Sunday, December 18, 2016

One Card 3 Different Ways

Hello and thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope you are all ready for Christmas, it's coming pretty fast, can you believe how quickly it comes and then goes?
I was perusing Pinterest the other day, as I usually do and I found a great card that I wanted to take inspiration from. I can't give anyone credit for the inspiration because the photo doesn't link back to a blog or anything but whomever you are, thank you for the inspiration for this project.
I decided to make a similar card BUT I wanted to show the versatility of Stampotique stamps and make this card, three different but similar ways using Stampotique stamps.

The first one I did was this one, using Karen Hayselden's Safina Stamp

The gold paper in the background is Tim Holtz Deco Sheets, these are fabulous thin sheets of glittery paper with a self adhesive backing. The Ribbon is also a Tim Holtz product
The snowflake die comes from Memory Box and it's called Dazzling Snowflake

Next up I used a stamp by Kate Crane called Christmas Boots
This is the cutest bunny in a santa suit and I thought it worked so great on the card 
I also used words by Kate Crane, these words come on the side with Peace and Love Angel

The background was made exactly the same as the one above, the dimensions are different I made this card taller to accommodate the bunny

and lastly for this card I used the Hohoho words from the stamp by Karen Hayselden Holly Wally

Tracy Scott's Stamp called  Lola

Daniel Torrente's stamp called Christmas Cubed

This time I used silver Tim Holtz Deco Sheets behind the red and a blue card base.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how the same card can be done three different ways but still be so precious. I love how each one has it's own personality

Thanks for stopping by today. 
If your in the Colorado Springs area stop by Simple Pleasures and say Hi. We have all of these products in stock!!

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Word Up Weekend

Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog today. I've been working on more samples for my work AND Stampotique items.

We at Stampotique have this wonderful thing called "Word Up Weekend" where we are sharing words, phrases and alphabets that Stampotique carries in their line of fabulous stamps. We want  people to be aware of all the wonderful words and phrases that Stampotique carries. They have quite a diverse array of them.
The design team has been sharing these on the weekend on our Facebook Page, that is why we call it "Word Up Weekend"

I figured I'd take part in the fun this time. 
Here are my submissions:
A Card

Stamps Used:
God Loved by Terri Richardson
Kate's Angel - By Kate Crane
Ta-Dah - By Kate Crane (for the flowers on her head)

A Cell Phone Case

Stamps Used:
Florae Doodle Dolly - By Karen Hayselden
Circled Circle - By France Papillon
Barcode Text 2 - By France Papillon

Thanks so much for coming by, I hope that you have enjoyed my "Word Up Weekend" projects. 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas Card Samples

Hiya everyone, it's been awhile since I've posted but I'm excited to share with you some Christmas cards I have made for samples for the store where I work. Simple Pleasures here in Colorado.
We carry the much loved Stampotique line and I'm
always honored to make samples for the store.

I just love all of the Stampotique line of stamps and I like how they can be used in so many different and unique ways. 
For these cards, I used all the following stamps:

Sonia WinterNina As FankieAgatha Antlers all by Magda Polakow

Snowy Owl - by Terri Richardson

Holly Wally - By Karen Hayselden

I hope you enjoyed my cards. If your ever in the Colorado Springs area come by the store and say hello.

Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Simple Cards

Hello all and welcome back to the blog today. I wanted to share with you some simple cards that I have been making. Mostly for my daughter who went off to college. I like to send her a card at least once every other week and these are some of the cards I've made

The first two cards are some that I created with Stampotique stamps:
Leaf Tree - By Terri Richardson
Animal Cube - By Magda Polakow

The next two cards were made by using Stamping Up stamp and die sets. I love these two they are so fun, thanks to pinterest for the inspiration haha!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you like my Simple cards... I love your comments so if you have a chance let me know what you think.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Feature In Mixed Up Magazine

Hello and welcome back to the blog today. I am so excited to share that I have been featured in the new Mixed Up Magazine.

 Which is a digital Magazine with a mixed media twist. Katy Leitch is the editor and was former editor of Craft Stamper and Craft 365 magazines and she has gone out on her own to create this wonderful Digital magazine. You can find the magazine on Facebook and online.

I am so excited to be a featured in the very first October issue. It is quite an honor to be amongst artist such as Tracy Weinzapfel, Tracy Scott, De Oliver, Jo Capper Sandon, Samantha Read  and many more. 

My feature is on page 58 of the magazine and here is a photo!

I used Stampotique stamps for this Halloween project

If you would like to subscribe to Mixed Up Magazine you can go HERE to find out more about it.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Dashboard for my Travelers Notebook

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing with you a dashboard that I made for my Chic Sparrow travelers notebook. I use this planner as my wallet and carry it in my purse, it is my go-to for all my planner needs. I bought my newest calendar with months, October, November and December from Chic Sparrow and I really like to decorate my own cover.

For this cover I used Stampotique Stamps:

Arnold and Sargent by Daniel Torrente

Animal Cube by Magda Polokow

I used mostly acrylic paints in my background and just printed out my own sentiment in Word
I used the new Enamel Accents and created a few little dots in yellow. They are raised and add a nice little touch.

I had so much fun with this. It's so relaxing to just throw some paint on a page and just go with it. 

Don't forget about Stampotique's ATC  swap on our Facebook page there is tons of inspiration there and on

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Homemade Coasters with Stampotique

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by today. I wanted to show you some coasters that I made for my daughter and sister featuring Stampotique stamps and some Dylusions sayings.
I also want to invite you to come over to the Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog and join us this week in our challenge. We always have some great prizes.

this project took me all of about two days to finish. I made two sets of 6 coasters for a total of 12. I created my backgrounds, two by two, all the same so that I could make two sets of coasters pretty quickly.

For the backgrounds I used mostly acrylic paint (since it's permanent and won't smear when I get ready to seal them)
If I used inks it was mostly Archival that I used. Distress or anything else would smear. I love to add washi tape and doodles into my backgrounds as well.
Most of my stamped images were stamped onto thinner cardstock and colored and then fussy cut out. (that what takes the longest in this process) 
The first set were made for my sister. She is a fun and sarcastic person so I used some of the Dylusion's stamped sayings on them.
The second set were made for my daughter and I used mostly Stampotique's sayings
Even though the backgrounds are the same, the coasters came out very different. 
This was so much fun and I loved making them. Time to buy some more blank coasters and make more!!!
(At the bottom of this email I will list with links, the Stampotique stamps I used.)

Don't forget about Stampotique's New ATC  swap on our Facebook page, there 
is tons of inspiration there and also on

Stampotique Images:

Starfish CubeDog CubeReggieRudylovelyarethesoundFriendBla Bla Bla = all by Daniel Torrente

WillowCasper = By Tracy Scott

Phrase Cube - By Terri Richardson

Sealife CubeAnimal CubeAgatha FlowerIgnis - By Magda Polakow

Wally - By Karen Hayselden

Design Cube 2 - By France Papillon