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Tis the Season For Digital Stamps

I am a big fan of graphic designer and artist Torico. She is from Japan and she goes by the name Birdie Brown for her digital images. She has temporarily retired from creating digital images but, I have purchased quite a few of her images and I love working with them.

 

This stamp is called Happy Santa and he is just so cute!

Birdie Brown Happy Santa Card

 

Santa Ho Ho Ho cardThe best thing about digital stamps is that they allow the crafter to mix and match and move the stamps around. Santa, the little girl, and the presents behind Santa are all separate stamps. So you could use just the gifts for a birthday card. Or you could use the girl alone and add a tiny flower or animal stamp just below her gaze.  And best of all you can resize the stamps to be a large or as small as you like. All you need is a basic knowledge of Word and you too can use digital stamps.

Santa and reindeer

 

Just as in the last card Santa, the reindeer and the sentiment are all individual stamps that I have grouped together to create my focal point.

Santa and Little Girl

 

I featured polka dots on this series of cards. And I chose to cover them with Glossy Accents, which creates a 3 dimensional look that really stands out.

Reindeer cardThis card illustrates the other advantage of using digital stamps. You can flip the image 180 degrees and get the mirror image.

I could have made these 2 reindeer stand nose to nose and drawn eyelashes on one with hearts over their heads to make a cute Christmas card for a couple.

If you don’t want to spend any money to try out digital stamping you can visit Free Digital Stamps¬†daily or sign up to receive one of their emails each day to see who is giving away a free digital stamp that day.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

Oh Snap, It’s Your Birthday!

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My niece Amanda is turning one quarter of a century old on the 12th of April. I can’t believe it has been 25 years since I sat with my sister, Nancy and held her hand while she gave birth to Amanda. My brother-in-law, Geoff had to travel out of the country for a day or two and as Murphy’s Law would have it Amanda was born a week early while her father was abroad.

I was only 17 at the time but, I had attended one Lamaze class with my big sister and I was spending the weekend at her house while Geoff was out of town. So that qualified me to be the one to stay with her in the birthing room.

Nancy and I watched the Oscars on TV during her labor and I think it is the only year that I have ever watched the entire Oscars award ceremony. It was a good way to pass the time and for my sister to forget her labor pains for a while.

My sister didn’t have an epidural and yet ,she was so calm and brave the whole time. She did squeeze my hand very tightly at times and she muttered a curse word or two but, overall she really made the whole birthing process look easy. And when Amanda was born she and I shared tears of joy and relief together.

I made this card for Amanda’s birthday and I want her to know how much I love her. Happy birthday, Amanda!

Birdie Brown Freebie

 

The inside of the card says Happy Birthday. “A Little Birdie Told Me”

I am sharing this card on the CAS-ual Fridays blog Challenge: Chevrons and Flowers

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and I am sharing this card on Birdie Brown’s blog for her April Freebie Challenge. The adorable image featured on this card is the April free digital image from Torico of Birdie Brown. Anyone can download this image and create a project to play along for a chance to win 3 more adorable digis!

Happy Stamping,

Mo

 

 

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