Saturday, June 30, 2018

Stampin Up to Copic Color Matches - Brights

*Pictures of SU paper and Copic markers from online sources. 

Newest colors missing some info and I will add as I find the information

Poppy Parade

RGB code 211-70-76
HEX code #D3464C

Copic Match  R08

Melon Mambo

RGB code 234-62-112
HEX code #EA3E70

Copic Match RV29

Flirty Flamingo

RGB code 242-133-138
HEX code #F2858A

Copic Match R32

Mango Melody

RGB code 235-174-85
HEX code #EBAE55

Copic Match  

Daffodil Delight

RGB code 255-211-92
HEX code #FFD35C

Copic Match Y35

Granny Apple Green

RGB code 171-182-68
HEX code #ABB644

Copic Match 

Coastal Cabana

RGB code 143-195-184
HEX code #8FC3B8

Copic Match BG32

Bermuda Bay

RGB code 75-163-158
HEX code  #4BA39E

Copic Match BG15

Pacific Point

RGB code 1-128-181
HEX code #0180B5

Copic Match B16

Gorgeous Grape

RGB code 119-691-150
HEX code #775BA6 

Copic Match V17

Online source for RGB & HEX color Codes current as of 2016 are from Marie Shaughnessy
Newest paper RGB & HEX codes are from Liz Whitney
Copic colors as of 2016 are from Kim Subgdahlsen
Newest copic matches are from Liz Whitney 

Friday, June 29, 2018

Stampin Up to Copic Color Matches - Neutrals

I chose to do the Neutrals first since I have most of these colors.
*Pictures of SU paper and Copic markers from online sources. 

Newest colors missing some info and I will add as I find the information

Merry Merlot

RGB code 153-53-79
HEX code #99354F

Copic Match  R56

Early Espresso

RGB code 80-57-49
HEX Code #503931

Copic Match E49

Soft Suede

RGB code 124-103-74
HEX code #7C674A

Copic Match E44

Crumb Cake

RGB code 188-172-144
HEX code #BCAC90

Copic Match E43

Sahara Sand

RGB code 194-187-169
HEX code #C2BBA9

Copic match  W4

Gray Granite

RGB code 187-182-176
HEX code #BBB6B0

Copic Match W5

Smoky Slate

RGB code 180-176-173
HEX code #

Copic Match N2

Basic Gray

RGB code 118-122-121
HEX code #767A79

Copic Match  N5

Mossy Meadow

RGB code 109-126-53
HEX code #6D7E35

Copic Match  G99

Night of Navy

RGB code 33-64-95
HEX code #21405F

Copic Match  B99

Online source for RGB and HEX color Codes current as of 2016 are from Marie Shaughnessy
Newest paper RGB and HEX codes are from Liz Whitney
Copic colors as of 2016 are from Kim Singdahlsen
Newest copic matches are from Liz Whitney 

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Evernote - Why I love it!

So after MONTHS and MONTHS of entering my stamps and now dies I am close to being done.
It is a long process but so worth it.
I recommend it to anyone trying to find out what you have hidden in your closet. 
I did purchase the advanced program but most without all my horde of items would be fine with the basic free system
I plan to go down to basic come August.
They limit the uploads per month on Basic and I wanted to get stuff done but not be bothered by having to wait for the MB to reset.

When and if searching for it this is the correct icon.

Why I like Evernote? I actually use it. I did all this work and I find it makes my life easier.
If I did all this work and didn't use it I would not be a happy camper. But I actually use this almost daily. 
My favorite things about Evernote? I can see what I have before I buy something and I wont buy doubles - Unless I want to... 
Benefits of Evernote:
You can add “tags”. You have a stamp set that is all about Flowers and has verbiage. Lets say it has a rose some leaves, a branch maybe some flower centers, and a few sentiments. You add the tags for each thing in the stamp set (for example, I would create the tags: Flowers, Flowers, Leaves, Branch, Flower Centers). I type in the verbiage for every set in the body of the note just after the picture which also is searched for using the tags. 
If you add tags for all of your sets, you can search in Evernote for whatever you need. If you search “flower”, every set that you stored and tagged with Flower will appear. That makes it very easy to find what you are looking for, as well as possibly remind you of something you weren’t thinking of.
The search function comes in handy when you know that you have a sentiment or an image, but you can’t remember what set it is in. Search in Evernote for the tag and there you go. Instant answers.

I took a picture of my screen sorry if its a bit blurry.

When using Evernote you can categorize things how ever you see fit. 
they call their categories Notebooks:

Calendar - For yearly calendars
Copic Markers - I keep all the colors I have, refills and matching to SU info here
Diecuts - Misc. companies Diecuts
Embossing folders - All of these are in 1 file its easier that way - 
     I do tag them by companies so I can search easier if I know the company
     I will do the same when I put my punches in.

