Sunday, 31 May 2009

Stamp With Us Sketch Challenge

Morning everyone! WOW what fabulous sunshine we are having here in the UK, not long how long it will last so we had better enjoy it whilst we can!

Thank you everyone for joining in last week, here are our fave five:

Congratulations please feel to grab the "Fave Five" blinkie on the right hand side if you would like to add it to your blog.

This week is sketch week and we would like you to use the following sketch for your inspiration:
Here are the projects this week


3/4", 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" circle punches

scraps of designer paper

Regal Rose, old olive, Whisper White card stock

So Saffron striped grosgrain ribbon

Spring Solitude stamp set


Rainbow Sherbet Papers
Tempting Turquoise and Green Gable Card
Unfrogettable Stamps
Circle Punches
Bold Bright Crayons

Stamps: Seeing Spots
Ink - Sage Shadow/Elegant Eggplant
Card/Paper - Whisper White/Sage Shadow/Elegant Eggplant/Kraft DSP
Other - brads/1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches.
Card: Whisper White, So Saffron (Textured)
DSP: So Saffron, Rainbow Sherbet
Stamps: Life's a Beach, Just Beachy
Ribbon: So Saffron Striped Ribbon
Ink: More Mustard

Stamps: Bloomin' with Beauty, Occasional Greetings
Card: Whisper White, Kraft, Real Red, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Ballet Blue, Lovely Lilac
Ink: Black Stazon, Stampin' Write Markers
Gingham Ribbon: Black

Tempting Turquoise for Card Blank (A5 size card)
Rainbow Sherbert paper
Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon
All in the Family stamp set
Schoolbook serif stamp set
1 3/8 circle punch
Scallop Circle punch
Star Punch
Bold Brights buttons
True friend stamp set
Spring solitude
Pumpkin pie card
pumpkin pie ink pad


Whisper White Card
Stampin Pastels
Polka Background Stamp
1 3/8 Circle Punch
Grey Ink
Real Red Card
Old Olive Card

I hope that you love the DT cards as much as we do and we hope that you find time in between enjoying the sunshine to join in with us this week.

The Stamp With Us team xxx

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Stamp With Us Recipe Challenge

Here we are again, as happy as can be, all good friends, in jolly company.........

Thank you so much for all your creations this week, we have loved seeing all the bright colours you have been using.

Here are fave five for this week:

Congratulations and please feel free to grab the new "I made Stamp With Us Fave Five" blinkie to go on your blog (it's on the side bar) if you wish.

Onto this weeks challenge, this week it is a recipe challenge we would like for you to use:

1 x Patterned paper

2 x Ribbons

1 x Flower

1 x Button

Here are our projects for this weeks challenge:



Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink card stock
Chocolate Chip designer paper
Chocolate Chip grosgrain and Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon
Chocolate button for the Latte collection
Level Two hostess stamp set *Spring Solitude*



Kraft and Really Rust Cardstock
Spiced Cider patterned papers
Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon and button
Linen Thread
"Celebrate Today" stamp from Starring You set


Old Olive, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White cars
Always Artichoke grosgrain and So Saffron Striped grosgrain
Papers & Flower sticker from Petal Party scrapbook kit
Old Olive ink & pen
Oval All stamp set
Oval & Scallop Oval Punches
Old Olive button


Stamps: Wild About You/Congrats (SAB)/Seeing Spots
Ink & c/s: Barely Banana/Bashful Blue/Basic Grey/Whisper White
Ribbon: Bashful Blue Stitched Grosgrain/Whisper White Taffeta
Patterned Paper: Cutie Pie (retired)
Other: Soft Subtles Buttons, Square Nesties

Stamps: Blooming with Beauty
Card: Very Vanilla, Kraft and Vellum
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Markers: Old Olive, Always Artichoke. Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust
DSP: Haiku
Button: Button Latte Set
Ribbon: Twill, Kraft Taffeta
Linen thread


Card: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
DSP: Chocolate Chip Patterns
Taffeta ribbon: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Button: Pretty in Pink
Other: Flower from Pretties Kit, Linen thread


Bashful blue Designer papers
Bashful blue In Pad
Bashful blue Cardstock
Bashful blue Taffetta Ribbon
Oval stamps
Scallop oval punch
Large oval punch
Flower stamp


Stamps - A Rose is a Rose/Sincere Salutations
Ink - Certainly Celery/Old Olive/Chocolate Chip/So Saffron/Pumpkin Pie
Card/Paper - Chocolate Chip/Whisper White/Old Olive DSP
Other - Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon/brown button/scallop border punch/petite oval Nestabilities/Crafter'sTool Kit

Pumpkin Pie card for card blank
Sweet Always papers
Choc Chip Double Stitched Grosgrain ribbon
Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon
Crazy for Cupcakes stamp coloured with inkpads using blender pens
Oval All and Oval punches


Real Red cardstock
SU Washington Apple Designer Paper
SU Black & White Gingham ribbon
SU Linen Thread
SU Real Red Square Button
SU Real Red Die Cut Flower

We hope that we have given you the inspiration to join in, we can't wait to see your creations this week.

