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New Stamps Bring Me Joy!

My kids wondered why I was so happy- it was because of the mail.  Not any  mail but the package filled with Tangie Baxter’s new rubber stamps.  I’m a huge fan of her digital goodies at Scrapbookgraphics.com so when I saw she was making stamps I had to buy them.  Here is the first one I played with and created the background for this journal page. Click on the picture and you can see all 5 sets.


I was in a quandry- do I use it as a whole sheet or cut it apart for individual stamps?  I decided to play with the whole sheet first.  The video shows this page from start to finish.  The mysterious man stencil is from the spraypaintstencils.com.

I was in silly mood when I finished this page, in case you weren’t sure.  Just wish the fun I was having had translated into better handwriting.  Still don’t like my handwriting… but I love these circle stamps!

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  • Corrine August 12, 2012, 6:36 pm

    Such a fun video. I love your inky fingers…great stamp and your men are pretty cool. Plant some cheerios for me! xox

  • Marjie Kemper August 12, 2012, 7:13 pm

    What a fun page! Love how you played with the whole sheet and built up your background. That man is very cool and looks awesome in the dark blues.

  • Arnoldo L. Romero August 12, 2012, 9:32 pm

    I love your sense of humor, as well as those beautiful shades of cool colors in your art journal page. Blessings!

  • Rinda August 13, 2012, 1:30 am

    LOL! I especially love the comment about cheerios.

  • Carin August 13, 2012, 2:12 am

    Love this page Carolyn! It is so fun! I love the comment about the cheerios too. So funny!

  • Marja August 13, 2012, 3:10 am

    Fantastic how you building up your pages. And it is gorgeous. Your men are vervy very cool, love it.
    Lovely greet

  • Carol August 13, 2012, 8:49 am

    fun post, Carolyn ~ love how you play with your art ~ (A Creative Harbor)

  • Jessica August 13, 2012, 9:05 am

    so fun! I loved hearing your voice on this. Love the men and what they’re thinking — are these inspired by Emma? Sounds like conversations I’ve had with Samy….

  • Diane August 13, 2012, 1:17 pm

    Cool! Beautiful work, and very inspirational

  • AJ August 13, 2012, 3:39 pm

    Fantastic video Carolyn, thanks so much, it’s really great to hear your voice and to watch you creating art.
    Big love

  • Kay Wallace August 13, 2012, 4:05 pm

    I totally understand your excitement about the mail, Carolyn! Been there; done that! I love the way you used the stencil for the background rather than cutting it up. I took a close look and, although I like them individually, I am afraid they might get lost on the page if done singly! Any, love the page you have created. I am from “the big city” and see rows and rows of people waiting in the morning for the bus or subway and your page immediately remind me of those people, each with his/her own random thoughts. I absolutely love it!

    • Kay Wallace August 13, 2012, 4:06 pm

      Of course, I meant STAMP! 😉

  • Susan Tidwell August 13, 2012, 5:29 pm

    New stamps are always fun! Love your page and seeing how you made it. Love the music too.

  • Rita McGregor August 13, 2012, 8:08 pm

    This was so fun and I love the silly thought bubbles on such serious looking Mad Men types–LOL! 😉

  • Ginny August 13, 2012, 9:36 pm

    It was really nice to hear your voice. You are a natural at doing this. I really enjoy watching and now listening to you. The colors were great and I totally wish that I could plant some cheerios tonight and have donuts in the morning.

  • JoDee Luna August 13, 2012, 10:55 pm

    I love your new stamps. I just bought some new ones as well and am loving the projects they are helping me to create.

  • Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours August 14, 2012, 12:04 am

    Super fun and cute! Can tell you were having a great time

  • sue schultheis August 14, 2012, 2:04 am

    Love your art piece, especially the silhouette men across the page. Thanks for the link and I picked up “my man” there. Where did you get Tangie’s stamps? love the one above you show. Cant seem to find where to purchase and look at the rest of her stamps. Thanks, Sue

    • Carolyn August 14, 2012, 7:08 am

      Just click on the image of the stamp sheet and it will take you to her blog and you can see all 5 of her sheets.

  • annie! August 14, 2012, 4:45 pm

    I think your handwriting is perfectly A-OK. And the stamps and what you did with them are way too cool.

  • denni August 15, 2012, 1:03 am

    Those are some awesome stamps and stencils Carolyn, Great video. I’m practicing my handwriting over at my blog if you’d like to join in. I’m sure you have great ideas for writing letters in journals.

  • Pauline Leger August 16, 2012, 11:52 am

    i love how excited you get about stamps!! lol!!
    Great video… love seeing your work in progress. xox

  • Ayala Art August 16, 2012, 2:28 pm

    What a fun video! Thanks for sharing :o)
    Hey, you might want to come visit my blog for updates……

  • Jenny Petricek August 16, 2012, 6:37 pm

    Hi Carolyn! What an inspiring vlog! I love the idea of using a variety of spray ink colors on a stamp! I never thought of that before! Can’t wait to try that one on my next page!:-)

  • Jenny Petricek August 16, 2012, 6:38 pm

    Oh–and by the way–I really LOVE your accompanying music!:-)

  • Maria McGuire August 27, 2012, 12:31 am

    Ahhh..your voice 🙂 Love the colors and process!