joy to the world

FULL MOONS IN THE HALLOWEEN SKY. When the moon hits your eye like a big rubber stamp—that's amore! At least it's amore for stampers. A variety of full moon scenes fill nine pages, with images of raccoons on the run, scarecrows and cute costumed trick or treaters. Count Dracula is ready to dig into a cake with raspberry filling—his favorite!

Raccoons on the Run by Gina McCreary. (Stamp credits: Garden bandits, moon—Rubberhedgehog Rubber Stamps.)


awesome add ons

PHOTO FINISHES. Ann Pilger framed an actual photograph for her Photo-Frame Challenge entry. She took artistic liberty, though, adding a lighthouse that wasn't there, as well as seagulls not in the original. Other scenes in this section include cowboys, world travelers, frolicking children and a flapper from the 1920s.

Greetings from Oregon by Ann Pilger. (Stamp credits: Shore birds, grass—Stampin’ Up!; Greetings from Oregon—Peddler's Pack; frame—Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers [Stamp Francisco].)



pattern pizzazzACTION-PACKED SLIDER CARDS. A how-to story with four slider card examples will get your stamp art moving. Slider-card expert Roxanne Marker shares tricks she's mastered, including sources for materials that make for smooth sliding. This card was made especially for the August 21, 2017, solar eclipse. The slider mechanism allows a dark moon to cover the sun, while animals enjoy the spectacle.

Solar Eclipse Slider Card by Roxanne Marker. (Stamp and product credits: Rabbit, fox, matching dies—Lawn Fawn; arc channel die—Stampin’ Up!; ferret—RubberHedgehog Rubber Stamps.)

Stamping the Light

CONSTANT CONNECTIONS. Mary Anne Milak's Card of the Month Club delivers delight to her faraway friends. Each month friends receive a carefully crafted and cheerful reminder she's thinking about them. Other cards by Mary Anne show how inspiring it can to be when one is thinking of others.

Wall of Books by Mary Anne Milak. (Stamp credits: Bookshelf background—Impression Obsession; reader—Sunday International [Crafter's Companion]; flowers on skirt—Gina K Designs.)


The Fall 2018 issue also includes:

• The Card Shoppe. Creative cardmaking ideas using die-cuts and vellum.

• Embossing at its Best. Runners-up in the WOW! Embossing Contest share embossing tips and techniques in The Reinker column.

• Marvelous Stencils. Avid stenciler Sue Speck explains a number of ways stencils can add impact to cards. These handy tools have unlimited artistic potential.

• Fabulous Fall Galleria. "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower," wrote Albert Camus. Thus starts the story about stamp art celebrating this season.

• Amazing Animal Album. Hens, chicks, an alligator, foxes, mice and more fill this album with artwork that honors Mother Nature's offspring.

• Best New Stamper. Judy Huskey of Meridian, Idaho, is this issue's Best New Stamper. Judy keeps a nine-box supply of cards on hand to share with others. She's prepared!

• Cover Artist. Linda Accuosti marks the autumn equinox with a shimmering full moon.

• The Calendar. A list of upcoming stamp events.

• Spotlight. Reviews of Blank Page Muse, Movable Parts, Moonlight Duos from RubberMoon and Kaleidacolor stamp pads from Imagine.

• Looking Ahead. It's easy to submit artwork for publication in RSM. You'll find all the information you need in this column or by clicking We look forward to seeing what you’ve stamped!

• RSM Bulletin Board. Find a pen pal, ask for birthday greetings, enter a contest, read stamp company news, join a swap—all this and more in the RSM Bulletin Board.