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It’s a Stamp Thing

Our Design Team was thrilled when they learned we were releasing acrylic stamps with our Lost & Found, Haunted, Blackbird, Holly Jolly and I Believe collections.  Acrylic stamps make it easy to customize your projects.  There are so many fun things you can do with them.  We challenged our design team to show you some quick and easy techniques as well as out of the box techniques.


Bethany Kartchner, this month’s Guest Designer, went out of the box and created something fabulous when she stamped muslin with the dress form that comes in the Lost & Found “Pretty” stamps.


Bethany said: “I absolutely adore stamps and when I saw this dress form in the Lost & Found line, I was inspired to do a mini art quilt. I didn't have a plan in mind when I started creating, I just wanted to have fun with my stamps and paints. One of my favorite techniques is to use a stamped image as a guide and paint over it. This is exactly what I did on this piece. I stamped the dress form three times on a piece of muslin and painted it with Shimmerz paints. I also stamped the background with My Mind's Eye stamps to tie the three images together. I'm planning on placing this project in a small shadowbox for display in my daughters' room.”


Anam Stubbington, created custom backgrounds using the Lost & Found “Perfect”, “Adore” and “Pretty” stamp sets as well as our “Blackbird” stamp set.

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Tiffani Smith used Copic markers to color in the adorable witch stamp from the “Blackbird” set and created this fantastic Halloween card:



Jana Eubank stamped the banner stamp from the Lost & Found “Adore” stamps in multiple colors on solid cardstock and cut them out to create a banner that perfectly coordinates with our Market Street collection.


Princess Mini_page 5_ Jana Eubank Princess Mini_page 5_detail_ Jana Eubank

**You can view Jana’s entire album in our Lost & Found Photo Album**


Tamara Jensen added rhinestones to the snowflake border to add the perfect finishing touch to her Christmas Card:

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Tamara said: “I say you can NEVER start on Christmas Cards too early.  When I wait until November or December - I end up stressed and all of the good Christmas Paper is sold out.  So - the kids are back in school, MME just released 2 AMAZING Christmas lines - let the card making begin!  Stamping is an economical way to add that special touch to your cards - especially when you need to create 50 or more. Smile emoticon  I used the new "Holly Jolly" Stamps and Papers.  I kept the card design pretty simple so your eye can rest on the stamped greeting and Christmas photo.  I used 3 different Snowflake stamps to create the border along the card - and embellished the centers with Red and Brown Rhinestones from the Lush Collection.”


Amber Packer created custom embellishments using our Lost & Found “Perfect”, “Pretty” and “Boy” stamps as well as created a custom border using the sun stamp from the “Pretty” collection.

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**We will be sharing a video of Amber stepping out this mini album soon**

A quick tip:  Remember to clean your stamps after each use.  We suggest you clean our stamps with mild soap and water or baby wipes.

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Altered Tinsel Ideas

I love tinsel. I think that just about every project would be made more beautiful with its addition. Don't you? When I found out that My Mind's Eye had tinsel in their Lost & Found line and that it was thick and luxurious tinsel, I felt all sparkly inside. I was so inspired that I created this short video on two different ways of altering it for your projects.
I hope that you enjoy it!

Since it is almost impossible to see the project pictures in the video, here are a few still ones for your enjoyment.


Hands Mini Collage 1  Hands Mini Collage 2


Happy Creating!

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Blog Challenge #14 Winners!

Around here it’s still hot outside and HOT inside our Blog Challenge 14 Photo Album!  In fact, it’s so hot, we’re pushing 100 entries!  Can you believe it!?  Thanks to you, our talented readers we have enjoyed another FABULOUS blog challenge.  As you can see from looking through our photo album, picking the winners is such a hard decision.  Be sure to look at all three pages of inspiration.

We are thrilled to announce our winners!  Drum roll…

The winner of Blog Challenge 14: Summertime is:

Tonya Dirk

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Notice how Tonya red buttons to win “Bingo”.  She used the bingo card and large photo instead of using three photos.

The Honorable Mention winner is:

Angella Peardon

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Can you imagine how much time it took Angella to fussy cut the bird and branches?  What a striking touch!

Tonya and Angella, please contact with your mailing address and the prize(s) you’d like sent your way!

Our next blog challenge kicks-off Monday, September, 13, 2010.  We can’t wait to see what you create!

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