Thursday, September 25, 2008

How about another scrappy challenge#10?

I was thinking it was about time for another scrappy challenge. What do you think?
Well I was on the Scrapbook etc website earlier...& came across the section encouraging people to make their own stamped background using I don't know if you are anything like me when it comes to stamps.....I LOVE the darn things...I drool over them, I covet them, I watch the press for new ones coming out...but hardly ever use them. Why you might be asking??? I am ashamed to admit it's because I don't want to mess them or my L.O up, if I make a mistake. They just look so cute, all crisp & clean in their wrappers to take them out & cover them in ink...seems so fundi{mental}ly wrong...mental being the appropriate word here :o)

So today is the day!! The day I take at least 5 different ones out of their wrappers & use them on a L.O....come-on gals who's with me?

{5 stamps on one L.O, that includes the background being stamped}

I have some amazing examples for you to oggle at for inspiration:

Shannon Tidwell stamped her journal lines onto the base to create a functional pattern.

Amy Yingling stamped & then used embossing powder to create texture.

Erikia Ghumm stamped onto patterened paper in a darker colour to create this amazing L.O!

Laura Kurz cleverly only stamped a small section of her background paper for this minimalistic look & feel.

So guys are you suitably challenged to try? The good news is that you will have 2 weeks to complete the challenge this time, meaning the deadline will be the 10th October. As usual there will be a small RAK for the 'winner'...aren't freebies the best???

Anyway...I'm bushed...& really need to nite-nite.
Chat soon.


  1. Very cool examples. I'll try to create something, but I'll be packing up everything soon, so not sure if I can join but I'll try.

    I'm with you on the stamp "mental" thing (by the way, great use of punctuation!! lol). I like stamps, but rarely use them. Same excuse as you.
    Thanks for the challenge. You rock, as usual.

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  3. ok...TOTALLY loving this challenge! I am so going to try to get in on this one! thanks for the examples - great inspiration!

  4. Oh...another stamp collector! LOL! I am yet to find the perfect stamp pad...any suggestions?

  5. I feel the same way!!!!Love stamps, collect them, but rarely use them!!!!

    I don't know why I just gotta have them...thanks for sharing these great examples!

  6. oooh... I am going to give this a bash for definate.. Hoping to get some scrapping in this weekend :)
    Love the examples too...

  7. Love this challenge Kim! All the examples are really inspiring. I too have a BIG box filled with pretty unused stamps. Paper scrapping is out of the question but I might just be able to give this challenge a go with a digi stamped lo???!!

  8. I can do that...I think....that's what's fun about a challenge. I always thing it'll be easy until I sit down to is challenging, but fun, because I think "out of the box," something I wouldn't normally do.

  9. Super cool challenge girl!!!!
    Looks like you have been a busy bee....

    I'll be checking back in to see all of the pages for the challenge....

    I hope you have a great weekend....
    Big hugs...

  10. Are you sure of the website? because Erikia I think is a designer for Memory Makers (I think!)
    Anyways... This IS a challenge! I don't use them, rither! How funny, I've been thinking I have to start making cards, because I never use my stamps!!! And love the 10th on the 10th, very nice!
    Now, if only I can remember to make my LO!!!!
    hugs, hun!

  11. OMGoodness, I am so glad I am in such good company... heaps of stamps and I hardly ever use them too! Will give this a go but will change the rules to suit me and use them as backgrounds to a mini book!! ;) Oh and I saw your LO in the online mag Scrapbook and Cards today and thought... yay!!!

  12. The 10th? Well I may just be able to do that. Kids are back on 6th....

  13. I got mine done, finally! Sorry it took me so long, lol!! It is on my blog!

  14. I managed to finish mine this morning.
    It is here

    Loved the challenge Kim and had so much fun getting ink on my fingers.


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