Stamping is not just for cards

When people hear about stamping, the first thing that comes to their mind is cards, especially birthday cards.  They bring joy to everyone who receives a card.  It's way more personalized than any store bought card can ever be.  They are also one of a kind. We can CASE as much as we like, but more than likely, we always tweek things to our preferences.

Second, and very close behind, is scrapbooking.  I have always looked at this hobby as a way of preserving my children's childhood.  It's a never ending job trying to keep up on all those memories.  

Stamping can also be used in home decor.  Several years ago, I did a Paper Pumpkin kit that included the cutest white picture frame.  I got bored with what was in there and it's been sitting empty on my counter.  It was way over due for a make-over.

The flowers are from the Everything is Rosy bundle.  First I chose some colors that work good together.  Random colors.


I didn't plan anything.  Sometimes I work best when I just stamp and cut out some images and randomly place them on the background.  Kind of like a jigjaw puzzle, but the pieces don't have a definate place.  Keep moving around, layering until you like how the results.

I stamped the "Amazing" from othe Incredible Like You stamp set.  As usual, I stamped it after all the flowers and leaves were glued on the base.  For the record, I don't recommend doing it that way.  Luck was on my side.  The base and stamp were lined up with the Stamparatus.  Very carefully, I colored  just  the "Amazing"  from the stamp.  It took several tries but it stamped perfectly.  Whew.  Next time, do it first.

This little picture will be going back in my stamp room.  Not empty this time.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper