Tuesday, September 1, 2015

the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post

this week the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team member, corrie herriman, has created a journal spread using my polka dot dog rubber stamp and my heart vine stamp.  corrie has an amazing sense of color.    what a great job she did!  if you'd like to see more of corrie's work please go over to her blog by clicking here.

to see these rubber stamps, or all of my stamp line, including my latest releases sold through stampotique.com please click here.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

my 2016 planner

i found a heidi swapp day planner at michaels a few months back.  although i already had a few other planners lined up for the next year i debated a while before i actually went back to buy it.  as soon as i brought it home i started preparing it.  i am doing a biblically uplifting theme in this planner.  the above photo is of the very first page in the planner when you open the cover.

here is a work in progress on one side of one the monthly planner sections.   i will be sharing a few more preparations in other blog posts.  are you working on next year's planner?  the end of the year will be here before you know it!

Friday, August 28, 2015

making snail mail

working on a snail mail card

my daily planner - week 36

week 36 prompt - how many toads did you kiss before you found your prince charming?
a kiss is worth a thousand words and emotions, isn't it?  you can have a friendly peck and it's just that.  there is nothing charged behind it, but when you kiss someone and fireworks go off, well that IS something special, isn't it?!  

i'm so blessed that when i kissed my "todd" he turned out to be my prince charming.  

what about you?  how many toads did you kiss before you found the one?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team

today the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post is brought to you by cathy parmelee, mixed media artist extraordinaire.   the ears are from my bunny stamp, the body is from my bird lady stamp, and she also used my unleash yourself stamp.   so clever!

to see these stamps, as well as all my stamps sold through stampotique.com please click here.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

design team call


i am looking for a few enthusiastic, talented and friendly artists to join my rubber stamp design team.  you will be responsible for creating art that promotes my rubber stamp line which is sold through stampotique.com.

this design team call is open to everyone, however,  the use of my rubber stamps is required, not only during your term, but also for your submissions to apply for the team.  i need to be able to see how creative you can be with my stamps.  my stamps are designed to be cut apart and used in new to make new images. 

the call will be open until sept 30th.  The new design team members will be announced in october.  should you be selected i will need a photos and a short biography so i can include it in the announcement.  you will start creating for the design team starting november 2015.

design team requirements: 

1.  have a blog and/or social media avenues for sharing your artwork
2.  have a love of my rubber stamps (sold through stampotique) and have them available to work with
3.  an ability to create unique artistic projects using my rubber stamps
4.  must commit to a 6 month term
5.  ability to make project deadline of one project per month.  you will be assigned the same day each
6.  must be able to take excellent project photos (clear and properly exposed photos).
7.  must be willing to comment on other team members' projects
8.  a willingness to participate in occasional special assignments that coincide with newly released
     stamps, blog hops and facebook group swaps

if being part of my design team interests you, please follow the directions below to apply.  i will looking forward to reviewing your application.

how to apply for my design team:

1.  email me at rocnic23@gmail.com with the subject heading "DT Application".
2.  in your email please include your name, physical address and email address
     that you'd like me to use to contact you.  
3.  tell me about yourself briefly. i want to know more about you and what you feel you can bring to
     my design team.
4.  please send me at least 3 project photos that you consider to be your best work using my rubber
     stamps as your main image.
6.  include a link to your blog and any other place you think you will be show casing
     your design team projects so that i might see what your creativity looks like. 

if you are selected for my design team you will have the opportunity to have your work showcased on my blog.  i will also be doing a feature article on you and your art.  you will be part of a truly fabulous team of like minded artists.  i hope to see your application soon.

tumble fish studio has a new kit that just released

my journal page using all images from what not 3
tumble fish studio has a new kit that was just released called what not 3.  it has a lot of great imagery in it for you to use, so please hop on over to mischief circus and check it out!

Friday, August 21, 2015

my daily planner - week 35

week 35 prompt - do you see your life in black or white or is your world a gray area?
i created this page in response to some deep conversations with friends over people's behaviors and changing laws.  i am always left wondering what goes on inside of people's minds when they have such rigid views on things and are unable to yield.

i've learned over the years to not provoke such conversation, especially when my views are so different.  i've had experiences that taught me i won't change the opinions of others when they are emotionally charged.  i often times find that inside i feel worked up over their views, but i keep reminding myself internally, their statements are not my truth, but just like me, they are entitled to their opinions.

all i can do on any given day is my best.  i try to be a better person today than i was yesterday.  some days i'm more successful than others, but  i always strive to do my very best to see many possibilities for a circumstance.  i have lived long enough to realize that things are rarely what they appear to be, so for me i believe things are never truly black and white.

what about you?  how do you see things?  are you black and white or gray person?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team

today the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team member, karen hayselden, is showing how she prepares to use my rubber stamp images.  she has gone ahead and stamped six of my images:  screaming bunny, daisyhead, horse, bunny, flying pig and feline.

using her vast array of colored pencils she spends her time coloring them in.
what a lovely job!  
and here are a few close ups:
if you'd like to visit karen's blog please click here.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

i'm published

i'm in the latest rubberstampmadness magazine.  i've written an artist interview called "the happy stamper", along with roberta sperling.  the article is all about glenda tkalac.  check it out!