Thursday, June 17, 2010

Getting to know me

While Dreamweaver Stencils are a huge part of my "style", my journey into the papercrafting world began with rubber stamps. I rarely meet a rubber stamp I don't want to own! Some of my favorite lines include Stampers Anonymous (especially the Tim Holtz and Studio 490 lines), Magenta, A Muse, Penny Black, Stampington, Art Impressions...the list goes on and on and on.

As for other tools of the trade, my favorite ink for basic stamping is Mememto Tuxedo Black. It dries fast, is a nice dark black and does not smear with my favorite markers which are the COPIC sketch markers. But bring out those Distress Inks and the creative juices really start flowing. I just love everything about them, they are incredibly versatile and the color range is awesome.

My daughter and I recently splurged on a Sizzix Big Shot and are having a great time learning all the fun things you can do with it. Of course we then HAD to get a new Tim Holtz Alterations die cut to test it out! We started with the Caged Bird which we justified as a reward for her birdie in the golf tournament she was in on Tuesday. We can justify anything.

I will be adding links to the other design team members and my favorite sites as soon as I figure out how to do that. In the meantime, have a great day it is absolutely glorious here today.


1 comment:

Marijane said...

I have attended several of your classes at the Cottage Stamper and they are THE BEST! I am glad you now have a blog and look forward to following it for inspiration. I too love Studio 490 and Tim Holtz stamps! I recently got a Big Kick just to use with Tim's Alterations dies and more recently with his embossing folders. I just love them. Happy stamping & stenciling!