Teach Me Tuesday: Scrapbooking with Stamps

I have a confession today. I hoard stamp sets. Like lots of them. And there’s nothing wrong with that (and I’m sure many of you likely do the same thing!). So today I wanted to share with you a fun way to get lots of mileage out of your stamp sets — particularly if you are a scrapbooker! Today’s post actually goes along with my Teach Me Tuesday video from today. So maybe you should check that out first. Go ahead… go watch now. I’ll wait here. Did that give you some ideas? I hope so. Scrapbooking with stamps has so many benefits… you always have the right color embellishment, you can make as many of a certain element as you need and you can use it over and over again and get different looks each time! So I wanted to share the finished results with you here since the page wasn’t quite finished in my video. Here is the full 2-page spread: Here is the finished two-page spread. Now that it is all together, I think it might have been better if I did the chevron pattern on the right-hand side of the second page. Oh well. Done is

Read more

Scrapbooking With Stamps… Part 2!

Hello, hello friends! So I’m back again (for day four in a row!) and I wanted to share with you some more tips for using your stamps in your scrapbooks. First let me start by apologizing again for the poor photo… I tried to fix it, but let’s just face it yesterday was not a good day for taking photos (rainy = dark!). I did try and lighten it up for you, but then I made it a little crooked, but I still think you’ll get the idea. You’re smart… I know this! Anyway, would you like some more tips on how to use your beautiful assortment of stamps on your scrapbook pages? Okay… here we go! 4. Stamping ON your photos. Did you know you can use Staz-On ink directly on your photos? See the “Life is Good” sentiment on the upper right photo? Yup. Used my black Staz-On ink straight on my photo. TIP: I would recommend you practice stamping on scrap pieces of photos (you know, the one where you cropped that strange looking person behind Aunt Annie at the picnic? Yeah. That one). The reason why is because photos are slick (a.k.a. slippery) and as you

Read more