Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I Met Inka!

At the post office yesterday, I checked my mailbox before waiting in line to mail stuff (which is unusual for me... I usually check the box afterward). In line, I read an ad that I usually throw away. The ad didn't start until Wednesday, but I decided to stop by that store in advance to check out the bookshelves if they had arrived yet. Yadda, yadda, yadda... a couple of us customers get to talking and I find out that one of them is Inka from Inka Stamps!

We got to talking a bit, and she's feeling better since her back surgery! This means she'll be heading back to the stamp show circuit. I really enjoy stamp shows, and am disappointed that the Boise show has been cancelled this year. Hopefully it'll be back!

So I leave you today with a project I made with one of Inka's stamps. It's a fairly simple project.

Supply List:
- Stamp: Heather 4043 from Inka Stamps
- Ink: Basic Brown from Stampin' Up!; Chestnut Roan ColorBox Chalk Ink from Clearsnap
- Paper: Creamy Caramel CS and Brown Mulberry from Stampin' Up!; Patterned paper unknown
- Accessories: Ribbon from May Arts; Brads & Charm from Making Memories; Vintage authentic postage stamp

TIP: Getting a nice tear with mulberry paper is easy! Just get out a wet paintbrush or waterbrush and draw a line. Tear while still wet. The water dries very quickly, so draw & tear in small line segments.

Happy Stamping!


Dana said...

Greta tip, I use a wet paintbrush for ALL my paper and CS tearing. Just seems to make it easier.

Very neat that you met Inka too!

Anonymous said...

Kimmieee.......hey doll.
Hope your weekend will be a good one.
I love the "Oxford Stamps" link....they are way cool hon.
Hugs from a far...