Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Sassafrass Lass Oliver and Friends Stamp Set Review
What is it?
This is a seven piece stamp set from Sassafrass Lass that coordinates with the Owl Pal collection. But these stamps that range in size with a total 4x4 area, go great with plenty of papers and themes.
What projects can I use them for?
The stamps are the perfect size for cards and will look great with all the new trendy nature inspired products. Below is a card I made using three of the collections stamps. First I stamped the images and then highlighted them with pastel pencils.
Also branching outside of the nature theme they make cute accents on simple cards like this Valentine card.
The set also works well with other companies stamps so they’ll blend right into your collection. On the journaling tag below I used Autumn Leaves bracket journaling stamp (which can also be found in the Scrappy Jo store) and Technique Tuesday swirls. So have fun mixing these cute fellows with your collection.
But the stamps are not so small that they can’t be used on layouts as well. Owls have long been symbols of wisdom so I used them on the graduation layout below. This time in a more masculine way.
So are there any drawbacks?
The only drawback I have found with these stamps is that they discolor immediately. Each time you use a new color the stamps become that color in my experience. This doesn’t affect the performance of the stamps though. A word of caution: make sure the stamp is nice and juicy for best color coverage. I used Cat’s Eye Chalk Inks to create solid and more faded images depending on the look I was going for.
Anything else I need to know?
If you love these little guys there is a sister set, Olivia and Pals, also available in the Scrappy Jo’s store. So choose your favorite or pick up both and get stamping with these cute stamps! If you plan to pick up these sets and maybe even some ink to go with them remember you can use the code JMREF and receive 15% off your first order of $10 or more.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Scrappy Jo's has a brand new sketch and it's a simple one with many pictures. On Sunday the pictures from my recent trip to Florida arrived and I'm excited to start scrapping them. This LO using the sketch is about the Tiger exhibit at Busch Gardens. We spent over an hour watching the tigers as they played and lazed in the sun. We also caught feeding time which was very exciting. The PP is Basic Grey Mellow and Scarlet's Letter and I used a combo of Colorbok and Deja Views chipboard. Also the stickers from Reminisce make journaling very easy. The photo has the colors a little off but I love how it looks in RL.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I've been very busy the past few days helping my grams prepare for a party. The house got an intense cleaning. I also was working on a review for Scrappy Jo's which I hope to share with you all later this week. While working on that review I created the little journaling block you see. I was trying to show the versatility of a stamp set and I was inspired by Scrap Your Crap to add some beads to the mix for detail.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
This week was the last week of Scrappy Jo's July Celebration and so of course I got to work on the Week #5 sketch. It might be too late to enter your sketch for points but of course you can still show us what you've created at the forum. I made a real simple LO using a few left over pictures from a mini album about last year's vacation to Lake George.