Stamp It Saturday: Holiday 2017 Release Videos

Hey folks, Elaineabella here! I’ve got a very brief Stamp It Saturday post for you this week. I’ll confess, I’m still recovering from the Holiday 2017 release shenanigans. So, today I’d just like to remind you that I am regularly uploading colouring videos for the recent releases. You can view them all on my YouTube channel, and I’ve added the playlist for the Holiday 2017 releases below.

NOTE: If you have yet to place an order, you can still enjoy a fab 15% off everything on the website by using the discount code joy2017 at checkout! Offer ends on Monday 16th October 2017.

I had some technical issues this week, but will be back to uploading new videos tomorrow! Join me here on the blog tomorrow for Spotted On Sunday and again on Monday for a new Marker Geek Monday post!

MWAH!

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If you try out the techniques shown in any of the posts with your Stamping Bella stamps, be sure to share! We would love to see the results and hear how you feel about them. Show off your creations in the comments below and even better, share your own favourite tips with us. Let’s talk stamping!

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above.  To make it easier for us to find you just use #markergeekmonday and/or #stampingbella as a hashtag. Even better tag me @markergeek and @stampingbella . We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy!

If you’re on Facebook join us in our private chat group Stamping Bella Sistahood to share your creations there and chat all things Stamping Bella related!

Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!

MWAH

Elaineabella

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Stamp It Saturday: Fall 2017 Release Haul Video

This week for Stamp It Saturday I’ve got a video for you, showing the entire Fall 2017 release and the cards I’ve made with it so far.

You can watch below or in HD over on YouTube!

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If you try out the techniques shown in any of the posts with your Stamping Bella stamps, be sure to share! We would love to see the results and hear how you feel about them. Show off your creations in the comments below and even better, share your own favourite tips with us. Let’s talk stamping!

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above.  To make it easier for us to find you just use #markergeekmonday and/or #stampingbella as a hashtag. Even better tag me @markergeek and @stampingbella . We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy!

If you’re on Facebook join us in our private chat group Stamping Bella Sistahood to share your creations there and chat all things Stamping Bella related!

Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!

MWAH

Elaineabella

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Stamp It Saturday: Out of the Frame Die Cutting with Sandiebella

Time for another Stamp It Saturday! This week Sandiebella has a really useful tutorial for you on how to do “Out of the Frame” die-cutting, where you die cut your image using a circle/square/whatever die with a portion (in this case the balloons) sitting outside the die-cut. Simple, but oh so handy, especially for images like our gorgeous Uptown Girl Bentley.

Stamping Bella Stamp It Saturday Out of the Frame Die Cutting with Sandiebella

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Stamp It Saturday: Fall 2017 Littles & Little Bits Comparison

Elaineabella here with your latest Stamp It Saturday installment, coming to you slightly late this week… I still haven’t managed to catch up with myself following the excitement of the release peeks and release! Better late than never though, right?

Today I thought it would be useful to take a closer look at the stamps themselves, so you can see how the new LITTLES and LITTLE BITS differ and work together. I’ve also got a new colouring video for you showing how I coloured one of the stamp sets.

Stamp It Saturday: Littles & Little Bits Comparison (with colouring video)

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Stamp It Saturday: Summer 2017 Release Review/Haul

Happy Saturday! This week instead of the usual tips/project, I’ve put together a “haul” video showing the entire Summer 2017 release including all the cards I have created with the stamps and dies so far.

Watch the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

All products shown are of course available on the Stamping Bella website.

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Any favourites from the Summer 2017 release? Feel free to share with us in the comments section!

If you try out the techniques shown in any of the posts with your Stamping Bella stamps, be sure to share! We would love to see the results and hear how you feel about them. Show off your creations in the comments below and even better, share your own favourite tips with us. Let’s talk stamping!

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above.  To make it easier for us to find you just use #markergeekmonday and/or #stampingbella as a hashtag. Even better tag me @markergeek and @stampingbella . We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy!

If you’re on Facebook join us in our private chat group Stamping Bella Sistahood to share your creations there and chat all things Stamping Bella related!

Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!

MWAH

Elaineabella

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Stamp It Saturday: Ink Pad Storage

A few weeks ago I wrote a Stamp It Saturday post on ink pads – Stamp It Saturday: Let’s Talk About Ink – What to Use and When! I’ve had some requests to follow that post up with some info/tips on ink pad storage, so here we are!

Ink Pad Storage Advice:

If you are at all uncertain about how to store any particular product, a good first stop would be the manufacturer’s website.

  • Keep ’em covered! It should go without saying, but when not in use – keep the lid on your ink pads! Some ink pads like Stazon come with a plastic lid liner – don’t discard this, use it together with the lid to help your ink pad stay fresh and protected.
  • Upside Down or Right Side Up? I often see tips to store dye based ink pads in particular upside down. I don’t store any of my ink pads this way, and have never experienced any issues. All of my ink pads are currently stored flat, lid side up and are always perfectly juicy when I come to use them (even ones I have had for years). A number of manufacturers seem to suggest that it really doesn’t matter which way you store your ink pads. If you come to use an ink pad and it seems a little dry – try leaving it upside down for a while, gravity may just do the trick and bring the ink pad back to life. Pigment based ink pads are more likely than dye-based to make a mess if you store them upside down, so watch out if your ink pads are particularly juicy.
  • On the side? I have previously stored some of my dye based ink pads on their sides and experienced no issues. Storing ink pads on their side may cause the ink to pool on one side – if you store them this way for any length of time rotating them periodically may be helpful. Ombre and other multi-coloured ink pads should not be stored on their side – the colours may run together.

Storage Solutions:

There are lots of different storage products available on the market. A quick search online will give you lots of ideas both for commercially available storage products and DIY solutions. Shelf style storage racks are great to keep inks flat and easy to access when you’re working, and you can either buy one ready made or make your own.

The only specific ink pad storage product I use personally are the Ranger Distress Ink Mini storage tins, which hold the mini size of Distress Ink pads. I use these for both my Distress Ink collection and other mini cube size ink pads like Hero Arts.

The tins are easy to pull out when I want to work with these pads, and keep everything neat and organised.

Those mini Archival Ink pads will be a little more organised in the future, as I have just seen that Ranger are releasing storage tins for them too!

All of my ink pads, sit in my 12×12 desk drawers. My personal preference is to have things accessible but not visible, especially as I don’t have a lot of space.

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Have you got any tips/suggestions regarding storing ink pads? What are your favourites? Feel free to share with us in the comments section!

If you try out the techniques shown in any of the posts with your Stamping Bella stamps, be sure to share! We would love to see the results and hear how you feel about them. Show off your creations in the comments below and even better, share your own favourite tips with us. Let’s talk stamping!

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above.  To make it easier for us to find you just use #markergeekmonday and/or #stampingbella as a hashtag. Even better tag me @markergeek and @stampingbella . We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy!

If you’re on Facebook join us in our private chat group Stamping Bella Sistahood to share your creations there and chat all things Stamping Bella related!

Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!

MWAH

Elaineabella

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