makes me happy and you will want all of it, that's all I'm sayin'! ;)
And the yummy mists that match perfectly!
To see more you can go to Rhonna's blog here!
things have been so out of control for us here but I am trying to get back into a normal routine just in time to leave again. We are debutting two new collections with Pink Paislee and I am excited to show you Soiree...but since Heidi and the Pink Paislee blog have lots of info on their blogs I will just leave you with a few yummy photos:
And how can we do without glimmer mist that matches the collection perfectly!
I have gotten lots of questions, usually after every webshow about what printer I use, where I get my ink and so forth so I thought I would share a few of my faves and hopefully that will help you decide what you need or want when printing out your House of 3 goodies.
I have an Epson R1900 printer which is my absolute all time favorite printer. The colors are very rich and vibrant and it prints photos to perfection...I can't say enough good things about it!
I purchase my ink from here. They also have every other type/brand of ink imaginable if you don't have an Epson printer. And since ComboInk just became an official sponsor they are giving my blog readers free shipping on orders over $50 right now...so stock up! We will also be doing some sweet giveaways with them in the future so stay tuned. I usually try to have at least (3) turquoise cartridges on hand at any time...I never want to be without that color in the middle of a late night crafting frenzy! ;)
My very favorite paper to print on when I am working on a project is Epson Premium Matte Presentation Paper. It is hands down the best, especially if you have an Epson printer. The ink doesn't run or bleed, and the weight of the paper is heavy so it is perfect for cards and embellishments.
Inkjet transparencies I usually get from here:
or my local office supply store. (I usually have the best luck at Office Depot but thats just me.) The transparencies are a bit pricier than paper and most people probably don't use as many as I do so it might be a good idea to buy a box and share with friends. Just make sure if you buy them that you get the inkjet transparencies, not just the overhead transparencies that you can copy onto. The inkjet variety have a special "rough" coating on one side that will grab the ink and hold it, the others don't and the ink will never dry once you print on them.
Resizing your printables:
I get ALOT of questions on this, and it is fairly simple but every printer is different and since it is a function of your printer settings I can only show you how I use mine to do it.
Go to print...on my screen this is what it looks like:
See there in the middle where it says scaled print size....that is where I will need to change the percentage to get what size I want. You can also change it by inches which is helpful when you are trying to get a very precise size. I love using that when I want to fit something in our Parisian Anthology Page Protectors.
And this is what I see once I have changed my percentage...in this case to 45%, it will show you in the left hand preview box so that you get a sense of what size you are scaling it to:
I hope this helps, really the best way to learn your printer is to just play with it until you figure it out. Not really probably the most technical or efficient way but it always seems to be the best way for me! ;)
Email me if you have any questions!
Here are the close ups from the jewelry pieces on the webshow tonight:
Just a few tips: If you are going to be wearing this piece quite a bit I would suggest using a harder resin like this Enviro-Tex Lite, it is a bit more durable. Glossy accents is great for light wear and when doing these projects with kids, just make sure whatever you use you let it dry over night. For my rings I stand them upright on a flower frog to let them dry. Just make sure they are level.
I get mine here:
Any questions...email me!
since I have neglected this poor little blog for the last two weeks. I have lots to update you on so please hang in there with me!
First and foremost I want to announce the the winner for the chandy crystal ornaments and parisian anthology scrap goodies from my last post. I apologize for being late with this announcement but I did not forget! Missy Brooks is the winner...Missy darling you are one lucky girl! I laughed when my daughter pulled your name out of the hat. Email me your physical address and I will get your prizes out to ya!
Now that we have that out of the way I would just like to say from the bottom of my heart thank you so much for the kind emails, comments, texts, dinners, and offers of help, but most of all for your prayers for our family! I know they are working as Rick is home after a difficult surgery and recovering nicely and will go in on January 11th for open heart surgery....we can not say thank you enough...it means the world to us!
Now onto the other stuff I am late on returning emails about....excuse the bullet list but that might be the only way I can answer everything...
And last but certainly not least....this little girl loved Christmas this year. When I started putting presents under the tree I would find them unwrapped all over the house, sneaky girl! So after we came down on Christmas morning Taylor told her to look up the chimney to see if she could see Santa, she didn't catch him but saw the present he left and started blowing kisses to him. Sweet baby girl!