Hi there friends!
I have a lot to share so buckle up cause this is going to be a long post! haha
It'll be fun, I promise!! And for putting up with me I'm going to have a giveaway at the end :)
First off, today is the September stamp release over at Sweet Stamp Shop and oh my are the new stamps cute!!! I'm on the kit design team so I haven't "officially" gotten my mitts on these beauties...but I will very soon!!
And check out what Nicole has in store for the next stamp release...coordinating stamps to go with the September release!!!
Aaack!!! Can you stand the cuteness??!!
Don't you love when companies do this??!
I have to say that I have loved working with these stamps. They're super easy to use, stamp really well, and you can't beat the price! Plus, they're made in the USA!
Ok, so now on to my Oregon mini-album. When I took a look at the AHOY! kit I knew it would be perfect for my Oregon trip pics with the nautical/beach/summer theme. I knew I had too many photos for a layout but not quite enough for a full album which is why I settled on a mini-album.
I started with using that "Explore More" card for the cover. I actually created the base of the album ahead of time, creating the cover & cutting up various pieces of patterned paper. That way when I got home it made creating the album much less time consuming.
I added that pressed penny that I got in Seaside with some E6000 glue. I think it added a nice touch :)
Inside the album I added various photos in 3x4, 4x4 and 4x6 sizes and mixed in some things from our trip like postcards & such.
Btw, a neat thing to do when you're on a trip is to mail yourself a postcard! Then when you get home it has the postmark of where you've been!!
I've been doing this on trips for years now. And usually the postcard it waiting for me by the time I get home :)
Sometimes I write a lot, sometimes it's just "having so much fun!!" kind of thing.
It's just a fun little addition to a mini-album or pocket page style scrapbooking. I did the same thing when we went to Disneyland back in June.
To see more of my album and how I put it together & all of the stamp, you can head over to the Sweet Stamp Shop blog for my full post!
Winner Announced Below!
In "honor" of the new September stamp release I thought it'd be fun to do a giveaway. It might be something handmade, it might be a stamp set, who knows!! But it will be great, I promise :)
You have 3 opportunities for entry:
1) Comment on this post. Easy, right?!
2) Go the the September release page and then come back here and comment with your favorite stamp set. Or, if you see another stamp set from all the others that is your fave you can tell me that, too!
3) If you make a purchase from the Sweet Stamp Shop between now and Friday (either new release or something else) be sure to tell Nicole I sent you in the comment section of your order (Michelle Whitlow...there are other Michelle's on the DT!) and come back here & comment that you ordered something. And be sure to tell me what you ordered...just cause I get excited about others ordering fun stuff!!
Be sure to leave 3 separate comments on this blog post for each item and good luck!!!