I Got a Frog...
Bisque Pottery Technique

Letterpress With Versamark Tutorial

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Wow, we had a good mail day today, I had to get some new battery candles to replace the ones that I sold to Carol...ha! She loved the ones I brought back from my BFF Tracy's in PA, so she bought them. So they came today, and also I had ordered on-line a couple bottles of wine from one of the winery's we went to on our Lehigh Valley tour in PA.  Jeff and my 26th Anniversary is on November 2 so I thought I would order a couple bottles cause I know I like it. 

Look how safely they were packed. Those plastic packing things were brilliant. I could have ordered another bottle for the same shipping cost, but I didn't know that till I placed the order.

Look at the funny label on the side of the box. Jeff made sure to point it out to me.

I also wanted to show you how to use the new Letterpress plates with a Versamark pad, so I whipped up a quick video.


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At this angle you can see how the Letterpress plate indents into the paper.

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Stamp Set: Greeting Card Kids, Always

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Regal Rose, Watercolor Paper

Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Versamark

Misc: Candy Cane Big Designer Buttons, Lots of Love Letterpress Plate

I love the Big buttons, and see how easy it is to "thread" them?  Just cut thin pieces of cardstock and use it.  I just used the watercolor paper.

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So we got three eggs today, so that means either Clara and Alice are working over time or Stella is laying now too.  I think it is Stella, she seems to be laying down more when I check the boxes, plus she is the next biggest after the other two...she is also getting more tame.  Gertie is getting bigger but she is still the smallest.  So Jeff said there was a cat in our yard when he got home. All I can say is it better think twice about messing with my girls.

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A few of you have asked about the frog I got.  I bid on them on ebay, and they are metal flower frogs, and they are pretty heavy.  If you want to use them for displaying cards you need to make sure the teeth allow you to do that.  See how you can see the teeth are in a straight line, leaving a straight line of space to put the card in. Some of them the teeth are not like this, and you will have to bend the card up to get it in. I hope that makes sense, I took the above picture so I hope that helps. I had no idea till Tracy told me that. Gotta love her!

Well I just put a coat of polish on my nails and am typing with two fingers, so I am gonna call it a night.

Have a great Saturday and thanks for stopping in!

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