Stampin' Blog Friends...and Why I Like Them
by Nicole Seitler
I have a little list of blog friends I like to check in on. These girls are fabulous stampers and I thought I'd take a minute to tell you all why.
Julie's Paper Truffles
Anyone who's run across Her Royal Rubberness on Splitcoaststampers will tell you that Julie is worthy of her tiara. Take a look at her latest card, for example: Experimentation. She has a way with the clean and simple style that really inspires me. I think white cardstock intimidates me or something. But her beautiful designs make me want to experiment myself.
Shauna's Rubber Ramble
Shauna has this nifty cool eclectic style that inspires me to think of designs that are more bold and vibrant. Stampin' Up!'s summery Bold Bright color assortment is my least used out of the four collections (and if you don't know what colors are in there, think "Rainbow" and you'll be able to picture it). Shauna makes me fall in love with orange and pink all over again. And her designs shake up my more traditional thoughts on layouts.
Lisa and her Blog
I think Lisa's stamping style falls somewhere in between Julie's and Shauna's. She's got a clean and simple style with a love for bold and bright colors. That, and she has a passion for pretty flowers and she shares it with lots of pretty pictures! I love taking snapshots of flowers myself.
I found Tracy's blog one day while on the SCS message boards. I love her style! When I see her cards I think "That looks like something I might have stamped, but it's different enough that it's not me at all!" So it's new and familar all at the same time--all very inspiring in a comfortable sort of way.
To Be of Use
Katie has been giving us a peek at her latest stamping project for the last few weeks and I think it's such a nifty cool way to journal. Several times I've told myself I need to pick up a stampable book and start on something like this myself. Hopefully, I would learn how to love my handwriting in the process. Ha! I love the way she's sprinkled pretty stamped flowers and butterflies throughout her pages.
So, those are my top five favorite blogs to read. What are some of yours?