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New England Stamper: January 2011

January 30, 2011

Just My Type

I have a few more 'new to the blog' projects to share with you today. I made them last Fall and it's more from the 'unblogged series'. This time I made the cards for an inspiration challenge and color challenge, but missed both deadlines and didn't like them very much at the time!

The stamp set, called 'From The Desk Of', is from the now closed Cornish Heritage Farms. I like these cards because they're masculine and I rarely make cards for men. So, it's good to have them in my stash.

There's no special technique used - just layered stamped images, not even any masking. Sometimes it's okay just to stamp!

Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

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January 26, 2011

Got to keep stampin'...

What's a stamper to do when she's lost her stamping and blogging mojo? Take a break, I guess. I haven't blogged or stamped now for two months and I truly miss it! My life has been and still is totally crazy and out of whack, but I realized today that to keep myself sane, I gotta keep stampin'.

I've taken a 6 month sabbatical from Gingersnap Creations. My fellow Founding Femme, Sharon, has been very supportive and gracious, especially as I've left her to deal with everything. Luckily the fabulous DT over there have stepped up to the plate to help her out. Thank guys!

So, I'm going to start the slow process of stamping and blogging again to keep myself sane. I can't promise amazing work or posts everyday; I can't promise to visit everyone's blog; I can't promise to enter a dozen challenge a week; but I promise that I'll set a side a little time each week for myself to get my fingers dirty and play with some rubber!

Over the next few weeks I'll share with you some about techniques for finding inspiration when you've mislaid your stamping and blogging mojo. The first tip is:

Blog 'Unblogged' Projects

Dig out those projects that you made a while ago and didn't share. You know you have some in your photo albums!

  • The ho-hum one that didn't make the cut the first time around;
  • The challenge project that you made but missed the deadline;
  • The magazine submission that didn't get published;
  • The 20 projects you did for one tutorial, then didn't have space to include them all;
  • The 'crappy photo of the great project' - the one with orange glow that looks like your 4-year old took it - with a throwaway camera!
  • The project that you just plain forgot about or got lost in the pile.
You get the idea. Dig into your stash and you'll be surprised what you find. I unearthed about 20 projects without trying very hard - wow!

The 3 projects I've shown here today are scraplings I made back in September last year. Hope you like them. For more about scraplings, check out this great post.

Until next time.....


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