Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fancy Elements

New Stamps from IBFS that I made samples for :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

When the Student Is Ready.......Journal Page

I have not journaled in a while and I have missed it terribly! I have felt lazy the past couple days and was not really planning to do anything today but lay on the couch but told myself to get up and do some art. So I pulled out my art journal and just played.

I am reading an inspirational book that is talking about "real magic" in our lives and how nothing is coincidence. How we learn from EVERTHING and everyONE. When the time is right, things just happen. Anyway, the words on this page are things I have taken from this book that I want to remember. As I was playing I thought of these things and decided that was what this page would be based on.

Ingredients: Oil Pastels, Image from Bernie Berlin, Handpainted papers, decorative tape, electrical tape, masking tape, Marble stamp from IBFS, sharpie marker, old text.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Window Of Dreams

Here's my project for Quietfire-its now on her website with instructions :)

Quietfire Project

Happy Mail from Jeannine Peregrine!

What a great mail day I had! Such a surprise!

I came home to find a package from Jeannine Peregrine with a wonderful print that I just LOVE and some art goodies! Thank you so much, Jeannine, for making my day! I needed this little "pick me up" today!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Thank You Cards

I am working on having some Thank You Cards ready for when I have my surgery, to send to people who do things for me like bring meals, etc. All stamps used are by Quietfire Design.

New Stuff

I just finished a few things for Inkastamps

All of these samples use techniques from the Technique Junkies Newsletter

I am frantically trying to get caught up on everything, in preparation for my

surgery in two weeks!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


another sample using the new Music themed sheet from I Brake For Stamps that is coming out tomorrow. I LOVE this piano. It must be the pianist in me :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

If You Need a Shoulder.........

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the quote on this stamp! It's a new one from Quietfire Design

Created By Hand Challenge: Thank You

This week's Created By Hand Challenge is to do something with the word "Thanks or Thank You" so I decided to use one of Quietfire Design's new Thank You Stamps!

Quietfire Design October Project-Small Painted Canvas

Here' s a pic of my October Project for Quietfire Design. This will come out in their newsletter with instructions as well :)

I love these tiny 2x2 canvases :)

Artistic Outpost-Bluebird Sheet

I am having a little fun with Artistic Outpost's newest (or one of the newest!) sheets called "Bluebird"
All the techniques here I have used have come from the Technique Junkies Newsletter, which is a "must-have" for any stamper.


These are from a new sheet being debuted this week from I Brake For Stamps

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ruffled Feathers II

I just love this image from Inkastamps.


This card uses images from Inkastamps.

Created By Hand Challenge: House ATCs

Here is a house ATC I made for the Created By Hand Challenge this week!

I did the " Shattered Glass" technique on this one and stamps by Quietfire Design.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Think Monday Think ATC: Nature

The Theme for Think Monday Think ATC is Nature! Love this theme!

Stamps from I Brake For Stamps

Text is from the Time To Stamp Collection

Leaves from IBFS collection


Here's a card I made using Inka Stamps Flourish and word stamps plus one of her beautiful Butterfly collage images.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Grunge Backgrounds

This is a card I made using the upcoming Grunge Backgrounds sheet from IBFS

I LOVE grunge ANYTHING so I combined a couple of the different backgrounds
to do this one. Had a couple of flattened bottlecaps and it just seemed to be the final touch.
I am really happy with how this turned out.

New Samples for IBFS

I Brake For Stamps is coming out with more new images and I have had some fun working with them.

These are from the Skateboarding sheet and I have combined them with the Grunge Backgrounds sheet that is also coming out this next week. Being my son is really into skateboarding these were really enjoyable to work with.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Art Trader Mag-I am on the COVER!!!!

Whoa.............I just went to Art Trader Mag's newest issue to find that one of my most favorite, most emotional journal pages EVER made the cover! I knew I was to be published but had no idea it made the actual cover! I am stoked!

Attached is the page, but here's the link! http://www.arttradermag.com/issues/ArtTrader_Issue4.pdf

a couple of my other journal pages are in there too, on page 44!