Make It From Your Heart Shared blog post: Dreamin’ Big Scrapbooking Stamp set

Make It From Your Heart Shared blog post: Dreamin’ Big Scrapbooking Stamp set

“…Today we’re sharing some fun ideas to showcase one stamp in four different ways so it’s not the exact same every time. To show you what we mean, we’re going to use the darling “HELLO” stamp from our Dreamin’ Big—Scrapbooking stamp set.

The following stamping techniques range in skill levels—try them all to find your favorite!

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When going for a saturated and vibrant look, especially in small details, ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers are an excellent choice. They are bright, smudge-proof, and, because they are alcohol-based, they are easy to blend. The fine tip on each marker is ideal for coloring intricate images, like those flowers and leaves in our stamp. To ensure a crisp outline of your stamped image, use our permanent Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad. Unlike other inks, Archival Black won’t smear or smudge when you apply color.

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For a softer  look, use watercolors! Once again, stamp your image using Archival Black ink. Because this ink is waterproof, it won’t run when you apply your paint. In this example, we used a fine tip brush to color the small details.

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Ready to add some texture? Try embossing! For those of you who are new to this technique, embossing powder is a special powder that, when heated, melts to form a raised surface. To start, stamp your image using the VersaMark™ ink pad (embossing ink), which will create a clear, wet-looking print of your stamp. While the ink is still wet, cover it with embossing powder and carefully shake off any excess. In our example, we used white embossing powder to make our image pop on the colored cardstock. Use a craft heater to dry and seal your design. Craft heaters blow extremely hot air with a low air current, which keeps the powder from blowing right off—hair dryers are not a good substitute!

After your powder is set, add some shimmer using our gold and clearshimmer brushes. When you use these, prep your brush before you do! You want to squeeze your brush over scrap paper until the shimmery liquid comes out. Keep brushing it on the paper until you get the consistency you want on your brush before coloring in those details.

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Okay, here’s technique we’re really excited to share! Did you know that you can pair our Exclusive Inks™ mini pigment pads with clear embossing powder to emboss in any color you want? Yes, really! Stamp an image with your choice of pigment ink, cover it with clear embossing powder, and then set it with your craft heater! It’s that simple! You can match all of our exclusive colors perfectly using this last technique!

Of course there are many more ways to customize a stamp. That’s the best thing about finding a great stamp—you can use it again and again without it being identical each time. Give these techniques a try and have fun dolling up your current fave.” 🙂

For the entire blog post & recipes for the above artwork, click here.

Happy Crafting!  P.S.  Remember that tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the March WYW, Dreamin Big which will be held at my home on March 26th. Click here for the details.

Workshops Your Way: Dreamin’ Big

Workshops Your Way: Dreamin’ Big

I have been enjoying having monthly workshops in my home this year, & I’m excited about the versatility of this month’s WYW: Dreamin’ Big.

Whether you prefer flowers or bugs, this packet of vibrant colors is for you! The insect side would be fun for photos of your little explorers. The reverse side features a fun floral.  Either way you flip it, you have a versatile kit great for  summer adventures or everyday life. Paired with the cardmaking stamp set & thin cuts you can make a host of cards as well.


  • Sunday, March 26, 2017
  • 2:00pm–5:00pm at my home
  • $35 (covers kit, shipping, tax, & instructions as well as use of my inks & blocks)
  • Sign Up Deadline:  Thursday, March 16th, will allow me to place order so it will arrive in time for the workshop.
  • Optional Additional Services: 
    $5 – I will provide any adhesive you need, including foam tape.
    $5 – I will cut all of your paper ahead of time so you can just assemble and decorate the layouts the day of the workshop.

    $6 – To complete the 9 cards* during the workshop, you may use my Dreamin’ Big Cardmaking stamp & Thin Cuts Bundle & I will provide card bases and envelopes.

Each Dreamin’ Big kit comes with everything you need to easily create at least three 12×12 two-page LO’s (that’s 6 pages!) as well as 9 cards*! (includes one Dreamin’ Big paper Packet; one pack of Dreamin’ Big Complements; one pack of Dreamin’ Big sequins; one pack of whisper thick twine; and four sheets of  cardstock: 1 Goldrush, 2 Whisper, 1 White Daisy; and a pdf download with complete instructions).

 Here are the layouts:


When you follow the cutting guide from the pdf, besides all the pieces for your layouts, you will also end up with pieces for 9 cards (3 of each design).  There are additional supplies needed to complete these cards, so if you would like to make the cards as shown below  you’ll need to order the Dreamin’ Big Cardmaking stamp & Thin Cuts Bundle  as well as card bases & envelopes. AND, this bundle just happens to be 25% off this month! Just let me know when you RSVP if you’ll be wanting to complete the cards & if you prefer to order your own stamp/thin cuts bundle & card bases with envelopes or use my set*.

Space is limited since it will be at my home, so please contact me to sign up as soon as possible!  Let me know if you just want to make the LO’s or add the items to make the 9 additional cards.  I have several other card patterns available if you would prefer to use this fun paper kit just for cardmaking rather than both. That is what I call Workshops Your Way!

Happy Crafting! Beth Clark

Spring Crop is this Saturday!

Spring Crop is this Saturday!

I hope you can join me this Saturday, March 11, 2017, for  the Spring Crop in Shelbyville.  The food & friends are awesome!


I am pleased to have a CTMH booth again this year at the 2017 Spring Crop in Shelbyville.  I hope you’ll come join in the fun & stop to see me.  I’ll have cash & carry retired items as well as current product samples. Here are the details:

(Presented by: Zeta Lambda Chapter Delta Theta Tau Sorority)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*Cost:  $30/ADVANCE; $35 AFTER 3-5-17

*(½ price for children under the age of 18 accompanied by adult)

    ST.VINCENT DE PAUL Parish Hall

        4218 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville, IN

Pastries, soup/small sandwiches, fruit & veggies, desserts, coffee, tea, lemonade provided.

  • Embosser!!  Bring your albums J
  • Scrapbook & other Vendors
  • 50/50 Raffle        
  • **Awesome Raffle Prizes to win!!
  • **(Must be 18 years of age to purchase raffle tickets)

Click HERE for the registration form, & save your spot!

Mail your completed form to:

Delta Theta Tau c/o Doris Sanders

5490 W. State Road 252

 Edinburgh, Indiana  46124

March is here bringing a new CTMH special & SOTM

March is here bringing a new CTMH special & SOTM

I really love our thin Cuts, so I’m happy about the special for March, 2017.

Cut It Out!

Thin cuts give you a fast and easy way to cut all kinds of shapes for your crafting, and this month they are all available at 25% off! Choose from titles, sentiments, and a wide variety of shapes to stamp on, so you can get precise, dimensional cut shapes in no time!  To see all of the available sets, head over to my website.z3303

The Dreamin’ Big Cardmaking Thin Cuts bundle is one of my favorites, and will be featured in this month’s Workshop Your Way on March 26th. (More details to come later).

The SOTM for March is a fun one as well.1703-maincarousel-sotm-d61c24be2-c938-4de3-9c77-c840a9025f3eItem Number: S1703

Tea-rrific—March 2017 Stamp of the Month

Product Description

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for a deal with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

Set of 11
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 2″ × 3½” (Y1009)


Happy Crafting!