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Friday Funday Tutorial - Rustic Tags

Started by Karen Hightower-GKD-DT-Moderator. Last reply by lovinpaper Feb 5. 10 Replies

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Friday Funday - Distress Ink & Water Place Cards

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Friday Funday!

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Hello! Welcome to Friday Funday! Karen asked me to host this week and it as my pleasure!  However, to my slight horror and embarrassment, when I came over here to post, I realized I'd kind of confused this with the Mix It Up Monday when I prepared,…Continue

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Friday Funday - Inked Up Embossing Folder! :)

Started by Karen Hightower-GKD-DT-Moderator. Last reply by Zoa Jean Warner Nov 10, 2017. 8 Replies

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STVKC#39 - Fall / Giving Thanks Tag

Started by Karen Hightower-GKD-DT-Moderator. Last reply by Dawn Skene Nov 3, 2017. 2 Replies

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Stamp TV Kit Addicts - Friday Funday - Eyelets and Twine

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Comment by Lesley Shenfield on February 11, 2018 at 8:20pm

Thank you Judy for taking the time to reply to my query. Very much appreciated.

Comment by Judy Inukai on February 11, 2018 at 8:06pm

Hi Lesley,

I have two four drawer cassette holders that I use primarily for ink, but I have a couple empty drawers that hold most of my acrylic blocks quite nicely. I do have some larger ones that I got for some of Melanie's frames before I got a MISTI. These are stored on a larger drawer on my stamp table.

Comment by Lesley Shenfield on February 11, 2018 at 7:35pm

Hello everyone, I have just been catching up on the comments as for some reason not receiving the Stamp TV addicts by email. Fortunately found the latest comments. Interested to know how you all store your blocks. I saw an interesting post a few days ago that one stamper (not a Gina K subscriber) stores hers in a cutlery storage box from Ikea. Seemed to work well for how, but would love to know how others store blocks. Thanks heaps.  

Comment by Judy Inukai on February 11, 2018 at 7:02pm

     OK, so here’s the binder I talked about yesterday. It comes with 5 pockets that are large enough to hold one of the binder sheets that used to come in the stamp sets. I have two incentive sets on each side of the binder sheet. On the left side of the picture, I’ve shown the index sheet that shows what sets are in on that binder sheet. I’ve just created a Word table, then copied pictures of the sets from the store and resized them. The index sheet will actually be stored in the front of the binder. I’ve included when the incentive was released and any other notes I want make. I’m hoping this will make it easier to find and use the incentive sets.

     I finished getting all my GKD cardstock in the file tub today. I was amazed at how much I had. I had ordered the Color Companion sets Gina used to sell, then when she came out with the seasonal collections and the neutrals, I ordered a pack of each. I also ordered some packs in my favorite colors. By the time I got all the cardstock from the kits added to the tub, wow – there was a lot – in fact I took out the heavy White, heavy Ivory, Black Onyx and Fresh Asparagus and stored them in the plastic storage boxes the kits come in. In addition, I still have a wide variety of colors from various Recollections collections from Michael’s.

     I think we could challenge each other. Although it’s fun to win prizes, it would be fun for someone to come up with a technique, a sketch or a theme and for the rest of us to see what we could come up with to meet the challenge.

Comment by Johanna Rundell on February 11, 2018 at 5:58pm

hi all: Great idea about tools Bonnie - I have a jewel picker too but it is different than the one you got. I use it all the time as my arthritic fingers don't always work for picking up tiny bits and pieces. And I'm like Judy in that when cleaning up a few things I found two stamps I had been missing and one circle die I thought I had lost. They get caught up in other stuff and my temporary tables have been difficult to work on especially for stamping as they flex slightly if I push on them too hard. One of my tables was so full of stuff it took an hour to put it away.  I used to be much tidier when working but I have found if I'm too tidy then I lose the creativity and I've learned to just go with the flow and clean up later. I don't allow myself to keep buying stuff either - that is another lesson I learned - we think we want it or need it, buy it and then don't use it or only use it once. Now I think about it for a while before setting out to purchase something on sight. 

As to mojo - I find Pinterest and the stamptv galleries to be a great source for ideas and I save anything I want to try. I tend to stay away from the rest as I can't keep up with it all and don't want to try. I look at Facebook and comment on a few things as well as post one or two things but it isn't my go to place that is for sure. When I first found StampTV I realized that I had a lot of stamps I had never used so I challenged myself to use them all at least once in some way. It helped to keep me motivated and helped me to try new things although at first was no help at all for any of the challenges if the aim was to try to win. I'm still challenging myself this way and think I've managed to use about half of what I own so far. I have at least listed all my stamps in an excell file and gotten them stored properly although I still have to colour code them to be able to easily find what I need. Have done all my stencils and embossing folders too and my new drawers have all been made to fit them so they can be filed properly. 

