Watercolor Princess card featuring Sweet Stamp Shop

I love working with stamps to create cards – but sometimes a little planning really goes a long way! Today I’m playing with a stamp set that is just so simple & lovely… can I plan an equally simple & lovely card?

I am loving this dream princess set from Sweet Stamp Shop. Reminds me of Mulan which got me thinking about how to best create a card. In my video I talk you through the process – including my “hidden” stamping to help me keep track of my color use. Here is my YouTube tutorial– I hope you enjoy!

In the beginning of the video I mention that I struggle with “less”. I get to playing and man I just want to keep going! There are a number of ways to control – including coloring on wet paper as you saw me do in the video. Other ideas?  Continue reading “Watercolor Princess card featuring Sweet Stamp Shop”

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”