Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Eye Candy Video...

Here's a new music video featuring some fantastic ideas from The {Stamps} of Life Design Team for December 2010.

The stamp sets used in these projects are hearts2love, labels2use, minis4circles, and invite2create. Have fun watching!






Can't see the video? Click Here!
 


Here's a great card by Lauren in Atlanta that I found in our gallery.  Can you say, incredible?!?

Lauren, contact me for a special Blog Blinkie!

Want to purchase one of these stamp sets or become a Club Member? Go to our website, The Stamps of Life.

Recently, we had a contest on our blog about "Favorites."  I loved reading about your favorites!

I've randomly chosen a winner from all the comments and.......since there were so many entries, I chose two!  :)


First winner:
Blogger The DiLoreto Family said...
My favorite chocolate is Lindt Lindor truffles (the red wrapper!). Oh yeah, and my favorite way to clean my stamps is not to do it at all! Happy New Year!

Winner two:
Blogger JoAnn said...
My favorite single thing, that's very hard for me. I love all my supplies and try to challenge myself to use even the oldest of items on occasion. I would have to say the thing I use the most is card stock. Now, how practical is that.

Winners, please contact me with your Full Name, address and stamp set of your choice (valued at $12.95 or less).  Congrats!

Stay tuned for more contests on our blog!

Since the first is fast approaching,  {2011 already?!?} we will be having a sneak peek on the Facebook Page on Wednesday the 29th.  Make sure you check it out!  Here's a link....  The Stamps of Life Fan Page

Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hello, My Friends!

It's the most wonderful time of year!  I've created a special Christmas video, just for you!





Can't see the video? Click Here!
 



I thought I'd also share our Christmas photo with you....

Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Monday, December 20, 2010

My Favorites!

I'm often asked what my favorites are....

My favorite ink?
My favorite cardstock?
My favorite way to clean my stamps?

So, I've decided to create a video on my favorites....check it out...







Can't see the video? Click Here!


On another note, I have not done all of my Christmas cards this year.  Yikes.

I did find this card in the gallery that was created by Design Team Member Tami.  I'm thinking I might be able to get a few done if I close my eyes real tight and make a wish....  ;)  I think this is one of my favorites because it's not the traditional red and green. 




So, now I've shared with you MY favorites...but what about YOURS?

Leave a comment and share your favorite.....favorite ANYTHING!

We'll pick a few winners on the 23rd to win a stamp set.  :)


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Triple Play Blog Hop: Week 7-Treat Toppers

It's the last week of the Triple Play Blog Hop.  Today's entry is the Treat Toppers die by Eileen Hull.

Here's my submission...
I used the Joy2Christmas stamp set as well as the basic4abc stamp set.
 Here's a close up of the snowman snow globe.  ;)

I used the die to cut regular light blue cardstock.  So easy!

I searched the web and found a cute Snowman Soup poem.

To continue on the Blog Hop, use the button on the sidebar.


Are you ready for this month's 30 Second Card Video?!?...Here it is!





Can't see the video? Click Here!


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A New 30 Second Card!

It's time for another episode of a 30 Second Card {in 5 minutes!}

I wonder if I beat my best time...you'll have to wait and see!








Can't see the video? Click Here!


I also wanted to share this awesome card with you...
Deb designed this golden masterpiece. :)  I love how she used the swirls2build to make her own patterned paper and then the 'matching' swirls ornament from Holly4Christmas!  Awesome!



Happy Crafting!


Hugs,

Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Saturday, December 11, 2010

{Three} New Stamp Sets!

It's December 11th!  That means it's Special Release Day!

Introducing....THREE new stamp sets!!!




Can't see the video? Click Here!



Here are some examples from our incredible Design Team!
 This stunning card is by Deb.  I love how elegant it is!  She used the invite2create stamp set.



