Hello! A few years ago, I found a seller on Etsy who creates adorable “handmade by” custom stamps. I have several designs from her and wanted to share my newest, along with a discount code and giveaway in case you want one of your own…
Isn’t that the cutest design? I wanted something without my blog address, etc. to use on cards for close family and friends. I thought this was perfect! Karissa at Twig & Linen has many designs I have and love.
And by the way – I found Karissa and contacted her. She didn’t pay me to do this post. I just like her products.
Karissa of Twig & Linen is a sweetie – she is giving my readers 20% off with the code JMINK20. Also, she is currently offering a holiday special in her shop – spend $75 and get a free stamp. You can combine the two sales for a really good deal!
Karissa of Twig & Linen is letting me give away two wood handled stamps. Winners will get to chose their designs! For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 10/31/14.
We have added even more great prizes. Check them out HERE.
If you tried sending cards to Tina Schrof (one of the volunteer card collectors) and your box was returned to you, please email me. I will reimburse your shipping and pay for you to reship. The post office made an error and will be reimbursing us – just need a photo of the box showing the “return to sender.” I am very sorry about this. So frustrating.
If you emailed me offering to deliver cards to nursing homes… I will get back to you soon. If you have left a comment here on my blog offering help, please instead email me. Thank you!
If you are interested in sending in cards, please do so HERE.
I also wanted to update you on giveaways. If you are a winner of a giveaway, I will email you directly. I also periodically announce the winners at the end of posts. But regardless, I email the winners. If the prize is from a company (such as with blog hops), I will mention in the giveaway where you can go to see the winners.
Thank you! I will be back with a video soon. Just need to handle some family/friend stuff first.
Hello! Today I have TWO videos. The first has three cards… all showing more of the easy shimmer marker watercolor technique that I shared a few days ago. The second is a “product release close-up video” give you a close look at the newest and very awesome My Favorite Things release.
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]
Want an easy way to get a shimmer watercolor look? Try using your Wink of Stella pen for watercolor instead of water. To color the image, I started by laying some color down to the outer edge of my image using some Tombow markers. Then I use my Wink of Stella marker to pull color to the center of the image. I like to work in small areas drying in between with my heat gun. I also find that tracing around the image with a black marker really makes the image pop and gives it a finished look.
Here’s a cool tip: I found that you can reactivate your Wink of Stella marker when the liquid of the marker runs out by adding water to the shimmer that is still inside. Woot! Perfect for this watercolor technique.
Oh – and you don’t damage your Wink of Stella by getting color on it. You can easily just scribble it off.
For the frames around my stamped pieces, I nestled the Stitched Stax die together like a puzzle and ran it through my die-cut machine. I find this really draws attention to the stamping.
Don’t have Tombow Markers? No worries. You can always use Distress Markers or any other watercolor marker. You can also substitute the Wink of Stella with plain water and a paintbrush. (All the products for these cards are listed at the end of this post.)
PRODUCT RELEASE CLOSE-UP VIDEO
Since this newest My Favorite Things release is so good, I decided to do another “product release close-up” video… sharing a close look at the product. I only do these videos if I like a release a lot. (Please note that I was not asked to do this video, nor paid to.)
I have a great giveaway for you today! One lucky winner will get TWO stamp sets and TWO die sets from My Favorite Things! For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 10/26/14 telling me your favorite product in this release.
Mama Elephant is giving away THREE $25 gift certificates each day of the Stampede — 9 winners total. So be sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs including this one. Winners will be chosen and announced by Mama Elephant on 10/20/14 on the Mama Elephant blog.
I have a couple “product release close-up” videos for you this week. Today’s shows a close look atthe newest Mama Elephant release and ideas on how to use the products. I only do these videos if I feel a release has a lot to offer, and this one does… including stamps, dies and 16 new inks! I also have a giveaway.
I will have several videos coming up with these products. Stay tuned. Oh, and please know that I wasn’t asked or paid to do this video. I just did it because I like the products and thought you might, too. If you want information on Mama Elephant’s 2 year anniversary, click HERE.
INK SWATCH DOWNLOAD
As I mentioned in the video, I have a free Ink Swatch Download for these inks – just click HERE and HERE. To see my complete list of Ink Swatch Downloads along with a video on how I use them, please go HERE. If you want to learn more about Mama Elephant inks, click HERE.
One lucky winner will get a stamp set from Mama Elephant! For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 10/26/14 telling me your favorite product in this release.