The Greeting Farm – November Previews Day 1

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Hey all! Welcome to day 1 of previews for The Greeting Farm November release! The first set we have is called Hello Gorgeous, you can make some fab cards with this little set, and don’t forget they are the perfect size for planners as well!

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I coloured these cuties up with my copic markers, then die cut them out with their coordinating dies, I cut 4 extra cuts of the shape to stack up to create a thicker, more chipboard like pieces to put on the front of the card.

I hope you guys love this little set as much as I do, and don’t forget to check back on monday for day 2 of previews!

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugz,
Jessie

Amazing You

Hey all! Today I have a card for 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply! I coloured up Amazing you from Altenew!

Altenew - Amazing you - Jessie Banks

Back on my Clean and Simple kick, I stamped and masked out the flowers, used a little Distress Ink to blend out the background. I coloured up the florals with my copic markers and called it done!

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugz
Jessie

Pumpkin Spice it up!

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Hey everyone! I have something super fun to share with you all today, Simon Says Stamp Stamptember is in full swing and today the Exclusive The Greeting Farm set is available! Pumpkin Spice it Up!

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Is it not absolutely adorable! I am over the moon with this set!

The Greeting Farm - Pumpkin Spice it up - Jessie Banks

Copics used:
skin- E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R1, R20
Glasses- B01, B00, B0000
Hair – E40, E41, E42, E43
Skirt – E89, E87, E84, E81
Teal – BG49, BG45, BG10
Purple – V09, V06, V05, V01

I created my background using come watercolours, creating a sunset sky with all those fall red, oranges and yellows.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Hugz,
Jessie

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – New Release Blog Hop

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Hey everyone! Now that you have seen all the stamps for the September release at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps I hope you love them as much as I do! Today we have a blog hop for you all, and I am featuring Electric Evelyn!

Kraftin Kimmie - Electric Evelyn - Jessie Banks

I coloured her up with my Prisma colour, and Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils. for the sentiment I masked out the shape and used distress ink, then I stamped the sentiment on it.

Make sure you hop around to all my Krafty Design Team friends and see what they made!

Today is RELEASE DAY and we’re celebrating with a Krafty HOP!!  ALL the new September stamp sets have been released and are NOW AVAILABLE over at the Krafty Shop!  Hop around the blogs today and check all the new sets in action, then head on over to shop!!  Happy kraftin’!

1. Danielle Vincent 14. Jessie Rone
2. Marilyn Webb 15. Sue Taylor-Hill (Krafty Guest)
3. Marieke Slaats 16. Jenny Clayton (Surprise Club Guest)
4. Deborah Deruyck 17. Sheri Scraps (Surprise Club Guest)
5. Larisa Hohman 18. Ema Martinez (Surprise Club Guest)
6. Melanie Holtz 19. Diane Bowen (Surprise Club Guest)
7. Therese Dahl (Krafty Guest) 20. Anabela Teixeira (Surprise Club Guest)
8. Jasmine Turandar 21. Hannah Rubenstahl (Surprise Club Guest)
9. Jammie Clark 22. Lisa Jackson (Surprise Club Guest)
10. Alexis Smith 23. Keersten Jensen (Surprise Club Guest)
11. Melany Lefebvre 24. Rijacki Ledum (Surprise Club Guest)
12. Mindy Eggen 25. Lori Moffatt (Surprise Club Guest)
13. Jessie Banks
(Linkup closed)

The Greeting Farm – July Preview Day 1

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Hey everyone! Today is the first day of previews for The Greeting Farm! We are previewing a set called Our Song today! It is so fun with its two character, some additional images and great sentiments!

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I kept this card super Clean and Simple! And I have been loving cards like this lately, I coloured her up with my coloured pencils! Both Faber-Castell and Polychromos.

Colours Used:
Skin – Dark Sepia, Van Dyke Brown, Bistre, Cinnamon, Light Flesh, Ivory (FC)
Hair – Dark Grape, Dark Purple, Dahlia Purple, Magenta, White (PC)
Guitar- Dark Brown, Sienna Brow, Light Umber (PC)
Pink – Pink, Blush Pink, Pink Rose, White (PC)

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Thanks for stopping by,
Hugz,
Jessie

Let’s Talk Kraftin’ Kimmie New Clear Stamps

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps now sells clear stamps. I am not talking the cheap acrylic $1.50 (I live in canada) Michaels stamps you buy. I am talking high quality photo-polymer clear stamps.

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Aren’t they just wonderful! You can see through them, no more having to buy mounting foam or taping them to a block (on that note if you want any of the rubber stamps Kimmie has produced over all these years, grab them while you can, as they are no longer in production and are ALL being retired!) That is why it is so awesome that these stamps work so well!

These photo-polymer stamps are such great quality! I can not emphasize that enough, they are nice and solid, not flimsy and rubbery. Which is great for stamping, you do not have to worry about squishing out these stamps and ending up with funny lines that are too thick in places because the actual stamp compressed too much.

When you first get these stamps there is a little bit you should do to them to get them seasoned, so that you don’t have to worry about how they will stamp. There are many different ways people get their photo-polymer stamps ready to use.

Personally I wipe my stamps with a damp rag (a cloth rag with just water on it) this will remove any slick residue from the stamp that may be left over from manufacturing. After that I sand them, now don’t get crazy here. I am a painter (residential and commercial by trade) we have sanding blocks, they are a foam block with sand paper wrapped around it basically, I use an old one that is no longer good for work, I wash all the dust off of it and then lightly rub my stamp with it to scuff up the stamp and allow the ink to stick to the stamp better (I do this with all of my stamps including rubber I personally find it gives me a way crisper image)

Other people rub the surface of their stamp with an eraser to prep, I have also seen people use Ranger archival black ink and stamp off with it till no more ink comes off the stamp in order to season it. Rubbing on jeans is something else I have heard people doing. Again, do what works for you! They are your stamps and it is your crafting.

With clear stamps, for any of you that have used rubber in cling, or wood mounted form know that something is missing with these stamps, and it is the layer of foam for cushion. When I stamp I stamp on top of a piece of craft foam, that adds that added cushion you are missing when you stamp with these stamps, you can also use an old mouse pad. I understand that companies are out to make money, but seriously do not waste you money on these “magic stamping pads” or “stampers secret weapons”. Take that extra money and buy more stamps (an extra Kraftin’ Kimmie set by chance).

The only time I actually clean my stamps is when I use Stazon, and that is because it is an alcohol based ink and it will eventually eat your stamp and could ruin it. When I use stazon ink I clean my stamps with the Stazon cleaner and then wipe them with a baby wipe. Otherwise my stamps get stamped off on scratch paper and are lucky if they get wiped with a baby wipe or a wet rag.

You will find the greatest bonus is these stamps is the ability to make sure you stamp your sentiment exactly where you want it without the use of something like a stamp positioner or guessing where it will go. It will also come in great handy when you are using multiple images together because you can see see exactly where you are going to be stamping! looking right through the block and the stamp knowing precisely where you are going to stamp is a wonderful feeling!

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Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Snow Days

You will not be disappointed in the new direction Kraftin’ Kimmie has gone! It’s the same great images it always has been and now they are in a great new format!

This review has not been sponsored, the clear stamps I own from Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps have been purchased by me. If you would like to see more reviews of things like this consider becoming a patreon.

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugz,

Jess