Saturday, October 22, 2016

Adorable Elephants

Hi and welcome back to my blog!  Hope you are having a wonderful day so far!

I wanted to share with you my newest stamp set.  It's called Adorable Elephants and it's by My Favorite Things Stamps.  I love this set! I think the images are adorable! This set includes four very cute elephants.  One is turned sideways, one is sitting down just looking as cute as can be, another is sitting down and either pointing or you can have it holding something, and the last one is standing and waving. This set also comes with two balloons, one is round and the other is a heart shape.  There is also a kite which is super cute! You can have the elephants holding these with their hand or trunk.  Very cute! There are three butterflies in this set and two little dash line paths to make it look like that's where the butterflies flew. There are two stamps with two flowers on them.  The sentiments are very cute and clever as always with MFT Stamp sets! They are "I will always be here for you," Thank you for making such a huge effort," You are unforgettable," "Wishing you tons of fun," "Happy Birthday," and "Dream Big."

Here's the shaker card I made using the Adorable Elephants set! :) 

The supplies I used: 
Adorable Elephants Stamp Set from My Favorite Things
EK success powder tool
Camera embellishment
Pink Sequins
Pink chunky glitter from the Recollections shaker 
Pink hearts from the Recollections shaker
Copic markers # C0, C2, R20, C8
Staz on Black Ink
My Favorite Things Stitched Square Scallop Frames size 3.25"
3M foam tape
ATG tape runner
Score Tape

I had a lot of fun making this card! Hope you enjoy! 
Have wonderful week and thanks for stopping by! 

Sharpie Brush Markers

Hi!  Welcome back to my crafting blog!

I wanted to share with you that I have been taking some modern calligraphy classes and I am looking forward to getting better at my lettering.  With that in mind, I have been watching a lot of lettering videos on youtube and I ran across a bunch of videos where people are using Sharpie Brush markers. I found them on Amazon and they came in different size packs.  There was a 4 pack for $7.55 an 8 pack for $10.43 and the 12 pack for 12.76.  I felt it was a better deal for the 12 pack making each marker close to a dollar a piece.

The 12 pack comes with the following colors (the markers don't have color names on them):

  • pink
  • magenta
  • red
  • orange
  • yellow
  • light green
  • dark green
  • light blue
  • dark blue
  • purple
  • brown 

According to the pictures on Amazon the 4 pack comes with pink, light green, light blue and purple; the eight pack comes with pink, red, orange, dark green, light blue, dark blue, purple and black.  So again, for the price, i felt that getting all 12 markers and all 12 colors was worth it and a great deal! :)

There are a few difference between the Sharpie Brush marker and the typical sharpie marker.  I have compared below the Sharpie Brush marker to a Sharpie Fine tip marker

As you can see in the pictures above, the Sharpie brush marker is much shorter than the typical Sharpie marker.  It is also much fatter. The cap is different, it has a more fitted area for the brush to slide into. The tip on the fine point Sharpie marker does not bend but the brush marker tip does bend as you add pressure. 

I am really enjoying these markers and would recommend them if you want to have some fun with brush lettering.   I do feel as though these markers might run out of ink quickly.  I have been storing them horizontal so far. I think as I use more ink, I might see how storing them vertically would change the ink intensity.  

Here's some thing I did very quickly but you can see the thick and thin in the lines. :) 

I am having a lot of fun with these markers.  I hope that if you do buy them, you enjoy them as well.

Thanks for stopping by! :) Happy crafting!