Merry Christmas

Hello all.  Merry Christmas to all of you and your families.  Thank you for continuing to read my crafting blog.  🎄⛄❤️🎄⛄❤️ Please click on it and read my past blogs as well.  I appreciate it so much. Thank you, ImGinbugCrafter

Mint Stamp Machine by Silhouette

 Come and make a stamp with me! I haven't used my stamp making machine in quite some time.  My husband is a Special Ed teacher and he asked me today if Amazon sold custom stamps and I laughed and said, your wife does! He couldn't believe that I could make stamps!  haha so I designed a stamp for him to use for his teacher passes etc. The supply list is really all Silhouette branded items as for the stamp maker I feel theirs come out best.  I have seen others use reinkers from your current collection and they work. Supplies Silhouette Mint Machine Silhouette Mint stamp kit, I chose the 15x60 mm set Silhouette reinkers I designed the stamp in the Mint software that comes with the machine. We have beetles so he wanted a beetle on his stamp. You simply feed the stamp blank into the machine and the machine accepts it and makes your stamp in seconds. You adhere the stamp blank on the block it comes with.  Then you want to put ink onto the pad directly on the im

Come Use a MISTI With Me!

  Come and use a MISTI with me! Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented (that is what MISTI stands for) Out of all the stamping tools I have used, I prefer the MISTI. There are several similar items on the market and if you have a different brand, use it.  MISTI was the first brand to come out with this type of stamping tool.  A few of my Best Friends got together for my 40th birthday and gifted me my MISTI.  I have the 8.5x11 inch version and I LOVE it.  I prefer to stamp with it.  I love that if I do not get a clear image the first time, I can go back and reink it.  I do not know everything about using a MISTI but I will show you how I use it. A few things you can do with the MISTI or any stamping platform: Layering Stamps Perfect impressions Mass Producing cards Stamping on die cuts (after you have cut them) Large Stamps, background stamps, solid stamps easily Cleaning your misti, I have had good luck with the stampin up cleaner and have had no issues with my screen printed grid comi

Come use the Brother Scan N Cut with me!

 Come use the Brother Scan N Cut with me! I have not blogged in a while.  I have been crafting and maybe just having too much crafting fun and not documenting it as much as I should. Okay, To start off......I know I am crazy!  I have quite a few cutting machines.  I have the Silhouette Portrait 3 and 4, Cameo 4 and 5 on the way, and Curio, the Cricut Maker, (just got rid of the Joy), and now I am the proud owner of a Brother Scan N Cut SDX85 which is known for its scanning abilities.   I decided to try a few projects today.  There will be so much more to come but wanted to get this blog out! I want to start out by saying that I love the PixScan mat feature with my Silhouette Cameo and Portrait but......Wow, the Scan N Cut just sucks up the mat, scans the mat, produces a cut file, and cuts it out for you all within the machine.  BTW it knows the thickness of your paper amd sets the blade itself.  If you are a person that doesn't LOVE technology and has a hard time with computers, th

Singe Quill (by We R Memory Keepers) on Balsa Wood with the Cricut Maker-Come Craft with ME!

Singe Quill by We R Memory Keepers on Balsa Wood with the Cricut Maker-Come Craft with ME! Have you ever thought to yourself.....Wow that wood burning sure looks cool and I have this cool cutting machine that can make any image on wood.  I also bought a kit like 2 years ago that I need to try.  LOL Well I was cleaning my craft room and you know how that goes.  You find some cool stuff!  I found this kit for the singe quill by we r memory makers and its so cool.  So I tried it today with my Cricut Maker.  This kit will work on the Silhouette Cameo as well. I bought the Singe Quill kit, it came with wood and the singe pen and any adapters for your pen housing if you need them.  Cool thing, is the Maker just takes the pen and you don't need an adapter. I designed my image and put it on my canvas in the exact area I needed.  Put my wood on the strong grip mat and taped it down with painters tape.  Remember where you put it because Cricut moves your images around to save spaces on your

Come Craft Cricut Pop Up Cards with ME!

  Come Craft Cricut Pop Up Cards with ME! I recently bought myself a Cricut Maker for Christmas. After being married for 28 years we just kinda buy our own Christmas presents.  When I started my crafting, years ago, Cricut came out with their first machine.  It seemed so awesome to be able to cut anything in any size.  My husband found it for a good deal and I got it for Christmas 2007.  I loved it! I still used it up till around 9 years ago when I upgraded to a Cameo.  I am still a Cameo girl but as I check out the Cricut stuff these days, I am impressed with how far they have come.  I pay 9.99 a month for Cricut access which allows me to use their font and image library.  If you do not have this access the cards are around 2.00 each to download and use indefinitely.   I was recently at a crop and a new friend made a 3d card, (hers was a unicorn) and she made this 3d card so easily.  It was so adorable!  I was impressed so I had to try it out myself.   Cricut has directions on their c

Come and learn about my favorite tools for using a Cricut or Cameo machine!

 Come and learn about my favorite tools for using a Cricut or Cameo machine!   Hello!  I decided it would be a great idea to show you the tools I use for my Cameo and Cricut machines.  I really enjoy using these machines and both brands are really great machines. I've tested branded items and the off brand items and these are my favorites! We are going over the following categories: Weeding & Vinyl Pin Pen Tool Tweezers Dental Tools Scrap holder Brayer Scraper Spatula Cricut True Control Knife Cutting mats Cricut Silhouette Off-Brand (Monicut HTVront Nicapa) Dollar Tree Mat Heat Presses Cricut Hat Press Cricut Mug Press Cricut Press Mini Cricut Easy Press 2 (9x9) Cricut Easy Press 2 (12x10) Fancier Studio 15x15 Digital Heat Press Cricut Joy Specific Tools Crafters Square adhesive cutting mat 4.5x6.5 in Crafters Square insert cards Transfer Tape Dollar Tree Contact Paper Amazon JandJpackaging transfer tape It can get super confusing when you are starting up and I am sure there a