Sunday, March 20, 2011

I LOVE stamps!

I don't know if you know that about me or not.


In fact, MOST OF US, love our stamps! THAT'S WHYYYYYYYYYYY,
I'm so thrilled with this month's All Eyes On.... feature at Wplus9DesignStudio!
Our subject of contemplation is "repetition!"

Oh, WHAT'S THAT, you ask? Did someone suggest stamping
the same image MULTIPLE times!
Oh, myyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! What a WONDERFUL idea!
{Thanks, DAWN!} She's so, so clever, you know!
WHAT a TERRIFIC idea. I LOVE STAMPS! How many of us have purchased stamps
and only used them... say, ONCE! Twice? Maybe NEVER! *Gasp!*
Oh, sure, we have every intention to USE them
{*Swoon!* We LOVE them, soooooooooo!},
but then we use them, love them, hoard them... and STORE them away....
Maybe for a RAINY day!

Heh Heh... WELL, IT'S RAININ' AT MY HOUSE! I'll tell ya THAT!

Yes, please. I'd love to stamp something... many, many times! Ohhhhhhh, babies!
It just FEELS so good! Stamp, stamp, stamp! {YOUR stamps will thank you!}

So, I got down and busy with my Guiding Light set from Wplus9 and was inspired to
create a repeating grid pattern {scene - of course!}, but it was SO fun! I doubt I would
have ever been inspired to do this, if not for Dawn's lovely suggestion! Here's some
shots of how I brought it all together, if you're interested!

MUST love post-its! A repetitive stamper's WONDERFUL friend! Remember when we did a
segment on masking! It's so old school and SO fabulous! It's ALWAYS worth the effort, in
my little stamp-crazed mind!

Just a bright and shining beacon of lovely stamping fun and a FESTIVAL of
"thank goodness for hoarding!" Uh, I mean, I'm so blessed to have so many
WONDERFUL stamps to work with..... THAT'S definitely, DEFINITELY
what I meant... Definitely!

Besides this wonderful stamping focus from my darling friend, Dawn,
I chose to work with this SUPER inspirational sketch from Card Patterns
for this week! CHECK IT OUUUUUUT, friends!

I thought this was SUCH a fun way to combine stampy inspiration!
I THOROUGHLY hope you'll consider some stampy-fun compositional play
if you have some time! Here's a little more crafty food for thought:

The Wplus9 crew has some SUPER inspiration to share, as per USUAL!


Oh, stamping... God's kindest gift to the crafty set, if ya don't mind me saying....


I really will keep the light on for ya... {Yeeeeeeee! I love that sentiment!}

YOU go stamp something, now! It's okay.

Blame it on ME! {I don't mind!}


Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Wplus9DesignStudio {Main images/sentiment} Practicing Creativity {Light Rays}
Ink - Stamin Up!
Die Cut Label Shape - Wplus9DesignStudio
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Edge Die - Sizzix


Karen said...

Sweet! Reminds me of Virginia and some old memories. And yes, reason #7,932 why Post-it notes Rock! :>

Savitri said...

This is FANTABULOUS!!! Love the post-it!!
Ya know, feel terrible cause I've been MIA. I'm not sure how that happened since I now stay home. But mini me takes over and delete stuff -- like an email I was trying to reply to. Oh well. They grow up so fast though and before I know it I'd be complaining about not letting them be little longer. FABBY stuff my friend and CAN'T wait for the next sets!!!

LeAnne said...

Oh, what a lovely card!!! LOVE these images stamped multiple times!!! You have the knack, gf!

Jinny Newlin said...

So much fun, and I just adore that sentiment! Note to self: Use it on a card SOON! Great use of your post-its, too! They're always uber close at hand when I craft, as well!

Carol L said...

What a great sentiment, and it's showcased so well with all these lighthouses! What a masked beauty this card is! Nice work E!

Kathryn B said...

So cool Elise!!! I've never tried this technique before but after seeing you're beauty of a card, I'm gonna give this a try!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

oh this is fun....

farmhouse-story said...

love this, elise! love the sentiment in the new frame and all the lighthouses!

Heather Rogers said...

This is fabulous Elise. I think this stamp is perfect for a masculine card. :)

Monique said...

Wow Wow wow... If I am not entertained when I visit your blog I am Wowed with your talent... Beautiful card Elise!!!

~amy~ said...

This absolutely rocks my dear...wowza!

Michele Gross said...

Oh my gosh!! You love stamps??? Me too!!!! I knew I liked you!! ;D hehehee Super fun card girl! Love that lighthouse!! Fabulous!!

Nancy in Iowa said...

What a perfect sentiment for the lighthouse, lighthouse, lighthouse...
This is a fabulous idea for those sad, lonely, and neglected stamps. LOVE that ribbon - the vertical lines are perfect with that perfect bow.

Thanks for your kind and generous words on my blog. I'm so glad I could give your day a 'boost'! At my age I'm afraid if I double-downed on my bras my breasts would be in my face! Can't imagine how many sports bras it would take to keep 'the girls' from bouncin'!!!!

Again, this card is just wonderful. I've never seen the technique - may have to give it a go.

Dana Gustafson said...

I'm so glad that you love stamping because I love to see your stamping! :D You are quite the beacon of light yourself with this gorgeous and amazing card. I don't think a post it note has ever felt as fulfilled as yours must have! Way to mask and make it sing!

whoistracy said...

So pretty! I would have never thought to stamp that lighthouse image multiple times like that. Got my first WP9 stamps not too long ago, just need to find the time to ink them up now! Glad you could join us this week on Card Patterns!

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Laura Evangeline said...

Very Pretty!

~Tammy~ said...

This is outstanding and oh so beautiful! Love this girl!

Joanne Leddy said...

What a great card .. marvelous idea! And I really love the lighthouse stamp ... I must have one of those somewhere ... hmmm.

Andrea M said...

WOW!!! This is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful (to be repetitive :)). This card just beams like a bright beacon, drawing my eyes back to it over and over! So FABULOUS girl!!! Suddenly I want to be at the beach :)