Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"Miles of Smiles" layout and a card....

This week at Practical Scrappers our challenge was to use our stamps. Stamping is something that I started doing about 2 years ago. And I LOVE STAMPS!!!! :) Specially the clear stamps. I do have some wooden once but the clear stamps what got me in too even trying stamping.

There's so many ways that you can use stamps. And this week you'll definitely see many of those ways used in projects over at PS so head over there and check out all of the work that the Design Team did this week.

I love using my stamps for creating my own back ground paper. There's many times when I can't find just the right kind of printed paper for a layout or a card. What I love about clear stamps is that you can take more then one image and put them on your block and have 4 - 5 (or more) different stamps at the same time to stamp your images. No need to do one at a time. How awesome is that?

So for this week that is exactly what I did. I stamped several solid colored cardstock and stamped them with my stamps and cut different shapes out using my cricut. Then I used that on my layout and card for this weeks challenge.

I love how this layout turned out. I used several of CTMH stamps to stamp the green back ground on the white solid cardstock. I also used my alpha stamps to do my title. All of the shapes have stamped images on them as well.

This layout was also done for Creative Scrappers Sketch #91 by: Kristine Davidson... You can see the sketch over at Creative Scrappers blog......

On the card the blue/gray shape has stamped swirls on it for a background.

I started by stamping swirls on my cardstock.

and this one is all done.

I then used several of the cricut cartridges:
Beyond Birthdays
Lyrical Letters
Accent Essentials
Plantin Schoolbook

and cut all of these shapes out and used them on the layout and card.

Up close of some of the elements on the layout.... I used some stickles on the bird and chalk on different shapes.

So I hope you got some inspiration to get your stamps out and use them and make your own background paper. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!! :) Don't forget to go over to Practical Scrappers to check out DT's work!!!

Nadya :)


  1. Nadya... these are beautiful! Love the way you used the stamping on all the elements!! And look at your little cuties... just darling!!
    Barb :)

  2. Thanks Barb.... :) your so sweet! :)
    But these cuties aren't mine. They are one of my best friends kids. I'm working on an album for them! But they are cute none the less!!! :)

  3. Nadya, I just love your sweet LO of your two cutie pies... I also like how you used your stamps and explained the details on your post..

    Amanda :0)

  4. Nadya, this is wonderful!! Love the bg paper you created and then cut! And the photos are just adorable!!
    I have something for you over on my blog!!
    Have a wonderful day!!