Annual Rubber Stamp Show

I almost forgot to tell you that I went to our local Rubber Stamp Show this weekend with my girlfriend Kim.  This was her first show and she was like a kid in a candy store.  She was only use to the rubber stamps and the stamping supplies that you see in the local craft stores.

I’m not sure what’s going on with this wonderful craft, but boy did this show get smaller then it was in previous years and to boot they are only have one show this year not two.

I did notice that one vendor in particular was busy.  They were selling Copic markers.  It seems like people are just finding or hearing about these markers, hey you know that I love them.   Anyway, I found just a few things this year that I needed (we all need some new stamps right?).  One was a cute stamp set that has just four stamps but it is of the four seasons which I thought was cute and also a stamp of my two favorite things a cat holding a cup of coffee.  I also got some good deals on ink pads and embossing paste, other than that Kim got the rest. She bought so many different kinds of things that she’s going to have to show me how they turn out.  For instance, blank domino (no dots) that she is going to stamp on with her new butterfly stamps, she also got some chip board blocks to stamp on, lots of brass stencils, and I better stop telling you all the cool stuff she got just in case her hubby is reading this post  ~ LOL.

Check out rubber stamp events online to see if they will be in your area, and if they are go check out the different kind of things that you just don’t find in your local craft store.

Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!

Using the Love Struck Cricut Cartridge to Create a Valentines Day Card

Another Great Cricut Card Idea this time using the new Love Struck cartridge, my Cricut Expression cutting machine and also the Cuttlebug with the heart embossing folder to make a beautiful Valentines Day Card.

What a Fantastic way to say I Love You ~ With a handmade Valentines card.

Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!

Many Fun Cricut Card Ideas Using the Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge

Today I am making a Cricut Card, a birthday card to be exact, for my Godson Tyler who is turning 11 years old this month.  I have so many great Cricut card ideas, but I want this birthday card to be really special and fun.

So, I got myself comfy on my sofa with my Gypsy for awhile and went through my cartridges and even some cartridges that I didn’t have, (you can view and also design with all the available cartridges with your Gypsy, you just can only cut with the cartridges that you own) to find something different, not just your ordinary birthday card look and I found it.  I have such a great Cricut Card Idea!

Using the Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge, I found a fish bowl with some really cute fish and plants to put inside.

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I cut the fish bowl using my Cricut Expression cutting machine at 3 inches, the fish at 1½ inches and the plant at 2 inches.  I attached all the pieces to a 4×5½ white card with my glue glider pro and for the “bubbles” I used pop dots for dimension.  I then added some stickles, funky fibers and a real star fish for the finishing touch.  I wanted the Happy Birthday Tyler to look like bubbles coming out of the fishes’ mouth.

There are so many shapes in each cartridge, you just have to put your “creative hat” on and get crafting.  You never know how it’s going to turn out, just wish for the best and remember “You Made it Yourself” , this is a handmade greeting card, which makes it even more special for the person who is receiving it!

~ Happy Birthday to my Fantastic Godson Tyler ~

Wish I could be there with you to celebrate and to give you a Big Hug & Kiss!

Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!