Saturday, October 22, 2011

Journal Fest trades....

For once I have actually finished some trades BEFORE heading off to the retreat! :)
I wasn't sure what to make but knew I wanted to use what I had already -not go buy a bunch of stuff. Amongst my piles of paper and supplies I came across these cool pre-cut pieces of card stock.

I inherited these from my sister after she bought them, along with several other wonderful things, to make my bridal shower invitations. These are 4.5" X 6.5" so that set the size.
Next, I searched online to find a free calendar template that I could shrink and customize.

Cut the pages - ugh....I somehow decided to make 52 of did I come up with that number....unknown. So here's some math for you: 52 of these little guys X 15 pages per = 780. Since I could get two 4.5" X 6.5" per sheet of paper, that resulted in 390 sheets of paper to cut up. zoinks!

I then made a prototype....

and decided the back wasn't as stiff as I would like.....gee, do I have any chipboard in my piles of paper? I remembered buying some 12" x 12" sheets a while ago but, the eternal question: WHERE did I put them? :D

Cut, punched and stacked!

The final product:

What a relief to have these completed

Woo hoo!! - day after tomorrow I'm heading to Port Townsend :)


Friday, October 14, 2011

Tim Holtz Seasonal Distress Inks -Autumn 2011

Great news!
I was able to order some of these fantastic ink pad sets from Ranger from there second run!

These are a limited edition collection of Distress Inks in harvest hues and like the changing of the seasons, this Autumn set is only available for a limited time, so collect them now before they’re gone.

Watch for an update next week when I hope to receive them and add them to my online store. I will have a VERY LIMITED QUANTITY so if you are interested stay tuned and asked to be added to my email list at info at motherrubber dot com.



Monday, October 03, 2011

Distress Ink Pad Labels

Hey bloggers - Ranger has done something really cool -again!
They have provided labels for their Distress Ink Pads! You can print them onto the small address labels (Avery 5167, 1/2" X 1 3/4") and do what I did: peel the label off of the backing sheet, rub it over the ink pad a bit so it picks up some of the color, then apply it to the edge of the ink pad case...easy organization - I love it!
I added a new page on our web site for downloads such as these labels; check that page out here: Downloads
Check it out here: I lined up all of my Distress Ink Pads in one of my Ink Pad Palaces:

Happy Stamping!