Wednesday, March 27, 2013

stampotique challenge time

this week for the stampotique challenge, jane has asked us to use a stencil on our creation.  i used sprays and stencils to create the backgroun in my stampotique journal.
I used my rubber stamps,  flying bird and heart vine rubber stamps.  The sentiment seems to ironically fit that bird.
If you would like to join in on the fun you can find all about the details by clicking the above link.  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?!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

art journaling 101

Join Roc Nicholas to offer a series of Art Journaling classes... 101,102 and 103 in April
Art Journal 101 - Getting Started
Saturday, April 6th
1:00 till 5:00
Cost: $40
Call She Scrapbooks to reserve your seat. Payment is due at time of reservation.
Minimum class size of 5 students

Please see She Scrapbooks Newsletters for details for Art Journaling Classes 102 & 103 offered on April 8th and 15th. 
Classes should be taken in order to receive full benefit of the elements being taught!

If you have been wanting to learn more about how to journal,  this class will help you get started.  You will start from the very beginning by learning how to create a journal that can be used for all types of media.   You will be exposed to a multitude of tips and techniques to create many of your own amazing collage/mixed media art journals.  
The journal you create in this first class will become your canvas to paint, draw,glue and create works of art throughout the first few classes.  You will be given lots of information about different mediums and brands so you can make informed choices what you'd like to add to your art supply.  
We will begin to explore color and discuss things to do to produce a pleasing page.  You will uncover ways to make the most out of your color palette and learn to create simple, but beautiful backgrounds that can make a strong visual statements.  
Class Supply List:
*water color paper pad - 140 lb cold pressed Strathmore - 300 or 400 series
sizes for pads that will work:  11 x 15   or   12 x 18
if you can't find strathmore look for canson with the same size  that is 140 lb cold pressed.  
*craft mat
*you will need a few colors of paint for your backgrounds.  lighter colors are easiestto use. 
 you can bring either acrylics and/or watercolors if you want to    work with both of 
         of them - but just one will do. 
           acrylic paints of your choice: 
           craft acrylic any of these are acceptable professional acrylics              bring a few colors of what you have on hand
           fluid acrylics
           watercolors (in the tube works better than a pan for backgrounds)
*heat gun
*brushes for the kind of paint you will be using
*water bucket/container
*paper towels
*a few paper scraps - vintage text/light patterned papers are good choices
*one or two colors of sprays
*one or two masks
*a pencil
*a large eyed needle
*linen thread or a heavy cotton thread or unscented dental floss
*an awl or needle piercing tool

Optional to bring if you have it on hand:
(Please don't buy these unless you want to because you do not need these supplies to take this class.  They are listed optional in case you have them on hand and you want to bring them along for use on your pages.)

an old credit card
masking tape
a few colored pencils
black stazon ink and a text stamp
a small piece of bubblewrap
pan pastels and applicators (these can be used with or without paints) 
a spray fixative (if you use pan pastels)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

art journaling workshop series scheduled

join me in an art journaling workshop series starting in april 
at she scrapbooks in the villages, florida

art journaling 101 - april 6th
art journaling 102 - april 8th
art journaling 103 - april 15th

call she scrapbooks at (352) 259-66-226 to reserve your spot

Monday, March 18, 2013

art journaling classes

i'll be teaching a series of art journaling classes at she scrapbooks in the villages, florida, starting in april.

Introducing Art Journal classes

Roc Nicholas will be offering 3 workshops at She Scrapbooks.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 6th for the Art Journaling 101 class.
Costs: $40
Keep an eye on the She newsletter for more details!

you can call the store to sign up or check out their website here for more information or to sign up for their newsletter.  i hope you'll find time to come join me for plenty of journaling fun!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

stampotique challenge time

this week, over at the stampotique challenge, maria has asked us to create something using a card sketch she preselected.
I used my rubberstamps, roc's angel and the heart vine   The artist journal stamp and star can be found at stampotique as well.
If you would like to join in on the fun you can find all about the details by clicking the above link.  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?!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

and the winner is...........

Anonymous said...
Happy Birthday!!! I love your "just be u" stamp! Finally found your magazine article in Nashville, TN. Can't wait to try it! Celebrate your special day!

Vandy Shake

congratulations vandy!  please get in touch with me to let me know your mailing address.  thank you for all of your support.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

happy birthday to me GIVEAWAY

in honor of my birthday  i will be giving away one of my new or  previously released stamps.  you can see all my stamps that have been released here.   if you'd like to win one of my rubber stamps please leave a comment telling me which stamp you like the best.  i will pick a random winner on march 9th.   good luck!

Friday, March 1, 2013

stampotique blog hop

today stampotique, i, and the rest of the design team would like to invite you to join us for a blog hop to introduce the new rubber stamp releases.  the design team (as well as a few of the stamp designers) have created some really great creations that will show off these new stamps.  i know you are going
to LOVE seeing the new stamps.  i think this release is incredible.

here is my entry for the blog hop.  i made an altered envelope.  my new stamps i used are:  bird princess and just be u.  stamps i used that were released last year are:  scallop border and squiggle arms.  check all my new stamps for this release (see photo below.)   i hope you see something you can't live without.  you can order any of these new stamps at stampotique.

please hop through the all the links and leave comments along the way for your chance to win some new stamps. we will be choosing random commenters and announce the winners on the next challenge.  will gyou be winning some of thew new images? can't if you don't hop along! so come on and join in the fun!

If you want an additional chance to win some stampotique goodies, join us at the stampotique designer's challenges.

if you are arrived at my blog by chance and have decided you want to join for a chance to win, you will want to start at stampotique designer's challenge  where you can find the master list, however, if you look below i've included it for you convenience. from my blog you will want to hop on over to
kim howard's blog.
 Thanks for hopping with us today, we can't wait to hear which stamps are
your favorites from this release.

The whole March release collection can be viewed on the