I did purchase a few supplies and products that I will be reviewing in the near future. My biggest expense was at the Outlines Rubber Stamp Company. http://www.outlinesrubberstamp.com/ Take a look at their store. There stamps are so unique. I normally don't do a great deal of work with bling, but these cards and stamps are magnificent. The subject matter ranges from images for most Holidays to Birthdays to Just Because. I went back to the booth 3 times!!! Not only do they have stamps, but they also carry jewelery making supplies with crystals, ornament toppers and these handing snowflakes made from the stamps. Very difficult to even describe.
Here is my first attempt with just 2 of the stamps I purchased.
I must have taken at least a dozen pictures of this card and no matter what I did the glimmer doesn't show well. If you click on the picture and enlarge it the glimmer does show. The background mat is one stamp. It is painted with Yasmutomo Watercolor paints and then each line is highlighted with a gel glitter pen. The smaller stamp is done with CTMH Spring Iris ink and then highlighted with the glitter pen. All of the papers are CTMH. When you check out their store, you will understand why I did the card with so much bling. It was not a difficult card to make but it was time consuming.
How do I rank these as per my system....definitely Frugal. The stamps are well made and very easy to use. Outlines also had grab bags of unmounted stamps for $6. That is where I did the damage. The site also has similar bags for sale. In the days to come, I will share more of my efforts to stimulate the Pennsylvania economy. For Now, Happy Crafting!