stamping on photos: tips, tricks, and ideas

Today I want to share a kind of stamping I don’t do nearly enough: on photos and in my scrapbooks. For 2016 my scrapbooking basically didn’t happen. In order to get some stories told while I remember them and have an album made I’ve decided on simple. Pocket pages that I filled (over the course of two evenings as I sat in bed enjoying TV shows) and now just need to add embellishments + stories as I have time.

I’m featuring a few sets from Sweet Stamp Shop – a California based stamp company that is new to me and so fabulous. You can win some of their great products – stay tuned for that opportunity later in this post.  There are many ways you can stamp onto photos (and scrapbook pages) including:

  • stamp onto cardstock or sticker, then add to page
  • stamp directly onto photo
  • stamp and heat emboss directly on photo
  • stamp at the corner or edge of a journaling card
  • on top of letter stickers (for title)
  • as background/subtle accents

In short, there are MANY ways! Continue reading “stamping on photos: tips, tricks, and ideas”

Project Hawaii: an introduction


First of all, the photo you see above is a Field Guide sneak peek! Yes, the project I’m about to talk to you about will make an appearance (in week 7) of Field Guide. That class starts next week – so please be sure to check it out and get signed up asap if you’d like to join in!

If you’re a project life fan, perhaps you recognize some of the Olive Project Life kit shown in the picture above. Yes, I’m getting it used already, and if you could guess  from the title of this post what I’m using it on for the moment is a project I’m calling Project Hawaii. Bottom line is this: I’ve got a lot of photos and tiny stories/quotes/notes about our trip last winter to Maui that I want to scrapbook quickly and in a minimal number of pages. I want to have creative fun, but I also want to GET IT DONE.

Here’s my introduction (rambling at times perhaps) video explaining more:

[link to youtube]

In the video I mentioned Melissa Stinson’s amazing video – actually it is a two video installment and is up as a part of the Two Peas (FREE!) PL class. You can check that out here. Her process and those videos helped me really combine the various ideas floating around in my head, and really make me decide that NOW. Right now. I’m going to put these papers + photos together! Super inspiring.

Ok, so now the challenge begins! As I said before I’ve worked a “project hawaii” video + handout into Field Guide as a bonus (and it was such fun!) but I will also be sharing layouts as I complete them here on my blog each week on Wednesday or Thursday until I’m done. How’s that for a big project? Oh I’m excited! If you have any questions please feel free to ask away! Happy to answer or clarify my process. I’ll be sharing my first page next Wednesday, but I’ll leave you with one more teeny sneak peek from my Field Guide Project Hawaii layout…


Happy Crafting!