Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Brand spankin new release goin on at STAMPOTIQUE :)

Welcome to Wednesday! 

Have you been chomping at the bit waiting for Stampotique Originals to release some more of your favorite stamps?  Well, you have stopped in at the right place today!  We are thrilled to announce the newest release featuring many of your favorite designers. 

We've got new images from Jo Capper-Sandon, Maryse Carrier, Janet Klein and Daniel Torrente and Jill Penney.  There's a great mix of Halloween images, nature images, some winter images and some cute kid images.  There's an image for everyone to ink up and you are sure to find more than one that you will have to have.

Are you drooling yet?  Are you wanting to see some of these creepy, crawly, cute and furry friends?  Then join the design team and our special guest for our new release blog hop today starting here.  Make sure to leave a comments along the way and randomly chosen commented will win some of these new stamps.
 I got a start with two new cards to show you!  FIRST, I used "Frankie" from the  Stampotique  "Ghostbusters" " GROUP of images . Awesome Artist Janet Klein has come up with a cute cute cute group for us to enjoy.... and here is "F r a n k i e" from that group.....
This group is so darn cute! Did I just say that again? lol  Cant wait for you to see them all! He is colored with copics and I used BG Pyrus dp along with a ghost border punch.  Next I picked up this image called "smiles" by artists  Daniel Torrente and Jill Penney. 

I used some TH dp and some TH antq distress stain plus sponged colored inks thru some punched ribbon. 
So jump on the blog hop and see all the NEW CUTE images!!  Happy Hopping! :) 

If you arrived here from " Gez"  then you are in the right place.  If not, you will want to go back and start the hop at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge.  From here you will want to visit  Joanne Wardle.!  Below is a complete list in case you go off the beaten path and need some redirection.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Kraftin Kimmie and sfytt at : I heart 2 stamp

I have never played over at the "sfytt" challenge blog but I follow Jen Del muro's blog.  I also really like Kraftin Kimmie and decided to play along with the challenge .  With only a few days left I FINALLY grabbed my "perfect poison" gal and colored her up.
 Isnt she just so cool looking? lol  Back to the copics for this one!  Dp is MME "haunted" and some "eyeball soup" from Reminisce= Halloween collection.  TFL!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Keep yourself hydrated....

A different take on using the Halloween cube 2 from STAMPOTIQUE.  :)  Love this pumpkin as much as the skeleton on the cube!  Dp is from the TH paperstash pad and his flower die cut.  The button is from a local vintage shop and sentiment is computer generated.  I want to enter this in the Corrosive challenge blog: show your dark side!
Thanks for looking!  Have a great week- :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hi there!  Check out the NEW challenge over at STAMPOTIQUE.  Make a bookmark!  easy peasy!  

Our hostess this week is Kate Crane and here is what she has challenged us with:

I am always looking for ways to make art which is useful, something I can use in every day life so what better than a bookmark? You can never have enough of these ... I like to use them to mark pages in all of my favourite art publications! You can make any type of  bookmark: A traditional straight bookmark, a corner bookmark, a swinging tag ... In any style: Vintage, funky, cute or weird. Anything goes! So go and dig out all for your favourite Stampotique stamps, it's time to get creative!!  PLEASE use STAMPOTIQUE only stamps for THIS challenge.:)
Here is my little and somewhat quick bookmark made at the request of ONE dd (she wanted pink!).  I used SMILE from Stampotique and some bg "indie bloom " dp, did a little sponging and punching :)  tfl!  GO check out the other dts' samples!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Foto Friday... Lori Boyd...

How fun this Foto Friday is!  Thanks Lori!   Here is my pic:

My bday was yesterday and I got up to find "baby son # 4 made this in MY STAMP ROOM....omg...yes...I was nervous...omg...he USED MY TIM HOLTZ stapler...and ...OH...MY COPICS...OMG....OK...I guess I couldnt be angry..rite??  lololol  tfl....have a great weekend....  :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

"happy happy"... thats me!

