here’s a “quick tip” brought to you by Lindsay Bateman… i am off to try it!
Today I am excited to share a really quick and easy way to maximize your stamps AND your stash of Heidi Swapp Color Shine. I always love when you can find multiple ways to use your beloved scrapbooking products, and this little gem will have you falling in love all over again with your stamps and your Color Shine collection.
To showcase this little tip today I collected some of my favourite Color Shine colours, some random tags that I had (manilla, white, some that I hand trimmed using Believe papers/Color Magic papers), some of my favourite Pink Paislee stamps, my Heidi Swapp Acrylic stamp set, and a plastic margarine container lid.
It is SO easy to use Color Shine as an ink base for your stamps. Not only does it produce a beautiful water colour effect when you stamp your image, but the shimmer and shine that is left behind once you stamp your image will make you smile. It is such a gorgeous effect!
To begin I sprayed a large amount of Color Shine onto my lid. Here I used the beautiful iconic Mint Green.
I then applied my acrylic stamp onto my acrylic block and placed it onto the Color Shine.
QUICK TIP #1: When applying the Color Shine onto your stamp, use a gentle “swirling/circular”motion, rather than pushing the stamp into the colour like you would do to a normal ink pad. I find the “swirling/circular” motion helps to evenly distribute the shine much better and it coats the stamp much more evenly.
QUICK TIP #2: BEFORE stamping your desired image, have a scrap paper ready and stamp first onto that to remove any excess Color Shine. Once you do that, you will be left with the perfect amount on your stamp ready to use to reveal a beautifully clean and shimmery stamped image.
Once you stamp your image, leave it dry for a few seconds and then have fun adding additional stamps, embellishments, papers etc. to really jazz up your stamping. What a quick and easy way to create holiday tags and gift tags too!
SUPPLIES: Color Shine (Mint Green, Sweet Cherry); Stamps (Heidi Swapp Clear Stamps, Pink Paislee Color Wash Clear Stamps); Tags (white card stock, manilla tags); clear acrylic stamping block
this really is the question this time of year! and, “i’ll be watching”….. (on insta!)
Ummm…we’re almost halfway through the month. Just so you know.
Today’s clue really hits home with me.
I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to focus on, naughty or nice (although a few times in the past weeks I could have easily written about my younger son’s naughty behavior…ahem…), so I decided to pick one thing that fits into both categories…chances are you know her.
Yep. I’ve dressed her up a little (with my Rhonna Designs app), but she’s still the same nasty wonderful mermaid…the Starbucks mermaid. Her siren song is unavoidable…especially at this time of year…when the whether is cold, and the peppermint mocha is a’flowin’…
And here’s my December 12 homage to all things Starbucks…
On the left side I used Heidi’s printables (found on this post), and created a little flap that conceals some journaling. I stapled a little piece of acrylic holly (from the Ephemera Pack) just to the right of the openable to help keep the flap down.
On the opposite side I layered up my photo with the Jingle Bells sheet music from the Believe 6×6 paper pad, some wax paper, my photo, and a little vellum from (also from the Ephemera Pack). I added a little bow and the word BUCKYS (colored with Chartreuse Color Shine) to the bottom of the vellum frame…and sewed across the top of the word to give the page a little more texture.
To finish off this layout I added the “jingle ALL THE WAY” quote bubble to the top of the page…and added a vellum snowflake and an acrylic snowflake (decorated with Stickles) (both snowflakes are also from the Believe Ephemera Pack).
I’m dying to see what you guys come up with for this one!!! Start snapping away!
And one more thing…how are you doing with your little countdown book? We’d love love LOVE to see the finished pages!!! Please post them and tag them #heidiholidayfotofind so that we can oooooh and aaaaaah over your lovely creations!
SUPPLIES: Believe Memory File Mini Album, Believe 6×6 Paper Pad, Believe Ephemera, Color Magic Resist Striped Alphabet, Chartreuse Color Shine, Stickles Glitter Glue in Icicle
i’d love to know about your wrapping traditions… i am a procrastinator. traditionally a last minute shopper and wrapper! and i usually don’t even put ANY presents out at all until Christmas. i also refuse to put TAGS on the gifts. instead i create weird codes with the wrapping that only i know who each gift is for, as well as the order that i want them unwrapped in. of course, we only let one person open a gift at a time and try to drag the opening of gifts out as long as possible! i am the type that i wrap EVERYTHING separately so that there is LOTS to unwrap. i would NEVER combine multiple things in one box – no way. i also have a thing about the wrapping paper all matching- it’s got to look all coordinating there under the tree for the big reveal. i have started wrapping a little early this year (gasp)… but i am still not adding tags. — just will have to create a better coding system. today… the CLUE is ‘wrapping paper’… and today i welcome the gorgeous Jamie Pate to inspire!
