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3.04.2009

The Crowds Roar...It's Day #4!!!

Is it day #4 already? The articles by our staff are being finished up as we speak and are ready to start going live next week. Please know that we are reading all of the comments and taking copious notes for future articles. You speak and we listen!

Day 3 Winner:

Toni said...
I was recently introduced to Black Market Paper Society, and I LOVE their paper! Very bold colors and patterns, and the texture is amazing!

Thanks Toni! I had not heard of them before and went to check out their papers and I am definitely intrigued! Please email your full name and mailing address to thescrapreview@hotmail.com so we can send out your prize!

Now back to the FUN...If you have looked around our site already you may have realized that here at TSR we know that you, as a consumer, are the ones who are calling the shots. This site won't work for you if we don't report on what YOU want to know about. So each day of this launch, our comments will be based on a certain theme and the products in that theme you are interested in seeing reviewed.

But first, today's prize....




U Turn Clear Acrylic Album from Clear Scraps.
Now, I could be wrong, but as far as I knew, Clear Scraps was the first company to release acrylic albums. So. if that's true....Thank You from everyone here at TSR!

To be eligible to win, please:

- leave a comment on this post telling us what you are dying to know about STAMPING. Are you as confused as I am about all of the different types of stamp pads on the market? Do you sit and wonder to yourself, "What exactly IS a blending pen?". We want to know what YOU want to know about all things stamping.

- comment must be posted today by MIDNIGHT PST/3:00AM EST.

(Sorry, this drawing is NOT eligible for International shipment)
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110 comments:

GEL-Oh said...

Are there secrets to embossing? I can never get it right.

Bethy said...

Oh what a pretty Acrylic Album. I love stamping and love to try new techniques, make cards, use stampin on my scrapping projects etc. I have 100's of acrylic stamps and even have used my 6 year old daughters cute little Princess stamps from a child's kit she got for her birthday. Im not so good at the blending technique though. Some tips would be GREAT!

PamS said...

What ink pads are best for stamping on acrylic? Do you have to do something so that it doesn't run?

GothamGal said...

Fabulous prize!!!
I'd like to know how to do different stamping techniques, like kissing...

Susan said...

Cute album! I would like to know the best ink pads and any easy techniques for a beginner.

Rebecca W said...

I would like to know how to set different styles of ink (pigment as opposed to chalk, ect). I would also like to know how to do multicolored stamping. I don't know a lkot about stamping so pretty much anything would be a new technique.

Ashley Harris said...

I want to know everything about stamping! Truly. What kind of ink to use on clear stamps, what ink lasts and all that good stuff!!

Sarah L. said...

How the heck do stampers get the absolutely beautiful multi-colored images that look so perfect? How can MINE look fabulous too? Do they color? What types of pens do they use? How can the average scrapper like me make beautiful stamped images too?

carpediem said...

Great album! Ir would be helpful to have information on different coloring techniques using markers!

The Starks' said...

I would like to see awesome stamp storage that makes your stamps VISIBLE! I don't use what I cannot see, LOL!!

Tina Schadone said...

I don't stamp often but when I do I can never remember what kind of ink pad works best on what. I waste alot of time on trial and error then give up.

destiny1 said...

I'd like to know the difference in types of inks, & which work best with clear stamps so they don't stain.

Kim

Cindy B. said...

I just wish I could do all the cool thing Tim Holtz does with stamps!

Elizabeth said...

I guess, I would want a simple run down of all the different types of inks and what they are good for. :)

Thanks!!

Kimberly said...

I would be interested in the different ways to store acrylic stamps. I would also like to know which brands tend to yellow. Does this really matter? As a tag: will acrylic albums turn yellow over time?

BTW, I just srapped and posted a hybrid layout using the Black Market Paper Society .

HL0517 said...

I have some Stayzon white ink, but it nevers comes out clear - please help what am I doing wrong??

Heidi Y said...

Please tell me everything about stamping... from which is the right ink to use on acrylic, and over a photo; how to clean my clear stamp + wood stamps; how to store my inks. I've heard different ways to do all this and would like to know the best way. Thanks!!

kim harter said...

I would love to know the best way to stamp on glass and photos and what ink to use. also storage is a big issue. I like to see what I have otherwise I never use them :)

Nathalie said...

A review of the different inks out there and what ink to use on what surface would be very helpful! What a fun prize!

Ravengirl said...

I am dying to know which is the best black ink to use in most cases!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Which type of ink pads do you use for which type of project? There are so many out there in the market and I get confused. I have tried using my Stazon with my acrylic stamps but the color will not come clean afterwards.

Annie said...

