Scrapbooking with Stamps – Part 2

Welcome back! Sorry it took me a bit to get back here with installment two, but here it is. This time we’re using stamps as a border. Repeating a stamped image is a great way to add a little pizzazz to a page and by using an image out of the same stamp set as an accent (the heart), it’s easy to coordinate the page. I used the “Best Friends Forever” stamp set (page 90 in the catalog). You can see in the full picture here that I actually used my first tip of using stamps as backgrounds on this page, too. I stamped the same image I used for the border as a background for my title. I love the new Labels Framelits for creating titles… it really works well to add a little emphasis. These pictures were taken at the Stampin’ Up convention in July 2011. They had a “Product Park” set up featuring all the new products in these cute little vignettes. Every time I went back to look, I always found something new… fun! The paper I used here is the new Sale-A-Bration paper, which you can earn free beginning today with every $50 order. Check

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Scrapbooking with Stamps – Part 1

If you’ve been visiting my blog for any length of time, you likely now that I was originally a scrapbooker. Making cards and 3-D items is totally a “new” past time for me. Twelve years ago I officially caught the scrapbooking bug. Technically I started long before that by putting my photos in those (horrible) magnetic albums, perfectly captioned with clippings from my favorite magazines. But it was about a decade ago when I really started scrapbooking in the traditional way we all think about it today. When I first signed up as a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, I was so excited at the opportunity to include stamping in my scrapbooking. Since becoming such a compulsive card maker, my scrapbooking has sort of dwindled to nearly non-existent recently. So in an effort to get some pages done and show you the benefit of using stamps in your scrapbooks, I’m starting this 8-part series on scrapbooking with stamps. In it we’ll “talk” about eight great ways to use stamps in your scrapbooking. Up first is using stamps as backgrounds on your pages. For this “Daddy’s Girl” page of my niece and her Dad, I used the Hello Doily background stamp (how appropriate,

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Happy New Year

Welcome 2012. Glad to have you here! Hopefully, your a kind, healthy and happy year. If you’ve been around my blog for any length of time you know that I love a New Year. It’s fun to have a fresh start. Are you familiar with Ali Edwards “One Little Word” campaign each year? The gist of it is that she selects one word to focus on each year… it sort of become her mantra for the year and often plays out in ways she never imagined when she first selected the word. While I’ve never really participated in “One Little Word,” I have selected “realize” as my word this year… as in realizing my blessings, realizing the moment, realizing success. That’s what I would like my 2012 to be. What’s your word? One thing I hope YOU realize is that the Stampin’ Up Holiday Mini Catalog is ending as of the end of the day today! So if you really wanted the adorable Stocking punch and Stitched Stocking Stamp Set — get it now or it is gone forever (we’ve already been told the punch isn’t carrying over to the next catalog… gasp!). Here is a really fun Christmas card

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