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Teaching an old tool new tricks.

As you have probably noticed, through my prior postings, I am really into the Tim Holtz Distress inks and products right now. And even though I fear that I might be boring you all to death, I just had to mention these products again in respects to a new use for an old tool.

Now, if you are familiar with Tim Holtz & Ranger products you know that he uses a terrific tool for blending the distress inks, Inkssentials™ Ink Blending Tool & Foam. This tool is priced pretty reasonably at around $5.00 each. I have purchased one here and there to build up my supply but realized that I didn’t have much space to keep a tool for each color. Looking for an alternative, I tried out my ColorBox Stylus to see how it would work and was pretty pleased with the results. The tips do a nice job blending the inks and are easy to clean off and reuse. The tool is small, handy, and stores easily. This is a big deal when you have limited space in your craft room!

Now, if I had more space I would definitely go with the Inkssentials Blending tool however, that is not the case. So, I am super excited to have found an almost equivalent tool that has a much smaller footprint. Plus, I have found another use for an existing tool. That is a good deal!  Happy Stamping!  L.

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Favorite card of the day

Love the Tim Holtz Grundgeboard and Distress Ink.  These products really made this card.  Well, that along with Black embossing powder (Gary Burlin & Co), Archival Ink (Ranger), and stamps by Club Scrap, Inque boutique, as well as from The Angel Company.  I also used the Daisies Sizzix die for the flowers on the card.  I cut them from the pages of an old book that I picked up from the second hand store and keep around for craft projects.  It is nice to be off from work for a few days…gives me some much needed stamping time.  🙂  Happy Stamping!  L.

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Scrap, Stamp & Chat

Thinking about putting together a virtual scrap, stamp and crop night.  We would get together virtually, using a chat room to chat, share our project ideas, or just talk life.  I would even put together a prize to give away at the end of the night.  Anyhow, if you are interested…use the voting buttons above or post a comment below.

Happy Stamping! L.