Sunday, July 22, 2012

Time to Stretch My Stamps

The past two weeks I've been taking an online class, "Stretch Your Stamps".  I love waking up every morning to new class content with includes PDFs & videos...and lots of inspiration.  This class is just finishing up, so the interactive portion of the class won't be available much longer -- but you can join in on the class anytime as an independent student and watch the videos, download the PDFs, read the forums, and look through the gallery whenever you choose to take the class.  Find out more about it HERE.  I took another of these classes, Creative Chemistry 101, earlier this year, and I think the classes are top notch!

The cards I was inspired to make for this class are shown below.  The stamps used for the cards are listed directly below the cards.

Using Background Stamps ...
Tim Holtz Wallpaper Stamp, Fiskars Fuse die cut,
and Anna Griffin/All Night Media sentiment stamp

Using Collage Stamps ...
Correspondence Collage by Hampton Art Stamps
Festive Alphabet by CTMH

Using Alphabet Stamps (notecards 2 ways, masked/unmasked) ...
Precious Alphabet by CTMH
Flower stamps by Melissa Frances
Using Sentiment Stamps ...
Life in Pictures by Ali Edwards (Technique Tuesday)
Poetry Nostalgiques by EK Success, The Attic Collection (Rebecca Sower designs

The greeting is on back of the "Happy Anniversary" frame,
which clips to the front of the card.

Using Floral Stamps ...
Calla Lily, PSX 2001
Greetings Script by CTMH

Using Label Stamps ...
Annotations by CTMH
Doodle Alphabet by CTMH

Using Outline Stamps ...

Doodles & Nature, by Claudine Hellmuth
(can you see the clear embossed raindrops & Perfect Pearls sun?)

Using Border Stamps ...
Stitched Ribbon, & Double Scalloped Ribbon by Hero Arts

Quote - anon.

Using Reverse Stamps ...
Tree I, II, III, & IV by Hero Arts
Inside sentiment:  To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose
under heaven.  Ecclesiates 3:1                 

The only cards I didn't get a chance to make were using graphic stamps & stamps w/coordinating dies.  I enjoyed this class immensely, and can't wait to take another one.  I always learn something new, and the creative inspiration of the instructors & guests....not to mention the huge galleries, are amazing.  A huge thank you goes out to Jennifer McGuire & Kristina Werner, and all the guest designers, for this wonderful class (click on their names to visit their awesome blogs)!

Have a Lovely Day!  Lisa


  1. Hi Lisa, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  2. Wow Lisa...these are all amazing. Love all the different techniques and styles. You really did s...t...r...e...t...c...h!
    t/c, gerri

  3. Wow these are excellent,This is different design and style,I love it.Thanks for sharing important post with us.


Thank you for your LoveLee Comments!