I am a relative newcomer to stamping and I need to know lots of stuff...what are the best stamps? Rubber or acrylic? What is the best cleaner for each of those? How to get the best print out of each of those applicators?
What inks NOT to use with either rubber or acrylic? How best to store them? (Mine are a big mess in a drawer)
Thanks so much!

Jaime said...

What is the difference between a regular ink pad and a chalk ink pad?

A splash of Sherry said...

I have tons of the rubber stamps. But not many of the acrylic. I see pros and cons to both. Which do you think are the best?

Holly said...

Ok ... I can never remember which stamp pads should be stored right side up, and which ones should be stored upside down!! Why doesn't it say these things on the ink pad itself? please help!

Momma Martin said...

I would love tips on using stamps more successfully and not ending up with a project that looks as if a 9 year old did it! Help!!
Barb

lynn029 said...

I want to know how to stamp on material, like a onesie. I'd also like to know more about blender pens and how to clean them.

Alicia said...

OK, I think I have stamping down...
but I would like to hear more about copic markers-used regularly with stampers images... what would a scrapbooker want to do with them?

Jennifer said...

I would love a review/comparison of different ink pads and what medium the work best on ie, glass, acrylic, paper,fabric...

Also, what's the trick to using the stamping markers? I would love to use them but they seem rather intimidating on the more intricate stamps.

meganklauerphotography said...

An emboss resist technique would be a great stampin' tech. to show!

Penny Smith said...

I'm good on stamping in general-but Unity Stamps, I think they would be a great company to highlight! Very unique system!

Mandy said...

I would love some stamping tips especially about inks what ones work best on which material (ie. photos, fabrics)?and acrylic vs rubber? blending pens and the copic markers. Any info and tips would be great!!

mustangkayla said...

I'm not a stamper, so I know hardly anything about it. I'd like the low down on ink-pads. Everytime I try to stamp it seems like the lines aren't very bold and don't come out right.

Robin said...

Awesome giveaway today :) I would really like to know how you clean your stamps - what really works. Also storage would be a good topic.

Alicia Rasmussen said...

Where to start? I've done scrapbooking and have just recently dabbled in the digital world, but have never really stamped. It seems overwhelming to me... don't know where to begin.

Abbey S. said...

I would love to know how to use that white staz-on ink. I bought some, however, am not quite sure what to do with it. I would also like to know what people use to color in their stamped images -- some look so cool (are there really great colored pencils, paints etc.)

AngMomof3 said...

I shy away from stamping because it just seems to be an extra process requiring lots of extra supplies.

I guess I'd like to know what would be the best "stuff" to have and use as a minimalist stamper.

Erin said...

I would like to see how different people store their stamps.

Stamy said...

I would love to know more about blending, as someone new to stamping, information on basics would be wonderfull.

Kate said...

I love stamping, but would love more info on how to use/store/clean clear stamps. I'm not as comfortable with clear stamps as wood-backed rubber stamps...

Unlikely Kreator said...

I always wonder how to make the images look more polished. They always seem kinda uneven - some parts bolder n some faint.

Cheers!

sarahw said...

I never know about the weightof paper. How do you know you have good, quality cardstock?

Shemaine said...

Here's the thing that I really want to learn, what's differences between the types of inks like Pigment compared to Archivel etc....thanks!

ckmom78 said...

hmm here lot's about copics-not sure waht they are?

Erica said...

I'm interested in the kissing and masking techniques.

Also, I'm wondering if the Canadian company Pageframes was the first to work with acrylics. I could be wrong, but I'll be wondering.

Carol S-U said...

What is stamp conditioning, and do all types need to be conditioned?? I had recently read somewhere that to get more even stamped images, this is a must.?

Kristine in WA said...

I would love to incorporate stamps into my scrap pages without it looking like it doesnt fit. Need some techniques and skills. :)

Anonymous said...

i just love that album.

hmmmm stamps....just wondering about that glimmer mist and what inks should be used for acrylic albums.


lynda p in calif

Amber C said...

I love stamping, but what is the best way to keep the ink from smearing? Is it the ink, my technique, etc?

Scrapycandy said...

I would love to have things spelled out for me...there are water based pens/inks and alcohol based and each has to have a specific blender I believe. And there are watercolor pencils...so which should I use and why? Are the alcohol pens more of a fad? Are there drawbacks to any of these? Should I consider all types for stamping? And my oddest question: why do we use stamps that look freehand drawn and not simply freehand draw the image ourselves? We should encourage more freehand drawing I think.

Tracy said...

I'd like to know the best way to produce very clear distinct lines with stamps!

Erin Glee said...

