Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The (Stamps) of Life~Life Lines and some Blog Candy

I thought that I was all through with secrets and surprises, but it's been a whirlwind couple of weeks!!! Just when I anticipated that I was going to slow down, some wonderful opportunities were presented to me and I just couldn't pass them up!

I am very excited to be a part of the (Stamps) of Life by Stephanie Barnard Design Team. Please take a look at the links on my sidebar! I'm thrilled to be associated with such a talented group of artists.

The Stamps of Life feature high quality, made in the USA, clear stamps and digital stamps/brushes for stampers, card makers and scrapbookers. I'm very excited about the digital stamps and brushes, because I think they will challenge me to do something different and to improve my digital editing skills. I took a course several years ago, but haven't really done much since. Head on over to Stephanie's Website to see all the cool things they offer

I received my digital images the other day and couldn't wait to get going with them. Because I'm a little pressed for time, I created this quick and easy project soley by printing out the images in black and using various sized circle punches to turn them into die cut embellishments. I added colour to the red flowers with a Copic Strong Red Marker.

I used my Photoshop Elements to place the title on my page and ran it through my printer... I'm chuckling in a sense because I purchased the over sized printer THREE years ago, just for Scrapbooking! This is the first time I've used it for that purpose, so thanks Stephanie for getting me going!

Life Lines represents the Beauty of aging. If you've been reading, you'll know that I turned 45 this week. I've been feeling a little melancholy and the journalling reads as follows:

Some call them Wrinkles
I've earned my Life Lines.
Each line and crevice.
Signs that signify my joy, my pain, my happiness, my grief....
If you look closely, you'll notice that the majority of my life lines are SMILE lines
I feel so blessed to have earned each and every one.
oct 2009


Prism Carstock: Classic Red, White, Black
Stamps: September 2009 Back to Basics Digital Stamps
Circle Punches: 3/4" , I.25" , 1.5" 1 3/8" , EK Success Border punch
Paper Piercing Tool, Making Memories Button Brads
Ribbon and Heart Buttons-Michaels

So would you like to win a copy of Photoshop Elements 7? I have a couple of extra that were given to me. If you are interested leave a comment ! I'll choose a winner on the 6th of October (next Tuesday) as I am away for the weekend........but I'll give you more details about that on Friday!

Happy Stamping!



  1. At 45 you are gorgeous! You wear those life lines proudly girl! Happy birthday, your page is beautiful.

  2. gorgeous and love that layout and congrats! And I reallllyyy need the photoshop elements! do yo take bribes lol?

  3. Fab layout. I like the color scheme.

  4. That would be awesome,now a class or 2 to go with them would even be better but a girls gotta start somewhere!

  5. 45 and sexy! I love ya, and miss you too!


  6. If you take bribes let me know - afterall I wouldn't be far to ship to! LOL! Love the layout and your blog as always!

  7. Vicki, your LO is very pretty... the pic is fab! happy day, big hugs Silke

  8. what a beautiful layout Vicki.. love how you pulled it together 'quickly' and it's still an amazing piece of art!

    If I win will you through in some tutorials too?? LOL

  9. Love the layout but espically LOVE the little verse, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!! (and of course your accomplice does need a photoshop 7 LOL...JK...) Hope you enjoyed your BIRTHDAY, the 40's are pretty good aren't they?

  10. Hi Vicki!! Your layout turned out awesome!! Love your pic too!! HUGS

  11. beautiful LO and congrats! I would love to win.

  12. wonderful layout! I would love to be your BIG winner!

  13. Happy 45th! This is a beautiful layout & you look amazing! I'm not just saying that to win some awesome blog candy either!!

  14. Ok, if you hadn't said that esp by your blog pic Id have thought you were in your late twenties maybe? that is AWESOME Vicki! And you should be proud-you have a great, spunky personality! LOVE that quote-you rock! Congrats on the new DT!

  15. what a fab layout....AND age is all in me you are a young'un'.....enjoy the rest of your 40' are only in the hump

  16. This is great, I never have pictures of myself to scrap with. I love the story about the printer that was bought three years ago and just now used, that sounds so familiar!

  17. WOW !! Did I say WOW!! Love this and the chance to win!!

  18. lifelines are God's way of showing how much living you have done in His world. Some lines are from happy memories, some are from the sad ones. But all of them helped make you who you are. Celebrate them. MaryAnn

  19. WHat a gorgeous layout Vicki! I love the pop of the red.

  20. No need to be melancholy. I love you! That should just make everything right with the world!!! I'm not sure how, but I missed this post. I saw the little digi one, but missed this one. This is a cool layout.
    I love all the pictures you take of yourself.
    I have tried to take a few of myself, but I look like some we'll just leave that alone for a while! Can't wait to see you today!!!
    big hugs

  21. Monica - moenica37@comcast.netOctober 3, 2009 at 9:41 AM

    I just found your are one talented gal! What a great layout and I love what you said in your journaling! Great "candy too BTW!

  22. Everybody knows 45 is the new 30 :). Love your layout - the colors are simple and the red just pops. Thanks for sharing!

  23. You are gorgeous V!!! Fantastic page!! WOW!


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