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CAS Merry Christmas…

Our stamp club has a card swap each month at our meeting… the second Friday of the month at 1 p.m. if you ever want to come!   Links below to the products I used.  This is the card I made to swap. Papertrey Ink Poinsettia year of the flower and die.  I used the small one out of the set, inked it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamped on PTI white select card-stock and colored it with Copic Sketch markers.  The sentiment is from the same set…inked with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Happy Day… this card made the CAS Favorites over at Splitcoast Stampers today… always an honor.  SCS is a great place to play!  Click on the logo to see the thread and other favorite CAS creations.  Thank you SCS!

I love the look of the Cuttlebug Herringbone Embossing folder…have you noticed how often the folders are being used again?!  Love that… I own so many and rarely use them… always need inspiration to use the stash!

I used my Perfect Paper Layers tools to mat the sentiment strip… they work so slick… can’t make a card without them anymore!  I use an omnigrid ruler for placement on the fold, then I can use the layers tools to cut the other three sides.  Would that be a good video for me to make???

Juliene had the program this month and here’s a photo of the card she had us make…Stampin Up stamps and supplies.

and here’s a photo Juliene took… this is the window in the room we use at the Public Library here… so glad she snapped it and shared! Friday was a lovely day!

I’m almost done! hohoho

I wanted to tell you that the Scrapping Center has 20 % off all new arrivals!  Click on this Tilda to go see and shop!  Lots of new stuff!

Thanks for stopping to see what I’ve been up to!  I love hearing from you and appreciate all your comments and love to chat.  Email me if I’ve forgotten something!

Stamps and supplies I use when I stamp…

Photography · Tutorials

Make your own Light Tent…

What you’ll need to make this at home right on your living room floor!

  • 1/2 inch PVC pipe approx. $4 (cut with a pipe cutter for NO mess)
  • 4 T’s for 1/2 inch PVC pipe 50¢ to 60¢ each
  • 4 elbows for 1/2 inch PVC pipe 50¢ to 60¢ each
  • 4 caps for 1/2 inch PVC pipe  45¢ each
  • 4 one inch pieces of pipe to connect the elbows to the T’s
  • piece of shower curtain or some type of fabric to act as a diffuser, cut to fit over the pipe set up
  • 2 clamp on light fixtures (mine are Bayco Super Tite Grip from Walmart in the hardware dept) approx. $8 each
  • 2 light bulbs (mine are GE 6500K Daylight 26w from Walmart) approx. $5

For the large size tent cut the following

  • 4, 15 in pieces of the 1/2 in. PVC pipe for the legs
  • 4, 12 in pieces of the 1/2 in. PVC pipe for the top
  • 4 short pieces (an inch or so) for connecting the elbows to the T’s

I LOVE that it folds up for sticking out of sight!  yea!

Move your lights around until you’re happy with your photo.  I still load my pictures into iPhoto and adjust the white balance, sharpen, etc.  I take the photos of my cards with a Canon DSLR camera.
edited Nov. 22, 2012
Here’s a photo of how I have my lights now…
Holler if you have any questions…Hope this helps you avoid some of the frustrations I’ve had learning to take pictures of cards!

Camera I use for videos…