May 122008

Ask anyone who knows me well, and they will tell you that I have a very obsessive personality. (I like to say that I get very “focused”. It sounds nicer. *chuckle*) Well last night I couldn’t sleep.. I should have just gotten up and gone to my stamp room and made these cards. That way I could have at least gotten some sleep when they were finished. Instead I thought about them all night. I know in the stamping world I’m not alone in this behavior. We are an interesting breed!

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I am obsessed with my JustRite Monogram Stamper found here over at Flourishes. On these cards I stamped the monogram border on white card stock and punched it out using a 2-1/8″ circle punch. I then stamped the medallion image from SU!’s “Carte Postale” on a separate piece of card stock. Then I stamped the letters on the medallion and punched out the center using a 1-1/4″ circle punch. I faux stitched around both circles. The monogrammed small circle is popped up on dimensionals. The designer papers are from BasicGrey.

Stamps: JustRite Monogram Stamper: Border “Library-Kitchenof-Deskof”, Letters from the Monogram DIY Kit, SU! “Carte Postale”
Papers: Basic Black, PTI White, Designer Paper from BasicGrey “Boxer”
Inks: Jet Black Stazon, Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Black Gel Pen, White Gel Pen, Circle Punches, Corner Punch, Dotted Ribbon, Brads

20 Responses to “Obsession”

  1. these are so elegant…I’m trying not to give it to buying this monogram set!! *I will be strong, I will be strong*

  2. These are gorgeous, Susan! I love the rich colors and patterns! Love that monogram too!

  3. Susan, you are really going to town w/these monogram stamps. These cards are so classy and I love them and they look so rich w/the colors you used.

    Pinky

  4. Oh my this is way too cool…now only to find the time to play with mine…wonderful!

  5. LOL, Susan! I always say I’m no good at multi-tasking because I have to really “focus” on one thing. I’ve never gotten up in the middle of the night to stamp, but I’ve lain awake thinking about a design so I know what you’re saying. Meanwhile, I will try to continue resisting the Monogram Kits. These cards are beautiful, BTW. Very stylish design. TFS. Linda

  6. Your monogram set is just gorgeous, Susan!! I love the papers you’ve used too!! I’ve just ordered some of those cools stamps, thanks to you (and a couple others in blogland…*wink*). I hope you are able to get some sleep now. 😀

  7. I love the richt colors you used….veeery pretty cards!!
    ….and yes, I agree, we stampers ARE an interesting breed…me too, I can plan a card in a sleepless night, thinking which paper to take and which stamp…and arrange it in my mind…… which of course, will never allow me to go back to sleep *ggg*,

  8. I am with you on the sleeping thing!!! I finally quit feeling guilty and I just get up and stamp!!! These are gorgeous–I have these papers, too. I love what you’ve done with them…very elegant.
    LeAnne

  9. Oh man that monogram set is becoming a must, and it’s all you baby. You have done such a magnificent job with this thing. And this one is over the top I tell ya. I love every inch of it. Perfect in every way. TFS

  10. Susan, these cards are so fabulous, they make me want to run out and buy the monogram stamper! Your gorgeous pattern papers in such rich colors are the perfect backdrop for your elegant set of monogramed cards, and your design is perfection! Well done.

  11. Susan, these monogram cards are just amazing .. . I especially LOVE the designer paper you used. And, yes, I can totally relate to having a “focused” personality! TFS!

  12. Wonderful cards Susan! LOL…I’ve had many sleepless nights while having card layouts, colours or images running through my head too 😉

  13. Wow, these are really beautiful!! I love how the corner punch looks with the dots, I thought it was bling at first, what a great set. I’m already obsessing over these stamps!!

  14. Oh, these are wonderful! I love the colour, the simple layou that just pops right out. I totally know what you mean about thinking about a card all night, LOL!!

  15. This is totally cool! I love the idea of punching out the center. Now stop it…I keep telling myself I don’t need one, and you keep showing me otherwise!

  16. Gorgeous cards! I love the rich paper you chose.

  17. Susan — these creations are all WOW! I love the paper, the polka dot ribbon and the fun stamp that you used behind the monogram! Like I said— WOW! 🙂

  18. Susan, I heard you created quite the buzz on Splitcoast with your card ensemble so I had to stop in and take a look myself. Wow…thanks for doing such a wonderful job with the monogram stamper and for sharing the JustRite news with all your blogging friends. Keep having fun and try to get some sleep! Denise

  19. Susan, these are just stunning! What a great job you’ve done on them.

    I answered your question from my blog in the comments section, but I wasn’t sure that you would see the answer so I am cutting and pasting my response here as well. 🙂

    Susan, the sheet I received from Artistic Outpost was unmounted rubber. I don’t remember if they have an option for EZmount or not.

    What I have started doing is using double sided tape or Tack N Peel on my acrylic mounts and just placing the (naked) rubber stamp on the mount and stamping like normal, then cleaning normally, removing my stamp and putting it away.

    I don’t notice any difference between my naked rubber and EZmount rubber stamps so I am starting to lean toward the less expensive unmounted rubber stamps. HTH! 😀

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