My daughter and I went to the Indianapolis Rubber Stamp Show this last Saturday and had a great time. I found some great new places to shop here in Indy… on-line and in person. First of my new favorites is an awesome on-line store called Retro Cafe Art. They carry all kinds of good stuff for all avenues of art… rubber stamper, mixed media/collage, jewelry, etc, etc, etc! You must check them out.
Photo by Retro Cafe Art
Another one of my favorites was Too Much Fun Rubber Stamps. They have “interactive and dimensional designs that are fun and serve a purpose”. That was quoted from their website and it is so true. They are not really new to me. I have purchased from them many times before. But I had to share them with you. I love their images. The images below is are 2 of the ones I purchased. Doesn’t it look just like my Cookie?
I just had to have them. The purse is separate from the dog stamp. Oh, so darling! You have to check out their site. There is so much to choose from… pull-up pockets, folding shirts, dimensional boxes.
Last, but not least was INDY UP-CYCLE. This store is new to me. They are located at 620M Rangeline Road, Studio 1 in Carmel, Indiana. They sell art and craft supplies at Pay-As-You-Wish Pricing. That means you pick out what you want and go to the cash register and pay what you want. How often can you go into a store and do that? NEVER! All items in the store has either been donated or rescued. You’d be surprised at how many people throw out their crafting supplies when they “get tired” of them. Now you can donate them to Indy Up-Cycle and while you’re there pick up something new for yourself. I can’t wait to visit this store. I also want to take several of their workshops. They seem interesting and very affordable. I hope to make it there this month. I’ll let you know what I find. If you have already been there, post a comment to let me know what you like best!
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I also made a version without the “Happy Birthday”. I thought I’d share it with you also. Its hard to say which one I like better. 🙂
I was going through some old stamped samples and found this cute template for a mini scrapbook. I had these wallet sized photos lying around of my best friend’s family that would fit perfectly. I am going to see her this week and can’t wait to show her what I’ve made with the photos she gave me. She’s going to want them back.
The outside cover measures 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches. It is easier to use double sided printed or colored cardstock. I used the blue patterned paper from Mia’s Cottage 12×12 Cardstock Collection. One side is white so I used glue stick to adhere 2 cardstock sheets together.
The inside green cardstock insert measures 3 x 11-3/4 inches. If you accordion fold it in half and then in half again it will fit perfectly between the 2 covers. Center and adhere the orange ribbon to the inside of back cover before adhering the back cover to the green insert.
I used the tags from the cardstock collection to decorate the front cover and to highlight an inside photo. I also used white Paper Posies and pastel Flower Sequins to accent the front cover and inside sentiment.
It is a quick project. And with the ribbon tie closure, it makes a lovely gift.
- Stamp Set: F is for Family
- Cardstock: Mia’s Cottage 12×12 Cardstock Collection, Mia’s Cottage Cardstock, Premium White Cardstock
- Ink: Noir Palette Ink
- Accessories: Paper Posies (white), Flower Sequins (pastel), Mia’s Cottage Hardware, Mia’s Cottage Ribbon, Orange Grosgrain Ribbon, Colored Staples
Stamping supplies from The Angel Company.
I just love this simple card. Its photo does not do it justice. I just had to create with another piece of the Amberley Grace cardstock. This is the art of rubber stamping in its simplest form. And as the old saying goes, “KISS… Keep It Simple, Stamper!” I’m keeping this card for myself. At least until I can find a good home for it. It can sit on my stamping table and “inspire” me.
I made this greeting card by layering a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of patterned cardstock from the Amberely Grace Collection (from The Angel Company) over a folded 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 cream card base. I used the 1-3/8 inch square punch near the bottom right hand corner to create the window. I made the green frame by punching the 1-3/8 square punch inside of the 1-7/8 scalloped square punch. I adhered it to the card front to frame the window. I stamped the sentiment “living inspired” on tan cardstock and used the 1 inch circle punch to create the circle. I adhered flowers to the circle and applied Stickles to the flowers. Then I adhered the cirlce to the inside of the card in the middle of the window. If you’d like to see it in person, you can purchase it through my Etsy store.
Stamp Set: It’s the Little Things
Cardstock: Amberley Grace 12×12 Cardstock Collection and Amberley Grace Cardstock
Ink: Noir Palette Ink
Accessories: Swimming Pool Paper Posies, Crystal Stickles, 1 inch Circle Punch, 1-3/8 inch Square Punch, 1-7/8 inch Scalloped Square Punch
All supplies used are from The Angel Company.
Most of my Memorial weekend was spent gardening. With the help of my kids, Bert (9 years) and Anne (4 years), we put in 2 flower beds and our vegetable garden. It was long hours, but enjoyable hours. Watching my children I couldn’t help seeing myself as a little kid learning about flowers, vegetables and marveling how a big carrot came out of a little seed. But when all that manual work was done it was nice to sit down, relax and rubber stamp.
After seeing all thoses flowers and plants I was inspired to make a “spring-y” card. So I started going through my drawers and drawers of cardstocks and papers from The Angel Company. (All right, I admit I’m a paper junky!) When I came across the Mia’s Cottage Collection I just had to use it. It was all the colors I had just been up close and personal with for the last few days… the clear blue sky, the green of new grass, the organges and pinks from all the flowers. Next, I sat down in my stamp closet (yes, I have a closet full 🙂 ) and proceeded to go through them all to find just the right set. I pulled out several really nice flower sets, but they just weren’t “right”. They didn’t complete my “Spring is in the Air” feeling. I came across “Retro Butterflies” and I knew immediately I had to use this whimsical butterfly. Then I found “changing seasons” from the set “It’s the Little Things” and it totally completed the picture. Not only did I have the clear blue sky, the green grass, pink and orange flowers I now had the fluttering butterflies and the perfect greeting. After I stamped, colored and assembled the card I still thought it needed a little more. So I got out my crystal Stickels and added some shimmer to random areas of the flowered cardstock and the stamped butterfly. It reminded me of my flowers after I had watered them with all the “sparkley” water drops collected on the petals and leaves.
I have to say I really loved the way this card turned out. I’m going to send it to my grandmother. She’s the one who taught me all that I know about gardening. She passed her green thumb to me and I want to pass it to my little ones. I think she’ll love it!
Stamps: Retro Butterflies and The Little Things
Paper: Mia’s Cottage 12 x12 Cardstock Collection, Mia’s Cottage Cardstock and White Cardstock
Ink: Noir (Black) Palette Ink
Accessories: Mia’s Cottage Ribbon, Crystal Stickles, Prisma Colored Pencils
All supplies are from The Angel Company.