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Who is excited for the Calgary Creativfestivalwest this weekend?  We would love to see you and as a gift to you all...here is a 2 for 1 coupon.

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Hi everyone, Chantal here...to give you a little bit of background on me, I love all things cute and punny.  If I could move to Disneyland I would.  I have always been a traditional scrapbooker who would document our Disney family adventures.  I have only in the last year or so started discovering my love of card making, mixed media playing and anything that gets my hands full of ink.

I got so overwhelmed with all the ink choices and what was for what that I made myself a little cheat sheet.  Trying to figure out what ink pad was to be used for what was a frustrating and expensive trial and error for me that I know have labels on my ink pads about what to use for what project.

Dye - Water Based

Water based inks usually dry quickly on porous surfaces and are washable should you get them on yourself (boring right).  you can add colour to images stamped with these pads if the media you use is non water based such as dry chalks or pencils.  Water colours/copics/chameleons etc will cause the outlines of your stamped image to bleed.
Dye - Permanent


Before I even talk about permanent dye...can we just talk about how yummy Stazon smells!!!  These ink pads can be used on almost any surface and unlike water based paged, these will dry on non-porous surfaces like glossy card stock.  This ink won't bleed and it provides a much more crisp image.  Stazon is my personal go to when stamping outlines.

Pigment


Pigment ink is so fun to work with.  The science behind it is that it has glycerin in it and remains wet for a while allowing you to use embossing powders.  The colour, when dry provides a nice sheen but DON'T touch it until it dries or use your heat gun.

The Versafine pads dry very quickly on porous surfaces and give a crisp, permanent, fade resistant finish that's perfect for colouring with any medium.
Distress
These inks come in vibrant colours and beautiful aged colours.  These inks have a slower drying time and are often used to give a aged look to paper or used to create beautiful blended colours.


Hope this helps you make your paper craft projects be the best they can be with no frustration from you.  After all, art is supposed to be fun and relaxing.


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Scrapbooking Fanatics by Chantilly - 11M ago
Chantal here, and I am a self professed Doodlebugaholic.  Admitting it is the first step, right?

I needed a few cards today for three co-workers that loved cats and because this was last minute and I didn't have lots of time; I went right to the Doodlebug Essentials, Kitten Smitten package.
This collection was purr-fect and I am not kitten around, they were a big hit.
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Hello Connie here for Scrapbooking Fanatics online store. 
View the "what's new" in the store and take a tour of the wonderful product lines.
 Today, I am sharing a card I made using Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Cling Mounted Stamps.
The cute little bird was water colored with Ranger Distress Markers and Tim Holtz Water color brush.    
The stamped background was wet embossed on water color paper. The background was created using a technique with Tim Holtz Alcohol inks called Alcohol Ink Float on water.
 Here is a link of a wonderful tutorial  by Andy Skinner showing this style of background.   I use  medium weight water color paper and simply float on top rather than dip into the basin of water.  Beware this is a very addicting and fun.
 The  backgrounds were spawned from another favorite composition of mine called Faux Metalic and Distress Water Color using Tim Holtz mediums:  Distress Stains and Distress Paints. 

thank you for stopping by

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Hello to Scrapbook Fanatics Fans.  I hope the season is keeping you warm and getting ready for the  holidays.
Visit the Scrapbooking Fanatics "What's New" and feast your eyes on some new paper lines by:  
Bo Bunny 
Blue Fern Studios 
Kaiser Craft 
I have a card to share I created, with Ranger Products and Sizzix dies..
Here is a video clip inspired by Tim's 12 tags of 2013 using a combination of Ideology products and Ranger Distress stains. 
Products Used for this Card
Dies:
Memory Box - Grand Forest Archway
Sizzix  Bigz Dies - Alterations by Tim Holtz:   Reindeer Flight
Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlets Die Cut Holiday 2 Script
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamps Festive Sounds
Ranger Distress Stains

thank you for stopping by Scrapbooking Fanatics Bloghttp://scrapbookingfanatics.com/shop/

Connie Fossenier


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