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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Quick update

Just a quick note to let y'all know that I'm here--I haven't forgotten! I'd been experiencing really crappy internet access and it took me a while to narrow it down to the modem. Replaced it and all is speedy again! I'll be sending invoices for the 13x13 bags sometime today. We had six birthday parties last week, are helping run the book fair this week and carnival on Friday, so it's been a little chaotic around here!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Bulk Buy for 13x13" zip-seal bags

***11/12 UPDATE: All bag orders have been delivered to participants! Thanks!***

Hey gang... SCS has done away with their bulk buy forum, so I'm going to see if any of y'all (particularly those who are demos) would be interested in this. I need to order more 13x13" zip-seal bags, but they only come in lots of 1000 for the best price. I don't need quite that many so I'm hoping to share the cost with at least three, four or five other people. These bags are roomy, durable, come pre-opened in another zip-bag to keep them all together.

The cost would be $8.50 per 50 bags, plus shipping. 50 bags weighs 20 ounces, plus the weight of the priority mail box, so shipping for 50 bags will average about $7.00. 100-150 bags can fit in an $8.95 flat-rate box.

Please email me if you're interested. There are still 250 bags up for grabs. I have SENT paypal money requests to those who've contacted me as of 10/22 at 11:00 am Central.

Bags reserved so far:
S. Mings -- 100
P. Glisson -- 150
T. Oakley -- 50
C. Kerr -- 100
N. Benedek -- 100
A. Matasci -- 50

I'll also update this post with current status, so if you're interested, be sure to check back.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Blogiversary Blog Candy WINNER!

This morning I copied down sixteen display names (everyone except my son) onto strips of paper, folded 'em up, and put 'em into my sadly-too-little-used beach comber hat. I put the hat on my head (upside down! Or would that be downside up?), swirled the slips around, and.... picked one! Wooohoooo!

So... without further ado... Ladies and gentleman (sorry, son!), please put your hands together for...

Congratulations! Please email me a shipping address (stampalooza * gmail * com)!

Thanks, y'all!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Blogiversary Fry Box

This was a relatively quick project--an easy container for a teacher gift. I printed the fry box pattern onto my red cardstock using the draft mode on my printer. Cut it out and assembled it. The flower on the front is stamped with black craft ink on Whisper White, then embossed with black Embossing powder. I then used various bright markers to color it in. I thought it looked kinda plain still on the front of the box, so I added a 1/2" paper button (kind of a pain in the posterior to make), and added faux stitching to the yellow piece. The 'thread' in the button is a thin sliver of white paper.

For the 'fries', I ran strips of red CS through my crimper, and they're held together in a fan-ish shape with a small binder clip inside the box. Also in the box are a post-it pad, band aids, and a pack of soup mix. I thought this might be a good teacher goodie.

This pattern makes it really tough to make a 'belly band' around the box, so if I make another of these, I'll probably find/design a different pattern.

Stamps: One of a Kind
Paper: Taken with Teal, Real Red, YoYo Yellow, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black Craft ink, summer sun, various markers
Accessories: Black embossing powder, white gel pen, crimper

Friday, October 3, 2008

Blogiversary Blog Candy!

Yesterday morning, before my day went sour, I opened up my stats in StatCounter and did a screenshot of the year's statistic summary. What interests me particularly is the first-time visitor number. Check it out:
I'm guessing about half of those came for my inkpad holder, and nearly another half for the five petal punch chrysanthemum (both available under the 'DIY' category in the right-hand column). Nonetheless, I am still really stinkin' excited about those numbers! Woohoo!

To celebrate, I'm giving away some good ol' Blog Candy! On Monday morning, I will put all the usernames of the WCPWFMB (Way Cool People Who Follow My Blog) into a hat and randomly draw one. The winner will receive the goodie package pictured below. All you have to do to enter that drawing is locate the WCPWFMB box in the left-hand column under my Cool Links, then click "FOLLOW THIS BLOG". That's all! Here's the booty:What's included:

  • Two Blush Doodle notecards and envelopes

  • Two Burgundy Friend notecards and envelopes

  • Four handmade gift tags

  • Four sheets Accents & Elements Christmas stickers (great for scrapbook pages)

  • Nine pieces scrapbook page candy in colors to match A&E stickers

So add yourself to the elite WCPWFMB and all this could be yours!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Blogiversary Bluebonnet!

Ooohhh! I am SO proud of this one! This started as a 'small' embellishment for the kids-in-the-bluebonnets photos that nearly everyone who's ever spent a spring in Texas has. So I put this photo (which I took myself, crawling around on my elbows in a field by our library) in front of me, and looked at my punches:

I reached for my Five-Petal Flower punch (same punch used for my chrysanthemum). Each petal group consists of 3/5 of a five-petal flower punch--a two-petal group, then a single petal glued between them. Here's a close-up:
I used Ballet Blue cardstock, and sponged Lovely Lilac in the center before cutting petals apart. For the topmost petals, I used a combination of blue and white punched pieces. I sponged Ballet Blue in the center of white five-petal punches. The very tippytop white piece is just a corner of the new scalloped square punch.

For the grass, I used Mellow Moss and a hobby knife to cut the grass blades. Added center veins with my MM marker, then dragged the pieces across my MM ink pad.
Finally, as I was putting the page together, it occurred to me that I needed a bug. It's a flower and grass... we need a bug. As I was trying to figure out how to accomplish that gracefully (somehow my Bugs & Kisses stamps just wouldn't do), I noticed that the trio of petals on my bluebonnet sorta looked like the back end of a bee. So I got out my trusty Five-Petal punch again. YoYo Yellow, ABDOMEN, white wings, and a black 1/2" circle for the head. Wish I had a 3/8" circle punch, though. Stripes added with marker.
Finished the page off with some Styled Silver Hodgepodge and some white Taffeta Ribbon, and viola! A HUGE bluebonnet embellishment on an otherwise very simple page.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Blogiversary Color Challenge

I'm in the mood for a challenge, how about you? This is a color challenge, the color scheme is below. Doesn't matter what you make: Card, scrapbook page, alterable, etc. Just post a link via the comments to an image of your creation online so I can ogle. I've not done this yet myself, so I'll be working on it tomorrow.

Happy Blogiversary!

Rebel Inker will be one year old tomorrow! I have several things planned for this multi-day 'celebration,' so stay tuned! We'll have projects, a challenge, a tutorial, and perhaps... oh, I don't know, some BLOG CANDY! (Pssst! Check out the new feature in the left-hand column, over there under my Cool Links. Way Cool People Who Follow My Blog. It may or may not have anything to do with blog candy. *wink*.... *wink*)

Well, it would be silly to have a blogiversary party without a card, so here's a birthday or anniversary card, appropriately using a scrap of Maine Blueberry (left over from the October SCIAK):
Stamps: Boatloads of Love, Short & Sweet
Paper: Kiwi Kiss card base, Not Quite Navy mat, Bashful Blue large oval, Whisper White for boat and sentiment, scrap of Maine Blueberry
Ink: Boat stamped in Basic Gray and watercolored with various colors. Clouds stamped in Bashful Blue and watercolored with Ballet Blue. Sentiment stamped in Not Quite Navy. Bashful Blue oval distressed with Bordering Blue.
Accessories: Aqua Painter, silver brads, Large Oval punch, Small Oval punch, Ticket Corner punch, Night of Navy Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, SU Markers for detail work

More fun to come!