Thursday, September 25, 2014

stretch your stamp sets + giveaway

Hello!
Hope all is well!

I have a lot on my mind...stamps being one of the things! :) For those who follow me know I struggle with time and balancing my house/home responsibilities and JD. Most of you know my kids have weird school hours (going at different times, basically I'm never kid free) and it's tough being a full time stay at home/work at home mom.

One of the things that I struggle with is monthly releases. Do you know that I actually haven't inked up some of my own stamp sets. Don't get me wrong...at the end of the day it's my job and it's business and I'm grateful I have the opportunity to do this. So my thought for today and making this card (which btw isn't finished...it's just a peek) is do you really, I mean really use your stamp sets to it's full potential?

One way is altering your stamps and mixing sets to create a project.

I used the snowman's hat from my Warm Wishes stamp set on this bunny from my Spring set. I'll share soon how I went about it as well as other ways of altering your stamps.




And I also wanted to giveaway my Spring stamp set.


 If you're interested leave a comment here (it's open internationally).
I also want to thank you for your patience...with Judith stepping down it's a slow transition. Some of you are receiving orders that are coming from both me and Judith (because the newest sets are with me and the older ones are with Judith - she is sending them to me in batches...it's going to take time so please be patient).

Have a great day! 
xo

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25 comments:

Emily H said...

What a clever use of a spring stamp! Thanks for the giveaway!

Butterfly Reflections, Ink. said...

As another SAH/WAHM, I totally get it! It's a balancing act and can be very difficult, but we are lucky to get to be there for our kids and be business owners! I haven't used any of my stuff in some time either! Not enough time in a day! :P I hope to pick up one of your stamp sets soon!

Malini C. said...

Wow such a cute set. I love bunny images! :) you're a super mom! :)))

vinita jain said...

Love how you stretched your stamp cleverly! An impressive idea!! Always adore your creations and love the simplicity of your cards:0
Thanks for the chance to win this Beautiful spring set, Fingers crossed!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Clever way to transform your spring image into a winter one! Your colouring is beautiful! I love your new stamp set and would be so happy to win! Thank you!

Patty said...

That little snowman's hat fits so perfectly on the bunny! I'm looking forward to seeing the process and also getting some more tips on altering stamps, which I am scared to do! I love when we are able to "stretch our stamps" - makes me feel even better about buying them. Your Spring set is adorable - those bunnies are just the cutest, I love them!

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet card! Love how you turned this cute spring bunny stamp into a holiday design!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love how you stretched the stamp sets. I think many of us understand the struggle of trying to balance it all... I hope you find something that works for you! Thank you for the chance to win!

Linda T said...

What a great way of alternating you're stamps. Oh My!!! what an adorable Spring set. How I would so love to play with this set. It just so lovely. I just adore Spring and sweet lil Chicks and bunnies. Thank you so very much for a chance to win.

Indy said...

Loving that Santa hat on the Easter bunny! Love when you can combine stamp sets!

Kimberly Rendino said...

I understand your struggle. I'm a stay/work at home mom too and it has its own challenges for sure. The hat on the bunny is adorable!!!! Can't wait to see more.....

Riina Peltomaa said...

Cute card. I love how you combined two stamps. Great idea :)

Bad Kitty said...

Divim Vam se s troje djece sigurno nije lako pogotovo ako im je škola u razlićitim smjenama.
Ja imam samo jednu curicu i s njom ima puno posla :)
Predivan početak čestitke.
Jako mi se sviđa kako zeko ima kapicu na glavi.
preslatko izgleda :)
probala sam kombinirati nekoliko štambilja ali mi ne ide..

ancha said...

I can't even imagine how you cope with three kids and a job at the same place :)
About combining stamps... Since I'm unemployed I have to be resourceful with my money and creative with the budget ;) and that's the only way to make the most of it :)

Kaylin Krawczyk said...

what a cute stamp set. I love how you made it into a christmas stamp.

Holly Rodriguez said...

I'm new to stamping and paper crafting. O love reading your blog and IG! Thanks

Celine Blacow said...

So hard to balance everything and still have time to be just you! Thanks for the opportunity to win the set, anything with bunnies is brilliant in my house!

frommycraftroom said...

You do well (from what I see) to balance all. Love the idea of stretching your stamps something I have been trying to do to to make the most of my collection. I don't feel so bad that I haven't inked up all me images yet :) Keep up the good work.
Thanks for the chance :)

Suzana Čop said...

hello Jane!
super su mi tvoji pečati, imam ih nekoliko i dijelim ih sa sestrom!!
iako sam velika, još uvijek sam dijete u duši i jako volim ovakve preslatke stvarčice! pratim te i dalje!! xo
Suzana

Jingle said...

Your bunny looks so cute with the hat!! I love this fun spring stamp set!

Paola Posavec said...

jako lijepi pečati.
ja bi htjela to osvojiti da mogu raditi sa svojom mamom razne čestitke.
nas dvije često skupa znamo izrađivati čestitke.
znam da bi moja mama bila jako sretna da nam osvojim ove super pečate.
mi doma imamo zeku

cissi said...

So cute, want to lear how you did do put the hat on him.

pcm said...

cute santa bunny!

Sue D said...

Great coloring and cute way to alter this bunny.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very cute way to alter a spring stamp! Being a mom is hard enough so having a business must just add to the demands...concentrate on whats important in the end- family.