Thursday, March 31, 2016

Annual Rubber Stamp Show Part 2

Hello all!  

Here is Part 2 of the Annual Rubber Stamp Show!  Read part 1 here.  As I mentioned in my last post I am sharing my favorite items from each booth.

Here is the Stampland booth - I LOVE their style!  
I'm a big fan of Victorian ephemera and what not.

Fainting couches...oh the days when women would LITERALLY pass out from oxygen deprivation from wearing those infernal corsets.

I'm a big fan of Art Deco and fairies too <3

They were doing a really cool demonstration that anyone could do if they have a Big Shot machine using pretty much any die.

In the demonstration that I saw, she was showing us how to use the positive and negative die cuts to create shadows and texture.  
I just loved all of the ink on her fingers

She uses brushes and essentially paints with dye ink pads.

Some of her completed samples.  I tried to get better photos but there were several people crowding around to watch and I didn't want to butt in!
I was able to find a YouTube Video of one of her demonstrations on one of my favorite vlogger's YouTube channel.  Be sure to check it out!

Next is Close To My Heart which is a company that sells plastic photo sheets that enable you to add on to a basic plastic photo album sheet to create a fold-out story that saves space in a photo album.
They are also an in-home party company, like Stampin Up.  Unfortunately, you can't shop online.

I LOVE Craft Fantastic!  This is a local Albuquerque company that has everything you need to make gorgeous jewelry using any image you want.

I learned about them one year when my friend Mia and I won a bundle of supplies at the Lovelace Women's Hospital Girls Night out.  They've started teaching classes to show you how to use their products.


Next up - Waffle Flower!  I am proud to say that I am an affiliate and I love their designs.  I ended up buying some adorable Spring/Easter stamps and dies.

They have planner stamps too! <3

I almost bought the succulent stamps and dies sets...

Thanks for reading everyone!  
Stay tuned for part 3.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Annual Rubber Stamp Show Part 1

Hello Precious Readers,

I originally wanted to post this article last Saturday night but I have been so busy this week!  My mom is visiting from out of town and our schedules have been full.  Anyway, here it is!  The photos from the Annual Rubber Stamp show that takes place every year in Albuquerque at the Expo New Mexico State Fairgrounds.  I snapped several photos of each vendor that was there, as well as my favorite items in each booth.

First we have The Paper Cut.  Big booth...lots of supplies!

This was my favorite display of theirs - Pop Up Box Card kits

Next I looked at Stamp On It from Michigan

I loved these clear printed acetate sheets.  I should have taken better photos of the cards that they made using them.  They were beautiful!

This was one of my favorites

HEARTFELT CREATIONS!!!!!!  I love them...big fan over here!! <3  
I subscribe to their YouTube Channel.  
I think Emma Lou Beechy is adorable and so fun to watch.

I have several flower dies but I did end up buying their Flower Shaping Kit

Love this!

These owls were precious.  Photo doesn't do this justice.

The had made some really beautiful cards with their 
Native American and Southwestern style stamps

That's it for now.  Stay tuned for Part 2!

Love, Myria

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Call For Cards

Hello Dear Ones,
Simon Says Stamp is doing a call for cards on their blog.  If you have cards that you'd like to submit then click HERE to get the mailing address. Hey will be sharing the submissions on their blog.  Note:  they are especially in need of birthday cards.
I think it is such a fun idea to help promote people's talents!
Good luck!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Jewelry Classes on Creativebug

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*Make a Talisman Necklace. In this workshop jewelry designer Alix Bluh will show you a simple crochet stitch for beading that offers endless options for customization by using different thread and bead combinations.

*In her Ear Wire Basics Class Shana Astrachan shows you techniques as well as the simple tools you will need to create three different styles.

*Who doesn't love a Boho Leather Cuff? Elke Bergeron shows you how to take an old or thrifted belt and transform it into a modern leather cuff. You can keep the cuff unadorned or add a few rows of delicate beading to give it a boho vibe.

For the kiddos, Annabel Wrigley teaches us how to make an adorable Paper Flower Necklace. In this class you'll learn how make the cut outs using the Cricut Explore and add touches like pom pom centers, and fringed details.

...and much more!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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A Nice Cuppa Distressed Card

Hello all,

I just finished recording a video to upload to YouTube that shows how I made this cute card.  Then I realized afterward that it was just not up to par! (boo)  So, I decided to just write a quick blog post instead.

It was one of those projects that didn't go as planned and I just had to tweak it to make it work.  But that's how I like it...just roll with the punches.  Anyhoo, here's the card and below are the links to the items used to make it.

As I was stamping the image of the tea cups I was REALLY wishing I had a Misti Stamping Tool.
After 3 tries this was the best image I could get, so I decided to make this a distressed shabby chic style card.

Until next time!