I love me some wrapping paper. Almost always do I have kraft shipping paper in my stash. It’s just a staple for me. And of course some polka dots and silver always add glamour to the plain paper. So this foto scavenger find was right up my alley.
As I am having so much fun filling my Believe Memory File Mini Album with all these finds, this clue was no exception. The red with stripes double pages are home to my photo.
I used today’s tag as a jumping off place to embellish my photo of wrapping paper.
A frame and some of Maggie’s printables from this post, as well as lots of banner delights were used to replicate the ’15 days to go’ tag.
The star number from the ephemera pack is making its appearance on every page. I love how Heidi thought that one through!
I trimmed the ‘holiday snapshot’ from a page in the Believe 6×6 paper pad. Tucked clear holly embellishments under to add a bit more color. And used the clear stamp arrow on the black tag just because I love the layers.
So, how is your #heidiholidayfotofind coming along? I have loved seeing your pics in instagram. Keep them coming. I will be watching for your wrapping paper photos today.
And for a bit more inspiration, the other days are shared on my blog today.
Supplies: Believe Memory File Mini Album. Believe 6×6 Paper Pad. Believe Banner Delights. Believe Ephemera. Clear Stamps.
i can’t wait to see what you are wrapping your gifts in this year! DO SHARE! #heidiholidayfotofind
spotted this tonight at WalMart
oh, the pressure! i am having so much more fun MAKING little gifts, than trying to find that “perfect” gifts! so ’16 more gift making days’ left! so turns out that Jen Evans and I were on the same wavelength when it came to the card holder idea i shared here on my blog and on ‘My Craft Channel’ a couple of weeks ago… so here she is taking the ‘memory file card holder’ up about 5 notches! this is just SUPER awesome! and as a side note… if you don’t have the BLUSH Color Shine yet… it’s become my absolute FAVORITE softest, sweetest powder-y pinky perfection! you may need to add it to your “WISH LIST!”
I love to give card packs away as gifts for Christmas. A package of birthday, get well, or thinking of you cards are perfect as a gift. This idea of packaging them up in a memory file folder was already in my mind when Heidi came out with her Holiday Card Holder tutorial on My Craft Channel. Genius. So I took this idea and my own and did a Craft Mash-Up.
I followed Heidi’s directions in her video and then did it times five! I sewed up the middle of them all using my sewing machine and then got to decorating the inside and outside.
Each flap has a place for family and friends’ birth dates along with other important notes.
No card organizer would be complete without cards!
I know exactly who this gift is going to be for this Christmas! For more details on this project, feel free to visit my blog!
Supplies: Vintage Chic, Sugar Chic, and No Limits Memory Files; Color Magic Resist Striped Alphabet ; Color Pop Friends Bright Epoxy Stickers; Color Pop Friends Black and White Epoxy Stickers; Sugar Chic 12×12 Paper Pad; Mixed Company 12×12 Paper Pad; Mixed Company Ephemera Pack; Mixed Company Buzz Words Glitter Stickers; Blush Color Shine; 6×6 Polka Dot Stencil; Vintage Chic Notes; Other: Sequins, Seam Binding, and Thread
i love the total ‘wild abandon’ of MIXING and MATCHING of memory files that Jen did here! it’s just the BOMB! fantastic… what a treat it would be to have a whole set of homemade cards, enough to last the whole year! amazing! thanks JEN! be sure to check out her blog for more deets!
hi. welcome to DECEMBER 10th. yes. you know what that means:
16 days! (i love these cute little countdown tags! i hope you are enjoying them!)
the pressure is on people! you may have a couple parties under your belt, but still a few remaining… you might be well into your shopping list, but the tricky ones still outstanding? we are coming up on the time to start some baking preparations? surely you still have some concerts, cookie exchanges, school parties, caroling gigs and OH the wrapping!! alright, cue today’s clue: INDULGENCE! what is YOUR holiday indulgence? i am excited to see! and contemplating my own! meanwhile… take a look at Kim’s ….
Today I had an hour on my own to head to the mall to get a little bit of Christmas shopping done. I took the opportunity to sit in my favourite café for a small amount of time and have a yummy hot chocolate. Definitely an indulgence at this time of the year.
I got to play with the green houndstooth page in the Believe Memory File Album. I used the Dec 10 printable. I simply cut the bottom into a banner shape and slipped it under my photo cluster.
I layered my photo over a piece of gold glitter card and vellum and then bundled some gold thread under the photo for a fancy feel.
Finally I punched out some snowflakes from the glitter paper for a rich feel.
Supplies- Believe Memory File album, Believe 6×6 paper pad
this made me chuckle just a little bit – because Kim and i drank SO much Hot Chocolate! so i know that she is quite the connoisseur of cocoa! “skinny” love and miss my Kim!