Monday, December 6, 2010

So this weeks TrailMakers challenge is stamping and you would think for all the stamps I own (a whole bunch) I would do this on every layout I do, but alas it takes a challenge to make me pull them out.

I love how stamps can totally change a piece of paper, they can add a whole new design or just a touch of something unique. For this layout, SERIOUS men, I loved how the City Sidewalks paper from Lily Bee Christmastown really made the B & W photo stand out. I accented with the black and red ribbon from the December Kit at Paper Trail and Christmas Window paper (also from the Christmastown collection) that I punched with the double loop punch from Martha Stewart. For my stamping, the wide stars behind the photo are from CMTH, the swirlies framing the picture and the journal circles are also stamped. I also used a couple of the chipboard stickers from the Christmastown line.
Now, it is your turn, go pull out your stamps that are collecting dust and change up some paper, we would love to see what you can do and you never know when there might be a prize given by Karen over at TrailMakers.  Don't forget to go by the Paper Trail and get you December kit before they are gone!!!

1 comment:

Laurie! said...

Those stamps are great! I used clear stamps on my Christmas cards this year and they are a lot of fun to use. It's nice to have scrapbook supplies that you can reuse!