This adorable card is by Laura.  I love how she used the labels2use stamp set with the getwell2you stamp set!  Genius!  AND, it proves once again, how well our stamp sets go together!  ;)



 Another one by Laura.  I love how she stamped inside the patterned paper flowers.  The minis4circles set looks like it was made for this paper!  :)



 This simple yet wonderful card is by Tami.  She used the joy2Christmas stamp set with the minis4circles set.  So creative and EASY! 



 Tami created a masculine card using the labels2use stamp set.  Quick and easy!



 Emily is a flower girl!  She is so good at making flowers out of the stamps.  Here, she used the minis4circles to create a flower and the sentiment.  :)



Emily went all out on this one, yet still easy to create!  She used the labels2use, icons4us AND sentiments4circles on this card.  :)

Wow!  What a team I am blessed with!  To see even MORE samples using the new sets, click here!

Stamp sets make great gifts and Club Members can order as many as they like at Club Price!  Each of the new sets are only $10.95 for Club Members and $12.95 for Non-Club Members.  
{$1 per set for shipping in the US.}

Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life
P.S.  We have the t-shirts back in stock!  Sizes M, L, XL and XXL.  :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Lot's of Stuff...

Hello, My Friends!

Here's a video showcasing the wonderful flowers2share  Gallery.  :)



video


 






I thought I'd share this photo Ken made me take....{after a long night of shipping orders...}  :)


I think it's safe to say we have too much fun around here!  ;) 


Also, I was 'tagged' by my friend Mary.  Now, normally, I don't do chain letters/forwards or 'tags', but Mary is a very special person.....she's been a Club Member since not only Day 1, but actually Day -1....she signed up for the Club the day before I announced it!    Her goal was to be sign up #1 and yes, she was!  So, for Club Member #1, Mary...this is for you!

Eight things about myself....{that you probably didn't know!}

1.  I married my first boyfriend.  20 years later, we are still married.  :)

2.  My favorite restaurant is Olive Garden.  I eat there 1-2 times a week.  ;)  

3.  My favorite soda?  Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper.  No ice.

4.  It's Dec. 10th, and I haven't started Christmas shopping.  Or my cards.  :P

5.  I was in band in high school.  Played the clarinet.  Or, tried to play the clarinet.  I only joined so I could go to Hawaii.  Marched in a parade down the main street .  And down Main Street at Disneyland.

6.  My favorite die cut company is Sizzix.  ;)

7.  My middle name is Gail.  After my Aunt Gail.  :)

8.  I'm addicted to white Tic Tacs.  I usually eat a big box a day.  ;)


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Triple Play Blog Hop: Week 6 - Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Album, Brackets

It's Blog Hop Day!  This week is week 6 of 7 weeks for the Triple Play Blog Hop.

This week's die was designed by Brenda Pinnick.  It's a Sizzix Bigz die.  The Bigz dies can cut just about anything!  :)

Here's my entry....
I decided to make my project an ornament for our tree.  Once I die cut the red cardstock, I die cut some black mat board to adhere the cardstock to.  I then die cut the picture.  (Two dies for the price of one on this die!) 


Then I added some stamps...{of course!} I used the small trees from Christmas2build and then the large tree is from Joy2Christmas.  I colored in the trees with the Copic Spica Glitter Pens.  I then punched one more hole, added some ribbon and POOF I was done!

Now, if I could just get the rest of the tree decorated, I'd be set!  ;)

Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hello My Friends!

Late at night, when I get a quiet moment, I love to check out the gallery. As of today, there are over 1200 ideas in it! Wowsers!


Every month, we randomly choose two winners and they are....


Sue in MN with this adorable card using the love2hug and flowers2share stamp sets!



Jennifer W. with this great card that uses more than one stamp set, too!  
She used the flowers2share, kites2fly and the summer4fun stamp sets! 

Jennifer and Sue, you win a stamp set of your choice (valued at $12.95 or less).  Please email me and let me know your stamp set choice and your address!  I also have a blog banner for you!

