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Showing posts from July 10, 2009

Summertime... and the stamping is easy

Hello all, and thanks for popping by to see my first Design Team posting. I've been scrapping for a couple of years now, introduced to it by my lovely friend Lynne and I've been hooked ever since, it's the perfect hobby - a combination of crafting, friends and shopping. Throw in some cake (as we frequently do) and it's pretty close to perfect!

When I started out I couldn't see a whole lot of use for stamps, how wrong I was! They are a fantastic tool and now one of my favourite sections of any shop or website. I used two sets of the Sugar and Spice stamps for this one, the Made with Love and Laughter and Fancy Flourishes, and employed one of Marion's recommended techniques of using a double sided paper, which immediately gives you coordinating mats etc.

Stamps were used here to create individual backgrounds for the non photo squares, keeping the same inks on each to carry the colour scheme. Stamping your own backgrounds is a great way of creating truly unique pape…