Garden scenes of summertime beauty fill 10 pages. There's even a full-size flower pot
(Potted Posies by Eleanor Waladkewics. Stamp credits: Roses in two sizes—Luni Stamps; violets (partial)—Rubber Stampede; violet plant—Stamps on Fire; tiny ground flowers—Joan Wear [Stamping Sensations]; tiny tall ground flowers—Flower Soft; small sunflower—All Night Media [Plaid]; white daisy, poppy—Hero Arts; blue daisy—Michael’s Craft Store; large round leaf—Art Gone Wild; solid ivy leaf—Stubby Stampers; long pointed leaf—Serendipity Stamps; large jagged, dotted leaf—Abracadabra; large lady bug on leaf—Stampin’ Place; lady bug leaf border—Auntie Amy [I Brake For Stamps]; bee border—Victorine Originals; standing bee with flowers—Viva Las Vegastamps!; standing lady bug—Class Act; large lady bug—DRS Designs; grasshopper—Stamping Sensations; butterfly—Beeswax; fern, small ruffled leaf, small rose leaves—unknown.)
Self Portraits Stampers capture visions of themselves-both literally and figuratively. Watch out for The Swimmer and Wild Thing--among others.
(Faraway in the Sunshine by Debra Floerchinger. Stamp credits: Woman—Judikins; greeting—Serendipity Stamps.)
Add direction, excitement, motion and more with tips from super stamper Shan Ellentuck.
(Dragging and Fadeouts, two of many illustrations in this section. Stamp credits: Jumping woman—Rubber Stamps of America; doll—100 Proof Press.)
Meet folks who own and shop at stamp stores from Palmer, Alaska, to Ft. Myers, Florida.
(Happily Frenzied. Debbie Bick, owner of Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale, Arizona, is color-coordinated with her stamp store’s decor.)
Along with these four stories, the Summer 2013 issue includes:
. French stamper Sandra Levy uses a photograph as her background for charming scenes.
Stamper Laurie Tolmasoff sends out comfort-inspiring ATCs.
The Reinker describes how to make your own version of Mark Jetton's charming tri-fold card.
Vamp Stamp News editor Nancie Waterman shares the best products for keeping things together.
Fill a house-shaped template and send the results to RSM.
Patriotic Papa Fish, classy Mama Fish and their youngsters head to a Fourth of July Picnic. Come on along.
Punch art techniques from stamping pro Shirley Rainman of Make An Impression.
A child's toy makes colorful backgrounds for stamp art.
Brenda Clark embraces slip-ups. She turns blunders into stamp art triumphs.
Two Stampunk-themed cards incorporate sewing notions.
Listing of conventions and events across the U.S.A
Reviews of ERA Graphics, Fred Mullett's newest Free Range Rubber sets, Crafty Secrets' digital images, the latest from Stampscapes, and window cards dies from Frantic Stamper.
Susan Shuler has a song in her art.
It's easy to submit artwork for publication in RSM. This column gives all the information you need on how to submit. We look forward to seeing what you've stamped!
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.