Saturday, August 31, 2013


Some of you may have already heard, but Stampotique Originals has got some fabulous new designs being released today.  Wait until you see these!!!  

We know we say that every time, but each release seems to come with such great new stamps it's hard not to find a favorite with each new release.  We've been bursting at the seams to share these with you.

This month, we also are introducing a brand new artist.  Her name is Linda Peterson and we think a lot of you are going to love her line of stamps, they are darling...
So hop along with the design team and some special guests to see the new stamps the team has been working with.  The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances of winning some goodies are.

Let us know what your favorite ones were and we'll pick a few random winners from the blog comments (this includes the design team blogs) to win a grab bag of the new stamps.  You will have until 9/10/13 to comment and our winners will be announced with the new challenge on 9/11/13.

You will want to hop on over to Valerie Wilson's blog from here, if you are just coming across my blog you may want to begin at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog:

Jane Wetzel you are here..

Hope you enjoy hopping along with the designers and we can't wait to see what you create using your new stamps.
NEW images used here by me..
"Find your balance" (girl), "Find your balance' (quote), "Find your happy" girl and.. ofcourse ...what new release would be complete with out some new images from Daniel Torrente?? lol
  Here is a book mark/tag I made with "Miquel has a gift".  Did your kids ever have those books that came with a record that beeped to tell them to "turn the page"?  Thus a computer generated quote for this book mark!   (just in time for Halloween!) and I used "beep beep" from "taxi and beep beep".  I made this using the tag off my son's new jeans.  Just sewed the image on top -love it.   Thanks for looking..


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

wedding cards: Stampotique style!

Yes, you heard that right!  New challenge at the Stampotique dt challenge blog is given to us by "Maria" and here is what she has to say..

Summer is the perfect season for weddings and special events. I personally don't like weddings so much. But I do enjoy making wedding cards and other handmade items. My challenge for you this weeks is: WEDDING! Create a card, layout, favor, anything you want.

Here's mine..

Now, YOU KNOW the dt has some very unusual creations and they really are FUN!  I myself took a wee bit of a "safe" way with my card..using "home sweet home".  Not as fun as some of the other dt girls.  I also used "Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Delicata golden glitz" pad of pigment ink.  (This stuff is awesome!  Really sparkly)  I stamped the house (home sweet home) with it and colored with copics shading with C1 and BG000.  The cloud is a stencil and the bird , a MS punch.  Sentiment is computer generated.  I just had to tie around it with some gold sparkly twine to match the ink.  Wish you could see the sparkle here better.  TFL! 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

make it with polka dots!

 I sure had a great time looking in at all the colorful submissions for the last challenge at the Stampotique challenge blog!  Now it's Roc's turn to host and here is what she has to say..

"Hi everyone. I am really happy to be hosting this week's challenge. I'm asking you to create something with polka dots. There is something about polka dots that makes me smile. You can't be sad when you are creating them. So make them big. Make them small. Make them any size at all. See how many polka dots you can work into your art, but most of all, have fun. I can't wait to see what you come up with!"
Sound like Dr Seuss?  ha ha! 
I used "bacon and ham" here.  After I colored them and cut them out, I put them on an acrylic smeared back ground with some stenciled clouds.  The middle of my flower was part of the "blessed skellie" image :) The sentiment is a sticker.  TFL!  Hope you will play with us this week- you dont need to use a Stampotique image..just follow the challenge rules on the blog.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Shades of purples, orange and yellows..Use them together

I am hosting the new challenge at the Stampotique dt blog!  It is Summer and August is one of my favorite months..colors everywhere..and getting closer to Fall!    I LOVE these colors..sooooooo..use any shades of purple, orange AND yellow TOGETHER on your creation and let us see the eye candy!
Here is an envie I started with stamping "bird princess" on a painted up (dylusions and acrylics) piece of cs. I colored her face and hair with copics and white uniball pen.  She was put on top of a dotted/stenciled acrylic back ground and the frame for the address is also a stencil from my lcs.  I used "happy" and "birthday" also from Stampotique.
I hope you will join in !  Thanks for looking :)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Happy Friday decorated envelopes

So glad it is Friday!  When I am not sure what I want to do I break out some envelopes and just start stamping, doodling and coloring.  I just cant seem to mail anything without decorating the envelope!  It is a great way to get the ideas flowing before you begin something else .

Images :"Artiste block', "floating dog" (looks like my pug!), "stacked cups","squiggle arms", "sun design",
and "steampunk border".  All mediums used!  Markers, copics, acrylics, stencils, black and white signo uniball pens.  TFL!