Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Roc Nicholas Design Team

I am thrilled and honored today because I have been asked to be a designer for the Roc Nicholas Design Team in 2015!! how cool is that? I am so excited to join the list of wonderful designers with this awesome team.

Here are the Blog Links to the rest of the team

cathy parmelee - pure one impressions -

corrie herriman - madebychook -

samantha read - the pink dog blog -

karen hayselden (guest designer) - kassa - delight in the detail -

You can find Roc's stamps on the Stampotique website HERE
There are so many fun and quirky stamps and they are so versatile and all Roc's stamps work so well together.

I wanted to show you how well these stamps work on any project and how they perform so well together, so I have made a few projects for the post today

The list of Roc's Stamps that I used on these projects will all be listed at the end of this post as well as with each project

For my first project I decided to do a postcard, this one was so fun to create and bling out with my white gel pen

I used the stamp Blessed Skellie for this project

For my background here I used tissue paper and stamped Blessed Skellie's head over and over again. I simply covered the rest of the stamp with sticky notes, inked it up and then removed the sticky notes and stamped

I then adhered the tissue to the background of my postcard, I then spritzed with different colors of spray ink and whalla!! you have a fabulous background to build upon

For my next project, I decided to make a keychain
I used the stamp Scooter Girl for this project (Scooter Girl is one of my favorite stamps)

All you do is stamp your image onto some Shrink plastic, color her with some of your favorite colored markers and then cut her out (I recommend using permanent markers for this)

 I colored the back of my girl and then shrunk her down, this is what she looked like previous to shrinking her. I made two holes, one in her bun and the other in her wheel, in order to hang a charm from her

I love how she turned out, she is going to be so cute on my keychain!

 For my next projects, I wanted to work in my journal so I did two different journal pages here
I did not do tutorials for each but I can explain what they entail
For my first page, I first stamped Roc's new release stamp Love Chandlier and then I created a background using Washi tapes leaving that blank space where I stamped my chandlier. I used the stamps Art Junkie and Scooter Girl on top of my washi tapes. I think this turned out to be a fun, bright and cheery page

For my next journal page I used some stencils, tags and rub on words here and there, I just drew the circles and triangles on the side
My focal point on this page is the fabulous Bird Lady Stamp 
Bird Lady is the perfect stamp for my GIRL POWER page!! haha!

For my last project, I made a fun jumbo tag, I created my background with various shades of archival inks and white and black paint, I also used a brick stencil (you can see the stencil is very subtle on the blue and lower red areas)

I used the following Roc Nicholas Stamps on this tag:
Blessed Skellie
Stacked Boxes
Bird Princess

I wanted to show how awesome these stamps work together and how you can use portions of the stamps.
 I stamped my Stacked Boxes, Bunny's tail and my Bird Princess's dress onto printed craft paper and cut them out. I only used the tail from Bunny. I stamped my girls head, the Dogs and also Blessed Skellies Flower onto white paper and colored those and cut them out. As you can see here, I have paper pieced my Bird Princess together, with her dress, bird, flowers and head all being different paper

This is the outcome of all these stamps! 

So I hope you have enjoyed all my projects today using the wonderful Roc Nicholas stamps and I hope you will stop by Stampotique Originals online store and check them out.
 Also come by Roc Nicholas blog and check out more inspiration and all the wonderful things she and the rest of the team do with these stamps, I can't wait to get started posting with the team in January, I'm so excited!

Again here is the list of stamps I have used:
Blessed Skellie
Stacked Boxes
Bird Princess
Bird Lady Stamp 
Scooter Girl
Art Junkie
Love Chandlier 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have a wonderful day!!

Stampotique Designer's Challenge 175 Edgar Allan Poe

Welcome back to another fun Wednesday with Stampotique
This week our lovely Kay Wallace is our hostess and she has challenged us to do something in the theme 
"In The Words Of Edgar Allan Poe"

Ok, I LOVE this theme, there are so many wonderful quotes from Edgar Allen Poe and it was so hard for me to chose just one to work with

I decided to do a journal page and my inspiration for this page was France Papillon
I have always loved France's work, she does the most amazing journal pages and always has such a knack for creating beautiful things, plus she always does a free tutorial on her blog on Monday's, amazing!!

I used Stampotique Stamps -
French Text - By Artist Jo Capper-Sandon
1879 Postmark - By Artist France Papillon
Love Definition - By Artist Amy Wilson Wellenstein
Mrs Snottie - By artist Daniel Torrente

I started out with some paper towel that I use as my background when I spray my Dylusions, Adirondak color wash,   or any other kind of spray. I always put paper towels behind my work so that the spray doesn't get everywhere and then I save them
I used decoupage on my page and then pressed my paper towel into it, I then tore it off before all of it was permanently stuck
This left me with some of the paper towel and some of just the ink left
The paper towel looks quite dark in this photo but it has colors

Once that was dry, I used various stamps and stencils on my background

Here is my final journal spread!
My quote says: "I don't Suffer From Insanity but Enjoy Every Minute Of It"

Thanks for coming by, I hope you will partake in the challenge over at the  Designer's Challenge Blog

Monday, November 24, 2014

Altered Playing Card Challenge Week 12

Welcome back everyone, I cannot believe that it's almost Thanksgiving already. Time is flying by!!
The Altered Playing Card Challenge is into week 12 and we are all doing so great. I love seeing all the cards that everyone makes and I'm thrilled that so many are playing along

