Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Using the MISTI on our scrapbook pages!

I was asked if it was possible to use the MISTI on 12x12 paper for scrapbooking and YES you can!  I thought I would do an informational video on how to stamp on 12x12 paper.  If you can't see the video below Clicky Here. To see this post at my blog canadianpapershaper.blogspot.com


You can buy your MISTI tool by clicking here

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Have a SCRAPtastic day!

Blessings,
Melitta

Monday, May 4, 2015

If you love to stamp you must get a MISTI and please let me tell you why

First just let me say that I'm in no way affiliated with the MISTI nor compensated in any way, I just have to spread the love about the tool that gave me, a Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferer, back my ability to create with stamping again!

Buy the MISTI here and read below why you should!

I must write a letter of praise for Illiana and her MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented) as they have changed my crafting life forever! I have been scrapbooking/stamping for 11 years now but for the last 3 my Rheumatoid Arthritis took away my ability to get a good stamped image. My hands shake, I can't press hard enough because it creates unimaginable pain or when I press it is with uneven pressure so I basically gave up on stamping! :( I purchased the Friskers Foam Feet stamp press, ergonomic rocker blocks etc, hundreds of dollars worth of stuff I can't use...until now! Even with my Rheumatoid Arthritis raging, I can get a perfect stamped project every time! The MISTI is not affected by my shaking hand, it causes me no pain because it is just like closing a book and if I don't get a perfect image because I inked up the stamp with too little ink I can stamp it a second, third or fourth time and it is perfect! I must also say that your prices are the most fair I have ever seen and the products are worth every cent! I purchased the MISTI, the special cleaner, a couple of magnets and the graphing pad and including shipping was less then $100 dollars and I can now throw out the $$$'s of blocks & contraptions that did me no good!

I highly recommend getting yourself a couple of magnets, they cost very little, they are very powerful and while I could just use tape or simply pull the paper away from the stamp when done, they are a great convenience for such a little price!

 I clean my stamp by simply wiping it with a finger wrapped by a baby wipe, then I pull the stamp off and put it away. When I'm finished stamping for the day I give my MISTI a good wipe down with the special cleaner to help keep it in tip top shape. This clean should actually be used on any of your acrylic blocks or stamp presses to keep them clear and shiny for life. The bottle is huge and will last you a year or two before you have to buy another one.

The graph paper is awesome for lining up your stamps in the perfect spot for your card and the word images are actually straight EVERY TIME! NO more card bases thrown in the garbage for miss aligned words or using more card stock to cover the miss aligned stamping! I need more of these as I know the one pad I purchased just won't be enough even though you can use it multiple times before you need to turf it. I suggest at least 2 pads for the person who stamps weekly. In addition to the graph paper, Illiana has a free PDF of a graph to be taken to your local print shop to be printed on a transparency (by the way, make sure you tell the guy in the print shop to print it in 'actual' size not stretched or cropped to fit) and this transparency is used to help you find the center of your card front, envelope etc, so you can position stamps perfectly. There are two to an 8.5x11 transparency so I had them print me 3 sheets which only cost me a couple of dollars! I use these a lot so thanks for doing that work for us Illiana!
 
This is the absolute must have tool if you are following the industry trend of multiple layered images i.e. a solid background rose with an additional one or two layers, to be stamped in darker shades or colors, that must be lined up perfectly on top of the previous one. I could NEVER get those perfect even before my RA but now they are perfect every time with my MISTI!
 
I can't say enough about this product but I just have to tell people when I find a great product as I appreciate others who do the same for me!

Buy the MISTI by clicking  here
 
Many Blessings! 

Have a SCRAPtastic day!

Blessings,
Melitta

Friday, May 1, 2015

Just Say No To A CutterPillar Pro!


I have had to make apologies to many friends & family because I recommended the CutterPillar Pro paper trimmer!  If you would like to know why just watch this video for the who story...


It's a sad story of regret

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Blessings,
Melitta

Triple Gate-fold Baby Card Tutorial

As promised you can find the tutorial, Cricut Cutting Guide and instruction for making the triple gate-fold card base by clicking Here to Download each file


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Blessings,
Melitta



Thursday, April 30, 2015

Simple triple gate fold card base used for my Look Whoos Here Baby Card





These entire card is made from the Close To My Heart Artbooking Cartridge and my simple card base shown above.  I will post the instructions for you tomorrow!


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Blessings,
Melitta



Friday, April 24, 2015

CutterPillar Pro V3 - Yes or No?

In February 2013 I ordered the CutterPillar Pro V3.  I was advised the company had stopped production and was upgrading-redesigning the product to make it even better so it make take a few weeks.  I wanted this cutter bad!  Like most of you probably, I have a craft room filled with cutters that just didn't work!  This one seemed different!  I watched their videos, read customer reviews etc. and I was going to hang on until I got one so I ended up getting it 9 Month Later!  October 28 or 29th 2013!

I was over the moon!  Never met a cutter like this before!  Accurate, easy to use, safe and dependable!  I told every person I could that this was the be all to end all of tools that everyone needed!  I teach scrapbooking, card making and many of those ladies now own CutterPillars because I told them to buy without worry as it was worth $100+ dollars if you never had to buy another one right?!?!

I made good use of it until March 2014 when I had a routine surgery that turned into a nightmare.  I was in an out of hospital, many, many surgeries and to this very day I'm waiting to have more hospital time & surgery time in the next few months to finally be healed.  That prevented me from using my CutterPillar for many months.

I began to notice a few spots where the ruler rid was wearing off!  I kept a watch on it but I was getting really nervous towards the end of October 2014 as it was really starting to deteriorate.  October 18th, 2014 I wrote the company about my awesome cutter having a problem and because this was a well made, expensive product I knew that this was probably an anomaly or perhaps one of the first ones off the line once it was upgraded so I decided to let the company know what I was experiencing and I was sure they would make things right.

Watch this video and see how it all ended up....







CutterPillar Timeline:

February 2013 - Ordered CutterPillar V3 from Oh My Crafts
October 28 or 29th 2013 - Received CutterPillar
March 2014 - Many surgeries, many weeks in the hospital and currently awaiting more surgery May 2015
October 18, 2014 - Wrote CutterPillar about the measurement grid starting to wear away after minimal use
October 22, 2014 - Told Arianne had no option but to offer to sell me a new one
October 22, 2014 - Replied to Arianne asking if a supervisor or manger might have more options available to them to         them to replace these FEW defective CutterPillars.
October 29, 2014 - Rude response and told to get a sharpie and a ruler out and draw the lines on
   
Have a SCRAPtastic day!

Blessings,
Melitta



Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Just sharing some cards I made at Christmastime using the leftovers from CTMH Yuletide Carol WOTG Kit, after making the (2) double page layouts!  Yes you get a ton of leftovers for more scapbook pages or many, many cards!  Definitely worth the value for the kit.  This kit not only has a vintage feel with birds and early 1900's images but they work with some 'updated' designs like my cute reindeer with lights in his antlers from PPBN Designs Rudolph with lights .svg file!

I also used several images from the Silhouette Store including print and cut designs.

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Have a SCRAPtastic day!

Blessings,
Melitta