Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I have so many stamps...but I often forget to use them.  Does this happen to you too?  Well, last night I sat down and purposely got out some stamps to use on a layout.  I used several stamps, in different ways.


* First I stamped the circle doodle stamp on to patterned paper and then cut them out.
* Second, I stamped and embossed the smaller trees by the big tree.
* Then I also used small letter stamps.  When I did this, I didn't even bother trying to stamp them in a line. :)

Close up:

I just love this layout.  I have lots of pictures of my boys smiling or not smiling.  This one has expressions that are in between.  I love their looks.  Also, that big picture is one of my favorites.  I love how they were being playful in it.  But unfortunately, most of my youngest got cut out of the picture.  I didn't let this discourage me though...I used it to my advantage.  I placed the tree over his face so it looks like he is peeking out behind the tree.  It made the picture even more playful.  :)

Supplies for "My Favorite Boys" layout:
Patterned Paper--Pink Paislee, Stamps--Pink Paislee (circle doodle), Imaginisce (trees), and Stampin' Up! (letters), Chipboard Letters--Basic Grey, Ink Pads--Stampin' Up!, Embossing powder--Stampin' Up!, Bird Charms--Jewel Craft LLC (Aren't these cute...I bought them here), Thread--DMC, Grungeboard--Tim Holtz, Ribbon--American Crafts

I got out some Pink Paislee stuff for this layout.  I love their stuff!  They are having a Design Team call right now.  Check it out here.  Wouldn't that be SO cool!!!  I wanted to pass that along.

Also, they are having an AWESOME giveaway right now.  I think you have only a day left to comment, but check it out here.


Jessica said...

I never use stamps either...I have a bunch of new ones that have never been out of the pkg...thank for the inspiration! Adorable pg. and pics!

Alexandra said...

Okay, I have to say - this is now my FAVORITE layout that you have made!! I am sooo glad you are showing your stamps some love - and no, I can't say that I ever forget mine, lol!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

salme said...

Another fabulous layout! Love the circle and tree stamps!

CAKVD said...

Very cute! I've been trying to use my stamps more too! Love the circles that you stamped and cut out!

Nessa said...

fabulous layout! love it!

Christina said...

This is an adorable page!