**Please scroll down for my first post today about SGD's massive inventory clearout!!**
Those of you who have met me have probably heard me RAVING about Impression Obsessions magnificent stamp block. I have had the privilege of meeting the owner of IO Mitra this past summer and I saw her stamping backgrounds stamps. I wasn't very interested when I first saw what she was doing because I HATED stamping backgrounds as I always miss parts of the image no matter how hard I try. So I am standing there not paying too much attention until out of the corner of my eye I see her roll the background stamp once onto her paper...and it came out perfect!!! So of course I elbowed my way to the front of the group to see more of what she just did. I asked very nicely (aka demanded) if she could do that again. She inked a large 5.75x5.75 stamp....positioned it on her paper...rolled it once...and again it was perfect.
I asked how it worked for finely detailed stamps and she very nicely showed me how she placed a much smaller detailed stamp on her large block, inked, rolled and a perfect image.
THUD....sorry that was me fainting
I found my new love. I could not stop telling Mitra how much I loved loved loved this handle and must have one asap! She hooked me up quickly...perhaps to get the crazy woman professing her undying love away from her hee hee... and off I went.
I have become a very brave stamper let me tell you! I used to very hesitantly get my stamp ready for inking, tried lots of different layers, foams, soft surfaces, hard surfaces, etc etc etc and would stamp my image and no matter what it always took me a few tries to get a clean image. I tried everything everyone told me with no luck. I don't know if it's because of not being strong enough but I had terrible luck. Mind you my stamper friends pretty much all shared this feeling and our garbage was filled with wasted (pricey) paper with half stamped images on it. Now with my IO handle I stamp once with ease and brag about it to everyone I know. And again if you have met me you can vouch for that hee hee! Not only does it stamp super well for me but I can also fit more than one stamp on the handle and often stamp multiple images at a time. With of course more bragging and a cocky look on my face lol! Rarely does it not stamp cleanly and if it doesn't I know before I even look at it because I knew my roll across my paper didn't have pressure on all sides of the block.
Ahhh Mitra....sooo happy I met you. And I have to say I have been buying up the Impression Obsession stamps like crazy! Must haves are the beautiful amazing swirls (I took this to a crop and it was one of the most used and borrowed items) and also any of the cover a card stamps- my fave being the branches. Now all us SGD diva's have one and truth be told it's usually on back order and doesn't get a chance to hit the floor because of the waiting list to get one. Which you should probably put your name on ;)
For a picture tutorial on how to use the Rocker Block (actually called the Mega mount but I have always called it rocker block because it rocks my world lol) click below to go to the IO blog and see one of their DT's picture tutorial!
I know there have been tumbleweeds around here lately ladies- sorry!!! October is a very busy month for me with sooo many birthdays, Thanksgiving and Halloween- phew! November feels like a fresh start and I am already feeling the Christmas spirit! For some of you this may be a wee bit early but I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!! You will start to see some posts on here with lots of Christmas projects- hope to get you inspired!
Here are some upcoming class projects that you can take with us at SGD or order the class kit (click on photos to see them larger with more detail):
Mornings with Krista and Copics- Expert Level-Saturday, November 13th: 10am - 12 noon
Get your Sketch on with Kim and Carol- Friday, November 12th: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Copic Marker Advanced Class with our Copic Divas!!- Sunday, November 14th: 11am - 1:30pm
I believe Shadow box Tray with Lori!!-Saturday, November 20th: 10am - 1:00pm
Christmas Countdown clipboard with Kim!!-Sunday, November 21st: 1:30 - 3:30pm
Vintage Designer Chest with Kim!! - Thursday, November 25th: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Bo Bunny Christmas card class with Kim!!- Sunday, November 28th: 1:30 - 3:00pm
SGD has revamped their card kits to make it easier to make full cards each month using your kit supplies and your choice of stamp! We have taken the guess work out of our previous card kits and include step by step instructions on how to cut and assemble your cards.
Of course you can make your cards anyway you choose!
Each card kit gives you 2 card designs and the exact amount of supplies to make 3 cards of each design- that gives you your 6 full cards!