Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Another {Life} with Stephanie Video

Hello, My Friends,

As the new year is fast approaching, I realized I haven't shared this {Life} video with you.

Now, keep in mind, the {Life} videos are for die hard crazy people (like me!) only.  They have nothing to do with stamping.  Just the crazy things in my {Life}.  ;)





Can't see the video? Click Here!


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Saturday, December 24, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Hello, My Friends!

Merry Christmas!  I've created a Christmas video for you....







Can't see the video? Click Here!


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Friday, December 23, 2011

Your Questions...Answered! :)

Hello, My Friends!

I'm busy getting my Christmas wrapping done, but I thought I'd share a video with you.  :)




Can't see the video? Click Here!


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winners for the froggy2love Gallery!

Hello, My Friends!

It's time to check out the gallery and find out the winners for the froggy2love stamp set!  :)






Can't see the video? Click Here!



By Donna in Canada

By Liz T. in CA


Ladies, please email me with the stamp set of your choice (value $12.95 or less) and your address. Congrats on winning!

Make sure you check out ALL the great ideas in the Gallery!

There are OVER 3900 ideas using our stamps, just waiting for you!

Also, for YOUR chance on winning, upload your candy2share projects to our gallery.  Winners are chosen randomly and YOU could be next!  ;)







We need to announce the winner of the 30 Second Card {in Five Minutes} Contest.

The winner is:  Lisa with her entry of:

My guess is 3 minutes and 42 seconds! Thanks!


Lisa!  You were only off by 3 seconds!  Please email me your address and stamp set choice!  You are awesome!  ;)


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hello, My Friends!

I love looking at our Gallery.  I am amazed by the talent of our friends!  :)  This card is by Lynn C.


Notes that she added about the card:  I made three of these stair cards for my grandchildren. Too fun!

Lynn, thanks for sharing your card with us using the penquins4Christmas stamp set!  Email me if you would like a special blinkie to add to your blog!  :)


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's Time for Another 30 Second Card Video!

Hello, My Friends!

It's time for another episode of a 30 Second Card {in Five Minutes!}  But.....I have to share a secret with you!  This time, I have my BEST TIME EVER!  Woo Hoo!  Check it out and be amazed!  hahaha....






Can't see the video? Click Here!
 



Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

{Special} Release Stamp Sets

Hello, My Friends!

It's {Special} Release Time!  Woo Hoo! Check out the video to see them!







Can't see the video? Click Here!


Yes, it's true...the lily4me stamp set is a Limited Edition stamp set. When it's gone...it's GONE! {for at least a full year!}

jar4candy

phrases2say

Limited Edition lily4me

Check out this great card by Jeanne!

Click Here to see TONS of AMAZING projects by the Design Team using these stamps!


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Monday, December 12, 2011

Contest Time!

Hello, My Friends!

This Thursday, we will be releasing the newest episode of a 30 Second Card {in five minutes!}.

But, before we release it, we want to have a contest to see if someone can guess my time for the card.  Leave a comment on this blog post, listing what time you think my card ended up being....

a hint?


Well, it's under five minutes!  :)

Happy Hugs!

Stephanie

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Happy 7th!

Hello, My Friends!

I bet my Club Members know what today is!  It's Special Release Day for Club Members!  Woo Hoo!

Club Members, make sure you log in to see the newest stamp sets!  And as a special treat... (no pun intended!) for every stamp set you purchase this month, you get a FREE storage sheet!  It's my Christmas gift to you!  :)

Check out this beautiful card I found in the gallery by dfc...(sorry, no name was listed).



A wreath for Jesus
Using Wreath4us and Christmas4him. Coloured with Copics on embossed card.


Isn't it stunning?!!?  Hey, dfc, contact me through the website if you'd like a special blinkie!  :)

Don't forget to check out the Special Releases, Club Members!  :)

Happy Hugs,
Stephanie
TheStampsofLife.com 

Monday, December 5, 2011

I was Gallery Surfing!

Hello, My Friends!


Here's a great card I found in our Gallery....{by the way...did you know?!?  Our Gallery has over 3700 ideas using our stamp sets!  Just click on the stamp sets you have, and check out projects using those stamps!}


This card is by Annie in Ohio....



