Sunday, November 18, 2012

Stamp those layouts

This weeks challenge at lasting memories is to stamp your layout. 
 You can stamp directly onto your layout,
stamp and fussy cut around it before adhering to your layout
 or even use a digital stamp. The choice is yours 

I decided I would create patterned paper by stamping my background page
 and coloring some of the stamped images
I picked up this cute little stamp  in the dollar bin
at the grand opening of the Joann fabric store in Eugene.

This is what the background looks like after stamping and coloring

And here's the whole layout of my husbands birthday last year.
For over the last decade we have had an unofficial tradition of having track town  pizza ( the Hammer- Pepperoni, linguica and pepperoncini) and an ice cream cake  to celebrate, this year we broke the tradition and went with a take and bake from papa Murphy's.
 Next year it's back to tradition

Close up of all the mixed elements I added to the layout.
I really like how well all the elements came together even thought they are from different companies.
Bingo card is recycled from an actual bingo game.
Making a wish and the die cut candle are Creative memories but different birthday packs several years apart
The present card is from a more recent purchase of Bo Bunny birthday paper.
Almost forgot about the mini gem rhinestones in the middle of my punched boarder.
Starting to feel like Tina ( LMDT sister) who usually piles on the embellies.

Hope you've been inspired to join us this week and
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  1. LOL....I LOVE IT!!!! MORE!!! MORE!!!! MORE!!!!! You did great! And I totally LOVE the background you created......what a bargain for a buck! I have a couple of stamps I coulda did that with and it never crossed my mind.....I am so gonna have to lift that idea!! We have a Papa Murphy's here too and I totally agree.....I was not impressed and if I wanna bake it myself I will just start from scratch....the whole idea of takeout is NO WORK!!!

  2. Soooooo cute!! I love it!! I always have the best intentions of stamping a whole background and never remember to when it comes down to it!! Yours looks great!
    xoxo Charity LMDT

  3. oooh.. LOVE it Haven! It looks amazing! I so want those stamps now! :)
    The colours are great and don't worry about the "take and bake" pizza... lol..
    Thanks for sharing!! Toni.. :)

  4. Wow Haven! You did a spectacular job stamping the background! How long did that take you. Ohhh.. .and check out my blog when you have a moment. ;)
    Fun layout! Nice to see others celebrate their B-days on the simple side too. :) Pizza and Ice Cream cake, the only way to go.

  5. How special! This is such a special memory and needed showcasing!

  6. Haven.
    What an undertaking to stamp an entire 12x12 with those little stamps! I am so impressed!!!! I agree with on Poppa Murphy's. The idea of take out is to is to avoid the mess! LOL