Friday, September 7, 2012

Kelly Purkey STAMPtember™ 2012 Day 7 - A Glimpse Into Her Project Life




Please join me in welcoming Kelly Purkey to our STAMPtember™ celebrations!  Kelly is a beautifully talented and avid scrapbooker, blogger, and designer.


Documenting her life while living in New York City, she doesn't follow trends, she sets them!  In fact, several of our Simon Says Stamptember stamps have been designed by Kelly.  Below, she shows us some fabulous examples how scrapbookers effectively incorporate stamps into their projects. 








A word from Kelly:

Getting caught up on my Project Life album (I have only, oh say, twenty or so weeks to go back and catch up on!) can be challenging but putting together a single spread for week Thirty-Four was a lot of fun.  I wanted to really play and incorporate some of my new Kelly Purkey stamps, so I pulled out lots of ink pads and got to work.  I started by sketching out what would fit in which pocket, then printed the photos and the journaling bits.  I used the stamps on both patterned paper and the photos.


 I like the Ranger archival inks and StazOn because they allow you to stamp directly on photos without smearing.

 To create some fun embellishments, I stamped on washi tape, cardstock, and even created a double layer skyline using the cute Paper Smooches buildings with a mask.  I hope this inspires you a bit to add some fun little Kelly Purkey designs into your next Project Life week!


You can find Kelly Purkey stamps at Simon Says Stamp!  Be sure to check out her blog (she just might have a fantabulous coupon code for you to use at Simon on the stamps she designed) WAHOOO!  Thanks Kelly!

AND...we have a prize pack for you!  Comment below to let us know if you've used stamps to document a journal or scrapbook.  We'd love to hear!  We will randomly select a lucky winner for a $25 Simon Says Stamp Shopping Spree!

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112 comments:

  1. I'm not a regular scrapbooker but am putting together a mini-album for my sister's birthday in a couple of weeks. I'm using stamps on most of the pages -- some are just nice sentiments, some are numbers to count down the years, some are just flowers or little tiny stamps. It's been a fun project and has greatly increased my already tremendous respect for people who do this regularly.

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  2. i love following for life in new york and elseware, kelly p. your new stamps look like so much fun to use to add that special extra to layouts (which i use and love) and they would also be fun to use on cards as well. thanks for your creativity and love for all things ART and FUN!

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  3. This is such a great page Kelly! Love all the stamping. I love using stamping in my PL and some of my everyday layouts. I'm excited to get your exclusives for just that reason. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! You Rock!

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  4. I haven't used stamps for that purpose yet, but it sounds like fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. I have used stamping in a few of my scrapbook layouts, it's always fun to do, I really should make more pages though. I have been so busy making cards so my scrap booking has been neglected. Thanks for a really nice giveaway and the chance to win it!!!

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  6. I frequently use stamps for titles, subtitles and embellishments on my scrap pages.

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  7. I have used stamping in my layouts but I don´t do much scrapbook things. Cards are my favorite.

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  8. I haven't scapbooked much, but definitely use stamps on those projects! I love to do backgrounds and embellishments with stamps.

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  9. I mostly incorporate sentiment stamps into my scrapbooking. I'm afraid to use anything that needs to be colored because of the alcohol ink.

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  10. Stamps are too much fun and can be used so many different ways with so many different mediums. I scrap book for special celebrations like 50th, 40th etc, but still have fun using stamps for lots of card making.

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  11. I use stamps all the time, but mostly sentiment stamps to be honest. I´m not so good at coloring, so I often end up with those, that doesn´t need it, but I loves all kinds of stamps and I keep practising, so hopefully one day I´ll be good enough to show that of too ha ha ha.
    It has been an awesome week here on Stamptember and I look forward to see, what you have to show here next week too.
    HAve a wonderful week-end everyone and lots of fun trying all the new ideas, we´ve got this week.

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  12. Gorgeous project life pages. I'm so behind on mine as well - its so overwhelming! Your stamps would be perfect for it though!

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  13. I've never done a scrapbook page in my life but I do use rubber stamps in art journaling.

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  14. i always use stamps to enhance my project life album + pass scrapbooks. i'm thinking a few of Kelly's stamps would be a nice addition to my current collection. thanks!

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  15. I stamp on my layouts all the time! I love playing with stamps and inks. I'd love to win a SSS voucher as I really want to buy some of Kelly's stamps - so very me!

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  16. I know that my daughter has, but I don't think I have.

