Tuesday, February 13, 2018

SOS: You stamped with WHAT???

This week at Shopping Our Stash, our hostess Donna would like us to stamp with something other than a stamp!  You can use traditional stamps as well, but let's see what you can do with a non-stamp as a stamp!

Here is my little collection:

This is a picture of what I used:

I participated back in April of 2016 the last time SOS encouraged us to stamp with something other than a stamp... HERE is my post.

  • Library card bases 
  • I used a piece of foam packaging (I seem to always hoard these little bits) and dipped it into Peeled Paint and Broken China Distress Paint (both bottles are over two years old).
  • The women were all cut from a crocheting magazine from 1965 and pasted on with matte Mod Podge.  A coworker's grandmother recently passed away, and my coworker brought boxes of crocheting and knitting books, magazines, and catalogs into the staff room for people to take.  Well, I was polite and stayed out of the boxes for a long time in order to make sure any legitimate crocheters could get to it... but after a couple months, many old magazines were left... and I swooped upon them!  I do want to learn how to crochet better in the future, but in the meantime, I will use some of these awesome images!
  • I used my sewing machine to stitch the edges.
  • Tim Holtz's Plus stencil used with Teresa Collins modeling paste.
  • All three cards were edged with DI in Pumice Stone.
  • Sentiments from my little box of clippings from old books
That's it!  Please join us with a project of your choice (ATCs, tags, cards, scrapbook pages, etc....) using your stashed items and stamp with a non-stamp!  See you at SOS


  1. I giggled when I read the story about the books, that was so nice of you to wait I bet the fingers were just itching to dig in. Awesome use of the images and great use of the foam packaging. Super ATCs.

  2. Excellent swoop on the magazines!!!
    I adore these cards!
    I think we should to this one once a year it's so much fun!

  3. I would have pounced on the Crochet magazines as soon as your coo-worker brought them into the office, love to crochet too.
    I always love the vintage look you give to your cards and this one is no exception, those ladies from the glorious 60s' are awesome.
    Love the background you created with the foam packing, great use of it.
    Fab card, Mimi.

  4. I can't believe you waited 2 months before grabbing some of those items! The will power!!! These are all amazing and snarky and retro and I love them!

  5. These are so out of this world cool! Gah! I love the cool foam stamping and awesome sassy quotes. What fun! Hugs, Autumn

  6. Your artworks are really cool Mimi - great use of lots of interesting media