Stampendous Stylized Whale Card

This stamp is on its way to becoming one of my favorites: Stylized Whale by Stampendous.

The background was created using Ranger Distress Oxides. I stamped the image once, directly on the background with archival ink.

Then I stamped the image again on a white sheet of paper and colored with Tombow markers. After giving it a good fussy cut, I glued it to the background. Sentiment (from Hampton Arts) added and done!

If you want this stamp for yourself, here is the link to Stampendous Stampendous Stylized Whale Stamp Be sure to check out all their other stamps while you are there!

Scrapbook Expo, Duluth, Georgia

If you are in the Southeastern US, consider attending the Scrapbook Expo Show in Duluth, Georgia (north of Atlanta) on Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, 2017. This is a large show with obviously an emphasis on scrapbooking. 

I don’t scrapbook, yet I go every year because they have stamp and mixed media resource vendors. The show also hosts multiple workshops. THIS IS A GREAT SHOW!

Parking is a breeze. No matter how far away you have to park, they have a shuttle running constantly so you can save your energy for shopping!

Click the link to pre-register for discounted tickets, the vendor list, workshop schedule and more! Hope to see you there!

Pan Pastels

Have you tried Pan Pastels yet? They are artist’s pastels that come in shallow, wide pots. They are commonly applied with a sponge applicator. The colors are absolutely gorgeous! They blend flawlessly and easily lend themselves to gradient color applications such as backgrounds. I used them to create the background for the tag below.


The tag is made of medium pink cardstock. I stamped and embossed the image with white embossing powder. Then, I applied a medium blue Pan Pastel at the bottom, a purple on the center and a yellow at the top.

Be sure to try them! I am still experimenting a lot but love them!Link for Pan Pastels

Creative Inspiration for your New Year’s Projects — Heartfelt Creations | Blog

Hello Friend!How are you this beautiful December morning? How will you be spending the last few days in December? Hopefully you get to sneak in some creative time with your crafting goodies….I have been crafting away many evenings the past couple weeks and I always have to laugh when I have to dump my craft…

via Creative Inspiration for your New Year’s Projects — Heartfelt Creations | Blog


Welcome to Stampcrush!

Greetings to all stampers and crafters out there!!!  I have started this blog simply to share my love of Stamping (and crafts in general) and to connect with others who have a creative spirit!

I hope to share and discuss new products and new techniques (or sometimes, just new to me!).  I’m sure you have your favorite sites and companies.  Let’s explore as many as we can!

I only personally know one other Stamper.  My Mother is also a “rabid” stamper!  Yes, lucky me!  When we are fortunate enough to go to a stamp show, it’s like coming home to the Mothership!  We are finally among those who speak the same language and share our obsession with stamps, inks, markers, glitter and dies.

I know you’re out there!  Let’s share our love of stamping and other crafts that spark our interest!