My Blog Picks and Posts from Here and There Around the Web #26

My Blog Picks and Posts from Here and There Around the Web #26

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://www.stampsomefun.com/2010/02/chocolate-bunny-conversation-the-video.html – Chocolate Bunny conversation

http://www.stampinpretty.com/2010/02/envelope-envy-part-one.html & http://www.stampinpretty.com/2010/02/envelope-envy-video-tutorial-part-two.html – envelopes made interesting tutorials

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Tips & Techniques & Reviews

http://www.craftcritique.com/2010/03/ebook-review-making-great-blog-by-diane.html – review of an eBook on craft based blogging

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/stainedmosaic/ – great use for those rubber scraps you don’t want to throw away.  Also if you want a permanent mosaic block adhere the pieces to a scrap of wood or an old non SU acrylic block you no longer need.

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Talented Demo Alert!  You should really subscribe to Susan’s blog feed as well as her You-Tube Channel!

3 video’s – probably the best I’ve seen for comparing wood and clear mount and how to mount them both as well how to turn wood mounts into clear mounts (both before and after they are wood mounted.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmchVZW01s0&feature=channel – Wood Mounts & Clear Mounts & Stamps Oh My! Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMqaKoI6-KA&feature=channel –  Wood Mounts & Clear Mounts & Stamps Oh My! Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MDxiMIw6KE&feature=channel –  Wood Mounts & Clear Mounts & Stamps Oh My! Part 3

http://www.stampsomefun.com/2010/02/converting-wood-mount-stamps-to-clear-mount-tutorial.html – pictorial tutorial outlining the basic steps from the video’s

Notes: on finding the Clear Vinyl Susan uses in her video’s:

Clear vinyl sometimes called crystal clear vinyl or double polished vinyl. 

DO NOT purchase matte or frosted – those won’t work.

Both 0.004 & 0.008 thicknesses work great

Look in fabric stores (they sometimes refer to it as vinyl fabric) or possibly hardware stores.

You need vinyl, not plastic or polyethylene.

some ideas to help you get the correct product when you go shopping.  When you’re looking at it in the store, fold it back on itself and it should want to lightly stick together.  Not as if it were glued together, but it will cling together for a second or two. Vinyl will do that, plastic or whatever this other stuff is won’t. 

Susan’s offer to share a vinyl sample can be found here – http://www.stampsomefun.com/2010/02/additional-info-about-the-vinyl-used-for-converting-stamps.html

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http://www.learntostampandscrap.com/learn_to_stamp_and_scrap_/2010/02/technique-challenge-faux-metal.html – faux metal – technique instructions – http://soul-scrappers.ning.com/forum/topics/thursday-technique-challenge-3

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/02/featured-artist-post-12.html – how to cut a top note open frame

http://simistamper.blogspot.com/2010/02/instructions-for-paper-rose.html – Paper Rose tutorial

http://www.craftcritique.com/2010/02/pandigital-one-touch-photo-scanner.html – photo scanner review

http://www.craftcritique.com/2010/02/book-review-photojojo-by-amit-gupta.html – Gotta new camera for Christmas or just want inspiration to use the one you have – here’s a review for you

http://remarkablycreated.com/free-pdfs/ – free PDF’s of templates, stories and other card/stamping related information

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CAS (clean & simple)

http://ilinacrouse.blogspot.com/2009/11/make-wish.html – A Little Birthday Cheer

http://juliedavison.blogspot.com/2010/02/happy-together-love-birds-card.html – Happy Everything – great anniversary card

http://juliedavison.blogspot.com/2010/02/bird-on-branch-square-card.html – Teeny Tiny Wishes

http://juliedavison.blogspot.com/2010/02/cas-butterfly-notecard.html – On your birthday

http://papercraftsbypatti.blogspot.com/2010/02/monochromatic.html – Modern Label Punch and DSP 

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General Cards & Projects

http://www.stampinpretty.com/2010/02/ppa-kiss-challenge.html – picture this and Circle circus

http://simistamper.blogspot.com/2010/02/aliens-are-fun.html – Greetings Earthling

http://juliesjapes.blogspot.com/2010/02/card-making-session.html & http://juliesjapes.blogspot.com/2010/01/helping-haiti-with-stampin-up.html – Greenhouse Garden (on special in April)

http://stampinbythesea.com/heart-treat-cups-wood – Heart Treat cups and Wood sheets

http://polkadotsandpaper.typepad.com/polka-dots-and-paper/2010/02/spring-is-46-days-away.html – Kind and Caring Thoughts

http://keeneyfarm.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-finally-stamped.html – A Rose is a Rose

http://jackiestamps4fun.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/oh-what-a-bummer/ – Friends 24-7 – change the sentiment and you have a gorgeous wedding card.