Annie, thanks for sharing your card with us using the Holly4Christmas stamp set!  Email me if you would like a special blinkie to add to your blog!  :)

Also, Club Members....We are having a December Special!  For every stamp set you purchase in the month of December...you'll receive a free storage sheet!  For every set!  (Normally it's buy three stamp sets and you get a free storage sheet.  This month, that same order will get you THREE free storage sheets!)



Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy December!!

Hello, My Friends!

Can you believe it is already December?!?  Anyone want to do my Christmas shopping for me this year?!?  I need help!  ;)

So, if it's a new month, you know that means a NEW stamp set!  Run over to the website to check it out!  You'll think it's SWEET!  hahahaha......

Click Here to see the video!

Big Happy Hugs!
Stephanie

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hello, My Friends!

It's time to announce the penguins4Christmas Gallery Winners! AND, check out this awesome eye candy video Ken created using all of the submissions!








Can't see the video? Click Here!



By Brenda in MI

By Janine in FL
Ladies, please email me with the stamp set of your choice (value $12.95 or less) and your address. Congrats on winning!

Make sure you check out ALL the great ideas in the Gallery!
There are OVER 3100 ideas using our stamps, just waiting for you!

Also, for YOUR chance on winning, upload your scream4icecream projects to our gallery. Winners are chosen randomly and YOU could be next! ;)


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Hello, My Friends!


Just a quick note to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Here's a video message for you....







Can't see the video? Click Here!


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A {Life} with Stephanie Video to share...

Hello, My Friends!

I have a fun {Life} with Stephanie video to share with you today.  ;)  I think you'll find it just a little funny.  ;)







Can't see the video? Click Here!


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's Time for Another...30 Second Card!

Hello, My Friends!

It's TIME!  Yep, that's right!  It's time for another episode for a 30 Second Card {in five minutes}.  Do I beat my record this time?  Or do a take a face plant?  You just never know...gosh, I never even know until it's over!  ;)

Get ready, here we go.....






Can't see the video? Click Here!


OH,  Whoops! I forgot to announce the winner of our Blog Hop with the Twinery from last week!  The winner is.....

lovin’ the wrapped twine – great card!! thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Sue....please contact us via our website with your address and two stamp sets of your choice!  :)  Congrats!


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's Christmas (Card) Time!

Hello, My Friends!

Christmas Card Time is in full swing!  Have you started planning yours yet?!?  If not, check out a few of these Christmas Stamps...I bet you'll find a few you might need!  ;)






Can't see the video? Click Here!


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas Card Eye Candy Video

Hello, My Friends!

I'm here today to share a Christmas Card Eye Candy Video with you.  Our Design Team is amazing and this video proves it!  :)






Can't see the video? Click Here!


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Monday, November 14, 2011

It's Over!

Hello, My Friends!

Well, I can't believe it.  It's over.....it's done....our travel schedule for this year is finished!  Wowsers!

I cannot tell you how incredibly blessed I feel to have traveled around the world sharing stamping, scrapbooking and stories with you all.  :)

I've traveled literally all over the world.  Edmonton and Toronto Canada, Puerto Rico, Texas, Missouri, Washington, Massachusetts, Australia,  Chicago, Tennessee, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Utah, and South Africa.

What an amazing journey.  I've learned so much about other cultures and about myself.  I honestly think I've grown up a little, too.  Traveling by yourself makes you rely on yourself and when you are in another country, that can get a little scary.  BUT, I DID IT.  :)


My next trip is scheduled for Jan. 12.  I have about 8 weeks to catch up on life.  ;)

I have a fun video to share with you today.  It's "Your Questions....Answered!"  (I love these segments!)





Can't see the video? Click Here!


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

BLOG HOP TIME!!!

Hello, My Friends!


Are you ready for some fun?
It's Time for Another Blog Hop!

The {Stamps} of Life and The Twinery Design Teams are playing together for this hop!

Our twine is made from 100% cotton, it’s eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you’re gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker’s twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker’s twine comes in 14 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look. For creative ideas & more…visit OUR BLOG!

We feature high quality, made in the USA, clear stamps and digital stamps/brushes for stampers, card makers and scrapbookers. Feel free to browse our gallery with more than 3600 samples using our stamps, watch our free how-to videos and join our club!

