Baby, Be Mine

Hiya mSB fans!! Wendy here & super excited to team up with my “partner-in-crime“, Marsha, on this team challenge theme, “Baby, Be Mine”!

So, I’m a HUGE fan of mini books and with the stash of mSB stamps, seriously just amazingggg coolness, I decided to create up this mini, “Our Love Soars”.  I wanted to go outside the normal colors of pink for loveeeee and went with a play on different colors with red & blue.

Beware:  Photo heavy….since I’ll show you how I worked the different mSB stamps inside along with all the fun fun details & pages throughout this mini.  I usually work lots of stamps in my minis’.  I LOADED this mini up with a big dose of mSB eye candy!!! :)

A tidbit about this book….My boyfriend, Gianluca, & I have been together for a little over a year.  He’s Sicilian and lives still in Italy (Turin, Italy).  “Our Love Soars” across the distance of 2 continents, across that big ocean of the Atlantic, 2 different languages, many flights, many long hours on those flights, many miles (or kilometers)…yet it’s all worth it, he’s so worth it. “Our Love Soars” in bringing us together in many parallels.

One of my favoriteeeee mSB sets, Bold Blocks, used here in the phrase,“Who is that?”

Using the mSB, Color Me Sentiments, here in “hello hello”.

A great outlined word stamp set or cute colored in (if you like).

A couple of different mSB sets used on this page, Symbols (heart),

and Friday Night Stencil (love).  Here I used a red brad for a bit of pop in the center of the “o”.
Also, some machine stitching on the variations of the hearts.
Such a sweet phrase, “my heart beeps for you”,
in the mSB Programmed Robots.
Zippers & stitching…oh my!!!
Yep, in stamps, that is!
Check out mSB Repeat After Me - love love love this set!!
Here I made a 2-pager in the mini with the phrase,
“Our Love is Boom Boom Pow”
{yeahhh, I think I was singing the Black Eyed Peas when I made this :) )}
Here I reflected the star stamp from mSB Seal It across both pages.
On this page, I used a series of the postmark stamps from mSB Road Trip
along with some rub-ons and dimensional stickers.
Here I used the “you are here” also from mSB Road Trip.
If you look closely the chain of hearts links between America (me in Alabama) and Italy.
Yes, many many miles for love! :)
This paper was perfect because Gianluca {hearts} comic books!
But the phrase “crazy stuff” from mSB Bold Blocks was just perfect because he’s like a child with a new toy when getting a new comic book! :) )
Yessss, I love Bold Blocks (“oh yes”).
More of the postmark stamps from mSB Road Trip.
Such a cute cute camera from mSB Symbols!
I even added a mini clear pebble sticker to symbolize a camera lens.
Yep, mSB Bold Blocks (“looking good”) again!
By the way, you NEED this set, just sayin’…
On this tag, I used mSB Sigh Gush Gasp (“wink wink”).
I stamped once then again WITHOUT reinking.
Neat effect!
On the back of the tag above, I used the mSB…guess which one!?!!!
Yeppers, Bold Blocks (“oh yes”, “oh no”).
This is quite a common play on words between Gianluca & myself…it’s the norm :) ))
and last, but not least…
Sigh Gush Gasp (“thank”) and “ful” added with chipboard letter stickers.

Soooo…hope you enjoyed my mini & inspiration!!

Now, I (Marsha) also had a song to inspire me. You know: the kind of song that you hear on the radio and then stays with you all day or (in this case) all week? When I was thinking of our theme ‘Baby, Be Mine’, I had the Bob Marley song ‘Is this Love’ stuck in my head. I had to take it as a sign and started to create my project around it!

I created my funky fabric flowers using the myStamp BOX Funky Flowers set to stamp on denim with StazOn inks. I then cut the stamped flowers and leaves out and machine stitched them onto hand-cut pieces of felt. I used cardstock and another piece of felt to create the grass. The flower stems are stamped directly onto the photo mat.

I took the glass from the shadow box frame (Ribba from IKEA) and stamped part of the lyrics on the outside of the glass with myStamp BOX Mini Alpha using StazOn inks. I used the same inks to stamp the swirl from the Funky Flowers set onto the inside of the glass.

The photo I placed in the frame is one of my favorites that I took during a (table top) photography class. It features two figurines that have been in my possession since childhood!

So… we hope you enjoyed our projects & inspiration!
Grab up some mSB stamps & create it up!! :)

Supply List for Wendy’s mini:

mSB Stamps –
Bold Blocks
Color Me Sentiments
Friday Night Stencil
Programmed Robots
Repeat After Me
Seal It
Road Trip
Sigh Gush Gasp

Other -
Cardstock – Recollections (Ocean Blue), Paper – My Mind’s Eye (Stella Rose), October Afternoon (Rocket Age), Fancy Pants Designs (It’s the Little Things), Cosmo Cricket (Odds&Ends), American Crafts (Amy Tangerine), 4×6 Chipboard Covers – Creative Imaginations (Bare Elements), Glue & Seal (Ranger) – Matte, Inks – Ranger (Broken China, Fired Brick), Binder Rings –  7 Gypsies, Color Wash Mist – Ranger (Adirondack – Red Pepper), Smooch Spritz – Clearsnap (Vanilla Shimmer, Ginger Ale), Color Mist – Studio Calico (Mister Huey – Calico White, Bonny Blue), Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels (Olive Vine, Pattina), Glitter Heart Metal Stickers – Making Memories, Wood Heart – Studio Calico, Brads – Making Memories, Tapes – Tim Holtz, K&Co (Smash), American Crafts (Amy Tangerine), Rub-ons – 7 Gypsies, October Afternoon, Kaisercraft, Puffy Fabric Hearts – Making Memories, Heart Trinket Pins – Maya Road, Letter Stickers – Recollections, October Afternoon (Rocket Age), American Crafts (Thickers), Foam Glitter Star Stickers – Darice, Word Stickers – The Girls Paperie (Authentique), Label Stickers – Jenni Bowlin, Pearls & Bling – Basic Grey, Kaisercraft, Dimensional Stickers – American Crafts (Amy Tangerine).

About Marsha


  1. Janet Zeppa says:

    Oh you 2 did a fabulous job with your projects!!

  2. Agata says:

    Cuteness cuteness! Gorgeous projects ladies!

  3. Sue Sykes says:

    Wicked cool!! So much eye candy in both your projects!!


  5. I love this book! Such a cute idea and I love all the ways you used fonts and images and glitter. Awesome! (Just like you!)

  6. Isolde says:

    Love the mini-album so much!!!! The little frame is cute too.
    xxx, Isolde

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