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Forum: Tool & Product Talk 09-10-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,143
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: 2,473
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: 26
Views: 2,761
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: 2,776
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: 3,136
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: 1,152
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: 1,613
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: 1,613
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: 1,971
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: 4,728
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: 2,723
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: 3,418
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: 6,897
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,...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-02-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,874
Posted By cakhuxel
After spending too much money on dies I don't...

After spending too much money on dies I don't use, I began to look at the way I craft- I am a huge fan of rubber stamps and coloring. I realized the dies I need are label-style that fit my rubber...
Forum: Digital Stamping 03-19-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,233
Posted By cakhuxel
It really really bothers me when people call...

It really really bothers me when people call digital images "stamps". Rubber stamps are much more difficult to use and require a set of skills completely different from digital (graphic) images.
Forum: General Stamping Talk 03-07-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,261
Posted By cakhuxel
I just can't risk ruining my supplies so I'll...

I just can't risk ruining my supplies so I'll clean as I go if it's something risky, like paint brushes or molding paste. My supplies, my stamps, they are my FRIENDS. I don't want to lose them.
Forum: General Stamping Talk 03-05-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,337
Posted By cakhuxel
I have blogged extensively about trying so hard...

I have blogged extensively about trying so hard to learn the new smash-style art journaling, but I despair! I finally gave up and allowed myself to admit, I LOVE TO COLOR! That's all, I love my...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 02-26-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,043
Posted By cakhuxel
I figured out how to print on a used dryer sheet-...

I figured out how to print on a used dryer sheet- I ironed the sheet and then used removable Herma tape to stick it to my printer paper. Then I printed a photo on it. That came out awesome! ...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 02-26-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,767
Posted By cakhuxel
LOVE Design Seeds!! They send out a daily...

LOVE Design Seeds!! They send out a daily newsletter that really sparks my creativity.
Forum: General Stamping Talk 02-20-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,261
Posted By cakhuxel
I usually leave the cleaning up till the project...

I usually leave the cleaning up till the project is complete. However, I always clean my stamps immediately and my stencils within a half hour. I paid a lot for these supplies and I don't want to...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 02-20-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,609
Posted By cakhuxel
Boy, this is a question close to my heart this...

Boy, this is a question close to my heart this week! I've been trying to master layering stencils and stamps, and doing those fast and furious collage art journal pages that are all the rage. Well,...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 02-15-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By cakhuxel
Pages is the word processing application with...

Pages is the word processing application with iWork and is also included when you buy the computer. That said, I learned Photoshop CS back in 2004 and that is what I am most comfortable with. I do...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 02-15-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By cakhuxel
Hi, I have been a Mac person since 1983, and I...

Hi, I have been a Mac person since 1983, and I used to do a lot of digital scrapbooking. Unless you plan to do serious photo manipulation, you'll be perfectly fine with using the simple iPhoto app...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 02-13-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,394
Posted By cakhuxel
I will be 56 in April and have suffered from this...

I will be 56 in April and have suffered from this most of my adult life. Here's what I've learned- I don't have to find my passion because simply living every day is passionate enough. I kept...
Forum: Mission: Organization 02-13-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,179
Posted By cakhuxel
Your organization will always be a work in...

Your organization will always be a work in progress. The one thing that I have discovered, whatever you use, however you organize, simply putting a label on each drawer, box, file and container will...
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