Monday, February 27, 2012


i'm sending you on a scavenger hunt for this give away. i'm working on a bird banner for my little art space in florida. above are the four birds you will be using for the hunt. each bird has a variety of stamped elements from my personal rubber stamp line at stampotique. to enter you must find the total number* of elements that are stamped from my rubber stamps. i warn you - while some are easy to spot there are some that will be tricky to catch! (*hint: there are more than 12.) and yes...count each stamped element on each bird - some stamps are used are used more than once. you are looking for the total number of stamped elements on each bird for the grand total.
leave a comment with the total number of pieces you spot and if you are correct your name will go into a random name draw to win a surprise mailing of one of my very own stamps! i will list all the elements used from my stamps so in case you missed one you can see what it might have been when the winner is chosen. i will pick a winning name on march 5th. good luck!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

and the winner is.......

.....the random number generator picked no.10.....bockel24

bockel24 said...

How generous of you to give this beauty away! Please count me in, Roc!

CONGRATULATIONS!! please email me your address and i'll post your envelope sometime next week!

Friday, February 24, 2012

i'm published

has anyone seen the spring 2012 issue of rubberstampmadness magazine? i was published with a four page spread. i'm so grateful to roberta sperling, editor/publisher, for believing in me as an artist and my work. it's a wonderful magazine and i hope you will get a copy for yourself soon.

Monday, February 20, 2012


in honor of my recent rubber stamp line debut from stampotique, i have decided to keep the celebration going. i'm going to be doing another give away. this time it is for this altered envelope. i'll be picking one lucky person via a random name draw. all you have to do to enter is leave a comment. i'll pick a winner next sunday, feb. 26th.

the stamps i used were: screaming bunny, squiggle arms, scalloped lace border and daisy head

Sunday, February 19, 2012

and the winner is.......

sharon said...

Hooray!!!! A huge congrats' to you superstar Roc! These are amazing, just like your style! I love them....scooter girl is the bomb, and horse, and daisyhead, and alll of them!
Hugs to happy for you!

CONGRATULATIONS sharon! one of the stamps you mentioned will be sent to you! i hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

another one of my stamps

here is another journal page using one of my stamps from my new stamp line at stampotique. it is all paper pieced. i used my viking girl stamp as my main image. i used markers and gel pens to add highlights and lowlights for depth. i stamped just the waves a few more times and cut them out to add a few more rows to add a high seas look.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

stampotique blog hop

Welcome to the Stampotique blog hop introducing a new artist (myself) as well as many new stamps. You should have hopped here from the Stampotique Designer Blog.

Join us along the blog hop for a chance to win some new stamps as a random winner will be chosen from one of the designer blogs as well as one from the Stampotique blog, so make sure to jump through the hop and leave a comment here when you are finished. Let us know what your favorite new stamps are. We will announce the random winners on our next challenge on 2/22/12 so you have a week to hop around.

here is my entry for the blog hop. it is all paper pieced, even the highlights in her hair are all tiny pieces of hand cut paper. i used my stamp, scooter girl for my main image, added my stamp, squiggle arms and the scalloped lace border, which is my stamp as well.

From my blog you will hop on over to see what fabulous new stamps Kaz Bougton uses. Can't wait to hear what your favorite ones are!

Sunday, February 12, 2012


omg - the stamps are here! wha hoo - how exciting is this news!! i'm finally done teasing you all. in case you aren't signed up for the stampotique newsletter, it came out this morning. here is what it said:

It's that time of the year when STAMPOTIQUE releases new images!!! Yes! They are available effective February 12, 2012! You will find wonderful new images by your favorites artists! AND we have even added a NEW ARTIST, ROC NICHOLAS!!! Roc is a self-made artist who enjoys rubber stamping, mixed media, art journaling; you name it. She is WONDERFUL! You can find her here on her blog. Once on the blog, you will find links to her video tutorials. She makes everything look easy, the sure sign of a professional! Her bold color and easy on the eyes journaling will capture you immediately. I'm SO excited to have her with us at Stampotique. Her images are funky and crazy; making you laugh and making you want to color in! They have alot of open space and as you will see from her tutorials, she fills that space in with WONDER!!!

so with out further adieu, here is the debut of my stamp line through stampotique:

leave me a note telling me which stamp is your favorite and you might win! i will pick one lucky name via a random name draw next week, sunday the 19th.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

the stamps are coming....

..i swear they are! and to prove it here is the artist write up at the stampotique website:

Roc Nicholas Roc has always had a great love of art and she credits that love to her mother. Growing up, she and her mom were always doing something creative, whether it was painting, sewing or making handmade Christmas ornaments annually. Roc is married her grade-school sweetheart and together they have two adult sons and one grandson, Benny. Roc resides in Pennsylvania but travels back and forth to Florida.

Presently she teaches rubber stamping and journaling classes. A self- taught artist, Roc loves rubber stamping, collage, mixed media, journaling and doodling. Her favs are all things whimsical, unusual and things that make her laugh! She has an online international artist trading site which she runs, along with her blog and her facebook page. Roc has been published in a variety of art and rubber stamp magazines. Might I suggest that you visit her blog and enjoy some of her video tutorials! She is phenomenal and makes it all look SO EASY!

Friday, February 10, 2012

a sneak peek - more to come

Cute (endearingly attractive ) and Weird (avant-garde) stamp art. Learn how Brenda Clark transformed computer mistakes into art. Roc Nicholas rocks with an Inchie Box, super-saturated envelope art, and a journal made from toilet-paper rolls. Tips & Techniques describes ways to combine images and text. Transform your pet portraits into stamps. A delicious album of dessert art. The Hanging Project by Janet Coleman. Storing stamps and supplies the Janene Jackson way. Asian-inspired cards by Australia's Mary Waspe. Reinker focuses on a cool folio stamp from Toomuchfun, brayer backgrounds and more. An article on background stamps to help you simplify your cardmaking. Spotlight reviews include Creative Road Trip, a book about art retreats; yummy new products from Clearsnap; StampersBest; Misty Mountain Rubber Stamps; and Cheery Lynn.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

a new art space

here is my cozy space to create in while i'm in florida. i converted a walk-in closet to an art room....and door doesn't really squeak...i've added sound effects for your enjoyment.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

the stamps are here

i went to the post office tonight and was so happy to see my package of rubber stamps waiting for me. when i opened up the box it seemed a bit surreal to see my name on the end of each of the stamps. my stamp line debuts soon through stampotique. i'll be having a very special give away. stay tuned!

Monday, February 6, 2012

in transition

as you can see i'm in a period of transition at the moment. i drove to florida with my car fully loaded with art supplies. the picture shows only a very small portion of what i had stuffed in the car. i'm still unpacking boxes and trying to set up a little art room. i'm feeling a little pressure to hurry up and get it accomplished as i'm teaching a journal class at the she scrapbooks store this coming saturday. i have a lot to get ready. finding the right organizational furniture has been a challenge, however, i think today i might have hit the jackpot. i'm in the process of putting it together. i really miss creating so i hope to have all the boxes unpacked by the end of today. wish me luck!