Friday, 28 September 2012

Joy Bird Christmas Cards

Hello!  I've taken the digital plunge!  I picked up this adorable Joy Bird image recently from Krista Schneider and gave digital "stamping" a whirl.   I encourage you to check out the images she has available, especially today as she has a special Freebie Friday offering of an adorable Christmas Owls image.

 I printed off these owls on Heather's 130 lb cardstock and heat set them with my iron.  I found the ink ran less that way.  I am still experimenting with what combinations of ink and paper will work for me in terms of digital "stamping".  So far, my ink jet printer mostly likes to run, but I attribute this to my printer being one and the same machine as Sauron the Scanner, mortal enemy of cards.  In fact, you will see Sauron's vengeful nature in the poor scan of these little cards, which are actually much nicer in real life.  I coloured them with Copics and mounted on a couple of different bases.  The patterned paper is from the Brioche collection by Memory Box.

I just fell in love with this little bird and his cheery little footprints in the snow.  I don't think digital images will ever replace my rubber stamps, but it sure is a great addition to the repertoire.  I particularly like being able to resize the image to suit the project.  Do any of you have opinions one way or the other on digital stamps?

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Trendy Trees Class

Hello!  Just a quick post to let you know about this Saturday's class at Heather's Stamping Haven.   Here's the class description for the details.  Give Heather a call at the store to register.

Trendy Trees
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm eastern 
This class uses a great new stamp from Memory Box and its coordinating die. In our first project, we'll make a fresh and crisp card in beautiful fall colours in a clean and simple layout. In our second card, we'll glam up these little trees and take them to the next level with Art Glitter and transparency. Please bring the following Copics if you have them: E44, YG01, YG13, Y11, Y06, YR21, YR15, B41, B45, R02, R05, multiliner (.03 or .01). $30.00 + HST

Thursday, 20 September 2012

New Blog

Hello!  I've been a busy stamper and quilter, but not a busy blogger!  It's been a fun few weeks, with getting back to school and all that sort of thing.  We're getting settled into our new routines and enjoying the challenges of work and school, and the down-times in between.

I wanted to pop in and introduce my new blog, The Daley Quilter.  I'll post there from time to time about my quilting efforts and keep this as my stamping blog.

Two blogs!  Wow.  That's something for someone who has a typewriter, a rotary phone and no smart phone!