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be 2 prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs:
One winner will win 2 stamp sets  (winners choice) valued at $12.95 -total retail value: $26.90 per prize! from The {Stamps} of Life.
&
One winner will win the Ultimate Color Sampler Pack ($25 value!) from The Twinery!!!
The prize winners will be announced on The {Stamps}of Life and The Twinery Blogs on Wednesday November 16th. 



If you watch any of my videos, you KNOW I love The Twinery!  :)  So, this card was SO easy for me to create...my stamps, my dies and The Twinery...What a PERFECT combo!  :)
Twine:  The Twinery
Paper:  Fancy Pants Designs

So, be sure to leave a comment and check out the next blog!  Your next stop is my AWESOME Design Team Coordinator, Jeanne Streiff.

Happy Stamping!
Hugs,
Stephanie

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

On The Road Again!

Hello, My Friends!

The {Stamps} of Life is heading out for another road trip!!   Come see us at the Creating Keepsakes Convention on Friday November 11th and Saturday November 12th! We'll be having lots of fun and look forward to meeting you!

Club Members get your Club button, autograph the Club sign, and shop at Club prices!

Here's a video for more info....





Can't see the video? Click Here!


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Best Selling Set this Weekend....

Hello, My Friends!

Wow!  I love getting an extra hour of sleep!  I needed it after our incredible time in Ontario, CA!  :) 

I'm starting to plan our Thanksgiving Dinner (in my mind, at least....) and I'm thinking I should share with you some great cards using our Thanks2Fall Stamp Set. 

Thanksgiving by DT Member, Vicki

Happy Thanksgiving By Tilda

Thanksgiving by Denise G.


Tilda and Denise, thanks for sharing your cards with us using the Thanks2Fall stamp set!  Email me if you would like a special blinkie to add to your blog!  :)


Oh, Club Members!!!!  Today is the 7th!  It's Special Release Time for you!  Make sure you log in to see the new stamps!

Happy Stamping!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

Hello, My Friends!

My friend Gretchen Schmidt sent me a photo of the coolest Birthday Card!  Check it out!



Instructions -
Outside: Create a  4-1/4” x 5- 1/2” card base out of white cardstock.* Layer three pieces of patterned papers on the front of card as shown. Stamp cupcake image onto cardstock and use a circle punch to cut it out. Layer onto a slightly larger circle piece and carefully stamp sentiment. Glue onto card front.
Inside: Create the Gift Card Holder using patterned papers as directed according to package directions and add to the inside of the card using a strong adhesive. Glue down two coordinating paper strips on the lower half of the card, towards the top to cover up the tabs. Use your Gift Card Holder die to create a second label out of white cardstock. Stamp cupcake liner and cupcake top on matching pieces of paper, cut out, and glue them down onto the right hand side of the label die piece, letting a bit hang off the top. Stamp sentiment on the left hand side of the label. Glue entire piece to the front of the Gift Card Holder die as shown.
*Use mat board to help everything lay flat if desired. Layer a piece of mat board on the front and then cover with the patterned paper. Layer a piece on the back side of the card.
Supplies:
Sizzix:  Gift Card Holder with Phrase Die Cut, Mat board
Other: patterned paper, punches, inks for stamping.

Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Awesome Card and...

Hello, My Friends!


Here's a great card I found in our Gallery.... It's by Liz T.



 Here's some notes by Liz:

I used the large fancy label die to cut the cards base then used the next size die for the background paper. I embellished with a stamps4fancy label stamp and used a Marvy marker to color and stamp. I then used the die set to cut it out.  


Stamp Sets Used: monogram2build, stamps4fancylabels

Dies Used:  Sizzix Fancy Label Framelits Dies



Liz, thanks for sharing your card with us!  Email me if you would like a special blinkie to add to your blog!  :)


{By the way...did you know?!?  Our Gallery has over 3600 ideas using our stamp sets!  Just click on the stamp sets you have, and check out projects using those stamps!}




Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's Time!!!!

Hello, My Friends!

It's November first (already?!?)  and that means it's time for our next stamp set release!!!!

{We release our Club Stamp Set on the first of each month and 3-4 other stamp sets are released on the 7th for Club Members and the 11th for the general public.}

Check out the stamp set in this video....





Can't see the video? Click Here!