Check out our gallery to see even more of the {over} 2,000 wonderful projects!

Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Friday, December 3, 2010

Scrap-Mart.com Blog Hop! {Christmas}

More Blog Hopping!

Yep, it's true! It's another Blog Hop! This one has PRIZES! ;)

Here's the info....

Welcome to the First Annual Scrap-Mart.com Blog Hop!

If you are just joining in please go to the Scrap-Mart blog to start from the beginning. There are 31 blogs participating in the hop and you will find some great prizes along the way.

You must comment on THAT blog post to be eligible to win that prize. There are also some Grand Prizes posted on the Scrap-Mart blog. You must comment on EVERY blog throughout the hop to be eligible for the Grand Prizes.

Comments will remain open until midnight CST on Sunday, December 5th. Winners will be chosen at random for each individual prize and will be announced on the Scrap-Mart blog on Friday, December 10th.

You may only win once. We'd like to thank our sponsors for generously donating all the prizes for this hop: Making Memories, Spellbinders, JustRite Stampers, Sizzix, Heartfelt Creations, Lifestyle Crafts, The Stamps of Life, Boss Kut, Unity Stamps, October Afternoon, Copic, Silhouette America.

Since the topic is Christmas, I thought I'd share some of my *favorite* Christmas cards from our Gallery. Did you know?!? We have over 1900 ideas in our gallery! All using our stamps! :)



This one was created by Tami Mayberry from our design team. I love how she made the candy canes into a heart. :)


This one was designed by Karine. I love the holly leaves!


This card was designed by Annie.
I love how she colored the letters!


Here's a card by Liz. It's a fun waterfall card.
Check out the gallery to see another view of this card!


And this card is by Vicki Garrett on our design team.


I feel so inspired now to create Christmas cards! Here's a close up of our Christmas Stamp Sets...

Christmas2build {24 stamps on a 4x6 inch sheet. The largest stamp is approx. 2.25 inches.} Regular Price: $12.95 Club Price: $10.95 Shipping in the US: $1




Joy2Christmas {32 stamps on a 4x6 inch sheet. The largest stamp is approx. 2.5x2.5 inches.} Regular Price: $12.95 Club Price: $10.95 Shipping in the US: $1




Holly4Christmas {15 stamps on a 4x6 inch sheet. The largest stamp is approx. 1.75x2.75 inches.} Regular Price: $12.95 Club Price: $10.95 Shipping in the US: $1




To continue on the Blog Hop, Click Here to visit Mindy Miller's Blog.

Happy Stamping!

Hugs,
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Triple Play Blog Hop: Week 5-Gift Card Holder (Pop-up)

It' time for week 5 on the Triple Play Blog Hop. :)

This week's Sizzix die is a fun Pop-up die! I made this card using our *new* hearts2love stamp set. I'm thinking hubby might get this card for Valentine's Day. :)



This is the inside/bottom.
The fun thing about this die is the Pop-Up! It's not a regular pop-up...it really pops fun! :)


Supplies Used:

Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Gift Card Holder w/Phrase, For You 3-D (Pop-Up)
The Stamps of Life - hearts2love Stamp Set (Brand New!)
Prismatic Cardstock from DiscountCardstock.com

To see the next blog on the Blog Hop, click the 'next' button on the right sidebar. :)

Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Introducing...

It's December 1st! Can you believe it?!?

That means New Stamp Set! Woo Hoo!

Check it out!



Can't see the video? Click Here!


Here are some great samples from our Design Team...

This stunning card is by Deb...



And a close up...



By Emily...



And one by Bev...


Check out our Galleryto see even more samples!

Club Members...your stamps are in the mail! AND you will receive a special 'gift' from me this month! ;)

Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Monday, November 29, 2010

New {Life} with Stephanie Video...

Hello, My Friends!

