Special day!

Not really… Well, I did win a fantastic giveaway by Sue this morning! But other than that it was just an ordinary Wednesday with two hours of exercise at the gym, a mini-album that needs to be finished, beef & broccoli for diner and no mail…

That last part is significant because I’m anxiously waiting for a package with brand spanking new myStampBOX stamps inside… new designs, to be released at CHA next week!

So… while I’m waiting, I thought I’d show you a card created with the not new, but still very fun myStampBOX Itty Bittys set.

Fingers crossed that tomorrow is my special (mail) day!

Canvas Corp & myStamp BOX Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Canvas Corp and myStamp BOX Partner Blog Hop!

If you have just happened upon our event now, please begin your journey on the Canvas Corp blog.

Many of our wonderful designers are joining us today to show off some inspirational creativity. See how well Canvas Corp and myStamp BOX products are working together!

START AT: Canvas Corp blog
Marsha Valk <<<YOU ARE HERE!>>>
Linda Abadie
Sue Sykes
Jeannie DeGruccio
Jaine Drake
Janet Zeppa
Els Brigé
Jolene Johnston
Cassie Box
Isolde Pyncket
Agata Pfister
END HERE: myStamp BOX blog

We are giving away some amazing product from both participating companies. All you have to do is COMMENT on all designers blogs along your journey to WIN. Our two Hop winners will be drawn from all participants and will be announced on the myStamp BOX blog and Canvas Corp blog on Monday, November 28th, so all comments are due by Sunday November 27th at 6pm EST. Good Luck!

And here is what I did with Canvas Corp and myStamp BOX‘s products:

These two started off as Canvas Corp Canvas Shapes: a Triangle and a Star. I thought it would be fun to stuff them… so I did! For the tree I stamped and embossed a few myStamp BOX Funky Circles with clear embossing powder and then I sprayed the canvas with green shades of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Ranger Color Wash.

Once that was dry, I stamped a few myStamp BOX Funky Flowers with red ink and I took the swirl shape from the same set and I used Stampendous Stamp n’ Bond to adhere blue glitter to the image. Next I coated the triangle shape with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Chandelier. This made everything sparkle, but it also made the stamped images blend into the background. So I decided to stamp some more Funky Flowers and I added red flock to these.

The little tree trunk was sewn from a scrap of fabric. I covered it with Glimmer Glam Chandelier and stamped the trunk with the burlap trim from the myStamp BOX Repeat after Me set. I stuffed the tree and glued the trunk to the tree shape with fabric glue.

To finish it off I stamped and embossed two gold stars from the myStamp BOX Back to the Basics set onto a Canvas Corp Kraft ATC, sprayed them with Glimmer Mist and glued them back-to-back onto the tree top. The Canvas Corp Twisted Rope was covered with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Golden Goddess and finally I adhered a few red crystals to the tree.

The Canvas Corp Chalkstock Triangle Tags & Ties are great to use as a gift tag! For these tags I took the myStamp BOX Let it Snow! and Itty Bittys sets and stamped the images with StazOn Metallic Silver. I love how these turned out: simple, yet elegant!

And finally I had to create something just for me… I love these Canvas Corp Mini Hearts and they are perfect to add to a scrapbook lay out, a card or to decorate with. They are in my craft room right now, hanging from a few Canvas Corp Mini Clothespins (white and natural) and piece of Canvas Corp Twisted Rope, but… I think I see one of these hearts dangling from my hand bag in the near future :-).

I stamped the Mini Hearts with images from the myStamp BOX sets Colorful Companions and Road Trip. I used black StazOn for this, so I could colour the images with Letraset Promarkers. I added a few splashes of Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist too and I sprayed the Twisted Rope with Glimmer Mist Dragonfly.

That’s all from me… Now it’s time to HOP along and find out what the next talented designer has created. Your next designer is the amazing Linda Abadie!!!

Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to WIN one of our TWO product giveaways!

Good luck!!! Winners are announced here!


Sunday clothes – myStamp BOX Family Showcase

The theme for the myStampBOX November Showcase is ‘Family’.

I recently discovered that there is no family photo of my own family. Sure there are lots of pictures of all of the individual family members and there are certainly pictures with my mother or father and one or more kids in it, but there is not a single one with my parents and their three children!

Luckily Harold does have one… And we really studied it before I went and created this lay-out. For Harold the most prominent feature in this photo are the Sunday clothes. Most of these clothes were handmade by his mother. He particularly remembers that he hated the shirt he is wearing. Another thing he notices are the haircuts. He and his sister were treated by the same hairdresser that they called ‘aunt Gerrie’. And that his parents look so young…

I notice that all colours coordinate. Even the background! The curtain is too short… And Harold and his sister seem to be standing on something, because they are too tall for their age. I also noticed that Harold has his hand in his pocket (Harold: That’s my ‘nonchalant pose’) and his sister has a fake smile.

myStamp BOX sets used: Back to the Basics, Repeat after Me, Royal Flush, Bold Blocks and Snapshot.

Now go and see what the other team members have created!