This week's challenge at Practical Scrappers was to use at least five stamps on a project. For someone like me, who tends to collect stamps and not use them, this was a real challenge.
I started with this Thanksgiving card, where I used three stamps from an old Stampin' Up set, two word stamps and one graph background stamp. The kraft background was embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder, and then the graph background was stamped diagonally across the center. The leaves and acorn were stamped, colored with Copics and then punched with a 1.25" circle punch and matted.
For the scrapbook page, I started with some papers from We R Memory Keepers and some old photos from 1985 - our first and last year of tent camping (thank goodness! We bought a small camper the next year. :) This patterned paper already had a lot going on, so I kept the stamping pretty low-key. I used alphabet stamps to spell out "Versailles, IN" and a canvas background stamp and leaf background stamp on the paper strips under the photos. The "posted" note is a stamp, as is the zigzag stitch at the bottom, the circle stamp around the numbers on the left side, and the buttonholes and straight stitch under the photos.