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Pattern Monday 07 – Video from my Ledger

Happy Monday everyone – time for another pattern in my big vintage ledger! For this one I used my Floral Tile Large, Fan-Tastic Large, and Fan-fare rubber stamps. I like the way this turned out – it always surprises me what you can do with a few stamps and 2 colors. Check it out in the following video:

 

Here is a look at the finished pattern and the stamps I used:

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Feeling the Love – Love Knots

I love embroidery and stitching as an added element in mixed media. A while back I even designed a whole set of rubber stamps along those lines called Embroidery because I think faux stitches are pretty great too. One of those stamps became a real favorite of mine because it is just so simple and perfect for expressing love: my Love Knots stamp. 

Just a line of embroidered xxxooo says it all, in a nice sweet and sincere way. I of course use it a lot for cards because hey, that’s a place that usually calls for some love, right? In my Deck of Cards Challenge I created this little number using Love Knots and Running. You can check it out here.

 

Another card I made a bit more grungy – definitely my style – using the Love Knots stamp. Even if you’re not so good with lettering, you can just throw a little xxxooo onto a card and ta-dah! Instant message :) Here’s the post.

 

Tags are another go-to surface that works perfectly with the smaller details of rubber stamps. I combined the Love Knots stamp with some real embroidery here in this post. Very fun to follow stamp designs with actual stitching.

 

If I’ve got a dark or intense background going on, I like to use a white ink pad like the Moonlight White with Love Knots. In this art journal page I needed some unifying marks to pull things together and the stamp was the way to go. You can see the entire spread here and why I chose this particular stamp too.

 

And I will wrap this up with some of my favorite cards from Creative Squad alum Marsha Valk who was inspired by her town and it’s connection to the artist Mondrian. Read the story and see pics of her town here in the original post. I love how Marsha uses Love Knots as a border element in these cards, filling them in with my E-train, Hydrant, Running, and Torn Layers stamps too.

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Love Knots stamp in action :) xxxooo

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Pattern Monday 06 – Video from my Ledger

Happy Monday everyone – time for another pattern in my big vintage ledger! For this one I used my Lady Liberty and Hope Tag stamps. I’m getting ready for July 4 in the US with this one :) Check it out in the following video:

 

Here is a look at the finished pattern and the stamps I used:

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Pattern Monday 05 – Video from my Ledger

Happy Monday everyone – time for another pattern in my big vintage ledger! For this one I used my Triangle Love and Solid Hex Large stamps. I’m digging the layering with the Hex stamp and how it made three colors with just two ink pads. Check it out in the following video:

 

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Valentine Card Making Bundle – Special Product Kit

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? I’ve put together this special product bundle to help you create tons of unique Valentine’s Day cards for all your sweethearts this year.

My Valentine Card Making Bundle includes a selection of foam stamps, rubber stamps, and a stencil, as well as some inspiring card making ideas from our archives to help you on your way.

The bundle is just $55.68, a big savings off the $69.60 regular price, and supplies are limited so hurry in to get your bundle before they run out for good. This offer expires February 8th at 11:59pm EDT, and cannot be combined with other coupons or offers.

Here are the stamps and stencils that are included in the set*:

  • Grove Street Positive Negative Foam Stamp Set
  • Neato Foam Stamp Set
  • Fan-tastic Cling Rubber Stamp Set
  • Love Tag Cling Rubber Stamp
  • Love Knots Cling Rubber Stamp
  • Art Deco Empire 9×12 Stencil

In total you will receive 3 foam stamps, 8 cling rubber stamps, and a 9×12 stencil. *No product substitutions are permitted.

Once you purchase, you will receive an email with links to project ideas from the archives to get you started on your Valentine card making.

Here are some examples:

This bundle offer is only available through February 8th at 11:50pm EDT, while supplies last, no product substitutions are available. 

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My 5am Challenge – Vote Flag Book

I am continuing with my 5am challenge – For a few weeks now I am challenging myself to get up at 5am each morning and working on a book binding or folding technique to learn something new. 

This time I created my Vote Flag Book using old flat rate envelopes, some leftover watercolor paper, and of course my Ballot Box stamp from my #keepyouposted rubber stamp set.

It’s an interesting book form – the pages like flags standing in the wind. You can see another example I made in this blog post.

Pretty cool looking and lots of surfaces for stamping :)

Here I alternated between my LOVE stamp and my Neither Rain Nor Sleet stamp (that nice usps truck) from my #keepyouposted set. For ink I used Moonlight Duos.

And of course the message here is simple: VOTE!

Here are some of the supplies I used:

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  • Jean Goza

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    Loving this!

