Author Archives: Kristie Sloan

Tool Tip Tuesday – Mouse Pad

If you have a mouse pad around, you can use it as a crafting tool! Here are a couple of ways to get some use out of a mouse pad.

A mouse pad can be helpful in the craft room!
A mouse pad can be helpful in the craft room!

Turning a mouse pad over so that the spongy side is facing up, and you’ve got the perfect surface to use for stamping with acrylic stamps which don’t have a built in cushion.

  • Place your paper on top of the mouse pad
  • Place the acrylic stamp on an acrylic block
  • Add ink to your stamp
  • Gently but firmly stamp your image, and remove
  • Voila! A great image!

A mouse pad can also be the perfect tool to use with a piercing tool. Those piercing tools are sharp and can quickly poke and gouge into your work surface. There are sets available which include a mat to use with a piercing tool, but they are usually small. By using a mouse pad, you’ve got a much larger protective piece to work on. So if you’re doing paper piercing as a decorative element, or you are just poking a starter hole for a brad, try out a mouse pad!

How have you used a mouse pad in your craft room?

Cheers to YOUR Artful Adventures!

KS

Wednesday Wonder – Keeping Memories in Travelers Notebook Inserts

Wednesday Wonder – Keeping Memories in Travelers Notebook Inserts

It is amazing how many ways people find themselves doing some sort of memory keeping! Some of us are proud to consider ourselves “scrapbookers,” and others just want to keep a few memories along the way without shouldering the title. In the end, it’s about the stories and the pictures. Sometimes we don’t even have…Continue Reading