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Friday, February 14, 2014

February 14th: Rubber Stamping Projects #14, 15 and 16.

Happy Valentine's Day!

A quick post today...or at least quick for me.  It is Valentine's day and there is plenty to do.  What will we be doing for Valentine's day....shopping at Costco.  It is my husband's FAVORITE place to shop and I have been holding him off for a couple of weeks.  How romantic. :)

Project #14: Our Home
The little house stamps were purchased a long time ago.  I did not read the description very close and they wayyyyyyy smaller then I expected. LOL!  I have often thought I should just get rid of them, but they keep making the cut.  I don't really use tiny stamps like these...but they worked well for this border.  The paper clip is not a permanent part of the layout.  I just wanted to cover up our address. :)

Supplies:  Stamps (Maya Road/Houses Just Rite/Circle, See Dee's/Corner and Unknown/Banner) card stock, pattern paper, ink, stickers, circle cutter, brown pen, sewing machine, embossing powder, ribbon and brads.

Project #15: Thank You
After I completed this card I thought....this works way better for dry embossing.  UGGGGG!  Not sure what I was thinking. :)  Still I love the colors and the texture of the embossing.

Supplies:  Stamps (Papertrey Ink), embossing folders (Sizzix and Darcie), card stock, ink and Dew Drops.

Project #16: Project Inspiration
I am trying to keep my Project Inspiration ATC cards pretty simple.  I want them to focus on the topic, that way when I look at them I know exactly what tool/supply/technique I was using.  One of my favorite rubber stamping techniques is to create a resist using embossing powder.

Supplies: Stamps (Papertrey Ink and Unknown), card stock, ink and embossing powder.

This week MCC instructor, Shirley Pando, is also joining us.  

Check her blog for more information on this beautiful layout.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's day.  Be sure to share it with those you love.  And take a few minutes to tell me what your favorite stamping technique is and how do you use mini-stamps.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. HAHAHAHA!!!! I did that EXACT same thing with those same house stamps! And then I got them and was like "what the heck?!?!" I still have mine too. :) I do ATCs and APCs and some smaller format stuff so I was ok with the size, but VERY surprised!

  2. I love the tiny house for a border. Hmmm....I have tiny stamps I've had for a couple of decades and maybe I'll have to get them out and use for a border. For some reason I just have been unable to toss them.

    I love that thank you card. Especially the color combination and the combination of embossing folders.

    Since the emphasis this week was on stamps I finally got out the Silhouette stamp kit I bought before Christmas and made a stamp for a card. I also was playing with some different techniques using stamps. None successful but I had fun.

    Hope you had fun at Costco! Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. My absolute favorite technique is also resist - there is something magical in heat embossing and then when you can add color - makes me smile every time. Mini stamps like your houses or those little accent stamps in a set are often difficult for me - when I saw your houses I immediately thought of stamping then cutting them out to add to a scenic card design (however, I'm much happier with the tiny house dies I have for the same purpose). I let most of the mini ones go, but I do love small stamp sets that have one focal design with a supporting sentiment/accent - those I can handle cause they all go together.