I am not sure if I have ever shared the story of how I got hooked on crafty things here on Scrappy Canuck, but today’s project is directly related, so I thought I would let you all in on my secret.
A few years ago, my parents went on holidays out to beautiful British Columbia and came back with a pretty little butterfly stamp and purple ink combo from a company called Old Island Stamp Company. Soon after, my mom and I were able to visit the company again when they came to a craft fair here in town, and the tradition of picking up a new stamp every Christmas began.
Recently, I came across another great Canadian stamp company called Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps. As I was looking through the cute selection of stamps, I came across one of a little girl dancing in puddles by artist Cheryl Alger. I was immediately reminded of my oldest daughter, and a tradition we started this last year of “puddle hunting”.
She loves splashing in water of any kind, so when it rains, we always put on her rain boots and go hunting!
Seeing this stamp inspired me to document those fun times I had this year with her and to find a way to work the stamp into the scrapbook page. I often leave my stamping to cards, so it was fun to pull out my watercolours and find a way to make the stamp help tell the story of the layout. Together with my favourite Echo Park paper collection called “Little Girl”, I have to admit that this layout really has a special place in my heart.
So I am curious – when I look at galleries for stamp companies, more often than not, I find mostly examples of cards. How many of you incorporate stamping into your layouts on a regular basis?