Saturday, October 10, 2015

Roc Nicholas Design Team

I am thrilled and excited to announce that I have been chosen to be on the Design Team for Roc Nicholas! I was lucky enough to take a class with Roc a few years ago and have been using her stamps in my art ever since. I follow her on her Roc Nicholas Rubber Stamp Facebook Page  and on  her blog.

I have been participating in her swaps that she hostesses on the Roc Nicholas Rubber Stamp Facebook page (and you should come join us!) When she posted for new Design Team members, I decided to jump in with both feet, following my heart and I was lucky enough to be chosen. 

I will be posing my art on Roc's blog, here on my own blog, and also on my Facebook page starting in November. I'd love it if you followed along in this latest journey of mine.

Here's a couple of the pieces I designed as part of my application.

 A two page spread in my small Dylusions journal This one uses PonytailScalloped Lace BorderColor Her Soul and Flying Heart.
 This is a small wooden house that Donna gave me and I knew it would be perfect for part of my submission. For this one I used the very first Roc stamp I ever bought, Bird Lady (LOVE her!), Scalloped Lace Border, Dog and Stacked Love.

 All stamps are available from Stampotique.

Thank you Roc, for giving me this wonderful opportunity!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Coby is our hostess this week for SDC216 and she wants us to show her a tag on our project. I LOVE working on tags, so this was an easy one for me.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S and it is something that is close to my heart. I've lost quite a few friends to breast cancer and also have a few who are breast cancer survivors. So this tag is for all who have suffered. 

I kept it simple, with three different brown Distress Inks for my background. Then I flicked water on the tag and dried with a towel. If you look closely, you can see some stars stamped here and there on the tag as well.  The stamp is a very old and long discontinued Close To My Heart stamp and the flourish is also a now discontinued Close To My Heart product. 


Friday, October 2, 2015

SDC215-Card for a Child

This week's hostess at SDC215 is Janet and she wants us to create a card for a child.

There is a special young man who will be getting this tag from me. I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks for my base, then used  Black Embossing paste thru the Tim Holtz Halloween stencil. Once that was dry, I used Transparent Embossing Paste thru the Tim Holtz Shattered stencil. I used Roc Nicholas' Scalloped Lace Border and her new Polka Dot Dog stamp and the witches hat is from the new Tim Holtz Crazy Things accessories stamp set to go with his Bird Crazy stamp set. Which goes to prove you don't always have to use a stamp set for what it was designed for!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

SDC214-Early Halloween

Carol is our hostess this week at  SDC214.      

She wanted us to get into the Halloween spirit early! Schmurphy has his broom and is gathering up his pumpkins already. And since they are already carved, they will be attracting bugs and be moldy in a week in our 90 degree heat we are still having in Florida even though it's the first day of Autumn! 


Saturday, September 19, 2015

SDC213-Milestone Celebrations

Kathi is our hostess this week for SDC213 and she wanted us to use a milestone celebration as the focus of our project.

I just received some new Stampotique stamps, so I HAD to play with Ellie! She's all decked out in her sparkly party hat and balloons for somebody's 50th Birthday Celebration. And you know "they" said that 50 is the new 30!! 


Monday, September 14, 2015

SDC212-Use only two stamps

Nellie is our hostess this week at SDC212 and she wants us to just use two stamps. 

I made a postcard and used LuminArte Silks for my base, then applied some old torn dictionary pages and some Rub-ons, then sewed along the edges. I used Roc Nicolas' Party Dog and Squiggle Arms stamps, which I used for Party Dog's hat! He is ready to go where his heart leads!


Monday, September 7, 2015

12 Tags of 2015-September

It's time once again for the 12 Tags of 2015 on Tim's blog and this one is proof that I still don't know how to follow directions!

You will notice the beautiful stencil design on Tim's tag and there doesn't appear to be one on mine. Ohhh, but there IS, Grasshopper! Mine is just a bit more unseen. I slathered my Clear Embossing Paste on the TAG and not the alcohol inked portion that everyone would see. You can see bits and pieces of it around the edges. But as Tim is so fond of saying, Embrace the Imperfections, so I did! I opted not to do a "do over." and left it as I made it. Otherwise, the tag pretty much kept to Tim's instructions. 

I shall try to do better next month!