Saturday, December 31, 2011
I used the clear acetate from a new package of myStampBOX stamps (yes, I save them!) and die cut it using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Baroque die. I mounted that with some foam adhesive onto a sparkly piece of patterned paper and highlighted the edges with silver Stickles. I stamped the sentiment from Straightforward onto another Tim Holtz die cut piece and embossed using Zing! silver glitter powder. It looked sad without its own round of Stickles on the edges, so I couldn't resist. I finished the card off with two fabulous Sparkle Burst brads from Karen Foster Design which remind me of New Year's fireworks.
I hope your year has been crafty and full of fun. Best wishes for another healthy, happy year of inspiration. Keep sharing those ideas!!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The ornament on the right was left its original canvas color. I stamped the edge of the oak left from Floating Leaves using Peeled Paint Distress ink all around the edges. I think it's a great substitute for holly! The sentiment in the center is from Small Greetings. A little more Stickles and some gold trim were all it needed to complete the look.
These ornaments were fun and easy to make. Link me up in the comments section if you made stamped ornaments this year. Happy stamping!
Friday, December 9, 2011
The designers at myStampBOX are sharing 12 days of stamping inspiration. Check out my quick post with this cute stocking stuffer! Be sure to click back and forward on the blog to see the other 11 days of projects. Merry Christmas!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
I'm kicking off the month of December with a holiday publication! Here's my sweet pal, Lexi, in a new Christmas layout featuring products from Karen Foster Design. Click HERE for all the supplies and instructions. Happy holiday scrapping!
Thursday, November 24, 2011
If you have just happened upon our event now, please begin your journey on the Canvas Corp Blog here.
Many of our wonderful designers are joining us today to show off some inspirational creativity. See how well Canvas Corp and myStamp BOX products are working together!
START AT: Canvas Corp
Jolene Johnston YOU ARE HERE
Cassie Box GO HERE NEXT
END HERE: myStamp BOX Blog
We are giving away some amazing product from both participating companies. All you have to do is COMMENT on all designers blogs along your journey to WIN. Our two Hop winners will be drawn from all participants and will be announced on the myStamp BOX blog and Canvas Corp blog on Monday, November 28th, so all comments are due by Sunday November 27th at 6pm EST. Good Luck!
Here is what I did with Canvas Corp and myStamp BOX's products (click on the photos for a closer look):
I created this layout of my son in his Halloween costume with entirely Canvas Corp and myStampBOX products! The layout uses all CC kraft/black and white/black papers, Chalkstalk tags, twine, mini clothespins, a kraft mini bag, and a burlap tag as a mat for my photo. I am all about texture on my projects, so Canvas Corp is a natural fit for me.
The letters on the tags and mini kraft bag are from the myStampBOX Royal Flush alphabet. It's my very favorite one!! The Chalkstalk tags were also embellished with barbed wire from Repeat After Me. The tiny tags tucked into the bag are from the Santa's Tags set. I love that you can use them on all sorts of projects, not just Christmas ones.
Now it’s time to HOP along and find out what the next talented designer has created. Your next designer is Cassie. Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to WIN one of our TWO product giveaways!
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
I went full-on grungy with this layout! I had a blast painting, misting, and stamping the plain sheet of kraft cardstock as my layout base. I used tiny stamps from the He Loves Me set for the background. The title was stamped with letters from Splash Me a Lot (larger alphabet) and Mini Alpha. The awesome canvas stars from product partner Canvas Corp were also stamped with the dots from Backgrounds.
The photo is of my husband and many of his cousins at a family reunion late this past summer. It was a wonderful time to get together for a weekend of fun. We're still talking about the great memories! Be sure to stop by the myStampBOX blog for a look at more projects about family. Enjoy the ones you love!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
This year we began a new tradition for Halloween - scary face pancakes at IHOP! The boys loved being allowed to play with their food. I used the myStampBOX Royal Flush alphabet on Canvas Corp canvas (love our product partner!!). The diamond paper is also Canvas Corp.
Of course I had to throw in a little Karen Foster Design! The collage paper and Crazy Coil Brads are KFD. I added my journaling onto a spot stamped with the Just Add Notes set from myStampBOX as well.
Friday, October 21, 2011
For this team post I made a window card. I used a fabulous card base from product partner Canvas Corp. I punched a window into the card front and framed it out with a double-punched, scalloped square. A pink bow added a pop of color to an otherwise-plain color scheme.
With the window opening, I was able to play with what went inside. I stamped the multi-heart image from Itty Bittys, colored them pink, and added some Stickles for sparkle and shine. I also added a sentiment from Mention It. This sweet card will hopefully help someone feel better!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Today my husband and I celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. I made this card just for him! The hearts from Back to the Basics from myStampBOX were stamped on Tim Holtz Kraft Resist cardstock with Distress Ink. The sentiment is from Whatever. The harlequin paper and tiny clothespins are from product partner Canvas Corp. Be sure to watch for more exciting projects using their yummy products!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Click here for all the instructions and supplies from Karen Foster Design and others. I used their fun clear stamps, Scrappers Spools, and of course one of my favorite Swirl Burst Brads. They are an absolute must-have!! I stamped Santa's beard and the fuzzy parts of his hat onto felt and even fashioned tiny wire glasses for him. This Santa is detailed! The whole thing is layered onto a card I made using (another favorite) Core'dinations cardstock. I hope you enjoy my first peek at holiday scrapping.
