Monday, April 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Grandma Bonnie!

Bonnie has also been a Sami Stamps Design Team Member since September 2013. Bonnie is a second generation SAHM, which she calls SAHGM. (”G” for grandma.) Bonnie has been watching her grandkids for 7 years. She is also going through a second generation of crafting and has a scrapbook that is almost 60 years old fill with all her favorite memories. Bonnie has been featured in Stamper’s Sampler. Card crafting isn’t the only thing she likes to do, if  Bonnie is not working on cards, you’d see her working at her sewing mechine, crocheting or trying any new craft technique out there...Bonnie loves a new challenge!

Bonnie's style is simply adorable! I'm always delighted with each new card she creates. She has a great talent for paring embellishments, papers, and colors to the image that makes the whole card flow together and it feels as if the embellishments and paper were made to go together. I'm so happy to have Bonnie as a part of the Sami Stamps team!

Here are a few of my favorite Grandma Bonnie creations!

Sami Stamps Image "Umbrella Splash."

Sami Stamps Image "Snowflake Cocoa"
Sami Stamps Image "Birdie Hearts"

Sami Stamps Image "Giraffe Birthday Balloon"

Sami Stamps Image "Love Spots"

Sami Stamps Image "Snowflake Feathers."

Sami Stamps Image "Winter Romance"

Please visit Bonnie's blog HERE and wish her a happy birthday! While your there, leave a nice comment or two on all your favorite projects!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Happy Birthday to Sami Stamps DT Member: Bettina Leikvoll!

Bettina has been a Design Team Member here at Sami Stamps since September 2013.

Bettina started crafting late 2009 due to making baptism invitations and it was in 2010 that she really got hooked. Bettina thoroughly enjoys making cards, both folded and with lots of embellishments and she also loves making boxes and other little projects. Her favorite tools to use when it comes to crafting are dies and promarkers and she is hooked on embellishments as well. Other things Bettina enjoys doing is gardening, playing piano, singing, and playing with her kids.

I love Bettina's style! I am particularly drawn to the way Bettina colors her images. As an artist the thing that always draws my eye first when looking at a craft project is the way the image was colored. The coloring of an image can make or break a card for me. And I just love how Bettina colors images! Her blending and shading always impresses me.

Bettina cards are usually busy and uses a lot of embellishments. She has a real talent for arranging and designing cards where her embellishments flow and work together and never look cluttered. Bettina has been a real asset to the Sami Stamps Design Team and I sure appreciate her talent!

Here are a few of my favorite past projects from Bettina. 

Sami Stamps Image "Balloon Puppy"

Sami Stamps Image "Bubble Bath Fairy."

Sami Stamps Image "Love Struck."

Sami Stamps Image "Mushroom Fairy."

Sami Stamps Image "Warm Love."

Sami Stamps Image "Zombie Beauty."

If you love Bettina's work like I do- Check out her blog HERE and leave a comment or two. Who doesn't love comments? And what better way to give her a little birthday gift than to not only wish her a Happy Birthday but to also let her know what projects of hers you appreciate!

Recent Tuesday Morning Sketches Sponsorship!

Hi to all my wonderful readers!

One of my Amazing Design Team Members, Grandma Bonnie is also a DT member at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Sami Stamps recently did a sponsorship with them and Bonnie has arranged to have their cards showcased here on the Sami Stamps Blog. What a great idea! Who doesn't want to see a little bit more inspiration? I hope you enjoy all these lovely projects! And maybe leave a comment to let us know what you think!

If you want another chance at winning more Sami Stamps images you are always welcome to join our current challenge HERE on the blog or our next sponsorship for Tuesday Morning Sketches is in August!

Also a Sami Stamps DT Member
Using Sami Stamps Image "Wild Flower Beauty"

Also a Sami Stamps DT Member
Using Sami Stamps Image "Two Birds"

Using Sami Stamps Image "Kitten Heart"

Using Sami Stamps Image "Egg Cluster"

Using Sami Stamps Image "Easter Chick"

Using Sami Stamps Image "Mushroom Talk"

Using Sami Stamps Image "Egg Cluster"

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

 I was delighted to recently design a wedding announcement for this beautiful couple! 
(Why does green always appear weird on blogger? The green was more of an olive green.)

Don't forget Sami Stamps designs announcements! Contact me at if interested.

You have about a week left to enter into this month's challenge for the chance to become a Guest DT Member for Sami Stamps! I can't wait to see all your lovely designs! Click HERE to check out the current challenge.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Discount!

