Last week we bought a Sizzix Big Shot (a machine used for embossing and cutting shapes out of paper) along with a couple of embossing folders and dies; I haven’t even taken them out of the box! Last week I also received my Stampin’ Up monthly Paper Pumpkin kit AND my Simon Says October Card Kit which included a die. I have only had time to use one stamp from the Stampin’ Up kit (in my Halloween card)! I am busy finishing up my Halloween cards and want to get them done before I start anything else. It didn’t help that I am making 44 of them! I ran out of Multi Medium Matte to glue the mesh down and Tombo adhesive to glue the card pieces together. So, little process was made on cards this week. Oh, I take that back…I got to play with a new stamp set! It is the Simon Says Strong Together set. I pulled out my Prismacolor Art Markers, that I haven’t used in years, and had some fun coloring about 3 of the images.
Last night I went through all of the markers I have, and found out which ones actually work. I had a couple of them that leaked that I had in a bag, otherwise they were in good shape except for 2-3 others, that were low on ink. We bought them at least 12 years ago. I inventoried the colors and ordered some additional ones to fill in any gaps. We have about 40 of them and the additional purchase should cover the color spectrum.
I have been watching videos on Copic Markers and I am learning how to actually use my Prismacolor ones. The Copic markers are more expensive (about $175 for a set of 36 on Amazon) but have replaceable tips and ink. For now, I will be happy to use my Prismacolor Art Markers but maybe someday in the future I will be adding some Copic markers.
So, I will be finishing up those Halloween cards (the glue came today – along with another die) and will start creating again next weekend…yippee! So many ideas and new stuff to try, I guess I will have to make some more time!