Monday, February 18, 2008

Go win some blog candy and learn about autism

Erika Martin is a super talented card maker and scrapbooker, and her son Zach, has autism. Erika is a great advocate for autism awareness and her son is an amazing kid with tons of talent.

Erika is giving away some great blog candy and you should head over to her blog and check it out

And then read up on the rest of her blog, you can learn lots about autism, and see all of Erika's amazing creations to boot!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Gina K Question

Someone asked if Gina K makes one stamp set at a time. No, it's two, and yes, it's a ton of work for her to make them. Makes each and every stamp set even more special, huh?! Now, when she has a big release, they have a ton of them made off site, but they still mount them to the cushy sticky backing, (I have a way with words, huh, lol)and they do the packaging. I am awed and amazed at how hard Gina K and her staff work to bring all of us stampin addicts high quality stamps!!

More deets about the process:
~it takes about 6 minutes for the stamps to cook
~you have to hand pump the vulcanizer to about 500 pounds of pressure for the
cookin, Gina's gotta have some serious biceps!!
~the vulcanizer heats up super hot to cook the stamps, so Gina has to wear oven
mitts to pull them out
~The rubber is placed on a magnesium die plate, this gives the hightest quality
stamp, deeply etched

The pic below is a side by side comparison of the improvements Gina has made to her can't see it too well in the pic, but her stamps now (on the left) are much more deeply etched!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Even More Gina K pics!!

Another set of pics after the 6 minutes passed for the stamps to cook ~ nope, cooking is not the right word, but I like the way it sounds ;)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

More Gina K pics!!

More pics from my fabulous Flybaby Trip to Gina K's store!!! In the second and third pic, their is a phone conversation going on with my friend Lee. This was her way of being "there!"

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Gina K stamps

So, I am fighting the stomach flu and allergies, so I have not created anything, but have been cutting out the stamps I bought from Gina K's store. So, no pics of creations, but how bout some fun pics of Gina K showing us how she makes the stamps?!?!?

I can't get them all into one keep coming back to see, using Gina K as a shameless plug for my blog and making you come back for more...well, if anything will get you to come back it's Gina K!!!