Thursday, February 9, 2012

February New Releases and Blog Hop!

Yay - today is the day!

It's Release Day for SP & Company.  Do you know what that means??? It means that I can finally show you MY VERY OWN stamp set that I designed exclusively for SP & Company! Yes, I've been keeping it quiet that I have my own stamp sets coming out, but I can finally talk about it! I am beyond over the moon excited about this opportunity Samantha has given me and I can't thank her enough! My stamps will be sold under the name of Vintage October Signature Stamps in the SP & Company store!
So... onto the Hop details and then I will share my new stamp set and the two projects I've created with it!

This month's color is Bright Red! After you're done hopping around today, make sure you play along with this month's Red challenge (click here for details) for a chance to win some awesome SP and Company prizes!

Join us for our Release Celebration that is happening today and tomorrow on the SP Forum HERE.  You can talk to all of the designers, discuss projects and chit chat with other stampers!

Don't forget that the random prize patrol is watching so leave a comment on every blog to be eligible for the prizes!!

OK, now onto the stamps! My very first set is called Journal This and it is available right now at the SP & Company store.  Here is what the entire set looks like:

Ah, it was so great to finally hold the finished stamps in my hands after so much hard work! I decided to make a mini album for my husband with them.  I'm giving it to him for Valentine's Day and it's all about us.  For once, I'm not including the kids (which was actually hard to do!).  I have some old pictures in there from years ago.  The quality of the pics aren't the best; they were old scans, but I know he won't care about that.  He will appreciate the album AND the fact that I used my stamps! He's awesome like that.  :-)

First up, the cover.  I used Large Polka Dots and several elements from Journal This.  I also used a little bit of paint and baker's twine.  Oh, and I used some fab American Crafts ribbon to cover up the icky spine.  This was a plain chipboard album until I got my hands on it.

I also used a bunch of Echo Park papers, and some of the papers and elements included in this month's SP & Company Club Kit.

And I've finally broken into my Washi tape.  I just couldn't hoard it any longer. :-)

That sweet little "Love You" is from Journal This, too! The lines are from Scallops & Lines.  Want to know a secret? When I was creating Journal This, I had that set in my head to coordinate along with it.  I thought it would be fun to pair up some of the days of the week or numbers with those lines.

For this page, I dropped our picture into a glassine envelope.  I always like to have 'working parts' in my albums.  The heart is from Artsy Heartsy and that faux tab is Journal This yet again.  That sweet little "Love" is from the I Love Love set.

For these pages, I used a few more fun elements from my set along with Echo Park papers.

That fun circle is from Echo Park's Metropolitan Kit.  Love these stickers....

For this spread, I added some twine in and strategically placed some mini heart stickers, along with the mix-n-match sentiment I created with Journal This.  Click on the pictures to see the detail.  :-)

How much fun are those circular stamps with the numbers on them? I was inspired by typewriter keys when I created them!

Here's a close up of the stamping and my journaling:

I also wanted to show that this set could be used for cardmaking, too, not just scrapbooking! I really love how this grid came out.  :-)  So many possibilities for this one, huh???

I simply cut out a heart from Artsy Heartsy in Echo Park's Metropolitan paper pack, stamped on it and used a pop dot to adhere.  So clean and simple, yet effective.  This card will accompany the mini album when I give it to my husband!

Make sure you check out the SP Blog to see what Samantha did with the new stamps! We also have the Stamp Team and the Challenge Team teaming up today to show you lots of amazing projects with the newest stamp sets!

Here is the list of designers that will inspire you today:


Thank you so much for stopping by today and I'd love to hear your comments on my projects and my stamp set!!! And, just in case you're wondering, I do have another set scheduled to come out next month!!!

Cardstock: Echo Park
Stamps: SP & Company
Ink: Memento, Hero Arts Hues
Other: Washi Tape, Divine Twine, EK Success Punch, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, American Crafts Ribbon


  1. WAHOOO! Congrats, Chrissie! This set is amazing - love, love, love your book :) WTG!

  2. Congrats on your stamp line! Love the book you created and the card is adorable!

  3. So amazing that you have made your own stamps. I love the journaling set. I usually do my one the computer but what a great stamp set. Keep up the great work and I cant wait to see what you create next!!

  4. I am totally in love!! Your stamps are beyond gorgeous and I am so lucky to have you as a part of SP!!

  5. I love both the projects! It's so neat to see how the set can be used for cards too!
    -Kelli :)

  6. Awe! That's a really cute book and I love your card!

  7. Congrats on your stamp line! your book and card are adorable!

  8. This is really nice. I like that fluffy ribbon on the front.

  9. Congrats to YOU being an Illustrator! How exciting! Meanwhile, over the top gorgeous on your release samples! WTG~

  10. So cute Chrissie! I am absolutely horrid when it comes to this sort of thing! Congrats girl on your line of exciting!

  11. Congrats on the new stamp line! Love your projects, too!

  12. Congrats on your stamp line :D I love seeing the pics of you and hubby from way back!!!! I have to see this thing in person. And I'm sure he'll love probably even more than last year's gift because there are pics of you two lovebirds. YOU ROCK!!!!!!!

  13. Great job with the blog hop! I love the album and the card....very cool!

  14. Congratulations on your stamp debut! This is an awesome set -- perfect for scrapbooks & cards!!!

  15. Wow! Congratulations to you! Where can I pick this up? I need these stamps.

    1. Lara, they are available at the SP & Company store:

      Thank you!!!! :-)

  16. I can't wait to get this stamp set! Congratulations!!

  17. Grwat work, Chrissie! I love that mini album. And your stamp set of course!!

  18. Congrats!! How exciting for you!! Love, love, love your stamp set!! And all of your projects are gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you create with them in the future!

  19. I love your projects, and congrats on the new stamp line! This set is great!

  20. Congrats on your new stamp line....I love it! And your book is awesome!

  21. I just love the album!

  22. I love that little album
    the grid stamp is super cute too
    thanks for sharing!

  23. I like how you distressed it. Nice.

  24. Congrats Chrissie on your 1st stamp set! I hope it is very successful for you.

    Your album is cute! I like the grid pattern. Are the grids big enough to make this into a crossword puzzle?

  25. Nanette, fantastic idea! The grid is pretty small though, the boxes are about 1/16 big, so you'd have to write really small! But I love it!

  26. Fabulous new stamp set. Congrats! Love your mini book.

  27. Great stamp set! Cute mini and love the little card.

  28. What a great remembrance. How cute the papers look with all of the doodads.

  29. The polka dots and hearts papers look so nice together.

  30. Gushing over this stamp set - has so, so many possibilities and I love those typewriter number especially. Super job on the stamp set!!

  31. Love all this red... and your book is so perfect with all the extras!


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