I am going back to my first love, which is Scrapbooking. I had a customer recently ask me how to incorporate stamping on to scrapbook pages. I first created a stamp embellishment so to speak. I used "Wonder and Joy" stamp set from our current issue of Serendipity on black cardstock. I added embellishments to the image and later decided whether to use it as the front of a card, scrapbook page or the front of a gift bag ect.. The idea is to stamp and decorate your image and use it now or later. Several of these can be made at a time and it does not have to be such a big project. I decided in this case to make an 8x8 layout using our Mia Cottage Designer Paper, which of course I become attached and decide to use the same designer paper until it is completely gone! I used Prisma Colored Pencils, which I love, but I hope soon to take the leap in using Copics!
My mom bought me a "Cricut" For Christmas and we have been die cutting images for days now and of course my daughter just told me she was "addicted to the Cricut". I used used a couple of die cuts (flower and present) behind my stamped image. I usually like drawing and cutting out my own die cut images, but this made it so easy. My plans are to go back to more scrapbooking to put my pics on to pages, but stamps are soooo versatile that you can use them for anything!
Remember scrapbook pages do not have to be so complicated, they can either be simple or really complex, regardless your pictures are the real showcase.
Until my next project, "Have a Blessed Day"