When I began my crafting journey, I was a stamper. Back in 1991 thereabouts, there was a craft show at the local mall, and a vendor was there selling rubber stamps and embossing powder. When she showed me how to emboss, I was hooked. Unfortunately, at the time, there wasn’t much of a selection of stamps. Winnie-the-Pooh? Looney Toons characters? Sure. It was much harder to find lovely art stamps.
When I moved to the Capital Region (yes I live in upstate NY!) I discovered a locally owned store, entirely dedicated to rubber stamping. I was in heaven! But as my addiction progressed, it became harder and harder to give away my creations.
Enter motherhood. Between my desire to keep some pretty creations for my self, and my need to record family stories, scrapbooking became my go-to craft. It was hard for me to figure out how to add stamping to scrapbooking at first, but there are some simple things you can do.
You can create a background patterned paper:
You can stamp your title or your journaling:
You can create journaling spots:
You can also use your stamps as embellishments as in this:
or even this:
How do you use stamps on your pages? I’d love to see what you do. If you’ve got anything to share, link it up in the comments!