Here's a close up of the stamp set:




Here are some great examples by our incredible Design Team!

don't croak by Beverly

get well soon by Jeanne

Have a Hoppy Good Time by Vicki


Click Here to see even more great designs by the team!  :)

Don't forget, our stamps are made with HIGH quality, photo-polymer...Made in the USA!

Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Monday, October 31, 2011

On The Road Again!

Hello My Friends!


This time we are going to..... {Ha!  You have to watch the video to find out!}  ;)







Can't see the video? Click Here!



I hope I'm going to see YOU there!  :)


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Another Trip Done....Another one on the Way!

Hello, My Friends,

We are home from one show and getting ready for the next!  Check out this video to find out more!





Can't see the video? Click Here!


We have Ontario, California and Seattle, Washington coming up!  Check out our website for more info!  Click Here

Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Your Questions...Answered! :)

Hello, My Friends!

We love when you have questions....Here are a few that we've answered...  :)





Can't see the video? Click Here!


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Winners!!!

Hello, My Friends!

It's time to announce the winners of our owls2love gallery contest!  :)

Check out the video to see the winners!






Can't see the video? Click Here!


Here's a close up of the winners....
Thank Whoooo by Jennie H in NC

Hoot Hoot Hooray by Sheila in WA

Happy 'Owl'oween by Angie


Ladies, please email me with the stamp set of your choice (value $12.95 or less) and your address. Congrats on winning!

Make sure you check out ALL the great ideas in the Gallery!
There are OVER 3600 ideas using our stamps, just waiting for you!

Also, for YOUR chance on winning, upload your penguins4Christmas projects to our gallery.  Winners are chosen randomly and YOU could be next!  ;)


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's Time for Another...30 Second Card!

Hello, My Friends!

Ok, my friends!  It's time for another episode!  How long do you think it takes me this time?!?  Hold onto your hats!  You just never know!  ;)





Can't see the video? Click Here!





Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Monday, October 17, 2011

Almost On the Road!

Hello, My Friends!

Thursday night of this week, I'll land in Kansas City, MO for the Creating Keepsakes Convention!  Here's a video I'd like to share......





Can't see the video? Click Here!


Want to know the funny thing?!?  Ken and I are flying in on different planes!  (and flying home on different planes!)  Before MO, I'll be in Salt Lake City, Utah for the Discovering Possibilities Event by Oh My Crafts (for Sizzix).  I'll leave home on Wednesday, teach all day Thursday and then I fly to MO that night.

Ken leaves So Ca Thursday morning and will set up our booth (by himself....  :|  (that's me holding my breath!)  ;) 

I hope to meet some of you at one of these two events!

Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Stamps and Dies...Dies and Stamps!

Hello My Friends!

This summer, I realized a dream....I released my own line of dies with Sizzix.   :)

So, if we have dies, we need to have matching stamps, right?!?  Check out this video to see them both in action....




Can't see the video? Click Here!


The best part?  Club Members get Club pricing on the Framelits AND stamps!  Woo Hoo!  {Make sure to log in to receive Club prices!}

Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Happy 11th!!!!

Hello, My Friends!

Did you know, that every month, on the 11th, we release new stamp sets?!?  Why the 11th?  Well, honestly, no real good reason.

Haha....

Actually, on the 7th of the month, we release the sets only to our Club Members.  They get to see the sets first and have a few days to order them before the general public.  Just a little extra perk for our Club Members.  So, that's the 7th.

I then had to figure out a day to release the stamp sets to everyone.  I figured, since I {Love} 7-11 so much, I should choose the 11th.  That way, I would remember the days, and maybe customers would, too.  ;)



Ok, ok, I need to stop 'chatting' and show you the video!  Here it is!





Can't see the video? Click Here!



 There are TONS of great cards in the Gallery.  But here are a few of my favorites, using the search4words, Christmas4Him, wreath4us and stamps4fancylabel stamp sets.  :)

thank you so much by Emily

Happy birthday by Emily

Jesus is the reason by Laura

by Jeanne
Make sure you check out the Gallery for even more ideas!

Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Monday, October 10, 2011

Framelits+Halloween=One Incredible Banner!

Hello, My Friends!


