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new papertrey samples!


Don't you just love all 5 sets that Papertrey Ink released this month? I can completely see myself reaching for all of the sets repeatedly when I am stamping and scrapbooking from now on. I am little embarrased to admit that before these sets, I had never owned any of the scalloped Marvy punches. Can you believe that? Anything you may have seen were ones that I had punched from my friends punches when we had get togethers (thanks LZ and HB!) I would have my 40% off coupon in my hands, standing in front of the punches at Crafts Direct and think... which one... which size? In the end I would always walk away empty handed, but then see great samples and head back in with my next coupon. Thanks to these new sets, I am all set up with my first 3 scallop punches and I know they won't be my last.


This scrapbook page I stamped the square borders right on the pictures with the white stazon ink - very fun! It was so easy to line up the border on the punched picture with the acrylic stamps - no guessing, I could see exactly where it was going to go. You might recognize the pictures from Ink & Nickel's first craft fair... Did I ever mention where the name Ink & Nickel came from? It's a combination of mine and Brianna's last names: Inkster and Nichols.


I think this is probably the very first 12 x 12 - 2 page spread I have ever completed. I usually work in the 8 1/2 x 11 format, but after seeing the albums on 2peas like this that combine all sizes, I was inspired to work bigger. A HUGE goal of mine is to get my family scrapbooks in order. I have so many pages that I have done floating around and I am working hard to get into books so we can have them to page through and enjoy - because really, that's what it is all about.