Saturday, January 8, 2011

My Stamping Journal

I decided to case an idea that one of my blogging friend posted on her blog. She has personally challenged herself to use stamp sets that have been shoved to the back of the closet and have not seen ink in ages. Please stop over and check out Wendy's blog, WeeBeeStampin4Fun. Her journal is just gorgeous. I think my plan is to date and write in sets that I know the name of, as I use them, but if I use an unmounted that I am clueless about, I will lightly stamp the image. Lord only knows, that I have zillions of unmounteds. What do you think? Cool idea? It is time for them to see ink! This is my pledge!

My basic idea came from the color challenge this week at Stamp TV. It is not a normal combo of colors for me, but hey, I figured I would give it a try! The colors are Red Hot, Turquoise Sea, and Sweet Mango. I found some really cool designer paper in my stash that had the right colors. Next I took a set from Gina K. Designs called Happy Hearts and stamped heart images over the dp with Tempting Turquoise ink from SU!. I computer generated the label for my journal and again stamped the same hearts but this time I colored the design with Copic marker. I added a Red Hot card stock binding and assorted die cuts from K&Co.'s Que Sera Sera collection. I ran some sticky trim that was left over from last months Roses Challenge project (thanks Connie), and turquoise 1/4 inch satin ribbon around the binding. I tied and knotted on a couple of vintage beads, covered the inside covers with coordinating papers and that completed the task.

We are getting slammed with Round 2 of snow today. It will be a good soup day! Maybe make some potato soup, or perhaps broccoli cheddar? Yum, yum. DH has to work, so home alone and lots of play time! Thanks for taking a peek at my project, it was really fun!

11 comments:

Betty Benton said...

What a terrific journal! You did a excellent job with that color combo.

Patti said...

Well aren't you just the speedy one! I loved Wendy's journal and yours is just as gorgeous! I will be doing one tonight... such an awesome idea! It's like Christmas digging out all the "old" stuff and playing with it! Have a great weekend and stay out of the snow! We are in the deep freeze... after work and grocery shopping I am locking myself in the house until Tues morn!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I need to check out Wendy's journal, but yours is neat! I started logging all my stamps in a little notebook several months ago, but I never made anything this fancy :)It's great reminder as to what stamps I have on hand! I stamp the images of each set on a page and list the name, mfr, etc. If I need a particular sentiment, I know right where to look for it.
Go sledding? Sure! Just keep the ambulance on stand-by K? LOL
I'm making meat loaf, scalloped potatoes and a big salad for dinner tonight! I made soup the past 2 weeks in a row, so I'm ready for some good ole meat 'n taters :)
Stay warm, happy stamping!

Wendy said...

Oh WOW, i'm thrilled that I could inspire you all to make something like this and also to challenge you to use what has not seen ink in ages! I always love the new stuff that comes out and then the old stuff just gets pushed aside. Sad but true, huh? Well, Mary Anne, your journal is just WONDERFUL! I love the paper you used and all the embellishments! I was gonna use a computer generated sentiment for mine then thought to use a stamp set I recently got, but I love yours! I think us girls should keep in a click this year to help one another stay on track and use these old sets..I'm very determined! :)
So you said you's are getting SNOW, again? Wow, I kinda miss it and kinda not. Calling for snow here tomorrow & Monday but we'll see. Been beautiful here since I came home from PA but today the temps dropped :( I just made a batch of potato soup this week and with it being cold I seen more soup on the horizon. Probably vegie. Stay warm & enjoy your stamping time but most of all...blow the dust off those old stamps & use them!! :)
Happy Saturday!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Wonderful Journal and great idea to use those old stamps. I see you are using up more of those embellishments too :)

Olga said...

Fantastic journal!!! I have lots of stamps that hasn't seen ink in a long long time. but it's good, maybe they needed a break LOL. Enjoy your snow, it snows and stops, snows and stops, but it isn't sticking to the roads so no big deal, let er snow LOL

Patty said...

This is a great idea. I am so glad to know that I am not the only one has stamps that are gathering dust and cobwebs. Your journal is fantastic.

redwasher1 said...

It is gorgeous!! I think it is a fabulous idea and makes wish I was more organized!!

CraftieConnie said...

Oh how pretty Mary Anne, love how you decorated this all up!

Kym Weber said...

What a fantastic idea to do with your wonderful journal! It's so gorgeous I wouldn't want to write in it! lol The paper is beautiful! Fabulous job!

~Hugs~Kym

Janice M said...

What a neat idea!! I sure have alot of lonely stamps that could stand some Love/ink! Once again we were pretty much missed with the snow, maybe later this week??!