Friday, July 20, 2012

Missing You

I  wanted to do something a little different, I don't make too many cards for men so I decided that I would use the Father's Day kit and create something other than a Father's Day card. Once I had him colored (Prismacolor & Copic markers) and matted (background paper is from Basic Grey), I wasn't sure if I wanted to put a sentiment on the card. I figured if I didn't, it could be used for any ocassion.  Once I was done, I was feeling a certain way :-) and decided to use "Missing You".  That was from a sheet of stickers in my stash.

America the Beautiful - For this card I used the 4th of July kit. I used one of the sketches that was included in the kit. I merged the sentiment into the journal box. Once again keeping with the goal of using what I have, the ribbon, background paper, thank you sticker and rhinestones are all things from the famous stash. The circles were made with Spellbinders dies.
There are just so many things you can do with this kit, and it's not just for the 4th of July. I will be donating this card and several others to an organization that send cards to the troops. 

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Monday, July 16, 2012

God Bless The USA

Hello, my name is Kim. I'm engaged to my high school sweetheart and I have a Poodle that think he's human. I'm a Cali girl at heart. Born and raised in Los Angeles, but currently residing in Central VA. I've been crafty most of my life. It started with the construction paper, glitter and glue.:-)  I use to scrapbook everyday and once I discovered cardmaking I haven't done much scrapbooking. It's been at least 7 years since.I've done a scrapbook page. It is my goal to start scrapbooking before the end of the summer. :-)
The card I'm sharing today I used the heart and sentiment from the July kit!  I colored it with Prismacolor markers, and keeping with my goal of using things that I already have in my craftroom, the paper and bling are from my stash.   There are just so many things you can do with this kit, and it's not just for the 4th of July. I will be donating this card and several others to an organization that send cards to the troops.  

If you enjoyed what the design team has done with the July kit, you are going to absolutely love the August kit. Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tie-m to Celebrate

Hello all, it's Jovan here from Cards by Jovan.  My DT post today is using the WONDERFUL ties from the June kit.  I just LOVE these ties, they are great for all kinds of projects for men.  I colored the ties with promarkers and used a sentiment from Joy's Life. I also used a sketch from the July kit for this card.  I hope you liked my card today and pick up one of these GREAT kits!  

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Celebrate today

Hello everyone,  today is my first My Life in stamps EXCITED!  
Hello, my name is Jovan Brooks. I've been married to my high school sweetheart for 15 years.  I'm a stay at home mom of three, two boys and a lovely girl.  I just recently moved to Colorado.  I'm a midwestern girl but I'm loving the mountain scenery.  I've been crafting off and on for 14 years.  I started my first and ONLY scrapbook after my first son was born. I loved it but was spending a lot of money on one book, so I stopped. I would make stuff here and there, but nothing too much.  In 2009 I was doing the invitations for my cousin's wedding and saw a cricut at a local scrapbook store and knew I had to have one.  I then became HOOKED on making cards. I have been making cards consistently for 4 years and absolutely love it!   I now have a whole room reflecting my addiction...LOL  
I'm so excited about being apart of My Life in stamps.  It's always GREAT to be apart of something new!  I just LOVE the kits and hope you do too!    
My card today is using the Messy Fairy from the July kit!  I colored her with promarkers and added some ribbon.  I think she is so much fun and can be used for more then just forth of July cards.  I hope you pick up your kit today!  

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

Enjoy the holiday.  Be happy.  Be Safe. Be CREATIVE!!!

Here are few cards I created today using images from the 4th of July Kit.

I love how these turned out but more than that I will shortly have the opportunity to add these images to a layout.  Yay!

I look forward to seeing what you do with the images and please be sure to share them in our gallery so you can inspire others!

Have a great day,


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4th of July Kit and Stamps! Order NOW!

You asked for it!  You got it!  We've had quite a few requests for the 4th of July Kit.  Therefore, we are making it available for purchase!  Of course, you save when you become a member!!!!

This super kit includes:

  • 2 girl stamps, 
  • 1 4th of July Title Stamp
  • 1 Heart Stamp
  • 2 sentiment stamps
  • 1 journaling stamp
  • 3 card sketches to ignite your creativity.  



...and don't forget to share your creations in our GALLERY for your chance to win FREE stamps or a chance to be a GUEST DESIGNER!!!


Monday, July 2, 2012

my LIFE in Stamps Creative Team Announcement

Please join me in congratulating the following ladies who are joining me for the 1st my LIFE in Stamps Creative Team!!! 

Kim Grant
Jovan Brooks

Congrats, ladies and WELCOME!!

They will add even more creativity, variety and inspiration to the my LIFE in Stamps Blog!!! Stay tuned as they share their first creative posts with you this month!

I am thrilled to have them join me in sharing their creativity with my LIFE in Stamps images!

To learn more about our creative team members be sure to check out our blogs, linked at right!

Happy July and have a safe and fun 4th of July!!!

Interested in joining the team?  We are looking for a few more artists.  Learn more here!