So...ever make a card and just really LOVE it?   lol  Okay...seriously...I dont do that real often...I mean...one card  that for some reason you just really say " this is so neat"  ...  thats how I feel about this card : 
 These images are "quasimoto 3",  "sun design" and "happy happy"  ALL from STAMPOTIQUE ofcourse!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Love this cute kid: "smile" from STAMPOTIQUE.  There is just something about this image that makes me smile when I see this little guy! :)  The sentiment on the side is "happy happy" also from STAMPOTIQUE.  DP is the bg pad called "indie bloom".   This is a quickie thank you card for a friend who gave me an amazing gift...the inside says "thank you for making me so very happy".  I would like to enter this in two challenges-  Stampin 4 the weekend=  "spots and dots " = the spots (hole punched) on the side in black and the Fab n Funky challenge blog=  "a stitch in time"= stitching on the bottom!     tfl! 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Just thinking of how much I like Van Gogh... starry night

My dd and I love Van Gogh and I wanted to do something different with the newspaper clip announcing her engagement.  I am also playing around lately with some art journaling techniques and painting some canvas (more on this hopefully later).  I painted 2 canvas with some gesso and acrylics, layered some book pages and stenciled some flowers.  I also used a couple sharpies ( white, gold and silver) and made this up for her.  The vintage ribbon border is from our local antique mall.  BTW, the wedding colors will be navy, ivory and silver. :) tfl :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Catered crop FTR18 challenge and "the Spotted chick"

Over at the Catered crop challenge blog (love the inspiration there) I was drooling over the cute cards!  Yep...I am in for this one lol.
 I went to mass last night so I figured I would have fun in the art room and make a card for my sister ( still battling health problems) this morn.   The" recipe ingredients" I used were:  the colors red, yellow, blue, green and kraft...embellishments were buttons , ribbon and twine.  Tools, nesties die cut and tho the theme is a garden...I think I may have covered that using this graphic 45 dp..it has some peaches on it! :) 
ALSO:  Over at the "spotted chick" the challenge is to use "kraft" paper so this is my entry! TFL  Have a great week! :)  

Friday, August 12, 2011

FOTO Friday with Lori Boyd...

I follow ALOT of blogs...prob too many...BUT...This is so cool...Lori Boyd has started a new challenge...FOTO FRIDAY....LOVE IT!  Easy and fun and very rewarding on Fridays!  Here is my submission Lori!:

 This is my "baby son" # 4 ...with grandpa...95 yrs young...Grandpa gave him his car... :)   baby son went to pick him up with the top off for a GORGEOUS summer day ride.......    tfl and have a great weekend! :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Even SILENCE speaks...

Love this sentiment...from STAMPOTIQUE.   This is a card I made for my niece who loves skeletons...day of the dead..those types of images.  This skeleton is from the Halloween cube 2  #6110 which has a few other cute Halloween images on it.  I think this is the BEST skeleton I ever saw...he he he he  :)  The background is ALSO from STAMPOTIQUE called  heads #6097. I am in for the CORROSIVE challenge to use "earth tones" and for the CREATIVE BELLI blog to use "non paper " materials on your creation...besides the string twine and the brads I grabbed this metal clip that came on a clothing tag when I bought it new.  Isnt is just so cool when you re-use these items?? :)   TFL!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Art journaling

This week over at STAMPOTIQUE the lovely Valerie is challenging us  to  alter any page in a book .  I belong to an art group in my area and we are all working on journaling books so I was happy to use my Stampotique stamps. 
I have only done a few books and this one is different for me.  The book is an old encyclopedia and the pages are painted with gesso and acrylics.  I bordered the frame with scraps of dp and book pages .  I used magazines for the cut outs and word stickers, punches and doodling.  This book is all about techniques and ideas to try in my art work.  I used "I can see clearly" #6091 girl from STAMPOTIQUE colored up with copics on the side:
 I also used the verse "the simplest things give me ideas" #9083...This is a quote by Joan Miro...I was always told by my high school art teacher that my work seemed to remind him of this artist...  :)   So I love the quote.
 If you havent tried an art journal yet I can tell you they are really alot of fun and very addicting!  The challenge this week is open to use any stamps so why not give it a try?  The prize is $30.00 to use in the Stampotique store.  TFL!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Excuse me...it's Sunfleur again !

Since I colored up a couple of these "Sunfleur" images from Stampotique in different ways I wanted to use another for the Unscripted Sketches challenge # 117.  So here she is in all her glory..  lol   Hope you dont mind seeing her again on my blog so soon!  Gotta love all these flower girls from artist Janet Klein at the  Stampotique Store.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mojo Monday 202

Had to play over at the Mojo challenge blog this time cuz there is some awesome candy at stake! :)  Here is "thinking of you" by Maryse Carrier available at Stampotique!  I love doggies and this is no exception!  I used the Oxford dp from BG and the sentiment "good things, good thoughts" also from Stampotique.