How’s the weather?

Today’s blog challenge is based on a sketch from the very talented Becky Fleck at

I loved the vertical alignment of images mounted on background shapes, the subtle print of the backing paper, and how the ribbon tied it all together. Here’s my version of this sketch:

Here in Indiana this spring (like much of the…  |  read more »

Faux stitching

Hi there! Today is my first post as a DT member for myStamp BOX and I’m so excited!  It’s Thursday so step-by-step day and here’s the layout I created for you:

To make the flower I first stamped several petals from the “He loves me…” set on patterend paper. Make sure the pattern on the paper isn’t too…  |  read more »

Stamps and Sketches Rock!

Howdy everyone!  It’s Wednesday so that means that I have a challenge for you today.
This week I’m challenging you to use this sketch:

Don’t forget… a sketch is just a starting point so the sky’s the limit in how it inspires you!  You can even use it for a layout.  Try stretching it or center it…  |  read more »

Backgrounds Showcase

Not everyone wants to take the spotlight. Some people like to hang back and join while others organize and direct. The same is true for stamps. There are the ones that need the spotlight and there are the quieter ones that bring out the best in others. We call these background stamps. While there are…  |  read more »

Pair Up Project with Jaine & Cari

Hi there!
We’re thrilled to be sharing some fun projects with you today.  We tried to think of different products to use our stamps on because normally we stamp on paper.  So we, Jaine and I (Cari) gave ourselves the challenge of stamping on anything BUT PAPER. I admit it was a bit difficult trying to…  |  read more »

Paired-up project: picture inspiration

Hi there! It’s Eva and Agata here to share with you our work. We’ve decided to take some inspiration from a picture. Here it is:

It seems that both Eva and I we were inspired by it in the same way: the overall design. Here are our versions:

Eva turned it into a 12 x 12 layout…  |  read more »

Kitchen vs. scrapbooking

Hello everyone! If you’re a SAHM like me, you spend quite some time in the kitchen. And while in there, let’s be honest, you’d rather be at your scrap table! But when this is not possible, the only thing to do is to think about some projects you’re so eager to work on!!! The challenge…  |  read more »

Drop Shadow Tutorial

Hello, stamping friends! Today I’m going to share a simple technique for adding a drop shadow to your project. It’s basically a form of masking, but it’s especially fun to use with sentiments in photo editing programs. Here’s what I made:

I used one of our brand new Winter 2011 CHA release stamp sets called Repeat…  |  read more »

NEW stamp set and give-away: “Repeat after me”

Today is the last day here at CHA, only a half day. Lots of packing up later…
Fun to meet so many stamp enthusiasts and to share some special moments with them!
Today we are also featuring another of our new stamp sets here and there will be a chance to win our Mini Pennants
The…  |  read more »