What Would Connie Do? Ask your questions at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Yesterday I shared a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip on getting good images from your solid image stamps.  WOW!  The emails and comments came pouring in!  I thought I would do a little follow up.  (You can only say so much in 2-minutes.)

The biggest question was, “Is this safe for your photopolymer stamps?”  Yes, that shouldn’t be a problem.  Photopolymer stamps also can have a bit of film on them so you can use the Adhesive Remover on those as well.

Another question that I had a lot of you ask was how I was getting such good ink coverage.  Well, let me tell you….

Once Upon a Time…a Long Long Time Ago….When I first started stamping with Stampin’ Up I thought all cardstock was the same.  I mean, c’mon, cardstock is cardstock, right?  I was making a lot of cards so I thought I would save money by buying my white cardstock in bulk at the office supply store.  Every time I stamped an image, it was blotchy or the ink was “bleeding” into the fibers of the paper.  The color of the ink was just “blah” and flat.  I hated the cards I was making.

Comparing Stampin' Up cardstock to office supply cardstock. www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I asked my demonstrator (this was before I joined the Stampin’ Up family) what I was doing wrong.  “Was my ink bad?  Was the stamp defective?  WHAT?”  I took my supplies over to her house and showed her my horrible results and when she pulled out the Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock and stamped, I was blown away.  Just look at the difference!

Comparing Stampin' Up cardstock to office supply cardstock. www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock is specially designed for stamping.  It has a super smooth finish on it that accepts the ink beautifully without seeping through, bleeding into fibers, or blotching into ink blobs.

Comparing Stampin' Up cardstock to office supply cardstock. www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

From that day on, I have never purchased cardstock from any place but Stampin’ Up’s ever again.  THE END.

Isn’t your artwork worth it?  Of course it is!

Another question I was asked after yesterday’s video was on “ink bubbles” or “ink puddles”.  This is where you ink up a stamp and you have so much ink on it it bubbles or puddles on the stamp.  Well, let me share a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video I shared awhile back to help solve that problem.

I hope this helped answer some of your stamping dilemmas and I hope it helped clear up any other questions you had on getting good images from your solid image stamps.

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Well, I am off to play with my NEW Paper Pumpkin that I got in the mail yesterday.  I LOVE Paper Pumpkin because I love having projects designed for me.  Not that I don’t love creating on my own but I do enjoy a box full of stamps, ink, and pre-cut cardstock ready for me to create!  Such fun!

This month, Stampin’ Up went WAY over the top amazing!  Everything to make 9 cards – 3 cards of 3 different designs, a 13-piece stamp set… WHAT?????  Oh my goodness, that is just incredible!  Plus the NEW Basic Gray ink spot and 125 Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I still can’t believe that Stampin’ Up offers these kits for only $19.95 plus free shipping.  Seriously?  I love it!

October Paper Pumpkin - 9 cards PLUS a 13-piece stamp set! WAHOO!!! Be a subscriber today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

And look at the stamp set!  LOVE LOVE LOVE this stamp set!!!  13 pieces in all!

October Paper Pumpkin - 9 cards PLUS a 13-piece stamp set! WAHOO!!! Be a subscriber today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Stampin’ Up wants to stamp out breast cancer so they donated $1 for every subscriber and $2 for every new subscriber this month.   I love that Stampin’ Up is so willing to give to great causes like the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  This is why I LOVE my company!

October Paper Pumpkin - 9 cards PLUS a 13-piece stamp set! WAHOO!!! Be a subscriber today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, you are truly missing out on the greatest product to come out of Stampin’ Up since the Big Shot!  You can order your pre-paid subscription by clicking a pic!  You will love your creative escape each month PLUS you’l get a 10 to 12 BONUS tutorials from me each month.  I will share with you fun tutorials to use your stamp set and the supplies in your kit in totally different ways.  Ask any of my subscribers and they will tell you they LOVE the bonus tutorials.  <wink>  Just a little extra sumthin’ sumthin’ from me to say THANK YOU for being a subscriber!

 

This month’s kit is gone but every month is always amazing!  I hope you will consider giving Paper Pumpkin a try!

Happy stamping everyone!  See ya back here tomorrow!

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