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  17. I love kp stamps. Been using them on project life and layouts. So far I love 'its my jam' and 'i am here'. Ready to place another order....just don't know if I should wait for more new ones to come out :)

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  18. I like how Kelly stamped directly on photos. I didn't try it yet but I will. I use alphabet stamp sets a lot for titles on my scrapbook pages and cards.

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  19. I love stamps, especially when they are so versatile. I don't do much scrapbooking, although I do make memory books for special gifts. My love leans more toward card-making and mixed media projects and I can sure go wild with stamps there! Thanks for a chance to win some of Kelly's stamps!

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  20. I definitely use stamps in my scrapbooking - most often in my own easy version of Project Life - must faster for me than the official way. I just cut lots of cardstock 4 x 6 cards, decorate them with stamps and patterned paper, and just grab them as the month goes along to document things that happen. Then I slide them into a photo box. Once the related photos have been developed, I just slide them into the photo box behind the applicable card. The stamps really help make the cards look great. Thanks for all the great things going on this month - and for bringing KP to us at a discount!! Love it all!!

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  21. I stamp in my scrapbooks, mostly to add a layer of texture. I haven't started an art journal yet. Hmmmm, maybe I need to add that to my list. . .

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  22. I'm not a scrapper, so I haven't ever used stamps to document a journal or scrapbook, but I can see how these stamps could easily be used that way. I might just have to start. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  23. Great layouts. I struggle with incorporating stamping into my layouts. I want to, but I have to be really intentional about it because I scrapped for so long before I started stamping, that it's not part of my normal process to go and pull stamps, then when I'm almost done with a layout and think about it, I'm too lazy to make changes.

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  24. I LOVE to use stamps on LO's they can add so much and they are fabulous for making your own embellishments! Thanks so much, love her new stamp sets!
    Lisa

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  25. For me, using stamps are kind of a trend. I use them often for awhile then I forget.

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  26. I am trying SO hard to just got for it and use more stamps in my art journal. I always get spooked because it's so permanent, so while I'll pull out a date stamp on EVERY page, I am scared to use anything too much bigger. But I have a nice collection of stamps that I really lovingly chose so I want to use them

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  27. I'm more of a cardmaker than a scrapbooker, but I have used stamps with photos before. Love Kelly's fun designs!
    DeniseB

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  28. I use my stamps all the time, especially in Project Life or mini books. Love KP's stamps!

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  29. I'm just getting back into scrapbooking after about a 7 year hiatus! I've been making cards all along and started stamping only for the last year or so. But now I have my photos and albums ready, so you better believe I'll be trying my hand at stamping on some layouts! :)

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  30. yay! i love kelly and her awesome stamps. i don't always remember to use my stamps when working on mini books or project life, but this post is inspiring me to do so!

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  31. I have only made a few scrapbook pages (I'm a cardmaker) but I have used stamps on all my layouts as I consider myself to be a stamper at heart.

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  32. I am starting to use stamps more and more in my scrapbooking!

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  33. I love stamps, so I incorporate them into almost everything, especially my journal and scrapbooking. Thanks.

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  34. I use stamps on everything! Scrapbook pages, art journal, tag, project life, i must have ink. I am a stamp addict.

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  35. I have used some stamping in scrapbooking but not in my journal. I am so glad i'm not the only one who is way behind in project life!

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  36. I have not use stamp for journaling on my layout ...but will give it a try soon.

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  37. Yes! I use stamps on everything. Love the new KP stamps.

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  38. I haven't used stamps to document yet ,but I'll try it soon! :) I'd LOVE to win a 25 Dollar Shopping Spree since I just placed an order from 80 dollars ;).

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  39. I love trying to use my stamps to journal..I'm no expert at it but it's fun to do!

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  40. I recently took a two week trip and was able to use a ton of stamps to enhance my trip journal. Everything from date stamps,border stamps,sayings and image stamps. It made me incredibly happy to be able to use that stockpile of stamps I have purchased and although I am not quite finished with the journal it is looking stampendous!

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  41. I really try to use my stamps on everything to get the most use out of them especially the Alphas. But I am so behind on my scrapbooking it's been awhile. Thanks for chance.

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  42. Not only have I used stamps to add something to my scrapbook pages but I've created entire background papers to coordinate with the photos. Love, love, LOVE my rubber stamps!!!

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  43. I love these new stamp sets! Early Birthday present? I think so! I use stamps on all of my pages, love that these clear sets are so versatile. Thank you!!

