re finally back up and running online! 🙂 It was a REALLY long summer, but now we’re a bit settled. Things will be changing around here soon enough, but for now I’m happy to have a few scrapbooking and stamping supplies out of storage and internet access to share them!
I added a bunch of items to the Etsy shoppe tonight, so be sure to check them out! http://www.etsy.com/shop/MamaBearStamps
One of my favorite items are these “Hoot Hoot” owl embellishments! I used the Stampin’ UP! “Fox and Friends” owl and layered the punched image on some glittered black cardstock I picked up a few months ago from somewhere (don’t remember where, LOL!) I added some foam tape to the back and now they’re perfect for Halloween cards and scrapbooking layouts!
I love stamps (obviously! ;)) but I especially love stamps with versitility. I like to use my purchasing power to really get milage out of my supplies. Take for example the “Simple Birthday Thanks” stamp from Stampin’ UP!
While I love the simple thank-you note on the inside of the cupcake, did you know you could take that out? Before I mounted this stamp I used an Xacto knife to cut out the wording portion (and the wording on the identification sticker). These I mounted separately so I can use just the cupcake, just the wording, or both.
Here is a paper-pieced version of this cupcake in my Mama Bear Stamps Etsy shop right now (I used scraps for this people – YOU can do this!!)
Just a quickie to link to another blog I love! 🙂 Jennifer McGuire has a post on her blog today using all Stampin’ UP! stamps! Who doesn’t love Jennifer?! Her work inspired me to start stamping a few years ago and I haven’t looked back! 🙂
Check out her blog post here and let me know which new product you’re most excited about in the NEW Summer Mini Catalog. There just MIGHT be a bit of blog candy for one random comment… 😉
The Summer Mini Catalog is finally HERE! I’ve had this hot little baby in my hands for a while, but now you can ALL view it! 🙂
Stampin’ UP! has put together this fabulous video about the new products. Check it out, then view the mini catalog over on the right sidebar of my blog. To purchase any of these products, simply click the “Shop 24/7” button. And if you’d like to be one of the first people to host a Summer Mini workshop, just let me know!
Have a great week! T
**Don’t forget! This Saturday I’m hosting a craft supply yard sale from 8-1 and a Spring Fun workshop from 3-5! The sangria’s already on my list of groceries… HINT HINT! Hoping I can bribe you with booze, lol! 😉 **
I was blog-surfing the other day and came across a fabulous quote in passing. I’m afraid I can’t remember which blog it was on, but it was a business blog.
“Spend your money as if you were voting.”
So concise, so clear, and so right-on-point. Too often we buy things “just because”.
It was cheap.
It was fast.
It was there.
But what if we went out of our way a bit more each day. What if we spent our money on things that tasted better, felt better against our skin, took care of our bodies better, and with businesses and people we trusted and cared about?
Now I’m not one of those people who only buys from small businesses, hates the big-box stores and only eats organic. However, I firmly believe in supporting the businesses and employees I care about. I do try to buy handmade whenever possible (I need to work on that), and try not to give into instant gratification when something I want is available at a valued business but I find it at a place I wouldn’t usually give my money right now (I really need to work on that).
As an independent business woman I can firmly say that I want to be that person/business that is valued. I want my customers to become friends as I’ve become friends with so many people at the businesses I frequent. Where we spend our money is usually the place we spend the most of our time. More importantly, I want to put something out there that makes people feel better about themselves, their abilities and their memories.
And I want to spend my money like I’m voting.