MFT Thankful for Wonderful You Kitty Card & We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Review

Hello my crafty friends! I have a sweet card for you today and a review of the hottest new stamping tool on the market: We R Memory Keepers Precision Press.

The card was inspired by My Favorite Things Color Challenge #57

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and My Favorite Things Thankful for YOU – Spread Your Thankfulness post. In fact many of the current challenges focus on Thanks – like Simon Says Stamp’s Monday and Wednesday Challenges and MarkerPop!’s Challenge #108

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I happen to need a Thank You card for a dear friend who is always doing kind things for me… she recently dropped of lunch and flowers with some crafting supplies and chocolates to boot! Her sweetness inspired this card:

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That background was stamped using my new We R Memory Keepers Precision Press.(Thank you, MarkerPop!!) I’ve had my MISTI stamping tool (the Original size) for just over a year and a half now and I love it! Except… there are times I wish it was bigger. If I’d’ve stamped this with the MISTI, I’d’ve had to move the stamp several times because the closed, raised borders get in the way. However, with the Precision Press, I only had to move my paper.

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When my Precision Press arrived, my first thought was, “Oh, no! I hate those type of wrappers!” But as I looked at the back, I was pleasantly surprised to see they’d made an easy pull-tab to save you from getting out the heavy-duty scissors. Yay!

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The Precision Press had some minor chips off the edges of the plastic, which makes me want to be sure to be extra careful not to drop it as I can tell it might shatter easily.

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Of course, the plastic on my MISTI is beginning to show cracks in it after only a year and a half, but it doesn’t affect its functionality.

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I made up this comparison chart for those of you who might be considering either of these fine tools:

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You’ll notice I mention the hard surface as opposed to the cushion. I think you get a crisper image with a cushion. You can tell in this close-up that I pushed harder on some of my impressions on the background than others:

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Some have asked whether the Precision Press can handle the thicker, cling-mount rubber stamps. Yes, the lid expands/lifts up as you can see here:

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I was a little concerned about whether it would get a good impression, so I inked up this MFT background stamp and stamped it with both the Precision Press and the MISTI:

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They both did a fine job! The MISTI has saved me countless do-overs allowing me to stamp over as many times as I want in the exact same spot to get the best ink coverage. My only wish was to be able to do more on larger paper. The Precision Press fills that need at a lower price (and it’s smaller and lighter weight, too). I will probably still use my MISTI for simple stamping of clear stamps because of the cushion and the Precision Press for backgrounds like I did today and for stamping on larger pages.

Enabler alert: We R Memory Keepers is having a giveaway of the Precision Press on their blog this week… hurry over to check it out! If you want to get one,  MarkerPop! has them on backorder for $32.29 right now. (No, I don’t get a cut for telling you that.)

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Supplies used:

  • My Favorite Things stamp sets: Candy Jar Companions, Friends Like Us, I Knead You, and Simply Fabulous Sayings
  • Memento dye inks: Angel Pink & London Fog
  • Tsukineko Versamark Ink
  • Hampton Art Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: C1, 3; RV04; W1
  • Core’dinations white cardstock
  • Misc foam adhesive squares

I’m entering this card in the following hops and challenges… click on any one of them for more info on how you can join the fun!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a lovely week!

~D.Ann

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Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Bookmark & MISTI

Hello and welcome! Today is the first day of the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

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In last Winter’s hop there were over 600 projects linked up. This time there are over 50 Super Sponsors offering some terrific prizes, so come join the fun!

I’m starting out with a crazy bookmark:

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You may remember THIS POST, where I did some watercolor painting with Glimmer Mists and made some mosaic tiles from eggshells…

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When I was done, I took a manila tag and sopped up the leftover ink and had a pretty SPRING GREEN background waiting to be stamped and embellished. I then took my favorite tool – the MISTI (Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented) and went to work.

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I love the MISTI because you can lay out your stamps and embellishments exactly where you want them, then close the lid and it picks up the stamp so you can ink it and put it right back down and stamp exactly where you wanted it.

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Another reason I love the MISTI is when you don’t get a clean impression the first time ’round – you just re-stamp until you’re satisfied. I can’t tell you how many projects got this far before I had my MISTI and I’d try my best to align the stamp, but it would be off, giving me a double impression and making me have to start over. That was SO frustrating! But NO more!!

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It’s also great for mass-producing cards and getting perfect images on every one. (If you don’t have one yet, you might want to check out SoSuzyStamps – she’s even giving away a Mini Misti on her blog! (She’s also one of our Super Sponsors, thanks!))

Here’s a close-up of this crazy cat and you can see a bit of the shimmer on the tag. So is the feather her super cape? Did she down ALL those cups of coffee and then try to catch the family bird? That feather between her toes IS rather suspicious! I love that adorable stack of cups from STAMPlorations- Another of our Super Sponsors – thanks! That much coffee would also explain why her eyes are bugging out. lol!

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The coffee ‘beans’ were a thick application of Liquid Pearls. Before they were dry I just ran a fingernail down the center.

Materials used:

  • STAMPlorations COFFEE HAPPY stamp set
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Crazy Cats stamp set
  • Sizzix Framelits Tim Holtz Crazy Cats dies
  • Darice embossing stencil Cat (paw print)
  • MISTI stamping tool
  • Ranger Inkssentials Craft Tags – Manila #5 size
  • Neenah Astroparche cardstock
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Crushed Shells, Fairway, Forest Green, Gold, and Mustard Seed
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology tissue tape – butterflies
  • Copic Markers: E13, 23, 33, 74, 79; R32; RV04; Y13; YG17
  • Pigma Micron pen 01 black
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls – dark chocolate
  • Art-C molding paste – black
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs
  • Kuretake Zig Wink of Luna – Gold & Green
  • Kuretake Zig Wink of Stella – clear
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Misc. feathers and ribbon

Goodness… the list is longer than the tag itself! Haha! Or, ask the Brazilians say: ‘kkk!’ Which is an onomatopoeia for a little snicker sound… try it! Kkk!!

Onomatopoeia – ˌä-nə-ˌmä-tə-ˈpē-ə – the formation of a word from the vocal imitation of the sound associated with it. Like buzz or hiss.

I’m playing along in the following hops and challenges, in case you’d like to join the fun, just click on the name for the link:

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I’m so glad you could stop by today. I hope to be able to get at lease one post a day during this hop if my health permits, so I hope to see you back real soon!

Have a wonderful day!!

-D.Ann

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