spring flowers

Gardens of Art. Pastoral scenes with flowers, trees, butterflies and birds. One woman wears a floral display on her head, while another is chased by a man-eating plant. Anything’s possible in a rubber-stamped garden.

Spring Flowers [partial] by Eleanor Waladkewics. (Stamp credits: Girl, single flowers—Sheena Douglas for Stamp Workz’; birds, field bushes—Beeswax; grass texture—Sutter Stamps; house—Sonlight Impressions; grass clump under single flowers—Silver Fox; flower field—Stamp Oasis [Rubbernecker]; wheelbarrow with flowers, cats, pots, fence with flowers—Anne-Made Designs [Stamping Sensations]; tall grass, ferns bush on left—unknown.)

magic kingdom

Magic Kingdom. A gallery of cartoon art with Minnie Mouse on a pedestal and Snoopy challenging the Red Baron. Tigger, Snow White and other favorites show up in eight pages of fabulous scenes.

OH OH by Marilyn Wagner. (Stamp credits: Calvin and Hobbes—Stamp Happy; ink bottle—Leavenworth Jackson; ink splash—unknown.)


steampunk cuff

Sew Much Fun. Stamped pouches, wearables and more fill the pages of this section, along with helpful tips to enhance your own fabric stamping projects.

Steampunk Cuff by Karen Lackey. (Stamp credits: All—Sin City Stamps.)

Living the dream

Valentine Album. Mark Jetton, owner of Deadbeat Designs, puts his heart on his sleeve and shares four easy-to-make Valentine cards. What could be more love-ly!

Valentine Post by Mark Jetton. (Stamp credits: All—Deadbeat Designs.)

 

The Spring 2015 issue also includes: 

• Magical Die Cuts. Finding the best die-cutting machine for your card-making needs.

• Queen of the Scene. Susan Shuler makes her stamp art come alive with vivid colors and an active imagination.

• Tips & Techniques. Debra Valoff shares two joyful journaling techniques—doodling and stencil-making.

• Happy Accidents. Learn how talented artist Sandra Strait creates incredible scenes with her "bleedthrumanade" technique. You have to see it to believe it.

• Purrrfect Cards. The Card Shoppe column focuses on ribbon-enhanced cards by Laura Pervier.

• Valentine Album. Easy-to-make Valentines that will make hearts sing when this holiday rolls around.

• Doggie Galleria. Loyal stampers remember their fine, furry friends.

• Short Takes Read reports on a shoe that was sent through the mail, a visit to Dies Direct/Cheery Lynn Designs, a Groundhog Day ATC, FLuXusRUcKus, and a stamper who took the time to read RSM while cruising in Sydney Harbor.

• Calendar. Conventions and events around the U.S.A., with photos from One of a Kind Stamp and Scrapbook Show in Madison, Wisconsin.

• Best New Stamper. Meet Jean Goben and read about her zen-like stamping experiences.

• Cover Artist. Karen McIntyre’s masterful garden art blooms on this issue's cover.

• Spotlight. Reviews of Beeswax Rubber Stamps, MFP Stamp Shop (the new name for Mark’s FInest Papers and Stamps), Sin City Stamps, and new products from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko.

• Looking Ahead.It's easy to submit artwork for publication in RSM. Here you'll find all the information you need. We look forward to seeing what you've stamped! A link to online submission information: http://www.rsmadness.com/submissions.html.

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