Craft Haul and Markers Review

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I’m pretty excited to share some of the stamps, and markers that I purchased recently. I already have a lot of stamps on hand, but I was starting to feel like I needed new ones—to create some new merchandise for my shop. Sometimes I sit at my craft table and just stare at the same ol’ stamps and think, “I’ve already used that one for toppers, and I’ve already used that one for invitations”. So, I felt perhaps I should use some of my hard earned money to buy some new stamps—and I did! Plus, I was super lucky that Lawn Fawn (my favorite stamp company) was coming out with a new collection for me to go crazy over. 
I also purchased a stamp set that I’ve wanted for a really long time but never bought because I felt they were too pricey. However, I recently read online that this Alice in Wonderland stamp set was about to be discontinued so I had to buy it, hehe. I’m using this stamp set to make birthday invitations and cupcake toppers. I love them so much—this stamp set has got to be one of my favorites at the moment. 
Here is a set, Sharp backdrops, by Lawn Fawn, that I think is so awesome. I love that I can make quick and easy stationary using this set; and, geometric shapes are SO in right now. 
Next, I created this card using the stamp set, Good Fortune,by Lawn Fawn, I think this is so cute. I definitely need to make some cards using this set, for my shop. 
I also purchased this stamp set, Summertime Charm, by LawnFawn, because it’s SO cute. I love mason jars, and now I’m in love with the fact that I can create cards, tags, and many other things with this theme as well. Not only did Lawn Fawn create an awesome stamp set—they also created coordinating die cuts too! I used the mason jar die with my Cuttlebug to cut out the mason jar image. 
I also bought these adorable stamp sets: Many thanks, HappyEaster, and Mother’s Day
Next I wanted to talk about some of the markers that I bought. The first set I wanted to talk about are the Le Plume II markers, byMarvy Uchida. The very first set I had by this company was given to me by one of my crafty friends that didn’t want them anymore; and, I had them sitting on my craft table for a while before I gave them  a try—and I love them now! Namely, because I love to make single layer cards and these markers can be used directly on paper and they won’t bleed through. I’ve tried using my Copic makers and Prisma Art markers for coloring in stamped images on single layer cards but they’d always bleed through and leave an unprofessional look on the inside of the card—so I stopped using them. But, these Le Plume pens do the trick, and they come at a great price and in a wide variety of colors. Also, I don’t know if I mentioned before that these can also be used on rubber stamps. 
Lastly, I wanted to talk about the Spectrum Noir pens that I bought. I wanted these because I needed colors that would work well for skin tones, and I didn’t want to spend a fortune on getting the Copics. So, I decided to give these a try after much hesitation; and, I have to say I’m very impressed with these. They work just as well as the Copics and they too come with an attractive price tag, hehe. I expect that I’ll be spending money more of these very soon. 

7 comments:

  1. WOW!! Love everything in this post. Thank you for the information on the markers. I don't have any markers in my current supplies and appreciate the advice. I swear, every time you post something it makes me want to drop everything and craft. Hehe! Oh and your Alice cupcake toppers are the coolest toppers I've ver seen!

    - Erica Johnson

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  2. Excellent choices, Nicole! i love that you inked up those stamps right away and created fabulous-ness! Just a little tip, Stamp Fever sells Spectrum Noir pens and they offer classes with them too.

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  3. Very good stuff to know about the markers. I just bought some markers that can be used on stamps, and it will be my first time trying that. Those Alice in Wonderland stamps are cool, with so much detail! I also love the geometric shapes and the Good Fortune set. =0)
    ~Kim

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  4. The Alice in Wonderland stamp set looks so fun! Looks like you could do so much with it!
    ~Sara

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  5. Love all your new stamps and creations! :)

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  6. I have to check out those markers. I'm always looking for nice ones. I'm trying to get into some fabric designing and need some for colors.

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  7. I really like the fortune cookies stamps (what a great idea!!) and the Easter bunny ones, they are very cute!! Your work looks so neat, how do you do it, I always make so much mess when I work with stamps...

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