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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Just Be

How about a little stamping?  Simon Says Stamp and Show this week is challenging us to do a little stamping.  You can interpret it to mean using little stamps, only doing a little stamping or stamping in small spaces.   I love my stamping so for me this was a real challenge.  I used the little spaces in Journal tags to capture images hence my little stamping.

I had to create a little holder for my journal tags and I created a pocket tag with a large manila tag.

The Kudzu Kafe has "Be" sentiments and I paired them with the images on the tags. I think they are fun sentiments and perfect with the images.

I stamped the image on the Journal tag using black ink. I then added the sentiment in different areas of the tag. I colored the images and journal tags with a mix of red and blue watercolor pencils.

I created the pocket to hold the mini tags from a large manila tag.  I folded the tag up and added two strips of  which was folded up to form a pocket. To emulate the journal tags I added a strip of black ink on the top and bottom of the pocket. I stamped a row of rulers along the top.  I added a few buttons on either side.

Products: 7 Gypsies Journal Tags, Artistic outpost - Kudzu Kafe, Artistic Outpost - PaperBoy, Ranger Archival Ink - Black, Ranger Archival Ink - Vermillion Maya Road - Measure Twice, Prima Buttons, Black Hemp, Koi Small Waterbrush,     Manila Tag     STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils 

Come join in and use a little stamping on your project for a chance to win a gift certificate from  Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great project Suzz. Love the tags

  2. Love how you've made such good use of such a small space with these gorgeous little tags Sue. The pocket is perfect to keep them safe in and continues the theme beautifully. Fab colouring of the images too.

    Lesley Xx

  3. Really love this Suzz! Great way to use the journal tags. Your stamping on them is fabulous and of course I adore the pocket :) Hope you have a great week! -- Mary Elizabeth

  4. What a stunning pocket with gorgeous journaling tags! Love the soft colors! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  5. Love these Suzz. You really made these stamps come alive with your design and color choices.

  6. Wow... Suzz, these tags are gorgeous! I love the beautuiful colors and all the images are so pretty. Thank you for the great inspiration! :)

  7. Beautiful project Sue and such a great idea for using small stamps. Love all your little tags and the stamps that you used. Gorgeous colours too.

  8. Beautiful project Suzz love the stamps and the look you have applied. Wonderful colour scheme.

  9. Awesome Suzanne! I love the large manila tag holding all the smaller ones with all the little stamping! The AO images are fantastic, and the reds and blues are so Americana! Love this!

  10. It may be little in design....but it makes a big statement! Great project!

  11. I love your collection of tiny journalling tags - what a brilliant idea, and the stamping and colours are fabulous!
    Alison x

  12. Adorable tag set! I love the color palette you chose :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. What a great stamps Suzanne...and you've made fab creations with them!!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  14. Oooo, I love the vintage look! All the images are beautiful, and coloring them in just reds and blues gives them an authentic feel. Cute little holder, too.

  15. What a brilliant idea, they are fab
    Rosie x

  16. Wow Suzanne! What a great pocket full of tags! Love all the stamped images and subtle color palette.

  17. Super cute!! Somehow I missed this in my reader (insert the annoyed rolling eyes emoticon here)


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