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That’s right: use your sneakers for stamping. That’s one way to stomp your art out!
Combine with a stencil (as shown in her blog entry) to create patterns in different shapes. Or, use ‘em plain and let the world know you’re its stepping stone. Ask for time off because you got walked on during the commute to work. Or, just get extra use out of those overpriced shoes that didn’t last six months.
Don’t have any old shoes? Go here and buy some cheap shoes.
You’ve got to find the right balance. Rubber stamping can be something you do alone or with family or friends. Depends on what you enjoy the most, as well as whether your friends and family enjoy it too!
Either way, it can take your mind off the worries of the day. Just ink and stamp, stamp and ink. Snip, snip. Not sure what sound glue would make, but imagine that at this point. Snip, snip. Punch, punch, punch. And, at this point, I’d rather be stamping than writing…
Kathy Cano Murillo of the Arizona Republic has a great article on decorating your luggage. In addition to rubber stamps, you can use foam stamps, paint, stencils and other materials.
It can be a great project for the whole family!
Source: “Painted-on decorations give luggage a snazzy new look”
The Honolulu Advertiser, July 7, 2007
Blogger helen7haden has an excellent post on planning and organizing your scrapbooking needs, include whether or not you want to be a “documenter” or a “scrapper.” Personally, I prefer the term “archivist” over documenter. Anyway, the post is an excellent one with a lot of useful information: “Archiving Our Families.”
My preference for scrapbooking is using standard 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper (non-U.S. readers should use the standard size in their country). You can use standard 3-ring binders and decorate them anyway you like. You can even get the ones with the see-through covers that let you slip in your own front and back covers and spine.
The advantage of using standard sized paper is that you can get copies made easily as well as scan the pages into your computer more easily. What happens when it is time to pass the scrapbook down to the next generation and more than one person wants it? (And, more than one person should have a copy in order to maintain your family memories.)
By using standard size paper, you can make extra copies or scan them into the computer and eMail or save them to CD or DVD. If you save your scrapbook in multiple ways, there are more opportunities for it to survive into the future.
Happy Fourth of July!
Here’s a great idea: “learn more about Ohio” while searching for rubber stamps. Letterboxing is a fun, and sometimes challenging!, activity that can also be an enjoyable learning experience. It began in England, and has now spread to North America.
It can be a worthwhile family activity, or something to do with a friend or by yourself.