Thursday, December 31, 2009

TWO Reasons to Celebrate!

We have TWO reasons to celebrate!'s a New Year! Two...There's a New Stamp Set! What a great way to start off the new year!

Here's a video introducing our new stamp set:

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This set is so versatile! At only $12.95 (only $10.95 for Club Members), it won't break your budget! The set contains 40 stamps!

Check out what our Design Team created using this set. Click here to visit the gallery!

Here's to a great New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Where has the year gone?!?!

I can't believe 2009 is almost over! As I get older, the years go by so much quicker! :)

I have so many exciting things planned for The {Stamps} of Life. On the first of Jan., our new stamp set will be revealed and then on the 7th, there will be an announcement for our Club Members and then on the 11th, there will be an announcement for everyone. :) Lots going on! :)

We had a wonderful Christmas at our home. My parents spent the night, we went to the Christmas Eve service at our church and then we woke up at a reasonable hour the next morning to open presents. I hope you had as wonderful of a day!

Vicki created a great Christmas scrapbooking layout using our digital stamps. Isn't it cute?!?

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Our Design Team was really busy this month with the Love2Hug stamps. Here's a great slideshow showing off their work:

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We love to create slideshows of our gallery creations. Make sure you upload your creations so you can be included in future slideshows!

Well, the countdown until the next set now begins....I can't believe they have a huge celebration in New York, just for our next debut.... {ha, ha!}


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very wonderful Merry Christmas. I taped a quick message for you...

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Big hugs!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A New {Life} with Stephanie Video

I'm often asked how I got started in this incredible industry. Trust me, it's been wild and crazy! :) Here's a video to share how it all started...

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It's getting closer to Christmas...I'm almost ready, but not quite. At least I finally addressed my Christmas cards! ;)


Friday, December 18, 2009

Shake it Up! Stamping Project Sheet

While browsing through the gallery, I ran across an incredible card. I just had to know more about it and contacted the creator. The stamper, Gilbert, was gracious enough to create an INCREDIBLE project sheet for me to share with you! Here's the card...

Isn't it wonderful!?! The project sheet is awesome! Gilbert wrote out all of the supplies needed, the full instructions and visuals to go along with it all! Gilbert, YOU ROCK! To see the step-by-step, click here!

Gilbert, on behalf of stampers everywhere, Thank you!!!!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

December's 30 Second Card Video!

It's time for one of our favorite video segments! A 30 Second Card {in 5 minutes}!

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Joy2Christmas Gallery Slideshow and....

As I write this blog post, I'm sitting in my office watching YouTube videos with my hubby and oldest daughter. (Little one is in's 10:48pm).

Taylor Swift is my current fav...her song Love Story touches my heart and reminds me of when hubby and I met (he was 18 I was 16).

I also love Taylor's You Belong with Me. My oldest loves to mock me with this one....I was the band geek in high school and she is the varsity cheerleader. ;) If you aren't familiar with these, look them up. :)

I'm excited to share this slideshow with you. Christmas is a very special time of year for my family and I love looking at the great cards you all created! The slideshow is kind of fast, but don't forget, you can see all the creations in the gallery by clicking here.

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On another note, remember when I mentioned my little one's hair for her dance competitions? Well, here's a photo...

This isn't the best picture (taken with my iPhone), but it shows what I have to do! It's FIVE huge rolls of hair. NO CURLERS! Just hair, gel, hairspray and bobby pins. Can you say CRAZY?!?!?!

I'm not good with hair...I'm really not. So, I got creative...I cut a toilet paper roll into thirds, gelled the hair like crazy and wrapped the hair around it and pinned it in place. We let it dry for three hours and then carefully pulled the tp roll out. NICE! I'll get a better pic when she competes again. :)

Big hugs!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Gift Idea for Your Carpool Kids or....

Sometimes you need a little gift for some of the people in your life. Here's a project I'm creating for my middle school carpool kids. It's a quick and easy project (get your kids to help!) and will be enjoyed by all. ;)

What will you fill yours with?

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Are you ready for Christmas? I'm not! ;) At least our tree is up and the house is decorated, but I have quite a bit to do still. ;)


Monday, December 7, 2009

So Forgetful! Yikes!

Sometimes, life gets REALLY busy. So busy, in fact, that you forget to do things you always do. Like picking up a kid from school, or eating lunch. (Yes, I forget to eat lunch all the time...I don't think I've ever forgot a kid, but you'll have to ask one of them...) {grin}

So, what did I recently forget? Well, to choose Gallery Winners! Yikes! So, today, I went to the Joy2Christmas Gallery {Wowsers! There are some GREAT ideas there!} and I randomly chose a clear stamp winner and a gallery winner. And, here they are....

Clear stamp winner....Kim in NY...

Digital stamp winner....Chris in IN...

Don't these two cards totally inspire you?!? To see more, check out our Joy2Christmas gallery here. Have you uploaded a card or project to our gallery?!? I'd love to see what you've created!

Now it's time for another video. This one is a {Life} with Stephanie video and you know the's for the die hards only. ;) This one answers some more questions I received on Facebook. ;)

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In other news, my two daughters each had competitions this last weekend.

The older one, the cheerleader, took second place on Saturday and first place on Sunday! Go, Aliso High School Varsity Cheer! :)

The younger one, the dancer, took first place on Sunday! Go, SouthCoast Freestyle! :)

We were proud parents this weekend! I'll look for some pictures soon to share Katie's hair do. It's INSANE! :)

Big hugs!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A "Knock Your Socks Off" Type Tip!

Ok, it's not very often when someone is able to knock my socks off...But...Karen in New Mexico managed to do it! :)

She sent me an idea that was new to me and I knew I HAD to do a video on it.

So, here you go!

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Karen, you ROCK my world. ;)