Tuesday, September 2, 2014


I've dug out my very very old stamps (15 years bought at a stamping convention where all the stamps were made of actual rubber) for the Simon Says Go Boldly into Stampember to stamp big and bright (Picked Raspberry Distress Ink is as bright as I own). I've actually been using the white eraser for erasing instead of stamp carving lol. The pink eraser is carved into a mouse stamp. In the stack at the back is a STACK of monster cards for a friend who loves them (birthday present), she doesn't read my blog though, so peeks are safe lol.

I was able to get another idea out of my head, and into the world.  This is the stitch die from Papertrey Ink's Regency Era mini kit, cut out of Shrinky Dink, stitched with a handspun wool/silk embroidery thread, shrunk (feels like a tapestry after shrinking) and then the threads painted with Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Bundled Sage Distress Ink (smooshed on the craft mat and spritzed with water).

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Bold and Koi

Simon Says to Boldly Go, so this time it's with Koi. I bought this stamp at the same stamping convention as I bought the pug stamp, possibly the same vendor, but no idea who it was. I used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink to stamp it and Salty Ocean Distress Ink to paint in the water.

To Boldly Go Pug-naciously

Simon Says to Boldly Go, using big stamps and bright colors.  So I used one of the biggest stamps I could find and one of the oldest I have going back about 15 years? I remember buying it at a stamp convention and everything was made of actual rubber.  I felt it needed a little something so I wrote "Pug-nacious?" in a fine line black pen. The ink is Picked Raspberry Distress Ink

T is for Tickled Pink

I love to try new crafty things, and sometimes they even turn out like I thought they would lol. This is one of those times. I used the stitch die from Papertrey Ink's Regency Era on Shrinky Dink. I cross stitched it (at full size) with some handspun wool/silk blend. Then shrunk it with Ranger's Heat-It.  I used the back of a wood mounted stamp to flatten it while it was still warm. And it feels like terry cloth. I think I'll be sewing a pinback on it through threads in the back.

Since it's Tuesday and I'm tickled pink, I'll be sharing this with Bleubeard and Elizabeth's T Stands for. Simon Says Anything Goes, so I will be sharing it there. And because it is Papertrey Ink, I'll be sharing it at September 2014 Inspiration Archive.

updated to add I had it sitting on my crafttable and was overcome with an urge to paint it using Distress Ink (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstock and Bundled Sage).