Wednesday, August 29, 2012

stampotique designer challenge

It's Sarinda's turn to host The Stampotique Challenge.  This week we are suppose to use eggplant hues to create something.  I've created this journal page using my monster rubber stamp sold through Stampotique.

If you would like to join in on the fun you can find all about the details here.  If you play you will have a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate towards Stampotique stamps, and really, who couldn't use more stamps?!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

a loving community

sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you have to rely on people around you and ask for help. it isn't always easy to have depend on others for help, but it is necessary.  thank goodness i have a great little community of people around me that love me and are willing to help.  how blessed i am.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

i'm teaching at posh scraps

if anyone is near palm harbor, florida, september 22nd, plan to come to posh scraps.  i've been invited to come and teach my scrap journal class there.  it is an all day class and will run from 10 to 6pm.  you can get more details from the shop owner, michele, by clicking here.

journal spread

another work in progress in my watercolor journal scrap journal.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

and the winner is......

Bloggercongratulations to:

 Sandra Kaye said...
Pick me...Pick me...pick me...PLEASE!!! I love your art journals and art work!! Hugs

send me an email with your mailing information sandra.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

stampotique challenge

It's Polly's turn to host The Stampotique Challenge this time and she is asking us to alter something.  I've altered an envelope, one of my favorite things to do.

I painted, spritzed and dripped to create the background.  I used a few stamps to create the background: scalloped lace border, squiggle armshexagon, collage definition, and daisy, daisy stamp.   I stamped the chair and the starbird with chick on patterned paper and hand cut them out.  I added the sentiment, love travels, next.  For added color I used markers and gel pens. 

If you would like to join in on the fun you can find all about the details here.  If you play you will have a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate towards Stampotique stamps, and really, who couldn't use more stamps?!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

a thank you

i needed to make a thank you card for a friend.  to make the card i used the following stampotique stamps:
daisy, daisy, star bird, jasmine, hexagon, spirit definition,

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

my stamps

if you want to see my stamps in person hurry over to the she scrapbooks store in the villages because they are officially on the shelf.

changes at Stampotique

Stampotique is making some changes

With the big announcement last week of the growing design team Stampotique has decided to make a few changes to the way they do their challenges.
  • First they will be going to WEEKLY challenges instead of only the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
  • Challenges will remain on Wednesdays and will remain open until the following Tuesday at 5 p.m. EST
  • Challenges will be open to using ALL stamps, giving everyone the opportunity to win some Stampotique stamps to use
  • The design team will be posting in two groups, rotating weeks
Stampotique and the design team will look forward to having you play along with their new challenge which will begin tomorrow.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

altered envelope

here is an altered envelope for a monthly challenge.  the challenge was coffee cups and circles.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

another GIVEAWAY

i had so much fun with the last rubber stamp give away that i've decided to do another one.  the second release of my stamps through stampotique are due out any moment. to win a stamp from the first release all you need to do is comment and tell me which one of my stamps is your favorite.  i'll pick a winner by a random name draw on august 18th.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

august journal prompt

this month's journal prompt: "where is your favorite place to be?"

if you want to play along please check out the flickr group here:

a BIG announcement

i'm so excited to say that i was chosen to be a design team member for stampotique.  i couldn't be happier about it because i just love that company.  their stamps are unique and of superior quality.  i'm happy to be in the midst of such talented design team members.  i'll be busy using lots of neat stampotique rubber stamps for their challenges.  if you haven't checked out their website, hop on over right away and see what you've been missing.  if you are interested in reading about all the new design team members you can go to: