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Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Today since im stamping for a swap in my Scrapbook swap group todays lesson is 
Cleaning Your Stamps
Picture this . . .You've just contaminated your yellow stamp pad with blue ink after forgetting to clean off your stamp. That's one reason why it is a good idea to get into the habit of cleaning your stamps after each use, especially when changing colors.
The handiest method for cleaning stamps is with a bottle of stamp cleaner with a scrubber or roll-on applicator top. Apply the cleaner directly to the stamp, and then scrub it off onto a household sponge. Blot the stamp dry with a paper towel.
Another method of cleaning stamps is to rub them over the surface of a damp sponge. A cellulose sponge works best because it does not break down or "lint up" your stamps. The sponge may be dampened with plain water, or a drop or two of dish soap can be added. Keep the sponge in a plastic container with a cover so it's ready at all times. Occasionally rinse the sponge out in water. This method of cleaning works well for water-soluble inks.
Alcohol-free baby wipes also work well for cleaning stamps.
S T A M P I N '   T I P S
  • If you will always be using the same color of ink with a stamp, there is no need to clean it.
  • Learn the difference between "clean" and "stain-free". Certain types of ink will stain the rubber die of your stamp. Memories ink, because of its superior quality, does not readily come completely off the rubber surface of the stamp. Clean the stamp as thoroughly as possible and do not be concerned if a stain remains. It will not affect the stamping quality of your stamp, and it can be used with any of the light shades of ink, without polluting the next pad.
  • Reds, yellows and oranges can often be tapped away on scratch paper
    without further cleaning. You may also get rid of excess ink this way
    before cleaning a stamp.
  • Do not soak your rubber stamps in water to clean them. It will loosen the adhesive. Taken from website

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Crop August 24th 2-8 Miamisburg

Take your creativity to a new dimension! Learn to create adorable lunch box notes for loved ones with Thickers™ from American Crafts™. Plus, enjoy 10% off your entire regular price purchase, when you take a class at Michaels. You can even enter to win some Thickers™ of your own! Only 5$ and use our tools is a great girls night and wont disappoint if u love to scrapbook. must register 24 hours in advance

8111 Springboro Pike
MIAMISBURG, OH 45342-3703
(937) 291-3759

Pink Party at work

A card i created for an open house as a sample 
New Classes starting :

My sample of the two page layout

Pink Party : Have someone who has endured Cancer and is a survivor. I am now teaching a class that's only 244. All you have to buy is some easy things to make a themed two paged layout , invitation and card.  This is perfect and will also complete a banner that says SURVIVOR. If you want to receive emails about my classes email me at  Also if your not in Ohio or near Miamisburg call your Michael 's store and tell them your interested ! 

1. There are four components to paper craft classes at Michaels - lots to choose from: a. Spotted Canary School
b. Martha Stewart Crafts Studio™ Classes
c. Michaels $5 Crop
d. paper-ED™
2. paper-ED™ is a series of exclusive paper craft classes at Michaels that you can’t find anywhere else.
3. No matter which class they take, students leave with completed projects.
4. Every customer who registers gets a class syllabus with a 10% off ERPP coupon!
5. paper-ED™ class projects include page layouts, cards, paper parties and home d├ęcor items.
6. It’s easy to sign up for a class! Registration forms and syllabus are located in the class binder with Wilton registrations. Skus are located on each registration form.
7. Students are not required to purchase the exact papers or embellishments featured in the syllabus - we want them to express their style.
8. Our instructors are all Certified Scrapbook Instructors (CSIs).
9. Associates can take classes for free as long as someone signs up! Just bring or buy your own supplies, invite and tell people about the classes.
10. It’s FUN!
Classes we offer: · Altered Canvas · Card Tricks · Card Tricks in a Flash · Card Tricks Punched · Countdown to the Holidays · Paper Bag Mini Album · Paper Crafted Gift Frame · Pink Party · Sketched Out · Texture WOW · Cricut Workshop: Winter Frolic · Cricut Card Tricks: Winter Frolic · Paper Party – use Happy Birthday America Leader Guide, update for season · Flower WOW!n · Paper Crowns · Sketched Out 2 · cricut® card tricks: sophisticated · cricut E2 test drive · cricut expression™ test drive · tINKer time: Distress and Shimmer · cricut expression™ Test Drive Handout · Smashed - A Class for SMASH