New Video on Masking Techniques

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

One of the things I love about stamping is the ability to alter the design and appearance of the stamp using techniques.

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I was an artist before I was a stamper, and I worked in many different mediums. Paints, pencils, airbrush, inks, you name it. But I somehow missed out in my art education on the versatility of rubber stamps, and I thought that a stamp was nothing more than the image shown on the block. Boy, was I wrong!

Nearly 15 years ago, my neighbor invited me to a Close to My Heart event. That evening, my eyes were opened to the possibilities of stamping, and “the Stamp Goddess” was born!

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Learning new techniques is the best way to get more looks from your stamp sets, and the more techniques you learn, the more choices you’ll have.

If you’re curious about new techniques, check out my newest video, Masking Techniques for Stamps.

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Learn how to block out portions of your stamps using simple materials like copy paper and masking tape.

See one of my favorite all-time techniques for adding color when I need to create a LOT of images. Reverse masking has saved me so much time, and the images turn out consistent and beautiful every time.

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My latest videos, Masking Techniques for Stamps is now on Curious. It will be affordably priced, like all my Curious videos, and once you enroll in a Curious video lesson it’s yours to watch for life.

If you hurry on over to my Curious page, you may be able to catch the free preview period for this video, before the price is added. The lessons are always a great value, but free is good while you can get it!

See it now!

Stamp of the Month and a Ribbon Surprise!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Halloween is just around the corner, but it’s not too early to start planning your Christmas stamping!

The October Stamp of the Month, Home for the Holidays, is available only until October 31. You can purchase it for $17.95, or you can get it for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more on my website.

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This stamp set coordinates with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. Home for the Holidays is perfect for homemade gift tags and package decorations. I love that little gingerbread house, and the polar bear!

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Do you like surprises? I do! When you place an order of $50 or more, you’ll receive a free roll of Chevron Ribbon! Five yards long and 3/4” wide, this is a lot of ribbon for a great price… nothing, zip, nada, zilch! The color will be Ruby or Outdoor denim, that’s the surprise, so you’ll have to wait to open your order box to see what you got. Original retail value $6.95, it’s like getting a little Christmas surprise early!

*Offer valid October 1–31, 2014 while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free items. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item ($6.95 USD)

How to Make Chain Style Earrings

Sunday, October 5, 2014

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I love these swingin’ earrings! This tutorial from Auntie’s Beads shows how to make three different style earrings from just a few simple supplies.

Click here to shop for supplies.