Saturday, October 31, 2009

The November 2009 Stamp Set DEBUT!!!

Woo Hoo! It's time!!! Well, it's a little early...but with Halloween tonight and the first being a Sunday, we figured we should show the new set now! I am so excited to share the Joy2Christmas set with you! Here's the intro video...

Remember when you were a kid and it seemed like Christmas would never get here? Well at The {Stamps} of Life your wait is over as we are proud to present the November 2009 stamp set called Joy2Christmas. Stephanie has some wonderful ideas to share with you and for much more be sure to go to

Club Member sets will be sent out on Monday. (Darn, the post office doesn't work on Sundays!) If you are a digi Club Member, check your email boxes! (If you don't see it there, check your spam folders!) ;)

Our Design Team is starting to upload their creations to the gallery, so keep checking back!

Here's a close up of the set:
The set has 32 stamps! Can you believe it?!?

If you aren't a Club Member, you can sign up here


You can purchase just this set by clicking here.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Color Challenge Winners!

We had a great response to our first ever Color Challenge! Here are the winners...

MaryNSC and stampinchrissylea! MaryNSC won next month's clear stamp for FREE! And stampinchrissylea has won next month's digi stamp set for FREE as well as one more digi stamp set of her choice!

Here are the winning entries:
Clear Stamp Winner, MaryNSC:

Digi Winner, stampinchrissylea:

To see the great entries Click Here!

Stay tuned for our next Color Challenge!

Our New Stamp set will be debuting soon!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

More Halloween Goodies!

I received the most adorable email the other day from Vicki Martin. Once I saw the adorable project she was sharing, I immediately asked her if she would allow me to share it with you all.

Here are some pictures:

Aren't they adorable?!? Here's the 'recipe':
Stamp Set: October Thanks2Fall- The Stamps Of Life
Paper: Bazill Textured Black
Ink: SU Only Orange, Memento Tuxedo Black,
Accessories: Orange Ribbon, Transparancy Sheet, decorative scissors

Box dimension: 3 1/4" x 4", scored at 5/8" on all sides
Transparancy dimension: 6" x 2 7/8", scored at 1 1/4", 2", 4", 4 3/4"
Nugget wrapper dimension: 1" x 3"

She then sent me this adorable card:

Here's the recipe for the card:
Stamp Set: October Thanks2Fall- The Stamps Of Life
Black cardstock, printed paper, cats eye inks, October stamp set
Scallop edge border punch
CTMH ribbon, clear embossed bats

Vicki, thanks so much for sharing your ideas!

I also want to thank all of YOU for sharing our new Club with your stamping friends and family. I hear from women all the time saying their friend sent them the website or forwarded our newsletter or mentioned us on a message board. Thanks so much for spreading the word!!! :)


Monday, October 26, 2009

Design Team Gallery Projects

It's almost Halloween! Are you ready?!? {I'm not!} :)

It's so hard to get ready for Trick or Treaters when it's 85 degrees outside! I think fall weather decided to leave us alone in Southern Ca!

Here's a great slideshow of our Design Team Gallery Projects for the Oct. 09 set.

View the amazing projects created by The {Stamps} of Life Design Team set to music in this video. We are sure that you will enjoy their great ideas and you'll want to get to work on your own projects. For all of the latest from Stephanie Barnard visit

On a personal note, my daughter's Homecoming Dance was a success! I was the photographer for about 30 kids at a private party {ON the BEACH!} Fun! One of my daughter's friends was kind enough to take our picture....{I wish I could share with you WHO took the picture, but I have to sleep in the same house as my teenager and I'd fear for my life if I told you!} {grin} ha ha...{BIG grin}...

Did you see the Sneak Peek on Facebook?!? I can't wait to share the whole set with you! The set name is.... Joy2Christmas :) If you want to become a fan on Facebook Click Here!


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Another Great Project Sheet!

My Design Team has been BUSY creating great projects for us! Here's one from Joana Studer.

How cute is that?!? For the {free} Project Sheet, Click Here.

On a more personal note, our Homecoming game was last night and sadly we lost. But, I was able to get a photography pass to go on the field. What a rush! Here's my cutie....

Lastly, if you are a fan on Facebook, you've already seen this video...(not a fan? Click Here to become a fan...the fan page gets the news first! I even posted a sneak peek for the next month's stamp set!)

This video is for die hards only. It's NOT a stamping video. It's a {Life} with Stephanie at your own risk. {grin}

(And no, it's not a stain on my shirt. I think I hugged my drink too close!) :)

Stephanie reveals more secrets about her daily life. What type of diet drink do you think is her favorite? You won't forget after this new episode! For more of the latest from Stephanie be sure to visit


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New {Free} Project Tutorial!

Life is busy at our house! Between calling new Club Members, I'm busy getting my oldest daughter, Kirstin ready for Homecoming season. She's now a Varsity Cheerleader at our local high school (3200 students!), so she's busy with her team creating posters, banners and getting the 'perfect' dress for the Homecoming Dance. ( be young again!)