Lawn Fawn Dies - All dies are listed here for Lawn Fawn - 
     If a set is matching to a stamp set that is noted too. I can't do this with all my dies as I like to inner       mix elements but ones that match only the stamps can go in the stamp sets
Lawn Fawn Stamps - All stamps for Lawn Fawn
Misc Stamp companies - All other stamp companies
     Again I tag them with companies.

Stampin up Dies - all dies that are Stampin Up
Stampin up Stamps - All Stampin up stamps
TH inks - Tim Holtz Ink cubes

Once you start a notebook you can enter in notes.
Each note can have lots of information put in it. I put in a picture of the stamp set/die/ink etc...
then you can put tags - information about the item.  
So the one that is currently on my screen is Healing Hugs Its a new SU set -
 I put the tags:
Background , Flower, Leaves, Rose, Stem
So if I look up healing, hugs, Background , Flower, Leaves, Rose, Stem this set will show up in my query.
And if I search get well soon, If Hugs & Kisses could cure , you'd be immune to everything feel better soon. Sending you healing vibes, and wishing you a quick and complete recovery. 

Any of those words will show this stamp set in a search as well

Hope the 2 examples of tags for searches helped you understand the process. If you ever want to come see my set up you are more then welcome. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Die Storage

I worked all weekend to get as many of my dies onto magnetic sheets and in plastic folders as I could.
 I am still needing about 100 more envelopes and more magnetic sheets.  It is a process...
Didn't take a before Pic but here is the after pictures:

Checked that all the Lawn Fawn were in Evernote
and re did their stickers 
New style is:
Company Name
Die name

Here is Sizzix, My Favorite Things and Taylored Expressions
Still need dividers

Here is larger dies - Need another box for these
and a bunch of small sets ready for packaging

Lawn Fawn to the right and misc to the left

I use Sizzix Plastic envelopes

And Vent covers from Home Depot

I adhere the vent covers to the backer chip from the SU paper I order. 
It is thin and white which works nice as a background. I cut them to 4 X 6
I use tear tape for the adhesive.
Its a little bit of work but worth the savings of buying the Scrapbooking brands.

Pretty much look like this when I am done

So I got all the labels printed and placed with each die set in the cart. This took a bit since some of my older dies I had to spend time researching what they were called and who they were by. I did pretty good on already knowing the companies but a couple threw me for a searching loop....
Spellbinders were probably the most confusing and I had the most time spent there looking for names of old ones called labels #2 etc....
But it all got done and feels great - Every die is listed in Evernote and ready for me to get more envelopes and of course some more magnet sheets but It is pretty organized and easy to finish as I get the items I need.
Maybe next weekend I will tackle the loose stamps I have. But of course I need more Avery Elle envelopes:).

Still a crazy amount to do but getting closer to done...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Stamp Clean Up Process

Here is a bit of information about what I have been doing with my Stamps to get everything compact and nicely organized.  It is a long process if you have a lot of stuff not so much if you don't.

Wood Stamps:
If it is wood mount and you have not unmounted them then that is of course step #1
Easy to do just put 1 wood block in the microwave at a time.
Small 5-10 sec
Medium 10-15 sec
Large 15-20 sec
Background 20-25 sec
Start with smallest time and check if pulls off easy.
The wood will get warm to hot as you have it in the microwave for longer periods of time so be careful.

Got a bunch of $2 wood mounts at a recent sale, here is one of them

Microwaved this one 15 sec

removed it from the block 

then quickly removed the sticker and placed it on the backing
 Best to work with 1 block remove stamp and if Stampin up you can remove the sticker as well and place that on the top of the sticky area so you can see the stamp. trim as needed. I like being able to see the image while I stamp so this is important to me.

I use this ez mount thin

If it is a non SU stamp or does not have the sticker on the top then I choose to remove the foam as well and replace with EZ Mount. Its a foam without the sticky on one side. The sticky side is super duper sticky so use scissors that you don't care about and clean frequently. I use De-Solve-it but goof off would work as well

Clear Mount  is easy just take them out of the package and put the stickers on (if not already done)
Get a sheet of acetate and cut to the size of your storage envelope

and Photopolymer is the easiest as it is already attached to the plastic.

finished the set in about 2 minutes possibly less
Take the stamps with the image sticker and trim to fit the stamp.
(see the extra plastic around the stamps)

Packaging Needs:
Avery Elle Large plastic envelopes
5 1/4 X 7 1/4 White paper
5 X 7 Clear Plastic acetate (thin)
Scotch double sided tape
Brother Label machine
I use size 12 mm white tape with black lettering

Next add a small amount of Scotch double sided tape to the backing and
adhere it to the Acetate sheet 

then slide the acetate sheet into the plastic pocket. 

Now this set is ready to go into Evernote and get filed with my other stamps.