Sunday, February 2, 2020

Turn your wounds into wisdom

I thought this Unity stamp was just perfect for this occasion, especially with this sentiment they have.  "Turn your wounds into wisdom."  How perfect is that?  I am so happy to be healthy again. I can recall the doctor asking me very early on how I felt about the huge scars on my head.  I just shrugged and said, "I don't care about that."  How thoughtful that the doctor would stop and think to ask a patient who might possibly be traumatized by such a thing.

Question of the day, ???

who are your favorite rubber/clear stamp companies?  do you prefer rubber or clear stamps?  are both fine?

I have too many lol!  I love Unity stamps, Cat's Pajamas, Tim Holtz, Sweet Pea Stamps, KatzelKrafts, Penny Black, Sizzix, Stamping Bella,  ummm so many to think of!  how about you?


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61 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Holley

I love both clear and rubber.
I love lots of stamps penny black, house mouse, flower / animale / men stamps any kind of brand
Gr Karin

Gaye said...

10 for 10. I like it! I haven't met a stamp I didn't like. I like rubber stamps and clear. I like Penny Black, Unity and Sizzix. Right now Heartfelt Creations flowers, birds and butterflies make me happy because I like how the dies go with the stamps. It keeps me from having to fussy cut as much.

Susan T. said...

What a pretty card! I use both rubber and clear. Tim Holtz, LawnFawn, and Sizzix come to mind as favorites. It’s the images that catch my eye, not necessarily the brand, and I love it when there are matching dies.

papersmiles said...

What a kind person your doctor is. Love the sentiment and image on your card. Both rubber and clear stamps play well together....lol....so both are fine. Happy Anniversary. Hugs, Barbara

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

Such a kind doctor!
I love a few companies...Lawn Fawn, Sizzix, Twinkle Lane, Createful Heart, Close to My Heart....and the list goes on. Lol. I do prefer acrylic, but I use all 3. If I see a stamp and like it, I go for it. xxx

Audrey R said...

Holley - I love your card and want to copy the layout with the flags! I love Taylored expressions, Jilly Bean Soup, Unity, stamping bella, Stampin up, clear or rubber. I love it when they come with matching dies!

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful Holley, I love the image and beautifullayout.
Hugs
Linda xxx

New Creations said...

So graceful and beautiful coloring, Love it!
I love all clear stamps having cute critters, florals, animals, birds, coffee, background dies from these brands especially YNS, Sizzix, Lawn Fawn, MFT, SSS, Pretty Pink Posh, Penny black and many more!

Gwyneth said...

Hi Holley. I hadn't done a lot of stamping for a while, but got attracted by some of the floral stamps by Artisan Designs UK, Then by some of their background stamps and butterfly dancers. They make rubber stamps, though I also like clear ones as I find them easier to position and less fuss than rubber ones for attaching to stamping blocks or platforms. I have some Rare Earth stamps with more natural nature images that are clear stamps as well as Hunkydory ones. And a whole lot of other stamps that I have probably completely forgotten. It is great when stamps come with matching dies for the main topper elements as I have trouble cutting out fiddly things and getting my Scan'n'Cut out for every little stamped image isn't practicle.
GG

Kellyskardsfl said...

Such a sweet card! I love Your Next Stamp, House Mouse, Lawn Fawn, MFT, Stampin Up and not a company but anything to do with coffee!

Jean said...

Super cute. I prefer clear stamps so I can see where I am stamping but also have red rubber ones. I like Unity, Penny Black, AltenewNd so many more.

Dana M said...

Fantastic card! Love the combination of elements and textures. I have many favorite stamp companies Gina K Designs, Unity, Altenew, Simon Says Stamp, Pinkfresh Studios to name a few. I use both clear and red rubber stamps.

Mel C said...

I like both clear and rubber stamps, some favorites are: Newton’s Nook, Whimsy Stamps, Your Next Stamp, Penny Black, Tim Holt, Stampendous, Whipper Snapper, Art Impressions, IO. Lovely card Holley, I like how you did the lace and banners.

Claudia Martins said...

I loved your card, this image is beautiful !!!
I have and use some rubber stamps. I love Magnolia stamps, C.C.Design, Julie Nuthing, Stamping Bella. Transparent I never used, I don't have them ... yet !!!

Karenladd said...

Oh, this is such a beautifully colored image and card Holley. I love it when a doctor shows compassion as well as medical talents. It makes a difference to the patient and promotes healing I believe.

As for favorite stamp types, I like clear stamps for their ease of placement but rubber and cling stamps are also just great. I like Hampton Art for their vintage designs, Mama Elephant, Lawn Fawn, Your Next Stamp and Newton's Nook for their cute critters. I've been enjoying the Love Nicole stamp sets that you've previewed, even though I've never heard of that company before.

When I first started stamping, they only had wood or foam mounted stamps, but clear stamps changed the whole business.

Candy Meyers said...

What a cute image! I seem to be favoring clear stamps lately although I do like my mounted ones. My favorite stamp companies are no longer in existence.....Personal Stamp Exchange (PSX) and Me and Carrie Lou. They had such elegant images.

