Taking inspiration from adverts

Looking through a magazine, you can find inspiration on nearly every page.  It may be the colours, the shapes, the way things are put together or just the typeface used.
Below I’ve shown a couple of adverts which caught my attention in some way and I’ll show you how I used them.

On the advert above, I…  |  read more »

Card sketch

Sketches are a great way to get started on your project – they are even better when you can tweak them a little bit to make the sketch your own.  Here I found a great sketch over at Clean & Simple Stamping Blog.

For my card I used myStamp Box – Backgrounds Stamp, myStamp Box –…  |  read more »

Birthday Show & Tell

Today I’m sharing a birthday card that I made for my crafty pal, Cheryl. She loves all things purple, so it was an easy choice when pulling ink colors together with myStampBOX stamps.

I started by stamping many images from Funky Circles using three colors of Tim Holtz Distress Inks on plain white cardstock. It was…  |  read more »

Cut, stamp and colour, it’s that simple.

I’m a big die cutting fan and own 2 cutting machines, one manual and the other electronic (how greedy is that?). 
It’s all very well being able to cut your favourite shapes from patterned paper but with all the stash in the world, there’ll still be times when you won’t have the right colour or pattern…  |  read more »

Use your stamps to label!

Good Day, myStamp BOX fans! Our team is enjoying the Summer holidays and hope that you are, too!
Allison Cope has this beautiful idea for labeling her inks that we want to share today. She likes to store her inks upside down. To be able to pick out the right colour, she prints out small labels…  |  read more »

Just the Facts Please!

Howdy everyone!  Happy Tuesday! Today I’m going to show you a super quick and easy mini album that you can put together in an hour.
The album I made to showcase today is made using some simple tags.  I designed these tags using my die cutting machine software and then cut out patterned paper covers.
The Facts…  |  read more »

Colorful minibook

Every once in a while my brother and I go on these ‘adventures’. Last month we went to shop for a new pair of glasses, but instead of buying the glasses, we walked along an amazing sculpture route in the middle of Amsterdam! I love these kinds of unexpected excursions and I wanted to create…  |  read more »

Just because….

Whenever I have some free time the first thing I reach for is my art journal.  I love  art journaling  as it’s the best place to play and try out new techniques or materials with no restrictions, rules or deadlines. I can truly feel free to create.
Here I’d like to show you a few of…  |  read more »

Masking 101

Hello fellow stamp lovers!  Ally here! Today I’d like to teach you a few fun ways to MASK.
What’s masking you ask? Well in art, masking is using materials to protect areas from change.  In other words you cover one area to avoid changing it by applying something over top of it.
Today I’m going to show…  |  read more »

Go WILD with Stamps!

There is nothing better than just experimenting when it comes to stamping.  I just love sitting down and letting the photos I wish to scrap “talk to me” and lend me to using all kinds of cool stamps… especially maybe not in the way they were intended.
Here’s a layout I created showcasing my son and…  |  read more »