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Stampers Anonymous

A couple days ago I posted a cute altered mini mailbox to hold ATCs (Artist Trading Cards). Well, here are some of the cards that go in them! I trade with some local ladies every couple of months. It’s SO fun!

We haven’t met as a Club for 2-3 months, so we had a little catching up to do. November’s theme was “Wonders of the World”, December was “Freestyle” and January was “Planes, Trains & Automobiles”.

For the November theme, I chose the Pyramids since I found a PERFECT stamp in my stash! The Pyramids are from My Paper Moon and the depth background is from Lost Coast Designs. The small frame on the very outer edges is from Starving Artistamps. Lots of layers in this ATC!



My Paper Moon Pyramids rubber stamp

Lost Coast Designs Perspective background rubber stamp

Starving Artistamps Trim rubber stamp

Purple Onion Designs alphabet rubber stamps

Ranger ink

P K Glitz embossing powders

The “freestyle” ATCs were actually all different with the theme of Under the Sea. I used twinchies that I had swapped with the ladies on Rubber Stamp Chat and added a cool Distress Ink background to make it more interesting.



Starving Artistamp seaweed stamps in the background

Twinchies from RSC

The last ATC to share today is the “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” one. I used Stampers Anonymous stamps and layered them once again. It came out pretty cool.



Stampers Anonymous rubber stamps

Ranger embossing ink and embossing powder

Tsukineko ink

I got a little crazy with recipe pages this month! I wanted to capture some of the recipes that were recently sent to me PLUS take advantage of the swaps offered on Cindy’s Recipe Swap Yahoo group.

So, the result is below! I was so excited to use up a bunch of scraps that I had AND stamps that I hadn’t used in awhile. LOVE to use up stash!

Recipe page

Stampers Anonymous and Lasting Impressions with Panache stamps

Recipe page

Starving Artistamps DoodleFactory stamps

Recipe page

Starving Artistamps DoodleFactory and Sugarloaf stamps

Recipe page
Stampers Anonymous and Stampin’ Up! stamps

There’s a group of us that meet at the LSS to exchange Artist Trading Cards (ATCs), usually every other month. We met this past weekend and what great themes we had! We exchanged for November, December and January due to the holidays.

November was an Autumn theme. I just had to use some mini Morsels stamps that I’ve had for quite some time. There is probably 35 or so mini stamps that are all in the Autumn theme in the set. They are similar to the Rubber Stamp Tapestry sets, but these were from Sugarloaf Stamps which became Inque Boutique which was bought by Darice. Unfortunately they’ve decided to not continue the brand. At least I have the stamps!

Stampin’ Up! cardstock
Sugarloaf/Inque Boutique and Stampin’ Up! stamps
Tsukineko ink
Flower Soft

I already posted my December “open theme” ATC – Snowflakes – if you’d like to see it again.

The January theme was “Games or Toys”. I chose the games theme since I had some stamps to fit the bill (imagine that!). It seemed that I was sticking with the orange tones as above. Something about the game Bingo makes me think of orange. Don’t know why…

Stampin’ Up! cardstock
Stampers Anonymous stamps
Tsukineko ink
Ranger paint dabbers
Sizzix Playground alpha dies
Fun Foam


Using cardstock only is sometimes challenging with all of that gorgeous patterned paper out there! But think of the possibilities with some solid colored paper, stamps and ink. There are LOTS.

Take a look at this page using only Prism cardstock. Here are the colors that I used: Iced Amethyst, Vibrant Cobalt, Frosted Mint, Butter Cream and Nero. Thanks for peeking today!

Just Be

Prism Cardstock
Stampers Anonymous Stamps
Unity Stamps
Spellbinders Dies
Fiskars Edge Punch
Tsukineko & Clearsnap Inks
Flair Designs Scrap Beads



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?