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  44. I have used stamps for collages and Project Life, but I would definitely love to incorporate more of it, especially after seeing KP's use of them. Thanks for the chance.

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  45. I love to add stamped accents to my journal and scrapbook pages! it adds so much more life to each page. :)
    love all that she has shown. thank you, Kelly!

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  46. I use stamps for cards, layouts, and other projects as well. Thanks for sharing Kelly's project such great inspiration. Love her stamps, can't wait to get them.

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  47. Stamps are a big part of my journal especially sentiments

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  48. Yes, I started off as a stamper mainly making cards but it has carried over to scrapbooking.

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  49. I use stamps for cards and scrapbooking. Project life is fairly new to me and I am thinking of doing it... if I don't get too overwhelmed!

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  50. I use stamps for cards and scrapbooking. Project life is fairly new to me and I am thinking of doing it... if I don't get too overwhelmed!

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  51. Yes, I use stamps to help me with Journaling. I need them to keepmy writing in order or you would never would be able to read it.

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  52. I use stamps for scrapbook pages, cards, gift tags and to decorate gift bags. Iris

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  53. Oh I definitely use stamps as much as possible in my scrapbook pages. I love making my own background paper, borders and embellishments with my stamps. SO COOL!

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  54. I use stamps all the time in my journal. Sometimes I color the images, sometimes I just leave them as outlines. I really like the way it looks and it gives me a new way to express myself. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. Yes, I have! On our last Alaska trip I brough a travel project wih me and brought some stamps. I simply picked a few favorites and put them in a CD case. That plus an ink pad and acrylic block were all I needed. Perfect embellishment for on the go crafting!

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  56. I use stamps on my layouts all the time. A great way to get more use out of them then just cards. I love Kelly's new stamps. That washi tape one wants to come home with me.

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  57. Love the new stamps from Miss Purkey. I have used stamps to document on a scrapbook page, but nothing to the extent Kelly shows.

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  58. I just love Kelley Purkey's fun, whimsical style! And yes, I use stamps on my layouts all the time! Mostly for titles, but also for embellishing a page and making my own embellishments to pop up on foam tape!

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  59. I'm more a card maker than a scrapbooker, though I would love to do more scrapbooking. Anyway, I have made one scrapbook. It was for my father-in-law and it was basically a heritage scrapbook...telling the story of his life from the time he met my mother-in-law all through the years of their children growing up and his wife getting sick and passing and his move to Arizona. Throughout the scrapbook, I used stamps to tell the story. In fact, I preferred the use of stamps as to handwritten journaling.

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  60. I use stamps on everything - make, so yes I do use stamps for journaling. I love your style,by the way. I remember thinking that 32 was ancient! Now that I am 50, I have changed my mind. Happy birthday, young lady!!

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  61. If it doesn't move....STAMP IT!!! I use stamps in my art journal and for making cards all the time.

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  62. I too use stamps on just about everything. They are often used in my scrapbooks. They are so much more versatile than stickers...as you can coordinate the colors to your pics!

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  63. I am just starting to use stamps in my scrap booking but I have not really used it that much. I did buy a journalling set of stamps long time ago so it would be a good idea to break it in. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  64. Really fun journal!!! I have made a few journals with stamps. I made a friendship journal for my BF.

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  65. I've never used stamps in my scrapbooks but I've thought about it a bit! I think I will on my next ones... At least to try it out :)

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  66. I finally started making some layouts again, after only making cards for the past year. Now I'm incorporating stamping on my LOs, and I love it!

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  67. I've never created a journal or scrap layout before but they are definitely on my to do list!!

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  68. I have gotten addicted to Ali Edwards stamps and seem to use them on almost all of my scrapbooking! Now I am seeing potential in all kinds of stamps that I would have over looked in the past. Loving Kelly Purkey's stamps. Have them on my wishlist!

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  69. I always use stamps when making my favorite--mini books.They add so much to the design. Thanks for a chance to win. Kellys new stamps are colling my name.

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  70. Im new in this scrapworld, so I havent made a layout or journal, but when I do, I would use stamps. I use stamps nearly evry time I make a card.
    Christina P.

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  71. I love using stamps on my scrapbooking, although I don't do it as much as I would like to. This is one of my goal, to stamp on layouts more and in different ways. One of the things I love to do is to stamp onto ribbon for a title or journalling.
    Thanks for the great suggestions!

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  72. I am in the middle of scrap booking our family vacation from last year and I am using Lawn Fawn's "You've Got Mail" and "Say Cheese" on a lot of the pages. the postcard is such a cute way to journal little thoughts and highlights from the trip!