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/01/more-top-note-die-shapes.html – Once Upon a Time & Baroque Motifs

http://gwensmommy.blogspot.com/2009/11/yo-ho-ho.html – on a pedestal

http://amysings.blogspot.com/2010/02/kind-word-on-easel.html – A Kind Word

http://polkadotsandpaper.typepad.com/polka-dots-and-paper/2010/03/having-a-happy-day.html – Happy Everything

http://runningwscissorsstamper.blogspot.com/2010/03/redneck-regionals.html – C is for Cat & Dream Garden

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Summer Mini Sneak Peek

http://www.stampinpretty.com/2010/02/pals-paper-arts-bird-inspiration.html – elements of style

http://stampwithkriss.com/last-call-for-syracuse-ny-regional-seminar – elements of style

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Occasions & Sale-a-Bration  Minis

http://jackietopa.typepad.com/addicted_to_stamping/2010/02/ooops.html – fine flourish

http://www.addalittledazzle.com/my_weblog/2010/02/teeny-tiny-wishes-sympathy-card-and-more.html – Beautiful Wings Embosslit and Polka dot Impressions folder

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/02/butterfly-card-and-envelope.html – beautiful wings embosslit

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/01/featured-artist-post-1.html – well scripted & fox and friends

http://juliesjapes.blogspot.com/2010/02/more-sunny-day-cards.html – Happy Moments & Vintage Labels

http://juliesjapes.blogspot.com/2010/02/what-great-day.html – Happy Moments

http://stampinbythesea.com/pretty-butterflies – fine flourish

http://polkadotsandpaper.typepad.com/polka-dots-and-paper/2010/01/red-hat-society.html – Garden From the Heart

http://runningwscissorsstamper.blogspot.com/2010/01/my-matryoshka.html – Matryoshka

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/01/featured-artist-post-3.html – Kind Thoughts Brocade stencil

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Christmas/Winter/Hanukkah (for those doing the 365 thing)

http://runningwscissorsstamper.blogspot.com/2010/01/been-busy-with-some-challenges.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1636393?&cat=500&ppuser=140136 – Season of Simple Grace

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Valentines

http://live-love-laugh-create.blogspot.com/2010/02/blog-post.html

http://stampinpegcadillo.blogspot.com/2010/02/co-worker-valentine-treats.html – quickie sucker treats that can be adapted for any occasion or holiday.

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St. Patrick’s Day

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/01/featured-artist-post-4.html

http://stampspaperscissors.typepad.com/stamps_paper_scissors/2010/02/march-approacheth.html – Go Green

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Easter/Spring

http://mycraftyworld.blogspot.com/2010/02/bloggers-challenge-139-sketch.html – Chocolate Bunny

http://jackietopa.typepad.com/addicted_to_stamping/2010/02/bunny-card.html – Bunny Card with punch tutorial sheet

http://jackietopa.typepad.com/addicted_to_stamping/2010/02/hoppy-together.html – Garden Rabbit Punch creation with tutorial sheet

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/02/easter-bunny-tree-swing.html – Forest Friends on a swing w/ tutorial

http://remarkablycreated.com/2010/03/big-shot-felt-bird-nest-table-setting-die/ – Table setting die and felt

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Big Shot & 3-D & Punches

http://www.angelstarstampin.com/blog/2010/01/easter-chick-basket-made-with-mini-milk-carton-from-the-occasions-mini-catalog.html & Mini Milk Carton baskets – Mini Milk Carton w/ link to PDF tutorial available for download

http://www.learntostampandscrap.com/learn_to_stamp_and_scrap_/2010/02/big-shot-fabric-gardenia-flower-pin.html – Gardenia Flower Pin using Big Shot and Fabric

http://mycraftyworld.blogspot.com/2010/02/bloggers-challenge-140-bags-or-boxes.html – Petal Card die heart box

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/02/manhattan-flower-emboss.html – Manhattan flower emboss & Petals a Plenty folders

http://wagstamps.blogspot.com/2010/02/brown-apron-with-build-bear-and-flowers.html – BAB demo apron

http://amysings.blogspot.com/2010/03/fruitful-pincushions.html – scallop square die – fabric pincushions

http://polkadotsandpaper.typepad.com/polka-dots-and-paper/2010/01/textile-week-day-1-of-5.html – Daisies #2

http://pawsitivelyhappystampin.blogspot.com/2010/02/challenge-59-and-new-feature-here-at.html – 2 step bird punch

http://greetingsbychera.blogspot.com/2010/02/ornament-rose-tutorial.html & http://greetingsbychera.blogspot.com/2010/02/winter-white-rosebuds-b2s04.html – ornament punch creates a rose

http://jackietopa.typepad.com/addicted_to_stamping/2010/01/garden-fence-card.html – Garden Fence with the mini tag punch

http://www.inkedcreations.com/2009/08/25/tinkerbell/ – Tinkerbell punch creation

http://www.carriestamps.com/weblog/2009/12/i-punched-tinkerbell.html – tinkerbell card with punches

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/02/wedding-hearts.html – Heart Punch and Lattice die go formal wear!

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/02/lattice-rose.html – Ornament Punch & Lattice die

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/02/smore-love.html – S’mores creations

http://www.soshelli.com/so-shelli-blog/2010/2/19/vonnas-gift.html – Shelli’s Simply Adorned sample – over the top but beautiful.

http://remarkablycreated.com/2010/02/simply-adorned-easter-charms/ – simply Adorned sample

http://www.learntostampandscrap.com/learn_to_stamp_and_scrap_/2010/02/flower-folds-die-pin-with-simply-adorned-charm.html – Flower Folds die pin w/ simply adorned

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/02/chocolate-fortune-of-love.html

http://polkadotsandpaper.typepad.com/polka-dots-and-paper/textiles.html – purse type card with a textile embellishment

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Storage & Organization & Stamp Rooms:

http://scrap-therapy.blogspot.com/2010/02/organizing-is-fun.html – check out the color coded clear mount stamp cases – http://scrap-therapy.blogspot.com/2010/01/stampin-storage.html – color key to the coding

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Non Stamping

http://scrap-therapy.blogspot.com/2010/01/word-of-year-enough.html

http://scrap-therapy.blogspot.com/2009/11/diy-project-gone-bad.html

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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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