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My 5am Challenge – Small Flag Book

For a two weeks now I am challenging myself to get up at 5am and each morning I follow and work on a book binding or folding technique I have never done before – just to learn something new. 

This is a so called flag book and boy it was so much fun to make – I made a little sample book out of it with some of my stamps.

You can see in here my Fan-fare, Triangle Love, Fan-tastic Small, Hex Set Small, Floral Tile Small, Circle Jumble Small, and my Mini Motifs rubber stamp sets. And I just used normal paper and lots of different color inkpads.

The book makes a fun noise when you open it up – like flags in the wind and I loved just the sculptural aspect of it when standing upright

or laying flat.

Now you might ask if that is worth it to get up at 5 am for? YEAHHH – LOL – because it makes me so happy when I make a book like this almost first thing in the morning before I even have breakfast – and I feel like I already accomplished and learned something new and fun. But now excuse me …. I need to take a nap – LOL ;)

Here are some of the supplies I used:

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  • Mary Cheng

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    Love your book. I never made one, so will give it a try!
    I get up at 5.30am, yoga at 6.15am online on FB with my local class.
    Occasionally, I may do a tiny bit of crafting before yoga starts, to finish off a project.
    Love your Mail stamps.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      It is actually a real easy book and so much fun! You are an early riser as well !!! Wow!

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  • Tracie

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    This book looks so fun. I’m fascinated by the 5am thing. What prompted it? Do you have to go to bed a 9pm? Loved to hear more about the experiment

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Hi Tracie- there is a book called the 5am club- I don*t like the book and the story that much but the idea made sense to me to spend the first and very early hour of the day by learning something new and journaling . There is also a workout included …that I have to say is really to early for me hahaha. No – you do not have to be in bed by 9pm but naturally I am falling asleep around 10.30 pm LOL.

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  • Theresa Carroll

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    So inspiring, I have to make one! Thank you Natalie.

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NEW Rubber Stamp Set – #KeepYouPosted

Happy to share this new set with you today as it was pretty important for me to design this one. I call it #KeepYouPosted and I think you can get the gist about it.

It includes 8 different cling rubber stamps, a mixture of text and graphic ones and some that are really appropriate right now…. but if you think about it, these messages are totally timeless. Check it out HERE. It might also get you into the big Mail Art craze that is going on right now because these guys are perfect for cards and envelopes!

Here is the set:

I made some small tags so you can see how they look and also how some of them work together:

The Blank Postage Stamp design can accommodate some of the other designs inside to make a faux postage stamp design. It’s also fun to put your own thing in that frame. And the Ballot Box is just such an important reminder now.

I love the USPS trucks here – such a unique vehicle – I had to capture that. And #savetheusps, well you know ;)

Sent with Love is such a classic. And I send out a LOT of Priority boxes so I thought a play off that would also be nice. Why not send a special note to your No. 1 Priority?

My LOVE stamp looks good on its own or in the frame.

Here is the whole bunch – tons of fun to mix these up. Anybody else want to spend the whole day making cards???

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DIY Vertical Garden – Stamped Flower Pots

This project has been a long time in the making – I began during the renovation of my house last year and then put it all on hold until this spring. Anyway, I’m happy to share with you my DIY vertical garden that I made with simple terra cotta flower pots, some acrylic paint, my rubber stamps, and stazon inks.

Here’s how I did it:

I painted a bunch of pots on the outside with a colorful array of acrylic paint. I know these may not last forever, but I am happy to enjoy them for definitely a few seasons :)

Can you tell I like happy colors lol

Then I went for rubber stamps that would work well around the rim. Here is one from my Hex Set Large set – and that set has 6 stamps that would work perfectly for this. I used Stazon inks.

Here is one of the stamps from my Floral Tile Small set in action – another great stamp set option for making a group of pots with an array of designs.

I created quite a few in a variety of colors and patterns.

I installed the pots on the fence in our back garden. The fence is old and a bit shabby and a new one is not in the budget right now, but until it is – here is a nice pop of color. I used some nifty brackets to hang the pots – see the link in the supplies below.

I got a variety of different flowers in a mix of colors to fill them.

Like these! I got a flat from a local plant shop that created a mobile plant store in a truck that they drove all over the city, selling plants, while we were being careful during the lockdown. Pretty cool way to support a local small business!

Ta-da! My colorful vertical garden :)

And a view of our happy oasis. I love spending time back here with hubby at the end of each day. 

Are you planting anything this year?

Here are some of the supplies I used for this fun project:

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  • Sue Clarke

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    So bright and cheery Nat. That’s a nice oasis you have there!

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