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Michigan Stampers

Anyone from Michigan???

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Started by Barbara Tobias. Last reply by Magic Mary Nov 9, 2011. 5 Replies

Is anybody from the Grand Rapids area?

Started by Michelle Orsborn. Last reply by Michelle Orsborn Jul 28, 2011. 2 Replies

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Comment by Gloria Stocks on January 9, 2014 at 2:35am

Hello, I am from Adrian, Michigan.

Comment by Barbara Tobias on January 14, 2012 at 2:08pm

Hi there Mich Stampers - As we are all aware, winter is upon us and some of us are a little "slower" getting into the stamping mode. I keep looking at ideas and am going to try to post a project inspired by Gina K. Also, I'm hoping to show you a handpainted card completed today with the inspiration coming from my years in the ceramic industry. We called it fantasy painting and requires double and triple loading of your brushes. I think if you wanted to go with that type of idea, you can use your fancy scrolls and appropriate sized leaves and flowers. I think I'll be playing with that idea soon.

How are you getting inspired to create? Sometimes old ideas are fun to revisit.


Enjoy the rest of January and post some of your ideas!



Dexter, MI

Comment by Dianne Beans on December 26, 2011 at 1:36pm

Barb--Your card is beautiful. I can't wait to get home and back to my stamps, paper, and ink. We will probably be in Tennesse until the middle of next week. Have a "Happy New Year."

Comment by Barbara Tobias on December 26, 2011 at 10:12am

Hello Michigan Stampers.

Hope you can see this card. I had ordered the lady from a company in England and am excited about the detail.

The beautiful recycled paper purchaded in Ann Arbor is expremely delicate and perfect for creating elegant feminine cards. The other stamps are from Rubber Stamp Tapestry while the inks were Versa and Color Box.

Now my challenge for all our stamping friends in 2012...have a creative year and continue to develop your own styles. Try at least one new technique then "improve" it. Tell what worked or didn't.



Now - Have a wonderful 2012.



Comment by Connie Turner on December 26, 2011 at 10:11am
I'm trying to find other stampers near Kalkaska.
Comment by Valley Hofacker on October 2, 2011 at 7:57pm
It holds up well.  I sprayed with a fixative.  Blessings!
Comment by Joyce Thurston on October 1, 2011 at 6:58pm

haven't tried it with stamping but I have done "smoking" with painted pieces.  It gives a lovely marbelized look.  Have to seal it with something (varnish) or the soot will rub off of the paint.  How does it hold up on paper?


Comment by Valley Hofacker on October 1, 2011 at 6:53pm
Happy Saturday!!  Was wondering if anyone had tried the soot stamping.  I found that a kerosene lamp worked better than a candle.  Also tried a sooted piece of CS in an embossing folder.  Think it is pretty
Comment by Barbara Tobias on September 27, 2011 at 2:50pm
Yes, we try to share. .
Comment by Valley Hofacker on September 27, 2011 at 2:11pm

Thanks Barbara.  Are you into the card making or scrapbooking?  I love them both.

What do we do in the group?  Share tips and ideas? 




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