Monday, November 30, 2009

December 2009 Stamp Set is Revealed!

It's that time! Time to release a new stamp set! Woo Hoo!

So, without anymore waiting, I'd like to introduce the December 2009 stamp set, Love2Hug....

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Club Member stamps are automatically sent out on the first of the month. Start stalking your mailboxes!!! :)

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Check out the Gallery for examples of this stamp set!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gift Card Project Idea and Color Challenge Winners

Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming! {I sound like my kids!}

I can't believe it's already that time of year again. Time flies!

In the spirit of gift giving, Design Team Member, Joana Studer created this great Gift Card CD Holder.

For the full instructions, visit the site by clicking here.

In other news, our Color Challenge Gallery contest has now ended. Our winners are:

Liz from Alberta won a the December Clear Stamp Set with this card:
I love how clean and simple this card is!

And Jamie from MO won a December Digital Stamp Set with this card:

I love how the snowflakes are embossed!

I love to see what stampers create with our stamps. Have YOU uploaded to our gallery lately?!?

Our next stamp set will be released soon! December 1st is almost here!!!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving 2009

I have so much to be Thankful for. I have been blessed with an incredible husband, two beautiful daughters, parents that have stood by me through thick and thin, and a great group of FRIENDS!

I count all of you as one of my blessings. The last few months have been AMAZING! Not even in my WILDEST dreams did I expect to be doing what I'm doing right now. I am so happy! :)

Here's a short Thanksgiving video:

Thank you so much for joining me on this journey! The best is yet to come!

Hugs and Blessings,

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Joy2Christmas Design Team Slideshow

It's almost Thanksgiving! One of my favorite days of the year! I love getting together with family and friends to count our blessings and EATING! ;)

Hubby is the turkey king in our house...(that means he cooks the turkey...not that HE is a turkey!) {grin}

Speaking of Hubby, {yes, he has a name...Ken} he put together this great slideshow of our Joy2Christmas Design Team creations...enjoy!

We are featuring some beautiful work from The {Stamps} of Life Design Team. This video is full of great ideas using the Joy2Christmas stamp set released in November 2009. Have you made a project you would like to share with us? You can upload it to the gallery at

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1. Time is running out on this month's Color Challenge! Click Here to check out the great creations so far! Upload yours, too, for a chance to win next month's set FREE! A winner will be chosen on 11/29.

2. Our Joy2Christmas Gallery is INCREDIBLE!!! Have you seen the creations?!? Click here to enjoy some great eye candy! Make sure you upload your creations for a chance to win next month's stamp set FREE! {Yes! We love contests around here!}

3. Have you seen the December 2009 Sneak Peek?!? If you are a Facebook Fan, you have! Click here to see the sneak peek AND to sign up to become a Fan!

4. Lastly, don't forget, only a few more days remain to qualify for our EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED EDITION Club Member Stamp! ALL current Club Members will automatically receive this stamp! Do you want one?!? Sign up Club Member before 11/30/09 to receive yours! {Free stamp will be sent with the December 2009 stamp set} Oh, and just so you know, this is a numbered stamp...that means there will be MORE in the future! You just never know when I'll be throwing in an EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED EDITION Club Member Stamp! {grin! I love being the boss!} :) Click Here to become a Club Member!

Big hugs to you all!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A New {Life} with Stephanie Video

Hello my Friends!

I have another episode of {Life} with Stephanie to share with you today. This one is titled "Favorite Time" Enjoy!

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P.S. Did you receive our Newsletter this week? (This is a Twice a Month Newsletter, NOT the blog updates) If not, we have now added on our website a "Sign up for our Newsletter" button. ;) We send out a newsletter twice a month, so if you are interested and you didn't get it, sign up! (Click Here to go to the website)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Another Episode of a 30 Second Card

I'll be honest. When I first started this video series, I did think I could make a card in {about} 30 seconds. Yes, I really I thought I could. :)

Little did I know...

1. How popular this series would be.
2. That I have NO concept of time.
3. That I can make people laugh....(but is it AT me or WITH me?!?!)