Jackie T said...

Hi Holley this is a stunning card. I love it. To be honest I don't so much stamping these days. Take care. Hugs Jackie

* Shell B.* said...

Beautiful card Holley, lovin' the lace and oh so cute little corner banner!! As for Stamp companies I believe it's gonna be Unity, personally love the Angie girls! Prefer rubber stamps but if all else fails I will get clear stamps if they don't have rubber.
Happy Ground Hogs Day! He didn't see his shadow here!!! Yeah!!

Karthikha said...

Such a lovely card!! I have a lot of favorites, more of clear stamps though :) MFT, Altenew, Mudra (from India), Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, Paper Smooches and lots :D

Anna Barnes said...

I love unity stamps (Angie’s girls and guys) but I like most stamps rubber or cling.
Tim Holtz has some cool stamps too!
Anna Barnes

Frances Freeman said...

I love rubber stamps!!!!! I love unity, penny black, whipper snappers and PSX.

Rachel Duong said...

This card is so warm and encouraging. I love this image and the pennant embellishment is really cool. I am going to try this!
I have a large scar and my daughter does too. They are reminders how strong we are!
I love so many companies. These are a few companies I frequently go to: Unity, Stamping Bella, Hero Arts, Waffleflower and Penny Black.
I like red rubber and clears stamps.
Thank you again for sharing your journey.

monique said...

wat een moooie kaart ik ga voor de clearstamps heb een stampbuddy i do love frog stampss ,
ik let niet zozeer op merken maar hoe ik de afbeelding vind i love cuties and frogssssssss

Melodyscraps, mixed media goddess said...

Such an involved question for the day. I like both rubber and clear, but I prefer my rubber unmounted, and without cling foam. As for my favorite manufacturers...I really like a lot of Tim Holtz stamps, Viva Las Vegas, 7 Gypsies, and so many others. I tend to shop more by theme than brand. I'm a big grunge and shabby chic fan, so tend to look for stamps that fit into those categories. Birds and realistic fish are my big hunt right now. I'm also falling in love with stamp sets with matching dies. Sometimes I just don't feel like fussycutting.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card with a sweet image!
I like both rubber and clear.
Favorites include Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant, Hero Arts, Penny Black, Stamping Bella, MFT, Unity, The Cat's Pajamas....

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Holley. My favorite clear stamp company is Claritystamp... the inventor of clear stamps

lora said...

What a pretty card.
I like any stamps - both clear and rubber.. But now I am crazy about the girl's theme by Rongrong stamps. :)

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Twoja karta jest piękna, zwłaszcza genialne flagi. Myślę, że podoba mi się wszystko w scrapbookingu, digi, matrycach, znaczkach,

Sandra said...

Such a beautiful card today!!
I am definately hooked on Unity stamps! they have such a great quality and beatuiful stamps!

Suzanne H said...

I agree with you "wounds into wisdom". Each of us has some kind of "wound" that makes us better people. You are right to champion yours!
I have a lot of digi stamps since I started stamping about 4 years ago. I have a few clear stamps from Kraftin' Kimmies, so I think I'm partial to clear stamps. I've been reading your comments and have found lots of companies to investigate.
I'm also a cat lover.

Amy Martin said...

Awesome card!! I love that sentiment! Your doctor was kind to ask that question as some people do get traumatized in different ways. I like both clear and rubber. Favorite companies would be Unity, Tim Holtz, Stampendous, Art Impressions to name a few. There is so many great companies out there. Love background stamps and anything mixed media too.

StampNK said...

What a lovely card. I really like the green colors and that banner at the top, as well as the beautiful stamped image. I like either clear or rubber but have been using more clear stamps so I can see where I'm stamping. I don't really have any favorite stamp companies but I prefer stamps without too much coloring necessary and I like animals, vintage designs, and stamps that can be used for either men or women.

Bamabell said...

I have so many favorites but Unity is by far the one I have the most of. I love this card...she’s one of my favorites!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Great card! Love that stamped girl, your colors and design. I love rubber and clear stamps equally. Some of my favorite stamps are from Unity, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, Reverse Confetti, and Purple Onion.

Vannessa Osbourn said...

I will use both types of stamps but prefer the rubber stamps and love Unity's images. So glad you are doing well!

SHartl said...

Oooh, this is so pretty and I love the story about your doctor being so thoughtful. I can use either rubber or clear stamps but usually stick to clear stamps because they're easier for me to line up. However, I do love Unity stamps, and those are rubber. The designs that I like are ones by Unity, Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant, Waffle Flower and Penny Black. The only type of stamp that I don't usually use are digis, or the Big-eyed girl designs...or sexy images.

Honeybee said...

I love both rubber and clear stamps. Tim Holtz, Unity, Altenew, Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp and Penny Black are a few of my favorites! I love your story and how strong of a fighter you are. I haven’t had cancer, but went through a major open heart surgery this past year, followed by blood clots in both lungs and behind my knee and then to finish it all off with a heart attack four months afterwards. I also am a fighter! I wear my rather large scar down the middle of my chest as a badge of honor. At first it bothered me, but now I look at it as a reminder of what I’ve been through, what I’ve survived and how strong I am!

