Friday, June 29, 2012

Wonderfully Ordinary Average Day

Hi everyone! Welcome to a special segment on scrapbooking with Christine Ousley. Enjoy!!
Stamping on scrapbook pages is so fun and easy.  Used as an embellishment, a background element, or even a way to journal, stamping can enhance any scrapbook page.  So come along and let me show you how. 
Text stamps are probably one of my favorite kinds of stamps to use on a layout.  On my layout I used the text stamp, Give Me the Wonderful Ordinary Everyday stamp as a background element, stamping it in alternating colored ink directly on the cream cardstock.  I also repeated the same technique on the top of my page with the words, Everyday Moments using a red ink instead of the navy blue to give it that extra pop.

For my title, I used another stamp from the same set which read, Wonderfully Ordinary Average Day.  I actually stamped it on the back of one of the paper embellishments from the 9 to 5 Miscellany embellishment pack which I knew I wouldn't use so that the color of the paper matched my layout perfectly.

Here are some tips on how to stamp on a layout.  
1.  Clear stamps are the easiest to use when trying to put an image in a certain place.  When it's inked you will be able to see through the acrylic block and stamp and see exactly where the stamp will be placed.
2.  If you are using rubber stamps, you can still have confidence stamping on layouts.  There is a great tool to use that takes the fear out of stamping. It is called a Stamp-a-ma-jig by EK Success and it has been my most loved tool since I started stamping. I no longer have to fear ruining my page by stamping in the wrong spot.  My Stamp-a-ma-jig helps me get precise placement every time.
3.  When stamping with any kind of stamp, ink up your stamp really well by patting it on your ink pad several times. Then position your stamp directly above where you want to stamp and move both of your hands straight down.  Press evenly, no rocking, and then pull the stamp straight up in the air. This should help to stamp the image evenly and not get stray marks on your paper.
4.  Use a ruler to help with repeating patterns such as the text border I created on my layout.  I measured the text sentiment and then divided that number by the size of my stamping area.  That way I knew how many times I could repeat the pattern.  
Another tip that I wanted to share with you is how I use my 6x6 paper pads on my layouts.  I love using 6x6 paper pads for my cards and have a ton of them in my stash so that means I usually have a bunch of left over paper in them.  So I will often use it on my scrapbook layouts.  I actually prefer using the smaller patterns when I just need small accents of paper on my page.   
Here is a list of the supplies that I used to create my layout.

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69 comments:

  1. fabulous papers and layout...

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  2. Wowza!! Gorgeous layout!!
    Love the colors and buttons & stuff!
    Very, very nice!!

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  3. Fabulous lay-out...so much to see on it!
    xxx Margreet

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  4. Beautiful projects. Love the colors of the papers. Thanks for sharin.

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  5. Website is very comprehensive and informative. I have enjoyed the visit. From www.flowerstousa24x7.com

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  6. such a gorgeous LO ...love the paper's used.. simply fab!!

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  7. Thanks for all the tips about stamping on layouts...need to do that more often.

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  8. I'm already a follower. I LOVE that layout & how all of the space is used so effectively!

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  9. Great LO! Thanks for all the stamping tips. I need to get back into scrapping and can't wait to use my stamps.

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  10. Love the lay out. Been away from scrapping for a while...need inspiration.

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  11. This is so cool! The stamping adds just the right touch to this layout.

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  12. Wonderful layout! Nice repeat sentiment stamping!!!

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  13. Love those papers and that Layout. I admit I've not done a lot of stamping on Layouts...but that's going to change!

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  14. Love the layout! I recently got the idea to use just stamps for my journal on a layout it was soo much fun!

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  15. Love this layout and the papers are just yummy! Great idea to feature a text stamp on layouts.

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  16. A lovely layout, thank you for all those wonderful stamping tips too. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  17. great layout! love all the great colors!

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  18. Great stamping on the LO Christine. Thanks for a chance to win papers.

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  19. What a great stamp set! Love the scrapbook page!

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  20. TFS! I'm in the middle of my first ever mini scrapbook making. I'm rather a card person, so any helpful tips is truly appreciated!

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  21. Love the idea of stamping on layouts.

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  22. Great layout!! love the stamp Idea..

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  23. This is a really fun layout, I love the layering~!

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  24. I really like this layout and I should definitely use my stamps more on layouts...not just on cards. 6x6 paper pad is a great idea too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. gorgeous layout. thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

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  26. A wonderful LO with so much going on there. Really exiting to watch, and a wonderful artwork here.
    Have a wonderful week-end everyone and lots of fun, I hope.

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  27. This is a great layout. I rarely use stamps on my layouts. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. Great layouts. thanks for the chance to win.

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  29. thanks for the tips and sharing a fun layout!

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  30. Lovely layout, thanks for the tips!

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  31. Great tips for stamping on layouts!

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  32. Gorgeous work on the LO! I really want to get a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, been wanting it for way too long. TFS your techniques for great stamping :)

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  33. I love stamping on my layouts, but don't do it near as much as I'd like to. I have to make a point to remember to do it.
    You have some great tips and ideas here, Thanks for sharing them with us. Love the layout!

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  34. Fabulous papers and laayouts - thanks for sharing

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  35. I am scared to use stamps direct on the page- I have to stamp on another piece of paper and attach that to the layout. Thanks for the tips- very helpful!

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  36. Thanks for sharing! This is simply adorable...need to get back into scrapbooking myself.

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  37. I love that sentiment stamp...and your layout! It's like a wonderful mosaic of life.

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  38. Great layout! Thanks for the tips and I love Technique Tuesday! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  39. Fab LO ... so much to look at! TFS

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  40. I'd like to have an ordinary everyday. Love the paper.

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  41. Great layout! TFS and the inspiration!

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  42. Great layout. I love the elements and colors used.

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  43. I love the large fonts on the words, the colorful buttons and the tiny "flags." Great l/o!

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  44. Thanks for all the wonderful tips! Great Page!

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  45. Great layout! Would love to try Kaiser papers ... have not used them yet. Thanks for sharing all the great ideas!
    Anita J

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  46. nice Lo, thanks for the great tips on stamping and using 6 by 6 pads
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  47. I always enjoy reading your blog...truly inspiring...

    Usha
    usharaneem@yahoo.com

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  48. I love the LO! using a stampamajig is such a good idea too! thanks for sharing your ideas-love Simon Says!!!!

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  49. There's a lot to look at here. Love the stamp set. Good tips and suggestions.

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  50. Lovely details on the LO! Thanks for the chance on the giveaway!

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  51. I especially love the buttons, flags and envelope. The details make it really special.

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  52. fabulous!! love all the elements to this!!

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  53. Wow that's alot to look out in a layout everytime I look I see more :)

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  54. great layout! so excited about the grab bag! Thanks for the chance!

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  55. Nice layout. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. An amazing layout. The tips are really helpful. I always learn something new or am reminded of something I've forgotten.

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  57. Hi Christine!
    WOW! What a BEAUTIFUL Layout! Thank you for sharing your project and also for the AWESOME tips on stamping on scrapbook pages....it was very helpful! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Suzanne
    suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

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  58. Thanks for the wonderful tips! I love your bright and sunny layout.

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