Gab with Gaby

An engineer's creative corner studio.

Sizzix eclips 2 Review and Unboxing

Tools, Sizzix, Die Cutting, Paper crafting, Reviews, Unboxing, Crafts, eclips 2, DiyGabriela SimsComment

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back with a video that I recorded a few months ago (I know!) to review and unbox the Sizzix eclips2! I am super excited about this and I cannot wait to do more projects with this machine.  I am especially excited about learning the ECAL software because I think it will allow me to make some cut files that I have been thinking about for a while, without having to go through Illustrator.  Anyway, check out the video below for the full review.

Overall I really like it and I'm excited to see what else it can do as well as what else is available in the Sizzix store.  One thing I mentioned in the video is that it is larger that my Cricut Explore, it is also bigger than the Scan n' Cut 2, just wanted to share that.  Ok, that's all for now, but I will be back into the regular swing of things pretty soon, I have some more reviews to share, including one on the We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy. Happy crafting!



How toGabriela SimsComment

Hi there everyone! I am sooooo far behind with product reviews and tutorials it's crazy.  I have 2 card kits I need to review, a light pad, several markers, and a cutting machine. Whew! I was so focused on the craft show that I literally fell behind on everything else, except school and work. Now that the show is done, I'm slowly getting back into the groove and I will be updating again. Thank you for sticking with me, happy crafting!



Balloons for a Craft Show

Gab with Gaby Stamps, Balloons, Craft Shows, Crafts, DecorGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone! Gaby here with some real talk about balloon decor. First let me start by saying I have never done balloon art or balloon sculptures in my life...until last Sunday. I decided to add balloons to my setup for the craft show, so I started watching a few YouTube videos...and this happened!


I had so much fun making that, I made this: 



And this: 



And finally, this: 



That was all in the span of a few days, but I really enjoyed it. I am still working out my booth decorations, but rest assured there will be balloons! Happy crafting!



Preparing for a Craft Show

Crafts, Diy, Gab with Gaby Stamps, Hand Lettering, Craft ShowsGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone! So I finally did it...I booked a craft show.  I have never done one before, but I have visited many, so I at least sort of know what I'm getting into.  I have been reading articles and it's amazing how many little things I overlooked when I was thinking of what I would need to bring. Like change, a receipt book, and bags for customers! Now I am aware of those things and I have started building my booth/display and I'm sure I will learn a lot more in that process.  I will be documenting the process in posts here and I have put up the info here. I will be updating that page as I do more shows/events. I decided to go with grids for my items because it would allow everything to be displayed.

Cards on display!   

Cards on display! 


I also made some blankets for this show, so I tested out hanging those as well. 


I'll probably need to get some new hangers, haha. 

I'll probably need to get some new hangers, haha. 

Of course I'll be selling Gab with Gaby stamps too and a certain pin. 


Had to zoom in here! 

Had to zoom in here! 

I am still working on a small card display for boxed sets of cards, but I think I have a solution, I'll post that once I check it out. In the meantime, I am organizing and recording inventory to make sure that I have enough stock, but not too much! I am creating3 prints for this show based on my hand lettering/drawing and I have to work out that display too. 

Design number one. 

Design number one. 

I also need to make signs and decorations, so it looks like I still have a ton of work to do! I cannot wait until this show, I feel like I will learn a lot and have a lot of fun. Until next time, happy crafting!