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7/5/11

Giving away this NEW AWESOME set of stamps from Penny Black

Hello Friends, I hope you all had a nice weekend and my American friends I hope you had a bang of a 4th of July. Today I am so excited to show you this transparent set from Penny Black. If you were a "Penny Black Club Member" you have already seen this stamp set. If you don't want to miss our NEXT exclusive sneak peek you can sign up here and you won't miss a thing.
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This Penny Black NEW transparent set is called "Fun in the Sun" and I think it's soooo adorable. 
The list to add your name to win this set is further down the post...after my card details .

Sorry to throw you a link and most of you already have seen how I create these backgrounds but, if you haven't go here for a look. These waves were really easy. Just cut a wavy piece of paper and distress away.

I used Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire. After your first layer flip the paper over for the second color and repeat. Make sense???
When dry cut some of the layers apart so you can stagger them like this.
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For the last layer I added a double layer of dimensional foam.


This is how they look when you cut them apart. Distress your edges to finish them edge off nicely.

Stamp, color and cut your image. I used Glossy Accents on all of the beach accessories. This how I figure what layout will work for me. :)

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YOU MUST PUT YOUR  NAME ON THE INLINKZ LIST  TO WIN THIS TRANSPARENT SET. WINNER WILL BE NOTIFIED AND SELECTED RANDOMLY FROM INLINKZ NEXT WEEK .

I can't wait for you to see the new PB Christmas stamps...oh my they are amazing. Thanks for stopping. Hugs, Kathy
P.S. I have photos of Copic storage but, posting will have to wait..so sorry but, I have so many deadlines now :( Thanks for your patience.

SUPPLIES: The new summer stamps are just hitting the stores any day. 

7/1/11

Young Crafters Unite Blog Hop with PRIZES



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Hello  Friends, How are you today? I want to welcome you today to "Young Crafters Unite" blog hop!  Two young gals, Britta & Marie have teamed up to join together all of the young crafters in the blogging world. I am not a spring chicken but, I can participate because I am young in theory. To start at the beginning of the blog hop & find out about all of the prizes I recommend that you go directly to "Young Crafters Unite" here.  If you are arriving from Tanya's blog you are in the right place.


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If you are wondering what makes me a "young crafter" I am happy to share that with you. I feel that my love of coloring is what keeps me young and takes me back to the days when I was little!! When I was about seven I remember entering a coloring contest and I still remember the disappointment of rejection...or rather not winning :). I still love the smell of a box of Crayola crayons and I'm happy that 40 years later I finally feel fulfilled in a creative way. I am so lucky to have this forum to share my passion with you.

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We encourage comments  throughout the blog hop because randomly selected commenters will have the opportunity to win a $20 from Simon Says Stamp (1), their choice of stamp set from Paper Smooches (2) or their choice of stamp set from Lawn Fawn (3) The Hop starts at 12 NOON. 


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I used lots of yummy Penny Black stamps on this and great SRM stickers. Unfortunately, I have to post the supplies later. Sorry if this causes any inconvenience but, I have to finish getting ready for my sisters wedding.
The next blog to hop to is Natasha's blog here. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping. Hugs, Kathy


P.S. When I get home from vacation I will share with you my Copic marker storage since a few of you asked and an option for storage too. My twin sister is getting married today and I can't wait to share the flower tree we made yesterday with white paper and Spellbinders. Have a happy weekend :)

6/29/11

My Studio Part 4. Copic storage and inspiring cards

Hello Friends, This is my last  post with my crafting space and I would love to hear what you are doing in YOUR studio and what's working for you.... OR if you have any suggestions for me to make my space even better.
I never throw a card away that was made for me. If my CD storage fills up then I transfer the cards into a notebook. These are CD storage sleeves that I sewed together and nailed to the back of my door. This also works great for clear stamp storage.
I was lucky enough to take one of Jennifer McGuire's classes last year at my favorite LLS.Yes, it was awesome!!  I keep the cards I created in her class here too along with some stamps from Lawn Fawn and a few other clear stamps that I have.
I love markers and over the years have built up my Copic stash. I do wish I started with the sketch though. It bugs me they are mixed up and you can't see the numbers on the Ciao however, I am grateful to have all of these after all my blog is named "The Daily Marker". Lately I haven't had time to color daily but, my markers are very lucky...they go on vacation with me. I take them with me when ever I might have a few minutes to color. 

A sweet friend of mine, Jana uses this swatch book to plan out her cards. With Jana's influence I find myself using this all of the time too..... The  Copic Color Swatch Book...LOVE having this. You can find them here at Simon Says Stamp. I use a paper clip to keep all the pages nice and compact.

The wonderful ladies in my Penny Black stamp club at my LLS use this and carry it with them with shopping for Copics so they don't purchase colors they already have!! These are the last of my studio photos and finally I will have a card for you on Friday from Lily Pad's Color Palette. I am always grateful that you stop by. Hugs, Kathy

6/28/11

My studio Part 3. Button Storage

Hello! Me again. I hope you are finding my studio photos helpful? A month ago my friend wanted to go antiquing for her B.D. Sounded good to me because I wanted to look for some  antique buttons.
Well...I didn't find ONE button but, I saw this in a dark corner. When I laid my eyes on this "Replacement parts" stand I knew it had to be mine.
This is it's new home and gives my corner a nice shot of color. Before I show you more buttons I want you to notice the pencil cans to the left of the lamp where I store my colored pencils. It's so easy and so rewarding to create your own storage cans. If you want to see how to make them go here and here .

 The acrylic boxes on the left are hold my special antique buttons.

Here is a close up of these yummies. I find it difficult to use them because I enjoy looking at them so much.
One rainy lazy day I should make some molds of these. That may never happen but, it's fun to think about.
In the top sections are clear glass buttons, milk glass and some plastic buttons. Such great details.

This is the second box containing the metal ones. Love these too :)

and I have to leave you with a close up. If you are interested you can see three antique buttons cards I created here , here and here. Thanks for letting me share my studio with you. Tomorrow I will show you what I do with special cards from friends. Thanks again! Hugs, Kathy

6/27/11

My Studio Part 2. Going Vintage


This is a vintage ladder I discovered in a little gift shop. It was used as a towel rack but, I thought it would work even better for ribbons.

I tried to get some extra wrungs but, wasn't able to. Keeps me from stocking up on to much ribbon.I display/store some of really elegant ribbon on this antique table.

I store some of my pre-cut paper from Penny Black's mix and match card stock in these acrylic "file" organizers. To the right is my white paper ,watercolor paper, kraft paper and some doilies. Below is envelopes & boxes for mailing, felt, catalogs and some books.

My sister bought me some bracelet holders so I turned them on their side and used them for ribbon. I love looking to the right of my desk and seeing all of these pretty colors.


Lots of cords in this photo but, it works. This antique table I purchased 20 years ago? and it's perfect for my sewing machine. Since I no longer sew quilts this is the perfect set up for a quick card. I just pull up a small stool.

You never know what you will find when you go antiquing.  I love this antique letter holder to hold images that are waiting to go onto a card. Here is a card I made with this blue flower.

This is what it looks like empty. Love the thick glass. Found this with some special friends in Canada!

I found this antique frog recently and thought it was perfect to to hold my go to pens that I use ALL the time.  I am excited to share my favorite antique with you tomorrow. Thanks again for stopping by. Hugs, Kathy
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