Monday, 18 August 2014

Stamp Catalogue

This is a sneak peek at how I am updating my rubber stamp catalogue.  I am in the middle of revamping and very slowly making progress.   I have far too little space to store them so I need to have them super organized and easy to find.

The categories are arranged by Alpha/Numberic - Theme - Calendar. (Thank you Tiffany for this)

I only have space to shelve my favourites and the rest sit in Rubbermaid under bed totes.  In light pencil under each image I record the location of where I have stored the stamp so I can quickly find it.

I consider myself a purist where rubber stamps are concerned.  I love the crisp lines that you get with rubber as well as the vintage look as they sit on my shelf.

I made the shelf from 1 x 4's and used cider vinegar and steel wool to get a weathered look for the pine.

I like to hand stamp my catalogue so that I know the exact size when designing a new project.   I find that many of my friends are using digital images to reference their stamps - I prefer to have the actual size.

Once my cataloguing is finished I will be photocopying each sheet and putting a copy of my catalogue in the corresponding section of my ScrapRack.

 This is what my current catalogue looks like.  For my facelift, I have added a header with the category and a footer with my name.

My clear stamps are in a binder with zippered pouches.  My binder is constantly shrinking and has just grown too small for my stamps.  I am slowly migrating them to individual zippered polypropylene pockets and will be labelling them with numbed so the location can be referenced in my stamp catalogue.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Bonjour Flair - Give Away

If you are looking to add a bit of a Parisian flair to your scrapbook pages, Project Life pages or cards - this might be what you need.  This is my latest set of flair at the request of some Canadian friends who haven't been able to find many buttons with French on them.

This week I am giving away this set of flair.  To enter please leave a comment in the comment section  below.  The winner will be announced on August 10th (my daughters birthday)
Shipping is limited to USA and Canada.  I will be including a couple of new designs that I am working on.  Good luck everyone.

Update:  Random number generator says post 3 is the winner.  Please email me at

Friday, 1 August 2014

Silhouette Introduces PixScan Technology

I'm so excited, I can't wait to get this into my hands.

Silhouette America has just introduced a new technology called PixScan.  ccording to their website this is what it can do for us.

You can:

  • Turn hand drawings into cut files
  • Turn fabric and paper into digital patterns 
  • Replicate a pattern at its original size
  • Turn your stamp collection into cut files
  • Save scanned or photograph images into your personal digital library

You will need:

  1. An updated version of Silhouette Studio software (V3.1 or higher)
  2. A PixScan cutting mat
  3. Digital camera

All you will need to do is place your material onto the PixScan mat and capture an image of the material.  Then upload the image to Silhouette Studio and cut the desired lines.  You can cut virtually anything for designs that you have that aren't digital.  If you have patterned paper that you would like to cut out - now it is possible to cut with your Silhouette Studio software.

My rubber stamp collection is revving up to be pulled out of the closet.  I no longer need to spend money on dies to match stamps and I will definitely be looking at sheets of paper differently from now on.

I can hardly wait until the PixScan mats are available - this is a game changer.