Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Stickle mania!

Well Ladies another very successful crop. We had a small very close nit group Sunday, and i must say " its always awesome to see you girls". One of my favorite things to do is go around the tables and sample some of the tools, see what techniques people are using, and check out their goodies like inks, mists, stickles, and whatever other awesome things i can find. Todays new toy was "Stickles". A glorified glitter glue BY Ranger. I love them. I spent all day making pages for my paper bag albums. Stamping, heat embossing and lots of "stickling". Thanks bunches to "Scrapbooking Nut".... Who continually gives me much needed pointers on how to use new and old products I experiment with,  and always has a happy cheery face and provides positive encouragement.. Lol  One piece of advice with Stickles...they need time (lots of time) to dry.  So Stickle and move on to another project then return later to finish, or Stickle at the end of your project not the beeginning!

I also have made another awesome purchase from L4SB.... My crop-a-dile with eyelets are also one of my new favorite things. For $40 you can get a crop-a-dile in a case with 80 medium eyelets of different colors. My crop-a-dile also doubles as a hole punch. So much fun.  The crop-a-dile mentioned here is by WeR Memory Makers and costs $37.99 + tax.  If you are interested in purchasing one please contact loonscrapper@gmail.com.  We do not have them in stock but can typically get them in about a week.

Oh and i almost forgot we made Christmas tree ornaments. Mine was not overly successful but was still very pretty. We used clear glass balls and all crafting ideas are endless. After those some of the girls made pinecone picture frames. They were scented so my wonderful partner in crime and my favorite cohort made one for me. Thanks bunches Loon Scrapper. I love you girl. Here is the link for instructions on how to make the pinecone ornaments:  http://www.marthastewart.com/907287/pinecone-picture-frame-ornaments?czone=holiday/workshop-christmas/workshop-christmas-handbook&center=307034&gallery=274350&slide=907287
They are actually quite easy to do (though separating the scales from the pinecone can take some effort and patience) and really pretty when done.

So I will end with a open invitation to join us in our crops. Dates are posted with lots of notice and we try to have one a month. We would love to see you.  The dates will be posted by the end of this week!

Happy scrapping

Always feel free to post your work and comments. We love to see and hear from you..
Till next time....