In Stamping News, Design Team member, Vicki Garrett has created the most adorable Paper Pieced Pumpkin Card Tutorial. She took photos for each step, so you can follow along!

Click Here for the FREE tutorial!

Have you uploaded your project for our Color Challenge? Time is running out and our winner will be chosen next week, so get your entries in! You can enter as many projects as you want!

Also, don't forget to upload your regluar projects using our October 2009 set. A winner will be chosen from that gallery to win next month's set! (Actually, it's two from the clear stamp gallery and one from the digital gallery!)

To visit the October Gallery, Click Here!

Off to find some shoes that match the 'perfect' dress....


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Another 30 Second Card {in 5 Minutes}

If you are a fan on Facebook, you've already seen this video. But, if you aren't a fan (yet!), here's the next episode: {Oh, Yes, I now know I folded my card incorrectly when using the Scor-Pal....} {grin}

Stephanie races the clock again in an attempt to finish a project in thirty seconds. How do you think she will do this time? There is a great idea here so be sure to watch! Many more examples of the Thanks2Fall set being used can be found at Let us know what you think, we love your comments.

Another tidbit...just a hint about the November 1st has 32 stamps! :)

Lastly, I want to thank my wonderful Club Members. We set a goal on Club Memberships for the month of October, and we met our goal on Oct. 16th! WOW!!!! I love you all so much! Thanks for making my dream come true!!!!

Hey, become a fan on Facebook so you hear the Breaking News first! Click Here to Become a FAN!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Project on the Website!

Halloween is a time for treats! {Yummy!} If you enjoyed the last project video on the treat bag, you'll also love this great project by Design Team Member, Joana Studer. :)

For complete instructions and a supply list, click here.

Happy Haunting!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

A New Project Video!

Hey Everyone!

Fall is in full swing around here! The leaves are turning colors, the weather is getting cooler and it's getting darker sooner. Halloween will be here before we know it!

Here's a great project for your Trick or Treaters. Follow along on the video and then click here to get your free pattern! Make sure you upload your projects to our gallery! I can't wait to see your variation of the Treat Bag!

The {Stamps} of Life

Friday, October 9, 2009

The September Gallery

Is your card in our most recent video? Check it out! :)

Stamps come to life at You did it! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful designs uploaded to our September 2009 Gallery featuring the Back2Basics set. Time is flying by fast so make sure that you upload to the October gallery before the month ends. Your project may appear in next months gallery video! We enjoy your creativity and are very thankful for your participation.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Are you up for a challenge?


October Color Challenge TSOLC01

This month's colors:
Orange, Peach & Green and any Neutral Colors

The October Color Challenge begins today, October 7th. Players
will have until the 28th to post their cards using any The {Stamps} of Life stamps or digital images to the Challenge Gallery. Stamps haven't arrived yet? You can still play! We have a few free digital images in our Freebie section for you to try.

Players must include TSOLC01 in their upload titles to be entered to win a
November release stamp set (US & Canada) or the November release Digi set and their choice of another Digi set (International players or US players can choose 2 Digi sets instead of stamps). Random winners will be announced on October 29th.

Winners will also have their cards featured on The Stamps of Life blog! Good luck!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Contest Winners!

Did you know we have contests at The {Stamps} of Life?!? Well, of course we do! That's half the fun! ;)

Our first winner is Lori. She received the {green} colored signature Back2Basics Stamp Set.

Woo Hoo, Lori! She wins a free stamp set! :) Hugs to you, Lori!

Our second and third winners are randomly chosen each month from our gallery. One winner from the clear stamp gallery, and one from the digital gallery. The clear stamp winner is:

Beth Buss! Isn't this card adorable?!? Beth wins a FREE clear stamp set! Go, Beth!!!!

Our Digital winner of the month is Darla Reger!!! Darla wins a FREE Digital Stamp Set! Go, Darla, Go Darla!!! :)

So, my question to YOU is, have YOU uploaded to our gallery?!? If not, WHY?!? You could win next month! So get busy uploading! {grin} {Just a note...the September contests are closed, so to qualify for the next gallery contest, you need to use and upload to the October Gallery}

Also, the October Stamp sets are now YOU have the only signed set?!? If yes, send me a photo of you holding your winning set, and YOU will receive a free set! Fun, fun, FUN!!!

Oh, and just a sneak peek to the future....another fun announcement is coming soon...... ;)



Sunday, October 4, 2009

Video Part Two...October 2009 Stamps

Wow! That's really all I have to say! {grin} Sales for our second stamp set have exceeded all expectations, and it's only October Fourth! Woo Hoo! I love you all so much for making my stamping dreams come true! Thank You!!!!!

Here's some more about the stamp set:

(If you are receiving this blog post as an email, you'll need to visit the blog to see the video... Click Here to see the video)

Stay Tuned...tomorrow I'm going to announce our September Winners!!!

The {Stamps} of Life