Jan 172009

Not long ago a good friend of mine moved back to the Seattle area after having spent a few years away in Alaska.  When she learned that I had taken up stamping, she told me of a friend of hers there who made her own stamps.  I thought that was so cool.  So of course I had to check them out!


This card was made for the Inspiration Challenge #163 over on Splitcoaststampers.  I was inspired by a PB Teen catalog picture found here.  The background was sponged.  I colored directly on to this beautiful Fireweed stamp with markers before stamping.  White highlights were added with a gel pen.

It’s always so fun to find a new line of stamps.  There are some really unique images and sentiments at Happy Stamping, too.  Thank you, Jill!


Stamps: Happy Stamping ‘Fireweed’ and ‘Fireweed Word’; SU! ‘Inspired by Nature’

Papers: SU! Whisper White, Real Red, Chocolate Chip

Inks: SU! Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Bordering Blue; Versafine ‘Onyx Black’; Clear Star Glitter Pen; Gel Pen

Accessories: SU! Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Paper Piercer and Template

16 Responses to “Happy Stamping”

  1. What a fun card, Susan, and how cool that your friend made her own stamp!! Do you know that JustRite carries a machine to make your own stamps????

  2. Hi Susan,

    I really like this fireweed stamp that you used on your beautiful card.

    I followed your link to the Happy Stamping site to see about ordering some of her stamps.

    Could you tell me which of the fireweed stamps you used on this card …. the large image or the small image?

    Thanks, in advance, for any help you can give.

    Rita R

  3. Beautiful Susan! Love your design. I am definitely going to be checking out the Happy Stamping site.

  4. What a beautiful card, Susan. I’ll be sure to check out “Happy Stamping.” This turned out gorgeous.

  5. So pretty Susan, great flower. I wonder why its called Fireweed??? I checked out her site, very cool. I love the Alaska mooses, my GMA lives there and she would love all of those. Thanks for the new *enabling* hee hee

  6. Your background turned out beautifully…and your flowers are so pretty!! Lovely card, Susan!!

  7. So beautiful! Love the stamp! The background you created is gorgeous Susan!

  8. This is just beautiful, Susan…what a fabulous background you created and I love the new stamps!!! I need to go check out that site….we are going to Alaska in June so hopefully I can find some new stamp shops!!

  9. Susan, this is gorgeous, and those stamps are beautiful! I love the scene you created and the dropped mat with the torn edge is fabulous!

  10. What a pretty card. They look like the lupins that grow wild on Canada’s east coast.

  11. so very pretty, lovely background, great highlighting too!

  12. Wow! Very pretty card.

    Ter 🙂

  13. How fun! This is a fabulous card!
    And did you see?? I think it was you who wanted white brads thru SU!…..they got ’em! (not a large quantity but a start!)

  14. Oh, how interesting! Pretty stamp! Love the distressing and the scene you created!

  15. This is beautiful…looks like a painting!

  16. So pretty! I checked out Happy Stamping – I may have to order a couple sentiments, she’s got some funny ones! 🙂

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