My Blog Picks and Posts from Here and There Around the Web #23

 

Hi All,

Here’s my latest set of Blog Picks from here and there around the web.  Generally, you’ll see all SU here on my blog but here and there I find inspiration that is eminently CASEable with SU Product so will share that as well with suggestions for alternate stamps and paper.  Feel free to copy and paste this list and pass it around to fellow stampers or customers or whoever.   Keep in mind there is a lot of inspiration out there and these are just a few of what I’ve found that struck my fancy (so it’s very subjective).   If you are an SU demo or customer and would like to see a more extensive list I have newsletters for both groups (free for right now) with more details, FYI, video and tutorial links.  Email me if you are interested.   Now with that plug out of the way here’s this weeks list of links.

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Video’s

http://saddlewoodacres.blogspot.com/2009/12/pinking-hearts-punches-how-to.html – pinking hearts punch video

http://saddlewoodacres.blogspot.com/2009/11/flower-soft-make-your-own.html – faux flower soft video and tutorial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKsihwMrpgU&feature=player_embedded – faux dew drops and stickles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HwxmdL_cQ4&feature=player_embedded – Pinking hearts punch tutorial

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Tips & Techniques & Reviews

http://stampalittlelonger.blogspot.com/2010/01/fraying-ribbon.html – fraying the wide striped ribbon

http://rochellesstampinup.blogspot.com/2010/01/make-your-stampin-up-watercolour-wonder.html – Wondercolor Crayon tip

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/filefoldernotebook/ – file folder notebook tutorial w/ video using SU’s Thoroughly Modern File Folders and DSP

http://www.starzlstamps.com/2010/01/embossing-ribbon.html – embossing ribbon with a big shot

http://papercraftsloveaffair.blogspot.com/2010/02/new-punchesnew-ideas.html – new punch idea with the new punches

Thanks to Debbie Flattum a sister demo who posts on Late Night Stampers over on Yahoo I learned the following trick for using Clear Blocks for measuring ribbon

(this trick will work great for cutting yarn to make fringe on Valentine scarves I knit!):

Many times, I need to cut several pieces of ribbon that are the same length.  I usually use a piece of cardboard or several pieces of cardstock to wrap my ribbon around numerous times, then cut all the pieces at once along the top and bottom.

Well, have you noticed the awesome grooves on our clear blocks?  Guess what??  The long clear block (‘I’) is perfect for 6″ ribbon!  So, if you need a lot of 6″ ribbon, just wrap it around the ‘I’ block several times.  Then, use the grooves to guide your scissors along the top and bottom of the block and cut.  Ta-da!!  Or, just cut it once and you’ll have 12″ ribbon.  Check out the size of the other blocks and you can cut many sizes all at once.  Great time saver!!

Another Clear mount tip from a fellow demo:

I have found when my stamps or blocks are too cold they do not like to stick so I did a couple of things: I warmed them both up by rubbing them on my pants back and forth really fast (friction) and sometimes I huffed on the blocks and then pressed for a few seconds and they worked great.  I don’t always have to do this but they really don’t like the cold.  I live in Iowa and it has been very cold. 

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CAS (clean & simple)

http://stampsandwhiskers.typepad.com/weblog_su/2010/01/showcasing-saleabration-2010.html – flower for all seasons

http://greetingsbychera.blogspot.com/2010/01/love-birds.html – anniversary card – two step bird punch

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General Cards & Projects

http://stitchinnstampinonpaper.blogspot.com/2010/01/sale-bration-blog-hop.html – extreme dirt biker

http://rubberredneck.typepad.com/rubber-redneck/2010/01/stampin-addicts-sab-blog-hop-.html – Forest Friends

http://www.stampinred.com/stampinred/2010/02/the-write-stuff.html – The Write Stuff DSP & Well Scripted

http://lilyinkpad.blogspot.com/2010/01/sale-o-bration-blog-hop-just-football.html – Just football – check out the cool idea for felt coasters!  So simple I can’t believe I haven’t seen it anywhere else before!

http://inkpaperstamps.stampincorner.com/2009/12/21/rustic-roosterartfully-asian-a-rooster-and-his-plum-blossom/ – Rustic Rooster & Artfully Asian

http://beestamper.blogspot.com/2010/01/sorrowful-seaside.html – Essence of Love

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Occasions & Sale-a-Bration

http://sarahsinkspot.com/blog/2010/01/welcome-to-my-stop-on-the-sale-a-bration-blog-hop.html – Good Neighbors

http://createdbyu.blogspot.com/2010/01/stampin-addicts-sale-bration-tour-stop.html – pinking hearts punch and whimsical words

http://stampincentral.blogspot.com/2010/01/sale-bration-blog-hop-stop-5.html – Good Neighbors DSP

http://frombootstostamps.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/stampin-addicts-sale-a-bration-blog-hop-stop-6/ – whimsical words – love the butterfly punch too!

http://heartsdelightcards.blogspot.com/2010/01/sale-bration-blog-hop.html -Scallop Trim border Punch

http://thestampinbunny.blogspot.com/2009/12/occasions-mini-setvintage-vogue.html – Vintage Vogue

http://thestampinbunny.blogspot.com/2009/12/josephs-coat-inside-out.html – Vintage Vogue

http://dreamingaboutrubberstamps.com/?p=2426 – scallop border punch flowers card

http://www.seasidecrafts.com/2010/01/all-things-vintage-and-blog-candy.html – Vintage Vogue & Garden from the Heart