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  73. I use stamps on occasion on my layouts. Some times all it takes is the right word ;)

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  74. I've never used stamps for my Project Life, but this might have me convinced! Love it!

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  75. I've been using stamps in my "Week in the LIfe" project and am using them more and more in my scrapbooking.

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  76. Stamping is my favorite thing to do, and I have such a hard time NOT stamping while crafting. The last mini album I did incorporated small stamps on a gesso'd background :) Loved it!

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  77. I have used stamps in my daughters baby scrap book!

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  78. I am definitely a cardmaker, not a scrapbook-maker or a journal-writer. :D

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  79. I am a cardmaker, but I have used stamps in making a scrapbook. Though I don't scrapbook often, if we go on a fabulous vacation, I usually scrapbook it!

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  80. I am a cardmaker, too, so I haven't done any journaling for a scrapbook or journal. I do use stamps on my cards, though. Does that count? :D

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  81. When I'm scrapbooking I love using the journaling block stamps in my collection, especially when I'm making gift albums - to indicate to the recipient where they could put some journaling and still have it coordinate with the color and design of the page. I have a number of word stamps that I'd like to get into the habit of incorporating into my pages.

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  82. I adore Kelly Purkey! I do stamp in my scrapbooks on occasion. Not as much as I would like, but there is so much inspiration on people's Project Life layouts that I hope to incorporate more in my own.

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  83. Yes, I always use journaling blocks in my scrapbook pages. It's a great way to summarize funny things that happened during the trip and also to capture a person's handwriting.

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  84. Alas I neither journal nor scrapbook but I'm a card maker at heart!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  85. I love using stamps in my scrapbooking! Stamps are so versatile like that =)

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  86. Haven't actually taken the plunge into scrapbook pages, although I've a box of things I plan to scrapbook one day. I'm sure I would use stamps cuz I LOVE EM.

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  87. WOW!! LOVE the fun ideas!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =) I use my stamps in many mediums!! Scrapbooking, card making, altered art and even for my packaging!!! LOVE them and using them to get the most out of them!! =)

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  88. I think I always use at least 1 stamp on all of my scrapbook pages, at least recently!

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  89. I love Kelly Purkey stamps! I use the ones that I bought all the time. My favourite is the geotag stamp!

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  90. i have been using stamps more and more on layouts lately. love KPs stamps!

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  91. i love stamps! and i always reach for them when i scrapbook/journal! thank you so much for featuring KP! i love her stamps!!! yay!

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  92. Offcourse I used stamps on my vacation Journal! Just couldnot do without them! Just love to stamp and get messy with inkts... Greetings, Gerrina

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  93. I am a stamper, than scrapbooker. So yes, I use stamps on every page, right now working on PL! Kelly's stamps are great!

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  94. I am a stamper, than scrapbooker. So yes, I use stamps on every page, right now working on PL! Kelly's stamps are great!

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  95. I am a stamper, than scrapbooker. So yes, I use stamps on every page, right now working on PL! Kelly's stamps are great!

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  96. Stamps are a MUST on any page !!!

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  97. I love using my stamps on my layouts. I use my background and boarder stamps as designs or to make journaling cards/tags.

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  98. I don't think I've ever used stamps to document something in a scrapbook...

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  99. Absolutely - I keep a Moleskine diary and I'm often using stamps (amongst many other bits and pieces) to keep it inspiring.

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  100. I really like to use my stamps when scrapbooking. I mean, if you really love a stamp, why not use it more often ?! :)

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  101. I use stamps on almost every project, but lately I've used them so much more in my Art Journals. I rarely stamp on photos, but I really like what Kelly did her photographs!

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  102. These stamps are perfect for me to use on the college album I'm keeping for my daughter. Since I don't get day-to-day photos with her away, I grab what I can from Facebook and these are perfect for documenting her daily life.

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  103. I use KP's stamps in Project Life, birthday cards & in my traveling notebook. Her ideas for stamps can be used for anything really... Her inspiration is endless.

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  104. I like to use stamps on my scrapbook pages. Love the look!

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  105. No, only for journals and cards.

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  106. No, only for journals and cards.

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  107. No, only for journals and cards.

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  108. I love using stamps on my new smash book

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  109. I use stamps on my scrap layouts all the time.
    It is a favorite thing of mine to do!
    Janet K.

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  110. I use stamps on my project life album... just received kelly's stamps and they are perfect for this :)

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