Sunday, July 12, 2009

Making Your Own Embossing Powder to Match ink

You need an embossing powder to match a particular color of ink? Place clear UTEE in mixing (disposable) container. Add several drops of alcohol inks. Mix with a craft stick until alcohol evaporates and mixture is smooth.

Okay, Tim Holtz demonstrated this but if I'm not mistaken, Suze Weinberg has done something similar when using her melting pot. She melted clear UTEE then put drops of ink into the liquid UTEE, swirled them together to marbleize then dipped small cardboard squares, face down, into the mix.

Suze used Colors To Dye For inks (a dye based, heat safe ink). The colors can be blended for custom colors, too. I've looked at both Suze's website and Ranger Industries and see nothing listed as Colors To Dye For...only dye based inks.

Here's the link to the show where she makes the marbleized things.,,HGTV_3352_2248447,00.html

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A New Blog For Me: Guy Stampin & Scrappin

Hey all,

Since I have now evolved from being just a scrapbooking guy, I now will have 2 different blogs for you all to follow. Guyscrappin will still be used for showcasing new scrapbooking projects, thrifty ideas, and my everyday life.

My new blog Guy Scrappin & Stampin will be used to showcase my new Stampin Up business. Please if you follow come visit both of my blogs. I really appreciate all your feedback that you may have.

Stefen Brock
Scrappin & Stampin Guy

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The New Stampin Up 2009-2010 Catalog


Wow, what a fantastic day of sharing the Stampin' Up! 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog release on-line plus rolling out exciting new promotions.

Here are a few announcements that you might want to look at:.

Download new 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog

Download Stampin' Supply List (supplies used in the new Catalog)

Download new Definitely Decorative Brochures

Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week (Scallop Edge Punch on Sale)

Updated Dormant (not in the catalog) but Available List

Starting at $85 for the new Mini Starter Kit

Standard Starter Kit Summer Bonus. Free In Color InkPads and In Color Assorted Card Stock.

Today in celebration of the new catalog I am offering up to 30% off new catalog prices.

Please contact me via email or (615)260-7265. Sorry Nashville TN metro area only.