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KrystalAllen

Member Since February 2010, 21 forum posts, 0 public projects

Location: Elmendorf AFB

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Finally found it...

I finally found a place to buy glossy white paper-among a million other things to buy!  They even have classes-OH MY the cards there were so pretty- so elegant- and NONE of MY cards ever look like those in that place!  I think I need to go to those classes so I can learn how to make regular simple but elegant cards.  My cards never look like those, and it pisses me off that mine don't look as elegant as those cards did!   All of my cards look like the are over-done, and like a 7th grader has done them, not a 31 y/o.  I need to get some punches-and learn those techniques-but I haven't gotten the knack of the alcohol inks & all the things you can do w/them.  I have the hubby making some more of the little blocks, so I need to get some more velcro!  I can't wait to spend some money-it seems like I need a flower petal punch-a circle-and a square punch?  I am trying to use some of the paper I've had for about 4 years that I haven't used, but again when I look at those other cards they seem so simple-I think I am over thinking the cards?!  I am going to the class on Tuesday- I am nervous-I am at an inbetween age- I'm 31y/o in case you missed that one- and I am in between ages.  The older more "seasoned" scrappers know more, and give me that "isn't that sweet she didn't know" look, and if there are younger women there they look at me like "YOU don't KNOW, wow, she doesn't know" or "hee hee, I know more than her"!

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A hunt for glossy cardstock

Okay so I got over-charged for glossy cardstock, lesson learned there, but now a lady at work says to go to a sign shop or a paper company- I went all over trying to find this place she told me about.  I don't know what I am going to do, I am also disappointed in the limitation of the design of the alcohol inks.  I am not sure how to do splotchy, I am not as good as most scrappers-I understand the concepts but my layouts NEVER look like other do?! What to do? Does it matter anyway, I won't know what to do with the paper anyway!

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Newly Invested

Okay so I bought the Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Distress Inks (6 so far), the Watermark Resist Pad, etc...  I am having problems with not having ANY glossy papers to work on, shoot I even email Mr. Tim Holtz and daggumit if he didn't email me back, can you believe it, he's a superstar in the Scrapbooking World!  So I didn't want to bother him, so I kept my email short & sweet, but I am still lost!  I bought the Archival Ink (Jet Black) because in every video courtesy of Youtube.com I have seen everyone using this stamping pad.  I bought clear plastic, which I am hoping what they mean as acetate?  So in Anchorage, Alaska there are 2 Michaels' (I work at one) and 2 Jo-Ann's, NONE of them has freaking glossy paper packs!  So I had to order some online, it cost me $22 to order a pack of 10 papers!  I'm going to have to keep ordering glossy paper or use this stuff rationally?  I loved the tutorial on youtube from the twopeas so much I joined, I never join a site, outside of Facebook, Yahoo & Myspace...okay and Twitter, but I never check that one!  So I have some metallic silver glossy paper- and some shiny metallic papers- but I don't want to use them all!  I stamped an image on the silver metallic glossy paper w/the Watermark Resist Pad, walked away for a bit, but when I came back it was still wet, so I hit with the heat gun (HG) but it really just wiped off the darn paper.  So I haven't the slightest clue what is up w/that, all I can do is hope that the white glossy paper coming in the mail will bode better results.  As I said before, I bought the plastic (acetate) now the alcohol inks (AI) work well on it, but when I stamp the opposite side with the Archival Ink it smears even after I hit it w/the HG????  Also, I am glad I saw the twopeas (tp) tutorial on different ways to do the background, because I was starting to think "I just bought $80 worth of stuff & that is all it does?"  I won't lie, I am not that great w/some things, I am intelligent, don't get me wrong, but Mr. Holtz makes it look so easy?!  What do you do with tags anyways?  I saw that w/the distress inks (DI) it was pretty fun to turn my cards into something like an airbrush art?  OH and I broke the damn mask trying to pry it off the damn plastic!  I may buy another one, and just cut this one, or just use one side, I have it glued with a piece of red-line tape.  OH don't get me started on those Martha Stewart (MS) beads!!  I bought the red-line tacky tape, and I truly bought the Terrifically Tacky Tape sheets, yeah there were little spots the beads wouldn't go into, so I tossed glitter over them, and it gave it a little something extra.  That was Valentine's day cards, and I NEVER got the hang of using the flock?!  I'd like to use that for easter-I bought the cutest $1 bunny sticker, he's so dang adorable!  I just wish there was just ONE book out there that would break it down for the dumb folk, lol!  I know there are like a million books out there, but I just need one, but I only read them at work, okay I flip through them, get ideas, buy crap and go home & try it!  Well I hope to keep playing with the inks!

2/7/2010 11:11:42 PM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post

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