Teaching an old tool new tricks.

As you have probably noticed, through my prior postings, I am really into the Tim Holtz Distress inks and products right now. And even though I fear that I might be boring you all to death, I just had to mention these products again in respects to a new use for an old tool.

Now, if you are familiar with Tim Holtz & Ranger products you know that he uses a terrific tool for blending the distress inks, Inkssentials™ Ink Blending Tool & Foam. This tool is priced pretty reasonably at around $5.00 each. I have purchased one here and there to build up my supply but realized that I didn’t have much space to keep a tool for each color. Looking for an alternative, I tried out my ColorBox Stylus to see how it would work and was pretty pleased with the results. The tips do a nice job blending the inks and are easy to clean off and reuse. The tool is small, handy, and stores easily. This is a big deal when you have limited space in your craft room!

Now, if I had more space I would definitely go with the Inkssentials Blending tool however, that is not the case. So, I am super excited to have found an almost equivalent tool that has a much smaller footprint. Plus, I have found another use for an existing tool. That is a good deal!  Happy Stamping!  L.


Favorite card of the day

Love the Tim Holtz Grundgeboard and Distress Ink.  These products really made this card.  Well, that along with Black embossing powder (Gary Burlin & Co), Archival Ink (Ranger), and stamps by Club Scrap, Inque boutique, as well as from The Angel Company.  I also used the Daisies Sizzix die for the flowers on the card.  I cut them from the pages of an old book that I picked up from the second hand store and keep around for craft projects.  It is nice to be off from work for a few days…gives me some much needed stamping time.  🙂  Happy Stamping!  L.


Scrap, Stamp & Chat

Thinking about putting together a virtual scrap, stamp and crop night.  We would get together virtually, using a chat room to chat, share our project ideas, or just talk life.  I would even put together a prize to give away at the end of the night.  Anyhow, if you are interested…use the voting buttons above or post a comment below.

Happy Stamping! L.



Today is the anniversary of my father’s death. It has been five years now and hard to believe that so much time has passed. To honor his memory I am making a new scrapbook page to add to his album. I find this so comforting. Digging up an old photo, all the while thinking of the wonderful times that I had with him while he was here. This year I am adding a photo of my dad with my son (who is now 16) when he was only a few months old. I am thankful that I have so many good memories. L.