Happy Easter weekend everyone!

I apologize, no new release this week. 

To make it up to you, 
 Please enjoy 40% off your next Sami Stamps Order

This offer is valid starting today through Easter Sunday, 04/20/14. The discount won't appear in the shop. Please e-mail me at with your order. You will then be sent an invoice via PayPal and the discount will appear on the invoice.

I hope everyone has a happy, (and hopefully sunny) Easter!

Friday, April 11, 2014


Hello Everyone! =)

I would like to start this post off with a little bit of lovely inspiration from a couple of my Design Team Members.
Anat used Sami Stamps image "Wild Flower Beauty." 
I love everything about this card but I think the absolute most stunning part is the coloring of her hair and the stitching.

Bettina used Sami Stamps image "Snow Drops."
The green and white color scheme of this card is just beautiful don't you think?

 And now on to some exciting news!

You now have the option of becoming a Sami Stamps Monthly Member!

As a Sami Stamps Monthly Member you will pay a membership fee each month. On the first Friday of every month you will be sent a Gift Certificate (your Membership Money) via e-mail. You will also receive a discount on every order you place for the life of your membership. This is a month to month membership and you may cancel at any time.Your Membership money never expires. 

For more information on becoming a monthly member and to check out your different options please visit the "Monthy Membership" tab at the top of the page or simply click HERE.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I know I usually post about Digital Stamps but today I walked into CourtSide Basketball Center and what did I see? My logo huge on the wall! It was pretty exciting so I had to share. =)


And while I've already got your attention on logos- here is another recent favorite.
(Does anyone else has this problem in blogger where there it adds a grey background? Its frustrating...)

If interested in a logo of your own e-mail me at!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Challenge #012 and New Release: Spring Flowers!

oh Spring...ITS SPRING! The happiest time of the year.

When I was little, nearing the end of winter I would search every inch of our property until I found these sweet little white flowers. These flowers were always the first signs of Spring. You could stomp all over these tiny flowers and they would always, always pop back up. Every spring when I first saw these flowers I would ceremoniously dance on top of them with my arms stretched out and my face towards the sun. Then I would lay on my stomach and watch as they popped back up. These flowers were here to stay...and so was spring.

The next flower that would appear would be honey suckles. I would not dance on the honeysuckles for two reasons. One: They would not pop back up. Two: My sister Tammy (The owner of A Day For Daisies) told me that honey suckles were where fairies lived. And I fully believed her. I still tread carefully around honeysuckles...just in case.

Sunshine, warmth, flowers....I don't notice my winter blues until I feel that first ray of sunshine. Then all the sudden I get this burst of happiness that I just can't believe I hadn't missed before. And all I want to do is play outside, under the sun!

Happy Spring everyone! Wake up with me from winter and enjoy this happy weather! (I'm living in California now so I'm experiencing spring a little earlier than I usually get to. I sure hope your weather is nice- if its not, I hope it warms up for you soon.)

A New FREEBEE and $2.00 Deal have been added to the shop!  Come check it out!

And Announcing

Winner will have the opportunity to be a Guest Designer for Sami Stamps!

Need a little inspiration for the challenge? You came to the right place! Our DT has some wonderful examples to share with you today!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sami Stamps Challenge #011 Winners!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

The sun is up and we have been having fun with bubbles around here today!

I would like to start of this post with a little DT inspiration.
Bettina Leikvoll has created some lovely projects that I would love to share!

Bettina created a corner bookmark using Sami Stamps image "Chicks For Me" from our most recent release: "Easter Fun." If you haven't finished your Easter projects yet come by the shop and grab a few before Easter passes you by! 

This card was created with Sami Stamps Image "I Love The Rain" for Tip Top Tuesday. Sami Stamps is sponsoring their current challenge so if you would like to have the chance to win more Sami Stamps images check them out!

...just adorable.

And Announcing 
Sami Stamps Challenge #011 Winners:

First Place:
Jackie's Paper Crafts

Jackie used Sami Stamps image "Lucky Whiskers."
What great use of the color green! Bright and fun this card is adorable! I love how she took the shamrock from the image and duplicated it throughout the design.

Second Place:
Jenn Borj
Jenn used Sami Stamps image "Leprechaun Cutie."
The uniqueness of this card caught my eye! I love the gold and green spritzed background!

Jackie and Jenn, please e-mail me at to claim your Gift Certificates!

I hope every one will come stop by on Friday! There will be a New Release, new challenge, and best of all- a new freebee!