stamping a scene | homecoming style

When the ever-so lovely Miss Nichol asked if I wanted to participate with her Two Peas Scrapbook Stamping series, of course I had to say yes! I mean, how often do I get to do something for her?

October’s subject was all about making a scene. Now, when I think of  a ‘scene’, my mind doesn’t necessarily go to the usual ‘scene’ kind of scene. What do you think I’d think of? If you guessed words, you’d be right on the nose!

Words are definitely my kind of scene.

(can we see how many times i can throw the word scene in this post? you ain’t seen nothing yet. ok, maybe that one doesn’t count.)

Since I finally have some fresh new photos to play with–my daughter’s homecoming–you’re getting to see them two days in a row. :) And if you’re not a fan of mine on Facebook, you may have missed me talking about the corsage he made out of pennies! It was such an amazing idea! Also, if you can’t tell by some of the photos, they are in drama together.

[Shapes | Borderlines 3 / Going Places / twentyELEVEN / Storyboard 1]

I used a vertical template from Storyboard #1 and turned it horizontally . . . so, just a note: you don’t have to use them in the orientation that they come. I changed the lower right square to a brown color and typed my journaling. Then I used some brushes to add some flavor and then clipped those brush layers to a copy of the brown square–like I would a photo–so that none of the excess brush image would go outside the square. Obviously I need to color inside the lines.

To create a scene similar to this, stamp the words or images that you’re thinking of using onto a transparency and play with their placement. Once you know where you want everything? Stamp away! Oh, and on my page I heat embossed my stamped images in black.

I have to tell ya, there was a time I did much more stamping. Now it’s just the occasional stamp here or there to help accent my project–I find that die cuts are much more forgiving when placing. So it was fun to break out the ol’ stamps! And I mean, I’ve had some of these babies for years! One of those things I just can’t get rid of. Guess it was a good thing–came in handy and all. Unfortunately, I don’t have Nichol’s stamping perfection skills–nor do I have a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. I think I need one of those. :)

2017-02-07T18:28:30+00:00October 4th, 2011|digital shapes, pages, photo templates, tips and tricks|11 Comments


  1. Dolly/scrapthat October 4, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Fabulous LO Kerri!! I love your stamping :) Nichol has definitely inspired me to stamp more often also :)

  2. Lynsey October 4, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Do you have a place for people to show what they have done with your products?

    • Kerri October 4, 2011 at 9:17 am

      Hey Lynsey!
      There is a Flickr group for anyone who’d like to share what they’ve been making. You can find that here: . Also, I’m in the process of setting up a gallery for the pages and projects shared on the blog to make it easier than following a Category link. It’s comin’…. :) In the interim, you can use the Category link to find things by artist or project style (page, card, etc.).

  3. Lynsey October 4, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Ps lovely lo and nichol has also inspired me and how I found your lovely products in the first place.

  4. Cori in WA October 4, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Love it! Lots of photos, great title and words and die cuts all in one fell swoop (or on one fantastic page)? Makes a girl swoon.

  5. Sandra K. October 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Great layout, Kerri. I love using my stamps on layouts now, thanks to Nichol! It is so much fun.

    Sandra :)

  6. vera rhuhay October 4, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Wow…Fabulous LO,Kerri! Both of you are amazing!

  7. Sue FitzGerald October 4, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Gorgeous Miss Kerri, I love seeing your layouts and pics of your beautiful babies :-)

  8. Nichol Magouirk October 4, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    you are incredible, my dear! LOVE it so much!!! xo

  9. Kerri October 5, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Thanks everyone! :)

  10. Rhadonda October 5, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Super cool layout. And so unique with the browns and blacks. Love it. And how fun does this guy sound? Penny corsage? Where in the world…what a creative mind. What crazy and fun memories in the making.

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