jeweled treasures

Jeweled Treasures. Seven stampers create wearable stamp art—necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Find step-by-step instructions on how to make a Roses Necklace and inspiring ideas to fill your own jewelry box, like this cuff bracelet with a nautical theme.

Ship Ahoy Bracelet by Tera Callihan. (Stamp credits: All—Viva Las Vegastamps!)

music to our ears

Music to Our Ears. The hills are alive with the sound of music—and so are stamp rooms and studios. Featured artists share harmonies from show tunes, jazz, disco and even bird baths.

Life is Music . . . by Andrea Robert. (Stamp credits: Fairy—Enchanted Ink [de Stempelwinkel]; watch—Stamp Francisco; wing—Lost Coast Designs; sun—PSX; music—Sparkle & Sprinkle; verse—unknown.)

Amazing Acetate

North to Alaska. Take a peek into the vibrant world of rubber stamper Kersten Christianson. She's inspired by Alaska and northern wild places, her daughter's “wild imagination,” blogs and fellow mixed media artists.

Sparkle Triptych by Kersten Christianson. (Stamp credits: All—Viva Las Vegastamps!)

frog album

Frog Album. Summer comes in shades of green—including frog green.

A Perfectly Good Frog by Vicky Briggs. (Stamp credits: Fairy, frog, saying—Crackerbox Palace; rocks, trees, clouds—Stampscapes.)


The Summer 2014 issue also includes:

• Butterfly Challenge. Anne Sagor uses a large butterfly image from Ducks in a Row to create a variety of cards—all able to take off and fly.

• Special Birthday Card. Lisa Hom stamped 75 candles on this special card.

• Masters of Illusion. Two stampers use stamps in unusual ways. A Volkswagen bug turns into a flower, and a cat 's body is filled with feline images.

• Spiritual Journey. Kate Crane, a UK stamper, has been doing art as long as she can remember. Most recently, her interest has been journaling, using stamps to create textured backgrounds and layered designs.

• Summer Galleria. It's summertime, the livin' is easy and the stamping is first-class. Scenes of summer will take you to the woods, a pond, Ohio and the beach. Oh yes, you'll see poultry in motion, too.

• Reinker: This artwork will take you back to the beach.

• Tips & Techniques. Just say "glue." An easy-to-do glue-resist technique will give you beautiful backgrounds.

• On the Wall Art. Collage wall hangings by mixed media artist Carol-Suzanne Crown.

• The Jimi Hendrix Stamping Experience. Rock n roll meets rubber stamping. Barbara S. Carter honors one of her favorite musicians.

• Best Stamp Stores. A list of stores from Alaska to Wisconsin and north to Canada, too.

• Stampaway USA. Sisters Janene Jackson and Cinda Bauer describe an exciting time at Stampaway, a stamp show held each August in Sharonville, Ohio.

• Calendar. Conventions and events around the U.S.A.
• Spotlight. Reviews of RubberStampConcepts storage systems; images from Purrs & Pants; stamps, dies and digital cuts from Technique Tuesday; and a book review of Carve, Stamp, Play by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.

• Cover Artist. Debra Valoff, former owner of RubberMoon Rubber Stamps, took stamp in hand and created cover art on our jewelry theme—her artwork is worthy of Tiffany's!

• Looking Ahead. It's easy to submit artwork for publication in RSM. Here you'll find all the information you need on how to submit. We look forward to seeing what you've stamped!

• RSM Bulletin Board. Find a pen pal, share a birthday greeting, enter a contest, join a swap—all this and more can be found in the RSM Bulletin Board.