Monday, July 20, 2015

Are you a PLANNER?

So have you jumped on board the "planner" trend recently?  This year creative planning has really taken off, and I am slowly getting use to it! I started my downloading planner sheets that I can print out when I need them! Now I am thinking I might need something more concreate as I REALLY like the whole idea of creative planning... especially since I don't have a huge chunk of time to be creative like I use to, and this combines me organizing my week AND creative time all in one! 

So I have been super excited EACH month to have the STAMPS OF LIFE release new planner stamps and dies! YIPPEE! Yes I was super excited!  This past month I received the highlighters4planner set, and LOVED it... I wanted to show how it works perfectly for cardmakers and planners (even scrapbookers!) this set is so versatile.... you will LOVE it!

Here is the card I made:

I love how this card turned out! I also used the die: HELLO!  I love the font on this die set!

Of course I did a "mock" planner page too, for you to see how to use the stamp in a planner:

Are you ready to see the stamp set:

So many possibilities for this stamp set! I LOVE it! You should see what other design team members have created! SO inspiring! Go take a look at the gallery HERE!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Kids Craftin' with the Stamps of life

Hi everyone! I was cruising through my blog and instagram and realized I didn't post about how to make your stamps into crafts for your kids! I am going to try and make this a monthly feature for my blog readers and hopefully some of you will be able to get some fun ideas to use your stamps in different ways and to fight that summer boredom!

We made this craft during our "pet" week in the daycare!  It uses one of my favourite stamp sets so far: cat2stamp ! I love to use Stephanie's designs, especially the bigger stamps to create fun projects for my kids in the daycare! This craft we did awhile back, but you will get the idea

First step is stamp the image on a white sheet of paper in the top left hand corner.

Next is to place it on your printer/copier and change the settings to increase it so it fits the page.  You may have to print a few times, changing the % increase in order to get the size that works!  I then take the larger image and photocopy it enough times for the kids in the daycare (be sure to use cardstock if you are going to paint on it!).

Next up, is to get the kids to paint them! We chose a brown colour to paint today!

Once it is dry, you can cut them out for the kids, or for the older kids, they can cut them out!

Finally you can add the details to the craft! You can choose whatever you what! For this craft, we used googly eyes, puffy paint, stickles, and white yarn! So fun!

So even the kids can have sun with the Stamps of Life!  Here is another craft we did with the whale2stamp set:

Same applied to this craft! But we added eyes and a cute smile!  They are so cute!!

Hope to bring you another Kids craft next month with the Stamps of Life!  Enjoy your crafting time!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Some sweet cute cards!

This past week was a busy one, with daycare in full swing with the busiest week of the year! It went by smoothly and without a hitch... thank goodness! The kids are starting to get into a summer routine, and I am able to sleep a tad longer without having to get up and make lunches! This past week was also the release of the NEW treats4cookie stamp set (from the stamps of life), which is the cutest little stamp set ever! Yep... a big fav of mine!  Here are some cards I made from this adorable set:

Super sweet & cute?!    Head on over to the Stamps of Life shop to see all the new releases! You will love them all! And don't forget to check out the gallery for many more ideas from our awesome design team!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sharing some more SWEET popsicle cards today with the NEW DIES that were released to go with the favorites: pops2eat and patterns4pops by STAMPS OF LIFE!! You will love these dies!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

HAPPY SUMMER! and new Popsicle Dies from the Stamps of Life!

Happy Summer everyone!  We are winding down here with school and only TWO more days left! hard to believe how fast June went!  Some crafty sharing today!  The Stamps of Life released NEW dies to go with one of my favourite sets (well two!)  POPS2EAT and PATTERNS4POPS!  Yes I LOVE these stamps and they are so much fun!!!  I am going to share a few of them over the next couple of days so enjoy a sweet treat!

Happy summer card I made using the new popsicle dies, patterns4pops & pops2eat!  I also used the Sizzix Stand Up Playful die and of course my favourite triplet die: Hello Sunshine!

How are you spending you summer vacation so far! I can't wait to get started on mine :)!