Stamping is so easy…

One thing I know for sure is that I spend way too much time on my scrapbook pages.

Does anyone else feel this way?

It is part of the reason I haven’t done as many pages lately.  I. am. just. way. to. slow.

But tonight I wanted to do a page.  And it was super fast, thanks to stamping.  I was inspired by the fabulous Lisa Truesdell’s page on heroarts.com.  (I tell ya – that girl has a TON of talent.  Wow!  She had sent me that adorable photo of her cutie playing with the Hero Arts’ sweetie stamp and I asked her to do a page with it.  Thanks, Lisa!)  I was going to do a page with lots of stamped borders like she did, but then the page took a mind of it’s own.  And it only took me 30 minutes!  (That is a record for me, baby!  Woot!) 

I should note that a big reason it didn’t take long is because I just grabbed my two favorite clear stamp sets, Dots and Lines and Circular Designs.  You can’t go wrong with those!  Also, I just used leftover little photos from an album I did (it is in May’s CK) and a new photo I just got from Colin’s 6 month photo shoot.  (Photo taken by Angela Talentino.)

By the way, the little photos are on pop dots, so it scanned a bit weird.  Yes, I am obsessed with pop dots. :)

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Supplies:

Hero Arts stamps (circles,  borders, alphabets and sweetie) and gems.

Heidi Swapp stars

White Memories ink

Colorbox Chocolates and Blueberries chalk ink queue


OK… off to work. I have classes this weekend and I have to put the powerpoint presentation together. Love teaching classes when you can show each step on the screen! 

Night night!

27 CommentsGeneral

  1. Jennifer–
    I love your new blog! I love having all your talented work in one place. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Wonderful, Jennifer! The colors are great… and the cutie pie on the layout is pretty amazing too! :-)

  3. Such a cute layout! I am obsessed with pop-dots, too! And foam tape.

  4. Love the blog and love you are sharing! You really inspire me! As always such an adorable layout!

  5. jen

    Great page! hope to see more scrapbook layouts

  6. can i tell you once again how happy i am you started a blog?!?! lol! this layout is so fun! i wish i could something half that cute in 30 minutes. lol! i’m a super slow scrapper … although i don’t think my layouts show just how much thought goes into them!

  7. I just found your blog – so glad you started one. I look forward to your ideas in each month’s Creating Keepsakes magazine and am glad to know there’s more online, too! Adorable layout of your little one.

  8. I just spent some time catching up on your creativity. Love that you have a blog (even if I’m slow).

  9. Linda J

    Thank you for another great idea for using multiple photos.:) I haven’t used a pop dot yet on a page … think it is time to start.:)

  10. You get an “A”…for absolutely…
    ADORABLE!!
    wendy

  11. kristina

    I loved Lisa’s layout when I got the e-mail for it yesterday! So sweet! She IS so talented! Yours is just so wonderful and cute too, Jennifer! What sweet photos! I love it! Aren’t pop dots fun? Have a wonderful day! :)

  12. Ginger

    Hey girl! Is your class local this weekend? Let me know – maybe I can stop by and see you. LOVE the layout! We have got to get you and Jana to make layouts again! :)

    Oh – and I agree – Lisa T is ROCKIN’! Love that girl! :)

  13. Candy

    Super cute LO, Jennifer!!! Great idea with the pop dots! Now that you have the blog, maybe you can keep all of us locals posted on when you have classes coming up! Because I love your classes!!!!!!

  14. Tami H

    This is fabulous…love that strip of photos and the diagonal sprinkling of stars and circles. 30 minutes?! Get out! ;)

    I’ve been loving the living daylights out of the dot and line border set too…can’t stop! :)

  15. Adorable…both the layout and that “sweetie” little boy. :)

  16. Mmmmmm I LOVE this page!
    The strips of little pictures look so cool!
    I love this idea!

  17. This is kewl, I will have to lift this idea…
    Thanks for letting us know about the online column..
    Maggie

  18. fiona

    OMG,I just found your blog thanks to Megan Renfree. This is so cool, I love your work!!!!

  19. Oh my gosh, he is just the cutest thing ever! :) What a fabulous page… and in 30 minutes no les?! *THUD*

    I just picked up my set of “Circular Designs” the other day… I am IN LOVE! Such an amazing, versatile set.

  20. PS – I’m addicted to pop dots, too. Hee hee!

  21. Faye

    What a lovely layout and what a cutie. I really like how you have popped the small photos, very effective. Loving the circle stamps. I might just be tempted to scrap again. :-)

  22. Glee-Scrap

    I’m SO happy to see you have a blog now! I love your articles in CK-you are very talented! Is Colin already 6 mos.? It seems like you just married “your Prince” a few months ago! He sure is a “sweetie”…very sweet lo !

  23. I am a very slow scrapper too, but I spend too much time on EVERYTHING, not just layouts. *hehe*

    Love this layout! Your stamping is wonderful, and those photos are just adorable!

    Have a great weekend!

  24. This is so stinkin’ cute!!! I am such a slow scrapper that it can take me literally a whole 8 hours to finish a page sometimes! I love all the little details that you put into your pages and the fact that you were still able to do that in such a short amount of time is just amazing to me.

  25. I *love* the colors on this Jennifer. Really nice! The combo of the stamps & stars looks awesome together too. You have such a classic style! Thanks for sharing.

  26. What an absolutely gorgeous page! I love the layout (and the strip of mosaics), as well as your color scheme–well, everything!

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