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Christmas/Winter/Hanukkah

http://pungostamper.blogspot.com/2010/01/another-thank-you-note.html – Natures Silhouette

http://www.stampingmadeeasy.com/2009/12/let-it-snow–oh-the-weather-outside-is-frightful-but-the-inks-look-so-delightful-so-while-the-winter-is-cold-and-damp-let-us.html – cute alternate song lyrics 

– In Case the Link doesn’t Work here’s the lyrics:

Let it Snow

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the inks look so delightful
So while the winter is cold and damp
Let us stamp! Let us stamp! Let us stamp!

It doesn’t take much convincing
And I’ve brought a tool for crimping
Choose some paper, turn up the lamp
Let us stamp! Let us stamp! Let us stamp!

When we carefully press just right
How we smile as the image unfolds
Add some color, so bold, so bright
The result is a sight to behold.

Our projects are quickly drying
And there’s new techniques for trying
So until we get finger cramps
Let us stamp! Let us stamp! Let us stamp!

Happy Holidays!!

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Valentines

http://stampspaperscissors.typepad.com/stamps_paper_scissors/2010/01/finally.html – Well Scripted, I heart hearts

http://www.stampinred.com/stampinred/2010/01/heart-treat-cup-saga.html – Heart Treat Cup ideas

http://andreawalford.com/?p=4463 – two tags die

http://andreawalford.com/?p=4506 – Flower Folds die – Valentine Bouquet

http://weeinklings.blogspot.com/2010/01/10-minute-valentine-challenge.html – I heart hearts

http://creative-mage.blogspot.com/2010/01/stamp-club.html – punches

http://www.seasidecrafts.com/2010/01/valentines-day.html & http://www.seasidecrafts.com/2010/01/valentines-day-part-ii.html – well scripted and punches and die cuts

http://thestampinbunny.blogspot.com/2010/01/heart-flip-flop-card.html – heart embosslit

http://dreamingaboutrubberstamps.com/?p=2396 – with all my heart

http://creationsbypatti.blogspot.com/2010/01/vintage-vogue-valentine.html – Vintage Vogue

http://stampingleeyours.blogspot.com/2010/01/sweet-little-scalloped-heart-more.html – Well Scripted

http://pawsitivelyhappystampin.blogspot.com/2010/01/lns-challenge-53.html – Loads of Love & Grateful Greetings

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Big Shot & 3-D & Punches

http://rubberredneck.typepad.com/rubber-redneck/2010/01/mondays-3d-challenge-using-the-stampin-up-flower-fold-die.html – flower fold die w/ video

http://creationsbypatti.blogspot.com/2010/01/felt-baskets.html – Baskets and Blooms

http://paperpunchaddiction.blogspot.com/2010/01/loving-lion.html – Loving Lion Punch creattion

http://inkpaperstamps.stampincorner.com/2010/01/04/mini-milk-carton-bigz-l-die-hanukkah-dreidel/ – mini milk carton dreidel – if you don’t remember the song Google and sing along.

http://stampspaperscissors.typepad.com/stamps_paper_scissors/2010/01/redesigned-coaster-calendar-kit-now-in-store.html – Got Coasters?  Here’s an idea for a calendar

http://paperpunchaddiction.blogspot.com/2010/01/mini-milk-carton-carrier.html – mini milk carton carrier

http://kweenbee.typepad.com/kweenbee/2010/02/notebook.html – notepad and pencil holder – the tutorial and template –http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2010/01/introducing-daily-designs-sentiments.html

http://greetingsbychera.blogspot.com/2010/01/peek-boo-i-see-you-underwear.html – boxer shaped card for him!

Needlefelt with the Big Shot by Lynn:

http://www.learntostampandscrap.com/learn_to_stamp_and_scrap_/2010/01/big-shot-pincushion-obsession.html & http://www.learntostampandscrap.com/learn_to_stamp_and_scrap_/2010/01/more-needle-felting-with-fabric-and-the-big-shot.html & http://www.learntostampandscrap.com/learn_to_stamp_and_scrap_/2010/01/fabric-and-needle-felting-with-the-big-shot.html – pin cushions from die cuts – tutorial – http://www.learntostampandscrap.com/learn_to_stamp_and_scrap_/2010/01/tutorial-needle-felting-.html

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Storage & Organization:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZo-eYY2fII – Big Shot die storage idea video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW4OF-hhwWA – Punch Storage video

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Non Stamping

http://stampspaperscissors.typepad.com/stamps_paper_scissors/2010/01/the-migration.html – sock story

PBS program outlining the new digital world we and our kids find ourselves immersed in these days.  Lots of food for thought there and not all negative by any means.  http://video.pbs.org/video/1402987791/ – PBS’s Frontline – Digital Nation program

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I hope you enjoyed looking at these as much as I enjoyed combing the web to find them for you.    Time to hit the stamp room while the inspiration is flowing and the mojo is strong!

Hugs and blessings my stamping friends – Jean  

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