Oh How I Wish I Was Stamping . . .

Nancie Waterman's Artwork(Show Off Tags From Current “Stamped Gift Tags & Gift Wrap” eArticle)

Oh How I Wish I Was Stamping . . .

There is something wonderful about a day spent doing something creative. It is great to go into the stamp room for a few hours and get my hands all inky creating a card or working through a technique. I wish I could say that I’ve been doing that this week. Unfortunately my husband and I have spent the last four days removing sixty year old tile and the black mastic adhesive beneath them from our basement floors (and we are not done yet!) Nasty, tiring, exhausting job. It’s like the opposite of being creative. Oh how I wish I was stamping!

Snow & Ice Ideas For Stamping

BUT, I should be back to stamping by this weekend, working on the next eArticle. This one is on “Snow & Ice Ideas for Stamping”. I will be playing around with ways to create the look of snow or ice on stamped cards or other projects. I’ve got some ideas now and will be experimenting with my art supplies to try and figure out some more. Got a technique you really like? Please leave me a comment here so I can try it out. Or better yet, why not email me a stamped card using a snow or ice technique for the eArticle. You can find submission specs on the Get Published Page. (Please be sure to get your artwork to me by 12/5 if possible or by the end of the weekend at the very latest!)

Last Chance for VSN Print Back Issues

I’m going to stop selling print back issues at the end of this year and will no longer offer them as a challenge drawing prize after this Snow & Ice eArticle, so this is your last chance to be part of the challenge drawing to win 8 free back issues. Or if you simply want to purchase back issues, you need to do it NO LATER than 12/31/13. After that, they will be GONE. I know many of you who read this blog already have all the back issues you want so I’m not pushing this. But if there are a few more that you’ve been meaning to order to complete you set, this is your last chance to do it. I just want to be sure you know!

Glycerin Uses For Stampers

I’m sure many of you already read Lindsay Weirich’s “The Frugal Crafter” blog and/or enjoy her art and craft videos on YouTube. If not, you really should consider subscribing to her blog, because she posts some great stuff. Yesterday’s post was on “The Big List of Glycerin Uses”. In just under eight minutes, you’ll learn all kinds of ways to use this handy liquid in your stamp room. Be sure to check it out!

Hope you are enjoying some stamping time this week. For myself, I’m going back to the basement. Oh how I wish I was stamping . . .

Nancie, VSN