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Distressing In the Bag

I'm a huge fan of the In the Bag die and have used it a lot!  If you like to stalk my blog you already know this;) I taught a class the other night and this was one of the fun crafty things we made.  Did you know I teach this stuff now.  Wouldn't it be fun to do an online class, build it and sell the kits!  Not sure if anyone would be into that? Off track... Behold...the Bag.  I stamped the compass Blueprint Travel set onto red distress paper, then cut the star part adding some Rock Candy for a subtle shimmer.  I stamped again "Enjoy the Journey" on some more red and hand cut that.  Great trick for us crooked stampers. I stamped the compass from the Blueprint Travel stamp set, embossed with the compass folder and sanded my distress paper.  I'm addicted to this paper.  I love the Film Strip Ribbon and the nib just finishes it off. I don't buy anything unless I can really use it.  When I picked up the new Mini Film/ Mini Ticket strip die I thought the film s…

12 Tags of 2013- April Tag

APRIL- TAG TIME I did it. I got April's Tag done!  I admit it, I bought the stamp set...BUT ON SALE!  I have a lot of the dies now and found I was severely lacking in the stamps.  Meaning I had NONE!  So, I have been slowly building my collection.  I have been eyeing this one for some time and was excited to see it being used for April's Tag and to get it. Lets start with "I'M SO EXCITED FOR THE NEW PAINTS"  I did pick up a few so what I don't have I used my other goodies to make up for.  So don't panic...like I did.  Use what you have and you'll get there! There's some paints, distress ink and stain.  Everything but the kitchen sink;)  I added my Inks which really makes it POP!  It just makes it all rich. I really had fun with all the inks and stains.  The water misting at the end really pulls it together.  I keep all my metal bits in my Grandmother's old tin.  There's something about pushing all the bits around until you find what yo…