Ahhh, what a great weekend! I actually took more than a few hours off! :) I was just commenting to Ken yesterday that it's the first time in over a year that I've taken off so many hours in a row. :)

It's true, I'm a workaholic. It's easy to be one, when your job is your hobby and your hobby is your job! :)

I'll be honest...over the four day weekend, I ate six pieces of pumpkin pie and two pieces of pumpkin cheesecake. :) I have a HUGE love for anything pumpkin flavored! Yummy!

Our New Stamp Set Release will debut on Wednesday! But, in the meantime, I thought I'd share this funny video with you....




Can't see the video? Click Here!


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Triple Play Blog Hop: Week 4-Frame AND Happy...

Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble, Gobble! :)

I'd like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are having 14 over for dinner, so our house will be very full with family, food and laughter. :)

Here's a Thanksgiving video I created just for you...


Can't see the video? Click Here!


It's also THURSDAY, so that means it's time for the Triple Play Blog Hop!

This week, is a great die by Eileen Hull. It's a frame, a back and a stand, all on one die! I love it!

I used the die and created a calendar for my Mom's desk at work. I used the calendar2build stamp set to create the months and little clothespins to hold each month.



Here's a close up of the mini clothespins. (I painted them black).

Here's a close up of the flower accented with a button and ribbon. The flower is even on the die! It's like an "All in One" type die, with so many choices!




The calendar2build stamp set is one of our most popular stamp sets. Since it is a perpetual calendar, one stamp works for every month! This stamp set is so different than any other, I created a video to explain it. You can see the video by clicking here.

To continue on the Triple Play Blog Hop, click 'next' on the blinkie on the right. :)

Happy Thanksgiving! {Oh, and don't forget, calories don't count on holidays!}


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Eye Candy and a DT Video...

As you know, I *love* glitter. I love it so much, the girls at PK Glitter interviewed me! ;) You can read the interview by clicking here. :)

Here's a recent card I created using the Thanks2you stamp set....



Items used:
Thanks2You Stamp Set
Card Fronts Sizzix Card Die
PK Glitz Sea Mist Glitter
Prismatic Cardstock from DiscountCardstock.com



Thank you so much {Stamps} of Life Design Team for all of your amazing cards!! You rock!! These projects feature stamps from the flowers2share, friends4ever, words4family and sympathy4you sets for the month of November 2010.


Can't see the video? Click Here!


Check out these Design Team Member's Blogs for more glitter fun!

Jeanne Streiff
Vicki Garrett
Joana Studer
Deb Felts



Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Monday, November 22, 2010

T-shirts are HERE!!!!!

Yes, it's true! We finally have them in stock!



For sizing info, please watch the video...


Can't see the video? Click Here!



To get your t-shirt ASAP, click here...and scroll to the bottom!


Hugs!
Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Triple Play Blog Hop: Week 3-Beauty Bloom

It's Thursday, and that means it's time for the Triple Play Blog Hop! This week, we are all using a flower die called Beauty Bloom. I love this die (it's by Brenda Pinnick) because it has four shapes on the one die.


Here is my project...


I created this layout of my oldest daughter. Sadly, she is growing up way too fast and is already 17 years old. I took this photo of her last summer and it's one of my favorites. I used 12x12 chipboard as my background (for durability, since this layout will go in our booth for conventions.)

I then stamped the background with chalk ink for a soft look. Here you can see the background better. And the fun ribbon! ;)


I used my Big Shot Pro to cut the flowers and added them to the layout after inking and stamping them. I love the little dots from the backgrounds2build stamp set.
One of my favorite things about stamps is the ability to create my own patterned paper. :)



Products Used:
Sizzix Beauty Bloom Die by Brenda Pinnick
The Stamps of Life Stamps (of course!) backgrounds2build, words4family, quick2border
Prismatics Cardstock from DiscountCardstock.com
Ribbon, ink

Make sure you check out the other designer projects on the Blog Hop! Click "Next" on the Blog Blinkie on the right. Have fun!

Hugs!

Stephanie

The Stamps of Life