Canine Friends

Canine Friends. Who let the dogs out? Stampers, that's who. They share visions and stories of their pets—current and past—in this section devoted to man and woman's four-legged best friends.

Theatrical Canine by Blonde Woman Stamping (Jeanne Williams). (Stamp credits: Balls—Leavenworth Jackson; sunglasses dog—Creative Mode; wagging dog—Rubber Stamps of America; poodle—Viva Las Vegastamps!; frame—Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers [Stamp Francisco]; chair—Stamp Happy.)

Dream Makers

Dream Makers.
Day or night—we all have dreams. Some stampers dream of travel, others of moonlight nights, others of enchanted forests. One stamper shared her "real" dream of Paul McCartney.

I'm Dreamin' by Wendi Brierley. (Stamp credits: Paul—Stampsmith; Paul’s head—100 Proof Press; brick wall, dancing couple—Viva Las Vegastamps!; tear drops, surreal curtains, dream words—Cherry Pie Art Stamps; dreaming woman—Stamp Francisco; alphabet—Stampabilities; arches—Beeswax; cloud—Leavenworth Jackson; helicopter—Rubber Meets the Road.)

Amazing Acetate

Amazing Acetate. Sue Speck shares tips and techniques for stamping on acetate and adding acetate layers to cards.

Explore by Sue Speck. (Stamp credits: Man with dog, birch trees, snowy field—Stampscapes; feather stitch, explore—StarvingArtistamps,

Con-template-ing Houses
Con-template-ing Houses. Stampers turned blank house shapes into "full houses."

Mooseic House by Sherry Morley. (Stamp credits: Moose playing piano—LA Stampworks; ballerina moose—Riley & Co. [Stamper’
's Ink]; scallops on roof—Stampa Rosa [Stampington & Co.]: bricks—Toad Hall [After Midnight Rubber Stamps]; musical notes—Peaceable Beasts.)


The Spring 2014 issue also includes:

• Blender Pen Techniques.Nancie Waterman explains how to create areas of highlight and shadow when using pencils and a blender pen.

• Quoth the Raven. Celebrating the work of one of America's most enduring writers.

• Fabric & Paper Collage. Beautiful art quilts by Carol-Suzanne Crown.

• Old School and Cool. The Card Shoppe column focuses on cards with a "snail mail" theme. One by Roni Johnson and another by Anne Temple.

• Spring Galleria. A new features in RSM, celebrating the season of new birth and regeneration with seven sensational seasonal pieces.

• Reinker: Bling is in the air —Jackie Shenise adds glitz to her stamp art.

• Tips & Techniques. Embossing on black paper for beautiful results. Barbara Gibbons tells how to do it.

• Short Takes. Reports on new images from Stamps on Fire, two ways stampers "sign" their artwork, stamping on fabric and more.

• Calendar. Conventions and events around the U.S.A.

• The Calendar. Listing of conventions and events across the U.S.A.
• Spotlight. Reviews of stamps from Meer Images, Sideshow Stamps, The Stampin' Place, Clearsnap and Paper Wishes.

• Cover Artist. "Friendship, happiness, laughter—dogs give you everything," says cover artist Elise Gerke. Her cover art shows off what dogs do so well: running, playing, gazing soulfully, sleeping and just being lovable.

• 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.