Wednesday, March 31, 2010

How I mounted my unmounted stamps

So I got a grab bag from the Memories Scrapbook Expo from the Inky Antics Booth of unmounted rubber stamps with sticky foam backs. I discovered they were for permanent mounting and I didn't have anything to mount them on and I didn't want to spend anymore money (like I had any left after that expo!) to find something to mount my 20-something unmounted stamps on. So I went to my husband and said "I have a craft project for you!"

We had borrowed my dads band saw, because my husband, Josh, wanted to make some things using it. I asked him to cut me wooden blocks from left over sheets of one-by we had laying around in the garage.

I measured out my stamps and took the newly cut blocks and sanded them real good with a sanding block (our electric sander called it quits!) and semi rounded the edges.

Before mounting my stamps, I wanted the image to be on one side of the wood block like they normally are in the store! So I re-inked my staz-on ink pad so it was juicy and placed the rubber stamp onto the ink pad, pressed, lifted and carefully stamped the image or quotes onto the wooden blocks.

I mounted my stamps and gave them a test run!

Next I know I would have to protect the stamped image on the wood block from ink remover (at least the staz-on kind of remover), so I put down a line of glossy accents (or any kind of glaze adhesive would work), used a scraper (a old gift card or credit card will work. I happened to have one for vinyl) and pulled the glue across the top of the stamp block. Leaves a shiny finish to it and keeps the stamped image preserved!

How I've got a whole new collection of wood mounted stamps and I didn't spend any extra money to mount them!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

PageMaps Blog A Cherry on Top Contest

This is my entry for the PageMaps Blog contest. It is suppose to be about appreciation, so I made the layout about my mom for all the things she does and puts up with!

Here is the sketch I had to use:

Journaling says: "Mom...for all you've done...for all you do...I love you!"

I used two different cuttlebug embossing folders, metalic paper and stuck with a black and white theme because the photo was B&W

Monday, March 22, 2010

Ohio Scrappers

I wanted to let all Ohio Scrapbookers and Stampers know that I created a networking site called Ohio Scrappers. It will be a place to share ideas, events, organize crops, general scrapbook discussion, etc etc. It should be a really fun site. We just need to get the word out and get people to join!

So if you're an Ohio scrapbooker/stamper/paper-crafter, please join! We'd love to have you!

Also, look forward to seeing my website - Opening soon!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Crafty Steals of the Day!!

I went to a local outlet store today with my mom and I didn't realize they would have scrapbooking supplies there! of course I browsed and browsed thru the isle to find some crafty steals. I found the whole pack of American Crafts ModaBella collection for $5.99:

and a Fiskars ShapeXpress for $6.99!:

I tell you what, I'm happier than a clam right now. Plus I got my pack of Fiskateer goodies from Lead Fiskateer Kelly Jo to hand out at the Memories Scrapbook Expo in Columbus on March 26th and 27th! I'm super excited to get people talking about Fiskateers!

I can't wait to go shopping there!! I can't wait to see Paper Alice again, Heartfelt Creations (love their stamps!) and Stamping Fools again! Plus I can't pass up the $1 booth!!!

I will be posting photos when that time comes around! maybe even a RAK?!?
Stay Tuned!!

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