Monday, March 31, 2014

stampotique time

it's monday.  so it must be stampotique time.  here is a little envelope art using my rubber stamp learning to fly.   i hope you are flying to new heights this year.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

documented life project - week 13

digital images: tumble fish studio and crow about studio
i'm a few weeks behind on the documented life project prompts.  i kept forgetting to have someone draw in my journal, but today that changed.  my friend, janice, was over and i asked her if she'd like to draw in my journal.  she happily said yes and i handed her a pencil.  she drew the face and swirls around her head.  she did a great job.  thanks janice!  i had such fun finishing the page.

and the winner is.....

... Valerie H. Wilson said...
If I do see it, it's very clever! I think you've used the top part of the small letter b in Be Grateful upside down as the bottom part of the letter i in this project! Am I right? :)

you are right valerie!  i just added my own circle for the top part of the "i" but the base of it is part of the letter be in my just be grateful stamp.  good eye!   make sure i have your address!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

tumble fish studio new release

over at deviant scrap, tumble fish studio has a new release called my little queendom.  i've made a postcard with all images coming from her new kit.  check it out here!

Monday, March 24, 2014

stampotique time PLUS a give away

it's monday again and time to post my project for the stampotique blog.  i have been a sewing frenzy lately.  there is something about stitching that i adore.

i used a few stamps for this. one of the obvious stamps i used is my stacked love stamp.  i hand cut out each letter so i could put it in a straight line.  i love to cut small things out. it's like therapy for me.  another obvious stamp is the flying heart stamp on the background.

one stamp in particular i used only a part of it in the most unusual fashion.  can you spot it?  if you do guess right i'll send you the envelope.  if there is more than one correct answer i'll do a random name draw.

so hurry up and leave your guess and i'll tell you the answer on march 30th.  only one guess per person, please.  good luck!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

and the winner is......

Kay Wallace said...
Val is right, and I especially love how you used Stacked Boxes!! Genius, I say!!

congratulations kay.  make sure you email me your address so i can send out your envelope.  thanks for playing!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

a roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post

it's jane day to post for the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team.  she's made a wonderful creation using my church rubber stamp.  to see more of jane's work click here.  to see more of my rubber stamp line click here.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

roc nicholas rubber stamp group swap poll

if you would like to take part in a group swap using roc nicholas rubber stamps head over to facebook and join in the poll that is going on right now.  we'd love to see you there!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

dlp project

this week's documented life project prompt was to use magazine clippings.  besides the paint and marker work every thing else is recycled from my magazine stash.

Monday, March 17, 2014

and the winner is.....

Donna said...Love your color choices as always

congratulations donna!  make sure i get your address.

give away and stampotique design team time

it's that time once again, to post over at the stampotique designer's blog.  i have made an altered envelope to give away.  details will follow below.
to make the envelope i used quite a number of my rubber stamps.  they are:  artiste block, flying heart, stacked boxes and scooter girl
i was really pleased how using the bottom of the flying heart made a pennant-like border on the top of the envelope.  i'll be using that again in the future.
if you'd like to receive this envelope in the mail, all you have to do is leave a comment.  make sure i will have a way to get a hold of you.  sometimes there are no emails attached to comments.  if that happens i will just pick another lucky winner by random.  the drawing will be march 23rd.  thanks and good luck!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

roc nicholas rubber stamp design team

today renee stien is creating something fabulous with my rubber stamps.  you can read more about it at her blog.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

and the winner is.....

........Jane Wetzel said...ABSOLUTELY...LOVE IT!

congratulations jane.  make sure i have your address and i'll get this postcard out to you by the end of the week. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

documented life project - week 11

the documented life project is on week 11 and the prompt was to draw, photograph or collage a bird on to your page.  i LOVE birds - so this was a wonderful day to create in my planner.

Monday, March 10, 2014

stampotique design time and a give away

it's monday and i've made an altered envelope for the stampotique design blog.  i used the front porch digital image from tumble fish studio and i attached my rubber stamp "art lives here" to the porch post.

if you'd like to win this envelope all you have to do is leave a comment.  i'll draw a winner by random on march 16th.

please make sure your name is attached to an email address, otherwise i will pick another person.  thank you for helping me out.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

documented life project - week 10

the prompt for week 10 at the documented life project was - what makes you "you".  there are so many things that make me who i am.  after thinking about this for a while i realize that the person i am today is molded by so many facets of my life; god, my husband, my family, my friends and my creative journey.

roc nicholas design team project

it's time again to show artwork being created by the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team.  today it's all about the art of cathy parmelee.  visit her blog to see more about her creation.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

tumble fish studio new release AND a give away

over at deviant scrap, tumble fish studio has a new kit release.  it's called dozens.  it is all it's cracked up to be! check it out.

if you'd like to win this postcard leave me a comment.  i'll pick a random winner in a week.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

wednesday - what?

i'm still working on my monthly postcards that i mail to my friends and family up north.  i am making progress and happy to report i'm up to august now. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

stampotique designer blog post

i'm back, so it must be monday.  today my post is a journal page i made.  i used my just be u rubber stamp and stamped it on scraps of painted magazine paper and cut out the letters. i colored them in with paint markers and glued them on top of the stamped image on the journal page background.
to create the valance on the top i used the scalloped lace border.  i stamped the  border on patterned scrap paper and cut it out, leaving off the frilly part.  i attached it to the journal background page and then hand drew in frills and colored them in with white gel pen.  i added doodles and paper scraps for the ground.  i drew a stick under the u to make it seem like a bird perch.
remember - there is no one else like you - so i hope you are enjoying being you this year!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

roc nicholas design team posting

here is a roc nicholas rubber stamp design team posting by corrie.  look how clever she was in using my bird lady and changing it up.  not to mention how she used the stacked cups and make a matching hat for her dress!  notice, too, my rubber stamp called flying heart in the background and the bird is from the just b u rubber stamp i created.  what a great job corrie did. you can see more about this on corrie's blog.