Saturday, September 29, 2012

Social {Media} Butterflies Blog Hop | "STAMPtember"

Happy Fall Y'all!! And here's to a happy new blog home! If you just happen to hop in here first, you may have missed a few hoppers. Head back here to get started:

So glad you could stop by and join us in bringing in the new season and the new month! If you have been hopping along the hop you arrived here via Monica's blog and as you may/may not know, September has been renamed "STAMPtember" by the papercrafting world. To celebrate, the Social Media Butterflies contributors decided to play along with stamps this month in the creations of our designs!

Here are some of my contributions:

A little embossed sentiment "popped up" adds a little dimension and fun to a simple card:

And this is a page from a travel album that will be inserted into my Project Life album that is nearing completion. I worked on it some while on vacation this summer working with the ideas from Ali Edwards ' class; Scrapbooking from the Road. This travel album has been a lot of fun to create and is more collage-like and more cluttered than my usual designs but I kinda let go a little (I was on vacation after all!) ;) Played with a lot of various stamps from Studio Calico. I plan to iron out the map insert-just didn't have time to before blog hop goes live. I plan to add a geotag die-cut or stamp to the map and a photo/two. (It kind of met up with caster on my office chair this am. Oops!)

Several more pages are near completion in the album and I hope to get it completed in the next few weeks. Will post more pictures here on my blog as it is completed.

And, I thought I'd go back into my archives and pick out a dozen or so of my designs that showcase different ways one can create with stamps.
Here is one that uses stamps to highlight photos, sentiments, and function as a journaling spot:

 This one showcases an "ombre" effect ("hey girl" and arrows) and was achieved by stamping 1st, 2nd and 3rd generations of the stamps. (Translation for newbies: Ink up your stamp really well and stamp image. Then stamp again (2nd generation) and so on. Kind of a really fun effect). Would love to see what y'all come up with. Feel free to post a comment with a link back to your creation. There is a bit of a fun giveaway involved that may just be "thematic" to this month's celebration! ;)

 Here I have embossed the pie graph stamp:

 And here as well! I kind of liked the outcome here of an imperfect image. Kinda adds to the vintage feel of this layout methinks! :)

 And in this one I highlighted the use of random alpha stamps to create a layout of a favorite quote of mine. (Thank you Ralph Waldo Emerson!)

Here I used my set of American Craft Stamp Markers. These markers are so fun and open up a plethora of creative possibilities with your stamps. :) :) :)

 And a few more designs. The first one happens to be a fav of mine. :)

 I couldn't leave out our 4-footed family members! ;)

 And, lastly, another FAV. This was one of those layouts that came together quickly in my mind (It took a bit longer to get my mental image transferred onto the card stock, however,  but was sooooo fun to create!)

Well, there you have it! Hope you leave here a wee bit inspired. Please be sure to hop along and check out the other contributors designs on the hop! I am certain you will not get to the end of the hopping and not be inspired by something! And again, there are some fun giveaways involved so leave a little love along the way and increase your chances of winning! :)

NOTE: How to increase your chances of winning:

  • leave a comment here on my blog
  • become a follower here on my blog
  • follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram "SuzMannecke"(no spaces)
  • become a follower of "Social {Media} Butterflies" blog (comment back here letting me know you have done so)
  • follow/"like" Social {Media} Butterflies on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
  • leave love on other contributors' blogs
  • comment back here with a link to your stamping creation
Ok...time to get hoppin'! Next up is Ellie:

Have fun, good luck, and happy fall y'all! :)


  1. i really love the heart arrow layout!! that must have been hard!!

  2. I love how you use notebook paper in your layout!! Im borrowing this idea

  3. Great projects! I have a hard time remembering to incorporate stamps into my layouts. I often think of them when I'm all done and they are more of an after thought. I need to include them more in my creative process. BTW love the new blog look!

  4. Lots of great projects! I love all the stamping on your travel page, so much fun!

  5. Loved each and every one of your projects! Glad I found ya through this hop!

  6. I'm now following your blog via gfc.

  7. I follow you on both twitter and instagram. (melt003)

  8. wow, your style is s expressive! Love it!

  9. I love all of your examples of stamping! Especially digging the last 2! :)

  10. Wow! These are some fun stamped LO's! Especially love the last one! So cute!

  11. Love how you showed off a ton of my favorite projects of yours with stamps! Totally inspiring, all of them!


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