The Stamp With Us team xxx

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Stamp With Us Colour Challenge

It's that time of the week again..........

Thank you all so for joining in this week and here are our fave five!

Congratulations and please feel free to grab the new "I made Stamp With Us Fave Five" blinkie to go on your blog (it's on the side bar) if you wish.

Now onto this weeks challenge, it is a colour challenge and here is the picture that we all used for our inspiration this week:

Here are our cards/projects:



Stamps: Tart & Tangy & Crazy for cupcakes
Card: So Saffron, Real Red and Old Olive
Patterned Papers: Washington Apple
Other : Old Olive ribbon Oval scallop and oval punches


Black and White Card
Rose Red, Bashful Blue, So Saffron and Old Olive Patterns Designer Series Papers
Rose Red, Bashful Blue, So Saffron and Old Olive Brads
Rose Red Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
So Saffron Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon
"Congratulations" stamp from the Greetings Eight Set
1 1/4" Circle Punch 1 5/8" Circle Punch
Scallop Circle Punch

Stamps: Fun & Fastnotes
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Staz On
Card: Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue
Patterned Papers: Summer Picnic
Other: Bashful Blue brads & Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain ribbon


Pumpkin Pie cardstock, ribbon and ink,
kraft cardstock,
summer picnic papers ,
oval scallop and large oval punches
Oval All stamps



Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Ruby Red, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery card
Haiku, Washington Apple, Holiday Treasures, Rainbow Sherbet, Certainly Celery Prints (retired) DSP
Other: Printed captions, Octagon Nestabilities

Stamps: Live your Dream/Circle of Friendship
Ink: SU markers - Real Read/Bashful Blue/Pumpkin Pie/Certainly Celery
Card: Basic Black/Whisper White/Real Read/Bashful Blue/Pumpkin Pie/Certainly Celery
Other: Black Brads/Circle Punches/Scalloped Circle Punch
Card: Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Really Rust
DSP: From the Love Stories Simply Scrappin' Kit
Stamps: Mr and Mrs
Brads: Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads


Real Red for Card base
Bashful Blue, Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie Designer papers
Oval all set
Oval punch
Scallop Oval
Short Order Alphabet
Corner Rounder

Stamps: Playful Petals, Oval All
Cardstock & Ink: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Real Red, Whisper White & Basic Grey
Patterned Papers: Tart & Tangy & So Saffron DSP
Punches: Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Martha Stewart Royal Butterfly & Scallop Flower Border
Other Stuff: Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Papermania Pearls, White Insignio Pen, Prima Flowers, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Tangerine card
Printed Sentiment onto Whisper White Card stock
Cut SU Designer Papers into 2x2cm squares and stuck to scrap piece of 8x8cm card
Used 3D foam pads to place 'patchwork' onto card
Drew faux stitching

Thank you so much to our DT this week, they have come up with some wonderful creations. You may or may not have noticed you can see them all on the right hand side now. You can just click on their names in the post or there pictures on the right to check out their blogs which are full of SU inspiration!
We hope that you enjoy the colour challenge, we can't wait to see what you come up with this week.
The Stamp With Us team xxx

Monday, 11 May 2009


Retreat information will be coming shortly.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Stamp With Us Theme Challenge

Well what a treat! This week is our first week with our new design team, the cards and projects are STUNNING and we hope that they help to inspire you for this weeks challenge.

Thank you all so for joining in this week and here are our fave five!

Congratulations and please feel free to grab the new "I made Stamp With Us Fave Five" blinkie to go on your blog (it's on the side bar) if you wish.

Now onto this weeks challenge, it is a theme challenge and the theme is:


Please join in this week, here are the cards that our design team have come up with to get your creative juices flowing.



level 3 happiness always stamp set,
wonderful words stamp set, brocade blue card stock ,
ink and grosgrain ribbon,linen thread, scallop edge punch



Window Dressing and Oval All stamps sets
Real Red, Bashful Blue & Whisper White Card
Real Red and Basic Black Ink
Oval plain and Scallop punches
Summer Picnic Papers
Pumpkin Pie Ribbon
Watercolour Wonder Crayons



Basic Black and Pink Passion Cardstock
Basic Black and Pink Passion inkpads
Basic Black and Pink Passion Marker Pens (to colour the ribbon)
White Grosgrain ribbon
Frames with a Flourish Stamp Set
Greetings Eight Stamp Set
Two brads (coloured black with marker pen!)


