Thursday, November 29, 2007

Its official now

My "baby" is gone. Its sold........the new owner is "I Brake For Stamps." The new owner, Della, is wonderful. We have really hit it off and she is excited about them.
I will be feeling the void for a while.......but I will get through it. I need to fill that void with things I love to do. I am gonna let myself kinda veg out maybe a day or two, but after that I need to get back to doing stuff !

A final farewell

Here's our truck..........loaded up with everything. Its off to its new owner very soon.

At this moment I am doing okay.........but when the deal is done, who knows.

All I know is right now, I am exhausted!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


So I am a tad bit late, but I had to do something today!

This week's think monday, think atc is headwear. I found a crown punch in my stash I forgot I had so had to use it for this. Images by Time To Stamp.

Monday, November 26, 2007

The Cutest Bird Ornament!

I just received this in the mail! I ordered it via

Mrs. Kwitty at her Etsy shop-I simply could NOT resist! Her etsy shop address is at:

It cheered me up-this morning packing some of my stamp co. stuff was

a little difficult. But, it will be , its been almost 9 years of doing this.

I will get through this!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

My son's big purchase

My son saved for MONTHS for this! We went and visited the pawn shop today-my son and husband are into coin collecting-and low and behold they had quite a few guitars!LOL

So, they gave him a good deal on that plus an amplifier. Not a bad guitar-good brand , and its in great shape. Now he needs to learn how to play!LOL

Anyway, I know its not art related (well I guess music is considered an art!) but had to share :)

PS-I don't know why his hair is a little red in the picture-its not in real life!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving to all

First off Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a wonderful day.

I want to say thank you to everyone who has sent me a message about the sale of my business. You don't know how much the notes of support have meant. Its making this much easier for me. Its great to know I have such great friends out there. Some of the notes have literally brought me to tears. I am just so thankful for friends at this time.

I look forward to some time to myself. I have a long list of things I want to do, just for me.
Of course, those are art related. Art therapy is SO good for the soul. Believe me, my poor neglected soul needs it!

Some friends have asked to see a picture of my Piggie, Rosey. So here she is! This was cute-Gillian wrapped her up in one of her blankets when I was cleaning her cage this morning so had to get a shot of her :)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Big Changes

It is with a very heavy heart that I announce that I have sold my company, Time To Stamp.
As some of you are aware, I have a child who needs alot of care and has a myriad of appointments. I have tried SO hard to balance everything out. It is rare for me to have any time for myself-that has made me extra stressed out and a mess. I have been doing alot of re-evaluating and have come to realize that I need to take care of myself better, and that something needed to go. Unfortunately it had to be the business. Part of my heart is broken right now. I know there will be a grieving process. But at the same time, I look so forward to being able to have less pressure in my life and that I can do more of what I love: art. Stamping for collages......whatever I want to do. Usually when my daughter was at school in the mornings I was generally doing business stuff and IF I had time, I could do some stuff for me.
Unfortunately that has not happened for a while. I am finding that with all she requires, its SO necessary for me to take care of myself, so I can take care of her. There are some mornings I get going so much that I don't even eat any breakfast. That should change. I can go back to the gym and get some of those happy endorphins going on too! :)
I have been pretty burned out lately by life in general. With a little pampering and some time for myself, I will be back to the old Kristy in no time at all.
This past week and a half, I have watched my husband's grandfather die. As I sat there with him for hours, and saw him in that state it made me do alot of thinking. It made me realize how truly short life is. Its SO important that we enjoy the time we have as it can be taken from us at any given moment. Its SO important for us to do what we love. Thats what I want to do.
I will still be around-I look forward to doing some things I have wanted to do for a long time.
I have a list! :) I will be posting more art here , thats for sure.
I am SO thankful for the wonderful friends I have made and great experiences I have had while in the stamp industry. I have learned SO much that I would have never learned had I not owned this business. I will be forever grateful.
The transfer will take place in a couple of weeks. I know that day will be hard. But I will get through it some how.
The buyer is very excited about it and has the same concerns with service that I do. Rest assured she will take care of my customers-she has promised me :) I will still be around it-these stamps are my babies-a big part of me that I will always be connected to.

Monday, November 5, 2007

"Good Lookin' "

Just finished yet another collage, this one I am calling "Good Lookin" because of not only the text, but the good looking guy in the old photo that serves as the focal point in this piece.

For some reason I am really stuck on these blues and greens-so like my other recent two pieces this one has the same colors.

Sunday, November 4, 2007


Another new collage piece I just finished-"Escape."

Its 12x12-the image of the Palm tree is a transfer to a piece of canvas. You can't read it in the photo but the tiny word stuck onto the photo of the Palm Tree says "escape."

Friday, November 2, 2007

New Collage Piece: Solace

Finally I got a break! Yahoooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

I started this last night (the background and the transfer) and just completed it today.
Just needs a coat of varnish!

I named it "Solace" as these trees look so very calm to me-I guess its something I long for right know (solace) as my life is so full of stress and craziness right now.

The colors on this piece are also very calming and peaceful. Its just the mood I am in right now.

You cant see it in the photo, but I also stamped some text onto it randomly in white, to add a final touch. It really looks much better in person. The color is SO much better in person too.
Lots of texture too. I love making collages that make you want to reach out and touch them.
I didn't want to overload this with elements-I didn't want to take away from the beautiful background.