When my friend, Gretchen Schmidt sent me this project, I fell in love.  The surprising thing?!?  There's no stamping!  {Gasp!}

Why did I fall in love?  Because she used my new Sizzix Framelits Dies exactly how I intended them to be used.  It was a thrill to see them used by someone else.  ;)





Directions: Use a Scallop Pennant die to cut 14 pieces out of black. Use various pieces of patterned paper and a Plain Pennant to cut 14 pieces. Make sure the Plain Pennant is slightly smaller than the Scallop Pennant. Glue pieces together. Add a hole to each upper corner of your pendants. Use the Butterfly Kisses font with black felt to create “Happy Halloween.” Glue a letter onto each pennant. Use embroidery floss to tie pennants together adding extra on the left and right sides to hang. Use the Spider and Spider Web Pop-Up Die to cut 5 spider webs and 7 spiders out of black cardstock. Glue the webs in various places behind the pennant making sure to glue down onto only one. Glue the spiders onto the front sides of the pennants in various places, again making sure to only glue down onto one pennant. By gluing the elements to only one pennant, you will ensure that the banner will move easily.
 
Supplies:
 
Other:
Sizzix Spider and Spider Web Pop-Up Dies, Sizzix Butterfly Kisses Alphabet Dies, patterned papers – Spooky Night, The Book Crew, Cute Cuts, Full Moon, Itsy Bitsy Spider (Too Cute to Spook, Bella Blvd), black felt, black cardstock (American Crafts), small hole punch, black embroidery floss.
 
Gretchen, You Rock!
Hugs,
Stephanie

Friday, October 7, 2011

Halloween Decor Board

Hello, My Friends!


Design Team Member, Vicki Garrett created this wonderful Decor Board. Isn't it wonderful?!?



Instructions:
Ink up the Bumpy Side of the Texture Fade with Versamark Ink , insert the Black Cardstock and run it through your Big Shot Machine.

Cover with Weathered Wood embossing powder, shake off and heat set, layer onto the metal board with a strong adhesive.

Stamp the Fence from Solids4Halloween with versamark, heat emboss with Weathered Wood embossing powder, heat set and trim.

Stamp the Bat and Raven from Solids4Halloween in Licorice ink , the Pumpkin in Tangerine on Yellow Cardstock, cut out and set aside. Note: you can add a little more dimension by sponging the tangerine ink onto the left side of the pumpkin.

Stamp the Happy Halloween sentiment from Spooky2Scare with versamark ink directly onto the metal board. Heat Set (be careful as the board will get hot~!).

Add the pictures to the Board and assemble as shown using a strong adhesive.




Supplies:

Solids4Halloween, Spooky2Scare by The {Stamps} of Life


Ink: Stephanie Barnard Tangerine and Licorice ColorBox ink


Other Supplies:


Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folders 2PK - Halloween Night & Poison
Metal Decorator Board-Available at Craft Stores

Cardstock: Black and Yellow

Other Ink:  Versamark Ink Pad
Accessories: Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder in Weathered Wood. White Detail Embossing Powder. Strong Adhesive


Hugs,
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Thursday, October 6, 2011

More Halloween Fun!

Hello, My Friends!

Want to know something funny?!?  The penguins4Christmas stamp set was just released, right?  And right now, it's almost Halloween....

But.....

I'm designing products for Sizzix that are for Christmas....next year!!!!  Yep, designs for 2012!  Isn't that crazy to think about?!?

I just sent in eleven files.  I have a few more to do before my deadline (next week).  I'm so proud of myself for getting them done now.  (Although, the 'deadline' was really September 1st!  They gave me an extension.  Woo Hoo!)  ;)

Anyway, most people are busy designing Halloween things.  ;)  So, I thought I'd share with you some great Halloween stamps and ideas! 






Can't see the video? Click Here!


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Whooo Loves Halloween?!?

Hello, My Friends!

The penguins4Christmas set is arriving to homes around the world!   :)

In the meantime, I thought I'd share this great Halloween project by Design Team Member, Vicki Garrett!  :)
This project uses all of The Stamps of Life September releases as well as spooky2scare. 

This section uses spiros2stamp and spooky2scare
This set uses solids4Halloween as well as all4stars


This section uses web4us



This section uses moreowls2love

Make sure you check out our Gallery for over 3500 ideas using our stamps!  :)

Happy Stamping!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Saturday, October 1, 2011

How Did THIS Happen!?!