Card: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
DSP: Sweet Always
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip Taffeta, Silver Elastic
Stamps: Live Your Dreams and Thank You Kindly
Beads/Pearls from the Pretties Kit
Butterfly Nestabilities

Stamps - Close as a Memory/En Francias backgrounder/Sincere Salutations
Ink - Close to Cocoa and Sage Shadow markers/Antique Linen Distress Ink
Card - Very Vanilla/Kraft/Sage Shadow
Other - Oval Nestabilites/ Crafter's Tool Kit/cream buttons/linen thread/adhesive pearls/lace/sponges

Petal Pizzazz
Sincere Salutations
Sweet Always DSP
Pretty in Pink,
WW c/sBasic Grey,
Regal Rose & Pretty in Pink inks
Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon
Large Oval & Scallop Oval Punches
Basic Grey Opaline Half Pearls


Certainly Celery card, topped with Apricot Appeal card.
Stamped A Rose Is A Rose with Pixie Pink, then Pink Passion, leaves with Gable Green &
Green Galore
Strip of So Saffron
spotty paperPink
3/4 inch grosgrain ribbon
Stamped A Rose Is A Rose sentiment in black

True Friend stamp set
Pale Plum, Certainly Celery, Whisper White cardstock
Vellum paper
Perfect Plum, Garden Green, Versamark ink
Clear embossing powder
Certainly Celery, Garden Green markers
Elegant Eggplant narrow grosgrain ribbon

True Friend stamp set
Simply Said stamp set
Rose red ink pad
Rose red cardstock
So Saffron card stock
5/8 Bravo Burgandy ribbon
Giant pearl from pretties set

Card blank - Pumpkin Pie
Stamp sets - Tart and Tangy (apples), All in the Family (boy), Sincere Salutations (sentiment), Big Deal aplha (teacher wording)
Real Red grosgrain ribbon
Oval punches
Markers for colouring
Dimensionals for layering apples
I think youwill all agree that the first weeks design team projects are amazing, we are so pleased to have them all on board! Thanks girls.........
We can't wait to see what you come up with this week.
The Stamp With Us team xxx

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Stamp With Us Sketch Challenge

Well this is the last week that the three of us will be on our lonesome! We are looking forward to the DT joining in with us next week - that means you'll get TEN examples of the same challenge.

As usual thank you all so much for joining in this week and here are our fave five!

Congratulations and please feel free to grab the new "I made Stamp With Us Fave Five" blinkie to go on your blog (it's on the side bar) if you wish.
Now onto the sketch challenge, this is the sketch that we would like you to use for your inspiration.
Here are this weeks DT cards:



Cardstock, Patterned Paper and Die Cut stickers from the Petal Party Scrappin' Kit
Brads from the Hodge Podge Hardware
Thank You stamp from the Wow Flowers Stamp Set



Window Dressing Hostess Stamp Set
Oval All stamp Set
Chocolate Chip and Whisper White cardstock
Holiday Treasures Papers
Chocolate Chip Designer Patterned Papers
Oval & Scallop Oval Punches
White Doodle Pen

The Stamp With Us team

Saturday, 2 May 2009


What can we say?

The first Stamp With Us on-line class started last night and we had great fun with LIVE chats and challenges! The first project is up and ready for our attendees to get their creative juices flowing!

If you've heard about all the fun that we have already had, DON'T PANIC!!!! Although you have missed one night of fun, we have more LIVE CHATS, CHALLENGES and PROJECTS planned for the coming two weeks! Our classes are in PDF format, so you can download in your own time.

So if you still want to join in the fun, you still can! Just click on the Paypal button on the top right hand corner of this blog and you can come and STAMP WITH US!

Our next live chat is planned for Tuesday night and all of our classes will be available to downloand until the end of May - so what are you waiting for - we are all having a ball already!

Just to let you all know too, that our Sunday Challenge will still be going ahead tomorrow too but we think that we all deserve a lie-in, so you will see it go up a little later than normal, but promise it will be there before the end of the day!

Don't miss the fun!

The Stamp With Us Team! x

Friday, 1 May 2009

Stamp With Us Design Team

Thank you so much for all of your DT entries we have been thrilled to see all of your creations and the standard has been so high it has made picking the design team a rather tricky task!

So after much deliberation between us all , It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the Stamp With Us design team:

Congratulations to them all and I hope that you are as excited as us to see all of their creations.

The Stamp With Us team xxx