Audrey R said...

I forgot to add unicorn to my list of animals!!!

Linda Dicks said...

What an amazing Blessing. Ten years!!! I like both kind. Unity, Whimsy, Art Impressions, House Mouse, just to name a few

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Sounds like you have a great doctor. I wish more were like this.

I love both clear and rubber. Now that I have a couple stamping presses they both types work well and I can keep them straight.

Some of my favorites are Unity (of course), Stamping Bella, Rubbernecker, Stamps by Judith, Penny Black and Whimsy. I'm sure there is more....LOL

Michele said...

Happy to hear you are doing well. I LOVE your card!!! Unity is my favorite stamp company. Love supporting small businesses and especially Minnesota ones!!

Jhays said...

Congrats!!! ❤ I think red rubber gives a more crisp image. Love your card. Perfect design!

Linda S Vigil said...

Love your card and have this kit, love it. Thanks for a great post. I love Unity for red rubber, The Stamps of Life for clear, and now that I have a stamping platform and some little confidence in coloring, leaning in to a wonderful archive I had collected of Unity (and grabbing all of the new stuff of theirs that I can afford). :)

Angie M said...

I love red rubber stamps and favorite company is Unity!

Fikreta said...

Wonderful card!
I love Newtons Nook and all stamps that have cats and cute animals :D
hugs

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful cards, I love the stamp.
Wow, I'd have to say Newton's Nook, Simon Says Stamp, Lawn Fawn, Kindred Stamps, Unity Stamps, so many... I love both clear and rubber.

ionabunny said...

Love this card. The bright busy background is lovely but your focal elements still stand out. I like rubber or clear stamps. Most animals are cool. Love llamas. And halloween. Hugz

Nikki said...

Fab Card and I wish Katzelkraft Stamps didn't kill me in the exchange just like LOTV ones but anything that catches my eye Kraftin' Kimmie is a fave too and Make It Crafty(closed now)

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love your sweet card design and cute Unity image!! So thoughtful of your dr to ask!!
I am so happy you are cancer free and we get to celebrate it all month long!!! As for stamps, I like really like clear stamps so as to layer images exactly!!!
Stamp companies: Altenew, Paper Smooches, Tim Holtz (I own his Crazy Birds which are fun to color and layer together!!

Lake Fairy said...

Love what you did with her, she's not easy to ink. Funny I have been reading blogs for many years, participating in very few but your blog makes me want to write, you share your art and provoke deep thoughts. Bravo on all fronts especially the recovery. Big Unity sister hugs.
Rubber over clear any day. I am pretty loyal to Unity, but a part of me wants to play sometimes so I will take adventures into craft land and grab a few other things. I am partial to mixed media and Tim Holtz is another addiction. Oh, and Tuesday Morning is draining my bank account, dang store. Keep writing, good for our souls.

Sindhu said...

Beautiful ...i like altenew,mft,lawn fawn,Jane's doodles..

bissecat said...

Wonderfull card. I like too many stamp manufacturers. Unity,Magnolia,Katzelkraft Stamp,Stambeudos,Stamping Bella, Kraftin' Kimmie,LOTV , Art Impressions, House Mouse, Whipper Snappers....the list is long. I like both rubber and clear stamps

Marjeta said...

Love both - clear and rubber stamps. LOTV and Art Impressions are my favorite.

Vivian Foo said...

I Love both. Katzelkraft, Paperartsy, Crafts Emotions, Coosa, Arts by Marlene, Lavinia, Tim Holtz, Carabelle Studio, Aall & Create are some of my favorites.

Pat said...

I have and use both by many companies. I had trouble with clear in the beginning but then had to switch black inks and experiment some work better on clear. Actually I do not think I have met a stamp I have not like. My husband says I have an addiction. What a wonderful addiction to craft.

Pat said...

I did not think I wanted her till I started seeing pictures of cards, and of course I had to have her

Dorothy Green said...

I have a few stamps from many companies and many stamps from Stampin’ Up and Unity. I was introduced to Whimsy stamps in this last year. I think I like good red rubber, though I have not tried any of the better clear stamps yet.

Shelley said...

Beautiful card and sentiment. Hmmm, I prefer rubber over clear stamps. Love too many companies that don't produce digis (darn it). Whimsy, Stamping Bella, Penny Black, Your Next Stamp, High Hopes, My Favourite Things, Lawn Fawn, Frog's Whiskers, Stamp Anniething and so many more.

Linda S Vigil said...

Lol, Pat this is exactly what happened for me with this stamp! Got her! :)

Michelle Bridgewater said...

I really enjoy Unity which I am only 2 years into I like penny Black and Bella stamps
I enjoy just cheering others up and have mostly sentiments from mostly unity. Like 15- years ago I had some from another stamp company that I have been trying to remove from wood blocks to allow me to use my Misti .
Congratulations on 10 years of making it free of cancer

Larisa said...

Very bright job! Love this image!