World of Snow. Snow comes in many colors—white, blue and gray. From nostalgic rural scenes to a snowman assembled by a cat, winter never looked this good.

Snowman ATC by Wanda Leyh. (Stamp cedits: Snowball the Cat—Printworks; background snowflakes—Stampabilities; words—StampArt.)


con-templating windows. A blank window frame inspired stampers to look inside and out when creating artwork for RSM's Second Template Challenge. Georgia O'Keeffe's Taos, New Mexico, studio; the dark side of an artist's soul; a busy kitchen, and an empty bathroom are just some of the locations shown.

Housework Makes You Ugly by Linda Markee. (Stamp credits: Worried woman—Stampland; vacuuming woman, rug—Stamps in Motion; sayings—Viva Las Vegastamps!; kitchen—Art Impressions.)

brown baggin'

Brown Baggin' It. Tonya Weakley share her secrets for creating beautiful, earth-toned cards with simple supplies. All that's needed are Kraft paper, a scenic stamp, black ink and black and white colored pencils.

Winter Cabin by Tonya Weakley. (Stamp credits: Sky, path, deer—Stampscapes, log cabin—Great Impressions, rocks—Beeswax.)

Living the dream

Living the Dream. Step inside Bea Scholes’ stamp room with wall-to-wall stamps, papers, punches, ink pads and more. There's even a framed magnetic sheet that hangs from the ceiling filled with die cuts. Bea's husband Jim attached a winch to the panel holding the die cuts, allowing it to be raised and lowered as needed.

Heaven on Earth. Bea Scholes in her stamp room.


The Holidays 2014 issue also includes: 

• Seven Sisters. Flashy paper dolls commemorating Sara Hanlon's "art sisters" were transformed into a beautiful book.

• Eye on Perspective. Barbara Gibbons shares tips allowing scenic stampers to create the illusion of distance.

• Die-cutting & Embossing. The Reinker showcases four stamped cards with clever die cuts—perfect for holiday cardmaking.

• High-Touch Holiday Textiles. An unusual Christmas greeting, a stamped pillow and a Coffee & Tea doll involve stamping on fabric. Instructions from each stamper are included.

• Tips & Techniques. Rhonda Secrist Thomas shares her ribbon-stamping secrets. Add a special touch to your holiday gifts with stamped ribbon.

• Best Stamp Stores. An up-to-date store list for the U.S.A. and Canada.

• Winter Galleria. Seasonal scenes to put you in the mood for cozy times at home.

• Postcards from the Camper. Barbara Gibbons sends greetings from Hawaii, Africa, the Grand Tetons, Arizona and Indiana.

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

• Spotlight. Yummy images from Gourmet Rubber Stamps; classic designs from 100 Proof Press; stamp your walls with Rollerwall.

• Cover Artist. Marina Lenzino, owner of Cherry Pie Art Stamps, brings warmth to her holiday artwork.

• 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:

• 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.