altered key, new stuff and scrappers jam!!!

i've got lots of new pics to show you! the first set is of an altered chipboard key i made yesterday, another set is some of the new stuff we got, and the last set is from scrappers jam!

when i was going through my stash yesterday, i came across this chipboard key that i bought a while ago and i decided that before the day was done, that key would BE something. so i gathered some supplies (chipboard key, ribbon, flowers, stamps, ink, pearls, rhinestones, alpha stickers, pearl powder, thread and embossing powder) and made this:
first i colored the chipboard with some ink and dusted some pearl powder on top.

then i inked up a tag and embossed it with a word stamp. i added flowers and pearls in the corner and tied a ribbon through the hole and onto the top of the key.
then i added an "s" sticker and hand stitched it to the bottom. i also added a little more bling and a ribbon at the top and voila! its a door hanger! yup! it may not look like much bit its a door hanger! stay tuned, cuz this key is going to be a new laser cut shape!

whats that i hear??? new stuff????? thats right! we just got some new inkadinkado clear stamps!! i looooooove clear stamps and i loooooooove christmas, so whats better than the two together???

i am a total sucker for anything christmas or halloween! these stamps are so cute i could gobble them up!! i really really could! if you need a quick demo on how to use clear stamps, just let me know and i'd be happy to help! they are so quick and easy, it will get you hooked!

stickles! we finally got some stickles in! what are they? they're basically glitter glue in a cute little collectable tube! my favorite way to use them is to smear them onto a painted or covered chipboard and it dries into a nice glittery glaze! i've also smeared some onto a prima flower for a gorgeous finished flower! they have a really nice fine point that works great for hand drawn flourishes! we have a really big variety, come check it out!

do you like aged and distressed stuff? do you like tim holtz stuff? if you said "heck yeah" to either of those questions, then you have GOT to see this stuff! its called crackle paint!

i know that there is a home-depot version of this for walls, but that one isnt acid-free is it? crackle paint looks like a clumpy version of acrylic paint, but the clupiness is what makes it special. tim holtz and his people created this awesome paint product that cracks as it dries. i've heard that the recipe for crackle paint is paint+clumps+awesome ;)

i have a sample if you want a closer look, plus we're demoing crackle paint in this weekend's make and take!

scrappers jam!!! what the heck is a scrappers jam? its an event, planned by this nice lady named sally, that is held twice per year. its basically a GIANT crop where different stores can come and sell cool stuff on the side while scrappers scrap, talk story, eat and have fun!

here are some photos of our booth! here is a picture of Era and me. Era was our wonderful helper for the day!
take a look at our booth! it was so big that mom had stand across the hallway to get most of it in the shot!

i always have so much fun at these things! i love chatting with our awesome customers and i had a very good time doing make and takes with them too!
another photo of our booth! we had some tim holtz grungeboard, tim holtz mini stapler and the new basic grey stuff :)

make and takes! here we are working on the altered can make and take:

using the fiskars "effervescence" punch! i really love that design...

and thats all the pictures i have! check back on wednesday cuz im gonna post our make and take for this weekend! see you later!

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