Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lovin' Magnolia...

Lately I've been colouring a lot with my Copics... and as a result had to add a few stamps to my collection!

I really enjoy the sweet stamps created by Magnoila, and all of the background and accessory images that are created to really help you make gorgeous detailed cards.   In my quest for new stamps, I ran across this on-line Canandian store that sells a good collection of the stamps, and also some of the designer papers that they make which I have not seen in person, but want to get my hands on!     Click on over to the Stamp Shoppe and check it out, their prices seem good and you can get free shipping on orders over $75.00   They have a great collection of card samples too if you need some inspiration.   I loved this Edwin card created by Heidi Downey.   Check out her site 

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Erindale T-Ball

First time playing T-ball, first layout in a while... it took 3 days, but I actually really like it.

Used Glitz Design PP, Maya Road Chipboard, Rose Moka red Letter stickers, Kaiser Craft mini stickers,
and an adorable little silver baseball hat charm I bought over at Stamp & Create a few months ago.

Need help matching cardstock and your patterned paper?   Try this site... it has matches for many many of the most popular brands out there these days.

Crate Paper
Cosmo Cricket
American Crafts
Basic Grey
Daisy Bucket
Dream Street
Heidi Swapp
Graphic 45

Jillibean Soup
KaiserCraft and so many more!  It's quite a lot of fun actually!

See you tomorrow!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Epson kicks butt.... really!

Wow,  I have to share.... just have to.  Working on some layouts last night, and wanted to do some of the lastest T-Ball photo's of Jonathan.   They are purple, and match some great GLITZ designs paper I had in mind....  of course the photo's are new, so I haven't printed any yet.  No worries.... I'll print at home.  Now normally for me in the past this brought about a huge amount of stress, it never worked, was never easy, and it NEVER looked like  REAL photo's. 

I am so happy, really so impressed.   I've had the Epson Artisan 810 for about 6 months now, used it for a variety of projects, and I know it works great, the software is good, easy to install, good on ink.. and all that, but tonight it just BLEW ME AWAY!   

I used the Epson Premium Photo Paper - Glossy, 4x6,   slid the photo paper into the CLEARLY marked spot in the printer tray, (face down by the way, but it tells you that), pulled up the software and voila, print... GORGEOUS, just GORGEOUS photo's.   I used the BEST PRINT setting, with border and I LOVE them!

Even my DH, who is really into QUALITY when it comes to prints admits they are fab..... Okay, enough of that!  Look at these CUTE pictures.. and you'll see why I just HAD to print them out....

I got the layout mostly completed, and I have a full night of crafting ahead, so I think I'll actually get this one DONE!  Whoo Hoo!  It's been a while.   I'll post asap.