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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Viva Las VegaStamps! Design Team Tryout

Today I am throwing my hat in the ring to reapply to the Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team! So I'm sharing some of my favorite stamped projects that I think best represent me and my style. 

I have always dabbled in stamping but it wasn't until my "Altered Diva" friend Marianne Merola invited me to join her group "Snobby, Stuck-Up Stampers", that I really began utilizing all the stamps that I had been hoarding. I thought it was so hilarious to be part of a group of "SERIOUS" stampers. I didn't consider myself a stamper - and it really propelled me to work even harder. Some of my best work went to the ladies in this group for our monthly one-for-one card swaps, and we had some fabulous themes. This was one for the theme "All About Me".

This would be my world without rubber stamps!

Rubber stamps are the CHAMELEON of my mixed media toolbox. In my "Self Portrait - Caution: Artist at Work" tag and my "First Snow" ATC above, stamped images are the accents to my photographic image transfers. Stamps can provide texture, pattern and even words...or even that touch of whimsy.


I love the versatility of stamps. You can take a blank piece of paper and create something from nothing. This Father's Day card is a combination of stamped images on a patterned paper card base.

This card is a faux pile of mail using several stamps
and repurposing some sections of actual mail.

This is a "Puzzling Predicament"! 
How many stamped images do you see?

Stamps are "SNOW Much Fun"!!! You can combine images and styles to complete any project!!! I was only supposed to share three - but I just couldn't decide. Each creation is special and unique in their own way and I love them ALL!

You can apply, too!

FYI!!! Sept. 15th is the DEADLINE to apply to the Viva Las VegaStamps! Design Team Call!! We’re looking for all types of artists and welcome anyone who has a passion for rubber stamping to apply! Bring on the Mixed Media Artists, the Card Makers, the Scrapbookers, the Altered Artists, the Scene Stampers… this MEAN YOU!! International welcome to apply, too! CLICK HERE for DETAILS. Step out of your comfort zone - it doesn't hurt to try...Just DO it!

See you tomorrow its Festive Friday! Sb :)


  1. Wow, Susan. I can see why you had a hard time choosing just three. I have no doubt you will be asked back to VLVS. You are one talented artist. :)

  2. You TOTALLY deserve to be on this team! I hope you get it! :)

  3. Wow...I love all your stamping are awesome and I am learning so much using and following the VLVStamps & Blog with its Design doubt your art talent is a blessing to all..from a new big fan of yours.

  4. These are fabulous & I agree they are Chameleons of our materials used!

  5. Your projects are always so amazing! You're a very talented artist. I'm having a hard time picking out my favorite! Best of luck to you!

  6. What amazing details! beautiful layers and colors as well.


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