CHA 2015: Brett Weldele and Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous

The other Stamper’s Anonymous artist that really wowed me was Dina Wakley – you can see her stuff already posted in the post that I did a few days ago just about her.

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First up, Brett Weldele is back with six new stamps and some stencils too. I’ll be passing on the stamps this round just because I don’t see myself really using any of them. But don’t get me wrong – they’re awesome. I especially love that he gave us some zombies that could be really fun to color and make gory. I also weirdly love the cat with monocle.

What will I be buying? The stencils.

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The scales blows my mind – need, want, love. The tentacles too.

Speaking of good ideas, on the other side of the booth was all the Tim Holtz stamping and stenciling goodness.

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First up: the mini blueprints will now come in 4-packs so you can just get the set you want instead of having to get three sets/12 stamps. YAY!

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Challenge: Love to Stamp

50dollar_voucher_600pxThis week we are loving on all things related to stamping! It’s totally up to you and there are soooo many ways you could tie your project into this week’s challenge! Simon is, as always, offering a generous $50 voucher that will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries each week. Join the fun by creating a project this week – and for your chance to win a $50 voucher you should hop on over and join in the challenge here.


What did I make? I went super inky + some new stamp goodness for a card.



1. On thick cardstock set doily stencil and ink with various colors. Then coat with glossy gel medium and let dry.

2. Die cut cardstock heart, stamp with star and word stamps. Then ink the whole heart and edge with brown ink. Set aside.

3. Paint metal word accent, let dry. Then scratch away (use sanding paper) the paint leaving paint only in the letters indentations.

4. Once dry, take that cardstock that was stenciled and rub lightly with distress ink. Wipe away any excess.

5. Assemble card by placing the stenciled paper (with torn edges) onto cardstock. Then add washi tape, heart, metal accent, and stitch ribbon into place as a finishing touch.


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Have a great (crafty) week!


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I thought I had posted this card already, but I can find it nowhere and now I think that I just forgot to do it. Life has been, oh, just a *tad* busy since I made it after all!


This is a card I made for Stamper’s Anonymous and can be seen in their catalog. Pretty cool stuff! What I love about these blueprint stamps, what makes me never get tired of them is how much fun they are to color. It’s like little coloring pages for inky crafters. On this one I used distress markers, a water brush, and misted water too. I really had fun making the feathers range from dark almost black to a lighter blue.
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A bat & a pumpkin walked in…


and they wish you a very Happy Halloween!! Here’s a card I created using new Tim Holtz blueprint stamps – LOVE those blueprints!



  1. Stamp the bat and the pumpkin onto specialty stamping paper. Color pumpkin in with distress markers + water.
  2. Tear + stitch + layer a 4 1/2″ (orange) 4″ (Green), and 3 1/2″ (book) squares of paper. Ink liberally.
  3. stamp onto kraft paper “Happy Halloween”
  4. Cut out & layer bat and pumpkin and sentiment onto card


It’s that easy, and totally a card that could be produced repeatedly with slight variations. No embellishments needed – just paper + stamps and you know I love that!

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CHA: Tim Holtz part 2

Tim Holtz did not disappoint this show – but then again we always know he’s going to raise the bar and bring the awesome. From loads of new dies to distress glitter to  my favorite – STENCILS – there is a lot to love. Last week I posted pics of his idea-ology booth and this week I’m back with more from CHA. These are pics of samples, his offerings at Ranger, etc. Enjoy!

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