Monday, September 20, 2021

Come and shop with me.

I went to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Mesa AZ!

I have been to the scrapbook expo quite a few times but I wanted to share my purchases with you.

I bought the following from Tall Mouse.  This is actually one of my favorite stores.  You can find them on facebook here:  https://www.facebook.com/tallmousecre8tiveartz

Below you will see some shaker bits I bought, aren't those little dog bones sooooo cute?  

The item in the shaker is foil bits for foiling, then they make a teflon bone folder so I had to get that too.  The pencil picks up tiny bits and places them exactly where you need it!  I just love their products and ingenuity.  Tall mouse is usually the first booth I go to.


Got some sparkly glittery paper for cards.



I also took a class called cool tools and in that class you also make 2 cards that can be made out of the tools you received.


The two cards are below:


The tools we received are below:

Box card die by Stephanie Barnard and stacking dies from Spellbinders.  Then we got the flower punches from We R Making Memories, and the powder brush from them as well. I had  lot of fun making these cards and I will have a lot more fun with the cool tools I received.


Of course it doesn't end here.  

I got these at the eyelet outlet and you can find them here:  https://www.facebook.com/eyeletoutletllc

I had to have this beer stamp set, it was just too cute and will be perfect for EVERYONE.



These Mickey heads were just so fun and will look great in my mickey cards or my scrapbook!



I got all these at Photo Play, you can find them here:  https://www.facebook.com/photoplaypaper

These paper packs come with paper and coordinating stickers. I didn't know really what this company was all about till this year.  I really like the fun designs.  I also got a free stamp set for spending over 30 bucks!











I got some really fun stuff and had a lot of fun crafting and shopping.  I didn't get to do any make n takes,  I felt like there was not a lot of them and they were always full with a lot of time to wait.  That was kind of a bummer and some of my favorite shops did not participate this year.  Oh and the buttons are all from 2020 so I thought that was odd but it was fun as usual.


If you ever get the chance to go, you should.  Its a really fun event.


Have a good day and please leave a comment with any suggestions you would like to see or with any feedback!

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Come and sublimate with me again on wood!

Come and sublimate with me again on wood!

So I am in love with sublimation.  I found out a way to sublimate on wood! 

Supplies needed

  • Sublimation printer
  • Sublimation paper
  • A flat wooden item
  • Heat Press
  • Thermal laminating pouches
First you need to treat your wood so that the sub ink will adhere.  To do this you need to heat press your thermal laminating pouch on the wood.

You only need half of one pouch.  Cut it in half and heat press it onto your wood at about 15 seconds.  You can also do this on top of flat canvas too.  I cut my lamination sheet to match the wood or you can cut the lamination off the wood once you are done.  Whichever is easier for you.

Let that cool and print out your sublimated image.  Lay your sub image on top of the coated wood and press your image on.  Its that simple.  I man by simple I mean you have already uploaded a design, changed it, made it work with the wooden item.

Here you have it!  I made a few things at lunch today from the dollar tree.






This really opens up so many more items I can sublimate.  I am so excited to keep it up.

Thanks for reading, leave me a comment!

💓ImGinBugCrafter

Thursday, September 2, 2021

CTMH Cupcake and Purse Cards

  Check out the new Thin Cuts!  I just love the cupcake and the purse cards.

I like to cut out a bunch of different colors and play when I get new dies.  I took a bunch of random paper and cut out some of the cupcake dies and put them together. 

In the CTMH catalog I noticed they also used the same color but different shades so I tried that too!  I think they turned out so cute and they were not hard to make at all.

I used shimmer pens, distress oxides, pop up dots, and the dies to make these cards.




Next I made some purses.  I am in love with them!




How cute are these purses!  They can be customized and used for almost any occasion!


You can find either of these on my website:  https://jennifergamblin.closetomyheart.com/about.aspx

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Let me know what you think in the comments section.

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