So, without anymore waiting, I present the next episode...ok, you have to wait one more moment... I have to say, I've also learned to NOT use pigment ink when taping my 30 second card video episodes. You'll soon see that pigment ink is S-L-O-W to dry. (That's why it's a decent embossing ink...)

So, if you try this at home, don't use pigment ink. Really. You'll soon see why....

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

{Life} with Stephanie Video {For Die Hards Only!!!}

Before I share the next episode of {Life} with Stephanie, I'd like to share an incredible card I found in our Joy2Christmas Gallery. It was designed by Danni and it really caught my eye! I love this card!

Danni, thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Have YOU been to the Joy2Christmas Gallery yet?!? If not, click here! We would love to see YOUR creations!

Ok, now, on to the next episode....this one answers a question asked on our Facebook Fan Page....


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Gallery is HOT!!!

I'm amazed at our Joy2Christmas gallery submissions! Already 31 uploads and the stamps haven't been out that long yet! Have you taken a tour yet?!? Check it out here!

Are you like me and still working on your Fall/Thanksgiving cards? If yes, then you will really want to see this slideshow! If you uploaded a creation, you'll also want to check it out!

We are amazed by your creativity and are very proud to share your beautiful projects in this video. View the uploaded projects that you created using the Thanks2Fall stamp set by The {Stamps} of Life. It's time to get stamping and get your latest work into the November Gallery for next months video!

Now I'm in the mood to stamp!!! :)


P.S. Time is running out to join the Stamp Club and receive the FREE Limited Edition Stamp in December!!! (All Current Club Members will receive the stamp) Sign up now! If you have signed up and haven't heard from me yet, please let me know. Hugs!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Color Challenge Time!


November Color Challenge TSOLC02

This month's colors:
Rose Light (Light Pink)
Rose Dark (Dark Pink)
Intense Kiwi (Bright Green)
(These color names are Prism Papers Colors names. You do not have to use Prism Papers for the challenge).

Let's take our Christmas Cards to the next level with these non-traditional colors!!!

The November Color Challenge begins today! Players
will have until the 28th to post their cards using any of The {Stamps} of Life stamps or digital images to the Challenge Gallery.

Players must include TSOLC02 in their upload titles to be entered to win a
December 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 November 30th.

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


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fun Stamping Project

Hi Everyone!

I've been so busy calling new Club Members! I love visiting with the new members and I'll be honest, I lost my voice when I woke up today! ;)

Here's a new video for you...It's on a great technique. Enjoy!

Do you need a new technique to liven up your stamping projects? Stephanie will use the November 2009 stamp set from The {Stamps} of Life in this episode of {Quick Tips} to demonstrate how to mask. There is much more for you at so be sure to check it out!

I can't wait to see what you create using this technique. Upload your projects to our gallery to share them with the world!


P.S. There's been lots of talk about our first Limited Edition stamp that ALL Current Club Members will be receiving in their December Stamp package! This stamp will NEVER be for sale on our site and is my gift to my Club Members. Don't miss out! Sign up now to be a Club Member! You must be signed up by Nov. 25th to qualify for the Limited Edition Stamp. Oh, and did I say this was the "first" Limited Edition Stamp?!? WHOA!!!!! {grin} You just never know when they might show up! ;)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Thanks2Fall Gallery Contest Winners!

Things are hopping around here! All current Club Member Stamp Sets have been mailed. Get your stamping fingers ready!!! :)

It's time to announce our Thanks2Fall Gallery Contest Winners!!! Our clear stamp winner is a beautiful card by Michelle D.

Michelle, you win a FREE clear stamp set in December!!! Merry Christmas to YOU! :)

We only had one digi entry to our gallery last month. (boo hoo! C'mon digi stampers, upload your projects!!!) And, since the card entered already won our Color Challenge Contest, I decided to choose another winner from our Clear Stamp Gallery. This winner will win a digi set of her choice. :)

The winner is Jen W. :)

Now it's YOUR turn! Once you receive your Joy2Christmas Stamps, upload your projects to our gallery for a chance to win! Winners are chosen randomly, so the more you enter, the better your chances! You can still upload to our other galleries as well, to show off your work. (However, to be eligible for the monthly contest, your project needs to use the current set.)

Big hugs!!
The {Stamps} of Life