Sunday, June 28, 2009

Some new junk for my craft trunk

Bit the bullet and bought some new stuff today. Thanks to Chelle I bought the entire colour line from SU of their inks, but not the full pads, just the ink spots. I'm looking forward to trying out all the new colours that I'm going to have to play with. I haven't really used too many SU inks, but hopefully they will serve their purpose and work out well for me.

I also bought some new stamp sets from Pink Cat Studios. I bought Sweet Treats, because Emily made a card with one of the stamps a while ago and I liked the way it looked, and I bought the Fairies set as well. I have no idea what I'm going to use to actually colour these stamps, because I can't decide if I want to go the route of copics or not, but for now I guess I'll just use my water colour pencils.

I also bought the Birthday Cupcake set of stamps from Inkadinkado. I'm not sold on the whole clear stamps/acrylic block thing yet, but I'm willing to give it a try. I've got a couple of older sets of the clear stamps that I don't use often, but we'll so how it goes with these ones.

I'm still looking for a good all around sentiments set. I have found in the last little while that I've needed to make a few "with sympathy" type cards, but I don't have any sentiments for that. I can find sets that offer loads of stamps for that "occassion", but I want something that also has other sentiments for other occassions, like a few thank you's, best wishes that sort of thing.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I'll be back

Someday soon. I have had zero time to make any cards, but I have signed myself up to do a card exchange, so I'm going to have to sit down and find the time to make at least 10 cards in the next little while.

I'm itching to buy some new stuff too. I need to replace pretty much all of my inks. I desperately want some copics (but I don't know if its in the budget right now), and I'm trying to find some fun new stamps that I will use more often then not, but I haven't really found anything that has jumped out yet.

So if you're reading, what inks do you like (brand and/or colours)?, Any stamp sets I should look at?

ETA: I really like some pink cat studio stamps, but do tell, how do you mount them and on what?