Monday, April 23, 2012


Hi Stampers!
I promised you a tutorial on how to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig and today is the day.  It's hard to get exactly the right photos but I hope this an introduction for you to this fantastic tool.
The SAMJ has 2 parts- the Positioner and a Transparency square:

 The first thing to do is line up the transparency in the corner of the positioner
 Ink up the stamp with a NON-PERMANENT ink, line it up in the corner of the positioner, and stamp.
 You can see the stamp on the transparency:
 I stamped this image and I want to line up the stick in the racoon's hands
 So I put the transparency over my image and line it up where I want to stamp it
 Time to bring in the positioner and line it up in the corner of the transparency
 Remove the transparency keeping the positioner in place
 Now line up the stamp in the corner of the positioner
  This is what it looks like stamped before I remove the positioner (after it's been stamped)
And here is the final project:

Don't you just love the bear?  This stamp set, Under the Stars, is one of my favorites.  I'm so sad it is on the retired list so I'm going to use it a lot in the next month!  I'm also going to add this to a challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary, the CCMC198 Sketch challenge.  It's a bit loose on the sketch but I think it works!  I hope they do to!  Instead of layering the bear OVER the bottom belly band, I layered him UNDER the belly band, keeping the location and balance of the original sketch.  Okay, it's a stretch, but it was my inspiration!
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  1. Stinkin' cute and an interesting take on the sketch! I love everyone's imagination! So cute the way the bear is behind the band on the card. Looks like he's trying to scare the racoon...or maybe he's holding the star for light for his little buddy? Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  2. This is really cute! I really like that the bear is behind the main panel - very creative! And what an interesting take on the sketch! But that's what sketches are for - inspiration! I am so glad you played along with us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. very cute! I love how the bear is keeping watch on everything ready to spring into action! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. Way cute!! I love the little star and you're take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week over at Create with Connie and Mary.

  5. SO darling!!! Love the can cooking over the fire! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Super cute and a stinkin' clever take on this week's it! So glad you joined us at CCMC!