Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Simple Cards

Hello all and welcome back to the blog today. I wanted to share with you some simple cards that I have been making. Mostly for my daughter who went off to college. I like to send her a card at least once every other week and these are some of the cards I've made

The first two cards are some that I created with Stampotique stamps:
Leaf Tree - By Terri Richardson
Animal Cube - By Magda Polakow

The next two cards were made by using Stamping Up stamp and die sets. I love these two they are so fun, thanks to pinterest for the inspiration haha!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you like my Simple cards... I love your comments so if you have a chance let me know what you think.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Feature In Mixed Up Magazine

Hello and welcome back to the blog today. I am so excited to share that I have been featured in the new Mixed Up Magazine.

 Which is a digital Magazine with a mixed media twist. Katy Leitch is the editor and was former editor of Craft Stamper and Craft 365 magazines and she has gone out on her own to create this wonderful Digital magazine. You can find the magazine on Facebook and online.

I am so excited to be a featured in the very first October issue. It is quite an honor to be amongst artist such as Tracy Weinzapfel, Tracy Scott, De Oliver, Jo Capper Sandon, Samantha Read  and many more. 

My feature is on page 58 of the magazine and here is a photo!

I used Stampotique stamps for this Halloween project

If you would like to subscribe to Mixed Up Magazine you can go HERE to find out more about it.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Dashboard for my Travelers Notebook

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing with you a dashboard that I made for my Chic Sparrow travelers notebook. I use this planner as my wallet and carry it in my purse, it is my go-to for all my planner needs. I bought my newest calendar with months, October, November and December from Chic Sparrow and I really like to decorate my own cover.

For this cover I used Stampotique Stamps:

Arnold and Sargent by Daniel Torrente

Animal Cube by Magda Polokow

I used mostly acrylic paints in my background and just printed out my own sentiment in Word
I used the new Enamel Accents and created a few little dots in yellow. They are raised and add a nice little touch.

I had so much fun with this. It's so relaxing to just throw some paint on a page and just go with it. 

Don't forget about Stampotique's ATC  swap on our Facebook page there is tons of inspiration there and on

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Homemade Coasters with Stampotique

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by today. I wanted to show you some coasters that I made for my daughter and sister featuring Stampotique stamps and some Dylusions sayings.
I also want to invite you to come over to the Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog and join us this week in our challenge. We always have some great prizes.

this project took me all of about two days to finish. I made two sets of 6 coasters for a total of 12. I created my backgrounds, two by two, all the same so that I could make two sets of coasters pretty quickly.

For the backgrounds I used mostly acrylic paint (since it's permanent and won't smear when I get ready to seal them)
If I used inks it was mostly Archival that I used. Distress or anything else would smear. I love to add washi tape and doodles into my backgrounds as well.
Most of my stamped images were stamped onto thinner cardstock and colored and then fussy cut out. (that what takes the longest in this process) 
The first set were made for my sister. She is a fun and sarcastic person so I used some of the Dylusion's stamped sayings on them.
The second set were made for my daughter and I used mostly Stampotique's sayings
Even though the backgrounds are the same, the coasters came out very different. 
This was so much fun and I loved making them. Time to buy some more blank coasters and make more!!!
(At the bottom of this email I will list with links, the Stampotique stamps I used.)

Don't forget about Stampotique's New ATC  swap on our Facebook page, there 
is tons of inspiration there and also on

Stampotique Images:

Starfish CubeDog CubeReggieRudylovelyarethesoundFriendBla Bla Bla = all by Daniel Torrente

WillowCasper = By Tracy Scott

Phrase Cube - By Terri Richardson

Sealife CubeAnimal CubeAgatha FlowerIgnis - By Magda Polakow

Wally - By Karen Hayselden

Design Cube 2 - By France Papillon

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Stampotique Challenge 256 - Mail Art

Hello all and welcome back to the blog this week. I have a fun project to share with you today. Over at Stampotique's Challenge Blog they have great new challenge. This week it's all about "Mail Art"
make something you can mail.

As you all know I have been missing my baby girl, she went off to college a couple of week's ago. Well, I made her some things that I could mail to her. Last week I showed you the bookmark. Well this week I wanted to show the envelope I created for her letter and bookmark.

I used a envelope tool to create an envelope with this pretty piece of polka dot cardstock
It is a turquoise color with shiny silver polka dots. It's hard to see in the pic because I got a glare.

I used my stamps to stamp onto white cardstock and colored them and then cut them out and glued them onto the front of my envelope.

I used Stampotique stamps:
Take your time - By Daniel Torrente
3 Daisies  - By Terri Richardson
I hope my daughter really likes getting fun mail art haha! I plan on mailing many letters like this to her.

Don't forget that we have a brand new ATC swap on our Facebook 
page this month too. Come on over and join us
For more inspiration see us on

Monday, August 22, 2016

Stampotique Challenge 255- Polka Dots

Hello all and welcome back to the blog today, thanks for stopping by. Today I want to share with you a bookmark that I made for my daughter Leanne. She went off to college last week and I really miss her. I wanted to make something special for her that she can look at and know that I'm thinking about her.
Over at Stampotique's Designer Challenge we have a Polka Dot challenge going on so I'm entering this.

I used Stampotique stamp - Take Your Time by Daniel Torrente

I laminated it after I made it so that she can use it anywhere and not worry about messing it up or getting something on it.
I also wrote some of my favorite Bible verses on the back for her

I hope you will come on over to Stampotique's Designer Challenge  and join us for this fun challenge. Who doesn't like polka dots?? haha!

Don't forget that we have a brand new ATC swap on our Facebook page this month too. Come on over and join us
For more inspiration see us on

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sorry it's been awhile!!! Pocket Letters

Wow, it's been way too long since I've updated my blog. So sorry.... I've had so much on my plate lately and just haven't had enough time in the day. 
If you haven't already seen the new release from Stampotique and taken a trip on the blog hop, you have to check it out HERE!
There are some fabulous new stamps and a new designer too!
We have a fun ATC swap going on too at the Facebook page
If you can I would encourage you to join us.

I wanted to show you a pocket letter that I created for a swap with one of the Stampotique design team members.
I love pocket pages but haven't made one just yet. I really don't have a clue what I'm doing haha!
Funny thing is, I ended up making two of the pocket letters haha!
I used loads of new stampotique stamps and also some older ones.

Stampotique stamps I used are:

Medium Bee with Tiny bee - By Jo Capper-Sandon
Bella and Lola by new designer - Tracy Scott
Small Homes Quote - By Janet Klein
Kassa's Bloom - By Karen Hayselden
Phrase Cube and Lightening Bug - By Terri Richardson
Beach Huts - By Kate Crane
Flower CubeAnimal Cube and Agatha Flower - By Magda Polokow
Take your Time - By Daniel Torrente
Whisker Monster - By Kira Nichols
Paisley Background - By Arwen McCullen

Whew!! That's a lot of stamps!!! These pocket letters were a lot of fun to put together and I hope my partner likes them :)
Thanks for stopping by and Have a wonderful day!!!