I am sad to announce that Inkastamps is closing their doors. I have enjoyed being one of their designers but due to health issues and wanting more time to do her art, she feels its time to close. I know how hard this must be for her, being I went through this myself. Its kinda scary-its like a part of you is gone for a while. But I hope her void will be filled with art and everything she loves! Here is the blurb about the sale:
Closing sale-they will be offering 60-75% off !
"After almost 10 years in business, life is telling me it is time to quit. I want to thank all my loyal customers for your patronage through the years. Many of you have become my friends and they are friendships I will always treasure! Hubby and I will be celebrating our anniversary on the 1st and will be out of town until Monday. I will start filling orders when I return and all orders will be filled first come first serve basis. "
Its a very sad time for Inka :(
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I stamped these over the weekend but they never made it to the blog :)
I needed a card for a friend having surgery this week and I wanted it to be something cheery-these flower stamps were perfect for what I needed.
Images are from IBFS, the Stampinback line.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I had fun with this one! These birds were just calling me today-so I had to use them. I have a bunch of bird and other animal magazines that my husband brought home from work for our daughter (who loves animals) and I was looking through it and found these guys. I found a portion of a Mister Rogers quote that I just loved and called to me today as well-it reads "The Greatest thing we can do is to let people know that they are loved and capable of loving"
I can't explain why that called to me today. I do try to treat all people with respect and love, no matter where I go, so maybe that is why. This was fun!
Old text, doodling, acrylics, white gel pen, masking tape, collage, drips from Color Mist Sprays
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
I follow Bernie Berlin on Twitter and she posted this quote the other day and I just fell in love with it. I had to do something with it, and I LOVE putting quotes I like into my art journal pages so they are safe and I don't loose them :)
I *think* I did this background using oil pastels-I did it months ago after my surgery when I was pretty doped up, so thats probably why I don't remember!LOL
The floral image stamp at the bottom is from I Brake For Stamps, from the Stampinback line.
This page also has stencils, dry transfers , charcoal pencil and of course, collage!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I just LOVE this quote stamp from Quietfire Design
Its brand new and I was anxious to get it inked up and used! The collage image is also from Quietfire-the flowers behind the quote and woman are from I Brake For Stamps using a simple resist technique. It needed something so I just added a punched flower out of patterned paper.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I have been in a contemplative mood lately.........I attended a "reunion" of sorts this past weekend, with some folks from my Jr High. Yes, Jr High. Crazy, I know! A bunch of us got back in touch on Facebook, and so we met up. I was really excited to go, but someone from my past showed up that I was not expecting to see. This person was rude, and inconsiderate to me. It has hurt me badly. I let it roll off my back while I was there, but it hit me afterwards. I am trying to work through this ( I don't understand how after 16+ years someone could not get their acts together and just grow up!). Everytime I go to one of those things, I leave feeling inferior. It always messes me up for a few days. I have an upcoming 20 year HS reunion, and I have thought long and hard about going. I have now decided NOT to go-especially if I am left feeling like this. Its just not right. And its not that I am ashamed-I have accomplished much and have so much to be thankful for. I figure I am in touch with those that matter most to me- I don't need to go and do that to myself!
Here's a bit of effort in a journal page. Its been a while since I have done a journal page and it was very therapeutic!