Hello, My Friends!

I just have to ask....how on earth did it already become October First?!?  Wowsers! Where does the time go?!?

Well, the good news is it's time for our new stamp set release!  {We release the Club Set on the First of the month, and 3-4 stamp sets are released on the 7th and 11th of the month as Special Releases}.

Check out the video that shows off the stamp set that has been sent out today to our Club Members....






Can't see the video? Click Here!


I {heart} this stamp set.  Check out what our incredible team has created using the penguins4Christmas stamp set!  Click Here

Here's a cute one to get your creativity flowing....this one is by Vicki....



Club Members, you will also be receiving a FREE storage sheet this month!  To find out more about being a Club Member, CLICK HERE.

You can also purchase this stamp set at regular price  {you don't have to join the club to purchase}  Regular price is only $12.95!  Shipping in the USA is $1 {Wow!}  Click Here to order.

Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Friday, September 30, 2011

Trick-or-Treat Card

Hello, My Friends!

My good friend Gretchen Schmidt, sent me this great card! {She is so awesome to share with us!}  This card is one of my favorites for two reasons.

1.  It has a POP UP!  ;)

2.  It has STAMPS!  :)


Pop ups and stamping go so well together!  ;)


Directions -
Create a 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” card base out of kraft cardstock, fold in half to create your card. Cut a second card front that is 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”. Stamp spider webs on the card front and on the inside of the card base.
Outside: Stamp three pumpkins onto cream cardstock. Cut out each into a square. Glue pumpkins onto blue patterned paper, hand cut out each into a square shape. Glue down all three to a piece of black cardstock and cut it out into a rectangle shape as shown in example. Cut a larger pieces of Halloween themed patterned paper and glue to card front. Tie a ribbon around the card front and set it aside. When the inside of your card is complete, glue the card front onto the outside of the card base.
Inside: Use your Spider and Spiderweb die to create the spiderweb and cut two spiders. Add spiderweb to the inside of your card base following package directions. Secure the web portion that attaches to the top of your card with a brad. Glue down your two spiders to the web. Stamp sentiment and pumpkin as shown. 
Other: 
kraft cardstock (Bazzill) black cardstock (American Crafts), cream cardstock, Mischievous papers (My Mind’s Eye), black pen, Wild Honey Distress Ink (Ranger), ribbon, brad.
Thanks so much, Gretchen!
Hugs,

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Travel Recap....

Hello, My Friends!

First...I have to say a BIG Happy Birthday to my Dad!  We went out to dinner last weekend and these pictures will show you what a crack up my Dad is....

Such a joker!  He was not happy he had to share with all of us!  ;)

Dad....Happy Birthday!  :)  I love you!


Not long ago, we were in Nashville, TN.  The hotel was amazing!  It was so fun to meet so many Club Members and new customers!  Check out the video for more....




Can't see the video? Click Here!


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Your Questions...Answered! :)

Hello, My Friends!

Here's another episode of Your Questions....Answered!  :)





Can't see the video? Click Here!





Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Friday, September 23, 2011

branches4flowers Gallery Winners!

Hello, My Friends!

Guess What?!?  It's time to announce the branches4flowers Gallery Winners!  Woo Hoo!






Can't see the video? Click Here!


 Here's a close up of the winners....

by Marla in OR

by Trinka in Texas



Ladies, please email me with the stamp set of your choice (value $12.95 or less) and your address. Congrats on winning!

Make sure you check out ALL the great ideas in the Gallery!
There are OVER 3500 ideas using our stamps, just waiting for you!

Also, for YOUR chance on winning, upload your owls2love projects to our gallery.  Winners are chosen randomly and YOU could be next!  ;)


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A {New} 30 Second Card Video!

Hello, My Friends!

I'm home from South Africa.  Well, at least my mind is.  My body is somewhere in Jet Lag Land.  ;)  I'll need a few days to get back to 100%...but it was worth it!  SA was amazing!  Pictures and videos coming soon!

In the meantime, here's our newest episode of a 30 Second Card.  Enjoy!







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Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Organization....Stephanie Style

Hello, My Friends!

So, usually, organization and Stephanie are not in the same sentence.  BUT, I do have a great way I store my buttons.  Check this video out....you might like this way, too.  :)




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Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life