Sunday, May 29, 2016

SDC246-Anything But Black

Sam is our hostess this week at SDC.

Here's what she had to say about her challenge:
 "The first thing I usually do after choosing which stamp I'm going to use is to reach for my black inkpad. So I'm challenging myself and you to make anything you fancy so long as there is no black ink or paint etc. Have fun!"

I used three different Distress Stains to color my tag, Scattered Scattered Straw, Cracked Pistachio and Stormy Skies. I used some Texture Paste thru Tim Holtz's Stripes Stencil here and there for some texture and once dry, colored them using Distress Crayons. Then I used Ranger Copper Embossing Powder to stamp Kassa's Herbert Hare. Finally, I added a chit-chat sticker. 


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cardboard Roll Album

It's the 26th, so that means it's my day to be featured on Roc's blog 
as a member of her Design Team.

This is a picture heavy post, so grab a drink and enjoy!

I know a young lady who has anxiety issues. She also loves to make art. So I decided to make part of her gift and allow her to finish it as she wishes. I started with toilet paper tubes, flattened them, painted them, then used an old Graphic 45 paper pack and accessories, Botanical Garden to cover the tubes. Then I cut out 8 manilla tags using a Tim Holtz die and my Vagabond. Once they were cut, I used Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paints and colored both sides and when that dried, I used Tim's Flourish stencil along with Dina's Gilt and Sterling paints thru the stencil. Then I stamped and cut out various Roc images and adhered them to the tags. Miss E can color the images as she chooses. Each tube holds two tags with images on both sides. 

Here are the stamps I used: Stacked LoveScreaming BunnyStand TallPolka Dot DogCrooked HousePonytailFlying HeartBunnyFlying PigStacked CupsFelineStacked BoxesEllieParty DogDogBird LadyHeart Vine and last but not least Scalloped Lace Border.

Now, on to the pictures!

 I hope Miss E has as much fun coloring these images (plus a few others I will throw in for her to use however she wants) as I did making the mini album!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

SDC245 Circles

Kristen is the hostess this week at Stampotique.  She wants to see circles. Here's what Kristen said: "I love to use circles in my projects, so this week I am challenging you to get creative and show us what you can do with circles in your project"

Twinkie, as we all know is awesome EVERY day! So he's just reminding all of us to be awesome too! I used Dyan Reaveley Spray Inks to color my tag. Then I used a very old and long retired Close To My Heart stamp set called Circles and stamped the different circle patterns on my tag. A little pen work with my Signo Uniball white pen for highlights and this simple card is done. 


Saturday, May 14, 2016


It's Arwen's turn to be hostess for the Stampotique Designers Challenge.

She wants to see scribbles! Here's what she had to say about her challenge:
 I want to see scribbles in your projects this week, that can be by hand or by stamp, just add some scribbles."

I know a young lady who is having some anxiety issues right now and she LOVES all things pink and Unicorns, so I started with a mixture of Tim Holtz's Distress Inks in blue tones for the "sky". Then I added some scribbles and some glitter because you can't have pink AND a Unicorn without a little glitter! AmIright?! Then I stamped Magda's Unicorn and used Dyan Reaveley's Spray Inks to color the Unicorn. Once he was adhered, I sprayed some of Wendy Vecchi's Pearl Mica Spray for even MORE shimmer! I had the "diamond" spray on my craft table, so I put it to good use as well. Finally, I found the perfect sentiment in Tim's Small Talk stickers. 

Sunday, May 8, 2016


 NEW EDIT> Saturday May 14.

Since I never heard from Rita, when I got up this morning, I re-drew a name from the other commenters. Donna Gibson is the lucky winner! Congrats to Donna and I will be hand delivering it to you on Thursday!


RITA MONTGOMERY, you have until Friday May 13 to contact me with your mailing address or I will be choosing another player. Thank you!

  Congratulations to Rita Montgomery! )

You are my winner of the Roc Nicholas Design Team Blog Hop! Please leave me a message how to get in touch with you so I can get Screaming Bunny off to his new home!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

SDC243-Motherly Love

This week, Claudine is our hostess and she wants to see Motherly Love.

Here's what she had to say:
"Let's make something with our Mom's in mind, show Mom how much she means to you"

I used some of Tim Holtz's tissue Wrap and three different Distress Stains to color my tag. Then I used a few stencils and stenciled here and there. I also used Janet's Ribbon Border #1 along the sides. Finally I splattered some black paint around to mimic Kassa's Betsy water splatter from her bath. I added Roc's Bird Border as Betsy's babies! She's teaching her brood how to bathe in a puddle. Motherly love!

Happy Mother's Day to all of my mom friends this Sunday. 


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

12 tags of 2016-May

EDIT! Happy to say this tag was chosen by Tim and Mario as one of the 12 winners of a fabulous prize pack for May!!

 Tim has a fabulous remix for the May tag!

This month is Tissue Tape Resist and Tattered Florals.

My tag is for voyages and that life is meant for great adventures!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Roc Nicholas Design Team Screaming Bunny Blog Hop


Sunday May 8. I threw everyone who commented names in a hat and the lucky winner is RITA!!! Rita, please contact me with your mailing address so I can get Screaming Bunny off to his new Forever Home!

the roc nicholas design team is having a blog hop today.  everyone on the design team has made a special piece of art using screaming bunny rubber stamp. please hop along with us and you may be lucky enough to win some incredible art for your collection.

i made a postcard, and if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard in the mail all you need to do is leave a comment. i will select a random name draw may 8th. please make sure i have a way to contact you should you win.  thanks and good luck!

if you'd like to add this screaming bunny stamp to your collection, or to see more of roc’s collection of stamps sold through you can click here.

to go to the next team member for the roc nicholas design team  go to  Roc's Blog to start and see what wonderful goodness she has made.

blog hop list

roc nicholas
corrie herriman
gemma maggs
samantha read
karen hayselden
sue waters