If you have missed any of the previous week's here are the pertinent links

and our Facebook page

and the Pinterest Board link

Pinterest Board

This week is going to be a simple week due to Thanksgiving and then next week will be a by-week.
 We will not have a challenge next week but will continue again on December 8th

For my cards this week I did both cards with some reflection, this one may be tough for some people but I am asking you to simply write on your Altered Playing Cards

I went through my stash of paper and picked out two pieces that I really liked

I glued my altered playing cards onto each piece of card stock and then cut them out, the pretty side of each paper is the front

I then took my  Scarlet Lime journal pen and doodled an edge on each card. This can be anything, yours does not have to look like mine, do what you love here

I used my Tim Holtz Typeset die and black cardstock to cut out two letters "I" and "W" 

Those were glued onto each altered playing card

I also cut out butterflies from another piece of cardstock, these were glued to the bottom of each card (again, use what you want here, butterflies just so happen to be my favorite) 

I then drew lines that I could write on... Here are my finished card for this week.

I really challenge each of you to make these cards and fill them out fully. I know "what I am thankful for" is much easier than "what I like about myself" but be honest about this, I think everyone has special abilities and talents. 

Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you!! May you be blessed with family and friendship on this special day!!! 
See you all next week!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Stripey Background - Stampotique Challenge 174

Hello all, as you know Wednesday's bring on another super fun challenge over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog

This week our hostess is the lovely Corrie and she is challenging us to do a "Stripey Background" but no using patterned paper for this. 

Ok, I love using stripes so this challenge is right up my alley
I used Stampotique Stamps -

Barcode Text 2 and French Journal Page By artist France Papillon

Daniel's HeartsTwinkie and Checkers By artist Daniel Torrente

I decided to do a journal page for this challenge. I started out with a blank white page and some painters tape

I applied the tape across the page, leaving some blank areas in order to create stripes

I then used different colors of archival inks and applied them across the page over the tape

I then stamped across the page with various stamps

Once that was done, I carefully peeled my tape off the page

I stamped Twinkie and Checkers onto a separate piece of paper and colored them with copics, cut them out and applied to my page.
For Twinkie I made a pair of scissors and a brush, making it seem like he's been up to no good cutting someone's hair

I also added the stamp "Shenanigans" to a piece of paper and added it to my page

Here is my finished journal page

I am kinda in love with this page. I just love the humorousness of Twinkie and "shenanigans" is my new favorite stamp!
Come on over and join us at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and join in on this fun challenge

Monday, November 17, 2014

Altered Playing Card Challenge Week 11

Wow!! We are on week 11 of the Altered Playing Card Challenge!! Welcome back to everyone and welcome to the new followers. Anyone can start at anytime during this challenge.

If you have missed any week's here are the pertinent links

and our Facebook page

and the Pinterest Board link

We have gotten our first snow here in Colorado this week and it is late indeed. We normally get snow at least by October. So this week's theme is going to be "SNOW"
 I wanted to work with some paper towel that I have used as a background for my spray inks. I often use paper towels to lay my project upon for spraying. These paper towels become a plethora of colors and I always save them
For starters I cut my paper towel a little larger than my playing card
I then used collage pauge to spread over my playing card and added my paper towel on top of that

One of my playing cards I simply glued the paper towel down and left it and the other I applied my paper towel and before it could dry completely I peeled it off leaving this cool pattern

The card above has no paper towel,  the colors from the towel bled onto my card using the collage pauge
How cool does that look?

Working with the first playing card, (the one with the paper towel applied)  I used the digi stamps from Vera Lane Studios by Janet Klein 

I printed out my images onto white cardstock and colored them and cut them out for this card
I applied white Enamel Accents to the bottom portion of my card to make it look like snow
The white portions in the sky etc are from the paper towel itself, I think it gives it a nice effect

Next, I adhered my images and printed out a sentiment that I thought would be perfect for this card

In the ned my enamel accents took on the color of my background, since the inks in the background are water reactive, it seems they bled through. That's ok, I figure "it is what it is" lol I could probably apply a little more enamel accents to cover that up but eh, I left it
This card was pretty easy to put together so it should make for a quick project for you

For my next card, I used the background that I made without the paper towel
The stamp I used comes from Maria Sabina Raita It was a freebie in the Craft Stamper Magazine last month

I simply stamped my image onto printed card stock and cut it out

I then used Tim Holtz distressing tool to rough up my edges around the circle 

I then stamped and embossed the same image onto green paper and used some red embossing powder to create another color

I cut out portions of each in order to create a colored bird on my image, they were pasted over my original image

I created a "stem" for my flower but adding wash tape to plain white card stock and cutting out

I used a snowflake stamp from a "Stampin Up" set to stamp black snowflakes onto my background

I then used a "Wink of Stella" white pen to add glitter to my snowflakes

Adding my bird and flower stem 

My sentiment also came from the Vera Lane Studios digi stamp by Janet Klein 
I also used enamel accents on this card, applying little white dots here and there

After applying black ink around the edges here is my finished card

Here are the two finished "SNOW" card for this week

And now for the giveaway!!
The winner of the bundle pack from last week is:

Shoot, don't know if this is going to publish twice. Really enjoy all your challenges. My husband and I are having such a good time seeing what each other creates each week. Thanks for giving of yourself and helping those of us that need direction and structure to stay on task and come up with wonderful little art pieces. I would love to win this weeks prizes, both are very neat. Glad you are healing and feeling better.
Congrats Janet! Please email me with your address and I will get your prize out right away! jasminngirl411 at

Thanks everyone for following along, cya all next week!!