There is a store in a suburb not that far from my home that is similar to a dollar store but with better quality stuff and most of it is from Japan. I purchased some grids (don't know what else to call them) that can hang on the wall and I also got some containers that hook onto the grids - I store all my brushes, glue tubes, scissors and items like this in the containers and they are always in front of me when working. I also purchased the Distress Ink holders from StampNStorage and they sit on my desk easily in reach. I need to buy another one as I have more inks now and I'll also be getting the paper storage units that they sell too. Didn't want to get them until my new units are in so I can see exactly where things will go and how much I will need. 

You know I do believe that we can challenge each other with a card idea and that would help us to stay motivated . I guess we would have to figure out who is going to set the challenge each week and take it from there. We watched a Barbra Striesand concert on Netflix the other evening and from one of her backdrops I got a neat idea for a card. I wrote it down so I wouldn't forget and am going to see if I can create a card. May not get to it for a few days though as my stuff isn't easily accessible until I've put it into the new units that are coming on Wednesday. I won't even have my computer available from Tuesday afternoon until sometime on Thursday. That is going to be tough, but I'll cope. 

Well I had better get packing as I still have some stuff to store so the installers have room to work. Tomorrow my hubby and a good friend are going to move an existing unit to a different wall and a bookcase to the basement so I had to empty it all. too heavy to move if full of stuff even if all we have to do is swing it out and around. Will add pictures when it is all complete and before I mess up the work tables lol. Hugs to all

Comment by Diana Scott on February 10, 2018 at 7:14pm

Thanks gals!  Been thinking that if I cleaned out a bit, I might get more inspired.  Saw one of the admin on Stamp Junkies saying she had lost her interest.  Just too much “stuff”, never used and also so much media that she felt overwhelmed.  Think that is what I am feeling.  Use to just come to STV but now it is all on FB, Pinterest, etc.  So have unjoined several of them and going to limit time on Pinterest.  Hope this helps!  

Bonnie, Love your new tool.  I have something similar, but forget to use it!  How does everyone store all their commonly use tools?  Maybe I’ll find something old and figure out a new use for it tomorrow.  Going to at least get started!  Hugs to all!

Comment by Bonnie on February 10, 2018 at 6:46pm

Oh wow, two tips from Judy, Keep looking and the lost might get found. Your organizational skills are to be envied. Gold binders will be fun to see soon.

Comment by Judy Inukai on February 10, 2018 at 6:34pm

Well, that’s exciting Johanna – what a nice Valentine – new cabinets, though I know they’ve been on order for a while. You will have fun getting the cabinets all organized. I’ve been doing a bit of reorganizing myself. I got a new table for my craft room and have been trying to arrange items on it, leaving me a bit more space on my stamping table. The table has more space under it, and has enough room for a couple of small shelves that I was using elsewhere in the house.

 

 I started setting up a file tub with my GinaK cardstock. When I pulled out a hanging folder to put the tab on it and in that folder was a circle die I’ve been missing for a long time.  No telling what else I’ll find as I continue to rearrange things. The power strip is a little more accessible now so it will be easier to plug in my heat gun and a laminator, if I ever decide I want to get into foiling.

 

Yes, I miss the challenges too and don’t feel quite as motivated to make cards. Needing cards in various categories should be enough motivation for me, as I always need thinking of you and sympathy. I’ve made a few cards, but haven’t posted them with the hope that they will fit in a challenge down the line. I keep thinking I should just challenge myself to do something. I have so many sets that I’ve barely used.

 

Bonnie’s idea of rediscovering some of our tools is great.  My rediscovered item is a stamp binder that I’ve had for a while, but hadn’t put to the best use. I’ve been following the chat on FB in the Stamp Junkies group about all the sales going on at Hobby Lobby. I have two close to me. Found a couple of things but nothing like folks have been posting on FB. During one visit I found a clerk who was marking wood mount stamps down to 75% off. She told me they were downsizing the department and she showed me pages of what was going to be marked. She said if there was anything on the pages I wanted, she’d go ahead and mark them down for me. I found a couple of gold colored stamp binders that she marked down to $3.75. I also picked up a package of refills that wasn’t on markdown. When I got home, a lightbulb went off and I decided this would be a great way to organize my incentive sets. When I get it finished, I’ll post a picture.

Comment by Bonnie on February 10, 2018 at 6:03pm

I got one for you guys, how about we talk about our latest greatest wiz bang. It could be something actually old but found new life in our interest. It gets us sharing without actually competing for a prize. Other than the gift of great ideas and support. 

For  me, I am into using my new pick up tool. It is not expensive and not very sticky but does great with small embellishments. I don't think Gina carries it but here is a link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NL5LTO2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_...

Comment by lovinpaper on February 10, 2018 at 5:50pm

When Anna was popping in a few years ago, she was always instigating a card idea for anyone interested in creating.  That could be fun and get some inspiration.

I am not complaining about the monthly challenge.  It works well for many people.  I am like Diana in that I miss the weekly challenge.  I had a schedule where I would think on it one day, create the next day and grab a photograph when the weather cooperated.   I seem be spending a lot of time  with doctors either for myself or another family member and those just take the creativity out of me.  With this lack of creativity, the monthly challenge works much better right now.

 

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