Monday, May 30, 2016

Diemond dies guest DT

I'm very excited to announce that I will be creating for on Thurs June 23rd & Tues July 19th as a guest design team member. Stay tuned to my blog or to my YouTube channel jaimier78 to check out my creations and join in the fun on the 60 days of diamond dies event. I will also be contributing to a blog hop, so stay tuned for details. BEST of all, I have a discount code to share with you all - thanksjaimie which entitles you to 10% off, free shipping with the USA & free international shipping on orders of $35 or more. These dies are all made in the USA and are high quality. You get a lot of dies for your money and the designs are fantastic! Happy creating :)

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Diamond Press stamp & die storage

I wanted to find a more user friendly way to sort & store my stamp & die sets & my dies for the Diamond Press. I haven't had them for very long & already the paper packaging is getting tattered & worn. So I decided to use my Fuse tool & some good quality A4 sheet protectors from the office supply store & create my own solution. I incorporated the front of the original packaging & fused 2 pockets into the reverse side so I can easily pull the stamps & dies in & out. I also took the dies off their original backing sheet & put them onto magnetic sheet to make them easier to remove & replace as the adhesive on the original is super strong & I was worried about bending the dies & also the adhesive remaining on the dies & adhering to the paper I tried to die cut. The other benefit of the magnet is less chance of losing any tiny dies as they stay in the one place. I hope you like my idea!

Diamond Press tool

I LOVE die cutting. I love the flexibility of creating shapes, words, borders in any paper or card stock to match a project. I love customising my layouts, cards, mini albums & off the page projects. And I love my big shot. BUT I wouldn't take my big shot to a crop or retreat as: a) it's too heavy b) it takes up too much room So after seeing Adele Toomey (aka Inkie Quill) 'Up close & personal' product review video I decided to invest in a Diamond Press machine myself. It's so small & light it will be perfect for die cutting when I'm out & about. Here is what the packaging & machine itself look like:
Now, I can only fit dies smaller than the 2 folder sizes: Small - 1.89" x 3.15" (4.8cm x 8cm) Large - 1.89" x 6.3" (4.8cm x 16cm) But this still gives me a lot of options! I've tried numerous brand dies & they all work. But of course I had to buy some stamps, dies & teeny embossing folders to go with it!
This machine is SO much fun! I highly recommend it as a cheap option for any one starting out, for carmakers or for those who like to make their own embellishments. It's a great option for creating on the go & well worth the investment!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

12 hr scrap day

I attended an awesome 12 hr scrap day yesterday, in aid of charity. It was in Newcastle & I thought it was the perfect opportunity to meet another local creative - Inkie Quill aka Adele Toomey. I was also blessed to catch up with so many other local crafty peeps I know & Love. The SFS store was there & we all shopped up a storm. All in the name of charity!
I was loving being with 'my people' & was totally distracted being surrounded by Amy Prior, Adele Toomey & Tracy Henley, watching them create! I only managed ONE layout! I'm happy with it :)