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Forum: General Stamping Talk 05-06-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,582
Posted By cakhuxel
I only just recently realized, while reorganizing...

I only just recently realized, while reorganizing clear stamps in a binder, that I don't have the name and manufacturer. Oh, I was in a tizzy. But that's when I finally let out my breath, gave...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 05-06-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,582
Posted By cakhuxel
Every time I get a new stamp I take a photo of it...

Every time I get a new stamp I take a photo of it and store it in a special album on my phone and iPad. Then I can take a look when I'm shopping, to make sure I don't buy the same thing twice. I...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 05-06-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,674
Posted By cakhuxel
I just recently gave myself permission to stop...

I just recently gave myself permission to stop pretending I am going to sell my cards and crafts. I kept trying to make cards "to sell at the craft fair", so they never went into the mail OR were...
Forum: Mission: Organization 04-15-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,307
Posted By cakhuxel
We are about to be 75% empty nest, and I am...

We are about to be 75% empty nest, and I am actually making plans to move my entire craft area into my living room. My craft space shares a bedroom with my office,but now that Son #2 is moving out...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-01-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,993
Posted By cakhuxel
I paid a fortune to get two sets of Chocolate...

I paid a fortune to get two sets of Chocolate Baroque stamps to New Hampshire/USA from the UK. Worth every single penny!
Forum: General Stamping Talk 01-01-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,070
Posted By cakhuxel
If the paper is major ugly I take the hit and...

If the paper is major ugly I take the hit and just throw it away, or donate to somewhere that won't care. I sent a pile to the nursing home, and discovered they used the white reverse side! But...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 12-17-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,751
Posted By cakhuxel
I don't have to make a lot of cards so it's not...

I don't have to make a lot of cards so it's not really that difficult. This year I doubled the number of cards I made of each design- NEXT year those extra cards will be sold at my community craft...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 12-03-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,654
Posted By cakhuxel
[QUOTE=gregzgurl;20824410]I always check out...

[QUOTE=gregzgurl;20824410]I always check out Purple Onion Designs (http://stores.purpleoniondesigns.com/) holiday sale, too (I'm addicted to Stacey Yacula stamps - too, too cute!) and already placed...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 11-05-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,102
Posted By cakhuxel
I hardly ever come into my craft room at night...

I hardly ever come into my craft room at night because I prefer to be in the living room with my husband. I've been thinking a great deal lately of cutting my supplies in half, and creating a...
Forum: Mission: Organization 10-16-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,398
Posted By cakhuxel
Here is one other thing I do digitally. I love...

Here is one other thing I do digitally. I love Take Ten and Rubber Stamp Madness magazines, but having all those mags in my little craft room became ridiculous. Now when I look at my magazines I...
Forum: Mission: Organization 10-16-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,398
Posted By cakhuxel
Yes, Kookie. One HUGE side effect of creating a...

Yes, Kookie. One HUGE side effect of creating a digital record of my stamps and supplies has been a significant decrease in my spending. Not only because I'm not buying the same thing more than...
Forum: Mission: Organization 10-15-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,398
Posted By cakhuxel
I use my photo album program in my iPhone/iPad. ...

I use my photo album program in my iPhone/iPad. I am very careful to take a pic or a group pic whenever I bring home a new stamp, stencil, or die. Then I add it to the proper photo album. I don't...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 09-10-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,478
Posted By cakhuxel
If I were starting over, I would buy nearly...

If I were starting over, I would buy nearly nothing. Seriously. Last year my husband and I created a beautiful scrapbook and 90% of the book was either photos we took or free stuff we "harvested"...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 09-03-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,803
Posted By cakhuxel
All crafts cycle around. Knitting, for instance...

All crafts cycle around. Knitting, for instance has become very popular again over the last 10 years with the advent of all those luscious new wools and home spinning and alpaca farming, etc. I...
Forum: Project Instructions 08-06-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,851
Posted By cakhuxel
Thank you so much for this wonderful chart. I...

Thank you so much for this wonderful chart. I was just looking for something like this last week, and I am very grateful.
Forum: General Stamping Talk 07-30-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,046
Posted By cakhuxel
I thought it was easier to make a bunch of the...

I thought it was easier to make a bunch of the same cards. But I'm finding that whenever I make more than one of a single design I get annoyed and bored. I find fault with the pattern and decide I...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 07-02-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,550
Posted By cakhuxel
I have a huge stamp collection, but I find it...

I have a huge stamp collection, but I find it nearly impossible to find nice background stamps that actually fit the background of the card. I don't know why they created all those stamps in such...
Forum: Mixed Media 06-11-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,231
Posted By cakhuxel
I prefer to use my journal as an art book. Every...

I prefer to use my journal as an art book. Every time I buy something new I need to learn how to use it. And I like to play with my supplies, see what works and what doesn't work. I've improved my...
Forum: Mixed Media 05-28-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,792
Posted By cakhuxel
21. be liberal with the white Signa pen 22....

21. be liberal with the white Signa pen

22. remember to add shadows under or around images

23. Don't be afraid to add something freehand. If you are worried about "making a mistake" then...
Forum: Mixed Media 05-28-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,792
Posted By cakhuxel
19. You don't have to do it all in one sitting-...

19. You don't have to do it all in one sitting- it's okay to add one layer or even one squiggly line and then walk away if that's all you have time for.

20. Stop when you feel satisfied. You...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 05-21-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By cakhuxel
My design style is more artistic, less crafty. I...

My design style is more artistic, less crafty. I try to make sure my cards are 90% hand made, so I do a lot of ripping, stenciling, coloring, and thinking hard about how I can make the card "sing"...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 04-09-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,081
Posted By cakhuxel
I agree with StampHappy. The longer you craft,...

I agree with StampHappy. The longer you craft, the more you develop a style and you stop using a lot of tools you thought you just had to have. But then, once you know yourself then I think you...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-09-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,843
Posted By cakhuxel
I was so afraid I would forget what I did and not...

I was so afraid I would forget what I did and not be able to do it again. I finally realized the cards were like my kids school projects- I got out the camera and opened up an album in my digital...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 04-09-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,624
Posted By cakhuxel
Not all punches are created equal, lol. Barbara...

Not all punches are created equal, lol. Barbara Jay mentioned border punches and let's face it, a border punch is 100% easier than a die. Likewise, a plain 1" or 2" circle punch is a basic, and...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 04-02-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,656
Posted By cakhuxel
When I got my iPhone I decided to go digital. I...

When I got my iPhone I decided to go digital. I took photos of everything I have and opened up different photo albums. I am huge with rubber stamps, but other categories include Books, alphabets,...
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