I've heard several variations about the best way to prep clear stamps before use... from washing them with detergent to lightly sanding them so the ink doesn't bead up. What is "The Scrap Review's" official answer? And the best way to clean them after stamping? Can you use fabric ink that needs a solvant cleaner on clear stamps or will that ruin them?
I love the acrylic U-Turn album... perfect for my boys on the GO!

CrystalMN said...

I think it would be fun to learn new stamping techniques and also which inks work best on which surface.

erin m said...

Does STAZ-ON stamp cleaner really work on acrylic stamps? I have regular stamp cleaner, but it doesn't get rid of my STAZ-ON ink, don't want to invest in another cleaner that doesn't work either.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know what is the deal with the rubber stamps that aren't on the wood blocks instead you use a acrylic block with them. Do they stick to the blocks just like the clear stamps, how do you store them etc. Also, what about wood stamps that you want to remove from the wood blocks, how do you do this? Thanks so much, carly deemster22@verizon.net

Jodee said...

I would like better explanation and examples of the different types of inks. What they work best on, why, and how. I've read it before, but I still don't know. Thanks!

lenore said...

I want to know about embossing powders - have never used them and not sure how to start and way I need.

Wendy said...

RU Kidding me, my sister and I were just having this conversation, she was asking me the difference between the ink! I havent a clue I said, the conversation was dropped.

Please help me answer that question!

Many Thanks
Unable to Ink in VA.

Roxanne said...

What is the best method to clean your stamps?

I was told several years ago that Windex and paper towel was fine (for regular ink)....but now there are different stamp scrubbers and mists...what's a gal to do?!

ShellyJ said...

I would love to find a good white ink pad! :)

Amie said...

What kinds of stamps are best for different textures...on photos, cardstock, other stamped images, acrylic, etc?

Amie
amiedanny@msn.com

Hockeygirl19 said...

I would love to know the easiest stamping technique that leaves the biggest impression on your layout!

Ellen Sutton said...

Is there a special marker for acrylic stamps? I can never color mine different colors and it turn out right!! Example - a flower with a stem. Who wants the flower green or the stem purple? HELP!!

Ellie
elliemae524@yahoo.com

Valerie Bishop said...

I'd love to know the best way to stamp on acrylic....which I'd love to do if I won it!! Thanks!!

dawn said...

I am so excited to see your site up & running! YEAH!! :)

What is the proper way to clean the stamps?

Thanks!
Dawn

Carolyn G said...

I honestly want to know about all the different inks available. Water Based, craft, chalk... so may options!

Jenn said...

I've never done heat embossing, is it hard?

Also, what's with the Copics certified classes?

Etta said...

Inks??? What are the different kinds best for? How do stampers get the details to be so many different colors?

jennie said...

I seem to be unable to not make a mess when stamping. Ink everywhere. And I am often just not happy with the image once stamped. Help!

Amy said...

i am a stamper in the simplest form. inkpad and stamp. i would love to know more about alcohol inks, blending pens, and chalks. i don't know the first thing about them ~ i find them very intimidating! :)

Susanne said...

First, what are Copic pencils? Also, I need some ideas for stamp storage!

sssalad said...

I struggle with stamping sometimes. How do stampers make their images look like they could be on a greeting card? LOL How do they do all the shading? Do they use ink pads or color the stamps in with markers?

Lisa said...

Can you please share some information on ALCOHOL INKS? I'm very intrigued by some of the neat patterns I've seen, I'd like to know more about applying, blending, color combos and perhaps some ideas/inspiration. Thanks! ;)

Mel said...

I'm interested in getting the absolute best images from acrylic stamps...I still struggle with those!

Gayle215 said...

I would love ideas for organizing clear stamps. I have literally hundreds of clear stamps, all shapes & sizes, but I haven't figured out a way to organize them!

Debbie said...

I would like to understand the Copic Designer Sketch Markers and Copic Ciao Markers.

Why are they so popular? Do they require special paper?

How do they compare to Tim's Alcohol Inks?

Thanks
debbie Peysen

Margo said...

I really want to learn how best to colour in stamps... copic markers? pencil crayons? What is the best, prettiest and easiest to do?

melissa s said...

I'd like to know why there are so many types of inks, and which is best for each technique.

Lisa said...

This is a great album, thanks for the chance to win! My biggest stamping confusion is inks. Really. Dye, craft, hybrid. It's overwhelming. And I don't want to buy more than I REALLY have to have.

AmyInKy said...

I'm pretty much open to learning anything about stamping. My problem is that I buy the pretty stamps and then put them in a basket. Where they stay.

Anonymous said...

Is there a good storage system for the stamps that do not have the wood blocks?

Jill

mandmsmom said...