Friday, September 30, 2011
The cascade of leaves was created with several stamps from Floating Leaves. I LOVE using colored pencils to get great shading. I also cut the edges of a few leaves with my craft knife so I could tuck the photos underneath. Be sure to stop by the blog to see all the great Design Team projects. HAPPY FALL!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Ho Ho Ho set of stamps. A little pencil coloring goes a long way with these images!
Floating Leaves to simulate holly on the edges of the tag. Sneaky, huh?
Small Greetings. I think they work perfectly in small punched circles and labels. Link me up with any holiday projects you've started already this year. I'd love to see them. Happy stamping!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The sentiment features overlapped, stamped alphabet letters using the myStampBOX Summer Alpha set. They are so easy to cut out! I was inspired by our fearless Design Team leader, Ally, to try this overlapping technique with stamping. Thanks, Ally!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
and myStamp BOX fans!
We are looking for new Designers to join our team. If you are enthusiastic about our stamps, love to stamp, are a good team player, and know a thing or two about blogging, you are the right match for us! We are interested in designers with a variety of styles who can creatively showcase myStamp BOX designs in their layouts, cards, altered art and other projects. No previous design team experience is necessary. International applicants are welcome to apply.
Our Term is 6 months from October 1st, 2011
to March 31th, 2012.
* 4 projects per month
* 1 blog entry per month including good quality photos of a project and instructions/tutorial
* Upload all projects to the myStamp BOX website gallery and other online galleries
* Submit at least 2 projects per term for submission to print magazines of your choice
* Occasionally help with additional design opportunities – new stamp sets, classes, etc.
* make myStamp BOX the only stamping company you design for during this term
*bio and picture on the website, with links to your blog
*a starter kit of stamp sets and additional stamp sets throughout your term
*other free scrapbooking supplies from product partners as they become available
*30% discount on purchased myStampBox stamps during your term
Please include in your application:
*personal information (your name, address)
*a short paragraph about yourself and why you think you’d be a good fit for myStamp BOX.
*link to your blog and gallery
*3-5 examples of your work showcasing your stamping ability and style
This call ends Tuesday, August 30, 2011.
Send your application to email@example.com
myStampBOX website: www.mystampbox.com
Sunday, August 14, 2011
The Design Team at myStampBOX joined forces to share some new projects on our blog. Take a peek to see what's new!
I stamped the sentiment on my card using Rustic Outlines and created the shamrock using the heart from Symbols and the block (stem) from Mini Pennants. I created the medallion using vintage text paper, various punches, and Stampin' Up chunky glitter. Yummo!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Stopping by today to share some new projects made with Karen Foster Design collections. First up is a sweet reminder of Matthew's K+ graduation. I had no idea that the kids would be wearing cute hats, so it was a nice surprise. He was so proud - he was beaming! This page is made almost completely of Karen Foster graduation products with a border punch, pop dots, and some ink thrown in for good measure.
Moving onto summer - here's my big fish playing in our neighborhood pool. I kept this page simple, highlighting just a few products from KFD's Water Fun collection. I layered up two handcut suns on this one. KFD makes some of the best papers for fussy cutting! Hope the summer is treating you well. Capture those memories in as many photos as you can. Happy scrapping!
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I also had fun mixing in some stamps from myStampBOX for this card. The center ribbon is stamped with Graphic Borders, and the center sentiment is from Seal It! There's nothing like custom stamping to make a project totally yours.
Good luck to everyone who enters the card contest!
Monday, August 1, 2011
Please email me your mailing information so I can get these goodies in the mail to you. (Email in the right sidebar.) Stay tuned for lots more projects in the next few weeks. I'm on a crafty roll!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Up first is this wild creation. I started with some Bo Bunny Zoology paper and stamped a giraffe and zebra border using the Graphic Borders stamps. The sentiment is stamped with a combination of Mini Alphas and Rustic Outlines. I finished things off with a little Karen Foster Design Scrappers Spools and a Zoology elephant charm.
Our AC went out this week, lucky us! I decided to think cool thoughts and paired up some new summer CHA release Karen Foster Design paper with the Let It Snow stamps from myStampBOX. The paper had the white snowflakes, so I added some in blue. The sentiment is also from this set. To further embellish the snowflakes I added pearl and rhinestone centers. Three snowflakes are adorned with tiny felted balls recreated from balls I purchased from Handbehg, a company I discovered at CHA. Be on the lookout for more projects using these little fuzzies! Click each photo for a closer look at all the texture.
Here's a closer look at the stamping and the goodies. Cute polar bear, huh? Thanks for stopping by!