I've heard that is better to use pigment ink--that it lasts longer--however mine seems to smear easily. How do you fix it so it won't smear?


mandmsmom

Suz said...

Best white ink for a clear image on dark papers

Catherine said...

I am a novice stamper - I'd love to learn more about prepping the stamps for use.

~*~ Stephanie ~*~ said...

I would have to say I would like to know more about embossing. I don't have the FIRST clue about it... what all tools are needed? what ink is needed? Are there differences in embossing powders?

EJoloya said...

I want to learn about those glue pads. I'm not really sure what it's for and what it does and how to use it. I'm assuming it's for stamping something because they sure look like stamp pads.

Kristin said...

Stamp Pads...which is the best and most saturated.

Carla Rae said...

I have a ton of stamps that i had bought for one layout or one special card...It would be nice to no How to create a great background using a bunch of non related stamps...I mean I know Stamp stamp stamp randomly on the paper, but How can you do it in layers and colors and make them look like some fab new paper and not just look like stamp stamp stamp...LOL
Carla

Mary F said...

ah Stamping- I have the basics down but with the populaity of acrilic stamps I love the thought of using those so that I can see where I'm stamping but I never seem to do it the right way-what about addressing all the changes and having a re-cap of all the things that have changed in the industry-new products-ways to store acrilic stamps, some of the new products, inculding muddling out all the differnt types of ink and what they do. Generaly a "new" review of the industry because it is all so confussing these days!

mommysews said...

Inks - what kind do you use for what, and what is the difference anyway. And while I am on a roll, what if any are the difference between different types (rubber, foam and acrylic) stamps in the acutal stamping.

Ashley said...

Which stamp ink/stamps will last and not wipe off of- metal.
The other day I was creating a metal piece of art and wanted to stamp on the back with my name, it wasn't working. I had the wrong stamp ink...
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

I don't know a thing about stamping! One of my scrappy goals for 2009 is to dive in and figure out how.

Jaime Wilkins said...

I'd love to know more about "prepping" stamps, do you sand them?

huskers said...

What is the best glue pad/glue to get glitter to stick to paper and not all over me?? I have tons of glitter and love the look but have problems with it. Please help!!

Pat said...

I would love to know the difference in inks--pigment ink, archival ink, etc. I don't know which type to buy for my everyday stamping.

Melissa said...

I am eager to know more about the diffent types of ink, and embossing powders. Which ones do I use for what layouts???

TraciLS said...

You hit the nail on the head. I would love to know about all of the different kinds of inks, the different kinds of stamps, I have no clue what a blender pen is. How do people color in their stamps? What about stamp storage?

Kari said...

I want to know how to incorporate more stamping into my scrapbook pages. :)

strent said...

Well, of course I am with everyone else on the stamp pad issue: which one is best!!! The next thing I always wonder is about cardstock. I have tried nearly every white cardstock out on the market and for what I do (don't own copics) I don't see why I need to spend an arm and a leg for just layering or making the body of the card. I just save the expensive stuff for when I am going to color (pencils or SU markers).
oh, and why does everyone make 4.25 x 5.5 cards; I know it's too cut a 8x11 paper in half; but quite frankly, I like getting and giving larger cards.
Wow, that was a lot. sorry, love the new site!!

Robin said...

Tips for different stamping techniques would be great:) I love the U-turn album.

sheila said...

How can I be better and lining up my 2-step stampin stamps... example... have these totally cute xmas trees by SU... the tree is solid... then you can dress it several ways with the 2nd stamp. my tinsle was EVREYWHERE!!!

C Trimble said...

I would like to know the best kind of ink!

ms.cheryl said...

I keep buying stamps but i hardly ever use them because i don't know how to color them. I'm really interested in copics.Thanks, ms.cheryl

PattiM said...

When I'm not scrapbooking, I'm stamping. But I have a hard time with copic's blender. I either take too much ink off or I can't get the blending right. Not having alot of copic's I don't have the choice of 10 blues, with each one getting darker.

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!

it's that mykle! said...

that damn copic blender. how does it work?

kim.mom said...

I want to know the differences between all the different types of inks.

Aimee said...

i would like to know about Copic Markers... I hear so much about them, and people use them in stamped art all the time, (or so I hear)... but I'm a copic-retard.

:)

Jingle said...

Well, I do a lot of stamping and I have taught a lot of classes on it, too. I guess what I would like to see is more of the newer techniques. I seem to come across the same ones over and over.

Cassie said...

I have never used a blending pen. i hear people talk about copics...I don't have them now and I am pretty happy...lol...maybe I don't actually need them. maybe you shouldn't tell me what they are...ignorance is bliss! :)

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

What do you think are some basic stamps that every scrapper should have in their arsenal of products? :)